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    The Smurfs are turning 60 at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai

    Dubai, 20 November 2018:   MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park is hosting the biggest ‘blue-themed’ birthday party. The party will be hosted at the Smurfs’ Village to celebrate the favourite blue characters turning 60, from 23rd to 24th November, 2pm to 6pm.  These tiny blue creatures have been spreading happiness for 60 years, so come and celebrate this special birthday along with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, and Vanity Smurf.   To kick off the celebrations, guests can transform into a Smurf for a day at various face painting stations. Smurf hats will also be given to visitors because Smurfs are incomplete without the famous white hat and blue face! Adding to the excitement and birthday spirit, ......read more

    Al Wasl Club Academy Rise to Second Place in the League Table after Defeating AD Elite in Week 5 of Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2018:   Week 5 of the Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship witnessed strong play by the Girls U18 UAE National Team, as Team A rose to the top of the League table after closing the gap with the du LaLiga HPC Team. The Girls U18 UAE National Team B beat Regional Sports Academy 3-0 at Dubai Sports City to reach third place in the League table.  In the Boys U18 category, du LaLiga HPC beat Spanish SS Iniesta 5-0 at the game played at Shabab Al Ahli stadium to maintain their position at the top of the League table. The match between AS Roma and Barca Academy ended in a draw and City FC beat LaLiga Academy 4-0.  In the Boys U16 category, Go Pro beat FSC Foxes 4-0. du LaLiga HPC maintained their position at the top of the League table after beating Al Wasl Club ......read more

    Girls Crush it at duFC in Abu Dhabi Group Stage 2

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 Nov 2018 –   This weekend saw the second day of group stage matches in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain of the duFC, the only international scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga and home of the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups and UAE Girls Challenge.   This year a record number of girls’ teams participated, one third of which are government school teams.    Charging into week two’s competition, the girls from British School Al Khubairat (BSAK) continued their school’s winning streak, thrashing their way to the top of their group, while Um Al Emirate Government school surprised everyone with all wins. The knockout round of the Abu Dhabi Leg of the UAE Girls Challenge will be a heated competition worth watching.    “duFC is a priority for us,” ......read more

    Al Fahim lives up to his potential with F4 win in India

    Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:  Victory Team’s Ahmed Al Fahim lived up to his potential with an outright victory in the second race of the F4 category during the Grand Prix of India, the fifth round of the 2018 UIM F1H2O World Championship, on Sunday. Al Fahim, who was one of the few emirati talents given a break at the start of the season, finished the second race on the Krishna River in Amaravati to take maximum points and pull himself up into contention for overall honours. The race was always going to be an interesting one after Victory Team’s Al Fahim had claimed pole position with a fine lap of 53.61 seconds leaving England’s Sam Whittle in second and Team Abu Dhabi’s Mohammad Al Mehairbi in fifth. Race one winner Rudolf Mihaldinecz did not start the qualifying session leaving the field open for ......read more

    Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization highlights cultural exchange between Islam, Europe and the world

    ‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ marks museum’s 10-year anniversary  SHARJAH, 17 November, 2018:    Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi Chairman of Department of Seaports & Customs inaugurated ‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ in Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, with the presence of H.E. Manal Ataya, Director-General of Sharjah Museums Authority, Prof. Christina Haak, Deputy Director General of State Museums of Berlin, Prof. Stefan Weber, Director of Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Sharjah Museums Authority and the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin and celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Sharjah Museum of ......read more

    Dubai Parks and Resorts announces unique UAE National Day offer to celebrate the 47th anniversary

    Enjoy UAE National Day with special cultural activities and performances  Dubai, 14 November 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, will celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with an exciting offer and cultural activities across all its theme parks, including LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, and the LEGOLAND® Water Park as well as RIVERLAND™ Dubai. Dubai Parks and Resorts is celebrating the National Day long-weekend with a unique offer, which allows visitors to upgrade their MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park ticket and enjoy access to an additional theme park of their choice for just AED 47.  This offer is effective from November 18th and valid for use between November 30th to ......read more

