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    UAE Team Emirates Announce Squad for Tour de France

    Emirati squad goes in search of third consecutive title    27 June 2022:  UAE Team Emirates have unveiled the team heading into the Tour de France (1-21 July) which gets underway on Friday.   The team heads into the 21 stages led by the winner of the previous two editions of the race, Tadej Pogačar, with a mix of climbers and flat-terrain experts to support the Slovenian.   The 23 year-old will face challenges along the 3328km course which begins in Copenhagen with a 13km time-trial before approaching the Alps via a cobbled stage through Arenberg and onto the Pyrenees before the surviving riders make it to the Champs Elysees in Paris for the ceremonial finish.   Team Manager Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead the squad alongside Sports Directors Andrej Hauptman (Slo), Simone ......read more

    CineBlitz IMHD Wins Rights to Broadcast India – Sri Lanka White-Ball Series

    MENA region viewers quickly tune in to CineBlitz IMHD Channel Number 670 on eLife  Dubai - 24 June 2022: In a remarkable turn of events, CineBlitz IMHD acquired free-to-air rights to broadcast the India – Sri Lanka white-ball series worldwide. Viewers can enjoy the 1st, 2nd and 3rd T20I live occurring on June 23rd, 25th, and 27th, respectively. Match will take place at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Sri Lanka.  The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ODI will broadcast live from the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka on July 1st, July 4th, and July 7th, respectively. India will compete in their first game of the ensuing ICC Women's Championship cycle during the ODI series. This is also the team’s first, following the retirement of iconic captain Mithali Raj - it will herald the start of a new era ......read more

    Tour De France Fast Approaches as UAE Team Emirates Eye Glory Once Again

    • 109th edition kicks off in Copenhagen on July 1st  • UAE Team Emirates striving for third consecutive victory  • UAE Team Emirates talisman Tadej Pogacar ready after an impressive victory in the Tour of Slovenia    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday, 24th June 2022. The Tour De France – the world’s most famous cycling race – will soon be kicking off once again as the world’s eyes turn towards the Emirati cycling team, UAE Team Emirates, as they aim to win a third consecutive Tour de France.    On Friday July 1st, the world’s greatest riders will take to the saddle for Stage 1 of the 21 Stage race. A 13.2km time trial will get the 109th edition of the Tour De France underway, before the riders eventually roll into the mountains and push ......read more

    Souk Al Marfa Displays Rare and Historic UAE Antiques in Newly Opened Museum Hub

    • 100 million dirhams in artifacts and historic pieces displayed under one roof • Selected artifacts date back between 40 to 200 years    Dubai, 23 June 2022:  Travel back in time and learn about the rich history of the UAE as Souk Al Marfa, the waterfront souk and marketplace at Deira Islands, launches Museum Hub featuring 50 museums of the country’s most precious antiques and handmade paintings, medical and electronic instruments, a women’s museum and more.    Providing an opportunity for the younger generation, expats and tourists to get a glimpse of the pre-millennium lifestyle and the unique heritage of the UAE, Museum Hub contains over 100 million dirhams worth of hand-collected antiques and medical instruments dating back between 40 and 200 years old or more, ......read more

    CSD Announces ‘Their Safety First', A Comprehensive Year-Round Child-Safety Awareness Campaign

    Tailored outreach activities to raise awareness of child safety practices in a broad range of environments throughout the year   • Hanadi Al Yafei: ‘Comprehensive campaign will raise awareness on all aspects that endanger the safety of children in a range of environments.’ • ‘Parents’ awareness and vigilance are key to ensuring the safety of children.’   Sharjah, June 22, 2022:  The Child Safety Department, an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, is reinforcing its commitment to raising awareness of child safety practices among families and community members with the launch of a comprehensive year-round campaign titled, ‘Their Safety First’. The campaign will build on CSD’s ongoing efforts to protect children from all forms ......read more

