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    FORMULA 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Launches ‘Race Through Art' Competition for Homegrown Artists

    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

    Dubai Culture Ensures Children's Happiness at Al Jalila Hospital with Books and Reading Sessions

    • 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

    Hayy Jameel, Saudi Arabia's Dedicated Home for the Arts, is Set to Welcome Visitors from the Winter of 2021

    ● 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

    Tashkeel Launches Scholarship Fund for UAE-Based Art and Design Practitioners

    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

    Team Selected for Tour De France Title Defence

    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

    Puebla Points for Mitch Evans and Jaguar Racing in Mexico

    • 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

    Racing for a Sustainable Future at the Puebla E-Prix

     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 Municipality Honors Winning Schools of Plastic Containers Collection Competition

    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

    Serbia's Mitic Wins First Women's Kayak Challenge, While Emirati-Romanian Duo Take Team Title

    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

    ADEK Opens Registration for WRO as UAE's National Robot Olympiad Qualifier

    • 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

    Festival City Sheds Light on Local Talents with an Exclusive In-Mall Live Art Exhibition

    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

    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

    Pogačar Takes Home Victory in Slovenia

    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

    Qatar SportsTech, a QDB Accelerator, Opens Applications for Second Cohort of EntelaQ Pre-Accelerator program

    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

    Dubai Sports Council Organises Workshop for Dubai Club Administrators and Supervisors

    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

    Ulissi Takes Emotional Victory in Slovenia

    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 moments, imposing a high pace on the ascent of Ravnica (2.7 km at 10.8% average gradient, cresting at 9 km from the finish) which broke up the leaders group.   With four riders remaining in the small leading group (Pogačar, Polanc, Majka ......read more

    Thought Series – the Good Life

    NIRANJAN GIDWANI 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 fulfilment and contentment. But to judge whether our lives have been fulfilling creates their own dilemmas of judgment. Does one need to be well-known, or even famous? Can a “famous person” and an “ordinary person” both be ......read more

    Final Artwork of M.F. Husain Will Boost Qatar's Global Art Profile, Say Experts at QF Documentary Premiere

    Late, great artist’s masterpiece has been brought to reality at Education City – with QF remembering his genius at a special event on the 10th anniversary of his death Kuwait, June 10, 2021: Seeroo fi al ardh – the final work of the world-renowned artist M.F. Husain – is a “destination” that will help to put Qatar on the global art map, experts have said as an award-winning short documentary about his life, work, and genius was premiered internationally by Qatar Foundation on the 10th anniversary of his death. Commissioned by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, Seeroo fi al ardh – which opened in December 2019 - is regarded by many as Husain’s crowning masterpiece. Envisaged by the artist before he passed away in 2011, and designed to tell ......read more

    Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-jitsu Championship (Adwpjjc) Returns in November for 13th Edition

    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 Arena this year.  With Abu Dhabi having cemented its capability to host major international sporting events safely during the pandemic, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the governing body for the sport in the emirates, has confirmed ......read more

    Ogilvy PR Names Matt Buchanan as Global Head of Consumer PR

    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 consumer brand communication, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Prior to Ogilvy, Buchanan was the Managing Director of Havas’ award-winning agency One Green Bean, launching the agency into the London market in 2015 having run ......read more

    Pogačar Returns at Tour of Slovenia

    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 2011.   Ulissi is not the only former race winner with Rafal Majka having claimed the 2017 edition and will return to compliment the experienced team.   Pogačar: “I’m really looking forward to come home to race ......read more

    Lebanese Amputee Athlete Breaks the Guinness World Records™ Title to Mark the Launch of GWR's Impairment Records Initiative

    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) achieving a total of 2 minutes, and 8.24 seconds.  Darine has an above knee left leg amputation and lost her leg at the age of 15 to bone cancer. She had another accident in 2013 when she broke her left hip where her amputation is and had to have ......read more

    Memac Ogilvy names Till Hohmann as Chief Creative Officer for MENA

     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 its UAE Executive Creative Director from 2007 to 2010.    Hohmann will be responsible for uniting the group’s five core capabilities under one modern creative offering. He will be dedicated to sustainable and innovative growth for ......read more

