Middle East Social Media Summit begins granting of scholarships in new media

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The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE) (Supplied)
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The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE) (Supplied)
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The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE) (Supplied)
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The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE) (Supplied)
Updated 05 December 2018
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Middle East Social Media Summit begins granting of scholarships in new media

DUBAI: The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE), and will run until Thursday.
The summit has announced the awarding of scholarships in Media for bachelor’s and master’s degrees
Professor Muthanna Abdul Razzaq, President of the American University in the Emirates, announced partial and complete scholarships for the children and wives of the martyrs based on meeting the requirements of admission in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
In the field of academic sponsorship in the Middle East Social Media Summit, Razzaq announced at the opening of the Summit the awarding of special scholarships for the Middle East Social Media Summit, including:

- 3 Scholarships for the bachelor’s degree and one for the master’s program — Full Scholarships
- 5 Scholarships for the bachelor’s degree and 2 for the master’s program with 75% discount
- 10 Scholarships for the bachelor’s degree and 5 for the master’s program with 50% discount
- 25% discount is awarded to any application depending on grades and admission criteria for some specializations

Professor Razzaq said in a press statement: “These scholarships are a constant confirmation of the vital role of the university in the Emirates and the region, and of its close relationship with all vital and new fields that contribute to participation with the community in its interests and issues, in addition to the continuous role of the university in developing new and non-traditional courses in different areas.
“Our partnership with the Middle East Social Media Summit through its major conference in Dubai or through its activities in the region is a culmination of new, creative, and innovative approaches to make the academic sector an important and active partner in life and the future, and to support youth opportunities in the region in order to achieve skilled qualification, that indulges them at the center of the business sector and its vitality, especially in a field that has rapidly changed and developed such as social media and its various current, expected and future applications, allows to view the successive transformations in this sector,” said Professor Razzaq added.
Nasser Al Sarami, CEO of the Middle East Social Media Summit, expressed the forum’s pride in this strategic partnership, and in the participation of the AUE, and what the university represents today as a beacon of various initiatives and its precedence in creating areas of study that are not available in the region in general.
“In this forum we, as a summit that cares for business, youth and initiatives in the region and the impact of communication in creating an environment conducive to the growth of the economic sectors, view this initiative as a great embodiment of the relationship between the business sector and the labor market in the academic sector, in which the University represents the top of its dynamism,” Al-Sarami added.


Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

Updated 16 July 2019
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Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer for Volkswagen in Saudi Arabia, has announced a boost in sales to women following the first anniversary of women’s driving in the Kingdom. 

A milestone for women across the country with almost 50,000 driver licenses issued so far, the dealer has welcomed female drivers through the doors and as a result has experienced an increase in sales specifically to women, accounting for 25 percent of total sales so far for 2019. 

According to Samaco, the Volkswagen Tiguan is the No.1 choice for women and is preferred for its functionality and safety features. The Tiguan is closely followed by a popular car for larger families, the seven-seater Teramont — an SUV kitted with cutting-edge design and smart technology. 

Mohammed Moussa, general manager for Volkswagen at Samaco, said: “We are hugely proud to be a part of this exciting time for women across the country. Our increase in sales speak for themselves and we are honored to be the preferred choice for so many women and their families. With outstanding new models such as the latest Touareg and Teramont and the ever popular Tiguan, we have no doubt that Volkswagen will continue to play an exciting part of people’s journey to getting out onto the roads across Saudi Arabia.”

The increase in female Volkswagen owners in the Kingdom resulted in the first women’s car club forming earlier this year. Central to the creation of the club was Ammal Farhat, who has always been passionate about gender equality. She said the Volkswagen Women’s Car Club represents exactly that. 

“We were given the opportunity to drive a year ago and what a difference that year has made for thousands of women across Saudi Arabia. The Volkswagen Women’s Car Club unites us in a way that we never thought possible before. Now that we can get behind the wheel, we feel more empowered and have a greater sense of independence and control over our own lives,” said Farhat.

Samaco Automotive is the exclusive dealer of Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche cars in Saudi Arabia. The company provides a full range of services incorporating sales of new and pre-owned cars and commercial vehicles, leasing and full after-sales support with a dedicated service and parts team located at its showrooms and workshops in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar.