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    Laengen Podiums in Mallorca while Gaviria 9th after Crash in Giro

    Strong run in Mallorca continues with 2nd for Vegard Stake Laengen Vegard Stake Laengen took home a strong 2nd place after a daring escape at the Trofeo Andratx – Mirador des Colomer (1.1).   May 16, 2021:  The Norwegian attacked with four others on the main climb of the day before Colombian rider Winner Anacona (Arkea-Samsic) broke clear solo to take the win with Laengen coming in just 10’’ off the pace for his first podium of the year.   Laengen: “It was a hard race again today from the start, there was a lot of attacks since the moment the flag dropped. I waiting a long time to make my move but eventually picked the right one. I managed to link up with three guys in the last kilometres. I felt really strong today but just missed out on the win, but I’m still pleased with the ......read more

    Dombrowski Takes Emphatic Solo Victory at Giro D'italia

    American steals the show on climb to Sestola     May 13, 2021:  Joe Dombrowski tasted his first victory for UAE Team Emirates with an impressive win on Stage 4 of the first Grand Tour of the season, the Giro D’Italia.   The 29-year old formed part of the early escape of 25 riders along with teammate Valerio Conti, which broke away in the early stages of the rainy transfer from Piacenza to Sestola (187km).   The group slowly built up a gap which reached a maximum of 7’ on the peloton as the tough conditions and arduous terrain fractured the lead group. With the final climb coming at 6km to go, Dombrowski emerged in a select bunch of surviving climbers before going clear solo with only Alessandro De Marchi (Israel Start Up Nation) able to stay within reach of the ......read more

    Celebrate This Eid Al Fitr in the Coolest Theme Park With Cool Characters, Thrilling Rides and Extensive Entertainment Activities

    Dubai, May 11, 2021:  It’s the time to enjoy and spend a memorable Eid Al Fitr with your family and friends at the coolest theme park in Dubai with a special price for UAE residents offer AED 225. There will be extensive EID activities and special entertainment like Character Parade, character meet & greet, Park dance, Arabic globe performer, African drummers and acrobats, street performers, Magic shows at the CN theatre and many more.   The in-park celebrations will continue throughout the Eid holidays. IMG presents 360-degree fun experience, allowing guests of all ages to relax and enjoy special festivities in a cool and comfortable environment. All is set in a festive environment to keep the festive mood, the moves, sounds, and beats of the IMG Dance team with a great opening number.   IMG ......read more

    IMG Worlds Reopens on 7th May 2021 It's Time to Enjoy this Summer in the Coolest Theme Park in Dubai

    Dubai - 08 May, 2021:  IMG Worlds of Adventure one of the largest indoor theme parks announces the reopening of the park from 7th May 2021 with a limited time offer entry price of AED 225 only for UAE residents. The offer is valid till the end of EID.  IMG Worlds is reopening after refurbishments and maintenance of rides & attractions with equipment upgrades. During the closure, maintenance work was carried out to ensure smoother operation with extra safety precautions & the highest safety measures in place according to the safety guidelines of the Dubai Department of Economic Development and International best practices. It is a time to return to your favourite Marvel and CN heroes, as this incredible promotion is set to bring the fun & thrill back to the theme park lovers and thrill-seekers, where they can ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Announce Dates for 2022 Al Marmoom Ultramarathon

    Race will take place from Feb 8-11 across different desert locations and feature a number of stages, including a 24-hour non-stop challenge Dubai, May 08, 2021:  Dubai Sports Council and the organisers of Al Marmoom Ultramarathon have announced the dates for next year’s Al Marmoom Ultramarathon. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in association with FittGROUP, the race will take place from February 8 to 11, 2022, across different desert locations and feature a number of stages, including a 24-hour non-stop challenge that will test the participants’ endurance and resolve. Speaking about the event, Danil Bornventure, Race Director of FittGROUP, said: ‘This exciting new race in the Al Marmoom Ultramarathon series will offer runners an opportunity to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. It ......read more

    Abu Dhabi T0 - World's Only ICC Sanctioned 10-over Tournament to Run Over 50th UAE National Day Celebratory Weekend

