UAE take commanding lead as American wins ITT
UAE Team Emirates dominated the ITT at Al Hudayriyat Island (12,1 km) with Brandon McNulty taking first place in 13’27”, followed by teammates Jay Vine (+2”) and Mikkel Bjerg (+4”). There was a solid performance by Adam Yates also who put in a highly respectable time (16th, + 28”).
The number 1 team in the world laid down a clear marker as the team to beat in their home race, setting a blistering pace and leaving the rest of the field in their wake as they soared to the top of the podium for stage 2. McNulty’s powerful effort, closely followed by Jay Vine and Mikkel Bjerg, showcased the team’s incredible strength in depth as they wrestled a firm grip upon the overall GC standings, and now focus will shift to preparing for the first ......read more
No2 seed Sabalenka’s campaign in Dubai is over after shock three-set defeat to Donna Vekic on Centre Court on Tuesday
Reigning Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova and No8 seed Maria Sakkari book their spots in next round, while Azarenka withdraws
Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2024: Reigning Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka crashed out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday following a second-round upset at the hands of Donna Vekic on Centre Court in three sets 7-6, 3-6, 0-6.
Sabalenka, playing her first match since lifting the trophy for a second successive year in Melbourne, clinched the first set in a close tiebreak, but had no answers in the second and third sets for World No31 Vekic, who convincingly took the second, breaking her opponent’s serve twice, and swept up in the third ......read more
Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe, winners at Flushing Meadows in 2023, took a group of 20 UAE kids through their paces on Tuesday morning
Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2024: The next generation of young tennis players in the UAE enjoyed a morning to remember on Tuesday courtesy of the UAE Tennis Federation, Tennis Emirates, and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) who coordinated a coaching clinic featuring US Open doubles champions Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe.
On the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, more than 20 youngsters aged between five and 10 from across the Emirates were taken through their paces by the doubles duo, who are seeded second at this week’s WTA 1000 tournament at the Dubai Tennis Stadium.
Dabrowski of Canada and New Zealand’s Routliffe ......read more
Budding up-and-coming artists are invited to submit their work before 1st of April 2024 for a chance to be shortlisted.
Prizes for this edition include a complimentary booth at World Art Dubai 2025 as well as a monetary award of AED 5,000
Dubai, UAE (February 2024): Rove Hotels, the fun-loving and playful lifestyle brand, has joined forces once again with World Art Dubai, the region's leading retail art fair, to bring you the eagerly awaited sixth edition of the Emerging Artist Prize. This initiative is all about spotlighting rising artists from the region and beyond, offering them a unique platform to display their talents and propel their careers forward.
From the get-go, Rove has been deeply committed to fostering local talent, collaborating with emerging artists to infuse its hotel interiors ......read more
19 February 2024, Dubai (UAE): Following the overwhelming success of Hans Zimmer Live in 2023, the multiple Academy Award®-winning composer returns to Dubai on the 31st of May at Coca-Cola Arena. The city's dynamic atmosphere and diverse audience made it the perfect host for his first-ever show in the region, setting the stage for another unforgettable musical experience.
The triumph of the 2023 show has become the catalyst for Dubai to proudly host the return of Hans Zimmer Live. Hans Zimmer and his exceptional band persist in enchanting and inspiring audiences across the globe with their unmatched musical artistry.
Zimmer's musical legacy, marked by the creation of original scores, deeply resonates with individuals from different backgrounds and life journeys. Having secured two Oscars® and four ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 19 February 2024: Abu Dhabi Festival is thrilled to announce the resounding success of the 'Festival in The Park', an enchanting celebration of cultural diversity and community engagement that took place on 16th and 17th February.
Nestled in the park, this two-day event celebrated Chinese New Year while enchanting attendees with a colorful blend of Chinese and Emirati culture. From serene tea ceremonies to thrilling Kung Fu performances, and from intricate calligraphy to captivating Emirati folklore, guests enjoyed an immersive experience of two rich heritages.
The festival buzzed with a variety of activities catering to all ages and interests. Attendees immersed themselves in hands-on experiences, from Chinese calligraphy workshops to sustainable agriculture demonstrations. Led by local artisans such as Saeed Al ......read more
Kuwait, 19 Feb 2024: In a firm commitment to nurturing young talent and supporting local athletes and sports, Ooredoo Kuwait, the leading telecommunications company, has proudly announced its sponsorship of the Junior Football Tournament held at the Army Officers Club in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense.
The Army’s Club Football tournament, tailored specifically for young football enthusiasts, provided an impactful platform for emerging athletes to showcase their skills and passion for the game.
This sponsorship marks the beginning of a long-term partnership between Ooredoo Kuwait and the Ministry of Defense, reinforcing the shared values of both organizations. By supporting this football tournament, Ooredoo aims to contribute to the growth of local talent, nurturing and encouraging the next generation of ......read more
Students from schools across the UAE get unique opportunity to interact with stars of the women’s game and catch WTA 1000 event action
Dubai, UAE – February 19, 2024: More than 600 children spanning 13 schools from Dubai and the Northern Emirates took to the courts at Dubai Tennis Stadium on Monday for the JP Morgan Kids’ Day, a much-loved annual fixture of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The children attended a dedicated tennis clinic hosted by the CF Tennis Academy and got to hit balls with women’s World No.23 Emma Navarro and WTA doubles partners Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez, the third seeds for this week’s 24th edition of the WTA event in Dubai.
Navarro, who won her first WTA title at the Hobart International earlier this year, took time ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced receiving over 300 requests through the 04 unified interactive platform launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to enhance stakeholder participation in improving the services provided by Dubai government entities, understand their opinions, provide solutions to their challenges, and adopt their various ideas and proposals.
The Authority’s staff members are studying and analysing the list of suggestions and feedback received through the platform from March 2023 to January 2024 to understand the audience's requirements and adopt ideas that contribute to the development of the working system. This stems from the Authority’s ......read more
Dubai-UAE. 17 February 2024 – 27 teams have qualified to the fifth edition of the Gov Games, the Organising Committee of Gov Games 2024 announced today, following a highly competitive qualifying round, which saw teams going head-to-head in the challenge hosted in Damac Hills 2 Dubai.
The 27 qualifying teams, in addition to team Parkour DXB – the champion of the Gov Games 2023 Community category– will now head to the Gov Games 2024, which will be staged at Dubai Festival City from 29 February to 3 March 2024, where they will vie for the grand prize.
Marwan bin Essa, Director of Gov Games, said: “The widespread, enthusiastic participation in this year’s Battle of the Community, with 106 teams registered to participate in the qualifying round, highlights an eagerness to embrace a healthy and ......read more
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 18 February 2024 – The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with the Middle East arm of renowned Japanese sportswear brand ASICS. A signing ceremony for this exciting collaboration took place at the SFA headquarters in Riyadh, with representatives from both organizations present, including Shaima Saleh Al-Husseini, SFA Managing Director, and Seiji Hori, General Manager of ASICS Arabia, who both signed the agreement.
ASICS Arabia will serve as a strategic partner for two SFA events and will play a prominent role as a key sponsor of the highly successful Riyadh Marathon. The partnership follows the visit of SFA members to Japan, where they engaged with various sports organizations, meeting representatives of ASICS at its international ......read more
Nibras Passion and RB Kingmaker captivate the audience with exceptional performances in the President Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses
Abu Dhabi, 18th February 2024: The 31st edition of the President Cup, organised by the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club (ADEC), concluded with remarkable success, drawing attention to its special planning and high level of participation. The Abu Dhabi racecourse witnessed fierce competition and outstanding performances from both riders and horses. Distinguished guests, among them HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Lt. Colonel Staff Pilot Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Arabian Horse Society (EAHS), HE Abdullah bin Touq Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE: Union Coop proudly announces its platinum sponsorship of the 27th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), marking over two decades of steadfast support for this esteemed event. This sponsorship highlights Union Coop’s commitment to nurturing the Islamic values and education of the younger generation while promoting the noble teachings of Islam.
Mr. Mohamed Al Hashemi, CEO of Union Coop, presented the sponsorship cheque to Dr. Saeed Abdullah Hareb, Vice Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the award, at the DIHQA headquarters. The ceremony was attended by key figures including Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Corporate Communication Director, and Ms. Huda Salem Saif, Sr. Communication Section Manager at Union Coop, Ahmed Al Zahid, Member of the Organizing Committee and Award Spokesperson, ......read more
UAE Team Emirates took two podiums in two races today with Juan Ayuso taking 2nd on the 4.5km TT at the Vuelta Andalucia while Rui Oliveira sprinting to a close 2nd place on stage 3 of the Volta Algarve.
Ayuso not only takes second on the stage but also in the final general classification after the race was suspended due to the lack of police personnel available due to agriculture strikes in the region.
The young Spaniard blitzed the short course starting and finishing in Alcaudete (4.5km) just 10” off stage and race winner Maxim Van Gils (Lotto Dstny).
Tim Wellens came home in 5th place while Marc Soler also entered the top-10 in 8th spot, making UAE Team Emirates the strongest team on the day.
Ayuso: “It was always going to be tight with the TT so short, but I can be happy with 2nd place. Obviously, we ......read more
Sixth edition of the UCI event set to begin in Al Dhafra, with 7 stages standing between the world's top riders and the podium
Adam Yates spearheading the UAE Team Emirates effort
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday 14th February. The UAE Tour, the one and only World Tour Cycling event in the Middle East, returns to the UAE as UAE Team Emirates search for a third victory in the last four years.
The 7 stage, 985km event, will kick off in Al Dhafra before heading into Abu Dhabi and the wider Emirates. The world's best riders will be tasked with an individual time-trial, sprint stages potentially facing strong winds across the plains of the desert, and two mountainous stages including a steep 11% incline finish up Jebel Hafeet to the finish line.
UAE Team Emirates will be one of the teams to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2024: The 12th edition of the Sikka Art and Design Festival, held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Member of Dubai Council, promises a vast array of creative experiences for visitors. The festival will take place at the Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood from 23 February to 3 March, and reflects Dubai Culture's commitment to nurturing emerging talent and investing in future generations, encouraging them to unleash their creativity and hone their skills.
During the festival, Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children at ‘House 341’ will host over 50 artistic workshops during the ten days of the festival. Reflecting the programs provided at the Cultural Centre, this includes 'Pottery ......read more
Krejcikova, who defeated World No1 Iga Swiatek in last year’s final, will sit out this year’s tournament owing to a back injury
Osaka has also confirmed she will not be competing in this year’s competition
Dubai, UAE – February 15, 2024: Reigning Dubai champion Barbora Krejcikova and four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka have withdrawn from this year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, tournament organisers have confirmed.
“We regret to inform you that Barbora Krejcikova and Naomi Osaka have pulled out of this year’s tournament. We wish both players the best of luck for the rest of the 2024 season and look forward to seeing both players return to Dubai in the near future,” an official statement read.
Krejcikova, who defeated World No1 Iga Swiatek in straight ......read more
Community initiative drew to a close on the final weekend of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open
Series of tournaments took place across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah
Under-14 and Under-16 winners to train at the world-renowned Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Spain
14 February, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: While the headlines at this year’s Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open were dominated by the likes of Ons Jabeur, Emma Raducanu and eventual winner Elena Rybakina, a community initiative created to provide a pathway for aspiring players within the UAE to improve and enhance their skills allowed participants to compete for an array of incredible prizes, including an all-expenses-paid trip to train at the prestigious Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Spain.
Developed by Mubadala in partnership with the UAE Tennis Federation, the Road to ......read more
H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of Dubai Sports council (DSC) & Deputy Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2024, has called fans to attend the Championship’s matches and enjoy the wonderful atmospheres of the event.
The Championship will take place from 15th to 25th Feb. 2024 at a beautiful stadium, constructed at Dubai Design District, overlooking to Dubai Water Canal, and considered as one of the splendid buildings at Sheikh Zaed Road & Khalifa Tower Area.
H.E. Saeed Hareb stated: “We welcome the participating teams & fans of multi-nationalities who will watch the Championship’s matches at this beautiful stadium, which accommodates more than 3500 spectators, and constructed particularly to host this Championship, to ......read more
DUBAI: The attention and focus of the international sporting world will be firmly on Dubai as it plays host to as many as ten major international tournaments out of the 25 lined up during the course of this week.
Organized in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council, all these sporting events in Dubai will witness participation of more than 15,000 male and female international and domestic athletes.
Spread across various areas of Dubai, these events are also expected to attract the attendance of more than 90,000 fans of different nationalities and ages, ensuring unabated attention from the sporting world.
The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024 Dubai tops this list of international sporting events. Scheduled to commence from Thursday (February 15), this culmination of all major global beach soccer powers will continue till ......read more
Doha, Qatar – February 14, 2024: Promoting a healthy lifestyle and fostering community engagement, Al Meera hosted an array of sports and entertainment activities at the Expo Doha 2023, as part of National Sport Day celebrations on 13 February 2024.
This vibrant atmosphere perfectly reflected the company's commitment to social responsibility and encouraging community members to prioritize their physical fitness and well-being. The festivities drew a diverse crowd, welcoming individuals, families, and general Expo visitors to participate and celebrate an active lifestyle.
The fun kicked off at 8am and catered to all ages and interests as Al Meera curated a diverse array of activities, ensuring inclusivity and enjoyment for everyone. From shopping cart races, strength challenges, and basketball shoot-outs to jumping bags ......read more
Stage win and overall victory for UAE Team Emirates
Emirati starlets shine in final stage victory for the team
UAE Team Emirates continued their strong start to the season with an emphatic win from Adam Yates on the final day of racing at the Tour of Oman.
The Emirati squad set a hot tempo in the bunch with the young UAE talents Abdulla Alhammadi and Mohammed Almutaiwei keeping the breakaway in check on the reduced stage from Samail Al Fayhaa Reshouse to Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain) (72km).
As they reached the final 5km, it was the turn of Veteran Diego Ulissi who’s high pace shattered the bunch which still included race leader Finn Fisher-Black and stage winner Adam Yates. On the steepest final kilometre of Green Mountain, Yates reacted to the attack of Jan Hirt (Soudal Quickstep) and put him to the sword in ......read more
Dubai, 14 February 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) collaborates its latest venture with L’ÉCOLE Middle East, a leading educational institution committed to fostering a love for Jewelry Arts learning. This collaborative new partnership for L’ÉCOLE Middle East at the esteemed Al Safa Art & Design Library marks a significant milestone in enriching educational resources for the community of Dubai and the Middle East, paving the way for the first of many fruitful regional journeys.
The L’ÉCOLE Middle East selection situated within the library, supported by Dubai Culture, is designed to serve as a dedicated space for nourishing a deeper understanding and appreciation of arts and cultural expressions in the world of jewelry. This innovative venture aims to curate a ......read more
Join the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Gathering at Expo City Dubai!
Expo City Dubai transforms into a hub of wheels, wellness, and wonder.
Eat Well Live Well Village is the place to be for family and cycling fun.
InstaShop joins as the Presenting Partner for the InstaShop Junior Rides.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th February 2023: The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, is gearing up for this year’s main event: a 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships qualifier. With just days to go, cyclists are set to embark on a 94.1km course, starting from a new and exciting location this year – the iconic Expo City Dubai. The excitement is not only around the new course but also in the participation records broken this year, with an impressive turnout of over 3,800 cyclists ......read more
‘The Garden of Duality’ will be unveiled during the 17th edition of Art Dubai across a six-day creative programme
14 February 2024, Dubai, UAE: Argentinean artist and creative director Pilar Zeta is set to showcase her work at W Dubai - Mina Seyahi from Thursday 29 February to Tuesday 5 March. The second exhibition curated exclusively for W Hotels, in partnership with Mambo Creatives, will feature a collection of her most recent works, to coincide with the 17th edition of Art Dubai.
Known for its iconic architecture and luxurious, contemporary interiors, where modern design meets Middle Eastern mystique, there is no better home for Pilar Zeta’s creation in the UAE than W Dubai - Mina Seyahi. The hotel, which has fast become a cultural hotspot for the discerning traveller, puts ......read more
12 February 2024 Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) commemorates this year’s Qatar National Sports Day by hosting a variety of engaging fitness related activities across its terminal.
A diverse range of interactive fitness activations are featured throughout the airport for departing and transfer passengers of all ages, including a Leopard Crawl, Tyre Challenge, Sack Race, Hula Hoop Competition, Tennis Tetherball, Paper Plane Competition, Hang & Squat Challenge, and Runway Dash.
As Qatar's gateway to the world, Hamad International Airport takes pride in reflecting the country's celebrations and initiatives to the millions of passengers traversing its terminals. In line with the goals of Qatar National Sports Day, this initiative aims to raise awareness about the importance of sports and fitness in ......read more
Manchester City’s upcoming star hailed the benefits of cup football for the development of young footballers during recent visit to Abu Dhabi
The Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup returns on 17-18 February 2024 at Zayed Sports City, with over 2,000 players set to take part in the fifth edition.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13th February 2024: Manchester City star Rico Lewis has hailed the importance of cup football for the development of young footballers across the world, with the latest edition of the Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup preparing to take place in the capital this weekend.
The versatile City starlet reflected on the benefits of cup football during the Treble Winners’ recent visit to the UAE, highlighting its importance to his own meteoric rise to Pep Guardiola’s starting eleven.
He said: “For me ......read more
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, February 12, 2024 – The Saudi Film Commission (SFC) announced its Participation in the 74th Berlin International Film Festival "Berlinale," from February 15 to 25th, to showcase the Kingdom's efforts in supporting the film industry, developing cinematic production, and nurturing local talent by encouraging their Participation in international festivals, as part of the Kingdom's aspiration to become a global destination for the film industry. The Participation includes a Saudi pavilion in partnership with Film AlUla, the Cultural Development Fund, NEOM, the "Invest in Saudi Arabia" initiative, the Red Sea International Film Festival, and the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).
Abdullah Al Eyaf, CEO of the Saudi Film Commission, said: ......read more
Elena Rybakina seals straight-sets victory over Daria Kasatkina at sold-out International Tennis Centre
Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands crowned doubles champions
Event included historic flag ceremony featuring children from the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Schools Program
February 11, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Elena Rybakina produced a superb performance to become champion of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with the World Number 5 securing a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Daria Kasatkina in the capital, while American duo Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands walked away with the doubles title after defeating Linda Noskova and Heather Watson in a contest disrupted by rain.
