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    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

    Sixth edition of the UCI event set to begin in Al Dhafra, with 7 stages standing between the world's top riders and the podium Adam Yates spearheading the UAE Team Emirates effort Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday 14th February. The UAE Tour, the one and only World Tour Cycling event in the Middle East, returns to the UAE as UAE Team Emirates search for a third victory in the last four years.   The 7 stage, 985km event, will kick off in Al Dhafra before heading into Abu Dhabi and the wider Emirates. The world's best riders will be tasked with an individual time-trial, sprint stages potentially facing strong winds across the plains of the desert, and two mountainous stages including a steep 11% incline finish up Jebel Hafeet to the finish line.   UAE Team Emirates will be one of the teams to ......read more

    Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children Unveils Creative Experiences at Sikka Art & Design Festival in House 341

    Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2024: The 12th edition of the Sikka Art and Design Festival, held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Member of Dubai Council, promises a vast array of creative experiences for visitors. The festival will take place at the Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood from 23 February to 3 March, and reflects Dubai Culture's commitment to nurturing emerging talent and investing in future generations, encouraging them to unleash their creativity and hone their skills. During the festival, Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children at ‘House 341’ will host over 50 artistic workshops during the ten days of the festival.  Reflecting the programs provided at the Cultural Centre, this includes 'Pottery ......read more

    REIGNING DUBAI CHAMPION KREJCIKOVA AND FOUR-TIME MAJOR WINNER OSAKA WITHDRAW FROM 2024 DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Krejcikova, who defeated World No1 Iga Swiatek in last year’s final, will sit out this year’s tournament owing to a back injury Osaka has also confirmed she will not be competing in this year’s competition Dubai, UAE – February 15, 2024:  Reigning Dubai champion Barbora Krejcikova and four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka have withdrawn from this year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, tournament organisers have confirmed. “We regret to inform you that Barbora Krejcikova and Naomi Osaka have pulled out of this year’s tournament. We wish both players the best of luck for the rest of the 2024 season and look forward to seeing both players return to Dubai in the near future,” an official statement read. Krejcikova, who defeated World No1 Iga Swiatek in straight ......read more

    ROAD TO MUBADALA ABU DHABI OPEN FACILITATES GROWTH OF UAE TENNIS AND INSPIRES NEXT GENERATION

    Community initiative drew to a close on the final weekend of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Series of tournaments took place across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah Under-14 and Under-16 winners to train at the world-renowned Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Spain 14 February, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: While the headlines at this year’s Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open were dominated by the likes of Ons Jabeur, Emma Raducanu and eventual winner Elena Rybakina, a community initiative created to provide a pathway for aspiring players within the UAE to improve and enhance their skills allowed participants to compete for an array of incredible prizes, including an all-expenses-paid trip to train at the prestigious Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Spain. Developed by Mubadala in partnership with the UAE Tennis Federation, the Road to ......read more

    H.E. Saeed Hareb welcomes Participating National Teams & Fans of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

      H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of Dubai Sports council (DSC) & Deputy Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2024, has called fans to attend the Championship’s matches and enjoy the wonderful atmospheres of the event. The Championship will take place from 15th to 25th Feb. 2024 at a beautiful stadium, constructed at Dubai Design District, overlooking to Dubai Water Canal, and considered as one of the splendid buildings at Sheikh Zaed Road & Khalifa Tower Area. H.E. Saeed Hareb stated: “We welcome the participating teams & fans of multi-nationalities who will watch the Championship’s matches at this beautiful stadium, which accommodates more than 3500 spectators, and constructed particularly to host this Championship, to ......read more

    Ten international championships out of 25 events are being held in Dubai

    DUBAI: The attention and focus of the international sporting world will be firmly on Dubai as it plays host to as many as ten major international tournaments out of the 25 lined up during the course of this week. Organized in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council, all these sporting events in Dubai will witness participation of more than 15,000 male and female international and domestic athletes. Spread across various areas of Dubai, these events are also expected to attract the attendance of more than 90,000 fans of different nationalities and ages, ensuring unabated attention from the sporting world. The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024 Dubai tops this list of international sporting events. Scheduled to commence from Thursday (February 15), this culmination of all major global beach soccer powers will continue till ......read more

    Al Meera Celebrates National Sport Day with Activities for All at Expo Doha 2023

    Doha, Qatar – February 14, 2024: Promoting a healthy lifestyle and fostering community engagement, Al Meera hosted an array of sports and entertainment activities at the Expo Doha 2023, as part of National Sport Day celebrations on 13 February 2024. This vibrant atmosphere perfectly reflected the company's commitment to social responsibility and encouraging community members to prioritize their physical fitness and well-being. The festivities drew a diverse crowd, welcoming individuals, families, and general Expo visitors to participate and celebrate an active lifestyle. The fun kicked off at 8am and catered to all ages and interests as Al Meera curated a diverse array of activities, ensuring inclusivity and enjoyment for everyone. From shopping cart races, strength challenges, and basketball shoot-outs to jumping bags ......read more

