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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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    UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Inches Closer to a Second Place Finish at La Vuelta

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 11, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar continued his unbelievable run of form at Stage 16 of this year’s Vuelta a Espana, by digging deep on the final climb of the day to help drop Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Valverde currently sits above Pogacar in second place in the General Classification with a lead that has now been reduced to 54 seconds.   The stage from Pravia to Alto de la Cubilla Lena featured three classified climbs and the action for the GC men was reserved for the last one. As the breakaway men ......read more

    Colourful Onam Festivities to Kick-start at Arabian Center

    The annual festivities will take place at Arabian Center on 13th September  Dubai, September 10th 2019:  Arabian Center will host the annual Onam – harvest festival of Kerala, celebrations for the sixth time at the mall on 13th September, Friday. Expected to be brighter and bigger, the Onam festival will be marked with traditional art and cultural entertainment events including dances as Theyyam thira, Kathakali, Thiruvathirakali, Mohiniyattam and Singari melan. Commenting on the event, Mr. Tim Jones, COO, Arabian Center said, “Onam has taken on such ......read more

    Diego Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates as They Take on a Double Bill of Racing in Canada

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 09, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi will be looking to replicate his 2017 win at the GP Montreal, as he leads a seven man squad to North America for a double bill of racing in the French Quarter of Canada. The team will take on both the 201.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec (13 September) and the 219.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal (15 September), two challenging WorldTour races that are played out on street circuits around the respective host cities.    The team will be guided by Sports Director Neil ......read more

    A Resiliant Ride From UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Keeps the Young Talent in White at La Vuelta

    UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar moved another step closer to taking a podium finish at his first ever Grand Tour, after matching his main GC and Youth Classification rival, Miguel Angel Lopez (Team Astana), pedal stroke for pedal stroke during stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 09, 2019:   It was a stage that saw the breakaway riders have their day, with Sepp Kuss (Jumbo Visma) crossing the line first after battling 154.4kms of mountainous terrain from Tieno to Santuario del Acebo. The race came to life for the GC ......read more

    Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi unveils Al Ain Cultural Programme agenda for September

    Events will be held at Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2019:  As part of Al Ain Cultural Programme, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is organising a series of cultural events and workshops at the Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji throughout the month of September.  Al Qattara Arts Centre will host several events, including "The Microphone Programme", offering a variety of exciting topics and subjects of interest to the community. On Thursday, 12 September, a session will be held under title ......read more

    Khabib Crowned Lightweight King at Epic Ufc 242 Showdown

    Huge wins for Felder, Makhachev, Blaydes and Ferreira at The Arena on Yas Island History made as Calderwood and Moras claim wins in Abu Dhabi’s first UFC women’s bouts  Inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week ends with epic UFC 242 finale as UAE capital cements status as the “undisputed home of MMA in the Arab world.” Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sunday 8th September, 2019:  UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov underlined his standing as the division’s best-ever fighter with a dominant victory over interim lightweight champion Dustin ......read more

    A Pure Class Performance From Pogacar as He Earns His Second Stage Win at La Vuelta

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 07, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar put on another display of sheer brilliance during stage 13 of La Vuelta, and in doing so took his second stage win in just five days. The unbelievable result also launched the 20-year-old star into third place in the overall classification and into the white ‘Youth Classification’ jersey.   The day didn’t start out well for the Emirati formation, with news that Fabio Aru would retire from La Vuelta after experiencing muscular damage in his leg that was ......read more

    Dubai Knights Eagles To Host Open Day Ahead Of Upcoming Season on 6th September

    Newly merged club also unveiled inaugural Head Coach Josh Ives    Dubai, 04 September 2019:  Dubai Knights Eagles the new premier rugby club, following this summer’s merger between Dubai Eagles and fellow club Arabian Knights, will be hosting an Open Day this Friday 6th September.  Dubai Knights Eagles club culture ensures everyone is welcome, whether they have experience in rugby or not, with registrations taking place at The Dome, in Dubai Sports City, ahead of the official start of the upcoming rugby season. There will be plenty of entertainment ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Media and National Geographic Document Historic Pope Visit to the UAE