    Celebrated singer and songwriter Atif Aslam set to perform at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

    Dubai, 13 November 2018:   Well-known singer-songwriter Atif Aslam is set to dazzle visitors when he performs as part of ongoing celebrations this month at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East. Atif, has recorded several top-charts songs, will entertain visitors in front of the stunning Rajmahal Theatre, the flagship attraction set in the heart of the park. The design draws inspiration from the royal palaces of India and creates a lavish backdrop for live shows.  Families will be able to enjoy what is set to be the biggest and most eagerly anticipated concert of the year at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai when Atif takes the stage at 8pm on Friday November 23rd. Tickets will be priced at AED49 for guests who would like to visit ......read more

    Asians shine at National Creative Art Contest

    Hundreds of UAE students flaunt their creativity presenting unique perspectives  17 Emiratis amongst 24 different nationalities graduate from UCMAS brain development program this year, 26,000 trained November 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Creativity, colour and talent were the buzz words when 145 artists competed in the 7th UC DINOART National Art Competition held at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School this weekend. The 2-hour competition brought to the fore hundreds of ideas under one roof as youngsters aged 5 years to 15 years of multiple nationalities and backgrounds presented their thoughts visually. After two rigorous but creative hours of drawing, colouring and painting, 57 winners were awarded prizes across 14 categories. Winning maximum number of prizes, Asian students came out as champions ......read more

    Beach Soccer x Huawei : This year has seen some extraordinary performances

    Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Building on its long standing collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Huawei was the presenting partner of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2018 for the second year running. This year has seen some extraordinary performances and team efforts, reflecting a lot of Huawei’s principles, such connecting and empowering communities and celebrating speed and power. Huawei is proud to support Dubai Sports Council mission to make Dubai a pioneer in sporting excellence by developing and modernizing sporting operations and services. Huawei sees it has a role to play in supporting Dubai Sports Council achieve its goals with a shared passion for the pursuit of excellence, as could be seen in its latest smartphone, the HUAWEI MATE 20 series, also known as the King of Smartphones! Please find ......read more

    Special Olympics Will Create a Legacy of Inclusion Through Art

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Emirati artist Aisha Alblooshi led a group of young boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities in a creative, fun, inclusive and inspiring doll-making workshop at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat on November 10th. The second in a series of Unified Art Workshops hosted by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the interactive session involved children aged 12 to 18 years old and their families. A talented doll and miniatures artist, Ms Alblooshi builds her abstract creations using different materials and techniques. The Unified Art Workshops form part of a program of community events being held across the UAE to raise awareness of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, its ......read more

    Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Organises ‘Herfaty' Programme in Al Ain Palace Museum

    Programme listed as part of the 5th International Handicrafts Festival in Al Ain Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2018:   As part of the 5th Traditional Handicrafts Festival, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised the ‘Herfaty’ (My Craft) programme at Al Ain Palace Museum. The programme runs till April 16th, 2019, and aims to preserve the Emirati identity and heritage among the younger generation. The ‘Herfaty’ programme will include several workshops covering the crafts of Sadu, pottery, Tali, ropes, and Burqa. Participants of all ages will be introduced to Emirati traditional crafts, as well as studio set-ups to take pictures in traditional Emirati clothes. The Sadu workshop will cover the history of women who use this craft, which played a key role in the ......read more

    Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai opens with an ambitious set of exhibitions and programmes featuring more than 40 artists; Centre represents an innovative new cultural hub for the region

    The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop  Opening programming includes a significant group exhibition, four solo shows, several site-specific installations and new commissions, the inauguration of a pioneering Youth Assembly and the launch of an open-air sculpture park adjacent to the Centre Further details about the next six months of staggered exhibitions and public programmes will be shared in the coming months Dubai, United Arab Emirates | November 10, 2018 –   Today marks the opening of the much-anticipated Jameel Arts Centre, an innovative cultural destination developed by Art Jameel, the independent organisation that supports arts, ......read more

    Minister of Community Development salutes Dubai Women's Triathlon participants

    Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2018:  Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, saluted the spirit of the contestants in the second Dubai Women’s Triathlon after presenting the winners with their medals. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council in association with the Dubai Ladies Club, the second edition of the women’s only triathlon attracted 324 participants of different age and nationalities, including People of Determination and 121 Emiratis, who were assured of complete privacy as no men were allowed near the swimming competition. Ladies were given lifeguard duties. Irishwoman Deirdre Casey, a veteran of more than 50 triathlons, took the top honours in the Olympic Standard race with a time of 02:07:42, Great Britain’s Helen ......read more

    Lamia set to headline 1st Emarat National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship

    Dubai Sports Council announces details of country’s first rhythmic gymnastics championship Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:   In this remarkable Year of Zayed, and to honor the 100th Birth Anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of UAE, Dubai Youth Olympic School of Rhythmic Gymnastics, in partnership with Al Habtoor Group and Dubai Duty Free, are delighted to announce the 1st Emarat National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship 2018, which will be held at the Al Habtoor Tennis Academy in Al Habtoor City, Dubai, on November 16, 2018.  Being held under the aegis of Dubai Sports Council, the Emarat National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship is the first of its kind championship to be held in the UAE with nearly 200 athletes from local sports clubs, public and private schools ......read more

    Triumphant First Daman Dxb Swimfest at Jumeirah Beach Hotel

    Over 1,000 swimmers take to the open water in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab, as Chad Le Clos inspires swimmers of all ages at the Daman DXB SwimFest 2018    Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  The inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest 2018, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi, was hugely successful as over 1,000 swimmers, friends and families descended on to the beautiful Jumeirah Beach Hotel waterfront to take part in the Swim the Burj Al Arab challenge, Junior Splash Dash and Relay races.     Chad Le Clos, multiple World and Olympic champion, was excited to be a part of the one day fitness festival as he started each of the races, getting involved and inspiring the large waves of swimmers who were ready to give each of the races their best shot. Le Clos commented: ......read more

    National Geographic Launches Mars 2 into Orbit with Season 2 Premiering Nov 15 on National Geographic 9:00pm UAE time/8:00pm KSA time

    Catch award-winning heavyweights Elon Musk, Michio Kaku and former NASA Chief Ellen Stofan share their views on the Red Planet Produced by Academy Award winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:   National Geographic season 2 of the critically acclaimed series mars will premiere on November 15 with new and returning mars crew and real-world big thinkers in six-episode series. The genre-busting Mars series taps into World-renowned Experts in Human Exploration, Including Elon Musk, Michio Kaku, former NASA Chief Ellen Stofan And Author Jared Diamond and delves under the Martian surface to confront the demands, perils and advantages of colonizing the Red Planet. Hailed by critics as “thought provoking, “visually stunning,” “ambitious,” “wonderfully ......read more

    New exhibit by acclaimed calligrapher Tagalsir Hassan opens at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

    ‘Versatile Letters’, an extensive collection of works by the influential UAE-based artist, to run from Nov 5th to Dec 18th, 2018  SHARJAH, UAE, 6th November, 2018:   Sharjah Calligraphy Museum today opened an exhibition devoted to the work of Tagalsir Hassan, the acclaimed UAE-based calligrapher. ‘Versatile Letters’ pays tribute to Tagalsir Hassan who has been a leading figure in the preservation, promotion and continuing development of Arabic calligraphy in the Emirates and around the region for more than four decades. The opening was attended by His Excellency  Mohammed Al Murr- Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Council, HE Abdullah Mohammed Alowis - Chairman of the Department of Culture, HE Bilal Al Budoor Chairman of the Cultural and Scientific Association, HE ......read more

    YRF to release Thugs of Hindostan on 4DX across the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  Thugs of Hindostan, dubbed to be India’s biggest film ever, will hit the cinemas in the UAE and across the Middle East on November 8, 2018.  Yash Raj Films is taking this extravagant action-adventure to a whole new level of cinematic experience. The Amitabh Bachchan- Aamir Khan starrer will be released in 4DX, the latest movie theatre immersive experience that has taken the world by storm. Watching a film in 4DX is like being a part of the story in more ways than one. One can touch, feel and sense many moments that happens onscreen. From explosions of fog, smoke or a gentle breeze, this viewing experience makes a viewer feel all of it, while sitting on specially designed seats with specially positioned sound systems. One can also smell different scents and feel a turbulent storm raging ......read more

    Novo Cinemas to Showcase the First BTS Feature Film for Four Days Only!

    Burn the Stage: the Movie is the first BTS feature film that delivers the most intimate look to date of the 2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III THE WINGS TOUR Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:   Novo Cinemas, the region’s most innovative cinema chain, is set to welcome a hoard of screaming fans as they showcase famed band BTS’ first ever film; Burn the Stage: the Movie. The movie takes fans behind the scenes of what it’s like to be part of the world’s biggest band and follows on from their massively successful YouTube series of the same name. Available at Novo cinemas throughout the UAE from 15th – 18th November only, the full movie features moments from the band’s Wings tour last year, which drew more than 550,000 fans across 40 concerts spanning 19 cities, and offers an intimate ......read more

    Rafael Carino Returns to Abu Dhabi Legends Series Against Alexandre Barauna at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Rio De Janeiro

    Black belt 5th degree Rafael Carino will defend his Abu Dhabi Legends title against black belt 5th degree Alexandre Barauna. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio de Janeiro takes place at the Carioca Arena on 16, 17 & 18 November. Registration deadline is on 9 November. Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi Legends Series will return in Rio de Janeiro at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®, with last year’s champion Rafael Carino to face off against Alexandre Barauna at the Carioca Arena. Black belt 5th degree legend of the sport and a former UFC fighter, Carino stole the show at last year’s Abu Dhabi Legends Series in Rio de Janeiro when he beat Carlão Barreto with a takedown to win the gold by a 2-0 lead. Commenting on his upcoming challenge, Rafael Carono said, ......read more

    Meet the Team at Al Bait Sharjah

    Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018:  Surrounded by history and culture, in the heritage precinct ‘Heart of Sharjah’ stands the region’s most ambitious projects – ‘Al Bait Sharjah’. Developed to restore Arabian heritage and Emirati hospitality, Al Bait, literally meaning ‘the home’, is a unique collection of four heritage houses once owned by local families who impacted Sharjah’s history with innovative achievements in business, government and publishing. The heritage resort deeply inspired by its own past, comes together in a collection of 53 luxurious guest rooms and suites, which can be booked through the resort’s website from December 1, 2018. Al Bait Sharjah is carefully re-modelled and designed to provide world-class hospitality services and luxurious guest ......read more

    CEO of Novo Cinemas Reveals Why the Brand Is the Leading Cinema Pioneer in the Region

    Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen shared her vision with the MENA Cinema Forum, with innovation and bespoke offerings laying at the heart of the strategy and approach. 4th November 2018, Dubai:   The CEO of Novo Cinemas, Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, recently shared her vision at the MENA Cinema Forum of what the brand is doing – and will need to do – in order to maintain its position at the forefront of innovation within the industry. As the award-winning chief executive officer of one of the most forward-thinking cinema brands in the region, she has pioneered a rich legacy of firsts that has seen the chain continue to rank at the forefront of the ever-growing entertainment sector.  Addressing the industry’s most influential decision makers, she revealed that Novo has built its reputation founded on ......read more

