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Arabian Saluki Centre to organise Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest

Posted on 05/06/2006

The Arabian Saluki Centre, Abu Dhabi, yesterday announced that it will organise two special events for Arabian Salukis during the International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition. The exhibition will take place from September 11 to 15, 2006 in Abu Dhabi. The "Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest" and the "Lure Coursing Show" are aimed to give Saluki owners an opportunity to showcase their Salukis - both smooth and feathered. The Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest will be attended by internationally ...  >>MORE

Red Arrows roar over Abu Dhabi

Posted on 27/05/2006

Flying at speeds of up to 800mph, with wingtips only six feet apart, the world famous Red Arrows aerobatic team roared low over Abu Dhabi yesterday. In the UAE as part of a three-week tour of India, the Middle East and Europe, the nine Royal Airforce pilots put on a spectacular display above the Emirates Palace Hotel. Flight Lieutenant Greg Perilleux, 36, who is in his first year with the team after completing the required 15,000 flight hours, including a recent tour in Iraq, told Gulf News, ...  >>MORE

World famous Red Arrow Hawks to display in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 20/05/2006

The Red Arrows, Britain's crack aerobatic team, will paint the sky red, white and blue, over Abu Dhabi on May 26th, as part of its BAE SYSTEMS sponsored Eastern Arrow tour of India, the Middle East and Europe. The Red Arrows rely on the BAE Systems Hawk, the world's best selling advanced jet trainer, to carry out a demanding series of spectacular flying displays worldwide. On Eastern Arrow the Red Arrows are accompanying the UK Ministry of Defence's (MOD) new advanced jet trainer, the ...  >>MORE

Red Arrows coming to Abu Dhabi this month

Posted on 14/05/2006

A sonic boom will crash through the skies over Abu Dhabi later this month as the capital plays host to one of the world's most famous aerobatic display teams, The Red Arrows. Skimming low over the Corniche trailing their trade mark red vapour streaks the Royal Air Force's Aerobatic Display Team will at 5.30pm on May 26 perform what is globally recognised as one of the world's premier air displays. It has been two years since the team last visited Abu Dhabi. Commenting on the event, British ...  >>MORE

ATM ends on successful note

Posted on 06/05/2006

Arabian Travel Market 2006 (ATM) concluded on a successful note on Friday. The four-day annual event had brought together over 1,750 exhibitors from 59 countries, making it the biggest ATM since it was launched in 1994. The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing's efforts at showcasing Dubai and its myriad tourist attractions at the Arabian Travel Market 2006 have paid rich dividends. DTCM Director General Khalid A. Bin Sulayem described the prestigious four-day travel and ...  >>MORE

Arabian Travel Market 2006 first day visitors up 19 per cent

Posted on 04/05/2006

Arabian Travel Market 2006 - the 13th showing of the Middle East's premier annual travel and tourism show, has achieved a first day visitor record with 19% more industry professionals attending than last year. The show, which runs until Friday night at the Dubai World Trade Centre, attracted 3,564 visitors on Monday, according to figures released by organisers Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE). (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Boat Show notches up US$100m in sales

Posted on 19/03/2006

The Dubai International Boat Show recorded sales worth US$100 million involving 140 boats, including at least 25 luxury yachts. Sales of marine equipment, fishing gear and accessories were also significant, underlining the growth which the Middle East marine market is currently experiencing. Companies from the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait reported a number of deals, organisers said yesterday. UAE firm Gulf Craft sold more than US$10 million worth of boats, including a record number of its Majesty ...  >>MORE

Nahyan to inaugurate Al Ain Classical Music Festival

Posted on 07/03/2006

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research will inaugurate the sixth Al Ain Classical Music Festival on Wednesday. The three-day event is being organised by the Abu Dhabi Classical Music Committee in conjunction with Austrian Embassy and under the patronage of Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region. The inaugural ceremony will be held at the historic Al Jahili Fort in the presence of senior ...  >>MORE

Terry Fox Run to be held in Abu Dhabi on February 17

Posted on 09/02/2006

The 11th Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run will be held on February 17. The run will start from the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Resort and Towers, organisers announced yesterday. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run, where over 50 countries across the world take part in an effort to raise money for cancer research. Held under the patronage of Shaikh Sultan Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run will begin at 10am and will include live entertainment by the band 'The Empty ...  >>MORE

Thousands run to help fight cancer

Posted on 28/01/2006

A record-breaking turnout helped create the right spirit for the annual Terry Fox Run on Friday. People of all ages came out in force to take part in the run in a bid to raise funds for cancer research in the UAE. More than 12,000 people donned their running shoes and donated generously for their T-shirts and caps before heading for the big start at 10am. Although there was no registration fee except for voluntary contributions, organisers said people were digging deep in their pockets for ...  >>MORE

Festival to showcase works of Arab artisans

Posted on 12/10/2005

A cultural fest will run throughout Ramadan at the Qasbah Canal showcasing works of Arab artisans while children will be treated to puppet and magic shows and a circus. Sheikha Budoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi said residents visiting the festival will be able to learn more about UAE customs and traditions. Hundreds of artisans have been brought to Sharjah from such countries as Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Morocco to showcase their talent in the open bazaar at the Qasbah. The works, ranging from ...  >>MORE

Pink Walkathon to raise breast cancer awareness

Posted on 24/09/2005

As part of BurJuman's annual Safe and Sound campaign, the second Pink Walkathon will be held on Friday, September 30. Men, women and children of all ages can participate in this charity walk aimed at raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. By paying a Dh50 fee, participants can register for the 3.5-km walk, which begins at 8am at the BurJuman mall. Registrations will be accepted from September 25 to September 29 at special counters set up in the mall or from 7am ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Posted on 20/08/2005

London - A UAE team, led by pilot Abdul Aziz Nasser Hussein Al took part in Bristol Balloon Fiesta, held this year under the theme "The world shall never forget Zayed" in tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The hot air balloon, piloted by Al Mansouri, was adorned with the UAE flag, reflecting the country's progress under the leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The team members thanked Isa Saleh Al Gurg, UAE Ambassador to the UK and the embassy ...  >>MORE

Pink Walkathon to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer

Posted on 15/08/2005

A breast cancer awareness campaign organised by the BurJuman Centre will start off with a walkathon around Dubai Creek on November 30. The Pink Walkathon is part of the mall's Safe and Sound campaign which was launched seven years ago. This year will be the second time the walkathon takes place. Men, women and children of all ages are invited to participate in the charity event aimed at raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, which last year attracted around 800 ...  >>MORE

International Day of Families on May 15

Posted on 15/05/2005

The International Day of Families is being celebrated for the twelfth time on May 15 by the United Nations organizations all over the world under the theme - the impact of HIV and AIDS on family well-being. This annual day reflects the importance which the international community attaches to families regarding their situation around the world, according to a press release issued today. The international Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler opens Arab festivals forum

Posted on 22/04/2005

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah opened last night the Arab Festivals Forum, being organised by the Palestine-based Yabos Foundation in collaboration with the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information. The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikhs, senior officials and diplomats. After opening the event, Sheikh Sultan called for granting Arab ...  >>MORE

Medley of colours

Posted on 20/04/2005

Children from a Sharjah school put up a colourful performance at the Sharjah Educational Excellence Award yesterday. His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, honoured 61 winners of the Sharjah Educational Excellence Award. The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education, and other senior officials. Sheikh Nahyan praised the efforts of Dr Sheikh Sultan, indicating that the award had ...  >>MORE

Mansour bin Zayed attends inauguration of Red Bull Air Race

Posted on 09/04/2005

Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, attended yesterday at the Abu Dhabi Corniche the opening ceremony of the Red Bull Air Race, one of a series of the Red Bull air races lined up for the year 2005 in various towns and cities of the world. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, a number of sheikhs, senior officials, some members of the diplomatic corps and a large number of fans also attended the first day of the ...  >>MORE

