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UAE Warriors launches new championship exclusively for Arab fighters

The inaugural UAE Warriors Arabia event is scheduled to take place in January 2021

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Dubai featured in EA Sports FIFA 21 video game

Dubai Tourism partnered with Electronic Arts to feature the emirate in the video game which was released last week

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ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon postponed to 2021

The third edition of the marathon was scheduled to take place on December 11

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Barceló Hotel Group and La Liga partner for new sports bar concept in MENA

The concept will be a technological integration of gastronomy, entertainment, football, and other sports in an interactive environment

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Honda to exit F1 post 2021 season

It will use F1 technology to drive its goal of electrifying two-thirds of its fleet by 2030

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Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020 dates announced

The citywide fitness event will feature a mix of physical and virtual events


Covid-19: Dubai Sports Council closes 3 centres, fines 6 more

It inspected 124 sports facilities and five sports events in the emirate between September 15-19

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Pictures: UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar becomes youngest post-war Tour de France winner

It is the first time that the 21-year-old Slovenian has participated in the Tour de France

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IPL 2020: Dubai’s DP World signs long-term sponsorship agreement with Royal Challengers Bangalore

The IPL 2020 cricket tournament is set to commence in the UAE from September 19

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Abu Dhabi’s Al Wahda Club to drop out of Asian Champions League due to suspected Covid case

Authorities said the team will not be able to travel to participate in the tournament, which begins next week

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BMW Middle East to organise esports training sessions throughout September

The series provides esports enthusiasts and casual gamers an opportunity to learn different aspects of gaming from professionals in a private one-on-one setting

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Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix confirmed for Dec 13 with no spectators

The event will take place at the Yas Marina Circuit with access restricted to essential F1 staff, drivers and teams

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UAE set to host IPL 2020 cricket tournament beginning next month

The matches are slated to be held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

Saudi Arabia’s PIF abandons bid for Newcastle United

The consortium formally withdrew its interest because of the prolonged process and current challenges

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Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament for 2020 cancelled

A local tournament may be held in Dubai in December, the official announcement of which is expected on August 10

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Abu Dhabi’s ‘safe zone’ at UFC Fight Island ensures maximum safety for all

An 11-square-kilometre stretch of Yas Island has been blocked off from the public to create a safety bubble for all those involved with the ongoing UFC event

Abu Dhabi resumes indoor sporting activities, gyms can operate for 24 hours

Showers, saunas, changing rooms and prayer rooms are not to be used

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Seven winners split Dhs1m in UAE’s Emirates Loto draw

The winning combination of numbers were 5, 11, 16, 20, 23 and 38.

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Saudi’s Gamers Without Borders championship becomes world’s largest charity esports event

The ongoing esports fundraiser has already donated $6.5m to various global charities fighting the Covid-19 pandemic

Image courtesy: Al Ain Club website

UAE Football Association to cut salaries of players and coaches

Contracts which are expiring will be extended beyond June and transfer deals due to be completed this summer will be delayed until the next season begins

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Dubai Sports Council and ASICS to organise ‘Marathon at Home’ on April 10

The top three finishers in the Men and Women category will receive an entry ticket to the Moscow Marathon

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UAE-linked esports governing body IESF signs agreement with Asian counterpart

There are believed to be close to 2.5 billion gamers worldwide

Tokyo Olympics delayed a year as virus wipes out 2020 plans

The Olympic torch relay that was supposed to start later this week had already been called off

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Dubai World Cup 2020 is postponed to next year

On Thursday, the country’s federal sports authority suspended all sporting tournaments and competitions

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Dubai World Cup to be held without spectators at the venue

Fans will not miss out on the action altogether though as the event will be televised live

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No spectators allowed at this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix event

The race weekend will proceed ahead as a televised event

Olympics have a $900m reserve fund for canceled games

The fund, established in 2001 with a $105m budget, grew to $422m by 2008

Saudi-led investor group said to be in talks to buy Newcastle United

The investor group has reportedly shown intent to purchase the soccer team, owned by British billionaire Mike Ashley, for $445m

UAE’s Sheikh Sultan appointed to the board of global esports body IESF

The International Esports Federation is also expanding into the Middle East

UAE’s Emirates celebrated 50 years of Dubai Rugby Sevens

The 50th edition of the Dubai Rugby Sevens took place from December 5-7