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Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Sports Council Sign Agreement to Improve Quality of Sports life in Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi - 05 September 2023 - Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) and Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) have signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that allows the two entities to foster data collaboration and work together to improve the quality and accessibility of sports data in Abu Dhabi. The agreement was signed by H.E. Abdulla Gharib Alqemzi, Acting Director-General of SCAD, and His Excellency Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council. According to the SLA, SCAD will provide ADSC with access to statistical insights and expertise in data collection, analysis, and visualisation while helping ADSC to strengthen adherence to standardised methodologies for informing development plans and policies with high-quality insights. In this regard, His Excellency Abdulla Gharib more

NBA Abu Dhabi Games: A Key Driver Towards Achieving Vision 2030 Goals

Abu Dhabi, 28 August, 2023: The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 Presented by ADQ will make a welcome return to Abu Dhabi in October, with a series of basketball-themed activities and initiatives culminating in the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves at Etihad Arena in a pair of pre-season exhibitions. The Games promise to bring together NBA fans from across the region once again, playing a significant role in the emirate’s Vision 2030 goals to encompass economic diversification, promote sustainable practices, and foster social wellbeing. Taking place this year on 5 and 7 October, the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 Presented by ADQ is part of a multiyear collaboration between the NBA and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) which empowers Abu Dhabi and its diverse more

First Confirmed Superacts at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2023

NOW UNITED, ELYANNA, BADER AL-SHUAIBI AND ISSAM ALNAJJAR SET TO PERFORM AT THE SLIMIEST EVENT OF THE YEAR   CONTENT CREATOR OSSY MARWAH WILL CO-HOST THE BIGGEST PARTY FOR KIDS, ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, AT YAS ISLAND’S ETIHAD ARENA    Abu Dhabi - 21 August 2023 - Paramount and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced the first performers of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2023, taking place on Saturday, 16 September at Etihad Arena. The global award-winning group Now United, Palestinian-Chilean singer-songwriter and composer Elyanna, top Saudi artist Bader Al-Shuaibi and Jordanian singer-songwriter Issam Alnajjar are the first names announced to take the stage at the biggest and slimiest party of the year for families. Taking place at Yas more

Game on! Abu Dhabi Set to Heighten Basketball Excitement with Gulf Debuts for Two American College Teams

Abu Dhabi to host historic matches as Kansas State Wildcats face Mexico on 17 August and Arizona Wildcats take on Lebanon on 19 August for first time in the Arabian Gulf ABU DHABI – 16 August 2023: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that regional debuts of two esteemed American university basketball teams will be hosted in Abu Dhabi, when the Kansas State Wildcats Men's Basketball team plays against Mexico on 17 August at 5pm (UAE time) and the Arizona Wildcats Men's Basketball team faces off against Lebanon on 19 August at 5pm (UAE time), both at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena.  Fans can now purchase tickets from and Those who have already purchased tickets to watch Lebanon vs. Egypt on 17 August and Germany vs. Greece on 19 more

NBA Legend and US National Team Coach Steve Kerr says Abu Dhabi Will Provide Perfect Preparation Ahead of FIBA World Cup

Five-time NBA championship-winning player and four-time championship-winning coach, Kerr was born in the Middle East and brings unique perspective on growth on game in the region Abu Dhabi, UAE – August 14, 2023: International Basketball Week in Abu Dhabi will see Steve Kerr, the nine-time NBA champion, bring his US National Team to the UAE for the first time as part of a historical US Basketball Showcase later this week.  Kerr, who won five NBA Championships as point guard with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs and added four more as coach of the Golden State Warriors, brings a unique perspective on the growth of basketball in the Middle East – he was born in Lebanon and attended school in Beirut and Cairo. Six top basketball nations will convene in the UAE capital to finalize their preparations for the more

Line Investments & Star Cinemas Join Hands

• To open 22 new screens in 4 malls in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain • To be operational by Sept 2023 • Will explore additional screens in other malls.   7th August 2023, Dubai, UAE: As prominent leaders in their respective industries, Line Investments & Property, the shopping mall development, and management arm of Lulu Group International and Star Cinemas have announced their Joint Venture at a signing ceremony held at the Lulu Regional Office, Al Qusais of an exciting journey ahead towards a shared vision. Through this dynamic partnership, these two trailblazing entities are set to revolutionize the entertainment landscape by introducing a new line of cinema screens that will captivate audiences like never before. This strategic expansion will contribute 22 additional screens to the existing 76 screens more

Team Abu Dhabi Duo Set Sights on World Title Al Qemzi, Al Mansoori Want New Season to Showcase the best in F2 Championship Racing

Abu Dhabi,UAE: 7th August, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi duo Rashed Al Qemzi and Mansoor Al Mansoori head into the opening round of the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship in Lithuania next weekend with their focus on delivering another drivers’ title to the UAE capital. The two Emirati drivers join forces again at the start of the new season which they hope will underline all the best qualities of F2 world championship powerboat racing, and ultimately see one of them crowned champion. “We all know what happened last season, but as far as we’re concerned, that’s in the past, and we’re just concentrating on working together to get the best results for ourselves as drivers, and for the team as a whole,” said three-times F2 champion Al Qemzi. “Mansoor wants to win the title just as much as I do, but we more

Under the Patronage of Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi to Host 2nd WorldSkills Asia Competition

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 August 2023: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the 2nd WorldSkills Asia Competition will be hosted in Abu Dhabi on 27-29 November 2023, organised by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Competitors, experts and workshop managers from more than 30 member and guest countries of WorldSkills Asia will participate and compete in 27 technical and vocational skills.    His Excellency Dr Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, founder and President of WorldSkills Asia and Director-General of ACTVET, said: “His Highness Sheikh Khaled’s patronage for the competition strengthens the significant backing more

Almeida Podiums in Crash Marred Sprint in Poland

• Portuguese rider sits 2nd in GC ahead of important time trial •     3rd August 2023:  Joao Almeida put in a strong performance to take the 3rd place on stage 5 of the Tour de Pologne from Stzelin to Opole (199.1km).   A reduced group of around 30 riders reached the uphill finish to the line which was disrupted by a touch of wheels which took down several riders with Rafal Majka and Brandon McNulty held-up but narrowly avoiding harm. The day was won by Van Der Berg (Education Easypost) with Finn Fisher-Black taking 5th place in the same sprint.   Almeida now sits 2nd in the GC at just 12’’ Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) ahead of tomorrow’s individual time trial.   UAE Team Emirates also lead the teams classification heading into stage 6 in Katowice more

Akkasah, the Photography Archive at NYU Abu Dhabi, Launches 12 Historical Photo Albums

 Over 1,500 photographs dating from the 1890s to the 1960s are now live   Abu Dhabi, July 7, 2023: Akkasah, the photography archive at NYU Abu Dhabi’s al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art, has published 12 digitized photo albums and prints from its archival collections.   The albums, which contain over 1,500 photographs, geographically span the region reflecting Akkasah's commitment to documenting histories across borders and throughout the existence of photography as a format. Countries featured are Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and Iraq.   Particularly rare is an album of photographs taken at the famous oil drilling site of Baba Gurgur 'father of fires’ in Kirkuk, Iraq, shortly after its discovery, showing the first gusher which occurred more

Tour de France: Yellow Start for UAE Team Emirates Via Yates

Stage victory and leaders jersey for the British rider, Pogačar 3rd   UAE Team Emirates hit the main goal of the kick-off of the Tour de France 2023 by winning stage one (Bilbao-Bilbao , 182 km) and obtaining the first yellow jersey with Adam Yates, sweetening the deal with the third place by Tadej Pogačar, who paid a visit to the podium for receiving the white jersey.   Yates obtained his first stage victory in the Grande Boucle by preceding his twin Simon (Jayco Alula) on the final hill to the arrival, after that the duo had gone clear from a selected group of top riders at 9 km to go, on the downhill from the Cote de Pike.   Previously, UAE Team Emirates had worked hard in order to set a high pace in the peloton, especially with Mikkel Bjerg, Felix Grossschartner and Yates.   Tadej more

CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi Launches Junior Flying Club Summer Package for Kids

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 3, 2023: CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi has announced the return of the Junior Flying Club, offering little ones the chance to make the most out of their summer experience with a record-breaking adventure every Saturday at 1:30 PM, starting this week and running until August 20.  Kids up to 14 years can learn how to fly like a pro for an unforgettable adrenaline kick inside the world’s largest indoor skydiving chamber. Every guest will be directed under the supervision of personalized instructors and in a secure environment according to their respective groups.  The Junior Flying Club at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi provides young adventurers with a fun flying experience, encompassing a total of 20 flights. Each session comprises five flights, during which dedicated instructors offer a more

UAE Students, Led by Unique World Robotics, makes History at the International Robotics Competition First Lego League in Morocco

Date: Dubai, UAE - June 10, 2023:  A group of eight UAE students, mentored, trained and led by Unique World Robotics, a Dubai-based robotics training institute, has won a major international award in an international robotics competition. They created some amazing robots that offer innovative and sustainable energy solutions – that helped the win the coveted awards at an international stage.    UAE’s UWR Googly won the highly esteemed Innovation Project Award at the international robotics competition First Lego League Open International in Morocco 2023 recently. The UAE has also bagged the overall 2nd position among the contesting countries that included the United Kingdom, the United States of America, South Korea, Spain, Australia, Germany, Brail, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Qatar and Morocco, among more

Jack Grealish: A Dream to Play alongside Top City Team-Mates in Incredible Season

Victory against Inter Milan on Saturday will seal a historic treble for Pep Guardiola’s side, following their Premier League and FA Cup triumphs.   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9th June 2023: Manchester City and England’s Jack Grealish says it is a “dream” to be playing alongside his Manchester City team-mates this season as the club aims to clinch their first UEFA Champions League title and complete a historic treble.   Pep Guardiola’s team take on Italian side, Inter Milan in Saturday’s showpiece finale in Istanbul, knowing a win in Europe’s elite club competition would end a remarkable season following their Premier League and FA Cup triumphs.   England international Grealish is one of three players to have played in all 12 matches on the road to Turkey - creating 35 chances in the more

Manchester City Named World's Most Valuable Football Club Brand

Premier League champions climb to number one position in Brand Finance Football 50 2023 Report   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 6 June 2023: Manchester City has been named the most valuable football club brand in the world. The Club has topped the Brand Finance Football 50 2023 Report for the first time.  The report details a 34% positive growth in City’s brand value since the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Premier League champions overtaking Real Madrid for the top position. This is the first time an English club has held the number one spot in six years.  A decade of dominance on the pitch and the highest revenue of any of club in the report were outlined as key drivers for City’s rise in the rankings.  This comes at the climax of a remarkable season for Manchester City both on and off the pitch. On Saturday, more

42 Abu Dhabi Hosts its Second Chess Tournament with the Participation of World-Renowned Champions

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 02 June 2023: 42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology, hosted the second edition of its most-awaited chess tournament in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Chess Club & Mind games. The tournament was held in 42 Abu Dhabi’s campus on the 1st of June 2023, in the presence of world-renowned chess champions. The tournament served as an interactive learning opportunity for 42 Abu Dhabi students to witness first-hand some of the most advanced strategies used in professional chess. During the tournament, 42 Abu Dhabi students competed with internationally recognized champions, where they applied their critical thinking skills to create innovative strategies that took the game to even greater heights.  The more

ADQ and NBA Announce Multiyear Collaboration to Engage Fans and Youth Basketball Players in Abu Dhabi

- ADQ Named Presenting Partner of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 Featuring the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves Playing Two Preseason Games  on Oct. 5 and 7 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island - - ADQ Will Support League’s Grassroots Basketball Development Programming in the UAE that Promotes a Healthy and Active Lifestyle - ABU DHABI AND LONDON, May 23, 2023 – ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a multiyear collaboration to engage fans and youth basketball players in Abu Dhabi.   The agreement makes ADQ the Presenting Partner of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023, featuring the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves playing two preseason games on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. GST at Etihad more

Lamborghini Abu Dhabi & Dubai Breaks New Ground as the First Dealer to Join The Real Race eSports Programme Globally