    Qatar SportsTech, A QDB Accelerator, Concludes Fourth Cohort of its Accelerator Program

    10 innovative sportstech startups from 8 countries were accelerated as part of QST’s award-winning Accelerator Program Doha, 3 June 2021:  Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), is pleased to announce the successful completion of the fourth cohort of its Accelerator Program. The 10 accelerated startups include Field of Vision, ComeTogether, Stable Innovations, BBox Sports, Navbuddy, Juego Football, StretchSkin, NSAtech, Ai Abacus, Sentio Sports.  In line with the QDB’s mission to develop and diversify the private sector in Qatar, QST’s intensive three-month Accelerator Program supported 10 innovative startups from across the globe in accelerating their growth. Startups will also further develop their solutions in the industry in line with ......read more

    McNulty Podiums at Criterium Du Dauphiné

    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 come from behind and finish within reach of stage victor Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Victorious).   23 year old McNulty will take confidence from the result, particularly in view of tomorrow’s Stage 4 time trial which starts in Firminy ......read more

    Jameel Arts Centre Opens the New Iteration of Library Circles, Presenting a Research Display by Maysoon Al Dwairi

    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 UAE's history – the development of its education systems. The research maps from the 1920s through to the period around the unification of the United Arab Emirates in 1971, grounding these accounts within philosophies of education in the Arab ......read more

    Wipro Yardley Appoints BPG Dubai as Media Strategist for the Middle East

    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 BPG. Addressing the appointment, Arun Giridhar, Vice President-MENA Wipro Yardley FZE, said: “We have a very steep growth agenda in the region with our uniquely positioned brands in categories across body care, home and hygiene segments. With rapidly ......read more

    Foden Hopes to Make Manchester City Fans Proud in Champions League Final

    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 Everton but Foden, who played an integral role in that triumph, says with such a big game on the horizon, it was quickly time to refocus. “The celebrations on Sunday were really special because the Premier League is our everyday focus for ......read more

    Dubai Culture Wins Six Awards at Transform MENA Awards 2021

    - 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 three gold awards in the Best Implementation of a Brand Development Project,’ ‘Best Use of a Visual Property,’ and ‘Best Visual Identity from the Public Sector’ categories. The Authority also won the silver award for the ......read more

    Sharjah Performing Arts Academy Welcomes VISS Year 12 Artists With the Launch of Their IB Arts Exhibition

    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.   

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    Emirates Literature Foundation's Kateb Maktub To Drive Visibility of Arab Authors with New Competition

    • 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 articles about Arabic authors in Arabic. Ahead of the competition launch, the Foundation is offering a free webinar giving attendees the Wikipedia skills they need to create author pages on 30 May, so even those who have no previous experience can take ......read more

    Twitter Relaunches Verification Process with New Approach

    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 Arabic, English, Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese. The policy is being rolled-out across the platform with the automatic removal of the verified badge from accounts that no longer meet the updated criteria for verification, such as those that are ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Alessandro Covi Claims Second Podium at the Giro D'italia

    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) established a gap, opening up 40’’ on the chasers. Covi waited and made his move with just over 2km to the line, setting out in pursuit of the leaders, but never managed to close the gap.   Fortunato took the stage honours while Covi ......read more

    Rich Cultural Sessions at Al Safa Art & Design Library

    - 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 knowledge of matters relating to children's literature. Eiman Al Hammadi, Acting Manager of Libraries Affairs Section at Dubai Culture, stressed that this step aligns with Dubai Culture's keenness to continuously cooperate with all cultural ......read more

    World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

    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 dialogue that seeks to help build a prosperous future for human societies. We are inspired by the vision of our wise leadership that provides more than 190 nationalities with a foundation on which to live in peace, love and prosperity, inspiring from the ......read more

    Qatar SportsTech – A QDB Accelerator – Hosts Angel Investor Bootcamp, Encouraging SportsTech Industry Investment in Qatar

    Led by David Stern, top sportstech investor, the bootcamp will bring together aspiring angel investors interested in exploring the sportstech market The workshop will provide valuable insights, investment decision-making and the latest in sports technologies    Doha, 20 May 2021:  Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), has announced the opening of applications for an Angel Investor Bootcamp to be held virtually on May 24th and May 25th, 2021.  In line with QDB’s mission to develop, grow and diversify Qatar’s private sector, QST initiated this bootcamp to further enhance sportstech startups in the country by empowering investors and driving interest towards the rapidly growing industry. QDB is committed to strengthening the economy of ......read more

    Over 700 Abu Dhabi Kids Join Ramadan Rides Cycling Initiative

    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 Zayed Campus, Canadian International School, Hamdan Bin Zayed Girls School, Al Bateen School, Al Afaaq School, Al Dhebianya School, and Al Rabdan School helped the kids log their rides and distances and share images of their experiences on social ......read more

    Ramadan Heroes Campaign Reaches over 76,000 Beneficiaries in the UAE

    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 of giving among society members. It also came within the framework of the Authority's efforts to support the UAE's agenda of achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals, especially the second goal — ending hunger — as well ......read more

    Kristoff Storms to Second in Mallorca

    2nd for the Norwegian in sprint finale   May 17, 2021:  Alexander Kristoff came within touching distance of victory at the Trofeo Alcudia-Port d’Alcudia (1.1) yesterday, coming in second place to wrap up a very successful week of racing at the Challenge Mallorca.   Kristoff: “It was a good race and I felt strong. The team did a good job to control the attacks from the start and not let any big groups go away. I was in a decent position for the sprint but in the final I just couldn’t get around Greipel. It’s been a long week here in Mallorca with some very good results so we’re heading to the next races satisfied. I’m confident that my shape is going the right way and I’m motivated for the next races.”   The podium place of Kristoff concludes an eventful ......read more

    Dubai Shark Diving: Behold the Sharp-Teeth Monsters Swimming Around You

    You may have heard about a bucket full of adventurous activities travelers do in their Dubai days. If you love dwelling on a bit more dangerous side, one thing you shouldn’t miss in Dubai - Shark Diving. Apart from planning and keeping a budget separate for this experience, another important thing you need to do is training your heart on how not to start pounding heavily. Shark diving in Dubai is the adventure you are looking for if you love spending under ocean time or experiencing the scuba diving adventure from a different approach. You are going to swim inside of a large-sized tank within a mall. Hence, while gliding through over 33,000 oceanic species, you might notice some shoppers roaming around. Thus, there’s no need to be anxious about meeting sharks as you will be within a safe environment throughout the ......read more

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    Laengen Podiums in Mallorca while Gaviria 9th after Crash in Giro

    Strong run in Mallorca continues with 2nd for Vegard Stake Laengen Vegard Stake Laengen took home a strong 2nd place after a daring escape at the Trofeo Andratx – Mirador des Colomer (1.1).   May 16, 2021:  The Norwegian attacked with four others on the main climb of the day before Colombian rider Winner Anacona (Arkea-Samsic) broke clear solo to take the win with Laengen coming in just 10’’ off the pace for his first podium of the year.   Laengen: “It was a hard race again today from the start, there was a lot of attacks since the moment ......read more

    Celebrate This Eid Al Fitr in the Coolest Theme Park With Cool Characters, Thrilling Rides and Extensive Entertainment Activities

    Dubai, May 11, 2021:  It’s the time to enjoy and spend a memorable Eid Al Fitr with your family and friends at the coolest theme park in Dubai with a special price for UAE residents offer AED 225. There will be extensive EID activities and special entertainment like Character Parade, character meet & greet, Park dance, Arabic globe performer, African drummers and acrobats, street performers, Magic shows at the CN theatre and many more.   The in-park celebrations will continue throughout the Eid holidays. IMG presents 360-degree fun experience, allowing guests of ......read more

    IMG Worlds Reopens on 7th May 2021 It's Time to Enjoy this Summer in the Coolest Theme Park in Dubai

