November was a busy month for Red Sea Translation, but it had it’s lighter moments – on site in Al Ain, CEO Adel interprets at the 4th Arabian Zoo and Aquarium conference.
The conference was held by Al Ain Zoo which launched the second Arabian Zoo and Aquarium Association conference, themed: “Conservation and Education in Zoos and Aquariums across the region”.
Over 60 delegates representing zoo and aquarium institutions from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan and Palestine, attended the two-day conference.
This assignment was one of the lighter parts of interpreting work – and one close to Adel’s heart, as conservation of the planet and wildlife are aspects which he takes great interest in – and he was happy to contribute in a small way.
Conference and Simultaneous Interpreting seems like a glamorous and interesting career – and so it is. Nevertheless, it comes with its own set of challenges as one has to have nerves of steel, experience and deep cultural sensitivity. In spite of the intense concentration and fast thinking required, it is highly rewarding – and assignments such as this one, with it’s deep significance for the region (and the planet), makes the job a deeply enriching and satisfying one.
For those who haven’t been to the Al Ain Zoo, here’s a short video clip: