In the beginning of the Department of Arabic practising translation works under the Translation Bureau. Despite the fact that Arabic has a far and wide reach today, the impact of local culture and language remains as strong as ever. With the growth of Internet and communications technology, it is relatively easier to reach audiences that are thousands of miles away purely on the back of effective translation. This, in turn, has resulted in a need for translation in diverse fields such as education, mass communication, science and technology, literature, tourism, religion, trade and business, etc.
The translation industry as we know it includes a multitude of companies providing services such as –
- Translating written material and paper-based documents
- Interpreting services and Sign-language services
- Digital documentation translation
- Software translation and website translation (localization)
The Translation Bureau provides to the public with opportunities for translating the following documents like;
- Birth Certificate
- Driving Licence
- Business transaction.