His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan congratulates Pogacar and the team
July 20, 2021: A faultless final Tour de France stage saw Tadej Pogacar cross the line safely and claim a second successive Tour de France title. The 22 year old UAE Team Emirates starlet made history by becoming the youngest rider to wear the overall leader’s yellow jersey at the end of the race for two year’s running.
Pogacar’s imperious performance cemented his place as the best Grand Tour rider in the world and won the plaudits of many in the UAE:
His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council said: ““I would like to congratulate His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al ......read more
Official body for the development of golf in Saudi Arabia signs up to UN Sport for Climate Framework, and extends collaboration with GEO Foundation
20, July 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi has continued to demonstrate the strength of its commitment and leadership in sustainability, with combined announcements that will further accelerate action and results across a range of priority environmental and climate issues.
By becoming an official signatory of the UN Sport for Climate Framework, the sports body joins a rapidly growing community of organisations, leagues, tours, tournaments and associated media across sport - building commitments and pathways towards The Paris Agreement’s ‘net zero’ targets.
His Excellency Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf ......read more
All-Emirati crews secure another double triumph as Cappellini’s two-boat strategy works to perfection
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 19 July, 2021: Team Abu Dhabi secured their first major powerboat racing crown of the season today as Rashed Al Qemzi, Thani Al Qemzi and Mansoor Al Mansoori combined to win the UIM World Endurance Championships in Augustów, Poland.
Third place on Lake Necko to add to their opening race victory 24 hours earlier was enough to clinch the title for the all-Emirati crew in Abu Dhabi 1 as team manager Guido Cappellini’s two-boat strategy worked to perfection.
Italian Tullio Abbate, Norway’s Marit Strømøy, Monaco’s Giacomo Sacchi and Spain’s Hector Sanz recovered from yesterday’s mechanical disaster to comfortably win race two, ......read more
Victory for Ulissi and second place for Riabushenko in Cagliari
July 18, 2021: UAE Team Emirates put in a dominant performance on Stage 4 of the Settimana Ciclista Italiana, a stage of 168 km with start and finish in Cagliari.
The main group reduced to 22 riders on the hilly parcours and these riders fought for the victory in the sprint, with Diego Ulissi first crossing the finish line in front of team mate Aleksandr Riabushenko and Sep Vanmarcke (Israel Start-Up).
Ulissi, in his third success of the season and second in this race, confirms himself as the leader of the general classification and of the points classification, with only one stage still to run (Cagliari-Cagliari of 170.2 km with a double pass on the 2nd category climb of the Coremò peak (5.6 km at 6.4% average ......read more
Abu Dhabi’s Cyclists Show Amazing Support for UAE Team Emirates at ADNOC event
July 18, 2021: As the Tour de France moves into its final phase with UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar still firmly in control of the race, the UAE’s cycling community came together to cheer on the team at a special event at Yas Marina Circuit.
Tour de Yas, which was organised by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), saw their weekly Train Yas event rebranded as it hosted an open screening of the Tour de France alongside a 2.3km amateur Time Trial.
More than 200 riders of different ages, gender, nationalities and cycling abilities challenged themselves to race against the clock for a chance to win signed prizes from Pogacar and his teammates, who will tackle their own 30.8km Time Trial ......read more
All-Emirati crews dominate six-hour race in Poland to stay on course for repeat of 2019 double triumph
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 18, July 2021: Team Abu Dhabi are on the verge of another double triumph in the UIM World Circuit Endurance Championships after a dominant display on Lake Necko in Poland.
The team’s two all-Emirati crews were in a class of their own today in the first of two back-to-back six-hour races making up the Necko Endurance, with Rashed Al Qemzi, Thani Al Qemzi and Mansoor Al Mansoori clocking up 263 laps in taking Abu Dhabi 1 to victory.
The combination of Rashed Al Tayer, Majed Al Mansoori, Rashed Al Remeithi and Mohamed Al Mehairbi in Abu Dhabi 2 were just three laps away in securing second place.
Finishing a distant third, the French crew of ......read more
Defending champion, Tadej Pogacar claimed a second stage win in as many days after a dominant performance in the final mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France.
The peerless Pogacar now has a hat-trick of stage wins at the 2021 Tour after claiming victory on Luz Ardiden finishing ahead of Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers).
The UAE Team Emirates leader, in a similar fashion to yesterday’s stage, responded expertly to the accelerations of his counterparts as Enris Mas (Movistar) attempted a flurry of attacks inside the final 1km.
