dubai culture chinaAs Dubai Week in China closes, Mr. Nasif Kayed, Cultural delegate for the second year along with the team of business leaders and government officials who are promoting trade relations between the public, private and education sectors of Dubai and China, says its’ been an overwhelming success.

With the DWiC seeing 11 separate agreements between entities in China and Dubai, building Cultural Intelligence in Future Leaders will become critical to the success of doing business. Highlights of this year’s Falcon & Associates Initiative week in China, held in Shanghai saw among other successes the strengthening of relationships with China businesses and educational institutions.

“China is Dubai’s largest trading partner since 2014 and cooperations are extending beyond just trade.” says Kayed. “Students are traveling from China to the UAE to take advantage of some of the world class MBA programs here, including the Dubai Business Internships program. Our recent participation in IUNC shows that university recruiters see the value in cultural immersions as part of their orientation for students and agree that it helps with retention and happiness for students studying abroad.”  

Mr. Kayed MC’d the “Cultural Intelligence for Future Leaders” forum at the DWiC, as well as giving talks at the Department of Tourism and Commerce event, and hosting a day of cultural immersion for participants. “Cultural Intelligence abilities and competencies have become crucial to having an edge in highly competitive markets such as Dubai and China. These skills can be developed and enhanced by first building cultural knowledge. “

The Arab Culturalist is a Cultural Consultancy Company building the bridges of cultural understanding to promote business, educational collaborations and industry in the UAE.