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    Saudi Racing Star Reema Juffali Feeling Stronger After Training Camp in Austria

    27 September 2021: Having been put through her paces at a training camp in Europe, Saudi racer Reema Juffali says she’s now in the best physical and mental shape of her career ahead of next month’s final round of the British F3 Championship.   The Jeddah-born driver, who represents Douglas Motorsport, travelled to Austria earlier this month where the 29-year-old took time away from the track to attend her last intensive training camp of the season and work on improving her endurance, strength and stamina.    She undertook a number of different activities including hiking and climbing and Juffali insists she is already seeing clear improvements after taking part in a camp that she describes as key to her development.   “Results on the track is just one part of my progress,” she said. ......read more

    XP: The Region's First Music Conference Will Take Place in Riyadh to Amplify Music Futures

    Three-day conference launches in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 13th - 15th December September 27th, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: From the people behind MDLBEAST and SOUNDSTORM – the region's biggest and loudest music festival – and in partnership with the Saudi Music Commission, comes XP; a three-day music event with a conference & nightlife aspect, created to amplify music futures across the Middle East. XP will take place in Riyadh from 13th  – 15th December and is set to become the most forward-thinking gathering of music leaders in the region.  Through workshops, panel discussions and roundtables, networking opportunities, and music activations, XP will expand opportunities for music industry professionals of all backgrounds including artists, entrepreneurs, creatives, and policymakers as they ......read more

    Winners of Voices of Future Generations Writing Competition Crowned at Awards Ceremony

    • HH Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum awards children for their creativity and commitment to a more sustainable future   • Surprise messages of support from Dr Jane Goodall, Harry Baker and Dr Afra Atiq delight winners    Dubai, UAE, 26 September 2021: The 2021 winners of the Middle East edition of the Voices of Future Generations, the inspiring global writing competition for children, were announced today at an award ceremony at the Zabeel Ladies Club, Dubai. The unique writing initiative, launched under the patronage of UNESCO in 2015 and brought to the Middle East in 2019, was created to promote sustainability awareness and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.         The regional competition is organised by the Emirates Literature ......read more

    Learn Region's History at Mleiha Museum

    Mleiha Archaeological Centre bring to life all the wonders that the ancient world has left behind in the deserts of Sharjah! Sharjah - 26, September 2021:  It might be still summer. But in UAE, there is always a way to get a little culture, adventure, and education without going out to the scorching sun. The Museum experience at Sharjah’s Mleiha Archaeological Centre is such an opportunity, that a travel enthusiast should never miss. The museum tour at the Mleiha Archaeological Centre will give visitors a first-hand glimpse into the golden past of the region. Located inside the visitors centre which is built around a massive tomb from the Bronze Age Umm An Nar culture, the museum hosts plenty of multimedia displays, exhibits, interactive displays, artifacts, and information points that bring history to life that goes a ......read more

    Three Day UAE National Robot Olympiad Competition Kicks-off From October 1

    • Students from private and public schools, Charter Schools and universities across the UAE will participate in the national competition organized by ADEK • Seven winning teams will represent the UAE in the international World Robot Olympiad competition in November   Abu Dhabi- UAE: 26 September 2021: Over 800 students from across the UAE’s education ecosystem of Private and Public schools, Charter Schools, and universities are gearing up to battle it out over three days in the UAE National World Robot Olympiad (WRO) 2021.    The virtual competition will be held between October 1-3 and will challenge 308 teams on their robotics and STEM subject skills and knowledge in three categories. Seven winning teams will go on to represent the UAE at the international World Robot Olympiad in November ......read more

    Get in the Rhythms with IMG's Sensational Fun-Nite

    A Fun-Filled night, featuring dance competitions and DJ spin-offs. Set your calendar for 30th September 2021  Party begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 12 midnight September 26, 2021:  IMG Worlds of Adventure will be presenting the spectacular and entertaining Fun-Nite dance party on 30th September 2021. IMG is back with a fun-filled dance night featuring a dance face-off competition, and DJ spin-offs.  Guest will dance the night away to exhilarating music, with specially formulated signature majestic mocktails and exclusive Fun-Nite retail offers. Tickets are available for AED 125, which is an amazing deal for everyone to enjoy the fun-filled evening and is open to everyone. This dazzling evening featuring live music and beats provided by DJ Darryl Rees will be followed by a dance competition involving three ......read more

