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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fujairah HCT Students Learn Business Studies by Staging a Bazaar

The Fujairah Women’s College recently hosted the 2011 Business Bazaar, ‘Souq Al Areesh’.

It was opened by College Director, Dr Dave Pelham, and special guest, Mr. Ghafour Behroozian, the Community Board Chairman and a businessman in Fujairah.

The entrepreneurial Business and IT Diploma students promoted more than 50 of their own small business projects and sold over 50,000 AED of goods that they had designed and produced themselves. Their products included lines of jewelry, home and fashion accessories, laptop covers, gift items and many more creative concepts.

To add to the bazaar atmosphere and draw in customers a competition was held with gifts generously donated by Jovial Fujairah, Optic Gallery and the Fujairah Chamber of Commerce.

Competition Winners

The first placed businesses in the different categories were:

  • Frisky Studio’ operated by Amal Ali Saeed Khamis Al Deek
  • ‘Best New Product’: Raja Mohammed Hanoun
  • Stylish Accessories” operated by Fatmah Mohammed Al Qawadi, Kholoud Abdulla Saeed
  • ‘Best Customer Service’: Kholoud Ahmed Khameis
  • Stylish Shop operated by Fatima Abbas Gholam Saeed
  • ‘Best Display’: Nourah Rashed Saeed Al Wawy


In addition to Mr. Ghafour Behroozian, special guests that supported this occasion included:

  • Mr. Khalid Al Jasim, a community board member and the Director General of Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Mr. Rashid Obaid, a leading businessman in Fujairah and member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
  • Mr. Ebrahim Al Ali, a community board member and the Area Manager for the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, East Coast Area.
  • Mr. Hameed Jaberi, owner of the Optic Gallery Fujairah.
  • Mr. William Chong, Executive Managing Director, Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company.
  • Ms. Hessa Al Yammahi, HR Manager, Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company Qidfa.
  • Mr. Haian Al Mansour, Business Development Manager, Fujairah National.

Applied Business Studies

Running a bazaar is a great way to put business studies into action and all agreed that Souq Al Areesh was an encouraging opportunity to witness the potential of these future Emirati businesswomen.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus-Facebook Page.

Image: “Souq Al Areesh, a great opportunity to witness the potential of these future Emirati businesswomen.”

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