    ‘Front-Line Heroes' Art Installation Revealed at Dubai Science Park

     The piece celebrates frontline workers who risked their lives to help others during the Covid-19 pandemic Kart Group: The sculpture conveys a message through art, of hope, compassion, and selflessness throughout the global pandemic Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2022: Kart Group and Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group, pay tribute to frontline workers and heroes from around the world with a unique life-sized art installation located at the science-focused business district. Designed by the talented Kart Group, the art installation was revealed today to celebrate the heroes in the fields of medicine, security and public health who worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic to serve their communities.  The piece was commissioned by Dubai Science Park in collaboration with NewBridge ......read more

    Brand-New Grandstand Announced for 2022 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Due to the unprecedented demand, ADMM announce a new structure to be built near the current North Grandstand to increase capacity at the circuit Ticket holders will also enjoy the Yasalam After-Race Concerts, Swedish House Mafia to headline Friday night, with three more global superstar acts to be announced for four-day festival  Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21st June 2022: Tickets now on sale for a brand-new structure near the North Hairpin specifically built for the 14th edition of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX. Due to the exceptionally high demand, Yas Marina Circuit’s capacity has increased for the first time in eight years.  The new grandstand, built specifically for 2022, is located between turns five and six offering fans a spine-tingling F1 experience as the world’s fastest cars ......read more

    Fahim Al Qasimi Discusses Active Cultural and Economic Relations with Hungary's Minister of Culture and Innovation

    Department of Government Relations in Sharjah concludes five-day visit in Hungary; explores and strengthens investments in culture and heritage      Sharjah, June 18, 2022:  Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Government Relations (DGR) in Sharjah, has applauded Hungary for strengthening links with the UAE through its active economic cooperation and participation in cultural and tourism events held in the country.  In a meeting held in Budapest with HE János Csák, Hungary’s Minister of Culture and Innovation, the DGR Chairman expressed his admiration for the Liget Budapest project, which is Europe’s largest and most ambitious urban cultural development that aims to renew the city’s most iconic public park while fully respecting its 200-year-old ......read more

    ZEE5 Global Unveils a Grand Telugu Content Slate with 11 Original Series

    ~ ZEE5 Global says CHOOSTUNE UNDIPOTAARU (Dekhtey Reh Jaogey) as it reveals a power-packed line-up of 11 originals across a gamut of genres in the presence of industry veterans such as Harish Shankar, Praveen Sattaru, Kona Venkat, Niharika and Sushmita Konidela.    ~ The star-studded event –‘Hooked’, showcased the platform’s expansive line-up for Telugu audiences creating excitement with some highly anticipated original series, blockbuster movies and the best of dubbed content  ~    Dubai, 17th June, 2022: ZEE5 Global, the world's largest platform for South Asian content, reaffirmed its commitment towards its viewers and content partners from South India by unveiling a compelling slate of 11 Telugu originals in a star-studded event yesterday in Hyderabad, India. With its strong ......read more

    CSD Survey: ‘82 per cent of Children do not know Vital Emergency Hotline Numbers'

    Survey was conducted on a random sample of 108 children, aged 4 – 12, during the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival in May 2022   • Hanadi Al Yafei: The results affirm the need to rally efforts to raise children's awareness and ensure their safety and protection in times of crisis.     Sharjah, 13 June 2022:  The Child Safety Department, an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, has announced details of a survey conducted during the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival in May 2022. The results reveal that 82 per cent of children, from a random sample of 108 in the 4 – 12 age group across nationalities, are unaware of important emergency phone numbers, which are vital in reaching out for help during real-life ......read more

    Twitter Talks Football ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar

    A new study brings insights into online perceptions surrounding the tournament 53M football-related Tweets recorded year-to-date 08, June 2022: With football fever already underway in the MENA region and around the world ahead of this year’s FIFA World Cup Qatar, Twitter conducted on-the-ground research to understand what people are thinking about in relation to the tournament. Working with GWI, Twitter talked to over 12,000 people across 12 markets including MENA.  With 53M football-related Tweets recorded so far this year, football proves to remain a hot topic on the platform in MENA, and will only continue to be as the World Cup draws closer. Over 261 Million people on Twitter follow at least one major football content contributor or speaker reflecting the potential value of brands engaging with audiences ......read more