    Twitter's Tipping Feature “Tips” Now Available to Everyone

    Crypto-currencies can also be used for tipping purposes   26, September, 2021 - Dubai, UAE:  Twitter's tipping feature – now called Tips – is  launching to everyone with more payment options to choose from, including crypto-currencies.    People drive the conversation on Twitter and it was essential to make it easier for the community to support each other beyond Follows, Retweets, and Likes. Tips is an easy way to support the incredible voices on the service. This is a first step for the platform to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money.    People already drop links to their payment profiles in their bios and Tweets. Tips offers one fixed spot on an individual’s profile with a link to their Cash App, Patreon, ......read more

    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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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. ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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, ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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, ......read 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 ticketmaster.ae 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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.

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    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 ......read 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 mdlbeast.com 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read more

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    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 ......read more

    Trentin Grabs Podium After Brave Solo Ride in Belgium

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    SWPA Overall Winners 2021

    PROFESSIONAL, OPEN, STUDENT AND YOUTH WINNERS ANNOUNCED        © Craig Easton   United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:  The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the esteemed documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and ......read more

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

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    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 ......read more

    Pogačar 3rd Overall After Monumental Ride at Itzulia Basque Country

    United Arab Emirates -  April 11, 2021:   The drama of this weeks Itzulia Basque Country continued right to the end with Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) taking the overall title and a valiant 3rd place for Tadej Pogačar (+1 ’07”).   The last stage, a relatively short (111.9 km from Ondarroa to Arrate) but very demanding ride with 7 mountain climbs began with Brandon McNulty in the yellow jersey as leader and Tadej Pogačar in 5th place.   With just over 60 km from the finish, a large group moved away over the top of the Elosua Climb which ......read more

    Al Montazah Parks Will Be Closed During the Holy Month of Ramadan

    Sharjah, 10 April, 2021:  Al Montazah Parks, Sharjah’s impressive leisure and amusement destination, will be closed during the holy month of Ramadan for regular maintenance work and expansion of existing games and facilities. The destination announced that new attractions will be added during this period and will reopen its doors with more exciting activities after Ramadan, on the first day of Eid Al Fitr. The next season of “Ladies Day” will start from 25 May until 12 October 2021. Additional activities and events will be announced later.  The announcement ......read more

    Twitter Calls for Public Input on Approach to World Leaders-

    The survey is available in 14 languages including Arabic United Arab Emirates -  April 10, 2021:   Two years ago, Twitter explained its principles and approach to world leaders on the platform. Today, Twitter is calling for the public’s input on how it regulates world leaders on the platform with the aim to ensure those policies remain relevant in the ever-evolving landscape of political discourse on Twitter, while continuing to protect the health of public conversation.  Twitter recently announced the launch of a public survey, which will help inform the ......read more

    Akhbar Al Aan Reveals a Fresh New Visual Identity and its New Positioning ‘The Story Belongs to Everyone''

    ● Inspirational talk held with experienced media personalities from the Arab region   ● Innovative media approach aims to convey the news and narrate inspiring stories for the young generation   United Arab Emirates -  April 08, 2021:  Akhbar Al Aan has launched its new positioning ‘The Story Belongs to Everyone’ inspired by some of the most important and influential stories known in the Arab media. The launch is a step closer to Akhbar Al Aan’s efforts to provide an innovative platform where the young generation can express ......read more

    Moroccan Football Star Achraf Hakimi and Egyptian Midfielder Trézéguet Swap Their Football Boots for Their Smartphones for Free Fire Charity

    Dubai, 08 April 2021: Professional football stars – Moroccan full-back Achraf Hakimi and Egyptian midfielder Trézéguet will be putting their Free Fire skills to the test as they go head-to-head in an online Free Fire charity competition.   Hakimi who plays for Inter Milan in the Serie A and Trézéguet who plays for Aston Villa in the English Premier League, will swap their football boots for their smartphones on April 9th at 7PM GMT+2 (Egypt time) or 6PM GMT+1 (Morocco time).              The winner of the competition will be rewarded with USD ......read more

    IMG Worlds of Adventure will be closed during the Holy month of Ramadan 2021 for Refurbishments and Maintenance of Park, From 13th April till 6th May 2021

