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Team Abu Dhabi duo target Indonesia bonus points after Andersson clinches pole position

  New boy Comparato aims for quick turnaround after setback follows flying start Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1st March, 2024:  The new Team Abu Dhabi pairing of Thani Al Qemzi and Alberto Comparato will look to shrug off a difficult start to the 2024 UIM F1H2O World Championship after Jonas Andersson claimed poled position today for the Grand Prix of Indonesia.   Young Italian driver Comparato looked to be enjoying a superb debut for the multiple world team title winners when he edged out reigning champion Andersson to set the fastest time in the morning’s free practice session on volcanic Lake Toba in Sumatra.   His day was brought to a premature end however when he hit a buoy at the end of the first of the three qualifying sessions, forcing his retirement with a broken engine.   Team-mate more

Team Abu Dhabi / 2024 UIM F1H2O World Championship - Grand Prix of Indonesia

The opening round of the 2024 UIM F1H2O World Championship of powerboat racing begins with The Grand Prix of Indonesia this weekend.   On behalf of Team Abu Dhabi, we will be sending you official reports on the event, along with action images, as follows (UAE times):   Friday: Qualifying – 1.00pm   Saturday: Sprint Races – 1.30pm   Sunday: Grand Prix of Indonesia – 1.30pm more

Abu Dhabi Sports Championship Set For Thrilling Finals Weekend

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


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 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 more


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 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 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   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 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 more

Abu Dhabi Festival 2024: Kamasi Washington Mesmerises Audiences At Emirates Palace

Abu Dhabi, 6 February 2024: Abu Dhabi Festival 2024 reached new heights with a spellbinding performance by the visionary saxophonist and bandleader, Kamasi Washington, at the Emirates Palace. Abu Dhabi Festival 2024 continued its tradition of bringing world-class talent to the forefront, and Kamasi Washington's concert was undoubtedly a highlight of this year's festivities. Accompanied by a stellar ensemble featuring Rickey Washington (flute), Ryan Porter (trombone), Brandon Coleman (keys), Dontae Winslow (trumpet), Tony Austin (drums), Mike Mitchell (drums), Miles Mosley (bass), Queen Shic (vocals), and Cameron Graves (keyboard), Kamasi Washington delivered a performance that defied categorisation. In line with the festival's tradition of showcasing Emirati artists and talents on the global stage, Hamdan Al Abri, Arqam more

Winners Revealed for “TRT World Citizen Awards”

The winners of “TRT World Citizen,” a project initiated by TRT in 2017 with the principle of “Inspiring Positive Change,” have been revealed.  “TRT World Citizen Awards,” which is among TRT's most significant social responsibility initiatives and was launched in 2017 with the principle of “Inspiring Positive Change,” found its recipients at the ceremony held last night. Awarded in five different categories to individuals who have made significant contributions to their societies on a global scale, the “TRT World Citizen Awards” contribute to sharing the stories of these individuals with the world and inspiring positive change. The award ceremony, hosted by General Director of TRT Mehmet Zahid Sobacı in İstanbul, was attended by prominent figures from more

Jabeur Set to Partner Osaka in Abu Dhabi Doubles

Ons Jabeur and Naomi Osaka will pair up in the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open doubles event The duo, both involved in the singles tournament, will play as a team for the first time Jabeur will play her first singles match on Wednesday February 7 Tickets for the event, which begins on Saturday, on sale now ​ January 29, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: World Number. 6, Ons Jabeur, and Grand Slam-winner, Naomi Osaka, will compete together in the doubles tournament at the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, which begins this coming Saturday, after being awarded a wild card. Hosted by Mubadala and presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the WTA 500 event returns to the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City for its second edition, running from February 3-11, following a highly memorable inaugural tournament last year. A more

Saudi Star Yara Alhogbani Confirmed for Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

Saudi’s first female professional awarded wild card for qualifiers at tournament Philippines’ Alexandra Eala added to main draw Grand Slam-winner Naomi Osaka confirmed as wild card entrant earlier this week Tickets for the all-female competition on sale now January 24, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: The start of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open is just around the corner and three additional wild cards have now been announced, with Saudi Arabia’s Yara Alhogbani and Japan’s Ena Koike entering the qualifiers, while Philippines’ Alexandra Eala will participate in the main draw at the second instalment of the tournament. This year’s competition takes place at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, on February 3-11, featuring a star-studded line-up including the likes of Kazakhstan’s more

Main Entry Draw, including Rybakina, Sakkari and Krejčíková revealed for Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

The full list of players includes 10 of the current WTA top 20   British star Emma Raducanu, a wildcard entrant, was recently confirmed to be competing  Ons Jabeur and Beatriz Haddad Maia already announced   Tickets for the event, which takes place next month, are on sale now  Tuesday January 9, 2024 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: A star-studded field has been announced for this year’s Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open with 10 of the WTA top 20-ranked players, including Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, Greece’s Maria Sakkari and Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejčíková set to compete at the second instalment of the tournament, which takes place at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, on February 3-11.  Hosted in partnership with Mubadala and presented by Abu Dhabi more

Superstar Emma Raducanu to compete at 2024 mubadala abu dhabi open

Raducanu awarded a wildcard, joining Ons Jabeur and Beatriz Haddad Maia as confirmed entrants for February’s event The 21-year-old returns to tennis in full health for her debut appearance at the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open The main draw entry list, featuring many of the world’s top singles players, will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday January 9 Tickets for the tournament are on sale now Monday January 8, 2024 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: British star Emma Raducanu will compete at the second edition of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open next month, with the 2021 Grand Slam winner the latest player confirmed to be participating in the WTA 500 event, ahead of the main draw entry list being announced tomorrow (Tuesday January 9). Hosted in partnership with Mubadala and presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the competition takes place more

Thriwe Elevates the Dubai Sports Council CEO's Masters 2024 as Gold Sponsor, Pioneering Tech-Driven Benefits in Golf and Beyond

• CEO Masters to extend its reach to Hyderabad in March 2024, offering winners from the Trump event an automatic spot • Cricketing legend Kapil Dev, a talented golfer will add a celebrity flavor to this year's event    05th January 2024, Dubai, UAE - The Dubai Sports Council CEO’s Masters 2024 will take place on the Trump International Golf Course in Damac Hills on Saturday 6th January 2024, as part of the Dubai Sports Council’s ongoing commitment to promoting golf as a business networking and key tourism tool for the UAE and region.    Thriwe, a leading tech-driven benefit as a platform company, is proud to announce its sponsorship for the 4th consecutive year as the Gold Sponsor. The event also enjoys support from other esteemed sponsors, including AARO Middle East, Unique more

ADQ Signs Multi-year Sponsorship Agreement with Egypt's Pyramids Football Club

• New partnership with Premier League football club expands ADQ’s efforts to positively impact communities in Egypt, a country in which it is an active investor   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 December 2023: ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, today announced the signing of a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Pyramids Football Club (Pyramids FC), an Egyptian Premier League professional sports club.  As part of the agreement, ADQ will be the Official Partner of Pyramids FC. Since its establishment and rebranding from Al Assiouty Sports Club in 2018, Pyramids FC has rapidly grown to become one of the high-performance football clubs in the Egyptian Premier League.    This partnership reinforces ADQ’s position as a long-term investor in Egypt, complementing its more

Team Abu Dhabi Face Familiar Rivals as New Series Launches in Khor Fakkan

Al Zaffain, Bin Hendi aim for another Class 3 victory in Fazza Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3rd December, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi will be up against familiar rivals when they look to start the new UAE Class-3 Offshore Powerboat Championship with a victory in Khor Fakkan on Thursday. The experienced pairings of Faleh Al Mansoori with Shaun Torrente in Abu Dhabi 4 and Rashed Al Tayer alongside Majed Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 5 expect a highly competitive opening round, which is part of the Khor Fakkan Marine Festival. The revival of Class 3 racing in the UAE began earlier this year, with Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi taking Fazza to victory in Abu Dhabi. They will be among the leading contenders in the new championship getting under way in Khor Fakkan, with further rounds to follow in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Team Abu Dhabi can also more

World Tennis League Unveils Full Player Roster with Thrilling Matchups Set for Season Two