    How To Watch International Sports In Dubai

    People all over the world enjoy sports. Whether it is participating or watching, sport is one of the things that can bring people together. Sometimes, however, there are certain sports that can be difficult to view from other countries. A particular sport may not be popular in your country and therefore not be televised or promoted. It could be that the sport was introduced to your country but failed to gain traction with the majority of the public and therefore forgotten or that the airing rights have not been provided to TV stations in the country you are in.  Often, there are small pockets of fans of a sport that want to watch it but don’t know how to gain access to viewing the games whether they be live games or as replays. In Dubai, where sports like soccer, cricket, Formula 1 racing, and horse racing are popular and ......read more

    Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Witness an Extraordinary Blend of Music, Fashion and Entertainment at the Spectacular Iifa Rocks 2022

    #IIFA2022   • IIFA Rocks 2022: The Best of Music and Fashion, all on one stage on 3rd June 2022  Hosts: Farah Khan & Aparshakti Khurana   Performers: Devi Sri Prasad, Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa, Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar, Dhvani Bhanushali, Zahrah S Khan, Asees Kaur, Ash King.   • Winners Of Technical Awards for the 22nd Edition Of IIFA 2022   Sardar Udham wins 3 awards followed by Atrangi Re with 2 awards   • Falguni and Shane Peacock presented a fashionable mélange of exquisite and gorgeous designs at the with a scintillating NEXA fashion show at IIFA Rocks 2022.     4th June 2022, Abu Dhabi:  Yas Island, Abu Dhabi witnessed the grandeur, opulence and the octane all on one stage at the spectacular IIFA Rocks 2022. A ......read more

    The Grandest Celebration of Indian Cinema - the 22nd Edition of IIFA Weekend and Awards 2022 Kickstarts at Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi!

    #IIFA2022   • IIFA Rocks 2022: The Best of Music and Fashion, all on one stage on 3rd June 2022  Hosts: Farah Khan Kunder & Aparshakti Khurana   Performers: Devi Sri Prasad, Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa, Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar, Dhvani Bhanushali, Zahrah S Khan, Dhvani Bhanushali, Asees Kaur   • NEXA IIFA Awards 2022 Co-Presented by SportsBuzz.com co-powered by Rajshree Elaichi and Josh: 4th June 2022.  Hosts:  Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh & Maniesh Paul  Performers: Shahid Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday, Divya Khosla Kumar and Nora Fatehi.     2nd June 2022, Abu Dhabi: The grandest celebration of Indian Cinema, the International Indian Film Academy and Awards (IIFA), in collaboration with ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi Duo Aim for Flying Start in Bid for Double World Title Triumph

    Al Qemzi, Torrente in confident mood as new F1H2O Campaign begins in France UAE 2nd June, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al Qemzi and Shaun Torrente once again have a double title triumph in their sights as they prepare to start the 2022 UIM F1H2O World Championship campaign in France tomorrow (Friday). The pair have arrived in the ancient town of Macon Val de Saone in a confident mood as they pursue a fifth successive world team title, and look to reclaim the drivers’ crown which agonizingly eluded them in a dramatic climax to the 2021 season. Al Qemzi fell just one point short in his bid for a first individual driver’s title while a blown engine in qualifying ended Torrente’s hopes of a third success in a row as Swede Jonas Andersson emerged victorious.  All that is now history, and the Team Abu ......read more

    Crazy Dunkers Wow Doha Audience at Mall of Qatar

    DOHA, QATAR: June 2, 2022: As part of its entertainment shows, Mall of Qatar is hosting the Crazy Dunkers until the 4th of June to amaze Qatar's audience with never-seen-before acrobatic slam stunts. The Crazy Dunkers are known worldwide as the leading professional acrobatic basketball slam dunk team. They have been entertaining crowds through amazing performances at big events, from the NBA Europe games to the Olympic games in Athens, Beijing and London. Visitors to Mall of Qatar will have a fond memory of amazing performances of the Crazy Dunkers who will be entertaining them with 3 shows daily as of 5pm until the 4th of June.   The worldwide leaders of acrobatic dunk are always innovating and introducing new stunts to surprise their audience on each stage to make every show a unique experience for the ......read more

