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Teams Unveiled for Hero Cup in Abu Dhabi

• 18 players named to compete for Continental Europe versus Great Britain and Ireland • Inaugural Hero Cup will take place at Abu Dhabi Golf Club from January 13-15 • Final two spots announced following the conclusion of DP World Tour calendar year   European Ryder Cup Captain Luke Donald has announced 18 players, including an exciting mix of Ryder Cup stars, Major Champions and the most promising young players in world golf, to make up the Continental Europe and Great Britain and Ireland teams for next year’s Hero Cup in Abu Dhabi from January 13-15. In consultation with the respective Hero Cup Captains Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, who will both compete as playing Captains, Donald confirmed the teams for next year’s match play contest at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, with one remaining position ......read more

Next Generation of Triathletes Compete in Kids and Junior Triathlon Community Races at the World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, November 26th, 2022: Yas Bay waterfront was the stunning setting as children from across Abu Dhabi and the UAE took to the track on Friday afternoon to compete in the Open Race Kids Triathlon (9-11 years) and the Open Race Junior Super Sprint (12-15 years) during the World Triathlon Championship Finals. Showcasing the UAE’s next generation of triathlon superstars, children were able to follow in the footsteps of the world’s best triathletes at they raced on the famous course on a glorious day in the capital.  Sisters, Miruna and Sabina Teasca from Romania, aged 11and 9 said: “The cycling was the best because you can go faster, and it doesn’t tire you out as much. We also loved the swimming because the water felt nice, and we also had the most energy during this part because it was the start ......read more

Verstappen Closes Out the Season with his 15th Win of the Year at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022

Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2022: Max Verstappen ended his campaign with yet another dominant display as he secured his 15th victory of the season with an assured drive at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to cap a truly remarkable 2022. Having already wrapped up his second world title and helped Oracle Red Bull Racing secure the constructors’ crown, the Dutch driver showed no signs of complacency as he cruised to victory from pole position at Yas Marina Circuit.   Team-mate Sergio Pérez started the race level on points with Charles LeClerc and knew that finishing ahead of the Ferrari driver would secure second in the drivers' championship. The Mexican pushed hard throughout the race but was unable to catch LeClerc and eventually had to settle for third in the race and in the final championship ......read more

Parade of Nations Open Triathlon Championships Along Yas Bay Waterfront

• Over 50 nations represented in last nights’ Parade of Nations on Yas Bay Waterfront  • Thousands of Age Group world triathletes officially welcomed to Abu Dhabi ahead of action-packed three-day sporting extravaganza • Team UAE athletes proudly represent the country at high-energy Parade of Nations   November 24, 2022: Thousands of Age-Group world triathletes walked down the sunset-soaked Yas Bay Waterfront yesterday evening for the Parade of Nations, which officially opened the highly anticipated 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals. Over 53 nations were represented in the parade, which went through the vibrant Yas Bay Waterfront on Yas Island. A showcase of high-energy dancing and music was put on display to officially welcome the world’s best triathletes to Abu ......read more

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Harnesses the Power of Music in Hospitals

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2022:  As part of its mission to encourage healing through the arts, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) announced the return of its ‘Music in Hospitals’ initiative which seeks to use the therapeutic power of music to aid in the healing process.  The programme gives patients and medical professionals the opportunity to experience beautiful music recitals performed by the nation’s gifted musicians. This year, ADMAF has partnered with Al Reem Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and Cleveland Clinic Al Ain to present performances throughout the month of November. Commenting on the importance of music and the arts to health and wellbeing, Her Excellency Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation and Founder and Artistic ......read more

Scuderia Ferrari F1 drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Surprise Guests at the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi F1 FanZone

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2022: Formula 1 fans were in for a treat during their visit to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi when they were surprised with a visit from Scuderia Ferrari F1 drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Families and friends got the chance to meet the drivers at the Formula 1 FanZone in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. To commemorate their visit, the Ferrari drivers took pictures with fans visiting the park from all over the world during the highly anticipated event of the year. Located on Yas Island, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is home to a variety of family-friendly rides and attractions. The park is located minutes away from Yas Waterworld, the world’s first and only Emirati-themed waterpark and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park as well as CLYMB™ Abu ......read more

