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Adel Alhaimi interprets for UAE Visa Amnesty Media Briefing

Adel Alhaimi interprets for UAE Visa Amnesty Media Briefing

KHALIFA CITY, ABU DHABI 25 JULY 2018: Adel Alhaimi was invited to conduct consecutive interpretation at a media briefing for the UAE Visa Amnesty 2018 Initiative.

The event was held by  the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship and Adel was present to interpret at the invitation of Dubai’s Deep Knowledge Translation, in collaboration with the prestigious Al Syed company, “Translation in Dubai”. 

Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashedi, Director of Residency Affairs at the authority introduced the initiative which runs under the heading: “Protect yourself by modifying your status”.

Adel Alhaimi getting set to interpret for Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship

Adel Alhaimi getting set to interpret for Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship

The campaign aims to bring relief to thousands of expats who have either overstayed their visas or who have fallen foul of the law through a series of misfortunes – often outside their own control.

The Abu Dhabi government portal provides details of the initiative:

http://www.abudhabi.ae/portal/public/en/abu-dhabi-emirate/government/news/news-detail?docName=AD_DF_440671_EN

The “Protect yourself by modifying your status” initiative, which has since received spectacular media coverage, was officially introduced to local and international media through the 25 July media briefing –  which Adel was privileged to attend  in order to conduct Arabic-English interpretation services.

Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashdi, Acting Director-General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports Department at FAIC

Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashdi, Acting Director-General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports Department at FAIC

Following the media briefing, one of the local news media reported on it as follows:

“Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashedi, Director of Residency Affairs at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, said in a media briefing that applicants will receive their exit clearance a day after they submit their applications.

Brigadier Al Rashedi urged visa violators to take advantage of it as amnesty allows illegal residents to leave the country without paying fines or regularise their residency status.

“This is a great opportunity for illegal residents to avail the facility of rectifying their status legally during the amnesty period or leave the country without paying fines,” Brigadier Al Rashedi said.

He asserted that the authority has provided all kinds of arrangements to facilitate the amnesty seekers in the country and encourage illegal stayers to come forward and avail the benefits of the initiative.

The initiative aims to make the “Emirates free from violators”.

Brigadier Al Rashedi also clarified that the initiative includes all kinds of residency rules violators — those who overstayed, fled from their company’s sponsors or homes.”

https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-amnesty-2018-nine-centres-to-help-fix-residency-status-of-illegal-expatriates-in-uae-1.2255953

 

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Adel Alhaimi interprets for National Oilwell Varco Course

Adel Alhaimi interprets for National Oilwell Varco Course

DUBAI – JUNE TO JULY 2018. Red Sea Translation’s Adel Alhaimi was invited, in collaboration with Half Time Translation, to provide consecutive interpreting services for an oil rig course hosted by multinational giant, National Oilwell Varco.

National Oilwell Varco is an American multinational corporation with headquarters in Houston, Texas and has branches worldwide, including in Dubai.

The intense and highly technical course spanned 15 consecutive days – and focused on drawworks, the equipment used in drilling to reel the drilling line.

Adel Alhaimi facilitating Consecutive Interpretation - National Oilwell Varco Course

Adel Alhaimi facilitating Consecutive Interpretation – National Oilwell Varco Course

Asked about the course, Adel admitted it was challenging but also educational and well run, interspersed with lighter moments of great energy and enthusiasm by all.

Adel with the trainers and delegates - National Oilwell Varco

Adel with the trainers and delegates – National Oilwell Varco

The following video on the multi-cultural, multi-national human resources of the company, gives us a glimpse of NOV’s global nature:

 

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Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi invited to interpret and translate for UAE School Inspection Teams

Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi invited to interpret and translate for UAE School Inspection Teams

NORTHERN EMIRATES – MAY 2018: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was recently invited by Alwadi Translation Services (http://alwaditranslationservices.com) to conduct a four- week Consecutive Interpretation assignment as part of the UAE’s School Inspection initiative. The inspection formed part of Abu Dhabi’s drive to assess the standard of education being offered in local schools, to ensure national education remains in line with the goals and objectives of the UAE National Agenda.