RYBAKINA SHINES ON SOLD-OUT SUNDAY
The second edition of the WTA 500 event, which took place at the ......read more
World No6, who produced some excellent tennis at the recent Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, is eyeing her first maiden Dubai title after withdrawing through injury last year
Tickets for both the WTA tournament and ATP event are available at www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com
Dubai, UAE – February 12, 2024: Ons Jabeur was left heartbroken after being forced to withdraw from last year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships owing to injury, with the Arab superstar more determined than ever to taste success at the annual WTA Tour event – which recently acquired permanent WTA 1000 status.
Jabeur had to undergo knee surgery following the 2023 Australian Open, which prevented her from participating in both Doha and Dubai last season and resulted in a two-month period on ......read more
The Desert Group, Dulsco & DUTCO’s players have won the titles of the arm wrestling 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, under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.
Participants in the 5th edition of the Tournament, which will continue up to 11th March 2024, compete in 11 sports competitions; these are: basketball, football, road race, arm wrestling, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tug of war, yoga, cricket & kabaddi.
Saeed Khan of Desert Group won the heavy weight category’s title of the competition, while Mohammed Aashlik from Dulsco secured the 1st place in the light weight category and Jawad Pait of DUTCO ......read more
A family of racing royalty unleashed at the home of British motorsport
AMR24 Formula 1® challenger heads a trio of Aston Martins, with unveiling of new Vantage sports car and Vantage GT3 racer on the same day
12 February 2024, Silverstone: Aston Martin boldly presents a bloodline born for the racing line, with the unprecedented unveiling of three cars on the same day, representing the racing heart of the British ultra-luxury manufacturer and its commitment to integrating motorsport technologies in its high-performance cars for the road.
Fittingly unveiled on the day that the marque’s AMR24 Formula 1® challenger first touched the tarmac at the home of British motorsport, the new Vantage is the quintessential Aston Martin sports car and the most driver focused and fastest Vantage in the nameplate’s ......read more
First-ever PFL PPV Super Fight event to feature PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to host the first mega MMA event of the year
Saudi Arabia’s Abdullah Al-Qahtani among those to be competing on 24th February
Riyadh, 12th February 2024: The Professional Fighters League (PFL) and Riyadh Season have announced tickets for the first-ever mega MMA event of the year, PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions that will be held on 24 February are available now. Tickets for PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions can be booked through the WeBook.com website and application through the link: https://webook.com/en/events/champs-vs-champs-boxing-tickets
The PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions weigh-ins will take place at The Kingdom Arena on the 23 February at 6 pm KSA time.
Emanating live from Saudi ......read more
Tim Wellens opened his season in fine fashion taking 3rd place at the Vuelta Murcia in Spain today.
Wellens formed part of an elite chasing group which caught the days early breakaway over the top of the Cat 1 Collado Bermejo which crested at the halfway point of the race between Alhama de Murcia and Murcia(198.7km).
The group would split with -20km to go and Wellens was alone with Ben O'Connor (Decathlon AG2R) to form a powerful duo out front. O'Connor would prove the stronger on the day, dropping Wellens on the final categorised climb with -12km to go and going on to win the race.
Jan Tratnik (Visma-LAB) would catch Wellens in the closing kilometres, with the Belgium rounding out the podium.
Wellens : "I'm pretty satisfied with how the race went. We knew that around the halfway mark that the race would ......read more
Kiwi attacks alone on final climb to clinch victory
Finn Fisher-Black took his second professional victory of his young career with the 22 year old Kiwi rider winning solo at the Muscat Classic in Oman today.
The UAE youngster put in a vicious attack on the final climb of Al Jissah at -5km from the line and held off the reduced bunch to the end. On the lumpy and exposed parcours from Al Mouj Muscat to Al Bustan (174.3km) UAE Team Emirates had several cards to play with the likes of Diego Ulissi and Adam Yates in their ranks.
Some superb teamwork from Yates on the final climb softened up the field and set up the attack of Fisher-Black which had no response from the rest of the rivals.
Fisher-Black: “To get a win already today on our first day racing in Oman was really special. I had good form at ......read more
Gen Z Emirati riders to compete alongside Adam Yates ahead of the UAE Tour
After taking victory at last week’s Volta Valenciana, UAE Team Emirates are set for a packed weekend of racing which will see the team in action on several fronts.
Two of the brightest Emirati Cycling talents - Abdulla Alhammadi and Mohammad Almutaiwei – will be rubbing shoulders and competing with the very best in the world as they represent the UAE on global stage, starring in the Muscat Classic and Tour of Oman for UAE Team Emirates. Yousif Mirza, ex- Emirati National Champion, was the last Emirati to represent the team and showcases UAE Team Emirates’ commitment to fostering excellence and opportunity for the next generation across the UAE.
Alhammadi and Almutaiwei, currently racing for UAE Team ......read more
Ons Jabeur impresses in straight-sets win over Emma Raducanu
The Tunisian took just over an hour to book her place in the last eight
World Number. 5 Elena Rybakina is in action for the first time tomorow
February 7, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Tunisian fan favourite Ons Jabeur blasted her way into the last eight of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council with a straight-sets victory over Brit Emma Raducanu.
Having been given a bye in the Round of 32, as one of the tournament’s four top seeds, Jabeur was in singles action for the first time, and eager to make up for the disappointment of exiting the doubles alongside partner Naomi Osaka last night.
It took Jabeur just one hour and 18 minutes to book her place in the quarter-finals, where she will meet Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 7 February 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced the preparations for the 12th edition of Sikka Art and Design Festival, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and Member of the Dubai Council. The festival will take place from 23 February to 3 March 2024, featuring the participation of over 500 local, regional and global creatives and artists.
The festival aims to provide an innovative platform that brings together various art forms, celebrating established and emerging creative artists from the UAE and the GCC, in line with Dubai’s cultural vision to cement the emirate’s position as a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent.