Dubai, UAE, May 10, 2023 – Lamborghini Abu Dhabi & Dubai is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural eSports programme, The Real Race, aimed at engaging and inspiring students in the UAE. The exciting tournament is scheduled to take place this May, with participants competing for the chance to take part in the international finals in Nürburgring, Germany, in July. Lamborghini's commitment to innovation and its passion for motorsport have led to this initiative, which seeks to nurture and showcase emerging talent in the automotive world, not only through its iconic cars, but also by engaging enthusiasts in the virtual eSports  arena. Lamborghini Abu Dhabi & Dubai is the first dealer in the world to take part in The Real Race programme from Automobili Lamborghini, which will tour leading schools and more

NYU Abu Dhabi Supports Sport for Climate Action with its Third Indoor Triathlon

 More than 100 athletes joined the race, which is part of the University-wide initiative Net Zero NowThe Indoor Triathlon supports the University’s overarching goal to become climate neutral.    Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 8, 2023: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) hosted its third Indoor Triathlon this academic year on Saturday, May 6, to highlight the importance and shared responsibility of the sports industry to minimise the negative impacts of human activity on earth.  More than 100 athletes took part in the Indoor Triathlon, which concluded the Net Zero Now initiative, a week of on-campus events including insightful panels and interactive workshops focusing on climate action.    The event kicked off with the Super Sprint Triathlon, which saw participants swim 300m in an open water style pool, more

Abu Dhabi Festival's Spiritual Music Series presents the Digital Release of ‘Hymn of Passion' and “The Carpenter's Daughters' by Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tohamy

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 6, 2023:  Abu Dhabi Festival continues its 20-year celebration with the return of its Ramadan Spiritual Music Series.  A place for both established and emerging artists, the series invites artists from around the world to celebrate the spiritual values that bring people together. The fourth edition presents two digital releases by renowned Egyptian spiritual chanter Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tohamy . "Hymn of Passion” and "The Carpenter's Daughters” will be aired on April 7th and 11th respectively at 10pm UAE timezone via the Festival's YouTube channel. "Hymn of Passion" aims to present authentic Arabic poetry in a modern style while fusing Arabic and international music. The work highlights the beauty of spiritual music and the Arabic language. The more

Faraj Abyad Launches New Album ‘Kisses of Poetry'

Co-produced by Abu Dhabi Festival, the new album consists of compositions to the words of the greats of classical Arab poetry and is now available on all music platforms Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2023:  Co-produced by Abu Dhabi Festival, New York-based American-Syrian composer, Faraj Abyad, has launched his first album, ‘Kisses of Poetry’. From Andalusian classics to contemporary, the album features music to the words of poetry legends such as Ahmad Shouqi, Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani. It pays tribute to the traditions of Arabic Maqam and Rhythm while at the same time challenging musical traditions and incorporating touches of western and world music techniques. The album’s release tour featured performances in New York City, Berlin and an upcoming performance on April 5th at NYU more

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Celebrated World Poetry Day with "Poems with Zayed's Ambition"

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2023:   Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation celebrated World Poetry Day 2023 with a captivating event entitled "Poems with Zayed's Ambition" under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. The event took place on Wednesday, March 22 2023, at the Manarat Al Saadiyat Theatre. The celebration was a tribute to World Poetry Day, approved by the General Conference of UNESCO during its 30th session held in Paris in 1999. Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation organized an event that featured three Emirati poets who paid tribute to the astronaut who embarked on the longest Arab journey in history into space. Through their poetry, they enhanced the status of Arabic poetry and its role in expressing the issues of the homeland and peoples, particularly more

UFC® Returns to Abu Dhabi for Epic Ufc 294

Abu Dhabi, UAE - UFC® has announced today its return to Abu Dhabi for UFC® 294 on Saturday, October 21, as the world’s best mixed martial artists face off once again at the Etihad Arena. Fans are encouraged to register their interest in this event to hear all the latest news and gain early access to tickets via  UFC ® 294 will be the latest event to be held in the UAE capital as part of a landmark partnership, launched in 2019, between the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation and the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). The UFC ® 294 fight card is yet to be announced, but the event will be headlined by a highly anticipated championship title bout. Last year, a sold-out Etihad Arena witnessed Islam Makhachev become the lightweight champion, when more