    First of Its Kind Cricket Reality Show Launched in the UAE

    Camp with the Champ Provides Unique Insight into the Life of Cricketing Legend Mohammad Azharuddin as he finds the next superstar Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Cementing the UAE’s reputation as a global sporting hub, details of the region’s first sports reality show were announced this afternoon. Launched by Sports Spirit Federation, ‘Camp with the Champ’, will follow cricketing legend Mohammad Azharuddin as he trains 100 youngsters at the iconic ICC Academy in Dubai, sharing with them his invaluable insight and expertise. Along the way viewers will get to know the real Azhar as he regales them with his humor and wows them with wit.  The inaugural camp will run from 10-12 June 2022, with the first season of the reality show scheduled to air in early July. A total of 4 seasons of Camp with the ......read more

    The Biggest Celebration of indian Cinema, IIFA in Partnership with Bollyverse to make its Spectacular Debut in the Metaverse

    IIFA Becomes The 1st International Indian Film Award Show In The Metaverse Millions Of Fans Can Now Enjoy A Whole New Immersive Experience At IIFA Metaverse on Bollyverse, as their Official Metaverse Partner   31th May 2022:  Bringing together the very best of the Indian cinema and film fraternity, the 22nd edition of the biggest celebration of Indian cinema - the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards - is all set to be held on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, on June 3rd and 4th, 2022, in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of magnetic experiences.    With the rise of the digital culture, as an extension of the brand, IIFA is all set to thrill fans in the Metaverse for a one-of-a-kind ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management and Emirates Motorsports Organisation Agrees Partnership to Grow Motorsports Participation in Abu Dhabi

    The renewed partnership will see the two entities continuing their work to develop motorsport in the Emirate, including the advancement and development of Abu Dhabi based race officials and marshals    Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 31, 2022: Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management today announces an extension to renew its partnership with Emirates Motorsports Organisation (EMSO).   As a key partner of Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management since its establishment in 2009, Emirates Motorsport Organisation will continue to support ADMM in delivering world-class events to the emirate of Abu Dhabi.   The renewed agreement between the two entities will ensure that the premium, rigorous standards of organisation will continue, notably including the delivery of the FORMULA ONE ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND ......read more

    Global Village Opens Partner Registration for Season 27 after a Record-Breaking 7.8 Million Guests in Season 26

    • Registrations open for investment and business opportunities at the region’s leading multicultural family destination via its online business portal • Global Village continues to support creative concepts and innovative mindsets    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2022: From today, Global Village invites investors and the wider business community to register on its online business portal ahead of Season 27. With its distinctive offering and strong track record, the park enables partners to grow their businesses and bring innovative concepts to life. Entrepreneurs set to join Global Village for its Season 27 opening in October 2022 are well placed to benefit from the many opportunities the leading entertainment destination offers for high growth and return on investment. In Season 26 a record-breaking 7.8 ......read more

    Tamannaah Bhatia, Madhuri Dixit and more of Bollywood headed to Abu Dhabi for Salman Khan-hosted IIFA Awards

    Dubai; 30th May 2022: The best of Bollywood is heading its way to Abu Dhabi for the International Indian Film Academy or the IIFA Awards weekend on Yas Island, with a bevy of star names announced ahead of the June 3-4 events to be held at the Etihad Arena. Of the celebrity names who will be attending the IIFA weekend, which includes IIFA Rocks and the main awards, will be veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty, Madhuri Dixit, Lara Dutta, Tamannaah Bhatia, Nargis Fakri, Bobby Deol, Arjun Rampal, Sanya Malhotra, Urvashi Rautela and film producer Boney Kapoor. The best of music and fashion will be presented on the Etihad Arena stage on June 3, with hosts Farah Khan Kunder and Aparshakti Khurana leading the charge. The celebrated director and choreographer and actor Khurana will be joined on stage in a night of melodies with ......read more