    Presenting Katrina Kaif in her hottest desi avatar as Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan

    Dubai – November 04, 2018:   Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan is the biggest visual spectacle hitting the big screen this Diwali. It boasts of a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza and an incredible casting coup that brings together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time. In keeping with the innovative marketing move to introduce the primary characters of the film through motion posters, YRF today unveiled Katrina Kaif in her hottest desi avatar to date. She plays the role of an outrageously beautiful performer Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan. Suraiyya is the most gorgeous girl in British India who makes every man go weak in their knees. She is the best dancer of the country that people throng to watch. With a casting that also ......read more

    Author Dubai Abulhoul Calls for the Preservation of Emirati Folktales

    Interacts with young readers at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018  Sharjah, November 3, 2018:  Kalimat, an imprint of the UAE-based publisher Kalimat Group (KG), known for its quality Arabic children's and young adults’ books, brought accomplished Emirati author, Dubai Abulhoul to the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2018) to speak at a cultural session titled ‘Culture, Youth and Literature’, yesterday (Friday).   Abulhoul, who wrote her first novel Galagolia: The Hidden Divination when she was 13 years old, referred to the most memorable characters in Emirati folklore as she discussed its role in igniting young people’s curiosity and love for reading. She said that more books in this genre must be produced for children, as folktale characters have this wonderful quality ......read more

    Le Clos Excited About the First Daman DXB Swimfest

    Over 1,000 swimmers will participate in the UAE’s first SwimFest this Saturday 3rd November as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge  Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Participant numbers are strong ahead of the inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi. Swimmers are looking forward to taking to the open water this Saturday off the iconic beach at the newly refurbished Jumeirah Beach Hotel as part of Dubai’s first SwimFest, organised by Professional Sports Group with Chad Le Clos, and sanctioned by the UAE Swimming Federation & Dubai Sports Council. Hosted by multiple World and Olympic champion Chad Le Clos, the SwimFest offers swimmers of all ages and abilities the chance to take part in a host of races including the Dubai Mile, Swim the Burj Al Arab, Adult Relays, Family Fun ......read more

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    UAE Olympic Swimmer, Nada Al Bedwawi inaugurates Foremarke's New Swimming Pool

    Dubai, UAE (November 1, 2018):    A brand new swimming pool facility at Foremarke, Dubai’s Prep School located at Dubai Science Park, has been officially inaugurated by the UAE’s first female Olympic Swimmer, Nada Al Bedwawi.  Pupils, teachers, parents and friends of the school gathered to mark the opening of the six- lane, 25 metre outdoor pool and its adjoining learners’ pool, which lie adjacent to the school’s football pitch and boast an impressive two-storey viewing gallery.  Nada, who was welcomed by Headmistress, Zoe Woolley, made a ......read more

    Sharjah Ruler Witnesses Launch of Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 Theme and Logo

    On the sidelines of the inaugural of 37th Sharjah International Book Fair  Sharjah, October 31, 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has attended the announcement of the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo, on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the 37th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The emirate was awarded the prestigious title by UNESCO in recognition of its impactful role in promoting and supporting cultural movements on local, regional and international levels. The theme ......read more

    A First for the Middle East The Open Road Premieres October 13

    Not Your Ordinary Travel Show – 2 Arab Women, 2 Motorbikes, 3 Countries, Anything Can Happen  Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  The much anticipated premiere of “The Open Road,” the first FOX Original Productions from the Middle East, an edgy new travel series starring two Arab women bikers riding on their own across UAE, Lebanon and Jordan, lands on your preferred screen on October 13. It will premiere simultaneously on an unprecedented line up of 11 channels across the region with simulcast on Facebook and YouTube.  Unhindered by the limitations of four ......read more

    We can produce many more Salah: Egypt Minister of Youth and Sports

    Dr Sobhy presents Egypt’s sports plan for the future at the 14th Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium   Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  His Excellency Dr Ashraf Sobhy, Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports, says his ministry has put plans in place to use football star Mohamed Salah’s stunning success as a blueprint and create many more “Mo Salah” for the future. “We have put plans in place for academies and football clubs to create a number of Mo Salah in the coming years,” said Dr Sobhy, as he launched the 14th edition of the ......read more

    Fatima took three hours daily to become Zafira!

