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    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 records brilliant double podium finish on World Championship debut in Qatar

    New Vantage GT3 storms to second and third place finishes Heart of Racing records best FIA WEC finish with second place in LMGT3 D’station Racing fights back to third place with inspired drive on debut for French drivers Clément Mateu and Erwan Bastard New WEC GT class provides close racing among rival manufacturers Saturday, 2 March, 2024, Doha: The new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 took a brilliant double LMGT3 class podium on its debut in a thrilling opening round of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), held for the first time at the Lusail International Circuit in Qatar, on Saturday. Racing in the new-for-2024 LMGT3 class, the US-based Heart of Racing team, and its drivers Ian James (GBR), Daniel Mancinelli (ITA) and Alex Riberas (ESP), narrowly missed out on a maiden class victory at world level, having ......read more

    Humbert Dominates bublik to seal ATP 500 glory at 32nd Dubai duty free Tennis Championships

    Ugo Humbert produced a ruthless masterclass to defeat Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik in straight sets and seal ATP 500 victory in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships tonight. The French No5 seed, who rises to a career-high World No14 after his heroics in Dubai, made it a clean sweep of six titles in six ATP finals with a clinical 6-4, 6-3 dismantling of No7 seed Bublik, the World No19, in front of a capacity Centre Court crowd at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. Humbert, who defeated compatriot Gael Monfils, Britain’s Andy Murray, World No8 Hubert Hurkacz, and World No4 Daniil Medvedev to reach the final, unleashed his full repertoire of booming forehands and laser-like double-handed backhands to eclipse Bublik, who progressed past 2022 Dubai champion Andrey Rublev in a dramatic semi-final, which saw the No2 seed ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed attends contests on the third day of Gov Games 2024

    Teams in the Battle of the Cities demonstrated electrifying competitiveness on day three of the event Finalists for the Battle of the Cities include teams from Moscow, Russia; Copenhagen, Denmark; Saint Petersburg, Russia; and Marseille, France Teams in the Battle of Community showed enhanced competitiveness, reflecting growing community awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle The qualified teams for the Battle of the Community finals are Block20 x Empire, NAS, Umm Al Quwain, and Spirit Level Running until 3 March, event features 194 teams from around the world Dubai, March 2, 2024: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, today attended day three of the Gov Games 2024. The fifth edition of the event is being organised ......read more

    Big triumph for Pogačar at Strade Bianche

    Impressive 81 km solo attack by the Slovenian Day one of the season for Pogačar, 81 km of solo attack, 2’44” on the first chaser: the numbers behind the second career success of Tadej Pogačar at Strade Bianche. The Slovenian talent from UAE Team Emirates could not ask for a better debut in 2024, after he closed the previous season with the victory in Il Lombardia. He made his move on the sector of Monte Sante Marie, where teammate Tim Wellens raised the pace of the head group, preparing the attack of Pogačar, who went solo when there were 81 km left to the arrival. The advantage on the rivals raised immediately, with a maximum of 3’40”: with Tom Skuijns (Lidl-Trek, 2nd) and Maxim Van Gils (Lotto-Dstny, 3rd) behind. Pogačar completed a cycling masterpiece obtaining in Piazza del ......read more

    Dubai Jet-Suit race garners international attention

    World media exhale in delight as Dubai Sports Council competition hogs the limelight DUBAI: The recently-concluded Dubai Jet-Suit Championship has garnered incredible international traction and recognition from across the globe. Some of the major media outlets and networks from across the world have hailed this unique competition that made its debut at the Dubai Harbour last week in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. Organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Gravity Industries – the pioneer in such type of air racing – the event was held in cooperation with the Skydive Dubai Club and XDubai. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed met with the Emirati champion Ahmed Al Shehhi along with Richard Browning, ......read more