    15 DAYS OF DAZZLING CRICKET PROMISED ON THE BACK OF 79.6% INCREASE IN YEAR-ON-YEAR GLOBAL TELEVISION VIEWERSHIP   May 06, 2021:  Ten Sports Management (TSM) and Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) have announced the much-anticipated dates for the fifth edition of the highly popular Abu Dhabi T10 cricket spectacular. The tournament, which this year will be held over 15 days, will run from November 19 - December 4 taking in the extended public holiday weekend scheduled to celebrate the UAE’s 50th National Day which falls on December 2.   The 2021 Abu Dhabi T10, the fifth season following cricket’s fastest (ten- overs-a-side) format, will feature an increased number of 90-minute matches played over the planned 15 days, as opposed to 10 days in previous seasons.   “It is indeed a matter of pride that a ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Sign Young German Talent Felix Groß

    22-year old joins Emirati squad on 3-year deal     UAE Team Emirates and Felix Groß have put pen to paper on a deal which will see him in the colors of UAE Team Emirates for the next three years.   Felix Groß: “I have almost no words, I am really really happy. The chance to ride in a such great team is something I wouldn’t have thought possible. I’ve been on the track for many years now, and I believe I can be very successful on the road as well. I feel like I’m in the right place and I am looking forward to wearing the UAE Team Emirates jersey next year.”    Groß, who currently races on the road at Continental level, has predominantly competed on the track in the junior and under-23 categories. His most notable success came recently in 2020 where ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Announced Squad for the First Grand Tour of the Season

    Formolo leads GC hopes for the 104th Tour of Italy    May 05, 2021:  UAE Team Emirates have unveiled the team heading into the Giro d’Italia (8-30 May) with an exciting squad starting the race which begins from the city of Turin. The team will count upon an experienced base of riders for the 21 stages, with an impressive 16 stage victories in total between them at the ‘Corsa Rosa’. Leading the hopes the General Classification will be Davide Formolo while Fernando Gaviria will lead the group of sprinters. A key reference point in the team will also be 8 time Giro stage winner Diego Ulissi who is embarking on a successful return to competition after many months on the sideline. Team Manager Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead the squad alongside Sports Directors Fabio Baldato (Ita), ......read more

    The World of Banksy Exhibition Provides Enriching Experience for Art Lovers and Connoisseurs in its Largest Edition.

    - A partnership between Dubai culture and Mall of the Emirates    - Exposes visitors to over 100 of Banksy’s art pieces.   - In line with the Authority’s strategic priorities of making culture everywhere and for everyone.   Dubai, May 05, 2021:  ‘The World of Banksy’ exhibition, organised by the Mall of the Emirates in partnership with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) for the first time in the UAE under the supervision by Vardar Entertainment, continues to provide a rich experience for art lovers, connoisseurs, curious discoverers, and Banksy fans of all ages.    This exhibition is dedicated to the world-famous street artist and reveals over 100 of his works across 1,500 square metres in the Art Centre at the Mall of the Emirates that is ......read more

    Twitter Brings the Ability to Host a Space to all Accounts with 600 or more Followers

    The live audio conversations feature includes updates such as built in safety controls for hosts and speakers   04, May 2021, UAE: Last year, Twitter introduced the world to live audio conversations with Spaces. Testing was rolled out across the platform to limited audiences, to add a new layer to conversations through people’s voices.    Today, Twitter brings Spaces to all accounts with 600 or more followers, featuring new updates based on feedback received. Based on what Twitter has learned so far, these accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live conversations because of their existing audience. Before bringing the ability to create a Space to everyone, Twitter is focused on learning more, making it easier to discover Spaces, and helping people enjoy them with a great ......read more

    Global Village makes History by Breaking 25th Guinness World Records™ Title on Silver Jubilee Season finale

    As a fitting finale to the 25th season, 78 silver comets plummeted out of the sky towards Global Village symbolizing the 78 different cultures represented at the Park during the season.  Dubai, UAE – 3 May 2021:  Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, concluded its Silver Jubilee Season in spectacular fashion last night, etching its name in the history books to the delight of all in attendance. Having set out in October with the aim of breaking 25 Guinness World Records™ to honour the milestone anniversary, this vision became a reality as the 25th title was claimed in style. Global Village's attempt to break the "Highest altitude skydiving fireworks display" was successful, adding the finishing touch to a ......read more

    Safi Leads Moroccan One-Two on Closing Night of 2021 NAS Sports Tournament

    Hamad Al Rouly and Mariam Al Shamsi triumph in Amateur Emirati categories of 5km NAS Run, while Poland’s Skolubowicz wins women’s Open race   Dubai  UAE – May 01, 2021:  Moroccans Othmane Safi and Soufiane Dardour continued their country’s domination of NAS Run with a one-two in the 5km Open race for men on Thursday night as curtains came down on the eighth season of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of the Tournament Organising Committee, was present at Meydan on the night to honour the winners of NAS Run as well as the sponsors and strategic partners of this year’s Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament. Dubai Duty Free and Tecnotree were the main sponsors of this year’s Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament, ......read more

    El Ghouz Leads Moroccan Cleansweep in Men's Open Category of 10km NAS Run

    Saleh Al Hammadi and Mouza Al Ghafli triumph in Amateur Emirati category, while Belayneh wins women’s Open race   Dubai United Arab Emirates - April 29, 2021:   Moroccan men made a cleansweep of the podium in the Open category of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament 10km Run on Wednesday night, while Saleh Al Hammadi and Mouza Al Ghafli took the men’s and women’s honour in the Amateur Emirati category. Anouar El Ghouz, winner of the NAS Run 10km Open category title in 2019, was on cruise control again on Wednesday night, finishing well ahead of his two Moroccan compatriots with a time of 30 minutes and 2.229 seconds. Abdelali Bouazzaoui (30:27.829) was second to cross the line, followed by Brahim Slimani (30:48.095), while the Emirati duo of Mubarak Al Marashda (31:08.193) and Saleh Al Suwaidi ......read more

    Team ‘Uncle Saeed' Wins NAS Padel Bronze Title, Misas and Xavier Triumph in Gold Category

    Meydan Road and Muscat Street to be partially closed on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10pm to midnight, for NAS Running Championship   DUBAI –April 27, 2021:   Team ‘Uncle Saeed’, comprising Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum and Abdulrazak Ahmed, clinched the Bronze category crown at Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Padel Championship following a thrilling three-set win, while Javier Lopez Garcia and Alexander Farquharson cruised to the title in the Gold category. Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum and Ahmed fought back after losing the opening set to down Humaid Ghanem Al Hajeri and Farhan Hudda 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the final on Monday night at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Garcia and Farquharson, on the other hand, had few problems as they brushed aside Martin Noschese and Guillermo Villafane 6-2, ......read more

    Bek-Babic Fight Back to Down Lozova-Belbes for NAS Padel Championship Crown

    DUBAI, April 26, 2021:   Josipa Bek and Selma Babic rallied from a set down to beat Karina Simeonova Lozova and Alessa Belbes in a thrilling Women’s bronze Category final of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Padel Championship. Croatian Bek, a former ITF tennis tour pro, and Babic of Bosnia and Herzegovina fought back after losing the first set to win the second in a tie-break and then cruised through the third for a 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 triumph over their Bulgarian-Filipino opponent. Bek and Babic will take home the winner’s cheque of AED 20,000, while the runners-up will get AED 15,000. The Men’s Gold Category semi-finals also took place on Sunday night, and Martin Noschese-Guillermo Villafane defeated Emilio Misas-Masson Xavier 6-4, 6-4 to book a title-clash with Javier Lopez Garcia-Alexander ......read more

    CN Arabic to Switch to Eutelsat 7 West A on April 27; Satellite Receivers to be Recalibrated for Uninterrupted Viewing

    • Until April 27, CN Arabic will be available as a dual feed on both satellites  • Viewers have to recalibrate the frequency of their TV satellite boxes to continue watching CN Arabic    Dubai, UAE, 26 April 2021:  Everyone’s favorite destination for fun and entertainment, Cartoon Network Arabic is in the process of switching its transponder from the North Africa-facing satellite (Transponder C04: 11,277 Mhz V) to Eutelsat 7 West A satellite at 7.3°W. The shift, which started on March 27, will finish on April 27. During this period of time, CN Arabic will be available on both satellites as part of a dual feed until the shift is completed.    To continue watching CN Arabic uninterrupted, viewers have to adjust the reception, using the on-screen menu on their ......read more

    Tadej Pogačar Seizes Momentous Win for UAE Team Emirates at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

    First victory at a ‘Monument’ for UAE Team Emirates     April 26,2021:  Tadej Pogačar once again wrote his name in cycling history, winning the biggest one day race of his young career and becoming the youngest winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 44 years.   With a determined sprint, the Slovenian from UAE Team Emirates triumphed at “La Doyenne” ahead of world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation).   The quintet had an advantage on the main group 13.5 km from the finish when, near the brow of the Côte de la Roche aux Faucons, Davide Formolo pulled back Richard Carapaz (Ineo-Grenadiers), opening the way for an attack by Michael Woods. Pogačar, ......read more

    Rashid Al Balooshi Wins NAS Cycling Championship Race for Amateur UAE Men, Khalid Al Thani Finishes Second