With 400km to go, Pogacar kicked on leaving Carapaz, Mas and Vingegaard unable to match the pace set by the champion as he glided to the finish line with time to look back at his two main rivals and revel ......read more
Sharjah, July 15, 2021: A delegation from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, recently visited the House of Wisdom, the cultural hub that reflects the latest model of the world's futuristic libraries. The visit aims to learn closely about the services provided by this cultural edifice in an innovative way bringing together the concept of a library and social and cultural forum and reflecting the development process witnessed by the Emirate of Sharjah.
The delegation included a number of members of the Board of Directors, HE Muhammad Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, Director-General, SCCI, and a number of employees, and was received by HE Marwa Obaid Al-Aqroubi, Director of the House of Wisdom, who accompanied the delegation in a tour of the departments and facilities of ......read more
July 15, 2021: UAE Team Emirates’ star man, Tadej Pogacar wins Stage 17 of the Tour de France after a gripping final climb to extend his lead in the yellow jersey atop the highest summit finish of the race, the Col du Portet.
Prior to the race, Pogacar had described the Bastille Day stage, from Muret to the Col du Portet, as the hardest of the 2021 Tour. Despite this, the defending champion showed his class throughout the race to take the victory.
The Slovenian starlet, who split the general classification contender’s group with an attack halfway up the 16-kilometre hors-categorie climb, took podium rivals Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) to the final ascent with him.
Halfway through the last climb, Pogačar attacked, with ......read more
• Local stories strengthen national identity, promote Arabic language and prompt the youth to read, write and innovate
Dubai, 14 July 2021: Winners of the 4th edition of Short Story Competition, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in cooperation with Dubai Education Zone, were awarded during a virtual ceremony yesterday.
The annual literary competition for male and female students of public and private schools in Dubai is aimed at promoting local stories to strengthen national identity, promote Arabic language and prompt the youth to read, write and innovate
H.E. Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, HHC CEO, congratulated the winners during the virtual ceremony and began his speech by sharing a short story from an old Emirati tale highlighting the wisdom and ......read more
Dubai Sports Council’s Board of Directors discuss strengthening role of sports sector and self-sufficiency of Dubai clubs
Dubai - July 14, 2021: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has stressed that achieving success in sports and winning titles depends not just on quality of players, coaches or budgets, but also on proper planning and good preparation through rigorous training camps and friendly matches, and His Highness has urged clubs to use the coming period judiciously as they prepare for next season to lay the foundations of their success.
His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum also directed the Board of Directors of Dubai Sports Council to develop an executive plan for the development of ......read more
Two-time PGA TOUR winner and rising star joins Golf Saudi as the organisation’s second new international ambassador of 2021
14 July, 2021: The Royal St George's Golf Club, Kent, UK: Two-time PGA TOUR winner and world #24, Jason Kokrak, is the second international ambassador to join Golf Saudi in 2021, following on from icon of the game Gary Player in April. One of the in-form players of the last twelve months, American Jason Kokrak will support Golf Saudi in its journey to bring the great game of golf to new audiences both globally and within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
News of Kokrak’s ambassadorship was announced 24 hours before he was due to tee-off at the 149th Open at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. The Open is one of the oldest golf tournaments in the world, and one of the ......read more
Lenovo™ takes official technology partnership to the next level and becomes back-of-shirt sponsor on the iconic Inter jersey
• Lenovo and FC Internazionale Milano deepen their wide-ranging technology partnership, reaching every corner of the club.
• The agreement will make FC Internazionale Milano one of the world’s most technologically advanced clubs – providing the team’s training facilities and HQ with a smarter, more transformational experience for players, fans and the wider club community.
• Player performance tech has involved assessing over 100 million data points in the past two years alone.
• This includes supporting infrastructure to enable the efficient processing of vast quantities of data to enhance the fan experience.
Dubai, United Arab ......read more
Clinic held as part of Golf Saudi's wider Mass Participation programme during the inaugural Aramco Team Series tournament in London
July 12, 2021: As part of Golf Saudi's continuous efforts to develop the game of golf, a clinic was organised for ten female golfers from The Muslim Golf Association (MGA) as part of an exchange of golfing experience between the U.K. and Saudi Arabia. Held on the first day of the inaugural Aramco Team Series – London event, the clinic was held at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire. The clinic was given by Golf Saudi ambassador Camilla Lennarth, who provided technical tips to help the participating MGA ladies improve their game. This session was held as part of Golf Saudi's Mass Participation programme, which aims to introduce the game of golf to female golfers in Saudi Arabia and ......read more
• Chalhoub Group’s initiative to promote corporate entrepreneurship and innovation to identify disruptive and innovative Saudi fashion brands
• Pairing entrepreneurs and fashion experts, The Fashion Lab will focus on early-stage ventures and brands, which will receive up to USD 15,000 in funding
• The Fashion Lab is now open for applications
July 07, 2021: Chalhoub Group, the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East, has announced the launch of Saudi Arabia’s first of its kind Fashion Lab to identify and boost innovative and disruptive Saudi fashion brands, and support creative designers on their journey to becoming successful entrepreneurs.
