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    Total and BWF Extend Partnership Until 2021

    Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2017:  Following the completion of a landmark three-year partnership, Total and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently announced a three-year extension of the partnership until 2021.  Through the extended partnership, brokered by Infront Sports & Media, Total will continue as the Title Sponsor and the Official Energy Partner for all BWF Major Events (TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup, TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, TOTAL BWF World Championships).  “We are extremely proud of the success we have had with BWF in the last three years. BWF has been extremely supportive in seamlessly integrating Total as part of the badminton circle. Most importantly, the partnership has helped to strengthen Total’s presence in Asia Pacific and the Middle East,” said Francois Dehodencq, Senior ......read more

    Region's first-ever ‘Signage Design' competition for creative design professionals launched by LG

    Total cash prize of US $100,000 offered for best ‘techorater’ across four design categories Dubai, UAE: 26 March 2017:  LG Electronics today announced the launch of the first-ever LG Signage Design competition for innovative professional designers and architects across the region to push the boundaries of artistic designs within new and existing commercial spaces. Participants are expected to submit design proposals using LG’s ultra-flexible open frame OLED and ultra-stretch LCD digital signage solutions across four categories for the opportunity to win cash prize worth US $25,000 per category. The LG Signage Design competition is fully supported and endorsed by the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC), established by the Dubai Government to raise the profile of Dubai as a regional and global ......read more

    Sony Mobile announces GCC media winners of its UEFA Champions League competition

    Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff Dubai, 24 March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.  23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of challenges and competitions including an amazing race, a treasure hunt and a bubble football challenge. They also attended a briefing on new Sony Mobile smartphones including Xperia XZ Premium, awarded the Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017; Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra; and previewed its latest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia L1. As part of the day-long amazing race across Kuala Lumpur, participants deduced clues, navigated the city, interacted with ......read more

    Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship finale on Friday

    Timetable of events; Dressage starts 8am, Show Jumping 9.30am and Cross Country 2pm Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017:  The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Desert Palm Equestrian Centre, Dubai. The prestigious Equestrian Championship is organized in association with Dubai Police, Dubai Tourism and MASERATI.  Known as one of the largest equestrian shows in the region, this show has grown in popularity and registered numbers since its inception. More than 3,000 visitors registered to attend the show, which incorporates three Olympic disciplines - namely Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, all in one day. The show is the culmination to a very full season for the Emirates Equestrian Federation ......read more

    Step Up Academy is the First Ever UAE Dance School Chosen to Perform at Disneyland Paris

    A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th March, the unique group of 22 young dancers from 14 different countries will showcase their talent at the ‘Perform in the Magic’ show in front of an audience of more than one thousand spectators – proudly representing the rich diversity of the UAE as well as its position as a hub for high quality art and dance.  Following a strict audition process, the young group made it through with the support of their five dance teachers ......read more

    This Spring La Roca Village hosts the first ‘Cracking Art' exhibit in Spain

    Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together once again this season at La Roca Village in a blaze of colour and light to convey the essence of spring. The artistic movement Cracking Art presents its first exhibition in Spain, at the invitation of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village. From 1 March to 31 May, La Roca Village will host a surprising and multicoloured invasion of 40 large artworks of snails, rabbits, swallows and frogs created out of plastic, a material ......read more

    Fun and games with ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman' these school holidays

    For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game, and everyone is invited to take part. With games of skill and dexterity located in fun-filled arenas throughout the mall, shoppers and visitors can take on challenges and get a chance to win fantastic prizes too. Open daily from 4pm to 10pm, pit your wits against an array of challenges, which you have just 60 seconds to complete! Discover the action-packed game zones at Main Atriums on Level S1 and ......read more

    duFC Concludes Highly Successful Second Season Celebrated in front of 10,000 supporters at Dubai Mall

    duFC Finals witnesses Clasico Revival with Puyol’s team beating Salgado’s   Presence of the country’s senior sports and educational authorities attests to the importance of this scouting platform for the country’s football future Six-month nationwide tournament with over 7,000 players, 1,060 games, 3,864 goals  Dubai, UAE – March 19, 2017 – Against the deafening cheers of 10,000 supports and spectators at Dubai Mall throughout the day, du Football Champions crowned the 2016/2017 season winners of the UAE Schools & Streets Cup, the nation’s official youth football Cups. In recognition of the platform’s importance at a national level, the Finals were attended by H.E. Ibrahim Abdul Malik, General Secretary of the General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare, Mr. ......read more