Max Verstappen takes Record Breaking 15th Season Win at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez crossed the line in third, edged out by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for the runner-up spot in the F1 World Drivers’ Championship   The thrilling race closed out the region’s biggest weekend of sport and entertainment, featuring four full days of on-track and off-track action   Hall of fame rock legends Def Leppard played final Yasalam After-Race Concert, following sell-out performances by Kendrick Lamar, Swedish House Mafia, Usher and Dave.   Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE - 20 November 2022: The biggest ever edition of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX weekend closed in thrilling fashion as reigning world champion Max Verstappen crossed the line to take his record-breaking 15th win of the 2022 season.   Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Red ......read more

Track Legend Michael Johnson Stresses Importance of Participating in ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

* With less than a month to go until annual race in the UAE capital, a record 20,000 runners are expected to participate on new look course that encompasses city landmarks * Registration for the 42.2km race and its accompany events – 2.5km, 5km, 10km, and marathon relay – is still open, with pricing starting from as little as Dh50 Abu Dhabi, November 18, 2022: Four-time American track legend Michael Johnson has urged all UAE residents to participate in next month’s ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, with the eight-time world champion and four-time Olympic gold medallist hoping the December 17 event will attract a new record of 20,000 competitors. Johnson, known for his support of a healthy lifestyle and promoting the benefits of exercise for physical and mental health, stressed the importance of participating in what ......read more

ADRO Set to Participate in Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022

- ADRO to design and host activation experience under the theme ‘Grow in Abu Dhabi – Infinite Dreams’ to provide an immersive experience for visitors  - Aligns with ADRO’s efforts to highlight Abu Dhabi’s standing as a leading destination for global talents to thrive    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 November 2022: The Abu Dhabi Residents Office (ADRO), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has announced its participation at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from November 17-20, 2022 at Oasis, Yas Circuit Arena. As part of their participation, ADRO will host an immersive activation experience under the theme ‘Grow in Abu Dhabi – Infinite Dreams’, which will guide visitors through three interactive zones to highlight Abu Dhabi as a leading ......read more

Abu Dhabi Art 2022 to Feature Curated Culinary Art Experience by Radicants International

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 November 2022:  Abu Dhabi Art announces the launch of CookBook Abu Dhabi, an exceptional culinary art experience that will feature in the programme for the art fair’s 14th edition, taking place from 16 - 20 November at Manarat Al Saadiyat.  Renowned chefs Ivan Brehm, Kasper Kurdahl, Maksut Aşkar and Sahar Parham Al Awadhi will work with artists Caique Tizzi, Emeka Ogboh, Greta Alfaro and Hicham Berrada to take visitors on a culinary and artistic journey through specially designed menus within an immersive space containing artworks created specifically for the experience at Manarat Al Saadiyat’s restaurant.  CookBook is a special exhibition project created by Nicolas Bourriaud, founder of Radicants, founder of Montpellier Contemporain (MoCo) and co-founder of the Palais de Tokyo in ......read more

The Dubai Duty Free Sailing League Regatta Returns to the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club in December 2022

The race's second edition will showcase 24 teams and a race village.   November 16, Dubai – Following Dubai Duty Free's return to the high seas last year, the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) is excited to announce it will host the second annual Dubai Duty Free Sailing League Regatta from 1st-4th December 2022.  The electrifying race follows an innovative sailing league format where 12 international and 12 local teams sailing SB20 sport boats will compete over four days in a series of 10 to 15-minute races featuring eight boats at a time. Last year’s champions, Glasgow Kiss, will return to defend their title amongst fierce competition from some of the world’s most talented SB20 sailors. The Regatta is an especially exciting event for spectators as the course runs directly in front of ......read more

Key Battles to be Fought at #abudhabigp

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 November, 2022: The drivers’ and constructors’ championships are all but secured with Max Verstappen and Red Bull sealing the titles respectively, however there is still plenty to play for in this weekend’s FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2022.   Verstappen’s victory in the United States Grand Prix last month meant that Red Bull clinched the constructors’ title, the team’s first since 2013 with the result ending Mercedes eight-year streak.   While they will be aiming to end their triumphant season in style, there are other battles to be fought on the track. Here are the key battles to be fought in the last contest of the 22-race season in both the drivers and constructors’ standings.   Drivers’ Championship The ......read more

14th Abu Dhabi Art Fair Opens to the Public

Popular fair returns to Manarat Al Saadiyat from 16 – 20 November 2022 Biggest event to date, featuring 80 galleries from 28 countries Entry is complimentary thanks to co-lead sponsors Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 November 2022: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, the 14th edition of Abu Dhabi Art Fair will open to the public at Manarat Al Saadiyat at 5pm on Wednesday 16 November and will run until Sunday 20 November. Entry to this year’s fair is free of charge, and tickets can be booked upon pre-registration via the Abu Dhabi Art website.  Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the fair returns with its largest and most diverse ......read more

Messi and Co Set to Shine in Abu Dhabi as the Capital City's Influence on Sporting World Continues to Grow

*More than 30,000 football fans will fill the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium on November 16 as the UAE take on Argentina in the South American nation’s final World Cup warm-up match * The high-profile match is the latest in a lengthy list of world-class sporting spectacles in Abu Dhabi, from NBA to UFC, world championship boxing to tennis, obstacle course racing, esports, international cricket and more     Abu Dhabi, UAE; 13, 2022 – Abu Dhabi growing influence as a major international sports destination will be on full display this month as Lionel Messi and his star-studded Argentina become the latest stars to strut their stuff in the UAE capital. Tickets for the November 16 friendly at Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium between the UAE and two-time World Cup winners Argentina sold out in less than 24 hours, yet ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi to present MFA and Capstone Students' Art Practices and Work in Progress from within their Studios

● Titled Open Studios, the event will take place on November 18 at The Arts Center and is open to the public   Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 9, 2022: The Arts and Humanities Division at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will host Open Studios - an event showcasing work-in-progress art pieces by ten students from the University’s Master of Fine Arts in Art and Media program (MFA) and five from the VisArt Capstone.   Taking place on November 18 at The Arts Center, the public event will feature an extensive variety of art forms from painting and drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber arts, to video, photography, and mixed media. The works address a wide range of themes in postcolonialism, mysticism, nature and the cosmos, vulnerability, patterns of human behavior, time and degradation, language and identity, childhood ......read more

Sanad Hosts Its First Corporate Padel Tournament

ADNOC and Sanad come out on top in the inaugural Tournament held in Abu Dhabi on 27-28 October Sanad, a global industrial services leader wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), has launched the annual Sanad Corporate Padel Tournament, as part of its ongoing effort to promote healthy lifestyles and bring the UAE’s business community together. The inaugural tournament was held in Abu Dhabi from 27-28 October 2022 and was won by ADNOC and Sanad, with all proceeds donated to national charities. The Sanad Corporate Padel Tournament drew over 40 participants from leading national and multinational organisations, including Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Ports, ADNOC, EGA, Etihad Airways, Hub71, Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), Strata Manufacturing, Thales, Triumph, Masdar, ......read more

Unifying Cultures Across Borders on Spotlight at Abu Dhabi Art

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 3 November 2022: UAE social enterprise 81 Designs and Moroccan artist Bouchra Boudoua will present a collaborative project as Abu Dhabi Art returns to Manarat Al Saadiyat on 16 to 20 November 2022. The fair marks the culmination of a seven-month collaboration that conceived a fusion craft revolutionizing traditional pottery and Tatreez embroidery. Available at CP 8 – Auditorium, the ‘Autumn Harvest’ collection is an exquisite set of embroidered ceramics made with raw elements and sustainable materials. Aimed to preserve Arab heritage through art and unifying cultures across borders, every piece in this bespoke collection is worked on by Bouchra Boudoua, local potters in Morocco, and Palestinian refugee women artisans in Lebanon. Every year, 81 Designs’ mission is to preserve and ......read more

Eddie Hearn Tips Abu Dhabi as Global Fight Destination as Yas Island Prepares for Historic Night of Boxing

“Las Vegas, New York, London, Abu Dhabi…” * Chairman of Matchroom Boxing believes landmark partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will create a legacy in the region * Hearn spoke to UFC President Dana White about hosting fights in UAE capital before launching Champion Series with WBA Light-Heavyweight title fight between Dmitry Bivol and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez * Limited tickets, starting from just AED 100, are still available for history-making event on November 5, from www.etihadarena.ae Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 2, 2022 – Eddie Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Boxing, has vowed to deliver a night to remember and cement Abu Dhabi’s position as a global fight capital, starting with this weekend’s history making WBA ......read more

Abu Dhabi Showdown Week a Knockout Success in Global Combat Sports Capital

Latest edition of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week brings a true fight festival, confirming to organisers, fighters, and visiting fans from around the world that Abu Dhabi is a global hub for MMA and combat sports Abu Dhabi, UAE - October 31, 2022:  A sensational Abu Dhabi Showdown Week packed with a wide diversity of activities, managed to once again highlight why Abu Dhabi has earned a reputation as a global capital of combat sports. The fourth edition of the fight festival is the result of a strategic five-year partnership between the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation. It was the emirate’s first fight week that was held at full capacity since the start of the pandemic, with fans showing up in huge numbers for a range of activities ......read more

Fighting Talk: UFC 280 Stars Eager To Put On A Night To Remember At Abu Dhabi's Etihad Arena On Saturday

* Abu Dhabi crowd favourite Islam Makhachev reveals UAE capital feels like his second home as he prepares to take on champion Charles Oliveira for the Lightweight title. * TJ Dillashaw hopes landing in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago will give him an upper hand in his Bantamweight title fight with Aljamain Sterling ABU DHABI, October 19. 2022 – UFC 280: OLIVEIRA VS MAKHACHEV is shaping up to be a blockbuster event at a sold-out Etihad Arena on Saturday night. One of the strongest fight cards of the year is headlined by the Lightweight title fight between champion Charles Oliveira and Abu Dhabi crowd favourite Islam Makhachev. The co-main event sees Aljamain Sterling, and TJ Dillashaw face off for the UFC Bantamweight belt and follows a stacked card that includes some of the sports best and most promising talents. And with ......read more

Fight Fans Prepare! Abu Dhabi Reveals Fun-filled, Week-long Activities For Abu Dhabi Showdown Week

The UFC Fan Experiences will run from October 17-23 with UFC-themed activations and meet and greet sessions with UFC stars Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 18, 2022: While global anticipation is growing ahead of UFC 280: OLIVEIRA vs MAKHACHEV on October 22 at Etihad Arena, fight fans in Abu Dhabi can now enjoy a week-long line-up of combat sports fun as organisers revealed the return of a wide array of entertaining events and activations across the city as part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week from October 17-23.    Etihad Arena will act as the entertainment epicentre, with the fight festival’s principal UFC Fan Experience located directly in front of the UFC venue, between October 19 – 23, ensuring both event goers and casual Yas Bay visitors can enjoy the days leading up to the main event, as well as on fight night itself. ......read more

Abu Dhabi Awards Encourages Children To Submit Their Nomination With Introduction Of Children's Nomination Forms

• Abu Dhabi Awards Organising Committee announced that the new, simplified form allows young members of society to select and nominate who they think is worthy of Abu Dhabi’s highest civilian honour • The specially-created nomination form will be distributed to more than 500 UAE schools in collaboration with Emirates School Establishment, supported by a range of activations to promote awareness of the award's values.   Abu Dhabi, 18 October 2022: The Abu Dhabi Awards Organising Committee announced the introduction of a new nomination form for children, allowing them to recognise and nominate their community heroes ahead of the 31 October nomination deadline.    The simplified form for the 11th edition is now available for download from the Abu Dhabi Awards website [link here]. The ......read more

Belal Muhammad and Beneil Dariush Championing The Middle East At UFC®280

Abu Dhabi: As anticipation grows ahead of UFC® 280: OLIVEIRA vs MAKHACHEV, for two fighters on the card the event in Abu Dhabi is extra special.   Belal Muhammad and Beneil Dariush both have significant links to the region and have each spoken about their pride in having roots in the Middle East – and it will be a significant night in the careers of both men when they appear at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on October 22.   Muhammad’s parents were both born in Palestine and this is something very dear to his heart. Born in Chicago, he has never wavered from demonstrating his pride in his heritage. The welterweight has stated on numerous occasions that he has Palestinian blood in his veins and how he feels the support of the Palestinian people each and every time he enters the ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Duo Ready For Big World Title Battle In Italy

Torrente, Al Qemzi – rivals and partners as F1H2O series returns to Sardinia   Abu Dhabi, 11th October, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Thani Al Qemzi are prepared for another fierce test of their double title ambitions when the 2022 UIM F1H2O World Championship returns to Italy at the weekend.   Just three weeks ago, after in an incident-packed double header in San Nazzaro, Torrente emerged with a 17-point championship lead over his Emirati team-mate, and a third world drivers’ crown well within his grasp.   Since then, the season has taken on a different look, with Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna added to the calendar, ahead of two Grand Prix in three days at December’s season-ending return of the championship to ......read more

UFC® Star Sean O'malley Checks Out Nba In Abu Dhabi Ahead Of Biggest Fight Of His Career

Abu Dhabi: Bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley was courtside this weekend at the Atlanta Hawks took on the Milwaukee Bucks at the Etihad Arena – the same location he will be in for the biggest fight of his UFC® career later this month.    The NBA is in Abu Dhabi for the first time with two exhibition pre-season games between the Hawks and Bucks as part of NBA Game Week 2022. O’Malley, a keen basketball fan, is currently in the UAE ahead of his showdown with Petr Yan at UFC® 280: OLIVEIRA vs MAKHACHEV on October 22.    Ranked 12 in the 135lbs division, ‘Sugar’ has the opportunity to propel himself up the rankings with a win over former champion Yan.   The clash is part of a huge night of action which will see two title fight head the card. The vacant lightweight title ......read more

Huge Night For Lightweight Division As UFC® Returns To Abu Dhabi

A new champion will be crowned and a serious challenger will emerge in one of the organisation’s most competitive weight classes    Abu Dhabi:   The countdown is on to UFC® 280: OLIVEIRA vs. MAKHACHEV, taking place on October 22, at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi – and the anticipation continues to build.    The card is stacked from head to toe with huge match-ups, including two title fights, no fewer than 13 top-10 ranked fighters, and several bouts which can shape the future of their respective divisions, and the lightweight division is one of them.    Headlining the card will be a fight for the vacant 155lbs world title, which will see Brazil’s Charles Oliveira take on Islam Makhachev from Dagestan.   Oliveira is the former lightweight champion, having ......read more

Football-mad Mystery Guest Upstages Sporting Legends Khabib and Seedorf In Etihad's Flight To Doha Film

The sporting legends team up to uncover the identity of the revered guest in a new comedy video released as the world is ready to enjoy the biggest football tournament of 2022. Etihad Airways is increasing capacity to six flights a day, from Abu Dhabi to Doha, from 20 November. Abu Dhabi, UAE: As football fans all over the globe prepare to fly to Qatar for the biggest tournament of the year, Etihad Airways released a new comedy film featuring some famous football supporters, and a mystery VIP, on a flight to Doha. Khabib Nurmagomedov, the longest reigning, and undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion before his retirement, is a huge football fan. He and his good friend, Dutch footballing genius Clarence Seedorf, four-time UEFA Champions League winner and the only player to have won the tournament with three different clubs, joined a ......read more