    Dubai- 8th April, 2021:  IMG Worlds will be temporarily closed to the public during the holy month of Ramadan starting from 13th April 2021 (Tuesday) to 06th May 2021 (Thursday). During this period, Novo Cinemas will remain opened but the park will undergo an annual maintenance and renovation of all rides & attractions, related machinery and equipment as part of Health & safety compliance.  The refurbishment’s plans are necessary to keep the parks and rides safe for our guests and team members and it is always been our top priority to take into consideration extra ......read more

    Long Fingernails Break Guinness World Records™ Title Before Cut

    GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AND RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! COLLABORATE TO UPDATE TITLE AND NEW DISPLAY FOR LONGEST FINGERNAILS    April 07, 2021: Guinness World Records (GWR), in collaboration with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, unveils new measurements for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) at 733.55 cm (24 ft 0.7 in), held by Ayanna Williams (USA).  After cultivating them for nearly 3 decades, the Texas- native and record-holder cut her iconic nails to embark on a new chapter in her ......read more

    Calling Young UAE Rallying Hopefuls – EMSO Launches New Path to the Top

    Ben Sulayem says FIA Rally Star programme gives grass roots enthusiasts great opportunity to chase their dreams on world stage Dubai, UAE, 7th April, 2021: Young UAE motor sport fans with dreams of becoming a new star of the FIA World Rally Championship get their chance this weekend to begin steering a path from grass roots level towards the very top. The Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO) today announced details of its selection process for the new FIA Rally Star programme which is open for drivers aged from 17-26, and is designed by the sport’s world governing body to ......read more

    Dubai Culture Launches Second Edition of Ramadan Heroes

    -          Consolidating the values of charitable work and human solidarity. -          Providing safe meals and Ramadan boxes for workers and needy families through talabat. -          Supporting the UAE's agenda of achieving global sustainable development goals. -          Enhancing cooperation to consolidate the process of giving based on the approach of the founders of the UAE. -          Harnessing technology and uniting efforts to serve noble humanitarian ......read more

    Twitter Calls for Public Input on Approach to World Leaders

    The survey is available in 14 languages including Arabic United Arab Emirates -  April 07, 2021:   Two years ago, Twitter explained its principles and approach to world leaders on the platform. Today, Twitter is calling for the public’s input on how it regulates world leaders on the platform with the aim to ensure those policies remain relevant in the ever-evolving landscape of political discourse on Twitter, while continuing to protect the health of public conversation.  Twitter recently announced the launch of a public survey, which will help inform the ......read more

    McNulty Second in Itzulia Basque Country Opening Time Trial

    American pipped by Roglic by just 2 seconds; Pogačar 5th      United Arab Emirates -  April 06, 2021:   Just two seconds separated Brandon McNulty from winning the opening time trial of the Itzulia Basque Country 2021.   The Basque World Tour stage race kicked off with a 13.9 km time trial held in Bilbao on a very tricky course. The riders immediately started with a 2.6 km climb with a maximum gradient of 11%, followed by a long stretch of descent to a final ramp of 500 meters with a peak of 19% maximum gradient.   The American ......read more

    Sharjah Cricket Council Announces Second Innings of CBFS

    Designed to target young talent and boost grass root participation    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates -  April 06, 2021:   The legendary Cricketers Benefit Fund Series (CBFS) that catapulted the Sharjah Stadium onto the global stage and stands as a uniquely successful enterprise is being reactivated with the aim of giving a major and tangible boost to the harnessing of nascent cricket talent in the region.  The second innings of the phenomenally successful experiment will encourage local cricket academies to give their players a chance to compete against ......read more

    UAE's Young Talents to Rub Shoulders with World's Top Professionals at NAS Padel Championship

    Top international players will be in Dubai for the FIP Stars tournament, which will be part of this Ramadan’s NAS Padel Championship    United Arab Emirates -  April 04, 2021:    The UAE’s best young padel tennis talents will be rubbing shoulders with the sport’s top professionals at next month’s Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament as the organisers have added an International Pedal Federation (FIP) tournament to this year’s AED 199,000 NAS Padel Championship, which will take place at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex’s Padel Arena from ......read more

    Cyclists Take Over the Streets of Dubai for Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge

    Dubai, 3 April 2021:  Following a series of successful Build-Up Rides, the 11th edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge took place earlier today applying a full Covid-19 management plan.     Set against the most spectacular views of the city, UAE’s thriving cycling community took full advantage to enjoy the opportunity to ride and race their bikes over 94km through the streets of Dubai.   The 2021 event and route included many innovations, including the ever-famous Global Village and much anticipated Expo 2020 Dubai grounds, with the ......read more

