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    Aldana and Holm Arrive at UFC Fight Island Safe Zone Before Upcoming UFC Fight Night

    United Arab Emirates,  September 29, 2020:  UFC champions continue to arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLM VS ALDANA this weekend, the second event in the mega five-event Return to Fight Island on Yas Island. The main card competitors, American Holly Holm and her Mexican competitor, Irene Aldana, are now in their 48-hour quarantine in preparation for their eagerly awaited match-up on October 4. Fellow fighters Julianna Peña and Germaine de Randamie also checked in, along with Dequan Townsend, Jinh Yu Frey, and Court McGee. All the athletes were given a safety briefing upon arrival.

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    Team Shift Triumphs Again With Victory in Free Fire Arab League Season 2 Tournament

    Dubai, 29 September 2020:  SHIFT, whose team members hail from Algeria, celebrated another tournament victory by reigning supreme in the second season of Free Fire Arab League that attracted more than 4 million viewers. The team consisting of Guemmaz Aymen (Shadio), Younes Louail (Kortez), Aissa Kheirredine (Wanis) and Bencheikh Nasrellah (DVL), put their skills to the test and overcame stern competition from the best sides across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to emerge champions in the event. As well as lifting the title, SHIFT also grabbed a major portion of the grand prize pool of USD $25,000. The Free Fire Arab League is the second official Garena tournament that SHIFT has won since coming together as a team having won the first Free Fire Arab Clash War tournament recently. SHIFT’s triumph ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Tour De France Champion Tadej Pogacar Returns to Racing in the Ardennes Classics

    United Arab Emirates,  September 29, 2020:  Tadej Pogacar’s first WorldTour race post Tour de France victory comes in the form of La Flèche Wallonne (30 September). The 202km one day classic through the Ardennes region of Belgium comes at a wildly unfamiliar time in the cycling calendar, however Pogacar goes into the race quietly confident.   Pogacar commented: “I came out of the Tour pretty well. I have managed to recover a bit and my goal is to finish off the last part of the season in a good way. As always if I have the legs I will try something, but also am willing to sacrifice for my teammates if they are strong , as I did in the World Championships”.   He leads a seven man team, boasting a balance of youth and experience, which will be directed and guided by the Australian duo of ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Ready for Binckbank

    United Arab Emirates,  September 28, 2020:  From September 29th till October 3rd, UAE Team Emirates return to racing on the roads of Belgium and Holland for their next World Tour fixture – the BinckBank Tour.   The race will be run over five stages, including a time trial, on roads often graced by the spring classics with the final day finishing in Louvain La Neuve. After being close to winning a stage here last year, our young Belgian talent, Jasper Philipsen will be eager to challenge and build on the momentum generated by his teammates after a very successful start to the season for the team.   Sports directors Andrej Hauptman (Slo) and Allan Peiper (Aus) will manage seven riders:   – Tom Bohli (Sui) – Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) – Alessandro Covi ......read more

    Dubai Culture: ‘Change' Exhibition Enriches the Components of the Cultural Scene and the Creative Movement in Dubai and the Emirates

    • The Authority inaugurated the exhibition as part of its role as an enabler of the culture and creativity sector in Dubai. • In line with the priorities of the Authority’s updated strategic roadmap in support of creativity and creators. • The exhibition provided a platform to spread the values of positivity and hope beyond the isolation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020:  The ‘Change’ exhibition, inaugurated by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and hosted by Akkas Visual Arts Center at its headquarters in Al Fahidi District, took place from 3 to 24 September. As the governmental Authority responsible for empowering the culture and creativity sector in the emirate, Dubai Culture’s support for the exhibition stemmed ......read more

    Abu Dhabi's Return to Fight Island Breaks UFC Viewership Records With Adesanya Vs Costa Face-off

    UFC® 253 pre-fight showdown at Flash Forum became the most viewed face-off of all time on Instagram with 7.6 million views   Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 27, 2020: Return to Fight Island, the mega, five-event UFC series taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi continues to make history, with the pre-fight UFC® 253 ADESANYA vs COSTA face-off setting new records.    Following a hugely successful debut in July, the second instalment of UFC Fight Island™ has  already made its mark as it is set to see the first time that two consecutive UFC numbered events (UFC® 253 and UFC® 254) will be held in the same city outside of Las Vegas. In addition, the face-off between headline fighters Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa at Flash Forum before Sunday morning’s clash further made history by ......read more

