A green, resilient, inclusive approach to development can usher in a new model of growth for MENA: Badr Jafar at the World Economic Forum

A green, resilient, inclusive approach to development can usher in a new model of growth for MENA: Badr Jafar at the World Economic Forum

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – The World Economic Forum hosted an expert dialogue on the collaborative action Middle East leaders must take to navigate between net-zero ambitions and socioeconomic realities. The session, titled “Transitioning to a Green Middle East,” took place during the WEF Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos, Switzerland. The dialogue came at a critical time, with the next two United Nations Climate Change Conferences, COP27 and COP28, both set to be hosted in the region, by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, respectively. Moderated by The National Editor-In-Chief, Mina…

The Pearl Initiative and Schneider Electric engage with Bahraini youth on the benefits of an inclusive workplace

The Pearl Initiative and Schneider Electric engage with Bahraini youth on the benefits of an inclusive workplace

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – The Pearl Initiative, a non-profit organisation focused on corporate accountability and transparency in the Gulf region, recently held a Business Pledge session at the University of Bahrain, engaging with more than 450 students. During the Business Pledge sessions, prominent companies in the Gulf region pledge their commitment to continue to work responsibly and ethically, following the principles of accountability and transparency in their business practices and behaviour. Schneider Electric’s Talent Acquisition Partner, Amira Amr Ali, aimed to raise awareness among the students on the importance…

Gulftainer handles operations in record time at Iraq port

Gulftainer handles operations in record time at Iraq port

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – Gulftainer, the largest privately owned, independent port management and logistics company globally, has accomplished record-breaking operational excellence by handling 4,000 steel pipes within four hours. The cargo was discharged in the Port of Umm Qasr and transported to the Umm Qasr Logistics Centre (UQLC) where it will be stored until customs cleared and collected by the customer. Gulftainer operates a container terminal ICT in the port, located in southern Iraq alongside Gulftainer’s logistical arm Momentum, operates Umm Qasr Logistics Centre (UQLC), which, this week, discharged…

Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al Qasimi appointed CEO of Real Estate Sector at Sharjah Asset Management

Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al Qasimi appointed CEO of Real Estate Sector at Sharjah Asset Management

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Sharjah Asset Management (SAM), the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, has announced the appointment of Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al Qasimi as CEO of the real estate sector in the company that overlooks vital assets such as Souq Al Jubail, Souq Al Haraj and Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis. This comes within the company’s strategy to develop this important sector and retain high investment and asset management levels.   His Excellency Waleed Al Sayegh, CEO of Sharjah Asset Management Company, said that under the directives of…

Gulftainer picks up the Emirates Nature-WWF ‘Leaders of Change’ award for their pioneering role in sustainability and environment

Gulftainer picks up the Emirates Nature-WWF ‘Leaders of Change’ award for their pioneering role in sustainability and environment

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – Gulftainer, the largest privately owned, independent port management and logistics company in the world, has been honoured with the Emirates Nature-WWF ‘Leaders of Change’ award at the VIP Pledge to ‘Go Beyond the Hour’ event, conducted lately. The ‘Go Beyond the Hour’ initiative called on key government and corporate entities to ambitiously look beyond Earth Hour and make a longer-term commitment to protecting the environment, championing conservation and preserving nature. The closed-door event in the UAE Pavilion attracted VIP guests and esteemed guest speakers including…

Team Radiant wins AUW Hult Prize on campus round

Team Radiant wins AUW Hult Prize on campus round

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – The closing ceremony of the 2022 internationally acclaimed Hult Prize took place at Asian University of Women (AUW) last week. Marking the end of the on-campus round of the competition aimed at ‘Getting the World Back to Work’, Team Radiant picked up first prize and advances towards the regional round alongside the runner-up, Team Palmyrah. Hosted for the fifth year at AUW, the 2022 competition attracted more than 100 student entries with six top teams being selected to proceed towards the Grand Finale of the…

De-centralization of cargo movement will help ease shipping congestion during challenging times, Gulftainer COO tells industry leaders

De-centralization of cargo movement will help ease shipping congestion during challenging times, Gulftainer COO tells industry leaders

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Relentless port congestion and rising freight costs are impacting heavily on global supply chains, with major disruption encountered in sectors such as fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical and agricultural exports. The focus on larger container vessels serving a dwindling number of mega ports has limited the choices of shippers and receivers and created a rush to ship through traditional major gateway ports, leading to backlogs and displaced containers. “There needs to be an effort to de-centralize cargo movement or at least reconsider the speed with which industry…

Sultan Al Qasimi Opens Dh1 Billion Sharjah Safari; Vows to Protect Emirate’s Natural Environment, Habitats

Sultan Al Qasimi Opens Dh1 Billion Sharjah Safari; Vows to Protect Emirate’s Natural Environment, Habitats

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates: HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has stressed that development projects in Sharjah are carefully planned and implemented in a way that maintains the environmental nature of the Central Region, including its deserts, trees, plants and animals that the Emirate is keen to preserve. This is being achieved alongside development in various sectors – infrastructure, culture, tourism, heritage, economy and sports, etc. The Sharjah Ruler made these remarks after inaugurating the Sharjah Safari on February 17. The largest…

Sharjah Ruler Launches First 17 Volumes Of ‘Historical Corpus Of The Arabic Language’

Sharjah Ruler Launches First 17 Volumes Of ‘Historical Corpus Of The Arabic Language’

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates –  [ AETOS Wire ]: A historical cultural feat for the Arab world has been attained, as His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, released the first 17 volumes of the Historical Corpus of the Arabic Language – the first-of-its kind project to chronicle 17 centuries of development in the Arabic language, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. The Corpus volumes were…

Over 100 doctors from Zulekha Hospital Dubai and Sharjah receive Golden Residency Visa

أكثر من 100 طبيب من “مستشفى زليخة” في دبي والشارقة يحصلون على الإقامة الذهبية

Over 100 doctors from Zulekha Hospital Dubai and Sharjah receive Golden Residency Visa  More than 100 doctors from both Zulekha Hospital Dubai and Sharjah have received the UAE Golden Visa. The Golden Residency service launched by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has facilitated issuing 10-year golden visas to doctors and their families in line with the UAE government’s vision to enhance its global competitiveness as a preferred destination to reside, work and enhance one’s skill while contributing to the nation’s socio-economic progress. Acknowledging the dedication of doctors…