Stunt pilots ready for air race in capital today

Posted on 08/04/2005

Nine stunt pilots are ready in here for a daredevil performance at the 2005 Red Bull World Series Air Race over the Abu Dhabi breakwaters today. The pilots from the US, the UK and Italy, who will compete on lightweight aircraft Flying Edge, Sokoi, Extra, etc. and have been acclimatising themselves with the windy and warm weather of the capital, said they were ready for the opening round of the air race in the capital. Known as the Formula One of the skies, the Red Bull Air Race will see ...  >>MORE

World Health Day activities planned

Posted on 06/04/2005

The UAE Ministry of Health is marking World Health Day 2005, which falls on April 7, with a week of activities starting April 6 and running through the 10th of the month. This year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) chose as a slogan for the event "Make every mother and child count”, which is also the subject of the World Health Report for 2005 that will be launched on World Health Day. The MoH in the UAE has organised several activities to mark the day, kicking off with a marathon for ...  >>MORE

Pavarotti's farewell tour is just the beginning

Posted on 06/04/2005

Luciano Pavarotti has flown into Dubai and promised his farewell tour will not mark the complete end of his singing career. The Dubai concert, in which he will be accompanied by a piano, will feature some of Pavarotti's favourite Italian pieces by Bellini, Tosti and Puccini. Singing alongside Pavarotti is Italian soprano Simona Todaro, the latest in a long line of classical divas to accompany him (some of the others were Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Joan Sutherland and Maria Callas). (The Gulf ...  >>MORE

Dubai International Music Festival takes off

Posted on 03/04/2005

The Second Dubai International Music Festival was launched in Dubai yesterday at the American University and will continue until 6 April, sponsored by Dubai Cultural Council and Dubai Media City. The Emirates Symphony Orchestra for Children will partake in the event, today, at Sultan bin Ali Al Awais Cultural Hall, and at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation on Tuesday. The closing ceremony will be held at the American University. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Nahyan opens book fair

Posted on 01/04/2005

Minister of Education Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan opened on Wednesday the 15th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair at the Cultural Foundation. In this year's edition, dubbed "the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan' a total of 520 Arabic and International publishing houses are featuring more than 250,000 Arabic titles and 110,000 foreign titles. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Water-for-life Forum to kick off in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday

Posted on 27/03/2005

To mark World Day for Water 2005, a forum on the family's role in conserving water in the household is to be held here Tuesday. The forum is to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Nahyan. The event is being organized by the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) and the General Women's Union (GWU), in association with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The forum ...  >>MORE

Pavarotti to sing in Dubai in April

Posted on 26/03/2005

Under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Minister of Defence, the great Italian International Opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti will perform in a concrete in Jumeirah city, Dubai, on April 7. In a statement to the press, Padoma Sankar, director of Talent Brokers Company, organisers of the forthcoming Pavarotti Concert, said that the singer had chosen Dubai as his last international station after which he will put the lid on his long ...  >>MORE

UAE capital to build unique race track in the sky

Posted on 23/03/2005

In what will be a remarkable sporting first for the Middle East, the skies above Abu Dhabi's famous Corniche will be transformed into a unique aerobatic race track as the UAE capital prepares to stage the opening round of the 2005 Red Bull Air Race World Series on April 8. The custom-built aerobatic obstacle course that will await nine of the world's greatest stunt pilots will measure at least 1.4km x 400m and feature pairs of up to six installed obstacles. Positioned in the bay between the ...  >>MORE

Ras Al Khaimah festival showcases development

Posted on 17/03/2005

The Ras Al Khaimah Shopping Festival, which was opened on Sunday, will run until the end of March, officials said. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Kayed Al Qasimi, head of the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Department, helped lead the festival opening. The festival is organised under the patronage of Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras al- Khaimah's Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler, and is taking place at the Ras Al Khaimah Exhibition Centre. The festival is a demonstration of Ras al-Khaimah's increasing ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Tourism Hosts Participants in Hunting and Wildlife meet

