Muslims enjoy a traditional meal and experience the best of Arabian hospitality during the Holy Month of Ramadan
Ramadan Majlis located in Dubai World Trade Centre is hosting a luscious Suhour presenting a wide variety of a la carte set meals and several choices of shisha, delicately prepared to produce an impressive after-hours dining experience with family and friends.
Billions of Muslims observe, fast and celebrate the Holy of Month of Ramadan, a spiritual discipline in contemplation on his relationship with God, devoting a particular focus to prayer, purification, and charitable acts. It is when Muslims around the world go through a period of daily fasting, the most significant act of religious observance of its kind.
Using fasting, a person demonstrates the highest degree of obedience from sunrise to sunset in one month per year by consciously submitting to abstaining from drinking, eating and having intimate relations. This self-control is an outstanding process for spiritual and moral development.
For the duration of Ramadan, two main meals are prepared. Taken just before sunrise, before the day of fasting starts is suhoor and iftar is a meal served after sundown. A healthy and hearty suhoor meal is recommended to remain in proper nourishment for the rest of the day during the fast. At the day’s end, after sunset, the Maghrib prayer begins, and the day’s fast is broken with iftar. A lot of Muslims consume dates to break their fast before starting the iftar meal. They may continue consuming drinks and food all through the evening until the following day’s suhoor.
One of the best Suhour can be experienced at The Majlis, Dubai World Trade Centre as it’s enjoyed with the premium traditional Arabian dish and hospitality in a luxurious Arabic setting. Corporate guests will be impressed with a magnificent spread of traditional Arabic cuisine before catching up with colleagues as they prepare for the day ahead.
Karim Benkirane, Managing Director of Virgin Mobile in the UAE invited Mohamed Dekkak, Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group for Suhoor at The Majlis. Mr. Benkirane oversees the launch of the Middle East’s first fully digitized mobile service and is responsible for providing consumers with new telecommunications experience. Virgin Mobile in the UAE is a business unit that’s fully owned by Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (EITC).
The Majlis also offer Iftar buffet daily during Ramadan with dishes concocted by recognized chefs. Guests can discover several of the best local delicacies, delicious treats, and the cup of premium qahwa, all the things one needs for a splendid family feast, which can be enjoyed in a lavish Arabic setting.
Private majlis or gazebo that sits 24 people are also available for a cozier ambiance. They are ready to open for Iftar from 6 in the evening to 8:30 pm and for Suhoor at 9 pm to 3 am. Take rest in the cozy setting and experience the spirit of Ramadan while devoting quality time to your family and friends.
At the end of the Ramadan month, Muslims celebrate the Festival of Fast-Breaking, called Eid al-Fitr.
Mohamed Dekkak at the official opening ceremony of the new Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Abu Dhabi
The inauguration of the new Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Abu Dhabi, Diplomatic Zone was held on Tuesday, 22 May 2018.
The formal opening was graced by the presence of His Excellency Mr. Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco and His Excellency Dr. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Minister of State as an official guest of honors.
His Excellency Mohamed Ait Ouali, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco welcomed official guests and Ambassadors from different embassies, foreign dignitaries, and personalities from the business communities attended this ceremony. Mohamed Dekkak, Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group and H.E Maya Tissafi Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation, Switzerland Embassy to the UAE and Bahrain, Mr. Chakib Bouyad, CEO of Emirates Consortium, Amine El Hamzaoui Sr. Manager Strategic Project Officer of CEO Masdar, Zouhair Kabbaj Managing Director at Kazo Group, Mohammed Najib S’haki Regional Manager Middle East, Director Regional BMCE Bank, Anouar Zaoudi Marquez De Prado Managing Director/Head of Middle East BBVA, Bachir Belbachir Haskouri AB Consultant and Advisor, Abdelali Namli Journalist at Sky News Arabia, Ibrahim Noukra Officer at Moroccan Embassy, Walid Belbachir Officer at Moroccan Embassy, H.E Mounir Ktitou Minister Plenipotentiary Deputy Head of Mission, Emabassy of the Kingdome of Morocco, Ahmed Ayouche CEO Itawasol, H.E Altonio Alwarez Barthe, Ambassador of Spain, Lamiae Fadili, Airline Account Director Amadeus, Professor Ahmed Ankit, Dean Research and Doctoral Studies Hamdan Bin Mohamed Smart University and other members of the Moroccan Community & dignitaries were also invited together with other members of Moroccans Abroad Living in UAE.
The new building was designed with rich and beautiful Moroccan flair. The architectural structure and interior were adorned with Morocco’s unique design elements – interesting geometric patterns and bright colored hues. The design is complex Hispano-Moorish elements of Moroccan blended architecture with influence of Islamic and Spanish Cultures.
The Kingdom of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, two Arab countries that share profound and good friendship are spreading out to all sectors of common interests.
Both nations stand side-by-side in their mutual efforts for continued development and in their firm decision to carry out world peace and security in this global village.
The Moroccan community is fast growing in UAE, whereas Emirati investors are growing their presence in the North African nation in various sectors. The political relations amongst the two nations are more than outstanding and are nurtured by common understanding and flourishing trade exchanges.
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adecco Group was invited to attend the event of Cartier at l’Hôtel Mandarin Oriental de Marrakech held on 25 March 2018. Cartier opens its doors in the heart of Marrakech. The ephemeral shop is located in the middle of 20 hectares that constitute the gardens of the hotel. Thus Cartier wanted to devote himself a place in the city ocher to expose his jewelry to offer a new experience to the Moroccan clientele.
To enjoy the Marrakech sun, an outdoor relaxation area adjoining the shop offers a breathtaking view of the snowy peaks of the Atlas and the pool of the hotel. A cozy corner where you can also try the foosball, but not on any table since it is a unique piece designated for Cartier, on which the players of the two opposing teams have been replaced by Cartier grooms.
Albert Oiknine a world-famous Fashion Designer also participated in this event. He is like a shining star in the world of fashion. Albert Oiknine’s haute couture dresses and caftans are worn in every corner of the world. He also met with Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group who attended this event by traveling from Abu Dhabi.
With the Atlas in the background, two spaces have been created around a terrace specially designed on the central basin: on one side, the shop and its Cartier groom; on the other an elegant esplanade inviting relaxation. From Paris to New York, from Cannes to Casablanca, it is the turn of Marrakech to welcome the creations of the House: Love, Just a Nail, Panthère or Santos.
By choosing Marrakech, the big Parisian house demonstrates its know-how by adapting the theme of its space to the emblematic codes of Moroccan craftsmanship (Berber carpets, Ttataoui walls, hammered copper, lanterns in openwork metal.
On the walls, the moucharabieh in backlit gilded mesh recalls the facade of the Casablanca boutique. Jewelry, diamonds, men’s and women’s watchmaking, leather goods and accessories, this temporary event dedicated to Moroccans cannot go unnoticed by a cosmopolitan and initiated clientele.
A subtle mix of moods and materials, colors, and light, which make this setting a place where magic operates, as an invitation to dream and travel.
A Cartier Backdrop in Marrakech
If diamonds are eternal, jeweler Cartier imagines an ephemeral staging to highlight his jewels. It is in the heart of the palace Mandarin Oriental that the house opens its case to the visitors.
Installed as a jewel floating on one of the basins of the Mandarin Oriental, the ephemeral shop Cartier in Marrakech interprets with luxury and relaxation, in a dreamlike aquatic setting. Thus, for the occasion, a terrace was created and arranged on the central basin. Divided into two spaces, we find on one side, the shop and its groom Cartier, on the other, an esplanade inviting to relaxation. The ephemeral boutique of Marrakech evokes decorative elements of the Casablanca boutique like this iconic backlit gilt knitted moucharabieh, a traditional motif that Cartier modernizes with meticulous workmanship.
“Cartier is delighted to open its doors in the heart of Marrakech, a first for the House, and here at the border of the desert, Cartier presents his creations in a setting that pays homage to Moroccan culture.” A way to share an art to live, to shine the House and to celebrate our long friendship with this country of immense wealth, “said Alessandro Patti, General Manager of Cartier Africa, quoted in a statement.
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group was also invited by the Cartier to join this event in Marrakech.
Albert Oiknine’s a world well-known fashion designer also joined this event. This Moroccan, the son of a seasoned seamstress and haberdasher, has gathered around twenty fashion shows around the world and made a name for himself on the stage. Overflowing with creativity, he became interested in cinema costumes (What Ever Lola Wants, Kandisha), stage costumes (Moroccan evening in Davos, music festivals), while making his collections of kaftans and evening gowns every year. haute couture.
French luxury with a Moroccan flair
The elegance and know-how of Cartier marry with the iconic codes of Moroccan craftsmanship. In this pop-up store, Berber carpets, tataoui walls, hammered copper or lanterns in openwork metal suggest with subtlety and refinement Moroccan references.
In this space, in perfect harmony with the atmosphere of the “red city”, we (re) discover the mythical creations of the House: Love, Just A Nail, Panther or Santos and other jewelry signed Cartier.
From March 25 to May 25, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental, Royal Golf Route, Marrakech.
Speakers from the first forum of Skilled Moroccans Residing in the United Arab Emirates, held in the conference room of the Sofitel Jardin des Roses Hotel in Rabat on Friday, March 16th at 9:00 am seek to encourage Moroccan entrepreneurs living abroad to invest in Morocco. Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group was invited to be a part of this great meeting.
Casablanca Finance City (CFC) Managing Director, Said Ibrahimi, stressed that it is necessary to encourage Moroccan investors living abroad to operate in the Moroccan market in order to promote and facilitate the development of economic exchanges between Morocco and foreign markets. Mr. Ibrahimi also said that Morocco has a “pull ” of investors because of its many strengths including political stability, open market economy, strategic position, strong infrastructure, rich history and excellent relations with African countries.
He also highlighted the network of 15 international airports serving 32 African cities, 1800 km of motorways, the first TGV in Africa and a maritime connection to 161 ports and 63 countries. The Kingdom of Morocco also has a strategic position at the crossroads of continents with 3500 km of coastline overlooking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, he added, noting that Morocco has an open economy, giving access to a free market of one billion consumers with countries representing about 60% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product.
Abdel Karim Ben Ateeq, Minister Delegate responsible for Moroccans residing abroad and immigration affairs, called on the Moroccan community residing in the United Arab Emirates to mobilize and contribute to the development project known to Morocco.
Speaking on Friday at the first forum of Moroccan competencies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) organized in Rabat, Benitez said that the future of Morocco’s development is linked to its competence at home and abroad, stressing that the Moroccan competencies have been able to impose their presence in the Diaspora as in the UAE where ” Strongly in decision-making
With regard to political stability, Morocco has experienced a dynamic of political, economic and social reforms and has strong historical and spiritual ties with Africa, said Ibrahimi. Moroccan entrepreneurs are distinguished by their skills, performance and good integration in their host countries and are therefore a good link between their host and home countries, said Adil Zaidi, the president of the 13th region and the project “CGEM MeM.”
Moroccans residing in the United Arab Emirates, whose number is estimated at more than 25,000 Expats, hold key positions in various fields, including the banking sector, finance, tourism and journalism thus constituting a bridge between Morocco and UAE as well as with the other countries in the Gulf and has strengthen Morocco’s external trade.
More than 150 Moroccans residing in the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, including businessmen, business leaders and executives took part in this forum whose work revolves around three themes namely, investment opportunities in Morocco, the business climate between Morocco and the UAE and the role of financial and port platforms in economic development.
Adgeco Chairman and Founder Mohamed Dekkak received a book dedication from award-winning author Waciny Laredj. The book given during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair held at ADNEC is entitled “The Prince’s Book: The Paths of the Wooden Gates” and has won the literary prize Sheikh Zayed in 2007.
One of the immense figures of Arab literature, Algerian Waciny Laredj was conceived in Sidi Bou Jnan located in Tlemcen territory in 1954.
He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Arabic literature from the University of Algiers and afterward headed out to Syria to seek postgraduate studies, granted a scholarship by the gov’t. He acquired a Maters and a Ph.D. from the University of Damascus. Having completed his education, he came back to his home country Algeria and became a professor at his former school, the University of Algiers. He kept on educating there until 1994. When the war started in Algeria in the 1990s Laredj was constrained to leave the nation. Following a short stay in Tunisia, he moved to France and joined the teaching staff of the Sorbonne University in Paris, where he lectured Arabic literature.
As an author, Laredj is notable all through the Arabic and French nations. Starting in the mid-1980s, he has circulated a lot of novels. Most of his books speak of the pained history of his country Algeria and its cruel disorders. For as long as ten years he has created narratives regarding the tragedies of the Arab country, scrutinizing the holy and static record of its history. He himself translate a couple of his books into French. No less than two of his books were presented in French before they were translated into Arabic.
Laredj together with his wife Zineb Laouedj, have worked on African literature’s anthology in French, entitled Anthologie de la nouvelle portrayal africaine. Before, Laredj has created literary programs for Algerian TV. He has likewise supplied articles for a regular column to the Algerian daily paper El Watan.
His best-selling and award-winning books include “The book of the Emir”, “Necklace of Jasmine”, “The kingdom of the Butterfly”, “The Andalucian House”, “The “Fingers Lolita” which won an award at the 7th Literary Creation of the Arab thought foundation in Beirut. His book “Keeper of Shadows” was chosen in 1997 among the five best publications in France.