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Are Religious Translations Still Relevant Today?

Language has always played an essential role in the dissemination of religion across the globe, and many religions still have a ‘sacred’ language attached to them, for instance, classical Arabic for Islam, or Hebrew for Judaism. Acquiring a religion too, can also involve learning elements of a different language, or certain syntax variations, due to … Read More

Translation Tips for Arabic Retail Companies

The Arabic retail industry has recently been a particularly fickle sector that’s heavily influenced by external factors such as, oil prices, inflation and now of course, VAT. It has been reported by Arab News that the early months of this year (2018) suggested a continued decline in trade, even for well-known companies such as, Dubai … Read More

Blockchain and Translation – an Unlikely Partnership

The Blockchain is the inspired invention of Satoshi Nakamoto (it is unclear if this is a single person, or a group of people who are using this pseudonym), that was originally designed for digital currencies such as, Bitcoin. Blockchain is incorruptible, meaning it can be used as a digital ledger of financial transactions, and has … Read More

Cultural Training Helps Expats Achieve Excellence

It has become common practice, for top employees in global firms, to relocate to far flung offices in order to facilitate innovation, modernisation, or to implement new trading avenues. However, in recent years the number of employees who are finishing overseas assignments early has increased significantly. The reason for this is primarily due to failure … Read More

5 Sectors that Profit from Language Services

It has been well documented recently that the language service industry is flourishing in today’s global market; assisting businesses, individuals and corporations to communicate with their customers, interact with new markets and connecting businesses around the globe. This boom is expected to generate US $46.52 billion globally, in 2018, according to GALA, the Globalization and … Read More

A Guide to Living & Working in the UAE

Dubai, and the UAE in general, are a nation of expatriates, so those considering working or living in the UAE should feel right at home. According to The Telegraph, Dubai is the ‘new Spain’ for British expats, with a zero-tax policy, growing tourism and finance industries and a youthful population, we are heading there in … Read More

Legal Translations in Dubai

Legal translations are essential – businesses, individuals, corporations, governments and so on, all need to use legal translations for ‘official’ documents. However, all too often, legal translations can be confusing and perplexing, (especially for those new to Dubai or UAE) so this blog has been designed to help you make an informed and educated decision … Read More

What Makes Dubai a Top Ranking Business Hub?

Everyone knows Dubai is famed for being one of the world’s top ranking business hubs but have you ever wondered what makes it so? With more than half of the world’s biggest conglomerates holding offices that operate in Dubai city, it has (in a very short period of time) established itself as a global hub … Read More

Facebook’s New AI Language Translator

Facebook’s researchers have just announced they have developed a faster and more accurate AI language translation system. According to an article online, the researchers claim that their new technology could also assist computers with translating multiple languages, especially those with low resources such as, Urdu and Burmese. Machine translation systems have evolved over recent years … Read More