    Dubai - 08 May, 2021:  IMG Worlds of Adventure one of the largest indoor theme parks announces the reopening of the park from 7th May 2021 with a limited time offer entry price of AED 225 only for UAE residents. The offer is valid till the end of EID.  IMG Worlds is reopening after refurbishments and maintenance of rides & attractions with equipment upgrades. During the closure, maintenance work was carried out to ensure smoother operation with extra safety precautions & the highest safety measures in place according to the safety guidelines of the Dubai Department of ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Announce Dates for 2022 Al Marmoom Ultramarathon

    Race will take place from Feb 8-11 across different desert locations and feature a number of stages, including a 24-hour non-stop challenge Dubai, May 08, 2021:  Dubai Sports Council and the organisers of Al Marmoom Ultramarathon have announced the dates for next year’s Al Marmoom Ultramarathon. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in association with FittGROUP, the race will take place from February 8 to 11, 2022, across different desert locations and feature a number of stages, including a 24-hour non-stop challenge that will test the participants’ endurance and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi T0 - World's Only ICC Sanctioned 10-over Tournament to Run Over 50th UAE National Day Celebratory Weekend

    15 DAYS OF DAZZLING CRICKET PROMISED ON THE BACK OF 79.6% INCREASE IN YEAR-ON-YEAR GLOBAL TELEVISION VIEWERSHIP   May 06, 2021:  Ten Sports Management (TSM) and Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) have announced the much-anticipated dates for the fifth edition of the highly popular Abu Dhabi T10 cricket spectacular. The tournament, which this year will be held over 15 days, will run from November 19 - December 4 taking in the extended public holiday weekend scheduled to celebrate the UAE’s 50th National Day which falls on December 2.   The 2021 Abu Dhabi T10, the fifth season ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Sign Young German Talent Felix Groß

    22-year old joins Emirati squad on 3-year deal     UAE Team Emirates and Felix Groß have put pen to paper on a deal which will see him in the colors of UAE Team Emirates for the next three years.   Felix Groß: “I have almost no words, I am really really happy. The chance to ride in a such great team is something I wouldn’t have thought possible. I’ve been on the track for many years now, and I believe I can be very successful on the road as well. I feel like I’m in the right place and I am looking forward to wearing the UAE Team ......read more

    The World of Banksy Exhibition Provides Enriching Experience for Art Lovers and Connoisseurs in its Largest Edition.

    - A partnership between Dubai culture and Mall of the Emirates    - Exposes visitors to over 100 of Banksy’s art pieces.   - In line with the Authority’s strategic priorities of making culture everywhere and for everyone.   Dubai, May 05, 2021:  ‘The World of Banksy’ exhibition, organised by the Mall of the Emirates in partnership with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) for the first time in the UAE under the supervision by Vardar Entertainment, continues to provide a rich experience for art lovers, connoisseurs, ......read more

    Twitter Brings the Ability to Host a Space to all Accounts with 600 or more Followers

    The live audio conversations feature includes updates such as built in safety controls for hosts and speakers   04, May 2021, UAE: Last year, Twitter introduced the world to live audio conversations with Spaces. Testing was rolled out across the platform to limited audiences, to add a new layer to conversations through people’s voices.    Today, Twitter brings Spaces to all accounts with 600 or more followers, featuring new updates based on feedback received. Based on what Twitter has learned so far, these accounts are likely to have a good experience ......read more

    Global Village makes History by Breaking 25th Guinness World Records™ Title on Silver Jubilee Season finale

    As a fitting finale to the 25th season, 78 silver comets plummeted out of the sky towards Global Village symbolizing the 78 different cultures represented at the Park during the season.  Dubai, UAE – 3 May 2021:  Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, concluded its Silver Jubilee Season in spectacular fashion last night, etching its name in the history books to the delight of all in attendance. Having set out in October with the aim of breaking 25 Guinness World Records™ to ......read more

    Safi Leads Moroccan One-Two on Closing Night of 2021 NAS Sports Tournament

    Hamad Al Rouly and Mariam Al Shamsi triumph in Amateur Emirati categories of 5km NAS Run, while Poland’s Skolubowicz wins women’s Open race   Dubai  UAE – May 01, 2021:  Moroccans Othmane Safi and Soufiane Dardour continued their country’s domination of NAS Run with a one-two in the 5km Open race for men on Thursday night as curtains came down on the eighth season of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of the Tournament Organising Committee, was present at Meydan on ......read more