    Dubai – October 31, 2018:   Yash Raj Films mega action-adventure Thugs of Hindostan has created a huge anticipation with its fantasy tale set in the high seas. Fatima Sana Shaikh hasdplayed a young wrestler who wowed audiences with her performance in her debut film Dangal. This time she plays the role of the warrior princess Zafira, a daredevil and an outstanding fighter. Her look has become quite a talking point but creating Zafira’s look proved to be a tall task for the films costume designers, Rushi and Manoshi. “Zafira was one of the most challenging ......read more

    Decoding Amitabh Bachchan's warrior look in Thugs of Hindostan

    Dubai – October 31, 2018:  Yash Raj Films mega action extravaganza Thugs of Hindostan has wowed everyone with it’s entertaining, larger than life trailer. Having brought together Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan onscreen together for the first time ever, the film boasts of a casting coup of this generation. The fictional film is set in 1800s India which saw the rise of the British East India Company who changed its intention to become a conqueror. Bringing alive this era and yet retaining a touch of fantasy meant that costumes have the most important place in the film. ......read more

    ‘Firangi wears things that he has robbed from people!': Aamir Khan on Firangi's look

    Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:   Thugs of Hindostan, the visually grand action adventure from Yash Raj Films, is a fictional story that is set during British East Indian Company’s rule over India. Given its setting and its larger than life scale, designing the looks and costumes of the film’s characters were of great importance as it required audiences to go back in time. “Firangi is a potpourri of different elements and identities stolen from the myriad people he meets. He loves his name and lives up to it with his top hat and his choice of foreign booze, which ......read more

    Dubai Miracle Garden becomes home to floral structures of the iconic Disney characters

    Disney’s Mickey Mouse and friends make a debut in the seventh season of Dubai Miracle Garden along with a host of never seen before floral masterpieces  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (October 31, 2018):   Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s largest natural flower garden returns for the seventh season this November 1st with a host of new floral masterpieces, including a reimagined Disney Avenue, Floral Castle, Floating Beds and much more.  Earlier this year, Dubai Miracle Garden marked the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, the ‘True Original’, with ......read more

    Mikaela Shiffrin tells CNN: “For little girls out there growing up… you're enough.”

    Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin kicked off her bid for a third straight World Cup overall crown in Soelden, Austria, last weekend and will be chasing a fourth straight slalom world title at the World Championships in Are, Sweden, in February.   Alongside her summer preparation, Shiffrin earned a spot in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100, traditionally a feature which celebrates physical beauty with the strapline “World’s Sexiest Women”. However, instead of posing in a bikini or an evening gown, Shiffrin chose to wear a ......read more

    Twitter reveals data on the impact of the 280-character launch one year on

    80%+ and 50%+ rise seen in the use of words such as ÇáÑÌÇÁ (please) and  áæ ÓãÍÊ  (excuse me) in Arabic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018:  It’s been a year since Twitter introduced the 280-character limit to the platform from 140 characters, making it easier for people around the world to express themselves in a single Tweet. With a goal to continue to deliver a platform for people to connect and share news and views, the objective was to ensure the brevity and speed Twitter is known for was not lost. One year later, on the launch’s first ......read more

    World singer Garou in Dubai as part of his 20 Year Jubilee tour

    Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018:   M Premiere hosted the world renowned singer "Garou" for the first time in Dubai at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Garou is one of the most renowned singers in the Francophone world for the past two decades. He has won numerous awards including gold and platinum. Dubai was Garou’s first stop and the inauguration of his 20 Year Jubilee tour. The French-Canadian pop singer performed a lively performance that included a mix of his best songs as well as a number of his favorite international singers in both French and English. Garou ......read more

