Riyadh - Thursday 9 March 2023: The Saudi Tourism Authority welcomes the expansion of the GCC residents visa which now is open to all professions for those wanting to apply for a tourist visa.
Announced today by the Ministry of Tourism the visa allows visitors to enjoy Saudi’s diverse tourist destinations and perform Umrah throughout the year.
This is the latest in a series of announcements across the Saudi tourism eco-system that aim to attract regional tourists and provide more activities for visitors coming from GCC countries.
People wishing to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can view more information and apply for a visa on www.visa.visitsaudi.com. The Visit Saudi app also provides a gateway for travelers to discover all the events, international festivals, inspiring tourism experiences, and enjoy the ......read more
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Minister of Economy and Planning, signs an agreement with the Republic of Bulgaria to establish a joint committee during an official visit by His Excellency to the country’s capital Sofia.
His Excellency Faisal bin Fadhil Alibrahim signed the agreement with Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Industry, His Excellency Nikola Stoyanov. The signing establishes a joint committee to implement the General Agreement on Cooperation between the Kingdom and the Republic of Bulgaria.
The joint committee will develop and strengthen bilateral economic relations between both countries and identify new development opportunities in economic fields. Following the signing, next steps were discussed in addition to the implementation of initiatives and targets.
During his visit, His ......read more
On February 27, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP) launched the Food Ecosystems in Arid Climate Challenge in collaboration with the World Economic Forum’s UpLink and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.
Anchored in collaboration, the challenge is a global call for food entrepreneurs, start-ups, social ventures, and small to medium-sized enterprises to submit solutions that incorporate low or high technologies.
The winning team will be eligible to receive CHF100,000 to implement and scale their venture in regions with arid climates, in addition to accessing strong networking opportunities.
Dr. Hosam Rowaihy, Head of the Decision Support Unit and Senior Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Planning, delivered the opening remarks at the launch, where he said: ......read more
Riyadh, Feb 12, 2023: At today’s Saudi Capital Market Forum in Riyadh, Adena Friedman, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, heralded Saudi Arabia’s vision and leadership as key success factors in building a globally competitive capital market: “This region is one of the fast-growing in the world. Saudi has done a tremendous job of bringing capabilities into the market so they can compete with global mature markets. It’s a testament to amount of focus, energy and leadership in the country.”
As a result, she noted that the IPO environment is vibrant in Saudi Arabia, echoing earlier comments from H.E. Mohammed El Kuwaiz, Chairman, Capital Market Authority, who revealed that there are 23 companies on the runway for IPO in 2023, having been approved by the Capital Market Authority, with almost 80 files ......read more
• The Stopover Visa is offered to passengers traveling to their final destination on national air carriers, SAUDIA and flynas
• Stopover Visa is open to all leisure, business and religious travelers and welcomes visitors to stopover for up to 96 hours and includes one complimentary night hotel stay
• First Stopover visa to be digitally integrated with an airline booking engine and can be obtained in three minutes
Riyadh, 31 January 2023 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism (MT), Ministry of Interior (MOI), the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah (MOHU), Saudi Tourism Authority (STA), SAUDIA and flynas, has announced the launch of a new Stopover Visa.
The free-of-charge Stopover Visa is open to a wider number of countries ......read more
• EIF will be capitalized with SAR14 (over $3.7) billion to directly develop more than 35 world class venues across the Kingdom.
• The fund will further raise capital by providing lucrative high-return opportunities to the private sector and financial institutions.
• EIF is critical to the delivery of the Kingdom’s ambitious event calendar
• The direct GDP impact will be SAR28 (around $7.5) billion by 2045.
Riyadh, January 17, 2023: His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Events Investment Fund (EIF), has announced the launch of EIF, a fund that aims to develop a sustainable infrastructure for the culture, tourism, entertainment and sports sectors across the Kingdom. The fund also aims to create ......read more
16, January 2023 – Mohammed bin Salman Foundation, “Misk,” a non-profit established by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, is bringing the Youth Majlis back to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
One of the only youth-focused pavilions at the Swiss alpine destination, Misk will unite delegates under the theme of Generation Transformation – a mindset that harnesses the unique strengths of all generations to create lasting positive change.
The Youth Majlis will provide a platform for forward-looking dialogue, serving as a catalyst to explore collaborative solutions to solve some of the world's most pressing issues – from inclusive economic growth to ambitious climate action.
“In a world that is becoming increasingly ......read more
Dubai, UAE – December 26, 2022: Hisense, one of the largest home appliance and consumer electronics company, has signed a partnership deal with Saudi Arabia’s United Matbouli Group (UMG), one of the most prestigious consumer electronics distributors in the Kingdom, thus opening a new pathway to of business opportunities for Hisense in the Saudi market.
Through this partnership, Hisense intends to expand its commercial business network as well as reach out to its end-users in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia providing best of technology and products. As an officially appointed distributor of Hisense in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UMG will support the brand with business networking capabilities and their expertise of distribution, warehousing, after-sales-services and develop connection in the retail space for sales. The ......read more
• A memorandum of understanding signed with the Saudi Tourism Development Fund (TDF) will see Hilton support it in developing family-friendly leisure destinations incorporating Hilton-branded hotels across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
• An agreement signed with Diriyah Gate Development Authority will see the opening of Waldorf Astoria Diriyah at the heart of the masterplan
• Hilton and Alshaya Group have signed agreements to open a Canopy by Hilton in Al Khobar and a Hampton by Hilton in Hafr al-Batin
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15 December 2022 – As part of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in Riyadh, Hilton has announced a strategic partnership with the Saudi Tourism Development Fund (TDF) – as well as agreements with several public and private developers for new ......read more
Strengthening of GCC unity focus of 4th GCC Economic and Development Affairs Authority meeting
The Ministerial Preparatory Committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Economic and Development Authority concluded its fourth meeting in Riyadh today, with a focus on strengthening the economic unity of Gulf countries,
Under the chairmanship of His Excellency Minister of Economy and Planning, Faisal F. Alibrahim the meeting was attended by Their Excellences from the GCC countries to discuss a number of common issues in the field of economy and development, including the GCC Economic Unity projects overseen by the Economic and Development Affairs Authority.
In his speech during the meeting, His Excellency Alibrahim reiterated Saudi Arabia’s aspiration to strengthen GCC economic unity and support the economic integration of ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s GDP rises by 8.6%, the Ministry of Economy and Planning reveals in Q3 2022 report
Saudi Arabia’s GDP rises by 8.6%, the Ministry of Economy and Planning reveals in Q3 2022 report
The global economy is facing one of the most tumultuous periods in recent history. As the likelihood of a global recession has increased, according to a new report from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP).
Volatility continues to gather momentum, creating downward pressure in global markets including China, the EU, the UK, and the US. Despite a slowing economic growth outlook, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia registered real GDP growth of 8.6% y/y in the third quarter of 2022. Inflation was also contained at 2.9% – one of the lowest rates among the G20 nations.
This is according ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 3 October 2022 - The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP) and the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the use of data in the development of economic policies. The MOU establishes a framework for data and knowledge sharing between the two partners, as well as sharing enhanced statistical, scientific, and economic analysis.
The agreement was signed by His Excellency Eng. Ammar Nagadi, the Vice Minister of Economy and Planning, and Dr. Fahad Aldossari, President of GASTAT.
Commenting on the MOU, His Excellency Faisal Alibrahim, Minister of Economy and Planning and Chairman of GASTAT said “Both the Ministry and GASTAT are committed to supporting the public and private sector in achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030. A ......read more
OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 September 2022: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, announces that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2023 (GWR2023) is available in stores and online across the Arab World and globally today.
The new 2023 edition reveals the latest and greatest Guinness World Records achievements on Earth and in Space, with brand new photography and graphics, plus special features to bring this year’s astonishing records to life.
Around 50 records from the Arab World have been featured in the new edition that is now distributed in 1.8m copies worldwide. In fact, this is enough printed to blanket 18 football pitches or 11 Trafalgar Squares.