An initiative of The Chalhoub Greenhouse, to promote corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, The Fashion ......read more
KSA, July 06, 2021: adidas is proud to support Saudi football talents as they embark on their football journey this summer. Athletes Salman Al-Faraj, Khaled Al-Ghannam, Saud Abdulhamid, Mohammed Al Rubaie and Mukhtar Ali will be representing The Kingdom on the global playing field this summer.
This monumental moment for the young talents falls directly in line with adidas’ recently introduced evolution of its long-standing brand attitude Impossible Is Nothing. In an effort to support regional and local sports communities through sport, adidas believes in rebellious optimism, rooted in the belief in the power of sports to change lives.
Here’s a look at the 5 Saudi adidas athletes representing the national team:
Salman Al Faraj:
Salman Al-Faraj is captain of the KSA national team, and ......read more
ADNOC and UAE Team Emirates Celebrate World’s Biggest Bike Race with Free Community Cycling Event at Yas Marina Circuit
July 05, 2021: On Tuesday 13th July, as UAE Team Emirates tackles Stage 16 of the Tour de France, team partner, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is inviting the whole community to get behind the team through a unique cycling event hosted at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
For one night only, ADNOC will be turning Train Yas yellow with its Tour de Yas event. As part of its broader initiatives to promote healthy and active lifestyle among the UAE community, cyclists will have the chance to watch the Tour de France live on the big screens as they cycle around the track. They can also take part in a short course Time Trial to win prizes and signed team ......read more
Slovenian makes stinging attack 30.5km from the finish
With a masterpiece of class and courage ,Tadej Pogačar jumped to the top of the general classification of the Grande Boucle.
The new Maillot Jaune took flight on the penultimate climb on the 8th stage of the Tour de France (Oyonnax-Le Grand Bornand, 150.8 km in the Alps.
The UAE Team Emirates leader began his attack 30.5km from the finish, with 2km to go before the top of the Col de Romme ascent (8.8km at 8.9% ): in the rain, after some excellent preparation work by his teammates. Pogačar made his move from the group with only Richard Carapaz (Ineos-Grenadiers) able to follow; with the 22-year old dislodging him further up the climb.
Pogačar continued his strong pace up the Col de la Colombière (7.5 km at ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar powered to victory in stage five of this year’s Tour de France with an outstanding performance in the Individual Time Trial, which also saw him jump four spots in the General Classification, where he currently sits in second just eight seconds behind the race leader Mathieu Van De Poel.
Pogacar rode the 27.2km course from Change to Laval Espace Mayenne in 32 minutes, with an average pace of 51km/h, beating all of his GC rivals as well as the reigning European Time Trial Champion Stefan Kung (Groupama FDJ) who was knocked into second spot 19 seconds off the Slovenian sensation.
The result puts Tadej Pogacar and UAE Team Emirates in a strong position as the peloton inches closer to its first block of mountain stages, where the GC will start to be ......read more
Youssef Al Matrooshi and Layla Al Khatib have been selected to represent the UAE in this year’s FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).
The official FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) mascot also revealed ahead of December’s event.
Several community initiatives, including a Swim Safety Programme and Open Swim sessions, will be implemented in association with the competition.
Kuwait-born Husain Al-Musallam, who was recently elected as the new Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) President, highlighted the significance of Abu Dhabi hosting the event in the year of the UAE’s 50th anniversary.
Aref Al Awani noted that hosting the event is the result of the leadership’s support of sports and reflects the UAE’s pioneering role in the industry.
Sultan Al Samahi agreed that hosting ......read more
June 28, 2021: The Safety & Security Operations Committee (SSOC) of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and FIFA signed the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Security Concept of Operations on Thursday, 24 June.
The document outlines all operational aspects relating to tournament security and was developed jointly between the SSOC, FIFA, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC.
The signing took place at the headquarters of Qatar’s Ministry of Interior in Doha, and was undertaken by H.E. Major General Engineer Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari, SSOC Chairman, and Helmut Spahn, Director of Safety, Security & Access at FIFA.
Commenting on the occasion, H.E. Major General Al Ansari said: “The signing of this document is an important ......read more
REPRESENTING KUWAIT AT ‘MUSEUM OSCARS’
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 28, June 2021: Multi award-winning Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is proud to announce that it has been nominated for the LCD Berlin Awards for 2021 under the category of ‘New Cultural Desination of the Year’(Middle East/Africa). The award recognizes the Centre as a cultural icon of innovation and unique experiences that serves as a leading destination for local communities and travellers.
Organised by LCD Berlin, a partnership between Leading Culture Destinations and visitBerlin, the elected nominees represent 39 cultural destinations from 21 countries who will compete to win the prestigious accolades which will be announced during the last quarter of the year at the “Oscars for ......read more
Slovenian 2nd on stage, climbs to 3rd place in the overall standings
June 28, 2021: It was a thrilling day on the Tour de France, with Tadej Pogačar going head-to-head with the race favourites to take 2nd place behind Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) on the Mur de Bretagne climb, the spectacular finish of the 2nd stage of the Tour de France (183.5 km, starting from Perros Guirec).
The Dutchman attacked on both passages on the Mur de Bretagne: at the first lap on the iconic slope, Van der Poel won 8” bonus seconds passing first on the line (Pogačar 2nd, 5″ bonus), with Van Der Poel also taking the maillot jaune.
The UAE Team Emirates captain showed excellent legs, crossing the line 6 “behind the winner beating GC rival Primoz Roglic ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27June 2021: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has recognized and congratulated ten talented UAE Nationals who took part in the recent Emirates Skills National Competition during a special virtual ceremony.
The Emirates Skills National Competition is a stepping stone for a rewarding career for young Emiratis, enabling them to develop new skills and build professional networks. The Competition also qualifies youth for potential selection for the national team to represent the UAE in the regional and international levels of the competitions.
At the national event that challenges young people and introduces them to a variety of technical and vocational careers, ENEC’s Chief Executive Officer H.E. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi visited the event at ADNEC, meeting ......read more
The newest and highest upscale sports lounge and restaurant in town will be offering guests an enjoyable experience filled with irresistible offers
June 26, 2021, Doha, Qatar – Skybox61, the newest state-of-the-art sports lounge and restaurant, located on the 61st floor of Kempinski Residences & Suites in West Bay, now boasts 3 large projectors and 20 TV screens, bringing guests the latest UEFA league and Wimbledon championship action, from all over Europe. Both games will be showing at Skybox61 starting until July 11th.
Bookmark this spot if you wish to catch the latest worlds of both football and tennis, nestled in one of the highest and most prestigious spots in Doha. A combination of sophistication and casual makes this place unique and the first in Doha to host a non-conventional space to catch a game night ......read more
Competition announced today encouraging Saudi artists to showcase their talents and promote the Formula 1® WeRaceAsOne initiative ahead of the pinnacle of motorsport’s debut in Jeddah on December 3rd -5th
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (June 24) – The Ministry of Sport, Ministry of Culture and the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) – Promoter of the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX - in association with Formula 1®, has today launched its ‘Race Through Art’ Competition. Aimed exclusively at Saudi nationals, artists could have their inspiring artwork displayed on the newest street circuit in F1®– the Jeddah Corniche Circuit - when the pinnacle of motorsport arrives in Jeddah on the weekend of December 3rd -5th this year.
With less than six months to go ......read more
• Gifting a collection of children's stories by the writer Dubai Abulhoul to the hospital's library.
• Creating a comfortable educational environment that supports children on their therapeutic journey.
• Based on the Authority’s cultural responsibility to stimulate participation and make culture everywhere and for everyone.
• Enhancing the love of reading in children and instilling the values of the Emirati folk cultural heritage.
Dubai, UAE, 23 June 2021: Stemming from its cultural responsibility to build generations on knowledge, science and culture, and make them an integral part of society in the future, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is cooperating with the young Emirati writer Dubai Abulhoul to donate a set of her children stories to Al Jalila ......read more
● Slated for a winter 2021 launch, Hayy Jameel is to open during the year that marks the 75th anniversary of Jameel family global philanthropy
● The 17,000-square-metre cultural complex includes Saudi’s first independent cinema; an exhibitions centre (Hayy Arts); artists’ studios; project and learning spaces; plus ‘Hayy Residents’ – like-minded, pioneering creative businesses from Jeddah
● Hayy Arts features compelling exhibitions of Saudi and international art and design, developed in partnership with globally-renowned museums and organisations; the opening show ‘Staple: What’s on your plate?’ is co-curated by Art Jameel, Jeddah/Dubai, and Delfina Foundation, London
● Take an immersive tour of Hayy Jameel.
