Simultaneous Interpreting UAE

Red Sea Translation Interprets at WETEX 2018 Press Conference
Red Sea Translation Interprets at WETEX 2018 Press Conference

GRAND HYATT HOTEL, DUBAI, 8 OCTOBER 2018: Red Sea Translation’s Adel Alhaimi was invited by Mr Zakariyya Rahahleh to collaborate in interpreting for DEWA’s press conference, announcing the 20th Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018).

Adel Alhaimi Interprets for DEWA’s WETEX 2018 Press Conference – Getting set for the event

WETEX, will be held from 23-25 October 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and will cover an area of 78,413 square metres, with the participation of more than 2,100 exhibitors from 53 countries. The exhibition under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability’, will be organised under the umbrella of Green Week in conjunction with the third Dubai Solar Show, the region’s largest solar energy exhibition, covering an area of ​​14,000 square metres.

Adel Alhaimi Interprets for DEWA’s WETEX 2018 Press Conference

Adel conducted simultaneous interpretation at the fast-paced and highly technical conference.

A speech by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX was followed by a question-and-answer session and Adel covered both sections, as well as the introductory speeches by the M.C. of the event.

The conference was extensively covered in both local and international media and we list one of the articles below:

Simultaneous Interpreting – Adel Alhaimi – Recent Events February 2018


Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi, who heads up the Simultaneous Interpretation team reported on a flurry of activity during February 2018.

We list some of the many events he covered during this period:

AML / CFT INTERNATIONAL TEAM VISIT – Abu Dhabi 5-6 February 2018

AML CFT Meeting Abu Dhabi

With the prevention of financial crimes such as money laundering and the financing of terrorism being at the top of many countries’ agenda, this is what the International Monetary Fund has to say on the topic:


Adel also interpreted at the ICIE (International Center for Islamic Econony) Forum.

Entrepreneur Forum 2

Entrepreneur Forum 1


Adel was also privileged to interpret for the Ministry of Education and the new curriculum introducing the concepts of Innovation and Creativity in regional education, as part of the government’s strategy leading up to 2020.

Simultaneous Interpreting 13 February 2018 b

Simultaneous Interpreting 13 February 2018 a

Simultaneous Interpreting – Recent UAE Education Projects in Dubai and Ajman

Simultaneous Interpreting – Recent UAE Education Projects in Dubai and Ajman

UAE – NOVEMBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi continues to provide freelance services to partners in the industry. Recently he was called upon to conduct simultaneous interpretation at a number of workshops and courses in Dubai and Ajman, all relating to various aspects of UAE Education.

We present some pic’s to keep our readers up to date.

Adel Interpreting Nov 2017 D

View from the Interpreter's Booth

View from the Interpreter’s Booth

Adel during a break Dubai Regional Workshop on Leading the Curriculum Process

Adel during a break Dubai Regional Workshop on Leading the Curriculum Process

A number of the workshops related to STREAM Principal Training and were headed by Stem Education’s Dr Lorna Finman and Matt Rawley.

Stem Stream 1

STREAM Principal Training by Stem Revolution

Adel Interpreting at Education workshop - Ajman

Adel Interpreting at Education workshop – Ajman

UAE Education is gearing up for great advances in the coming period and Red Sea looks forward to continuing to play its small role in this significant arena.

Simtran invites Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi to interpret at ADIPEC 2017

Simtran invites Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi to interpret at ADIPEC 2017 – one of the largest and most prestigious oil events in the world

ABU DHABI 16 NOVEMBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited by Simtran (Dubai) to conduct Simultaneous Interpreting at one of the world’s largest oil and gas events, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, hosted by ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company).

Simtran invites Red Sea's Adel Alhaimi to interpret at ADIPEC 2017

Simtran invites Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi to interpret at ADIPEC 2017

It has been reported that 100,000 attendees and over 2,2oo exhibitors participated in the event – and Adel felt privileged to be invited to assist.

View from the Interpreter's booth in-between sessions

View from the Interpreter’s booth in-between sessions

The ADIPEC website gives some mind-blowing statistics on the size of the conference and exhibition and we invite you to take a look:

Surprizingly, the event does not seem to have received the coverage it deserves in the mainstream media, but Gulf News covered some aspects:

“Adipec was attended by top executives from Saudi Aramco, BP, China National Petroleum Corporation, Total, Pemex, among others apart from energy ministers from UAE, Lebanon, Pakistan, Egypt, Oman, Bahrain and Sudan.”

Adel gratefully accepted the challenge to perform at optimum level and was satisfied that he put every effort into delivering the critical and strategic speeches at a high level of excellence.

The pressure on an interpreter at an event of this scope is immense – this is not a job for the faint-hearted – and we look forward to Adel providing us with some insights on how simultaneous interpreters cope (and thrive) on the job. 

A special word of thanks to Antony at Simtran for the opportunity to participate in the event.

Adel Alhaimi Interprets at IRF MENA Regional Congress

Adel Alhaimi Interprets at IRF MENA Regional Congress

DUBAI – OCTOBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was privileged to receive an invitation from Mr Khalil Jayousi, Union International Translation, to conduct Simultaneous Interpretation at the Congress, held in Dubai’s World Trade Centre from the 29th to the 31st October 2017. 

