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    UFC 267®: Amanda Ribas Ready for a Big Win in Her ‘Second Home' of Abu Dhabi

    October 28, 2021 – Abu Dhabi:  Amanda Ribas may represent Brazil but she will be in her ‘second home’ when she takes to the Octagon at UFC 267 on Saturday night. The 28-year-old's last two fights have been on these shores and she has won many fans with her laid back, appraochable, persona. “It is amazing to be here – everybody knows I love to be here. I love the people and I love the sun,” she said.  Alongside a Brazilian flag at the gym in her home country, proudly sits a UAE flag – a point of inspiration, and recognition of the country she has fallen in love with on recent visits. “The flag is in the gym at my house. I have one Brazilian flag, and one UAE. It is an inspiration because I come here to fight. Every time I see the flag at the gym I know I am going ......read more

    Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Winners to Receive 800 Thousand USD in Cash Prizes

    The world’s top athletes will return to Abu Dhabi for the 13th ADWPJJC, the largest event on the global jiu-jitsu calendar, from 14-19 November at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena The registration rate reached 90% in the various categories of the championship  Abu Dhabi, UAE - 28 October 2021:  An incredible 800-thousand-dollar worth of cash prizes are at stake for the winners of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC), the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the governing body for the sport in the country, has announced.  The six-day martial arts showcase will bring more than 4,000 athletes from over 90 countries together in youth, adults and masters’ categories in different belts divisions. Under the adult category, the brown belt winners will win cash prizes of $6,000, $3,000, and ......read more

    UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz Happy to Be Back in His ‘Lucky Place' Abu Dhabi Ahead of Etihad Arena Title Defence

    UFC stars back Abu Dhabi’s bid to become MMA capital UFC light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz is hoping Abu Dhabi continues to be his “lucky place” as he prepares to defend his title against the division’s No.1 contender Glover Teixeira in the headline fight at UFC 267: BLACHOWICZ VS TEIXEIRA at Etihad Arena on Saturday night. Blachowicz became an Abu Dhabi fan favourite in September 2020 when he beat Dominick Reyes on UFC Fight Island to win the title. Since then, he has successfully defended his belt against Israel Adesanya. Ahead of his return to the Abu Dhabi octagon this weekend for the first time since his historic victory over Reyes, which saw him become the first UFC champion from Poland, Blachowicz said: “I’m happy to be here again, it’s a lucky place for me. I became a champion ......read more

    Game Changing Ladies First Club Powered by Aramco Returns to Saudi Arabia to Inspire More Women to Get Into Golf

    • Free golf programme returns as part of Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund (Nov 4-7) followed by the Aramco Team Series    Jeddah (November 10-12) – individual and new innovative team events that have visited the UK, Spain and USA   • Sony Middle East & Africa to launch “The Journey captured by Sony” initiative, profiling select Saudi female trailblazers, during Women in Sports Season at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International    Jeddah, October 28, 2021:  Golf Saudi’s award-winning Ladies First Club powered by Aramco will return to the Kingdom to ahead of November’s double header of Ladies European Tour golf events.    To celebrate last year’s debut Aramco Saudi Ladies International – ......read more

    Memorable Team Camp in UAE to celebrate 2021

    End of season gathering in Abu Dhabi and Dubai October 27, 2021:  Less than a week into the ‘off-season’ and UAE Team Emirates are already laying the groundwork for 2022.   The team recently returned from a week long stay in UAE where they attended numerous community bike rides, children’s rides, sponsor events and team building exercises. Other highlights included a visit to the Expo 2020 in Dubai and the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. Throughout the week the team were given a warm reception and reminded of the good influence their efforts are having on the domestic sporting scene.   Cycling and the use of the bicycle continues to grow in the UAE in recent years with hundreds of kilometres of bike lanes across Dubai and Abu Dhabi and plans in place to construct a ......read more