Abu Dhabi Festival 2023 Highlights Final Series of March Events To Look Forward To

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2023:  Under the honorary patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the next consecutive series of artistic and cultural performances are set to take place before the close of the March events taking place during the special 20th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival. Presented by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation and held under the theme “The Will for Evolution”, the headline programme of events features the world’s most renowned performers and musicians. A captivating piano recital by Acclaimed Shanghainese pianist, Haochen Zhang will take place on Thursday, 16 March, at NYUAD Arts Center, followed by two epic back-to-back orchestral concert performances by Academy Award-winning more

Incredible Motorsport Action Set for the 2023 Season Finale of Yas Racing Series

The finale of the 2023 season will see the region’s home of motorsport play host to the last rounds of the Gulf Radical Cup, the Gulf ProCar series, and UAE Time Attack Championship Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 10, 2023: Motorsport fans are in for an action-packed weekend of racing as Yas Racing Series returns for the final round of the 2023 season to the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, with the March edition set to feature the latest rounds of Gulf ProCar, Gulf Radical Cup, and UAE Time Attack. With a grid of 30 cars taking to the track for round 6 this weekend, the Gulf ProCar Class Championship fights are expected to go down the wire with the top two championship spots still tightly contested between Ahmad Al Majid and James Geddie.  Round 6 of the Gulf Radical Cup will see the action ramping up in this penultimate race of more

Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Heralds in New Era for Tennis in the Emirate

• The first edition of the new WTA 500 event in Abu Dhabi produced an incredible spectacle on and off court, inspiring thousands of young players to pick up their rackets     Abu Dhabi, 8 March 2023:  Following Belinda Bencic’s singles triumph in the inaugural Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, organisers are determined to build a long-lasting legacy that will help inspire females to play the sport and enhance Abu Dhabi’s position as a global sporting destination.  Throughout eight days, the International Tennis Centre in Zayed Sports City welcomed many of the world’s top 20 players for the landmark WTA 500 event as Abu Dhabi became the newest permanent destination for the world’s professional women’s tennis tour.    Produced more

Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation Celebrates the Winners of its 2022 Design and Creativity Awards

Bestowed by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance   Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 8, 2022:  The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) commemorated the winners of its 2022 awards in the fields of arts, design and sustainability during an awards ceremony that took place on Wednesday, March 1 at Emirates Palace.  The list of Emirati winners included artist and Zayed University graduate Ameena Aljarman, winner of the Gulf Capital – ADMAF Visual Arts Award for her digital video entry, “My Grandmother Ameena’s Wishes”; playwright Hamdan bin Shfayan Alameri, winner of Gulf Capital – ADMAF Creativity Award for his play, “Room 2071”; American University of Sharjah architecture graduate Maitha Al Hammadi, winner of TotalEnergies more

Bahrain's Al Hashemi Crowned Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup Champion in AlUla

• GCC rider produced a strong performance on Leon to claim victory and hold off a Spanish one-two which featured highest-placed female Maria Ponton Alvarez in second place     March 4, 2023:  Mohamed Abdulhameed Al Hashemi from Bahrain held off a strong Spanish challenge to claim overall victory in the 2023 edition of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup, the flagship endurance equestrian event which took place at Saudi Arabia's ancient city of AlUla, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra.   Al Hashemi completed the four loops of the challenging 120km route on his ride Leon in a classified time of 05:47:54, at an average speed of 20.696 km/h, finishing 20 minutes ahead of Spain’s Maria Ponton Alvarez, the highest placed female in second place on Bolchoi El Akim more

Great Britain's Alex Yee and Beth Potter Secure Stunning Wins at World Triathlon Championship Series Opener in Abu Dhabi

• At Yas Marina Circuit, World No.2 Alex Yee beat a strong field to top the men’s elite race while compatriot World No.5 Beth Potter produced an impressive performance to secure her first gold at the highest level.   • In the Para Cup races, Carmen Gonzalez Sanchez and Jairo Ruiz Lopez were among the winners while UAE’s younger generation showcased their abilities in the junior duathlon and triathlon races.   Abu Dhabi, 3rd March 2023: Great Britain’s Alex Yee and Beth Potter made a winning start to their season after triumphing in the elite races of the World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi, presented by Daman, on Friday.   Held at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, the world’s best athletes were in action as they began their quest to claim precious ranking points to more