Guinness World Records™ said over ......read more
RIYADH: As Saudi Arabia looks to improve nationwide fire safety and industrial security regulations, the Kingdom’s demand for fire prevention and safety implementation systems is forecast to continue its upward trajectory during the next three years.
Market consultancy firm 6WResearch has forecast the Kingdom’s fire safety systems and equipment market – the largest in the GCC – will register 5.5 per cent compound annual growth by 2025, reaching a cumulative value of US$402m. Growth is being driven in part by government regulation of compulsory installation of fire safety, detection, and alarm systems in buildings and the recent strengthening of the remit of Saudi Arabia’s High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS).
In August this year, Saudi Arabia’s higher authorities granted the HCIS ......read more
Makkah: The video highlights the organization of Hajj for pilgrims from all over the world this year, after being limited to local pilgrims only during the past two years, due to the pandemic, enabling this year the largest number of Muslims around the world to perform Hajj and Umrah, and visiting the Prophet's Mosque in an atmosphere of spirituality and tranquility.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had announced earlier that the number of pilgrims from inside and outside the Kingdom for this year's Hajj season has been increased to 1 million, in accordance with quotas allocated to different countries.
In the video, viewers will see scenes from the previous Hajj seasons comprising a large number of pilgrims assembled at the Grand Mosque, with their hearts full of piety, standing in front of their Lord, and praying ......read more
• Mobility company SYSTRA to complete design studies in 2023, with the tramway’s carriages resembling those from the historic Hijaz railway
• Low-carbon and experiential system will call at some of AlUla’s most important locations and landmarks, with stations acting as public transport hubs for surrounding areas
• The tram network will be developed over two phases spanning more than 50km from Hegra in the north to AlUla International Airport in the south
AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 05 JULY 2022: The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced plans to develop a new tram system connecting all of AlUla County’s most important landmarks, archaeological sites, tourist destinations, urban areas, and transport infrastructure.
The first phase of the system will be designed by the ......read more
• With the aim of attracting and motivating private sector companies to participate in such innovative awards
• Two new categories introduced, with meetings held across GCC countries to discuss the Awards' participation terms and requirements
13, June 2022: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) begins an orientation tour across the GCC countries to introduce two categories of the Sharjah Excellence Award, the Sharjah Gulf Excellence Award and the Sharjah Gulf Localization Award, with the aim of attracting and motivating private sector companies to participate in such innovative awards.
The Sharjah Excellence Award tour began in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The delegation for the tour included Nada Al Hajri, General Coordinator of the Sharjah Excellence ......read more
Curatorial Team from left to right: Sumayya Vally, Dr. Julian Raby, Dr. Saad Alrashid, Dr. Omniya Abdel Barr, Diriyah Biennale Foundation
23 January to 23 April 2023
Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, 6 June 2022: The Diriyah Biennale Foundation (DBF) is proud to announce that the inaugural edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale will take place at the iconic Hajj Terminal in Jeddah from 23 January to 23 April 2023. A distinguished international multidisciplinary team will curate the Biennale under the theme of Awwal Bayt (First House).
The world’s first-ever Islamic Arts Biennale will be located in the prestigious Canopy Terminal, which was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1981 and was the recipient of the 1983 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. There will also be a purpose-built 70,000 square meter venue with ......read more
• A groundbreaking ceremony took place today at the 570,000 m3/day Jubail 3B Independent Water Project (IWP) plant in Saudi Arabia, marking the start of construction
• The plant is being built by a consortium comprised of ENGIE, Nesma Company Limited and Ajlan & Bros holding group for Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
• The desalination plant, which will have the largest in-house solar capability of 61 Mwh for a desalination plant in the Kingdom, will provide potable water to Riyadh and Qassim regions when complete in 2024
30 May 2022, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: In the presence of Khaled Z AlQureshi, CEO of SWPC, global energy company ENGIE, together with Nesma Company Limited and Ajlan & Bros holding group today broke ground on the Jubail 3B Independent Water ......read more
• STYLI’s funds to Children with Disabilities Association will go towards providing aid to approximately 4,000 children across the Kingdom during the month of Ramadan.
• The donation is part of Landmark Group’s commitment to support and empower communities across the region.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 21, April 2022 – STYLI, Landmark Group’s online-only fast fashion brand, has successfully raised over SAR 100,000 for Children with Disability Association (CDA) to support children across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and make a significant difference to their lives.
The funds were handed over at a recent ceremony held at the association in the presence of Menon Unnikrishnan, General Manager of STYLI and Dr. Ahmad Tamimi, Executive Director of the Children with ......read more
April 19, 2022: Desperately needed rains across the Horn of Africa have so far failed to materialise, almost a month into the current rainy season, and if these conditions continue, along with stagnant and even decreasing humanitarian aid, the number of hungry people due to drought could spiral from the currently estimated 14 million to 20 million through 2022, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.
With Somalia facing the risk of famine, half a million Kenyans one step away from catastrophic levels of hunger and malnutrition rates in Ethiopia well above emergency thresholds, time is fast running out for families who are struggling to survive.
“We know from past experience that acting early to avert a humanitarian catastrophe is vital, yet our ability to launch the response ......read more
The UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s operational costs for 2022 will go up by US$ 136 million in West Africa alone due to the ripple effect of the conflict in Ukraine which is driving up global food and fuel prices. This, as acute hunger in the region has quadrupled in three years – reaching a 10-year high this year, with 43 million women, men and children expected to face acute food insecurity by June 2022.
This additional cost to WFP’s operations could have been used to provide six million school children with a daily nutritious meal for six months. This is unfortunate as millions of families in the region are unable to meet their basic food needs as a result of an unprecedented food crisis, driven by conflict, climate, the fallout from COVID-19 and high food prices.
“Soaring food and fuel prices ......read more
PCI DSS certification affirms conformity to industry’s most thorough global payment-card security standard
Dubai, 14 April 2022: Network International, the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has announced that Network International Arabia has been assessed as compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v3.2.1, marking a key milestone in the company’s Saudi Arabia expansion.
PCI DSS is an established global industry standard for compliance and security, established by the PCI Security Standards Council to protect sensitive information and prevent fraud. It applies to any organisation involved in the processing, transmission, and storage of credit card information. The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2022 – He took up exercise seriously almost all his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie has taken it to the next level setting a Guinness World Records title for being the Youngest person to climb the Seven Volcanic Summits at 24 years and 119 days.
Al Refaie is not only 24 but he is also the 24th globally to climb each continent’s tallest volcano. Notoriety is not the key component here as ascending the seven calderas is a very rare achievement, so becoming the youngest person to complete the circuit is even rarer feat.
“You came from the desert, I wouldn’t think you will be able climb the highest mountains” is what kept pushing him toward his goal that started as a normal tourist trip on December 30, 2015 to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
The ......read more
April 01, 2022: As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the soaring cost of food staples in import-dependent Middle Eastern and North African countries is creating ever greater challenges for millions of families already struggling to keep hunger at bay, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.
Traditionally a month of festivities, when families gather over traditional foods to break their day-long fast, this year millions will be struggling to buy even the most basic foods for their families as the conflict in Ukraine has pushed food prices even higher than the troubling levels at the start of the year.
“We are extremely concerned about the millions of people in this region who are already struggling to access enough food because of a toxic combination of conflict, climate change and ......read more
• Adopting additional indicators for the region and expanded the research in quantity and quality
• Report identified key weaknesses in Arab countries' SDG results so far, most notably in SDG 5 (gender equality)
• Six countries lead the regional scores, with a total index score of 66 or more
• Only three countries achieved one of the development goals
• The report recommends the countries in the region to urgently invest in more resources
Dubai - 31 March 2022: A report released by the World Government Summit Organization in partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government under the title "Arab Region Sustainable Development Goals Index 2022" has revealed big differences in the progress that Arab countries are making towards achieving the UN ......read more
In support of CH Hope, CH Carolina Herrera will support Autism awareness causes in 2022, kicking off with a Mother’s Day celebration focused around raising awareness and donating to local causes across the region, followed by a volunteer opportunity in honor of World Autism Day on April 2nd, 2022.
In support of CH Carolina Herrera’s CH Hope program, a global initiative to support and better communities regionally and globally, CH Hope will regionally raise awareness for autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to increase in global prevalence in recent decades with increasing affects in the Middle East. According to the World Population Review, the top five countries with the highest rates of autism include Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
For this initiative, CH ......read more
Seif El Hakim, Egyptian Russian, he is a global authority on business, leadership, and exponential success.
He is expanding his Egypt based foundation for charity "SEIF FOUNDATION FOR CHARITY" to Dubai.
The objective of his foundation is to help people who are in need. This is a personal fulfillment.
The campaign brings the high quality and taste of European beef from Spain to the country through a series of activities
Riyadh, March 17, 2022: Provacuno kicks off the second term of the What Wonderful EU Beef! campaign in KSA with a series of activities to promote European Beef in the country. The campaign is supported by the Spanish Embassy in Riyadh and will include a masterclass and showroom for importers and key players from the market of Saudi Arabia – the spotlight is on the high quality and taste of the European beef from Spain.
The activities will kick off with a series of events that will take place in Riyadh at the end of March 2022. The 1st event will be an exclusive showroom that will take place in the Spanish Ambassador premises in Riyadh on the 29th of March, featuring a live cooking demonstration and ......read more
- Full year financial results posted after successful IPO and listing in 2021
- Operating income before impairment loss and other expenses up by 12.5% and parent operating cash flow higher by 51.4%
- SAR 560 million dividends for 2021 proposed by ACWA Power’s Board, subject to OGM approval in May 2022
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - March 16, 2022: ACWA Power (“the Company”), a leading Saudi developer, investor, and operator of power generation, water desalination and green hydrogen plants, today announced its full-year 2021 financial results, demonstrating strong operational and financial performance in line with the Company’s expectations.
Commenting on the occasion, Mohammad Abunayyan, Chairman, ACWA Power, said, “As a proud Saudi company that is ......read more
AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - 11, March 2022: AlUla Moments in association with SAHAB (Saudi Arabian Ballooning Federation) breaks the Guinness World Records™ title for the World’s Largest Hot Air Balloon Glow Show.
The record was set on the 1st of March 2022 near Hegra, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia. The site is famous for more than 100 carved Nabataean tombs which feature more than 2000 years of remarkably well-preserved inscriptions and symbols on the sandstone mountains.
A total of 142 brightly-lit balloons were streamlined together in a show over the ancient site that brightened the skies and illuminated the rock-strewn desert landscape.
The previous record was also achieved in AlUla – during its arts and cultural festival, Winter at Tantora, in 2019 - that time it was with ......read more
JEDDAH (SAUDI ARABIA) – March 8, 2022: Rally Jameel, which will now see 33 teams from around the world compete, has been honored with the endorsement of Dr. Thuraya Obaid, a key figure for women empowerment in the Kingdom. Reinforcing 2022’s International Women’s Day’s theme of #BreakTheBias, Dr. Obaid has emphasized the reason behind her support to the Rally Jameel, which has unexpectedly gathered worldwide attention, and the progressive change it is contributing to.
“Empowerment is basically the ability of a person to make life decisions without negative pressures that prevent them from exercising this right, and thus the person is responsible for their decisions and results, both negatively or positively. It also deals with personal responsibility and its relationship to the society in which they ......read more
Saudi Ministry of Health spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdali, said on Sunday, March 6, that the Kingdom has successfully passed the critical stage of the pandemic, as new cases fell by 95% from numbers recorded in the last wave. Adding that critical cases also fell by 62%.