    Winners of First Voices of Future Generations Writing Competition Announced

    HH Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum awards children for their creativity and commitment to a more sustainable future     Dubai, 27 September 2020: The first winners of the Middle East edition of the Voices of Future Generations, the inspiring global writing competition for children, were announced today at a digital award ceremony streamed from the Zabeel Ladies Club, Dubai. The unique writing initiative, held under the patronage of UNESCO, was created to promote sustainability awareness and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The ceremony also marked the launch of the second edition of the competition in the Gulf region.        The regional competition is organised by the Emirates Literature Foundation on behalf of HH Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

    Poetry Encyclopedia Marks the Death Anniversary of Legendary Arab Poet Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi

    The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi’s online poetry database to highlight major milestones of Al-Mutanabbi’s life, adding several of his best works to its audio archive Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2020: Poetry Encyclopedia, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s publicly-accessible online poetry database, is marking the 1055 anniversary of the death of celebrated Abbasid-era wordsmith Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi with the release of the audio version of his book Worried as if the Wind is Below Me.  Al-Mutanabbi is one of the most well-known and revered poets of the Arab world, a rare talent whose colourful and nomadic life saw him settle in various ancient centres around the region. Many of his poems set the standard for wisdom and depth of meaning and in doing so earned him a ......read more

    ‘Return to UFC Fight Island Will Go Down in History'

    American Ace Dominick Reyes Hails Abu Dhabi’s ‘special’ Environment as He Prepares for Ufc® 253 Showdown Reyes faces Poland’s Jan Blachowicz for light heavyweight title on opening night of five-event Return to Fight Island series     Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 23, 2020: “Super cool” Abu Dhabi and UFC Fight Island™ provide the world’s best fighters with a special platform to showcase their talents to the world, according to American athlete Dominick Reyes, as he prepares for his moment in the spotlight at UFC® 253: ADESANYA vs COSTA in the UAE capital on 27 September. Reyes, nicknamed “The Devastator’, faces Poland’s Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title bout, the co-main event on Saturday night in the first Return to UFC Fight ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Continues Plans to Develop Emirati Coaches and Nurture Young Talents

    54 per cent of all coaches in Dubai sports clubs are Emiratis   United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The Dubai Sports Council has reaffirmed its commitment to development plans and programs dedicated to supporting Emirati coaches, young sporting talents and academies, as well as sports at schools, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 since the first quarter of this year. Empowering Emirati coaches and developing young Emirati talents has been one of the Council’s primary focus since its inception and it has launched a number of programs and initiatives over the years to meet those goals, and has achieved considerable success through optimal investment of resources. The Council has organised a number of training workshops and seminars - in partnership with leading international federations and ......read more

    "Dubai Culture" and "Dubai Statistics Center" ... Cooperate to Monitor and Develop Satisfaction Level within the Cultural Sector in the Emirate

    • Merging energies and integrating efforts to establish Dubai as a Global Centre for Culture an Incubator for Creativity a Thriving Hub for Talent  • Implementing questionnaires to measure the partners’ satisfaction • Achieving excellence in the levels of institutional culture, providing services, and improving employee and customer happiness   Dubai - United Arab Emirates, September 23, 2020:  Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has signed an MOU with Dubai Statistics Center (DSC), through which the center provides services for carrying out studies and opinion polls related to the services provided by the Authority and providing it with statistical data that would help it upgrading those services, within the framework of integrating efforts and strengthening partnership ......read more

    Aspiring Novelists Take Note: The Emirates Litfest Writing Prize is Now Open for 2021

    • Competition has already opened path to publishing deals for nine debut novelists   Dubai, 23 September 2020:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s writing competition for unpublished authors has now opened for 2021. Formerly known as the Montegrappa, The Emirates LitFest Writing prize has produced nine internationally published authors in just seven years, with 24 books between them.   Although winning the competition does not guarantee a book deal, festival director Ahlam Bolooki says that its track record speaks for itself. “Unpublished writers in the region should not miss the opportunity to enter this competition and get their work on the radar.  It is regarded in the region as one of the best ways for aspiring writers to be noticed, and it is fantastic to know that through ......read more

    Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Judges and New Competition Categories Announced