This ......read more
The Organizing Committee of NAS Sports Tournament has announced the opening of registration door for the 11th edition of the Tournament, the biggest of its kind, which will take place at Nad Al-Sheba Sports Complex during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Participants in the 11th edition of the Tournament will compete in nine sports games; these are: volleyball, padel, jujitsu, fencing, wheelchair basketball, running, cycling, tug of war and obstacle challenge.
Registration of players & teams continues through the Tournament’s official website: www.nasst.ae for participating in all sports competitions of the 11th edition of the event.
The NAS Sports Tournament is organized with distinctive participation of thousands of athletes of various ages, multi-nationalities and different physical levels from UAE & ......read more
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has signed a sponsorship agreement with Pocari Sweat Co., which is affiliated to the Japanese Otsuka Holdings Group.
The three-year agreement has been signed by H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC, and Mr. Mikio Bando, the General Manager of Otsuka Holdings, in the presence of H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC / Mr. Ryosuke Fukase, Deputy President of Otsuka International Co. – Asia & Arabic Section / representatives of the sponsoring Co. / Mr. Khalid Al-Awar, Director of Communication & Marketing Dept. in DSC.
The agreement has been signed as part of DSC’s efforts to boost the sector of competitive & community sports events taking place throughout the year, and in the framework of the policy of the Company, which ......read more
October 4, 2023 – Art Jameel, an organisation that supports artists and creative communities, and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority announce a major programme offering opportunities for UAE-based artists and multidisciplinary creative practitioners to address climate change in their practice. This second edition of the Art Jameel Research and Practice Platform (RPP), supported by Dubai Culture, launches in association with Al Quoz Creative Zone – an integrated creative hub in Dubai – and has a special focus on addressing the climate crisis, in line with the UAE Year of ......read more
• Formula E’s global fanbase grew 17% to 344m this year, overtaking NASCAR to become the fourth-largest motorsport by fandom*
• USA and Germany were the fastest-growing markets for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship which is beginning just its tenth season
• More TV viewers tuned in to live Formula E races than ever before in Season 9 as the new GEN3 race car smashed all speed and performance records on the track in the Championship’s most competitive season to date
• Audiences for live content in the 16-race season exceeded 225m, up 4% on the ......read more
Hosting a selection of speakers, calligraphers, artists, and calligraphy experts
Dubai, UAE, 30 September 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is offering a series of inspiring talks presented to visitors of Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, enabling them to explore the richness of the art of calligraphy and its beauty. The inaugural edition, which launches on 1 October, will witness 25+ talks, in addition to 19 exhibitions and the activation of 35+ locations around Dubai. The biennale, which is held with the participation of 200 local and international calligraphers and ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi take the fight to Sharjah as Swedes close in on their team crown
1st October, 2023: Sweden’s Jonas Andersson clinched the UIM F1H2O World Championship for the second time today with a convincing victory in the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy.
Andersson’s start-to-finish success in Olbia also puts Team Sweden in a strong position to secure the team title won for the last five times by Team Abu Dhabi.
While the defending champions had a disappointing day in Olbia, with Thani Al Qemzi finishing eighth and Rashid Al ......read more
Dubai, September 28, 2023: The Emirates Literature Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2024 edition of their annual student competitions: the Chevron Readers’ Cup competition and the Emirates NBD Poetry for All Competition. Both educational initiatives are designed with the aim to nurture young talents, foster a love for literature, and promote creative expression among the youth across the region.
Ahlam Bolooki, CEO of the Emirates Literature Foundation, Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and Managing Director of ELF Publishing said: “We ......read more
• Dubai Kartdrome’s Oscar Lambert and Jeremey Montgomery-Swan registered third and second places at the Sodi World Series and credited the venue’s DAKA programme for their karting development on the track.
Dubai, 28 September 2023: Two young UAE-based karting drivers have spoken of their determination to win on the world stage in the future after securing podium finishes in a leading international competition in Europe.
Dubai Kartdrome’s Oscar Lambert and Jeremey Montgomery-Swan produced impressive performances in the recent Sodi World Series World ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 26 September 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is offering community members an innovative edutainment environment through its School of Life project at Al Safa Art and Design Library, Al Twar, Al Mankhool and Hatta public libraries with a set of interactive sessions and workshops aimed at building life skills and motivating individuals to prioritise their personal welfare, by raising their level of awareness and concern for their mental and physical health and enabling them to contribute to making a positive change in society.
The October programme, ......read more
• 15th edition of the season-ending event will bring 50 of the world’s top golf stars to Dubai
• Championship Village will see free golf lessons for all ages, Ladies Day celebrations, trick-shot shows and an incredible atmosphere amongst extensive food and beverage offerings
26 September 2023 – Dubai, UAE: The prestigious DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, returns for its 15th edition in just 50 days, promising an unparalleled blend of world-class golfing action, entertainment, and exciting experiences. Following record weekend crowds last year and a sold-out ......read more
1. McNulty also climbs podium as UAE Team Emirates sweep top-10 2.
Marc Hirschi and UAE Team Emirates showed a lot of poise and control to take home the overall crown at the Tour of Luxembourg.
UAE Team Emirates controlled the pace at the head of affairs picking off bonus seconds and keeping an eye on their rivals on the circuit finish from Mersch to Luxembourg (177km).
Jan Christian and Felix Grossschartner controlled the pace in the final kilometres with Brandon McNulty and Diego Ulissi waiting in the wings to follow attacks. The stage was won by ......read more
Abu Dhabi star underlines F2 dominance as battle for silver and bronze goes down to the wire
23rd September 2023: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi underlined his dominance of the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship today with another stunning performance to secure pole position for tomorrow’s final Grand Prix of the season in Portugal.
Having wrapped up his fourth F2 world title with one round to spare last weekend, the Emirati driver produced another impressive display to win the seven-boat qualifying shoot-out in dramatic fashion at Vila Velha de ......read more
• 2nd place for Swiss who climbs GC ranking
News | Team – 23rd September 2023
Marc Hirschi took a fine 2nd place in a rain soaked stage 3 at the Tour of Luxembourg. Adverse weather conditions added to the difficulty of the intense, hilly stage from Mertert to Vianden (168.4km) which was won by a daring solo move by Ben Healy (Education First Easypost).
UAE Team Emirates controlled the pace at the head of affairs for much of the day with Michael Vink and young Jan Christen keeping tabs on moves going up the road. Healy made a long-range attack ......read more
Dubai, [21st sept 2023] - Nirvikar Films proudly presents "Aakhri Sach," a spine-tingling Indian Hindi-language crime investigative thriller television series exclusively available on Disney+ Hotstar. This enthralling series delves into the enigmatic depths of fate's web, uncovering the clandestine family secrets and unfathomable horrors lurking beneath the surface. Based on true events, "Aakhri Sach" unfolds the haunting story of a family of 11 found mysteriously hanging to death in their Delhi home, leaving behind no suicide note or apparent domestic issues. As the ......read more
H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), confirmed the prestigious status of Dubai in hosting various international championships, besides hosting of the headquarters of international sports federations & organizations, thanks to the availability of all factors of success & attraction to sports championships & entities; top of these factors are the proper legislations, well-based infrastructure & distinctive quality of life.
He also affirmed the importance of the cricket sport & its distinctive status among the other various ......read more
• The workshop was launched to implement initiatives to protect athletes’ rights and ensure that People of Determination enjoy their right in a safe and stable life
• The workshop discussed subunits in all sports clubs and entities affiliated with Special Olympics UAE
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2023: Special Olympics UAE organized a workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development to kickstart the implementation of the Athletes Safeguarding Program and implement the program's goals to ensure the rights of ......read more
Abu Dhabi duo praise race legend Cappellini for team’s winning culture as F2 championship reaches finish line
20th September 2023: Newly-crowned four-time champion Rashed Al Qemzi and team-mate Mansoor Al Mansoori want to give Team Abu Dhabi a grand finale to the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship in Portugal at the weekend.
After clinching his latest title triumph with a second-place finish at Peso da Régua, Al Qemzi has set his sights on a third race victory of the season in Sunday’s second leg of the Grand Prix of Portugal at Vila Velha de Ródão ......read more
Distinctive Participation of Women for the First Time in the Badminton Competition
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has launched the 5th edition of the Labor Sports Tournament earlier this month in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai, Dubai Police & Dubai Municipality, and under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.
The Tournament, which continues up to 13th March 2024, takes place at various 10 locations in Dubai, and it comprises 11 sports competitions.
The badminton competition of the ......read more
• First win in UAE Team Emirates colours for Dutchman
• Ayuso seals white in Madrid •
Sjoerd Bax took an impressive victory at the Trofeo Matteotti in Italy.
The action kicked off when Lorenzo Rota (Intermarche-Wanty) tried to take advantage of his position in the lead to pull ahead, who was followed by Bax while behind them no one seemed to want to take control of the situation, giving them ten seconds three kilometers from the line. The two worked together, but in the last kilometre they begin to look at each other. A thrilling sprint ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 16 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is announcing its Arabic Calligraphy, Ornamentation, and Gilding Courses, designed to nurture and inspire emerging talent in the realm of Arabic calligraphy. Running from September 18th to December, this initiative signifies our unwavering dedication to preserving and advancing the artforms. Through these courses, the aim is to provide aspiring artists with valuable educational and cultural experiences while offering diverse platforms for them to showcase their calligraphic creations.
Under the Dubai ......read more
1. Pogačar rounds out podium in Italy 2.
15th September 2023: Marc Hirschi took a milestone victory for UAE Team Emirates as the Swiss champion crossed the line with his hands aloft at the Coppa Sabatini in Italy today.
After a podium ride by Felix Grossschartner at the Giro Della Toscana yesterday the team was motivated to take the top step with Hirschi getting the better of yesterday’s winner, the in-form Pavel Sivakov (Ineos-Grenadiers), in a two-up sprint to the line.
Tadej Pogačar was tasked with the job of blocking any ......read more
Dubai Pro Bodybuilding Championship, qualifying to Mr. Olympia 2023, will take place on 23rd & 24th Sept. at the Halls of Dubai World Trade Center, and will be held with participation of more than 700 amateur & professional athletes who compete to win valuable prizes worth $ 90 thousand.
The Championship will be organized by the Oxygen Club, with the support of Dubai Sports Council (DSC).
The Championship’s details were unveiled during a press conference, convened at DSC’s premises, and addressed by H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC / Mr. ......read more
1. Three riders in top-10 for UAE in Italy as Angliru tackled in Spain 2.
13th September 2023: Felix Großschartner put in a strong showing at the Giro Della Toscana in Italy today, taking third place podium after an attritional race.
The Emirati team were strongly present with Tadej Pogačar taking 4th and Davide Formolo 6th in the 191km classic starting and finishing in Pontedera, which was won by Pavel Sivakov (Ineos-Grenadiers).
The racing in Italy continues tomorrow with the Coppa Sabatini as UAE Team Emirates go in search of the 50th win of the ......read more
• The 14th edition of the ultimate fitness challenge will take place at Yas Marina Circuit on Saturday 24th February 2024, with pre-registration now open
• A record setting 1380 athletes competed across 12 categories in 2023, with 150 young athletes taking part in TriKIDS to advance development of youth sports
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 September 2023: Following a record-breaking edition in 2023, athletes across the Middle East can look forward to the upcoming 14th edition of TriYAS, set to return to Yas Marina Circuit on Saturday 24th ......read more
The DRO Onam celebration was held on Sunday, 10th September, 2023 at Capital School, Al Qusais. The day-long celebration featured a wide array of events including Thaalappoli, Thiruvatira, Chenda Melam, Tug of War, Games for adults, Games for kids, Solo song, Group song, Kids’ dance and much more. According to the DRO Family Onam celebration committee, “Hundreds of DRO residents got together to an event that celebrated the cultural heritage of Kerala. The diverse mix of our residents came together to enjoy the traditional flavours of Kerala in true Onam ......read more
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) convened a meeting with the most prominent global football academies in Dubai to boost the scouting of sports talents within the presence of working teams & coaches from the best global football schools.