    Young Talent Jan Christen to Join UAE Team Emirates

    • Swiss teenager pens long-term deal with Emirati squad •     UAE Team Emirates have agreed a deal with 17-year old Jan Christen who will develop within the UAE team structure until at least 2027.    Christen hails from Aargau, Switzerland and has tasted his fair share of success in his short career so far, with National titles across several categories both on the road and off-road. He is the Swiss champion on the track, in cyclo-cross, time trial and also in the mountain bike discipline. He is also the current Junior World Cyclocross Champion which he won in Fayetteville, USA.   Christen already has strong ties to the Emirati squad and currently competes within the structure of Tadej Pogačar through the ‘Pogi Team’, where he will continue to race and develop, with ......read more

    Shahid Kapoor to Perform at IIFA Awards 2022

    Dubai; 26th May 2022: Actor Shahid Kapoor is set to perform at the upcoming 22nd edition of the IIFA Weekend and Awards, the organizers announced on Wednesday. The three-day extravaganza, which was earlier scheduled to be held in May, will kick off on June 2 at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The Jersey actor said the annual gala holds a special place in his heart and this year he is excited about making new memories. "I look forward to my performance at IIFA Awards night and what better venue than the spectacular state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue, Etihad Arena," Kapoor said in a statement. The World’s Biggest Celebration of Indian Cinema, the 22nd Edition Of IIFA Weekend & Awards will take place at the Middle East’s largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue, Etihad Arena, part of Yas Bay ......read more

    Saudi Racer Reema Juffali delighted as Theeba Motorsport Triumphs on International GT Open debut in France

     Juffali and team-mate Adam Christodoulou impress at Paul Ricard with Theeba Motorsport finishing first in the Pro-Am class in Race Two and taking fifth spot in the opening race.     Riyadh/Dubai, 24 May 2022: Theeba Motorsport founder and Saudi driver Reema Juffali said “she couldn’t be happier” after the team clinched its first victory in the Pro-Am class in Round Two of the International GT Open in France.   At the Circuit Paul Ricard, Juffali and her team-mate Adam Christodoulou capped off Theeba Motorsport’s first competitive weekend on a high as the duo battled to first place and third overall in Race Two after qualifying 13th.  One day earlier, the pair had finished fifth in their class and seventh overall in Race One, scoring their first solid points having taken ......read more

    The JBT AeroTech-Sponsored Lewis Smith Emerges first in Round 1 of IAME Series UAE

    Ras Al Kamiah 23, May 2022:  The international carting star Lewis Smith secured the first place in the IAME Series UAE Championship, Round 1, which that took place at RAK Track. The championship was organised in line with strategy of Ras Al Kamiah Government, under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqer Al Gassmimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Kamiah, aimed at diversifying income by hosting a number of sports, cultural and social events. The 16 year old aspirant driver, sponsored by JBT AeroTech Corporation, a worldwide champion in the aviation support industry, stole the limelight from 12 skilful contestants from across the world in the X30 Senior category, for competitors aged 15 Years +. Rafael Jesus and Matteo Quintarelli secured the second and third place respectively. Liwes drove a ......read more

    Your Favorite Disney Characters Return To Abu Dhabi!

    Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends Is The Ultimate Journey Down Memory Lane With Mickey Mouse   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 May 2022 – Grab your mouse ears and get ready for a worldwide party as Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends skates into Abu Dhabi from 12th to 16th October at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island Abu Dhabi.  Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., this production will inspire families to make memories they will treasure forever. Tickets go on sale 23rd May at 7am. While delivering the same magical experiences guests expect from Disney On Ice, Feld Entertainment is continuing Guest Wellness Enhancements to help keep families safe at its live events. Feld Entertainment is working closely with venue partners to establish and follow COVID-19 health and safety standards in accordance with all local ......read more

    Sharjah Children's Reading Festival 2022, Not To Be Missed!

