ABU DHABI, — H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, has sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, over the death of Prince Mish…

DUBAI, — The UAE has once again topped the world’s countries most young Arabs wish to live in, according to a recent international survey.

With a significant increase in the nation’s popularity compared to previous years, the findings of the ninth annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2017, have kept the UAE for the sixth year on a row at the pinnacle of choices for young Arabs to live in, with 35 percent of young Arabs surveyed, citing the UAE as their first and foremost preference, a significant increase of 13 percent points over last year.

In another credit to the much-coveted living standard of the country, the UAE again topped other world nations when 36 percent of young Arabs said the UAE is their model country, when asked about which state they would like their country to emulate, compared to 23 percent last year. The US came in second place, with 15 percent, Saudi Arabia and Canada with 14 percent, and Germany on the fifth position with 13 percent.

Looking at the geopolitical situation, a third of young Arab surveyed across 16 countries said the UAE and Saudi Arabia are the top allies of their country, with 36 percent of them putting the UAE slightly ahead of Saudi Arabia, 34 percent, an increase of 8 percentage points from 2016.

Sunil John, Founder & CEO of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, said that the survey has consistently reported the UAE as the most desired place for young Arabs to live in and to emulate.

This is a testament to the success of the nation’s model of economic diversification and its focus on creating job opportunities and driving the entrepreneurial skills of young people. Young Arabs see the UAE as a beacon of hope and by endorsing its development model, they are applauding the vision of the country’s wise leadership, he noted.

Source: Emirates News Agency

RAS AL KHAIMAH, — Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) celebrated this year’s International Workers’ Day by holding an open day for its workers. The celebration was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKEZ, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hu…

HANOVER, GERMANY– — UAE-based industries are playing a leading role in employing women and advancing capacity development among women, said Ali Majed Al Mansouri at the UAE Pavilion in Hannover Messe, ahead of the WoMenPower conference.

WoMenPower is an annual career conference at Hannover Messe that is dedicated to discussing the latest trends regarding the participation of women in sectors related to industry, manufacturing and business.

The event, which will attract more than 1,400 participants throughout Friday, 28th April, focusses on recognising exceptional achievements by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields and professions.

Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development � Abu Dhabi, told visitors at the pavilion about the UAE’s leading role in the region in promoting women’s representation in the national industrial workforce and related sectors.

“Women’s active participation in the economic and industrial landscapes is a crucial factor that can positively impact their growth and socio-economic development on a significant scale. In the UAE, we are blessed with a leadership that consistently drives women to realise their potential in the public sphere.

“Our founding father, Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, said that women constitute half of the society and that a country aspiring to build itself should not keep them in the darkness of illiteracy,” he noted.

Al Mansouri also cited Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as saying, “We have exceeded the phase of empowering women to the phase of empowering the society through women.”

Strata Manufacturing, wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, highlighted the number of women it has employed in its company.

UAE nationals constitute 51 percent of Strata’s workforce, and 86 percent of the nationals employed are women. Meanwhile, almost 50 percent of Strata’s team leaders are Emirati women, and almost 40 percent of team supervisors are women nationals.

“The active role of women in advanced fields and industries has been achievable thanks to the support and guidance of the country’s leadership, under which we will continue to strive to empower women through specific initiatives and programmes,” maintained Al Mansouri.

Hannover Messe concludes its activities tomorrow. Some 250,000 visitors attend the annual event, which is the largest industrial technology and manufacturing trade show in the world.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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