Adel joined a team of international educational experts who conducted comprehensive assessments at four different schools, interviewing principals, vice principals, educators and students in line with the UAE’s School Inspection Framework.

https://www.moe.gov.ae/Ar/ImportantLinks/Inspection/PublishingImages/frameworkbooken.pdf

The inspections covered areas such as the extent to which the schools fulfilled the educational aspirations expressed in the UAE National Agenda and Vision 2021 – and included aspects such as innovation, inclusion, self-evaluation, and the educational needs of gifted and talented students.  Assessments were conducted in line with the School Inspection Framework which spelt out the criteria on which each inspection was based.

Adel translating and interpreting during a school inspection visit

Adel translating and interpreting during a school inspection visit

The framework was initially released during 2015 and was revised for the 2017/2018 school years.

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/education/unified-inspection-framework-will-standardise-uae-schools-ratings-1.128055

Each of the four schools covered by the team took five days to assess and the schools inspected underwent a rigorous inspection process.

School Assessment Interpretation April - May 2018 4

Adel, with his background (and keen interest) in education had this to say about the assignment:

“All in all the experience has been interesting and enjoyable, everybody enjoyed it, we learned from one another. It was particularly interesting to learn from the international assessors who shared their individual inputs and who made invaluable recommendations to the principals and educators.”

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December 2017 a busy month for Simultaneous Interpreters

December 2017 a busy month for Simultaneous Interpreters 

DUBAI AND ABU DHABI – DECEMBER 2017: Not even two weeks into December and it was already evident that peak season for conventions and conferences had arrived. This period spells a high-adrenaline time for freelance simultaneous interpreters like Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi, especially as advance preparation is crucial to operate effectively in this field.

Some of the bigger conferences Adel assisted in during the past week were:

RTA 49th Leadership Forum – Dubai

This prestigious event was held in Dubai, hosted by the UAE’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Behind the mic - Adel getting ready to interpret

Behind the mic – Adel getting ready to interpret – RTA Conference Dubai

Adel in the Interpreter's Booth

Adel Alhaimi in the Interpreter’s Booth – RTA 49th Conference

Adel Alhaimi - taking a break (RTA 49th Leadership Conference Dubai)

Adel Alhaimi – taking a break (RTA 49th Leadership Conference Dubai)

Empowering Youth Through Education Summit – Abu Dhabi

The summit conference was administered by Connec-ME Education and was held in Abu Dhabi on 12 December 2017.

http://connecme.com

We share some pics from the event:

View from the Interpreter's Booth - getting set for Empowering Youth through Education Summit

View from the Interpreter’s Booth – getting set for Empowering Youth through Education Summit

Working in seclusion behind the scenes, it is easy to overlook the critical contribution of the Simultaneous Interpreter

Working in seclusion behind the scenes, it is easy to overlook the critical contribution of the Simultaneous Interpreter – Adel at the Empowering Youth summit

Medical Conference Interpretation – Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi

The week also included a short project for a medical conference at the well-known Cleveland Clinic (Abu Dhabi) at the request of the Tarjama Translation company.

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Adel Alhaimi, Creative Leadership & Innovation Course – and LEGO®

Adel Alhaimi, Creative Leadership & Innovation Course – and LEGO®

DUBAI, OCTOBER 6, 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi enjoyed a day immersed in LEGO and innovative ideas when he was invited to assist with Consecutive Interpretation for a course on Creative Leadership and Innovation in Dubai’s Rove Downtown Hotel.

Creative Leadership and Innovation Course, Dubai

Creative Leadership and Innovation Course, Dubai

Life has its lighter moments, even in the life of an interpreter (which can become a stressful swirl of technical jargon at times) and it was refreshing for Adel to participate in a program designed to stimulate creative thought and innovation.

Red Sea's Adel Alhaimi at the Creative Leadership and Innovation course

Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi at the Creative Leadership and Innovation course

Despite the seemingly “fun” aspect of such a course, the demands on the Interpreter still remain high, with a need to remain creative – so as to facilitate communication in a way that will complement the program.

