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    Kasatkina Upsets Muguruza to Play Svitolina in Final of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 24 2018 – Dubai, UAE:  Daria Kasatkina claimed a stunning 3-6 7-6 (11) 6-1 victory over Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday to set up a final showdown with defending champion Elina Svitolina, who defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3. Although many might not be aware of the 20-year old Russian, Muguruza certainly was as Kasatkina held a match point against her when they last met a little over a year ago. That battle stretched to three hours and Muguruza only secured victory by winning the final set tiebreak. This time the tables were turned as Kasatkina fought off three match points in a dramatic tiebreak at the end of an incredible 86-minute second set before dominating a tiring Muguruza in the third. "I think she likes to play when ......read more

    Kristoff Gets Top 10 Finish After Meeting Fans Ahead of Stage Two on Abu Dhabi Tour

    Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff followed up his stage one victory with another top 10 finish, as the Norwegian battled hard in the bunched sprint to take a respectable seventh place and stay in contention for the General Classification (GC).    Commenting on today’s race, the European Champion said; “Today I didn’t have the same power as I had yesterday. There were other guys passing me and Viviani was very fast, but I was happy to fight for a good position today. The team put me in a positive position and I was in the mix with the other riders. We have another race tomorrow to try and grab a win in what should be a good day for the sprinters.”   Earlier today, Kristoff and his team-mates met new fans ahead of the second stage of the Abu ......read more

    Fujairah Crown Prince attends inaugural Maktoum AlSharqi Falcon Championship

    Saeed Al Mansouri and Hamad Thani Al Maktoum’s HBT team create history in Fujairah FUJAIRAH, 24 February 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah, inaugurated the Maktoum AlSharqi Falcon Championship, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), which began on Friday 23rd February in the Madhab area in Fujairah.   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, stressed the importance of preserving the heritage of the UAE through customs and traditions inherited from parents and grandparents.   The first ever falconry championship in the Eastern Emirate of Fujairah was also attended by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Fujairah Sports and Cultural ......read more

    Hollywood comes to a Helipad

    The first helipad cinema in Dubai launches this week at Dubai Festival City Mall   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February 2018:   Dubai Festival City Mall is launching the first cinema on a helipad from 22 February to 14 April. In collaboration with Al-Futtaim Toyota, the unique Camry Helipad Cinema is situated on the iconic Festival Bay and will screen family favourite movies each weekend, including Overdrive, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Monster Family and more.   Shoppers need to simply provide any receipt of purchase from the Mall to get their ticket to the cinema experience.    As part of Dubai Festival City Mall’s redevelopment, the once operational helipad has now been converted so that shoppers can enjoy “one of the most instagrammable sunsets in ......read more

    Abu Dhabi's Top Scoring Schools & Streets Teams to Face Off in Last duFC Knock Out Stage Ahead of UAE Semi Finals

    U12 UAE Schools and Streets teams demonstrate great potential for development UAE Girls Challenge Abu Dhabi teams up for the challenge in national semi-finals Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 February 2018 –   The last day of du Football Champions (duFC)’s Abu Dhabi group stages took place this week during which top teams in the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups in each category faced off in the knock out stage which will determine which team will move forward to the UAE National Semi-Finals which will be hosted in Dubai in April.   They new UAE Schools and Streets Cups’ U12 category, which was introduced to enable younger football players with the opportunity to get discovered by LaLiga scouts through the tournament, saw over 300 young footballers participating in Abu Dhabi ......read more

    Marathon Day Sees Top Seeds Reach Quarter-finals at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 22 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:  Top seed and defending champion Elina Svitolina and third seed Karolina Pliskova were involved in lengthy contests at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday, but both emerged as winners. Svitolina was stretched by Qiang Wang, who only received a place in the main draw as a lucky loser, but prevailed 6-1 5-7 6-2 in two hours 10 minutes, and Pliskova also took over two hours to overcome Carla Suarez Navarro 5-7 6-2 6-4. Wimbledon champion and second seed Garbine Muguruza defeated wild card Catherine Bellis 6-3 7-5 in a match that finished at 1.51am. But French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and Wimbledon semi-finalist Johanna Konta both failed to survive the second round. Fourth seed Ostapenko was beaten 6-1 7-6 (6) by Elena Vesnina, and seventh seed Konta failed to take ......read more

    HE Saeed Hareb on Fifa World Cup Trophy Tour

    Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, on the Fifa World Cup Trophy visiting Dubai. “The tour of the Fifa World Cup trophy to more than 60 cities around the world is evidence of its global appeal and a confirmation of Fifa World Cup’s status as the greatest sporting extravaganza on the planet. “The trophy’s visit to Dubai as part of its global tour confirms the country’s position on the international sporting map. Dubai is one of the leading destinations of the world; it is a brand which enjoys great trust and an enviable reputation on the global stage, whether it be the world of politics, economics, tourism or sports. “We have a very diverse community here, with citizens of more than 200 countries calling Dubai their home, and this ......read more

    Kerber Continues Her Winning Ways at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 21 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   Angelique Kerber demonstrated the fantastic form that has seen her win 13 of her 15 matches this season as she swept aside 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships finalist Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes. Kerber, who has fully turned around a challenging 2017 to win Sydney, reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the quarter-finals in Doha, dominated her opponent from the start and once she had taken an early lead she showed no signs of surrendering her advantage. Now she will face the player who beat Strycova in the 2016 final, Sara Errani. "Yeah, I think I played a good match. I played a solid match," said Kerber. "It's always tough to play against her. You never know what's happen. She's always a fighter. But I'm happy to ......read more

    Minister of Education Announces Qasr Al Bahr Initiative at NSTI Festival and Grants Sultan Binbader the UAE Young Scientist Award

    HE Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi announces that 7 of the winners will be hosted at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and get the chance to meet to HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and explain their innovative projects to HH. UAE Young Scientist Award goes to Sultan Binbader from Alrefah School for his 'Emergency Robot' project. 6 UAE Ministers take part in the student retreat discussions and listen to students challenges and aspirations. Winners of 3D competition announced Dubai, 21 February 2018:   The National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival organized by the Ministry of Education and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces concluded with the Award Ceremony that recognized 24 ......read more

    L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship 2018 is now open for applications

    It’s time for Women in Science to Shine Program to award fellowships worth EUR 84,000 to outstanding female scientists in the GCC and Yemen  Dubai, 21 February 2018 –   L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is once again looking for worthy candidates for this year’s program. The annual initiative, in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, aims to recognize and promote women pursuing science in the region.  The initiative supports Arab women scientists and researchers in the region to pursue scientific research by awarding valuable fellowships. This year fellowships of EUR 84,000 will be given to 6 Arab female scientists either holding a ......read more

    Upsets and Thrills on Opening Day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:   There were upsets and thrilling battles on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as former champion Agnieszka Radwanska failed to reach the second round as she fell 7-5 6-4 to Daria Kasatkina, and Johanna Konta made tournament history. Radwanska won the title in 2012 but last year she suffered a number of injury and illness setbacks and has struggled to regain her place in the top 10. Although she offered stubborn resistance in the first set she failed to find a way back in the second. "I know it's going to be difficult," said the former world number two who is now ranked outside the top 30. "We can see a lot of good players playing a really high level. It's not about one or two tournaments to come back. Maybe if you win the Grand Slam, you ......read more

    Nikai's search for best legacy recipe makes three Dubai residents winners

    The electronics giant ran a consumer competition on their Facebook page Dubai, February 19, 2018:  Nikai Electronics, a part of the Nikai Group of companies, has concluded its search for best legacy recipes on its popular social media platforms recently. The campaign, which received an overwhelming response from various nationalities across the GCC, was held to draw in the best recipes passed down through generations.  Speaking about the competition and engaging target consumers online, Mr. Karthik Moorthy, Vice President, Nikai Group of Companies, said, “Our social media team developed the idea of sharing the best recipes that have been passed down by mothers to our followers. This was intended to target the women between the age group 25-40 and engage them with their culinary skills. The campaign helped us ......read more

    Get Your Weekend Entertainment Fix at Boxpark

    Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018:   Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, promises an action-packed week filled with entertainment options for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the Chinese New Year celebrations and for all movie enthusiast, there’s no place better than Roxy, the city’s only boutique cinema experience to catch all the Oscar nominated films.    Chinese New Year Celebrations   Brief:               Boxpark will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a series of performances, bound to transport guests to an oriental wonderland. With Chinese lanterns decorating the destinations, Chinese dragon dances, Chinese Folk Dances, Kung Fu Show, Han & Tang dance, Qipao Show and Face Changing performances.  Date:      ......read more

    Kristoff Secures First Win for UAE Team Emirates as Team Gears Up for Abu Dhabi Tour

    Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Alexander Kristoff recorded his first victory of the 2018 season and his first in UAE Team Emirates’ colours as the European Champion took home the final stage on the Tour of Oman, adding to his two previous victories on this stage in 2016 and 2017.     The Norwegian produced a thrilling display in the final sprint finish to take home the win ahead of his nearest rivals, Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Cycling Club), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana).   A five-man breakaway dominated the day’s riding, but an assured team performance gave UAE Team Emirates the edge, unleashing Kristoff in the sprint to take home a well-deserved win.   Commenting on his first ever UAE Team Emirates podium finish, Alexander Kristoff said; ......read more

    Costa Looks to Retain Abu Dhabi Tour Title as UAE Team Emirates Confirm Star-studded Line Up

    Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa will return to the UAE this week as the former World Champion attempts to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Tour (21-25 February) alongside a first-class rider line up. Competing alongside the Portuguese legend will be Italian Champion Fabio Aru, who makes his team debut and reigning European Champion Alexander Kristoff, who returns to the UAE following his top 10 performance at the Dubai Tour.    The three superstars will be supported in their quest for the General Classification title by Italian trio Roberto Ferrari, Manuele Mori and Diego Ulissi and Kristoff’s fellow Norwegian, Sven Erik Bystrøm. Guiding the team will be the experienced Sports Director duo, Matxin Joxean Fernández and Marco Marzano, both of whom led team at the ......read more

    Celebrate Chinese New Year with LEGOLAND® Dubai

    Discover an awesome celebration filled with festivities that welcome the Year of the Dog from 15-24 February  Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2018 –   LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is gearing up to welcome Lunar New Year with a host of festive round-the-clock activities for the whole family. From 15-24 February 2018, families visiting LEGOLAND Dubai will experience an authentic Lunar New Year Celebration with a Wishing Wall, a fun interactive Chinese New Year Trivia Wall, and an exciting four-meter-long mosaic building experience which will be made up of over 96,000 LEGO bricks.   One of the most time-honoured traditions during Chinese New Year is the custom of writing wishes for the year and placing them on ......read more

    Keys Ready to Make Her Mark at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 14 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   US Open finalist Madison Keys has already made a massive impression on the sport elsewhere, and now she is primed and ready to add the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her lengthening list of accomplishments. She became one of the youngest players to win a match on the WTA Tour, at the age of 14 years and 48 days, and was the first American woman to debut in the top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999, entering at 10 in June 2016 before rising to seven later in the year, becoming the best player to emerge from the United States in nearly two decades. This has resulted in some expert observers believing that she could one day be the best player in the world. Keys suffered a major career setback in 2017 when she had to undergo two rounds of wrist surgery, but she rebounded ......read more

    Phenomenal development in falconry racing from small beginnings: HHC Deputy CEO

    Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah  Over 5,000 falcons registered in the take-off area in two championships in Dubai this season   Farms in Russia, Kazakhstan, England, Scotland and Germany breeding special falcons to meet demand in the UAE and GCC  DUBAI, 13th February 2018:  The Emirati heritage sport of falconry has not only realized the strategic vision of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive the intangible culture of the UAE but also attracted global interest from falconers thanks to the successful organization of two major Fazza Falconry Championships in Dubai.   As the curtain is set to come down on another highly successful falconry season with the ‘Noukhba’ or Super Finals of the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the ......read more

    Dubai Electronic Security Center Receives Overwhelming Interest From Regional and Global Universities For The AED 700,000 ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award' Competition

    The competition encourages innovation and academic research in the field of cyber security in the UAE and globally  The award embodies the essence of the Year of Zayed’s vision and UAE Month of Innovation  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 February 2018:   Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) today announced that the call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. The competition has been designed to encourage academic study and research excellence in the field of cyber security, by asking research students to develop ideas and solutions for the current and future challenges of cyber security.    The DESC initiative for the competition highlights Dubai Cyber Security Strategy ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Mirza Takes Gold at Asian Cycling Championships

    Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza scooped gold at the Asian Cycling Championships in Myanmar, adding to the two silver medals he picked up at the competition in 2015 and 2017, as part of the UAE National Team. Mirza, the first professional Emirati cyclist to ride on the UCI World Tour and compete at the Olympic Games, beat his opposition in the narrow sprint finish to take home the gold medal and write his name into the history books.    The Emirati, who recently took part in the Dubai Tour, commented: “I'm so happy and proud to have won this race. I've worked hard in the pursuit of this victory for the past 10 years. With the support of my UCI World Tour team,  UAE Team Emirates, I'm trying to help shape the UAE cycling movement and this victory is very ......read more

    ADNOC Schools Team Wins Etihad Artificial Intelligence Competition

    ADNOC students beat out four other teams to take top spot in Abu Dhabi carrier’s innovation challenge Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 12, 2018:   A team of five students from ADNOC Schools reached first place in Etihad Airways’ Artificial Intelligence Competition, held in Abu Dhabi. With five teams and over 40 students participating, the competition challenged the children to develop a service or solution that harnesses the power of AI technology in order to solve a problem or create a new capability within the aviation or air transport sectors.  The competition, held by Etihad and enabled by IBM technology, was held as part of the UAE’s Innovation Month.  The competition took place in several phases. The students were first required to familiarize themselves with IBM’s Digital ......read more

    Garbiñe Muguruza Hungry for Success at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 12 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   Wimbledon champion and former world number one Garbiñe Muguruza will be hungry for success when she begins her bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy next week. The Spaniard enjoyed a fantastic 2017, winning at the All England Club to add a second Grand Slam crown to the one she earned in Paris a year earlier. By beating Serena Williams to win the 2016 French Open and then Venus to win Wimbledon, she became the first player to defeat both Williams’ sisters in Grand Slam singles finals. Last season she also won the Cincinnati title with victory over world number one Karolina Pliskova in the semis and number two Simona Halep in the final, and after the US Open she claimed the number one ranking herself. Her trip to Australia though was not as successful, as ......read more

    Arab Duo Showcase Team's Potential in Final Stage of Dubai Tour

    Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff finished ninth in the General Classification (GC) of the Dubai Tour, after yet another strong ride with fantastic support from his new team mates. The European Champion went into today’s final stage with the hope of scooping a podium position, but suffered another spate of bad luck after being caught up behind a crash in the final kilometre of the race.   However, Kristoff – who will continue his season at next week’s Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour – was superbly led through the race by the attacking Arab duo of Anass Ait El Abdia and UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza. Mirza, who attempted an early break away, dropped back into the peloton and worked tactically with his team-mates to set the pace and control the ......read more

    Dubai Culture Announces an Exciting Line-up of Artists for SIKKA Art Fair 2018

    Over 40 submissions selected by the Authority’s judging panel  SIKKA Art Fair is a flagship event of Dubai Art season, the Emirate’s annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 February 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its line-up of artists for the eighth edition of the SIKKA Art Fair 2018. Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, SIKKA will take place from 17th to 26th March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.    The judging panel assessed a record number of over 200 submissions to select the 45 final artworks for SIKKA ......read more

    'Stranger Things' Spring Camp!

