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    16 UAE Team Emirates' Riders Will Participate in Their Respective National Championships

    A number of UAE Team Emirates’ riders will battle it out for their respective National Championships this week.  Individual time trial and road race events will be contested by 16 of our riders across four countries on Friday 23rd June and Sunday 25th June, with Przemysław Niemiec kicking things off on Friday as he goes in search of a Polish Road race title.  Champion riders earn the right to wear a distinctive jersey or skinsuit with their national colours on them for the next 12 months and later on have the colours of their nation adorning their sleeves.  Two of our riders National Champions this year with Jan Polanc becoming the new Slovenian Time Trial champion and Yousif Mirza the champion of the UAE's Road and Time Trial titles.   PLEASE FIND BELOW THE PARTICIPATION ......read more

    Dubai Culture Announces July Workshops for Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced the July workshops of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017, including three that will be hosted from 2 to 23 July in collaboration with the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Cairo. The first workshop, ‘Theatrical Script Writing’, will run from 2 to 8 July at the Al Twar branch of the Dubai Public Library and cover several topics including the basics of writing theatre scripts, harnessing scripts to capture dramatic conflict, dramatic construction, improvisation, and different types of drama. The practical aspect of the workshop will involve writing a full play script, and the main outcome will be an in-depth understanding of how to unite ......read more

    Mubadala Tennis in Schools Takes A Final Swing To Close 2016/17 Season Championship

    MTiS celebrates the finale of the eighth annual mini-tennis initiative inspiring the next generation of UAE Tennis talent  Abu Dhabi, 21 June 2017:   Following a successful run of the Mubadala Tennis in Schools (MTiS) initiative over the last five months, fifteen talented youths from local schools were selected to put their tennis skills to the test during a tournament to celebrate the programme’s finale. Taking place on Centre Court at Zayed Sport City, Abu Dhabi on 20 June 2017, the championship saw the culmination of months of hard work and dedication, from young boys and girls aged 7 to 10, come to life.  The community programme which aims to enhance the quality of tennis, as well as promote a healthy and active lifestyle to students in Emirati schools has seen the most successful year yet, partaking in ......read more

    Al Barwani Wins 2017 Ramadan Challenge Senior Cup Title

    Ismail defends Masters and Al Azhari brothers sweep Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2017:  Champions were crowned following the fourth and final round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) 2017 Ramadan Challenge on Monday night (19 June) at the Dubai Kartdrome. Atef Al Barwani claimed a narrow victory over Romaldo Labrooy to earn his second Ramadan Challenge Senior Cup title, with his last SWS championship win in 2015. Keanu Al Azhari scored an emphatic double race win to seal the 2017 Ramadan Challenge Junior Cup title, with his brothers Enzo and Adam also on the podium to complete an astonishing championship sweep.  Senior Cup & Masters Romaldo Labrooy sought to avenge a narrow defeat in the Senior Cup title challenge last year and was well on his way early on in the contest.  He topped the qualifying session ......read more

    Top Five for UAE Team Emirates' Rui Costa in the Overall General Classification at Tour de Suisse

    Portuguese World Champion Rui Costa successfully defends fifth place in final audition before Tour de France United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 20 June 2017:  The 2017 Tour de Suisse concluded on Sunday with Portuguese World Champion and three-time Tour de Suisse winner, Rui Costa defending his fifth place in the overall General Classification. Following a good performance at Tour de Suisse, UAE Team Emirates will now look ahead to its goals for Tour de France, which is less than two weeks away.   Commenting on the results of the race the Portuguese UAE Team Emirates’ rider said: “My goal was to finish the race in the top five and I’ve achieved what I set out to do. However it was a gruelling race and I can’t say it was easy because even though I started strong at the beginning of the race I was ......read more

    Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Grabs Last Gasp Second Place in GTE Pro at Le Mans 24 Hours