• Organisers confirm full line-up of tennis talent with 16 global stars set to take to the court in Abu Dhabi   • ATP World No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz and World No. 10 Taylor Fritz among star-studded list to feature at Etihad Arena in December.     • Organisers reveal special National Day Discount with up to 52% off tickets to catch the Meteora World Tennis League action from 21st to 24th December   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 December 2023: The Meteora World Tennis League (WTL) has revealed its stellar tennis line-up for Season 2 in full, confirming the final 10 tennis players and the teams they will represent in Abu Dhabi.   Ahead of the second edition which takes place at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena, organisers confirmed men’s World No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz, Taylor Fritz more

Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed inaugurates 15th Edition of Abu Dhabi Art

Abu Dhabi, 21 November 2023:  His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has inaugurated the 15th edition of Abu Dhabi Art, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.   During the visit, His Highness toured the galleries and met with renowned artists Nujoom Al Ghanem, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim and Hashel Al Lamki. His Highness also met with curators including Dyala Nusseibeh, Director of Abu Dhabi Art, as well as guest curators who are exhbiting works from around the world.    His Highness highlighted how the expansion of Abu Dhabi Art, as it reaches its 15th year, has grown in step with Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural scene and helped establish the emirate as a leading hub for art and culture. His more

Manar Abu Dhabi Transforms Abu Dhabi's Natural Vistas into an Experiential Citywide Light Art Exhibition

Public light art exhibition Manar Abu Dhabi runs until 30 January 2024 with new site-specific commissions, light sculptures, projections, and immersive artworks installed across key locations in the city including Corniche Road and Beach, the Eastern Mangroves, Fahid Island, Jubail Mangrove Park, Lulu Island, Saadiyat Island and Al Samaliyah Island. The group exhibition features over 20 local, regional and international artists including Ayman Zedani, Carsten Höller, Jim Denevan, Latifa Saeed, Luciana Abait, Mohammed Kazem, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Nujoom Al Ghanem, Rain Wu, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Samia Halaby, Shezad Dawood, teamLab and more. Curated by Reem Fadda and Alia Zaal Lootah, the exhibition is a key pillar of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s Public Art Abu Dhabi initiative, which is committed more

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Drives Ms Awareness and Advocacy through Art with Participation at Abu Dhabi Art Fair

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 November 2023: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) has announced its participation in the highly anticipated annual Abu Dhabi Art Fair (ADA). This prestigious event, known for bringing together local and international galleries and exhibitions, will host NMSS's commissioned installation, showcasing the society's commitment to raising awareness of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Established under the Ministry of Community Development, NMSS is a UAE-based NGO that leverages education, advocacy, and global cure-seeking efforts to improve the lives of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The Society’s participation in the fair, which runs from 22-26 November, will see the commissioning of a two-part installation curated by Dirwaza Curatorial Lab to raise awareness of MS, inspire advocacy, and more

Inaugural FIM World Supercross Championship Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Etihad Arena a Roaring Success

• Etihad Arena was transformed into a dirt track for the first time ever to host the event's Middle East debut, the penultimate race in the Championship  • 40 riders competed in 2 race categories with Joey Savatgy taking the victory in the WSX (450cc) category and Max Anstie placing first on the podium for the SX2 (250cc) class • 20 UAE junior riders also participated in their own race categories, the 65cc and the 85cc   Abu Dhabi, 5 November 2023: The highly anticipated FIM World Supercross Championship Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the penultimate race in the Championship, concluded its Middle East debut today at Etihad Arena, which was transformed into a sandy dirt track battlefield for the occasion.   Fans packed into the arena in the UAE's capital to enjoy a full day of world class more

Italian Strikes Regatta Gold in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 6th November, 2023:  Italy’s Mattia Di Martino produced a composed display to clinch the gold medal at the 2023 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship in Abu Dhabi. Di Martino followed up his four victories in five qualifying rounds with another two wins in the four gold fleet races that rounded off the regatta in the UAE capital. Spain’s Joan Domingo claimed the silver medal after adding a gold fleet race win to his three qualifying victories, while Turkey’s Mehmet Erkut Budak took the bronze. Adding to the Italian celebrations at Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club (ADMSC), Sara Anzellotti finished fourth overall to top the girls’ standings ahead of Brazil’s Laura Neves and another member of the Italian team, Anna Chiara Merlo. Singapore’s Ethan CHIA, placed fifth in the more

