Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends Is The Ultimate Journey Down Memory Lane With Mickey Mouse
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 May 2022 – Grab your mouse ears and get ready for a worldwide party as Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends skates into Abu Dhabi from 12th to 16th October at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island Abu Dhabi. Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., this production will inspire families to make memories they will treasure forever. Tickets go on sale 23rd May at 7am.
While delivering the same magical experiences guests expect from Disney On Ice, Feld Entertainment is continuing Guest Wellness Enhancements to help keep families safe at its live events. Feld Entertainment is working closely with venue partners to establish and follow COVID-19 health and safety standards in accordance with all local ......read more
● The live animated graphic novel will be performed, filmed, and scored in real time, using performers, musicians, technicians, miniature sets, and puppets to bring the characters to life
● Kid Koala returns to The Arts Center after the soldout and successful debut of Nufonia Must Fall in May 2017
Abu Dhabi, May 9, 2022: The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will host the Middle East premiere of The Storyville Mosquito by returning artist and world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award-winning graphic novelist Kid Koala on May 12-13 at 7pm.
Co-commissioned by The Arts Center, The Storyville Mosquito is the story of a young mosquito who leaves his small town in the country to seek fame and fortune in the big city and fulfill his dream of playing in one of the greatest jazz bands ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 9, 2022: As part of its 19th edition held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creativity, Innovation and Joy,” in collaboration with Mons Arts de la Scène (Festival of Sacred Music – Mons), and with support from Hino Music Festival, Abu Dhabi Festival presents the second performance of Confluence by globally renowned composers Qoutayba Neaimi & Judith Adler de Oliveira. The performance follows the premiere last November and takes place at the inaugural season of the Namur Concert Hall in Namur, Belgium.
The 60-minute masterpiece depicts a journey from loss to hope and reconciliation, which begins with mourning for the victims of war, followed by an atonement filled with peace and cultural tolerance. The musical compositions and operatic text highlight the close ......read more
Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 at Biennale Arte 2022 – Courtesy of Abu Dhabi Art
Abu Dhabi Art opened its Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 exhibition at Palazzo Franchetti in Venice, Italy on show until 22 May 2022, coinciding with the Biennale Arte 2022. For its first iteration in Italy, the 2021 Beyond: Emerging Artists is showcasing the commissioned artists Christopher Joshua Benton, Maitha Abdalla and Hashel Al Lamki, who were supported by guest curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, co-founders of multidisciplinary curatorial platform Art Reoriented.
The opening reception saw the attendance of HE Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, HE Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), alongside His Excellency Salem Khalid Abdullah Al Qasimi, ......read more
Globe’s best OCR athletes to compete at new venue in return to the iconic United Arab Emirates desert, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council
ABU DHABI, UAE - 24 APRIL 2022: Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and extreme wellness brand, announced today that the 2022 Spartan World Championship will return to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where the best obstacle course racing athletes on the globe will take on a challenging new course, Dec. 3–4.
This is the second year that Abu Dhabi will host the Spartan World Championship with 2022 bringing a new location and a fresh course. Set this year in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, the course features iconic desert terrain with vast sand dune trails. The race venue, at Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, is located about 30 minutes outside of ......read more
20 April 2022 – Over the past couple of years, Guinness World Records™ witnessed an exceptional interest in the world record title of Tallest stack of M&M's®, which has just been topped up by an additional piece to become 7 in total, as achieved by Ibrahim Sadeq, a 29 years old from Iraq.
In a video of unbelievable gravity-defying way, Sadeq was able to stack the 7 chocolate sweets on top of each other in no more than 2 minutes. An attempt that took so much more to be achieved by the previous record holders over the years.
“I am using a mix of mind and body focus but people usually define it as a gravity defying act,” said the Iraqi national from his hometown in city of Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar Governorate in Iraq.
Sadeq is the current record holder for the Most eggs balanced on the back of hand, an ......read more
Recognising talent and investing in the skills and the future of young creatives
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 19, April, 2022: As part of its commitment to empower youth to realise their dreams and ambitions, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) announces the application deadlines for its four ADMAF Awards totaling AED 90,000.
