DIEZ cooperates with DP World to support Tumoohi Initiative

DUBAI, Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), announced today a collaboration with DP World to support the Tumoohi Initiative.

This falls in line with its ongoing commitment to empowering young Emirati competencies and preparing the next generation of leaders in the logistics and trade sectors.

Tumoohi is a recognised training programme initiative by DP World, designed to boost the careers of the young and talented Emiratis by helping them develop essential skills and expertise to excel and have an edge in today’s highly competitive job market.

By providing unique training programmes and hands-on workplace experience at a number of the world’s leading multinational companies, Tumoohi enables trainees to develop a network of professional relationships with industry leaders, in addition to identifying and showcase their competencies with employers looking for specialised talents.

Under the agreement, DIEZ will give participants an exceptional opportunity to gain professional and practical experience and learn about best practices and global standards.

Participants will be able to work with DIEZ, along with companies registered in the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZ) and Dubai Silicon Oasis, offering job opportunities across thousands of leading regional and international companies that have been active within the two free zones in the last 26 years.

The young talents will also have the opportunity to work and train at Dubai CommerCity, the first free zone dedicated to digital commerce. Dubai CommerCity has recently adopted the concepts of “digital commerce” and “technology first” to lead an evolving operational approach for ambitious and regional companies in the digital economy and related sectors.

Under its new direction, Dubai CommerCity aims to enhance returns, economic contributions, and sustainable growth, in order to positively impact the experience of investors, companies, and talents.

Saeed Mubarak Obaid Murad, Vice President of Human Resources at DIEZ, said, “DIEZ places Emiratisation and qualifying Emirati competencies at the top of its strategic priorities, in line with the efforts to implement the strategic national plans and initiatives of our wise leadership. Through its three free zones, DIEZ is home to more than 5,000 international companies covering 20 key economic sectors, offering participants of this programme a unique opportunity to work with major international companies of all sizes. This aims to enhance young talents’ capabilities, allowing them to gain attractive professional and specialised skills to join the private sector workforce. Through this initiative, we aim to make DIEZ’s free zones and companies even more compelling in attracting local and international talent, by providing similar opportunities and strengthening cooperation with free zone companies to support the Emiratisation of their staff.”

Nabil Qayed, Director of People & General Administration, People Department, DP World UAE, commented, “At DP World, we firmly believe that youth empowerment and training are vital for the progress of any country. As an international organisation established in Dubai, we are committed to ramping our national pool of talents and support the UAE’s economy through this strategic initiative, which will present new Emirati graduates with the opportunity to engage with local and international companies within the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and beyond, ensuring the promotion of the UAE’s future growth. We are pleased to renew this cooperation, which falls in line with the vision of our wise leadership, along with DP World’s continuous endeavour to foster all Emirati talents and build a well-equipped generation of future leaders.”

Yousuf Ahmad Al Aslai, Manager, Tumoohi, DP World UAE, said, “Our youth is fundamental to the success of the UAE in the next 50 years. Therefore, this initiative seeks to enhance the prospects for success by boosting technical and logistical capabilities, and providing a young workforce with an abundance of innovative ideas to promote commercial growth.”

DP World’s Tumoohi Initiative programmes will offer new Emirati graduates the opportunity to accumulate valuable experience from leading local and global companies, helping them develop essential skills to excel in today’s ever-changing and advancing work environment. The initiative also encourages trainees to engage with leading industry experts and potential employers to build close relationships over the long run.


Source: Emirates News Agency

Culture Summit Abu Dhabi discusses pandemic’s impact on culture sector, importance of rooting culture in education

ABU DHABI, The first day of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi has kicked off in the UAE capital with an exciting programme of keynote speeches, discussions, sessions and cultural performances.

In a session that discusses the impact of the pandemic on culture, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, said, “If an issue happens in Brazil or Iraq or Syria, it affects us as well, because culture is where we have common and shared humanity, we can protect the diversity of it and make sure that it evolves, not just by issuing 10 policies a year, but through practical policies.”

The Culture Summit is an example of a platform that brings together the public, private, government and academic sector to find such practical policies on the ground, she added.

Mohamed Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, said, “One of the main things we came out with [following the pandemic], is the continuous ability to share and put yourself out there; a blueprint that works in Abu Dhabi or Bahrain or New York, works at any cultural institution in the world, and that blueprint needs to be shared.”

Ernesto Ottone R., Assistant Director-General for Culture, UNESCO, spoke about the joint report Unesco had commissioned with DCT Abu Dhabi to study the impact of the pandemic on the culture sector, stating that it gave guidance to what was needed to identify the target and gaps that should be addressed today.

He also stressed on the importance of climate change action in protecting cultural heritage assets worldwide, as natural disasters lead to the disappearance of many sites.

The Summit welcomed three former Heads of States, Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania (2009-2019); Ivo Josipović, President of Croatia (2010-2015) and Joyce Banda, President of Malawi (2012-2014) in conversation with Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Adviser to the UAE President, to explore the role of culture in making resilient and shared societies.

Joyce Band, the first female President of Malawi, spoke of how the pandemic strongly impacted communities in Africa. “I must say that the challenges that we talk about regarding COVID-19 pandemic are real. For the longest time we have heard that Africa was not affected at that level because we were looking at just statistics, but I would request people look at our health systems, education system, our fragile economics. When COVID hit us, it made us lose.”


Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, which runs until 25th October, is organised by DCT Abu Dhabi in collaboration with global partner organisations bringing expertise in diverse fields, from culture and arts to media and technology.


Source: Emirates News Agency

Adventure & Camping Exhibition 2022 to kick off on October 26 at Expo Al Dhaid

SHARJAH, All is set at Expo Al Dhaid for the launch of the fourth Adventure & Camping Exhibition 2022, an event that is yearned for by this hobby enthusiasts.

Organised by Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 26th October, the event organisers revealed that this year’s edition hides astounding surprises for the lovers of land and sea adventures with 200 local and international brands and more than 10,000 products presented by over 45 exhibitors. The products shown will range from the latest camping equipment to the products that cater for hiking, climbing, outdoor sports, hunting and fishing. Furthermore, the chance will be there for visitors to get in touch with the companies that work in everything related to wildlife and interact with hunting and desert sports enthusiasts. The exhibition will witness an incredibly wide range of products and services, including security and safety devices required in camping as well as all services that cater to experiencing wildlife and desert means of transportation such as motorcycles and four-wheel drive vehicles.

Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, confirmed that all necessary preparations have been completed to launch a special edition of the Adventure and Camping Exhibition, to continue the great successes of this event, which attracts more than 5,000 visitors annually from inside and outside the country. It has proven its prominence among adventure events in the Arabian Gulf region, which is famous for loving this hobby. He pointed out that the Adventure and Camping Exhibition succeeded over the past three yearly editions in pushing many young Emiratis and entrepreneurs to enter the field of journey and camping supplies industry, as well as linking them to the Emirati heritage that this event symbolises with its many traditional events. He added that the exhibition, in its fourth edition, will show a wide selection of the latest products and supplies needed for land and sea cruises, fishing, camping and hunting.

The exhibition covers an area of 3,000 square metres, indoors and outdoors. It is scheduled to receive visitors for free from 14:00-22:00 daily, and from 15:00pm-23:00 on Friday.


Source: Emirates News Agency