Monday, May 07, 2007

first press release

I had mentioned a few posts back that there was going to be surprise in my arena. I hadn't given the exact details to it because I was unsure of the end result on whether it would be a success or a failure.

I was offered a part-time job as a translator and copywriter at some company based in the UAE through a very good friend of mine that also co-writes A Secret Arabian Blog along with another member.

I was very open to the idea at first and thought I would give it a go so I sent my credentials to finish up the necessary steps unknowing of the coming pressure of what was to come soon and soon thereafter, I came back to decline the matter respectfully because I just could not cope with the amount of work over my head.

Anyhow, throughout that period, I was asked to translate an Arabic Language press release to the English Language in the brief time of no more than one hour.

The below text is the end result of that little 'test'.

I include it on my blog to see for yourself what I can be capable of in a small amount of time given.


SNASCO To Showcase Sharjah Investment Centre at Abu Dhabi Cityscape:

Completing its preparations for the Abu Dhabi Cityscape exhibition, SNASCO a leading real estate and investment company, is now ready to participate in the event, which will be held at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre from the 8th -10th May, 2007.

t is expected that this exhibition will attract in the biggest companies in the world that are involved in the sector.

As confirmed by Saleh N. Al-Sorayai Chairman of SNASCO, the company is giving special attention to this exhibition that is being held in an emirate which is seeing an unprecedented and exponential increase in its real estate industry.

As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is experiencing a rise in its investment and tourism portfolio thanks to the initiatives of its government who have helped pave the way to attract large investments via the adoption of new real estate ownership laws and regulations more than a year ago.

Consequently, a number of large projects had been launched, such as the Al Raha Beachfront at a cost of 54 billion Dhs ($ 14.7 billion), in addition to the Abu Dhabi International Airport project with an estimated cost of 20 billion Dhs ($ 5.7 billion); a development which has been engineered to cope with a capacity of 20 million passengers annually. Estimates indicate that the value of the real estate projects in Abu Dhabi alone now stands at around 1 trillion Dhs (270 billion Dollars).

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is one of the biggest emirates in the UAE, with a population of over 1 million residents and citizens. It has also enjoyed - in 2005 - the largest income a person could wield, at the rate of 46,147 Dollars.

Saleh N. Al-Sorayai added that 'SNASCO' will showcase its November launched 32 million square feet Sharjah Investment Centre project, located on the Emirates Highway near to the Sharjah International Airport and the Hamriya Port.

The project has the advantage of being multipurpose featuring several commercial, residential and industrial lands. It also hosts a number of investment and logistic services that add an economical scope to the Sharjah Emirate. As work had commenced on the project only one month after its official launch, 50% of the ground work has now been completed. A project that is the first of its kind will hold several storage facilities, residential compounds for the workers, areas for logistical backup, and a special light and medium sized industrial area, all in addition to the commercial area that will host a number of hotels and entertainment facilities.

Saleh N. Al-Sorayai finished off by saying 'We are looking forward to our participation in Abu Dhabi Cityscape, especially in its first annual round. We are looking forward to meeting those whom are in charge of the region's real estate firms and the companies that offer housing loans, along with the banks who are creating a chance to develop more investment opportunities in the United Arab Emirates generally, and in Abu Dhabi specifically. We also look forward to the opportunity that such exhibitions hold in exchanging ideas and suggestions between various firms - where more innovative ideas for investments can be designed for the UAE, GCC and the wider Arab world.'



- SNASCO To Showcase Sharjah Investment Centre at Abu Dhabi Cityscape


Sex and Dubai said...

You turned down a job as a copywriter in the UAE? WWWWWWWWWHHHHHHYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! We need some decent writers out here who are comfortable with Arabic and English..! heck, can I offer you a job at my company?

Sleepless In Muscat said...


unfortunately, yes I did.

I am under immense pressure here in Oman because of my studies, my writing career and plus...probably something on the way. ;o)