Operating since 1982, Wall Street Exchange Centre LLC is one of the UAE’s largest and oldest foreign exchange and money transfer companies in the region. After becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emirates Post Group Holding in February of last year, the company has launched a unique initiative; ‘Learn Arabic‘ in Dubai.
The measure was taken in accordance with the launch of The Arabic Language Charter, an initiative by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Named Holal, the initiative was launched last year and was marked by His Highness Sheikh Majid;
“Under the Arabic Language Charter launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Culture is taking significant steps to further reiterate the presence of the Arabic language, which is one of the most crucial elements of our cultural identity, and is intricately linked with our history and heritage.
Through Holal, we are fortifying the understanding of the language, its richness and vividness to our future generations. Alongside, the initiative will lead to a stronger appreciation of the Arabic language. This in turn will also enable us to highlight our cultural identity and underline Dubai’s position as the region’s cultural destination.” — H.H. Sheikh Majid
Wall Street Exchange is the first organization to launch such a distinctive CSR initiative and the ‘Learn Arabic’ project will encompass the following objectives;
- Disbursement of language training at no charge, to help expats and non-Arabic speakers in Dubai, learn the Arabic language
- Introduction of the Arabic language in a friendly and simplified manner
- Brief introduction to Arabic culture and the Arab World
- Familiarize students with Arabic values
The classes will be conducted by expert Arabic teachers from the Arabic Learning Centre.
Mr. Sultan Al Mahmoud commented;
“We are very pleased to announce the Learn Arabic for Free initiative. We feel privileged to be able to help society with these Arabic classes. We aim to reach out to more than three hundred people in Dubai and help them get familiar with Arabic language and culture. This is the first initiative of it’s kind, that Wall Street Exchange has organized and we would like to do similar exercises in the future.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Arabic Learning Centre, The Dubai Mall, Kinokuniya Book Store and Dubai Municipality for helping us launch this initiative and we look forward to their continued support throughout this initiative.” — Mr. Sultan Al Mahmoud, Group Marketing Director, Wall Street Exchange