Posted on 16/03/2005

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, hosted yesterday over 300 participants in the 52nd Meet of the International Council for Falconry and Protection of Wildlife, organized in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Foreign Affaires and Chairman of UAE Falconers Council. A comprehensive programme for the guests in Al Ain was arranged on the margins of the event which included Al Nakheel Oasis, Mabzara Greens, and the Old Camel ...  >>MORE

Hamili opens Middle East Electricity 2005

Posted on 07/03/2005

Mohammed bin Dhaen Al Hamili, Minister of Energy, opened today the Middle East Electricity Exhibition (MEE) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Celebrating 30 successful years in the region, Middle East Electricity 2005 event is the largest in the history of the show, with a huge increase of 21% on last year. Middle East Electricity will feature over 700 exhibitors from around 47 countries of the world displaying over 400 product sectors. As well as a large presence from the GCC ...  >>MORE

5,000 run in Abu Dhabi to raise funds for cancer research

Posted on 26/02/2005

A woman with bone cancer yesterday walked 10 kilometres with more than 5,000 people to prove that cancer is not a death sentence. Scotswoman Christine Dekker, using a crutch, fought her own battle during the annual charity Terry Fox Run here. "If Terry Fox could run more than 40 kilometres every day on one leg, then I can walk 10 kilometres," Dekker, who recently underwent hip surgery, said defiantly. This is the first time Dekker had walked that long after her operation. Dekker is also a ...  >>MORE

Al Ain gears up for musical treat

Posted on 23/02/2005

Music and history will come together at the fifth edition of the Al Ain Classical Music Festival, opening on March 2. The festival is a three-day package of classical music concerts and historical site tours. As in the past, the festival will be held at the Al Ain Fort and the ballroom of the InterContinental Resort Al Ain. What makes this year's edition of the festival special is that it marks the 10th anniversary of the Abu Dhabi Concert Committee (ADCC), the organisers of the event. Also, ...  >>MORE

Dubai International Boat Show 2005 grows 50 per cent

Posted on 20/02/2005

The booming market place for boating and marine related activities in the region will receive a further boost from the upcoming 13th Annual Dubai International Boat Show 2005, scheduled from March 15 to 19, 2005, at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi. The show, organised by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is expected to attract thousands of visitors, and will feature some of the world's most exclusive crafts. The 8,500 square meter exhibition area will accommodate 400 ...  >>MORE

Spiderman scales ETISALAT building

Posted on 19/02/2005

Alain Robert, the Spiderman, successfully scaled the ETISALAT Headquarters building in Abu Dhabi on Friday in front of some 50,000 spectators who watched the death-defying act with bated breath. Clawing on to the green beadings of the massive glass structure, the 42-year-old "Spiderman" crept up the 150-metre edifice in over thirty minutes occasionally stopping to waive to the cheering crowd underneath. Reaching atop the building, he blew kisses at his fans. People had started flocking to ...  >>MORE

Terry Fox Run in Abu Dhabi on February 25

Posted on 15/02/2005

Nearly Dh1.5 million has been raised for cancer research in the UAE by the Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run Committee since its inception 10 years ago. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run Committee organises the annual charity run in memory of the man who died of cancer before he could finish running across Canada. The run in Abu Dhabi (there is also one in Dubai) has grown from 500 people in 1994 to more than 5,000 last year. Organisers raise an average of about Dh200,000 ...  >>MORE

‘Spiderman’ returns to the capital

Posted on 15/02/2005

Alain Robert, the renowned French acrobat, more popularly known as Spiderman, is back in the capital again. This time, he will take to his death and gravity defying act on the towering 150-metre edifice of the ETISALAT headquarters building, the climb-up on the facade of the structure on the side facing the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, set to begin at around 4.30pm on Friday. The 42-year-old Spirderman, who made headlines with his sweep atop the world's tallest building Taipei101, the ...  >>MORE

'The essence of the competition is local'

Posted on 06/02/2005

The Emirates Film Competition (EFC), an annual event organised by the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, showcases films made in the UAE. On its fourth edition this year, the EFC continues to remain essentially local in flavour. All the participants vying for the EFC's cash awards are UAE nationals. Also, their video entries have to feature a local theme or at least include a local element. In line with the EFC philosophy, the young UAE filmmakers are being "provoked” to think. "The essence of ...  >>MORE

Encore! Showstoppers of the skies are earthbound

Posted on 29/01/2005

Several international teams and individual pilots staged thrilling aerobatic displays during the three-day Grand Prix. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Spectacular stunts at Al Ain air show

Posted on 28/01/2005

Thousands of spectators packed into the viewing areas here yesterday for the Al Ain Aerobatics Show and FAI World Grand Prix, as 18 teams from 36 countries performed breath-taking stunts overhead. "Last year, the show attracted more than 40,000 visitors. This year, there are indications that the targeted 100,000 visitors will be surpassed,” exulted Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and Head of the higher organizing committee, expressing ...  >>MORE

World's top aerobatic pilots put on dazzling show in Al Ain skies

Posted on 26/01/2005

Some of the world's best aerobatic pilots put on 13 exciting displays, including one by the UAE team that was flying the Mirage 2000-9 and two radio-controlled planes. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed attends Al Ain Aerobatics Show 2005

Posted on 26/01/2005

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended the activities and several aerobatic displays on the second day of Al Ain Aerobatics Show 2005 that opened at Al Ain International Airport yesterday and continues till January 28. The event is being organized jointly by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, the U.A.E. Air Forces and Air Defence and the World Air Sports Federation, in cooperation with a number of ...  >>MORE

Tahnoun bin Mohammed opens Al Ain Aerobatics Show

Posted on 25/01/2005

Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, The Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region, yesterday opened the Al Ain Aerobatics Show 2005 and FAI World Grand Prix, being held under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The four-day event is being contested by 18 teams, comprising more than 500 pilots and technical staff from 36 countries. Sheikh Tahnoun expressed delight as Al Ain has ...  >>MORE

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Arabian Saluki Centre to organise Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest


Red Arrows roar over Abu Dhabi


World famous Red Arrow Hawks to display in Abu Dhabi


Red Arrows coming to Abu Dhabi this month


ATM ends on successful note


Arabian Travel Market 2006 first day visitors up 19 per cent


Boat Show notches up US$100m in sales


Nahyan to inaugurate Al Ain Classical Music Festival


Terry Fox Run to be held in Abu Dhabi on February 17


Thousands run to help fight cancer


Festival to showcase works of Arab artisans


Pink Walkathon to raise breast cancer awareness


UAE participates in Bristol Balloon Fiesta


Pink Walkathon to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer


International Day of Families on May 15


Sharjah Ruler opens Arab festivals forum


Medley of colours


Mansour bin Zayed attends inauguration of Red Bull Air Race


Stunt pilots ready for air race in capital today


World Health Day activities planned


Pavarotti's farewell tour is just the beginning


Dubai International Music Festival takes off


Nahyan opens book fair


Water-for-life Forum to kick off in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday


Pavarotti to sing in Dubai in April


UAE capital to build unique race track in the sky


Ras Al Khaimah festival showcases development


Abu Dhabi Tourism Hosts Participants in Hunting and Wildlife meet


Hamili opens Middle East Electricity 2005


5,000 run in Abu Dhabi to raise funds for cancer research


Al Ain gears up for musical treat


Dubai International Boat Show 2005 grows 50 per cent


Spiderman scales ETISALAT building


Terry Fox Run in Abu Dhabi on February 25


‘Spiderman’ returns to the capital


'The essence of the competition is local'


Encore! Showstoppers of the skies are earthbound


Spectacular stunts at Al Ain air show


World's top aerobatic pilots put on dazzling show in Al Ain skies


Mohammed bin Zayed attends Al Ain Aerobatics Show 2005


Tahnoun bin Mohammed opens Al Ain Aerobatics Show