    #67 Ford GT takes second in GTE Pro at the Le Mans 24 Hours in thrilling finish Marks second year in a row that Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has made the podium at the legendary event  The podium earned the #67 team double points toward the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship title DUBAI, UAE. June 20, 2017:  The #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB), and Pipo Derani (BRA) grabbed the runner-up spot in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours at the end of the final lap.  Last minute struggles for the second-placed Corvette gave Tincknell the opportunity to pounce and take the place just as the chequered flag fell. In a door-to-door battle of manufacturers through the full 24-hours, the #67 crew that won the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener at Silverstone proved their ......read more

    Facebook Celebrates MENA Winners of Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

    Facebook selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.  The 3 winners won a prize of $20,000 USD and three months of Facebook mentorship. In addition, from the Middle East and North Africa, three runner-up teams won $10,000 and three months of Facebook mentorship. The announcement was made via Facebook Live by Ime Archibong, Facebook's Vice President of Platform Partnerships, on Monday, June 19th on his Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ime MENA Runner-up/ Winning teams of these three ......read more

    Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel Hosts the 21st Edition of its Annual Ramadan Tournament

    The leading Ramadan event is the first of its kind in the UAE and includes eight different sports   Shaikha Al Kaabi: The tournament has established its position at the forefront of upcoming youth gatherings Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2017:  The Abu Dhabi Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel (AFOCH) – the Emirate’s leading comprehensive hospitality, entertainment and sports destinations – is currently hosting the 21st edition of its Annual Ramadan Tournament under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs in the UAE. The tournament will continue in the club's Abu Dhabi stadiums until 14th June.  The Higher Organising Committee headed by former Lt. Gen. Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, AFOCH Chairman, ......read more

    Podium Finish for UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo on Stage Eight of Tour de Suisse

    Italian sprinter places second as three-time winner Rui Costa maintains top five in General Classification  United Arab Emirates. 19 June 2017:  The curtain was drawn on stage eight of the Tour de Suisse on Saturday with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian sprinter Sacha Modolo crossing the finish line in second place behind stage winner and World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora -  Hansgrohe). Meanwhile three-time Tour de Suisse winner, Modolo’s teammate Rui Costa, maintained his top five position in the General Classification. The podium finish marked the second of the race for UAE Team Emirates after the Portuguese World Champion Costa placed second on the sixth stage on Thursday, 15 June 2017.  Reflecting on his performance the Italian sprinter said:“My progress so far at the Tour de Suisse has been good ......read more

    ADNEC Group Wins Two Prestigious AEO Awards

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has scooped two prestigious Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards at a special ceremony held in London.   The award recognised Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre as the ‘Most Sustainable Exhibition and Conference Venue’ and ExCeL London as the ‘Venue of the Year’, confirming ADNEC Group’s growing industry recognition as an international venue developer that delivers consistently excellent facilities and services to events community.  Following a record number of entries, the judging process was managed by an independent organisation and finalists were decided by a panel of 38 judges. The sustainability category witnessed steep competition between 7 centers and organisers including RAI Amsterdam, ......read more

    Modhesh World 2017 to Spread Happiness with 54 days of Family Fun

    Enjoy a summer of refreshing experiences from 20 June – 12 August at Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2017:   Modhesh, the ever smiling mascot of Dubai is back to entertain families and children this summer with a very fresh, imaginative and extremely connected side of his world. This year, Modhesh World, one of the region’s most popular indoor edutainment destinations, returns with more than just things to do, as an exciting line-up of activities allows every visitor to feel relaxed, joyful, curious, and, most importantly, happy!  For 54 amazing days, from 20 June to 12 August, the 18th edition of Modhesh World will offer families and young ones of all age groups and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to enjoy an immersive experience this summer across six halls of the Dubai World Trade ......read more

    Two Crowned Winners of Arab Reading Challenge in Saudi Arabia.

