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    UAE Team Emirates take 1-2 victory at Tour de Suisse

    Adam Yates wins in Carì, second place for Almeida UAE Team Emirates put on a strong display on the final climb of stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse (Ambrì-Carì, 148,6 km) thanks to a perfect team performance that allowed Adam Yates win the stage and to consolidate his leadership in the GC. Also, João Almeida crossed the finish line behind the team mate to maintain the second position in the GC. The team directed by the DS duo Fabrizio Guidi and Simone Pedrazzini controlled the main breakaway of the day limiting the advantage, then the UAE Team Emirates riders accelerated the pace on the final climb, 10,2 km at 8%, heavily selecting the head bunch. When at 6,5 km to go Almeida took the head of the group after the work of Del Toro, only four riders were left with him: the leader Adam Yates, Egan Bernal (Ineos ......read more

    Yates takes lead at Tour de Suisse summit finish

    British rider takes convincing lead on Gotthard Pass Adam Yates put in a confident climbing display on stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse to take the overall lead as the race hits the decisive stages. The British climber broke away from the peloton at -5km to go in chase of the remaining breakaway fugitives, without any answer from his closest GC rivals. Yates picked up all but one of the early breakaway with Norwegian Torstein Traeen (Uno X) resisting the chase and winning the stage by a narrow margin of 23”. Joao Almeida also showed strong climbing form with 4th place on the day and moving up to 2nd on GC, leaving UAE in a commanding position for the upcoming days. Yates will wear the leader’s jersey for stage 5, another hilltop finish from Ambrì to Carì (148.6km). Yates: “It was a nice stage – ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council launches Football Talent Development Centers in Dubai Clubs

    As part of Dubai Sports Council’s efforts to attract & scout sports talents and according to Dubai Government’s policy to support talents in various fields, DSC has announced the launch of the “Football Talent Development Centers in Dubai Clubs for the age groups from 12 to 17 years old.  The announcement comes within the framework of the gatherings & tryouts, which were held from 27th to 30th May 2024 to boost talented players’ abilities and to provide them with further opportunities to acquire new experiences, as they represent the brilliant future of Dubai clubs during the upcoming seasons. In this regard, 120 talented players from Dubai clubs were subject to an intensive program including several technical, physical & psychological tryouts. By the end of the tryouts, selection was made ......read more

    Dubai Summer sparkles with 12 Women's Sports Events

    12 women's international & local sports events take place during summer season in different locations of Dubai, in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and in partnership with several clubs, academies and sports events organizers from the private sector. These sports events are organized to enhance the culture of the exercise of sport & physical activities among women in general & Emirati women in particular, and to enable them maintain their activities & elegance during summertime. The women sports events program in Dubai is organized with distinctive participation of huge numbers of women & girls, and it comprises several activities & championships, which will continue up to the end of August and meet the physical abilities of the various women in society.   Dubai Ladies Club will ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council celebrates Al-Wasl Club for Winning the Double in the Sports Season 2023 – 2024

    Dubai Sports Council (DSC) celebrated the great achievement of Al-Wasl Sports Club, the Champions of the double in the sports season 2023 – 2024 (the UAE President Cup's Title & the ADNOC Pro League's Title). The celebration took place at DSC's premises, in the presence of H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC / H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shaafar, the Board Chairman of Al-Wasl Club alongside the Club's delegation. The event was held with participation of H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, the Assistant Secretary General of DSC / Directors of Departments, Heads of Sections and associates of the DSC / Mr. Abdul Naser Al-Shamsi, the CEO of Al-Wasl Club / Mr. Murwan Al-Hal, the Media Office's Manager at Al-Wasl Club / several of the Club's associates. H.E. Saeed Hareb congratulated Al-Wasl Club's ......read more

    A New Era Of Competition: Fia Showcases Future-Focused Formula 1 Regulations For 2026 And Beyond

    Canada, 7 June 2024: The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) today showcases a more competitive, safer and more sustainable future for the FIA Formula One World Championship with the presentation of the much anticipated technical regulations that will define the sport from 2026 onwards.   Developed in consultation with the FIA Formula 1 Technical Working Groups, and formulated in collaboration with Formula 1, the sport’s 10 teams, OEMs and power unit manufacturers, outline details of the new regulations were revealed in Montréal ahead of this weekend’s 2024 FIA Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix. The 2026 regulations are now set to be officially ratified by the World Motor Sport Council on June 28.   FIA President Mohamed Ben Sulayem said: “Today, the FIA is defining a hugely ......read more

    Future Festival Dubai 2024 kicks off with insightful discussions on Future Trends and AI across diverse industries

    June 5, 2024: The highly anticipated ‘Future Festival’ commenced at DEC, Expo City Dubai today, kick starting with keynote and sessions on the groundbreaking trends and potentials of artificial intelligence (AI) across various industries. The two-day event which is organised by DXB LIVE in partnership with Trend Hunter, a leading trend platform and innovation accelerator, sets the stage for industry leaders, tech enthusiasts, and innovators from around the globe to discuss the future of AI and its transformative impact. As a platform to learn about upcoming trends from the world's leading trend firm, Future Festival Dubai 2024 provided valuable guidance on how to navigate evolving AI advancements, as well as identify untapped opportunities necessary to remain competitive. Through strategic dialogues and exchange of ......read more

    Dubai continues to attract sporting talent from across the globe

    At least 11 international football clubs and 400 diverse academies doing yeoman service DUBAI: Dubai has continued to press further in consolidating its position as a preferred global destination for young sporting talent. Now housing at least eleven international football clubs who have set up base, Dubai has been a preferred destination for selecting, attracting and developing talented people in various sports disciplines and for all nationalities. This is in pursuance of the policy laid down by the Government of Dubai while attracting talented people in all spheres of life. This is also in keeping with the drive of the Dubai Sports Council in attracting, developing and hailing the role of the private sector through talented people in various sports, while providing all facilities and legislation supporting the promotion of ......read more

    Dalma Mall Hosts Unforgettable Eid Celebration & Family Extravaganza with some of your favorite Cartoon Network Heroes

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 04 June 2023: From June 17th to 23rd, Dalma Mall transforms into the ultimate destination for an extraordinary Cartoon Network adventure! Brought to life by Dalma Mall in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and produced by EventBox, this Eid festive special event promises fun and entertainment for the whole family! Fans of all ages from across the region are invited to join us for a week-long celebration, featuring some of the beloved heroes of Cartoon Network, including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, and Jake and Finn from Adventure Time, in a thrilling, brand-new show debuting for the first time in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Bhupinder Singh, General Manager and CFO of Dalma Mall, expressed his excitement about hosting the event, stating, "Eid Al Adha is a time when families come together to ......read more

    Sitar maestro, Purbayan Chatterjee set to mesmerise music lovers in Dubai

    Dubai – June 3, 2024: The 4th edition of "Swaralaya Symphony on Strings" concert is set to enchant audiences on June 9, 2024, at the Emirates Theatre in Jumeirah, Dubai. The show will commence at 7:00 PM, featuring an extraordinary fusion of Indian classical music and modern music, led by Purbayan Chatterjee, the acclaimed Sitar maestro and President of India Awardee. Purbayan will be accompanied by his distinguished peers in the art form including Ojas Adhiya, a modern Tabla prodigy, NJ Nandagopal, Mridangam artist and Ruthvik Rao, a keyboard player. Together, the performers will bring their exceptional talents to the stage, promising an unforgettable musical experience. Commenting on the concert, Jyoti Easwaran, organizer of the event, said, “We are privileged to host such a stellar lineup of artists for this ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Celebrates World Bicycle Day

    In honour of World Bicycle Day, UAE Team Emirates reflects on an incredible journey marked by unprecedented success and support from its fans and partners in the Middle East. Since its inception, UAE Team Emirates has experienced a meteoric rise, far surpassing initial expectations and solidifying its position as the number 1 team in World Cycling. Mauro Gianetti, Team Principal and CEO of UAE Team Emirates, proudly reflects on the team's evolution: "We are immensely proud of how far the team has come since 2017. Our journey has been marked by dedication, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to promoting cycling in the Middle East. The success of our team is a testament to the incredible talent and spirit of our riders, supported by our world-class sponsors and passionate fanbase in the UAE. This collective effort has been ......read more

    Shabab Al-Ahli to play in Group A of the Basketball Champions League Asia alongside the Champions of China, Malaysia & Qualifying Team of Final 8 in West Asia

    The Asian Basketball Champions League’s draw was held on Friday 31st May 2024 at Dubai Sports Council’s premises. The Championship will take place at Shabab Al-Ahli Cub from 9th to 15th June 2024. The draw’s procedures were organized in the presence of H.E. Lieutenant General Mohammed Ahmed Al-Marri, the Board Member of Shabab Al-Ahli Club / H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC / Mr. Ahmed Salim Al-Mahri, Director of Sports Development Dept. / Dr. Majid Sultan, the CEO / Mr. Mike, the Authorized Person from the Director of Competitions in the Asian Basketball Federation / Mr. Hosep Saraydaryan, Director of Communication and Media in the Asian Basketball Federation.  It is according to the draw, Shabab Al-Ahli will play in Group A alongside Liaoning Flying ......read more

    National Multiple Sclerosis Society continues efforts to support people living with MS

    Abu Dhabi, 30 May 2024: The UAE has celebrated World Multiple Sclerosis Day for the second consecutive year with a series of initiatives led by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). World MS Day, marked annually on 30 May, is the global movement's day of action to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and encourage understanding and support for people living with MS. This year’s World MS Day campaign aims to raise awareness across the UAE and advocate for action-focused collaboration among all stakeholders to better the lives of people with MS, and to mobilise resources to advance research towards finding a cure for MS. His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Court for Development and Fallen Heroes' Affairs, commended the progress made so far to ......read more

    Hirschi takes podium at Circuit Franco-Belge

    3rd spot for Swiss in uphill sprint​ Marc Hirschi took a fine 3rd place podium at the Circuit Franco-Belge in Belgium, with an uphill sprint battle with Biniam Girmay (Intermarche-Wanty) on the road from Tournai to Mont de l’Enclus (190.6). The race included several attacks which would eventually all come down to an uphill sprint. Girmay would take a clear victory, capitalising on a late attack by his teammate Lorenzo Rota. This left Girmay in a perfect position to take the win, with Hirschi battling to third spot on the rise to the line. Sjoerd Bax lit up the final 10km with an attack alongside Luca Mozzato (Arkea) and Rasmus Tiller (Uno-X). The trio escaped the peloton on the Knokteberg on the final lap, holding a 10 second lead heading into the final kilometre. However, with the Col du Horlitin still to go, ......read more

    Challenge Your Balance: Participate in the Slow Cycle Race at Mushrif Mall

    First-of-its-kind Slow Cycle Race at Mushrif Mall Two exciting weekends: May 31st to June 2nd and June 7th to 9th Total prize pool of AED 17,500, with a grand prize of AED 10,000 As summer heats up, so does the excitement at Mushrif Mall with its unique Slow Cycle Race. Over two thrilling weekends, from May 31st to June 2nd and June 7th to 9th, both expert cyclists and amateurs are invited to join in a race that promises competitive fun and a truly unique experience. The race is open to 300 participants aged 15 and above. Cyclists of all levels will have the opportunity to test their balance and coordination in this unique slow race, with each slow pace adding to the excitement, culminating in the grand finale on June 9th. Winners will receive substantial prizes: first place will be awarded 10,000 AED, second place 5,000 ......read more

    Dubai to host more than 40 International & Local Sports Events Next June

    More than 40 various local & international sports events will take place during the upcoming month of June in different locations of Dubai, in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council and with distinctive participation of huge numbers of Emirati & expatriate athletes of various ages, multi-nationalities and different physical & technical levels. Top on the list of the international sports events is the Asian Basketball Champions League, which will take place from 9th to 24th June at Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Hall in Shabab Al-Ahli Club – Al-Mamzar, with participation of Shabab Al-Ahli Club besides other eight clubs from Malaysia, Indonesia & Korea and the two teams qualifying from the West Asia Basketball Premier League Final. The Du Gym International Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship will be held on 8th & 9th ......read more

    Historic Triumph for UAE Team Emirates as Tadej Pogačar is crowned Giro D'Italia 2024 Champion

    77th career victory for Pogacar Slovenian dominates GC after 6 stage wins In an electrifying climax to an extraordinary edition of the Corsa Rosa, the eternal city of Rome witnessed a monumental achievement as Tadej Pogačar was crowned champion of the Giro d’Italia 2024. This victory marks a spectacular milestone, not only for the Pogacar but also for UAE Team Emirates, securing their first ever triumph in the prestigious Italian race. Pogačar’s victory is particularly notable as he becomes the second consecutive Slovenian to win the Giro, following in the footsteps of Primoz Roglic. The final stage, a gruelling 125 km loop in Rome, concluded with a thrilling sprint victory by Tim Merlier of Soudal-Quickstep. However, the day belonged to Pogačar, who dominated the general classification, finishing ......read more

    Porsche Becomes Third Major Manufacturer To Commit To Formula E's Gen4 Era Until At Least 2030

