The Anouar Association is a nonprofit organization that has been working for the poor and downtrodden for a long time. It has been about 40 years now that Anouar Association, under the Chairmanship of Md. Dekkak has been doing this work. It is working to increase awareness among people about various issues.
The mission of Anouar Association is to serve underprivileged children as well as uncared for elders. It strives to offer sustenance to poor children and helpless elders. Despite being an Arab organization, it does not confine itself within the boundaries of the Arab world. If need be it can help children and elders in other geographies too. It has taken up a mission. The Mission is to help poor children and adults becoming self-reliant so that they don’t get sucked into the chasm of modern society. Indeed there is a chasm in the modern society. The chasm is between the old conservative views and the modern view of living. It is as much between the older and the younger generation as it is between the societal views cherished by these two generations. This is leading to the degradation of the society. Families are falling apart and elders are becoming exposed to the harsh outside world. There are times when there is no one to care for elders in families. What do such elders do? How do they sustain themselves? These are the questions that disturbed the mind of Md. Dekkak. This is the reason that he founded the Anouar Association. However, children are a big part of the works of Anouar Association. In fact, uplifting the condition of poor and underprivileged children is the main work of this association.
In order to serve poor children and underprivileged adults, it focuses on several areas. It strives to help elders and children in areas like Education, Water, Health, Sports Activities, Sustainable Development, Community Development etc. With this aim it has already raised money for building a school for children. It has raised $35,000 so far and desires to raise $40,000.
Destitute children and elders also need healthcare and development. This is why the Anouar Association focuses on healthcare and sustainable development. Sports activities are an integral part of healthcare. So the organization helps and supports poor children to engage in sports.
In order to bring the change on a massive scale, you need to work for community development. Communities need to be taken up in clusters and provide with all the resources and encouragement. This can have an all-round effect on helpless elders as well as poor children in the community. Seeing poor children grow up to be self-reliant and responsible citizens of tomorrow is a joy. Mr. Dekkak is really enjoying it.
The association believes that there is potential in every child. You just need to nourish it to let it bloom with all the colors. You just need to stoke the desire burning inside every poor child and elder. They will take care of themselves. Encouragement and motivation can go a long distance in realizing this potential. The association strives to impart good education and healthcare to nourish the potential of these children.
There are elders in the sociality who need care and sustenance. These elders may have fallen out of favor with their family members. They may even be rendered helpless due to financial condition. Either way, they need succor. The Anour foundation can offer the much-needed succor to them. They also need a means of sustenance. So the association strives to help them earn a living for themselves. The vision is to help these helpless elders and poor children with voluntary help, fundraising with an objective and by supporting them. It has a wide base of volunteers and running projects.
You need to bring about a societal change in perception towards families, children and elderly. To do this you need to bring about a change in perception about various issues among people. The annual association is doing just that. There are societal issues due to which families are falling apart and elders are becoming helpless. Many of these children are either becoming recluse and are becoming aggressive. This can have serious repercussions in the future. That is why the association wants to help poor children and elders and involve them in sustainable and community development. Modern society does not care much about these children. These children may ultimately bring the much-needed change in the societal outlook.
Modern ways of living and other practices are breaking families apart. In such families, children are often at the receiving end. Elders too are helpless in geographies around the world. Both changing family values and pecuniary compulsions are to be blamed for negligence and abuse of elders by their children. Elders also need to be provided with means to support themselves. That is why the association helps poor elders by providing these elders with some kind of livelihood.
However, in its continuous pursuit of good for the underprivileged children, it has not only founded schools but has also been active in motivating the children in these schools. It provides gifts and study aids to these children. Children are the future of every geography and the Arab world is no different. This is why they need to be given proper training and education so that they can grow up into fine human beings. All said and done, building schools and getting engaged in such a wide range of activities is not easy. You need a big investment for that. This is why they are asking for a donation from everybody. Apart from this they also undertake community development programs and sustainable development programs so that the number of underprivileged children and elders come down.
The Netherlands Business Council is known for their industrial sector within their country as through their industrial sector it allows them to export chemicals, edible goods, and fuel. Overall on every economy ranking, the Netherlands is ranked 17th as the largest economy around the world.
The GDP of the Netherlands is $826,20 billion as of the year 1960 – 2018, they’re overall ranked as 10th as one of the countries with the highest GDP of the world. In terms of labor force, the Netherlands has a rate of 70.5% labor participation rate as of 2003 – 2018 within their country.
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates relies on oil as their source of income, the United Arab Emirates also relies on tourism as a second source of revenue for their country their imports and exports are the majority from oil and their rate of import and export for oil is 85% and the remaining 15% are other goods.
The overall GDP of the UAE is 1.38 trillion AED, they’ve accumulated their GDP mostly through oil and the rest are from other goods. The total Labor force of UAE is 6,330,540 and most are males and has an overall percentage of 91%, while the female labor force has an overall of 42%. The United Arab Emirates has a total Gross national income of 675,300 billion $ within their country.
Advantages of Dutch Businesses on UAE
· In regards to taxes, the UAE does not have any corporate tax in terms on the profit gathered by the businesses, thus allows the Dutch businesses to gather enough profits to run different activities due to having enough profits, this activity that may lead more profits to accumulate for the business.
· The reporting and the financial standing of the business are not mandatory to be reported annually through an audit, they may instead report in a simple form, this would allow Dutch businesses to have less pressure in terms of reporting their business stature.
The Netherlands and UAE Relationship
The UAE and Netherlands has an important relationship in terms of trading as companies such as; Royal Dutch Shell have been active in UAE for more than 60 years and through different companies within the UAE such as; ADNOC , since there are different operations of Netherlands that are within ADNOC and also different types of machinery and technologies in relation to gas is being used by the Netherlands in cooperation with the UAE and most of the exports of Netherlands are within the UAE and they’re expecting that as the UAE improve their economy further, their relationship in terms of trading will as well.
Netherlands and UAE in terms of aiding to each country have reached to an agreement to cooperate regarding development support towards both of their countries, this happens when both ministers met and conversed in terms of aiding both countries development, through sharing different ideas to both of their countries.
Aiding between Netherlands and United Arab Emirates would allow both countries to be able to improve their economies and be able to diversify their area within their country in terms of their GDP and different economic scales.
Netherlands Business Council
The Netherlands Business Council is a business council that is founded in 1997 by the renowned businessman from the Netherlands. NBC is known by the authorities within the UAE as a representative for companies made by individuals from the Netherlands within Dubai and different emirates. A few different entrepreneurs and different career nationals, they have improved to 200 entrepreneurs, executives, and managers in different companies.
In terms of their events, the members of the Netherlands Business Council regularly call them for their 30 and more annual events, their members involves entrepreneurs, managers, and executives from different companies.
The Netherland Business Council aims to provide their members the platform to network, encourage and to promote their business on similar businessmen as well as business councils within the Netherlands and the GCC region.’
Official Website: nbcdubai.com
A Lifelong Love for Horses:
Horses are some of the most beautiful creatures we share this world with, whether leisurely horse riding in a field or seeing them compete in some of the world’s biggest races, horses have always been a fascination to me. I fell in love with horses when I was young, and they have been my welcome companion ever since.
Whether it is the simple pleasure in the company of horses or the overwhelming energy around the racetrack, the passion for all things equestrian is always present. Let me take you to some of my favorite horses and special events that give the drive to my fondness and appreciation of horses to this day.
As a Muslim, I understandably developed an appreciation for the Arabian breed. These types of horses are also one of the oldest breeds that are alive today. As the name suggests, they can trace their origins to the Arabian Peninsula, where there is archeological evidence of the breed dating back 4,500 years.
Arabian horses have distinctive features, notably the chiseled head and dished face that give them a very different look to most horses. Coupled with a long, arched neck and shorter back, Arabian horses stand out wherever they are and are considered some of the finest horses available today, and as such are incredibly desirable for any horse owner.
The story of the Arabian breed is intertwined with the story of civilization, from Alexander the Great to Genghis Kahn, Arabian horses were the chosen mount of the great leaders of the period, even Napoleon chose an Arabian horse to ride.
Arabian horses are known as particularly intelligent animals who form a stronger bond with owners than most horses, and there is a scientific reason for this. Arabian breeds today are descended from the horses that were owned by Bedouin tribes, and such was the severity of the environment, this often meant the horses were kept close to their owners at all times, sharing water and food, and sometimes even the tents. That close bond and living with their human companions has resulted in a breed that forms uncommonly string bonds and shows higher than average intelligence.
Of course, my passion for horses goes beyond simply enjoying their company, I love the thrill of horse riding. I can release my energy when channeling my inner equestrian spirit. From the Arabian horses to racing and a variety of others, riding these horses both in fields, on natural trails and even on the roads near to the stables is all part of the joy.
I have experienced my share of thrills while mounted on a good horse. I believe that it is when riding where the true bond is created, and where the connection is at its peak. Like millions of people all over the world, I appreciate the communication of trust and partnership with the horse during a ride and the thrill that comes from seeing the world from the perspective of these glorious animals.
World’s Richest Horse Race
Dubai’s local culture rests upon a long-standing relationship with nature and its many offerings. It easy to see that this mega-metropolis has easy access to beautiful open desert landscapes, strong Arabian horses, and the world’s exciting races like the much-celebrated Dubai World Cup.
The race has taken place annually since it was first running in 1996, it is currently held at the Meydan Racecourse in Nad Al Sheba. A 10-furlong flat sprint held on a dirt course, the Dubai World Cup has the largest prize purse in racing at US$ 10 million.
Famous for being the world’s richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup is the perfect place to make all your equestrian pursuits a reality. Being both a horse and a sports fan, this event is always a must-see. I have been blessed to be able to watch and experience some of my favorite horses display their strength on the race track as well as being able to interact with fellow horse enthusiasts. A truly unique experience for anyone who loves racing, it is a great event to meet old friends and make new ones too.
For me, everything about these animals is something to be enjoyed, which is why I am also so enthusiastic about racing. Being present in these kinds of events always leave me a deep sense of appreciation for these magnificent creatures.
Passion and Support
I may get busy doing charity and outreach programs, working with various non-profit organizations to improve the lives of the less fortunate from around the world. My interest, however, in improving awareness and animal welfare naturally extends to my love for horses. I am involved with several organizations promoting horse interests, eventually became a global influencer, blessed for being honored with an award at the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference, known as One World, 6 Continents, in 2017.
At the Fusion Grand Orient Gala Dinner at the event, held at Palais Namaskar, Morocco, I received the award for my work within the Arabian horse community, a clear demonstration of my commitment to these special animals and in particular protect the breed so that the Arabian horse will be a breed that lasts to bring joy to generations of horse owners to come.
A visionary entrepreneur who loves to take a ride through history: Nostalgia is the driving force for many collectors. Whether you call them “classic” or “antique,” or “vintage” cars that are over 20 years old tend to have a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts. Just what is the correct way to refer to an old car that someone loves and enjoys? People identify with these classic cars, and for whatever reason, they become passionate about certain makes, models, and styles.
Is there such a thing as the stereotypical classic car enthusiast? We’re all probably thinking “Yes, with very strong interest” Well this may surprise you! Most classic car owners are just like you and me; however the most passionate ones will have more cars.
There is no doubt that when it comes to serious car collectors, there is no particular style. Each individual is as unique as the collections they create, but few are as spectacular unique as Mohamed Dekkak. A successful entrepreneur, Mr. Dekkak was born in Morocco and today is involved with a multitude of non-profit organizations as well as being chairman of the business he founded in 1992, the Adgeco Group.
Using the skills that he honed building partnerships and collaborations with governments and multi-national businesses in his role at the Adgeco group, he has become a significant contributor to the non-profit world. With chairmanship of the Arab Peace Corp Foundation a highlight, he is involved with numerous charities and other non-profits that champion ethical and responsible business, human rights and togetherness around the world.
Through the Adgeco Group, Dekkak has been a proponent of cutting edge technology, covering many markets including oil and gas, energy among others, but that focus on the future, the changing technology that is reshaping the world around us is tempered by a love of the past. as can be seen in his eclectic collection of cars that take us on a journey through all our histories.
An exceptional businessman, and though his efforts to make this world a better place for all, and exceptional human being, he also has impeccable taste. The car collection is an array of styles, but they do all have one thing in common. Every car is stunning in detail and design, so let’s see what he has in his garage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]
1952 GMC Pickup RAM Jet 350 V8
A beautiful 1952 GMC pickup truck finished in faultless baby blue paintwork. A true American classic, these pickups powered rural America, and you would be hard pressed to find a 1950’s B movie that didn’t have at least one GMC Pickup carrying the hero along to victory.
But this one is more than it first seems. You notice the low stance that hides the top of the whitewall tires first, giving it a mean stance. Then you hear the noise, the noise of a RAM Jet 350 V8, pushing out 345 horsepower and making this a pickup that has classic looks, but thoroughly modern performance.
1954 Jaguar XK-140
Elegance, style and speed in a single package, no wonder the world fell in love with the XK 120. This pristine example found in Mr. Dekkak’s collection is finished in traditional British Racing Green with tan interior, a classic combination that adds to the desirability of the car.
A follow up to the XK 120, the XK 140 launched at the end of 1954, offering more space, more power, better brakes and a first for the Jaguar brand, flashing turn signals! Powered by a 2.5 liter straight 6 engine that features a cylinder head from the C-type, Jaguars racing car of the time that recorded 2 le Mans wins.
With 210 horsepower, performance at the time was astonishing, with cars easily achieving 125 miles per hour top speeds, and while today that may not seem so extravagant, its looks, sound and driving make it no less thrilling to drive now than they day it was made.
Mercedes 1966 250SE
It may be based on the standard Mercedes sedan of the time, the W111, but the transformation to a 2-door coupe gave the car a whole new look and attitude, going from family transport to a vehicle for the stars in one go.
A 2.5 liter straight six with 150 horsepower means this is no hot rod, but that’s not the point. It’s a cruiser, wherever you go in the 250SE, you arrive in style. This particular car blends the grey paint with bright chrome to great effect, and wraparound rear window adding to the contrast with the paint even on the side view.
The interior is a deep red leather, the perfect match for that understated exterior. Only 6,213 250SEs were ever made, and its doubtful you will find a better one that Mr. Dekkak’s.
Limited Edition Rolls-Royce Flying Spur
Based on the Rolls-Royce flagship vehicle of the time, the Silver Spur, the Flying Spur was created as a limited edition of just 50 cars, and it represents a true landmark in Rolls-Royce history.
Resplendent in its royal red paintwork and acres of cream leather inside, what sets this car apart is that this was the first ever turbocharged Rolls-Royce. The engine was taken from the Bentley Turbo R, at the time the two brands were part of the same company. The turbocharges 6.7-liter V8 engine produces 360 horsepower that made it the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever at the time it was build.
A stunning car, like all Flying Spur’s., this one carries an engraved plaque on the dash signifying its number in the production run. A true piece of Rolls-Royce history.
1942 Chevrolet Fleetline
The world was at war, but Chevrolet didn’t let that stop them creating this beautiful, innovative car in 1942. With its 216-cu inline 6 engine producing 90 horsepower, it went as well as it looked and really was revolutionary at the time. Smooth curves and stainless-steel lines gave a futuristic look that the public fell in love with.
For many it could have just stepped of the set of Flash Gordon or any of the sci-fi series so popular in the late ‘30s, and was one of the first aspirational cars, setting the tone for American car design for a decade to come.
This pristine, all white example is in perfect condition, and retains the large external sunshade that many owners fitted from aftermarket suppliers to combat the reflections that come from the stainless-steel dashboard. A true period accessory, and one that is increasingly rare today.
When you want to take a trip back in time, just a few minutes inside this car is the answer, its art deco inspired interior, all in perfect condition, is as good as any time machine. A sign of optimism in a time when it was missing from most of the world, the 1942 Chevrolet Fleetline is one of those cars that are a bookmark in the history books, reminding us of what can be achieved no matter the circumstances.
1951 Land Rover Series 1
The first version of the vehicle that would remain in production for an astonishing 68 years before its final version was produced in 2016, this 1951 Series 1 Land Rover is the beginning chapter of the longest story in automotive history. That longevity is all the more remarkable given that this venerable Series 1, with its Willys Jeep inspired design, was created by the Rover Company as a short production run vehicle to try and gain some cashflow, and it was only intended to last for 3 years.
Designed for agricultural use, it is lightweight, 4-wheel drive vehicle that has proven itself as one of the world’s best off-road transports. Land Rover claim that almost 70% of their production is still in use, and that is testament to the strength of this original design. Featuring a steel chassis and an aluminum body to keep weight down, the Series 1 and its successors proved incredibly popular and really allowed The Rover Company to survive the post war period.
This particular car is an early, 80-inch wheelbase model, featuring a military spec layout with soft roof and two rear benches for passengers. You can clearly see the simple aluminum and rivet construction around the door hinges and trimmings, and it should be noted that the front screen can be folded flat against the hood is needed for a complete open experience. The interesting color is known as Grasmere Green, and is a traditional color of the Series 1, being used for the original prototype car.
1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V
Produced between 1960 and 1968, the Rolls-Royce Phantom V was produced when the great car manufacturers like Rolls-Royce still delivered their cars as a rolling chassis. Customers would then choose a specialized coachbuilder to provide the body. This allowed for incredible levels of customization that we are not used to in the modern car markets, making each of the 516 produced unique.