    Over 629,000 students participate in the second round of the competition. Riyadh: 18 June, 2017:  Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Isa and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi in Riyadh.  His Excellency honoured two winners in Saudi Arabia; male competition winner Mohammed Mukhtar Al Salman, in grade seven from the Eastern Region, and female competition winner Shatha Basha Al Toweirqi, in grade five from Ta’if.  Al Isa also honoured the winner of the best supervisor award Nawal Mohammed Al Jarallah and the winner of the best school award Ibn Khaldoun School in Yanbu.  Her Excellency stated, “We are proud of our students in Saudi Arabia, who have competed in the Arab Reading ......read more

    Polanc to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Tour of Slovenia

    Slovenian aiming for strong GC performance at home race United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 13 June 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc will look for a top place in the General Classification at the 24th  Tour of Slovenia which starts on Thursday. The 2017 Slovenian Time Trial Champion will lead UAE Team Emirates at his home race which takes place over four days ending on Sunday.  The UAE Team Emirates’ rider said: “At the end of the Giro d'Italia I was very tired, however I continued training because I didn’t want to miss racing in my home country. I am in good form at the moment and aiming for the General Classification top ten. It's difficult to determine how that will go because everything will depend on stage three, with the summit arrival. To do well you must have a good day and be ......read more

    Ramadan Challenge Round Three Senior Up Victory for Ali

    Ismail prevails in Masters and Al Azhari brothers make Junior Cup history Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2017:  Hussain Umid Ali joined the ranks as the latest Senior Cup victor on Monday night (12 June) at Dubai Kartdrome, Mohammed Ismail earned his first Masters win and Keanu Al Azhari seized control of the Junior Cup making SWS history with his brothers in an all-sibling finish on the podium. Senior Cup & Masters Emirati drivers dominated Round Three with Hussain Umid Ali having a near perfect night to take the Senior Cup, and defending Masters champion Mohammed Ismail returned to top form with consistent finishes. Hussain Umid Ali signalled his intent early on, topping the qualifying session with a best lap time of 1:12.330.  He went from pole to chequered flag in Race One, taking the win by 0.144 seconds over Ahmed Al ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Meintjes finishes Eighth at Critérium Du Dauphiné as Tour de France Build-up Continues Apace

    Third place on final stage propels South African into a top ten General Classification spot  Monday, 12 June 2017, United Arab Emirates:  The 69th Critérium Du Dauphiné, one of the traditional curtain-raisers and preparation races for the Tour de France, concluded on Sunday with UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finishing eighth in the overall General Classification after a third place on the final stage. Meintjes’ podium finish saw him surpass Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Andrew Talansky (Cannondale) in the final General Classification.  Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) won the race overall overtaking Richie Porte (BMC) and Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors) in the General Classification.  Reflecting on the final stage, the South African UAE Team Emirates’ ......read more

    Cash Prizes of $800,000 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Season 3 [2017-18] Will Help Make a Change

      Black Belt winners in all categories will receive cash prizes of: 1st - $2,500 | 2nd - $1,500 | 3rd - $1,000   The Best Academy in each of the five host cities will receive cash prizes of: 1st - $3,000 | 2nd - $2,000 | 3rd - $1,000   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th June, 2017: The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation® (UAEJJF), the official authority for the sport of jiu-jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, will offer cash prizes of over $125,000 in each of the four host cities [and over $200,000 at the Abu Dhabi leg of the tour] at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Season 3 [2017-18]: Los Angeles [USA], Tokyo [Japan], Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], Abu Dhabi [UAE] and London [UK]. Registrations are now open [to all nationalities]. Age Divisions include: Juvenile [16-17], Adult [18-29], Master [30-35] and for the ......read more

    Second Place for Brit Ben Swift on Legendary Alpe D'Huez

    Impressive finish for UAE Team Emirates’ Swift at Critérium Du Dauphiné stage seven as Meintjes moves into 11th in General Classification Sunday, 11 June 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Ben Swift clinched a podium finish at the top of the legendary Alpe d’Huez mountain on the seventh stage of the Critérium Du Dauphiné on Saturday, as teammate Louis Meintjes moved up to 11th in the overall General Classification.  Swift took an impressive second behind former team-mate and fellow Brit Pete Kennaugh (Team Sky) who won the stage.   The Brit, who is known primarily as a sprinter, had been part of a large breakaway group earlier in the day, and was able to put distance on his rivals on the slopes of the Col de Sarenne, the alternate route up towards the Alpe d’Huez ski ......read more

    Lars Jan Selected for the 3rd Audemars Piguet Art Commission 2017

    Press conference: 12.30-1.30pm, Wednesday 14 June 2017 Location: Audemars Piguet Lounge, Collectors Lounge, Art Basel Prior Accreditation is essential for access into the lounge Le Brassus, 6 June 2017:  Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce that LA-based, American artist Lars Jan has been selected to create the 3rd Audemars Piguet Art Commission. The multidisciplinary artist will work with guest curator, Kathleen Forde to present a major new artwork during Art Basel in Miami Beach in December 2017. As Associate Partner of Art Basel, Audemars Piguet has presented ambitious works incorporating strong elements of complexity, precision, technology and science for the Audemars Piguet Art Commission during Art Basel shows since 2015. Jan’s varied skillset has seen him act as designer, activist, photographer, director, ......read more

    Massaro and Elshorbagy Triumph in PSA Dubai World Series Finals

    June 11, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The PSA Dubai World Series Finals reached a thrilling conclusion tonight at Dubai Opera as England’s Laura Massaro successfully defended her title, and Egypt’s Mohamed Elshorbagy claimed his first PSA World Series Finals trophy. The 33 year old Massaro was appearing in the final of the World Series Finals for a third time in a row and in beating World Champion Nour El Sherbini, became only the second woman after Nicol David to win two World Series Finals titles. The pair had met earlier on in the tournament – with El Sherbini winning the best-of-three games contest to qualify second in Group B – but in the best-of-five games final, it was Massaro who emerged the victor after claiming an 11-8, 12-10, 11-5 victory to prevail in 35 minutes. “I’m really happy with my ......read more

    Double Victory for UAE Team Emirates as Modelo Wins Sprint in Switzerland and Polanc Takes National Time Trial Championship

    Saturday, 10 June 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates celebrated twin victories in Europe on Thursday as Jan Polanc won his National Time Trial Championship at the Ljubljana-Domzale-Ljubljana in Slovenia, while hot on his heels a few hours later, Italian Sacha Modolo won the sprint stage at the Grand Prix Canton d’Argovie - Gippingen in Switzerland.  25-year old Polanc completed his time trial in 50 minutes 3 seconds ahead of Gregor Gazvoda (Champion System Pro Cycling Team) to cross the finish line as the new Slovenian Time Trial Champion. The victory was his third since turning professional “My performance in today’s time trial was very good.  I succeeded in managing my energy in the best way possible and am very happy to have won my first National title as a professional cyclist,” said ......read more

    Dubai Culture Launches Programme for Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017 and 2018

    2017 programme includes 10 specialised academic workshops supervised by experts from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Cairo A more comprehensive programme will be launched in 2018 to support the requirements of the performance arts sector in Dubai and the UAE in general  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 June, 2017: In the run up to the eleventh edition of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) – the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage – has announced the new festival programme for 2017 and 2018. This year, the programme will be launched afresh with a new series of initiatives, including 10 specialised academic workshops covering various aspects of theatre and supervised by experts from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts ......read more

    Dubai Opera Stage is Set for Finals Showdown

    June 10, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The PSA Dubai World Series Finals semi-finals served up all the drama usually expected on an Opera House stage tonight, as the players fought it out for a place in the final of the lucrative season-ending squash extravaganza. And it will be two England – Egypt finals as defending champion Laura Massaro will meet World Champion Nour El Sherbini in the women’s final, and James Willstrop will play Mohamed ElShorbagy for the men’s title. El Sherbini was the first player through to the finals after defeating World number three Camille Serme in a dramatic clash. El Sherbini will compete in the finals for the first time in her career despite suffering a hand injury in the third and final game. Serme prevailed in a nail-biting opener as she recovered from a blistering start from El Sherbini to ......read more

    Beauty Is the Most Viewed Topic in The UAE on Facebook

    79% of people in the UAE have increased video viewing on Facebook over the past year Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 June 2017:  Mobile devices and the visual web are making beauty more transparent and accessible than ever before for women in the UAE. This has led to the emergence of real women who are shaping beauty trends alongside established beauty brands and recognized industry experts. Facebook IQ commissioned GfK combined with conversation data from Facebook and Instagram, to better understand the beauty consumer decision journey and help get to know today’s beauty shopper a little better.  Women in the UAE tend to be highly engaged about beauty and makeup on the platform and at the heart of this lies the emergence of mobile usage. Facebook’s research, explored how mobile is changing the purchase ......read more

    Du LaLiga HPC Announces Squad Selected for August LaLiga Training Camp & Competitive Matches

    Top Talents in U18 and U16 categories train to play competitive matches against top LaLiga Youth clubs including Sevilla, UD Almeria, Granada, Malaga and Cadiz Dubai, UAE – 8 June 2017 –  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today the names of its top 18 talents in each of the U18 and U16 categories will be travelling to Spain in August for a 21-day intensive LaLiga training camp during which they will also play competitive matches against some of the top LaLiga youth clubs and a chance to be scouted by LaLiga clubs.  The du LaLiga HPC is committed to developing the talents of top football players across the UAE at international standards, preparing them for pro-football careers, especially with LaLiga clubs.  The squad travelling was chosen based on physical, technical and mental ......read more

    First semi-finalists decided in PSA Dubai World Series Finals

    June 8, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Squash fans in Dubai were treated to another thrilling day’s play yesterday in the group stages in the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, and by the end of the day’s play the first semi-finalists had been decided. The early session saw two players move one step closer to the title, with French World No.3 Camille Serme and Marwan ElShorbagy posting their second wins, all but guaranteeing them a berth in semi-finals. Serme prevailed in a thriller with World Junior Champion Nouran Gohar after beating England’s Alison Waters on Day 1, while Marwan got the better of Simon Rosner, after defeating Nick Matthew yesterday. Also in the early session, World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad and World Number two Raneem El Welily registered their first wins, keeping them both in the hunt for a semi-finals ......read more

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    UAE Team Emirates sets sights on Top Five at Tour de Suisse

    Three time winner Rui Costa aims for top five GC position at 81st Tour de Suisse   United Arab Emirates. Thursday, 07 June 2017:  Three-time winner of Tour de Suisse, Rui Costa, will look for a top five place inthe General Classification in the 2017 edition. The Portuguese World Champion will lead UAE Team Emirates during the race which takes place over nine days in Switzerland from Saturday, 10 June until Sunday, 18 June.  The UAE Team Emirates’ rider, who has previously won three editions of the race between 2012 and 2014 said: “This is a race that I really ......read more

    Audemars Piguet Ambassador Renato Paratore Wins the Nordea Masters at Age 20

    Renato Paratore wears a Royal Oak in steel with blue dial Ref. 15400ST.OO.1220ST.03 Dubai - UAE, Monday 7th June 2017 – Renato Paratore won his first European Tour Title in Malmö, Sweden at the Nordea Masters on Sunday June 4th. Renato displayed impressive composure under pressure as he battled to regain the lead and beat Chris Wood and Matt Fitzpatrick by one shot. He carded a 3 under for the day, finishing at 11 under for the tournament.  Having started the day one shot behind, Paratore birdied back-to-back holes before the turn and added two more birdies on the back ......read more

    Diff Partners with Sennheiser in the Year of Giving to Improve the Cinema Experience for audiences with hearing and visual impairments

    Sennheiser endorsed by the National Media Council (NMC) brings its state of the art hearing and visual assistance platform CinemaConnect, to DIFF 365@VOX powered by du, the exciting new film platform at Mall of the Emirates and the Festival this December Dubai, 7 June 2017: In support of the ‘The Year of Giving', as announced by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and in line with the Dubai Disability Strategy 2020, DIFF and Sennheiser have teamed up with full endorsement from the National Media Council ......read more

    Day One of PSA Dubai World Series Finals Serves Up Spectacular Squash

    June 7, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The first day of play in the PSA Dubai World Series Finals served up some spectacular squash in the stunning Dubai Opera yesterday.  The first session saw every match go to three games, and some surprise results as World Champion and top seed Karim Abdel Gawad was toppled by Simon Rosner, and three time World Champion Nick Matthew fell to Marwan ElShorbagy in ElShorbagy’s first World Series Finals match. World Junior Champion Nouran Gohar also tasted victory over former world number one Raneem El Welily, and the newly crowned Female Player of the Year ......read more

    French Double At 2016/17 PSA Awards

    June 06, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: There was double delight for France at the 2016/17 PSA Awards as Men's World No.1 Gregory Gaultier and Women's World No.3 Camille Serme collected the Player of Year Awards during a gala dinner at the Vida Hotel, Dubai.   On the eve of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, Gaultier, who begins the defence of his title today (June 6) against Ali Farag, was presented with the Men's trophy following a run of form that has seen him collect six consecutive titles and go 27 matches unbeaten so far in 2017.    Gaultier narrowly edged Karim ......read more

    Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open returns this November

    Tournament dates announced as Abu Dhabi celebrates Women’s Golf Day Abu Dhabi, UAE - June 6, 2017:  The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (FBMLO) will return to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club from November 1st – 4th, organizers announced today. The tournament dates were confirmed as Abu Dhabi celebrated Women’s Golf Day with a series of events and activities at its flagship courses across the city. The global golf day initiative is hosted to help grow the game internationally and to attract women into golf.  To recognise the day, the FBMLO supported ladies’ ......read more

    Focused on Clarity, Facebook Redesigns Security Settings Page

    At Facebook, we work around the clock to help create a safe and secure community for the people who use our products each day. But security is about more than strong infrastructure. It’s also about giving you simple, helpful tools to help protect yourself. That's why over the past few weeks, we have rolled out a new security settings page that makes it easier than ever to take control of your security on Facebook. We always try to put people at the center of design choices. So, we recently conducted some research to better understand how people used Facebook's security ......read more

    2017 Ramadan Challenge Round Two Senior Cup Triumph for Al Barwani

    Rubio wins Masters Class and Agha collects Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 6 June 2017: The Round Two Senior Cup at Dubai Kartdrome on Monday night (5 June) saw a return to form from Five-time Sodi World Series (SWS) UAE Champion and 2015 Ramadan Challenge title holder Atef Al Barwani, with Dario Rubio topping the Masters category of the Senior Cup and Kamal Agha scoring double win to take home the Junior Cup. Senior Cup & Masters After an incredible run of five dominant years in the SWS ending in 2015, local karting legend Atef Al Barwani had been out of the spotlight for the past year. ......read more

    Squash Stars Take to the Stage at Dubai Opera This Week

    June 5, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  The elite of world squash are back in Dubai this week to battle it out for one of the most prestigious and fiercely contested titles in the sport, the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, which will take place at the Dubai Opera from 6-10 June. Only the eight top-ranked players from the PSA Road to Dubai Rankings have earned a place at the prestigious tournament, which offers a US$160,000 prize pool for both men and women. To qualify for Dubai the players had to amass points from PSA World Series tournaments held around the world in the 2016-17 ......read more

    Palestinian filmmaker, Farah Nabulsi, invited to UN in New York to screen her three films

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    Gawad Hoping to End ‘Dream' Season on a High at PSA Dubai World Series Finals

