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    Jaguar Partners With 4th Floor Creative and Artists Disciples and Pip Millett to Celebrate Live Music in Unique Sound Design Project

    • Celebrating Creativity: Jaguar partners with Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative team to celebrate the worlds of music and design     • Exhilarating Performance:  Sony Music UK artists Disciples and Pip Millett perform their latest tracks at Jaguar Land Rover’s Gaydon Product Creation Centre in facilities normally used for designing and developing vehicles        23, September 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Jaguar has partnered with 4th Floor Creative – Sony Music Entertainment UK’s creative and strategy team – to bring together the worlds of music and design in a unique celebration of the arts. Repurposing facilities ordinarily dedicated to the design and engineering of Jaguar’s cars, the Sound Design collaboration sees a ......read more

    Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage released from ‘Dune' Shoot in Abu Dhabi

    • Abu Dhabi’s stunning landscape doubles for desert world of Arrakis in eagerly awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s best-selling novel • Epic Films and Abu Dhabi Film Commission supported production logistics around complex 11-day production • Abu Dhabi hosted a private screening of ‘Dune’ ahead of the regional theatrical release on September 23, 2021   Abu Dhabi - 22, September 2021 – As blockbuster ‘Dune’ hits cinema screens across the region, exclusive footage of the filming in Abu Dhabi was released today detailing how the stunning landscape of Abu Dhabi was used for the iconic setting of the desert planet Arrakis in Denis Villeneuve’s adaption of Frank Herbert’s best-selling sci-fi novel.   The epic action-adventure movie, from Warner ......read more

    Dana Alfardan debuts her second stage musical, 'RUMI

    Dana Alfardan debuts her second stage musical, 'RUMI: The Musical' at the London Coliseum in collaboration with co-composer and West End and Broadway star Nadim Naaman featuring as well Broadway star, Ramin Karimloo. Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East Doha, Qatar – 22 September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  November 2021. ‘Rumi’, based on a story about the 13th century philosopher and poet Rumi by Evren Sharma, follows Al Fardan and ......read more

    World-Renowned Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Returns On 18 February 2022

    • As the first safe city worldwide, Ras Al Khaimah will host leading international athletes, regional participants and residents at the 15th edition of the world’s fastest half marathon • Registration opens in October 2021   22, September 2021, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Ras Al Khaimah, the nature-based Emirate with an exceptional track record for hosting world class adventure and sporting experiences is set to host the return of the fastest half marathon in the world – the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon on Friday 18 February 2022.   Returning for its 15th edition, the race welcomes back elite athletes, running enthusiasts and amateurs from across the globe, to participate in the world’s fastest half marathon. Taking place on Marjan Island, the adrenaline-charged event will include ......read more

    Rashid on Course for Fourth World Title After Dominant Display in Italy

    Team Abu Dhabi star completes overall victory in Olbia to make it 12 Grand Prix wins in a rows   22, September, 2021: The UAE’s Rashid Al Mulla is firmly on course for a fourth successive world aquabikes crown after recording a comprehensive overall victory at the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy. Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning world freestyle champion was in a class of his own as he completed back-to-back moto victories in the opening round of this year’s UIM-ABP Aquabike Class Pro World Championship in Olbia. He will now take a record of 12 consecutive Grand Prix victories and 26 moto wins into November’s second round of the championship in Kuwait, with the season reaching its climax in Sharjah in December.  “The whole grand prix weekend in Olbia was amazing,” said Al Mulla. ......read more

    Guinness World Records Verifies Oldest Identical Twins Ever

    JAPAN’S Umeno Sumiyama, Koume Kodama are awarded GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE for “Oldest identical twins ever (female)” and “Oldest identical living twins (female)” at 107 years 300 days old   September 22, 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Japan’s Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, are the world’s Oldest identical twins (living and ever/female) at 107 years, and 300 days, as of Sep. 1st 2021.   Umeno and Koume were born on Nov. 5th 1913 as the eldest and second daughters in a family that lived in Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture. Of the 11 siblings, Umeno is the third and Koume is the fourth child. Twins family says they have described their childhood was just like a Japanese TV drama ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Festival Returns to Berlin Art Week In Support of ‘Beyond Belief' With Emirati Artist Aisha Juma

    Abu Dhabi- UAE: 21 September 2021- As part of its mission to support cultural diplomacy through co-productions and collaborations, Abu Dhabi Festival presents Emirati artist Aisha Juma in “Beyond Belief”, an exhibition bringing together a variety of artworks from more than 35 artists. This is the first of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Festival’s events abroad and is the result of a cultural partnership between the Festival and Haus Kunst Mitte.   The inauguration was attended by Her Excellency Hafsa Al Ulama, UAE Ambassador to Germany, and His Excellency Jeremy Issacharoff, Israel’s Ambassador to Germany. In her speech at the event, Her Excellency Hafsa Al Ulama praised the strong cultural ties between the UAE and Germany, and commended Abu Dhabi Festival’s commitment to participating in art ......read more