    Yates takes Tour of Oman crown in fine style

    Stage win and overall victory for UAE Team Emirates Emirati starlets shine in final stage victory for the team UAE Team Emirates continued their strong start to the season with an emphatic win from Adam Yates on the final day of racing at the Tour of Oman. The Emirati squad set a hot tempo in the bunch with the young UAE talents Abdulla Alhammadi and Mohammed Almutaiwei keeping the breakaway in check on the reduced stage from Samail Al Fayhaa Reshouse to Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain) (72km). As they reached the final 5km, it was the turn of Veteran Diego Ulissi who’s high pace shattered the bunch which still included race leader Finn Fisher-Black and stage winner Adam Yates. On the steepest final kilometre of Green Mountain, Yates reacted to the attack of Jan Hirt (Soudal Quickstep) and put him to the sword in ......read more

    Dubai Culture partners with L'ÉCOLE Middle East at Al Safa Art & Design Library

    Dubai, 14 February 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) collaborates its latest venture with L’ÉCOLE Middle East, a leading educational institution committed to fostering a love for Jewelry Arts learning. This collaborative new partnership for L’ÉCOLE Middle East at the esteemed Al Safa Art & Design Library marks a significant milestone in enriching educational resources for the community of Dubai and the Middle East, paving the way for the first of many fruitful regional journeys.  The L’ÉCOLE Middle East selection situated within the library, supported by Dubai Culture, is designed to serve as a dedicated space for nourishing a deeper understanding and appreciation of arts and cultural expressions in the world of jewelry. This innovative venture aims to curate a ......read more

    Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Turns Expo City Dubai Into Cycling Central With Its Epic Eat Well Live Well Village

    Join the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Gathering at Expo City Dubai! Expo City Dubai transforms into a hub of wheels, wellness, and wonder. Eat Well Live Well Village is the place to be for family and cycling fun. InstaShop joins as the Presenting Partner for the InstaShop Junior Rides. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th February 2023: The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, is gearing up for this year’s main event: a 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships qualifier. With just days to go, cyclists are set to embark on a 94.1km course, starting from a new and exciting location this year – the iconic Expo City Dubai. The excitement is not only around the new course but also in the participation records broken this year, with an impressive turnout of over 3,800 cyclists ......read more

    W DUBAI - MINA SEYAHI TO PREMIERE NEWLY COMMISSIONED WORK BY ARTIST PILAR ZETA

    ‘The Garden of Duality’ will be unveiled during the 17th edition of Art Dubai across a six-day creative programme   14 February 2024, Dubai, UAE: Argentinean artist and creative director Pilar Zeta is set to showcase her work at W Dubai - Mina Seyahi from Thursday 29 February to Tuesday 5 March. The second exhibition curated exclusively for W Hotels, in partnership with Mambo Creatives, will feature a collection of her most recent works, to coincide with the 17th edition of Art Dubai.     Known for its iconic architecture and luxurious, contemporary interiors, where modern design meets Middle Eastern mystique, there is no better home for Pilar Zeta’s creation in the UAE than W Dubai - Mina Seyahi. The hotel, which has fast become a cultural hotspot for the discerning traveller, puts ......read more

    Hamad International Airport Spotlights Qatar National Sports Day with Line-up of Fun Fitness Activities for Passengers

    12 February 2024 Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) commemorates this year’s Qatar National Sports Day by hosting a variety of engaging fitness related activities across its terminal. A diverse range of interactive fitness activations are featured throughout the airport for departing and transfer passengers of all ages, including a Leopard Crawl, Tyre Challenge, Sack Race, Hula Hoop Competition, Tennis Tetherball, Paper Plane Competition, Hang & Squat Challenge, and Runway Dash. As Qatar's gateway to the world, Hamad International Airport takes pride in reflecting the country's celebrations and initiatives to the millions of passengers traversing its terminals. In line with the goals of Qatar National Sports Day, this initiative aims to raise awareness about the importance of sports and fitness in ......read more

    Rico Lewis Believes Cup Football Can Provide Vital Development In Grassroots Game As Abu Dhabi Cup Prepares For Return

    Manchester City’s upcoming star hailed the benefits of cup football for the development of young footballers during recent visit to Abu Dhabi  The Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup returns on 17-18 February 2024 at Zayed Sports City, with over 2,000 players set to take part in the fifth edition. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13th February 2024: Manchester City star Rico Lewis has hailed the importance of cup football for the development of young footballers across the world, with the latest edition of the Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup preparing to take place in the capital this weekend.  The versatile City starlet reflected on the benefits of cup football during the Treble Winners’ recent visit to the UAE, highlighting its importance to his own meteoric rise to Pep Guardiola’s starting eleven. He said: “For me ......read more

    Saudi Film Commission set to participate at 74th Berlin International Film Festival

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, February 12, 2024 – The Saudi Film Commission (SFC) announced its Participation in the 74th Berlin International Film Festival "Berlinale," from February 15 to 25th, to showcase the Kingdom's efforts in supporting the film industry, developing cinematic production, and nurturing local talent by encouraging their Participation in international festivals, as part of the Kingdom's aspiration to become a global destination for the film industry. The Participation includes a Saudi pavilion in partnership with Film AlUla, the Cultural Development Fund, NEOM, the "Invest in Saudi Arabia" initiative, the Red Sea International Film Festival, and the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).     Abdullah Al Eyaf, CEO of the Saudi Film Commission, said: ......read more

    Ruthless Rybakina Reigns Supreme With Dominant Display In Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Final

    Elena Rybakina seals straight-sets victory over Daria Kasatkina at sold-out International Tennis Centre Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands crowned doubles champions Event included historic flag ceremony featuring children from the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Schools Program   February 11, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Elena Rybakina produced a superb performance to become champion of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with the World Number 5 securing a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Daria Kasatkina in the capital, while American duo Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands walked away with the doubles title after defeating Linda Noskova and Heather Watson in a contest disrupted by rain. RYBAKINA SHINES ON SOLD-OUT SUNDAY The second edition of the WTA 500 event, which took place at the ......read more

    Arab superstar and crowd favourite Ons Jabeur back to wow fans at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    World No6, who produced some excellent tennis at the recent Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, is eyeing her first maiden Dubai title after withdrawing through injury last year   Tickets for both the WTA tournament and ATP event are available at www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com   Dubai, UAE – February 12, 2024:  Ons Jabeur was left heartbroken after being forced to withdraw from last year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships owing to injury, with the Arab superstar more determined than ever to taste success at the annual WTA Tour event – which recently acquired permanent WTA 1000 status.   Jabeur had to undergo knee surgery following the 2023 Australian Open, which prevented her from participating in both Doha and Dubai last season and resulted in a two-month period on ......read more

    Desert Group, Dulsco & DUTCO win Titles of the Arm Wrestling Competition of the 5th Labor Sports Tournament

    The Desert Group, Dulsco & DUTCO’s players have won the titles of the arm wrestling competition of the 5th edition of the Labor Sports Tournament, the biggest of its kind, which is organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai, under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.   Participants in the 5th edition of the Tournament, which will continue up to 11th March 2024, compete in 11 sports competitions; these are: basketball, football, road race, arm wrestling, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tug of war, yoga, cricket & kabaddi.   Saeed Khan of Desert Group won the heavy weight category’s title of the competition, while Mohammed Aashlik from Dulsco secured the 1st place in the light weight category and Jawad Pait of DUTCO ......read more

    ASTON MARTIN UNVEILS THREE NEW JEWELS IN THE CROWN OF HIGH PERFORMANCE

    A family of racing royalty unleashed at the home of British motorsport AMR24 Formula 1® challenger heads a trio of Aston Martins, with unveiling of new Vantage sports car and Vantage GT3 racer on the same day 12 February 2024, Silverstone:  Aston Martin boldly presents a bloodline born for the racing line, with the unprecedented unveiling of three cars on the same day, representing the racing heart of the British ultra-luxury manufacturer and its commitment to integrating motorsport technologies in its high-performance cars for the road. Fittingly unveiled on the day that the marque’s AMR24 Formula 1® challenger first touched the tarmac at the home of British motorsport, the new Vantage is the quintessential Aston Martin sports car and the most driver focused and fastest Vantage in the nameplate’s ......read more

    RIYADH SEASON ANNOUNCES PFL CHAMPIONS VS. BELLATOR CHAMPIONS TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

    First-ever PFL PPV Super Fight event to feature PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to host the first mega MMA event of the year Saudi Arabia’s Abdullah Al-Qahtani among those to be competing on 24th February   Riyadh, 12th February 2024: The Professional Fighters League (PFL) and Riyadh Season have announced tickets for the first-ever mega MMA event of the year, PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions that will be held on 24 February are available now. Tickets for PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions can be booked through the WeBook.com website and application through the link: https://webook.com/en/events/champs-vs-champs-boxing-tickets The PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions weigh-ins will take place at The Kingdom Arena on the 23 February at 6 pm KSA time. Emanating live from Saudi ......read more