    Father and Son Set to Compete in Self Made Triathlon

    United Arab Emirates -  April 01, 2021:   Three weeks ago, a promise was made to Rio that Team AngelWolf were going to compete in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai. Unfortunately, just an hour before the start of the race, they weren’t able to participate. The family were heartbroken.  Since then Team AngelWolf and IRONMAN have had the chance to discuss any future opportunities of Rio and Nick being able to race in any future IRONMAN races. The family has decided to create their own middle-distance triathlon. Keeping Rio’s promise, on Saturday 3rd April, the father ......read more

    Yousif Mirza Wins UAE TT Championships

    32 year old takes 8th career time trial victory title in Dubai     United Arab Emirates -  March 31, 2021:   Yousif Mirza put in a storming ride to win the United Arab Emirates time trial championships in Al Hamriya, Dubai.   The Emirati veteran had an average speed of 48kmph over the 30km course despite testing wind conditions, putting over 3 minutes into the second placed rider.   This win adds to the clean sweep for Mirza who also won the UAE Road Championships earlier in the year for the 11th time.   Yousif Mirza: “I ......read more

    Trentin Climbs Podium at Gent-Wevelgem

    Hirschi seventh in Catalunya   United Arab Emirates -  March 29, 2021:  After a day long escape, Matteo Trentin put in a stellar performance at Gent-Wevelgem to take third place and claim his first podium in a major classic. The Italian was beaten in the final sprint only by Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and second place Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka ASSOS).   The 248 km course was marked by wind which caused an elite group of 20riders to go clear early. Sven Erik Bystrøm and Trentin infiltrated the group before Trentin took flight on the Kemmelberg ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Rider Molano Takes Podium in Catalunya

    3rd for Colombian in sprint finale   United Arab Emirates -  March 28, 2021:  Sebastian Molano came close to his first triumph of the season with a third place on stage 6 of the Volta Catalunya.   The Emirati squad managed the final kilometres perfectly, ensuring Molano got over the final Cat 3 climb which came 14km from the line to dispute the sprint.   The win went to Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) who got the better of Daryl Impey (Israel Start Up Nation) and Molano, who rounded out the podium.   Molano : ”I’m pleased ......read more

    Registration for Camel Training is now Open

    United Arab Emirates -  March 28, 2021:  On the footsteps of the forefathers, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is preparing for the upcoming Camel Trek 2021. As customary, HHC has opened registration for nationals and UAE’s expats to train on camel backs until the next phase of shortlisting the new riders of the annual Camel Trek. This journey into the past, for nights and days crossing UAE’s desert, has gained worldwide popularity over the years, and certainly needs participants with strong “will and might to endure”.  To begin ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council, KHDA and ESM Launch Dubai Schools Games during Spring Break

    106 KHDA-governed private schools have already registered for the Games, more expected to join in coming months   DUBAI -- The Dubai Schools Games (DSG) has gone live with two online e-Sports events, FIFA 2021 and Chess, ensuring that schools have the opportunity to take part in organised competitive activities. The Dubai Schools Games is a Dubai Sports Council initiative supported by Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and professionally managed by ESM and sponsored by GEMS, Al Ain Water and Dawson Sports. Go Gamers are the Technical Partners for the e-Sports segment ......read more

    UAE Finalists of Global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

    Al-Futtaim Toyota invited young artists to shape the future of mobility through 6th  annual art competition   Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2021: The nine winners of  the 6th local edition of the  Al-Futtaim Toyota Dream Car Art Contest were announced today, which saw over three hundred entries from the UAE.  The UAE winners will have their works submitted to the International Dream Car Art Contest. Now in its 14th year, the International Dream Car Art Contest sees children from around the world shape the future of mobility through their youthful creativity. Since 2004, ......read more

    Dubai Culture Issues its Directory of Services 2020-2021

    • A step towards enhancing customer experience happiness as a strategic priority. • The directory is available in Arabic, English, Urdu, and later in Chinese. • It aims to raise performance levels and ensure the continuous improvement of the quality of provided services.   Dubai, UAE, 22 March 2021: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) issued its first Directory of Services 2020 - 2021 that includes information about the Authority as well as the services it provides and the steps for customers to obtain them. This came as part of the Dubai ......read more

    Marc Hirschi to Make UAE Team Emirates Debut in Strong Squad for La Vuelta Catalunya

    United Arab Emirates -  March 21, 2021:  After victory at Tirreno-Adriatico just last week, UAE Team Emirates will head into their next World Tour stage race full of confidence as they prepare for La Vuelta Catalunya (March 22-28).   This will be the first time we’ll see Marc Hirschi racing in the UAE colors. Still only 22, but this will be his third season in the WorldTour. The team hopes that he can achieve great things this year supported by the great results he obtained last year in important events such as the Tour de France, where he achieved a stage ......read more

    Aslan Karatsev To Play Lloyd Harris In Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final

    March 20, 2021 - DUBAI, UAE:   Aslan Karatsev continued his incredible run of victories this season by edging past second seed Andrey Rublev 6-2 4-6 6-4 on Friday to reach the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The tournament wild card will now play qualifier Lloyd Harris, who claimed an equally stunning 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(6) upset victory over third seed and world number 12 Denis Shapovalov. "Nobody at the beginning of the week would have predicted that our 2021 final would be between a qualifier and a tournament wild card, but both Aslan Karatsev and Lloyd ......read more

    UAE Polo Claims Its Second Trophy in the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series

    United Arab Emirates -  March 20, 2021:   The Dubai Challenge Cup 2021 concluded with a spectacular finish as the final day featured two matches - Tratok/Hesketh Polo against Dubai Wolves at the Subsidiary Final and UAE Polo competed against Battistoni for the fourth trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series.   Tratok/Hesketh Polo team claimed the first lead as Manuel Plaza scored the first goal of the afternoon. However, Tommy Beresford matched this with 3 consecutive goals that ended the chukker with a 2 goal advantage for Dubai Wolves. The Wolves had dominated the ......read more

    Al Nuaimi Wins 50km Al Marmoom Ultramarathon

    Runners from more than 44 countries took part in Friday’s Ultramarathon   United Arab Emirates -  March 20, 2021:   Butti Al-Nuaimi of the UAE won the 50km Al Marmoom Ultramarathon, which was held on Friday morning inside Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Organised by FittGROUP with the support of Dubai Sports Council, the challenging race had attracted some top endurance runners representing 44 different nationalities, but Al Nuaimi proved to be a class apart, winning by a margin of more than 22 minutes. The Emirati clocked five hours and four ......read more

    Shapovalov and Karatsev, Rublev and Harris Reach Semi-Finals Of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    Aslan Karatsev and Lloyd Harris made tournament history on Thursday as they advanced into the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. United Arab Emirates -  March 20, 2021: "Since 1998 only one wildcard had reached the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, when Malek Jaziri defeated fellow wild card Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2018, and now we applaud another similar and remarkable achievement by Aslan Karatsev," said Tournament Director Salah Tahlak. "Lloyd Harris is also the first qualifier since the tournament began in 1993 to ......read more

    Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve to host 50km Ultramarathon on Friday

    United Arab Emirates -  March 18, 2021:  Organised under the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council, the 50km Al Marmoom Ultramarathon takes place on Friday, March 19, in Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve in accordance with all COVID-19 precautionary measures and protocols for approved sports competitions. The event, which is being organised in association with Dubai Municipality and FittGROUP, will also offer two shorter races of 10km and 5km, and all three races will take runners into the desert, across some fascinating landscape.  All participants will receive ......read more

    Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Returns This Holy Month of Ramadan for Its Eighth Season

    Registration for Padel, 5km and 10km Run, and 75km Cycling opens next week   United Arab Emirates -  March 17, 2021:   The organizing committee of Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament has announced the eighth season of the much-loved annual tournament will take place in the coming Holy Month of Ramadan, in accordance with COVID-19 precautionary measures and protocols for approved sports competitions. Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in ......read more

    Denis Shapovalov Reaches Third Round At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    United Arab Emirates -  March 17, 2021:  Denis Shapovalov came through an intimidating opening match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday, defeating Jan-Lennard Struff 6-1 6-3 to reach the third round. The number three seed could have been forgiven for feeling a sense of despair when he saw the draw as he had lost the last four matches he had played against his opponent, with his lone victory coming in 2018. But he was on the front foot right from the start and never looked in any danger of conceding his advantage. His turnaround in fortunes was at ......read more

