x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Honours for UK expats over UAE ties

Two residents have been honoured by Queen Elizabeth for their efforts in strengthening ties between the UK and UAE.

DUBAI // Two residents have been honoured by Queen Elizabeth for their efforts in strengthening ties between the UK and UAE.

The awards to the British expatriates were announced in the queen's birthday honours list yesterday.

Mark Beer, registrar of Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and the former chairman of the British Business Group for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, is made an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to British and Emirati business cooperation and enhancing legal cooperation in Dubai.

Joseph Tabet, chairman and managing director of Frayland, is made an MBE, a member of the same order, for his contribution in bringing together British and Emirati businesses.

"Mark and Joseph are dedicated and outstanding members of the community, and have served to strengthen the close ties between Dubai and the UK," said Edward Hobart, the UK's consul general in Dubai.

Mr Beer said: "Building cultural bridges, creating opportunities and strengthening justice are core values for both the UK and the UAE. I have been blessed to have played a part."

Mr Tabet said: "I would like to thank all those who have nominated me for such an honour, I am truly humbled by my peers."

 

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