    Porsche has committed to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for at least an additional four years beyond GEN3, extending their involvement to at least 2030 and aligning with the introduction of the GEN4 vehicles. The announcement comes ahead of the highly anticipated Shanghai E-Prix, marking Formula E's first return to China in almost five years and 10 years since its inaugural race, held in Beijing. The GEN4 era will feature advanced features like all-wheel drive and increased energy efficiency, providing a new technical challenge and valuable insights for Porsche's road-car development. This commitment emphasises the shared goals of Formula E, the FIA, and Porsche in driving electric mobility and sustainability, solidifying Porsche's role as a pioneering manufacturer in the ......read more

    Dubai qualifies the 3 × 3 Basketball Champions to the World Championship Finals in New York

    The Emirates Legends Team for Men & the Golden Girls Team have qualified from the 3 × 3 Basketball Championship (Red Bull Half Court) to the World Championship Finals in New York (Street Ball), following exciting competitions, held in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC).   Both qualifying teams will represent UAE in the World Championship Finals, to be held next October in New York City of America, where they will compete vs. other teams qualified from 21 countries. The Emirates Legends Team for Men & the Golden Girls Team have qualified to the Finals after they presented distinctive performance during the qualifiers stage, held at different locations of the country, and its finals were held at Ain Dubai in the JBR with participation of more than 160 male & female teams, and it continued over a ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council reviews Best Practices for Scouting & Developing Sports Talents

    Dubai Sports Council (DSC) organized a workshop on the best practices for scouting & developing sports talents, where experts, technical staff & administrators from public & private academies in Dubai met to discuss the most important ideas & strategies to attract & develop talents in all sports games. The workshop was held at DSC’s premises, in the presence of H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, the Assistant Secretary General of DSC / Mr. Ahmed Salim Al-Mahri, Director of Sports Development Dept. in DSC / Academies’ Official Persons / Clubs & Associations’ Representatives / Coaches of Several Local & International Academies in the UAE.  H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma welcomed all speakers & attendees of the local and international clubs & academies, and stated: “The proper ......read more

    Pogačar second on Giro climb of Passo del Brocon

    Slovenian gains again on direct rivals, Majka 10th​ The 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia saw the riders once again take on 5 categorised climbs and 4100 meters of total elevation spread over 159 km from Selva di Val Gardena to Passo del Brocon. A continuous up and down with cold and rain saw an initial breakaway of 10 riders caught at less than 60 km from the finish. Shortly after, there was an attack by two riders including Georg Steinhauser (EF Education Easy-Post) who managed to maintain an advantage over all chasers, thus closing and winning the stage. At the start of the final climb, the second ascent of Passo Brocon, 12 km from the finish, the group led by Großschartner and Majka in defence of Pogačar increased the pace, closing the gap. While the EF rider proceeded solo towards the finish line, ......read more

    Dubai launches the First Reality Program to scout Cricket's Talents

    The Emirate of Dubai hosts the first TV Reality Program for the scouting of promising cricket talents. This TV Program is organized by the Y.S.C.E, which is owned by the cricket legend Yuvraj Singh, in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and S.S.F. Corporation. The Program's details were declared in a press conference, convened at DSC's premises, and addressed by the Indian cricket legend Yuvraj Singh, the Cricket World Cup's Ambassador, and Mr. Khalid Al-Awar, Director of Communication & Marketing Dept. in DSC, in the presence of Lalchand Sitsram, the UAE Cricket Team's Coach / the South Africa's Imran Tahir, the cricket's prominent star / the Indian famous actor Rannvijay Singh / the Pakistani cricket star Subhan Ahmed  / David White, President of the Cricket League (DP World I.L.T ......read more

    Pogačar takes second victory in a row at Giro D'Italia

    UAE Team Emirates' rider prevails at Santa Cristina Valgardena​ Victory number five for Pogačar in his first participation in the Giro d’Italia. UAE Team Emirates’ captain prevailed in stage 16, Laas-Santa Cristina Valgardena, shortened to 118,7 km due to bad weather conditions. Pogačar preceded in the summit arrival Giulio Pellizzari (VF Group- Bardiani, +16″) and Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe, +16″): he joined at -800 mt to the arrival Giulio Pellizzari, who was the only survivor of a leading quarter including Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Quickstep), Christian Scaroni (Astana) and Ewen Costiou (Arkea-B&B). At 400 mt to go, Pellizzari was dropped by the Slovenian and he could obtain another stage victory. In the GC, Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe) is 2nd at ......read more