    World Ski Tour Semi Final (Park Category) scheduled for Saturday 2nd March

    Under the generous patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Chairman of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the World Ski Tour is currently organized by the World Skate Corporation & Arada Real Estate Development Co. in collaboration with DSC, the Department of Economy & Tourism in Dubai and the Shamal Holding Co The World Ski Tour Semi-Final – Park Category will be held on Saturday 2nd March 2024 in the presence of the President of the International Federation and several sports personalities alongside huge numbers of fans. The women category’s semi-final will launch at 03:20 pm, to be followed by the men’s semi-final at 06:20 pm. The women’s final is scheduled for Sunday 3rd March at 06:00 pm, while the men’s final will be held at 07:05 pm. The final list of ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi ready for big test as Andersson sets the standard in Indonesia

    Thani looks to climb on 153rd Grand Prix race start Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2nd March, 2024:  Team Abu Dhabi are primed for a major test in the Grand Prix of Indonesia tomorrow as champion Jonas Andersson aims for a winning start to his title defence in the 2024 UIM F1H2O World Championship. Veteran Emirati driver Thani Al Qemzi and his new Abu Dhabi team-mate, Alberto Comparato, geared up for this year’s opening round with steady points-scoring performances in the first of today’s new style sprint races on Lake Toba. Following a tough qualifying session 24 hours earlier, Al Qemzi and Comparato had a comfortable 14-lap preparation for the first Grand Prix of the season, knowing they must be at their best to follow the early standard being set in by Andersson in Indonesia. After edging out fellow-Swede Erik Stark to ......read more

    Dubai will crown new champion as UGO Humbert and Alexander Bublik face off in final

    French fifth seed Humbert’s dream Dubai debut continues as he stuns defending champion Daniil Medvedev with straight sets semifinal victory  Humbert, who is back at a career high of 18 in the PIF ATP rankings, has never lost in five finals on the ATP Tour Dramatic semifinal scenes at Dubai Tennis Stadium as No2 seed Andrey Rublev defaulted for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ with final set poised for thrilling finale Dubai, UAE – March 1, 2024: The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will crown a new champion in Saturday’s final after a dramatic semifinal Friday at Dubai Tennis Stadium, with French No5 seed Ugo Humbert and No7 seed Alexander Bublik set to face off for the famous trophy. Humbert has looked relaxed during his debut in Dubai this week having seen off a resurgent Gael Monfils, ......read more

    Unique Line-up of Events and Workshops at Mohammed Bin Rashid Library in March

    Dubai, UAE, 1 March 2024: To celebrate the Month of Reading, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is organising a series of cultural and literary events, to enhance awareness of the importance of reading and stimulate passion for knowledge among community members. This supports the vision of the UAE’s leadership to create a more prosperous future for younger generations. March activities will begin with “Shedding Light on the Arab minds” exhibition, which will display a valuable collection of publications and books by an elite group of influential Arab writers. These authors have enriched Arab libraries with their works and left a pioneering mark in the field of scientific, cultural, and economic progress, including Professor Waciny Laredj, and Dr.Mohamed El-Erian. In conjunction with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi duo target Indonesia bonus points after Andersson clinches pole position

      New boy Comparato aims for quick turnaround after setback follows flying start Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1st March, 2024:  The new Team Abu Dhabi pairing of Thani Al Qemzi and Alberto Comparato will look to shrug off a difficult start to the 2024 UIM F1H2O World Championship after Jonas Andersson claimed poled position today for the Grand Prix of Indonesia.   Young Italian driver Comparato looked to be enjoying a superb debut for the multiple world team title winners when he edged out reigning champion Andersson to set the fastest time in the morning’s free practice session on volcanic Lake Toba in Sumatra.   His day was brought to a premature end however when he hit a buoy at the end of the first of the three qualifying sessions, forcing his retirement with a broken engine.   Team-mate ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed opens fifth edition of Gov Games in Dubai Festival City

    Running until 3 March, event features 194 teams from around the world His Highness welcomes all participating teams in the event’s largest edition to date His Highness: The annual global event reflects the vision of Mohammed bin Rashid to strengthen Dubai’s status as a key destination for global sporting events “The Gov Games has evolved into a global platform where participants from across the world collaborate, exchange experiences, and strive to improve their teamwork and leadership abilities” Government of Dubai Media Office – 29 February 2024: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, today opened the fifth edition of the Gov Games in Dubai Festival City. With 194 teams participating from around the ......read more

    2024 Gov Games to highlight vast array of sports in Dubai

    Curtains to fall on two-week Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships   DUBAI: The 2024 Gov Games will be the highlight for this week as Dubai plays hosts to more than 30 various competitions, including 12 international events that are being held in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council (DSC).   The Gov Games is a series of physical and mental challenges that bring together people from the UAE and beyond. A unique initiative, the Games reinforce team spirit and collaborative work between friends, colleagues and government sectors across the globe.   Launched in 2018 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, the Gov Games has been getting better and stronger each year.   Topping the list this weekend is the ......read more

    Medvedev to face Humbert in semis as World NO4's quest to defend Dubai title continues

    Reigning champion Daniil Medvedev beats Davidovich Fokina at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to take one step closer to emulating Federer's 2015 feat No5 seed Ugo Humbert battles back to overcome Hurkacz and book place in final four, while 2022 winner Andrey Rublev progresses to semi for fourth consecutive year Dubai, UAE – February 29, 2024: Daniil Medvedev booked his place in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday night following a comfortable win over Alejando Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 6-3. The victory saw the World No4 extend his winning streak to eight at the Dubai Tennis Stadium and took him one step closer to becoming the first male since Roger Federer in 2015 to successfully defend the Dubai title. Medvedev, into his sixth semifinal in his last eight events, was at times ......read more

    " Generation after Generation" Ooredoo Kuwait Demonstrates Unwavering Patriotism in National Celebrations

    Kuwait – Feb 29th, 2023: In a remarkable display of dedication to Kuwait, Ooredoo Kuwait took center stage during the recent celebrations of the nation's 63rd National Day and 33rd Liberation Day. Seamlessly integrating into the festivities, the telecom giant presented a diverse array of impactful initiatives, including collaborative campaigns, educational outreach, and vibrant sponsorships. Ooredoo's commitment to the community was evident through interactive programs and engaging activities catering to all segments of society, emphasizing its dedication to promoting national unity. Key Highlights of Ooredoo Kuwait's National Days Initiatives: 1. "Kuwait Glory and Pride" Awareness Campaign: Ooredoo Kuwait collaborated with the Ministry of Information to launch the 'Kuwait Glory and Pride' ......read more

    AIMMP showcases Portuguese excellence at the Dubai Wood Show 2024

    Twelve leading companies from this European country will showcase a range of sustainable and innovative products at the region's premier industry event.   Dubai - February 29, 2024: The Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries, or AIMMP in short, is set to make a significant impact at the Dubai Wood Show 2024, to be held from March 5 to 7 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. As the premier event for the Middle East's wood, furniture accessories, and woodworking machinery industry, the show serves as the ideal platform for Portuguese brands to demonstrate their excellence and quality on a global stage.   The AIMMP has been at the forefront of leading the Portuguese wood and furniture industries into international markets, leveraging platforms like the Dubai Wood Show to highlight the ......read more

    Ayuso takes podium at Laigueglia as Christen impresses

    Ayuso takes 3rd as Christen 5th UAE Team Emirates took a double top-5 at the Trofeo Laigueglia in Italy today, with Juan Ayuso (3rd) and Jan Christen (5th). The race was won in a solo move by the Frenchman Lenny Martinez (Groupama FDJ). The racing began to heat up around 50km to go as they approached the first of four circuits around the Ligurian hills. Each lap climbed both the Colla Micheri (1.9km at 8.6%) and the Capo Mele (2km at 3.4%), which also feature on the Milan-San Remo route. UAE Team Emirates took up their position at the front of proceedings as they hit the climb but after the group remained mainly intact over the top, Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché-Wanty) took his chances on the technical descent and went solo. Rota was reeled in as UAE kicked off the racing on the second lap up the Micheri, led by Christen and ......read more

    Dubai's Gov Games raises stakes to new heights with race to the top of the world's tallest building

    Kutná Hora, Czech Republic; Oviedo, Spain and Copenhagen, Denmark recorded fastest timings in the challenge  ‘Burj Challenge’ features international teams racing up the 828-metre Burj Khalifa, in precursor to 2024 Gov Games Finals New, bonus round addition to Gov Games roster is part of ‘Battle of the Cities’ category Government of Dubai Media Office - 28 February 2024: The Gov Games took its fifth edition to unprecedented heights this year with a new, bonus round of the competition featuring teams from around the world competing in a race up the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The contest held today (Wednesday), a day ahead of the fifth edition of the Gov Games (29 February – 3 March), saw teams from Kutná Hora, Czech Republic; Oviedo, Spain; and ......read more

    Qatar 1812km: Team Peugeot TotalEnergies determined ahead of the new FIA WEC season

    Team Peugeot TotalEnergies is due to start the 2024 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship on 24-25 February at the Prologue, followed on 2 March by the Qatar 1812km in Lusail, with two 2023 versions of its PEUGEOT 9X8 The Team’s second full season gets underway in what promises to be an exciting year, with a high-class field and an eighth round added to the race calendar. The target for the no. 93 car driven by Mikkel Jensen – Nico Müller – Jean- Eric Vergne and the no. 94 car driven by Paul Di Resta – Loïc Duval – Stoffel Vandoorne will be to draw on the lessons learned last season to make the most of the 2023 PEUGEOT 9X8, before it is replaced with the 2024 version at the following round in Imola (21 April). Qatar is where an exciting new season kicks off for Team Peugeot ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Concludes February Activities With ‘Innovation Through an Artist's Brush' & ‘Young Innovators for Our Homeland'

    Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2024: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library concluded its Innovation Month activities with two unique events. The first of these events was ‘Innovation Through an Artist’s Brush’, which was held under the supervision of the artist Khalifa Al-Shimi, and with the participation of a number of artists from different countries. Using their brushes, the participants created innovative paintings with materials derived from the Emirati environment and recyclable materials. The six-hour live painting event witnessed a large turnout and interaction from the audience, who engaged in interesting conversations with the artists as they created paintings that combine innovation and sustainability. Following the event, a session was held where the artists discussed and explained their pieces and talked about ......read more

    DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS CELEBRATE CHILDREN OF DETERMINATION

    Aisam Qureshi, winner of 18 titles on the ATP doubles circuit, embraced the chance to take part and was inspired by the annual event   Dubai, UAE – February 28, 2024:  Sport was at its inclusive best in Dubai this week as 55 children of determination from schools and non-profit organisations across the emirate were treated to a dedicated clinic at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Aisam Qureshi, a doubles specialist and winner of 18 titles on the ATP, took the children through a series of fun activities and drills. Qureshi embraced the opportunity to share his love of tennis with a new audience and was assisted by 10 students from Kings School Al Barsha and 12 JP Morgan volunteers, alongside 30 ball kids from the 30 Clark Francis Tennis Academy. The clinic incorporated various elements of the ......read more

    Digital Extension of Original Italian Masterpieces—for Collectors, Museums, and Galleries. Numbered. Authenticated. Framed.

    Reimagining the world's most renowned artwork with an exclusive patent - thoughtfully curated for a new era of art enthusiasts. Dubai, UAE – February 28, 2024. Embark on a historical journey and seize the opportunity to own iconic masterpieces as Cinello — an Italian company focused on heritage and technology — unveils an extraordinary digital collection at ART DUBAI 2024 (1/2/3 March). Leonardo Da Vinci, Raffaello, Amedeo Modigliani, and other iconic creators come to life digitally, courtesy of Cinello's groundbreaking Digital Artwork (DAW®) initiative. In an exclusive collaboration with leading museums and contemporary artists worldwide, Cinello has pioneered a new digital realm for art: the DAW®. DAW® brings universal masterpieces, such as Da Vinci's "Scapigliata," into the ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi / 2024 UIM F1H2O World Championship - Grand Prix of Indonesia

    The opening round of the 2024 UIM F1H2O World Championship of powerboat racing begins with The Grand Prix of Indonesia this weekend.   On behalf of Team Abu Dhabi, we will be sending you official reports on the event, along with action images, as follows (UAE times):   Friday: Qualifying – 1.00pm   Saturday: Sprint Races – 1.30pm   Sunday: Grand Prix of Indonesia – 1.30pm

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    Morgado inches close to victory at Le Samyn

    Portuguese talent 2nd in Belgium Antonio Morgado took his biggest result of the season with 2nd place at Le Samyn in a photo finish in Belgium today. The Portuguese talent made the selection in a heavily reduced bunch on the narrow, cobbled roads between Quaregnon and Dour (204.3km), coming from very far back in the closing sprint to narrowly miss the win, which went to Laurens Rex (Intermarche Wanty).   The result is promising for the 20-year-old neo-pro as he embarks on his first year in the World Tour.   Morgado: "It's good, I'm glad I could get close to the win. I'm happy with my performance in the last few races and I feel good which is important. I'm not a sprinter but with 2km to go we had a hard section of cobbles which fatigued the legs a bit and changed the nature of the sprint ......read more

    HUMBERT EDGES RESURGENT MONFILS AS QUALIFIER CAZAUX CONTINUES HIS DUBAI FAIRYTALE

    French wildcard Gael Monfils loses out in three-set thriller against compatriot and No5 seed Ugo Humbert, who will now face Andy Murray in Round of 16   Arthur Cazaux, competing in his maiden ATP 500 event, secured his second top-30 win with another straight sets victory, this time against World No26 Lorenzo Musetti   Dubai, UAE – February 27, 2024:  Frenchman Ugo Humbert avenged the defeat compatriot Gael Monfils inflicted on him at the Qatar Open last week with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against the veteran wildcard at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday afternoon.   In Doha, former World No6 Monfils breezed past Humbert in the quarterfinal last week on route to writing himself into the tournament’s record books as the oldest finalist in its history at 37 years and ......read more

    "Goals4Good" tournament- Students from 30 Schools in Qatar will compete in football and art tournaments to support the education of students in projects of Education Above All

    March 27, 2024 (Doha, Qatar) – In a spirited effort to support the educational endeavors of the world's most vulnerable and marginalized youth, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, alongside its partners, is set to host the Goals4Good tournament. This unique event will feature both football and art competitions and will involve students from 30 schools across Qatar. The tournament, part of the EAA Ramadan 2024 Campaign under the theme "Rebuild Hope for Children", kicks off on March 1 at Doha College.   From 1 pm to 8 pm Doha time, the participating schools will engage in a series of football matches leading up to quarterfinals, semifinals, and a grand final. Competitors, spanning ages 10 to 18, will be divided into both boys' and girls' teams across three age categories. These teams will vie ......read more

    MURRAY SURVIVES SHAPOVALOV SCARE TO REACH LAST 16 AT DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Briton fights back from a set down against giant-serving Shapovalov to secure landmark 500th hard court career win and safe passage at ATP 500 event Frustrated sixth-seed Mannarino falls to the Netherlands’ Botic Van de Zandschulp in straight sets after conduct warning for on-court anger   Dubai, UAE – February 27, 2024:  Former champion Andy Murray dug deep to edge out Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 in front of a jubilant Centre Court Crowd at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday night.   The come-from-behind victory saw Murray – who claimed a solitary Dubai title in 2017 – register a landmark 500th career win on hard courts. He becomes only the fifth player to achieve the feat, joining luminaries of the game Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak ......read more

    AUSTRALIA ON MY MIND: MEDVEDEV AND BOPANNA PREPARE TO MAKE FIRST BOWS SINCE MELBOURNE

    While World No4 Medvedev lost in the Australian Open Singles final, India’s Bopanna returns after a decade, looking to follow up his first Grand Slam Men’s Doubles title India’s top-ranked player Nagal also in action at ATP 500 event at Dubai Tennis Stadium; tickets available at www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com Dubai, UAE – February 26, 2024:  The recent Australian Open will undoubtedly be front of mind for two tennis protagonists on Tuesday – albeit for very different reasons – as the action at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships goes up a gear with some of the world’s top-ranked players taking to the courts at Dubai Tennis Stadium.   World No4 Daniil Medvedev makes his first appearance since succumbing to Italian Jannik Sinner in the men’s singles ......read more

    ALULA FUTURE CULTURE SUMMIT UNVEILS FULL PROGRAMME, CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIALOGUE AND INNOVATION

    The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture has announced the full programme for Saudi Arabia's inaugural AlUla Future Culture Summit, taking place from 25-27 February. Set in Daimumah, where contemporary art, nature and heritage come together in the scenic heart of the Cultural Oasis, the summit brings together 150 global cultural leaders, including His Excellency Rakan Altouq, Saudi Arabia's Assistant Minister of Culture; Lise Macdonald, President of L'ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts; Laurent Le Bon, President of the Centre Pompidou; and international artistic director and curator Akiko Miki, to address culture's most pressing issues. Expanding culture's role in advancing societal progress and fostering lasting positive change, RCU and the Ministry of Culture ......read more

    A total of 360 riders qualify for world cycling event in Aalborg, Denmark at the end of August

    DUBAI: Maksim Orekhov and Olivija Baleisyte topped the standings in the men’s and women’s elite class as a total of 360 riders earned qualification for the UCI World Series Qualifier at the end of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge. The Dubai leg of the Gran Fondo UCI World Series Qualifier was held last Sunday and it was Orekhov and Baleisyte fighting it out till the very end while crossing the finish line in a time of 2 hours and 18 seconds and 2:00.21, respectively. More than 2,700 cyclists registered for various challenges held in partnership with the Dubai Sports Council with the main event being the one containing 280 elite riders that saw Orekhov and the Dubai Police duo of Yacine Hamza and Francesco Lamon fight till the very end to finish within a second of each other. Close on their heels of the ......read more

    In motorsport we definitely need more female role models... the more the merrier!

    Saudi Arabia's first female racing driver, Reema Juffali, discusses her inspirations, hopes for the future and her 'wild card' entry in the first round of the 2024 F1 Academy season.   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (26th February 2024) - Saudi Arabia's first female racing driver and founder of Theeba Motorsport, Reema Juffali, has established herself as an inspiration and role model to female athletes in Saudi Arabia and across the world. Reema developed an interest in cars at an early age and made history in 2018 by becoming the first-ever female racing driver to come from Saudi Arabia. Following a promising debut season in 2019, she again trailblazed by becoming the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete in an international race in her home country, racing on the streets of Riyadh in the Jaguar I-PACE ......read more

    ATP STARS EBDEN AND BOPANNA MAKE A GRAND SLAM IMPACT AT DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS' J.P. MORGAN KIDS DAY

    ATP 500 event’s Kids’ Day proves a smash hit with over 800 young players engaging in dedicated tennis clinic and fun-filled activities   Dubai, UAE – February 26, 2024: More than 800 children from 20 schools across several Emirates participated in a J.P. Morgan Kids’ Day today, marking the start of a busy week of ATP 500 action at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.   The students’ morning of activities included a dedicated tennis clinic led by coaches from the CF Tennis Academy, followed by entertainment, photo opportunities, and a meet-and-greet with reigning Australian Open doubles champions Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna.   The enthusiastic children were enthralled by the energetic tournament environment at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, as they took ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Sports Championship Set For Thrilling Finals Weekend

    Three-day finals weekend at Abu Dhabi Cricket and Sports Hub from 1-3 March Host of entertainment and fitness activities throughout the finals weekend to engage family and friends Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 February 2024: Abu Dhabi school community is gearing up for a thrilling finals weekend of the Abu Dhabi Sports Championship for Schools and Universities. Hosted by Abu Dahbi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), the weekend finals will be held at Abu Dhabi Cricket and Sports Hub from March 1-3. The finals weekend will kick off from 3pm on Friday, 1 March, with playoffs and finals for 13 sports disciplines, with day two seeing more action building up in preparation for the grand finale on 3 March with the U15 football finals for boys and girls. In addition to the thrill of the events, parents, families and friends ......read more

    THOUSANDS OF CYCLISTS PEDAL THE STREETS OF DUBAI IN THE RECORD-BREAKING 2024 SPINNEYS DUBAI 92 CYCLE CHALLENGE

    Over 2,700 participants entered as the record-breaking 14th edition of the event concluded in style. Elite riders Olivija Baleišytė and Maksim Orekhov stood top of the podium, earning AED 10,000 each in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series qualifier. Almir Mujic and Lorraine Mullarkey took first place in the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 Yellow Jersey competition standings. Gerry Van Den Eynde and Helle Bachofen Von Echt emerge as the male and female champions of the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 Blue Jersey competition. Cyclists of all ages took part in the InstaShop Junior Rides and the TotalEnergies Outride for the 2024 event.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th February 2024: The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge marked its 14th edition at a fresh venue, Expo City Dubai, attracting an impressive record-breaking number of ......read more

    More than 1100 Male & Female Swimmers participate in Dubai Open Swimming Championships

    More than 1100 male & female swimmers of 23 countries from the various continents of the world participated in Dubai Open Swimming Championships, which took place at Hamdan Sports Complex in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council.   The three- day Championships witnessed tough & strong competitions between the participating swimmers of different ages.   Participants in Dubai Swimming Championships competed in 50 M, 100 M & 200 M Breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle swimming & other kinds of swimming. The 200 M & 400 M singles swimming in addition to the 400 M, 800 M & 1500 M freestyle swimming were also organized as part of the Championships.    Participants represented 77 teams & academies from the various countries of the world; top of which are: Azerbaijan, Congo, ......read more

    Hirschi Ayuso take 1-2 in Drome Classic as Wellens podiums in Kuurne

    Hirschi takes 10th win of season for UAE   Marc Hirschi topped off a superb weekend of racing on French roads as UAE Team Emirates took a clean sweep of victories, adding Drome Classic to the win of Juan Ayuso at Faun Ardeche yesterday.   The Swiss talent attacked the breakaway he was part of in the closing 4km and crossed the uphill finish line for the win.   It was a 1-2 for UAE Team Emirates as Juan Ayuso jumped ahead of the chase group on the final ascent to claim second place. Maxim Van Gils (Lotto Dstny) finished third on the day.   Meanwhile in Belgium Tim Wellens took a fine 2nd place at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne from a three-man breakaway which spent 90km up the road and finishing comfortably ahead of the peloton.   With the winner definitely coming from the final trio, Tim ......read more

    PAOLINI FIGHTS BACK TO WIN DUBAI DUTY FREE CHAMPIONSHIPS – AND HER FIRST WTA 1000 TITLE

      ‘Unbelievable’ Italian Jasmine Paolini battles back from a set and a break down to beat Anna Kalinskaya, as historic qualifier falls at final hurdle Dubai, UAE – February 23, 2024: Italian Jasmine Paolini battled back from a set and a break down in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to win 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, secure her first WTA 1000 title, and spoil qualifier Anna Kalinskaya’s fairytale week.   Kalinskaya had already written her name in the history books, beating World No1 Iga Swiatek in the semifinals on Friday to become the first qualifier to reach the Championship match at the Dubai Tennis Stadium. And the 25-year-old looked on course to go one step further when she took the first set under the lights and broke Paolini in the first game of the second ......read more