    Hayy Jameel Announces Five Month Opening Season in Jeddah

        Jeddah’s new creative complex Hayy Jameel launches with a five-month opening season on December 6, 2021: a broad range of exhibitions and arts programmes featuring more than 45 artists and creatives from around 20 countries, is followed in the Spring by the inauguration of partner creative spaces and Saudi’s first independent cinema   ● Hayy Jameel’s opening season unfolds from December 6, 2021 through to April 30, 2022, with each month dedicated to celebrating the creative complex’s varied elements ● Hayy Arts’ inaugural programmes include international group exhibition ‘Staple: What’s on your plate?’, co-curated by Art Jameel and Delfina Foundation; ‘Illuminate: a Noor Riyadh Capsule’, featuring major light works by 11 Saudi ......read more

    An Action Packed; Adrenaline Fueled Dragon Boat Challenge returns to Dubai's Waterfront Market

    October 29th and 30th at the Waterfront Market in Deira Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27, October 2021: Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market - Deira will open its doors to host the 2nd edition of the adrenaline-fueled Dragon Boat challenge on October 29th and 30th. The 2000-meter and 1000-meter races will take place in front of the Waterfront Market promenade throughout the 2-day event. The teams will be divided into four race categories: Open, Mixed, Women & Corporate. The event will ensure COVID-19 safety measures are thoroughly implemented.   Mohammed Al Madani, Waterfront Market Manager said: “The Waterfront Market is delighted to host the 2nd edition of the Dragon Boat challenge as part of its ongoing efforts to engage the community in fun-filled activities that cater to the ......read more

    TiE Women Announces Winners of TiE Women Global Competition 2021

    Women entrepreneurs from 30 countries competed to score a grant worth USD 100,000 to scale their business    Dubai, UAE – 25 October 2021:   TiE Women, a global initiative by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) dedicated to helping women across the globe reach their full potential by empowering them with the necessary support to build their leadership skills and grow their businesses, today announced the winners of the second edition of the global pitch competition.   The program culminating in a pitch competition at the TiE Women Global Finals was held at GITEX Global 2021 under GITEX Future Stars, a show driven to fuel the highspeed expansion of the region’s start-up ecosystem and to highlight the best concepts aimed to ignite positive change in business and society.  The six ......read more

    What's New on Instagram?

    October 25, 2021:  From Justin Beiber and Diane Keaton’s Collabs tease to finally getting desktop uploads (creators, how are we feeling?), it was a big week for the Instagram community. Instagram is always working on giving creators new ways to tell their stories, connect with their audiences and express themselves. These new exciting updates to the platform are geared towards making the Instagram experience more fun, dynamic and collaborative!  Here's what dropped:  Collabs: Collaborating is a huge part of how people connect on Instagram. To make that easier, Instagram launched a new way for people to co-author Feed Posts and Reels, called Collabs. From the tagging screen, you can now invite another account to be a collaborator on the post or reel. If they accept, both accounts will appear in the post ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates pair honoured with Golden Visa

    Pogačar and Gianetti presented with prestigious title in Abu Dhabi   October 24, 2021:  In recognition of their continuing successes, both Tadej Pogačar and Mauro Gianetti were bestowed with the UAE Golden Visa in honour of their contribution to sport and the growth of cycling in the UAE.   Both were awarded the 10-year residence visa on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in a ceremony given by Naser Yousef Al Zaabi, Communication office Director and Adel Saeed Al Yaqoubi, Communication Section Head (pictured above). Since its launch in 2019, the UAE’s Golden Visa has been honouring the work of many skilled and talented individuals across fields including sports, science, culture and art.   Pogačar: “To be recognised in this way is a real honour for me and I’m ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council Announce Ticket Sales for the Fina World Swimming Championships (25m) in December

    This year’s Championships will take place over six days from 16 – 21 December at Etihad Arena   The event will bring the most talented short-course swimmers in the world to the capital’s iconic sporting destination – Yas Island   Aquatics Festival in Yas Bay will take place alongside the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) – free for all to enjoy      Abu Dhabi (20th October 2021): Abu Dhabi Sports Council has announced the ticket sales for the World Swimming Championships (25 meters) taking place at Etihad Arena on Yas Island from December 16 to 21, as part of the World Aquatics Festival in Abu Dhabi.     Fans can cheer on over 1,000 athletes from more than over 180 nations, competing for 44 World Championship titles across six days, for ......read more