    Spain’s Cano-Diestro win NAS Padel FIP Stars men’s title, Italians Pappacena-Sussarello clinch women’s crown   April 25, 2021:  Rashid Al Balooshi, winner of the 127km Al Salam Cycling Championship race for Emirati amateurs in December, added the 75km Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Cycling’s Amateur UAE Men’s title to his resume on Saturday night in a tight finish where the top three were separated by a second. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Organizing Committee, flagged off the race, which featured more than 350 riders of different nationalities, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, Hassan Al Mazrouei, Director of NAS Sports Tournament, Adel Al ......read more

    Ramadan Rides School Challenge Initiative Launched by UAE Team Emirates and ADNOC

    Nationwide campaign aims to inspire health and wellness during the Holy Month     April 25, 2021:  Building on its commitment to inspiring a culture of health and wellness across the country, UAE Team Emirates, together with its partner ADNOC, are calling on school children to cycle and keep fit during the Holy Month with their Ramadan Rides school challenge initiative.    Through the initiative, school children are being encouraged to make the most of the mild weather, get out on their bikes and clock up the kms to be in with a chance of winning a number of cycling prizes, including a full UAE Team Emirates cycling kit and UAE Tour signed jerseys.    Speaking ahead of the launch, 2020 Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar said, "It's always great to see so many people riding ......read more

    Farah Al Marri Wins Amateur Emirati Women's Race at NAS Cycling, Dubai Police's Umutzhanova Bags Women's Open Crown

    Dr Ahmed Al Omran and HE Abdulla Al Basti win People of Determination’s Tandem Race    Dubai - April 25, 2021:  Farah Al Marri enjoyed the fruits of her labour on Friday night as her rigorous training routine of past weeks helped her cruise to victory in the Amateur Emirati Women’s race of the Nad Al Sheba Sport’s Tournament’s 75km Cycling Championship. Dubai Police’s Mukhabbat Umutzhanova bagged the honours in the Open Category for Women race with a determined ride, while Abdulla Salem Al Balooshi (Road Bikes), Rashed Al Dhaheri (Hand Bikes) and Dr Ahmed Al Omran (Tandem) triumphed in the three People of Determination category races of the night. Dr Ahmed Al Omran, Advisor to the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai and Chairman of the Advisory Council for People of ......read more

    Brajkovic Leads from Start to Win Men's Open Title at NAS Cycling Championship

    DUBAI – April 24, 2021:   Slovenia’s Jani Brajkovic, a resident of UAE since 2010, took the Men’s Open crown at the 75km Nad Al Sheba Cycling Championship on Thursday night, finishing a mere 0.07 seconds ahead of his friend Vladimir Gusev of Russia. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Organizing Committee, flagged off the race, which featured more than 370 riders of different nationalities, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, Hassan Al Mazrouei, Director of NAS Sports Tournament, Adel Al Bannay, Chairman of the Tournament’s Technical Committee, and a number of UAE Cycling Federation officials. Brajkovic, winner of the UCI Under-23 Road World ......read more

    Memorable Ramadan Nights at Global Village

    Silver Jubilee Season bows out in style with activities for the whole family across the park every evening between 6pm and 2am Dubai, UAE – 22, April 2021:  Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, continues to celebrate Ramadan with guests every evening as the Silver Jubilee Season nears its May 2nd conclusion. The Ramadan Nights program is taking place across the park from 6 pm until 2 am to accommodate Iftar and Suhoor, with various activities honouring the Holy Month as families discover Ramadan cultures and traditions from countries around the world.  The newly established Majlis of the World has become a standout attraction since Ramadan began and continues to attract positive feedback from guests of the park. ......read more

    The Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme Enters its 27th Year by Releasing 86 Falcons into the Skies of Kazakhstan

    • During the past 27 years, the programme has returned 2,088 falcons back into the wild, to achieve the vision of its founder in environmental sustainability, protection of biological diversity, preservation of important species in the human heritage and mitigating the impact of the risks they face.   Abu Dhabi, 21 April 2021: The Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme (SZFRP) returned this year to Kazakhstan, where it released 86 falcons, including 51 Peregrine and 35 Sakr falcons, after an exceptional session last year in Uzbekistan. The release confirms the continuity of the eternal legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who established the programme in 1995.   To continue Sheikh Zayed's dedication to nature annually without interruption, the programme is now being held under the patronage ......read more