    Ayuso victorious in France as Politt climbs podium

    Vine continues to lead in UAE on strong weekend for squad Juan Ayuso capped off a strong day for UAE Team Emirates winning in a four-man sprint to the line to take the victory at the Faun-Ardèche Classic.   The young Spaniard was part of a late-race breakaway which formed over the penultimate ascent, Saint-Romain-de-Lerps, and maintained the advantage on the run-in to the finish in Guilherand-Granges.   The four riders held a comfortable gap in the closing kilometres with Romain Grégoire (Groupama-FDJ) opening up the sprint but Ayuso proving too strong. Grégoire hung on for second while Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek) was third and Felix Gall (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team) fourth.   Ayuso : “The race went really well. It was quite a hard one and the team did a great job with Bax pulling the buch ......read more

    World Skate Tour extravaganza officially underway in Dubai: Partnerships and activations at the heart of unparalleled international sporting spectacle

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    Team Abu Dhabi Face Familiar Rivals as New Series Launches in Khor Fakkan

    Al Zaffain, Bin Hendi aim for another Class 3 victory in Fazza Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3rd December, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi will be up against familiar rivals when they look to start the new UAE Class-3 Offshore Powerboat Championship with a victory in Khor Fakkan on Thursday. The experienced pairings of Faleh Al Mansoori with Shaun Torrente in Abu Dhabi 4 and Rashed Al Tayer alongside Majed Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 5 expect a highly competitive opening round, which is part of the Khor Fakkan Marine Festival. The revival of Class 3 racing in the UAE began earlier this year, with Arif Al ......read more

    World Tennis League Unveils Full Player Roster with Thrilling Matchups Set for Season Two

    • Organisers confirm full line-up of tennis talent with 16 global stars set to take to the court in Abu Dhabi   • ATP World No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz and World No. 10 Taylor Fritz among star-studded list to feature at Etihad Arena in December.     • Organisers reveal special National Day Discount with up to 52% off tickets to catch the Meteora World Tennis League action from 21st to 24th December   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 December 2023: The Meteora World Tennis League (WTL) has revealed its stellar tennis line-up for Season 2 in full, confirming ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi primed for Double UAE Challenge

    As F1H2O season reaches climax in Sharjah, new Class 3 series gets under way in Khor Fakkan  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29th November, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi are primed for a big challenge on two powerboat racing stages as one season begins and another reaches its conclusion in the UAE next week. The experienced pairings of Faleh Al Mansoori with Shaun Torrente and Rashed Al Tayer alongside Majed Al Mansoori are lined up for the opening round of the new UAE Class-3 Offshore Powerboat Championship getting under way in Khor Fakkan on 7th December. Three days later, triple world champion ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Team wins Title of the Cricket Competition of the 5th "Labor Sports Tournament"

    Dubai Municipality Team has won the title of the cricket competition of the 5th edition of the "Labor Sports Tournament", the biggest of its kind, which is organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai & Dubai Police, and under title "Their Happiness is Our Goal".   Participants in the 5th edition of the Tournament, which will continue up to 13th March 2024, compete in 11 sports competitions; these are: basketball, football, road race, arm wrestling, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tug of war, ......read more

    Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children Winter Camp: Arts and Cultural Entertainment aimed at discovering Young Artists

    Dubai, UAE, 27 November 2023: Dubai Culture and Art Authority (Dubai Culture) presents a vast creative space for participants through Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children. The winter camp, themed ‘Unlock the power of art,’ will take place starting from 11 to 15 December for the first week and from 18 to 22 December for the second week. The camp features a range of artistic workshops enabling children to experience various art forms, including music, pottery, theatre, drawing, animation, cooking, and the art of Arabic calligraphy. This camp highlights Dubai Culture's ......read more

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