    May 31, 2017, DUBAI UAE: Egyptian World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad says he is relishing the chance to compete in the PSA Dubai World Series Finals for the first time in his career, when he will hope to cap a dream year with victory at the season-ending event taking place at Dubai Opera, June 6-10. The 25-year-old finished top of the PSA Road to Dubai Standings after claiming maximum points at the Qatar Classic and Tournament of Champions during a season that also saw him win the PSA Men's World Championship last November. And after reaching World No.1 for the first time in his career in ......read more

    7th Edition of Dubai Sports World Kicks Off Tomorrow With The Biggest Range of Sports Ever

    May 31, 2017 Visitors to enjoy 13 action-packed weeks of sports and fitness at the region’s largest indoor summer sports arena DSW runs from June 1st to September 2nd, 2017 Dubai, UAE – The 7th edition of Dubai Sports World (DSW), the region’s largest indoor summer sports arena, opens its doors to visitors tomorrow (June 1st), with an exciting line-up of over 17 sports and 10 professional academies on offer for visitors of all ages and skill levels. Running until September 2nd, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), DSW 2017 will feature a range of thrilling new ......read more

    Dubai-based artist to bring out 'Faces of Dubai' as a multimedia project

    Dubai, May 31, 2017: Dubai-based visual artist Yasir Saeed today announced the second edition of his renowned Faces of Dubai photo project, which will be launched as a multimedia edition in Q4 of this year. Faces of Dubai is a documentary tribute to the city of Dubai, UAE. The project is a platform that documents the perspectives of its residents on life in this city through portraits that capture the essence of people and interviews that record their feelings about the city and why it is special to them. Faces of Dubai was launched in 2012 as an on-going series in a digital format, ......read more

    Mirza Joins UAE Team Emirates in Hammer Series

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    TV Dramas Must Tackle National Issues, Engage Youth - Experts at Sharjah Ramadan Majlis

      OPENING SESSION OF SHARJAH RAMADAN MAJLIS DEBATES THE STATE OF UAE AND GULF DRAMA; ATTRACTS TOP ACTORS AND PLAYWRIGHTS   SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, May 30, 2017 – The popular Sharjah Ramadan Majlis held its inaugural session last night (Monday, May 29) by calling for the Gulf and Emirati television dramas to train their spotlight on national issues and challenges facing the UAE and find ways of engaging younger generation.   Speaking at the first session of the Sharjah Ramadan Majlis titled, Dramatisation of National Issues, last night, ......read more

    Senior Cup Victory for Azzam in First Round of 2017 SWS Ramadan Challenge

    Elmosi tops Masters and White makes Junior Cup history Dubai, UAE, 30 May 2017:  Defending champ Rami Azzam returned to Dubai Kartdome to take an emphatic first round win in the Sodi World Series (SWS) Ramadan Challenge on Monday night (29 May) with Gianluca Elmosi dominating the Masters category and newcomer Katherine White stunning the field with a historic Junior Cup victory.  With prizes on offer for the championship, the popular series was booked out two weeks in advance, with the Senior Cup and Junior Cup categories filling their grids to start the first of four ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Battle Through 100th Giro d'talia

      UAE Team Emirates’ impressive debut at 100th Giro d’Italia concludes with Polanc 11th in General Classification Monday, 29 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: The three week Grand Tour concluded on Sunday, 29 May with UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc in 11th place in the General Classification while Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) claimed the overall lead after a final-stage Individual Time Trial. The 100th Giro d’Italia, one of three three-week Grand Tours that includes the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, provided 21 challenging and testing ......read more

    Special Ramadan Offer for Families to See World's Best Squash Players for Free

    May 29, 2017, DUBAI UAE: It’s game on at Dubai Opera next week when the world’s best squash players arrive in Dubai for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, and in a fantastic offer organisers announced today that entry to the afternoon sessions on June 6,7, and 8 will be free for families. Only the top eight players on the Road to Dubai standings qualified for a coveted place at the lucrative tournament, which has $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and Women's draws and will take place from June 6-10, 2017. With the star-studded line-ups including ten players who ......read more

