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Andy Thompson, SailGP Chief financial Officer, at the Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix in Saint Tropez, France. 11th September 2022. Photo: Adam Warner for SailGP. Handout image supplied by SailGP

‘UAE is a very important market for us’: SailGP MD Andrew Thompson

SailGP kicks off its first Abu Dhabi event on January 13-14 , with Mubadala increasing its commitment to the racing championship over the next three seasons

Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open: WTA top seeds Raducanu, Jabeur, Maia to participate

Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open: WTA top seeds Raducanu, Jabeur, Maia to participate

This year, the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open tournament features 10 of the Women’s Tennis Association’s top 20-ranked players

Football fever: Qatar gears up for AFC Asian Cup, other key events in Q1 2024 image Getty Imges

Football fever: Qatar gears up for AFC Asian Cup, other key events in Q1 2024

Qatar will welcome football fans from around the region for the AFC Asian Cup being held from January 12 – February 10 this year

Maria Grandinetti-Milton - head of sustainability - European Tour on how golf is going green

Exclusive: European Tour’s Maria Grandinetti-Milton on how golf is going ‘green’

The head of sustainability tells Gulf Business how sporting events such as DP World Tour are increasingly adopting sustainable practices

Manchester City FC reports second year of record-breaking profits Image Supplied

Abu Dhabi-owned Man City reports robust profits

The club confirmed revenues of GBP712.8m and profits of GBP80.4m – nearly double that of the previous year’s record of GBP41.7m

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S.T. Dupont, 24 Hours of Le Mans unveil historic collaboration

S.T. Dupont and 24 Hours of Le Mans have designed different ranges of products, and the collection is inspired by the world of cars and racing

number one and three-time champion Rory McIlroy to return for the Hero Dubai Desert Classic 2024

Three-time champion Rory McIlroy to return for Hero Dubai Desert Classic 2024

The premium golf championship is set to return to the Emirates Golf Club, from January 18 to 21 next year

Dubai Run 2023 registration opens Image DET

Dubai Run 2023: Registration now open for the world’s largest free fun run

Sheikh Zayed Road will transform into a racetrack on Sunday, November 26 for the Dubai Run event

Virat Kohli joins as E1 team owner with UAE entrepreneur Image E1 series

Virat Kohli, UAE businessman launch team for UIM E1 World Championship

Virat Kohli said he wants The Blue Rising team to raise the profile of sustainable sports and make sure the pl is protected for future generations

Dubai Women's Run 2023 to take place on Nov 5

Dubai Women’s Run 2023 to take place in November, registration open

Dubai Women’s Run will take place at Dubai Festival City Mall

Spartan endurance race returns to Abu Dhabi

Spartan World Championship returns to Abu Dhabi; here are more details

Set in Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba area for the second year, the race will be held from December 8-10

DP World ILT20 Season 2 Image courtesy DP World ILT20

DP World ILT20 Season 2: UAE Cricket league dates, top players list out

The 34-match tournament will be held in stadiums in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah from January 19 to February 18, 2024

Dubai marathon

Dubai Sports Council, organisers confirm route for Dubai Marathon 2024

The 23rd edition of the Dubai Marathon will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2024

Women's World Cup Australia v England: Semi Final - FIFA Women's World Cup Australia, New Zealand 2023 Image Getty

Nike, Adidas bet big on World Cup football shirts and merch

The 2023 Women’s World Cup final between Spain and England kicks off on Sunday, August 20 at Stadium Australia, in Sydney

Saudi Football League signs deals for global broadcast Al Khaleej VS Al Taawon Image courtesy Saudi Pro League

Saudi Football League lines up deals to broadcast games globally

The deals supposedly span more than 130 territories at rates as much as four times higher than last season’s total revenue from broadcast rights

SRC Signs a 3-year sponsorship Deal With Saudi Football Club Al Ittihad image SRC

Saudi’s PIF-owned SRC signs 3-year sponsorship deal with Saudi Football Club Al Ittihad

The sponsorship is part of SRC’s support for the development of Saudi Arabia’s thriving sports sector and key objectives of Vision 2030’s ‘Quality of Life Program’ to promote sporting activity

Régis Schultz, CEO of JD Sports (L) and Mohammad A. Baker, Deputy Chairman and CEO of GMG (R) at the signing of the franchise agreement _ image GMG

UAE’s GMG to bring JD Sports to the Middle East, signs franchise agreement

Under the terms of the 10-year agreement, GMG will open around 50 stores under the JD fascia by 2028, across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt

RSG x Al-Ahli Saudi FC deal Image Red Sea Global

Red Sea Global, Al-Ahli Saudi FC sign sponsorship deal

With this deal, Red Sea Global becomes the platinum sponsor of the football club’s first team

Walking trail Mushrif Park Image Twitter Dubai Municipality

New 10km walking trail set to open at this Dubai national park

Opening to the public on June 20, access to the trail will be free throughout the year

Manchester United get fifth bid from Qatar

Manchester United: Sheikh Jassim reportedly submits fifth bid

The club finished third in the Premier League in the 2022/23 season and was defeated by Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup final

UAE National Sports Strategy 2031 approved by UAE cabinet Image Dubai Media Office Twitter

UAE cabinet approves National Sports Strategy 2031

The strategy will implement 17 initiatives in the coming years, including discovering new talented athletes in schools and updating sports education methodology and laws

ola Chudy on the joys of running Image supplied

Global Running Day 2023: Does your day include time for exercise?

Global Running Day is observed on June 7, and for many busy executives, making time for fitness needs to be top of the agenda – your professional performance depends on it

AFC Asian Cup

Saudi Arabia wins rights to host AFC Asian Cup 2027

Saudi Arabia has won the prestigious AFC Asian Cup championship on three occasions: 1984, 1988, and 1996

Al Nassr Club presents Ronaldo at a ceremenoy in Marsool Park, Riyadh courtesy SPA

Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled by Al Nassr FC, receives warm welcome from fans

Ronaldo has a two-and-a-half-year contract to play for the Saudi Pro League club

Pele dies at 82

Soccer legend Pele dies at 82

Pele, who was undergoing treatment for cancer since 2021, died at a hospital in Sao Paulo

Dubai fitness challenge 2022_photo courtesy WAM

Dubai Fitness Challenge 2022 sees participation of over 2.2 million people

The seventh edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge will take place between October 28 and November 26 next year

How the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation is promoting the nation as a sporting hub

Mohamed Salem Al Dhaheri, VP – UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, tells us why sport is key to country’s tourism sector and economy

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Attendance figures stand at 94% after first round of group stage

The highest match attendance of the tournament was the game at Lusail Stadium on November 24

Abu Dhabi Grand prix

Max Verstappen claims winner’s trophy at F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022

Charles Leclerc came in second while the third place was claimed by Sergio Perez

On the fast track: How Yas Marina Circuit prepares for F1

Ali Al Beshr, Circuit Operations Director at Yas Marina Circuit shares some insights into the preparations that go into hosting the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend