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Inspiring tales of workers who overcame hardships to become entrepreneur in UAE: The world’s first-of-its-kind programme

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Dubai – His Excellency Major-General Obaid Muhair bin Suroor, Deputy Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai, Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs in Dubai and Chairman of Taqdeer Award, has asserted the ‘I Found Myself’ initiative being an embodiment of the ideal business environment provided by the UAE and Dubai in particular to investors and workers from different nationalities.

He said the initiative sheds light on inspirational success stories of workers who came to Dubai seeking employment opportunities to build a better future for themselves and their families. After years of work, these individuals managed to become businessmen, entrepreneurs, and or senior officials in the companies they worked for.

Constituting an integral part of the Taqdeer Award held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, ‘I Found Myself’ became a permanent initiative following the success recorded by the 15 episodes of the initiative’s 1st season broadcasted during the Holy Month of Ramadan last year.

The Taqdeer Award chairman disclosed episodes of the 2nd season of ‘I Found Myself, which will be broadcasted on Dubai Media Incorporated’s channels during the forthcoming Ramadan, represent a qualitative addition to the reputation of the UAE in the community tolerance domain and highlights the extent of community integration enjoyed by residents of more than 200 nationalities living on its soil, and contributing towards its development, each in their field of competence.

He made the comments during a Press conference organized by the Award management to disclose details about the launching of new episodes of ‘I Found Myself’ during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The Press conference had been attended by Abdulwahed Juma, CEO of Commercial & Partnerships, Dubai Media Incorporated, and Abdel Hadi Al-Sadi, CEO of BHM Capital, the exclusive sponsor of the episodes.

All the episodes of the 1st season of ‘I Found Myself’ had been well received by the audiences as per the high viewing levels for the Ramadan program. The series had been broadcasted by Dubai Media Incorporated on Dubai and Sama Dubai Arabic channels along with Dubai One channel directed towards English audiences.

On his part, Abdulwahed Juma said: “The partnership between Dubai Media Incorporated and the Taqdeer Award stems from its belief in supporting national initiatives, especially those related to human rights files and supporting all files related to them, as the partnership constitutes a qualitative addition to enhancing the quality of life and work in Dubai. The award receives wide attention in recognition of its contribution to motivating companies and workers in Dubai to exert more efforts in order to establish standards in the field of worker welfare, productivity enhancement, job loyalty, quality of projects, and speed of implementation.”

Abdulwahed added: “Dubai Media Incorporated contributed to supporting the award with a number of incentives, most notably showing the episodes of the programme ‘I Found Myself’ and providing media support for the Taqdeer Award, which reflects the great role it plays in addition to supporting the Award by showing the efforts of the award-winning companies within the programmes in DMI channels to create an environment competitiveness between private sector companies to reach the targets and support the Award team with these incentives. Dubai Media Incorporated always seeks to put the national agenda among its priorities, especially those related to the economic aspects of what the emirate represents as one of the most important cities on the economic map.”

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