Sunday, June 16, 2013

Roundtable discussions on compliance in the Middle East

My new job gives me plenty of opportunities to participate in various seminars and discussions, normally held at 5-star hotels here in Dubai. This week it was time for a roundtable discussion on compliance in the Middle East, hosted by TRACE. TRACE is a non-profitable organization that conducts Due Diligence on companies. The topic of the day was how companies in the MENA region (Middle East North Africa) ensure compliance and due diligence whilst conducting their business. A very interesting topic I must say with a lot of interesting input from the various participants. The meeting was held at beautiful Mina A'Salam hotel and as I hurried through the lobby on my way to the ball room where the meeting was held, I had to stop and take a photo Mina A'Salam is part of the Jumeirah Group and Madinat Jumeirah which consist of four hotels linked together through an artificial canal and you can travel between the hotels in a water taxi. The souk, where all the shops and cafes are, is located in the middle with Al Qasr hotel on one side and Mina A'Salam on the other. The sea is just outside with a gorgeous beach surrounded by palm trees.

Joli with a sun hat at H&M

A meeting with a view

Yesterday we celebrated American Father's Day with the neighbours. Joli had a play date earlier that day and after I dropped her off, I went straight to Jumeirah Beach Hotel for some sun. I have to say it is pretty nice to spend a few hours there, near the beach and with Burj Al Arab just in front of you. The sea is warm and the beach is not that crowded as most expats have already gone home for the summer (or simply find it too hot!). After my well- deserved beach time, I picked Joli up on the way home. She had a great time with her friend O and we are already planning for the next play date at our house!
This Tuesday, it is time for the KG2 graduation at Greenfield and I will of course be there, along with a box of Kleenex as I suspect it will be very emotional. The KG class have had an amazing teacher and it will be very sad to say good bye to her. And I can't believe my little girl is actually starting Grade 1 this fall!
Friday is midsummer, so we are hosting a small gathering of Swedish families on Friday for the usual summer buffet, including herring, and of course strawberry cake for desert! The kids have two more weeks of school and on Thursday, Elias' class have their class party at a nearby venue and next week, it is Joli's turn. Hectic, as usual by the end of the school year, but lots of fun stuff going on.



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  4. Intressanta diskussioner och och 5-stjärning arbetsmiljö - låter som ett perfekt jobb!:)

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  5. Ni ska ha en riktigt härlig Midsommar! Kram