Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, December 25, 2018, (AETOSWire) - The United States Consulate in the United Arab Emirates sponsored an event for the enjoyment of faculty, staff, students, and the entire Ras Al Khaimah community, a performance of the United States Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) Band at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).
AURAK students, faculty, staff, and the Ras Al Khaimah community all met out on the University green to blow off pre-finals stress, dancing the afternoon away to the musical talents of the AFCENT band. The band travels the world representing American culture through their musical talents, covering American songs from various genres including pop, rock, country, jazz, and even traditional American Christmas songs. Students, faculty, and the Ras Al Khaimah community, joined together on the stage and created dancing lines, showing off their best dance moves to share in one last AURAK celebration before finals and before going home for Winter Break.
Christine Dal Bello, Public Affairs Officer of the United States Consulate said, “It was a distinct pleasure for the U.S. Consulate General to work with the AFCENT Band and be able to bring American music to AURAK. We are so grateful for the amazing hospitality and incredibly warm welcome that the band received. Witnessing the enthusiasm of the students at the concert, as well as the academic prowess of the AURAK engineering students when I visited the Solar Decathlon, was very inspiring and I am thankful to AURAK leadership, faculty, staff, and students.”
AURAK President, Professor. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, was appreciative of the US Consulate’s generosity in arranging the concert for the students, faculty, and staff. He looks forward to many future collaborations.
AURAK is a nonprofit, government-owned institution of higher education which provides the local, regional and international communities with a North American-style education integrated with Arabic customs and traditions. AURAK is licensed by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates and has been accredited in the United States of America by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since December 2018. AURAK offers a total of 22 accredited undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 24, 2018, (AETOSWire): In-vitro fertilization has paved way for several people to become parents. Considering the benefits offered by this technology, and being one of the most successful mechanisms for conceiving, Fakih IVF Fertility Center has crafted special programs this festive season.
“At Fakih, we have always been committed to patients’ wellness, and introducing this special program in line with our vision to support the dreams of couples seeking to be parents, as well as increase the chances of success for participants,” said Dr. Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF.
Fakih IVF Fertility Center Dubai is offering free consultations to all the patients on their first visit with an additional discount of 10 percent on IVF and ICSI procedures during the month of December. In-vitro fertilization represents a significant hope for the scores of families who struggle to have children, and the introduction of this program is a part of Fakih’s responsibility to offer financial guarantees to its patients, whilst offering them a ray of hope this festive season.
“With the year coming to an end, we are working closely with the medical teams to develop programs that will offer easy access to patients to cutting-edge treatments. Our holistic programs will not only increase the fertility rates, but also offer the right emotional support that patients seek,” added Dr Michael Fakih.
Studies suggest that several women between the ages of 18 to 44 have impaired fecundity - trouble conceiving, or trouble carrying. However, live birth rate for each IVF cycle started has a profound success rate. Considering the success that IVF offers, it is befitting that patients in the UAE have access to best fertility treatments at cost-effective rates.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2018, (AETOSWire): Recently, Indian film star and producer Shah Rukh Khan toured nanoM, a state-of-the-art sports and human performance facility based in Dubai that provides comprehensive health and fitness analyses.
Shah Rukh, who spent more than two hours at the facility, signed the clinic’s wall of fame and said: “I’ve visited many facilities around the world, including ones in the US and Europe, and nanoM’s equipment and technology are the most impressive by far.”
“I can see why professional footballers, cyclists and cricketers use nanoM’s services. My team – the Kolkata Knight Riders – and I will definitely be back for health and performance assessments,” he added.
Karan Rekhi, Vice President – Operations of Nano M, an Emirates Healthcare Company said, “We were delighted to host SRK at our facility. Our wall of fame is almost completely covered; I believe word spreads when you offer excellence. nanoM is the facility of choice for sports professionals and celebrities seeking to enhance their performances and address existing or potential injuries.”
Other famous visitors include English football legend Frank Lampard, who underwent a series of tests at nanoM earlier this year, and Lee Peltier, who plays for Cardiff City.
nanoM is a unique, premium health assessment facility with technology that is at least a decade more advanced than that in other facilities. The latest equipment is used to analyse health, fitness, total body functionality and physical performance capabilities, and the facility has a movement analysis area with high definition cameras to monitor and analyse whole body motion.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2018, (AETOSWire): Prominent e-sports gaming product manufacture, BenQ ZOWIE announced ZOWIE G-SR Red Special Edition mousepad and is now available in the Middle East region. G-SR-SE Red is the updated version from G-SR-SE Blue mousepad, providing gamers with a new color option, and refreshed design to choose from.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 24 December 2018, (AETOSWire): The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at the Al Yamamah Palace in Riyadh yesterday guests of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture ‘Janadria 33’ who are intellectuals and writers.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivered the following speech during the reception,
“Dear guests, Dear brothers, Peace, mercy and blessings of God upon you. I am welcoming you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the National Festival of Heritage and Culture in its 33rd edition. I am also welcoming the participation of the brotherly Republic of Indonesia as the guest of honor of this edition.
This festival embodies the Kingdom's heritage, reflects the diversity of heritage in our country, contributes to the awareness of young generations of this heritage, and contributes to promoting global cultural communication. And your presence here is a proof of this.”
Following this the word of this years’ honored personality was delivered by Dr. Samar Bint Jaber Al-Humoud in which she expressed appreciation for the honoring which is a constant and continuous approach of Saudi Arabia to its citizens to encourage, motivate and embrace them.
She also said, "The Kingdom has invested in its citizens’ sons and daughters and exerted precious efforts. The sons and daughters of this country have conducted many achievements in all fields. The Saudi presence has become a milestone in many regional and international forums on the individual and institutional levels, thanks to God first, and the unlimited support of the leadership of this blessed nation.”
After that, the President of the Union of Tunisian Writers, Dr. Salah El-Din El-Hammadi delivered a speech on behalf of the guests of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture, in which he said, "Your generous patronage to the festival and the reception of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is clear obvious proof that the interest in culture, heritage and thought are priorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and our presence to this land is only an expression of our recognition of this and recognition of your favor on writers and creative thinkers.”
He added, “We came here to celebrate with you the heritage, culture and history through our participation in this festival, raising the same slogan of this year’s edition ‘Faithfulness and Loyalty’ which are two of the most important values of Arab society.”
Al -Hammadi praised the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque’s attitudes towards the dangers that threaten the Arab nation. He said, "Without your firmness and determination and your response to the various conspiracies targeting the Arab countries, the wolves would attack our countries."
At the end of the reception, guests of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture were honored by shaking hands with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Project will position the Kingdom on the global tourism map, eventually creating 70,000 jobs, growing GDP by SAR 22 billion and attracting one million visitors per year
RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 13 December 2018, (AETOSWire): A delegation from the Red Sea Development Company, led by chief executive John Pagano, was received by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at Araqa Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday (December 11).
Mr. Pagano made a visual presentation at the palace on the master plan of the Red Sea Project, underlining its economic and development goals and the project’s objective to become a global destination for luxury tourism. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chairman of the company, was also present.
Twenty-two islands on the Red Sea will be developed as part of the project that is expected to create an estimated 70,000 jobs.
It will not just contribute SAR 22 billion to Saudi Arabia’s GDP, but play a major role in the Kingdom’s economic-diversification drive – a chief objective of Vision 2030 – by attracting approximately one million tourists per year.
The first phase of the project, scheduled to be completed in 2022, will include an airport, marinas, residential properties, recreational facilities and up to 3,000 hotel rooms.
King Salman lauded the delegates for planning a project that will propel Saudi Arabia to a prominent position on the global tourism map and create investment opportunities for the Saudi Arabian private sector – while simultaneously preserving the nation’s cultural and environmental heritage.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 13 December 2018—(AETOSWire): With the support and under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the 33rd Edition of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture will be held in Janadria for 21 days from Thursday 20th December 2018 to Wednesday 9th January 2019. Organized by the Saudi Ministry of National Guard, the festival is part of the efforts to intensify attention for Saudi heritage, expose it regionally and globally and to promote dialogue among cultures and civilizations on the level of people and nations.
Janadria is the largest Saudi cultural festival that simulates the history, present and future of Saudi Arabia and the largest event of its kind in the region. Since 1985, it has witnessed extensive Saudi participation, a growing Arab and Gulf presence and an unprecedented public presence. The festival annually attracts millions of lovers of cultural heritage and originality and includes the launch of several distinctive cultural initiatives.
This year the festival is characterized by a wide and rich participation from the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the guest of honor of the festival is Indonesia, reflecting the weight of this historic, civilized and cultural country.
With a high-level official presence from the GCC and Arab countries, this year's festival will be held under the theme of ‘Wafaa wa Walaa’ – ‘Faithfulness and Loyalty. The festival will present to the public a literary and artistic distinctive work which is the opera performance ‘Tilal Ya Yaat’ performed by Mohammed Abdo and Rashid Al Majid, with the words of the poet Fahd Aft and composed by the musician Dr. Talal and with the participation of the artist Mazal Farhan for the first time.
In addition there will be the launch of the camel race heritage, a race which is the first nucleus of the Janadria Festival known more than 40 years ago which then transformed into an annual cultural and heritage festival. The festival is also unique with ‘Al Arda Art’ which represents one of the most important events and expresses the unity of the homeland and embodies the pride of the nation, its strength and cohesion.
The new edition is the largest in the history of the Festival, as it will be attended by more than 50 Saudi government institutions and sectors. The Festival will review the stands of the Saudi regions including folk shows, handicrafts, heritage collections, local food, seminars and cultural activities. The programme of folk literature at the Janadria Festival will have a wide participation of a number of famous Saudi, Emirati and Kuwaiti poets.
The festival seeks annually to provide all the amenities and needs for visitors to enjoy all its various activities and for hours spent at the event.