    WWE Network Celebrates “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Week With Themed Shows and Exclusive Documentaries

    United Arab Emirates -  March 16, 2021:   Get ready to salute WWE’s favourite hell-raiser. Starting today, WWE kicks off “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Week, commemorating the 25-year anniversary of Austin’s debut in WWE. The week-long celebration — which coincides with March 16, aka Austin 3:16 Day — will feature “Stone Cold”-themed programming on WWE Network, including new documentaries, The Texas Rattlesnake’s interview with Randy Orton on The Broken Skull Sessions, and more. There will be no shortage of classic ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Opens World-Class Entertainment Experiences at Newest Community Attraction, City Centre Al Zahia

    • VOX Cinemas’ 16-screen multiplex is the largest cinema in Sharjah and boasts the most innovative and advanced technology for the ultimate cinematic experience • Two-story entertainment hub featuring Magic Planet, Bowling and F&B caters to the entire family and will launch the UAE’s first digital putting concept next month   Dubai, UAE, 15 March 2021:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has opened a variety of world-class entertainment experiences at City ......read more

    Pogačar Extends Lead on Emphatic Day at Tirreno-adriatico

    UAE Tour Champion finishes second on stage 5   March 15, 2021:   Tadej Pogačar put in a determined display on stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico (Castellalto-Castelfidardo, 205 km), finishing in 2nd place at 10″ from the winner Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix). The Slovenian can take heart having distanced his main rivals for the general classification and putting on an exciting display.   On what was a very demanding stage, with five climbs of the Castelfidardo ‘wall’ (1500 meters at 10% average gradient) made even more difficult by bad ......read more

    Malek Jaziri Reaches Career Milestone At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    United Arab Emirates -  March 15, 2021:   Malek Jaziri celebrated the 100th Tour level victory of his career on Sunday to advance into the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. But his jubilation was muted, as his victory came after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was forced to retire with a right arm injury as the match was intriguingly poised at 3-3 in the opening set. "I'm sad to win this way because I have a lot of respect for him and he's a really nice guy and hopefully he'll recover as soon as possible," said Jaziri. "It's lots ......read more

    Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Announces Winners of Emirates NBD Poetry for All Competition

    Dubai, 14 March 2021:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature celebrated students with a talent for poetry performance today, when the winners of Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition were honoured at a special awards ceremony at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). The first place winners in Arabic and English also repeated their winning performances on stage in front of an audience of parents, teachers, and VIPs.    The Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition attracted more than 700 entrants, competing in Arabic or English ......read more

    Two Sports Establishments Ordered Shut, Six others fined for Failure to Adhere to COVID-19 Guidelines

    United Arab Emirates -  March 14, 2021:  Inspection teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy, alongside Dubai Municipality, served closure orders on two sports establishments and fined six others at the weekend for their failure to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures and guidelines. The sports establishments were fined for their failure to maintain the mandatory safe distance as well as non-compliance with the face mask rule and other precautionary measures, while the two closure orders were served for repeat offences. Eight other establishments escaped with ......read more

    Pogacar Lights It Up on Prati Di Tivo

    Stage victory and overall lead for UAE Tour champion   United Arab Emirates -  March 14, 2021:  It was a case of double celebration for Tadej Pogačar and UAE Team Emirates as the Slovenian took stage 4 of Tirreno Adriatico and moves into the overall lead for the General Classification.  On the uphill arrival of Prati di Tivo (14.7 km at 7%), an attack at 7.5 km from the finish and another dig at – 6 km allowed Pogačar to hold off Simon Yates (+6 “, Team BikeExchange) and Sergio Higuita (+29”, Ef-Nippo), as well as jumping to the ......read more

    Muguruza Battles Past Krejcikova To Win Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    United Arab Emirates -  March 14, 2021:    Garbine Muguruza ended the gallant run of Barbora Krejcikova in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday, beating her 7-6(6) 6-3 to claim the eighth title of her career.  The past three finals have also featured one unseeded player, with Daria Kasatkina in 2018 and Elena Rybakina in 2020 also finishing as runner-up, and with Belinda Bencic winning the title in 2019. The doubles title was claimed by Alexa Guarachi and Darija Jurak, who overwhelmed Yifan Xu and Zhaoxuan Yang 6-0 6-3 in just 53 ......read more

    Muguruza To Play Krejcikova In Final Of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    March 13, 2021 - DUBAI, UAE:  Garbine Muguruza battled for over two hours to overcome a defiant Elise Mertens 6-4 7-6(5) on Friday to reach the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and the number nine seed will now face unseeded Barbora Krejcikova, who beat Jil Teichmann 7-5 6-2. Muguruza, who was contesting her third Dubai semi-final, now has 17 wins this season, more than any other player on the WTA Tour, and she is the first Spanish woman to reach the final in the 21 years of the WTA event in Dubai. She will be playing her third final of the year after ......read more

    Open Fazza Championship for Shooting – Saktoun ends with Excitement up to the Last Shot

    • Omanis Katheer Musallam Al-Kathiri and Talal Saeed Al-Badi finished 1st and 2nd while Emirati Ahmed Sultan Al-Deri came third in the Men’s open category • Emirati teens dominated Juniors Category with Ali Suhail Al-Mahrami, Nayef Saeed Al Kathiri and Hamdan Saif Al Deri finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively    Dubai, 13 March 2021:  It was a fitting thrilling end at the Fazza Championship for Shooting – Saktoun with the champion in the Men’s Open Category decided only until the last shot as Omani nationals Katheer Musallam ......read more

    Sabalenka and Muguruza Reach Quarter-Finals At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    United Arab Emirates -  March 11, 2021:   Aryna Sabalenka and Garbine Muguruza avoided the succession of upsets as just three seeds remained at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by the end of play on Wednesday, as second seed Karolina Pliskova slumped to a stunning 6-0 6-2 third round defeat at the hands of Jessica Pegula, and fifth seed and 2019 champion Belinda Bencic was beaten 6-1 2-6 7-5 by tournament wild card Anastasia Potapova. Arab sporting icon Ons Jabeur failed to advance into the quarter-finals as she fell 6-3 6-3 to Jil Teichmann, but teenage sensation ......read more

    WWE Superstars Reflect on Last Year's Spectacular Super Showdown Event in Saudi Arabia

    United Arab Emirates -  March 11, 2021:   WWE’s Super ShowDown took place in Riyadh, bringing some of the brand’s biggest Superstars together as they produced a show to remember for Saudi fans, and one year on, The Miz, Bobby Lashley, The Street Profits and Bayley have been sharing their memories from the event. Super ShowDown, which featured some of WWE’s all-time greats, including The Undertaker and Goldberg, along with Saudi-born Superstar Mansoor, was a huge success. The event saw The Miz reunite with his former tag team partner, John Morrison, who ......read more

    Gaviria Third in Tirreno Opener as Mcnulty Climbs High in France

    United Arab Emirates -  March 11, 2021:  UAE Team Emirates pace man, Fernando Gaviria got off to a promising start on the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico after finishing third in Tuscany.  A well-judged lead-out from teammate Max Richeze put the Colombian in prime position for the mass sprint but was just pipped to the line by Belgian, Wout Van Aert (Jumbo Visma).   Tour de France and UAE Tour champion, Tadej Pogacar was also in action in the opening stage which started and finished in Lido Di Camaiore (156km). He was guided through the course and finished ......read more

    Top Seed Elina Svitolina Beaten On A Day Of Upsets At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    United Arab Emirates -  March 10, 2021:  Elina Svitolina led a procession of seeds out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday, losing 2-6 6-4 6-1 to former three-time finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova. Ons Jabeur played her part, with the Arab sporting icon advancing beyond the second round for the first time with a 7-6(6) 4-6 6-2 win over 14th seed and 2020 Dubai finalist Elena Rybakina. The match was a closely-fought affair right up until Jabeur finally took control late in the final set. "It was a very tough match. I wasn't feeling happy on the court, ......read more

    Tadej Pogacar Back in Action as Uae Team Emirates Heads to the Race of Two Seas

    United Arab Emirates -  March 09, 2021:  UAE Team Emirates continues its busy racing calendar in Italy with Tirreno-Adriatico, known as the ‘Race of Two Seas’ (10-16 March).  The iconic 7-day stage race returns for its 56th edition with a 1,100km route that sets off from Lido di Camaiore on the Tyrrhenian coast before crossing the Italian peninsula eastward and arriving in San Benedetto del Tronto on the Adriatic side of the country.    With two realistic chances for the sprinters, three stages that suit the puncheurs, one summit finish and an ......read more

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