    IndiaCast announces the launch of the 4th Season of COLORS CricQuiz 2017

    To be hosted by Jaggu and Tarana, the current season will premiere on 26th March, every Sunday at 8pm on Colors TV Dubai, UAE, 19th March 2017:   Following the stupendous success of the previous seasons, IndiaCast brings to you yet another entertaining edition of COLORS CricQuiz - the most definitive cricket quizzing championship for the viewers of COLORS TV in Middle East and Africa. All set to premiere on Sunday, March 26th at 8PM (UAE time), the 4th Season of this nail biting quiz show will be hosted by Presenter extraordinaire, Jaggu and Tarana. The auditions conducted last month saw a huge footfall with over 500 cricket fans in teams of two queuing up to showcase their knowledge about the game of cricket. The top 15 teams thus selected will now be seen contesting with each other on National platform over a period of eight ......read more

    Region's largest football gaming portal, La3eeb concludes region-wide competition in Dubai

    Islam Imran from Egypt walked away with a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna on winning the grand finale against eight top players from the Middle East Dubai, March 19, 2017:   La3eeb, the region’s largest online football gaming platform, hosted the grand finale of its eight-week long gaming competition in a live online match in Dubai recently. The gala event, which was attended by the crème de la crème of the region's football community, was held amidst great fanfare at the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. Islam Imran from Egypt, residing in Riyadh, KSA, was announced the winner of the competition, walking away with a grand prize of a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna.  The judging panel consisted of legendary football players Hazem Emam from Egypt and Fahad Al-Harifi Al-Bishi from Saudi Arabia ......read more

    Sharjah Museums to Open Unique Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China

    Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization features work of renowned British Muslim photographer Peter Sanders. Exhibition at Sharjah Museum of Civilization runs until June 11.  SHARJAH, March 17, 2016:  Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization today opened an exhibition giving a rare glimpse into the lives of Muslims in China as documented by the world’s preeminent photographer of Muslim communities.  The exhibition Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the Lens of Peter Sanders is a comprehensive photo essay of 50 large-scale images that reflects the vibrant and diverse lives of Muslims at work, at school, at rest, and at worship in all corners of the country.  The images were captured over a period of 20 years by British photographer Peter Sanders, himself a Muslim. The exhibition ......read more

    Hassan Al Qayedi, Afra Al Badi emerge champions in Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun for Locals

    Crowning of winners take place in festive atmosphere after over 1,000 shooters competed for honours DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The Fazza Championships for Shooting Saktoun for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre concluded on Thursday at the Dubai Police Shooting Square in Ruwayyah area, with over 1,000 participants competing in five categories to win handsome cash prizes allocated to the first three positions. The crowning of the winners of the tournament after several days of intense competition took place amid a festive atmosphere in the presence of HE Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC; Brigadier General Mohammed Obaid Al Muhairi, Head of the tournament organizing committee; and other senior officials of HHC. The duo of Rashed Al Kaabi and Saeed Al Kaabi clinched first place in the ......read more

    ‘1001 Titles' Reaches 60% of Target

    Emirati Arabic books on track for landmark publishing initiative Sharjah, March 17th, 2017:  During its participation in the 46th edition of the London Book Fair, the management of the ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has announced that it has reached 60% of its target to launch 1,001 Emirati Arabic books in two years, keeping it on track for a regional publishing milestone. Majd Al Shehhi, Manager of ‘1001 Titles’, highlighted the idea behind initiating 1001 titles to an audience of authors and publishers. The highly ambitious initiative came about following a study ordered by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), which showed the number of titles published by Emirati publishing houses was decreasing every year. The first-of-its-kind ......read more