    The Waterfront Market's Murals and Art Competition Submission Deadline Extended

    The deadline date extension offers more artist the chance to be part of this year’s competition celebrating UAE’s golden jubilee One lucky winner will receive AED 50,000 in prize money   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2021: The Waterfront Market and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority will extend the Murals and Art competition deadline of participation to November 14th offering more artists the chance to be part of this year’s competition celebrating UAE’s golden jubilee with AED 50,000 prize money offered to one lucky winner. Dubai’s premier fresh-food destination, Waterfront Market, is honoured to re-join forces with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority for the highly anticipated Murals and Art Competition. Returning for the fourth year running, this year’s competition will honour ......read more

    Al Ain Film Festival Announces the Winners of the Abu Dhabi Festival Unproduced Screenplay Competition

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - October 20, 2021:  Al Ain Film Festival has announced the names of the winners in its Abu Dhabi Festival Unproduced Screenplay competition, launched during the 3rd edition of Al Ain Film Festival, in collaboration with its cultural partner Abu Dhabi Festival. The winners were young Emirati writers Hamdan Al Ketbi for Muwazi (Parallel), Ali Lari for Al Baytari Al Sagheer (The Little Vet), and Saraa Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi for Hulmun Sagheer (A Small Dream). The competition highlights new talents and cultivates the next generation of Emirati screenwriters, part of Abu Dhabi Festival and Al Ain Film Festival’s shared mission to foster the development of the film industry in the UAE and create a unique creative atmosphere.  The winning scripts were selected by a panel of experts headed by Emirati film ......read more

    Things to do this Long Weekend at Yas Theme Parks, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Watan

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – October 20, 2021: Wondering what to do and where to go this long weekend? Enjoy Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, experience non-stop thrills and water adventures as you slide through Yas Waterworld and meet your favourite DC Super Heroes and Animation characters at Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. Looking to stay fit? Test your climbing and indoor skydiving skills at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s ultimate adventure hub. For culture vultures, a visit to Qasr Al Watan is a must to explore the nation’s heritage, knowledge and inspiring journey.     Here’s a line-up of some of the most weekend-worthy activities guests can explore with their families:   Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: • Kids ......read more

    Dubai Culture Receives 100% Paperless Stamp and Honours Project Team

    • Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children also receives the 100% paperless stamp. • The Authority cancelled the use of nearly 40 printers and the printing of more than 2 million papers. • Digital transformation and excellence in customer happiness are among the Authority's strategic objectives. • The team supervising the Dubai Paperless Strategy at the Authority was honoured.   Dubai, UAE, 19 October 2021: As part of its commitment to playing an active role in achieving the objectives of the Dubai Paperless Strategy launched in February 2018 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) succeeded in achieving the complete digital transformation of its ......read more

    Yas Links to Host Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for First Time in Tournament History

     All international visitors can easily access the 2022 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the UAE’s capital following recent changes to COVID-19 protocols Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19th October 2021: Yas Links Abu Dhabi, owned by Aldar and managed by Troon, will host some of the biggest names from the European Tour at the 17th edition of the championship from 20-23 January 2022. Hosted at a new venue for the first time in the tournament’s history, the European Tour this week confirmed that the opening tournament of the 2022 Race to Dubai season will get underway with a Rolex Series event at Yas Links Abu Dhabi.  News of Yas Links Abu Dhabi’s addition to the European Tour schedule from 2022 onwards follows confirmation from the UAE authorities that people travelling to the emirate no longer need to show a negative ......read more

    Jeddah Old Town to Be the Home for Red Sea International Film Festival

    The festival will take place in the UNESCO world heritage site of Jeddah Old Town in the cosmopolitan city on the Red Sea Coast. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – October 19, 2021:  The Red Sea International Film Festival will be situated in the iconic Jeddah Old Town, a piece of Jeddah’s history that has been perfectly preserved and maintains the soul of Jeddah’s culture and architecture designs. Launching the festival there is an opportunity to showcase the Saudi Arabia’s attractions and offer a better understanding of the region, its culture, and its people by inviting people from around the world to see the true portrayal of the Kingdom. The festival will enable guests to discover Saudi Arabia, the gracious and generous Arabian hospitality, the deep history and rich culture, the diverse and unique landscapes, ......read more

    Rashed Clinches Third World F2 Crown With Victory in Portugal

    Cappellini celebrates 13th world title with Team Abu Dhabi   October 18, 2021:  Vila Velha de Ródão, Portugal, 17 October, 2021: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi secured his third UIM F2 world championship title today with an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal.   Starting from pole position, the brilliant Emirati driver completely dominated the final round of the series at Vila Velha de Ródão, winning by the commanding margin of 8.686 seconds from the host country’s defending world champion, Duarte Benavente.       It was Al Qemzi’s fourth successive Grand Prix win in Portugal and his second taste of world title glory this season following July’s endurance championship success in Polamd.   Italian powerboat racing ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council and DTCM sign MoU with KHL and Avangard Omsk for three-day ‘Dubai Ice Show'

    MoU will see Dubai host a first-of-its-kind extravaganza on ice, Dubai Ice Show, from December 3-5 Avangard Omsk, the most recent winners of Gagarin Cup, will play Ak Bars of Kazan at Coca Cola Arena on Dec 3 as part of Dubai Ice Show  Dubai, UAE – October 17, 2021:  Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kontinental Hockey League and Russian professional ice hockey team Avangard to develop hockey and promote the image of the KHL in the UAE. As a first step towards achieving the strategic objectives of the MoU, Dubai will host the ‘Dubai Ice Show’ (ice-dubai.com) from December 3 to 5, with the KHL regular season game between the most recent winners of the Gagarin Cup, Omsk-based Avangard and Ak Bars Kazan ......read more

    Roman Reigns Vows to Right Wrongs at KSA's WWE Crown Jewel Event

    Roman Reigns is heading to Saudi Arabia to face Brock Lesnar vowing to right the wrongs of a previous clash with the Beast in the Kingdom. Reigns will defend his WWE Universal Championship at Crown Jewel in Riyadh on Thursday October 21 against old foe Lesnar. October 14, 2021:  The pair have history in Saudi Arabia dating back to 2018 when they met in confines of a steel cage at The Greatest Royal Rumble. On that night Reigns speared Lesnar through the cage to the floor, controversially losing the match as the Beast was deemed to touch the floor first. Reigns would have claimed the Universal Championship that night, and it still sticks in his mind. “I feel like I was robbed of the victory on that night,” said Reigns. “The object was to get out of the steel cage, and I feel like I did all the ......read more

    Emirati Singer-Songwriter Almas Performs Expo Song with GEMS World Academy – Dubai Students

    • Students join Almas for performance of Expo 2020 Dubai song ‘This is our time’ • Academy plays host to special stage performance and Q&A session at school • High-profile singer shares career highlights, insights and top tips with pupils   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 14, 2021: GEMS World Academy – Dubai today welcomed Emirati singer-songwriter Almas for a special live performance of Expo 2020 Dubai’s official theme song in front of, and together with, students at the school.   The high-profile local artist took to the stage, ably supported by backing singers made up of students from KG1 to Grade 6, to wow the audience with a rendition of the song ‘This is our time’.   Almas also took the time to speak to students and answer their ......read more

    Trentin takes Podium at Giro del Veneto Covi also among Top-5

    October 14, 2021:  Matteo Trentin edged closer to victory at the Giro del Veneto, coming away with a second place behind Xandro Meurisse (Alpecin-Fenix) in a well-timed late escape at the end of the 168km from Cittadella to Padova. Trentin along with Meurisse and Jhonathan Restrepo (Androni) moved off the front with -6km to go and build a narrow lead on the chasing bunch of 25 riders behind, with the remaining members of the Emirati team working together to disrupt the chase.   Missing from the chase was Marc Hirschi, who was involved in a crash while on the attack with Alexey Lutsenko (Astana). The Swiss rider slid out while cornering on a descent but would remount and finish the race without any serious injury.   Trentin’s second place was backed up by Alessandro Covi who was close behind in 5th ......read more

    Rashed Plans All Out Attack to Clinch Third World Title

    Team Abu Dhabi primed for tense climax to F2 championship season in Portugal     13th October, 2021: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi is primed for an all out attack in Portugal at the weekend to secure a third UIM F2 world championship title.   The 2017 and 2019 champion heads into the final round of the season at Vila Velha de Ródão knowing that a second victory in eight days will see him clinch another F2 crown.   Al Qemzi’s start-to-finish win on the Douro rive at Ribadouro last Sunday moved him to within two points of Lithuania’s championship leader, Edgaras Riabko.   And the Emirati is aiming for a repeat of his dominant performance in the penultimate round where he was fastest in free practice, claimed pole position and was never seriously challenged ......read more

    TURKEY'S Rumeysa Gelgi is warded GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Tallest Woman Living with a Height of 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in)

    13th October 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi, is the Tallest woman living standing at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in). Rumeysa first achieved a Guinness World Records title back in 2014, aged 17 when she was awarded the title for the Tallest teenager living (female). Her tall stature is down to a condition called Weaver syndrome, an extremely rare condition which causes accelerated growth amongst other abnormalities including skeletal maturation. Since achieving the Guinness World Records title back in 2014, Rumeysa has felt it was important to use her platform for advocacy reasons to educate others about rare medical conditions such as her own.   Fast forward to 2021, aged 24, Rumeysa has been re-measured and confirmed as the ......read more

    UAE to Form Women's World Tour Team Exciting Project Set to Launch for 2022

    Regarding the possible entry of UAE Team Emirates into the world of women’s cycling, Team Principal Mauro Gianetti explains:   “We are pleased to announce that we are working to create a female team to compete on the world stage as part of the UAE ambition to develop cycling, in support of a global project that started back in 2017.   Together with the Alè BTC Ljubljana Team we have found the right opportunity and the availability we were looking for and, in collaboration with the UCI, we are preparing all the necessary documents for the completion of the acquisition of the World Tour license starting from 1 January 2022.   In the coming weeks we will have the definitive framework and we will be ready to present the project ”.

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    More Top Players Confirmed For Tie Break Tens Dubai Presented by Zone

    • Taylor Fritz, youngest American in Top 25 since Roddick • Dustin “Dreddy” Brown – fan favourite and leader against Rafa Nadal in head-to-heads   October 13, 2021:  US singles ace, Taylor Fritz, and German crowd favourite, Dustin Brown, are the latest players to be announced for the Tie Break Tens Dubai Presented by Zone (TB10s) tennis tournament. The first time this exciting new tennis concept has visited the Middle East, the tournament will take place on Friday 22nd October at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk.   Fritz and Brown join French ace, Gaël Monfils, and British number 1, Dan Evans, in the line-up, with further big names set to be confirmed shortly. At only 23, Taylor Fritz has already enjoyed an impressive career. In 2019, aged 21, he became the youngest American in ......read more

    Exclusive Ticket Bundles for the Red Sea International Film Festival on Sale Now

    12 October, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  The Red Sea International Film Festival has released early bird ticket bundles to provide avid moviegoers with the exclusive opportunity to be the first to choose the movies they would like to see. The festival will showcase the best films from the region and a carefully curated selection of international acclaimed titles from around the world. The festival will be offering five different ticket bundles, and these are: The Film Fan, which includes two regular screening tickets. The cost of this ticket bundle is SAR 60. The Film Lover, which includes four regular screening tickets. The cost of this ticket bundle is SAR 120. The Cinephile, which includes six regular screening tickets. The cost of this ticket bundle is SAR 180. The Red Carpet, which includes two gala screening tickets. The cost ......read more

    Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2021: World Cup Finalists Russia and Japan Drawn in Same Group

    Hosts UAE fall in Group A with Portugal, Spain and Senegal; reigning world champions Russia in Group B alongside Iran, Japan and Paraguay 10th Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup will return to Dubai in November to celebrate the 10th chapter of an amazing beach soccer story  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 12, 2021:   Hosts United Arab Emirates will face European powerhouses Portugal and Spain, and African champions Senegal in the group stages of the 10th Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, on Kite Beach from November 2-6. In the other group, newly-crowned world champions and three-time winners Russia will compete with Iran, Paraguay and ......read more

    Pedal With Pogacar

    UAE TEAM EMIRATES INVITES LOCAL COMMUNITY TO JOIN ONE-DAY FESTIVAL OF CYCLING IN ABU DHABI     11, October 2021:  This month UAE Team Emirates are returning to the UAE and will be hosting Pedal with Pogacar, a unique community cycling event in partnership with ADNOC and TrainYas.    Open to everyone, from the experienced rider to budding young cyclists on training wheels, UAE Team Emirates and ADNOC are offering the community a chance to ride alongside the reigning Tour de France Champion, Tadej Pogacar, and his teammates in a one-off exclusive event in Abu Dhabi.    The cycling festival will be held at Yas Marina Circuit, featuring a competitive Crit Race*, followed by an open-to-all community ride-along around the track, plus other activities including kids’ coaching ......read more

    HHC Announces Fazza Championship for Youlah Final Qualifiers

    New faces – young Emirati Youlah performers aged 14 -15 – are the season’s highlights   Dubai - 11, October 2021:  The qualifying round of Fazza Championship for Youlah has concluded on Saturday at Dubai’s Global Village on a high note, with new faces – Emirati youth aged between 14 and 15 years – competing in the annual heritage competition. More than 700 Yuweels (Youlah performers) from across the UAE auditioned to be shortlisted in the Fazza Championship for Youlah – Al Meydan program 2021-22.   Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), the Fazza Championship for Youlah was launched 21 years ago to revive a traditional folk art performance held in the UAE during national celebrations and weddings.   Youlah is a UAE heritage sport, ......read more

    Rashed Claims Victory in Portugal to Move Within Reach of Another World Title

    Team Abu Dhabi star leads from start to finish to boost F2 championship hopes 11, October, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi secured a convincing victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal today to move within reach of a third UIM F2 world championship title. The 2017 and 2019 F2 champion led from start to finish to record his third career win at Ribadouro after another day of high winds led to delays and difficult conditions on the Douro river race course. Al Qemzi, who had claimed pole position 24 hours earlier, can secure the world crown again with another win in next weekend’s final round at Vila Velha de Ródão. The Emirati won the first of the two back-to-back 40-lap races making up this year’s decisive Grand Prix of Portugal by shrugging off a strong challenge from home ......read more

    Riyadh Season Launches WWE Crown Jewel Tickets on Its Website

    October 11, 2021:  The Riyadh Season announced the release of tickets for the “WWE Crown Jewel”, via its official website, as one of the exciting international events set to be hosted during the period. Organized in partnership between WWE and the General Entertainment Authority, WWE Crown Jewel is set to take the stage at the Mohammed Abdo Theater in Riyadh on Thursday evening, October 21, 2021 AD, featuring the anticipated showdown between the Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar as the main event. The evening will also feature Becky Lynch as she defends her title against both Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks in a Triple Threat Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The Riyadh season, which promises 14 diverse forms of entertainment, is set to kick-off on October 20, 2021 with a ......read more

    Ice Warrior 12, Women's Cycling Challenge in Al Marmoom and ContiFit Challenge Top Weekend Activities in Dubai