Exquisitely made, the Rolls-Royce Phantom V is a car of royal heritage, with 2 of the production being used as state cars by Queen Elizabeth II from 1960 onwards. She so loved these cars, they were only retired from use in 2002. Over 40 years as the car of choice for the Queen should tell you how good they are. Other notable Phantom V owners included John Lennon, who painted his car in psychedelic patters on a yellow background.
Powered by a 6.2-liter V8, speed is not the focus here, but serene luxury, and with its 4-speed automatic, they deliver that luxury in a way that few could match even today. This care features a stunning Park Ward body, one of the more popular of the coachbuilders available to produce Rolls-Royce Phantom V bodies. With its swooping lines and prominent grill featuring the famous Flying Lady, it looks every inch the luxury limousine it is.
1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
Produced between 1955 and 1966, the Silver Cloud II was the mainstay of Rolls-Royce car production for 11 years. It may not have had the bespoke nature of the big limousines, but this was a car produced when Rolls-Royce said they made the best cars in the world, and few argued with them.
A 300-cu in six-cylinder engine under the hood produced 155 horsepower coupled with the enormous body ensures that progress was never what you would call fast, but this car was all about luxury, and it delivered that more that by the bucket load.
The first Rolls to feature power steering and air conditioning, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II marked the point Rolls became the modern car producer that we still enjoy today.
Over 2000 of these cars were made, which this particular car striking in its two-tone paintwork, an original factory option, giving it truly elegant touch that adds to the beauty of the experience.
Army Style UAE Jeep
A desert rocket, this amazing looking vehicle is based upon a heavily modified Jeep Wrangler. It stripped out interior, with even the soft top removed completely, make it incredibly lightweight, while the large wheels and off-road tires give the traction needed in any conditions.
Held firmly in place by the racing bucket seats, this lightweight car is designed to do one thing, go very fast across any terrain, and it is superb at the job. Packing a4 liter V8, this modified truck is a real thrill machine.
Take to the dunes in this car and driving will never be the same again. This one is painted up in UAE military colors, giving it an even tougher appearance than it already had. Some cars are for the enjoyment of being a passenger, some are just beautiful to look at, and some, like this UAE Jeep, are for fun. Lots of fun.
1958 Bentley S1
A car that shares much of its engineering with the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II from its sister company, the Bentley S1 was built from 1955 to 1959. It shared the same chassis and 155 horsepower 300-cu in six-cylinder engine.
While produced from factory only as a saloon, could be orders as a chassis for fitting by other coachbuilders, notably Park Ward, who produced the glorious convertible version.
In tandem with the Silver Cloud II, this car represents the shift to modern production and standardized components that the company used across its range from then on, and is a beautiful, rolling work of art.
Bentley Turbo R
A car that symbolizes the brash style of the 1980’s. Built from 1986 all the way to 1999 with several design revisions along the way, it is a large, luxury saloon of the kind Bentley has long been famous for, fitted with a 6.7-liter turbocharged engine that produces 300 horsepower, and made this luxury machine a drag race hero as well.
The contrast between the serene luxury of the car, with its exquisite, hand-made interior of faultless leather and blemish-free wood, and the sheer ferocity of the speed when you bury the throttle is why it has such a legendary reputation. This one, finished in Imperial Blue with a beautiful crème interior is a perfect example of the model. A wonderfully retrained exterior with the kind of performance that will shock you, it’s arguably a type of car that we will never see again, a true hooligan in a business suit.
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
A design classic, the 250 GT Lusso was the pinnacle of the 250 GT line, being manufactured from 1963 to 1964 with just 351 produced. Filling a gap between the racing focused 250 GT SWB and the luxury grand tourer, the 250 GTE 2+2, the Lusso was agile enough to find a place in the lineup for the Targa Florio road race, but also has the interior space and comfort for long-distance comfort that the SWB versions could not match.
A real ‘best of both worlds’ design, it was the last 250 series car in production and a fine end, with its eye-catching appearance and 2+2 seating arrangement, it was a racing car for the road, but one that you could also take your children along for the ride.
Finished in sparkling Rosso Corsa, this example features the beautiful wire wheels with central spinner that were common at the time, and a lovely tan leather interior. Powered by a 3-liter V12 developing 240 horsepower, it could hit a top speed of 150 miles per hour, making it the fastest 4 seat cars in the world during its production.
One of the rarest of the 250 series cars, and the most refined, the Lusso is today one of the world’s most sought-after cars, and with valuations of around $3 million, one of the most expensive too.
One of the heroes of WW2, Willys Jeeps moved people and equipment in their millions to keep the allied forces going. Whether delivering letters from home to the front lines, or casualties to hospital stations, the Willys Jeep was central to keeping the soldiers supplied right the wat across Europe and beyond.
A genuine WW2 vehicle, this Willy Jeep has been restored to perfect condition, you can still see the rugged construction that made it so useful in any conditions. A timeless piece of history to enjoy.
1928 Packard CB 433 Brewster Limousine
A true piece of Americana, a Packard V12 limousine featuring a Brewster coach-built body, this is a car that looks like it just drove out of a movie set. When you think of the late twenties/thirties era America, you think of glamorous movie stars being driven in cars just like this. Upright, flamboyant and an amazing piece of engineering, the Packard CB 433 Brewster Limousine has it all.
Spare wheels on the sides, big, bold chrome radiator and the two large lamps at the front staring out like eyes. Few of these cars are left, and to see one kept in as-new condition as this one is a joy to behold. One of the finest examples of cars from this era you will ever see, it’s a stunning car, and one that we never tire of looking at.
Morgan Aero 8
A car made in the traditional ways that also incorporates modern systems and performance seems like the perfect vehicle for anyone who loves classics, and that is exactly what Morgan produced with the Aero 8.
Morgan have been producing cars in the same, handcrafted way since 1910, using wooden frames and hand shaped steel body panels, and have changed little in appearance in all that time. Until 2001 that is, when they came out with the Morgan Aero 8.
While keeping the basics of traditional Morgan design, the grille, large headlamps and 2-seater roadster layout, the Aero 8 design really brought Morgan into the new century. Using a BMW built 4.4-liter V8, this lightweight car has 360 horsepower, delivering startling performance.
With 60 mph reached in 4 seconds and 170 mph top speed, the Aero 8 may look like a 1950’s Morgan, but it performance matches the best of modern competitors.
This car has a wonderful white exterior with the bright contrast of red interior, a classic look that maintains the retro style that the Morgan Aero 8 is so good at. A real drivers car, it allows you to, in a sense, drive a classic car every day, and for those of us who love those old cars, is the perfect way to get the best of both worlds in our daily lives.
How did this giant toolbox on wheels ever transformed into fashion icon? Undoubtedly, the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen, or the G-Wagon still remains one of the most fascinating vehicles in the entire auto industry. The creative purpose was to thrill chauffeurs in search of unsealed terrain to play on, the Mercedes Benz G-Class AMG is growing old gracefully.
I am a private, classic and vintage car enthusiast took a trip down memory lane, rolling compliment to the power of the German maker’s over-engineered pre-1995 designs of Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen, or the G-Wagon. Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen, is an average-size four-wheel drive luxury SUV made by Magna Steyr with an old name as Steyr-Daimler-Puch based in Austria. It has three completely locking differentials, one of the few cars to have this kind of feature. Until now, they are still producing G-Class, and this is one of the longest produced Mercedez-Benz in the history of Daimler. Automotive enthusiast has always been the most versatile and the most known off-road car
I have a burning passion for Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen. He is a fan of old cars and love the idea of taking something classic and vintage and bringing it back to life. And for him, this car is a biggest superstar of all cars.
A truly esoteric collection of cars, some you may never have seen before, others you will immediately recognize, but they all have something in common. Every one of them tells a story, is a landmark car in the history of the brand, or in some cases like the Willy Jeep, in the history of the world itself.
A car collection lets us look back into our own history, cars have a way of knitting themselves into our memories, so we begin to associate periods with particular cars. Painstakingly put together, this collection reflects Mohamed Dekkak’s journey, his tastes, the cars that have had an impact on his life, and the cars that he connects with various landmarks in his life.
A wonderful collection, and one that continues to grow, everyone has a different favorite because they are all so different, but which one would you pick for your next drive?
Swiss Business Council was inaugurated in 1996 and aims to provide personal and business relations between its members and to elevate social, cultural and economic ties between Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. Since its inauguration, Swiss Business Council has established branches here in UAE with its mission to provide an opportunity to people of Switzerland and other businesses in the Gulf. To chase and share the common interest of activities, to deliberate and discuss interest.
Licensed by the UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Swiss Business Council is a non-profit organization that aims to provide its members a program to liaise with representatives of the government and private sector of the UAE and Switzerland. Swiss Business Council also intends to share a mutual interest between organizations and associations in the UAE by strengthening and evolving contacts, arranging business, social meetings and other related events.
Interested organization or individual may connect and be part of SWISS BUSINESS COUNCIL by merely filling up the application form at their website. However, it is a prerequisite to have a strong business or cultural relationship with Switzerland to qualify for the membership.
Being a member of the Swiss Business Council is an edge for both organizations and individuals as they will have a broad spectrum to explore and expand their businesses. Swiss Business Council has a lot of upcoming calendar events gear up to connect with people to share interests, make discussion and open for possible opportunities and partnership.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER OF SWISS BUSINESS COUNCIL?
The common question before joining any organization or activities will lead to this: What are the benefits?
Pinning this question, as a company or individual, you have the right to know what will be the advantages of participating in this organization to yourself as an individual and as well as to your company and how Swiss Business Council will help companies and individuals find their interests and activities to build and expand their business.
Having all these questions, members of the Swiss Business Council can have the benefits of promoting their companies here in UAE or in Switzerland. Another benefit that Swiss Business Council offers to its members is they give the Privileged price in Swiss Business Council member hotels in the UAE and provides great deals of Discount Program, giving selected offers from a growing number of partners in SWISS BUSINESS COUNCIL Abu Dhabi. Aside from this, they invite guest speakers to discuss relevant themes for members living and working in the country. Additionally, Members can also have the assistance from the council for establishing or operating business related matters in the Gulf.
As a member of the Swiss Business Council, it gives a wide range of the network to help build connections for businesses. The council members are being notified if there is a cultural and promotional activity in the UAE and received as well the updates and newsletters covering business. Attending an event helps companies or individual build a relationship with the future partnership. It also opens up opportunities to do business with the various business group.
Furthermore, a member of the Swiss Business Council can have the opportunity to be a sponsor. A member can sponsor an event to help the communities and promote their business. It also open doors for collaborations to other business group and can serve as a long-term partnership.
Indeed being part of Swiss Business Council can provide a lot of opportunities and advantages whether for individual or for companies. They open doors to people to interact, provides network and give each and everyone the chance to discuss their interest, share their experiences and expertise.
Official Website: www.swissbcuae.com
Malaysian Business Council in Dubai aims to promote entrepreneurship and leadership between Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Founded in the year 1986, the Malaysian Business Council though not producing any profit, aims to help its members to promote their interests based in Malaysia with business linked in the United Arab Emirates.
As an effective business chamber, the council gives the forum for business officials from Malaysia and UAE. The MBC works seriously with the government of both countries and has an active part in developing the bilateral relationship. An Executive Committee is built to lead the council comprising of prominent business people in both countries to be able to maintain the vision and mission of the council that serves the best interest of Malaysia and UAE.
The Malaysian Business Council is a great arena to explore and improve the business dynamics in UAE. Since the members can share and develop every business strategy that they have to promote and uplift all the business sectors and industry. The members of the chamber have confidence and security because of the strong alliance between Malaysia and UAE.
The MBC facilitates meetings every month, to promote collaborations and networking among members and to implement valuable information that is essential in the development and growth of every business.
The Malaysian Business Council of Dubai is a profitless and voluntary association of businessmen both individual and group who aims to outlive their mission and vision such as:
- To work with individuals and organizations in Dubai on matters of mutual interest.
- To heighten awareness of Dubai’s commercial position in the Middle East among the Malaysia business community.
- To promote the development of commerce and investment between Malaysia and Dubai.
- To provide a forum in which Malaysian business executives in Dubai and business executives with Malaysian interest may identify, discuss and pursue common interests regarding their activities.
- To strive to bring better a better awareness of Malaysian Businesses, products, and services in Dubai.
- To provide a forum for Malaysian business and Malaysian Business interests, and acts as an advocate for the enhancement of the business climate in the UAE
Malaysian Business Council the Business Gateway
Being part of such a huge and stable business chamber in the country would take us further in the business industry. Despite so many advantages of being a member, joining was made easy and with minimal fees to be collected. There are two types of membership: the Corporate Membership and the Individual Membership. The Corporate Full Membership is for Malaysian Companies built in UAE, and have a shareholding or ultimate Malaysian and/or management. This membership can apply for a maximum of three persons. The Individual Full Membership is for all Malaysian citizens and permanent residents of Malaysia who are senior members and/or professionals of either Malaysian or Non-Malaysian entities established in UAE. This membership is only for one person.
Perks of the Membership:
As a member you are entitled to all these exciting privileges and advantages:
- Exclusive invitations to Malaysian Embassy/Consulate led events with visiting Malaysian Ministers
- Exclusive invitations for Malaysian-led trade missions for members only
- Priority registration for MBC events and guaranteed access
- Online and printed membership directory
- MBC membership card and membership certificate
- Member’s Benefits Program enjoy special discounts on products and services offered by fellow MBC members
- Membership discounts on entrance fees to MBC events
- Being a visible part of the Malaysian community in the UAE and supporting your fellow Malaysians
German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce was founded in May 2009, it is a Semi-Government Organization and it composes of 5 Countries, first with Germany, UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Iraq. It is the first international Institute/Institution that comes from a federal level, and AHK is bilaterally Federal Business Organization that has been built in the Gulf. And they are part of the German Chambers Network that works globally; it currently has One-Hundred and Thirty locations in Ninety Countries.
BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) Co-Funded the AHKs. They have a good relationship with the Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Germany (IHKs), both AHKs and IHKs work together to help the developing German Companies, and extending their capabilities to work internationally and build business relations with foreign Countries.
The Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) German Association (DIHK) is The Umbrella Organization, which also helps and cooperates with different German Trade Association that innovates and strengthens the connections of AHKS to Various businesses and Markets.
The Different Objective of the council:
- To support each other, like when they are facing scarcity, others would help and provide the resources that are specifically lacking.
- Exchange different Theory: Marketing and Business Strategy that can help an under developing companies.
- To conduct business meetings, seminars, or conferences that can create a strong relationship or alliances between different representatives. All the meetings can be seen on their Official Website.
- To build business opportunities with a different international group that can help the economy of the country.
AHK offers large quantities of Activities such as providing Business Intelligence Strategy and Consulting Services for Companies that are new and needed help. It also Acts as a Platform for possible joint ventures and business opportunities in the UAE and Germany and more.
Ten Advantages of the German Emirati Business Council
If you are a member of the Business Council, you will be able to get many benefits such as:
- Gain Business Opportunities whether in the United Arab Emirates or Germany, as the Business Council act as a Business network for both parties.
- Joint Ventures are possible through sharing the same Mutual Interest, like in Business Activities, and Goals or Target.
- Avoidance of Scarcity, as both Countries is helping each other to turn their weaknesses into Strengths.
- It can generate more profits than your usual Revenue, through the increases of Business Activities and transactions.
- Businesses expand more Faster and increase the productivity of the Workforce through Exchanging of Ideas or Business Strategy.
- You will have an entry to New Markets and Distribution Networks, and Many Business Partners are introduced in the Business Council that can be your partnership in the business world.
- Improve the Business Status: By being in the Business Council immediate benefits are provided that can help your Company.
- Improves the range of your business activities with the help of Business Networks, and the Business meetings, conference, and more.
- Enhance your Business Related Knowledge, and decision making in different situations with the help of the members of the council and representatives of different organizations that are working in a developed company.
- The Imports and Exports of Both the United Arab Emirates and Germany are increased through the different business transactions and because of the German Emirati Joint Council.
UAE’s and Germany’s Relationship:
The Relations of the two started at May 1972, United Arab Emirates has an embassy in the Capital of Germany “Berlin” and they also have a Consulate in Munich, while Germany also has an Embassy in the Capital of UAE, which is Abu Dhabi and a Consulate in Dubai. Germany Exports to UAE almost 6 Billion Euros of Goods. Germany is the 4th largest export and also helped in the Infrastructure Projects in the UAE. The United Arab Emirates is the home of more or less Nine-Hundred German Companies, and is the Largest Trade Partner of Germany in the Middle East There are Hundreds to Thousands of Expats in both countries that are doing business activities, and who have helped in maintaining the good relationship and links of both Countries, and with the German Emirati Business Council, It will continue to strengthen the relationship of both parties, support each other, and maintain the peace between the Two Respective Countries.
The Largest and strongest national Economy in Europe Continent is Germany that holds about 28% of its area economy. And in terms of its global rank capabilities, it ranks 4th in nominal GDP (3.42 Trillion US Dollars) and ranks 5th at Purchasing Power Parity GDP (4.13 Trillion US Dollars). In the Year 2016, Germany has marked a record of being able to have the highest trade surplus in the world, worth three hundred ten billion US Dollars, making them the largest capital exporter. Their Total Workforce is 44 million people, estimated on 2016.
