The Color Run returns to the UAE with early bird tickets now on sale

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The Color Run has been a popular event in the UAE.

The largest running series in the world, The Color Run presented by Daman, returns to the UAE this November.

The Happiest 5k on the Planet makes its welcome return as part of this year’s worldwide tour ‘The Color Run Hero Tour’. Get ready to enter a realm where nothing is impossible and you are unstoppable as The Color Run Hero Tour will be flying your way on Saturday, November 10 at the Dubai Autodrome.

Limited early bird tickets are on sale now from just Dh150 at www.thecolorrun.ae and Stadium stores in Dubai Mall, Deira City Center, BurJuman and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.

Even more fun mixed with adventure awaits all Color Runners in this year’s Hero Tour as the all-new Super Zone has been introduced to find the hero in you. Back by popular demand will be the Foam Zone, as well as the brand-new Honor Photo Zone which will provide Color Runners with the perfect snap of their day.

Elsewhere on the course, Color Runners will once again be covered from head to toe in an array of colour and receive their medal and headband at the Finish Line before enjoying the ultimate colour party with family and friends at the Finish Festival.

The Hero Tour also comes with a brand new participant kit, including a limited-edition Hero Tour race shirt, badge, tattoo, welcome card and a Hero Cape.

Deluxe Runners will receive all of this plus specially-created Hero Tour items including wristband, socks, sunglasses and a drawstring bag, as well as VIP Parking.

Greg Sproule, managing director of IMG Middle East, said: “This year, we are going to take Color Runners to a world where anything is possible and inspire our young and adult participants to turn their superpowers to reality as The Color Run Hero Tour comes to Dubai.”

National Health Insurance Company – Daman has been confirmed as title sponsor for the sixth year running. The health insurer’s involvement with The Color Run dates back to the inaugural 2013 event which also took place at the Dubai Autodrome and saw people experiencing a paint run for the time.

Since its inception in 2012, The Color Run has become a global phenomenon, continuing to innovate the 5k paint race genre each year. The Color Run has been experienced by over six million people worldwide in 35-plus countries and has donated a staggering $5 million to charity to date.

What: The Color Run
Where: Dubai Autodrome
When: Saturday, November 10, with gates opening at 07:00 and the first Color Runners setting off at 08:30
Contact: Visit www.thecolorrun.ae for more information and to register

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Organisers looking for 100 volunteers to take part in AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Playmakers’ programme

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The Asian Cup is being hosted by the UAE for the first time in 22 years.

‘Sign-up, inspire your community and be part of the UAE’s most expansive and most exciting sporting event’.

That is the compelling call to action from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 at the launch of a new far-reaching tournament initiative, known as the ‘AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Playmakers’ programme.

Over the next few months the LOC is seeking to recruit 100 enthusiastic community ambassadors to deliver the message of the approaching tournament.

Known as ‘Playmakers’ after the important role of midfield players who act as the engines for their team, distributing and setting others up for success, the 100-strong group will share the tournament’s vision of ‘Bringing Asia Together’ and by doing so help to deliver the most accessible, connected and successful Asian Cup in history.

Open now to candidates by contacting [email protected], the initiative is seeking the most social, passionate and influential people residing in the UAE from each of the 24 competing nations to officially sign-up and play a pivotal role as honorary envoys.

Among the first Playmakers to be recruited are: Emirati ex-professional footballer Ahmed Al Balooshi, Jessica Cullen, a prodigious 15-year-old Australian footballer, and Japanese superfan Shinya Nakamura, demonstrating the variety of international fans and opportunities that exist for all members of society.

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Speaking on the launch of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Playmakers programme, His Excellency Aref Hamed Al Awani, tournament director, said: “Football is the game of the people and the heart of our tournament flows through the communities.

“That is why we want to reach out to the people of the UAE and provide an opportunity for the most patriotic fans of each nation to get involved in this unique sporting occasion.

“We have the chance to do something special, but we need those special individuals who can inspire and help connect others. Just like the players on the pitch, only when we are all truly connected can we make the plays which make history.”

An expanded tournament format for the Asian Cup next year will see the best 24 national teams from Asia competing, making it the largest Asian Cup to ever be staged and the biggest sporting event hosted in the UAE.

A total of 51 matches will be played between January 5 and February 1, 2019, spread across eight stadiums located in four cities across three Emirates.

Al Awani continued: “AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect our nation through the beautiful game.

“The UAE is home to over six million people who are from the nations competing in the tournament. That’s who we want to reach through our Playmakers.
“By igniting the national pride that lives inside these fans every team can feel they’re playing at home. Every team can have a passionate 12th man.”

The positive response to the Playmakers concept has already been overwhelming. In all, 20 embassies and business councils representing their communities here in the UAE have confirmed their interest in participating and helping communicate tournament news, offers and developments.

The UAE will look to emulate the side that reached the final in 1996.

The UAE will look to emulate the side that reached the final in 1996.

Starting on Monday, fans who want to go beyond being spectators can register interest by contacting [email protected]. The programme welcomes all segments of society and invites five different categories to sign up, namely: country Playmakers as political representatives, corporate Playmakers such as CEO’s from the business world, highly visible community Playmakers, energetic schools Playmakers including faculty and students as well as a host of football legends.

For the latest AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 news and information go to www.the-afc.com.

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Final chance to take advantage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix early bird tickets

David Cooper 29/07/2018
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Are you attending the end-of-season spectacular?

The Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix might seem a long way off but now is the time to take advantage of the early bird tickets ahead of the July 31 deadline.

Celebrating its 10th edition this year, motorsports enthusiasts, music lovers and their families will experience four days of packed on-track and off-track excitement at Yas Marina Circuit between November 22-25.

Demand for this year’s race weekend and Formula One finale has been as high as ever since ticket details were launched in March – leaving only a limited number grandstand available tickets for purchase.

Fans have until midnight (UAE time) on July 31st to snap up early bird tickets, which offer a 20 per cent discount, while the ever-popular West Club, West Grandstand and family favourite two and three-day Abu Dhabi Hill tickets have already sold out.

This year, ticket holders heading to the event will be able to watch performances by some of the biggest names in music, across four-nights of international A-list concerts: including, Guns N’ Roses (Sunday), The Weeknd (Friday) and Sam Smith (Saturday). The Thursday Artist is set to be announced in due course.

Those looking to get the most out of their Friday at Yas Marina Circuit can choose from two great brunch options, including the GP Brunch or the new Friday Club at Trackside Terrace Brunch.

Priced at Dh1,495, the Friday Club at Trackside Terrace includes an all-inclusive twilight brunch with one of the best viewing points of the track. On top of that, there will also be Golden Circle upgrades to The Weeknd After-Race Concert and General Admission access to the Thursday After-Race Concert.

The Grand Prix Brunch offers views of the Yas Hotel, Yas Marina and the support pits along with a sumptuous spread of great food for Dh1,250.

Motorsport fans looking for an upgraded experience can choose from a range of event hospitality packages starting with Yas Suites offering a 10 per cent discount until 31 July through to the new Terrace Hospitality, Marsa Suites and Champion’s Club all with stunning views of the track plus an extensive range of food and beverage options available starting from Dh3,325.

What: Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Where: Yas Marina Circuit

When: November 22 to 25

Contact: For more information, visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com or phone +971 (0) 2 659 9800

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