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New Visa Application Centre Opens in Al Khobar and Jeddah for Schengen Visas to Belgium

Managed and operated by VFS Global, the centres have started accepting visa application submissions to Belgium from residents and citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Visa Application Centre inaugurated in Al Khobar by H.E. Dominique Mineur, Ambassador of Belgium to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, March 12, 2019:  Citizens and expatriate residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can apply for Schengen visas to Belgium at the new Visa Application Centres jointly launched by the Embassy of Belgium in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide.   In an expansion drive to meet the growing travel demand to Belgium from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, VFS Global announced the launch ......read more

Reimbursement of Expat Levy Announced for Select Employers

13 February 2019 - SAUDI ARABIA    Executive summary    The Ministry of Labour and Social Development announced that select employers will be eligible for reimbursement of a monthly fee they must pay for each foreign employee under their sponsorship.    The Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) announced that select employers will be eligible for reimbursement of a monthly fee they must pay for each foreign employee under their sponsorship.    Eligibility conditions    According to  the MLSD’s announcement, employers with a Nitaqat rating of low green, medium green, high green and platinum for the past 52 weeks will be eligible for the fee refund or will be exempt from the payment, depending whether they have already settled their dues or not. ......read more

Greece partners with VFS Global to launch Visa Application Centres in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman

Greek Visa Application Centre inaugurated in Riyadh by H.E. Mr. Ioannis Taghis, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia New centres opened in light of growing numbers of visa applications to Greece   February 11, 2019   Greece in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide, announced the opening of two Visa Application Centres in cities of Riyadh and Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Greece also opened it’s very first visa application centre in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman.   The centres started accepting visa applications for Greece from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman from January 2019. With the launch of these new centres ......read more

Immigration Bureau of Thailand and VFS Global introduce new Thailand eVisa service for Saudi travellers

Immigration Bureau of Thailand and VFS Global collaborate to offer the new eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) service for eligible travellers from 21 countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*) eVOA holders save time and get a faster immigration service at dedicated Immigration counters at major airports in Thailand Travellers receive their travel authorisation online pre-departure within 24 to 72 hours of application being submitted A new ‘Express eVisa On Arrival’ service is also available for approval within 24 hours Applications to be submitted on https://thailandevoa.vfsevisa.com/  or at VFS Global visa application centres across the globe January 30, 2019:  In line with the Government of Thailand’s initiative to promote tourism, the Immigration Bureau of Thailand has partnered with VFS Global ......read more

16th edition of the Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals Exhibition successfully launched with more than 154 exhibitors

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal Bin Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Saudi Arabia, January 28, 2019 –  16th edition of the Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals Exhibition opened at the Jeddah Center for forums and events, in the presence of his Highness Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Jalwi, advisor to the Governor of Makkah region, undersecretary of Jeddah Province. The exhibition, in conjunction with the Saudi Print & Pack exhibition 2019 and organized by the Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd., will continue until 30 January 2019, presenting an ideal platform for engineers, industrialists and businessmen to identify the latest products, technologies and services within the petrochemical, plastics, printing and packaging sectors. The exhibition is a real opportunity for exhibitors from around the world to ......read more

Implementation Date Announced for Long-Term Residence Permits

22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Executive summary  The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.  Categories of applicants A five-year residence permit will be available to the following categories of foreign nationals:  •        Investors in the UAE real estate market;   •        Entrepreneurs and up to three executives working for the qualifying entrepreneur;  •        Exceptional students; and  •        Spouses and children of the above ......read more

Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture signs contract for the first independent sewage treatment plant project (ISTP) in the Kingdom

The project has a designed capacity of 350 thousand cubic meters per day  22nd January 2019:  HE Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Chairman of the Water and Electricity Company, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for Privatization in the Environment, Water and Agriculture Sectors - Eng. Abdulrahman Al Fadley signed a Sewage Treatment Agreement (STA) for the development of the new wastewater treatment plant in Dammam. The plant has a designed capacity of 350,000 cubic meters per day and an initial capacity of 200,000 cubic meters per day and will serve the western region of Dammam. The project is the first independent sewage treatment plant project (ISTP) to be tendered to investors under a Build- Own- Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model and was awarded to the consortium led by the Metito Group and comprising the ......read more

Saudi Visa Application Process in Dubai Restricted to Holders of UAE Residence Permits

January 13, 2019:  Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.    Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.  Although no official announcement has been made, this information was conveyed to Fragomen verbally by a representative of the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai – VFS Tasheel International.  Background Previously, foreign nationals applying for Saudi visas could do so through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai even if they were not residents in the UAE. 

