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
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:
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
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.”
Culture Summit 2018 – A Dream Assignment for Interpreter Adel Alhaimi
ABU DHABI APRIL 2018: Adel Alhaimi was privileged to be invited to facilitate simultaneous interpretation for one of the world’s top cultural events.
Culture Summit is an invitation-only forum “convening leaders from the arts, policy, technology and media” from around the world. The USD 5,000 a head registration fee included sumptuous dining and featured some of the region’s (and the world’s) most prestigious cultural figures including top leaders, artists, speakers and performers.
Adel Alhaimi interpreting at Culture Summit 2018
The summit is characterized by the overall aim to identify ways that culture can raise awareness, build bridges and promote positive change.
The summit included a staggering 450 participants from 80 different countries, spread across a series of 65 workshops.
“This year’s programme, titled Unexpected Collaborations: Forging New Connections Between Heritage and Innovation, Near and Far, Creativity and Purpose, will focus on partnerships that are unique, different, and which blend tradition and innovation. Workshops, presentations, and performances throughout the event will engage participants in expanding on their ideas about the role of culture in improving our world. A special portion of the programme will take place at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, with events and tours scheduled exclusively for participants of CultureSummit 2018.”
Cultural Feast – Adel Alhaimi Interprets for Sharjah Art Foundation
SHARJAH MARCH 2018: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was recently invited to participate in the Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting and was privileged to enjoy a cultural feast while in the process of interpreting.
As the Art Foundation puts it, the March Meeting is an “annual gathering of artists, art professionals and institutions concerned with the production and dissemination of art in the region and internationally”.
The various exhibitions, performances and discussions stretched from the 16th to the 19th of March 2018 and were spread across a number of venues, from Al Mujeijah Square to the old planetarium.
Adel enjoyed the creative and stimulating discussions but also commented on the challenges faced by the simultaneous interpreter in capturing and conveying the aesthetic sense of creative pieces – as well as remaining true to the style of the artists striving to express their deep and often complex world views.
EXTRACT FROM THE FOUNDATION’S WEBSITE:
March Meeting 2018: Active Forms panel discussions and talks: Dar Al Nadwa, Calligraphy Square, Sharjah
Wael Shawky’s The Song of Roland: The Arabic Version: Calligraphy Square, Sharjah
Neo Muyanga’s Naham – Songs of light and weight: Al Hamdan Bin Mousa Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah
Neo Muyanga’s A revolting talk: Al Hamdan Bin Mousa Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah
Neo Muyanga’s Tsohle – A revolting mass: Al Hamdan Bin Mousa Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah
Active Forms: Works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection: Gallery 6, Bait Gholoum Ibrahim, Bait Al Aboudi, Bait Abdul Raheem Jasem in Al Mureijah Square, Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, Arts Square, Sharjah and the Old Sharjah Planetarium
Over 50 speakers participated in the event, which ended after 21:00 nightly.
DUBAI – 26-28 FEBRUARY 2018: Red Sea Translation’s Adel Alhaimi, Dr Ralph Leo and Jeremiah Cady collaborated with OPlus in providing a team of simultaneous interpreters to cover the second workshop for the Middle East & North Africa CSP and Innovation Program.
The program was co-hosted by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and World Bank.
Adel Alhaimi led the team of two Arabic-English and two French-Arabic Simultaneous Interpreters, in addition to coordinating the Interpretation equipment and booths for the event.
Adel Alhaimi and Dr Ralph Leo – DEWA CSP Workshop Dubai
DEWA recently reported the event on their website, outlining the significance of the workshop:
“Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Bank Group co-host a workshop on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Markets, System Value, and Financing. This is part of the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund (CTF)-supported MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Programme (KIP). The workshop explains how Dubai is successfully integrating CSP into its power system at a market-changing drop in price. Participants exchange expertise and best practices related to CSP technologies and financing, and how it contributes to greening energy systems alongside other renewables.”
The workshop abounded in dignitaries, as reported by the Emirates News Agency which goes on to outline the event in detail:
“Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, inaugurated the workshop at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights hotel.
Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Erik Fernstrom, Energy and Extractives Global Practice Manager at the World Bank, and DEWA’s Executive Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents were present. The workshop was also attended by officials from the World Bank, experts and specialists, and representatives of utilities, developers, and investors from around the world.
In his keynote speech, Al Tayer thanked the World Bank Group for organising this workshop in Dubai.
“The main challenges to implementing clean energy strategies are: funds and prices, the efficiency and intermittency of renewable energy, regulatory and legislative frameworks, engagement with the private sector, and capacity building. In Dubai, we have dealt with these challenges through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050, and its 5 main pillars of infrastructure, legislation, funding, building capacities and skills, and an environmentally-friendly energy mix,” noted Al Tayer.
He said, “In Dubai, we have a holistic approach to the energy sector that has contributed to the UAE, represented by DEWA, being ranked first in the world for getting electricity according to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report. In 2017, DEWA achieved the lowest Customer Minutes Lost (CML) worldwide at 2.68 minutes. The major projects launched by DEWA have contributed to reducing the cost of solar projects globally.
“This workshop reflects the accelerating pace of energy transition in the Middle East and North Africa and the desire to develop a whole range of clean and competitive clean energy solutions to underpin economic growth. DEWA has proven time and time again its ability to innovate and lead both in technology early adoption as well as scaling up project development with remarkable operational effectiveness and efficiency,” said Fernstrom.”