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Red Sea Translation Interprets at Dubai International Horse Fair 2023
Red Sea Translation Interprets at Dubai International Horse Fair 2023

DUBAI – 17-19 MARCH 2023: Adel Alhaimi and the Red Sea Translation team were delighted for yet another opportunity to interpret at the 2023 session of the illustrious Dubai International Horse Fair.


Participant at International Horse Show Dubai

In the booth – International Horse Show Dubai

Dignitaries abounded at the three-day event, as outlined in an extract from The National:

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid attended the opening day of the 20th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship on Friday.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai hailed the global status of the long-standing beauty competition, featuring 151 purebred horses competing across 14 categories for a share of a total prize fund of $4 million.

He said the world-class event, being staged at Dubai World Trade Centre until Sunday, has cemented the UAE’s position as an equestrian hub.

This year’s show includes a number of horses that have won medals in equestrian beauty contests in the UAE and Qatar, as well as in the World Horse Championship held annually in Paris, France.

Sheikh Mohammed, joined by Sheikha Hessa bint Hamdan Al Maktoum and Helal Al Marri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, also toured the 17th Dubai International Horse Fair, which is being held alongside the championship.

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.


Red Sea Translation Team Interprets at Dubai EXPO 2020
Red Sea Translation Team Interprets at Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai, 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022: Red Sea Translation’s Adel Alhaimi and his team were invited to provide interpretation services on behalf of a number of major translation and event company partners for the 6 month EXPO 2020 which was moved forward to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In spite of the pandemic, the Expo saw participation from 192 countries with a staggering 24 million visitors.

Adel and the team were kept busy on-site with Arabic-English simultaneous interpretation, with the ongoing need to provide PCR test results a frequent challenge. Where possible, interpretation was performed remotely but nevertheless, Adel reported enjoying the on-site vibe immensely, along with the excitement that EXPO 2020 generated.

Several other projects were completed during short breaks from EXPO and we shall report more about these in a future article.

For those that missed the EXPO, this short video sums it up succinctly:

A Tribute to Classic Arabic Songs – A Red Sea Translation Project

A Tribute to Classic Arabic Songs – A Red Sea Translation Project

The Red Sea Translation Team continues its quest to build bridges between cultures, this time by providing Arabic-English Translations for timeless Arabic Classics. We started by translating lyrics for Umm Kulthum and Kathem Al Saher and decided to also show case the work of other old-school greats such as the late Abu Bakr Salem.

The latest song to be translated by the team is a rather obscure but magnificent song by Yemeni artist Ali bin Ali Al-Ansi (1933-1981). Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi translated the lyrics and the video was produced by the Red Sea media team.

Do visit our YouTube Channel (through the link below or via the above video) and let us know if you have any Arabic classic favourites you’d like us to consider for future projects.

Other videos in this series include the following:

The “Court” song currently has over 2,000 views.

The above videos were produced by the Red Sea Translation team, but the following video by Umm Kulthum  only included the English subtitles:

The team trusts you will enjoy these videos – please feel free to comment on our Youtube channel.

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