    Goran stuns world champion Branko in qualifying round of 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving

    Final round of Gulf, Juniors and Open categories takes place on Saturday 18th March at Hamdan Sports Complex DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre at Hamdan Sports Complex in Ruwayyah, saw the participation of men and women in the Juniors, Gulf and Open (Professionals) as they competed in the largest tournament of its kind and one of the most challenging traditional sports. The qualifying rounds to select the best 10 divers in the Open, Gulf and Junior categories took place on Thursday 16th March with 30 of the participants advancing to the final round which will be held on Saturday 18th March commencing at 3.00 pm to vie for major honours in a competition that has gained international acclaim over the past decade. Hamad Al ......read more

    Team CORUM scores dominant win in 15th Snow Polo World Cup in Kitzbuhel

    Team Corum, comprising  Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup at Kitzbühel, by besting the cream of the assembled international polo field  by a superior 12.5-6 margin.  On their way to victory, Team Corum achieved a goal difference of plus 20.5, which is one of the best ever recorded in the history of the Kitzbühel event. While presenting the winners with a Bubble Luminova timepiece each, CORUM CEO Davide Traxler said “This is our first time in Kitzbühel and I am proud to associate CORUM with this major event which is also a great platform for us as we share an identical target group of customers. It has been 3 extraordinary days and CORUM is not only proud to support this fabulous sport but also this impressive team. We look forward to 2018!” This was ......read more

    Art Jameel enters new phase of development

    Jameel Arts Centre Dubai to open in 2018 Art Jameel expands institutional partnerships via a new collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art DUbai, UAE, March 15, 2017:  Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, today announced a number of ini-tiatives designed to enrich the thriving cultural scene in the region and beyond.  Building upon its strong history of exhibitions, educational initiatives, institutional partnerships and community outreach, Art Jameel is entering a new phase of development, marked by two major announcements today: a new Arts Centre in Dubai, due to open in winter 2018 and a long-term partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will enable the Museum to acquire works by modern and contemporary artists from the ......read more

    Ben Swift Looking to Go One Better at Milan-san Remo for UAE Team Emirates

    Britain aiming for win at the first Spring Classic of the season following second and third places at the same race in previous years 16 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates will line-up at the first Spring Classic of the year, Milan-San Remo, this Saturday with in-form British rider, Ben Swift, looking to better his previous results at the famous race. Swift previously finished in second and third places when riding for Team Sky in 2016 and 2014 respectively.   One of the most exciting and prestigious one day races of the season, Milan-San Remo is the first ‘Monument’ race of the year, also known by its Italian name La Classica di Primavera ("The Spring Classic") or "La Classicissima". Despite being known as the ‘sprinters’ classic’, the race is not a ......read more

    A Celebration of Culture as Art Nights Returns to Dubai International Financial Centre

    Launch of DIFC Art Integration Programme, showcased world-class sculptures and thought-provoking installations  Dubai-UAE: 14 March 2017:  Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub and destination for lifestyle, arts and culture, welcomed His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, in the company of his Excellency Essa Kazim, the Governor of DIFC, for the first edition of Art Nights in 2017. Under the theme of ‘Art Fresco’, the event welcomed over 3,000 visitors. A highlight on the Dubai event calendar, Art Nights showcased artists from across the globe and launched the DIFC Art Integration Programme, with exhibits from world-renowned artists Sir Tony Cragg and Oliviero Rainaldi in the Gate Village and around the ......read more

    Barjeel Art Foundation and Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts present Lines of Subjectivity: Portrait and Landscape Paintings