    El Ghouz Leads Moroccan Cleansweep in Men's Open Category of 10km NAS Run

    Saleh Al Hammadi and Mouza Al Ghafli triumph in Amateur Emirati category, while Belayneh wins women’s Open race   Dubai United Arab Emirates - April 29, 2021:   Moroccan men made a cleansweep of the podium in the Open category of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament 10km Run on Wednesday night, while Saleh Al Hammadi and Mouza Al Ghafli took the men’s and women’s honour in the Amateur Emirati category. Anouar El Ghouz, winner of the NAS Run 10km Open category title in 2019, was on cruise control again on Wednesday night, finishing well ahead of his ......read more

    Team ‘Uncle Saeed' Wins NAS Padel Bronze Title, Misas and Xavier Triumph in Gold Category

    Meydan Road and Muscat Street to be partially closed on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10pm to midnight, for NAS Running Championship   DUBAI –April 27, 2021:   Team ‘Uncle Saeed’, comprising Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum and Abdulrazak Ahmed, clinched the Bronze category crown at Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Padel Championship following a thrilling three-set win, while Javier Lopez Garcia and Alexander Farquharson cruised to the title in the Gold category. Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum and Ahmed fought back after losing the opening set ......read more

    Bek-Babic Fight Back to Down Lozova-Belbes for NAS Padel Championship Crown

    DUBAI, April 26, 2021:   Josipa Bek and Selma Babic rallied from a set down to beat Karina Simeonova Lozova and Alessa Belbes in a thrilling Women’s bronze Category final of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Padel Championship. Croatian Bek, a former ITF tennis tour pro, and Babic of Bosnia and Herzegovina fought back after losing the first set to win the second in a tie-break and then cruised through the third for a 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 triumph over their Bulgarian-Filipino opponent. Bek and Babic will take home the winner’s cheque of AED 20,000, while the runners-up ......read more

    CN Arabic to Switch to Eutelsat 7 West A on April 27; Satellite Receivers to be Recalibrated for Uninterrupted Viewing

    • Until April 27, CN Arabic will be available as a dual feed on both satellites  • Viewers have to recalibrate the frequency of their TV satellite boxes to continue watching CN Arabic    Dubai, UAE, 26 April 2021:  Everyone’s favorite destination for fun and entertainment, Cartoon Network Arabic is in the process of switching its transponder from the North Africa-facing satellite (Transponder C04: 11,277 Mhz V) to Eutelsat 7 West A satellite at 7.3°W. The shift, which started on March 27, will finish on April 27. During this period of time, CN ......read more

    Tadej Pogačar Seizes Momentous Win for UAE Team Emirates at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

    First victory at a ‘Monument’ for UAE Team Emirates     April 26,2021:  Tadej Pogačar once again wrote his name in cycling history, winning the biggest one day race of his young career and becoming the youngest winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 44 years.   With a determined sprint, the Slovenian from UAE Team Emirates triumphed at “La Doyenne” ahead of world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation).   The ......read more

    Rashid Al Balooshi Wins NAS Cycling Championship Race for Amateur UAE Men, Khalid Al Thani Finishes Second

    Spain’s Cano-Diestro win NAS Padel FIP Stars men’s title, Italians Pappacena-Sussarello clinch women’s crown   April 25, 2021:  Rashid Al Balooshi, winner of the 127km Al Salam Cycling Championship race for Emirati amateurs in December, added the 75km Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Cycling’s Amateur UAE Men’s title to his resume on Saturday night in a tight finish where the top three were separated by a second. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Organizing ......read more

    Ramadan Rides School Challenge Initiative Launched by UAE Team Emirates and ADNOC

    Nationwide campaign aims to inspire health and wellness during the Holy Month     April 25, 2021:  Building on its commitment to inspiring a culture of health and wellness across the country, UAE Team Emirates, together with its partner ADNOC, are calling on school children to cycle and keep fit during the Holy Month with their Ramadan Rides school challenge initiative.    Through the initiative, school children are being encouraged to make the most of the mild weather, get out on their bikes and clock up the kms to be in with a chance of winning a ......read more

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