Nickelodeon unveils Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi nominations

Singer Camila Cabello has been nominated in the ‘Favorite International Star’ category.
Updated 11 August 2019

Nickelodeon unveils Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi nominations

Nickelodeon and the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have announced all categories and nominees for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019. The categories will award and celebrate kids’ favorites across the worlds of movies, television, music, sport, gaming, digital platforms and more. 

Nickelodeon has rolled out a new voting mechanism, leading up to the show on Sept. 20, when the winners will be revealed. For the first time in the market, kids will have the power to choose their favorite artist to win in each category by casting their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital site (https://kca.nickelodeonarabia.com/), on Instagram using the hashtag of their favorite nominee or via the Nickelodeon Play app. 

The Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 is part of a wider program of activations organized by DCT Abu Dhabi, which will bring a series of activities for kids and families to the city, including the new World of Nickelodeon. It is a three-day Nickelodeon activation that will include two musical performances from local artists. At the World of Nickelodeon, families will be able to interact with their favorite cartoon characters and experience the real world of Nickelodeon from Sept. 19 until Sept. 21. Both the awards show and the World of Nickelodeon will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. 

Tickets to attend the first Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi and the World of Nickelodeon are limited and will sell out fast, according to organizers. 

Those interested can stay up to date on all Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook, Instagram and following the official hashtags: #KCAAD2019, #KidsChoiceAwardsAbuDhabi2019, #NickelodeonArabia, and #InAbuDhabi.


AbbVie spotlights pharma sector at KAU workshop

Updated 20 January 2020

AbbVie spotlights pharma sector at KAU workshop

In partnership with AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) hosted an educational workshop to encourage more of its students to enter pharmaceutical careers after graduation. The workshop offered unique insights into the scientific role of a pharmacist to more than 100 male and female students from the university. 

Dr. Hani Asfour, dean of the College of Pharmacy at KAU, said: “It was a rewarding experience to see our students participate in this workshop for the first time. With the support of AbbVie, our students were able to learn more about the promising careers which await them in the pharmaceutical sector. They are now extremely eager and excited about their future prospects. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for them.” 

Ashraf Daoud, general manager of AbbVie in Saudi Arabia, said: “At AbbVie, we are proud to continue investing in the Saudi national pharmacists of tomorrow. Through our many partnerships with local universities, such as KAU, we are highly dedicated to supporting the Kingdom’s goals, as expressed in Vision 2030, and helping our aspiring Saudi pharmacists in reaching their full potential.” 

The workshop covered topics such as an overview of the pharmaceutical industry landscape, the importance of the medical representative role, key marketing concepts in pharma, as well as tips and advice on how to write a CV and prepare for interviews. Students also had the opportunity to speak to the AbbVie in-field team of pharmacists who answered their career questions and queries.

Khaled Fageha, HR director of AbbVie in Saudi Arabia, said: “As a global pharmaceutical company, there is an ever-growing need to attract the brightest Saudi talent and increase the talent pool of pharmacists. There is so much potential in the Kingdom, which we are always striving to unlock at AbbVie. Through initiatives like this, we are able to equip students across Saudi Arabia with the tools and knowledge to help them thrive in the health care industry, as well as ignite their passion for a career in pharmacy.”

Students said they found the workshop informative. “I’ve always been passionate about a role in pharmacy, but I was a bit unsure about what awaits after graduation. Thanks to this workshop, I was able to hear about the exciting prospects of working at a pharmaceutical company, such as AbbVie. I was able to ask all my questions, and now I am excited to continue working hard so I can begin my journey as a pharmacist,” said Sondos Alkhthlan, a student.

Another student, Nawaf Alharthi said: “This was an engaging workshop which has cemented my interest in becoming a pharmacist after graduating from KAU.”