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    Jaguar Partners With 4th Floor Creative and Artists Disciples and Pip Millett to Celebrate Live Music in Unique Sound Design Project

    • Celebrating Creativity: Jaguar partners with Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative team to celebrate the worlds of music and design     • Exhilarating Performance:  Sony Music UK artists Disciples and Pip Millett perform their latest tracks at Jaguar Land Rover’s Gaydon Product Creation Centre in facilities normally used for designing and developing vehicles        23, September 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Jaguar has partnered with 4th Floor Creative – Sony Music Entertainment UK’s creative and strategy team – to bring together the worlds of music and design in a unique celebration of the arts. Repurposing facilities ordinarily dedicated to the design and engineering of Jaguar’s cars, the Sound Design collaboration sees a more

    Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage released from ‘Dune' Shoot in Abu Dhabi

    • Abu Dhabi’s stunning landscape doubles for desert world of Arrakis in eagerly awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s best-selling novel • Epic Films and Abu Dhabi Film Commission supported production logistics around complex 11-day production • Abu Dhabi hosted a private screening of ‘Dune’ ahead of the regional theatrical release on September 23, 2021   Abu Dhabi - 22, September 2021 – As blockbuster ‘Dune’ hits cinema screens across the region, exclusive footage of the filming in Abu Dhabi was released today detailing how the stunning landscape of Abu Dhabi was used for the iconic setting of the desert planet Arrakis in Denis Villeneuve’s adaption of Frank Herbert’s best-selling sci-fi novel.   The epic action-adventure movie, from Warner more

    Dana Alfardan debuts her second stage musical, 'RUMI

    Dana Alfardan debuts her second stage musical, 'RUMI: The Musical' at the London Coliseum in collaboration with co-composer and West End and Broadway star Nadim Naaman featuring as well Broadway star, Ramin Karimloo. Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East Doha, Qatar – 22 September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  November 2021. ‘Rumi’, based on a story about the 13th century philosopher and poet Rumi by Evren Sharma, follows Al Fardan and more

    World-Renowned Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Returns On 18 February 2022

    • As the first safe city worldwide, Ras Al Khaimah will host leading international athletes, regional participants and residents at the 15th edition of the world’s fastest half marathon • Registration opens in October 2021   22, September 2021, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Ras Al Khaimah, the nature-based Emirate with an exceptional track record for hosting world class adventure and sporting experiences is set to host the return of the fastest half marathon in the world – the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon on Friday 18 February 2022.   Returning for its 15th edition, the race welcomes back elite athletes, running enthusiasts and amateurs from across the globe, to participate in the world’s fastest half marathon. Taking place on Marjan Island, the adrenaline-charged event will include more

    Rashid on Course for Fourth World Title After Dominant Display in Italy

    Team Abu Dhabi star completes overall victory in Olbia to make it 12 Grand Prix wins in a rows   22, September, 2021: The UAE’s Rashid Al Mulla is firmly on course for a fourth successive world aquabikes crown after recording a comprehensive overall victory at the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy. Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning world freestyle champion was in a class of his own as he completed back-to-back moto victories in the opening round of this year’s UIM-ABP Aquabike Class Pro World Championship in Olbia. He will now take a record of 12 consecutive Grand Prix victories and 26 moto wins into November’s second round of the championship in Kuwait, with the season reaching its climax in Sharjah in December.  “The whole grand prix weekend in Olbia was amazing,” said Al Mulla. more

    Guinness World Records Verifies Oldest Identical Twins Ever

    JAPAN’S Umeno Sumiyama, Koume Kodama are awarded GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE for “Oldest identical twins ever (female)” and “Oldest identical living twins (female)” at 107 years 300 days old   September 22, 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Japan’s Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, are the world’s Oldest identical twins (living and ever/female) at 107 years, and 300 days, as of Sep. 1st 2021.   Umeno and Koume were born on Nov. 5th 1913 as the eldest and second daughters in a family that lived in Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture. Of the 11 siblings, Umeno is the third and Koume is the fourth child. Twins family says they have described their childhood was just like a Japanese TV drama more

    Abu Dhabi Festival Returns to Berlin Art Week In Support of ‘Beyond Belief' With Emirati Artist Aisha Juma