Jiu-Jitsu Star Sets Sights on Abu Dhabi Titles after UAE Boost

Jackson Sousa’s new link-up in Emirates puts nine proteges on world stage in UAE capital Dubai, UAE, 1st November 2023: Jackson Sousa, the prolific jiu-jitsu gold medal winner from Brazil, has set his sights on more title success in Abu Dhabi next week after entering into a new collaboration in the UAE. Sousa will compete as a black belt in both the Masters and Professional 94kg divisions at the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which combines six events starting today and running until November 10 at Mubadala Arena. An informal agreement with Dubai-based tech venture company, Scalo Technologies, has reinvigorated his career. It is also giving nine promising jiu-jitsu athletes the opportunity to shine on the world stage in the UAE capital. As part of his build-up for Abu Dhabi, where he took the pro’ more

Young Sailing Talent Hit Gold Medal Course in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30th October, 2023:  The stage is set for five days of intense race action as many of the world’s top young sailors set off on a gold medal course at the 2023 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship in Abu Dhabi tomorrow. The event began officially today with an opening ceremony featuring 161 competitors from 29 countries, who later had the chance to test conditions during practice sessions off Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club (ADMSC). The nine-strong UAE team includes Khalifa Al Romaithi and Mediya Alneyadi, who won gold and bronze medals respectively at both the Arab games in Algeria and the Marmara Sailing Cup in Turkey earlier this year. Sponsored by Abu Dhabi Ports and Al Mariah Bank, the regatta is being hosted for the first time by ADMSC in cooperation with the UAE Sailing and Rowing more

Palms Sports Profit Rise by 33% YoY to AED 88.1 Million in Q3-2023

• The company on track to meet this year net profit target. • Company Reports Remarkable 77% YoY Growth in revenue. • Palms Sports' commitment to operational and vertical expansions culminated in a significant surge in profitability.   Abu Dhabi, UAE; October 20, 2023: Palms Sports (ADX: PALMS), the global sports management company, the world's largest Jiu-Jitsu training provider, and a subsidiary of International Holding Company (ADX: IHC), unveiled its preliminary financial results for Q3 2023, culminating on September 30th, showcasing an impressive net operational profit of AED 88.1 million.   Palms Sports demonstrates remarkable growth as revenue from contracts with clients skyrockets by 77% in Q3-2023, surging from AED214.6 million (Q3-2022) to AED337.6 million (Q3-2023). This more

Abu Dhabi Festival Honours Sir Ian Stoutzker CBE for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Music and Culture

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 October 2023:  The Abu Dhabi Festival, presented by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), hosted a special ceremony in London, where the prestigious Abu Dhabi Festival Award was presented to Sir Ian Stoutzker CBE. This ceremony took place on 6 October, recognising Sir Ian's exceptional life achievements and remarkable contributions to the world of music and culture. Sir Ian Stoutzker CBE is celebrated worldwide for his unwavering support of the arts, and his invaluable contributions to the field of music. Over the years, he has been instrumental in nurturing musical talent and enhancing cultural experiences through his involvement in numerous initiatives and organisations. His dedication and tireless efforts have left a significant mark on the world. The award ceremony was more

Hundreds of Cityzens Celebrate Manchester City's Treble-Winning Season as UAE Leg of Treble Trophy Tour Comes to an End

• Fans turned up in numbers at the stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi Park to watch City’s match against Arsenal on Sunday night and get a picture taken with the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th October 2023: Hundreds of Manchester City fans descended on Louvre Abu Dhabi Park to get a glimpse of all the major trophies from the club’s historic treble-winning season during a special match-screening event as the global ‘Treble Trophy Tour’, presented by Official Club Partner, OKX, concluded its UAE leg.      The Premier League, FA Cup and for the first time, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup, were on display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Park as fans of all ages and nationalities from across the UAE celebrated the club’s more

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

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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

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