    Dubai’s most exciting drama camp for children & teens    Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018:  From monsters and spaceships to pinball and bowling to best friends and prom… throw some crazy 80s music in there and what do you have? A unique drama camp based on the HIT NETFLIX TV SHOW ‘STRANGER THINGS’! Are your kids ready to venture to the UPSIDE DOWN…?   At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment where they can make friends and get to perform a show at the end of the week!   What will your kids do at camp? They will build team skills by playing special drama games themed with spooky happenings, monsters and retro mania! Plus, they ......read more

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    Kristoff Secures Fourth as European Champion Edges Closer to a Podium Finish

    Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff showed why the team were desperate to secure his services for this season, as the rider once again featured in the top five during stage four on the Dubai Tour. Kristoff, the reigning European Champion battled against the attacking peloton as they frantically tried to reign in the sole break away rider in the final kilometres. Coming into the final 300 metres, the drawn out, blue-jersey bunch, tackled a steep ascent with Kristoff driving forward to cross the line narrowly missing out on a third place podium ......read more

    MB&F M.A.D. Gallery presents aeronautical artwork "Nose Art” by French photographer Manolo Chrétien, from 6th of February to 6th of May 2018

    The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery takes flight with French photographer Manolo Chrétien and his powerful aeronautical artwork.  The photographs Dubai, UAE – 10 February, 2018:   Acclaimed artist and photographer Manolo Chrétien unearths his deeply rooted passion for aviation in the Nose Art exhibition at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, debuting in February 2018. In a powerful yet playful approach, Chrétien captures the essence of famed aircraft nose-to-face as it were. From a luxe 1960s Learjet to the supersonic Concorde jetliner and military vessels like the Dassault Rafale, ......read more

    Women's Week Promises World Class Tennis – Tickets Only 55dhs

    February 8, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   With a spectacular line-up which includes seven of the world’s top ten female players, the excitement is building for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which gets underway in just over a week’s time at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud. One of the best fields to be seen outside of a Grand Slam will be in action from 19th to 24th February during the WTA Tournament, and for only 55dhs per day for Days 1-3, fans will see a line-up which boasts five former world number ones and four players who between them have ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Scoop Another Top 10 Finish as Students Fly Flag for UAE Cycling

    Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates capped off stage three of the Dubai Tour with another hard fought performance, which culminated in Alexander Kristoff securing a top 10 finish following a bunched sprint to the line. Ahead of the race, the reigning European Champion joined team-mates; Yousif Mirza, the UAE National Champion, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono in meeting and signing autographs with students from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai, as part of the team’s commitment to promote ......read more

    Omega Opens Its Olympic Exhibition in Seoul

    Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  In celebration of its role as Official Timekeeper of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has proudly opened its ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ inside the Lotte World Mall in Seoul, South Korea. The launch event included many guests of honour including Alain Zobrist, CEO of OMEGA Timing; Julia Choi, CEO of Swatch Group Korea; OMEGA friend and Olympic Games athlete Yuna Kim; and Hyunchul Park, the Director of Lotte Property & Development. The ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ displays 86 years ......read more

    Students Fly the Flag for UAE Cycling at Dubai Tour

    Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  Ahead of the third stage of the Dubai Tour 2018, children from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai were invited to meet UAE Team Emirates at the Dubai Tour fan village.   Riders including the reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff, UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono signed autographs and spoke to the excited students, as part of the team’s commitment to promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the next generation of UAE cyclists ......read more

    Briton's falconry ambitions soar as falcon ‘English' takes flight

    Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah 16-year-old Emirati Khalifa Al Falasi competes in the General Public category DUBAI, 7th February 2018:   Dubai-based British falconer Harry Ian Garland has embraced the Emirati heritage sport of falconry with the same passion and pride as people in the Gulf after participating in the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) at the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off ......read more

    Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Partner Schools Programme a Hit With Children Across Dubai

    February 6, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Schools across Dubai have been getting into the swing of things in the lead up to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, with over a thousand children from ten schools participating in the Partner Schools Programme. Schools across the emirate have been invited to participate in the programme, which was developed to create a legacy from the Championships by providing children with the opportunity to try tennis, and to get involved with the event through academic and sporting activities and participation in the always popular J.P. Morgan ......read more

    DIFF365 Presents the Acclaimed Egyptian Drama ‘cactus Flower'

    Dubai, 6 February 2018:  DIFF365@VOX powered by du presents audiences ‘Cactus Flower’ from award winning Egyptian director Hala Elkoussy at VOX Cinemas (cinema 9), Mall of the Emirates from 8 February – 21 February, 2018. ‘Cactus Flower’ is the story of three strangers who come together after a banal catastrophe leaves them homeless in Cairo, a city on the verge. ‘Cactus Flower’, supported by the Dubai Film Market’s post-production and production support programme Enjaaz, received rave reviews from audiences and critics at DIFF’s ......read more

    Sharjah Family Development Centres to hold 16th Annual Family Forum from February 13 to 15

    Sharjah – February 5, 2018:   Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, the Department of Family Development Centres (FDC), one of the institutions of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs, announced the 16th edition of the Annual Family Forum.  Conceptualized under the theme “By Morality, Nations are Built”, the Annual Family Forum ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Target Glory on Home Turf as They Prepare for Dubai Tour

    Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ are targeting glory on home soil with the Dubai Tour (6 – 10 February) the first stop in a series of races across the GCC that includes; The Tour of Oman (13 – 18 February) and concludes at the end of February with the Abu Dhabi Tour (21 – 25 February).   The line-up for the Dubai Tour – the first race in the UAE for the Emirati team this season – will feature two of the team’s newest members; former U-23 World Road Race Champion, Sven Erik Bystrøm and reigning European Road Race ......read more

    Young Guns Have Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title in Their Sight

    February 4 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:  Two of the most exciting young players on the ATP World Tour will be vying for the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title when play gets underway later this month, with both Lucas Pouille and Karen Khachanov ready to make their mark and continue their climb up the rankings. Pouille already signalled his intent here last year when he fought all the way to the semi-finals before losing to eventual champion Andy Murray. Having received the 2016 Most Improved Player Award, voted for by his fellow players, he went on to enjoy a ......read more

    Artistic Vases that Define the UAE's Three Distinct Stages of Development now on Tour around Region

    Porcelain vessels designed by Sheikha Hind currently being displayed as part of PostCraft Collection Sharjah, February 04, 2018:  The uniquely different stages of the UAE’s development form the artistic focus of a collection of vases that is currently touring around the region. Designed and produced by Sheikha Hind Al bint Majed Al Qassimi, proprietor of the Designed by Hind brand, the vessels are a personal interpretation of the three significant historical periods that have defined the progress of the country; pre-oil, oil and post-oil.  Titled ‘Is-Dher’, ......read more

    Kids Fest returns to Season 22 of Global Village

    Kids will have the chance to perform on the Main Cultural Stage of Global Village within the Global Show Academy The festival, dedicated to celebrating children, runs from 3rd to 24th February 2018 A football challenge for children will be held during Kids Fest 4 February, 2018 -Dubai, UAE:   Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and a family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced the return of Kids Fest, for its 3rd successive year, from 3rd – 24th February 2018.   Kids Fest will be a 21 day ......read more

    Hamdan Al Ahbabi eyes AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah after achieving perfect score of 50

    Saeed Al Kaabi will face-off against  Matar Al Habsi in the second semi-final next Friday DUBAI, 4 February 2018:  Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi displayed magnificent all-round skills to become the first contestant to achieve a perfect score of 50 during the ninth episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village on Friday 2nd February.   It came at a perfect time for the experienced Yuweel artiste who virtually sealed his spot in the final with his flawless ......read more

    Robin Singh Sports Academy's Elite School League concludes with Gems Modern Academy as winners

    Gems Modern Academy won the match by eight wickets United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 3rd 2018:  Students from Gems Modern Academy school were at their best in the Final Round of Elite School League (ESL), a cricket tournament conducted by Robin Singh Sports Academy with Aster and Transworld Group as title sponsors at the Ajman MCC ground on February 2nd. The League produced not only centuries, but also deadly bowling spells and spectacular all-round performances. Watched by Indian Test star and renowned coach Robin Singh, ESL aims to identify top cricket talent in the UAE. ......read more

    Team F3-K steal limelight with treble triumph on first day of Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah

    Tournament is a qualifier for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals to held on 15th February in Ruwayyah   DUBAI, 1st February 2018:  Team F3-K headed by falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin began their quest to qualify for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals with a hat-trick of victories on the opening day of the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) on Thursday 1st February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in ......read more

    Playworld Village presents international toy brands to booming regional market at Paperworld Middle East 2018

    ME children’s toy sector on upward track as UAE leads consumer spending on toys and games Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:   The Middle East toys and games market, valued at US$3.5 billion in 2017, will be on an upward track in 2018, with the UAE at the forefront of consumer spending on items such as action figures, arts and crafts, plush toys, puzzles, sport equipment, and pre-school products. According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), a growing population coupled with a strong performing tourism sector will put the retail value of toys and games in the Middle ......read more

    Elite falconers to vie for top honours in Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah

    The ‘Pride of the Generation’ will be held from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah DUBAI, 31st January 2018:   Elite falconers will spring into action during the next fortnight when the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) begins on Thursday 1st February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (exit 55) in Dubai. The second and most prestigious falconry championship which will continue ......read more

    Global Village guests to enjoy incredible concert by Lebanese superstar Elissa

    Dubai, Wednesday, 31st January 2018:   Lebanese superstar Elissa, one of the most recognised artistes in the Arab world, will perform a special concert for Global Village guests on Friday, 2nd February 2018, starting at 9:00 pm at the Main Cultural Stage. Elissa has been brought to the region’s leading family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment in cooperation with Rotana, and guests can rightly anticipate a magical atmosphere at the concert.  Season 22 of Global Village has witnessed concerts by some of the most popular and adored singers and artistes ......read more

    Alpen Capital's Global Fusion concert showcases a mesmerizing union of different musical genres

    Dubai, January 31, 2018:  Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors hosted the 14th edition of the hugely-popular annual musical concert Global Fusion on 27th January, 2018, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. This year’s Global Fusion concept was themed around “Wind”, one of the five basic elements of nature which has been musically interpreted since time immemorial. The concept symbolised the role of Wind in creating music with the help of talented artistes from six different countries. The Global Fusion concert was led by Rakesh Chaurasia from India on the Bamboo ......read more

    The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 kicks off at the legendary “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” in collaboration with La Martina

    Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2018:  The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 began with a thrilling start at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” that took place in the spectacular setting of the frozen lake of St. Moritz from 26th – 28th January 2018 and saw Team Cartier claim victory over Team Maserati  by 4.5 to 4, in a breathtaking final. Over the three days of the tournament, the four polo teams played entertaining and high-class polo matches to the delight of over 15,000 spectators – setting a new tournament record. The spectacularly sunny  weather conditions ......read more

    Li Haotong wins the 2018 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic

    The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018:  Following four days of enthralling golf, the “Major of the Middle East” has concluded in victory for Li Haotong. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 point lead on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club. The victory earns Li Haotong a trophy, winner’s cheque and a brand new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer  Driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8901 ......read more

    Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia tee off at the 2018 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic

    Dubai, 25th January, 2018:  OMEGA ambassadors, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy, have teed off on a gloriously sunny day at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai to get the 29th edition of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic underway.  While the current and defending champion Sergio Garcia will be looking to earn his second win at the tournament, the Northern Irishman, Rory McIlroy, will also be looking to reclaim the trophy, which he lifted in 2015.  The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, a part of the European Tour, is considered the top professional golfing tournament in the Middle ......read more

    New International Boxing chief to be picked in Dubai on Saturday

    Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018:   Representatives of more than 120 national boxing federations will assemble in Dubai this weekend for an Extraordinary Congress of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), where they will discuss administrative reforms and pick a new chief to lead the organisation. The UAE Boxing Federation (UAEBF) will host the Congress on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton (Dubai International Financial Centre), in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, and HE Anas Al Otaiba, President of UAEBF, said preparations are in full swing. “This is the ......read more

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