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RT @krisfade: Heading to the tallest tower in the world to have breakfast with @kobebryant. #WTF @brentblack and I are like #OMG @Atthetop…Thanks for taking part in #kobefitnessuae! RT@souljaboy Me and @kobebryant at the tallest building in the world http://t.co/DY5SCYOs5TRT @souljaboy: Me and @kobebryant at the tallest building in the world http://t.co/XG2evSB3VoRT @souljaboy: Me and Kobe chillin at the game http://t.co/U5MXCbNzsuSoulja Boy Tell Em performing at half-time at the Kobe Bryant celebrity game: http://t.co/dHRLLDW3XW #kobefitnessuae #menarmediaListen to Emirati rapper Ghost perform the campaign song during half-time: http://t.co/QnFoTVmHLm #kobefitnessuae #menarmediaHere is the slam dunk contest in case you missed it! http://t.co/7jGCmA3Rou #kobefitnessuae #menarmediaMohamed Al Mubarak, Chairman at #Imagenation, and Team Black Mamba player: http://t.co/rjdCt2dd3R #kobefitnessuae #menarmediaIn case you missed him, here is #Souljaboy at the Kobe Bryant Celebrity Game in Dubai. http://t.co/1KWQeuztO5 #kobefitnessuaeA message from the Real Madrid Basketball Legends after the celebrity game. http://t.co/jIWEntA1Iw #kobefitnessuae #menarmediaAfter the celebrity game with #DMCC and #virginradiodxb #kobefitnessuae #menarmedia http://t.co/wiYuQrS51dCheck out Kris Fade at the celebrity game. شاهدوا كريس في احتفالية كوبي براينت #kobefitnessuae #menarmedia http://t.co/HR4HDrOb4P#kobebryant in #aud in #Dubai #kobefitnessuae #menarmedia http://t.co/b9rcTH1cMtThe crowds are loving it! http://t.co/dg0ixqNNRxReal Madrid Basketball Legends in #AUD http://t.co/te2sjieoQSCheck it out ! Marques Houston At Kobe Bryant Dubai Celebrity Game #kobefitnessuae #menarmedia #dmcc @DMCCAuthority @Dubai_CalendarExcited Chikay at The Kobe Bryant Dubai Celebrity Game #kobefitnessuae #menarmedia #dmccAUD students supporting The Kobe Bryant Health & Fitness Weekend Celebrity Game http://t.co/uXINbeTfQS #kobefitnessuae #menarmediaشاهدوا مغني الراب الإماراتي قوست في احتفالية كوبي براينت للصحة و اللياقة البدنية. http://t.co/8ZTJLVvvp2Check out the Emarati rapper Ghost at The Kobe Bryant Health & Fitness Weekend Celebrity Game.http://t.co/8ZTJLVvvp2فريق دوبلايز الرائع يستعد لاحتفالية المشاهير في الجامعة الأمريكية في دبي. @MenarMedia http://t.co/gc6pS6qHsyThe amazing team from #duplays getting ready for the celebrity game at #AUD. #kobefitnessuae #menarmedia http://t.co/rf6M3DHK0nGetting ready for the celebrity game مينار ميديا في الجامعة الأمريكية في دبي تستعد لاحتفالية المشاهير http://t.co/rMkl6rO5ikهل أنت مستعد لاحتفالية المشاهير حيث سيلعب فريق بلاك مامبا ضد فريق ريال مدريد اسطورة كرة السلة؟ ما الفريق الذي تشجعه ؟ #menarmediaAre you ready for the celebrity game"Team #blackmamba Vs. #RealMadrid #Basketball Legends?Who will you be supporting? http://t.co/b00Ea9qhJwThank you @DMCCAuthority, @KempinskiDubai for the amazing party of yesterday night! #Kobefitnessuae great success! http://t.co/lSiDfNSVzXTickets for today's celebrity basketball match with Kobe Bryant will be available at @AUDuba arena. Doors open at 2pm. Game starts 4:30Real Madrid Basketball Legends are confident they will beat Team Black Mamba in tomorrow's celebrity game unless...http://t.co/Ps3nCYFZiS#Kobebryant adds his voice on the Dubai celebrity game tomorrow! http://t.co/Q3hTtdr4Te #kobefitnessuae @DMCCAuthority @ahmedbinsulayemSo here's some behind the scenes gossip from one of the Team Black Mamba celebrity game players: http://t.co/yIguCJj1W3 #kobefitnessuae

Rashed Alzaabi

Professional Basketball Player

From: U.A.E



I started playing when I was 10 years old. I played in Alwahdah Club until 2004; then I played on the youth national team. I switched to Alwasl Club for a year; then I was selected to be on the first National Team in 2007.

1. Describe yourself in 1-3 words

I love basketball.

2. Your Favorite Kobe Bryant moment?

Kobe’s first ring in 2000.

3. What is your secret weapon on the basketball court?

My fast first quick step to the basket when beating to defender 1 on 1.

4. What are your career highlights?

I received a couple of achievements like the GCC Cup, the Arabian Cup, and many other local championships.

Qais Alshabebi

Professional Basketball Player

From: United Arab Emirates


Professional basketball player from AL Ahli Club in Dubai.

I have played professional basketball for over ten years. I currently play for AL Ahli Club in Dubai. I play centre, small forward, and power forward.


1. How tall are you?


2. Describe yourself in 1-3 words

A basketball player.

3. How would you define fitness?

I work out every day.

4. What is you favourite Kobe moment?

All of them are my favourites.

5. What is your secret weapon on the basketball court?

I have a lot, can not say just one

6. What is your number one workout tip?

Work hard.

Marques Houston

Music artist

From: Los Angeles, California

An American singer, songwriter, actor and producer. Best known for being the lead singer of Pop/R&B Group Immature. Starred in the #1 movie You Got Served and the hit ABC series Sister, Sister.

1. Describe yourself in 3 words?

Fun, Smart, Spiritual

2. How do you stay healthy and fit with your busy schedule?

I have a very balanced diet, no red meat, no poultry. I work out five to six days a week for at least an hour a day. Cardio, weight training and callisthenics.

3. How would you define fitness?

Fitness is maintaining a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and a good diet.

4. What was the greatest challenge you faced in your career??

Getting physically fit for my Naked album. I trained very hard and stayed focused. I made sure I ate right, got adequate sleep and worked really hard to get to my goal. I was able to get in the best shape I've ever been in.

5. Have you been to Abu Dhabi or Dubai?

Yes. I love to play basketball so I am really looking forward to playing in the celebrity game.

6. What is your favourite Kobe moment?

When Kobe won the MVP in 2008 (He deserved more than that one)

7. What is your secret weapon on the basketball court?

I'm a really good shooter.

8. What is your number one workout tip?

Stay dedicated.

9. If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?

I make great spaghetti.

What advice would you give to kids about achieving their goals?

Never give up

Dusan Milicic

Personal Fitness Trainer, Former Professional Basketball Player

From: Serbia


I currently am a Personal Fitness trainer. I have played basketball for 13 years professionally. I’ve played all over the world, including Brazil, Lebanon, Italy, Romania, and Egypt. My natural position is small forward, due to versatility I can also play on the positions #2 and #4

1. How do you describe yourself?

I am a hard working player.

2. What is your secret weapon on the court?

I’m a versatile player, but my main weapon is a very precise three-point shot.

3. How tall are you?

6’7” (200cm).

4. What is your favourite Kobe moment?

All of his last minute, game winning shots.

5. What are you looking forward to most about the game?

It’s a privilege to be coached by Kobe Bryant. I used to play against his teammate Steve Black

Ahmed bin Sulayem

Chairman, DMCC

Dubai, UAE


1. Describe yourself in 3 words?

To quote a word invented by Malcolm Gladwell Disagreeableness, social risk taking and active introvert

2. How do you stay healthy and fit with your busy schedule?

This is seasonal and depends on whether I have back to back business travel. I prefer to mix it up. My work-outs can vary from an 1800 metre run, row, squats, press and everything else in between

3. How would you define fitness?

Fitness is an antidote to all of the laziness that modern life provides

4. What was the greatest challenge you faced in your career?  How did you overcome it?

Its knowing when the race is won

5. What do you like best about living in the Dubai?

That I have played a role in helping build the only new city of the 21st Century.  A city which provides more than is required both socially and professionally and still strives to give yet more

6. What song best describes your work ethic?

Johnny Cash ("Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold This Body Down)"

7. What is your favourite Kobe moment?

There is no such thing as a single perfect Kobe moment! Kobe embodies mad skill, tenacity and dedication! He is truly a role model for many generations of basket ballplayers to come - Kobe’s perfect lob pass to Shack against Portland, need I say more! 2001 – Kobe and Co. swept  Westcoast, 2010 Kobe & Co. demoralising Boston Celtics in game 7

8. What is your secret weapon on the basketball court?

An unintentional elbow to the eye (Wink!)

9. What is your number one workout tip?

When you have given your all, you still have more to give

10. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you like to have with you?

Aside from kettle bells, a basket ball hoop, a best friend call ‘Wilson’ and NBA TV

11. If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?

Lean 95 and Enguinity shakes

12. If you were to select 2 celebrities to be your parents, who would they be and why?

I doubt any celeb would like to be my parent

What advice would you give to kids about achieving their goals?

Never give up! Make the most of the bad times as well as the good times

13. If you could pick one highlight of your career, what would it be?

Positioning Dubai as the center of global commodity trade!

14. If you were a fruit, what would you be and why?

Why? Are you looking for a ‘date’?

15. What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

Never Expect always Inspect! In the race to Excellence there is no finish line! Look at the opportunities within challenges rather than the challenges within the opportunities

Health and Fitness Questionnaire

Test your health & fitness knowledge for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Kobe Bryant Health & Fitness weekend celebrity basketball game in support of diabetes awareness

1. What basic activities can you do to incorporate fitness into your lifestyle?

  • Take the stairs instead of elevator/escalator
  • Replace French fries with a salad when eating out
  • Do sit-ups, push-ups, or stretch during commercial breaks of your favourite TV shows
  • All of the above

2. Out of the below options, which one is not a good idea if you want to maintain a proper diet?

  • Plan your meals ahead of time
  • When eating out choose foods which are baked, grilled, broiled, steamed or poached
  • Skip breakfast in order to maintain your weight
  • Eat smaller meal portions and eliminate sodas and sugary drinks from diet

3. What is the most effective way to approach a new diet regime?

  • Set a realistic goal for yourself weight wise
  • Incorporate exercise into your dieting regime
  • Throw away junk food and replace with healthy snacks
  • All of the above are effective ways to approach a new diet regime

4. How much time spent walking does it take to burn off a regular can of soda?

  • 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 50 minutes

5. What is not a benefit of exercise?

  • Conservation of your energy level
  • Lowers your risk for serious health problems
  • Endorphins released put you in a good mood
  • Gives you more energy throughout the day

6. Type two diabetes can be managed and even prevented by which of the following?

  • Maintaining a healthy body weight
  • Maintaining a balanced diet
  • Taking a 30 minute walk a day
  • All of the above

7. How many people worldwide are living with diabetes?

  • 50 million
  • 120 million
  • 260 million
  • 370 million

8. What is the percentage of people who are living with diabetes and are unaware of it?

  • 10%
  • 30%
  • 50%
  • 80%

9. What are the factors that contribute to developing diabetes?

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having a history of diabetes in one's family
  • Leading an inactive lifestyle
  • All of the above

10. What percentage of the adult population in the United Arab Emirates are living with diabetes?

  • 4.2%
  • 12.5%
  • 18.9%
  • 40.7%

Thank you for taking the quiz. We hope you learned some new ways to incorporate a healthy lifestyle into your daily routine, and ways to reduce the risk of getting diabetes. 10 winners will be chosen randomly and announced on the website on 22nd September 2013. Good Luck!

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