Adel was joined by a number of other top local interpreters, pictured below:

From right to left, Ms Heba, Mr Samer, Mr Abu Mahmood, Adel, Mr Ezz & Mr Murad

Adel in the booth - IRF MENA Congress

Adel in the booth – IRF MENA Congress

One of the IRF sessions, Dubai World Trade Centre

One of the IRF sessions, Dubai World Trade Centre

Adel shared how he felt especially privileged to receive the honor of interpreting the closing ceremony.

IRF Mena Congress - the final day

IRF Mena Congress – the final day – Adel was honored to interpret the closing address

In the booth for the closing address

Adel in the booth for the closing address

The following articles skim briefly over a few details from this highly significant and information-packed event which hosted a staggering 200 speakers in 50 sessions.

Ahmed bin Saeed opens IRF MENA Regional Congress and Exhibition

Under the patronage of Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum inaugurated the first International Road Federation (IRF) Middle East and North Africa Regional Congress and Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Hosted by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the event, held under the theme of ‘Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century’, features 200 speakers and 50 sessions. About 70 exhibitors are participating in the event.

The inaugural session was attended by His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development; His Excellency Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel Chairman of the International Road Federation, and His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, along with a number of senior official and representatives of regional governments.

Delivering the keynote speech, the Chairman of the International Road Federation highlighted the role of IRF, which was established in 1948 to assist in rebuilding Europe’s road infrastructure following World War II. He also said that IRF has launched a number of programmes to assist engineers and technicians develop their knowledge and technical skills. He also said that more than 1,400 engineers from 118 countries were trained by the Federation. Al Mogbel further said that the number of autonomous cars will reach 15% of the total by 2030, which will require upgradation of the road infrastructure. The IRF, he said, can provide the technical knowledge required for supporting this change.

Anthony Foxx Former US Secretary of Transportation, who was the conference keynote speaker, praised Dubai’s infrastructure and its roads as well as its mobility solutions. He also threw light on five challenges that the mobility landscape faces – inter-city goods transportation, climate change, technology usage, the impact of technology, and governance for solving traffic problems.

Sheikh Ahmed honoured the sponsors of the events, as well as Anthony Foxx at the event.

Trade Arabia commenting on the first day of the Congress:

A total of 200 speakers from 50 countries are set to take part in the first Mena Congress and Exhibition of the International Road Federation (IRF) opening today (October 29) in Dubai, UAE.

Being held under the theme “Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century”, the event is considered one of the key road-specialist events, and will convene at the Dubai World Trade Center for the first time in the Mena region. The opening ceremony will witness the honouring of sponsors and the keynote speaker.

The Congress, which is hosted by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will see the participation of specialists and experts from all over the globe sharing expertise in an array of discussion panels. More than 100 papers will be presented, and 200 speakers will deliver speeches.

Fifty sessions will be held to discuss a whole host of fields relating to innovations in smart cities, designs of road safety and smart transit systems, assets and pavement management, partnerships and finance, and issues relating to the environment and sustainability. At the sidelines of the Congress, an exhibition spanning more than three thousand square meters will be held where 70 exhibitors will take part.

“Staging this global event in Dubai is a global endorsement of the confidence reposed by international entities in the high profile of the UAE and its ability to host international events. It is also signals a recognition by the IRF of the massive efforts of the Dubai Government in nurturing the best infrastructure of roads network in the Emirate,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA.


“RTA is exploring the possibility of operating autonomous vehicles on pavements and crossing side roads guided by hi-tech dedicated light traffic signals. It seeks to implement this pioneering global experience for crossing side roads by autonomous vehicles through signalised crossings dedicated to these vehicles. An MoU will be signed during the Congress heralding the first experience of its kind worldwide in terms of using technology and customising the infrastructure to the crossing of roads by autonomous vehicles,” said Al Tayer.

“Over the past decade, the Dubai Government has spent about Dh90 billion ($24.5 billion) for upgrading the infrastructure of roads and transport network in the Emirate, including Dh60 billion for roads sector. Accordingly, the total length of roads network in the Emirate has soared from 8715 lane-kilometre in 2006 to 13594 lane-kilometre in 2016.

“During the same period, the number of lanes crossing the Dubai Creek has jumped from 19 to 48 recording 153% rise. Examples of vital roads network projects include the construction of the 13-lane Business Bay Crossing, replacing the old Al Garhoud Bridge by a 14-lane crossing, constructing the 6-lane Floating Bridge using military technology, and increasing the number of lanes of Al Maktoum Bridge to 11 lanes,” he added.

Abdullah Al Mogbel, chairman of the IRF, said, “For centuries, roads had been the world’s first “social network” providing essential human and economic development. At the International Road Federation, we have tried to capture the connections between roads and trade with a simple slogan “Better Roads. Better World.” The roads we are designing and building today are durable assets. They would serve an increasingly diversified range of uses and vehicles. Events such as these supported by multi-stakeholder platforms, like IRF are essential to achieve a cross-industry consensus around essential questions.”

“IRF and Dubai RTA share a common vision of roads and mobility at the service of a longer-term agenda of growth and sustainability. It is with this shared spirit that we have worked together to develop this program, and that we would continue to further our agenda of constructive engagement around mobility solutions for the 21st century,” added Al Mogbel. – TradeArabia News Service

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.

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. 







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.


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:

Some snippets from local news:

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.

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.”

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

“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.”

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.

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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