In cooperation with the Dubai International Academic City, the American University in the Emirates hosted an inter-university debate competition that brought 17 universities from all over the country in its campus. The event was attended by VIP including Mr. Abdullatif Al Mulla, Group CEO RMB.

The debate competition, which is an event introduced by the Debate club of AUE, started off with a welcoming word by Prof. Muthanna Abdulrazzaq, the president and CEO of AUE who asserted: “This initiative that represents a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their argumentative abilities and develop excellent critical thinking & public speaking skills needed to graduate leaders and that’s what we do here in AUE”. Following his words, Mr. Ibrahim Moosa Jamel, Director of Operations, Dubai International Academic City, praised on the importance of organizing such competition for the students, where they can grow their expertise and expend their understanding.

The competition tackled two main topics influenced by social problems, both topics were well approached by the debaters who have displayed great knowledge and intelligence and defended their arguments with the relevant evidence and statistical statements needed.

The competition was concluded by the awards ceremony where the first three prizes were announced to the attendees. and the 3rd prize was earned by Farvez Afridi and Andrew Jayanth Pereira from Murdoch university. While The 1st prize and second prizes Abdullah Qassab, Shabib Bin Shabib, Sheida Sharafat and Mohammed Zulfaqqar from AUE.