Spain's Eva Pedrero Hoping World Triathlon Race in Abu Dhabi Can Inspire People of Determination to Follow in Her Footsteps

Abu Dhabi, 2nd March 2023: Spanish para-triathlete Eva María Moral Pedrero believes this weekend’s World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi, presented by Daman, can help inspire People of Determination in the UAE to follow in her footsteps and compete in the top-level of sport.   Pedrero, 40, will be among thousands of athletes that will be descending on Yas Marina Circuit for the season-opener of the prestigious global event when she takes part in Friday’s Para World Cup race at Yas Island.   It will be the second time that she will be competing in the UAE capital after the World Triathlon Championship Finals last November and while she praised the country in providing opportunities to support People of Determination including staging events such as triathlon, she wants to show that ‘anything is more

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi to Host an Exciting Line-up of Events in March

Abu Dhabi, February 28, 2023: The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will host an exciting lineup of live music and cinema events throughout March as part of its Season 8 spring schedule. More information on the events is available below: Event: Balimaya Project, UAE Premiere with an opening set by Shilpa Ananth Details: Balimaya Project was formed in 2019 and is now led by composer/arranger and UK-based Djembe player, Yahael Camara Onono. Balimaya Project uses the repertoire and instrumentation of the Mandé peoples of Senegal and Mali as the bridge to bring the folkloric West African music together with the jazz sounds of Black London. The band performs unique and exciting music that seeks to reclaim their ancestral culture. The concert features an opening set by Indian vocalist, songwriter, and performing artist Shilpa Ananth, more

Loeb Relishing new Tussle with Al Attiyah in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Bahrain Raid Xtreme aim to protect three-way lead in World Rally-Raid Championship  Abu Dhabi, UAE 23rd February, 2023:  Sebastien Loeb is relishing another titanic battle with Nasser Al Attiyah in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge starting on Sunday, as Bahrain Raid Xtreme look to protect their three-way lead in the World Rally-Raid Championship. Loeb and Fabian Lurquin in their BRX Prodrive Hunter top the Drivers, Co-Drivers and Manufacturers tables heading into the second round of the championship in the UAE, with Al Attiyah posing the main threat to their triple title ambitions this year. After winning half of the Dakar Rally’s 14 stages in Saudi Arabia, and a record six in a row, they are ready for another big test in the 32nd edition of the Desert Challenge, which offers 2,170 kms of hot, demanding and more

Less than Two Weeks Remain for Abu Dhabi Festival 2023

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 February 2023:  Under the honorary patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the special 20th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival  kicks off in a few days on 1 March 2023 at Emirates Palace with a performance by acclaimed Peruvian tenor, Juan Diego Flórez. Presented by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation and held under the theme “The Will for Evolution”, the headline programme of events will take place during the first three weeks of March and features the world’s most renowned performers and musicians. Abu Dhabi Festival 2023 will present exclusive commissions and productions, along with local, regional, and global premieres, in addition to a series of world-class events that include more

Team Abu Dhabi Ready for Battle as World Championship Breaks New Ground in Indonesia

Torrente relishing challenge as Victory return creates three-way UAE team rivalry Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22nd February, 2023: Shaun Torrente says Team Abu Dhabi are ready for another red hot title battle intensified by a three-way UAE rivalry when the UIM F1H2O World Championship launches its new season on a volcanic lake in Indonesia at the weekend.  Joining forces again with veteran Emirati driver Thani Al Qemzi, defending champion Torrente says the return of Dubai’s Victory Team is another welcome development as the championship breaks new ground in the Grand Prix of Indonesia. The 2,218m circuit for Sunday’s opening round in North Sumatra is set on the volcanic Lake Toba, which was created by a huge eruption 70,000 years ago and has an island almost the size of Singapore at its centre. Three-time champion more

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Announces the Winner of its 2022 TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award