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Adel Alhaimi Interprets for Abu Dhabi Excellence Award Assessors

Adel Alhaimi Interprets for Abu Dhabi Excellence Award Assessors

OCTOBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited to assist in the communication process as assessors from a number of international locations converged on Abu Dhabi to deliberate on the government’s 2017 Excellence Awards.

Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence in Government Performance

Adel getting set for the Simultaneous Interpreting sessions

Adel getting set for the Simultaneous Interpreting sessions

In the Interpreter Booth

In the Interpreter Booth

Invitations to participate in the 2017 awards were launched at the beginning of the year with an extensive campaign which began in March.

This particular session revolved around the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, which has won several prestigious government awards during the past few years.

https://www.adfca.ae/English/AboutADFCA/Pages/Awards.aspx

a group of international assessors and government officials participated in the meetings

The sessions were intense and continued over a period of four days.

Red Sea will continue to follow up on the Awards and update this article once the results have gone public – more coming up soon. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adel Alhaimi interprets at Pitch@Palace UAE – Emirates Palace

Adel Alhaimi interprets at Pitch@Palace UAE – Emirates Palace

OCTOBER 4 2017, ABU DHABI: Adel Alhaimi, in partnership with Near East Translation, had the recent privilege of interpreting at a session of one of the most prestigious entrepreneurship drives in the world, Pitch@Palace, featuring the nation’s leaders and Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

Adel Alhaimi Interpreting at Pitch@Palace – UAE

The Emirates Palace Conference Hall - getting ready

The Emirates Palace Conference Hall – getting ready

Pitch at Palace - Emirates Palace... the tension building up

Pitch at Palace – Emirates Palace… the tension building up

The event was organized by Khalifa Fund and took place at Abu Dhabi’s magnificent Emirate’s Palace. His Excellency Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development was one of the dignitaries at the event.

https://www.khalifafund.ae/SitePages/Home.aspx

Khalifa-fund-Logo

Prince Andrew, Duke of York in Abu Dhabi at an earlier date

Prince Andrew, Duke of York in Abu Dhabi at an earlier date

The event was streamed live and we include the YouTube clip of the event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BiGhICfytc

Some snippets from local news:

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302636464

Wed 04-10-2017 22:18 PM

Hamed bin Zayed, Duke of York inaugurate Pitch@Palace UAE

ABU DHABI, 4th October, 2017 (WAM) — Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, and His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, on Wednesday attended the inaugural Pitch@PalaceUAE competition final at the Emirates Palace.

Twelve of the best and brightest entrepreneurs from across the UAE pitched their innovative ideas in front of an audience of more than 600 CEOs, influencers, mentors and business partners.

The winners of Pitch@PalaceUAE were Mansoor Al Kaabi, the owner of Dwak, and Faraj Alfaraj, the owner of Brailleye. The duo will be flown to London to represent the UAE at the global final of Pitch@Palace on 6th December, 2017.

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/emirati-entrepreneurs-to-pitch-to-investors-in-london-after-clinching-abu-dhabi-competition-1.664227

Earlier this week the 12 contestants were put through a two-day boot camp designed to hone their skills.

Prince Andrew said that the concept “adds value to entrepreneurs by finding and developing mentors for innovative businesses”.

“I am a keen and regular visitor to the region and I have been keen to bring Pitch at the Palace to the Middle East, as I see synergies in our attitudes towards innovative businesses, especially with the young demographic of the region,” he said.

Prince Andrew said that those not selected for the finals, had the chance to find success.

“Do not be under any illusion that you are under our organisation now, that is not the point who gets selected to go to London, the point is we are here to support you,” he said.

“All of the projects I have seen definitely have got something that will make them a successful business; the challenges are actually whether they will survive and that they get the right business process engineering advice.”

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Adel Alhaimi and Ahmed Al Hilal collaborate in Ministry’s drive to enhance UAE Education

Adel Alhaimi and Ahmed Al Hilal collaborate in Ministry’s drive to enhance UAE Education!

The UAE Ministry of Education has been running a series of workshops and training courses in a bid to enhance education in the region – and, more specifically, to introduce new methodology for facilitating Early Childhood Development.

Adel had the privilege of being invited, by Al Shahba Translation, to assist in the communication process by interpreting for international trainers specially invited to run workshops for local educators.

Sharjah TV provided coverage of the Ministry’s endeavors and showed up at the Ajman Teacher Training Centre to interview trainers and educators. We share a clip of some of the interviews:

The TV crew also interviewed Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi and Al Shahba Translation’s Ahmed Al Hilal, who discussed their role in facilitating communication at the event.

Mr Ahmed Al Hilal (http://alshahba.translation@gmail.com) is General Manager of the well-known Al Shahba Translation Company in Dubai and Abu Dhabi – and Adel appreciates the invitation to collaborate in this vital drive to propel the nation’s education to greater heights.

 

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Red Sea Translation’s New YouTube Video!

Red Sea Translation’s new YouTube video is now active, featuring our new partners, Jeremiah Cady and Dr Ralph Leo.

https://youtu.be/rzFmTQGVRMQ

 

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Adel Alhaimi Interprets at Dubai Government’s HR Lighthouse Conference

Adel Alhaimi Interprets at Dubai Government’s HR Lighthouse Conference on 18 July 2017. Adel conducted simultaneous interpreting for the conference.

Adel Alhaimi interpreting in HR Future Trends 2

The event was hosted at Dubai Mall’s prestigious Address Hotel.

Adel Alhaimi Interpreting in HR Future Trends 3

Speakers included Essa Bin Natoof who discussed “Future HR Strategies”, Sarah Davis (Centre and Qualifications Partnerships Manager – Middle East & GCC) on Future Talent Dynamics, and David Jones (Founder and CEO of The Talent Enterprise).

Adel Alhaimi Interpreting at HR Future Trends 1

The following is an article from WAM Emirates News Agency:

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302624012

DUBAI GOVERNMENT HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT ORGANISES 7th EDITION OF ‘HR LIGHTHOUSE’

DUBAI, 20th July, 2017 (WAM) — Dubai Government Human Resources Department yesterday hosted the activities of the “HR Lighthouse” under the title “HR Future Trends” during an interactive conference.

With a wide participation of stakeholders and peers that take active interest in matters surrounding human resources at various government departments and institutions in Dubai, the 7th edition of the HR Lighthouse aims to embody the partnership between the Government of Dubai and various human resources professionals as well as to provide an interactive platform for the exchange of knowledge in addition to serving as an enlightening centre for creative thinking.

The session, which is part of the “HR Lighthouse” conference, discussed the challenges and prospects of the future of human capital. The choice of this hub is an affirmation to the UAE government’s approach and strategies for the future.

Eissa Abdulla Bin Natouf, Director of Insurance Affairs at Dubai Government Human Resources Department, pointed out that the human resources community in the government sector in Dubai is focused on creating an outlook from a human capital perspective within specific pillars, which he outlined employing the development of future scenarios of government work and public services.

He stressed the importance of achieving a tight link between education outputs and future perceptions and models on the labor market and its needs.

Ms. Sarah Davis, Centre and Qualifications Partnerships Manager- CIPD Middle East and GCC, delivered a presentation on the vision of the workforce in the Middle East from the CIPD perspective.

The second presentation was on “The Dynamics of Future Talents”, presented by David Jones, Founder and CEO of The Talent Enterprise, in which he addressed the future characteristics of human capital stemming from the effects of technological developments.

On the sidelines of the HR Lighthouse activities, a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, was signed between Dubai Government Human Resources Department and CEB Consulting, which aims to enhance research and knowledge cooperation in the field of human resources development.

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Adel assists with interpreting at the International Civil Defense Day Conference – Abu Dhabi

Adel assists with interpreting at the International Civil Defense Day Conference in Abu Dhabi. The Conference took place on 6 March 2017 and the focus was on Fire Prevention and Adel was privileged to attend, assisting as a Simultaneous Interpreter.

Fire Prevention pic

Speakers included HE Sale Khaled AlQasimi, First Lr Taher Hassan Al Taher, James Arthur Bychowski, David Stanley Brown, Christopher Tan Eng Kiong and Grant Nigel Lupton,

Adel assists with interpreting at the International Civil Defense Day Conference in Abu Dhabi

Adel giving us a wave from the Translator’s Booth, Fire Prevention Conference

Fire Prevention Conference Abu Dhabi 2

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/smart-and-fast-crucial-in-new-uae-fire-campaign

ABU DHABI : More fire stations and better training for security guards in building safety are two of the new measures designed to cut fire deaths in the UAE by 15 per cent in the next four years.

Civil defense commanders on Monday also announced plans to cut the number of fires by 10 per cent.

Officials said the average response time has fallen to 7 minutes and that more stations will open to further reduce that.

 They also said building employees and residents can do more to help reach these goals.

Major General Jasim Mohammed Al Marzouqi, Commander General of Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, said in many cases residents have 90 seconds to get out of a burning building before the risk of casualty rises significantly.

“This is the most critical time in every fire,” he said at the International Civil Defence Day conference in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

 “We are faster than the international standard response time to a fire, which is 8 minutes. We have already achieved 7.1 minutes.

“Unfortunately, the civil defense can’t reach there during that very short time [90 seconds].

“So, we aim to further reduce fire response times by opening more fire service stations and training more residents of buildings, the community and security guards, who are the first to respond to fires.”

 Typical training and advice includes how to alert occupants to a fire, going from door-to-door and checking handles for heat before carefully entering a flat.

Security officers are advised to ensure they do not break glass in buildings that could allow smoke to escape into public areas.

“We’ve had instances where security guards responded very well and saved lives,” Maj Gen Al Marzouqi said.

“The idea is not how you respond to the incident, but the idea is how well you train the people who are first responders to the scene.”

 Maj Gen Al Marzouqi said the ministry has set targets for each emirate to ensure all are up to standard.

UAE law states that all building owners must train a number of occupants depending on the size and height of the building.

In a low-rise building of less than 15 metres in height, 10 per cent should be given fire training.

In a high-rise of 23 metres or more, that should rise to 30 per cent of occupants.

The fire safety conference also heard from Christopher Tan Eng Kiong, senior assistant commissioner at Singapore Civil Defense.

“Technology keeps evolving but that still can’t solve the problem of firefighting until we invest in human resources and the community – and professionally train them,” he said.

“Homeowners, industry workers, schoolteachers, medical professionals and everyone in the society needs to be trained.”

 In addition to improving the response time to fires, experts said much more could be done by homeowners and residents.

Dubai Civil Defense has estimated that 70 per cent of fires are caused by either electrical short circuits or goods stacked up on balconies.

There are 20 fire safety regulations being introduced, including the need to install fire alarms in private villas.

Salem Al Qassimi, director of product conformity at the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, said: “We are working with civil defense on three things – enhancing quality standards of products in Abu Dhabi to take those to the higher level, conformity schemes that focus on fire safety and certification for installing fire prevention products.”

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Adel Alhaimi Interprets at Intersec 2017

Adel Alhaimi interprets  at Intersec 2017, assisting Taiwanese giant, Klacci, from 22 to 24 January 2017.

Adel Alhaimi on duty at Intersec 2017

Adel Alhaimi Interprets at Intersec 2017

Adel, with his sharp ear for different English accents and dialects is a natural choice for multi-lingual events and he enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the expo tremendously.

Intersec Expo 2017 Final Day

Intersec Expo 2017 Final Day

Intersec 2017 - Red Sea's Adel Alhaimi Participates as Interpreter

Intersec 2017

Klacci, a Taiwanese based company with branches in the U.S. displayed a number of hi-tech products and we invite our readers to visit their website:

www.Klacci.com

Intersec is the world’s largest trade fair for Security, Safety and Fire Protection. Here’s a snippet of some of the highlights:

Gulf Fire reported on the expo as follows:

http://gulffire.mdmpublishing.com/his-highness-sheikh-mansoor-bin-mohammed-bin-rashid-al-maktoum-opens-intersec-2017/

Dubai security, safety, and fire protection showcase gets underway featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries

Dubai, UAE: Intersec 2017, the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre today (22 January), featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries.

