Monthly Archives: December 2017

Teams Turn Up The Heat At Grand Prix Of Sharjah As F1H2O World Championshipopens Qualification Round

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) in partnership with Sharjah International Marine Sports Club launched the qualifications round of the UIM F1H2O World Championship.

Eight teams turn up the heat at Sharjah’s Khalid Lagoon during the opening round of the world’s foremost international series of single-seater inshore Formula 1 Powerboat Racing, held today (Thursday, December 14, 2017).

The event welcomed the the competing teams, who are to pump up adrenalin levels at the event. The teams are: CTIC F1 Shenzhen China, Team Abu Dhabi, F1 Atlantic Team, Mad-Croc Baba Racing, Team Sweden, Blaze Performance, Emirates Racing Team, and Maverick F1.


WEEGS: It’s Time To Bridge That Gap Between Women And Technology, Science, Health And Sports

Technology is one many sectors that has been more accepting of men than their counterparts. With digital innovations taking the lead in economy, education and society globally, this reality needs to change and become more inclusive. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017) brought together leaders and role models in the field of technology from around the world who shared diverse experiences that people have with and without technology in their communities.

At a panel titled ‘Women in Technology’, they advocated the need to not only create more opportunities for women in the field by fulfilling the most important precondition necessary to empower them, which is to give them access to the internet and digital platforms of learning, but also try and close the gender gap by showing the next generation just how diverse, creative and exciting the technology sector can be.

Recent research from PwC revealed that only 3 percent of female students would consider a career in technology as their first choice. The most common explanation is that many felt they didn’t have enough information about what a career in tech could involve. This is the reality of more developed societies that have the requisite infrastructure in place. What about the underdeveloped and developing nations where people, especially women, still don’t have the purchase capacity of a basic internet package? Adjusting the learning and technology uptake requirements of different societies based on their development realities and challenges was a main focus of the panel.

Al Qasba Glows With Spectacular Fireworks In Celebration Of UAE National Day

Al Qasba, Sharjah’s premier tourist, leisure and family destination, glowed with spectacular fireworks in celebration of the 46th UAE National Day on December 2, reaffirming its role as a leading host of national festivities in the country.

The popular attraction came alive with a variety of entertaining and artistic activities as well as Emirati folk dances performed by Al Ayala group – all designed to enhance the spirit of national loyalty, glory and pride in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Visitors were thrilled by the blend of events focusing on the UAE’s authentic heritage and rich culture, as Al Qasba shared the joy of the glorious occasion with its guests, who enjoyed delicious traditional Emirati dishes and beautiful henna designs, while children painted their faces with the colours of the UAE flag.

Sharjah Department Of eGovernment Celebrates Their Love For Their Homeland

On Wednesday, 29 November, the staff at the Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) got together at their headquarters in Sharjah to mark the 46th year of the UAE’s Union. Grand celebrations featuring cultural and recreational activities provided DeG’s employees with a golden opportunity to express their love, appreciation and patriotic spirit for their beloved nation.

Present during the celebration were Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Director General of DeG, Sheikh Salem bin Abdul Rahman Al Qasimi, Head of the Office of H.H. the Sharjah Ruler, Brigadier Abdullah Mubarak bin Amer, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police and Noor Ali Al Noman, Director of DeG.

Member of DeG took part in various festive activities, expressed their joy of celebrating one of the most significant days in the nation’s history. They wished the UAE and its people continued peace, progress and prosperity under the solidarity and wise leadership of the seven emirates.