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    Save the Date for Triyas Challenge 2021

    Next year’s event will take place on Friday February 12 at  Yas Marina Circuit Athletes wishing to compete can now save the date and start training for the tough physical test Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, May 31, 2020:   The date for next year’s TriYAS Challenge has been announced, with the event scheduled to take place on Friday February 12, giving those athletes wishing to take part the opportunity to save the date. As ever, the 11th edition of Abu Dhabi’s favourite community sporting event will be open to people of all ages and abilities, who will push their bodies to the limit over the disciplines of swimming, cycling and running at Yas Marina Circuit. The 2020 event, which took place in February, was another huge success as hundreds of competitors took part in the day-to-night ......read more

    Instagram Partners with TBWA Raad and Egyptian Food Bank to #Stopfoodwaste

    Augmented Reality (AR) powered filter, hosted on Egyptian Food Bank Instagram page, aims to combat food wastage during the Holy Month  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:    Instagram has teamed up with regional creative agency TBWA/Raad for its new campaign, #Stopfoodwaste, that aims to address the problem of food wastage during Ramadan. Using the brand’s latest AR technology, TBWA/RAAD created a filter that allows people to create Ramadan meals with minimal leftovers.  Hosted on the Egyptian Food Bank’s social channels, the new filter offers users multiple recipes with the option to size up or down based on how many people will be sharing a meal. Egyptian Food Bank is a non-profit organization that specializes in fighting hunger through innovation and diversity. The new filter will be ......read more

    Twitter Launches ‘Heroes of Good' Campaign to Celebrate the Spirit of Ramadan

    ● أبطال_الخير# (Heroes Of Good) to launch during the last week of the holy month  ● Campaign highlights individuals who have positively impacted the community during Ramadan amidst an unprecedented time     17th May 2020:   In the lead up to Eid Al Fitr, Twitter has launched أبطال_الخير# (Heroes of Good), a Ramadan campaign centred around celebrating people who have spread hope through their acts of kindness. Launched yesterday, the campaign which will run until the 20th of May encourages people to either nominate their Ramadan hero, an individual who has gone the extra mile during this month or reshare positive stories that have made this Ramadan memorable, especially given the circumstances.   This year, 17 million Tweets were monitored about Ramadan in the month leading into ......read more

    Dubai Culture Organises Workshops for Puppet Making and Animating

    • An initiative to enhance the imagination and artistic creativity of emerging talent • Spreading the values of beauty and entertainment among the UAE community • Giving upcoming generations new experiences and life skills     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2020:  As part of an initiative that aspires to develop the capabilities of emerging generations in the field of making puppets using various materials and employing them theatrically as well as consolidate the horizons of imagination and artistic creativity, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is organising puppet making and animating workshops using the ‘Zoom’ programme and under the supervision of narrator and puppet director Ilham Al Hajj. This comes as part of the Dubai Performing Arts Programme that ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Organises Virtual Forum for Female Players of Dubai's Sports Clubs

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:    Dubai Sports Council convened a virtual forum for female players of Dubai clubs this week, under the leadership of Rawda Al Mahrazi, Chairwomen of the Council’s Women’s Sports Committee, and more than 40 players from different clubs participated in the forum. HH Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hasher Al Maktoum, member of the Board of UAE Volleyball Association, attended the forum and thanked Dubai Sports Council for the initiative. She said: “The entire world is currently passing through a tough stage, and we need to unite our efforts and comply with the instructions of the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management. At the same time, we need to keep encouraging our females to continue exercising at home. “Exercising regularly is important, even if ......read more

    Twitter Unveils week 2 of Ramadan Data

    TV Series - Twitter data Second week of Ramadan (2nd - 8th May)   Peak in conversation Here is the peak in Arabic conversations around TV series: Saudi Arabia: ● People Tweeted most on Tuesdays ● People Tweeted most at 10pm local time UAE: ● People Tweeted most on Tuesdays ● People Tweeted most at 11pm local time Egypt: ● People Tweeted most on Thursdays ● People Tweeted most at 8pm local time   Top Ramadan series related topics  1. #البرنس (Al-Prince) 2. #مخرج_7 (Makhraj 7) 3. #قلبي_اطمأن (Qalby Etmaan) 4. #رامز_مجنون_رسمي (Ramez Majnun Rasmi) 5. #ام_هارون (Umm Harun) 6. #خيانة_عهد (Khiyanit Ahid) 7. #الاختيار (Al Ekhteyar)   Most active celebrities on Twitter 1. Egyptian actor @AsserYassin  2. ......read more

    #StayHomeWithTishTash

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    We are really excited to announce that the  #StayHomeWithTishTash sessions have officially kicked off and we are already receiving great feedback.     #StayHomeWithTishTash is a unique series of over 100 virtual masterclasses, activities and workshops to help stem the boredom of lockdown and inspire you to learn and enjoy the comfort of your own homes.   They’re all FREE to attend, held on the Zoom, you can do as many as you like and they’re open to all wherever in the world they may be, so share with your friends and families too!

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    Tadej Pogačar Renews with UAE Team Emirates Until 2024

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:   UAE Team Emirates is pleased to announce that young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogačar has extended his contract which will keep him at the Emirati team until the end of 2024.   Tadej Pogačar: “I am happy to continue my relationship with UAE Team Emirates.  I turned professional here and I feel very comfortable with everyone.  I believe in the team and I want to be part of this ambitious project.  The next five years will be fundamental for the team and for my career, with the hope that they will be fruitful years for both parties ”.   Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni Al Dhaheri, president of the Emirati squad: “Our team has a long-term plan and we are happy that such a talented young man like Tadej has committed to our ......read more

    Karl Lagerfeld Introduces #stayhomewithkarl Initiative on Social Media

    The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. PARIS, FRANCE (March 31, 2020) – KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms. Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating a sense of community, upcoming performances will be hosted by various members of the #TEAMKARL brand family. Examples ......read more

    Karl Lagerfeld Introduces #stayhomewithkarl Initiative on Social Media'

    The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 04, 2020:   KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms. Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating a sense of community, upcoming performances will be hosted by various members of the #TEAMKARL brand ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates sign Juan Ayuso

    Young Spaniard joins on a long-term contract       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2020:   UAE Team Emirates will continue their commitment to developing young talent by signing 17-year old Spanish rider Juan Ayuso on a five year deal with the team.   The promising youngster is the current Spanish Junior National Champion and holds 6 victories to his name so far in 2020.   As part of his development, Ayuso will spend his first contract year with a development team with the objective of gaining experience and making a gradual transition to the professional ranks.   Ayuso, who hails from the Spanish province of Alicante, has taken the domestic junior ranks by storm and was quickly picked up on the radar of UAE Team manager Matxin Fernandez.   Joxean ......read more

    ©My Salah Mat، سجادة صلاة تفاعلية فريدة لتعليم الأطفال الصلاة، أصبحت متاحة الآن أيضًا في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي.

      ©My Salah Mat، سجادة صلاة تفاعلية فريدة لتعليم الأطفال الصلاة، أصبحت متاحة الآن أيضًا في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي. امنح هداية الصلاة وساعد الأطفال من عمر 3 سنوات ليتعلموا الصلاة بشغف ويحبون كيفية أدائها. من منا لا يرغب برؤية أطفاله وقد أصبحوا راشدين صالحين يتمتعون بالصحة والسعادة؟! ولتحقيق ذلك، هناك الكثير الذي يجب أن نعلمهم إياه، ونتيح لهم أن بكونوا على دراية به وتجربته. تعليم أطفالنا كيفية الصلاة واجب على كل مسلم ومساعدة طول حياتهم يمكننا منحها لهم ليعيشوا حياة مفيدة وسعيدة. يعد اللعب تجربة تعلم أساسية يحتاجها الأطفال لنموهم الجسدي والعقلي والروحي. ولذلك سيتم طرح سجادة صلاتي، وهي سجادة صلاة تعليمية تفاعلية في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي في شهر رمضان المبارك. سجادة صلاتي هي سجادة صلاة تفاعلية صُمّمت لتعليم الأطفال كيفية أداء صلاة المسلمين بطريقة ممتعة من خلال اللعب والتكنولوجيا. تحتوي سجادة صلاتي على أزرار لمس ......read more

    Dubai Culture Boosts Culture of Giving With ‘Ramadan Heroes' Campaign

    • A community-based initiative that supports the ‘10 Million Meals’ campaign, the largest national campaign to support vulnerable families • Meals Delivery to workers safely while adhering to social distancing • The humane face of culture in an image that embodies the values of tolerance and social cohesion inherent in Dubai • This move is part of Dubai Culture’s vision to support talent and provide them with an opportunity to communicate their creativity to the public. • A free campaign based on creating a virtual restaurant that allows community members to contribute Ramadan meals   Hala Badri • In this campaign embodeis our societal and cultural responsibility towards stimulating the spirit of good and giving in the UAE society • The initiative ......read more

    Steve Madden Ramadan Capsule Collection

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020:   Complementing modest fashion with classy statement shoes and accessories, Steve Madden Ramadan Capsule Collection, showcases designs to match the revelry of the occasion. The collection boasts of some eclectic uppers on varied soles to carry you from your work desk to Iftar table in equal ease.

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    Wasl Properties Launches Annual Ramadan Arts Competition to Celebrate Its Creative Tenants

    Annual contest is in its tenth edition   Dubai, UAE, 27 April 2020:   wasl properties, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, has announced its celebration of the spirit of the holy month by launching its Ramadan competition that seeks to reward artistic flair with exceptional prizes. The annual competition, which is in its tenth edition this year, aims to highlight the creativity of wasl tenants by encouraging them to draw inspiration from the beautiful Ramadan atmosphere. The annual competitions welcome participation from all ages, with a painting challenge for wasl tenants’ children and a photography contest for adults.  wasl’s Ramadan Painting Competition is designed for younger tenants of up to 13 years old, and participants will be required to ......read more

    Dubai Holy Quran (91.4FM) Launches New Programs for Ramadan 1441 AH

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:  With the support of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Her Highness Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Dubai Holy Quran (91.4FM), a radio station of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), has launched a set of new programs for the holy month of Ramadan 1441 AH.   Dubai Holy Quran (91.4FM) has introduced four new programs aside from the regular hourly reading of the Holy Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Renowned readers, throughout the day at different times, will recite the Holy Quran.    H.E. Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC, pointed out the uniqueness of Dubai Radio for Quran for its choice of programs, supplications ......read more

    The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development Announce Dedicated Virtual Program for the Holy Month

    - Presented in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development and Al Burda, a platform for Islamic arts and culture, Reconnect. encourages the community to #StayHome during the Holy Month - Four unique events have been specially curated for Ramadan, featuring contemplative works to suit quiet evenings at home       Abu Dhabi, April 26, 2020:   The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced its virtual Reconnect. for Ramadan program, presented in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development’s Al Burda platform for Islamic arts and culture. As part of The Arts Center’s fifth anniversary season, which has now moved online, a series of four outstanding performances from the Center’s archive have been curated to embrace the spirit of ......read more

    Instagram Brings Back #MonthofGood for Ramadan

    Instagram invites the global community to share acts of kindness during the Holy Month Huda Kattan kicks off the initiative globally tonight on @Instagram Popular Egyptian Actor Ahmed Helmy to call on his followers to start a movement of kindness   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020:    Instagram is marking Ramadan by bringing back its global initiative – ‘Month of Good’ – for a second year, inviting its community to come together and spread kindness on the platform. In recognition of the new realities that are keeping loved ones apart during the Holy Month, Instagram is encouraging people to inspire each other to do and share good deeds during the month.  Ramadan is one of the key moments on Instagram with over 16 million uses of the word ‘Ramadan’ on ......read more

    UAE and KSA Residents Prepare to Spend More Time Online This Year in Ramadan Than in Previous Years

    While in-person gathering is expected to decrease amidst COVID-19, socializing online is likely to increase as residents ready themselves for Ramadan at home   April 23, 2020:  As is the case in most of the world at present, Covid-19 response in most countries globally has included restrictions on movement of residents with calls to stay at home and practice social distancing. This has extended to full day or partial lockdowns in many of these countries and KSA and UAE are no different. What will differ this year is how residents in these countries experience Ramadan in 2020. Group gatherings like early morning sahour (pre-dawn meal) and iftars (post-sunset fast-breaking meals) as well as daily Taraweh (night prayers) are not possible this year due to the Covid-19 related restrictions on movement.  With these ......read more

    DG Quote - World Creativity Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:   Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, “Dubai Culture” noted today, innovation and creativity have become a lifestyle and a national hub in the UAE due to their importance in supporting the creative economy and achieving a prosperous and sustainable future, She said: "Our leaders in the UAE have instilled the strong belief in us that innovation and creativity, as values, are true wealth of the future and they have positioned them in the main pillars of Dubai Plan 2021 vision. In line with this vision and Dubai's endeavour to consolidate innovation and creativity in society, we at Dubai Culture are putting in deliberate efforts to foster a culture of innovation and creativity in society, by preparing a generation of innovators and ......read more

    Art Painting Lab Launches Community Art Collaboration

    An uplifting community initiative to get the UAE painting with purpose    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2020:   #UnitedArtEmirates is a grass-roots art initiative created to unite, inspire and encourage the UAE’s community during a tumultuous time in the world. The initiative is asking everyone; artists and amateurs alike, to create and share a piece of visual art with Art Painting Lab, whose mission is to paint one or more public murals, using the artworks they receive from the public.  These murals will commemorate this time in history; they will tell the story of how the UAE’s residents came together to create something inspiring in uncertain times.    A group of resident artists at Art Painting Lab, an art consultancy and service provider, wanted create opportunities for ......read more

    Award-Winning Artist Amar Kanwar Joins Scholars in a Public Virtual Roundtable to Explore Interconnection as the Globe Battles With COVID-19

    ● Taking place on Wednesday, April 22, In Light of COVID-19: What Looks Different Now? will be moderated by Executive Director of The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Maya Allison   ● The public talk ties into the larger questions of Amar Kanwar’s exhibition at The NYUAD Art Gallery, The Sovereign Forest, which makes visible our interconnectedness, from the sovereignty of a forest, to how we understand the health of a nation     United Arab Emirates - April 15, 2020:  The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery will host its first ever virtual roundtable, entitled In Light of COVID-19: What Looks Different Now, featuring artist Amar Kanwar, in dialogue with NYUAD scientists, scholars,  and cultural-sector professionals.    Taking place on Wednesday, April 22 at 6pm UAE time, ......read more

    Instagram Thank You Hour Launches Today at 7pm

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 011, 2020:   We wanted to give you a heads up on Thank You Hour, launching today at 7pm on Instagram. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world have stepped up in unprecedented ways to support friends, family and their communities – and with everyone at home, people are finding renewed appreciation for the things that help get them through the day. Now, we’re introducing Thank You Hour, a new sticker and shared story that you can use to show gratitude for whatever is helping you through this time.   Few quick notes:   • The Thank You Hour sticker can be added to any Instagram story from your sticker tray -- it should be the second sticker in the tray, right after Stay Home.   • This week, starting at 7pm (your local time) ......read more