The 19th edition of the annual showcase was flagged off by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who was accompanied by senior government officials, organisers, and high-ranking representatives from the regional security industry.

Running for three days and spanning 56,300sqm, Intersec 2017 is five percent larger than the previous edition, underscoring the prevalent opportunities in a regional security and fire safety market that will more than double in size over the next five years.

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Adel Interprets at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) UAE

Adel Interprets at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) UAE during December 2016.

The event, presenting a series of crisis intervention exercises was held under the 3RP Knowledge Sharing Governmental Platform and was attended by numerous Government Delegations.

Adel Interprets at United Nations Development Programme

Adel Interprets at United Nations Development Programme – a series of crisis intervention exercises by the 3RP Knowledge Sharing Governmental Platform

Adel found it a great privilege to be invited to interpret in this vital regional initiative.

This 3RP Knowledge Sharing Governmental Platform brought together the five governments of the region most affected by the Syria crisis for a knowledge sharing exercise. They also intended to generate new pathways, networks, and lines of communication between national action figures, as well as to develop a roadmap for future knowledge sharing in the region.

Some information on the UNDP UAE:

Courtesy of http://www.ae.undp.org/content/united_arab_emirates/en/home/operations/about_undp.html

“The United Nations Development Programme has been operational in the UAE since 1977. Since then, It has been working closely with national counterparts on the development of nationally-owned projects, while also founding strong partnerships. The UAE Office is also responsible for UNDP’s operations in Qatar and Oman.

UNDP UAE is managed by the Regional Bureau for Arab States based in the UNDP headquarters in New York. The office is headed by the UNDP Resident Representative, who also serves as the UN Resident Coordinator (UN RC) representing the Secretary General of the United Nations and coordinates the operational activities of the UN system at the country level. 

The country programme is fully funded by the UAE Government, which gives the UAE its status as a Net Contributing Country (NCC), as all the other GCC countries that have UNDP offices (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait).

The UNDP office also supports the work of the entire UN Country Team in the UAE by serving as the Secretariat to the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s office in the UAE. UNDP thus organises the UN Country Team (UNCT)  monthly meetings, coordinates the joint UNCT events, and facilitates the work of the non-resident agencies by hosting their visiting delegations to the UAE. This support that UNDP provides to the work of the UN Country Team in the UAE is in line with recent progress in one of the key structural aspects of UN reform which is to bring coherence and cohesion to United Nations activities at the country level.”

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Amandla! Adel Alhaimi gets to meet Jordanian powerhouse Ehab Shanti

Amandla! Adel Alhaimi gets to meet Jordanian powerhouse Ehab Shanti, a middle-eastern visionary whose work in the UN and numerous cultural and empowerment projects have made him a legend in the region.

On 15 December 2016, Adel had the privilege of acting as an interpreter at an event hosted by Mr Shanti, president of Amandla Group which has branches in Jordan and UAE. (Amandla, inspired by the South African struggle for justice against apartheid, is, in fact, taken from the Zulu word for “Power”).

Only Mr Shanti could have taken a serious and somber topic – the refugee crisis in the Middle East – and made it come alive through a series of informal discussions, brainstorming and and role-playing, attended by delegates from refugee host countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Turkey. Mr Shanti’s previous role in UNDP has placed him in a unique position from which to facilitate such a challenging forum.

Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was inspired by the brilliance of the facilitation process and felt honored to have assisted in such a significant and meaningful project.