    United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The World Photography Organisation is pleased to announce the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. Also revealed today are new categories in the Awards’ four competitions, entry deadlines and exhibition dates.    Now in its 14th year, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the industry, celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year, and giving vast exposure and opportunity to photographers worldwide. Sony supports the Awards to help the continued development of photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent. Entry to the Awards is completely free and photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of industry leading judges.     2021 ......read more

    Marhaba! Abu Dhabi Offers a Welcome Return to UFC Fight Island for Global Stars

    Elaborate health and safety protocols in place as fighters begin quarantine ahead of highly anticipated UFC 253 on Yas Island    Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 23, 2020: Abu Dhabi has demonstrated its commitment to safely organising large, high-profile events through successful management of health and safety protocols, as some of the biggest names in UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, touched down in the UAE capital for the much-anticipated Return to UFC Fight Island. The mega five-event series is set to take place on Yas Island from September 27 to October 25. Brazilian fighter Paulo Costa and opponent Israel Adesanya arrived at the W Hotel, inside the UFC Fight Island safe zone on Yas Island, ahead of their UFC® 253: ADESANYA vs COSTA clash on September 27. Both sporting black face ......read more

    Dubai Culture Reveals Children's Wishes in ‘My Library & Expo' Time Capsule

    • As official culture supporter of Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Culture reinforces the societal role in supporting the success of the exhibition. • The time capsule documented children’s wishes regarding the hosting Expo 2020 Dubai. • The Dubai Public Library enhances community members’ engagement with important national events. • Motivating the effective participation of society members, inspiring the new generation, and urging them to communicate and innovate are among the Authority’s strategic priorities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 September 2020:  In an initiative to activate its role as official culture supporter of the Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority extracted a time capsule in which wishes of a group of children were enclosed in 2013 before the host ......read more

    Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Competitions for Schools Opened

    • Readers’ Cup, Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition, Emirates NBD Poetry For All and the new Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition announced open at annual event   Dubai, September 22, 2020: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has announced that the popular competitions for schools are now open for 2021. Three annual favourites return, giving children the chance to show off their story writing and poetry performance skills, or compete against other schools to show with their knowledge of selected books. New for this year is the Montegrappa Letter Writing competition, celebrating the craft of handwriting as well as the skill of composing perfectly worded letters. The announcement was made at the Emirate Literature Foundation’s annual schools’ meeting, held digitally this year, ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Obtains ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 Certificates

    United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  Keen to adopt global best practices and develop an integrated management system, Dubai Sports Council have obtained three International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certificates: ISO 9001 for Quality Management System, ISO 45001 for Occupational Safety and Health Management System, and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management System. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received the certificates from visiting ISO officials in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC, and Dr Mohammad Al Ansari, Director of DSC’s Strategic and Corporate Excellence department, as well as other officials and staff. The International Organization for Standardization granted these certificates to Dubai Sports Council ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar Wins the Tour De France

    • Four stage wins for the Emirati squad • Tadej Pogacar, the youngest Tour de France champion of the 21st century     United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  In just four years UAE Team Emirates has moved from being a start-up cycling team to a world class organisation that has now won the biggest bike race in the world with its star rider, Tadej Pogacar.    Pogacar, who has just turned 22, officially became the youngest ever post-war Tour winner in what was his first ever Tour de France.    His historical win came after three gruelling weeks and 3,385km of racing across France with a committed team behind him. Seven other riders took to the start line on August the 29th in Nice with one primary goal - and that was to win the overall classification with their ......read more

    Top Spots for Bouazzaoui and Gogitidze in 10k at City Centre Mirdif Running Race

    United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020:   Abdelali Bouazzaoui of Morocco and Georgia’s Diana Gogitidze have bagged the top honours in the 10km category of the City Centre Mirdif Running Race at the weekend. Organised under the auspices of Dubai Sports Council, Friday’s Run was part of the Indoor Run Series, which has been growing in popularity among Dubai’s running enthusiasts. Being held at City Centre Mirdif for the first time, the Run saw a lively turnout across all three distances – 10km, 5km and 2km run for families. Bouazzaoui, a regular on the circuit, topped the charts in the 10km for men with a time of 29 minutes and 55 seconds. The UAE’s Saleh al Hammadi came in second, three minutes and 52 seconds behind with a time of 33:47, while Uganda’s Ali Matovu took the ......read more