    • The captivating 22-minute Arabic documentary ‘The Peace Visit’ captures the Pope’s first visit to the region in February 2019 • Premieres on September 5 at 8pm UAE Time/ 7pm KSA time    Abu Dhabi, September 4 2019:  National Geographic Abu Dhabi, a partnership between National Geographic and Abu Dhabi Media, announced today its latest documentary titled ‘The Peace Visit’ highlighting Pope Francis’ three-day historic visit to Abu Dhabi in February 2019, as part of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance.   The ......read more

    Registrations open for 7th Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 03, 2019:   Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the 7th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament and this year, participants will have two new events to choose from – crossfit and an obstacle challenge. Organised under the guidance of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the tournament is open to ladies from the government, semi-government and private sectors, ......read more

    Fabyland launches ‘Spin and Win' campaign for families

    The ‘futuristic’ entertainment destination offers a variety of fun activity packages with scratch and win vouchers for families across its centres in the UAE.     Dubai – September 3, 2019: Fabyland, a diversified and ‘futuristic’ family entertainment centre, has launched ‘Spin and Win’ campaign for families across its centres in the UAE. The campaign will run until September 15, 2019 at Fabyland outlets located at Deerfield’s Mall in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Festival City and Dragon Mart 2 in Dubai. Fabyland is owned by Fun World ......read more

    Perfect Pogacar Takes Extraordinary Stage Win for Uae Team Emirates at the Vuelta a Espana

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 02, 2019:   20-year-old Tadej Pogacar put in the ride of his life on stage 9 at the Vuelta a Espana today, to take the win for UAE Team Emirates in his first ever Grand Tour, during his first ever season on the World Tour.    Despite being the youngest rider in the race, Pogacar was able to outwit and outclimb some of the most experienced and decorated professional cyclists in the world, including World Champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) who came 4th, race favourite Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) who finished 3rd and the ......read more

    Stage Win and Leaders Jersey for UAE Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff in Germany

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:   Alexander Kristoff has won the second – and longest - stage of the Tour of Germany, a 202km route from Marburg to Göttingen.  Second place went to Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), third Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck - Quick Step). The standings are the same in the general classification where the Norwegian now leads by 10 seconds.   Kristoff said: "I suffered all day. I fell back in the middle of the stage but then I managed to return to the group where, as the kilometers went by, I started ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Set for a French Revolution as It Heads to the Bretagne Classic-quest France

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  29, August 2019:    UAE Team Emirates heads to France with a well-rounded squad to tackle the rolling terrain of the World Tour Classic Bretagne-Ouest France (September 1), in a race which is likely to favour the sprinters.   After leaving Plouay, the riders will travel a total of 248.1kms, including a 13.9km circuit in the closing quarter of the race.   The route features two dirt tracks in the central part of the course, and packs in nearly 4,000m of climbing.    Australian sports directors Allan Peiper and ......read more

    6 Back-to School Hacks That Every Parent Should Consider

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, August 2019:   Once again, it’s back to school time and parents and children can struggle to get back in the swing after a long holiday! Drop-offs, stationary, pick-ups, after school activities and the list goes on. However, we live in a technologically advanced country with great options to make our lives easier. Here are some hacks that can make the back to school transition seamless for the kids and stress free for parents!   1. Set a to-do-list system   Getting forgetful is only normal with a dozen of things to ......read more

    Catch the latest action-packed film Saaho at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai with a special all-inclusive promotion

    Dubai, 28 August 2019:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience, is offering guests a chance to watch the latest action-thriller Indian film Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, while enjoying park access and refreshments. Visitors can explore the magic of Bollywood with this exclusive offer on one-day park tickets priced at AED 60, which will include the price of the movie ticket, popcorn and a soft drink, as well as unlimited access to rides and attractions. The movie will be screened at ......read more

    City Football Schools Players From the UAE Travel the World to Train With Elite Footballers and Coaches

    UAE, 28 August 2019:   Five young players from Manchester City Football Schools in the UAE have travelled to clubs all over the world as part of their development programme.   The initiative is unmatched in UAE and Middle East youth football – allowing young players the chance of a full experience at a City Football Group club on the international stage.  The five boys – aged between 10 and 13 – were coached at Manchester City FC, New York City FC, Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan and Girona FC in Catalonia.    They have all been part ......read more

    DSC and South Korea Consul General discuss ways to enhance cooperation

    Dubai Sports Council and South Korea Consul General discuss ways to enhance cooperation in sports Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, August 2019:  HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received HE Chun Young-wook, Consul General of the Republic of South Korea in Dubai, at the council's headquarters this week and the two discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in the sphere of sports and to achieve their common objectives of spreading the culture sports. The meeting comes within Dubai Sports Council’s framework to work with partners from ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Closes in on F2 World Title With Victory in Italy

    Emirati dominates from start to finish in Brindisi  to open up big championship lead     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26th August, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi has taken a major step towards a second UIM F2 World Championship title after an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Italy.   The 2017 champion extended his lead in this year’s series to 30 points over Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen with a commanding performance in Brindisi where he dominated proceedings over two days.   Al Qemzi will now aim to clinch the world title during ......read more

    Double Top Ten as Aru Bounces Back at Vuelta

    Fifth and eighth for UAE Team Emirates on day two   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, August 2019:   After the disappointment of the high speed crash on Saturday, UAE Team Emirates came back to animate the closing kilometres of the stage 2 arrival from Benidorm to Calpe on Sunday.    A group of four riders moved away in the early stages but would be reeled in as the peloton neared the final ascent. When the riders crested the final climb of the Cat.2 Alto de Pulg Llorenca (3.1km @ 8.8%) it was World Champion, Alejandro Valverde, who forced the pace ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Completes Pole Position Hat-trick in Italy

    Emirati dominates qualifying as he bids to increase lead in F2 world title race     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25th August, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi maintained his 100% qualifying record in the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today by clinching pole position for the Grand Prix of Italy.   Just as he did during the previous two rounds in Lithuania and Norway, Al Qemzi dominated qualifying in Brindisi where two of the three stages were carried over from last night.   After setting fastest times in the first two qualifying phases, the Emirati ......read more

    Mums and kids enjoy a barrel of laughs with Boomerang MENA's first laughter yoga session in the UAE

    Dubai, 25 August 2019:  Who says you need a reason to laugh? At Boomerang MENA’s rib-tickling laughter yoga session held at Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, mums and kids laughed non-stop for 45 minutes, for no apparent reason! The indoor venue rang out with cackling, hooting and jubilant cries as mums and kids unleashed a volley of uncontrollable giggles that revealed their humorous side.  The session was held in collaboration with KidzApp, and led by the only Emirati certified laughter yoga instructor in the UAE – Naser Al Riyami – who channeled ......read more

    Comedy evenings continue at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai with stand-up comedian Karunesh Talwar in the spotlight

    Dubai, 25 Aug 2019:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai is becoming the go-to destination for comedy this summer season with a line-up of India’s leading comedians and artists taking to the stage and entertaining audiences with their witty sense of humour.     Popular stand-up comedian, Karunesh Talwar, will be the next to perform on September 6th at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience.   Karunesh Talwar, a young comedian and writer who entered the ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Sets Hot Pace in Italy

    Emirati in control as he looks to extend lead in F2 world title race     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 August, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi provided more evidence today that he has the UIM F2 World Championship under control as he set the early pace in the Grand Prix of Italy.   Al Qemzi, who has carried a 14-point lead over Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen into the third round of the series in Brindisi, was in dominant form again during the Group A free practice session, setting a fastest lap of 34.5 secs.   With Sweden’s Daniel ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Heads to Germany for Euroeyes Cyclassics Hamburg and Deutschland Tour

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:    UAE Team Emirates has a double bill of racing in Germany next week, starting with one-day WorldTour race, the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg (25 August), which is swiftly followed by a four day race around the country, the Deutchland Tour (29 August – 1 September).   Hamburg is one for the Sprinters and the seven man squad will ride in support of Alexander Kristoff, who has not only won the race, but been on the podium a further three times. They will be guided by Sports Directors  Allan Peiper and Neil ......read more

    Group Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to Bring Together 100 Artists in Dubai with a Message of Tolerance

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   Over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists, will come together in Dubai from 11th to 14th September in a unique group art exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to pay tribute to the Year of Tolerance in the UAE. The spectacular show, which will be held at the 2XL store on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, will feature more than 300 artworks with a message of ‘Tolerance’.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “As a tribute to UAE’s spirit of ......read more

    New updates to enhance Instagram security announced

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2019:  Facebook is announcing two updates to further strengthen Instagram’s security and help protect people who use the platform. First is expanding its Data Abuse Bounty program to include Instagram; second is introducing an invite-only bug bounty program for Checkout on Instagram before it expands beyond the US. Last April, Facebook  launched the Data Abuse Bounty program to help identify potential violations of the platform’s policies and reward people who report misuse of Facebook data by app developers. Now the program is ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Full of Confidence as It Reveals a Solid Squad Ahead of the Vuelta a Espana

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  20, August 2019:  With less than a week to go until the 74th edition of the Vuelta a Espana begins, UAE Team Emirates has revealed its eight man squad for the last Grand Tour of the season.   The group is packed full of experience, with 45 Grand Tours between the riders – 14 of which have been earned at the Vuelta. It will be led by Fabio Aru and Fernando Gaviria, who will have support from a well-rounded team, including the up and coming Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar who will earn his first ever Grand Tour ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Italian Connection Boosts Al Qemzi's F2 Title Bid

    Emirati pair head for Grand Prix of Italy aiming for podium double   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19th August, 2019:   Rashed Al Qemzi says Team Abu Dhabi’s Italian connection can help him extend his lead in the UIM F2 World Championship in Brindisi this weekend.   The 2017 F2 champion heads into the Grand Prix of Italy holding a 14-point advantage over his nearest rival, Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen, in the race for this year’s world title, and the Emirati driver is determined to widen the gap.   Al Qemzi and team-mate Rashed Al Tayer are spending ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Leaves the Vuelta a Burgos After Banking a Series of Positive Performances

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18, August 2019:   The week long Vuelta a Burgos proved to be a positive stage race for UAE Team Emirates, after it was animated by a series of strong individual and team performances.    Former World Champion, Rui Costa, ended the race with a respectable 10th spot in an overall classification that was full of highly rated riders. It followed his second place finish in the fifth stage of the race, which saw him break free from the lead riders with 1.6kms to go on a brutal summit finish.   Costa managed to gain a gap of ......read more

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture launches a comprehensive events program for the second half of 2019

    Including lectures, lessons, courses, seminars, workshops, interactive competitions and special publications   Dubai, 17 August, 2019:  As part of its efforts to spread Islamic culture and human values among the various strata of society, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), revealed the details of its calendar of activities for the second half of 2019. These include a variety of initiatives aimed at students, women, employees, spouses, parents and working groups, as well as the ......read more

    Facebook Users to Become More Aware of Their Data Usage

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  07, August 2019:    With social media in full bloom, researchers at the United Arab Emirates University are delving deeper into the topic by finding out how Facebook uses the data it has collected. At the end of last semester, Dr Fida Dankar, Assistant Professor in Security, set out to study the project along with three students from her college. “We want to know how Facebook is using our data and what kind of experiment it is conducting,” she explained. “Moreover, we want to look at the settings of Facebook and find out ......read more

    Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum at Laguna Waterpark's Caribbean Fest