    UAE National Cycling Team Attends Cycle Unified to Support Special Olympics

    Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018:  Cyclists of all ages, abilities and fitness levels turned up at Yas Marina Circuit last night (Sunday 28th October) for the latest edition of ‘Cycle Unified’ and rode alongside members of the UAE National Cycling Team as a mark of unity and solidarity with all people of determination ahead of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.    Cycle Unified aims to break down barriers and promote social inclusion by having cyclists with and without intellectual disabilities ride alongside each other. The monthly event is part of the ......read more

    National Geographic Abu Dhabi in partnership with Abu Dhabi Media and Al Marai Announce 2018 “Moments” Photography Competition Shortlisted Entries

    64 shortlisted photographs out of 40,000 entries from across Arab world GCC entries feature prominently this year Aspiring photographers all vying for this year’s coveted prize with winners to be announced in November  Almarai’s continuous partnership key to supporting thousands of Arab photography talent get discovered and launched  “We have seen a marked improvement in the quality of the photographs year on year. Many of this year’s photographs celebrating Arab people’s stories at international standards” – Hussam ......read more

    Season 23 of Global Village launches festivities, entertainment and events under the theme “Explore, Experience, Enjoy. This Way!”

    Now with the largest Emirates pavilion in the history of Global Village Introducing the first multi-cultural floating market in the world  Eight new bridges that replicate the world’s most famous architectural icons  All new interactive theater for children  More than 100 interactive video games and more than 30 rides for children and families A fiery musical fountain for the first time in the UAE  The Wheel of the World returns with a record-breaking screen  Dubai, 29 October 2018:   A cultural extravaganza is on offer for ......read more

    Fox Network Group Employees Roll-Up Their Sleeves to Protect Marine Life in the UAE

    Fox Network Group Employees Roll-Up Their Sleeves to Protect Marine Life in the UAE As part of FOX’s 21CF Impact Week and in line with National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic Campaign Over 50 employees from Fox Network Group join hands in mangroves clean-up in RAK Dubai, UAE , October 29, 2018 – As part of its commitment to the UAE community and in line with its Planet or Plastic campaign commitment, Fox Network Group in partnership with Azraq, a UAE non-profit marine conservation organization, conducted a clean-up initiative on Khor Muzahmi mangroves in Ras Al ......read more

    Advance ticket booking opens for Thugs of Hindostan

    Dubai – October 25, 2018: Yash Raj Films “Thugs of Hindostan” is the much-awaited film of 2018. Advance booking for the epic Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan -starrer action film of the year is now open.   The mega action entertainer about an epic war and adventure on the high seas releases on November 8, 2018 across the GCC. The movie has done an incredible casting coup that brings together two of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for the first time on big screen. Thugs of Hindostan is the first Hindi movie that uses the sea as ......read more

    Gearing Up for Gaviria: UAE Team Emirates Sign Colombian Star on Three Year Deal

    Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has announced one of the biggest signings of the cycling season, after attracting Colombian Sprinter Fernando Gaviria with a three-year deal. The 24-year-old will be unveiled by the team at their UAE training camp between 26th – 29th October.   Gaviria, who became professional in the second part of the 2015 season, has had a meteoric rise up the cycling ranks, winning 34 times in his short career, including three stages at the 2018 Tour de France and four stages and the 2017 Giro d’Italia – where he also took ......read more

    Samsung collaborates with RTA for exciting competitions ahead of Public Transport Day

    Competitions open to all residents who travel using any of Dubai’s various public transport services Dubai,UAE,October 25, 2018 –   Samsung Gulf Electronics and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will mark the 9th annual Public Transport Day with exciting competitions. Starting on October 26 until 31 before the Public Transport Day on November 1, Samsung is organizing two fun contests for UAE commuters. Prizes include 100 units of Samsung Level U pro and a chance to have your sketch featured on Dubai’s ‘nol’ transportation smart ......read more

    Mohamed Fawzy: “We are not worried about any team we meet”

    Egypt captain full of confidence ahead of one of beach soccer’s most prestigious tournaments Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  The Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2018 is just around the corner, and even though the world’s best beach soccer teams await, Egypt’s captain appears to be far from nervous. The competition is to take place between the 6th and the 10th of November at Dubai’s Kite Beach, and in a pre-event interview, Egypt’s goalkeeper was clearly thrilled to be returning to compete in the Intercontinental Cup for a fourth ......read more

    BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai is the go-to destination for Diwali celebrations this November

    First 100 guests enjoy free entry to the park on each day Dubai, 24 October 2018:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region in association with Zee Network, is hosting the biggest Diwali celebration in Dubai on the  9th and 10th of November. Starting from just AED 99, guests can enjoy live performances, thrilling rides, delicious street food and brand new entertainment acts.  To celebrate the joyous festival of Diwali, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council's Football Academies Championship kicks off with stellar line up of private academies and national club teams

    24th October 2018, Dubai, UAE -    The first week of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship saw matches played across the emirate, at Dubai Sports City, Al Wasl Club and Shabab al Ahli Club.   While Al Wasl Club, Spanish Soccer Schools and Barca Academy all put in outstanding performances, the top matches of the week were played between du LaLiga HPC and Dubai City FC in the U18 category.   In the U18 squads LaLiga HPC dominated a full-strength Dubai City FC squad with play after play that found their way through the defences of their ......read more

    World's strongest set to battle for biggest strongman prize-purse in history

    Game of Thrones star Bjornsson headlines a star-studded line-up at the World’s Ultimate Strongman on Friday at Bab Al Shams Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2018:  The world’s strongest men, including newly-married television star Hafthor Bjornsson, will roar at the at the colosseum-esque Bab Al Shams Arena in Al Marmoom on Friday as they battle for the biggest strongman prize purse in history and the title of the World’s Ultimate Strongman. Being organised in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, the World's Ultimate Strongman at the Beasts in the Middle East ......read more

    Opportunity for all photographers in the Emirates as 2019 Sony World Photography Awards launches UAE National Award

    UAE National Award now open for entries, celebrating local photographic talent and promoting it to a global audience Experts from across the photography industry announced as 2019 jury Dubai, UAE, 23 October 2018:   The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce that the UAE National Award is now open for entries. A longstanding part of the Sony World Photography Awards, the National Awards provide the unique opportunity for entrants of all levels, from more than 50 countries, to be recognised in an internationally renowned photography ......read more

    Get your game on at the ultimate FIFA Club World Cup experience zone at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2018:   Marina Mall is inviting all football fans to show their footy skills and to get involved in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup.      Marina Mall will be bringing football fever starting from Thursday, Oct 25 until Monday, Oct 29 with the FIFA Club World Cup Experience zone where fans can test their football skills in a series of challenges modelled after the different positions on the football pitch.   If you’ve got the agility of a world-class goalkeeper, the aerial ability of a top defender, the control of a midfielder, or ......read more

    Historical Novel hails Dr. Sheikh Sultan's Cultural Renaissance

    Historical Novel hails Dr. Sheikh Sultan’s Cultural Renaissance Pays glowing tributes to Sharjah’s Architectural Charm Sharjah: The emirate of Sharjah has widely been appreciated as a haven of learning and culture, attracting international recognition such as ‘Cultural Capital of Arab World’ and the much-coveted UNESCO World Book Capital (2019). It is no wonder, then, if the charm of this cultural paradise inspired the literary flair of Mujeeb Jaihoon’s novel, The Cool Breeze From Hind. “Sharjah figures predominantly in the setting of this ......read more

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