Mr Ehab Shanti 5th from the right (Adel Alhaimi on extreme right)

Mr Ehab Shanti 5th from the right (Adel Alhaimi on extreme right)

Mr Shanti has served on innumerable forums and organizations and aside from his role as a master communicator, is dedicated to serving humanity, reviving art and cultural movements and ceaselessly striving to empower others and we quote from Amandla Group:

“Ehab Shanti is a communications expert with over 15 years of experience. He is the President and Founder of Amandla Group (www.amandlagroup.com), which is a strategic communications consulting firm based in Amman and covering the MENA region. Prior to this, he worked as the Head of Communications of the UNDP in Jerusalem, where he served as the Spokesperson of one of the most sensitive offices of the UN. Called by Al-Quds Newspaper as “the dynamite of the artistic movement,” Mr. Shanti has carried out numerous successful artistic and cultural events that attracted international attention including several art auctions and exhibitions in Jerusalem and Dubai. A Canadian of Arab origin, Mr. Shanti has completed most of his education in Canada and holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Dalhousie University and several BA’s from Carleton University in Art History, Political Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies (High Honors).  Mr. Shanti has extensive experience in communications and campaign organization including founding the Amandla Forum.”

http://amandlagroup.com

Adel and the Red Sea team all extend our appreciation to Mr Shanti and his team for affording us the privilege of serving in this highly relevant and maningful event.

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Adel Alhaimi was honored to interpret at DAFZA’s “The Big Conversation”

Adel Alhaimi was honored to interpret at DAFZA – The Big Conversation  – This prestigious event was held at the Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai on 13 December 2016.

Adel Alhaimi in the interpreter’s booth – DAFZA’s “The Big Conversation” 13 December 2016

Adel Alhaimi was honored to interpret at DAFZA – The Big Conversation

Adel and a colleague prepare to interpret at DAFZA’s “The Big Conversation”

Adel Alhaimi at work in the Interpreter's booth - The Big Conversation 13 December 2016

Adel Alhaimi at work in the Interpreter’s booth – The Big Conversation 13 December 2016

Here is what the news media had to say about the event:

http://www.web-release.info/tag/major-dubai-government-entities-sign-multilateral-mous-during-official-launch-of-dafzas-the-big-conversation/

Major Dubai Government entities sign multilateral MoU’s during official launch of DAFZA’s ‘The Big Conversation’

Under the patronage and presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), DAFZA has signed today (Tuesday, December 13, 2016) multilateral Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with several major entities under the Dubai Government – including the Dubai Police, the Dubai Health Authority, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dubai Economic Department, Dubai Customs, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, and Dubai Civil Aviation. The move is also in strategic collaboration with Dubai Smart Office.

This is in line with the inauguration of the ‘Development of Governmental Services’ Innovation Ecosystem’ initiative which aims to create innovative solutions and enhance customer experiences in support of national efforts towards making Dubai the most business-friendly city and a preferred investment destination in the world in line with Dubai Plan 2021. The MoUs were signed in presence of several high-profile government officials, including H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General, DAFZA; H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office; H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman and Director-General, Dubai Health Authority; H.E. Majid Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry; H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Dubai Department of Economic Development; Major-General Dr. Abdul Quddus Al Obaidly, Assistant Commandant General for Quality and Excellence, Dubai Police; H.E. Ahmed Mahboob, Director, Dubai Customs; Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai; and H.E. Mohammed Ahli, Director General, Dubai Civil Aviation.”

The Big Conversation - Agenda 13 December 2016

The Big Conversation – Agenda 13 December 2016

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Adel at Uxbert event as Conference Interpreter – 12 December 2016

Adel at Uxbert event as Conference Interpreter – 12 December 2016 – This conference was held at the Jumeirah Lake Towers a couple of days ago.

City-scape by Adel Alhaimi during an UXBERT event at Jumeirah Lake Towers

While the event was not open to the public and we can’t publish pic’s, we have some outstanding photo’s of Dubai during a break at the event.