    Just AED 99 Entry as Laguna Waterpark Host a Celebration of Caribbean Culture    Dubai, UAE, 6 August 2019:  Recognised in the region for incredible promotions and exciting events, Laguna Waterpark continues to celebrate the UAE’s cultural diversity with yet another weekend celebration.      The trendy waterpark has announced it will host Caribbean Fest from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August, with tickets reduced to just AED 99 both online and at the park gate.   Available for residents and visitors alike, the one-off two-day ......read more

    Residents in the UAE and KSA say their favourite childhood memories are from family road trips

     Two in five (39%) consider the time they spend with their children in the car is a valuable time to talk to them  Over a third (35%) believe the car is a safe space where they and their loved ones can open up to one another  The Eid Al Adha long weekend is the ideal time for families and friends to bond during a road trip      06, August 2019:   In an age where social media hinders most of our physical human activity, Volkswagen Middle East’s latest study reveals that families use the time spent in the car to share secrets, ......read more

    Emirati youngsters benefit from Dubai Sports Council's Intaleq program

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:   The Dubai Sports Council’s “Intaleq” program for the summer of 2019 has come to a close with a number of young Emiratis students - girls and boys -  taking advantage of this unique opportunity to gain workplace experience. The Intaleq program is an initiative launched by Dubai Sports Council to train young Emirati students and professionals, and it comes under the framework of the Council’s efforts to empower members of the community and to prepare the nation's youth to work in any sector of ......read more

    Seven Best Practices for Securing the Public Cloud

    Harish Chib, Vice President – Middle East & Africa of Sophos explains the seven most important steps in securing the public cloud that every organization can follow. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:   The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud have lead more and more organizations to take advantage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You can spin up a new instance in minutes, scale resources up and down whenever you need while only paying for what you use, and avoid high upfront hardware ......read more

    Norway Return Sharpens Al Qemzi Focus on World Title

    Back at the scene of breakthrough F2 victory, Team Abu Dhabi  driver aims to build on championship lead   Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi, back at the scene of his most significant victory yet in international powerboat racing, has a second UIM F2 World Championship crown firmly in his sights in Norway.   Al Qemzi, F2 champion in 2017, leads the 2019 series after his opening round win in Lithuania last month and has had only one target on his mind since arriving in Tønsberg for ......read more

    Enjoy unbeatable summer deals at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai until September

    Discover action, adventure, comedy, music and dance along with delectable cuisine Dubai, 30 July 2019:  Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is turning up the heat this summer with unbeatable offers for guests from now until September. Visitors can discover the magic of Bollywood with this exclusive offer on one-day park tickets. A combination of six tickets will be priced at AED 450 including unlimited F&B across all restaurants at Bollywood Parks™ ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria Returns to Racing at the Tour of Poland

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:    The second of this year’s Grand Tours - the Tour de France - may have ended, but the racing season is still very much alive for UAE Team Emirates as they send a squad packed full of exciting Italian talent to back up their star sprinter Fernando Gaviria at the Tour of Poland (3-9 August). Gaviria returns to racing after a prolonged absence due to a knee problem and will be looking for success in the sprint finishes, along with Diego Ulissi who is also targeting stage victories.    The team will be ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Reflects on One of the Toughest Tours in Recent History

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Cycling is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet and very few races on the professional cycling calendar are as challenging as the Tour de France.    On the 6th July, eight riders from UAE Team Emirates set off to tackle three weeks, 21 stages, five summit finishes and nearly 3,500kms of road racing. It was a Tour designed to test even the most accomplished bike rider and - with 30 categorised climbs, six of which went above 2,000m in the final three mountain stages – it did just ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates to Unleash Young Guns in Second Edition of Adriatica Ionica

    UAE Team Emirates is set to send a seven-man squad to take part in the second edition of the Adriatica Ionica (25 – 28 July).   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  24 July  2019:   The line-up will be fronted by Jan Polanc, who will be supported by teammates Roberto Ferrari, Sebastian Molano, Manuele Mori, Rui Oliveira, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Rory Sutherland. The omens are positive for UAE Team Emirates, who had three riders finish in the top 10 of the General Classification in the inaugural event last year.    The race will open with a ......read more

    Meet your favourite superheroes Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 at Cartoon Network's fun zone in Sharjah.