Andrey Rublev is Back to Defend His Mubadala World Tennis Championship Crown

Rublev joins star-studded line-up, which includes World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, US & French Open finalist Casper Ruud, World No. 2 Ons Jabeur and British No. 1 Emma Raducanu   Tickets start from just AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children, with a 20% discount available on special three-day packages   Wednesday, 5 October 2022 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Andrey Rublev will return to Abu Dhabi in December to defend his Mubadala World Tennis Championship title, organisers have confirmed. He is the latest star name to join the six-player male line-up that also includes Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud, with three further big-name players to be unveiled soon.   The 24-year-old, who has reached a career-high ranking of World No.5, secured his first Mubadala World Tennis Championship title with a straight-sets ......read more

Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Royal Nature Reserve Development Authority (ITBA)'s Pavilion Claims the ADIHEX Most Beautiful Pavilion Award

For The Preservation Of Environment & Cultural Heritage Sector Abu Dhabi, UAE - October 4, 2022: Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Royal Nature Reserve Development Authority (ITBA), the second largest reserve in Saudi Arabia, announced that its pavilion in the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), the largest of its kind in the region, won the first-place award in the ADIHEX Most Beautiful Pavilion Competition for the Preservation of Environment & Cultural Heritage sector. "We are pleased to participate in ADIHEX, the largest event of its kind in the world, which provided us with a unique experience and many opportunities to exchange expertise with specialists and experts from around the world, in addition to identifying the most prominent technologies, plans, and strategic visions to raise ......read more

Yas Mall to Host NBA Trophy and Other Exciting Fan Activations Ahead of Abu Dhabi Games

Abu Dhabi will make basketball history when the Milwaukee Bucks face the Atlanta Hawks at Etihad Arena as part of the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022. The two preseason games on October 6 and 8 will be the first ever visit to the Arabian Gulf for the world’s most popular basketball league. From September 22 to October 8, Yas Mall is partnering with DCT Abu Dhabi to host amazing fan activations, including the chance to take a photo next to the glittering Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy. Visitors can play retro arcade and PlayStation basketball games, enjoy pop-a-shot games, play friendly matches on the court, pose next to life-size cut-outs of some of the towering players, and get a close-up look at the Tiffany and Co-designed NBA trophy.  Fans eager to purchase NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 tickets can also do so at the ......read more

Islam Makhachev: The Man Looking To Become Lightweight King In Abu Dhabi

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammate aims to wow fans at UFC®280    Abu Dhabi: In less than four weeks, Islam Makhachev will take on Brazil’s Charles Oliveira for the vacant UFC® lightweight title at the Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi headlining a spectacular fight card at UFC® 280: OLIVEIRA vs MAKHACHEV.   This will be the Dagestan fighter’s first shot at gold, in what is one of the UFC’s most competitive weight divisions. Ahead of the showdown, here is all you need to know about the 155lbs contender.   Who is Islam Makhachev?   30-year-old Makhachev was born in Makhachkala, Dagestan. He has been a professional MMA fighter since 2010, and in the UFC for the last seven years. A member of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team, he is known for his strong wrestling capabilities and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Awards Hosts A Unified Bowling Competition With Abu Dhabi Awards Recipients, In Cooperation With Special Olympics UAE

• The Abu Dhabi Awards Organising Committee announced a friendly, unified bowling competition, with the participation of past recipients of the Abu Dhabi Awards and the UAE Special Olympics champions. • Held at the Khalifa International Bowling Centre in Zayed Sports City, 20 people of determination took part in the unified bowling competition. • The event further enhanced awareness of the importance of the Abu Dhabi Awards and was an opportunity for people of determination to submit nominations of their heroes who they identified as worthy of an Abu Dhabi Award – the emirate’s highest civilian honour.   Abu Dhabi, 29 September 2022: The Abu Dhabi Awards Organising Committee, in cooperation with Special Olympics UAE and Flash Entertainment, held a unified bowling competition yesterday with 10 teams ......read more

Shaquille O'Neal on NBA Coming to Abu Dhabi

Two preseason games featuring the Atlanta Hawks and 2021’s NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks will take place on Yas Island on October 6 and 8, for the first time in the Arabian Gulf. With less than a month to go and to support you as you cover the latest announcements and updates, below are quotes by Shaquille O’Neal, a four-time NBA champion and the ambassador for the historic event, as he expresses his delight to be a part of the games. “NBA coming to Abu Dhabi will be great for the sport of basketball. This league is truly global and some of the best players in the world are already coming from outside the United States,” O’Neal said while commenting on the impact of NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022, which is part of a ground-breaking multiyear partnership between the NBA and DCT Abu ......read more