    Misano: second victory overall for Gorini & Tamburini's LP Racing Maserati GT2, leaders in the 2024 Fanatec GT2 European Series Championship Powered by Pirelli

    Misano, 19 May 2024 – The Maserati GT2, no. 1 with the LP Racing team, driven by Leonardo Gorini and Carlo Tamburini, took its second victory overall in the Fanatec GT2 European Series Powered by Pirelli, the second round of which has taken place at Misano World Circuit. The Italian pair, after their victory in the first 50-minute race, finished as runners-up in Race 2 and now lead both the overall and ProAm standings for the championship. In Race 1, Philippe Prette mounted the third step of the podium in the LP Racing team's no. 2 Maserati GT2, winning him the AM Cup. In the second race, Alexandre Leroy (TFT Racing) was the first to cross the finish line in the same class, after finishing third in the first race, taking the lead in the category standings and confirming the outstanding overall performance of the Modena ......read more

    Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Paul Lam Ting-kwok commences visit to Middle East

    Dubai - May 20, 2024: Mr. Paul Lam Ting-kwok SJ, Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region started his visit to the Middle East starting from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia with a 30-person delegation, comprising representatives from the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Bar Association and related sectors, and began a two-day visit to the city to promote Hong Kong's legal and dispute resolution services and enhance co-operation and exchanges between the two places. Upon arrival in Riyadh, Mr. Lam and the delegation met with local legal and business sectors during a lunch and networking reception titled "Hong Kong – The Common Law Gateway for Saudi Arabia Businesses to China and Beyond", co-organised by the Department of Justice, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Dubai, the Hong ......read more

    Pogačar triumphs on Queen stage of Giro D'Italia

    Slovenian puts time into rivals in Livigno Tadej Pogačar and UAE Team Emirates continued to leave their mark at the Giro D'Italia, taking home the queen stage of the race from Manerba del Garda to Livigno (222km). After tireless work in the valleys from his teammates, the Slovenian went clear on the penultimate first-category climb of the Passo di Foscagno, catching all the riders of the large early breakaway, with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) being the last to be brought back at -2km. Pogačar: "Today was one of the best days– I would not say that it was the best day of my career, but it was a really nice stage, really good route, nice climbs. The team did a super good job. We had this stage in mind since December. I'm super happy that we kept it under control. It was a really strong breakaway, but I ......read more

    Winners of DXB Snow Run at Ski Dubai announced

    More than 600 athletes took part in the unique run which was organized by Ski Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council Athletes from more than 70 nationalities took to the slopes including 160 Emirati Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 May 2024: The winners have been announced of the DXB Snow Run, which took place today at Ski Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council. The unique event saw more than 600 athletes from more than 70 nationalities, including 160 Emiratis, running either 3km or 5km on the slopes of the World's Best Indoor Ski Resort. Pia Hansske triumphed in the Women's 5km race after running five laps of Ski Dubai in (0:23:55), while Felix Mate came out on top in the Men's 5km with a finish time of (0:23:37). Aya Jouni was the overall winner of the Women's 3km with an impressive time ......read more

    Pogačar goes fast in the ITT to take second place

    Slovenian extends his advantage in the GC The second place of Tadej Pogačar in the ITT Castiglione delle Stiviere-Desenzano del Garda (31,2 km), 29" behind the winner Filippo Ganna (Ineos-Grenadiers) saw the Slovenian take important gains in the GC battle. Pogačar covered the course in 35'31" (average speed 52,708 km/h), putting in a very good performance that allowed him to be 45" faster than Geraint Thomas (Ineos-Grenadiers) and 1'16" more than Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe). Now after stage 14, Pogačar has an advantage of 3'41" on Thomas and 3'56" on Martinez. UAE Team Emirates' captain sprang out fast from the start, marking the best performance at the first time point. Then, thanks to a very efficient pace, he succeeded in limiting the gap from a top time ......read more

    McNulty defends US TT title as Molano top-5 in Giro D'Italia

    Pogačar continues in pink​ Brandon McNulty took a big win on the Time Trial bike today, successfully defending his time-trial title in Charleston, USA on the 33.7km flat course. The Arizona native blitzed the course in a time of 37:42kmph with an average speed of a whopping 53.6kmph. McNulty : “I’m super happy to win another nationals. It was a big goal for me this year, especially with it being important for selection for the Olympics. I was a bit nervous because After Romandie I had a lot of fatigue from the long season so far. It was a really straightforward course with no hills or turns so it was just suffering on the pedals for 40 minutes. It’s really nice to take another win and now my next TT objective will be for the Olympics.” Results 1.Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) ......read more