June 22, 2021 ......read more
The AED 500,000 Fund will award scholarships to selected practitioners every two years to pursue postgraduate qualifications in visual art and design
Dubai, UAE – 22 June 2021 | Tashkeel, the Dubai-based art and design organisation, has announced the inaugural recipients of its new scholarship fund for UAE-based creative professionals with the aim of bolstering their practice and contributing to the development and diversification of the country’s cultural sector.
The Tashkeel Scholarship Fund is an extension of the Tashkeel’s ongoing initiatives to aid, nurture and mentor art and design practitioners in the UAE. Launching this month, the fund will provide funding for tuition fees, enabling selected practitioners to pursue postgraduate studies in visual art and design either nationally or ......read more
Pogacar returns to lead squad in France
June 22, 2021: UAE Team Emirates have unveiled the team heading into the Tour de France (26 June-18 July) to start the Grand Boucles which begins from the city of Brest.
The team heads into the 21 stages led by 2020 champion Tadej Pogačar, with a mix of climbers and flat-terrain experts to support the Slovenian.
This year’s route covers a total distance of 3,383 kilometres and is notable for two long individual time trials (totalling 58km) which will be crucial in the battle for the yellow jersey. The race will spend much of the first week on the flat, rolling roads of Brittany before transitioning over to the Alps and onto the Pyrenees before the surviving riders make it to the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Team Manager Joxean Matxin ......read more
• Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, climbed nine places in round nine of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, to bring home more points
• Sam Bird gained three places to come through the field and finish twelfth
• Mitch Evans is third equal in the Drivers’ Standings, twelve points behind championship leader, Eduardo Mortara, while teammate Sam Bird is in twelfth
• Jaguar Racing move to third in the Teams’ World Championship, just four points behind current leader Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team and only one point behind second place team, DS Techeetah
• Rounds ten and eleven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in New York City on Saturday 3 July and Sunday 4 July
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2021: Jaguar ......read more
NEOM, Principal Partner of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, takes a closer look at how the Formula E, as a sport, harnesses innovation to create a more sustainable future.
Saudi Arabia - June 21, 2021: With rounds 8 & 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship taking place in Mexico over the weekend, NEOM focuses on how Formula E has helped lead the charge as the country continues to make strides in its sustainability approach.
Formula E is well known for driving performance both on and off the track with the World Championship actively promoting alternative energy solutions to contribute to reducing air pollution and fighting against climate change around the world, in partnership with UN Environment Programme's #BeatAirPollution campaign.
The NEOM project is ......read more
Dubai, 21, June 2021: Dubai Municipality honored the educational institutions that won the Plastic Containers Collection Competition in the government sector. The competition highlighted the plastic pollution issues and the harms of its use on the environment and natural resources, in order to raise the level of environmental awareness and positive environmental behavior among students to reduce the phenomena that negatively affect the environment.
Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifaie, Director of Waste Management Department at Dubai Municipality, emphasized that the third edition of the Plastic Containers Collection Competition, held in coordination with Dubai Educational Zone and teachers in the educational institutions, is considered as a continuous awareness workshop to motivate and encourage students on the importance of collecting and ......read more
Held at Crystal Lagoon in MBR City, event attracted more than 40 participants
DUBAI – Serbia’s Milena Mitic bagged the individual honours, while the Romanian-Emirati duo of Emanuela Costea and Afra Al Nuaimi took the team title in the first Women Kayak Challenge, which was held at Crystal Lagoon in Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One at the weekend.
Driving down from Abu Dhabi for the first event of its kind for women in Dubai, Mitic clocked 12 minutes and 31 seconds for the 1.5km race, finishing ahead of UAE’s Josie Seidel (12:40), while Australia’s Emma Gallagher (14:09) took bronze.
“I came here from Abu Dhabi for the race and I have really enjoyed a lot,” said Mitic. “It is a really nice venue. Thanks to Dubai Sports Council for organising this, and I ......read more
• Registration for WRO UAE National Robot Olympiad runs until August 27
• Teams of up to three are eligible for Regular, Open and Future Engineers categories
• Virtual WRO UAE National Robot Olympiad goes live September 24-26
• Seven teams to represent the UAE in November’s WRO 2021 international finals
Abu Dhabi, UAE- 16 June 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), the national organizer of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO), has opened registration for the UAE national qualifying stage of the global contest, which promotes robotics in STEM education worldwide.
Registration for the national qualifiers runs until August 27th with teams of up to three students and a coach, aged between 8-19 years, from public, private and Charter Schools, as well as ......read more
From June to August, local artists create and exhibit their paintings at the mall on the first floor West-South hallway
The art display is hosted under the umbrella of Doha Festival City’s ‘Qatar Unites Us’ CSR initiative
Doha, Qatar – 16, June 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to bring a unique interactive art exhibition to promote local talents within Qatar community.
Committed to supporting Qatar’s artists, Festival City will offer local painters their own canvas to unleash their artistic talent live during the mall’s working hours, on the first floor West - South hallway. Once finished, the paintings will be displayed across the mall, allowing guests to enjoy their ......read more
PRIZES TO WIN AS TRAINYAS AND WOLFI’S BIKE SHOP LAUNCH ‘CHASE THE WOLF GANG’ TIME TRIAL FOR CYCLISTS
BEAT THE LAP TIME SET BY WOLFI’S TO BE ENTERED INTO A PRIZE DRAW
THE FASTEST MALE AND FEMALE CYCLISTS WILL ALSO WIN A PRIZE
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 14, 2021: Cyclists taking part at ADNOC TrainYAS presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council are urged to ‘Chase the Wolf Gang’ in a bid to win some fantastic prizes.
In collaboration with Wolfi's Bike Shop, ADNOC TrainYAS presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council presents a single lap individual time trial, taking place on Tuesday June 15, with guests invited to record a 'HOT LAP' while cycling on the circuit. The time to beat is 7 minutes and 40 seconds.
To take part, riders will need to register ......read more
UAE Team Emirates s dominate with four riders in top 10
June 14, 2021: Tadej Pogačar added another victory to his growing palmarés, winning the overall title of the Tour of Slovenia. The Emirati team put in a strong performance, placing four riders in the top 10.
The fourth stage, 175.3km from Ljubljana to Novo Mesto, was decided by a quick finish in which Matteo Trentin finished in fourth place.
10 km from the line, the group closed the gap to the breakaway as the teams began to prepare for the fast finish, with Trentin doing well in the last kilometer to follow the train of Bahrain – Victorious, just falling short of the stage win.
The gallop went to Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain – Victorious) with Trentin 4th and Rui Oliveira 8th.
In the overall standings Tadej Pogačar ......read more
The EntelaQ Pre-Accelerator program’s second edition will prepare entrepreneurs for Qatar SportsTech’s Accelerator program, helping them to build their idea and gain traction
Applications for the 12-week part-time program will be open between June 6th and August 6th 2021
Doha, 14 June 2021: Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), has announced that applications are now open for the second edition of its highly anticipated Pre-Accelerator program, EntelaQ. EntelaQ will prepare entrepreneurs, or startup teams residing in Qatar for QST’s upcoming fifth cohort of its Accelerator program set to be held in November 2021.
EntelaQ is aimed at local entrepreneurs, nationals, or residents, with an innovative ......read more
Titled “Positive Social Impact”, workshop is part of Council’s development program for Emirati personnel working at clubs and sports companies in Dubai
Dubai, UAE - June13, 2021: Dubai Sports Council organized a virtual workshop, titled “Positive Social Impact”, for supervisors and administrators of Dubai sports clubs as part of the second phase of the Council’s development program for Emirati personnel working at clubs and sports companies in the Emirate of Dubai.
Organised in cooperation with the Community Development Authority of Dubai via video conferencing, the workshop saw 45 supervisors from Dubai clubs and football companies in attendance, as well as 10 Dubai police teams.
Dr Hussein Ali Masih, Development and Social Welfare Specialist at the Community ......read more
Leading bottled water brand in the UAE to keep players hydrated and healthy
June 30, 2021: Mai Dubai, the leading bottled water company in the UAE, has become the exclusive hydration partner of Champs UAE, a multipurpose sports complex founded by Lebanese basketball legend Fadi El Khatib. As a result of the collaboration, Mai Dubai will be the sole bottled water brand supplied at Champs UAE.
The partnership signifies Mai Dubai’s commitment to helping train promising young talents in the UAE to showcase the athletic potential of the region as inspired by El Khatib, who is widely ......read more
Italian first in dash to the line, Pogačar holds lead
Nova Gorica was the setting for Diego Ulissi’s comeback victory as he won the 4th stage of the Tour of Slovenia.