    First Victory for Italian in the UAE Team Emirates Jersey as Kristoff podiums in Frankfurt

    News | Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz'| Trofeo Matteotti – Monday, 20, September, 2021     Matteo Trentin couldn’t have asked for a better preparation for the World Championship road race, with the former European Champion claiming victory at the Trofeo Matteotti in Italy .   The UAE Team Emirates rider won ahead of Jhonatan Restrepo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Valentin Ferron (Total Energies) in the same race he also won in 2019.   The main action of the race came after 60 km, when a group of twelve escaped. Among those riders were Matteo Trentin and his teammate Alessandro Covi, with Trentin attacking again 50 km from the finish, followed by six riders.   Trentin hit-out again 10 km from home, creating a gap of +21 “on the first group of ......read more

    Winner of the 5th Arab Reading Challenge to be Crowned in live TV Ceremony on Monday

    With 21 million contestants from 52 countries, competition sees largest number of participants to date despite COVID-19 Dubai-UAE: 20, September 2021:  Millions of Arab viewers will be able to watch the announcement of the winner of the Arab Reading Challenge in a closing ceremony to be aired live on MBC channel on Monday.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will attend the closing ceremony, which will crown the winner of the 5th edition of the Arab Reading Challenge from among five finalists.  The challenge’s 5th edition attracted 21 million participants, the highest ever number in the challenge’s history, from 52 countries (14 Arab countries and 38 foreign countries with Arab diaspora), compared to 13.5 ......read more

    Snoonu Becomes an Official Partner of Qatar Stars League and Al Arabi Sports Club

    In line with the company’s commitment to the sports industry in Qatar, Snoonu kicks off two ambitious partnerships with Qatar’s top-level football league and prominent football team. 19, September 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Doha-based e-commerce startup, Snoonu, is pleased to announce two partner agreements concluded with Qatar Stars League and Al Arabi Sports Club. The partnerships will see Snoonu becoming the official delivery partner of the two top-level sports entities in Qatar. As Qatar’s Stars League official partner, the company will place its logos on the stadiums’ LED and background screens, and is also planning to sell its branded beverages in all games’ venues, amongst other collaborations. “We are incredibly honoured to become the official partner of Qatar Stars League, the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council and ADNOC Unveil Three Major Announcements for the 2021 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

    • Prize fund of US$303,000 (AED1.1 million) to be distributed across the marathon, wheelchair and 10KM categories  • Revised race route passes some of Abu Dhabi’s most prominent urban heritage, cultural and tourism landmarks • Nike named as the technical sponsor for the event, with each participant receiving a complimentary race T-shirt with innovative features designed to enhance performance   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 19th September 2021: Organizer, Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), and race title sponsor, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), have announced the race routes, prize purse and official T-shirt design for the third edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, set to take place on Friday, 26th November.   The announcement took place during a press ......read more

    Gulf Youth Sport Expo to Bring Together Leading Industry Experts for Discussions and Networking

    Supported by Dubai Sports Council, GYS Expo takes place at Hartland International School on September 17   Dubai - Sepmtember 16, 2021:   The inaugural Gulf Youth Sport Expo, organised in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, will bring together all corners of the youth sports industry on September 17 for a day of presentations, panels, networking, and development. The in-person event will be taking place at Hartland International School, and will give PE Teachers, Sports Coaches, Athletes, and Industry Experts the opportunity to shape the future of youth sport here in the UAE. In an exciting advancement for the world of youth sports in the UAE, the GYS Expo will be the first of its kind to allow the best minds in sport to share their knowledge and expertise with junior athletes, coaches and industry ......read more

    Guinness World Records 2022 Discover Your World

    • Guinness World Records reveals this year’s record-breakers from around the world and the inspirational stories and incredible feats behind their successes   • The new edition is available in stores and online on 16 September, 2021   16, September 2021: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, reveals the record-holding stars of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2022 (GWR2022), now available in stores and online across the UK today.   The newest edition of the book is jam-packed with astounding records that helps readers to continue to discover the world around them. Despite the challenges of the past year, the Guinness World Records team continued to field thousands of applications each month so expect a unique mix of remarkable humans, talented pets, ......read more

    Hirschi Takes Win and Race Lead in Luxembourg

    Swiss impresses to convincing solo victory, Ulissi podiums in Tuscany Marc Hirschi took his first victory in the UAE Team Emirates colours with a show of strength which saw him claim the stage honours and the overall race lead at the Tour de Luxembourg. The Emirati squad showed dominance on the hilly parcours from Steinfort to Eschdorf (186.1km) with sterling work from Juan Ayuso on the final run-in setting up Hirschi to make his attack supported by Davide Formolo and David De La Cruz who placed in 4th and 5th respectively. Hirschi made his killer move with -2km on the steepest section of the climb to the line before pulling out a gap on the chasing group led by Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep). As Hirschi crossed the line solo with his arms aloft, the count back began with the 23-year old securing enough time to take hold ......read more

    West End and Broadway star Ramin Karimloo and co-composer Nadim Naaman will head the cast for the premiere of 'Rumi: The Musical' at the London Coliseum

    West End and Broadway star Ramin Karimloo and co-composer Nadim Naaman will head the cast for the premiere of ‘Rumi: The Musical’ at the London Coliseum Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East   Doha, Qatar – 16, September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  November 2021. ‘Rumi’, based on a story about the 13th century philosopher and poet Rumi by Evren Sharma, follows Al Fardan and Naaman’s 2018 debut ‘Broken Wings’, which ......read more

    Rashid Aims to Extend Long Unbeaten Record in Italy

    Team Abu Dhabi star set to unveil new tricks as he launches bid for fourth world aquabike freestyle title   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15th September, 2021: The UAE’s Rashid Al Mulla says he is confident of extending one of the longest winning sequences in competitive international water sport in Italy at the weekend. The Team Abu Dhabi star and three-times world aquabikes freestyle champion has been unbeatable since his first of 11 consecutive overall Grand Prix victories stretching back to November 2017.  Al Mulla has since then won 24 successive motos, the back-to-back events which make up each round of the UIM-ABP Aquabike Class Pro World Championship, and can add to his tally in the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy in Olbia. The Emirati recorded his last Grand Prix success in Kuwait in February 2020, less ......read more

    Creative Powerhouse Semi Permanent Launches its First-Ever Middle East Festival in Abu Dhabi

    Grammy and Oscar-winning Mark Ronson among the stars set to appear at biggest creativity and design festival in southern hemisphere , taking place in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 September, 2021: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in collaboration with globally renowned creative experience company Semi Permanent, has unveiled the full line-up for a first-in-region creativity festival, which is set to host an array of global talent from the design, retail, branding, fashion and technology industries.   Tickets are now available for Semi Permanent Middle East, which will run from 14 - 16 October 2021 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, and feature world-renowned performers including Mark Ronson, the Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriter, record producer and DJ, ......read more

    Mubadala World Tennis Championship Returns to Abu Dhabi With New December Dates

    13th edition of the people’s favourite Abu Dhabi event to feature six of the world’s top male tennis players and two leading female players from 16 - 18 December at Zayed Sports City’s International Tennis Centre in Abu Dhabi Championship will be held under proven world-class health and safety protocols in line with the UAE capital’s reopening plans with quarantine-free travel for all vaccinated international visitors Ace the return of world-class tennis to Abu Dhabi. Tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE Tuesday, 14 September 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Top-class tennis is making a smashing return to Abu Dhabi this year. Mubadala World Tennis Championship owners Flash Entertainment have announced the Arabian Gulf’s leading professional tennis experience is heading ......read more

    The Emirates Literature Foundation 2022 Competitions for Schools Now Open

    The Readers’ Cup, Emirates NBD Poetry For All, the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition and The Story Writing Competition all open for entries Dubai, September 13, 2021: The Emirates Literature Foundation has announced that the popular competitions for schools are now open for 2022, celebrating champion readers, story tellers, poetry performance and the craft of fine handwriting. Schools can compete against each other in the Readers’ Cup to show who comes top with their knowledge and understanding of selected books, while budding young authors can show off their writing skills by entering the Story Writing Competition. Students with a talent for poetry performance can showcase their interpretation of a favourite poem in the Emirates NBD sponsored ‘Poetry For All’, and ......read more

    Thani Grabs Thrilling Grand Prix Victory as Team Abu Dhabi Make Perfect Start in Italy

    On a day of drama, Al Qemzi grabs ninth race win and combines with  Torrente for brilliant one-two success    Abu Dhabi - 13, September, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi made a perfect start to the 2021 UIM F1H2O World Championship today as Thani Al Qemzi scored a thrilling victory in the Grand Prix of Europe in Italy.   The veteran Emirati driver, who is trying to secure his first world driver’s title 21 years after making his debut in the series, won by 2.78 seconds from team-mate and defending world champion Shaun Torrente.   Their stunning one-two success in San Nazzaro in a dramatic race which saw four re-starts underlined Team Abu Dhabi’s dominance of the F1H2O series as they look to extend a run of three successive team championship wins.   After qualifying in second ......read more

    MBR Creative Sports Award continues to receive nomination files

    Nominations for 11th MBR Creative Sports Award close at midnight on Wednesday, September 15   DUBAI -- The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has urged outstanding Emirati and Arab athletes and international institutions to complete the submission of their files for the 11th edition of the Award before the close of nomination at midnight on September 15. Nomination files can be submitted by individuals and institutions, from within the country and outside, through the official MBR Awards website and smart application, which is available on both Android and Apple platforms and expedites the submission process, and also allows nominees to communicate with the Award team and get virtual support through the nomination process. On the directives of His ......read more

    WWE Signs Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson to Exclusive Agreement

    September 12, 2021:  WWE signs Olympic gold medalist and reigning NCAA wrestling champion Gable Steveson to an exclusive agreement. In the company’s first-ever NIL deal, Steveson will join the WWE roster while defending his NCAA title for the University of Minnesota.

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    Team Abu Dhabi Primed for Big Grand Prix Battle in Italy

    Al Qemzi, Torrente aim for winning start to F1H2O series after young Italian claims first pole position Abu Dhabi, 11th September, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi have given themselves a fighting chance of a winning start to the 2021 UIM F1H2O World Championship in tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Europe in Italy. Emirati driver Thani Al Qemzi was second fastest in today’s qualifying shoot-out with team-mate and defending world champion Shaun Torrente fourth quickest as young Italian Alberto Comparato grabbed his first career pole position. With the vastly experienced Al Qemzi bidding to claim his first individual world title and Torrente looking to complete a driver’s championship hat-trick this season, the defending team champions had been hoping to dominate the three-stage qualifying event. They remain the team to ......read more

    Soundstorm '21 Unveils Initial Artists Line-up

    Over 150 international and local artists to perform at the four-day music festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from December 16-19 Tickets now available through mdlbeast.com and in-store at Virgin Megastores in Saudi Arabia. September 11, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Music entertainment company, MDLBEAST, has confirmed the biggest acts in dance music will once again take to the stage at its flagship event SOUNDSTORM, the region’s biggest and loudest music festival, with the first official line-up being revealed for the 2021 edition.  Hosted in Riyadh between December 16-19, SOUNDSTORM will feature a world-leading international music line-up with more than 150 global superstar headliners and international dance acts performing alongside local and regional talent.  Electrifying over 500,000 revellers at what is one ......read more

    Twitter is Connecting People With the Launch of Communities

    09, September, 2021 - Dubai, UAE:  There’s always been a broad, weird and wonderful range of conversations on Twitter, but the platform has been missing a simple way to connect people who are into the same things. And now, that’s changing. Starting today, Twitter is testing Communities, a way to easily find and connect with people who want to talk about the same things.   Tweet to your Community Some conversations aren’t for everyone, just the people who want to talk about a particular topic.  When people join a Community, they can Tweet directly to that group instead of to all their followers. Only members in the same Community are able to reply and join the conversation so it stays intimate and relevant.        While people can Tweet directly to their ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center announces: Few days left before Registration closes for Camel Trek Training

    Dubai, 09, September 2021:   On the sands of time, a group of camel riders embarks on a journey every year to explore the beauty of nature and relive the old Bedouin way of life. One needs to prepare for this adventure in advance and be set for an exceptional experience.    This comes with the one and only event in the world that opens the door for training at a dedicated camel farm in Dubai, after which participants will be shortlisted to join the upcoming edition of the Camel Trek, organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC). HHC has announced that registration is now open and the last day to register and be part of this learning experience is 15th September2021.   “This event resembles a dialogue among civilizations. Throughout the past years, we have witnessed a growing ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Showdown Week Set to Showcase Two Blockbuster Championship Fights at UFC® 267

     Tickets selling fast for unmissable live event at Etihad Arena  Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 08, 2021: Tickets are selling fast for UFC® 267: BLACHOWICZ vs. TEIXEIRA, with the much-anticipated return of UFC to its international home at Etihad Arena on Saturday October 30th, set to feature not one but two championship bouts as the headline events of an action-packed Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. The region’s loyal UFC fans eager to snap up the opportunity to attend live events, have rushed to secure their seats for the stacked UFC card, which will see Poland’s Jan Blachowicz defend his light-heavyweight title against the division’s No.1 ranked contender Glover Teixeira. Blachowicz has earned a following in the UAE capital after defeating Dominick Reyes in Abu Dhabi during Abu Dhabi Fight Island to become ......read more

    FINA World Swimming Championships

    AQUATICS FESTIVAL ADDED TO THE FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (25M) SCHEDULE TO CELEBRATE 100 DAY COUNTDOWN   The FINA High Diving Qualifier, the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2021, an Open Water Swimming Mixed Relay and a FINA Diving Team exhibition make up an exciting Aquatics Festival on Yas Island   The new events will take place alongside the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) to be held at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena from December 16-21   Overall prize pool of $2.8million (USD) for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) is the biggest in FINA history   Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2021: To mark the 100-day countdown, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council is excited to announce that an Aquatics Festival will now take place in parallel with the FINA World Swimming Championships ......read more

    New World 12s Rugby Tournament Launches, Aiming to Bring 250 Million Pounds Into the Global Game

    • Brand new annual international 12s competition targets new fans through innovative shortened format • Aims to bring £250 million into the sport across five years, including unprecedented prize money • Consultation with key global rugby stakeholders has begun • Players to be selected for eight franchised teams via auction • Inaugural tournament staged in England ahead of 2022/23 season • Women’s tournament from 2023     08, September 2021 - UAE:  World 12s Limited, a newly formed international company, has today launched an innovative 12-a-side rugby union tournament which will see the world’s best male and female players compete annually around the world.   Kicking off in August 2022 in England, World 12s aspires to bring £250 ......read more

    Kids Commit to Over Half a Million Actions Combatting Climate Change

    Dubai, UAE - September 07, 2021:   Just nine weeks into Cartoon Network’s Climate Champions campaign, kids across Europe, Africa and the Middle East have been demonstrating their desire to be part of positive change with over half a million climate action “challenges” accepted so far. This comes hot on the heels of the recent IPCC report, which presented its most urgent call to arms on climate change to date, and the results from the Climate Champions multi-territory climate change awareness campaign shows a resounding response amongst kids who are ready to help make a difference. Through Climate Champions, Cartoon Network aims to inspire its young audience to introduce small but impactful behavioral changes at home or in their community to benefit the planet. The daily challenges, such as “Make it ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Finishes Evaluation of Dubai Clubs and Sports Companies for Dubai Sports Excellence Model Awards

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 07, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council has completed the evaluation of Dubai clubs and football companies for the ‘Dubai Sports Excellence Model Awards’ in collaboration with an internationally-renowned specialist to ensure transparency. The Council had received more than 100 nomination files for the fifth edition of Dubai Sports Excellence Model Awards, which takes into consideration the performance of athletes, clubs and football companies during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons, and the highest-rated nominees from among them will be honoured at a glittering ceremony on October 14. Organised under the slogan "Unlimited Ambitions", the Dubai Sports Excellence will honour five winners in the Individual Excellence Category and four in the Institutional ......read more

    Play-Doh Shaping Imaginations for 65 years

    Marking 65 years of creativity and imagination, Play-Doh celebrates this milestone with an exclusive collection pack with children around the world   07, September 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Hasbro’s Play-Doh, a non-toxic modeling compound used by kids for arts and crafts projects, is celebrating its 65th year since birth to market. 65 years of creativity embodied by children and limitless imagination helped discovered by kids all around the world. The genderless brand has successfully placed smiles on children’s faces as well as empowered them with the ultimate readiness to preschool and school activities. This year, and as part of their ongoing determination to enhance children’s skills, the brand marks their 65th year milestone with an exclusive product launch, the Ultimate Collection Pack of ......read more

    Dubai gets Ready for a Festival of Cricket

    "Dubai Cricket Stadium" (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by Yasir Mansoor   Issues with scheduling around the cricketing world mean that Dubai will be part of two of the biggest competitions in the sport. With India unable to fulfill their fixtures, the Indian Premier League will resume on September 19th with the final taking place on October 15th. Just two days later, the ICC T20 World Cup will pick up the baton and the action will come to a close on November 14th. The Dubai International Cricket Stadium will play host to the first game of the IPL resumption and will continue to feature as both tournaments develop. Dates and Locations for IPL 2021 September 19th will see the Chennai Super Kings take on the Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. These are the two most successful teams ......read more

    RISE Worldwide Wins Multi-Faceted Mandate for Abu Dhabi T10

    Indian firm RISE Worldwide is appointed exclusively for global media rights, broadcast production, to sell central sponsorship, in-stadia advertisement & to build strategic brand partnerships for Abu Dhabi T10  September 06, 2021:  T Ten Sports Management has awarded RISE Worldwide a multi-layered and multi-year mandate for the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10. RISE Worldwide, India’s sports first company, will be the exclusive partner to the Abu Dhabi T10 - for broadcast production, global media rights and sponsorship package to build strategic brand partnerships. For the Indian firm RISE Worldwide, the multi-tasked, multi-year mandate from Abu Dhabi T10 is a validation of its rapid growth as a holistic end-to-end sports portfolio since the incorporation in January 2021 as an independent firm (formerly IMG-Reliance), ......read more

    DSC Announces Opening of Registrations for Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

    Dubai – September 06, 2021:  Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the ninth edition of Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament, which is scheduled to take place from October 26 to November 11. Held under the patronage of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament is organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council and participation is open to Emirati and non-Emirati ladies working in the government, semi-government and private sectors. Registration for the tournament is open now and participants can choose from six individual sports - bowling, road race (run), cycling, badminton, ......read more

    14 Upcoming Arab Films Chosen for the 2020-2021 Selection by the Red Sea Fund to Receive Grants

    The 2020-2021 first cycle of projects announced to receive production and post production funding    September 6th, 2021:  The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) today announced the 14 recipients of its funding in its 2020-2021 programme for Arab filmmakers that will receive production and post-production funding from the Red Sea Fund. The fund aims to support projects that require immediate and crucial financing to help bring films to life and shine a light on important narratives from exciting and emerging filmmakers from the Arab world.    This round of funding is an accelerator to the official Red Sea Fund initiative which launched in June and received an encouraging 650 projects which are currently being reviewed and will be announced in December.    The fiction features ......read more

    LG Announces Global Startup Competition to Recruit New Businesses for Innovation Center

    ‘Mission for the Future’ Challenge Seeks Innovations that Improve Quality of Life   Dubai, September 06, 2021:   LG Electronics (LG) announces the launch of Mission for the Future, a global challenge competition for startups to identify innovative technologies and business ideas that pave the way to the future. This inaugural competition is hosted by the company’s new Silicon Valley-based innovation center, LG NOVA, a strategic team within LG working with startups and the entrepreneur communities to build new businesses and bring even more innovation from the outside into LG.   Mission for the Future is a nine-month annual challenge program created to seek the best ideas, concepts and businesses that will improve quality of life in a greener, smarter, healthier, more-connected ......read more

    Unforgettable UFC s=Staycation to Hit Yas Island Abu Dhabi during Abu Dhabi Showdown Week

    Starting from AED 1,380, UFC fans can enjoy an incredible evening with a stay at one of Yas Island’s leading hotels   Yas Island Abu Dhabi – September 5, 2021: As the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Yas Island Abu Dhabi for UFC 267, Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the leading entertainment and leisure destination has unveiled staycation deals for visitors coming to see the latest and much anticipated bout, due to take place on October 30th, 2021 at Etihad Arena. With only limited number of packages available to purchase on Yasisland.ae from September 1 onwards, fans of UFC from across the UAE are encouraged to get into the fighting spirit and book quickly for action-packed experience.   With UFC 267 having confirmed fighters including Blachowicz, Oleksiejczuk, Ankalaev, Volkov, and Li ......read more

    MBR Creative Sports Award Congratulates UAE Team for Success at Tokyo Paralympic Games

    Dubai - September 05, 2021:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has congratulated the UAE contingent, who will return with three medals – a gold, a silver and a bronze – from the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Abdulla Sultan Al Aryani, 51, put UAE on the Tokyo Paralympic Games’ list of gold-medal winners when he took top spot in the men's 50m SH1 rifle event on Friday. A two-time world champion, Al Aryani had also won gold in London in 2012, and his gold medal in Tokyo came after Mohamed Al Qayed had won bronze in the men's 100m T34. Al Qayed later added the men’s 800m T34 silver to his and UAE’s medal tally on Saturday. Al Aryani had also won three silver medals at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, and with ......read more

    Waterfront Market's ‘Murals and Art Competition' Returns for Fourth Year, Celebrating UAE's Golden Jubilee

    One lucky winner will receive AED 50,000 in prize money Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 September 2021: Dubai’s premier fresh-food destination, Waterfront Market, is honoured to re-join forces with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority for the highly anticipated Murals and Art Competition. Returning for the fourth year running, this year’s competition will honour the UAE and celebrate its golden jubilee, bringing together a rich cultural experience with an important message and theme to the community. With a valuable prize of AED 50,000 awarded to the competition winner, as well as the opportunity to bring their mural design to life for permeant display at Waterfront Market, participants of this year’s Murals and Art Competition are being tasked to create a mural in honour of the UAE’s 50th anniversary, ......read more

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    Team Abu Dhabi Duo Primed for Italian job to Launch Double Title Defence

    Torrente, Al Qemzi aim to extend winning sequence as F1H2O powerboat series roars back to life in San Nazzaro   Abu Dhabi, 5th September, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi launch another double title charge at the weekend as the UIM F1H2O World Championship roars back to life on its first visit to Italy for 15 years Team manager Guido Cappellini, who won the 2006 race, is using all his experience and local knowledge to help Shaun Torrente and Thani Al Qemzi make a flying start to this year’s reduced championship. The Italian race legend and ten-times former world champion put ......read more

    Parents, Rejoice! Kids Can Enjoy Free Movie Tickets This September at Reel Cinemas

    Kids under 10 go free to Reel Cinemas this September as part of their exciting Back to School Offer!  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 05, September 2021:  Attention, moviegoers!  Reel Cinemas has announced an incredible offer sure to delight film buffs and fun-seekers alike!  Until September 15th, kids under the age of 10 will enjoy a complimentary movie ticket with each adult Standard Plus ticket purchase!  The offer is available across selected Reel Cinemas locations, whether you opt for The Dubai Mall or Al Ghurair Centre, the comfort of Reel ......read more

    Oliveira Podiums at Vuelta after brave escape Portuguese 2nd behind Magnus Cort

    Saturday 04, September, 2021:  Rui Oliveira took one of the biggest results of his young career with a close second place on stage 19 of the Vuelta España. The 24 year-old went away in a large group on the first climb of the day, before it reduced to a group of seven as the heavy legs of the third week took its toll on the riders.   The group worked tirelessly to hold off the chasing peloton but the collaboration meant they held the gap well throughout the lumpy stage which went from Tapia to Monforte de Lemos (191.2km).   Stage honours went to Magnus Cort ......read more

    YAS HEAT ESPORTS Celebrates First Anniversary and a Year Full of Magnificent Milestones

    Yas Marina Circuit-based team continue to make huge strides in world of esports Team have competed in over 1,000 races, securing 493 victories YAS HEAT’s Angel Inostroza emerged from a group of 4,000 competitors to qualify for the Virtual Olympics Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 August 2021: YAS HEAT ESPORTS celebrates an important milestone this month, as August 2021 signals the first anniversary of the team’s conception, when a new era for esports in the Middle East began. One year on, and the Emirati team continues to raise eyebrows and turn heads on the ......read more

    UFC NEWSFLASH

    Announcements   •         UFC® announced that it will be returning to Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4, for the much-anticipated UFC 268®: USMAN vs. COVINGTON 2. Full announcement and key fights below:  o    Read the full announcement here. o    Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2 o    Rose Namajumas vs Zhang Weili o    Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler   •         UFC announced the following bouts have been added to UFC ......read more

    Solo Masterclass by Majka in Spain as Kristoff triumphs in Germany

    UAE Team Emirates’s Sunday of glory began with Rafal Majka’s winning ride under the sun in the 15th stage of the Vuelta España.   The Polish climber successfully completed a solitary escape that started 90 km from the finish line of the stage between Navalmoral de la Mata to El Barraco (197.5 km with two 1st category GPM, a 2nd category GPM and a 3rd category GPM).   Majka attacked and went clear in the company of Fabio Aru (Team Qhubeka NextHash), before escaping solo, managing his energy and his resistance to the heat in the best possible way to be ......read more

    Victory for the Viking at Tour of Deutschland

    Trentin comes close at La Vuelta     Saturday 28, August, 2021:  UAE Team Emirates’ Norwegian powerhouse, Alexander Kristoff, claimed his first victory of the season and the team’s 25th after winning stage 2 of the Deutschland Tour with a hard-fought uphill sprint finish, whilst teammate Matteo Trentin narrowly missed out on his own win in stage 13 at Vuelta Espana.    Kristoff looked in fine form throughout the 180.6km race in Germany, rising to the occasion as he often does in cold and wet conditions. The gruelling stage ended with a ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council and CDA Organise Child Protection Workshop for Dubai Sports Clubs

    August 25, 2021:  More than 60 people, including managers, supervisors, administrators and coaches from Dubai football clubs and sports companies, participated in a virtual workshop organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Community Development Authority of Dubai to educate them about the country’s Child Protection laws. Dr Abdul Aziz Al Hammadi, Director of Family Cohesion department at CDA, attended the workshop and gave a presentation and explanation on Wadeema's Law - Federal Law No. 3 of 2016 concerning child rights, which stresses that all children must ......read more

    26 Pavilions and 80+ Cultures to join Global Village Season 26 Lineup

    Rich Iraqi culture will be showcased in brand new pavilion alongside guest favorite pavilions Dubai, UAE, 25 August 2020: Global Village, the UAE and wider region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has confirmed the 26 pavilions that will be open in the coming 26th season. With authentic products and hidden gems from around the world, the pavilions are an essential pillar of the park’s success and vast popularity, attracting and delighting millions every season. This year, both mainstay and new boutiques will come together for ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council wins two medals in Best in Biz Awards 2021 International

    More than 80 government and private entities from different countries participated in the Awards   August 24, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council have won Bronze Medal in two categories of the Best in Biz Awards 2021 International, the only independent global business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications from around the world. The Council won a bronze medal in the Best Work Environment category for their outstanding efforts to lift the environment at work through regulations and other initiatives that seek to elevate the ......read more

    MBR Creative Sports Award Sends Its Best Wishes to Arab Athletes for Tokyo Paralympic Games

    Dubai - August 24, 2021:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has wished success to Emirati and Arab para athletes, who will be competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which opened on Tuesday and will continue until September 5. Earlier this month, Arab athletes returned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with their biggest haul from the Summer Games, winning 18 medals - 5 gold medals, 5 silvers and 8 bronze - and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award is hoping Arab para athletes too will ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Announce Wave of Renewals

    Gaviria, Costa, Covi and Polanc all sign new deals UAE Team Emirates continue to reinforce their squad for the future with the announcement of several contract renewals.   Fernando Gaviria will continue for 2022 as the Colombian fast-man hopes to regain the prolific form of previous seasons.   Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Team Manager) : “We all know that Gaviria is a world class sprinter and on his day he can beat anybody. What we want to see now and what we are hoping, is to have that consistency and dependability that we know he can deliver. We are very happy to ......read more

    Yas Island to Go Green and Organize Fireworks Fantasia in Celebration of Saudi Arabia's National Day

