The Queen’s 93rd Birthday

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest and longest reigning living monarch, celebrated her 93rd birthday with her family, including grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, and William’s wife Catherine, at the Easter Mattins service in St George’s Chapel on Sunday.

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Queen Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926, in Bruton Street, central London and became queen in 1952 at the age of 25, meaning she has now reigned for more than 67 years.

She also has an official one on the second Saturday in June each year, which is commemorated with the Trooping the Colour parade.

Government Games 2019


Government Games 2019

The Gov Games, launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, in 2018, as a first of its kind government competition to promote creative collaboration and reinforce team spirit among government employees.

The Gov Games will take place over 4 days starting Apr 03rd – 06th 2019 on Kite Beach in Dubai.

This initiative is a reflection of the philosophy of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who said “Sports teach determination, teamwork, respect for rules, and fairness with our opponents”. The Gov Games will test the mental and physical aptitude of participating teams, as well as their ability to collaborate in navigating a purpose-built, unique obstacle course.

The winning men and women teams will be named “Gov Games Champions” and will be awarded prizes of AED 1 million for each team. This year’s event will be open to the general public for both ladies and men’s teams


The Dubai World Cup


On March 30, 2019, The biggest sporting and social occasion on the Dubai calendar, including the prestigious Dubai World Cup The stunning Amphitheatre that is the 60,000-capacity Meydan Racecourse will play host to nine races during the day and evening with an increased total prize pot of USD $35 million up for grabs, including an eye-watering USD $12 million for the marquee Dubai World Cup race. Founded in 1996 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai World Cup attracts the best thoroughbred horses on the planet and is a must-attend event on the Dubai social and sporting calendar. The fashion stakes are almost a high as the sporting ones and the order of the day is ‘dress to impress’.

UAE Sports Day

This is a sports day of a national nature, involving aerobics as well as sports, recreational, promotional, communal, educational and competitive activities, which epitomize the cohesion of community segments and reflect the intimacy, harmony and positive interaction among multi cultures living peacefully and happily in the UAE.

The event invites the participation of every segment of the community including children and people of determination, and aims to bring the entire community together under the theme of ‘UAE Unites Us’.


​Daman Challenge Dubai Ladies Dash

DUBAI: Race The Dash is bringing the Daman Challenge Ladies Dash to Dubai — a fun run on March 5.

It’s a chance for women of all nationalities, religions, cultures and languages to come together to celebrate women’s achievements.

The Daman Challenge Dubai Ladies Dash invites all women and girls over 13 to engage in a short distance and fun relay race. In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the race aims to empower and encourage fitness for ladies in the UAE. Participants can sign up in teams of five, with each member running a distance of 1km, or take part in individual activities. Mothers and daughters, friends or colleagues – anyone can team up for this fantastic and spirited fitness event. Bring out the whole family to support runners from the sidelines and contribute to the dynamism of this community event.

Teams and individuals can register on the website.

Registrations will close on 3 March.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

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Roger Federer defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to earn the 100th singles title of his career, as well as his eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The consolation for his opponent, who sensationally defeated Federer last month at the Australian Open and was contesting his second final in two weeks, is that when the new rankings are released on Monday he will be in the top 10 for the first time. He is the first Greek to be ranked in the top 10 since ATP rankings began in 1973.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship 2019

The annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will return in 2019 with world-class players expected to wow crowds at this unmissable sporting event. One of the most popular tournaments on the ATP and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) World Tours, it has seen victories by the likes of tennis pros Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams.

This two-week long championship is a spectacle of fierce competition between top tennis players on the court and energising entertainment for spectators off the court. It will consist of a WTA Premier 5 women’s event followed by the ATP 500 men’s competition. The 2019 session will see seven-time Dubai champion Roger Federer and last year’s winner Bautista Agut return to the court, while Simona Halep headlines a WTA roll call featuring nine of the world’s top 10 players.

With 27 years in the ATP tournament and 19 years in the WTA tournament under its belt, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is recognised as a prime sporting event in the region and has received many awards of recognition by both The ATP and WTA. The championship is owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. (via



 The former Dubai Tour has extended its path across all seven emirates as the brand new 2019 UAE Tour–the only tour race in the Middle East. Starting 25 February, the seven-day event will kick off in Abu Dhabi and ultimately roll into Dubai on 2 March.

The amateur championship is open to all cyclist of every age, gender and nationality to challenge their skills along the main cycling paths of the UAE.

 The coveted award is a 24-carat gold plated trophy by the same manufacturers who designed the FIFA World Cup and will display the names of previous winners, including last year’s Dubai Tour champion Elia Viviani.



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