    Major works from Arab collection come to Jordan for the first time: Opens: 9 March till 31 May 2017 Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation inaugurated an art exhibition from its permanent collection at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman. UAE Ambassador to Jordan Bilal Rabie Al Budoor attended the opening, which was held under the patronage of Princess Rym al-Ali and Princess Wijdan Ali, founder of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Curated by Suheyla Takesh and Dr. Khalid Khreis, this exhibition explores the development of landscape painting and portraiture in the Arab World in the first half of the 20th century. It looks into evolving styles and approaches towards representation, along with the artists’ subjective perspectives and understanding of the world. The ......read more

    100 kick-off first day of qualifying for Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals

    Total of 500 participants expected to participate in the tournament ahead of final on 15th March  DUBAI, 14th March 2017:  More than 100 competitors participated on the first day of qualifiers in the Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) in the Dubai Police Shooting Square at Ruwayyah on Sunday 12th March 2017. It is the largest tournament of its kind dedicated for Locals in the UAE with lucrative cash awards and is expected to attract to attract 500 men, juniors and women competitors ahead of the finals to be held on Wednesday 15th March. Participants registered from early morning in the Men and Junior Men's categories qualifying round which will take place on the first two days of competition while the 'Plates' Team ......read more

    Paris-nice Wrap Up: Sergio Henao Wins Overall Leader, UAE Team Emirates in Good Spirits

    ‘The Race to the Sun’ wrapped up today with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) Clinching the Yellow Jersey Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  The Paris- Nice WorldTour race has come to an end with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) as overall leader. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) held on to win Paris-Nice by two seconds with Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) in second place and David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors) in third; Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) was 7th at 21". Consistent and remarkable performance was displayed on part of the UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, who are now looking ahead to enhancing their performance for the remainder of the season. Diego Ulissi: "Paris-Nice was an interesting test of my ability for me. I’d previously consistently participated in Tirreno-Adriatico across several years, however ......read more

    The Nation's Best 8 Teams Claim their Spot at the duFC finals

    Dubai, UAE – 13 March 2017:  With the finals of duFC just one step away, the Abu Dhabi, Northern Emirates and Dubai’s 32 strongest teams in the UAE Schools, Streets Cups faced off in the national semi-finals on Saturday to secure their place in the finals of duFC, in partnership with Liga.  The competition’s most intense match day yet witnessed dramatic exits and some favorites clearing their way to the nationwide Finals to be held on March 18, 2017 at Dubai Mall’s Ice Rink in front of thousands of spectators.  The stakes were even higher as teams were not only battling it out to take home the gold and an unforgettable trip to Spain to watch FC Barcelona in a live match in Malaga but also to impress the LaLiga scouts who were closely observing every match of the only international ......read more

    ‘Spring into Yas' to Deliver a Vibrant Array of Events and Activities on Yas Island

    Spring festivals and events being held between March 17 – April 29, 2017, across several Yas Island attractions Trailblazing Blue Man Group to perform at du Forum from April 18 – 22, followed by a UAE-debut headline show by highly-acclaimed recording artist Olly Murs on April 28 Extensive line-up of hands-on activities and captivating entertainment for the whole family at the Yas Marina, Yas Mall and Yas Waterworld  Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, is set to embrace a fresh spring season with its colourful ‘Spring into Yas’ campaign— rolling out an extensive array of family-friendly events and entertaining activities from March 17 to April 29, 2017. The upcoming season will see bold performances by the theatrical Blue Man Group ......read more

    E-sports stages stunning comeback, snatching victory from FCBEscola

    UAE FA Academy League Week 7 Results 12 March 2017, Dubai, UAE:  E-Sports came back in top form in Week 7 of the du UAE FA Academy League with a fierce determination to win back the three points they had conceded last week in their defeat against du LaLiga HPC.   However, their game against FCBEscola was not looking promising with FCBEscola’s Max Foster opening the score line at the 7th minute with a powerful goal. The team continued to dominate the first half which resulted in another goal, this time from Chris Moussa, giving FCBEscola a 2-0 lead at half time. In the second half, E-sports were undeterred, coming back on the offensive and creating many attempts on goal from outside the box.  FCBescola retaliated with a similar offensive play, striking the ball towards the E-Sports goal from the wings and ......read more

