Dubai – MENA Herald: The Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme, a Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiative, launched its 20th commercial project, Familia Emirati clothes store on Dubai-Oman Highway in Hatta recently.
The new commercial project which is the 4th launched by Tejar Dubai this year has come as part of the entrepreneurship development programme’s efforts to support creative and commercially-minded Emirati entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into reality.
Present at the launch were Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai, Saif Al Shafar, Chairman of Tejar Dubai Youth Council, Ali Al Bidwawi, owner of Familia, as well as a number of prominent businessmen and participants of the entrepreneurship development programme.
The Familia is the eighth store attached to the Alwars and Alfosol Trading Company group which specialises in ready-to-wear and evening garments for the entire family and includes shoes, bags, linens, perfumes, accessories, toys and cribs, stationery and supplies for infants.
Commenting on the opening of the Familia store, Essa Al Zaabi stated that this is the fourth project of the year launched by Tejar Dubai which clearly shows the entrepreneurship development programme’s commitment to support young Emirati talent to overcome the challenges in establishing a business while helping them to make a success of their enterprise in the competitive world of business.
Al Zaabi further stressed that the Tejar Dubai initiative provides youth with access to an extensive development programme, including training and tips from experts in the field which help them develop business ideas and to be creative and innovative in the business arena. He wished the owner of the new project all the success.
On his part, Ali Al Bidwawi, the owner of the commercial project, informed that the store offers a wide variety of clothes and accessories for the entire family under one roof thus saving the time and efforts of the shoppers mostly Emirati and Gulf nationals who frequent the Dubai-Oman Highway in Hatta.
Al Bidwawi, who is now sourcing new and high quality products for this new outlet, plans to open branches in selected locations in the UAE and Oman and is ambitious of eventually expanding into the Gulf market and establishing his brand name in the region.
Lauding the role of Tejar Dubai in establishing his business, Al Bidwawi said that the entrepreneurship development programme helped him realise his dream through continuous support and advice and the workshops that boosted his confidence and readied him to face the business world. He thanked Tejar Dubai and everyone working behind the scenes to make a success of the initiative.
The Tejar Dubai initiative, launched by Dubai Chamber, provides youth with access to an extensive development programme, including classroom learning, on-site training, mentoring and business advice, as well as networking opportunities with local and international business leaders and access to investment capital while helping them establish their own small-to-medium-sized businesses.
With its commitment to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which emphasises that entrepreneurship is the shortest route to a bright future, the training programme aims to find and train creative and commercially-minded youth to help them turn their business ideas into a reality.