The UAE Team Emirates cyclist, was forced to take a break from competition earlier this year due to a heart problem which was later resolved. He won the 4th stage of the Tour of Slovenia, winning ahead of team mate Tadej Pogačar and Matteo Sobrero (Astana -Premier Tech) the first success since his resumption of competitive activity.
UAE Team Emirates controlled the race at crucial ......read more
CONSULTANT DIRECTOR | MEMBER UAE SUPERBRANDS COUNCIL | FORMER CEO EROS GROUP
It is natural for each individual to be driven by ambition.
Yet each of us must also aspire to lead a whole life in perfect contentment. There is a natural, rubber-band like stretch between ambition and contentment. Sometimes the balance tips towards ambition, especially when one is younger. At other times, especially when one is older, the balance needs to start tipping towards contentment.
It is the deep desire of every individual to die peacefully, having lived a life of ......read more
World’s best athletes will compete for gold as UAE Capital continues to host global sports events with world-class health and safety standards
ABU DHABI, UAE - 10, June 2021: Following a safe and successful 12th edition of Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) in April, which saw more than 2,000 athletes from over 80 countries compete across four days of top-level action, gaining regional and global recognition, the largest and most prestigious event on the global jiu-jitsu calendar will return for a 13th edition at the UAE capital’s Jiu-Jitsu ......read more
10, June 2021: Ogilvy PR has appointed Matt Buchanan as its new Global Head of Consumer PR. In this new role for the agency, Buchanan will report to Ogilvy PR’s Global CEO Julianna Richter and will lead consumer brand communications globally – evolving the go-to-market strategy, driving innovation, enhancing capability and overseeing multi-market consumer brand business.
A 25-year brand communications veteran, Buchanan has run Ogilvy’s PR business in the UK since early 2019. He has more than two decades experience leading agencies specialising in ......read more
Reigning champion Ulissi also part of 7-rider squad
With the Tour de France fast approaching, UAE Team Emirates will continue their build-up at the Tour of Slovenia (2.Pro) which runs from 9-13 June.
The team takes a line-up packed with talent, headlined by Tour de France champion and local favourite: Tadej Pogačar. Alongside Pogačar the squad also holds the defending Tour of Slovenia champion Diego Ulissi in their ranks after his victory in 2019 (the 2020 race was suspended). The Italian has pedigree in this race, having also won the title in ......read more
The initiative aims to make GWR more relevant and accessible to people with physical, intellectual and visual impairments around the world
MENA: Longest static wall sit (female) – LA1
UK: Fastest accumulative time crossing the United Kingdom by tandem bicycle (male) - IS1
USA: Fastest 100 miles on a treadmill (female) - LA2 (not happening until July)
05, June 2021: Darine Barbar, an inspirational amputee athlete who just made history by breaking the Guinness World Records™ title for Longest Samson's chair/static wall sit (female) ......read more
Globally recognized Hohmann will oversee the region’s creative offering across Memac Ogilvy’s five core capabilities.
Till returns to Memac Ogilvy having led the group to being recognized as the region’s number one creative agency by Dubai Lynx in 2010.
Hohmann brings experience from leading markets, including London, Munich, Singapore, and others.
June 03, 2021: Memac Ogilvy has named globally recognized creative Till Hohmann as its new Chief Creative Officer for the MENA region. Hohmann rejoins the agency, having served as ......read more
American sprints to 3rd in uphill finish in Saint-Haon-Le-Vieux
June 02, 2021: Brandon McNulty showed signs of growing form to take a fine 3rd place in the uphill sprint on stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphiné.
The Emirati team negotiated the final kilometers well on the fast descent to the base of the final climb with speeds in excess of 80kmph. The final ascent to the line came inside the 1km point where Kristoff along with many of the other bigger sprinters became detached.
McNulty took advantage of his good positioning and momentum to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates | May 31, 2021: Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai's contemporary art institution, presents the fall iteration of Library Circles – a Jameel Library programme that features research and experimental interventions by UAE practitioners. This iteration offers a research display by Maysoon Al Dwairi that opened to the public on May 26 2021, and runs until November 29 2021.
The display, which consists of a selection of readings, recollections of oral histories, an annotated archival presentation and a commissioned text, zeroes in on a crucial moment in the ......read more
27th May, Dubai - UAE: WIPRO Yardley FZE, the Middle East arm of the consumer products business, a significant player in personal care and home care consumer product segments in the region, has appointed BPG Dubai to lead media planning and buying for its Middle East brand campaigns. Wipro products have a large consumer base across Arab and Asian communities in the region, and navigating this complex space has always been a challenge and an opportunity for growth. The company also has ambitious expansion plans that required an agile, innovative and disruptive partner such as ......read more
May 27, 2021: Manchester City FC star Phil Foden answered questions from supporters in the Middle East as he prepared for the team’s huge Champions League final against Premier League rivals Chelsea, which takes place in Portugal on Saturday.
Foden covered a range of topics, including switching focus from the Premier League title success, the importance of Saturday’s game and the difficulties which come with trying to win the Champions League.
Manchester City lifted the Premier League title for the third time in four years following last Sunday’s 5-0 win over ......read more
- Hala Badri: We were keen to build a vibrant, innovative identity that expresses our mission and supports our strategic agenda
Dubai, UAE, 26 May 2021: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Bellwether won six awards, including four gold, a silver and a bronze, at the Transform MENA Awards 2021. The ceremony, which was held in Dubai on 25 May, celebrates innovative and strategic ideas when developing regional corporate identities as well as celebrates those who establish and re-launch them.
The awards received by Dubai Culture and Bellwether include ......read more
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2021: Executive Director, Professor Peter Barlow (pictured centre) of Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) welcomed students, parents and staff from Victoria International School Sharjah (VISS) as they celebrated their graduating Year 12 IB artists with the launch of their IB Arts Exhibition in SPAA’s stunning gallery space.
The opening event was limited to a capped number of guests in keeping with COVID-19 protocols.
• In the nine months since the Foundation and Google launched Kateb Maktub, the number of Arab author pages on Wikipedia has increased by 320%
• Grand slam prize winners get all expenses paid trip to Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2022 in Dubai
24 May, 2021, Dubai, UAE: Emirates Literature Foundation’s Kateb Maktoub, together with Google, is launching a competition to exponentially increase the number of Arab author pages on Wikipedia. The month-long competition is starting 1 June and calls on the public to create ......read more
Updated verification policy shaped by public feedback in Arabic, English, Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese
23, May 2021, Dubai, UAE: Twitter has announced that, as of today, it will be rolling out its new verification application process, and reviewing public applications for verification on Twitter.
The latest milestone in Twitter’s plans to provide greater transparency, credibility and clarity to verification on Twitter, the announcement follows the development and launch of a new policy shaped by public feedback in ......read more
Italian starlet takes 3rd on the Zoncolan
May 23, 2021: Grand Tour debutant Alessandro Covi continued to impress on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia, with the 22 year old taking 3rd place on the iconic climb of the Zoncolan.
On a day which took the riders from Cittadella to Monte Zoncolan (205km), the Italian made it into the main 11-man break which held a lead of over 7 minutes with 150km still left to ride.
As the riders neared the base of the final ascent, Lorenzo Fortunato (Eolo-Kometa) and Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Victorious) ......read more
- Al Safa Art & Design Library participates in the activities of the 12th edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival
Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2021: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announced that it will host a series of cultural sessions as part of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) at Al Safa Art & Design Library from 19 to 29 May, in line with the importance Dubai Culture associates with libraries as knowledge, educational and entertainment destinations, enhancing the public's relationship with these libraries as well as enriching their ......read more
May 22, 2021: Hala Badri, Director-General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), affirmed the importance of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, saying: “At Dubai Culture, we are committed to nurturing talents in the emirate and supporting cultural diversity as an engine for comprehensive development and economic growth that contributes to strengthening Dubai's position as a global hub and incubator for various human cultures and a preferred destination for intellectual convergence, cultural and knowledge interaction, and civilised ......read more
May 20, 2021: During the Holy Month of Ramadan, hundreds of children from different schools across Abu Dhabi took to the streets, the parks and the cycle tracks on their bikes as part of the Ramadan Rides challenge set by UAE Team Emirates and ADNOC.
The challenge, which encouraged kids to be active every day during Ramadan, inspired more than 700 school children, of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, to collectively ride over 5000km.
The 10 participating schools which included: Sas Al Nakhl Campus, Ruwais Campus, Ghayathi Campus, Madinat ......read more
The campaign results exceeded what was achieved last year, with a value exceeding AED 606,000
Dubai, UAE, 19 May 2021: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) concluded the second edition of the Ramadan Heroes campaign launched at the advent of the holy month in cooperation with its partners talabat, Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) and the UAE Food Bank, benefitting over 76,000 people.
This campaign fell under the umbrella of Dubai Culture’s humanitarian community initiatives aimed at promoting the spirit of benevolence and spreading the values ......read more