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi to host an evening of jazz by Ravi Coltrane - Cosmic Music: A Contemporary Exploration of the Music of John and Alice Coltrane

● Acclaimed saxophonist, bandleader, and composer Ravi Coltrane presents a concert exploring the groundbreaking, spiritual jazz of his parents, John and Alice Coltrane  ● A masterclass for UAE musicians with Ravi Coltrane adds a new chapter to the history of jazz in the nation ● Access high-res images and videos on the artist here    Abu Dhabi, September 29, 2022: The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will host Ravi Coltrane performing a concert titled Cosmic Music: A Contemporary Exploration of the Music of John and Alice Coltrane on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30pm in The Red Theater.   The Grammy nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer explores the groundbreaking, mystical, and spiritual jazz of his parents, John and Alice Coltrane. The evening-length concert explores ......read more

World's first-of-its-kind Parenthood: The Unconference to launch in Abu Dhabi this November to Help Parents Raise the Future

• ‘Uncut, unplugged and unmissable’ event by Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge shines spotlight on importance of parental engagement for child success  • More than 60 leading international, regional and local experts to share latest child development and parenting perspectives and ignite important global dialogue     28 September 2022, ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) will launch the world’s first-of-its-kind Parenthood: The Unconference at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena from 2 - 4 November 2022. Ground-breaking in format and content, the event will help redefine and elevate the crucial role parents and the wider family unit play in raising healthy and thriving children.    Parenthood: The Unconference forms part of ......read more

Ons Jabeur And Emma Raducanu Confirmed For Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Fresh from reaching the Wimbledon & US Open finals, World No. 2 Jabeur confirmed to face British No. 1 Raducanu this December in Abu Dhabi Tickets start from just AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children to watch the female stars, as well as two male matches, on Day 1 of the Championship   Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: World No. 2 Ons Jabeur, the first Arab to reach a Grand Slam final, will return to the UAE to defend her Mubadala World Tennis Championship crown in Abu Dhabi this December. Organisers have confirmed the Tunisian, who contested the US Open final earlier this month and reached the Wimbledon final two months earlier, will take on British No. 1 Emma Raducanu on Day 1 of the Championship, this 16 December. Last year, Jabeur became the first Arab to contest – and win – the ......read more

Watch: Visitors to the Capital Get A Warm Welcome From Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi and Etihad Airways at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Offering passengers complimentary theme park tickets and a surprise appearance from Batman, Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes Abu Dhabi, UAE: Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Airports, surprised passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport with a special welcome gift and an unexpected appearance from some of their all-time favourite Warner Bros. characters.  While arriving passengers were waiting to pick up their luggage, they started noticing a basket of carrots, Batman’s suitcase, and quirky resort baggage revolving on the conveyer belt. As they turned their heads looking for answers, Etihad’s Cabin Crew appeared alongside none other than Batman, Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Tweety, entertaining the crowd at the airport with ......read more

NBA, Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks to Host Series of Youth Engagement Programs as Part of League's First Games in Abu Dhabi

- League’s First “Jr. NBA Week” in the Middle East Will Engage Nearly 2,000 Youth Basketball Players and Coaches Through Clinics, Camps and Showcases - - Events Will Feature Appearances by Hawks and Bucks Players and Coaches, and  NBA and WNBA Legends - -The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 Will Feature the Hawks and Bucks Playing Two Preseason Games on Oct. 6 and 8 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island -   LONDON AND ABU DHABI, Sept. 26, 2022 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a series of youth basketball engagement programs that will be hosted in collaboration with the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks as part of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022. The week of activities, which will include the league’s first Jr. NBA Week in the Middle East, will run from Monday, Oct. 3 ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Star Tops Qualifying With Dramatic Late Surge

Torrente grabs pole position in Italy     San Nazzaro, Italy 23st September, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente saved his best for last to grab pole position for tomorrow‘s second round of the 2022 UIM F1H2O World Championship in Italy.   The two-times world champion, leading the standings after his opening round victory in France, produced a stunning last lap to win the six-boot qualifying shoot out at the Grand Prix of Regione Emilia Romagna.   Torrente’s dramatic late surge on the Po River in San Nazzaro gave him a tenth career pole position and denied Sharjah Team’s Sami Selio a second successive qualifying success of the season.   With Frenchman Philippe Chiappe third fastest from Sweden’s defending world champion, Jonas Andersson, Team Abu ......read more

Under The Directives Of Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Adek Launches Khotwa (Rizeup) Scholarship Programme

AED 1.9 billion investment will see 6,000 Emirati students offered study opportunities in the US and Canada by 2028     o Khotwa offers new education opportunities to students scoring a minimum of 65% in Grade 12 by providing study opportunities at community colleges in the US and Canada o Government will cover all expenses, including tuition fees and accommodation with host family in country of study  o New initiative will enhance academic capabilities while equipping students with future-ready skills o Programme will help students meet the needs of national high-priority sectors in order to enhance future employment opportunities o Khotwa will enhance access to opportunities for high school graduates to study and live abroad in a different academic environment and gain international ......read more

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The long-term partnership positions Mai Dubai as the most preferred drinking water brand among athletes in the UAE November 24, 2022: Mai Dubai, the leading bottled water company in the UAE, continues its long-standing partnership with the Abu Dhabi T10 as it continues as the Official Water Partner for Season 6 of Cricket’s Fastest Format! This will be the first season where the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Abu Dhabi Cycling Club Announce Extension to Long-term ...…

The partnership renewal will see Abu Dhabi Cycling Club serve as the Official Partner to ADNOC TrainYas presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and continue to provide opportunities and essential equipment for cyclists at Yas Marina Circuit Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21 September, 2022: Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, have announced an extension to their ......read more

Abu Dhabi Landmarks Illuminate in Celebration of the Abu Dhabi Awards…

Abu Dhabi, 18 September 2022: Landmarks across the nation’s capital were illuminated this evening in celebration of the Abu Dhabi Awards, which is currently in its 11th nomination cycle. These landmarks include Capital Gate tower, Khalifa University, Mubadala building, Abu Dhabi Global Market building, Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Municipality and Al Ain Municipality in Al ......read more

Sting: My Songs - Critically Acclaimed World Tour Adds Date In The Middle East…

Abu Dhabi, 27 January 2023 at The Etihad Arena  Abu Dhabi, UAE (19 September 2022): The Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation have confirmed that Sting will perform a special My Songs concert in Abu Dhabi at The Etihad Arena on 27 January, 2023. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 23 September from Ticketmaster and Etihad Arena.  Sting’s My Songs concert is an exuberant and ......read more

“NBA District” Fan Event in Abu Dhabi Oct. 5-9 to Celebrate the NBA and Popular Culture Coming ...…

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Grandstands Officially Sold Out in Record-breaking Time for Unmissable #abudhabigp 2022…

Organisers confirm all Grandstand and Abu Dhabi Hill tickets have sold out, following the unprecedented demand for tickets to this year’s F1® season finale at Yas Marina Circuit All Grandstands, including the new North Straight Grandstand added specifically for 2022, have seen tickets sell with record-breaking speed after last year’s historic #AbuDhabiGP Final Hospitality ......read more

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The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Present World Renowned ...…

● The show will feature the UAE premiere of two dance performances, Set and Reset/Reset and Last Shelter, by choreographers Trisha Brown and Jeanine Durning  ● This residency inaugurates The Arts Center’s partnership with Dance Reflections by Van Cleef and Arpels ● Making their UAE debut, CanDoCo Dance Company is the premier professional company in the UK ......read more

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Featuring family-friendly activations and limited-time character meet-and-greets Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 06, 2022: Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi welcomes guests to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of Warner Bros.' most iconic Animation characters of all-time, Tweety! As part of the yearlong “80 Years of Tweety” anniversary campaign, guests and ......read more

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