Continuing a long-standing tradition of bilateral cooperation, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sponsored a number of programs and events in the spring of 2014. In May, the “UAE Women in Business Mission to the UK” event welcomed a delegation from the Dubai Business Women’s Council and the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council. At the event, female entrepreneurs from the UAE established working relationships with British counterparts and strengthened commercial ties between the two nations.
In April, the London Book Fair’s International Publishing Industry Excellence Awards recognized the Sharjah-based publisher Kalimat for its many Arabic children’s books. Kalimat earned a place on the shortlist of the Children’s and Young Adult Publisher Award category. In the field of education, the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi announced that it would open four new British curriculum schools between 2015 and 2019. Similarly, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship formally announced the BP Innovation Scholarship.
Via Shahram Shirkhani