The meeting dealt with the “Sport Talents Scouting Policy”, which was held as part of Dubai’s plan 2033, aiming to scout & attract talents in various strategic sectors and create appropriate environment to place UAE among the best countries in the field of global talents competitiveness indicators.
The meeting took ......read more
Art & design incubator now accepting applications for First Solo Residency and Critical Practice Programme with the Tanween design programme to follow soon
Dubai, UAE – 11 September 2023: This season, Tashkeel – one of the UAE’s key art and design incubators – is accepting applications from artists and designers for its three most prestigious initiatives: First Solo Residency, Critical Practice Programme and Tanween Design Programme. With each platform offering creative practitioners the chance to strengthen skills, push practice and develop new ......read more
1. Record 49th win of season for UAE Team Emirates 2.
11th September 2023: Adam Yates won one of the most entertaining editions of the GP de Montreal (World Tour race on a 12,3 km circuit for a total of 221,4 km), taking over the honour from his teammate Tadej Pogačar, who took the title in 2022.
The British rider added this special triumph to his satisfying season closing in the amazing performance by the whole UAE Team Emirates. Especially in the last three laps, the riders directed by Director Simone Pedrazzini led the head group with a very high ......read more
• Well executed lead-out takes Colombian to glory •
Sebastian Molano took home the first victory of this Vuelta España for UAE Team Emirates with a sprint win on stage 12 from Ólvega to Zaragoza(150.6km).
The sprint train tandem of Molano and Rui Oliveira timed their effort to perfection, benefitting from the work done by Alpecin-Deceuninck before Oliveira hitting the front at the perfect moment at -400m and opening up the path for Molano to deliver ahead of his closest rival Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck).
The 28-year-old ......read more
• The race comprises Four Stages taking place at Various Tourist Destinations in Dubai
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) announced that the 2nd edition of “Women Running Race” will take place from 30th Sept. to 11th Nov. 2023 at the most eminent & famous tourist destinations in Dubai, and it comprises four various stages.
Participants in the Event will compete in three different distances; these are: 2.5 km, 5 km & 10 km.
Each participant will gain an innovative medal, which is composed of 4 separate medals. Each one ......read more
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) is gearing up for the organization of the Dubai Schools Games; the biggest school sports tournament of its kind in Dubai, which represents the preliminary step for scouting & developing sports talents before moving to join clubs & become Olympic champions.
DSC discussed with the ESM Co., the Tournament’s organizer, details of the 4th edition of the Tournament, which will kick off next Oct. with participation of governmental & private schools.
Participants in the Tournament, which has been launched in 2019, will compete in more ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi star extends lead in world title race with flawless start-to-finish Grand Prix win
San Nazzaro, Italy: 4th September 2023: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi recorded an impressive victory in Grand Prix of Italy today to increase his lead in the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship.
Chasing a fourth F2 world drivers’ title, the Emirati driver produced a flawless performance on the River Po circuit in San Nazzaro to record a comfortable success from Sweden’s Daniel Segenmark and maintain his 100% record this season.
Al Qemzi’s second ......read more
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has announced that the 5th Labor Sports Tournament will be launched in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai & Dubai Police, under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.
The Tournament will take place from 3rd Sept. 2023 to 13th March 2024 at various 10 locations in Dubai, and it will comprise 11 sports competitions.
The Tournament’s details were declared in a press conference, and addressed by H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC / H.E. Brigadier Ali Al-Khalfan Al-Mansouri, Director of ......read more
• Young Spaniard 3rd on uphill sprint •
29th August 2023: Juan Ayuso showed signs his climbing form is where it needs to be in this Vuelta España with the Spanish rider taking 3rd on the first mountain stage of the race in Andorra.
UAE Team Emirates had strong numbers to the fore on the stage with Marc Soler (5th), Joao Almeida (9th) and Jay Vine (12th) all within 10’’ of stage winner and new race leader Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quickstep).
Ayuso was first of the favourites to hit out at -4km to go with the riders ......read more
The winning artist will unveil their mural in an exciting celebration at the Waterfront Market as part of Dubai Art Season (DAS) 2024 and have it permanently displayed there
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 August 2023: Dubai’s premier fresh-food destination, the Waterfront Market, announces its collaboration with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority for the highly anticipated Murals and Art Competition. With six successful years of showcasing artistic talent in the emirate, the competition reaffirms the Waterfront Market's commitment to celebrating and supporting local ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 28 August 2023: Emirates Post Group, in collaboration with the General Women’s Union, released a commemorative stamp in celebration of Emirati Women’s Day. The stamp features the "We collaborate for Tomorrow" slogan adopted for the Emirati Women's Day for the year 2023 and has been designed to celebrate the extraordinary journey of Emirati women and honour their significant sacrifices and contributions to the development of the UAE. This comes as part of the Group's steadfast dedication to empowering Emirati women and commemorating important ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi star says he feels no pressure ahead of another tough F2 championship assignment in San Nazzaro
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28th August, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi says he feels no pressure in the battle to become a four-time winner of the UIM F2 World Championship as another tough assignment approaches in the Grand Prix of Italy at the weekend.
The Emirati’s recent opening round victory in Lithuania, giving him an immediate five-point championship lead, was achieved in particularly difficult race conditions, as he launched a ......read more
• Historic 3rd time winning for Belgian, Grossschartner 2nd in Deutschland Tour •
News | Team – 28th August 2022
Tim Wellens and UAE Team Emirates celebrated a big victory as the Belgian rider took home an impressive overall title win at the Renewi Tour in Bilzen today.
Matteo Trentin was 2nd on the final stage in a very close reduced sprint behind Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) after putting in some good teamwork in the final kilometres to control the race.
Wellens: “This week we came here with the ambition to win ......read more
Belgian 2nd on decisive stage to Geraardbergen
Tim Wellens put in a brave ride to move into the lead of the Renewi Tour in Belgium.
Despite suffering a slow front wheel puncture, Wellens was able to push through to the line in the front group and even taking second in the sprint to the line won by Mike Teunissen (Intermarche-Wanty).
Marc Hirschi and Wellens teamed up to form a select leading group of 8 riders, with the pair joining forces to hunt for the stage win.
Wellens: “I’m really happy to take the leaders jersey today. We ......read more
1. Wellens moves into GC contention in Renewi Tour
2. Grossschartner podiums in Germany
Tim Wellens put in a stellar ride against the clock on stage 2 of the Renewi Tour to take second place in the Netherlands today.
The 13km TT starting and finishing in Sluis was won by Josh Tarling (Ineos-Grenadiers) with Wellens 14’’ behind to sit in 2nd place in the general classification ahead of tomorrow’s decisive stage finish in Geraardsbergen.
Wellens “I knew today was going to be important and I’m very satisfied with ......read more
Arrieta will be the exclusive provider of the jerseys, pants, belts, and socks for all Baseball United franchises
Dubai, UAE (August 25, 2023) - Baseball United, the first-ever professional baseball league focused on the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, announced today that Mexico-based uniform and equipment provider Arrieta will serve as the league’s Official Uniform Partner. Arrieta will provide three sets of colorways for each of Baseball United’s founding franchises for this November’s Dubai Showcase, as well as officially licensed jerseys for fans to purchase at ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 21 August, 2023: Al Masaood Automobiles, the exclusive distributor of Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western Region, and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) have reaffirmed their strategic partnership; a partnership that will continue to see the two organizations work together to support major sporting events and activities hosted in the nation’s capital.
The partnership, first announced in March of 2022, has seen Al Masaood Automobiles Nissan sponsor a number of high-profile events, including the Leaders’ Summit, the FIBA 3X3 World Basketball Tour, and the ......read more
- As part of an exciting basketball double-header, Mexico also victorious earlier in the night -
ABU DHABI – August 19, 2023: The USA Men’s National Team secured a landmark win over Greece in their first appearance in the UAE last night. Infront of a sold-out crowd and Etihad Arena, day two of the inaugural International Basketball Week, featured a double-header which saw Mexico emerge victorious over Lebanon in the evening’s earlier game.
In the first game of the night, Mexico triumphed 88 – 70 over Lebanon with Joshua Ibarra leading Mexico with a ......read more
British climber now 3rd on GC
18th August 2023: Adam Yates sprinted for victory from a reduced group on stage 3 of the Vuelta Burgos, hitting out for the line early and taking 3rd place behind stage winner Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) and Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora hansgrohe). The result sees Yates move up the GC also, with the 30 year old now sitting 3rd at 40’’.
UAE Team Emirates placed two riders in the top-10 with George Bennett 6th on the stage and on GC after the medium mountain stage from Sargentes de la Lora to Villarcayo (183km). Jay Vine ......read more
Stage victory and leaders jersey for Colombian
16th August 2023: It was a winning return to competition for Sebastian Molano and UAE Team Emirates at the Vuelta a Burgos as they took win number 46 of the season in fast finish in the Spanish city of Burgos.
The undulating day which took the riders from Villalba del Duero to Burgos (161km) ended in a mass sprint after great teamwork from the Emirati cohort brought back late attacks to tee-up Molano to unleash his burst of speed. The train of Ivo Oliveira and Ryan Gibbons placed Molano well to take a ......read more
Five-time NBA championship-winning player and four-time championship-winning coach, Kerr was born in the Middle East and brings unique perspective on growth on game in the region
Abu Dhabi, UAE – August 14, 2023: International Basketball Week in Abu Dhabi will see Steve Kerr, the nine-time NBA champion, bring his US National Team to the UAE for the first time as part of a historical US Basketball Showcase later this week.
Kerr, who won five NBA Championships as point guard with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs and added four more as coach of the Golden State ......read more
• Bin Kharbash: The Dubai Calligraphy Bienniale is a new creative platform for talent worldwide
Dubai, UAE, 14 Aug 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announces the inaugural Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, set to commence on 1st October 2023. This major event underscores the importance of calligraphy as a form of artistic expression and celebrates all its dimensions and its integral role in Arab heritage.
Over 200 artists from both local and international backgrounds will gather to highlight the diverse styles of calligraphy. The Biennale will host 15+ ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi star launches new title bid with impressive win, as late setback denies Al Mansoori podium finish
13th August, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi recorded an impeccable start-to-finish victory in the Grand Prix of Lithuania to ignite his challenge for a fourth drivers’ title in the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship.
The Emirati driver made up for a disappointing fourth place finish in qualifying with a brilliant surge into the lead from the start and a composed drive to win from another three-times F2 world champion, Britain’s Colin Jelf.
Team ......read more
• Unique sculpture made from Formula E racing car parts will be auctioned to benefit children’s organisation’s climate programmes.
• ‘Children’s Planet’ installation, created from previously used parts from Formula E race cars in Season 8, represents impact of climate change on young people.
• Formula E is the first global sports organisation to partner with UNICEF’s global climate fund and nears target of benefitting 3 million children and young people in three years.
• UNICEF’s climate programmes, as part of the ......read more
Dubai and Riyadh, 8th August 2023: Newly-crowned Formula E champion, Jake Dennis, said adapting quickly to the new electric GEN3 car was one of the key factors in securing his first FIA world title.
The Avalanche Andretti driver finished second in the opening race of the London E-Prix double-header to win the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, becoming the first British driver to claim a world title at home.
The season saw him claim 11 podium finishes including triumphs in Mexico and Rome as well as back-to-back runner-up finishes at Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah E-Prix races in ......read more
• To open 22 new screens in 4 malls in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
• To be operational by Sept 2023
• Will explore additional screens in other malls.
7th August 2023, Dubai, UAE: As prominent leaders in their respective industries, Line Investments & Property, the shopping mall development, and management arm of Lulu Group International and Star Cinemas have announced their Joint Venture at a signing ceremony held at the Lulu Regional Office, Al Qusais of an exciting journey ahead towards a shared vision. Through this dynamic partnership, these two ......read more
Abu Dhabi,UAE: 7th August, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi duo Rashed Al Qemzi and Mansoor Al Mansoori head into the opening round of the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship in Lithuania next weekend with their focus on delivering another drivers’ title to the UAE capital.
The two Emirati drivers join forces again at the start of the new season which they hope will underline all the best qualities of F2 world championship powerboat racing, and ultimately see one of them crowned champion.
“We all know what happened last season, but as far as we’re concerned, that’s in the past, ......read more