Al-Abdali credited the success to the high-impact preventive measures, which included the rapid rollout of vaccines, whose overall coverage exceeded 99% of the total population, widespread testing through (TAKAAD) centers, and (TATAMAN) clinics, and the rapid support from 937 medical hotlines.
Dr. Al-Abdali added that there is full confidence in the country’s ability to confront any new variants of the virus, thanks to the high rates of immunization and the public's awareness of the need to wear masks. He stressed that the number of doses given in ......read more
Rebalancing the Kingdom’s economy, PRO Partner Group can help in forming businesses in different sectors
07, March 2022 - Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, PRO Partner Group is licensed as a Corporate Service Provider to provide company set up advice, on the ground government liaison and PRO Support to foreign companies looking to set up and do business in KSA. Guided by His Highness Sheikh Mohamad Bin Salman for the 2030 vision, organizations outside the Kingdom that are looking to approach the Saudi market and will find it easier to do business over time.
Saudi Arabia’s market is opening fast. The Kingdom’s vision 2030 aims to build a dynamic economy that gives an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small/medium-sized businesses. In order to improve governmental operational excellence, strengthen ......read more
Saudi - 18 February 2022: The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has inaugurated two new development projects in the water and housing sector and laid the foundation stone for a project in the transportation sector in Djibouti, with a total amount of US$ 137 million dollars.
During an official visit to the East African nation, Saudi Fund for Development CEO, Sultan bin Abdulrahman Al-Marshad, met with the President of the Republic of Djibouti, H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh to discuss the projects financed by SFD for economic and social development worth US$ 305 million since 1982.
As part of the visit Mr. Sultan bin Abdulrahman Al-Marshad and the Prime Minister of Djibouti, Mr. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, inaugurated a new project to supply clean drinking water to 45,000 people in the coastal Province of Obock. ......read more
The Saudi Transport and Logistics Sector participated in the 101st annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) held in in Washington, D.C., USA, from 9-13 January 2022. The meeting is one of the largest global events for specialists and experts in the transport industry. It features more than 400 workshops and seminars on the latest key developments in research, legislation, innovations and best practices in the transport sector, with participation of more than 150 specialized entities and 170 technical committees.
Joined by a number of sector specialists, Dr. Mansour Al-Turki, Deputy Minister of Transport and Logistics for Planning and Information, headed the Saudi delegation participating in the TRB activities.
This participation comes as part of efforts to facilitate Saudi Arabia’s ambitious transport and ......read more
• This caps a year of tremendous progress by archaeological teams in advancing knowledge about the people of ancient Arabia – and points the way to more achievements in 2022
• Fieldwork successes are establishing the landmark Kingdoms Institute research core in AlUla
• New analysis of ‘funerary avenues’ marks fourth peer-reviewed article in past year by Australian research team working under Royal Commission for AlUla
10, January, 2022: Archaeologists from the University of Western Australia (UWA) have determined that the people who lived in ancient north-west Arabia built long-distance ‘funerary avenues’ – major pathways flanked by thousands of burial monuments that linked oases and pastures – suggesting a high degree of social and economic connection ......read more
Agreement aims to improve the Kingdom’s marine services by providing marine vessel maintenance and repair services
In line with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 goal to develop the capabilities of the marine sector in the Kingdom, the Ports Development Company (PDC), the owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, signed at its headquarters in King Abdullah Economic City a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK), the leading provider of integrated solutions in HVAC-R, fire, safety and security systems, and building management systems and controls.
The memorandum sets out the general principles and modalities of cooperation between the two parties to develop the capabilities of marine services at King Abdullah Port in line with Vision 2030. The main objectives of the memorandum are to ......read more
• Community members and visitors are invited to join Catwalk on 6th November. A fun, free, open-to-all, 7km or 700m walk or run, Catwalk is Catmosphere Foundation’s inaugural campaign.
