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Dubai Healthcare City organizes Autism Walk to Raise Public Awareness

(ME NewsWire) — Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the world affecting 1 in 91 children born today. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.

To celebrate the month of April, which is autism awareness month, Dubai Healthcare City in collaboration with the Child Early Intervention Medical Center will be organizing a walk for Autism at Zabeel Park on Wednesday, April 30th 2011, at 5.00 pm.  This cause will support children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

Hundreds of children and families are expected to participate in the walk this year.  The children would be entertained by Dubai Drums.  Other activities would include face painting, bouncy castles, coloring activities, painting exhibition, magic show, balloons, clowns, refreshments , an art and craft bazaars.

There will also be a health and safety area where children and adults can avail general health and dental check-ups by qualified medical and dental professionals.  A road and safety campaign will also be organized by RTA demonstrating various safety measures to children.

Dr. Ayesha Abdullah, Managing Director of the Sciences Cluster at TECOM Investments, said: “We are proud to be a part of this thoughtful initiative and look forward to supporting further charity-driven events that seek to improve the well-being of our society. DHCC is committed to raising awareness on autism through its centers that cater to children with Autism as a part of its mission to bring quality care close to home.”

“The aim of the walk is to raise awareness and acceptance of these children and help integrate them into society through participation of different activities,” said Dr. Hibah Shata, the Managing Director of Child Early Intervention Medical Center.

“It is important to get the children integrated into the community and participate with their peers” said a parent of a 6 year old child with autism.

This year Emirates Bank, Samsung Medical Center-Index holdings ,Communicrafts events LLC, Byrne Equipment Rental LLC,Dubai Dolphinarium  are the Gold Sponsors for the  “Walk for Autism”. American Hospital , Dr. Nicolas and Asp, Park Regis Kris Kin hotel, Deah Hydraulics LLC , Abela and Co.are the Silver sponsors for the initiative.


Bloomberg L.P. Opens Its 10th Global Hub in Dubai

March 17, 2011 1 comment

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bloomberg L.P. officially opened its 10th global hub in Dubai today, tripling the size of its office to accommodate the company’s expanding news operations and customer support for its growing client base in the region.

Located in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), this global hub will support regional customers of the growing Bloomberg Professional® service, which is used by more than 300,000 of the world’s leading business and financial professionals. The Dubai hub will house Bloomberg’s expanding news operations and will provide support and development resources for Bloomberg’s recently launched Islamic Finance platform (ISLM), a comprehensive solution that increases transparency and provides analytical tools to maximize investment performance in the growing Shariah finance market.

“The Middle East and the UAE have long demonstrated an impressive rate of growth and a significant market opportunity for Bloomberg, and we have continued to invest in the region,” said Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P.

The announcement was made at Bloomberg client event in Dubai, where local Government and financial dignitaries, Bloomberg executives and clients attended an office opening with keynote address from His Excellency Ahmad Humaid Al Tayer, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

H.E. Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, Governor of DIFC, said, “The launch of Bloomberg’s new global hub is a testament to the business and economic fundamentals of Dubai, the Middle East and DIFC. DIFC is fully committed to facilitating the growth of our clients by providing them with the support and infrastructure needed to grow their respective businesses and we are delighted to see Bloomberg being such a prime example of this.”

“Our expanded reporting team in the Gulf region is providing the market-moving news that our customers now expect from Bloomberg,” said Tim Quinson, Bloomberg News Executive Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Bloomberg News first began covering the region with a single desk in Dubai in the 1990s. Today, Bloomberg has bureaus in eight cities across the region, delivering breaking news on companies, markets, economies and politics to its growing audience worldwide.

“We look forward to working closely with local clients to develop our regional capabilities, delivering enhanced and responsive analytics, news and data like the recently launched Bloomberg Islamic Finance platform,” said Max Linnington, Bloomberg’s regional head.

Bloomberg’s ISLM platform has extensive resources for investing in fixed income, equities and money markets that comply with Shariah including more than 1,500 Islamic bond issues, over 35,000 Shariah-compliant stocks and details on more than 250 Shariah scholars. For more information on Bloomberg’s product offering go to ISLM on the Bloomberg Professional® service, visit, call customer service at +971-4-364-1000, or email Stefanos Thomatos at

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg is the world’s most trusted source of information for financial professionals and businesses. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytics, data, news, and display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information via the Bloomberg Professional® service and multimedia platforms, including Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets magazines. Bloomberg’s media properties span television, radio, digital and print, making up one of the world’s largest news organizations. Headquartered in New York, the company employs more than 12,900 people in 166 locations around the world.