Gross Domestic Products in different Sectors:
- Primary (Agriculture): 0.7%
- Secondary (Industry): 30.2%
- Tertiary (Services): 73.8%
Main Industries of Germany:
- Machine Tools
The United Arab Emirates Economy is one of largest in the Arab Lands; in fact, it is the second largest after KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Its GDP or Gross Domestic Product is currently worth 382.58 Billion US Dollars (1.4 Trillion AED) based on the 2017 result, UAE’s Total GDP represent about 0.60 percent of the World’s GDP. The main source of their revenues came from oil exports which hold 85 percent of the UAE’s economy. And lastly, their total workforce is Five million and Two hundred forty-two thousand people, based on 2016 estimation.
Their GDP by different sectors in percentage:
- Agriculture (Primary): 0.7%
- Industry (Secondary): 44.6%
- Services (Tertiary): 54.7%
Main industries of the UAE:
- Ship Repair
Gate One Properties is innovating the Real Estate Industry with progression and passion. Celebrating 12 years of solid foundations in Real Estate, Gate One Properties is one of the region’s prominent real estate companies offering wide-range and professional property services to businesses, stockholders, and investors globally. Known for excellent service and capabilities, Gate One has a diverse collection of property listings and investment opportunities in UAE and abroad.
Gate One Properties is one of the pre-eminent property companies with a good, portfolio of excellent sales, leasing and property management services, a complete one-stop solution. Gate One Properties gained good standing in property management; because of their outstanding service that delivers proficiency and integrity.
Honoring Gate One core values that include:
INTEGRITY: Embrace the maximum values of proper performance and TRANSPARENCY in each aspect of the business to yield a company that is trusted by its clients.
EXCELLENCE: Committed to professional excellence guarantee that customers receive the highest quality of service. Aim to deliver perfect execution and delivery of products and services.
TEAMWORK: The culture of teamwork permits merging the excellence and proficiency of professionals to deliver optimum solutions to the clients.
INOVATION: Increase creativeness and advantage. In today’s modern technological world, new ideas, thoughts, and procedures are necessary for the continued success and growth of a company
LEADERSHIP: The spirit of leadership is instilled in every employee.
Gate One properties accomplished in emerging long-term business relations by meeting clients’ special needs in ways, which are innovative and commercially sound.
Gate One Properties, aims to make a significant contribution to the future of real estate projects. Gate One Properties have a combined team style of development to guarantee that projects fully address all design and lifestyle factors from the initial planning stages through to execution.
Proficiency and principled business practices have always been a guiding force in the success of Gate One properties. Their attitude is based on a commitment to core values, with customer tactic meant to ensure the growth of value over a wide range of market conditions. Successively, every service-oriented teams focus on a client’s specific goals.
Official Website: GateOne.ae
Canadian Business Council attempts to cultivate correspondence and systems administration amongst Canadian and different specialists in the region, and to fabricate consciousness of the commitment that Canadians and Canadian products, services and advances have made in the improvement of the UAE. It is the head business-drove organization encouraging greater exchange and investment amongst Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
The Canadian Business Council of United Arab Emirates started in March 2005 with a purpose of associating business officials from Canada and UAE to meet and gather and to trade information about opportunities in the district. The Canadian Business Council UAE offers assist if you have a business or if you are working in an association and might need to work with various people from the Canadian Business Council United Arab Emirates.
As one of the biggest and most dynamic UAE business boards and the greatest Canadian business gathering in the MENA area, Canadian Business Council offers individuals the chance to construct their business and government systems and furthermore keep up a solid association with Canada, through occasions, part rebates and different advantages and supports. It also offers supports a chance to get to and associate with a significant number of Canadian experts and their systems.
As a connection with associations in Canada, Canadian Business Council is also committed to the improvement of exchange and corporate speculation amongst Canada and the UAE and to give help to the Canadian organizations who are building up or examining to set up an exchanging base in this nation.
The CBC is non-revenue driven affiliation focused only on bringing the Canadian and Arab business networks together. We exhort governments in Canada and the United Arab Emirates on strategies to encourage and grow two-way exchange and speculation. We additionally bolster our individuals by sorting out missions to the region, accepting approaching assignments, and facilitating gatherings to give data about the most recent business openings and experiences into important political-financial improvements in the United Arab Emirates.
Mission of the Council
- Build business connections and investigate business openings with awesome similar experts.
- Assemble Business and focused insight through taking part in one of the GCC’s biggest multidisciplinary proficient systems. It is one of the biggest and most dynamic expert business chambers in United Arab Emirates.
- Exceptional data sharing of industry aptitude and the most recent local advancements. Our speakers and courses incorporate high state government delegates, top-level industry specialists and best businessmen and different business committees.
- Canadian Business Council additionally holds courses and workshops, shares suitable sources of data and discussion that teach our individuals and visitors in regards to exchange and investments openings, practices and controls in Canada and the UAE and supervision on best practices in different business fields
- Enjoy extraordinary rebates on items and services offered by other Canadian Business Council Members and more.
About The Canadian Business Council:
Built up in March 2005 as a non-benefit association that looks to enhance and set trade, market and business opportunities between Canada and the UAE, the Canadian Business Council or CBC offers an extraordinary shot for individuals to meet and market their business in UAE. With more than 500 individuals, Canadian Business Council is making the most of its biggest participation numbers since initiation and is proceeding to grow.CBC individuals speak to an assortment of enterprises, offering individuals the chance to make advances in more than 25 business segments. Turning into a CBC part or Sponsoring the CBC can upgrade deceivability and collaboration with chiefs/assessment pioneers in the Canadian-UAE business and government network, other local Business Councils and affiliations and furthermore Canadians thinking about setting up UAE organizations openings in the locale.