    Twitter Launches Regional Wellness Campaign

    Campaign aims to raise awareness of physical and mental wellness in the gaming community amidst the global pandemic    United Arab Emirates, 6 April 2019:   Twitter has launched the  ?????_??????_??# (Always play it right) , an awareness campaign centered around wellness in gaming in the region. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of physical and mental wellness within the gaming community during a period when many are spending the vast majority of their time at home. Moreover discussing the significance of  maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle amongst gaming enthusiasts in the MENA region. Gaming continues to be a key topic on the platform, in 2019 there were over 1.2 billion Tweets about gaming, up nearly 20% year on year. In fact, last year gaming hashtags were amongst the ......read more

    Karl Lagerfeld Introduces #stayhomewithkarl Initiative on Social Media

    The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms.   Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating a sense of community, upcoming performances will be hosted by various members of the #TEAMKARL brand family. Examples include a drawing class from ......read more

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    Grand Finale for Talentology 2020 this Weekend

    Twelve contenders to compete for grand prize in two categories at an event with Kris Fade as Chief Guest   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 26, 2020:   Talentology 2020, the biggest talent show in Abu Dhabi to support young talent in building their confidence and stimulating growth in the creative industry will be held at Mushrif Mall every evening this weekend from Thursday to Saturday (27th to 29th February, 2020). The Grand Finale, held on the 29th of February at 5pm will be in the presence of Chief Guest Kris Fade in the central foyer of Mushrif ......read more

    Training for 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving Begins on Sunday

    Dubai, 26 February 2020:   Pre-tournament training sessions for the 14th edition of Fazza Championship for Freediving, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), will begin on Sunday, March 1, at the Hamdan Sports Complex.   Trainings will continue for four consecutive days until the start of the main tournament, which will be held over three days, from March 5 – 7 at the same venue. The local and international participants will train to acclimatize in underwater life.   Souad Ibrahim Darwish, HHC Director of Championships, explained: “the ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship

    Al Wasl Club Beats Barcelona Academy on their Quest to Top the League Table and du LaLiga HPC teams Top The standing in the U-16 and U-18 competition   Dubai - February 25th 2020 – The Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship witnessed intensive matches last weekend. Al Wasl Club scored a 3-0 victory over the Barça Academy Kubala U-14 Academy, raising its score to 19 points, to become the runner-up to the Spanish Soccer Schools Iniesta, while Barça Academy Kubala maintained its standing at 15 points. The du LaLiga HPC team remained in control in the U-16 and U-18 ......read more

    Rainbow Milk is Celebrating Arab Heritage With Major Land Cruiser Competition.

    Two iconic Land Cruisers up for grabs   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 February 2020:   Rainbow Milk, one of the region’s most loved brands, is celebrating the UAE’s camping culture by giving brand-new Toyota Land Cruisers to two lucky customers.  Until February 29, 2020, consumers can be in with a chance of winning one of the most iconic desert cars in history by purchasing a Rainbow Evaporated Milk 12-pack.  All you have to do is check the back and enter the contest. Winners will be able to hit the desert in style and enjoy some ......read more

    Over 600 Volunteers Required to Help Stage Special Olympics UAE Games

    • Over 600 volunteers are required to help stage the UAE Games  • The UAE Games will take place from 19 – 22 March 2020 at NYUAD • More than 650 athletes of determination with intellectual disabilities are expected to participate in the UAE Games  • People of Determination are encouraged to sign up as volunteers    UAE, 24 February 2020: Special Olympics UAE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirati Marshals to help recruit more than 600 volunteers to help stage the first-ever Special Olympics UAE Games from 19 ......read more

    AllSaints Launches ME Sessions Competition to Support Dubai's Emerging Musical Talent

    Three weeks of live performances are coming to the British fashion house’s Mall of the Emirates store   Dubai, UAE, 24 February 2020:   Premium British fashion house AllSaints today announced a major launchpad for local musicians and bands with the arrival of AllSaints ME Sessions - a platform for promising up-and-coming bands to capture new fans and earn free studio time with a Dubai-based producer. For a chance to be shortlisted, artists are encouraged to upload videos of their music to the dedicated AllSaints microsite during the submission period of 16 February ......read more

    FireEye - Statement on Russian Cyber Attacks to Country of Georgia

    “The attacks in Georgia which were just attributed to Sandworm, the Russian actor behind NotPetya and the blackouts in Ukraine, are con sistent with their prior behavior. Attacks on media are a regular feature of Sandworm campaigns. Prior to the first blackout in Ukraine, they took media offline during their election there.   It’s very notable that Sandworm has been finally officially tied to GRU Unit 74455, confirming our prior analysis that it is one of the two GRU units that collaborated in 2016 election interference. In addition to the election interference, Ukraine ......read more

    Maserati MC20: The Name of the New Super Sports Car of the Trident Brand is Announced

    • MC20 means Maserati Corse 2020 and celebrates that the Brand will return to racing. • The super sports car is the first model of the new Maserati Era and it will debut by the end of May in Modena. • The MC20, developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti Plant in Modena.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 23, 2020:  The eagerly-anticipated Maserati super sports car will be named MC20. The car was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the historical plant in Viale Ciro Menotti and will have ......read more

    MC20: The Name of the New Maserati Super Sports Car Climbs Aboard the Maserati Multi 70

    • The logo of the new model appears on the mainsail of the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran: today the world discovers the name of the new Maserati super sports car in an unconventional way. • Maserati MC20 and Maserati Multi 70 are linked by the same know-how in aerodynamics, technological innovation and performance, developed at the Innovation Lab in Modena. • MC20 will be presented in Modena in May.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 23, 2020:   Maserati has chosen the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran and Giovanni Soldini’s Team to tell the world ......read more

    Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Crowns the Winners of the International Ladies Category on the Final Day of the 7th FBMA International Show Jumping Cup

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 February 2020:   The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, attended the final day of the 7th Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy’s (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup, where he crowned the grand prix winners of the International Ladies category (CSI2*), presented by Longines.  HE crowned Sara Hussein Saleh Al Armouti from Jordan as the winner of the first place, Nadia Abdul Aziz Taryam from the UAE as the winner of the second place, and Anita Annika Sande from Norway as the winner of the third place. In ......read more

    Simona Halep and Elena Rybakina To Contest Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final

    February 21, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:  Top seed and former champion Simona Halep will face Dubai debutant Elena Rybakina in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday after both won straight-set but contrasting semi-final victories. Halep, who will be attempting to reclaim the trophy she won in 2015, ended the run of qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-2 6-0, and Rybakina overcame eighth seed Petra Martic 7-6 (5) 7-6 (2).   While both Rybakina and Brady have made headlines by ousting seeded favourites during the week, Martic had quietly reached the semi-final by winning ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Stars Surprise Abu Dhabi School Children Ahead of UAE Tour

    United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020:   Alexander UAE Team Emirates riders Fernando Gaviria and Maximiliano Richeze took time out of their busy pre - UAE Tour schedule to visit Wales School in Abu Dhabi who have been participating in the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy.  The star riders were joined by 120 enthusiastic students as they got involved in a series of coaching activities and a Q & A session.    Team Manager, Matxin Fernandez said “every year we revisit the UAE and see more and more youngsters on their bikes and interested in cycling, ......read more

    Simona Halep Survives a Thriller At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020:    Top seed Simona Halep survived a gallant challenge from Ons Jabeur on Wednesday, fighting off a match point before claiming a 1-6 6-2 7-6 (7) victory and a place in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Australian Open finalist and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza was also stretched by qualifier Veronika Kudermetova before emerging with a 7-5 4-6 6-4 victory, while second seed Karolina Pliskova enjoyed a more comfortable 6-1 6-2 win over Kristina Mladenovic.   The outcome of the ......read more

    Comment on 'Ghadan 21'

    Peter Haugaard, Head of People, Performance and Culture, KPMG Lower Gulf   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2020:   KPMG is proud to be associated with Ghadan 21, as we are committed to support the development of national talent and help realize Abu Dhabi’s vision of shaping the future through a knowledge-based economy.   To fulfill this, KPMG developed the Pre-Audit Qualification Training (PAQT) framework together with the Human Resources Authority (HRA) and Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA). The program aims to provide young UAE ......read more

    Rashid Claims Big Karting Victory in Italy On Ladder to F1

    Sulayem says young Emirati shows the talent MENA region has to develop into world champions    Dubai, UAE, 17th February, 2020:  Young Emirati karting ace Rashid Al Dhaheri has added to his reputation as one of the Arab world’s rising motor sport stars with a brilliant victory in the prestigious 25th Winter Cup in Lonato, Italy. The 11-year old, chasing his dream to become a Formula One driver, produced a superb performance to clinch the Mini Rok title in a field of 64 drivers at the famous South Garda Karting circuit. In the 12-lap final he shrugged off a ......read more

    Rashed Denied Second Win as Kuwaiti Star Lands Home Victory

    World champion Al Mulla tops again as Emirati teenager Salman grabs best finish yet        Kuwait City, Kuwait, 16th February, 2020:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer was denied back-to-back victories in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today by another dramatic twist in the opening round of the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   The Emirati rider, who won the previous day’s first Runabout GP1 moto from pole position, made another superb start to moto two and held a comfortable lead from Kuwait’s Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq before ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi Riders Grab Double Triumph On Dramatic Race Day in Kuwait

    Al Tayer secures convincing victory to launch Runabout GP1 title bid as world champion Al Mulla shrugs off injury to win again       February 15, 2020:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer powered his way to an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today to launch his title challenge in the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   The Emirati rider followed up his first pole position success in the series 24 hours earlier by winning the opening Runabout GP1 moto of the season in convincing style on a dramatic day of ......read more

    Tsitsipas Ready to Launch Another Bid for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 13, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:   The most exciting new star to arrive on the ATP Tour in recent years is ready to make his second bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title. Stefanos Tsitsipas arrived in Dubai a year ago as a budding superstar after upsetting Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Although Federer avenged that defeat in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final to claim his eighth Dubai crown and the 100th singles title of his career, Tsitsipas overcame Federer again in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London before going on to win one of the ......read more

    Artezaar to Collaborate With The J Café at JYSK to Promote UAE-based Artists

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 12, 2020:   Online art gallery Artezaar.com has teamed up with The J Café at JYSK store to create an exclusively curated selection of artworks by locally based artists. The partnership aims to drive the region’s emerging art scene and make affordable art accessible to everyone.   Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2020 – Locally based artists in the UAE have a new platform to exhibit their artwork as Artezaar.com online art gallery and The J Café at JYSK partner to make affordable art more accessible. The collaboration sees The ......read more

    Jaguar Land Rover on Tour Sheikh Hamdan's Falcons Dominate Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry To Mark Two Years of Carbon Neutral O

    Crown Prince gives prize to second placers   Dubai, 12 February 2020:    The falcons by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, dominated the Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), on Tuesday at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area.    Elite falconers from across the UAE joined in the competition and Sheikh Hamdan’s birds named ‘Youth’ and ‘Shayboub’ topped the races in ......read more

    Union Coop to Sponsor the FAZZA Championships for People of Determination 2020

    For the second year, Union Coop is among the list of ‘diamond’ sponsors of FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination 2020   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE ‘Union Coop’ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Club for People of Determination, under which the Union Coop sponsors the ‘FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination’ for the second year in a row. The move highlights Union Coop’s keenness to support the event morally and ......read more

    Ortendahl Makes Team Abu Dhabi Debut in Kuwait as Al Mulla Launches Bid for Third World Title

    Swedish star targets fourth aquabikes crown    10 February, 2020:   Emma-Nellie Ortendahl makes her Team Abu Dhabi debut in next weekend’s Grand Prix of Kuwait with her sights set firmly on a fourth Ski Ladies GP1 title in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   Sweden’s golden girl of aquabike racing teams up for the first time with reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla, Runabout GP1 contender Rashed Al Tayer and Ski GP1 rider Salman Al Awadhi in the opening round of 2020 season.   Ortendahl, who has initially ......read more

    Plans for Motor Sport's First Talent Development Model to Be Unveiled at Fia Mena Congress in Muscat

    Sulayem says sport faces survival issue and must do more to draw steady flow of young drivers    Dubai, UAE, 10 February, 2020:  Plans to launch motor sport’s first talent development model will be unveiled at the FIA Sport Regional Congress for the Middle East and North Africa which began in Muscat today (Monday). The initiative is designed to reinforce efforts to attract a steady flow of young people into motor sport, which FIA regional Vice President for Sport, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, says is facing a survival issue. Sulayem, President of the Emirates ......read more

    Tadej Pogačar Wins the Vuelta Valenciana

    Kristoff 4th in final sprint in Valencia as Pogačar takes overall       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:  After a winning display on stage 4 on the steep climb to Altea, Tadej Pogačar has cemented his victory in the Vuelta Valenciana (2.1).   With a relatively short final stage of 97.7 kilometres, it was destined to be a day for the sprinters. In the final kilometres UAE Team Emirates were active at the front with even race leader Pogačar pulling on the front in support of Alexander Kristoff. Fabio Jakobsen ......read more

    Kim Clijsters To Begin Her Comeback at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 09, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:   Tennis legend Kim Clijsters has chosen the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships hosting the WTA Tour to begin her eagerly awaited comeback to the game.   The 36-year-old, who surprised the tennis world late last year when she announced an intent to return to tennis seven years after playing her last match at the 2012 US Open, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2017. She has never competed in Dubai before, and is thrilled to finally join the stellar cast competing for the ......read more

    Kuwait Lands UAE Aquabikes Pro' Victory as Hammadi Secures Double Title Success

    8th February, 2020:    Kuwait’s Mohammed Bou Rabei powered his way to a Runabout GP1 victory in heat two of the UAE International Aquabikes Championship as Emirati Ahmed Al Hammadi secured a double title success. With 82 riders competing in front of almost 3,000 spectators on the shore of Al-Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, Bou Rabei won the professional category, one of 11 classes overall, ahead of Mohammed Al-Baz and Youssef Al-Abd Al-Razzaq. Al Hammadi secured the Sky Junior GP3.3 title from Saeed Al Awadi and Suhail Al Hammadi, and followed up with ......read more

    The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Celebrates Young Winners of the 2020 OUP Story Writing Competition.

    Dubai, 8 February 2020:    The  talented young winners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition  were honoured today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (4-9 February 2020)  in a special prize-giving ceremony.  The annual competition is a fixture of the academic calendar with more than 3000 students from the UAE sending in their entries this year. The competition runs in Arabic and in English and is divided into age-specific categories: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-25. Each winner received a book containing their original ......read more

    Calling All Families in UAE: Global Village Presents Kids Fest

    Favourite characters Ben and Holly, Angry Birds, Chhota Bheem, PJ Masks and Globo take over the park until 22 February   Dubai, UAE, 8 February 2020:   Families can head to Global Village this month for Season 5 of ‘Kids Fest’ from 6 – 22 February, and enjoy perfect weather at every child’s favourite place to be.  At the world’s leading multi-cultural festival-park’s Kids Fest, characters from favourite shows spring to life. Kids can take part in a sing or dance-a-long at the specially-created live theatre shows, ......read more

    Why You Should Use Boxing Shoes When Practicing This Sport

    Boxing is a sport when you throw punches, jabs, and use your upper body to get away from your opponent’s attacks most of the time. Nonetheless, a good athlete in love with this sport knows very well that footwork plays an essential role in training to become better. That is why you should get a pair of good shoes if you want to improve.   Remain agile on your feet   You can ask any boxer worth his or her salt, and you will learn right away that the difference between an average practitioner of the sport and a great one is the footwork. You need to be quick on your ......read more

