Iker Casillas Goalkeeper Training Centre

Spain’s Iker Casillas to open goalkeeper training centre in Dubai

Fursan Hispania will scout for the best goalkeeping talent from the region, and recommend them for a full-boarding programme at the Iker Casillas Academy in Madrid

Dubai-based Geekay Group signs MENA’s League of Legends team

Team Geekay Esports set to become the region’s first league of legends team to reach the global stage

Esports

Sharjah Media City to partner with UAE-based Calyx to organise esports tournaments

Calyx has planned a multi-tournament cycle set to take place over the next six months

Esports Valorant

Strike Arabia Championship, region’s first Valorant competition launched

The competition will see local teams qualify for Europe’s last chance qualifier mega event

Global Esports Federation welcomes UAE as 100th member

Emirates Esports is committed to advancing the GEF’s values of equality, fair play, diversity, inclusion, and innovation

Game mode report

CITC unveils gaming performance by Saudi Arabia’s telecom service providers

Game mode report reveals that Zain and STC shared the first place for quarterly performance

Esports

Esports conference ESI Digital is back with its 2021 summer edition

Over 400 participants are expected to be a part of the virtual event, which will feature over 60 speakers representing over 100 nations

Live Site Viewing of the 2032 Olympic Games Host City Announcement Brisbane

Brisbane is selected as host of the 2032 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee approved Brisbane’s bid in a 72-5 vote

Tokyo Olympics: Toyota pulls TV ads, CEO to skip opening ceremony

Two South African footballers have tested positive for Covid-19 at the athletes’ village

EAGL Mini Series

All you need to know about Dubai’s upcoming Emirates Amateur Golf League Mini-Series

Nick Tarratt will be the tournament director for the EAGL Mini-Series which will be held at the Fire course at Jumeirah Golf Estates on June 20

Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu Federation

Mubadala and UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation open Abu Dhabi’s largest fitness centre

The new two-storey facility in Al Bahia features specialised jiu-jitsu training, cardiovascular and resistance training equipment

Qatar says World Cup preparations on track despite pandemic

Qatar is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure construction ahead of the World Cup

IPL

IPL 2021 cricket tournament to resume in the UAE this September

There are 31 matches that are yet to be played in the IPL 2021 season

Palm Sports signs Dhs7m contract with Abu Dhabi government entity

The contract is to provide combat sports and jiu-jitsu training over a five year period

UAE grants golden visa to this Brazilian football icon

The footballer was named the FIFA World Player of the Year for 2004 and 2005

Under Armour opens largest store in the Middle East in Dubai Mall

It will feature a 3D foot scanner, an in-store MapMyRun App, an Under Armour Chill Out lounge, and access to exclusive brands and apparel

Simon Mellor and Edward (Ted) Bloom

Dubai duo aim to raise funds for cancer through nationwide charity golf challenge

The 18 on Eighteen initiative will see them play a single hole at 18 different courses across the UAE on May 3

Qatar seeks Covid-19 vaccinations for all World Cup visitors

Qatar is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure construction ahead of the FIFA event

Revealed: Top 5 most powerful Arabs in Qatar

The highest ranked Arabs originating from Qatar in Gulf Business’ annual Arab power list

Expo 2020 Dubai to sponsor Rajasthan Royals for 2021 IPL Season

Expo 2020 will appear on the front of Royals’ jerseys in upcoming IPL season

Saudi’s NEOM signs partnership deal with Asian Football Confederation

Four-year agreement covers all major AFC national team competitions

Desert X Prix electric motor race kicks off in April in Saudi’s AlUla

Five-race Extreme E series seeks to highlight the impact of climate change

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

Emirates Dubai 7s will be part of rescheduled HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Dubai will host both the Men’s and Women’s competitions, with both tournaments taking place on pitch one and pitch two for the first time since the inception of the Women’s Series

Micro Focus joins Jaguar Racing team as official technical partner

Micro Focus to provide analytics and machine learning capabilities

NEOM Saudi Arabia

How Saudi Arabia’s NEOM is using sports to define its future

Last year, NEOM signed a long-term sponsorship agreement to become the principal partner of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E team

UFC Gym Abu Dhabi

UFC Gym to open first branch in Abu Dhabi in March

The 1,600-square-meter UFC Gym Abu Dhabi will offer numerous training areas and will include a 24-foot Octagon too

Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City partners with insurer Zurich in UAE

Collaboration includes an online FIFA tournament for Manchester City fans

Michael Chiesa vs Neil Magny fight in Abu Dhabi to be broadcast live on UFC Arabia app

Welterweight fight will also be aired live on video-on-demand site Starzplay

Three Emirati referees, assistant refs to officiate at FIFA World Club Cup in February

FIFA also named female referees to officiate at World Club Cup matches

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Dubai’s GMG acquires Southeast Asian sports retailer Royal Sporting House

GMG will now operate over 550 sports retail stores in 57 cities across 12 countries