Storytel’s Arabic audiobook titles seen to increase by over 600 after partnering with Dar El-Shorouk

Ties expected to provide variety of Arabic audiobook collection

Dar El-Shorouk’s publications to be available on Storytel platform in First Quarter of 2019

UAE, December 23, 2018 – Storytel Arabia, the newly-launched division of Europe’s leading platform for audiobooks, recently entered into a partnership with Dar El-Shorouk, one of the most prominent and prestigious publishing houses in the Arab world, as part of its ongoing bid to increase its catalogue of Arabic audiobooks to cement its market presence in the region.

In line with the agreement, Dar El-Shorouk will provide Storytel Arabia with a license to produce the audiobook editions of Dar El-Shorouk publications. The latest collaboration is a major boost to Storytel’s efforts to increase its market share by connecting to more Arab-speaking readers. Following their cooperation, more than 600 Arabic titles are expected to be added to Storytel’s existing collection of 1,000 Arabic audiobooks.

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HBMSU sheds light on UAE’s role in China’s Belt and Road initiative during first roundtable on Islamic Banking and Finance in Hong Kong

UAE Consulate General in Hong Kong organizes gathering in partnership with  Chinese General Chamber of Commerce

Participants commend Dubai’s bid to become global capital of Islamic economy

Joint efforts to promote opportunities in Islamic finance in line with sustainable development goals

UAE, 19 December 2018  –   In a bid to promote UAE-China relations in Islamic finance, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) joined a roundtable discussion hosted recently by the UAE Consulate in Hong Kong. Apart from Islamic Banking and Finance, the roundtable also looked into the pivotal role of the UAE in China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative that aims to economically & commercially link more than 60 countries. The gathering, which was held in cooperation with the China General Chamber of Commerce, received remarkable attention as the first-of-its-kind event to be hosted in Hong Kong, in line with the joint efforts between the UAE and China to cooperate in the recruitment of promising opportunities within the Islamic economy, in light of the Chinese initiative to connect the markets of Asia, Europe and Africa and guide them in the service of the goals of sustainable development.

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Juventus Legend & Cup Tour in the UAE with Edgar Davids

UAE, November 19, 2018 – The Italian football giant Juventus’ GCC Legend Tour started in Ras Al Khaimah and will take place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the Legend Edgar Davids and the Cup of the Italian League, which Juventus has won for the seventh year in a row.

The academy for players from 4 to 17 years old kicked off last September in nine locations across UAE and will host over 1000 players by the end of the sports season. Last April the project won the award as best football Academy at the UAE Teen & Fitness Awards.

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HBMSU Board of Governors

reaffirms commitment to envision the future during first regular meeting

UAE, 18 November 2018 – H.E Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors (BOG), chaired the first meeting of the board for the Academic Year 2018-2019. During the meeting, H.E. and the members of the board of governors extended their congratulations to H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and HBMSU’s President, on its recent success of obtaining the approval of the Commission of Academic Accreditation Authority in the Ministry of Education to establish the first artificial intelligence (AI) college in the UAE.

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Third China-UAE conference on Islamic Banking & Finance concludes successfully amid international acclaim

Al Saleh: “UAE-China relations are gaining momentum as efforts to support the Belt & Road initiative & to guide the Islamic economy continue”

Mansoor Al Awar: “We continue to engage in constructive dialogue to ensure growth & sustainability of the Islamic economy in accordance with the directives of our wise leadership”

Conference explores future of Islamic finance in the UAE & China from the perspective of growth, development & integration

 UAE, November 11, 2018 – The third China-UAE conference on Islamic Banking and Finance (CUCIBF III) concluded recently, with the participation of leading economic experts, bankers, decision and policy makers, investors and Islamic economic stakeholders, who hailed Dubai’s great strides in becoming a global capital of the Islamic economy. The conference featured a series of in-depth discussions on the prospects of the participatory economy and the financial system from the perspective of growth, development and integration, highlighting the importance of joint efforts between the UAE and China to meet the emerging challenges, to enhance the role of Islamic finance in achieving the objectives of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative. The event attracted significant attention as a result of collaboration between the UAE Ministry of Economy, Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center, China Islamic Finance Club, and the ZhiShang Inter-culture Communication,  with the participation of Thomson Reuters as a knowledge partner.

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Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority to launch its interactive blog at Sharjah International Book Fair

A move to encourage visitors & residents to share their tourism experience in the emirate

Sharjah, October 29, 2018 – The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced that it will launch its interactive blog during its participation in the upcoming Sharjah International Book Fair, with an aim to encourage visitors and residents of Sharjah to share their positive experiences in the emirate. The blog provides an ideal platform to share memorable experiences of visits to the emirate’s tourism and entertainment sites. The Sharjah International Book Fair this year will be held from October 31 to November 10 at Expo Center Sharjah.

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Software AG signs partnership agreements with UAE Ministry of Interior & Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai

Dubai, October 27, 2018 – Software AG, the global, independent software company with a focus on innovation for the digital age, concluded its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2018 on a high note, with the signing of two Memorandums of Understanding – one with the UAE Ministry of Interior and the other with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – among the highlights of this year’s participation. Besides, Software AG’s stand, located at B7-20, Hall 7, witnessed high footfall, as the top executives successfully engaged visitors from a multitude of sectors by drawing attention to its rich portfolio of solutions that include Smart City IoT, agile process automation, government service visibility platform, digital twin, API, integration and more.

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University students display their innovative sustainability, energy & recycling projects at WETEX 2018

Dubai, UAE, 24 October 2018 – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has set up a ‘Green Week’ corner and ‘Innovation Hall’ for students at the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018). The exhibition is being organised by DEWA from October 23 to 25, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). Both areas are showcasing projects by students from a number of schools and universities in the fields of sustainability, energy, and recycling, engaging them in sustainable development efforts and keeping them updated on the latest developments in energy, water and environment sectors. This is in line with DEWA’s vision to be a sustainable innovative world-class utility and is part of its efforts to promote the spirit of innovation and creativity among students.

Green Week and Innovation Hall attracted many visitors during WETEX 2018, who interacted with the students about their ideas and future projects that will contribute to sustainability and conservation of the environment, renewable energy and green technologies.

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Dubai Government Workshop signs strategic new partnership agreement with Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai

to support academic training and research cooperation

Move complements DGW’s continuing commitment to work in partnership with the private sector in promoting investments in human capital

UAE, 23 October 2018- Dubai Government Workshop has revealed the signing of a strategic new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT Dubai), to help reinforce academic and educational cooperation across the efforts to develop highly qualified and skilled human resources for the future. The agreement was signed by H.E. Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwee, Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) CEO and Dr. Yousif Al Assaf, President, RIT Dubai. during the signing, both parties agreed on the need to work closely together to provide academic education and executive development for employees, as well as practical training for students based on the highest standards of professionalism and excellence.

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Emirates College for Management & Information to discuss importance of education in UAE at Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016.

To review education sector’s role in country’s efforts towards sustainable & comprehensive growth
UAE, November 30, 2016 –The Emirates College of Management & Information (ECMIT), a leading private higher educational institution based in Dubai, has confirmed its participation in the Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016, the annual event for education, scientific research and business, to be held under the theme ‘Investment in Science and Education: Investing in the Future’ on December 20, 2016 in Oxford, the UK. Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of the ECMIT will head the delegation representing the institution at the Summit.

Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of the ECMIT.

During the event, Prof. Al-Alusi will throw the spotlight on the most prominent features that have led to the growth and development in the UAE’s education sector. He will also review the role of the education sector in supporting the sustainable and comprehensive progress of the country, with a particular focus on the most important initiatives and achievements in its ambitious pursuit to be one of the leading regional and international educational centers. In addition, the ECMIT delegation will highlight the major investment and key features of the local educational infrastructure such as the development policies and innovative actions taken by the UAE in order to promote the domestic education sector.
Dr. Al-Alusi said: “The UAE has come a long way in the Higher Education and Scientific Research field in the light of the dynamic changes witnessed by this sector in the recent years to become a fundamental pillar of the national economy. The sector has further fueled the overall social and economic development to contribute in enhancing the country’s position as a leading global destination for science and education. The education sector has a special priority in the UAE as it is an integral part in the process of transition to an economy that is based on knowledge and innovation. Moreover, it is driven by a number of ambitious initiatives and policies that reflect the approach of excellence, leadership and innovation adopted by the country’s visionary leadership.”
Al-Alusi added: “Our participation in the Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 complements our relentless commitment to actively participate in international events and forums to share knowledge and the best international experiences and practices in the field of higher education. We look forward to our presence in this year’s edition of the flagship event, which provides a platform to highlight the UAE’s most prominent educational components and review its pivotal role in shaping the future of the education sector in the region and the world. The event will also discuss the features of the strategic plan adopted by the ECMIT, which is specially designed to suit the ambitious objectives of the UAE Vision 2021 aimed at making the country one of the world’s best at all levels”.
The Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 will witness the participation of a wide group of decision makers, education leaders, scientists, and representatives of academic institutions, universities and specialized companies from more than 50 countries around the world. Organized by the European Business Association in Oxford, the session will identify the most important issues and aspects in the areas of education and scientific research. The Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 will discuss the latest developments and emerging trends on integrating education, business and science sectors, in addition to highlighting the best practices and cutting-edge tools in the field of learning management.
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Also attached is an image of Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of the ECMIT.