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Visa brings 2018 FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy to Dubai

Visa brings 2018 FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy to Dubai

Visa brings 2018 FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy to world’s most glamorous venue in Dubai Visa, the global payments technology company and an official FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Partner, held a showcase yesterday for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy at the glamorous Burj Al Arab hotel […]

 
 

Rio Olympics – A ‘No-brainer’?

Despite spending $11 billion on the World Cup, Brazil has not be been able increase the nation’s visibility and consolidate an image of “happiness and receptivity” to boost its tourist potential. Moreover, its image has taken beating due to continuing political scandal and recession as well as the looming threat […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi prepares for GRAND PRIX

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Sunday 3rd November 2013.
The grid begins to clear prior to the start.
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Yas Marina Circuit opens its doors to racing action Over the next four days, the global motorsport spotlight will once again turn to Yas Marina Circuit as it hosts what is sure to be an epic finale to the 2015 Formula 1® season. A crowd of 60,000 people is expected to […]

 
 

Kevin Ceccon dazzles fans in Silverstone

Kevin Ceccon dazzles fans in Silverstone

Ceccon claims maiden win at Silverstone First Driver Kevin Ceccon and Arden Team dazzled fans in England after an artistic performance in Silverstone Race, showing supremacy from beginning to end, managing the attacks of Mercedes driver Esteban Occon, signing the best lap of the race, and maintaining a winning position […]

 
 

VIDEO: Gerard Piqué celebrates Champions League win with his son

Barça’s Gerard Piqué celebrates his third Champions League title with his son Milan from the pitch. On a video shot by himself, Piqué asks his son “what have we just won?” and little Milan delights him with his answer. Then they start running around the pitch giving the spectator an […]

 
 

New World Number One Saina Nehwal Launch Dubai Schools Championships

New World Number One Saina Nehwal Launch Dubai Schools Championships

• Badminton superstar Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian to be ranked world number one after winning Yonex-Sunrise India Open • Nehwal to make a special visit to Dubai in April for official launch of the 2015 Shuttle Time Dubai Schools Championships Badminton fever will hit Dubai again in just a […]

 
 

Federer beats Djokovic to win Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Federer beats Djokovic to win Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Defending champion Roger Federer held off a strong challenge from world number one Novak Djokovic to win 6-3 7-5 and claim an historic seventh title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. Federer, who also became only the fourth player since 1991 to fire 9,000 aces in his […]

 
 

Defending Champion Roger Federer to take on World Number One Novak Djokovic

Defending Champion Roger Federer to take on World Number One Novak Djokovic

Defending champion Roger Federer will play world number one Novak Djokovic in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. It will be their fourth meeting in Dubai and second clash in the final. Incredibly, the talented twosome have between them claimed the coveted trophy in 10 […]

 
 

Teenage Phenomenon beats Murray at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Teenage Phenomenon beats Murray at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

ATP Quarter Final Report – Djokovic, Federer, Berdych and Coric in the semi-finals Men’s Singles Semi-Finals (Friday, 27th February): Roger Federer vs Boran Coric (5pm) Novak Djokovic vs Tomas Berdych (7pm) Croatian teenager Borna Coric claimed a stunning 6-1 6-3 victory over third seed Andy Murray on Thursday to become […]

 
 

Top Seeds Reach Quarter-Finals at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Top Seeds Reach Quarter-Finals at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

The four top seeds safely advanced into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday, with victories for Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych. Djokovic edged closer to his 50th career title with a 6-1 6-2 win over Andrey Golubev, Federer beat Fernando Verdasco […]

 
 

Top Seeds Advance at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Top Seeds Advance at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

The top seeds all advanced into the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday, with victories for Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych. Djokovic, seeking a fifth Dubai crown and 50th career singles title, defeated Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-4, Murray overcame a determined Gilles Muller […]

 
 

Halep takes Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title

Halep takes Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title

Top seed Simona Halep fought off a strong challenge from Karolina Pliskova to claim the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday, winning 6-4 7-6(4).  The presentation was made in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint  Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid […]

 
 

Roger Federer face Mikhail Youzhny in first round of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Roger Federer face Mikhail Youzhny in first round of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Defending champion Roger Federer will face two-time former finalist Mikhail Youzhny in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.  The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships draw 2015 – the tournament organisers sprung a pleasant surprise by awarding wild cards to Marcos Baghdatis, Alexander Zverev and James McGee […]