    Team ‘Uncle Saeed' to Meet Al Hajeri and Hudda in NAS Padel's Bronze Category final

    Meydan Street to close from 9pm onwards as 75km NAS Cycling takes place this weekend on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 21, 2021:   Team ‘Uncle Saeed’, comprising Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum and Abdulrazak Ahmed, are through to the Men’s Bronze Category final of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Padel Championship, where they meet Humaid Ghanem Al Hajeri and Farhan Hudda for the title on April 26. Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum and Ahmed, who opened their campaign with a tough 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win over Butii Al Suwaidi and Mohammed Al Shamsi, and then edged Luis Cobo and Salvador Medina 6-3, 7-6 in the quarterfinals, came bolting out of the blocks in the semifinals on Tuesday night, blanking Jordi Perpina and Ignacio Barroso in the ......read more

    Riabushenko Takes Podium at Tour of the Alps

    McNulty second in Itzulia Basque Country opening time trial    Belarusian 3rd in close finish in Innsbruck     Aleksandr Riabushenko came tantalizingly close to his first victory of the season in a fast sprint finish on Stage 1 of the Tour of the Alps. Riabushenko led the bunch sprint home as they closed in on the two escapees, Gianni Moscon (Ineos-Grenadiers) and Idar Andersen (Uno-X) in the flat closing meters of the hilly Stage 1 from Brixen to Innsbruck (140.6k). Riabushenko: “When I saw the stage profile I knew that it suited me very well. I put everything into the final sprint but unfortunately there were two riders who we couldn’t bring back, though we came very close. I’m happy with the condition and will look for another opportunity this ......read more

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    United Arab Emirates -  April 19, 2021:   Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum and Abdulrazak Ahmed will face Luis Cobo and Salvador Medina for a place in the semi-final of the NAS Padel Championship’s Bronze Category for Men after battling to a grueling three-set win over Butii Al Suwaidi and Mohammed Al Shamsi to reach the last eight on Sunday night. Sheikh Saeed, who is President of UAE Padel Association, and Ahmed took the opening set, but Al Suwaidi and Al Shamsi bounced back to force the tie into a deciding third-set where the “Uncle Saeed” ......read more

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    Dubai- 8th April, 2021:  IMG Worlds will be temporarily closed to the public during the holy month of Ramadan starting from 13th April 2021 (Tuesday) to 06th May 2021 (Thursday). During this period, Novo Cinemas will remain opened but the park will undergo an annual maintenance and renovation of all rides & attractions, related machinery and equipment as part of Health & safety compliance.  The refurbishment’s plans are necessary to keep the parks and rides safe for our guests and team members and it is always been our top priority to take into consideration extra ......read more

    Long Fingernails Break Guinness World Records™ Title Before Cut

    GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AND RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! COLLABORATE TO UPDATE TITLE AND NEW DISPLAY FOR LONGEST FINGERNAILS    April 07, 2021: Guinness World Records (GWR), in collaboration with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, unveils new measurements for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) at 733.55 cm (24 ft 0.7 in), held by Ayanna Williams (USA).  After cultivating them for nearly 3 decades, the Texas- native and record-holder cut her iconic nails to embark on a new chapter in her ......read more

    Calling Young UAE Rallying Hopefuls – EMSO Launches New Path to the Top

    Ben Sulayem says FIA Rally Star programme gives grass roots enthusiasts great opportunity to chase their dreams on world stage Dubai, UAE, 7th April, 2021: Young UAE motor sport fans with dreams of becoming a new star of the FIA World Rally Championship get their chance this weekend to begin steering a path from grass roots level towards the very top. The Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO) today announced details of its selection process for the new FIA Rally Star programme which is open for drivers aged from 17-26, and is designed by the sport’s world governing body to ......read more

    Dubai Culture Launches Second Edition of Ramadan Heroes

    -          Consolidating the values of charitable work and human solidarity. -          Providing safe meals and Ramadan boxes for workers and needy families through talabat. -          Supporting the UAE's agenda of achieving global sustainable development goals. -          Enhancing cooperation to consolidate the process of giving based on the approach of the founders of the UAE. -          Harnessing technology and uniting efforts to serve noble humanitarian ......read more

    Twitter Calls for Public Input on Approach to World Leaders

    The survey is available in 14 languages including Arabic United Arab Emirates -  April 07, 2021:   Two years ago, Twitter explained its principles and approach to world leaders on the platform. Today, Twitter is calling for the public’s input on how it regulates world leaders on the platform with the aim to ensure those policies remain relevant in the ever-evolving landscape of political discourse on Twitter, while continuing to protect the health of public conversation.  Twitter recently announced the launch of a public survey, which will help inform the ......read more

