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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

Abu Dhabi Set to Welcome Young Footballers from All Over the World for Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup 2023

Almost two thousand players representing more than 128 teams head to the UAE capital for the return of the youth tournament on February 18 and 19   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 08 February 2023: Organisers of the Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup say the city is set for the most exciting edition of the tournament yet as teams begin final preparations for the competition.    Last played in 2019, the event returns after the pandemic featuring an expanded tournament format and more entertainment and activities around the pitches at Zayed Sports City.      Simon Hewitt, Tournament Director and Senior Manager Football Operations MENA for City Football Schools, said the ethos of the Abu Dhabi Cup is to promote both competition and allow players to enjoy themselves.     He said: “The more

Seeded Players Beatriz Haddad Maia and Liudmila Samsonova Made to Work for Victories at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

• Former World No.1 Karolína Plíšková advances into the last-16 after a straight-sets victory against Belgium’s Ysaline Bonaventure.   • Tickets are still available to purchase for the WTA 500 event which has attracted the world’s top 20 players while there are plenty of activities that fans can look forward to off the court.    7 February 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Seeded players Beatriz Haddad Maia and Liudmila Samsonova both needed three sets to secure their places in the last-16 stage as the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council delivered another entertaining day of tennis.   On the third day of the inaugural WTA 500-level tournament at the International Tennis Centre, the Brazilian was made to work in her 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory against more

Stage Is Set as Jelena Ostapenko, Danielle Collins and Belinda Bencic among Stars to Take to the Court at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

1. Fans can look forward to watching the elite professionals on Monday including World No.12 Jelena Ostapenko’s first-round match against Danielle Collins and World No.9 and Olympic champion Belinda Bencic in the doubles category with tickets still available.   2. The day will also see India’s Sania Mirza team up with USA’s Bethany Mattek-Sands against Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens and Germany’s Laura Siegemund in the doubles.   3. Former World No.1s Garbiñe Muguruza and Karolína Plíšková to clash in opening match in the WTA 500-level event on Tuesday.   5 February 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The stage is set for the opening rounds of the inaugural Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with the top seeds learning their pathways to more

String of Australian Open Finalists Heading for Inaugural Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

Elena Rybakina headlines contingent of finalists from Australian Open heading to Abu Dhabi for inaugural WTA 500 event   3 February 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  No fewer than five Australian Open finalists, including two Grand Slam champions, are heading to the UAE for the very first hosting of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council. The first Grand Slam of the 2023 tennis season was the thriller across all events – with the ladies’ competitions hotly contested by the world’s very best. The players now switch their attention to Abu Dhabi and the WTA 500 event to be held at the International Tennis Stadium, Zayed Sport City, from February 5-12.   Tickets are now available to watch the players in action at with prices starting at AED50 for adults more

UAE Go on the Attack to Climb Podium at Saudi Tour

• Formolo 2nd, Grossschartner 4th on Queen stage   UAE Team Emirates climbed the podium on stage 4 of the Saudi Tour with Davide Formolo and Felix Grossschartner taking 2nd and 4th place respectively on the stage behind winner and new race leader Ruben Guerreiro (Movistar).   The Queen stage of the race from Maraya to Skyviews of Harrat Uwayrid (163.4km) featured a decisive climb in the final 12km. After some great teamwork from their teammates in the run-in to the foothills of the climb both Grossschartner and Formolo worked as a duo to try and work-over Guerreiro and Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain-Victorious) who were the last men standing.   Formolo came within a wheel length of victory in the final sprint, though UAE Team Emirates do take the lead in the teams classification. Davide Formolo: more

Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Roadshow Brings Family Fun to the Capital This Week

2, February 2023 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council roadshow kicks off THIS week, entertaining and inspiring tennis fans of all ages across the capital, before the Emirate’s first WTA Tour event takes place at Zayed Sports City.  The free to enter roadshow will give fans the chance to enjoy an extra Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open experience, with a classic photobooth and interactive tennis-inspired games and activities testing the racquet skills of participants.  This is in addition to the sensational tennis on display at the tournament, which will feature some of the world’s best women’s tennis stars including Australian Open finalist Elena Rybakina, Bianca Andreescu, and Paula Badosa. The roadshow will tour the capital, visiting Mushrif Mall from 1st to 2nd more

