The pinnacle of world triathlon, the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, will return to the UAE’s capital on 2 and 3 March 2018 bringing together 120 of the world’s best triathletes, including Olympic medalists and World Champions.
2018 marks the fourth year that Abu Dhabi will host the season-opening race before it heads to eight countries across five different continents.
The event will take place at Abu Dhabi’s iconic sporting venue, Yas Island, where 4,000 amateur triathletes will have the unique chance to race on the same course as the world’s best. The Abu Dhabi event features Sprint, Olympic and the brand new Middle distance for amateur adults, in addition to the newly-introduced dedicated waves for para-triathletes. First timers and seasoned para-triathletes will have the chance to rub shoulders and compete alongside inspirational heroes of Paralympic triathlon including; World and European Champion and Rio 2016 Paralympic Gold medalist, Andy Lewis and Mohamed Lahna, the Bronze medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Date : 2 & 3 March 2018
Venue : Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Register : www.AbuDhabi.Triathlon.Org/Enter
Defending Champion Tommy Fleetwood, World No.1 Dustin Johnson, four time Major Champion Rory McIlroy, Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallists, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar and past champions Paul Casey and Martin Kaymer were joined by a host of the world’s best golfers to mark the new year in Abu Dhabi.
In a back-to-school style class photo with the iconic Falcon Clubhouse of the Abu Dhabi Golf club serving as a dramatic backdrop, the strength of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA field, taking place 18 – 21 January, was displayed in all its glory.
The 126-man line-up includes six of the world’s top 15 ranked players, eleven major champions with 18 major titles between them, 26 Ryder Cup players, seven former Abu Dhabi champions, 397 European Tour victories, 94 PGA Tour wins, 87 of the top 100 on the final 2017 European Tour Ranking and 30 nationalities represented.
Residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi this weekend will be able to enjoy a new waterside weekend attraction at one of the City’s most desirable destinations – Reem Island, courtesy of Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi’s leading listed property development, investment and management company.
Reem Weekend will take place from 19th and 20th January alongside the canal on Reem Island. The event is free, and open to the public from 4pm-11pm.
The world’s very first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, the Lamborghini Urus, is on its way to the UAE; to be officially unveiled later this month. As this ground breaking SSUV smoothly roars into the region, Lamborghini UAE will be opening the doors of their showrooms enabling the public to get to know the vehicle first hand as well as add their own motoring touches through a unique configuration experience.
Taking place in Dubai from 23 to 24 January and in Abu Dhabi from 27 to 28 January, people are invited to visit the Lamborghini showrooms and finally behold the coveted SSUV. Specialist members of the Lamborghini team will also be present to guide individuals through the showroom as well as providing the opportunity to configure your own car.
Bring that French passion into your Valentine’s Day this year with an intimate classic Cuisine Nicoise spread at La Petite Maison.
Let the specially crafted dishes, which are made with heirloom recipes and fresh produce, and served in a warm, romantic ambiance be the way to your loved one’s heart.
The award-winning restaurant will pull out all the stops with a celebration menu, riveting music and bubbly to make this day unforgettable for diners.
Manchester City FC star Benjamin Mendy has spoken about the passion of fans in the UAE ahead of the club’s FREE family event in Abu Dhabi.
Families and fans alike from across the UAE will be able to come together on Sunday 14th January and enjoy a fun-filled, family evening at the Cityzens FanZone where they will be able to watch Manchester City FC go head to head with English Premier League side Liverpool.
Mendy recently visited the UAE capital as he recovers from injury and met with fans. He said: “It was a great experience for me, the place here is wonderful and the whole show was absolutely beautiful. It was great to look around Abu Dhabi. As a Muslim it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go and I haven’t been disappointed, it was amazing!
Starting 8 January 2018, residents of the UAE can enjoy all the thrilling rides and attractions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for AED195* during weekdays and AED235* during weekends.
Not just that! To double the fun and make the best of Yas Island experience, UAE residents can continue to benefit the two days two parks pass for both Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld at a special rate of AED225* during weekdays and AED275* during weekends.
The offer is valid till 28th February 2018 and applies to bronze admission tickets.
All guests must present a valid Emirates ID at the Park gate in order to avail the offer.
New York City Football Club fans from across the UAE are being given an exclusive opportunity to meet their footballing hero’s this Wednesday 10th January.
Taking place at the Southern Sun Hotel’s Blue Sky Lounge & Grill, Abu Dhabi, from 20:00 – 21:30 fans will get the opportunity to meet with 2018 World Cup Costa Rican Internationals Rodney Wallace & Ronald Matarrita, US Men’s National Sean Johnson, US U-20 Men’s National Jonathan Lewis, England U-21 National Jack Harrison and NYCFC Defender Ben Sweat and take part in an exclusive question and answer session.
On the night fan will also be able to enter a competition to win round-trip flights to New York to watch a 2018 NYCFC match!
Date: Wednesday 10th January
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Location: Southern Sun Hotel’s Blue Sky Lounge & Grill
Price: FREE with everyone welcome
The Women Committee of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has visited the Louvre Abu Dhabi where female staffs toured the chapters of the museum. They were acquainted with artefacts, discoveries and artistic works dating back to different historical eras. Exhibits relate to several civilizations including Mesopotamia, Nile Valley, Greeks, and Romans as well as Asian and African civilizations whose hallmark achievements and innovations have survived for thousands of years until today.
“Through this visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi, RTA Women’s Committee aimed to boost the knowledge and cultural exposure of employees, and diversify the portfolio of activities and events that the Committee hold or engage. The visit would inspire and empower RTA’s female staffs, enhance their productivity and raise their happiness and satisfaction rating,” said Moaza Al Marri, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication cum Chairperson of RTA Women’s Committee.
Usher in the “Lunar Year of the Dog” with a host of activities and celebrations lined up at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. On the occasion of the upcoming Chinese New Year, the dining scene at the hotel will once again buzz with the following exciting promotions:
- Themed Friday Brunch
An extensive brunch buffet will showcase the best of the Oriental World. The guests can enjoy a tempting feast featuring the finest of Seafood and Wok fried specialties, culinary delights such as Szechuan Prawns, Stir-fried Squids, Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon and much more to please any palate.
Live cooking stations of Sushi, Noodles and Pecking Duck Carving will add another interesting character to the dining extravaganza.