    Wellens takes podium at Vuelta Murcia

    Tim Wellens opened his season in fine fashion taking 3rd place at the Vuelta Murcia in Spain today. Wellens formed part of an elite chasing group which caught the days early breakaway over the top of the Cat 1 Collado Bermejo which crested at the halfway point of the race between Alhama de Murcia and Murcia(198.7km). The group would split with -20km to go and Wellens was alone with Ben O'Connor (Decathlon AG2R) to form a powerful duo out front. O'Connor would prove the stronger on the day, dropping Wellens on the final categorised climb with -12km to go and going on to win the race. Jan Tratnik (Visma-LAB) would catch Wellens in the closing kilometres, with the Belgium rounding out the podium. Wellens : "I'm pretty satisfied with how the race went. We knew that around the halfway mark that the race would ......read more

    Fisher-Black solos to emphatic win at Muscat Classic

    Kiwi attacks alone on final climb to clinch victory Finn Fisher-Black took his second professional victory of his young career with the 22 year old Kiwi rider winning solo at the Muscat Classic in Oman today.   The UAE youngster put in a vicious attack on the final climb of Al Jissah at -5km from the line and held off the reduced bunch to the end. On the lumpy and exposed parcours from Al Mouj Muscat to Al Bustan (174.3km) UAE Team Emirates had several cards to play with the likes of Diego Ulissi and Adam Yates in their ranks.   Some superb teamwork from Yates on the final climb softened up the field and set up the attack of Fisher-Black which had no response from the rest of the rivals.   Fisher-Black: “To get a win already today on our first day racing in Oman was really special. I had good form at ......read more

    Emirati Talents Set To Star At Tour Of Oman

    Gen Z Emirati riders to compete alongside Adam Yates ahead of the UAE Tour ​After taking victory at last week’s Volta Valenciana, UAE Team Emirates are set for a packed weekend of racing which will see the team in action on several fronts.   Two of the brightest Emirati Cycling talents - Abdulla Alhammadi and Mohammad Almutaiwei – will be rubbing shoulders and competing with the very best in the world as they represent the UAE on global stage, starring in the Muscat Classic and Tour of Oman for UAE Team Emirates. Yousif Mirza, ex- Emirati National Champion, was the last Emirati to represent the team and showcases UAE Team Emirates’ commitment to fostering excellence and opportunity for the next generation across the UAE.   Alhammadi and Almutaiwei, currently racing for UAE Team ......read more

    Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Results Update: Jabeur Too Strong As Raducanu Suffers Early Exit

    Ons Jabeur impresses in straight-sets win over Emma Raducanu The Tunisian took just over an hour to book her place in the last eight World Number. 5 Elena Rybakina is in action for the first time tomorow   February 7, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Tunisian fan favourite Ons Jabeur blasted her way into the last eight of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council with a straight-sets victory over Brit Emma Raducanu. Having been given a bye in the Round of 32, as one of the tournament’s four top seeds, Jabeur was in singles action for the first time, and eager to make up for the disappointment of exiting the doubles alongside partner Naomi Osaka last night. It took Jabeur just one hour and 18 minutes to book her place in the quarter-finals, where she will meet Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad ......read more

    Sikka Art and Design Festival Adorns Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood with Artistic Masterpieces

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    Remarkable Conclusion for “Hatta Ramadan Championship”

    “Hatta Ramadan Championship”, the biggest sports event of its kind in Hatta, was successfully organized from 24th March to 14th April 2023 in Hatta with participation of huge numbers of athletes of various ages & multi-nationalities. The Championship was held during the Holy Month of Ramadan, and it was organized by the Team Games Co. in Hatta Sports Club with the support of Dubai Sports Council (DSC). Participants in the Championship competed in three competitions; these were: futsal, volleyball & running.   The Championship’s winners were honored ......read more

    Fisher Black takes First Pro Win in Sicilia

    • UAE Team Emirates dominate stage 1 on way to 18th season triumph •   12th April 2022:  Finn Fisher Black put in a mighty show of strength to seize victory on stage 1 of the Giro di Sicilia in Italy today. The Kiwi youngster set an infernal pace on the uphill climb to the finish from Marsala to Agrigento (159km), taking the front at -2km to go and riding away from the depleted bunch behind.   The team was initially working for Diego Ulissi on the stage, though a clever move from the Italian allowed Fisher-Black to slip away and forced the rivals to ......read more

    Dubai Police General Command Team Win NAS Wheelchair Basketball Championship, Emperor Finish Third at Volleyball Tournament

    DUBAI: The Dubai Police General Command team defeated Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services 54-36 in the final to win the Wheelchair Basketball Championship at the 10th NAS Sports Tournament in Dubai on Saturday. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), 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 the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Riding on a superb performance by former Egyptian national ......read more

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