The endeavor is to advance business relations, trade and speculation amongst Canada and the UAE. The participation incorporates Canadians as well as interested non-Canadian individuals which are leading corporates, officials, chiefs and experts working in a wide exhibit of enterprises. They are propelled towards encouraging business connections amongst Canada and the UAE and advancing Canadian organizations and items.
- To give a chance to Canadian business people to meet all the time and to go about as a gathering for the trading of data identified with present and expected business openings.
- To advance the improvement of business and speculation between Canada, from one perspective, and United Arab Emirates, on the other.
- To furnish a connection with associations in Canada devoted to the improvement of Middle East/Canada exchange and corporate speculation.
- To help Canadian organizations and businessmen setting up or thinking about the foundation of an exchanging base in United Arab Emirates.
- To work with people and associations in United Arab Emirates on issues of common business intrigue.
British Business Group is an Association of emigrant British business people together with the national business groups from the United Arab Emirates. It was molded over thirty years ago to encourage the progress of trade in goods and services between the United Kingdom and all over the UAE.
This association proves a successful and flexible organizational form for conducting global business over a long period. It intends to maintain its virtuous legacy in UAE to maintain the standards established and expected of British Companies.
Behind the success of this association is Chairman Nick Cochrane Dyet MBE together with Ambassador Philip Parham CMG and Secretary of State Dr. Liam Fox who has one goal which is to enhance collaboration between business and government for the bigger prosperity of UK and UAE.
Mission and Vision
The British Business Group aims to encourage and develop business relations in and between the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, and its citizens. Through the regular forum, lectures and social functions. Each business community has a chance to exchange ideas and information for the betterment of their corporate. It focuses on providing effective networking opportunities and encouraging the progress of each business links without participating in any events of a political nature or significantly disregard the laws of the United Arab Emirates.
In spite of today’s regional economic challenges, the British people were not dispirited, and their numbers have upgraded steadily. About 5,000 members under British companies are active in the UAE. It only shows the confidence in the country for the growth and stronger trading performance.
According to the ambassador of British Business, the United Arab Emirates brings a big-selling opportunity to the UK. In fact, UAE was declared as the fourth biggest export market outside Europe. As a result, they have decided to set a challenging goal for increasing bilateral trade to 25 billion pounds by the year 2020.
Corporate Partners and Sponsors
The British Business Group has recently greatly increased its quantity of members and links. Many of these are drawn from fresher members of the business community and from companies who are amongst the chief contributors to the new trend of development in Abu Dhabi.
- BAE Systems
- Bird & Bird
- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
- Dron and Dickson
- InterContinental Abu Dhabi
- The Institution of Civil Engineers
- King & Spalding
- Knight Frank
- Leonardo Company
- Readymix Abu Dhabi Ltd
- Rolls- Royce International
Join and become part of BBG
The British Business Group welcomes anyone who meets the criteria and has the same goal which is to contribute to firming the UK-UAE relationship in the business world. Either as an individual or associate is encouraged to be part of the group.
Criteria for Individual Membership :
- Any British Citizen holding a professional or executive appointment, working and living in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; or
- Any National of the UAE representing British assets or amenities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (whether as a sole owner/ partner/ in his name)
- Any person who has a managerial appointment or senior expert not otherwise entitled for membership who lives in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and works for a British Company and in Abu Dhabi registered department representing British properties or facilities.
Criteria for Associate Membership:
- Associate membership status of the Abu Dhabi British Business Group is open to any individual who is not entitled to membership according to the Constitution, but who is interested in the elevation and development of business relations between UK and UAE.
The application in joining the association should be made in written and with supporting documents to be shown and be checked by the Committee.
Advantages of becoming part of British Business Group
Becoming a member of British Business Group has a great offer with the enormous benefits such as:
- Gain access to member directory of over 1200 affiliates across all business sectors.
- A chance to promote your product or services through various BBG channels.
- Receive high-value business support services from the association and its partners.
- Obtain the privilege of having a lot of discounts from the following prestigious companies:
- 15 % discount on Virgin Atlantic’s Flights
- 20% discount on Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi’s food and beverages
- 15% discount on Tamba Restaurant’s food and beverages
- 20% discount on Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas’ dining venues and spa
- 20% discount on Southern Sun and Hotel’s food & beverages
- 20% discount on Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche’s services
- 10% discount on Spinneys Liquor’s items
- 15% discount on RSA Insurance group’s motor insurance
- 15- 20% discount on Park Rotana & Park Arjaan’s treatments
- 10% discount on Posters’ all purchases
- 20% discount on Pizza Express’ total bill
- 10% discount on Peninsula Food & Drink’s products
- 10% discount on Oberoi Hotels & Resorts’ packages
- 20% discount on Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan’s food & beverages
- 10% discount on Music Monkeys Abu Dhabi’s term fees
- 20% discount on Marriott Hotel Downtown’s total bill
- 20-25% discount on Intercontinental Hotel- Bayshore’s services
- 15- 20% discount on Emirates Palace Spa’s services
- 10% discount on Exiles Maid Service’s contract rates
- 20% discount on Crown Plaza Abu Dhabi and Yas Island’s food & beverages
- 20% discount on Crown Relocations’ mobility services
- 20- 50% discount on Careem’s trips
- 10% discount on British Airways’ trips
- 20% discount on Bounceback Physiotherapy’s service
- 20% discount on Bella Medical’s dental and derma treatment with free check up
- 20% discount on Avasa’s food & beverages
- 30% discount on Ardel Human Resource Consulting LLC’s service
- 20% discount on Al Gusto Italiano’s food & beverages
- 10-30% discount on Boston Dental Center’s services
- 20% discount on Awazen Medical Center’s services
- 20% discount on Intercontinental Abu Dhabi’s food & beverages
The association assures that the membership benefits will increase as the time and day goes by due to the continuous expansion of the group.