    Russian duo of Sergei Perelygin and Alisa Petrova triumph in Ice Warrior 12   October 10, 2021:   Ice Warrior 12, the Women’s Cycling Challenge in Al Marmoom and the ContiFit Challenge topped a busy list of 12 sports events that took place in Dubai this weekend. Organised in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, the events were hold in different parts of Dubai and attracted hundreds of participants of different age and abilities, representing many different countries, including visitors like Russian Sergei Perelygin, who had come to Dubai along with his wife specifically to participate in Ice Warrior 12, which took place in Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates on Friday. The trip was worth it for Perelygin, who topped the charts in the Elite section of the challenge, clocking 29 minutes and 11 ......read more

    Rashed Shows World Champion Class on Testing Day in Portugal

    Team Abu Dhabi star sets pace as strong winds disrupt Grand Prix schedule     10, October, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi displayed the form which has made him a two-times UIM F2 world champion as he set the pace during an incident- packed start to the Grand Prix of Portugal today.   Aiming to complete a hat-trick of victories in Ribadouro after wins there in 2018 and 2019, Al Qemzi was forced out of the free practice by a broken piston after just nine laps.   But after the Team Abu Dhabi mechanics fitted a new engine to his boat, the 2017 and 2019 F2 world champion returned to action on the Douro river course to set the fastest time of the session, edging out Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas.   It was an impressive show of pace and maturity from Al Qemzi, who had ......read more

    Global Sports Stars and Decision-Makers Start Arriving for Expo 2020

    Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council meets the Minister of Sports of Tatarstan and Italian football legend Paolo Maldini Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 07, 2021:  The sports sector is starting to benefit from the opportunities created by hosting Expo 2020, which will bring some of the greatest minds and personalities from the worlds of science and technology, economy, literature, show business and sports to Dubai. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, met His Excellency Vladimir Leonov, Minister of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan, at the Russian pavilion in Expo 2020 and they discussed different initiatives and plans to strengthen and increase cooperation between the two parties. The Secretary General also met football legend Paolo Maldini, the former captain of the ......read more

    Formolo & Pogačar Climb the Podium at Tre Valli Varesine

    2nd and 3rd for Emirati riders in Italy October 07, 2021:  UAE Team Emirates were active from the start on the hundredth edition of the Tre Valli Varesine (1.Pro) which saw the riders face 196.7km from Bursto Arsizio to Varese.   As the riders entered the second hour of racing, Pogačar immediately launched the attack together with Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal), recovering the small gap from the fleeing group and taking the lead in the race. Shortly after it was the turn of Formolo who, together with four other riders, joined his Slovenian teammate forming the new group leading the race for the last 90km.   In the race characterised by rain, bad luck struck for the Emirati team, with Pogačar slowed down by a puncture in an important phase of the race.   The Slovenian, who returned to the ......read more

    Hamdan Sports Complex to host 25th Karate World Championship from November 16-21

    Dubai will host biggest-ever Karate World Senior Championships with more than 1,800 athletes taking part and over 1,200 officials accompanying them   Dubai - October 06, 2021:  Hamdan Sports Complex, one of the world’s most iconic sports arenas, will take centrestage next month when its hosts yet another top international event – the 25th Karate World Championships from November 16 to 21. With more than 1,800 athletes expected in Dubai for the event, alongside over 1,200 delegates, team officials and technical staff, the 25th Karate World Championships will be the biggest ever in history in terms participation. This will also be the first World Championships since Karate’s Olympic debut in Tokyo earlier this year. Details about the Championships were revealed at Wednesday’s press conference ......read more

    Creating Instagram Videos just got even Easier

    October 06, 2021:  Starting today, we’re combining IGTV and feed videos into one format - Instagram Video. We’re also introducing a new Video tab on your profile, where this combined video format will live, to make it easier for people to discover new video content. We love that our creator community has embraced video as a key format to tell their stories, entertain, and connect with their audiences, and that’s why we want to make it even simpler to create and discover videos on Instagram. Making It Easier to Upload and Discover Videos IGTV and feed videos will now be one format. You can still upload videos in the same way from the camera roll by clicking on the + sign in the top right corner of the Instagram home page and selecting Post.  We’re also introducing new features like trimming, ......read more

    Emirati Youth to Showcase Skills in Youlah

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