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This successful event is helping grow the sport of tennis

This successful event is helping grow the sport of tennis

As the Mubadala World Tennis Championship celebrates a decade, we take a look at how this big sporting event is just as much about the community as the stars  When the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) – then named Capitala …

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Here’s how to best prepare for your sport training

Here’s how to best prepare for your sport training

With a whole host of active events making their way to the capital, we get some expert advice to find out how best to train and prepare to compete You can have all the right gear, the desire and the …

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Outstanding talent on display at jiu-jitsu championship

Outstanding talent on display at jiu-jitsu championship

Created in Japan, evolved in Brazil and now beloved in Abu Dhabi – jiu-jitsu has fast become engrained in UAE culture. That’s why you won’t want to miss all the action at the World Professional Championship…  The ninth edition of the …

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Promising female athletes given platform to succeed

Promising female athletes given platform to succeed

As a key ladies equestrian event returns, we take a look at one organisation’s pledge to get women into sport From being beloved by Sheikh Zayed in Bedouin times to the modern day, horses and their mastery form a fundamental …

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Find out how jiu-jitsu got its grip on the UAE

Find out how jiu-jitsu got its grip on the UAE

Is the UAE on its way to becoming the international capital of jiu-jitsu? When Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan discovered martial arts while studying in the US, it set a wheel in motion. After returning to the UAE in …

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NEWS: Competition puts spotlight on Abu Dhabi as athletes grapple for glory

NEWS: Competition puts spotlight on Abu Dhabi as athletes grapple for glory

Abu Dhabi’s role in jiu-jitsu continues to develop on a global scale as top players from around the world get ready to battle it out at a UAE-backed competition. The first leg of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam will kick off on …

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NEWS: Abu Dhabi team prove to be third fittest in the world

NEWS: Abu Dhabi team prove to be third fittest in the world

A team representing the UAE has made history at a prestigious international fitness event. CrossFit Yas finished in third place at the CrossFit Games 2016 in Carson, California, becoming the first-ever international team to place in the final three. The …

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NEWS: Meet the inspirational family racing for children with special needs

NEWS: Meet the inspirational family racing for children with special needs

As TriYAS 2016 approaches, we speak with an inspiring competitor making a family affair out of creating awareness for children with special needs “Dada, I love you.” These words would melt any father’s heart, but for UAE resident Nick Watson, it …

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TRI UPDATE: One man’s inspirational weightloss journey

TRI UPDATE: One man’s inspirational weightloss journey

As we continue our training for TriYAS 2016, a fellow triathlete shares his inspiring weightloss story to help motivate others “I feel alive,” says Allan Duran. Those are powerful words from a man who used to be overweight, was borderline …

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NEWS: Adrenaline seekers now have more options at Adventure HQ

NEWS: Adrenaline seekers now have more options at Adventure HQ

Luckily we’re not afraid of heights because the new towering rock wall at Adventure HQ in Yas Mall looms large and provides quite a test – even for an experienced climber. At 9.8 metres high, the latest addition is a …

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