    Dubai, 23 July 2019: Get ready for a blast with Cartoon Network this summer season, with a host of delightful activities for kids from 17 July until 17 August at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Kids can immerse themselves in two fun zones – the Football Zone and the Cinema Zone, both featuring some of Cartoon Network’s biggest stars. Join your favourite heroes – Ben 10 and the Powerpuff Girls in a thrilling entertainment extravaganza. Children of all ages can experience three unique events in the Hero Zone – which includes a Cartoon Network Ben 10-themed football zone, a ......read more

    The 8th Edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is Accepting Submisisons

      • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee is accepting digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until July 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival will return for its 8th edition February 1 – March 31, 2020 • His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opened the 2019 Festival at the recently restored historic village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town    Ras Al Khaimah, July 23 2019:   The 8th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) is ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Reigning Xcat World Champions Begin Title Defence With Double Race Wins in Italy

    Torrente, Al Mansoori complete back-to-back race victories on Lake Maggiore Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 July, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori completed back-to-back race victories to win the Grand Prix of Italy today for a perfect start to their title defence in the XCAT World Championship. For the second day in succession, Torrente and Al Mansoori showed emphatically that they do not require the advantage of pole position to dominate races. Having qualified in third position, they took the initiative from the start and emerged from the first turn ......read more

    Emirates Partners with the West Asian Football Federation Championship

    Emirates to become Official Partner and Airline for tournament to be hosted for first time in Iraq Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Emirates has today announced an agreement which will see it as the Official Partner and Airline for the ninth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship, taking place in Erbil and Karbala, Iraq from 2-14 August 2019.  The deal demonstrates Emirates’ ongoing commitment to supporting football and connecting with fans across the region. The West Asian Football Federation is one of the four regional ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Takes Two More Top 10 Finishes in Stage 11 at the Tour De France

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff finished 7th and 9th respectively in today’s sprint finish, despite a mechanical in the final 500m that prevented Kristoff from fully exploiting another impressive lead out from the team’s up and coming young Belgian rider. The race was won by a matter of inches by Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) who marginally pipped Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to the line.   Stage 11 came after a well earned rest day for the riders and eased them back into ......read more

    Indian playback singer Amit Kumar to dazzle guests with a vibrant performance at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

    Dubai, 17 July 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting a live concert with leading Indian playback singer Amit Kumar on July 26th, where he will perform some of his classic hits. Versatile singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar, will pay tribute to his father by performing live inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels. Amit Kumar has sung several Bollywood film songs since the 1970s and has won ......read more

    MG Motor becomes the Global Partner of Liverpool Football Club as the British-born brand's international status continues to grow

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   On July 15th, at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium, MG Motor signed a contract with Liverpool FC that sees the British-born automotive brand become the world-famous football club’s official global partner. With British sporting spirit in its DNA, MG Motor will further extend its status as an international brand through its collaboration with 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool FC. As a brand that appeals to young, sporty and passionate individuals, this high-profile partnership will further boost ......read more

    Leading Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra performs to a packed house at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Popular Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, entertained guests with a hilarious no-holds-barred show on July 12  at the Rajmahal Theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. This was Kamra’s first performance at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and he didn’t disappoint with his witty lines and wisecracks. Needless to say, guests left with their funny bone tickled!   ...read more

    Instagram launches new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019: Instagram has announced it is rolling out new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying. The tools are grounded in a deep understanding of how people bully each other and how they respond to bullying on Instagram and are only two steps on a longer path.  Instagram has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for years to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos. In the last few days, it has started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be ......read more

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