 
 

Halep and Pliskova to Meet in Final of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Halep and Pliskova to Meet in Final of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Top seed Simona Halep will play rising star Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. Halep turned around her match after dropping the opening set and defeated former champion Caroline Wozniacki 2-6 6-1 6-1, while Pliskova came through a marathon that lasted just […]

 
 

Halep and Wozniacki set for semi-final battle

Halep and Wozniacki set for semi-final battle

Halep and Wozniacki set for semi-final battle at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Top seed Simona Halep will play third seed Caroline Wozniacki, and 17th seed Karolina Pliskova will play unseeded Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships today. Halep had to battle for […]

 
 

Venus Williams bite the dust in Dubai Tennis Championships

Venus Williams bite the dust in Dubai Tennis Championships

Defending champion Venus Williams beaten in straight sets in the third round   Defending champion Venus Williams was beaten 6-4 6-2 by Lucie Safarova in the third round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday. It was her first defeat here since 2005 and ended her winning streak […]

 
 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015- The Games Have Just Started, But India Has Already “Won”

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015- The Games Have Just Started, But India Has Already “Won”

Infographic revels 60% of all official merchandise sales in the region are for Team India Souq.com, the official online E-tailer for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015  in the Middle East, has released an infographic revealing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 merchandise sales on its platform. Current sales show that […]

 
 

Tennis Legend Martina Hingis returns to Dubai

Tennis Legend Martina Hingis returns to Dubai

Tennis legend Martina Hingis has turned the clock back to compete once more in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, eight years after her last appearance in the Emirates. The now 34-year old, who spent an incredible 209 weeks as the world number one and won five Grand Slam singles […]

 
 

Tough Draw for the Top Seed in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Tough Draw for the Top Seed in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Tough Draw for the Top Seed in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which begins tomorrow. Top seed Simona Halep could face a tough quarter-final challenge at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after the draw was made today. The world number three, who reached her first Grand Slam final last […]

 
 

Roger Federer aims for seventh crown in Dubai

Roger Federer aims for seventh crown in Dubai

Roger Federer will be bidding for an incredible seventh crown when the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships gets underway later this month. The defending Dubai champion recently wrote yet another page in the history books when he won Brisbane last month to earn not only his 83rd title but his […]

 
 

Murray bids again for elusive Dubai title

Murray bids again for elusive Dubai title

Andy Murray is looking forward to making another bid for a title that has stubbornly remained just out of reach when he returns to take part in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships next month. The talented Scot, who recently completed an impressive run to his fourth Australian Open final, […]

 
 

Petra Kvitova ready to regain her title at Dubai Duty Free Championships

Petra Kvitova ready to regain her title at Dubai Duty Free Championships

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova believes she has what it takes to regain the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title she surrendered last year to Venus Williams. After enjoying a fruitful 2014 campaign that saw her win her second Grand Slam crown at the All England Club, the Czech left-hander recharged […]

 
 

Venus in Fine Form, Ready to Defend her Title

Venus in Fine Form, Ready to Defend her Title

Venus Williams made history at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships last year when she became the first wild card and first unseeded player to win the women’s title. Of course, she was no ordinary wild card, and her low ranking was entirely due to her lack of matches as […]

 
 

Simona Halep ready to take on Serena Williams

Simona Halep ready to take on Serena Williams

Simona Halep will fear no-one – and that includes formidable opponents such as top seed and multi Grand Slam champion Serena Williams , as she bids to add the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships crown to her fast-growing list of titles.   The most successful Romanian woman the game has […]

 
 

Williams sisters head one of the greatest WTA fields ever for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Williams sisters head one of the greatest WTA fields ever for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

World number one Serena Williams will be on a mission when she arrives next month to head one of the greatest fields ever assembled for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The legendary American holds an astonishing 18 Grand Slam singles titles, but she has never been able to advance […]

 
 

Top Sports Personalities take the ‘World’s Longest Distance’ Selfie

Top Sports Personalities take the ‘World’s Longest Distance’ Selfie

  The world’s longest distance selfie was taken on Friday, connecting thousands of miles between world number one Rory McIlroy, the world’s No.1, and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker. McIlroy, who is chasing Martin Kaymer in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, discussed winning strategies with Walker as […]

 
 

Hamilton wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 championship [Photos]