    To create a better future nurture the young they say. Sharjah, the cultural capital of UAE is doing just that in its 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) 2022 at The Expo Centre Sharjah. The festival returns each year under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the patronage of his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in the Emirate of Sharjah. The Expo Centre is transformed into a huge and vibrant eye-catching carnival for kids and adults alike with 3D cutouts, performances, workshops interactive competitions, shows, plays and giveaways. All kinds of children's book authors, illustrators and storytellers, from all over the world ......read more

    Best of Britain to compete as Hall, Hull and Law confirm for Aramco Team Series – London

    • Tickets for the Aramco Team Series London presented by Public Investment Fund available from just £5 as world-class field returns to the Centurion Club, June 16-18th • Team and individual format forms part of a huge summer of golf in the UK • Georgia Hall: “Any time you get to tee it up on home soil it’s very special indeed”   May 19th, 2022: Three of the UK’s biggest women’s golf stars have been confirmed for the Aramco Team Series London presented by Public Investment Fund, taking place at Centurion Club on June 16-18th.    Georgia Hall, Charley Hull and Bronte Law, all part of victorious Solheim Cup campaigns in recent years, will headline the $1m Aramco-backed team and individual event that returns to London for a second successive year on the ......read more

    UAE: Bollywood's IIFA Awards 2022 New Dates Announced

    Dubai, UAE - 19 May 2022: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has announced new dates for the 22nd edition of IIFA Weekend and Awards. The ceremony, which was due to be held on May 20 and 21, and then postponed to July following late UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's demise, is now slated to be held on June 2, 3, and 4 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. As per the official release, Laser Book News IIFA Rocks, co-presented by NEXA will be held on Friday, June 3. The NEXA IIFA Awards, co-presented by Laser Book News will be held the following day on Saturday, June 4. The star-studded weekend in Abu Dhabi will see several superstars take to the stage. While Karan Johar and Parineeti Chopra will host IIFA Rocks, Bollywood's own 'Bhaijaan' Salman Khan is set to host the grand event alongside ......read more

    Gaviria Podiums on Fast Finish to Reggio Emilia

    • Almeida stays at the head of the GC •   Fernando Gaviria sprinted to 2nd place on Stage 11 of the Giro D’Italia, just being beaten by half a wheel length on the fast, flat run in to the line on a day which took the riders from Santarcangelo di Romagna to Reggio Emilia (203km).   The flattest road stage of the race with just 369 metres of climbing, the mid-point of the day featured some echelons as wind swept the open plains. The elastic of the peloton would not snap and the bunch came back together after reeling in a lone attack by Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Fenix).   Maximiliano Richeze stormed to the front of the bunch in the last 600m with Gaviria closely behind before opening the sprint with a tailwind behind. Italian Alberto Dainese (DSM) just got the better of Gaviria in the last ......read more

    Australia's Whitney Hillier Captains Team to victory at the Aramco Team Series – Bangkok; Patty Tavatanakit leads by two going into Final Day of Individual contest

    May 14, 2022:   Australian-Thai star Whitney Hillier captained her mixed fourball to a three-shot victory in the Ladies European Tour’s debut Aramco Team Series – Bangkok presented by Public Investment Fund. Team Hillier, captained by the Australian, whose mother is Thai, led by one after strong opening round performances from Hillier, team-mate Krista Bakker of Finland, and the group’s amateur player, Bangkok businessman Pattanan Amatanon. However, it was the team’s third professional player and other Bangkok local, Chonlada Chayanun, who led the charge on Friday’s deciding day, shooting a five-under-par 67 to help secure the fourball victory in the first ATS event of the season. “I’m so proud of my team,” said Hillier, after securing the first victory of her ten ......read more

    Ladies European Tour CEO Heaps Praise on Aramco and Golf Saudi for being “Key Player” in Growing Women's Game

    May 12, 2022: The CEO of golf’s Ladies European Tour (LET), Alexandra Armas, has heaped praise on Aramco and Golf Saudi for the role they have played in helping build the Tour’s strongest season on record. Armas was speaking ahead of Thursday’s first day of the Aramco Team Series – Bangkok presented by Public Investment Fund, the newest of now six Kingdom-backed tournaments on the LET’s annual global schedule. The Tour CEO stressed that both had been a “key partner” in elevating women’s golf. Armas said: “Our partnership with Aramco and Golf Saudi has definitely been key in the development of the Tour over the last few years. I mean, through Covid in 2020, these players only had 19 tournaments and were playing for €11 million. Now, in 2022, we have 34 tournaments and ......read more

