PISJ-ES hosts its first Model UN conference

Twenty-nine delegates highlighted some of the emerging global issues including the UN’s Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and SDGs (sustainable development goals).
Updated 09 February 2018
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PISJ-ES hosts its first Model UN conference

Pakistan International School Jeddah — English Section (PISJ-ES) held its first model United Nations conference recently — a simulation of the UN intended to give students some insight into diplomatic norms and global issues.
The program formally began with a recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an, followed by the national anthem of Pakistan.
The auditorium was designed to replicate the solemn, professional setting of the United Nations.
Twenty-nine delegates, representing countries including Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, China, America and Iran, highlighted some of the emerging global issues including the UN’s Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and SDGs (sustainable development goals), with the slogans “Unite in Peace; not in pieces” and the “Humanitarian situation in developing countries,” respectively.
The president of the NPT agenda was Shifa Ashar, while the agenda for SDG was headed by Anusha Khawaja. Wajeeh Khalil from the Commerce Club played the role of stage secretary.
During his opening address, school principal Adnan Nasir said: “The idea behind holding such events is not only to provide students a platform to express their thoughts and opinions, but also to inculcate in them the attributes of patience, wisdom, discipline, and acceptance of differing viewpoints, as today’s young delegates are the future’s mature ambassadors and diplomats.
“In order to create a world which is secure, prosperous and healthy, we must understand global issues which intertwine in such a way that all and everyone feel the impact,” he continued. “Change begins from within and enthusiastic youth are being counted on for positive change across the globe. Regardless of your age, your aspirations, your interests, your fields, your hobbies, your likes and dislikes, you all are responsible for making this world a better place.”
The principal also congratulated the Commerce Club for presenting such a well-thought-out program, and the senior school administration for all their hard work and flawless coordination to organize the event.


Emaar marks Saudi National Day with offers

Burj Khalifa will feature the Saudi national flag on its LED screen to celebrate the Kingdom’s National Day
Updated 19 September 2018
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Emaar marks Saudi National Day with offers

Emaar is celebrating the Saudi National Day from Sept. 20-23 with an assortment of activities and offers for Saudi visitors and UAE residents. 

The highlights of the activities include Burj Khalifa featuring the Saudi national flag on its LED screen, the world’s largest-of-its-kind, while the Dubai Fountain will come to life with specially choreographed displays. The shows will be held at 8.10 p.m., 9.10 p.m. and 10.10 p.m. in addition to the regular displays. Residents of Saudi Arabia also enjoy a host of offers to play, stay and shop at Downtown Dubai.

Complementing the leisure activities, visitors can also look forward to attractive offers at the hotels under Emaar.

To mark this special occasion, The Dubai Mall has created a Saudi National Day Offer Booklet exclusively for Saudi nationals, which includes a range of dining deals and shopping offers. Distributed at guest services desks, Saudi nationals can collect this booklet by simply showing their national ID. In addition, branded memorabilia and light hospitality will be offered to Saudi guests. 

A traditional Saudi band will entertains guests in Souk Atrium of The Dubai Mall.