Her Excellency Huda I. AlKhamis-Kanoo, Founder of Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival said: “We continue our long-standing commitment to rewarding excellence among our nation’s youth in their passionate pursuit of creativity and innovation in the arts. The emerging generation of young talents plays a crucial role in the UAE’s cultural and artistic development, and the ADMAF Awards ......read more
The Belal Muhammad Blueprint
Sunday, April 17
How to Watch:
Main Card: 4:30am GST (Sunday) on AD Fight, Starzplay and UFC Arabia
Prelims: 1:30am GST (Sunday) on ADM Sports 2, AD Fight, Starzplay, and UFC Arabia
(#5) Vincente Luque vs. (#6) Belal Muhammad – welterweight bout
Belal Muhammad, ranked no.6 in the welterweight division, has a professional record of 20-3, is facing Vincente Luque (ranked no. 5), this weekend at UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: LUQUE vs. MUHAMMAD.
This is their second time meeting in the Octagon, with the first bout taking place in 2016. Luque managed to get the first win, with a KO in the first round. Since then, Belal Muhammad went on to fight 12 fights, winning 10 - including six of his last seven.
Climbing the ranks of the welterweight division, Belal Muhammad ......read more
Guinness World Records reveals the world’s tallest family is an average of 203.29 cm tall
April 14, 2022: The Trapp family from Duluth, Minnesota has achieved the Guinness World Records title for tallest family. The family is an average of 203.29 cm (6 ft 8.03 in) tall.
The heights of each family member measure at:
• Kristine Trapp, mother: 191.2
• Scott Trapp, father: 202.7
• Savanna Trapp, daughter: 203.6
• Molly Steede, daughter: 197.26
• Adam Trapp, son: 221.71
“I love saying I’m the shortest person in the world’s tallest family at 191.2 cm!” joked Kristine.
They also joke that they are easy to find in a group of people; “just look up.”
Scott and Kristine ......read more
• Mitch Evans makes history for Jaguar TCS Racing as the first driver to win both races in a double-header Formula E weekend in Rome
• Sam Bird had an impressive race before a collision forced him to retire
• Mitch Evans moves to fourth in the drivers’ standings, only nine points behind the leader, while Sam Bird sits in eleventh
• Jaguar TCS Racing sit fifth in the teams’ standings
• The sixth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the iconic streets of Monte Carlo, Monaco on 30 April 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 April 2022: Mitch Evans makes history for Jaguar TCS Racing as the first driver to win both races in a double-header weekend in Rome. He’s only the third driver in Formula E history to ......read more
Dheeraj Thakur, Dubai based advertising and PR professional and Account Director at Publilink Dubai, was recently honored at 17th Edition of Asia-Europe Business and Social Forum 2022 with the coveted ‘AsiaOne Advertising & PR champion of the Year’ award. In a glittering ceremony organized at London Marriott Hotel - Grosvenor Square, by AsiaOne Media Holdings, Dheeraj received the award from His Excellency Mr. Ivan Romero-Martinez, Ambassador of Honduras and Her Excellency Ms. Guisell Morales-Echaverry, Ambassador of Nicaragua
According to Mr. Rajat Shukal, Global Head & Principal Partner, AsiaOne Magazine and UWG Media, the award recognizes the sterling efforts put in by Dheeraj Thakur to build brands in a sustained manner over the past many years. “Dheeraj is a veteran in advertising, public ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 12 April, 2022: Following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw, Hisense, the Official Sponsor of this quadrennial tournament, has outlined plans to provide regional football fans with hyper-realistic stadium-like at-home viewing experiences through the comfort of their home during the largest international sports event, which is taking place from November 21st until December 18th.
During the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw, Hisense unveiled the regional debut of its super smart 100L9G TriChroma Laser TV – the brand’s latest large-screen from the groundbreaking TriChroma Laser TV series. Significant figures that attended the substantial event included, H.H. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Qatar, Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Abdullah Al Farhan Al Saud, Fatma Samoura, ......read more
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards Will Be Staged In UAE Capital As IIFA Unites The World To Showcase Cinematic Excellence
IIFA is set to thrill fans with its 22nd edition in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on May 20th and 21st, 2022 at Yas Island’s new state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue Etihad Arena
Laser Book News to present the IIFA Weekend.