    Abu Dhabi- UAE: 21 September 2021- As part of its mission to support cultural diplomacy through co-productions and collaborations, Abu Dhabi Festival presents Emirati artist Aisha Juma in “Beyond Belief”, an exhibition bringing together a variety of artworks from more than 35 artists. This is the first of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Festival’s events abroad and is the result of a cultural partnership between the Festival and Haus Kunst Mitte.   The inauguration was attended by Her Excellency Hafsa Al Ulama, UAE Ambassador to Germany, and His Excellency Jeremy Issacharoff, Israel’s Ambassador to Germany. In her speech at the event, Her Excellency Hafsa Al Ulama praised the strong cultural ties between the UAE and Germany, and commended Abu Dhabi Festival’s commitment to participating in art more

    First Victory for Italian in the UAE Team Emirates Jersey as Kristoff podiums in Frankfurt

    News | Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz'| Trofeo Matteotti – Monday, 20, September, 2021     Matteo Trentin couldn’t have asked for a better preparation for the World Championship road race, with the former European Champion claiming victory at the Trofeo Matteotti in Italy .   The UAE Team Emirates rider won ahead of Jhonatan Restrepo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Valentin Ferron (Total Energies) in the same race he also won in 2019.   The main action of the race came after 60 km, when a group of twelve escaped. Among those riders were Matteo Trentin and his teammate Alessandro Covi, with Trentin attacking again 50 km from the finish, followed by six riders.   Trentin hit-out again 10 km from home, creating a gap of +21 “on the first group of more

    Winner of the 5th Arab Reading Challenge to be Crowned in live TV Ceremony on Monday

    With 21 million contestants from 52 countries, competition sees largest number of participants to date despite COVID-19 Dubai-UAE: 20, September 2021:  Millions of Arab viewers will be able to watch the announcement of the winner of the Arab Reading Challenge in a closing ceremony to be aired live on MBC channel on Monday.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will attend the closing ceremony, which will crown the winner of the 5th edition of the Arab Reading Challenge from among five finalists.  The challenge’s 5th edition attracted 21 million participants, the highest ever number in the challenge’s history, from 52 countries (14 Arab countries and 38 foreign countries with Arab diaspora), compared to 13.5 more

    Snoonu Becomes an Official Partner of Qatar Stars League and Al Arabi Sports Club

    In line with the company’s commitment to the sports industry in Qatar, Snoonu kicks off two ambitious partnerships with Qatar’s top-level football league and prominent football team. 19, September 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Doha-based e-commerce startup, Snoonu, is pleased to announce two partner agreements concluded with Qatar Stars League and Al Arabi Sports Club. The partnerships will see Snoonu becoming the official delivery partner of the two top-level sports entities in Qatar. As Qatar’s Stars League official partner, the company will place its logos on the stadiums’ LED and background screens, and is also planning to sell its branded beverages in all games’ venues, amongst other collaborations. “We are incredibly honoured to become the official partner of Qatar Stars League, the more

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council and ADNOC Unveil Three Major Announcements for the 2021 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

    • Prize fund of US$303,000 (AED1.1 million) to be distributed across the marathon, wheelchair and 10KM categories  • Revised race route passes some of Abu Dhabi’s most prominent urban heritage, cultural and tourism landmarks • Nike named as the technical sponsor for the event, with each participant receiving a complimentary race T-shirt with innovative features designed to enhance performance   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 19th September 2021: Organizer, Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), and race title sponsor, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), have announced the race routes, prize purse and official T-shirt design for the third edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, set to take place on Friday, 26th November.   The announcement took place during a press more

    Gulf Youth Sport Expo to Bring Together Leading Industry Experts for Discussions and Networking

    Supported by Dubai Sports Council, GYS Expo takes place at Hartland International School on September 17   Dubai - Sepmtember 16, 2021:   The inaugural Gulf Youth Sport Expo, organised in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, will bring together all corners of the youth sports industry on September 17 for a day of presentations, panels, networking, and development. The in-person event will be taking place at Hartland International School, and will give PE Teachers, Sports Coaches, Athletes, and Industry Experts the opportunity to shape the future of youth sport here in the UAE. In an exciting advancement for the world of youth sports in the UAE, the GYS Expo will be the first of its kind to allow the best minds in sport to share their knowledge and expertise with junior athletes, coaches and industry more

    Guinness World Records 2022 Discover Your World

    • Guinness World Records reveals this year’s record-breakers from around the world and the inspirational stories and incredible feats behind their successes   • The new edition is available in stores and online on 16 September, 2021   16, September 2021: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, reveals the record-holding stars of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2022 (GWR2022), now available in stores and online across the UK today.   The newest edition of the book is jam-packed with astounding records that helps readers to continue to discover the world around them. Despite the challenges of the past year, the Guinness World Records team continued to field thousands of applications each month so expect a unique mix of remarkable humans, talented pets, more

    Hirschi Takes Win and Race Lead in Luxembourg

    Swiss impresses to convincing solo victory, Ulissi podiums in Tuscany Marc Hirschi took his first victory in the UAE Team Emirates colours with a show of strength which saw him claim the stage honours and the overall race lead at the Tour de Luxembourg. The Emirati squad showed dominance on the hilly parcours from Steinfort to Eschdorf (186.1km) with sterling work from Juan Ayuso on the final run-in setting up Hirschi to make his attack supported by Davide Formolo and David De La Cruz who placed in 4th and 5th respectively. Hirschi made his killer move with -2km on the steepest section of the climb to the line before pulling out a gap on the chasing group led by Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep). As Hirschi crossed the line solo with his arms aloft, the count back began with the 23-year old securing enough time to take hold more

    West End and Broadway star Ramin Karimloo and co-composer Nadim Naaman will head the cast for the premiere of 'Rumi: The Musical' at the London Coliseum

    West End and Broadway star Ramin Karimloo and co-composer Nadim Naaman will head the cast for the premiere of ‘Rumi: The Musical’ at the London Coliseum Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East   Doha, Qatar – 16, September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  November 2021. ‘Rumi’, based on a story about the 13th century philosopher and poet Rumi by Evren Sharma, follows Al Fardan and Naaman’s 2018 debut ‘Broken Wings’, which more

    Rashid Aims to Extend Long Unbeaten Record in Italy

    Team Abu Dhabi star set to unveil new tricks as he launches bid for fourth world aquabike freestyle title   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15th September, 2021: The UAE’s Rashid Al Mulla says he is confident of extending one of the longest winning sequences in competitive international water sport in Italy at the weekend. The Team Abu Dhabi star and three-times world aquabikes freestyle champion has been unbeatable since his first of 11 consecutive overall Grand Prix victories stretching back to November 2017.  Al Mulla has since then won 24 successive motos, the back-to-back events which make up each round of the UIM-ABP Aquabike Class Pro World Championship, and can add to his tally in the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy in Olbia. The Emirati recorded his last Grand Prix success in Kuwait in February 2020, less more

    Creative Powerhouse Semi Permanent Launches its First-Ever Middle East Festival in Abu Dhabi

    Grammy and Oscar-winning Mark Ronson among the stars set to appear at biggest creativity and design festival in southern hemisphere , taking place in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 September, 2021: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in collaboration with globally renowned creative experience company Semi Permanent, has unveiled the full line-up for a first-in-region creativity festival, which is set to host an array of global talent from the design, retail, branding, fashion and technology industries.   Tickets are now available for Semi Permanent Middle East, which will run from 14 - 16 October 2021 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, and feature world-renowned performers including Mark Ronson, the Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriter, record producer and DJ, more

    Mubadala World Tennis Championship Returns to Abu Dhabi With New December Dates

    13th edition of the people’s favourite Abu Dhabi event to feature six of the world’s top male tennis players and two leading female players from 16 - 18 December at Zayed Sports City’s International Tennis Centre in Abu Dhabi Championship will be held under proven world-class health and safety protocols in line with the UAE capital’s reopening plans with quarantine-free travel for all vaccinated international visitors Ace the return of world-class tennis to Abu Dhabi. Tickets on sale now at and Virgin Megastores across the UAE Tuesday, 14 September 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Top-class tennis is making a smashing return to Abu Dhabi this year. Mubadala World Tennis Championship owners Flash Entertainment have announced the Arabian Gulf’s leading professional tennis experience is heading more

    The Emirates Literature Foundation 2022 Competitions for Schools Now Open

    The Readers’ Cup, Emirates NBD Poetry For All, the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition and The Story Writing Competition all open for entries Dubai, September 13, 2021: The Emirates Literature Foundation has announced that the popular competitions for schools are now open for 2022, celebrating champion readers, story tellers, poetry performance and the craft of fine handwriting. Schools can compete against each other in the Readers’ Cup to show who comes top with their knowledge and understanding of selected books, while budding young authors can show off their writing skills by entering the Story Writing Competition. Students with a talent for poetry performance can showcase their interpretation of a favourite poem in the Emirates NBD sponsored ‘Poetry For All’, and more

    Thani Grabs Thrilling Grand Prix Victory as Team Abu Dhabi Make Perfect Start in Italy

    On a day of drama, Al Qemzi grabs ninth race win and combines with  Torrente for brilliant one-two success    Abu Dhabi - 13, September, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi made a perfect start to the 2021 UIM F1H2O World Championship today as Thani Al Qemzi scored a thrilling victory in the Grand Prix of Europe in Italy.   The veteran Emirati driver, who is trying to secure his first world driver’s title 21 years after making his debut in the series, won by 2.78 seconds from team-mate and defending world champion Shaun Torrente.   Their stunning one-two success in San Nazzaro in a dramatic race which saw four re-starts underlined Team Abu Dhabi’s dominance of the F1H2O series as they look to extend a run of three successive team championship wins.   After qualifying in second more

    MBR Creative Sports Award continues to receive nomination files

    Nominations for 11th MBR Creative Sports Award close at midnight on Wednesday, September 15   DUBAI -- The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has urged outstanding Emirati and Arab athletes and international institutions to complete the submission of their files for the 11th edition of the Award before the close of nomination at midnight on September 15. Nomination files can be submitted by individuals and institutions, from within the country and outside, through the official MBR Awards website and smart application, which is available on both Android and Apple platforms and expedites the submission process, and also allows nominees to communicate with the Award team and get virtual support through the nomination process. On the directives of His more

    WWE Signs Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson to Exclusive Agreement

    September 12, 2021:  WWE signs Olympic gold medalist and reigning NCAA wrestling champion Gable Steveson to an exclusive agreement. In the company’s first-ever NIL deal, Steveson will join the WWE roster while defending his NCAA title for the University of Minnesota. more

    Team Abu Dhabi Primed for Big Grand Prix Battle in Italy

    Al Qemzi, Torrente aim for winning start to F1H2O series after young Italian claims first pole position Abu Dhabi, 11th September, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi have given themselves a fighting chance of a winning start to the 2021 UIM F1H2O World Championship in tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Europe in Italy. Emirati driver Thani Al Qemzi was second fastest in today’s qualifying shoot-out with team-mate and defending world champion Shaun Torrente fourth quickest as young Italian Alberto Comparato grabbed his first career pole position. With the vastly experienced Al Qemzi bidding to claim his first individual world title and Torrente looking to complete a driver’s championship hat-trick this season, the defending team champions had been hoping to dominate the three-stage qualifying event. They remain the team to more

    Soundstorm '21 Unveils Initial Artists Line-up

    Over 150 international and local artists to perform at the four-day music festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from December 16-19 Tickets now available through and in-store at Virgin Megastores in Saudi Arabia. September 11, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Music entertainment company, MDLBEAST, has confirmed the biggest acts in dance music will once again take to the stage at its flagship event SOUNDSTORM, the region’s biggest and loudest music festival, with the first official line-up being revealed for the 2021 edition.  Hosted in Riyadh between December 16-19, SOUNDSTORM will feature a world-leading international music line-up with more than 150 global superstar headliners and international dance acts performing alongside local and regional talent.  Electrifying over 500,000 revellers at what is one more

    Twitter is Connecting People With the Launch of Communities

    09, September, 2021 - Dubai, UAE:  There’s always been a broad, weird and wonderful range of conversations on Twitter, but the platform has been missing a simple way to connect people who are into the same things. And now, that’s changing. Starting today, Twitter is testing Communities, a way to easily find and connect with people who want to talk about the same things.   Tweet to your Community Some conversations aren’t for everyone, just the people who want to talk about a particular topic.  When people join a Community, they can Tweet directly to that group instead of to all their followers. Only members in the same Community are able to reply and join the conversation so it stays intimate and relevant.        While people can Tweet directly to their more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center announces: Few days left before Registration closes for Camel Trek Training

    Dubai, 09, September 2021:   On the sands of time, a group of camel riders embarks on a journey every year to explore the beauty of nature and relive the old Bedouin way of life. One needs to prepare for this adventure in advance and be set for an exceptional experience.    This comes with the one and only event in the world that opens the door for training at a dedicated camel farm in Dubai, after which participants will be shortlisted to join the upcoming edition of the Camel Trek, organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC). HHC has announced that registration is now open and the last day to register and be part of this learning experience is 15th September2021.   “This event resembles a dialogue among civilizations. Throughout the past years, we have witnessed a growing more

    Abu Dhabi Showdown Week Set to Showcase Two Blockbuster Championship Fights at UFC® 267

     Tickets selling fast for unmissable live event at Etihad Arena  Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 08, 2021: Tickets are selling fast for UFC® 267: BLACHOWICZ vs. TEIXEIRA, with the much-anticipated return of UFC to its international home at Etihad Arena on Saturday October 30th, set to feature not one but two championship bouts as the headline events of an action-packed Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. The region’s loyal UFC fans eager to snap up the opportunity to attend live events, have rushed to secure their seats for the stacked UFC card, which will see Poland’s Jan Blachowicz defend his light-heavyweight title against the division’s No.1 ranked contender Glover Teixeira. Blachowicz has earned a following in the UAE capital after defeating Dominick Reyes in Abu Dhabi during Abu Dhabi Fight Island to become more

    FINA World Swimming Championships

    AQUATICS FESTIVAL ADDED TO THE FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (25M) SCHEDULE TO CELEBRATE 100 DAY COUNTDOWN   The FINA High Diving Qualifier, the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2021, an Open Water Swimming Mixed Relay and a FINA Diving Team exhibition make up an exciting Aquatics Festival on Yas Island   The new events will take place alongside the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) to be held at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena from December 16-21   Overall prize pool of $2.8million (USD) for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) is the biggest in FINA history   Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2021: To mark the 100-day countdown, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council is excited to announce that an Aquatics Festival will now take place in parallel with the FINA World Swimming Championships more

    New World 12s Rugby Tournament Launches, Aiming to Bring 250 Million Pounds Into the Global Game

    • Brand new annual international 12s competition targets new fans through innovative shortened format • Aims to bring £250 million into the sport across five years, including unprecedented prize money • Consultation with key global rugby stakeholders has begun • Players to be selected for eight franchised teams via auction • Inaugural tournament staged in England ahead of 2022/23 season • Women’s tournament from 2023     08, September 2021 - UAE:  World 12s Limited, a newly formed international company, has today launched an innovative 12-a-side rugby union tournament which will see the world’s best male and female players compete annually around the world.   Kicking off in August 2022 in England, World 12s aspires to bring £250 more

    Kids Commit to Over Half a Million Actions Combatting Climate Change

    Dubai, UAE - September 07, 2021:   Just nine weeks into Cartoon Network’s Climate Champions campaign, kids across Europe, Africa and the Middle East have been demonstrating their desire to be part of positive change with over half a million climate action “challenges” accepted so far. This comes hot on the heels of the recent IPCC report, which presented its most urgent call to arms on climate change to date, and the results from the Climate Champions multi-territory climate change awareness campaign shows a resounding response amongst kids who are ready to help make a difference. Through Climate Champions, Cartoon Network aims to inspire its young audience to introduce small but impactful behavioral changes at home or in their community to benefit the planet. The daily challenges, such as “Make it more

    Dubai Sports Council Finishes Evaluation of Dubai Clubs and Sports Companies for Dubai Sports Excellence Model Awards

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 07, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council has completed the evaluation of Dubai clubs and football companies for the ‘Dubai Sports Excellence Model Awards’ in collaboration with an internationally-renowned specialist to ensure transparency. The Council had received more than 100 nomination files for the fifth edition of Dubai Sports Excellence Model Awards, which takes into consideration the performance of athletes, clubs and football companies during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons, and the highest-rated nominees from among them will be honoured at a glittering ceremony on October 14. Organised under the slogan "Unlimited Ambitions", the Dubai Sports Excellence will honour five winners in the Individual Excellence Category and four in the Institutional more

    Play-Doh Shaping Imaginations for 65 years

    Marking 65 years of creativity and imagination, Play-Doh celebrates this milestone with an exclusive collection pack with children around the world   07, September 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Hasbro’s Play-Doh, a non-toxic modeling compound used by kids for arts and crafts projects, is celebrating its 65th year since birth to market. 65 years of creativity embodied by children and limitless imagination helped discovered by kids all around the world. The genderless brand has successfully placed smiles on children’s faces as well as empowered them with the ultimate readiness to preschool and school activities. This year, and as part of their ongoing determination to enhance children’s skills, the brand marks their 65th year milestone with an exclusive product launch, the Ultimate Collection Pack of more

    Dubai gets Ready for a Festival of Cricket

    "Dubai Cricket Stadium" (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by Yasir Mansoor   Issues with scheduling around the cricketing world mean that Dubai will be part of two of the biggest competitions in the sport. With India unable to fulfill their fixtures, the Indian Premier League will resume on September 19th with the final taking place on October 15th. Just two days later, the ICC T20 World Cup will pick up the baton and the action will come to a close on November 14th. The Dubai International Cricket Stadium will play host to the first game of the IPL resumption and will continue to feature as both tournaments develop. Dates and Locations for IPL 2021 September 19th will see the Chennai Super Kings take on the Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. These are the two most successful teams more

    RISE Worldwide Wins Multi-Faceted Mandate for Abu Dhabi T10

    Indian firm RISE Worldwide is appointed exclusively for global media rights, broadcast production, to sell central sponsorship, in-stadia advertisement & to build strategic brand partnerships for Abu Dhabi T10  September 06, 2021:  T Ten Sports Management has awarded RISE Worldwide a multi-layered and multi-year mandate for the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10. RISE Worldwide, India’s sports first company, will be the exclusive partner to the Abu Dhabi T10 - for broadcast production, global media rights and sponsorship package to build strategic brand partnerships. For the Indian firm RISE Worldwide, the multi-tasked, multi-year mandate from Abu Dhabi T10 is a validation of its rapid growth as a holistic end-to-end sports portfolio since the incorporation in January 2021 as an independent firm (formerly IMG-Reliance), more

    DSC Announces Opening of Registrations for Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

    Dubai – September 06, 2021:  Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the ninth edition of Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament, which is scheduled to take place from October 26 to November 11. Held under the patronage of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament is organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council and participation is open to Emirati and non-Emirati ladies working in the government, semi-government and private sectors. Registration for the tournament is open now and participants can choose from six individual sports - bowling, road race (run), cycling, badminton, more

    14 Upcoming Arab Films Chosen for the 2020-2021 Selection by the Red Sea Fund to Receive Grants

    The 2020-2021 first cycle of projects announced to receive production and post production funding    September 6th, 2021:  The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) today announced the 14 recipients of its funding in its 2020-2021 programme for Arab filmmakers that will receive production and post-production funding from the Red Sea Fund. The fund aims to support projects that require immediate and crucial financing to help bring films to life and shine a light on important narratives from exciting and emerging filmmakers from the Arab world.    This round of funding is an accelerator to the official Red Sea Fund initiative which launched in June and received an encouraging 650 projects which are currently being reviewed and will be announced in December.    The fiction features more

    LG Announces Global Startup Competition to Recruit New Businesses for Innovation Center

    ‘Mission for the Future’ Challenge Seeks Innovations that Improve Quality of Life   Dubai, September 06, 2021:   LG Electronics (LG) announces the launch of Mission for the Future, a global challenge competition for startups to identify innovative technologies and business ideas that pave the way to the future. This inaugural competition is hosted by the company’s new Silicon Valley-based innovation center, LG NOVA, a strategic team within LG working with startups and the entrepreneur communities to build new businesses and bring even more innovation from the outside into LG.   Mission for the Future is a nine-month annual challenge program created to seek the best ideas, concepts and businesses that will improve quality of life in a greener, smarter, healthier, more-connected more

    Unforgettable UFC s=Staycation to Hit Yas Island Abu Dhabi during Abu Dhabi Showdown Week

    Starting from AED 1,380, UFC fans can enjoy an incredible evening with a stay at one of Yas Island’s leading hotels   Yas Island Abu Dhabi – September 5, 2021: As the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Yas Island Abu Dhabi for UFC 267, Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the leading entertainment and leisure destination has unveiled staycation deals for visitors coming to see the latest and much anticipated bout, due to take place on October 30th, 2021 at Etihad Arena. With only limited number of packages available to purchase on from September 1 onwards, fans of UFC from across the UAE are encouraged to get into the fighting spirit and book quickly for action-packed experience.   With UFC 267 having confirmed fighters including Blachowicz, Oleksiejczuk, Ankalaev, Volkov, and Li more

    MBR Creative Sports Award Congratulates UAE Team for Success at Tokyo Paralympic Games

    Dubai - September 05, 2021:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has congratulated the UAE contingent, who will return with three medals – a gold, a silver and a bronze – from the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Abdulla Sultan Al Aryani, 51, put UAE on the Tokyo Paralympic Games’ list of gold-medal winners when he took top spot in the men's 50m SH1 rifle event on Friday. A two-time world champion, Al Aryani had also won gold in London in 2012, and his gold medal in Tokyo came after Mohamed Al Qayed had won bronze in the men's 100m T34. Al Qayed later added the men’s 800m T34 silver to his and UAE’s medal tally on Saturday. Al Aryani had also won three silver medals at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, and with more

    Waterfront Market's ‘Murals and Art Competition' Returns for Fourth Year, Celebrating UAE's Golden Jubilee

    One lucky winner will receive AED 50,000 in prize money Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 September 2021: 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 the UAE and celebrate its golden jubilee, bringing together a rich cultural experience with an important message and theme to the community. With a valuable prize of AED 50,000 awarded to the competition winner, as well as the opportunity to bring their mural design to life for permeant display at Waterfront Market, participants of this year’s Murals and Art Competition are being tasked to create a mural in honour of the UAE’s 50th anniversary, more

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

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    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 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 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 more

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

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    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 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 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. more

    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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 more

    Kristoff Storms to Second in Mallorca

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    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 more

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

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    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 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 more

    Dubai Sports Council Announce Dates for 2022 Al Marmoom Ultramarathon

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

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    UAE Team Emirates Sign Young German Talent Felix Groß

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    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, more

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

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

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

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

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

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    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 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 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 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 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 more

    Farah Al Marri Wins Amateur Emirati Women's Race at NAS Cycling, Dubai Police's Umutzhanova Bags Women's Open Crown

    Dr Ahmed Al Omran and HE Abdulla Al Basti win People of Determination’s Tandem Race    Dubai - April 25, 2021:  Farah Al Marri enjoyed the fruits of her labour on Friday night as her rigorous training routine of past weeks helped her cruise to victory in the Amateur Emirati Women’s race of the Nad Al Sheba Sport’s Tournament’s 75km Cycling Championship. Dubai Police’s Mukhabbat Umutzhanova bagged the honours in the Open Category for Women race with a determined ride, while Abdulla Salem Al Balooshi (Road Bikes), Rashed Al Dhaheri more

    Brajkovic Leads from Start to Win Men's Open Title at NAS Cycling Championship

    DUBAI – April 24, 2021:   Slovenia’s Jani Brajkovic, a resident of UAE since 2010, took the Men’s Open crown at the 75km Nad Al Sheba Cycling Championship on Thursday night, finishing a mere 0.07 seconds ahead of his friend Vladimir Gusev of Russia. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Organizing Committee, flagged off the race, which featured more than 370 riders of different nationalities, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai more

    Memorable Ramadan Nights at Global Village

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    The Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme Enters its 27th Year by Releasing 86 Falcons into the Skies of Kazakhstan

    • During the past 27 years, the programme has returned 2,088 falcons back into the wild, to achieve the vision of its founder in environmental sustainability, protection of biological diversity, preservation of important species in the human heritage and mitigating the impact of the risks they face.   Abu Dhabi, 21 April 2021: The Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme (SZFRP) returned this year to Kazakhstan, where it released 86 falcons, including 51 Peregrine and 35 Sakr falcons, after an exceptional session last year in Uzbekistan. The release confirms the continuity of the more

    Team ‘Uncle Saeed' to Meet Al Hajeri and Hudda in NAS Padel's Bronze Category final

    Meydan Street to close from 9pm onwards as 75km NAS Cycling takes place this weekend on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 21, 2021:   Team ‘Uncle Saeed’, comprising Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum and Abdulrazak Ahmed, are through to the Men’s Bronze Category final of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Padel Championship, where they meet Humaid Ghanem Al Hajeri and Farhan Hudda for the title on April 26. Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum and Ahmed, who opened their campaign with a tough 6-4, more

    Riabushenko Takes Podium at Tour of the Alps

    McNulty second in Itzulia Basque Country opening time trial    Belarusian 3rd in close finish in Innsbruck     Aleksandr Riabushenko came tantalizingly close to his first victory of the season in a fast sprint finish on Stage 1 of the Tour of the Alps. Riabushenko led the bunch sprint home as they closed in on the two escapees, Gianni Moscon (Ineos-Grenadiers) and Idar Andersen (Uno-X) in the flat closing meters of the hilly Stage 1 from Brixen to Innsbruck (140.6k). Riabushenko: “When I saw the stage profile I knew that it suited me very well. I more

    Havas PR Middle East Rebrands as Red Havas Middle East to Broaden Comms Offering and Global Reach

    Dubai joins Red Havas’ Merged Media micro-network, spanning APAC, North America, Europe and Middle East United Arab Emirates -  April 20, 2021:   Havas PR Middle East, the Dubai-based agency distinguished by its leadership across luxury, lifestyle and corporate communications, will now be named Red Havas Middle East. The rebrand signals the agency’s entry into Red Havas’ global micro-network of Merged Media agencies, which integrates earned, social and experiential capabilities with content at the heart. This strategic move brings the Middle East team more

    Team ‘Uncle Saeed' Reaches Last-Eight of NAS Padel Championship with Battling Three-Set Win

    United Arab Emirates -  April 19, 2021:   Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum and Abdulrazak Ahmed will face Luis Cobo and Salvador Medina for a place in the semi-final of the NAS Padel Championship’s Bronze Category for Men after battling to a grueling three-set win over Butii Al Suwaidi and Mohammed Al Shamsi to reach the last eight on Sunday night. Sheikh Saeed, who is President of UAE Padel Association, and Ahmed took the opening set, but Al Suwaidi and Al Shamsi bounced back to force the tie into a deciding third-set where the “Uncle Saeed” more

    Global Village Set to make another Dream Come True as Hundreds attempt to Win Etihad Baggage Claim Challenge Every Day

    The partnership with Etihad Airways is attracting more and more interest with a million Etihad Guest Miles and AED 50,000 cash prizes awaiting the lucky winner Dubai, UAE – 19 April 2021: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has revealed that the recently launched Etihad Baggage Claim Challenge has been welcomed with a positive reception by enthusiastic guests. The park partnered with Etihad Airways to provide guests with a unique opportunity to travel the world. Since its launch on Sunday, more

    Ibrahim, Ahli move into Quarterfinals of NAS Padel Championship along with Perpina and Barroso

    DUBAI – April 18, 2021:  Omar Ibrahim and Rashed Adil Ahli are through to the quarterfinals of the NAS Padel Championship Men’s Bronze Category after cruising past Mohammed Al Shaikh and Omar Gargash with a 6-2, 6-0 win. Jordi Perpina and Ignacio Barroso also moved into the last eight of the Men’s Bronze Category, defeating siblings Khalfan Juma Belhoul and Khaled Juma Belhoul 6-3, 6-3. In the Golden Category matches on Saturday night, Saeed Al Marri and Claudio Bobadilla defeated Javier Molina and Oscar Leiva 6-2, 6-3 and Cristian Donnet and Andre Delmar edged more

    Saeed Bin Maktoum: NAS Sports Tournament has Contributed to the Spread and Development of Padel in UAE

    United Arab Emirates -  April 17, 2021:  Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of UAE Padel Association, has praised Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament for the crucial role it has played in spreading the sport of padel locally and for attracting many new recruits to the sport, which is also called paddle tennis in some parts of the world. Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum said: “The sport would not have reached the level it has and spread as widely as it has had it not been for the support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al more

    Trentin Grabs Podium After Brave Solo Ride in Belgium

    3rd at De Brabantse Pijl for the Italian     United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:   Matteo Trentin opened the Ardennes campaign on a promising note for UAE Team Emirates with 3rd place at De Brabantse Pijl.   The Emirati squad were active throughout the day with Sven Erik Bystrom covering the attacks in the later half of the race, paving the way for Trentin to make his move off the front of the peloton.   Trentin went for a long-range solo attack from an elite group of riders with over 25km to go building up a lead of over more

    SWPA Overall Winners 2021

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    Dubai Sports World Returns for 11th Edition With Action-packed Lineup

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 12, 2021: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), in association with the Dubai Sports Council, has announced the return of Dubai Sports World (DSW). Now in its 11th edition, the action-packed sports and fitness event will run until 22nd September 2021 and is set to feature an exciting range of activities, in addition to hosting a number of leading sports academies. DWTC has transformed its halls into a multi-sports destination hosting an exhilarating line-up of sports activities including football, basketball, cricket, badminton, tennis, volleyball, padel more

    Dubai Sports Council Signs Cooperation Deal with Kooora

    United Arab Emirates -  April 11, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council and Kooora website have signed a cooperation agreement to unite the efforts of the two parties in raising awareness about the importance of sports and physical activity among all members of Dubai’s diverse community, and encouraging them to adopt it as part of their daily lifestyle. The agreement was signed at the headquarters of Dubai Sports Council by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and Mustafa Mohammed, Chief Operating Office at Kooora, in the presence of Nasser more

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