Tim Burke won the inaugural Long Drive World Series event at Dubai's Jumeirah Golf Estates this past weekend, narrowly edging out wild card and American compatriot Ryan Reisbeck to take home the winning share of £50,000 (Dh227,678) in prize money.
Elena Vesnina capped a stellar Indian Wells campaign with a hard-fought 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 triumph over fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova on Sunday.
Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire from Premier League giants Manchester United, the English club confirmed on Tuesday.
Pakistan's Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has called for life bans on anyone found guilty of fixing, adding that an investigation into five players threatened years of work to clean up the country's image.
"Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't." - Steve Maraboli, American writer
Spend school budgets on teachers, not tech, UAE education forum hears
Stretched school budgets should be spent on recruitment, training and better salaries for teachers rather than bringing "wasteful and unnecessary" technology into the classroom, an education forum has heard.
Doctors warn of digital dementia' among children in UAE
Children under the age of two should be banned from watching tablet computers to give them the best chance of avoiding "digital dementia" as they grow up, doctors warn.
Hazards of e-waste in UAE a concern
From smartphones to tablets and even televisions, the world is fascinated with electronic devices, but a global problem lies in the fact we love nothing more than to upgrade to a new model.
Emirati researcher helps in carbon discovery
An Emirati researcher has helped to discover a form of carbon that could be put to widespread use in electronics and other fields of modern industry.
UAE pledges Dh55m for heritage site protection fund
The UAE has pledged US$15 million (Dh55m) to a historic alliance to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and extremism.
Greenpeace praises Dubai over solar energy park milestone
Campaign group Greenpeace praised Dubai on the completion of the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Dubai Cares to provide Dh3.8m in funding for Kurdistan schools project
Dubai Cares will provide Dh3.8 million in funding to two new schools in Kurdistan in Iraq to support education for refugee and displaced children.
Omar Abdulrahman says Al Ain target three points against Al Jazira 'to get back on a better footing'
Al Ain are out to restore their battered pride when they meet Arabian Gulf League leaders Al Jazira in their rescheduled Round 1 match on Monday at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.
Al Ain in talks with 'two potential' replacements for Zlatko Dalic, with Jorge da Silva one of them
Al Ain say they are yet to finalise a replacement for departed manager Zlatko Dalic but "are in talks" with two candidates with experience in the Arabian Gulf League.
Zlatko Dalic to depart Al Ain after Al Jazira defeat: 'Thanks for three great years'
Al Ain manager Zlatko Dalic is leaving the Garden City club after more than two years in charge following their 3-1 defeat at home to Al Jazira on Monday night.
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Regular events this month
Seafood Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel, from 7pm to 11pm: Dh99++.
Seafood Night in Ayla Bawadi's Sedra Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm for Dh99++.
Hip Hop and R','B Night at the Peach Garden, Hilton Al Ain, from 9pm to 3:30am.
Moodz in Al Ain Rotana hosts Moodz in the City from 10:30pm to 3am with free entrance for ladies, and Dh100++ for gents with two drinks. An Evening Brunch is also available at Al Ain Rotana's all day dining restaurant Zest from 6:30pm to 10:30pm: Dh149++ including soft drinks, Dh175++ including reds, whites and hops.
Lebanese Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC's Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am: Dh100 per person.
Family Dining Night at AESGC's Rugby Club's Amblers Restaurant from 5.30pm with a 20 per cent discount, and from 10pm to 3am, Amblers' poolside will play host to Arabic DJ Night: free entrance for ladies with one drink, Dh50 for gents with one drink.
Seafood Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, from 7pm to 11pm: Dh149++.
Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 11pm: Dh135++, and Teacher's Night in Horse & Jockey from 7pm to 9pm with a buy-one-get-one free offer on selected beverages.
International buffet in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel, from 7pm to 11pm: Dh74++.
Friday Brunch in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm with drinks: Dh169++; with reds, whites, and malts: Dh203++. Also, from 10.30pm to 3am it's Hi Five in Moodz (same hotel) with free entrance for ladies along with selected beverages priced at Dh5; Dh100 for gents inclusive of 2 drinks.
International buffet in Ayla Bawadi's Sedra Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm: Dh79++.
Friday Brunch in Flavours in Hilton Al Ain from 1pm to 4pm: Dh80++ including soft drinks, Dh129++ with house beverages. There's also a buy-one-get-one offer on drinks for ladies in the Peach Garden from 9pm to 3:30am.
Friday Drunch at Danat Al Ain Resort's Horse & Jockey, from 12pm to 4pm: Dh99++. Also, it's Karaoke Night in the same venue from 7pm to 9pm.
Friday Brunch in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 12.30pm to 4pm: Dh119++, including soft drinks. Plus, Taste of Arabia night in Elements from 7pm to 11pm: Dh111++ including water and soft drinks.
Friday Lunch Buffet in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC's Equestrian Club, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm: Dh95 and in the evening, it's Khaleeji Night in the same venue from 10pm to 3.30am: free entrance and a drink for ladies; Dh50 entrance for gents including a beverage.
Shooters Game Night in Hilton Al Ain's Peach Garden from 9pm to 3:30am.
Latino Twist Night in Hili Rayhaan by Rotana's Elements from 7pm to 11pm, Dh111++ including unlimited water and soft drinks.
Karaoke Night at Al Rikab Restaurant in AESGC's Equestrian Club from 7pm to 1am with free entrance for all and a complimentary drink for ladies.
Dessert buffet at Atrium Café in Al Ain Rotana including a cup of tea or coffee from 2pm to 4pm: Dh45++ and there's a lunch buffet at Zest Restaurant (same hotel) from 12:30pm to 3:30pm including soft drinks and water: Dh135++. Also, it's Arabian Night in Moodz (same hotel) from 10:30pm to 3am with free entrance for ladies and Dh100++ cover charge for gents with two drinks.
International Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana - top favourites from around the world: Dh111++, from 7pm to 11pm.
Arabic Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC's Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am, free entrance for all and a complimentary drink for ladies.
Sunday Roast Night in AESGC's Rugby Club's Amblers from 4pm to 8pm: Dh65 per person and half price for children from five to 10.
Mediterranean Night in Al Ain Rotana's Zest Restaurant from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at Dh149++ including soft drinks and water, Dh195++ for free flow of reds, whites and malts. Also, it is Hoteliers Night in Zest, Min Zaman and Trader Vic's with 25 per cent discount on total bill for hoteliers and their guests. And it's Ladies Night in Min Zaman with a buy-one-get-one from 6pm.
Curry and Pint Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 12pm to 1am: Dh59++.
Monday Madness DJ Night in Hilton Al Ain's Peach Garden from 9pm to 3:30am; free drinks for ladies from 11pm to 1am, and it's Bingo Night in the hotel's Paco's from 8pm.
International Night in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana - top favourites from around the world from 7pm to 11pm for Dh111++.
DJ Night by Amblers' poolside in AESGC's Rugby Club from 10pm to 3.30am: free entrance for all with a complimentary drink for ladies.
Buy-one-get-one free offer on selected beverages in Danat Al Ain Resort's Horse & Jockey from 5pm to 8pm. Also, it's Ladies Night in the hotel's Oasis Café.
American BBQ & Steak Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 10.30pm: Dh168++ including free flow of house beverages. Also, it is Hoteliers Night in Zest, Min Zaman and Trader Vic's with 25 per cent discount on total bill for hoteliers and their guests. Moodz (same hotel), on the other hand, is hosting its Urban and Hip Hop Night from 10:30pm to 3am with free entrance and a 20 per cent discount for all. And it's Couples Night in Min Zaman from 11pm to 2am: Dh249.
Members' Tuesday in the AESGC's Golf Club's Palm Greens Restaurant from 7am to 11pm with 25 per cent discount on F&B for Golf Club Members.
Karaoke Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC's Equestrian Club from 7pm to 1am, free entrance for all and a complimentary drink for ladies.
After Work Party from 9pm to 3.30am in Hilton Al Ain's Peach Garden with a 20 per cent discount for hoteliers, teachers, doctors and nurses. There's also karaoke from 9pm to 11.30pm.
Serata Italiana Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6:30pm to 10:30pm for Dh149++ including reds and whites. Also, same hotel, it's Arabian Night in Moodz from 10:30pm to 3am with free entrance for ladies and Dh150++ cover charge for gents with three drinks. And it's Seafood Night in the hotel's Min Zaman Restaurant from 11pm to 3am: Dh209++.
Pizza & Pasta Night in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana for Dh85++, 7pm to 11pm.
International buffet in Ayla Hotel's Ayla Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm: Dh79++.
It's Kabayan Extreme in the Hilton Al Ain's Peach Garden from 9pm to 3.30am with a buy-one-get-one offer on drinks for ladies and 20 per cent off for gents. There's also karaoke until 11.30pm.
International buffet in Ayla Bawadi's Sedra Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm: Dh79++.
Moroccan Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC's Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am, free entrance for ladies with a complimentary drink; Dh50 entrance for gents with a drink.
Sushi Night with live sushi-making in Palm Greens Restaurant, AESGC's Golf Club from 7pm to 10.30pm: Dh85.
Indian Curry Corner from 6pm to 10pm at AESGC's Amblers Restaurant in the Rugby Club: Dh40.
Asian Twist Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 7pm to 11pm for Dh111++.
Ladies Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 10pm with a buy-one-get-one free offer on selected beverages for ladies.
Terrace set-menu in Al Ain Rotana's Min Zaman from 6pm to 1:30am: Dh111++, and there is a Dance Manila Night, from 7pm to 3.30am in Moodz (same hotel); free entrance and a 20 per cent discount off the total bill for all.
"OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK"
23 to 25 March
Spanish Food and Cultural Festival in Al Ain Rotana's Zest gardens: Dh100++ from 7pm to 11pm.
23 to 25 and 27 to 28 March
Bartabas: An Equestrian Show will be running in Al Jahili Fort as part of the Emirati-French cultural programme.
23 to 24 and 28 to 29 March
From 6pm to 11pm, the Zest gardens in Al Ain Rotana host Cheese & Grape Nights at Dh149++ per couple inclusive of a four-cheese platter and a bottle of grape, and Dh159++ for a grape bottle and six-cheese platter.
23 to 29 March
East meets West Afternoon Delights in the Hili Rayhaan by Rotana Lobby Café from 3pm to 6pm: Dh35++. Also, Express Breakfast from 7am to 11am at the same venue.
Cocktail specials at Trader Vic's, Al Ain Rotana, from 12:30pm to 10pm with buy-one-get-one on selected beverages. And there is also a tikki menu available (same venue) for a minimum of six people: Dh165++.
24 to 25 March
Mens Open down at AESGC's Golf Club.
Sports Night in Danat Al Ain Resort's Horse and Jockey as well as the Oasis Café from 7pm to 2am.
27 to 29 March
The Faldo Series Middle East Championship series will be taking place in AESGC's Golf Club.
Wine and Dine promotion at Al Ain Rotana's Trader Vic's with a tailor-made three-course menu accompanied with free flow of reds and bubbly including live entertainment: Dh195++ from 7.30pm.
Quiz Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort with Mike Greaves, from 5pm to 8pm.
Quiz Night with DJ Chalkie at AESGC's Rugby Club from 8pm.
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Grand Cinema - Al Ain Mall
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