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ALC, TRENDS Research & Advisory sign MoU to promote Arabic language

ABU DHABI, 10th February, 2022 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading research organisation TRENDS Research & Advisory to jointly position Arabic as a leading language on the global stage.

The agreement was signed at the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair, which recently concluded at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre.

ALC’s mandate is to promote the use of the Arabic language globally, helped by initiatives with partners. Abu Dhabi-based TRENDS Research & Advisory analyses opportunities and challenges at geopolitical and economic level, and to gauge the impact of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

The two entities will collaborate on scientific research, expert exchange programmes and hold joint scientific and research events, particularly those concerned with supporting, developing and advancing the Arabic language.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of the ALC, and Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al Ali, CEO and Founder of TRENDS Research & Advisory, with a number of officials from both organisations in attendance.

Dr. bin Tamim stressed the importance of the agreement in reinforcing the Arabic language as a leader in the fields of culture and knowledge, explaining that partnering with a prestigious research institution such as TRENDS Research & Advisory added to the Centre’s efforts to further the influence of the Arabic language at international level.

Dr. bin Tamim said, "The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre has an ambitious strategic mission to develop cooperation frameworks and promote joint action to support and advance the Arabic language in all fields, of which scientific research has a key role to play. This partnership with TRENDS Research & Advisory will help achieve our vision to secure the Arabic language’s leading role in the cultural, creative, and educational fields, positioning Arabic as a pillar of communication on the world stage."

TRENDS Research & Advisory’s Dr. Al-Ali said, "This agreement with the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre will open wider opportunities for cooperation in the scientific and cultural fields to advance the Arabic language. It will also expand into supporting cultural and research activities, ultimately achieving our common scientific and research goals promoting joint efforts to spread the Arabic language and enhance its global positioning."

Dr. Al Ali praised the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, especially in promoting a culture of reading in the Arab community and its initiatives supporting Arabic language learners.

The MoU will facilitate the parties’ joint efforts in the large-scale promotion of Arabic around the world, with crucial research allowing for more accurate assessment and development of Arabic language curricula. The agreement also calls for cooperation in translating books and scientific papers, exchanging experts and researchers to write in publications prepared by the two parties, and to participate in their respective scientific and research events.

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre’s signing of the MoU stems from its commitment to partner with thinktanks and research institutes that work to spread knowledge and empowerment for a more understanding and tolerant coexistence.

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Dubai Police warns against Leaving Children Unattended in Vehicles

36 children have been rescued since January 2022

 The Dubai Police General Command has issued an advisory to parents and motorists on the deadly consequences of leaving children unattended inside vehicles, especially during hot weather, when temperatures can reach 70°C in parked vehicles.

The Land Rescue Teams at the General Department of Transport and Rescue confirmed that since the beginning of the current year (2022), 36 children had been rescued from locked vehicles which had posed a severe threat to their lives.

The Dubai Police urged parents and children guardians never to leave children alone unattended inside cars either by mistake or to run errands, even for a short period, noting that failing to protect and ensure children’s safety is punishable by the Federal Law No. 3 of 2016 on Child Rights.

Butti Al Falasi, Director of the Security Awareness Department at Dubai Police, confirmed that Dubai Police works tirelessly to analyze and tackle all safety and security-related issues all year round.

“We’ve spotted, on several occasions, parental negligence that thoughtlessly leaves children unattended inside cars either by mistake or to run errands unaware of the grave danger,” he added.

“Moreover, we urge parents and guardians not to leave their vehicles easily accessible and unlocked for children, so they do not climb into and lock themselves inside,” he continued.

It is worth noting that leaving children unattended inside vehicles could lead to suffocation, loss of consciousness and even death because of extreme heat and lack of oxygen.

 

 

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Do you know the man in the picture?

Dubai Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man in the picture.

The man, who was found dead in the jurisdiction area of Al Raffa Police Station, had no identification documents on him, and no one has reported him missing yet.

The body is currently at the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology to determine the cause of death.

Any information to help identify the deceased can be forwarded to the Dubai Police Call Centre (04)901.

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Mohammed bin Rashid: UAE’s non-oil foreign trade rises to more than AED one trillion in the first half of 2022

UAE- Abu Dhabi – 22 August 2022- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai affirmed that the UAE’s non-oil trade achieved a breakthrough during the first half of 2022, as it exceeded AED one trillion, recording a growth rate of 17% over the last half of the year 2021.

His Highness said: “For the first time, the UAE Non-oil foreign trade exceeds AED one trillion in just half a year.. We reached one trillion and 53 billion dirhams, recording an increase of 17% over the previous half year.

 

 Our economic growth is progressive, our trade environment and infrastructure are the best and our economic approach is stable, fair and open to everyone… The growth of our economy will continue its strong pace in the coming year.”

 

The UAE’s non-oil foreign trade recorded a new achievement in the first half of this year, amounting to one trillion and 53 billion dirhams, for the first time in its history. This number reflects a growth rate of 17% compared to the first half of 2021, and an increase of 25% and 35% compared to the same period in the years of 2020 and 2019 respectively.

These numbers reaffirm the success of the UAE’s strategic directions and visions in accelerating a full recovery after the overcome of the negative repercussions of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic on international trade.

H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, the UAE Minister of Economy, said that UAE is working nonstop to enhance its regional and global leadership and its position at the heart of the global trade networks by adopting commercial and economic openness and strengthening its infrastructure and legislative framework.

Bin Touq added that this outcome marks the beginning of an unprecedented phase of economic development in the history of the country, and it is the result of the integrated efforts and initiatives announced by the UAE government as part of the “Projects of the 50.”

 

 

 

 

H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, said: “The unprecedented performance demonstrated by the non-oil foreign trade can be attributed to the forward-looking vision of the wise leadership, which aims to expand the UAE’s trade with the world and position it as a major contributor to the doubling of the national economy by 2030.”

H.E. also explained that this achievement came as a result of the forward-looking plans and various initiatives undertaken by the UAE to develop and diversify its exports had a significant impact in achieving this record growth in trade performance in just six months.

During the first half of 2022, the UAE’s non-oil exports, achieved about AED 180 billion for the first time in its history. Recording a growth rate of 8% compared to the same period in 2021, an increase of 53% compared to the first half of 2020, 50 % compared to the same period in 2019, and a growth rate of 69% with the same period of 2018. It nearly doubled compared to what it had recorded during the same period in 2017.

In terms of re-export, the UAE recorded unprecedented achievement during the first half of 2022. It approached the barrier of AED 300 billion for the first time in its history. The results showed a high growth rates compared to previous years, as they increased by 20%, 51%, 16% and 23% compared to same periods in 2021 2020, 2019, and 2018, respectively.

Also, the UAE’s imports increased by approaching the barrier of AED 580 billion during the first half of 2022, for the first time in its history as well. It recorded a growth of 19% compared to the same period in 2021, 49% compared to the same period of 2020, 24% compared to the first half of 2019, and 25% compared to the same period in 2018.

On the other hand, the contribution of imports from the UAE’s non-oil trade, has decreased to 55%, while the share of non-oil exports became 17%. In addition, the share of re-exports reached 28%.

These results reveal that national exports have achieved great growth and remarkable activity, which increased its contribution to the country’s non-oil trade.

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