    Netflix Announces Its First Turkish Original Series

    Dubai, May 29, 2017 - Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment network, continues its investment in international content with the announcement of its first original series from Turkey. Weaving a hero-driven action story with Ottoman and Turkish legend and history, the 10-episode series will be written and produced in Turkey and is expected to launch to Netflix members around the world in 2018.    The drama focuses on a young man who discovers that he has special powers. When dark forces that threaten to destroy Istanbul emerge, he must team up with a group of misfit ......read more

    Dubai Studio City Participates at Broadcast Asia 2017 Conference in Singapore

      -    DSC targets rapidly-developing Asia Pacific media industry to foster growth of filmmaking and broadcasting sectors in the UAE and across the Middle East   Dubai-UAE: May 29, 2017 – Dubai Studio City (DSC), a leading hub for the broadcasting, media production, film, music and entertainment sectors, participated at the Broadcast Asia 2017 conference in Singapore. The three-day event convened over 17,000 global experts, entrepreneurs, professionals, and practitioners from digital multimedia and entertainment technology sectors, to explore the latest ......read more

    Premier Futsal collaborates with Dubai Sports Council to host semi-finals and finals of Season Two in Dubai

    Dubai Sports channel to be the official telecasting partners Leading broadcast and communication group, Mediapro, enters Indian market with an alliance with Premier Futsal Dubai, May 29, 2017:  Premier Futsal, the most watched Futsal tournament in the world, is all set to go international with Season Two of the home-grown sporting event. The international foray of the sporting extravaganza and the association between Premier Futsal and the Dubai Sports Council makes it the second Indian sporting league to go global. With Season Two, Premier Futsal continues its quest to not ......read more

    AED 1 for unlimited FUN! All you need to know about Funday Monday at Fun City.

    Fun City’s Fun Day Monday promotion makes an ordinary weekday become a fun filled day for children and parents.  Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2017:  Mondays in the UAE have never been the same ever since Fun City, the largest Family Entertainment Center in the region launched its immensely popular ‘Fun Day Monday’ promotion throughout its centers in UAE.  Fun Day Monday is a special all-year promotion where every Monday, children can come and enjoy Fun City experiences for just AED 1/- for each Kiddie Ride, Big Ride and Video Game at all Fun City, Fun ......read more

    Splash ‘n' Party announces Ramadan and Summer Camp specials!

    Dubai’s hugely popular kids’ aqua park promises a splashing time this summer with announcement of generous offerings  Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017:  Treat kids to some soaking wet play at Splash ‘n’ Party - Dubai’s favourite Kids waterpark. With the kid’s holiday break fast approaching and hours of recreational time needing to be filled, Splash ‘n’ Party offers an array of fun-filled water based activities and engaging onsite entertainment all guaranteed to keep active little ones amused.  Ramadan Offer – May 28, 2017 to ......read more

    Celta Vigo and Al Ain Clubs Select Du LaLiga HPC Players for Pro-Football Careers

      du LaLiga new season teams in intensive training; U18 & 16 teams getting ready for Spain August scouting trip Dubai, UAE – 24 May 2017 –  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that two of its football talents, Ahmed El Yamani and Rashed Ahmed, have been scouted by the Spanish LaLiga club Celta Vigo and UAE Al Ain club respectively for pro-football careers. These two players, who are also part of the du LaLiga HPC U18 team who took home the gold from the inaugural season of the UAE FA Academy League and are just back from a development ......read more

    Teenage artist Aamir Kudel visualizes life with his debut solo exhibition in Dubai

    The seventeen-year-old Indian boy showcases his talent with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ DUBAI – May 24, 2017:  Aamir Kudel, a seventeen-year-old Indian artist in Dubai, recently conducted his debut solo exhibition in Dubai with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ painted with oil on canvas.  The star-studded event was held at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai in the presence of Indian Consul-General in Dubai His Excellency Vipul; Aamir's parents Mr. Zulfeq Kudel and Mrs. Lasitha ......read more

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