    New Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition From the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Celebrates the Art of Writing by Hand

     Competition for children and adults to reward style, substance and creativity     Dubai, September 20 2020:  The fine art of letter writing is to be celebrated by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and Montegrappa, Italy’s oldest manufacturer of hand-crafted writing instruments, in a brand new competition that is elevating penmanship to its rightful place as a treasured art form.   Split into three age groups, the competition is open to residents of the UAE with each winner receiving a distinctive Montegrappa pen.   “The events of 2020 have resulted in an acceleration in the use of technology, with many schools and offices choosing to do more digitally,” said Ahlam Bolooki, festival director.  “With the ubiquity of text messages, emails and social ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy Take Action Against Nine Sports Facilities for Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Protocols

    Three facilities closed down, while six are issued monetary fines; 35 others escape with a warning   United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020:  Teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy have intensified their inspection of sports clubs, academies, and sports and fitness centres in Dubai, and have taken action against nine facilities in the past week for violating COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines. The DSC and Dubai Economy teams, which visited 124 sports facilities and five sports events for inspection between September 15 and 19 to ensure they comply with all safety protocols, have also issued 35 reprimands. Three of the censured facilities – a rented playground, a swimming pool at a sports club and a sports academy – have been shut down until they comply with all ......read more

    Tadej Pogacar Poised to Win Tour De France After Historic Time-trial Ride

    UAE Team Emirates starlet set to become youngest Tour de France winner of the 21st century     United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020: Tadej Pogacar pulled off one of the most astonishing rides of Tour de France history in the penultimate time trial stage, virtually clinching this year’s Tour in a shock defeat of the long-time race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) at La Planche des Belles Filles mountain top in the Vosges.    Heading into the penultimate stage, Tadej Pogcacar, the 21-year-old Tour debutant, had a gap of 57 seconds to make up on fellow Slovenian, Roglic. The GC leader struggled from the start, immediately falling 13 seconds down at the first checkpoint inside the first 14km meanwhile Pogacar was putting in a performance of a lifetime.    In the most ......read more

    Global Village announces Season 25 VIP Packs to be Sold Exclusively Online through Virgin Megastore Tickets' Website

    Each guest can purchase up to eight packs, which will be on sale starting October 3rd at 10am   Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2020: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has announced the launch date for sales of the highly anticipated Season 25 VIP packs. Beginning Saturday, October 3rd, at 10am, packs will be on offer in limited quantities whilst stocks last exclusively  through the Virgin Megastore ticketing website, www.tickets.virginmegastore.me/ae.  Virgin Megastore Tickets has put a virtual queuing system in placeto allow customers to purchase their pack seamlessly. Vastly popular amongst guests and great gifts for friends and loved ones, individuals over the age of 18 with a valid Emirates ID can buy up to eight VIP ......read more

    Doctors Urge Residents to Visit Emergency Department at First Sign of Chest Discomfort

    Experts say first 90 minutes are crucial to prevent permanent damage in heart attack victims  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2020:  Ahead of World Heart Day on 29 September, doctors at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, have warned people not to delay going to the Emergency Department if they feel chest discomfort or other symptoms of a potential heart attack. Dr. Faisal Hasan, a Staff Physician in the Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, says that residents shouldn’t wait to get medical help if they feel unsteady or uncomfortable, and should pay close attention to changes to their body.  “When it comes to reducing the damage to the heart and saving the life of a heart attack patient, time is muscle and every minute ......read more

    UFC Returns to Fight Island for Five Action-packed Events

    Abu Dhabi to Host  UFC 253: ADESANYA vs. COSTA on Sept. 26  UFC 254: KHABIB vs. GAETHJE on Oct. 24   Additional Must-See Events  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLM vs. ALDANA on Oct. 3  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MORAES vs. SANDHAGEN on Oct. 10  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ORTEGA vs. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE on Oct. 17     United Arab Emirates,  September 19, 2020:  UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced details for Return to UFC FIGHT ISLAND, the follow up to the massively successful series of UFC events which became a cultural phenomenon that captivated the sports world.     Return to UFC FIGHT ISLAND will be held on Yas Island, one of the Emirates most popular leisure, ......read more

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    National Geographic Abu Dhabi Unveils New Film on the Making of One of the World's Largest Museums: The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre In Kuwait

