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    Dubai Sports Council Launch Dubai's First All-Schools Sports Tournament Series

    •         Dubai Schools Games aims to unify Dubai’s students through inclusive sports events •         The games comprise of 14 sports, including in-person live events and virtual events •         A Dubai-wide talent identification programme to support development of athletes   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 21, 2021:   For the first time ever all private schools in Dubai have the opportunity to compete against one another in the Dubai Schools Games, an initiative launched by the Dubai Sports Council in consultation with the KHDA. This initiative is a safe “Opt-In” return to school sports that will help promote physical and mental health and well-being for all. In line with the UAE Centennial 2071 and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Delivers Knockout Opportunity for UFC Fight Island Triple Header Spectators to Attend UFC 257: Poirier VS. McGregor pre-fight press conference and weigh-ins

    Added benefits for lucky spectators to see UFC’s biggest stars Etihad Arena events on Thursday and Friday before Sunday’s main attraction All ticket holders must register to book their seats, available on first‘register’first-serve basis   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:  Abu Dhabi has delivered yet another exciting first as the Emirate continues to welcome fans back to live events by inviting UFC Fight Island Triple Header ticketholders to attend the pre-fight press conference and official weigh-ins at Etihad Arena ahead of Sunday’s UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor.   Anyone with a ticket for the UFC Fight Island Triple Header can register to attend the pre-event press conference featuring main event fighters Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, co-main ......read more

    New Kid on the Block: Umar Nurmagomedov Relishing Opportunity to Make UFC Debut in Abu Dhabi

    Cousin of legendary Khabib, will face Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight clash on the preliminary card of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CHIESA vs. MAGNY on January 20 Limited tickets are available at ethihadarena.ae or ticketmaster.ae Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 20, 2021:  Umar Nurmagomedov, cousin of the legendary UFC reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, says fighting in Abu Dhabi will be like fighting ‘in our house’, as he prepares to make his UFC debut at the Etihad Arena on Wednesday night. Umar faces Kazakhstan’s Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight clash on an action-packed 14-fight card at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CHIESA vs. MAGNY, the second event of the weeklong UFC Fight Island Triple Header.  “This (Abu Dhabi) is almost like our house. We feel the same here how we feel in Dagestan. We are always ......read more

    El Talento and La Liga HPC Tighten their Grip on U16 Top Position as DSC Football Academies Championship Resumes

    United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:   El Talento Football Academy and La Liga High Performance Centre (HPC) have cemented their positions at the top of their respective groups in the Under-16 division following emphatic wins in Week 6 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship. El Talento drubbed Foxes Red 7-0 to maintain their all-win record and take their tally to 12 points from four matches in Group B, while La Liga HPC defeated Alliance 3-0 in Group A to bolster their position at the top with 12 points from four game. La Liga HPC are also heading the Under-18 division with 9 points from three matches following their 4-1 win over Excellence Football Academy on Saturday, but El Talento Football Academy, who have six points from two games, will be fancying their chances when they get back into ......read more

    10 Days, 29 Matches - Abu Dhabi Set to Headline the Future of Cricket

    The world's first-ever ten-over format international league – Abu Dhabi T10 will be hosted at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 28th January - 6th February 2021   Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 19, 2021:  The most explosive players from around the world, a revolutionary new format, a thrilling 10-day itinerary and one of the finest venues – the stage is set for Abu Dhabi T10! The world's first-ever ten-over format international league will be hosted at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 28th January - 6th February 2021. From the big-hitting ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle to Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi to the spin wizard Sunil Narine, the very best of the best are making their way to the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium to do what they do best - entertain. They will come out ......read more

    Conor McGregor Arriving at Fight Island

    United Arab Emirates -  January 19, 2021:    Closing out UFC FIGHT ISLAND Triple Header will be UFC 257, which will see the return of Conor McGregor in a rematch against Dustin Poirier. Since their last featherweight bout in 2014, Poirier has found a new home at lightweight, defeating notable names, such as Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway and claiming the interim lightweight title. On the other hand, McGregor has consistently taken part in thrilling performances, including his most recent fight against Cowboy Cerrone, defeating the UFC veteran in just 40 seconds. 

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    Registration is Now Open for the 11km National Day Camel Marathon

    • Camel racing is a test of endurance and part of preserving the UAE’s intangible cultural heritage     Dubai, 19 January 2021:  The registration for the 11km National Day Camel Marathon, organised annually by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in collaboration with Dubai Camel Racing Club, opened yesterday - until Thursday (January 21). The highly anticipated event will be held on Friday (January 22) at Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack.   The 6th edition of the National Day Camel Marathon is now part of the Arabian Camel Festival under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.   Prior to competition on Friday, two preparatory races were held by the HHC for different age groups, covering a distance of ......read more

    UAE's Shamsa Salim Romps through Dubai Safari Park in Stage 1 of Dubai Women's Running Challenge

    Becky Hayward of the UK and Norway’s Ingrid Feliza Fuglestad top charts in 10K and 5K run as more than 300 turn up for Dubai Sports Council’s newest event for ladies     United Arab Emirates -  January 17, 2021:   Becky Hayward of the UK and Norway’s Ingrid Feliza Fuglestad topped the overall charts in the 10K and 5K Run, while Shamsa Salim of the UAE was fastest in the 2.5K Run of the opening stage of the four-stop Dubai Women’s Running Challenge, which attracted more than 300 enthusiasts to Dubai Safari Park on a foggy Saturday morning. In the 2.5km Run, Emirati Shamsa Salim blitzed through the course with a time of nine minutes and 15 seconds, finishing three minutes and 22 seconds ahead of Oman’s Khlood Al Saadi (12:37) in the overall rankings, while Analyn Fuglestad ......read more

    'T10 is a perfect advert to bring new audiences to cricket,' says Shoaib Malik ahead of the second season of Abu Dhabi T10

    ~ Shoaib Malik speaks about playing alongside Mohammad Hafeez in the second season of Abu Dhabi T10 ~   Abu Dhabi, 17 January 2021:  Former Pakistan captain and World T20 winner Shoaib Malik is set to feature in the second season of the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament as the captain and Icon Player for the defending champions Maratha Arabians. The Abu Dhabi T10, powered by sky247net, will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 28th January - 6th February 2021. Malik expressed that the T10 format is a perfect advert to attract new fans to the game, "It’s always nice to be part of something positive in the game. T10 is a perfect advert to bring new audiences to cricket as it's short, exciting and a great way to show the best of cricket, especially the new skills that players are continually ......read more

    Experience a weirdly wonderful world: Visiting Ripley's Believe It or Not!® museum at Global Village is a must for every guest in 2021

    The standout attraction is the only one of its kind in the Middle East and Global Village is inviting everyone to visit the world’s most bizarre, intriguing, and fascinating location Dubai, UAE, 17 January 2021: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, is calling on adventure enthusiasts across the UAE and beyond to visit the park and take a tour round the incredible Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® museum attraction. After decades of thrilling audiences around the world, the famed attraction made its regional debut in Season 24, becoming an overnight favorite with Global Village fans. The profile and popularity of the alluring showcase have developed swiftly ever since, with the world’s most remarkable collection of natural, ......read more

    Young Emiratis Keep Sport of Falconry Soar High

    229 falcons compete in the Juniors Category of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah over the weekend   Dubai, 17 January 2021:  Young Emiratis have taken the tradition of falconry to a higher level. A total of 229 falcons competed in the Juniors Category of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), over the weekend at Al Ruwayyah desert area.   “These young falconers – some as young as five years old and accompanied by their fathers – are a testament that the 2,000-year old sport of falconry continues to flourish even in the times of computer games and gadgets.  Their keen interest and strong participation will keep the traditional sport alive and growing in the years to come,” noted Suad Ibrahim Darwish, HHC Director ......read more

    UFC star Santiago Ponzinbbio pays tribute to hero Diego Maradona ahead of UFC Fight Island Triple Header Opener in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates -  January 16, 2021:    UFC star Santiago Ponzinbbio has paid tribute to Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona ahead of his appearance at UFC NIGHT: HOLLOWAY vs. KATTAR in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night, where he will take on China’s Li Jingliang. Argentinian Ponzinbbio appeared at Friday’s face-off at the Etihad Arena holding a poster of Maradona emblazoned with the word ‘Forever’. Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, died on 25 November 2020 aged 60. Ponzinbbio takes to the Octagon on Saturday night as fans return to live events in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the start of the pandemic and is hoping to take inspiration from his hero.  Asked why he paraded the Maradona poster, Ponzinbbio replied: “He is one of the ......read more

    Persil Announces Winners of Abaytik Stylik Abaya Design Competition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 13, 2021:  Six aspiring designers from Saudi Arabia & UAE have been selected by Persil Abaya Shampoo as the winners of Abaytik Stylik (Your Abaya, Your Style) abaya design competition. Each of them will be granted scholarships at French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. Part of a women empowerment campaign strategically held in conjunction with the re-launch of Persil 2in1 abaya shampoo, the competition encourages self-expression and provides a platform for abaya lovers to showcase their talent. The young women who vied for the scholarship prizes went through several stages of the competition and had the opportunity to be mentored through a coaching session by fashion industry experts in the region.  The grand prize winner Richa Chouhan from the UAE will get a scholarship for the ......read more

    Sheikh Hamdan's Falcon named Antar Finished Strong at Fazza Championship for Falconry in Dubai

    • The support of the Crown Prince of Dubai has propelled the sport of falconry in the UAE to great heights    Dubai, January 13, 2021:  Antar, the falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, had a strong participation in the Fazza Championship for Falconry–Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area on Tuesday morning.   Antar competed in the tightly contested 400-metre race for Hur Jirnas and finished third with a time of 19.625 seconds. Mansour Ali Al-Ketbi falcon edged Antar by only a split second to clinch first place with a time of 19.574 seconds, and followed in second place by Swaidan bin Demaithan falcon ‘S2’ that finished in 19.604 ......read more

    'Having a Good Bowling Line-Up is the Key in the T10 format,' says Kumar Sangakkara ahead of the Second Season of Abu Dhabi T10

    ~ Kumar Sangakkara will be the team mentor for Team Abu Dhabi in the second season of Abu Dhabi T10 ~ Abu Dhabi, 13 January 2021:  One of the greatest players to have ever graced the game of cricket – Kumar Sangakkara will be stepping in as the team mentor for Team Abu Dhabi in the second season of Abu Dhabi T10, which is powered by sky247net. The competition is set to be held at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 28th January - 6th February 2021.  During a media conference on Monday, the Sri Lankan legend expressed that a good bowling line-up is the key to winning matches in the T10 format, "As in the T20 format, your bowling line-up has to do a lot of work in terms of winning games (in the T10 format). Yes, a team needs to have the runs on the board and the ability to score them but more ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Invites Women to Register for Unique Running Challenge

    Organised as part of the ‘World’s Coolest Winter’ campaign, the Challenge will take participants to four different locations and they will receive uniquely-designed medals   United Arab Emirates -  January 11, 2021:   With only two days to go before the close of registration for the first stage of the four-part Dubai Women’s Running Challenge, Dubai Sports Council has urged women of all nationalities to rush and not risk missing out on a unique experience. Organised in collaboration with Dubai Municipality under the slogan “It is good to compete in the World’s Coolest Winter”, Stage 1 one of the Challenge will take place on January 16 at Dubai Safari Park, giving participants an unforgettable experience as they run past lions, giraffes and many other exotic animals. Stage 2 ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council honours Heroes of Hope and their Athletes of Determination for participation in December's Hatta Garmin Quest

    United Arab Emirates -  January 10, 2021:    Dubai Sports Council has honoured the Athletes of Determination who took part in the gruelling Garmin Quest 2020 challenge in Hatta last month. Training with the UAE’s Heroes of Hope programme for People of Determination, the 12 athletes, aged between 13 and 22, and representing many different countries, ran 5.5km on a rugged trail alongside their paired coach or buddy, cycled across mountainous terrain for 13km, and kayaked for a kilometre in the region’s first long-distance adventure race which was held on December 18 in Hatta. To celebrate their spirit, Dubai Sports Council invited the 12 athletes and their coaches and family to the Council, and His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, presented each one of them with a medal ......read more

    Abu Dhabi T10 is a Really Hard Tournament to Win, Reckons Dwayne Bravo

    ~ The flamboyant all-rounder, who won the tournament in 2019 with Maratha Arabians, is looking forward to representing Delhi Bulls this season ~   Abu Dhabi - 09 January 2021: West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was one of the standout performers in the previous edition of Abu Dhabi T10 as he led his former team Maratha Arabians to their first-ever title after defeating Deccan Gladiators in the final. The flamboyant cricketer has now switched sides for the upcoming season of Abu Dhabi T10, and has again been joined by coach Andy Flower, who has also made the switch from the Arabians to the Delhi Bulls. Speaking ahead of the new season which takes place from 28th January to 6th February 2021 in UAE, Bravo expressed his delight at playing for the Delhi Bulls. “Obviously Abu Dhabi T10 is an exciting tournament and ......read more

    Liverpool Legend Ian Rush visits Dubai Sports Council, Discusses Starting Projects in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates -  January 09, 2021:    His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received Liverpool legend Ian Rush at the Council’s office, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Council, and the two sides explored avenues of working together for the enrichment of football in the Emirate. The Welshman, who presented one of his autographed Liverpool jersey to the Council and received a copy of “My Story” - the anecdotal memoir of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai - discussed several projects and initiatives at the meeting and Rush expressed his desire to work alongside Dubai Sports Council, especially at the academy level, for the betterment of football ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Announces Four-stage Dubai Women's Running Challenge

    Organised as part of the ‘World’s Coolest Winter’ campaign, the Challenge will take participants to four different locations and they will receive uniquely-designed medals   United Arab Emirates -  January 05, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council has announced an exclusive new event for ladies, the four-part Dubai Women’s Running Challenge, which will take participants to four unique locations across Dubai. Organised in collaboration with Dubai Municipality under the slogan “It is good to compete in the World’s Coolest Winter”, Stage 1 one of the Challenge will take place on January 16 at Dubai Safari Park, giving participants an unforgettable experience as they run past lions, giraffes and many other exotic animals. Stage 2 will take place on January 23 at another unique ......read more

    Al Dhafra and Team F3 Continue their Dominance at Fazza Championship for Falconry–Telwah

    Dubai, January 5, 2021:  Al Dhafra and Team F3 continued their dominance in the ongoing Sheikhs category of Fazza Championship for Falconry–Telwah, being organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC). Al Dhafra team won first places in 3 races while Team F3 took the lead in two rounds that were held on Day 2 of Fazza Championship for Falconry–Telwah (lure in Arabic), which runs daily at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area. The Sheikh’s category will continue until January 5 in the categories of Jeer Shaheen, Jeer Tebaa, Pure Jeer and Garmousha. Next will be the General Public, which will run from January 6-9 to be followed by the first round of UAE Falconers League on January 10 – 11. The General Public will continue from January 12-13 while the juniors’ category will take place on ......read more

    Emirati Juma Obaid Al Ali Out to Defend Title at 21st Fazza Championship for Youlah

    Dubai, 3 January 2021: Emirati teenager Juma Obaid Al Ali is out to defend his title as Meydan Grand Knight at the ongoing 21st edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC).  Al Ali, grand winner in the 20th edition last year, and Obaid Salem Ali have qualified to the quarterfinal round. Al Ali qualified after leading the fourth batch of qualifiers with 70 points, followed by Obaid Salem Ali with 60 points Al Ali said he is aware that the quest for the Fazza Gold Cup and the Dh1 million prize money is now harder to fetch, with each Yuweel (Youlah performer) required to undergo five challenges, including Youlah, horse and camel riding, Saktoun rifle shooting, and traditional poetry before being named as the Meydan Grand Knight. Youlah, which is taking place every ......read more

    Double the Fun in 2021 at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - January 03, 2021: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi are set to ring in the New Year with the unmissable ’Double the fun in 2021’ offer running from 4 January 2021 until 20 February 2021.  Guests can avail the offer for just AED 310 and enjoy unrivaled experiences on two different days at each of the theme parks. What’s in store? Family and friends can visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and enjoy a free visit to Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and vice versa!  Revelers can look forward to a stellar mix of record-breaking rides that ignite passion and fuel excitement in the hearts of guests of all ages at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Little ones can head to the all-new Family Zone to experience miniature rides of the park’s most thrilling rides ......read more

    Broad Media Interest in Dubai International Sports Conference and Dubai Globe Soccer Awards

    The two events potentially reached more than a billion users through the social media accounts of participating stars and clubs, and media coverage   United Arab Emirates -  December 30, 2020:   The Dubai International Sports Conference and Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, which were held on Sunday evening at the Armani Hotel with the majestic Burj Khalifa forming the backdrop, have pinned down some impressive media and social media numbers, with stats showing a combined potential reach of more than one billion. A Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, this year’s Dubai International Sports Conference was organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed by Dubai Sports Council under the theme “Football at the Top”, and it featured three of modern football’s ......read more

    New Season of Falconry Championships To Soar High in New Year

    Dubai, 29 December 2020: The birds of prey will again soar high and fast as the new season of Fazza Championship for Falconry–Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC), will kick off on January 2 in Al Ruwayyah, Dubai. The sport of falconry takes its roots back to 2,000 years ago when it was practiced by the Bedouins in the wider Arabian Peninsula as a form of hunting. Now it is one of the UAE’s oldest and most honoured heritage sports.  Over the years, the Fazza Championship for Falconry–Telwah (lure in Arabic) has also grown in size, popularity and prestige and is now recognised as a highly-anticipated annual gathering of the best falconers from across the region and beyond. Falcons taking part in the competition are broadly separated into Farkh (under one year of age) and Jirnas ......read more

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    Football is Beacon of Hope and Harbinger of Peace, says FIFA Chief at Dubai International Sports Conference

    The Conference in Dubai ‘marks a little step towards normality’, says Gianni Infantino   DUBAI -- FIFA President, His Excellency Gianni Infantino has described football as a beacon of hope and a harbinger of peace, unity and solidarity as the world recovers from the disruption and desolation caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Watched by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, His Excellency Infantino made the point in his keynote address, titled “Message from the Summit”, at the Dubai International ......read more

    Chinese Expat Wins Preparatory Race for Camel Trek Marathon in Dubai

    • 11 camel riders from 9 countries compete during trial race for Camel Trek Marathon   Dubai, 28 December 2020: Chinese national Alexis (Xiaozhe Huo) won the second trial race for the 2nd Camel Trek Marathon, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC), over the weekend at Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack.   A total of 11 expatriates from 9 countries participated in the race, namely: China, Italy, Iran, Russia, the United States, Romania, Germany, France and Spain. The annual Camel Trek Marathon is now open to expats in the UAE and those who have ......read more

    The Greatest Stars of International Football Recognised At the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2020

    The champions of the evening were the renowned Bayern Munich with Lewandowski and Flick receiving honours  Cristiano Ronaldo received the prestigious Player of the Century 2001-2020 award   UAE, Dubai, 28 December 2020: The 2020 edition of Dubai Globe Soccer Awards has ended after hosting and recognising the greatest football talent of the season and of the century. The ceremony took place following the Dubai International Sports Conference, organised by the Dubai Sports Council, which brought together a distinguished panel of influential leaders in the world of ......read more

    Emiratis Al Shamsi and Yahya Al Ketbi Dominate 2nd Preliminary Race of National Day Camel Marathon

    • Suad Ibrahim Darwish: The strength of competition raises the level of anticipation for the main event in January   Dubai, 28 December 2020:  Emiratis Sultan Salem Al Shamsi and Yahya Ali Al Malai Al Ketbi dominated the 2nd preliminary race for the sixth edition of National Day Camel Marathon, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC).    The second preliminary race was held over the weekend at Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack as part of preparations for the main camel marathon next month that will be held in conjunction with the ......read more

    Cicero & Bernay Wins PRCA Award for Best Use of Reporting and Measurement for Programmatic PR Campaign

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 December 2020: Cicero & Bernay Public Relations (C&B), a leading, independent, UAE-based PR firm, and part of the Publinet Group, has received the Best Use of Reporting and Measurement in a programmatic PR campaign award for one of the agency’s long-standing clients, Arabian Automobiles Nissan. The award was presented to the team during PRCA Digital Awards 2020. C&B and Arabian Automobiles (AAC) worked together on a campaign based on programmatic dynamics that helped the agency identify the principal target market for leads, which in ......read more

    Casillas Joins Ronaldo and Lewandowski on List of Speakers for Dubai International Sports Conference

    Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the Conference will take place on Sunday at Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa alongside Dubai Globe Soccer Awards   United Arab Emirates -  December 24, 2020:    Iker Casillas, one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of football, has confirmed his presence as a speaker for this year’s Dubai International Sports Conference, which will take place on December 27 at Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, under the theme “Football at the Top”. The Spain and Real Madrid legend, known as “Saint Iker” among his fans, ......read more

    Instagram's 2020 Regional Features

    As 2020 comes to a close, we have a wonderful opportunity to take a step back and reflect, and never have we been so eager to see the back of a year!    United Arab Emirates -  December 24, 2020:  In spite of experiencing a year in which life changed seemingly overnight, we’ve seen our community come together like no other time. People found ways to virtually connect with loved ones despite distance and lockdown restrictions; expressed themselves in new and heart-warming ways; supported their wider communities by rallying around causes they believe in; and ......read more

    Hala Badri: Dubai Culture Seeks to Transform Libraries Into Creative Platforms for Cultural and Scientific Experiences

    Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, 23 December 2020: Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority visited Hatta Public Library, which is a cultural tributary surrounded by mountains and desert from all sides. Badri toured the library, which was established in 1998 and is one of the eight branches of Dubai Public Libraries, containing around 75,000 titles, including Arabic and English books for children and people of determination who are visually impaired. Badri said: “Dubai’s public libraries are rich with cultural and knowledge programmes as well as ......read more

    21st Fazza Championship for Youlah: A Composition of Heritage and Endurance

    United Arab Emirates -  December 23, 2020:   The 21st edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah has set the bar higher for competitors this season. Now, each Yuweel (Youlah performer) is tasked to completely immerse in UAE’s cultural heritage, making the quest for the Fazza Gold Cup and the Dh1 million prize money even harder to fetch.    This year, the participants have to undergo five challenges, including Youlah, horse and camel riding, Saktoun rifle shooting, and traditional poetry before being named as the Meydan Grand Knight.   Last Friday, the ......read more

    More Than 300 Thrill-seekers Ready for This Friday's Garmin Quest Challenge in Hatta

    Organised in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Garmin Quest is region’s first long-distance adventure race based on mountain biking, trail running and kayaking   United Arab Emirates -  December 19, 2020:   The hills of Hatta will come alive this Friday morning (December 18) as more than 300 participants challenge themselves in a unique triathlon, the Garmin Quest 2020. Dubai Sports Council, Hatta Adventures, Garmin and Arabian Epic have come together to create an exciting race format that guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the foothills ......read more

    Dubai Inseparable Brother and Sister to Compete in an Olympic Triathlon Together'

    In celebration of 10.000kms completed races, sister Tia and brother Rio will compete in an Olympic Triathlon this weekend in Dubai. United Arab Emirates -  December 17, 2020:    Since Team AngelWolf journey started 6 years ago Rio, a Person of Determination, will have covered 10,000kms in races and events by the end of 2020. It started with dad and Rio doing the inclusive racing, with mum and sister Tia (Little Wolf) being the needed support team; whilst a whole WolfPack family community organically grew, creating Inclusive Impactivity™️. As everyone knows, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi T10 Confirms Eight Powerful Teams for 2020 Edition and a Full Returning Ownership Roster

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    Dubai Inseparable Brother and Sister to Compete in an Olympic Triathlon Together

    In celebration of 10.000kms completed races, sister Tia and brother Rio will compete in an Olympic Triathlon this weekend in Dubai. United Arab Emirates -  December 16, 2020:   Since Team AngelWolf journey started 6 years ago Rio, a Person of Determination, will have covered 10,000kms in races and events by the end of 2020. It started with dad and Rio doing the inclusive racing, with mum and sister Tia (Little Wolf) being the needed support team; whilst a whole WolfPack family community organically grew, creating Inclusive Impactivity™️. As everyone knows, ......read more

    Mansoor Bin Mohammed Meets FIFA Chief and Discusses Efforts to Develop World Football

    Gianni Infantino confirms his participation in Dubai International Sports Conference   United Arab Emirates -  December 15, 2020:    His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, met FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Monday in the presence of His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Council, at the start of the world football chief’s two-day official visit to the UAE. The meeting, held at Dubai Sports Council’s headquarters, saw the two sides discuss ways of strengthening the ......read more

    The Short-list of 20 Innovative Apps From the MEA Region Have Been Revealed for the Huawei Hms App Innovation Contest

    • 20 apps from across the MEA region have been unveiled for the Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest finals on December 15  • A total of $1 million from Huawei’s Shining Star developer program has been allocated as prize money with $200,000 on offer in each region for the competition   DUBAI, UAE, 14 December 2020:  Huawei has announced its short-list of 20 apps from across the MEA region for the global Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest, AppsUP, with the final winners to be revealed on December 15th.  The Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest, AppsUP ......read more

    21st Fazza Championship for Youlah Continues Hamid and Maktoum Al Shamsi Advance to Next Round

    • Yuweels compete in horse and camel racing, Saktoun rifle shooting, and traditional poetry   Dubai, December 13, 2020: Episode 2 of the 21st Fazza Championship for Youlah continued on Friday at the Meydan Fort inside Dubai Global Village. Competitors showed their skills in heritage sports, including rifle throwing (Youlah), horse and camel racing (outdoor activities), shooting, and traditional poetry.   During the episode’s live broadcast on Sama Dubai TV and Al Oula Radio the organising committee also announced the first two competitors to advance to the ......read more

    Statements from the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi on UAE's Unified Tourism Identity Strategy

    United Arab Emirates -  December 13, 2020:    His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “The announcement made by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, relating to the UAE Unified Tourism Identity strategy is an exciting and significant milestone, which elevates the country's reputation as a unique and diverse travel destination. With our seven Emirates joining forces to leverage our combined value ......read more

    El Talento Move to the Top in U-18 Division of Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship

    United Arab Emirates -  December 07, 2020:    El Talento Football Academy have leapfrogged La Liga HPC and grabbed pole position in the Under-18 division following another emphatic win in Week 3 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship. Based in Dubai Silicon Oasis Park, El Talento have also moved to the top in Group 2 of the Under-16 division with a tight 2-1 win over Week 2 leaders Soccer Italian Style A. In the Under-18 division, El Talento, who had started their campaign with 12-0 triumph over Excellence Football Academy, scored another dozen ......read more

    Herman Miller and AUD announce the Top 3 of the ‘Resilient - Student Design Challenge 2020' in the UAE

    Following the launch of the Resilient Challenge, a collaboration with AUD Interior Design Department, Herman Miller is delighted to announce the Top 3 of the competition.  United Arab Emirates -  December 06, 2020:    The challenge focused on the investigation and design of an efficient and flexible furniture system station for designers, architects and students in design and architecture, suitable for home-based use, office-based use or academia-based use.  The competition offered students the chance to leverage Herman Miller’s extensive knowledge in the ......read more

    21st Fazza Championship for Youlah Begins With a Renewed Look and Stronger Competition

    • Aside from youlah, participants now also compete horse and camel riding, saktoun rifle shooting, and traditional poetry   Dubai, December 6, 2020: The 21st Fazza Championship for Youlah kicked off on Friday at the Meydan Fort of the Global Village’s Heritage Village with participants competing not just in the traditional rifle performance but also in other heritage competition, including horse and camel riding, shooting, and traditional poetry.    A total of 16 qualifiers coming from various parts of the UAE and other Arab countries are competing in the ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi wins the UAE Jet Ski Marathon

    Ajman – December 06, 2020:  Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) organized the second edition of Ajman Sea Festival including a Jet Ski Marathon at Ajman Corniche on Friday, 4th December. The festival was held in cooperation with UAE Marine Sports Federation, under the supervision of Dubai International Marine Club for the second year, with the support of Ajman Police, Dubai Police, and the Critical Infrastructure & Coastal Protection Authority.   The Jet Ski Marathon was held with the support of His Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Chairman of ......read more

    The Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra's New Building Opened its Doors as “Turkey's Cultural Campus”

    United Arab Emirates -  December 05, 2020:   One of the world’s longest established orchestras, with a history spanning nearly two centuries, the Turkish Presidential Orchestra (CSO) inaugurated its new building with spectacular gala concerts held on December 3-4-5. The new CSO building will breathe new life into Turkey’s culture and arts scene. Turkey is a country whose heart beats with art . All throughout its dazzling history, this nation’s urban beauty, dynamic atmosphere and unique location bridging two continents, have all made their mark with an ......read more

    Strong Participation Registered at 4th Sharjah Falconers Club Championship

    • 165 falconers with 391 birds competing in the first two days in the 4-day competition which started on National Day   Sharjah, 5 December 2020 – The 4th edition of the Sharjah Falconers Club Championship - Telwah, organised with the support of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), saw strong participation from 165 falconers with 391 birds competing over first two days.    Held as part of the UAE’s 49th National Day celebration, the competition started on Wednesday (December 2) and will conclude on Saturday (December ......read more

    How to Have Fun Indoors

    With the days getting darker, the world getting colder, and with there being a bigger emphasis than ever to keep yourself to yourself and to isolate for the good of public health, many people have been faced with the challenge of how to entertain themselves inside. For many, their usual avenues for fun would include nights out dancing, playing various games and sports outside, or trying out tasty meals at restaurants. With all that being more difficult, or flat out impossible in some areas and regions, people have instead had to find ways to have fun within their own four ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Longlist for the ‘Literature' Category in its 15th Edition

    The Award unveils the latest longlist, which includes nine novels and three poetic works   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlist for the ‘Literature’ category for its 15th edition, which comprises 12 titles from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Sudan and Iraq. The Literature category attracted 584 entries for the 2020/2021 Award, which represents a 33 percent increase compared to the previous ......read more

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