Hosts: Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh & Maniesh Paul
Performers: Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan, Ananya Panday, Divya Khosla Kumar & Nora Fatehi
Global Voting open to everyone
UAE - 11th April 2022: The 22nd edition of the biggest celebration of Indian cinema- the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is all set to unite the world to showcase cinematic excellence, bringing its global brand ......read more
● Visitors of all ages are invited to Jameel Arts Centre to experience new exhibitions, an artists’ film programme, Jameel Library and Art Jameel Shop during the Holy Month
● The annual celebration of ‘Ramadan Nights’ returns with ‘Creative Stations’ led by local art practitioners, free flowing beverages and snacks, hands-on learning opportunities, Jameel Library reading circles and various food concepts (April 9 and April 16, from 9pm till midnight)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates | April 8, 2022 - Art Jameel invites visitors of all ages to its contemporary art museum in Dubai, Jameel Arts Centre, to enjoy the slow, contemplative days and breezy nights of Ramadan with two new major solo exhibitions ‘Taus Makhacheva: A Space of Celebration’ and ‘Fahd Burki: ......read more
C&B brings home a total four prestigious accolades for its innovative and result-driven campaigns
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 April 2022: Cicero & Bernay Communication Consultancy, a leading, independent UAE-based consultancy, was recognised with awards across multiple categories at the PRCA MENA Regional Awards 2022.
C&B was bestowed the Highly Commended Large Consultancy of the Year award, recognising its efforts as an agency of choice for clients across the region and also as a preferred place of work for employees. The award recognises C&B’s values of team cohesion, its innovative internal comms programme, and team-building activities, such as the 'Hero of the Quarter' awards, Thursday lunches, coffee meetings with the CEO, and monthly team outings, to name a few.
Owing to its ......read more
The hugely successful star-studded cricket tournament featuring the cricketing legends also showcased Bollywood hotshots – that was broadcast LIVE on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels – will strengthen UAE’s sports tourism industry
Date: Dubai, UAE and Mumbai, India, April 6, 2022
1. The sports sector contributes Dh4 billion ($1.08bn) a year to the economy of Dubai, which hosts a number of national and international events and attracts visitors from around the world;
2. Currently, there are more than 20,000 people employed in Dubai’s sports sector;
3. Sports lead to $670 million of economic impact with an economic footprint of more than $1.7 billion a year;
4. Globally, sports tourism is worth an estimated $600 billion, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 April, 2022: During the holy month of Ramadan, the 19th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival held under the theme Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creativity, Innovation & Joy presents the virtual world premieres of Sheikh Mahmoud Al Tohamy’s In the Hands of God on 11 April and Heritage & Harmony on 18 April. The performances are held as part of the Festival’s Spiritual Music Series and can be streamed on the Festival’s Facebook account.
In the first concert, the renowned Egyptian spiritual singer joins Sheikh Mohammed Abdel Ra’ouf Al Sohagy and Mohammed Yousef for a 70-minute performance of 12 moving tracks that draw inspiration from Arabic tradition and world heritage, presented in a contemporary format to highlight the cross-cultural aesthetics that tie the past, present ......read more
Emirati female racer moves up from Formula 4 racing
Hamda Al Qubaisi will enter the 2022 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine under the PREMA banner. The Emirati female racer, who secured her maiden overall podium finish in the Italian Formula 4 Championship in 2021, the first and only female to achieve that result, will stay with PREMA Racing as she makes the switch to the next step of her professional career.
Despite her young age, Al Qubaisi is considered the most competitive racer of her country, and one of the world’s most competitive female racers, coming from a racing family that includes her father Khaled and her sister Amna. After go-kart racing, Hamda started driving single-seaters in 2019 and went on to capture multiple points finishes and an overall podium throughout 2020 and 2021. In addition, ......read more
Dubai, UAE April 01, 2022: wasl properties, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, has announced the launch of the 12th edition of its annual Ramadan competition that seeks to reward its creative and artistic tenants with exceptional prizes.
The annual competitions welcome participation from all ages, with a painting challenge for wasl tenants’ children and a photography contest for adults.
wasl’s Ramadan Painting Competition is designed for younger tenants of up to 13 years old, and participants will be required to paint a piece reflecting the true meaning of Ramadan. With an iPad up for grabs every week, artworks must be uploaded to the website https://ramadan.wasl.ae/ for them to be voted on publicly and judged by the wasl committee. At the end of the holy month, one ......read more
Bollywood megastar Salman Khan reveals performances by Devi Sri Prasad, Shreya Ghoshal and Tanishk Bagchi along with Varun Dhawan and Ananya Panday at the IIFA 2022 Mumbai Press Conference!