    National Geographic Abu Dhabi Unveils New Film on the Making of One of the World’s Largest Museums: The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre In Kuwait 20-minute documentary showcases the mega cultural project’s six museums filled with immersive experiences and installations, including The International Space Station and Solar System, the Robotics Gallery and a 1.4million litre Aquarium. New Documentary to simulcast air on 21 September at 8 PM UAE Time/ 7 PM KSA Time on National Geographic Abu Dhabi and National Geographic. Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, ......read more

    Gaviria Wins Giro Della Toscana / Philipsen 2nd in Luxembourg

    Colombian kicks out early for comfortable victory     United Arab Emirates,  September 17, 2020:  Fernando Gaviria took his 6th win of the season, coming home first to win the bunch sprint at the Giro della Toscana in Italy.   Gaviria opened up his sprint with more than 400m to go after the 182.9km day starting and finishing in Pontedera. The win marks his 46th career victory and the 25th win of the year for UAE Team Emirates.   Gaviria: “Whenever I pin a number on my bike I want to try and win. I made a couple of mistakes in Tirreno ......read more

    Xposure 2021 Awards on the Hunt for Sharjah Government's Top Photography Talents

    Xposure International Photography Festival’s free-to-enter annual competition is accepting entries in the Sharjah Government Open category until September 23  Sharjah, 16 September 2020 Do you have what it takes to be Sharjah’s most promising photographer?  If you are a budding photography enthusiast and are employed at any of the Government of Sharjah entities, this is your chance to have your work recognised globally. Hurry, and register on or before September 23 to submit your entries in the Sharjah Government Open category, one of the 10 categories under ......read more

    Registrations Open for Al Marmoom Dune Run

    Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the 5km Run will take place on November 13  Participants can take part in four build-up runs in Al Marmoom, starting Sept 26   United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020:   Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registration for the 5km Al Marmoom Dune Run, which will take place on November 13 in Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.   Organised under the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council, Al Marmoom Dune Run is an exciting new addition to Dubai’s sporting calendar and will see participants ......read more

    Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates at the Tour of Luxembourg

    United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020: UAE Team Emirates has confirmed a strong and versatile squad for the Tour of Luxembourg (September 15-19), which will be headed up by the experienced puncheur Diego Ulissi.   The riders will tackle 835km of tarmac, packed full of steep climbs and sprint finishes during the five-day tour. The mix of terrain will offer some great opportunities for Ulissi and the team’s fast man Jasper Philipsen who both head to the race with an eye on stage wins.   Sports Directors Aurelio Corral (Spa) and Neil Stephens (Aus) will lead ......read more

    The Italian Job: Three Back to Back Races for UAE Team Emirates in Italy

    United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020:  UAE Team Emirates has confirmed its line-up for the three back to back Italian one-day classics with the Giro Della Toscana on September 16, Coppa Sabatini on September 17 and Giro dell’Appennino on September 19.    The 7-man teams will be guided by two Italian sport directors, Manuele Mori and Bruno Vicino, who know these roads well.     Giro Della Toscana (1.1) Mikkel Bjerg (Den) Alessandro Covi (Ita) Fernando Gaviria (Col) Max Richeze (Arg) Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) Edward ......read more

    CulturAll Conversations: Picturing the Future to Tackle the Ins and Outs of the Film Industry

    One-to-one discussion between Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Chairman HE Mohamed Al Mubarak and Hollywood producer Jason Blum will stream on 16 September at 9pm (UAE)  Abu Dhabi, 14 September 2020:  The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) continues its series of virtual panel discussions, CulturAll Conversations, with a one-to one session focused on the film industry. Featuring a discussion between HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, DCT Abu Dhabi Chairman, and the Emmy Award-winning Hollywood producer Jason Blum, CulturAll Conversations: ......read more

    Fans Join Scooby-Doo to Celebrate His Anniversary at Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 September 2020: Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi celebrated the anniversary of fans’ favorite mystery-solving pooch – none other than Scooby-Doo! Visiting families and friends joined Scooby-Doo at Cartoon Junction to commemorate his 51st anniversary before joining him in tackling ghosts and ghouls on board Scooby-Doo! The Museum of Mysteries.  As part of the glorious day, Scooby-Doo gifted families an exclusive selection of memorabilia in celebration of his anniversary! ...read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Boy Wonder Pogacar Takes 2nd Tour De France Stage Victory