    UAE Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge Announced by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2017:  Global technology leader Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today the call for participants in its year-long Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge. Launched in partnership with Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services, the program will challenge teams from across UAE universities to design, develop, and integrate payloads onto a Lockheed Martin INDAGO, an UAS with leading endurance, payload options and advanced ground control software.  In-line with the UAE’s strategic human capital development goals, the competition aims to encourage local engagement within the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields by introducing UAE youth to fun, inspiring activities that develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to take ......read more

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    His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan to Inaugurate 12th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference Organized by Dubai Production City

    Innovation-led business communities around the world need to create business-friendly environments to become key enablers and seize industry opportunities, says Majed Al Suwaidi Dubai-UAE: 12 March, 2017:  In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Dubai Production City (DPC), the leading business hub enabling the global and local publishing, printing and packaging industries to excel, is set to organize the 12th World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Middle East Conference between ......read more

    Catch It If You Can Global Village Brings Back “Catch The Cash”

    Dubai, 12th Mar 2016:  Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has brought back its popular game activation for kids and adults alike ‘Catch the Cash’. The activation involves guests at Global Village catching and winning up to AED 250,000! Global Village guests can be a part of this instant gratification game and get a chance to win cold, hard cash by simply scanning their regular entry ticket at a big glass dome structure next to the Roman Amphitheatre inside the park. The ticket instantly gets the guest an access to the draw, which gives ......read more

    First ‘green edition'of Dulsco Classic Golf grabbed by Richard Green

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    Maserati Polo Tour returns to Dubai with Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy 2017 in collaboration with La Martina

    Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2017:  Maserati Polo Tour announced the return of its Dubai edition with the Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy 2017 for the second consecutive year. Dubai will be the second destination of the tour that kicked off in St. Moritz in January. The Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy will be held at Desert Palm Polo Club from 11 to 17 of March 2017. As a special highlight, HH Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s polo team, Ghantoot Polo Team, will be participating along with five other teams: Maserati, Abu Dhabi, Al Tayer Motors, AES International, and Leica. The teams will be ......read more

    Sharjah Museums to open Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China

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    Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen achieves another record of becoming the first ever Swimmer to cross Dubai Creek and the Dubai Water Canal over a distance of 24KM

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    Dubai International Horse Fair Launches Instagram Competition With Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award

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    COÉGA Sunwear Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series April 15th 2017

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    14th Edition of Dulsco Classic to ‘Go Green'

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    Local Drivers, Riders Share Stage With World Stars in Dubai International Baja

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    Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Set to Present World of Women Film Fair Awards

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    Dubai Culture to Showcase the Emirate's Flourishing Arts and Cultural Scene on Global Stage at ITB Berlin

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    Dubai Culture Announces SIKKA Art Fair 2017 Programme

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    Jeffries and Breukers Win Lamborghini Super Trofeo Title at Dubai Autodrome

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    Andy Murray Wins 25th Anniversary Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final

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    Zayed University organizes UAE Heritage Research Conference on 6 March in Dubai

    Sponsored by Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center Under the patronage of HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance   DUBAI, 4th of March 2017:  Sponsored by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), and under the patronage of HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University, Zayed University in Dubai organizes the first edition of the UAE heritage research conference entitled ‘Current trends and Future prospects. It will be held in the Convention Center at Zayed University in Dubai on ......read more

    Dramatic Victory puts Andy Murray into semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    March 4, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Andy Murray played one of the most thrilling matches in the 25-year history of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday, taking just six minutes short of three hours to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4) 7-6 (18) 6-1. In the dramatic 31-minute second set tiebreak the world number one and top seed fought off seven match points before finally levelling the match on his eighth set point. In the deciding set, Murray held off a break point at 1-1 but then took control. He admitted that he had never won a match after saving so many match ......read more