    Competition Heightens as Fazza Championship for Youlah Enters Semifinal Round

    Dubai, 6 February 2020:   The final four Yuweels (Youlah performers) have been announced and the Golden Square is now complete as the competition at the Fazza Championship for Youlah has intensified entering the semifinal round.   The annual heritage sport, which is now on its 20th year, has seen participation not just from UAE nationals but also performers from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Libya. Issa Mahamas Al-Ahbabi and Juma Obaid Al Ali were the last two to qualify in the semifinal rounds. Al-Ahbabi gave a strong performance and scored a perfect ......read more

    Belonging to soon be unveiled at NYU Abu Dhabi

    ● Opening on February 15, this exhibition unveils the 2020 iteration of the U.A.E. Unlimited platform, hosted by the Project Space at NYU Abu Dhabi, and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development   ● Curated by Emirati arts researcher Nasser Abdullah, Intimaa: Belonging will feature photography and sculpture by UAE-based emerging artists   ● The exhibition will also feature newly-commissioned poems by rising Emirati poets; these include Ahmed Al Mannai,  Ali Al Mazmy, Hassan Al Najjar, and Shamma Al ......read more

    Abu Dhabi's Top 14 Teams from UAE Schools and Streets Cups Make it to National Semi-Finals at du Football Champions

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 03, 2020:    In the final day of matches in the Abu Dhabi leg of the nationwide du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, all players in the nation’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cup played their heart out for their chance to make it to the UAE semi-finals of the competition that will be played in Dubai on March 7.   LaLiga Scouts were on the lookout to scout the capital’s top players and invite them to join the prestigious du LaLiga High Performance Centre, where they undergo a year-round professional development ......read more

    Middle East's First Interschool Esports Tournament to Be Held in Dubai on February 21 & 22

    • Interschool Esports Tournament to be held as part of GIRLGAMER Esports Festival. • Organisers Meydan One and Galaxy Racer Esports, have proudly partnered with sponsor TechXHub. • In response to overwhelming demand, the tournament is now open to all schools in UAE .     Dubai – 2 February 2020:   Meydan One and Galaxy Racer Esports today revealed key dates and details of the Middle’s East’s first-ever Interschool Esports Tournament, featuring FIFA 2020, which will take place from 21-22 February, 2020, at Meydan ......read more

    Omeir Lands Another Wakeboard Win As Rising Stars Share Limeligtht

    Young UAE wakeboard riders inspired by world’s best challenged to reach top level      Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1st February, 2020:   Top Emirati professional rider Omeir Saeed secured his second successive victory in the UAE Wakeboard Championship as some of the rising stars of the sport in the Emirates grabbed a share of the spotlight.     Just as he did in the opening round of the series, Omeir dominated the Freeride category in round two, winning from Khalid Subaa, the UAE’s first national team captain, and Rashid Al Muhairi in third ......read more

    Omeir Aims for Back to Back Wakeboard Wins

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30th  January, 2020:   Omeir Saeed heads into the second round of the UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi tomorrow aiming for a second successive victory.   Omeir, first round winner in the Freeride category, is hoping to make it another family double alongside younger brother Ahmed who topped the junior class in November.   Khaled Matar Al Ali and Mohammed Amir Fayyad, who made it onto the Freeride podium for the opening round, are expected to be among the leading challengers again as the events gets underway at 8am off the Abu Dhabi ......read more

    More publicity, more prosperity – JWI launches PR services in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 30 January 2020:    JWI Dubai, an integrated creative agency, continues its global growth by extending its public relations services to the Middle East. The addition of a dedicated PR department will now enable JWI to provide its holistic approach to strategy, creative and content, all under one roof. John Wilford, CEO of JWI, said: “We have experienced fantastic success delivering PR strategies and high-impact results to our clients in the UK. Therefore, it was a natural progression to expand our offering to our clients in the Middle ......read more

    Fakhr Al Ajyal Falconry Championship launches a new category With the directions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

    Dubai, 28 January 2020:   Set to begin on Saturday (February 1), Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry – Telwah, announced today, the launch of a new category for ‘Falcon Owners’.   With the directions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, this new category will come into effect in the upcoming Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry on February 1-16, at Dubai’s Al Ruwwayyah desert area. The ‘Falcon Owners’ category is dedicated to participants who are also the caretakers of the ......read more

    World Art Dubai Expands Its Palette for 2020 Edition

    Urban inspired affordable art exhibition returns for sixth edition with curation of local and international art across painting, street art, fashion art, sculptures, photography and virtual reality   Dubai, UAE – 29 January, 2020:   World Art Dubai, the region’s largest accessible and affordable retail art fair, is set to return to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 8-11 April with an even bigger pool of activations targeting all including established artists, emerging artists, collectors and those just starting their collection.   The ......read more

    Lucas Herbert wins the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic

    The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra Dubai, 26th January, 2020: Following four days of enthralling golf, with the final day concluding in a windy finish on the course, the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic has resulted in a stunning victory for Lucas Herbert of Australia . The event played out on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club and included a number of world famous players including OMEGA’s own Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood.   For his prize, Lucas received a brand new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra, along with the ......read more

    Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic Ready To Defend Their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Titles

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2020:   Swiss pair Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic will next month attempt to achieve a remarkable double as they bid to retain their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships titles.   Last year was only the second time in the history of the tournament that two players from the same country won the title, after Fabrice Santoro and Amelie Mauresmo in 2002. ...read more

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    Everyone has a voice. The UK’s leading presenting course, The Presenter Studio is holding masterclasses in Dubai this March to help you find yours       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2020:   This March for one week only, The Caviar Spoon brings the UK’s only professional television presenting academy run by working producers to Dubai to hone and polish the speaking and presentation skills of professionals and brands in the UAE.   The Presenter Studio specialises in presenter and media training by award winning producers ......read more

    Mohamed Sets Early Pace as Adimsc Launches UAE Formula 4 Powerboat Series'

    New championship designed to create next generation of Emirati stars on world stage     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25th January 2020:   Mohamed Al Yammahi is the early leader of the 2020 UAE Formula 4 Championship, the new series launched by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) to create the next generation of Emirati powerboat racing stars.   Victory in race two following a third place finish in the opening race off the Abu Dhabi Breakwater saw Al Yammahi take an overall two-point lead in the four-round championship at the ......read more

    UAE Team Named for First Mena Karting Challenge

    These are our future F1 and rally stars – Ben Sulayem   Dubai, UAE, 25 January, 2020:   Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO), has announced a strong UAE team to represent the country in next month’s inaugural FIA-supported MENA regional Karting Championship in Oman.  The event, taking place in Muscat from 10-14 February and run by the Oman Automobile Association, features teams from the 20 countries making up the Middle East and North Africa region. “This is an exciting new event, the first of ......read more

    UAE TEAM EMIRATES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH ABU DHABI CYCLING CLUB

    UAE Team Emirates | Thursday 23 January   Following the success of the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy launched last year, UAE Team Emirates have announced their partnership with Abu Dhabi Cycling Club to establish a clear development pathway for children interested in cycling in the UAE.   The Academy was created with the aim of introducing young people to the sport of cycling. The academy provides children from the age of 8 – 11 with cycling coaching, designed to build confidence and fitness as well as improve bike handling skills. Launched exclusively for school ......read more

    Spend Time in Nature with Budget-friendly Activities with QiDZ

    Dubai, UAE; 22 January 2020:   Returning to pre-holiday life can be an adjustment not only for children but for adults as well. After a marathon of celebrations, it is now time for the daunting task of balancing the books and still find compelling activities for the family. Helping parents not to break the bank at this time of the year, QiDZ, a go-to mobile app for family activities which can be downloaded for free from App Store and Google Playstore, recommends activities at venues where families can spend less and spend time together in nature: Farm Tour at Emirates Bio Farm ......read more

    Fernando Gaviria Leads UAE Team Emirates at Vuelta a San Juan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   Fernando Gaviria will kick start his season in Argentina at the Vuelta a San Juan on 26th January as he aims to add to his record of five stage wins in the 2.Pro ranked event.   The sprinter will be in good company as fellow South American and Argentine local Maximiliano Richeze will be back at his service as the last man in the lead out train this season. The seven-stage event will also see Brandon McNulty make his UAE Team Emirates debut as the team’s designated GC leader.     Sports Directors ......read more

    Young Emirati falconers fly high at Fazza Championship for Falconry

    Dubai, 21 January 2020:   The future of Emirati heritage sport is bright as falconers, as young as five years old, proved their mettle at the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Juniors Category, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) over the weekend at Al Ruwayyah desert area.   Eight races were held and at least 220 birds saw action as the youngsters proudly carried the falcons on their arms before releasing them for the competition. The annual competition for junior falconers also capped off the Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, which ......read more

    Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Celebrates 20th Anniversary of WTA Tennis Thrills

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is celebrating 20 years of the WTA tournament this year. From that first exciting year, the tournament has always attracted the very best and it was fitting that the first champion would be the world number one, Martina Hingis. See below for a full round-up since then.  ...read more

    Emirati Stars Shine in 2020 Dubai O-plate

    Champions Crowned at Dubai Kartdrome    Dubai, UAE, 19 January 2020:   Superstars of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) racing scene challenged some of the best kart racers in the world and came out on top in the 2020 Dubai O-Plate this weekend (17-18 January) at Dubai Kartdrome.   2020 IAME X30 Shifter Dubai O-Plate Champion The Al Qubaisi family has been making a lot of news in motorsport in the last week, with Hamda Al Qubaisi claiming pole position in the opening round of the F4UAE Championship, Khaled Al Qubaisi’s Black Falcon Team winning the ......read more

    New Dsf Challenge #dsfturns25 Rewards Festival Goers for Most Innovative, Creative and Memorable Social Media Posts

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:    As Dubai residents and visitors continue to embrace everything on offer for the milestone 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF); a new competition has launched!  The #DSFTurns25 challenge will reward members of the public who share their DSF moments using #DSFturns25 in celebration of the biggest festival to date. Recognising that it is the people who live in Dubai and the tourists who visit the city that make DSF so memorable and significant each year, the DSF Hashtag Challenge was created to highlight the voice of ......read more

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