Dar Al-Hekma University crowned best law team in Middle East

The Dar Al-Hekma University Law Team consisted of students Dana Al-Aqeel, Ragad Al-Faraidy, Yara Al-Sayegh, Bashayer Binyamin, Rana Mudarris and Hadeel Tayeb.
Updated 01 March 2018
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Dar Al-Hekma University crowned best law team in Middle East

The Dar Al-Hekma University Law Team for the fifth time has been crowned the best law team in the Middle East by winning the 8th Annual Middle East Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre Moot’s “Regional Champion Award.”
This accolade cements the university’s position as the best law school in the Middle East once again, Dar Al-Hekma said.
Not only did the Dar Al-Hekma University Law Team win the overall competition, they won a further three out of five awards. The team won the “Best Claimant Memorandum” and “Best Respondent Memorandum” awards while student Bashayer Binyamin was awarded the “MENA Chambers Award.”
The Dar Al-Hekma University Law Team consisted of students Dana Al-Aqeel, Ragad Al-Faraidy, Yara Al-Sayegh, Bashayer Binyamin, Rana Mudarris and Hadeel Tayeb. They were coached by Duaa Amer and Wid Massoud supported by alumnae Jude Jamjoom and Dara Sahab. The Dar Al-Hekma University Law Team faculty adviser for the competition was Sairah Narmah Alqasim.
Suhair Al-Qurashi, president of Dar Al-Hekma University, said: “I am delighted that the hard work put in by faculty members and students of our law team has resulted in winning this important competition for the fifth year in a row. It’s amazing to see just how far we have come as a university and hopefully this will continue in the following years.”
“Dar Al-Hekma is proud to win this award for Saudi Arabia,” she added.
The Dar Al-Hekma University Law Team is an all-female team and the only team from the Kingdom. The team competed against 17 teams from 11 countries. The participating countries this year included the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Jordan and Iran. The competition was held at the Royal University for Women in Bahrain from Feb.19-23.
The Annual Middle East Vis International Arbitration Pre Moot is an International Commercial Arbitration competition organized and supported by among others, the UN (UNCITRAL), CLDP (Commercial Law Development Program) part of the US Department of Commerce, USAID (US Agency for International Development), the US Department of State, MENA Chambers, CILE (Center of International Legal Education, University of Pittsburg), BCDR-AAA(Bahrain Chamber of Commerce) and Wolters Kluwer.


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”