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    Dubai Culture celebrates Burj Rashid's 45th anniversary, showcasing its rich history

    Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in partnership with the Dubai World Trade Centre, announced the launch of an open call for participation in the 'Burj Rashid Exhibition' to highlight the importance of Burj Rashid and its economic significance in Dubai. The exhibition commemorates the 45th anniversary of the construction of Burj Rashid, which stands as a significant landmark in the emirate's history. It reflects the vision of the late Sheikh Rashid of transforming a remote location into the prime hub for business, networking, and trade in the region. Dubai Culture invites all Emirati and UAE-based artists, designers, and architects to submit their applications, inspired by the tower that continues to symbolise Dubai's urban renaissance and its long history of developmental ......read more

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

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

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

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

    Abu Dhabi Sports Championship Set For Thrilling Finals Weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ayuso victorious in France as Politt climbs podium

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

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

    World Skate and Arada hosting back-to-back World Skate Tour competitions at Dubai Harbour Dubai the final destination on the Road to Paris 2024 with Olympic qualification at stake Park Pro Tour Stop running until March 3; Street Pro Tour Stop locked in for March 3-10 Event brought to life by vast partnership ecosystem including DSC, Dubai DET, Shamal Holding, DXB Live, DWTC, and more   DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 24 FEBRUARY 2024: The World Skate Tour has made its highly anticipated return to the UAE with a two-week skateboarding extravaganza officially underway at Dubai Harbour. Hosted by World Skate and Arada, the UAE-based master developer, the second edition of the Middle East’s debut pro skating event presents back-to-back competitions up until next weekend – the Park Pro Tour Stop ......read more

    ATP 500 DRAW ADDS EXCITEMENT AND INTRIGUE TO DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Official Draw for this week’s event sees top seed Daniil Medvedev face Alexander Shevchenko, while No2 seed Andrey Rublev opens against China’s Zhang Zhizhen   Round of 32 offers all-French affair between Ugo Humbert and veteran Gael Monfils, while 18-year-old Czech Jakub Mensik will debut after reaching final in Doha   Tickets for the ATP 500 tournament, which runs from February 26 to March 2 are available now at dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com, with prices starting from Dh55   Dubai, UAE - February 24, 2024: As attention turns to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships’ ATP 500 tournament from Sunday, the Official Draw for the emirate’s 32nd men’s event served up a host of intriguing matches as three of the world’s Top 10 players lead the chase for glory at ......read more

    Sikka Art and Design Festival Introduces Culinary Art Component

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2024: The 12th edition of the Sikka Art and Design Festival is showcasing a lineup of unique creations and new artworks under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and Member of the Dubai Council, from 23 February until 3 March 2024, with the participation of 500 local, regional, and global creatives and artists. Through the festival, Dubai Culture aims to open up avenues for artists and emerging talent, encouraging them to express their ideas and perspectives, and present their works publicly. For the first time, the festival, held in Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood, introduces the culinary art component, with the the launch of the 'Culinary House' to highlight the ......read more

    MATEIKO, GEBRESELAMA SHINE IN RAS AL KHAIMAH HALF MARATHON

    Thousands Run with the Elites on Al Marjan Island  Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), 24 February, 2024: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the 17th Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon saw victory go to Kenya's Daniel Mateiko and Tsigie Gebreselama of Ethiopia. Making his third appearance in Ras Al Khaimah, Mateiko lit up a foggy morning to storm home in a time of 58:45 and win by five seconds from compatriot John Korir (58:50), while Isaia Lasoi made it a clean sweep for Kenya in the men's event finishing third (58:55). In the women's race, Ethiopia's Tsigie Gebreselama smashed her personal best by more than 30 seconds to win in 65:14 from 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon champion Ababel Yeshaneh (65:44), also from Ethiopia. ......read more

    OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS FOR PFL CHAMPIONS VS. BELLATOR CHAMPIONS

    Renan Ferreira and Ryan Bader collide in Champion vs. Champion Heavyweight Main Event Impa Kasanganay and Johnny Eblen meet in the Champion vs. Champion Co-Main Event PFL vs. Bellator Champions takes place tomorrow, February 24th on ESPN+ PPV and DAZN PPV with the Early Card beginning at 12:00 PM ET RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league in the world, kicks 2024 off with the biggest MMA event of the year, PFL vs. Bellator Champions. The card will feature a pair of champion-versus-champion headlining bouts, as well as some of the biggest names in combat sports going head to head inside the PFL SmartCage.  In the main event, heavyweight titleholders face off, as 2023 PFL Heavyweight Champion Renan “Problema” Ferreira meets Bellator ......read more

    Andalusia: History and Civilization' concludes cultural program with ‘Andalusia: Where Civilizations and Cultures Converge

    The symposium discusses the features of the knowledge and cultural landscape in Andalusian civilization Abu Dhabi, February 23, 2024: The ‘Andalusia: History and Civilization’ Initiative Committee successfully organized its second cultural symposium in Abu Dhabi, marking the conclusion of the activities under its cultural program aimed at fostering a vibrant exchange of ideas and insights into the rich legacy of Andalusian civilization. The two-day symposium included a series of sessions that discussed various themes such as literature, art, translation, educational and academic renaissance during Arab civilization in Andalusia. The symposium brought together a diverse array of experts, specialists, historians, and representatives from prestigious educational and cultural institutions, including universities from the ......read more

    Dubai Corporate Games Celebrates 17th Year with Record-Breaking Turnout

    Dubai, UAE – February 23, 2024 – The Dubai Corporate Games returns for its 17th edition, promising the largest event to date with an impressive lineup of participants and activities.   A total of 55 esteemed companies, including industry giants such as Google, Amazon, Chalhoub Group, and Nakheel, among others, have rallied over 7000 individuals for a two-day extravaganza of sports and camaraderie.   Attendees will indulge in a diverse array of activities, spanning from classic favourites like football, tennis, and basketball to more unique offerings such as padel, dragon boat racing, and gaming competitions. Notably, the event boasts 68 football teams, engaging in a staggering 116 games, with a commendable representation of 5 women’s teams. Additionally, 48 men’s and ladies' basketball ......read more

    TAG HEUER SWINGS IN STYLE WITH MALBON GOLF AS THEY PARTNERED FOR THE TAG HEUER CONNECTED CALIBRE E4 45MM x MALBON GOLF EDITION

    Since 2015, TAG Heuer has been at the forefront of luxury connected watches, quickly becoming a favorite within the golfing community. The launch of TAG Heuer's Connected Calibre E4 Golf Edition in 2022 further solidified its reputation, drawing from the brand's rich history in sports. In a time where golf is increasingly capturing the interest of the younger generation, TAG Heuer and Malbon Golf are joining forces to bring a fresh perspective to the game. Both brands share a core ethos - the commitment to doing things differently, refusing to follow trends, and creating their own. This common thread between TAG Heuer, with its rich watchmaking heritage, iconic designs, and a strong presence in the world of sports, and Malbon Golf, a brand known for its passion, innovation, and lifestyle approach to golf, has paved the way ......read more

    QUALIFIER KALINSKAYA ELIMINATES GAUFF TO SET UP SEMIFINAL WITH WORLD NO1 SWIATEK

    After three-set victory over World No3, Anna Kalinskaya becomes only the fourth qualifier in history to reach final four of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Swiatek breezes past last month’s Australian Open finalist Zheng to reach her second successive Dubai semifinal and stays on course for back-to-back Gulf titles Dubai, UAE – February 23, 2024:  Qualifier Anna Kalinskaya rallied back from a set-down on Thursday night to dump World No3 Coco Gauff out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 and set up a surprise semifinal with World No1 Iga Swiatek.   Gauff, winner of last year’s US Open at Flushing Meadows, took an early lead at the Dubai Tennis Stadium and with Kalinskaya requesting a medical timeout shortly before the end of the first set, it looked like a repeat ......read more

    World Professional Wrestling Hub Unveils Spectacular Fight Card for Dubai Event

    Dubai, UAE – The World Professional Wrestling Hub (WPWH) is thrilled to announce the unveiling of an electrifying fight card for its upcoming event at the prestigious Shabad Al Ahali Club in Dubai on February 24th, 2024. With a vision to be the premier wrestling league on a global scale, WPWH continues to captivate audiences worldwide with its unique blend of athleticism, skill, and entertainment. This event promises to be no exception, as WPWH raises the bar once again, presenting a lineup of exhilarating matches that will leave fans on the edge of their seats. Mr. Ram Niwas Gupta, WPWH’s esteemed promoter and visionary Indian businessman, expressed his excitement for the event, stating, “WPWH is committed to elevating the sport of professional wrestling and providing fans with unforgettable experiences. Our ......read more

    Vine new leader of UAE Tour on Jebel Jais

    Adam Yates forced out through crash It was a bittersweet day for UAE Team Emirates on stage 3 of the UAE Tour (Al Marjan Island-Jebel Jais, 176 km) with Jay Vine climbing up to the top of the overall classification, but also with the withdrawal of Adam Yates due to a crash.   The accident of the British rider occurred around the 40 km to go point and while Yates came back on his bike and tried to approach the final climb (19 km at 5,6 %) with the rest of the bunch, he had to give up at 10 km to go with signs of a potential concussion.   Despite this unlucky episode, UAE Team Emirates showed their strength: Mikkel Bjerg set the pace and controlled the head group on the climb until -2 km, then Ben O’Connor (Decathlon Ag2R) attacked causing the reaction of Jay Vine, who had noticed that GC leader and teammate Brandon ......read more

    Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood Springs to Life with Hag Al Leila Festivities

    Dubai, UAE, 21 February 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced its plans for the celebration of mid-Sha'ban – 'Hag Al Leila', with a programme of exciting and heritage-rooted activities that will be hosted by the Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood. The aim is to highlight the significance of this popular tradition and its place in the local community, aligning with the Authority's commitment to preserving and promoting cultural history and enhancing its presence. Al Shindagha Museum, the UAE's largest heritage museum, will host a family-friendly programme from 23 to 25 February 2024, featuring a series of interactive workshops. Among them is a jewellery-making workshop titled 'Making of Marriya Umm Al Schnaff', allowing children to explore the traditional craft of ......read more

    DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS SERVES UP SMILES AND SKILLS FOR CHILDREN OF DETERMINATION

    WTA doubles pairing Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez, semi-finalists at Roland Garros last year, embraced the chance to take part in a very special clinic on Wednesday Dubai, UAE – February 21, 2024: A select group of more than 50 children of determination from local schools and non-profit organisations were hosted on the side-courts at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday where they shared a special morning of skills, drills, and super-wide smiles with a pair of WTA Tour doubles specialists and coaches from the Clark Francis Tennis Academy. Doubles partners Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez, the former of whom has reached three Grand Slam finals and won the 2018 Wimbledon title in Mixed Doubles, teamed up with a host of coaches from the UAE-based CF Academy to help the children focus on ......read more

    Claressa Shields Hopes Her Journey Inspires A Future Generation of Champions

    RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, 21st February 2024: Ahead of the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) event of the year, multiple-time boxing world champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Professional Fighters League (PFL) fighter Claressa Shields took time out of her busy schedule and met with members of the Saudi Boxing Federation to discuss her combat sports journey.   The 28-year old American, who hails from Flint, Michigan, shared her experiences with the Federation and also imparted some words of wisdom as well as important tips and advice for the future generation of athletes.   Shields herself began her boxing journey at a young age, winning two Junior Olympic Championships at age 16, before capturing her first Olympic Gold Medal at age 17 during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.   In 2016, after ......read more

    Hat-trick at the UAE Tour as McNulty storms to victory

    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

    WORLD NO2 SABALENKA CRASHES OUT OF DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS ON BUSY DAY FOR TOURNAMENT'S TOP SEEDS

    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

    ACE MENTORS! US OPEN DOUBLES CHAMPIONS RALLY WITH UAE KIDS AS PART OF DUBAI COACHING CLINIC

    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

    Rove Hotels Announces the 6th Edition of the Emerging Artist Prize in Collaboration with World Art Dubai 2024

    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

    The Legendary Hollywood Film Music Composer Hans Zimmer Returns to Dubai for Another Epic Concert

    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 Festival's 'Festival in The Park' Celebrates Chinese New Year with Cultural Fusion and Community Spirit"

    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

    Ooredoo Kuwait Champions Local Sports Talent with Junior Football Tournament Sponsorship

    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

    DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS SERVES UP ANOTHER MILETSTONE AS 600 CHILDREN JOIN JP MORGAN KIDS DAY

    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 Culture enhances community engagement through 04 platform

    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

    27 teams qualify for Gov Games 2024 from the Battle of the Community Qualification

    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

    Saudi Sports for All Federation Signs Agreement with Sports Brand ASICS to Sponsor Upcoming Events

    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

    Hamed bin Zayed Crowns the Champions of the UAE President Cup

    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

    Union Coop Renews Support for Dubai International Holy Quran Award

    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

    AYUSO PODIUMS IN ANDALUCIA AS RUI OLIVEIRA COMES CLOSE IN ALGARVE

    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

    THE UAE TOUR RETURNS AS UAE TEAM EMIRATES SEEK VICTORY ON HOME SOIL

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    Emirati F3 Racer Amna Al Qubaisi Steers New “Jiu-Jitsu for All” Campaign Aimed at Driving Youths towards Jiu-Jitsu

    Abu Dhabi, July 13, 2023: Amna Al Qubaisi, the UAE’s first female F3 driver, is on track to steer people from across the Middle East towards jiu-jitsu through an innovative #JJ4All campaign launched by the sport’s governing body in the Emirates. The new initiative from the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation showcases how the sport is accessible to people from all walks of life, regardless of profession or proficiency.  As one of the faces of the campaign, Al Qubaisi – the first female from the Middle East to take part in a Formula E test programme and a competitor in the 2019 ......read more

    Full Driver Line-up Revealed for Formula E'S First Rookie Free Practice of the GEN3 Era

    13, July 2023: Formula E and the FIA revealed the full line-up of eleven drivers confirmed to participate in the first rookie free practice session of the GEN3 race car era, taking place in Rome tomorrow.   The rookie free practice session is designed to offer new and emerging talent the chance to showcase their skills in the GEN3 – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built. It will be held on the same street circuit where 22 drivers will compete in the 2023 Hankook Rome E-Prix double-header of races this Saturday and Sunday in ......read more

    Hamdan Sports Complex hosts the Training Camp of the Qatari National Swimming Team

    Hamdan Sports Complex hosts the training camp of the Qatari Junior & Youth National Swimming Team, as part of the Qatari Swimming Team’s preparations for international competitions during the next sports season.      The three-week camp, which continues until 20th July 2023, comprises 12 swimmers of 15 to 18 years old in addition to the trainers & technical bodies. Participating swimmers are trained on the various kinds of swimming twice a day at the Complex.   Several official persons in the Arabian and international sports clubs & federations held ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Announces Opening of Registrations for Dubai Women's Triathlon

    DUBAI -- Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has announced the opening of registrations for the 6th Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is scheduled to take place on October 22. The Dubai Women’s Triathlon is organised by the Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with hosts Dubai Ladies Club, and the event is open to ladies of all nationalities aged 15 and above. Registration for the 2023 Dubai Women’s Triathlon is open now and those interested in taking part can register through Dubai Sports Council’s official website, www.dubaisc.ae, or Hopa Sports website through the link ......read more

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