    Organized in partnership with DCT Abu Dhabi, fireworks will commence at 21:00pm on September 23 on Yas Bay   Abu Dhabi, UAE –August 23, 2021: In partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment hubs, will be covered in green in celebration of the 91st national day of Saudi Arabia on September 23, 2021.   The spectacular array of fireworks will be open for public viewing from selected hotels and restaurants on the island. Enhanced hygiene and social distancing ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Announce Wave of Contract Renewals

    Gaviria, Costa, Covi and Polanc all sign new deals   Monday 23, August 2021   UAE Team Emirates continue to reinforce their squad for the future with the announcement of several contract renewals.    Fernando Gaviria will continue for 2022 as the Colombian fast-man hopes to regain the prolific form of previous seasons.   Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Team Manager) : “We all know that Gaviria is a world class sprinter and on his day he can beat anybody. What we want to see now and what we are hoping, is to have that consistency and ......read more

    Fifth Season of ‘Your Commitment to Happiness' Campaign Kicks Off in Dubai Clubs and Stadiums

    Dubai - August 23, 2021:   The General Command of Dubai Police and Dubai Sports Council, in cooperation with UAE Pro League and Dubai Media Incorporated, have launched the fifth season of “Your Commitment to Happiness” campaign with the aim of educating the public about the importance of positive engagement, and adherence to all precautionary measures and protocols when attending matches. The launch of the campaign coincides with Dubai clubs hosting three matches inthe second round of the ADNOC Pro League, during which spectators will be permitted into the ......read more

    Kristoff 2nd in Emphatic Norway Sprint Finish

    Norwegian edges closer to home victory as Sebastian Molano finishes top 5 in the Vuelta     August 22, 2021:  Alexander Kristoff came within a whisker of victory on stage 3 of the Tour of Norway. The veteran sprinter, guided by a strong lead-out, managed second after an aggressive day of racing which regrouped in the closing kilometres for a bunch sprint won by Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo).   The riders started and finished in the townland of Jørpeland (159.9 km), with an undulating course providing a launch pad for many attacks throughout the ......read more

    Kristoff Looking for Repeat Success at the 2021 Tour of Norway

    August 19, 2021:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff has his sights set on another victory at this year’s Tour of Norway (19th – 22nd August), after winning a stage as well as both the green points jersey and the yellow general classification jersey at the last edition of his ‘home race’ in 2019. The Norwegian sprinter will be accompanied by two of his fellow countrymen in the form of Vegard Stake-Laengen and Sven Erik Bystrom, along with Aleksandr Riabushenko and new recruits Finn Fisher-Black and Felix Gross who will race in Emirati colours for the ......read more

    Global Village Guests to Enjoy an Enhanced Floating Market Experience and a Brand New Fire Fountain Show for Season 26

    The park’s iconic lake will be the Floating Market’s new home, with a new show and unique stage for live performances.  Dubai, UAE – 18 August 2021: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has revealed its latest Season 26 enhancement, this time for its iconic Floating Market. As the place where Asia's finest culinary dishes can be found, the Floating Market has been a favourite destination for food enthusiasts since it was launched in 2018. With more space and a stunning ......read more

    Dubai Police and Dubai Sports Council Discuss Preparations for Start of Season and Return of Fans

    Dubai - August 17, 2021:   Inspection teams of Dubai Police and Dubai Sports Council have visited different sports clubs of Dubai to review preparations for the start of the season as well as the implementation of Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management’s precautionary measures and protocols, with focus on the safe return of spectators to the stands. The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has permitted clubs and sports events to allow fans into the stands, up to a maximum of 60 per cent of the establishment’s capacity, and the teams ......read more

    Joe Dombrowski Takes Second in Stage 3 of La Vuelta

    August 17, 2021:  The first uphill finish of the Vuelta a Espana 2021, a 202.8km stage from Santo Domingo de Silos to Picon Blanco, saw UAE Team Emirates’ Joe Dombrowski seek out his second Grand Tour stage victory of the season, buoyed by his triumph in the Giro d’Italia earlier this year. The 30-year-old American’s brave performance earned him a hard fought second place, having to surrender in the final two kms, to a searing attack from the eventual stage winner Rein Taaramae (Intermarché-Wanty Goubert).   Dombrowki’s race began when he entered the ......read more

    Viacom18 bags exclusive TV and digital rights for Abu Dhabi T10 series

    ~The series will premiere from 19th November 2021 live on Colors Cineplex SD (Hindi), Colors Cineplex HD (English), Rishtey Cineplex (Hindi), Voot and Jio~ 17th August, 2021, National: Viacom18, one of India’s leading media & entertainment network, has bagged the exclusive TV and digital rights for the Abu Dhabi T10 series. The exciting cricket series will premiere from 19th November 2021 live on Colors Cineplex SD (Hindi), Colors Cineplex HD (English), Rishtey Cineplex (Hindi), Voot and Jio. The 8 teams that will be a part of this series represent 20 nations and include ......read more

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