    Sharjah 24 Has Emerged as Emirate's Window to the World: Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi

    PREMIER ARABIC-ENGLISH NEWS PORTAL, RUN BY SHARJAH GOVERNMENT MEDIA BUREAU, TOASTES SUCCESS AS IT MARKS SECOND ANNIVERSARY  Sharjah, March 2, 2017:  Sharjah 24, the premier Arabic and English news portal dedicated to Sharjah and the UAE, celebrated its second anniversary in style today (Thursday, March 2, 2017) in the presence of HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC) and Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, besides senior Sharjah government officials and members of media.      Speaking on the ......read more

    Global Village: A Walk-Through Street Theatre

    For its 21st Season, the multicultural festival destination is entertaining guests with interactive street performances. Dubai, 2nd March 2017:  For its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has come back with some of the best street entertainment in the region. With more than 10 performances lined up every day, guests can expect to witness these performances while walking through Global Village this season and have front-row access to some of the most dynamic street theatre acts in the region.  Men on stilts fascinate guests as ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces Shortlists in Translation and Literary Studies

    11th Cycle Abu Dhabi, March 02 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the works shortlisted in its “Translation” and “Literary& Arts Criticism” Categories.  The frontrunners in “Translation” include three scholarly studies, two of which construed to Arabic from original works in English and German, and one study translated from Arabic to French, as follows: ‘Justice, Punishment and the Medieval Muslim Imagination’ authored by Christian Lange and translated from English to Arabic by Tunisian translator Riadh ......read more

    HH The Emir's Trophy presented by Longines marks a successful conclusion

    Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Doha provided the ideal backdrop for an exhilaration filled conclusion of HH The Emir’s Sword. Held annually at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, HH The Emir’s Sword is one of the most definitive equestrian events on Qatar’s horse-racing calendar and is a perfect mix of elegance and outstanding performance.   The thrilling competition witnessed CHOPIN, mounted by jockey Alberto Sanna win the HH The Emir’s Trophy presented by Longines. At an event supported by Longines, elegance cannot be far behind and so, the occasion also ......read more

    The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery's new exhibition sheds light on one of the UAE's most important artistic communities

    Installation view of works by Hassan Sharif and Jos Clevers. Photo Courtesy NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Artists include: Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Abdullah Al Saadi, Jos Clevers, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Mohammed Kazem, Hassan Sharif, Hussain Sharif, and Vivek Vilasini with contributions from Khalid Albudoor, Nujoom Alghanem, Cristiana De Marchi, and Adel Khozam Abu Dhabi, March 1, 2017:  The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its spring exhibition, But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008, will open its doors to the public tomorrow, March 2, at ......read more

    Wawrinka Upset but Murray Wins at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Defending champion Stan Wawrinka slumped to a shock opening round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beaten 7-6 (4) 6-3 by 77th ranked Damir Dzumhur. It is the first time since 2008, when Andy Murray beat Roger Federer, that the defending champion has lost in the first round. But top-seeded Murray had little difficulty overcoming Tunisian Malek Jaziri 6-4 6-1, and two-time finalist and number five seed Tomas Berdych eased into the second round when Lukas Rosol retired injured with Berdych leading 6-3 2-1 30-0. Second-seeded Wawrinka got off ......read more

    Young Tennis Stars Enjoyed Some Fun in the Sun With ATP Professional Doubles Players

    February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Some of the best young tennis players from across the UAE took part in the ATP Tennis Emirates Coaching Clinic this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The excited group was joined by doubles players, John Peers from Australia and Horia Tecău from Romania. The players had a practice session with the budding tennis stars and gave them some invaluable advice and top tips for the future.  Speaking of his experience at the clinic and of the tournament Tecău said: “The kids’ clinic is a nice way of giving ......read more

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