• AlUla’s 7km Catwalk will take place in the Sharaan Nature Reserve while the 700m Catwalk Cubs will take place in AlUla Oasis
• Catmosphere Foundation was created by the Saudi Ambassador to the United States of America HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud to raise awareness for critically endangered Big Cats, including the Arabian Leopard
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 04, November 2021: Visitors, residents and wildlife lovers are invited to join Catwalk, a 7km walk, in AlUla’s protected Sharaan Nature Reserve to show their support for the endangered Arabian Leopard. Residents and visitors can join ......read more
Use of Plastics Made From Post-Consumer Recycled Materials to Increase Tenfold by 2025
Riyadh, Oct. 5, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) has announced its goal to use almost 600,000 tonnes of recycled plastic by 2030 in a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain. The goal is a part of LG’s larger initiative to create a take-back ecosystem for electronic waste and increase the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials in its consumer electronics and home appliance products.
In 2020, LG utilized approximately 20,000 tonnes of recycled plastic in its products which it plans to increase more than tenfold by 2025. While recycled plastic is currently used inside LG TVs, PC monitors, speakers, washing machines, refrigerators and air conditioners, LG will expand the use of recycled plastic to the ......read more
Sixty-seven percent of security and business leaders said their exposure to cyber risk increased as a result of moving business-critical functions to the cloud
September 28, 2021: Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, has published results of a study that found 86% of Saudi organizations suffered a business impacting cyberattack* attributed to vulnerabilities in ......read more
16, September 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Under the patronage of H.E. Fahad Almubarak, governor of the Saudi Central Bank, Standard Chartered celebrated the official first branch in the Kingdom virtually. This comes as SAMA granted the license to Standard Chartered in order to practice banking activities in the Kingdom.
The ceremony was attended by José Viñals, chairman ......read more
KSA, 26 July 2021: Airbus secured this years’ Hajj holy pilgrimage in Mecca with its mission-critical communication technologies in Saudi Arabia.
The company rolled out its Tactilon Agnet 800 collaboration platform and Tetra technology for use of public safety and security forces on the field and in the control rooms. Through the communication solutions’ secure and reliable ......read more
• adidas and Parley’s global impact platform, Run for the Oceans, returns for the fourth year, and marks the second Parley Missions chapter of 2021
• For every tracked KM via the adidas Running app from May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, up to 500,000lbs
• Download the adidas Running app and ......read more
May 09, 2021: Celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, Uber today announced that it will be rewarding top rated drivers in Saudi Arabia with special incentives* worth 50,000 SAR. Up to 10 drivers a day will be able to unlock 500 SAR each, helping them make the most of their time on the app during the Holy Month.
The company has rolled out the incentive in the Kingdom to appreciate and reward ......read more
17 April 2021: Dubai Customs highlighted its experience in developing disruptive customs systems and services, in a virtual meeting with officials from the Saudi Customs.
The meeting aimed at exchange of knowledge between the two customs departments, and exploring more cooperation.
From the Saudi Customs, Bandar Al Balawi and Abdul Rahman Khalaf Technology Department, Ibrahim ......read more
AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 9 April 2021: The world’s most beloved tenor, Maestro Andrea Bocelli, gave a stunning performance within the surrounds of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra last night. The concert’s many stand out moments included a performance from Andrea Bocelli with his 9-year-old daughter Virginia. The duo sang Hallelujah to the delighted and intimate crowd ......read more
Agreement focuses on four key areas: locomotives and wagons lease arrangements, spare parts purchase, special volunteer groups and shared services initiatives
17 March 2021: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, announced today its partnership with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR), by signing a strategic agreement establishing a ......read more
Ahead of COP26, representatives from Saudi Arabia and the UK government discussed climate change issues yesterday in an online roundtable hosted by the British Embassy in Riyadh
16 March 2021: Climate change is the biggest and most urgent challenge of our time. During a live forum hosted yesterday by the British Embassy in Riyadh, experts from private and public sectors and civil society ......read more
• 5-year partnership will improve millions of lives through significant investments in healthcare, sanitation, clean water and other basic amenities
• CMA and Save the Children will combine knowledge, expertise and resources to combat global health crisis starting in Indonesia, China and Bangladesh
March 08, 2021: Charles Monat Associates (CMA), a global ......read more