Red Sea Translation Interprets at 23rd Arab Regional Conference for Girl Guides

Red Sea Translation Interprets at 23rd Arab Regional Conference for Girl Guides

ABU DHABI, 6 – 8 September 2022 – Red Sea Translation’s Adel Alhaimi and his team were invited to provide interpretation services for this inspiring international conference.

The event was held at the illustrious Erth Abu Dhabi (Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel) and Adel and the team provided the equipment and related Arabic-English interpretation services, with Adel at the helm.

We attach a YouTube Short of Adel at the conference:

Although ostensibly for Girl Guides, the events were often intense and attended by dignitaries and representatives of the movement from the Arab region and beyond. 


We have attached excerpts from some of the articles, photos and videos making the rounds in the UAE media.

News Coverage of the Conference

23rd Arab Regional Conference for Girl Guides kicks off in Abu Dhabi

The conference, organised by the UAE Girl Guide Association (UAEGGA) in cooperation with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Arab Region, bears the slogan “Together we thrive”, and is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF).

In addition to the UAE, a number of Arab countries are participating, including Jordan, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Syria, Sudan, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, and Egypt, in addition to representatives of the WAGGGS.

The conference will witness the election of the new Arab Regional Committee for Girl Guides and a review of the Arab regional strategic plan, as well as a discussion of the developments made at the regional level by reviewing the regional report for the triennium. The round-table will also witness a review of the initiatives of the world association, the future direction of the global strategic movement, in addition to various other topics related to the regional guiding movement.

In 1988, the UAE had only a few schools and Emiratis were mostly sent abroad for further education.

But Sheikha Fatima, who is also head of the Girl Scouts initiative, supported the project with a firm belief that it would lead to the progress and development of women in the UAE.

Encouraged by Sheikh Zayed, who travelled as far as Ras Al Khaimah to attend their events along with rulers from other Emirates, Emiratis began sending their daughters to join the group in the hopes it would equip them with the skills they would need in the future.

“We were elated,” said Shaikha Al Jaberi, member of the Emirates Girl Guides Committee.

“Whenever there was any event or activity, they would immediately send their daughters. They wanted their daughters to be independent and to have strong personalities.”

Young girls learnt how to tie different kinds of knots, how to start fires without matches and other skills that endowed them with a sense of independence and self-sufficiency.