    The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi to host Middle East premiere of The Storyville Mosquito by Kid Koala

    ● The live animated graphic novel will be performed, filmed, and scored in real time, using performers, musicians, technicians, miniature sets, and puppets to bring the characters to life ● Kid Koala returns to The Arts Center after the soldout and successful debut of Nufonia Must Fall in May 2017   Abu Dhabi, May 9, 2022: The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will host the Middle East premiere of The Storyville Mosquito by returning artist and world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award-winning graphic novelist Kid Koala on May 12-13 at 7pm.    Co-commissioned by The Arts Center, The Storyville Mosquito is the story of a young mosquito who leaves his small town in the country to seek fame and fortune in the big city and fulfill his dream of playing in one of the greatest jazz bands ......read more

    Gaviria Podiums in Emphatic Giro Sprint Showdown

      • Colombian 3rd in sprinter’s first big test •     UAE Team Emirates’ Colombian fastman, Fernando Gaviria showed his sprinting legs are coming to the boil in a vigorous three-horse sprint finish on stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia from Kaposvár to Balatonfüred (201km) on the flat final leg of the Hungarian Grand Depart. The peloton held a pedestrian pace for much of the day before bursting into action in the final 20km with the speeds ramping up in excess of 60kmph.   In the final kilometre Gaviria’s teammate, Rui Oliveira guided leadout man Max Richeze and Gaviria into the last 500m in a fantastic position. Richeze opened up the sprint on the left hand side of the road with Gaviria squeezing through but just being denied by winner of the day Mark Cavendish ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Festival presents the second performance of Confluence in Belgium

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 9, 2022:  As part of its 19th edition held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creativity, Innovation and Joy,” in collaboration with Mons Arts de la Scène (Festival of Sacred Music – Mons), and with support from Hino Music Festival, Abu Dhabi Festival presents the second performance of Confluence by globally renowned composers Qoutayba Neaimi & Judith Adler de Oliveira. The performance follows the premiere last November and takes place at the inaugural season of the Namur Concert Hall in Namur, Belgium. The 60-minute masterpiece depicts a journey from loss to hope and reconciliation, which begins with mourning for the victims of war, followed by an atonement filled with peace and cultural tolerance. The musical compositions and operatic text highlight the close ......read more

    From Abu Dhabi to Venice: Abu Dhabi Art's Beyond: Emerging Artists at La Biennale di Venezia

    Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 at Biennale Arte 2022 – Courtesy of Abu Dhabi Art Abu Dhabi Art opened its Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 exhibition at Palazzo Franchetti in Venice, Italy on show until 22 May 2022, coinciding with the Biennale Arte 2022. For its first iteration in Italy, the 2021 Beyond: Emerging Artists is showcasing the commissioned artists Christopher Joshua Benton, Maitha Abdalla and Hashel Al Lamki, who were supported by guest curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, co-founders of multidisciplinary curatorial platform Art Reoriented. The opening reception saw the attendance of HE Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, HE Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), alongside His Excellency Salem Khalid Abdullah Al Qasimi, ......read more

    ABT Sportsline confirms return to Formula e

    5 May 2022 – ABT Sportsline has confirmed it will return to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from the beginning of the Gen3 era, starting in 2023. The German outfit will enter as a customer team and makes its way back to Formula E having been a fixture throughout the championship's first seven seasons. Despite a hiatus in Season 8, ABT can still count itself among the most successful teams in Formula E history, with 47 podiums and 1,380 points to its name. The team won the first ever Formula E race in Beijing in 2014 while Lucas di Grassi steered to the Drivers' title in 2017. ABT sealed the Teams' crown a season later and partnered with Audi between 2017 and 2021. “Formula E has always had a big place in our hearts and we have never made a secret of the fact that we want to be back,” says ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Announced Their Squad for the Giro D'Italia 2022

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