Performances by the Abu Dhabi Police Music Band Attracts Visitors to Sheikh Zayed Festival

UAE, Abu Dhabi - 01 February, 2023: The Sheikh Zayed Festival features daily performances of heritage music, excellently performed by the Abu Dhabi Police Music Band as part of the Festival which runs until March 18th, 2023, in Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba region. The roaming music shows, which are divided into the 3 categories of military, heritage and string quartet, are highly appreciated and well-loved by visitors to the Festival, who enjoy the heritage performances and appreciate the diversity of the folkloric arts, as they get to know the artistic and musical heritage of the Emirati people with its unique nature and very particular aesthetic. Abu Dhabi Police Music Band is more than happy to show the audiences the best of heritage and folkloric performances, that commonly extol the noble values and virtues of the Emirati more

World's Best Riders Continue to Impress at FBMA International Showjumping Cup in Abu Dhabi

• The third day saw eight classes take place on the 10th edition of the FBMA International Show Jumping Cup Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31, January 2022: Some of the world’s best riders were again in action, producing impressive performances on Day 3 of the 10th edition of the FBMA International Show Jumping Cup in Abu Dhabi. The event, organised by Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA), is one of the most respected competitions on the international equestrian circuit and this year’s edition has attracted more than 300 of the best riders from around the world. At Al Forsan International Sports Resort, fans were treated to an entertaining day of action with the riders from the UAE, region and across the world taking part in six categories across eight classes. In the highlight class of the day more

Belgium's Chloe Vranken Claims Victory in Longines Grand Prix as 10th FBMA International Show Jumping Cup Concludes in Abu Dhabi

Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak,   • More than 300 riders from around the world took part in the four-day prestigious event at Al Forsan International Resort Abu Dhabi, 30th January 2023: Chloe Vranken of Belgium produced an impressive performance to be crowned winner of the flagship Longines Grand Prix category on the final day of the 10th FBMA International Show Jumping Cup in Abu Dhabi.   At Al Forsan International Sports Resort, the winners of the Grand Prix, the final category of the day saw the winners awarded their medals by His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili - Chairman of the Department of Community Development, His Excellency Major General Dr Ahmed Naser Al Raisi, President of the UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation and the President of Interpol, and His more

Junior Riders Impress on First Day of 10th Edition of FBMA International Show Jumping Cup

Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak,   • Taking place until Sunday, more than 300 riders, representing over 34 countries from across the globe including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Great Britain and USA, are competing in the event at Al Forsan International Sports Resort.   Abu Dhabi, 27th January 2023:  Mabkhout Al Karbi and Layth Ghurayeb came out on top in their categories as the 10th edition of the FBMA International Show Jumping Cup got underway in Abu Dhabi. At Al Forsan International Sports Resort, UAE’s Mabkhout Owaida Al Karbi won the CSICH-A  category– One Round Against the Clock on Zandocan C, and also came second – riding Gersina Van Rengen.     Layth Ghurayeb of Syria claimed victory in the CISJ-A (One Round Against more

Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Set to Serve up Something for Everyone

Newly announced WTA 500 event brings exciting new fan experiences to centre court from just 50AED    The event will have something for everyone with a free-to-enter fan village playing host to food trucks, entertainment and more   Fans of all ages can look forward to seeing 60 of the world’s best players including World No. 2 Ons Jabeur from 5 - 12 February in Abu Dhabi   Superfans will get a chance to participate in daily Q&As with their favourite tennis stars in the official tournament fan village     24 January 2023 - Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The upcoming Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, which is due to take place at Zayed Sports City from 5 – 12 February, will serve up an array of family-friendly activities, food trucks, and entertainment, to keep everyone from hardcore sports enthusiasts, more

Lowry shares Lead in Bid for further Abu Dhabi Success

Shane Lowry will bid to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for a second time after grasping a share of the lead on day three at Yas Links Abu Dhabi. The Irishman posted a six under par round of 66, which included a hole-out eagle at the par four sixth, to reach 13 under par and he is joined on that number by overnight co-leader Francesco Molinari and Australian Min Woo Lee, who also posted a round of 66 on moving day. In near perfect conditions, Lowry started well in making the turn at five under par but found it trickier to make the putts drop on the back nine, birdieing the 15th before responding to his only dropped shot of the day at the 17th with a closing birdie as he bids for a second Falcon Trophy following his 2019 triumph. Lee, Lowry and Molinari – all previous Rolex Series winners – will comprise the final more

Migliozzi and Molinari lead in Abu Dhabi

January 21, 2023:  Guido Migliozzi produced a big finish on day two of the 2023 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to head into the weekend tied alongside countryman Francesco Molinari at the top of the leaderboard. The Italian duo came into this event fresh from their outstanding displays at last week's inaugural Hero Cup, where they both delivered 3.5 points and finished unbeaten as Continental Europe defeated Great Britain and Ireland 14.5-10.5 over three days of competition. And they were on top form again on day two at Yas Links Abu Dhabi, finishing strongly to reach ten under par at the halfway stage of the first Rolex Series event of the season. After Molinari had shot a second successive 67 in the morning courtesy of six birdies on his back nine, Migliozzi closed his second-round 69 with a hat-trick of birdies to join more

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and NBA Announce Expansion of Jr. NBA League in the UAE

-  Second Edition of Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League Will Engage 900 Youth Across UAE Capital - - Seven-Time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady & 10-Year NBA Veteran Luis Scola Attend Draft - Jan. 16, 2023 – The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced the launch of the expanded second season of the Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League, featuring boys and girls leagues each comprised of 450 players, aged 11-14 from schools across the UAE capital city. The leagues will begin January 21 and culminate with the second annual Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League Finals on Sunday, March 12. The program tipped off with a draft event hosted by DCT Abu Dhabi and the NBA on Saturday, January 14 at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus’s three-court facility. The 60 participating more

CNN Business Arabic is Now Live

- CNN Business Arabic delivers global economic, business and finance news and analysis to millions of Arabic speakers across the globe   Dubai, 15 January 2023: CNN Business Arabic (CNNBA) has officially launched today. The dedicated digital business platform is set to be the go-to source of business and economic news, facts and analysis in Arabic, covering areas of interest to the world’s Arabic speakers. The new media outlet covers a wide range of sectors including sustainability, green investment, cryptocurrency, Web 3.0, real estate, energy, technology and more. CNNBA is available online at and on leading social media platforms.   CNN Business Arabic is operated by International Media Investments (IMI) in partnership with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), combining regional and more

Mission Ferrari at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is Now Open to Public

Following its exclusive preview to Annual Pass Holders   Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 12, 2023:  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the World’s Leading Theme Park, has unveiled today Mission Ferrari, the world’s most immersive mega-coaster and the latest addition to its exhilarating mix of rides. Mission Ferrari joins Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s unique lineup of attractions which have long taken guests on exhilarating experiences for over a decade. Equipped with the latest advancements in the industry, the themed next generation mega-coaster promises passengers an unforgettable ride featuring stunning visuals and an immersive environment like no other. Set in a top-secret international spy headquarters, guests become part of the stealth mission to safely deliver a high-spec Ferrari spy car, commissioned more

Yas Island Abu Dhabi announces ‘World's Best Job' Competition for its Next Ambassador

With a coveted prize package including $100,000 and a luxury stay and exclusive entertainment experiences on Yas Island, applications are now open to the public to become Yas Island’s new ambassador   Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 9, 2023:  Kevin Hart, CIO of Yas Island, has just announced that applications are open to the public for the ‘World’s Best Job’, a chance to become Yas Island Abu Dhabi’s next ambassador. The chosen candidate, if deemed “Hart-worthy”, stands a chance to win an unbeatable package including a $100,000 ‘salary’, a luxury hotel stay, exclusive world-class entertainment experiences across Yas Island Abu Dhabi and much more. Applications are open from January 9 – 23 and budding candidates can send in their video applications on more

Abu Dhabi Festival to Host World Premiere of “Symphony of Three: Peace, Love, Tolerance” by Emirati Composer Ihab Darwish on December 30th

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 December 2022:  As part of the exclusive commissions and joint productions of its 19th edition, held under the theme "Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation and Joy", the Abu Dhabi Festival is announcing the broadcast of the world premiere of  Symphony of Three: Peace, Love, Tolerance by visionary Emirati composer Ihab Darwish, in collaboration with Emmy Award-winning composer John Debney and Academy Award-winning composer David Shire. The show will be streamed on 30 December at 6pm (GST) via Abu Dhabi Festival's YouTube channel. H.E. Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival, said: “The Abu Dhabi Festival commission and production of Symphony of Three: Peace, Love, Tolerance is a more

It's a Record-Breaking First Season for Premier Padel as the Sport goes Global in 2022

PREMIER PADEL’S FIRST SEASON CONCLUDES WITH TOURNAMENTS ON 5 CONTINENTS, ALL-TIME RECORD ATTENDANCES, BROADCAST STATISTICS AND PRIZE MONEY FOR THE PLAYER-DRIVEN TOUR 25, DECEMBER 2022:  Premier Padel concluded its first official season in Milan with great success, after a record-breaking year that has further elevated the sport of padel to unprecedented levels of global exposure, tournament attendance and professional support in all areas.  Premier Padel, governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP), backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA), and supported by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), has considerably boosted the sport’s growth and potential. Through the establishment of a global circuit, Premier Padel has partnered with an extensive portfolio of international broadcasters and more

Creating Emirati Content for Generations to come: Bidaya Media and Strata Join Forces in Sponsorship Agreement for internationally Recognized Series “The Adventures of Mansour”

• Strata’s sponsorship will leverage the popular cartoon’s success, which has already racked up 2.3 billion YouTube views, 3.1 million subscribers and 322 million watch hours in the last 90 days • Mansour producers Bidaya Media will develop and produce the new series to be launched in 2023, with increased production values, and in line with Strata’s approach for Emiratization  • The content will aim to empower young UAE Nationals by contributing to the production of original Emirati content, sharing the UAE’s successes and the wise leadership's vision through powerful storytelling    December 21, 2022, Abu Dhabi: Bidaya Media has agreed a strategic partnership with Strata, an advanced manufacturing company, to sponsor the newest season of the popular Emirati cartoon more

Abu Dhabi Festival Supports Emirati Filmmaker Nasser Al Dhaheri's Documentary on the life of Sheikh Zayed

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 December 2022:  Abu Dhabi Festival, the flagship of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), supported the production of the latest film by Emirati writer and filmmaker Nasser Al Dhaheri documenting the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “Millstone: Al Ain ‘The Eye’ is the first to see dreams” which premiered yesterday, 15 December, at Vox Cinemas Al Maryah Island.  H.E. Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of ADMAF, Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival, said: “Since the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) almost three decades ago, we have worked to empower the Emirati film industry, supporting its pioneers, and enhancing the UAE’s presence on the international creative more

Special Olympics UAE Athletes given Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Meet Gaming Stars at BLAST Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi

• Sixteen athletes who are passionate about gaming, attended Saturday’s semi-finals at the Etihad Arena. • BLAST has partnered with AD Gaming to host the season-ending tournament in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, 18th December 2022: More than 15 UAE Special Olympics athletes who are passionate about gaming had a day to remember as they experienced their first global esports tournament at the BLAST Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi.   As well as watching the semi-finals at the Etihad Arena, the People of Determination athletes and coaches were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, organised by BLAST, as they got a first-hand look of the main stage and an insight into how BLAST delivers world-class esports entertainment experiences.   The athletes also got the chance to see professional more

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