    United Arab Emirates,  September 14, 2020:  UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar claimed his second stage victory of the Tour de France and the third for the Emirati squad, beating GC leader, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) atop Grand Colombier.    Pogacar took the victory and valuable bonus seconds on the line just ahead of fellow Slovenian, Roglic cutting the deficit to 40 seconds in the General Classification.   Pogacar once again showed his class by timing his sprint to perfection with a dash for the line inside the final 100m but wasn’t able to ......read more

    Indian shuttlers make a clean sweep at Dubai Sports Council's Community Club's Tournament

    # Rising star Tanisha Crasto plays eight matches on the day and wins three titles # Philippines beat USA for men’s basketball title, while Syria clinch women’s crown   Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 12, 2020:  India have made a clean sweep of all the titles on offer in the badminton competition of DSC Dubai Sports Community Club’s Tournament, with rising star Tanisha Crasto winning three of them. The 17-year old Crasto, who is India’s top-ranked junior doubles player and has represented the country at the World Junior Badminton ......read more

    Pogacar Reclaims White Jersey and Climbs to 2nd in General Classification

    David De La Cruz and Tadej Pogačar were the two protagonists of the day for UAE Team Emirates, on the 13th stage of the Tour de France     United Arab Emirates,  September 12, 2020:  De La Cruz entered a breakaway of 17 riders who led the race after forming 30 km from the start, fighting on the decisive final ascent of Pas de Peyrol with a large advantage over the yellow jersey group. The best of the escapees was Colombian Daniel Martinez (Ef), while De La Cruz crossed the line in 10th position at 3’52″.   Among the men of the general ......read more

    Top Esports Racing Teams Battle It Out in Round One of New Competition

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    Gaurang Doshi Productions ‘7th Sense' Starts Filming in Dubai

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    Matteo Trentin Signs for UAE Team Emirates

    World Championship runner-up joins Emirati team with sights set on the rainbow bands       United Arab Emirates,  September 08, 2020:  Matteo Trentin has put pen to paper on a deal which will see him in the colours of UAE Team Emirates for the next two years.   “I am very happy to join UAE, it’s an ambitious team that is doing very well and where I hope to be able to contribute with some good results. Finding a team that has a long and ambitious project is not easy in this period and I am proud that they have trusted me to be part of ......read more

    Briton David and Hungary's Krisztina Top the Charts in Ironstar Indoor Triathlon

    United Arab Emirates,  September 07, 2020:  Great Britain’s David Hynes and Krisztina Vaczi of Hungary won the men’s and women’s title respectively, while Dare2Tri took the team crown at the Ironstar Indoor Triathlon, which was held last weekend at Max & Aegle Fitness Centre in Meydan. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the Ironstar Indoor Triathlon saw a lively turnout with participants in the individual category trying to achieve the longest distance in 10 minutes of swimming, 20 minutes of running and 30 minutes of cycling – all at the gym. Hynes ......read more

    Momentous Win for UAE Team Emirates' Tour Debutant Tadej Pogacar

    Second stage win for UAE Team Emirates at the Tour taken in breathtaking style by Tadej Pogacar     United Arab Emirates,  September 07, 2020:  An incredible performance on the last Pyrenees stage of the Tour saw 21-year-old and Tour de France debutant Tadej Pogacar win the first Tour Stage of his career by the barest of margins.    The Slovenian from the Emirati squad won the 9th stage of the Grande Boucle, 153km Pau-Laurns by outsprinting a group containing Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), Marc Hirschi (Sunweb), Egan Bernal (Ineos-Grenadiers) and ......read more

    Four Different Nations in Badminton Semis of Dubai Sports Community Club's Tournament

    India’s rising badminton star Tanisha Crasto to have a busy day this coming Friday as she competes in three different categories   United Arab Emirates,  September 06, 2020:  The badminton men’s single semi-final of Dubai Sports Community Club’s Tournament will be a celebration of Dubai’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity with four players from four different nations flying their country’s flag. The last-four bookings will see China’s Che Liang take on Pakistan’s Munzar Abdul Rahman in the first semis on Friday, September 11, while ......read more

    UFC Fight Night: Overeem Vs. Sakai Quotes & Scorecards

    • UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: OVEREEM vs. SAKAI took place Saturday, September 6 at UFC APEX • Heavyweight contenders met when former title challenger and No. 6 ranked Alistair Overeem faces No. 9 Augusto Sakai • Former interim light heavyweight title challenger Ovince Saint Preux took on KO artist Alonzo Menifield in the co-main event • The event was closed to the public     United Arab Emirates,  September 06, 2020:       Performances of the Night: Brian Kelleher, Andre Muniz, Michel Pereira, Ovince Saint ......read more

    WWE Update

    United Arab Emirates,  September 03, 2020:  This week’s WWE media update includes a round-up of results from Payback, as well as all the latest news from both RAW and SmackDown and details about how to access content in the MENA region.   ROMAN’S NIGHT AT PAYBACK On a night packed full of drama, Roman Reigns became the new Universal Champion after defeating “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman at Payback. Elsewhere, the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship changed hands after Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax secured a shock victory over Bayley and ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council to Organize “Dubai Sports Community Club's Tournament”

    United Arab Emirates,  September 03, 2020:  Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has announced the launch of “Dubai Sports Community Club’s Tournament”, to take place at the pitches of Dubai Sports World (Zabeel Halls No. 4, 5, 6) in Dubai World Trade Center from 4th to 11th Sept. 2020.   The Tournament will be held with participation of 14 social clubs and communities in Dubai; these are: India Club, Pakistani Club, Jordanian Social Club, Sudanese Social Club, Egyptian Social Club, Filipino Social Club, the Lebanese Community, the Syrian Community, the Nepalese ......read more

    Tadej Pogacar Takes White Jersey in Tour De France Stage 4 Summit Finish

    United Arab Emirates,  September 02, 2020:  Slovenian starlet, Tadej Pogacar showed his strength as a clear podium favourite by matching the pace of the world’s strongest riders in today’s stage 4 of the Tour de France.    Pogacar followed world number one and compatriot, Primoz Roglic’s (Team Jumbo-Visma) wheel on a brutal uphill sprint in the final 150 metres of the climb to the line to take a well-earned second place in the Tour’s first summit finale.    Stage 4 was one to remember for Pogacar as he earned himself the ......read more

    Twitter Adds More Context to Trends In Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt

    United Arab Emirates,  September 02, 2020:  Trends show what everyone is talking about right now. The question “why is this trending?” was Tweeted over half a million times over the last year. Twitter has been working to bring people more context on what’s happening with labels on Tweets and accounts as well as curated pages (also known as Moments) and related articles on trends. To help with this, Twitter is adding pinned Tweets and descriptions on trends to help explain why something is trending.  Sometimes the right Tweet can help make sense of a trend. ......read more

    WWE® 2k Battlegrounds to Feature Arabic Commentary WWE 2K Battlegrounds

    Official WWE Arabic Commentators Faisal Almughaisib and Jude Aldajani and Ring Announcer Saeed AlGhamdi to be Included in Game's PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC (via Steam) Versions   United Arab Emirates, August 31, 2020:   2K today announced that WWE® 2K Battlegrounds, the arcade-style brawler that will bring over-the-top WWE action to a new level of intensity, will be available for the PlayStation®4 system, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X, and Windows PC via Steam, with Arabic commentary and ring announcements for the ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Announces Winners of 5th Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

    • ProvenMed, Callix and PlasticFri named as top 3 winners of competition, specialising in medical devices, intelligent call answering solutions and eco-friendly products   • 23% increase in applications received in 5th cycle compared to previous cycles, while 82% of business ideas were submitted by UAE-based startups • Over 1,900 startups from around the world have applied over the last five cycles of the competition   • UAE Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs: Competition promotes the participation of entrepreneurs in shaping the ......read more

    Superb Kristoff Seals Stage 1 Win of Tour De France

    • The Norwegian outsprinted everyone to give the UAE Team Emirates their first ever yellow jersey • Valerio Conti wins Trofeo Matteotti     United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2020:   Alexander Kristoff was the fastest in the first stage of the Tour de France, hitting a fantastic double with a stage victory and sealing the yellow jersey.   The 156 km of the inaugural stage of the Gran Boucle were characterized by numerous crashes due to the heavy rain that featured throughout the entire race. The group moved cautiously along the descents of ......read more

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