    Sheikh Mansoor lauds Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid and Rashid bin Hamdan Mansoor bin Mohammed says President's Cup crown will be a precious gift to Al Nasr and Al Wasl

    DSC Chairman calls on UAE fans to focus on Hazza bin Zayed Stadium for two most important finals of the season DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, congratulated His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Al Wasl Sports Club, and Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Al Nasr Sports Club, for reaching this season’s final of His Highness the President of the UAE Football Cup. The two neighbours from Dubai are scheduled to meet in the UAE President’s Cup final at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain at 7.30 pm on May 17 (Friday). “Reaching the final of such a prestigious tournament that bears the name of our dear President is a true achievement that deserves congratulations, praise and appreciation ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council launches initiative to develop sports academy coaches

    Council ties up with various international academies at annual agenda for coaching courses DUBAI: The Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has further stepped up its efforts towards sustenance of the sporting grassroots by launching an initiative to qualify and develop the capabilities and potential of coaches working in sports academies operating in the UAE. The first step in this direction is an action plan with international and local private academies through the launch of specialised training courses under the supervision of sports experts from various international clubs. Known as the annual agenda for coaching courses for 2024-25, the DSC assembled a gathering of like-minded sports bodies and private international Dubai-based football academies, including the Barcelona Academy, Real Madrid Academy, LaLiga Academy, Ajax Academy ......read more

    Dac Is Back: António Takes The Chequered Flag To Make It Three Wins In Berlin

    António Félix da Costa secures a historic third win at Tempelhof and earns the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team its first victory on home turf. Da Costa defended early competition from the Jaguar TCS Racing machines, utilising strategic ATTACK MODE activations and propelling himself to victory after a late-braking manoeuvre. Leaving the German capital, Nick Cassidy of Jaguar TCS Racing dominates the standings with a substantial 45-point lead, ahead of da Costa’s teammate Wehrlein and Round 10 podium-sitter Oliver Rowland of Nissan Formula E. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship continues in two weeks’ time for Rounds 11 and 12 of the 2024 Shanghai E-Prix. Berlin, Riyadh, Dubai. Sun. 12 May 2024 – António Félix da Costa clinched the win in Round 10 at the 2024 SUN MINIMEAL Berlin E-Prix making ......read more

    Second edition of Saudi Food Show surges in size, expanding global reach and influence

    Held under the patronage of H.E. Bandar Ibrahim Al Khorayef, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, and in Strategic Partnership with MODON Strong global support following outstanding business outcomes doubled scale of event DUBAI – May 12, 2024: Building on the phenomenal success of its inaugural 2023 edition, the second Saudi Food Show - the largest global F&B sourcing event in the Kingdom - promises to surpass the first on every level. Taking place from 21-23 May at Riyadh Front, this year’s edition will be packed with exhibitors, buyers, expert speakers and features making their debut at the show, as the Kingdom continues to point the way for the F&B industry from its preeminent regional position. Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of KAOUN International, commented: “As the Saudi F&B ......read more

    Hat trick for Pogačar at the Giro

    Slovenian conquers Prati di Tivo stage; Hirschi 2nd in Hungary​ In Prati di Tivo, Pogačar took his 3rd victory in the Giro, preceding in a restricted sprint of 11 riders Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe) and Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R). Stage 8, with start from Spoleto, finished in the summit arrival of Prati di Tivo (14,7 km at 7%) after that the cyclists had covered 152 km with the climbs of Forca Capistrello (2nd category) and Croce Abbio (3rd category). UAE Team Emirates was flawless in controlling a 14 riders breakaway, allowing a 2’ of maximum advantage and gradually bridging the gap from the head of the race on the final climb. Then, the pace of Felix Grossschartner and Rafal Majka selected the top riders group to 12 members, prelude to a series of attempts of attacks by ......read more

    Pogačar prevails in Perugia time trial at Giro D'Italia

    Amazing performance by the pink jersey; Ulissi is 2nd in the Tour of Hongrie​ The pink jersey of Tadej Pogačar is shining even brighter after the individual time trial of 40,6 km from Foligno to Perugia. The Slovenian rider won the stage thanks to an amazing performance on the final hill of the course (6,6 km at 4,1%) which allowed him to close the time split of 47” from Filippo Ganna at the second timepoint at -7 km to the arrival. After having managed his effort on the flat part, an impressive climb by Pogačar gave him the victory number 72 in his career with the time of 51’44” (Ganna +17”) and made even more solid his leadership in the GC: Geraint Thomas (Ineos-Grenadiers) had a gap of 2’ in the ITT and he’s now 3rd in the GC (+2’46”), while in second place ......read more

    Inside Dubai's Gambling Dilemma: Navigating Laws, Rules, and Culture

    Local laws strictly prohibit gambling in Dubai. These laws not only govern traditional forms of gambling but also address the emerging trend of combining video games with gambling, which has gained popularity in the digital age. This article examines the comprehensive framework that regulates gambling activities in Dubai, including its legal implications, any exceptions that may exist, and the potential for a more permissive approach to iGaming in the UAE in the future. Religious Views Dictate Gambling Laws in Dubai Recognising that Islam is the designated religion of Dubai and the country as a whole is crucial, as stated in the Constitution of the UAE. According to Islamic teachings, gambling is strictly forbidden. This principle is the foundation for both federal and local emirate laws, which prohibit all gambling ......read more

    12 Various Sports Events to take place in Dubai during the Weekend

    12 various competitive & community sports events will take place during this weekend in different locations of Dubai, in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC). Top on the list of these events is “Dubai Open Summer Football Academies Tournament”, the biggest of its kind in the Middle East which continues up to 16th June 2024 at several stadiums in Dubai, with participation of more than 9000 male & female players of more than 90 nationalities, representing 501 teams. More than 2000 matches take place as part of this Tournament, i.e. 250 matches weekly. Participants compete in 16 age groups for boys, and three age categories for girls. The volleyball competition of Dubai Schools Games Tournament, the biggest of its kind in Dubai will be concluded today. The Tournament represents the preliminary step ......read more

    Dubai Culture promotes cultural tourism at Arabian Travel Market 2024

    Dubai, UAE, 9 May 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) successfully concluded its participation in the 31st Arabian Travel Market (ATM), held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 6 to 9 May. This prominent exhibition serves as an essential platform for showing Dubai's renowned landmarks and tourist attractions. The event facilitated valuable exchanges of knowledge and featured innovations in aviation, accommodation, hospitality, and tourism. Through its participation in ATM, the Authority aimed to stimulate cultural tourism in Dubai and cement its position as a preferred global destination for living, working, and entertainment. During its participation at the Dubai Government Pavilion, Dubai Culture showcased an array of its finest cultural assets including Al Shindagha Museum, the UAE’s largest heritage ......read more

    Experience Abu Dhabi scoops Best Stand Design Award (over 150m2) at the 31st edition of Arabian Travel Market

    ATM’s independent panel of judges praised the Experience Abu Dhabi stand for its flowing design, innovative use of greenery and excellent visibility Other winners included AlUla, Bangkok, ExploreTECH, flydubai, Qiddiya Investment Company and Saudi Tourism Authority Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May 2024: Experience Abu Dhabi secured the Best Stand Design Award (over 150m2) at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024, which will run at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday 9 May. The exhibitor’s stand was praised by ATM’s independent panel of judges for its flowing design, innovative use of greenery and excellent visibility from the show floor. In the Best Stand Design (50-150m2) category, ExploreTECH was selected by the judges for its slick, two-storey concept as well as its efforts to promote partner ......read more

    New Porsche Taycan Turbo Gt To Debut As Fia Formula E Safety Car At 2024 Sun Minimeal Berlin E-Prix

    The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT will become the new Safety Car for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, debuting in Berlin on May 11-12. The Turbo GT features enhanced power, range and faster charging, with the optional Weissach package enabling acceleration from 0-100km/h in 2.2 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h, alongside an ATTACK MODE inspired by Formula E technology. Two Taycan Turbo GT variants, distinguished by exterior colours, will become the championship’s Safety Car and replacement Safety Car. Porsche’s involvement in Formula E reflects its commitment to sustainability and electrification, with insights gained from motorsport informing advancements in commercial production, exemplified by the Taycan’s continuous improvement.   Berlin, Dubai and Riyadh, 8th May 2024: At the 2024 SUN ......read more

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    The Uae Welcomes Future Olympic Sport Flag Football, With First International Tournament In Abu Dhabi

    Inaugural Sanad Oasis Flag Football Cup accelerates the establishment of the a new Olympic sport in the UAE Abu Dhabi Entertainment Company supports flag football development through infrastructure, framework and partnerships Flag Football will make its first Olympic appearance in Los Angles 2028 Flag football is a fast-growing, non-contact variation of American football Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 May 2024  – The inaugural Oasis Flag Football Cup, presented by Sanad, marked a milestone in the UAE last weekend, as the first international flag football tournament held in the ......read more

    Ahmed bin Saeed opens Arabian Travel Market 2024

    Leading global travel and tourism event will host 2,300 exhibitors from 165 countries in its largest edition to date, welcoming some 41,000 attendees Policymakers, industry leaders, and travel professionals will gather at the event to explore the theme ‘Empowering Innovation: Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship’ The four-day conference agenda of ATM 2024 through 9 May will feature 200 speakers across more than 50 sessions at the DWTC His Highness: The massive interest generated amongst ATM 2024 attendees reaffirms Dubai’s standing as a major destination ......read more

    Dubai Culture and Fiker Institute Discuss the Future of GCC Contemporary Art

    Dubai, UAE, 6 May 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Fiker Institute, an interdisciplinary think-tank which specialises in international relations, public policy and culture, have organised a research dialogue session 'Contemporary Art in the Gulf: Archives, Movements, & Exchanges' at Fiker Institute's Library in Alserkal Avenue. This is part of a series of research and discussion events organised by both parties to exchange expertise and knowledge to empower and expand the creative sector's contribution to Dubai's global cultural scene. The ......read more

    First victory and first Pink Jersey for Pogačar at Giro D'Italia

    Solo victory at the top of Oropa climb for the Slovenian At 4,5 km to the finish line of stage 2 of the Giro d'Italia (161 km with start from San Francesco al Campo and summit arrival in Oropa) Tadej Pogačar started to build up his first victory in the race and the first Pink Jersey of his career. The Slovenian rider attacked from the head of the peloton (5 riders main breakaway of the day neutralized in the early part of the final climb, 11,8 km at 6,1%), causing the reaction of Ben O'Connor (Decathlon AG2R) who could not keep the pace of the UAE Team Emirates captain and ......read more

    Diaa Allam nominated for UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture

    His innovative endeavours accentuate the richness and variety of Arabic calligraphy Dubai, UAE, 5 May 2024: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially announced the nomination of artist and calligrapher Diaa Allam as a laureate for the 20th edition of the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. This award honours individuals, groups, or institutions that seek to expand the scope of knowledge and raise awareness of Arab art and culture through their works and achievements. The nomination highlights Diaa Allam's role, supported by the ......read more

    Pogačar animates on first day of Giro D'Italia

    Narvaez takes three man sprint at the end of an intense first stage​ There was an exciting opening to the Giro D'Italia where Tadej Pogačar went close to the pink jersey in his debut in the corsa rosa, taking the third place. The 140 km from Venaria Reale to Torino were animated especially in the final part, on the two hills of Colle Maddalena (7,1 km at 6,6%) and the San Vito (summit at 3 km to go): UAE Team Emirates led the peloton in the chase of the daily breakaway, making a selection on the Colle Maddalena (GC riders such as Romain Bardet and Thymen Arensman ......read more

    Ajman Tourism Unveils Tourism Growth at Arabian Travel Market 2024

    2023 witnesses a remarkable 29% surge in international arrivals over 2022 With a total of 52 hotel establishments offering a combined 4,315 rooms across various categories Ajman, UAE - May 4, 2024: The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) is gearing up for a momentous presence at the Arabian Travel Market 2024 (ATM), scheduled from May 6 to May 9, 2024. This premier event serves as a significant platform for ADTD to unveil the rich Ajman's cultural heritage, vibrant Events Calendar, Things to Do diverse tourism offerings, and the remarkable growth trajectory of its ......read more

    Mark your calendars and join us for a Spring Festival Extravaganza at the Town Centre Jumeirah!

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    Art Souk: A Creative Space Celebrating Emerging Talent

    Dubai, UAE, 3 May 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced the commencement of preparations for the second edition of the Art Souk, set to take place at the Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children from 10 to 12 May. This weekend marketplace event aims to foster a sustainable environment that supports artists and emerging talents by developing their skills, enhancing their knowledge of the cultural and arts sector, and involving them in various cultural and recreational activities organised by the Authority. Additionally, it provides investment opportunities to help ......read more

    World Art Dubai's 10th Edition Opens Today

    Today marks the official opening of the 10th edition of World Art Dubai (WAD), the Middle East's largest contemporary art fair, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. In partnership with Dubai Culture, WAD will be presenting 10,000 artworks from more than 65 local and international exhibitors, between 2nd-5th May 2024.   ...read more

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