    McNulty Second in Itzulia Basque Country Opening Time Trial

    American pipped by Roglic by just 2 seconds; Pogačar 5th      United Arab Emirates -  April 06, 2021:   Just two seconds separated Brandon McNulty from winning the opening time trial of the Itzulia Basque Country 2021.   The Basque World Tour stage race kicked off with a 13.9 km time trial held in Bilbao on a very tricky course. The riders immediately started with a 2.6 km climb with a maximum gradient of 11%, followed by a long stretch of descent to a final ramp of 500 meters with a peak of 19% maximum gradient.   The American ......read more

    Sharjah Cricket Council Announces Second Innings of CBFS

    Designed to target young talent and boost grass root participation    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates -  April 06, 2021:   The legendary Cricketers Benefit Fund Series (CBFS) that catapulted the Sharjah Stadium onto the global stage and stands as a uniquely successful enterprise is being reactivated with the aim of giving a major and tangible boost to the harnessing of nascent cricket talent in the region.  The second innings of the phenomenally successful experiment will encourage local cricket academies to give their players a chance to compete against ......read more

    UAE's Young Talents to Rub Shoulders with World's Top Professionals at NAS Padel Championship

    Top international players will be in Dubai for the FIP Stars tournament, which will be part of this Ramadan’s NAS Padel Championship    United Arab Emirates -  April 04, 2021:    The UAE’s best young padel tennis talents will be rubbing shoulders with the sport’s top professionals at next month’s Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament as the organisers have added an International Pedal Federation (FIP) tournament to this year’s AED 199,000 NAS Padel Championship, which will take place at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex’s Padel Arena from ......read more

    Cyclists Take Over the Streets of Dubai for Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge

    Dubai, 3 April 2021:  Following a series of successful Build-Up Rides, the 11th edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge took place earlier today applying a full Covid-19 management plan.     Set against the most spectacular views of the city, UAE’s thriving cycling community took full advantage to enjoy the opportunity to ride and race their bikes over 94km through the streets of Dubai.   The 2021 event and route included many innovations, including the ever-famous Global Village and much anticipated Expo 2020 Dubai grounds, with the ......read more

    Father and Son Set to Compete in Self Made Triathlon

    United Arab Emirates -  April 01, 2021:   Three weeks ago, a promise was made to Rio that Team AngelWolf were going to compete in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai. Unfortunately, just an hour before the start of the race, they weren’t able to participate. The family were heartbroken.  Since then Team AngelWolf and IRONMAN have had the chance to discuss any future opportunities of Rio and Nick being able to race in any future IRONMAN races. The family has decided to create their own middle-distance triathlon. Keeping Rio’s promise, on Saturday 3rd April, the father ......read more

    Yousif Mirza Wins UAE TT Championships

    32 year old takes 8th career time trial victory title in Dubai     United Arab Emirates -  March 31, 2021:   Yousif Mirza put in a storming ride to win the United Arab Emirates time trial championships in Al Hamriya, Dubai.   The Emirati veteran had an average speed of 48kmph over the 30km course despite testing wind conditions, putting over 3 minutes into the second placed rider.   This win adds to the clean sweep for Mirza who also won the UAE Road Championships earlier in the year for the 11th time.   Yousif Mirza: “I ......read more

    Trentin Climbs Podium at Gent-Wevelgem

    Hirschi seventh in Catalunya   United Arab Emirates -  March 29, 2021:  After a day long escape, Matteo Trentin put in a stellar performance at Gent-Wevelgem to take third place and claim his first podium in a major classic. The Italian was beaten in the final sprint only by Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and second place Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka ASSOS).   The 248 km course was marked by wind which caused an elite group of 20riders to go clear early. Sven Erik Bystrøm and Trentin infiltrated the group before Trentin took flight on the Kemmelberg ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Rider Molano Takes Podium in Catalunya

    3rd for Colombian in sprint finale   United Arab Emirates -  March 28, 2021:  Sebastian Molano came close to his first triumph of the season with a third place on stage 6 of the Volta Catalunya.   The Emirati squad managed the final kilometres perfectly, ensuring Molano got over the final Cat 3 climb which came 14km from the line to dispute the sprint.   The win went to Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) who got the better of Daryl Impey (Israel Start Up Nation) and Molano, who rounded out the podium.   Molano : ”I’m pleased ......read more

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