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Light Up for Inclusion

In support of the Special Olympics “Light Up for Inclusion” campaign, state-owned holding company Mubadala illuminated the IPIC Square and Abu Dhabi Global Market in the UAE capital.

Homaid Al Shimmari, deputy Group CEO and chief corporate & human capital officer, Mubadala Investment Company, said: “The Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary marks an important milestone for the World Games. Athletes from around the world have inspired us all, through their determination and perseverance.

“We are proud to be official partners of the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi and honoured to support the ‘Light Up for Inclusion’ campaign. The Special Olympics plays a key role in breaking down barriers facing People of Determination and empowering them to reach their full potential within society.”

New world record

DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, has claimed a new Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle by surface area.

In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the wooden jigsaw of over 12,000 pieces features the official logo of the national initiative and spans an area of over 6,000 sq m within DMCC’s much-anticipated Uptown Dubai district.

The jigsaw was unveiled during a ceremony attended by a select group of invitees who gathered to move the final pieces of the jigsaw into place.

In line with DMCC’s commitment to sustainability, all the pieces of the jigsaw will be recycled after the completion of the project, a process managed by Dubai Municipality.

The previous record for the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle according to the Guinness World Records is measured at 5,428.8 sq m (58,435.1 sq ft). This was devised by Great East Asia Surveyors & Consultants, and assembled at the former Kai Tak airport, Hong Kong on November 3, 2002.

Football fever

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai has been transformed into the world’s highest Football Live Scoreboard for the world's most popular football championship.

For one month, the scorecards of matches at the Fifa World Cup will be relayed on to the LED screen of Burj Khalifa.

Visitors to Downtown Dubai can watch the scorecard from vantage viewing spots along the Waterfront Promenade of The Dubai Mall or from the Burj Park and beyond.

Musical treat

Sam Smith fans in the UAE are in for a treat in November as the British singer/songwriter has been confirmed as the headline performer for the F1's after-race concert 'Yasalam' on November 24.

Announced by Yas Marina Circuit and Flash Entertainment, organisers of the event, the star joins previously confirmed Grand Prix headliners rapper The Weeknd and rock legends Guns N' Roses, who will play at du Arena on November 23 and 25 respectively.

A fourth and final act is set to be confirmed for November 22.

Tickets are available online on the Yas Marina Circuit website.

Artisitic expression

Ukrainian artist Iryna Komar is showcasing her collection, titled 'Sima Miracle’, at the Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman.

The collection’s theme is about expressions of happy thoughts and feelings, which are portrayed through various subjects including music, nature, family, and more.

Born in Ukraine, Iryna Komar is professional abstract artist who is now based in the UAE. The Sima Miracle exhibition will be on display at Ramada Ajman’s lobby until July 27.