Hamilton wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 championship [Photos]

Abu Dhabi proves lucky for Lewis Hamilton The shootout between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton is over. Yas Marina, the venue of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 is reverberating with the crescendo of ‘Lewis’. Lewis battled out the dual to win his second Formula One World Championship.  Photo Gallery – […]

 
 

Thrilling F1 season finale tops-off a champion weekend at Yas Marina Circuit

Thrilling F1 season finale tops-off a champion weekend at Yas Marina Circuit

Biggest ever audience cheer Lewis Hamilton to victory as curtain falls on exhilarating weekend packed with racing action and entertainment The largest crowd ever seen at Yas Marina Circuit cheered Lewis Hamilton to victory as a dramatic season came to a close at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 Photos

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 Photos

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 Photos The FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX has fast established itself as one of the most spectacular races on the F1 calendar. Hosted at Yas Marina Circuit since its inauguration in 2009, the race is among the latest additions to the Formula 1 calendar and […]

 
 

Rosberg rides the tension to take pole position

Rosberg rides the tension to take pole position

Nico Rosberg survived the tension and the pressure, as well as several nervous errors, on Saturday to claim what may be a vital pole position for the decisive season-ending ‘double points’ 2014 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In a tightly-contested qualifying session, the 29-year-old German produced his best lap […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 schedule

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 schedule

** Schedule Source: http://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/  

 
 

It is “Yas” for Love Birds at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

It is “Yas” for Love Birds at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

She said ‘YAS’! British man proposes to girlfriend live on stage at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix This morning Yas Marina Circuit witnessed a joust of pre-marital bliss, as a British man proposed to his girlfriend live on stage in the Main Oasis area. Birmingham native Mathew Laurent, 35, went down […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit: Off Track

Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit: Off Track

Let’s discover Yas Marina! It is proving to be an unforgettable weekend for racegoers ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with a wide variety of on-site entertainment to suit all tastes, ages and interests.   The rich traditions and culture of Abu Dhabi can be explored in […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Vantage Point Hill

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Vantage Point Hill

Grand Prix fever grips Abu Dhabi.  Yas Marina Circuit’s best value and iconic vantage point is abuzz with excitement. Thousands of fans seek to get an early taste of the unique atmosphere as the F1 ahead of the main race scheduled for Sunday November 23rd, 2014. The grass root supporters are flocking […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 – updates

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 – updates

The biggest sporting carnival kick starts!    The race gets underway at 1.00pm on Sunday November 23 at Yas Marina. On 21 November 2014, the first practice session begins amidst much fanfare. Friday November 21 Practice 1 – 9.00am Practice 2 – 1.00pm Saturday November 22 Practice 3 – 10.00am Qualifying […]

 
 

Numbers Tell the Story of the F1 Weekend

Numbers Tell the Story of the F1 Weekend

Numbers Tell the Story of the F1 Weekend Preps are underway for the nail-biting drama of Sunday’s Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. Like every year, Yas Marina Circuit has outdone itself in the preparation, gearing up for an exciting weekend. The preparations have included transporting 750,000 tonnes of F1 gear, […]

 
 

“My nightmares never got so bad” – Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on World Cup defeat

“My nightmares never got so bad” – Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on World Cup defeat

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on World Cup defeat – “My nightmares never got so bad” In her first interview since Brazil’s devastating 7-1 loss to Germany in last night’s World Cup semi-finals, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that the defeat was an “extremely painful situation” but one […]

 
 

What could Ronaldo buy with his World Cup Salary [Infographic]

What could Ronaldo buy with his World Cup Salary [Infographic]

The World Cup is in full flow and it is no secret that the world’s best footballers who are showing off their skills in Brazil, are earning a substantial sum of money for participating in the month long tournament. Portugese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the second highest paid athlete, according […]

 
 

Who Will Win the 2014 World Cup

Who Will Win the 2014 World Cup

Not just the bookies, even economists could not distance themselves from the football euphoria engulfing the globe and they forecast who will win 2014 World Cup. The football fever is on. Against the turmoil of people who are against it, for various reasons, be it the rampant corruption the country […]

 
 

World Cup 2014 Predictions – Today’s Matches (18th June)

World Cup 2014 Predictions – Today’s Matches (18th June)

World cup 2014 predictions by Dubai based research company Ipsos. (Click on the image below to enlarge it)