View from Jumeirah Lake Towers during UXBERT event – pic by Adel Alhaimi who attended as Simultaneous Interpreter

Red Sea's Adel Alhaimi takes time to appreciate the scenery - Jumeira Lake Towers

Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi takes time to appreciate the scenery – Jumeira Lake Towers

In an earlier post, we gave some information on UX designs, now we give you the opportunity to learn a little about UXBERT:

http://uxbert.com/about/

 

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Adel Alhaimi Interprets at UX Conference – December 6, 2016

Adel Alhaimi Interprets at UX Conference – this was during a private conference in Dubai which gave Adel a pleasant break from bigger events. Nevertheless, Simultaneous Interpreting is still challenging and requires intensive concentration.

Adel takes a break during a recent UX conference in Dubai

Adel takes a break during a recent UX conference in Dubai

The conference took place on December 6 and as this was a private event, we will simply give you a little bit of information about UX or User Experience design:

User experience design (UX, UXD, UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product. User experience design encompasses traditional human-computer interaction (HCI) design, and extends it by addressing all aspects of a product or service as perceived by users.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_experience_design

The venue was located in Dubai

The venue was located in Dubai

Simultaneous Interpreting is one of Adel’s strong points and he delights in providing this service to clients from all sectors.

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Adel interprets at the MENA Mining Expo 2016

Red Sea’s Adel interprets at the MENA Mining Expo 2016 – the congress took place on October 25.

Adel in the interpreter's booth - MENA Mining Show 2016

Adel in the interpreter’s booth – MENA Mining Expo 2016

The Expo is the largest annual mining show in the Middle East North Africa region and has been running for 9 years. The event has become a marketplace for the latest mining equipment, technology, and services. The event typically brings together government authorities, mining companies, investors, and key solution providers to promote investment, optimize mining operations, and build relationships in the region’s trillion-dollar mining industry.

Adel interprets at the MENA Mining Expo 2016

Adel Alhaimi interprets at the Mining Show 2016

The Mining Show was organized by the Terrapinn Media company, who are already preparing for the 2017 expo:

http://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/mining-show/index.stm

Some of the show’s global sponsors are featured below:

Some of the internationally renown sponsors of the Mining Show

Some of the international sponsors of the Mining Show

Although Adel is extremely humble and modest about his interpreting skills, few can contest his natural flair for interpreting at high profile conferences as he enjoys the challenge of working under pressure.

Simultaneous interpreting calls for quick thinking and perfect recall of translation terms, among its many other demands such as confidence and a wide knowledge base.

Adel takes a break while another highly competent colleague fills in

Adel takes a break while another highly competent colleague fills in

Simultaneous Interpreters are scarce and Adel continues to develop and perfect his skills in this challenging and rewarding career.

 

 

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Adel interprets at the 4th Arabian Zoo and Aquarium Conference in Al Ain

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.

Adel gets ready for simultaneous interpreting

Adel getting ready for simultaneous interpreting at Al Ain

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”.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395272665849.html

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.

Adel at Arabian Zoo and Aquarium Conference 6

Adel (on the far right) with delegates

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.

Adel at Arabian Zoo and Aquarium Conference 5

On site in Al Ain – Adel interprets at 4th Arabian Zoo and Aquarium Conference

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:

 

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Rare Honour for CEO and Interpreter Adel Alhaimi

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

It is a rare honour for Adel Alhaimi, our  Red Sea Translations CEO  to collaborate with our translation partners in the region and offer his services during the press release for His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid’s Tolerance Award and Institute Launch.

The press release kicks off on the afternoon of the 27th September and we are looking forward to more news from Adel who will be onsite for the whole session.

 

 

UAE Tolerance Award Press Release

 

UAE Tolerance Awards Press Conference Agenda

http://sheikhmohammed.ae/en-us/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?nid=24057

Adel, representing Red Sea Translations believes that by helping and collaborating with our colleagues, relationships will be forged which will help all the parties involved. And indeed, he has also been honoured to preside over numerous local government authority courses and events, along with other highly proficient partners.

These collaborations form part of Red Sea Translation’s commitment to excellence and high interpretation standards in the industry – and we expect to grow and excel as we tirelessly strive to help others achieve success.

Looking forward to more news from Adel. This post will be updated soon.

Keep an eye on local news for the Awards!

 

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