The project entitled “Agro-Industrial Tourism”, was developed by Emirati student Maitha Alhammadi Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 21, 2023: Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has announced Maitha Alhammadi as the winner of the 2022 TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award, which recognises young Emiratis in the fields of sustainable design and architecture.  Her project “Agro-Industrial Tourism” imagines a sustainable destination between Etihad Rail and the UAE’s agricultural setting that merges agriculture, tourism, soil and aquifer treatment, utilising waste from the UAE’s dates industry such as seeds and spoiled dates.  H.E. Huda Ibrahim Alkhamis, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival, said: more

ADU Concludes the 1st Edition of its STEAM Competition

• Over 500 students partook in the competition where the top three winners were awarded with trophies and monetary prizes up to AED 32,000 • The competition seeks to empower self-defined social innovators from across various academic disciplines to develop ventures and present solutions beyond the traditional business development methodologies   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 February 2023: In line with its efforts to foster a cultivated learning environment for students, Abu Dhabi University (ADU), concluded the first edition of its Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) competition in conjunction with the UAE’s innovation month. With 42 participating schools from across the public and private sectors, over 500 students partook in the competition where the top three winners were awarded more

Belinda Bencic Serves Up Impressive Display to become Inaugural Singles Champion of Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

• The final day of the new WTA 500 event at Zayed Sports City also saw the duo of Brazil’s Luisa Stefani and China’s Shuai Zhang clinch the doubles title • Fans in Abu Dhabi witnessed some of the world’s top players in action, with plenty of activities to enjoy off the court in the fan village. • Mubadala announces over AED 1 million has been raised from ticket sales of the final two days and will be donated to the Emirates Red Crescent’s “Bridges of Giving” humanitarian campaign following the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 February 2023: World No.9 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland saved three championship points to become the first ever champion of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, as she registered a 1-6, 7-6, more

Zheng Stuns Top Seed Kasatkina to Book Semi-final Place in Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

• The World No.29 drops only three games to beat the World No.8 in straight-sets at Stadium Court in Zayed Sports City. She will face eighth seed Liudmila Samsonova next. • Second seed Belinda Bencic to play sixth seed Beatriz Haddad Maia in Saturday’s semi-final stage. • Title Sponsor confirm ticket purchases for final two days of the tournament to be donated to Emirates Red Crescent’s Humanitarian Campaign aiding rescue efforts following earthquake in Turkey and Syria     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 11 February 2023: China’s Qinwen Zheng showed why she’s one of tennis’ rising stars as the World No.29 eliminated top seed and World No.8 Daria Kasatkina, in the quarter-finals of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Also in the day’s court more

Colnago Abu Dhabi to Host Official UAE Tour Women's Race Fan Zone

• Open to cyclists and non-cyclists alike, the prestigious cycling brand’s experience centre at Al Hudayriyat Island will be the place to catch all the cycling action as the first ever edition of the UAE Tour Women’s Race gets underway • With daily prize giveaways, workshops, and a specially curated, UAE Tour- inspired menu on offer at Colnago Caffe throughout the event, the venue provides the perfect inspiration for fans to either start their own cycling journey as they cheer on their favourite riders while they sprint, climb, form breakaways, drive the peloton, and win stages • The location will also feature a display of Colnago’s elite V4Rs bike – the one ridden by UAE Team ADQ in the inaugural event   Abu Dhabi, 10 February 2023: The flagship Abu Dhabi experience centre of more

Fifth Edition of Manifold Festival Returns to NYU Abu Dhabi with a World Premiere of Solo Works by Michael Skillern

International percussionist Michael Skillern to present his award-winning immersive soundscape of percussion, live electronics, and fixed media Abu Dhabi, February 9, 2023: Manifold – A Festival of Musical Diversity returns to The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) for its fifth edition on February 14 with a world premiere of Michael Skillern: Two Hands, a Shell, and a Keyboard, a solo percussion performance that blurs the line between electronic and acoustic sounds. The festival is presented in partnership with the NYUAD Music Program and features a creative blend of new and experimental music by an eclectic collection of international musicians and accomplished practicing artists from NYUAD’s faculty. In this year’s show, Two Hands, a Shell, and a Keyboard, Michael Skillern aims to draw the listener’s more

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