Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)Training proves a major success for GCC students.

AAT posts higher enrollees in Accounting Qualifications in 2016 to prepare for upcoming VAT imposition in Gulf

UAE, November 2, 2016 - In the wake of the impending imposition of value-added tax (VAT) in the GCC, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), a globally recognized player in the accounting and finance sector, has announced an uptake in the number of students taking its Accounting Qualifications in the region. Providing training for a huge range of accounting and finance roles, the Qualifications include comprehensive Indirect Tax, Personal Tax, and Business Tax elements.


HBMSU kicks off training sessions at the Banner Training Center.

First batch of trainees comprise representatives from key universities in the country

UAE, October 10, 2016 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) kicked off the inaugural training sessions at its Banner Training Center, the first such state-of-the-art facility in the Middle East designed to help Banner users to develop smarter, hands-on skills in the areas of Student Information System. Based at the HBMSU campus, the center’s first batch of trainees comprise representatives from Zayed University, Higher Colleges of Technology, American University of Sharjah, Khalifa University, Paris-Sorbonne University and Al Qasimia University. The sessions will be held until October 13, 2016.


Koenig announces successful completion of first batch of trainees for its EC Council ‘Certified Network Defender’ course

New program aimed at helping Koenig’s efforts to address cyber security skills gap in the region

October 04, 2016

Koenig Solutions, a leading IT training provider and the world’s number one offshore training company, revealed the successful completion of the first batch of trainees for its new course offering, the EC Council ‘Certified Network Defender’ course. 13 participants completed the new course offering, which took place at the Koenig Training Solutions Centre in Dubai. The program has been designed to help address the growing cyber security skills gap in the region—as industry experts have noted the emergence of new cyber threats and criminals becoming more tech-savvy in their operations. Koenig is the first learning partner in the region to offer this course, potentially targeting the millions of IT and Network Administrators that remained untrained on network defense techniques.


Industry survey shows increased demand for e-learning to help address skills gap in the Middle East

Orient Planet Academy announces online course dates for Q4 2016
September 18, 2016 – Demand for e-learning in the Middle East continues to expand to address the challenges of skills gap in the region. According to the Middle East Skills Gap Survey released this year, the market in the region is in dire need for qualified personnel. This is especially the case with vacancies in senior-level positions, as 70 per cent of respondents confirmed the difficulty of finding candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to fill the positions. E-learning is a vital tool that can be used to address this issue being accessible to people from all walks of life and presented at a lower cost.


New accounting and finance qualification courses made available for the first time in UAE.

Landmark partnership makes PAC Professionals & Accountancy Centre first training provider of AAT qualifications in Dubai

August 10, 2016
AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians), a globally recognized player in the accounting and finance sector, has joined forces with PAC Professionals & Accountancy Center Dubai to deliver AAT’s highly respected and internationally recognized accounting and finance courses in the UAE for the first time.


University of Salford delivers disaster management training in UAE.

 United Arab Emirates, 15 November 2015 – The University of Salford, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has joined forces with the Abu Dhabi Police to train and educate specialist Emirati agencies in leadership and disaster management.


Dubai Maritime Training Center establishes new standards of Maritime Vocational Training.

An Initiative of Dubai Maritime Creativity Lab

Innovative professional programs aimed at enhancing human resource investment and solidifying Dubai’s leading position in local and global maritime industry

October 17, 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Maritime City Authority, the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has lauded the operations of the Dubai Maritime Training Centre which represents a valuable addition to the initiatives aimed at enhancing the performance, safety and competitiveness


The Petroleum Institute Now an Official IELTS Testing Venue.

The Petroleum Institute and British Council Sign Joint Partnership

 Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 September 2015: Taking its mission of development and modernisation forward, the Petroleum Institute University and Research Centre agreed recently with the British Council to make the university an accredited place to hold the IELTS test, starting from the month of September 2015.


ITIL – Foundation Certification Training in Dubai.

GraspSkills is introducing ITIL V3 foundation certification course.

Workshop city: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Workshop Date: 23-24 Oct-15 || Early bird date: 23-Sep-15
Course Overview: ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) is globally recognized worldwide as best practice IT management service. The demands of high quality IT services has increased tremendously over the time in both commercial and non-proprietary organizations, thus, ITIL being the best practice IT service management, used by many organizations globally. More Details...
ITIL Foundation training and certification: course has become pertinent these days as the business have become more dependent on IT to meet their business requirements. ITIL Foundation Training covers ITIL basics and terminology which is a pre-requisite to all other ITIL high end qualifications.


PMP certification training in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

PMP certification training in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This training would be delivered by a global PMI REP (Registered Training
Provider) and comes with the required 35 contact hour certificate.


Workshop on Microsoft Project Professional 2010/13 in Dubai.

In this October, GraspSkills invites you to attend its Two Days Hands-on Training Workshop on Microsoft Project 2010/13.View more
Workshop City: Dubai, UAE
Workshop Date: 17-18 Oct-2014


Effective Business Case Writing Workshop.

We (GraspSkills) are pleased to invite you to join our upcoming Instructor led 1 day workshop on Business Case Writing.

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Program date: October 11, 2014
Course overview:


Al Ansari Exchange donates AED 250,000 to Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs.

 Funds to enable development of enhanced facilities in providing multi-disciplinary programs for Special needs children

[UAE, July 19, 2014] - In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has donated AED 250,000 to Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs, a Dubai-based non-profit organization for children with Special needs between the ages of 3 and 18. The donation will enable the center to offer enhanced and improved facilities in providing multi-disciplinary programs for the nurturing and development of its children with special needs.


Employees make use of reduced workload in Ramadan to invest in developing their soft skills.

Demand for training programs targeting middle managers sees 15% increase in Ramadan, compared to monthly average, says IH Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2014: International House Dubai (IH Dubai), a leading institution offering practical skills-based courses with international accreditation, has reported a 15 percent increase in admissions to training programs during Ramadan, compared to the monthly average in the first half of 2014.


ICDL commends Abu Dhabi government’s ‘e-Citizen’ initiative for winning award from ‘World Summit on the Information Society 2014’

Achievement consolidates Abu Dhabi’s leading position in global ICT arena

UAE, June 17, 2014 - ICDL GCC Foundation, an organization that promotes digital skills and cyber safety across the Gulf region and Iraq, has extended its greetings of congratulations to the Government of Abu Dhabi’s Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) for winning first place in the 'Best Application of Information Technology (IT) and e-Learning' category of the recently concluded World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.


Demand for Leadership training rose 15 % in first quarter of 2014, compared to same period last year.

More UAE businesses focusing on developing their leaders from inside instead of exporting from overseas says International House Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 8 June 2014: International House Dubai (IH Dubai), a leading institution offering practical skills-based courses with international accreditation, has said that demand for leadership training in the UAE has risen 15 percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the corresponding period of 2013, thanks to the rebound in UAE economy.


Lack of proficiency in English language is one of barriers to Emiratisation, says International House Dubai.

Of the 50 million people learning English in MENA region, 5 % do so to boost business communication skills

Dubai, UAE, 30 April 2014: International House Dubai (IH Dubai), a leading institution offering practical skills-based courses with international accreditation in the UAE, has revealed that more than 5 percent of the 50 million people currently learning English in the MENA region, are doing so in order to enhance their business communications skills with the goal of boosting their career growth.


EIBFS reinforces support for UAE’s Emiratization initiative with roll out of 480 training programs in 2013

    Institute’s ‘Annual Training Plan’ to include e-learning and leadership development programs

      2013 will witness official launch of Dubai Academic City Campus

December 10, 2012

The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), the sole provider of specialized knowledge and enhanced learning experiences for the UAE banking and financial sector, has announced details for its ‘Annual Training Plan’ for 2013, during a press conference held today (Monday, December 10th) at the EIBFS campus in Sharjah. The ‘Annual Training Plan’ includes the addition of 14 new program offerings to the institute’s 480 offered courses, which have been designed to comply with training requirements presented by UAE-based banks while also targeting newly graduated UAE Nationals. The 2013 plan shows an 18.5 per cent increase in the number of training programs as compared to 2012.


Direct English - Learning English in Dubai (video)

Direct English is one of the leading training institute for English in Dubai UAE providing easiest way for Learning English in Dubai and English language Courses in Dubai. One of the English Schools in Dubai UAE


Injazat UAE Nationals complete Experiential Leadership Program for internationally recognized Cambridge Diploma.

Four Emirati candidates receive Aldar Leadership Excellence Applied Diploma (LEAD)

Injazat Data Systems has announced that it has recently concluded a successful leadership program where four of its UAE Nationals have gained an international diploma in Applied Leadership from Cambridge Judge Business School. A total of 10 Injazat candidates have now successfully graduated from this prestigious program, which focuses on developing core skills in Executive Leadership and Management.


Dubai Judicial Institute hosts Anti-Money Laundering training session in collaboration with US Embassy.

Event serves as testament to the international community’s confidence in Institute’s role as a regional hub for legal and judicial excellence

April 22, 2012
Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), a leading centre for legal studies and judicial training in Dubai and a member of the General Network for Government Communication, has launched today (Sunday, April 22, 2012) an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) training session for senior Pakistani government officials, under the supervision of leading professionals and experts from the UAE, US and Pakistan.


Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization joins forces with ICDL to raise IT awareness among volunteers and personnel

Strategic partnership to promote humanitarian work in line with rapid IT developments
 The ICDL GCC Foundation has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Riyadh-based General Secretariat of Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies. The strategic partnership aims to raise digital awareness among Red Crescent and Red Cross establishments and further support their efforts to promote humanitarian work and volunteerism.


Highway training made mandatory for new drivers in Dubai

Training to drive on the highway for a minimum of two hours has been made mandatory to obtain a driving licence in Dubai, officials announced yesterday.

"After passing the road test, drivers will now have to undergo driving lessons along the highway, with trainers beside them, before they are issued a driver's licence," said Ahmad Hashim Behroozian, CEO of the Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) Licensing Agency.

ArabiCollege - Arabic Language Classes – Dubai, UAE

Founded in 2007 by Mr. Mohamed Bamatraf; the Managing Director, Arabicollege is an educational college that teaches the Arabic Language to non-speakers around the world through 24/7 Live Online sessions and virtual classrooms. In addition to other high standard language learning methods, Arabicollege offers various other multimedia modules and interactive courses.

Certificate In Succession Planning And Career Development - Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, June 10 – 13, 2012

Succession planning has been identified as a key issue that “keeps CEOs awake at night”. Organisations that implement effective succession planning and career development ensure business continuity while motivating and retaining their talent. In the GCC region it is a key driver of localisation by ensuring that there are strategies in place to meet our challenging localisation targets.

Essentials Of Internal Audit -TBC, Dubai,| September 2 – 6, 2012

This course covers everything you need to know as a newcomer to Internal Audit regarding the most effective audit practices. There has never been a more interesting or challenging time to be an internal auditor. The function has changed significantly from the basic compliance and checking function it once was.
Internal audit in the 21st century should be vibrant and exciting; adding real value to the organisation and operating at the highest levels.

Certificate In International Compliance: Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, July 8 – 11, 2012

The goal of this course is to provide compliance officers and managers with skills that can be immediately used upon return to the organisation. You will learn to appreciate the extent to which organisations and their public officers are exposed to in the ever-increasing regulatory environment, how to identify the compliance issues that have the most significance for you and how to introduce a compliance management programme within your organisation.

Advanced Financial Statement Analysis Training: Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai | July 15 – 18, 2012.

As the global economy continues to pass through a period of uncertainty, the ability of finance professionals to effectively analyse financial statements and make decisions based on this analysis is increasingly important. Assessing the financial health of a company can be a complex task and a simplistic approach to financial analysis can potentially lead to misleading (and costly) decisions.
This course will provide you with the necessary analytical framework and a wide array of practical tools to help you understand and exploit information in financial statements. You will be shown how to examine the many valuable and relevant pieces that make up a financial statement. Application of advanced techniques will enable you to gain more information out of financial statements, allowing you to better assess a company’s profitability and risk and to make more accurate valuations.


International House Dubai - IH Dubai (promotional video)

The students (English, Arabic & CELTA), the school (IH Dubai), the city (Dubai), the world (International House World Organisation)... 

Dubai Diving - PADI Tec Training with Atlantis Dive Centre (video)

Diving on the Zainab, Dubai, UAE. Lying in 30 metres. 
The Zainab was an Iraqi Vessel, carrying 1,300 tons of fuel heading for Pakistan. The US Navy intercepted the vessel and it is believed the engines caught on fire and she sank.