UAE, 31st March 2022: The grandest celebration of Indian Cinema, the International Indian Film Academy and Awards (IIFA) is set to thrill fans with its 22nd edition in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on May 20th and 21st, 2022. At a press conference held in Mumbai today, in the presence of this year’s host - Salman Khan and actor Varun Dhawan and Ananya Panday, His Excellency Saeed Al Fazari, Strategic Affairs Executive Director of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Miral’s CEO Mr. Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India, among other ......read more
“There is nothing like a sports event that brings people together. Sports is, perhaps, the most powerful and most effective connective tissue between employees,” Shubhojit Mahalanobis, Director, Danube Home Retail & Danube Hospitality Solutions, remarked on the incredibly uplifting and pleasantly heartwarming eve of Danube Sports Festival 2022.
Sports bring people together, transcend nationalities and cultural barriers, form the spirit of togetherness, give birth to positivity, and build a healthy competitive environment among teams of people from different backgrounds. Sports make you a better team player; you learn cooperation, gain confidence, and become a better person overall. That was the goal behind Danube’s high-octane, action-packed, adrenaline-rushing Danube Sports Festival 2022. This is not just a ......read more
All Sports, All Summer!
Operating at full capacity, popular indoor venue provides residents and tourists with multisport facilities for six months of action-packed sporting activity
Launching 1 April and running until 21 September, Dubai Sports World hosts eight popular sports, including football, basketball, cricket, padel and more - all under one roof
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Dubai Sports Council (DSC) have announced that the 12th edition of Dubai Sports World will run from 1st April-21st September, giving the Emirate’s sports fans access to six months of top-class indoor sporting facilities across sports including football, padel, cricket, tennis, badminton and more.
Now operating at full capacity, the seasonal indoor sports hub features 42 different courts, ......read more
First win of season for Italian, Almeida 3rd overall in Catalunya
Diego Ulissi took the victory in the 44th edition of the GP Industria in Larciano (192km), marking his first triumph of the year on home soil.
The veteran played his tactics well, choosing the perfect moments to pounce for victory ahead of his compatriot Alessandro Fedeli (Italy), and third place Xando Meurisse (Alpecin-Fenix).
The win marks the 43rd win in the career of Ulissi and the 22nd of the season for UAE Team Emirates.
Diego Ulissi : “It feels amazing to take my first win of the season and to do it here in front of a home crowd is even more special. My teammates played a great role and really worked hard for me so hats off to them. We are working really well together ......read more
Joao Almeida took his first victory in the colours of UAE Team Emirates, with an emphatic win on stage 4 of the Volta Catalunya.
Almeida out-sprinted the duo of Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) and Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the hilly finale, pushing the pace on from far out to drop the race leader Ben O’ Connor (Ag2r-Citroen) in the process.
It was an aggressive display again by the Emirati squad with Marc Soler infiltrating the early break and later George Bennett going clear on the final climb, forcing the other teams to chase.
Young Juan Ayuso finished closely behind the winner in 6th place, showing good form in his first ever World Tour stage race outing.
Almeida becomes the 10th different rider from UAE Team Emirates to taste victory this season with the overall win ......read more
Celebrating the UAE’s Outstanding Milestones in Arts and Culture
Abu Dhabi, UAE; March 24, 2022: As part of its vision to document Emirati achievement in art, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) launched two unique publications, Portrait of a Nation II and Art of the Emirates II, celebrating the work of the national and resident artists and art proponents who have contributed to the UAE’s unprecedented rise in the arts scene. Launching the commemorative books during the UAE’s 50th anniversary reflects the nation’s impressive transformation in the cultural and creative industries.
H.E. Huda Ibrahim Al Khamis, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and the Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival, during the launch event said: “Publications remain at ......read more
The tour which explores the majesty, might, and mystery of nature through both arresting and evocative music and theatrical effects kicks off on Wednesday March 2, and runs until April 24
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 18 March 2022: As part of its 19th edition held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation & Joy’, Abu Dhabi Festival announces the “EDEN” World Tour by the accomplished mezzo-soprano and one of the biggest opera stars, Joyce DiDonato, between 2 March and 24 April 2022, during which she leads a series of performances across the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Her Excellency Huda Ibrahim Alkhamis, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, and Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival said: “The Abu Dhabi ......read more
ANNOUCEMENT OF A NEW SUPPORT AGREEMENT FOCUSING ON MOTORSPORT DEVELOPMENT AND THE EXTENSION OF A SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS COMMUNITIES IN ABU DHABI AND THE UAE
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 18, 2022: Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM) and Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) today announced two agreements building on their long-standing relationship as leaders in the growth of motorsport and of health and fitness in the capital and United Arab Emirates.
The agreement will see ADMM and ADSC focus its co-operation and investment in the growth of motorsport as well as health and fitness communities in the UAE, bringing new major events to Abu Dhabi, as well as support in the development of grassroots and community initiatives held at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit.
Across motorsports, the new agreement ......read more
Attended by His Excellency Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State
Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 17, 2022: Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) announced the winners of its 2020 awards in the fields of visual arts, literature and design. The list of Emirati winners included artist Aisha Khalfan Al Mehairi, writer Reem Al Menhali, visual artist Maitha Al Omaira, and artist Noura Al Serkal.
The awards were handed out by His Excellency Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State. The ceremony was attended by Her Excellency Huda Ibrahim Alkhamis, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival, along with representatives of L’Ecole Van Cleef and Arpels; Gulf Capital, the leading alternative investment company in GCC and Asia; ......read more
New winners came out on top this weekend as the 2022 championship heads towards enticing finale in April at the region’s home of motorsport
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2022: The region’s drag racing community display impressive speed and skill, during the latest round of action in this year’s Yas Super Street Challenge. The third round crowned new drivers in front of a season-high crowd this weekend at Yas Marina Circuit.
As the second half of this season’s competition kicked off in style at the region’s home of motorsport, the third round of action saw a strong grid take to the drag strip across the 6 categories with 4 new race winners to cap off the weekend on Yas Island.
In the Outlaw V6 category, Jasim Ali Jasim took back first place with ......read more
- UAE’s T20 League is Emirates Cricket Board’s sanctioned, flagship professional T20 League –
- Capri Global is one of India’s leading Non-Deposit Taking Systemically Important Non-Banking Financial Companies with a USD 1 Billion+ market cap.
UAE, Dubai, Friday, 9th March 2022:
Capri Global has made its first ever historic foray into cricket by acquiring a franchise in UAE’s T20 league.
Capri Global Group’s interest varies across sectors through its subsidiaries and net worth of the Group is in excess of Rs. 3,800 Cr. Key ventures of the Group are Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC), Stressed Assets Fund (SAF) and Sports Venture. The Group Company, Capri Global Capital Limited (CGCL) is one of India’s leading Non-Deposit Taking Systemically Important Non-Banking ......read more
Tourists flying to the UAE capital also don’t need to undertake an on-arrival PCR test, which was previously mandatory –
Abu Dhabi, UAE; 10 March 2022: Following confirmation from the authorities in Abu Dhabi at the beginning of March that people travelling to the emirate no longer need to take a COVID-19 test to enter the emirate, has led to both Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Abu Dhabi receiving an uptick in booking enquiries to play their courses from international golfers.
Effective from 7th March onwards, international travellers no longer need to take a PCR test when landing at Abu Dhabi International Airport as per UAE government directives, following the decreased rate of infection in the capital in Q1 2022. International ......read more
• Coinciding with International Woman’s Day, ADQ expands its healthy lifestyle and sports platform, “Performance Driving Us Forward,” as title sponsor of UAE Team ADQ, the official women’s cycling team
Abu Dhabi, 8 March 2022: ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, celebrated its title sponsorship of UAE Team ADQ, the first official women’s cycling team in the region, ahead of International Women’s Day.
To mark the partnership, UAE Team ADQ hosted a community event for cycling enthusiasts and aspiring female athletes to meet and engage with the women’s cycling team.
The partnership complements ADQ’s three-year sponsorships of UAE Team Emirates, the UAE’s World Tour Professional Cycling Team, and the UAE Football ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8th March 2022: As part of its 19th edition held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation & Joy', the Abu Dhabi Festival presented Arabic Music Days 2022, held in Berlin’s iconic Frank Gehry-designed Pierre Boulez Saal concert hall between March 1-5, to highlight the rich and diverse aspect of Arab culture.
H.E. Huda I. AlKhamis-Kanoo, Founder of Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival, said: “Celebrating the beauty of Arab music abroad has always been at the forefront of our commitment to contributing culturally to the global stage and strengthening Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s presence in the creative scene worldwide. The opportunity to showcase a diverse line-up of ......read more
Dubai-based rider powers into bikes lead, Emirati Ahli dominates quads on day of woe for Al Attiyah, Loeb
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7th March, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge lived up to its reputation as one of the world’s most intriguing rallies on an opening day of high drama which brought vastly contrasting fortunes for some of the sport’s biggest names, while two local heroes stepped into the spotlight.
Defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah, who set off in search of his third cars triumph in the event, was soon returning to the start after damaging the front right wheel of his Toyota Hilux, with his victory hopes ruined.
As Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel toiled to make repairs, seven-times winner Stephane Peterhansel and nine-times World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb fought for the lead, and a classic ......read more
ADNOC Distribution fuels rally across spectacular Al Dhafra dunes for second year
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 4th, March 2022: Victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge is one of the most valued rewards in cross country rallying, and a host of the world’s leading contenders have arrived in the UAE with the special motivation to secure a first win in the event, which is fuelled by ADNOC Distribution.
Six of the top seven ranked drivers starting the second round of the new World Rally-Raid Championship at the weekend are seeking a breakthrough among the dramatic dunes of the Al Dhafra region.
Making his debut in the UAE, nine-times World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb, along with Yazeed Al Rajhi, Jakub Przygonski, Mathieu Serradori, Sebastian Halpern and Denis Krotov, all want to join the distinguished winners list.
Of the 38 ......read more
New FIA President says rally’s longevity is tribute to UAE’s vision for sustainable world-class motor sport
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 2nd March, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge has a proud history built on consistent government backing which remains the key to a brilliant future that lies ahead, new FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said today.
In the countdown to the 31st edition running from 5-10 March, rally founder Ben Sulayem said the event’s longevity is a tribute to the UAE’s vision to be a world-class venue for sustainable motor sport.
“That’s the bottom line behind the success of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge,” he said. “The UAE government has given enormous support and encouragement over the years, because the plan was always to take the event to the top level, and keep ......read more
As competitors arrive from around the world, huge team effort turns Al Dhafra site into 24/7 rally village
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 28th February, 2022: With the might of the new World Rally-Raid Championship heading for the UAE capital, a big logistical operation is nearing completion for the 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
Competitors from around the globe check in at Yas Marina Circuit, the rally HQ, on Friday morning ahead of Saturday’s official start, and the traditional Sunday morning departure into the the Al Dhafra Region, where the main action takes place.
There is no more dramatic setting in the entire rally-raid series, and the world’s top drivers and riders will be tested to the limit over desert stages of 264km, 318km, 270km, 257km and 217km.
Taking the cars, trucks, bikes and ......read more
Slovenian prevails on the stage and is the new leader of the general
On his fourth day of competition in 2022, Tadej Pogačar has already written the first chapter of the book of personal seasonal victories, and the 31st victory of his career.
The captain of UAE Team Emirates won the 4th stage of the UAE Tour, imposing himself on the uphill finish of Jebel Jais (climb of 18.8 km at 5.7% average gradient), a finish where last year he was second to Jonas Vingegaard.
This year, the success did not escape Pogačar, who successful completing the great work of the entire Emirati team in the best possible way.
After narrowing down of the group, the Slovenian, with a sprint in view of the finish line, outmanoeuvred Adam Yates (Ineos-Grenadiers) and Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-hansgrohe) , climbing to first place ......read more
- Franchise deal inked between GMR Group and UAE T20 League in Dubai
- Remaining Franchise Partnerships to be announced over the coming weeks
- UAE T20 League is Emirates Cricket Board’s sanctioned, flagship professional T20 League
Dubai, UAE - 24, February 2022: Indian-based infrastructure powerhouse, GMR Group has acquired the rights to own and operate Dubai franchise in the UAE T20 League to be held in UAE.
Having been announced earlier this year, the six-team League remains well on track to be played in 2022 where senior committee members are encouraged by the enormous interest shown from a number of high-profile individuals and well-established corporates from across the world.
G.M. Rao, Group Chairman at GMR Group said; “UAE continues to impress with its progressive, positive ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 22, 2022: Andrey Rublev made a winning start to his bid for a second title in two weeks as he defeated Daniel Evans 6-4 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The number two seed arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Tuesday morning after winning both the singles and doubles titles in Marseille, the first time in his career that he has claimed both titles in the same week. But he showed no sign of fatigue during a high quality performance in which he was challenged admirably by Evans.
Rublev needed two attempts to take the opening set, breaking to lead 5-3, allowing Evans to break back but then breaking serve again at 5-4. In the second set, Evans broke to lead 2-1 but immediately dropped his own serve at love. Evans then came under immense pressure as ......read more
On the final day of the Vuelta Andalucia, Alessandro Covi showed great determination to fight to a 3rd place on the hilly finish on Stage 5 from Huesa to Chiclana de Segura (146.4km).
The Italian Covi caps off a great week which saw him clinch a stage victory and wear the leaders yellow jersey. Covi takes the green points jersey for his efforts throughout the ......read more
• Men’s first place awarded to Jacob Kiplimo, with an exceptional time of 57:56
• Girmawit Gebrzihair win’s the women’s elite race clocking in a 01:04:14
• Over 4,000 participants took part in the 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, with the elite field seeing 45 world class athletes compete
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates – 19th ......read more
February 19, 2022: The riders and staff of UAE Team Emirates were welcomed back to Abu Dhabi in spectacular fashion ahead of the 2022 UAE Tour, with a larger-than-life good luck message projected by ADNOC onto the façade of its 342m tall H.Q. building in the heart of the capital.
The innovative projection mapping display that illuminated the Corniche revealed UAE Team ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 19, 2022: Jelena Ostapenko earned a stunning victory over two-time former champion Simona Halep to reach the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday, and will play Veronika Kudermetova who received a walkover when Marketa Vondrousova forfeited her semi-final due to a right adductor injury.
Ostapenko had previously won just two matches in ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2022 – With merely hours until to the thrilling WWE Elimination Chamber begins on Saturday evening in Jeddah, an epic tag team showdown featuring the best of SmackDown awaits as Ronda Rousey joins forces with Naomi to lay down some justice against SmackDown Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair and Sonya Deville in Saudi ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Alessandro Covi continued his impressive start to the season with a gutsy victory in Stage 2 of the Vuelta Andalucia from Archidona to Alcala de La Real (150.6km).
The 23-year old attacked on the short but steep final kilometre of the race, which had sections of up to 25%, holding onto his lead to take not only the stage but the leader’s yellow jersey ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 17, 2022: Jelena Ostapenko walked a tightrope to victory at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday, scrambling her way to a 5-7 7-5 7-6 win over former champion Petra Kvitova. She will now face 2015 and 2020 champion Simona Halep, who ended the hopes of eighth seed Ons Jabeur by winning 6-4 6-3.
The second semi-final will feature Veronika ......read more
Nine-times World Rally Champion shows Bahrain guests what makes the Prodrive Hunter special
Dubai, UAE, 17 February, 2022: Sebastien Loeb is targeting victory in next month’s Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge to put Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) on course for a maiden title triumph in the inaugural FIA World Rally-Raid Championship.
The nine-times World Rally Champion is just a single ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 16, 2022: A day of stunning upsets at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday saw defending champion Garbine Muguruza, 2021 finalist Barbora Krejcikova, former two-time winner Elina Svitolina and sixth seed Iga Swiatek all fail to advance beyond the second round.
Top seed and world number two Aryna Sabalenka also fell, but her defeat was perhaps less ......read more
Al Attiyah, Sunderland face intense pressure as new World Rally-Raid Championship arrives in UAE capital
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16th February, 2022: The major forces in the new World Rally-Raid Championship are heading for a spectacular battle for power in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge next month.
With all the teams fighting for the inaugural cars and bikes world titles assembling in the UAE ......read more