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Xerox Saudi Arabia Participates in Riyadh Sustainability Initiative; Plants 200 Trees

Riyadh, KSA, 9 December 2018:   Xerox Saudi Arabia employees joined more than 1,000 volunteers for the second annual Tashgeer sustainability initiative. With a goal to make the city of Riyadh greener, the team helped plant 200 trees along King Khaled and King Salman roads. A total of 8,000 trees were planted in one day.  The “Making Riyadh Greener” initiative – launched by the Riyadh Development Authority in October last year – is aimed at increasing the afforestation rate in Riyadh city, doubling the number of trees, and taking care of them. The green campaign is part of the Riyadh Environmental Program, which seeks to improve the city's environment and preserve its natural resources by planting 300,000 trees by 2030.   “More than 41,000 seedlings have been planted since the ......read more

EDCC organizes largest UAE Pavilion at debut SNSR in Saudi Arabia

November 04, 2018:  The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia. Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE Pavilion at the SNSR features 25 leading Emirati companies, specialized in defense and national security-related products and services. Sultan Abdulla Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC, said the UAE Pavilion is the largest of all 19 national pavilions taking part in the Expo, including those of Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Kuwait, South ......read more

ICAEW: Consolidation of regulatory laws will help Saudi Arabia attract foreign investment and meet Vision 2030 goals

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a thriving economy. The event was held at the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in Riyadh, in partnership with the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) and in association with award-winning data room provider Drooms. Panellists included Ahmar Azam, Chief Operating Officer of Leejam; Anand Rohatgi, Chief Operating Officer of Synergy Consulting; Daniel Royle, Corporate Partner at Abuhimed ......read more

Makkah Millennium Hotel & Towers Hosts Children from Dar Al Ber Charity Association

(Makkah, KSA, 27 August 2018):   Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Al Sharif Piazza and King Fahd Gate, recently hosted more than 20 children from Dar Al-Ber Charity Association.  The project was part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility and in keeping with the example of Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, on spreading happiness to Orphans. The children were treated to a fun-filled interactive party highlighted by several entertainment shows in the presence of a clown, games and activities like face painting. The kids enthusiastically participated in the competitions held at the hotel’s children’s corner which was recently developed to cater to hotel guests with children and was under the ......read more

Thomson Reuters Hosts 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar in Saudi Arabia

Seminar held in partnership with the Institute of Finance and under the patronage of SAMA Governor   August, 2nd, 2018:    Thomson Reuters will host the 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar on September 26 & 27, 2018 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The seminar, which celebrates its tenth round this year, will take place in partnership with the Institute of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). With over 400 delegates in attendance and 35 high profile regional and international speakers, the seminar is the premier compliance and Anti Money Laundering event for Saudi Arabia's banking and financial services industry.  Thamer Alessa, ......read more

Residents in UAE, Egypt and KSA take action to reduce food waste

A Danfoss survey reveals that 83% of respondents understand the impact of food waste on the environment and 77% actively take action to reduce their waste footprint While residents are trying to not throw their leftover food away throughout the year, 79% reported they are especially more conscious of this during Ramadan Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 6 June 2018:   Danfoss, the global leader in engineering solutions, commissioned a survey to assess the sustainable food consumption of residents in the UAE, Egypt and KSA, and how well they are complying to their governments’ appeal to reduce food waste.    The survey revealed that 83% of respondents understand the impact of food waste on the environment and 77% actively take action to reduce their food waste footprint.   Food waste is ......read more

Kempinski Focusing on Social Responsibility during the Holy Month of Ramadan

Riyadh, 30 May 2018:  Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh has launched a series of charity activities that demonstrate its strong belief in the importance of social responsibility. The Orphans Welfare Society (Ensan) received a special invitation to host a group of its children at a special Ramadan ceremony, and they were accompanied by another group of children from The Voice of Down Syndrome Society (SAUT). The ceremony included the reception of around 50-70 children, aged between 8 and 19, in addition to staff members, who took care of the children during the event. Everyone was gathered for Iftar in an exceptional and entertaining atmosphere provided and supervised by the organisers of the Kempinski Ramadan tent together with the management of the associations. Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski also held a ceremony in cooperation ......read more

Accenture Appoints Khaled Al-Dhaher as Country Managing Director for Saudi Arabia

Appointment reconfirms Accenture’s commitment to driving digital transformation and consulting in the Kingdom RIYADH, Saudi Arabia; May 16, 2018 –   Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Khaled Al-Dhaher as country managing director for Saudi Arabia, effective today. Al-Dhaher will be responsible for managing operations and driving Accenture’s digital consulting strategy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Al-Dhaher brings with him considerable experience in delivering state-of-the-art and innovative solutions in industries ranging from financial services, retail/wholesale and manufacturing to oil & gas and distribution. Prior to joining Accenture, Al-Dhaher was the managing director for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s business in Saudi Arabia, where he drove profitable growth and market-share expansion ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah hosts delegation from the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

Saudi Arabia, 12 April 2018:  Expo Centre Sharjah welcomed a delegation from the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center on Tuesday. The delegation was on an official visit to discuss areas of cooperation and to explore the Centre’s best practices in terms of organizing exhibitions and conferences.  The two sides held a meeting at Expo Centre Sharjah, where Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, Board Member of UFI, and Chairman of the Arabian Gulf Chapter of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), demonstrated the centre’s 2018-2022 strategy to the guests, and gave an overview of most of the events that are hosted by the centre, and the services and facilities that are offered to investors and visitors. Saif Al Midfa and the visiting delegation, which ......read more

Two Emirati officials appointed to the Board of Directors for the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 1, 2018:  Two Emirati officials have been appointed as members of the newly formed Board of Directors for the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. The Center is seeking to benefit from the UAE’s vast expertise to develop its performance and advance the exhibition industry in Saudi Arabia. The two new Emirati members that were appointed to the Board of Directors for the Center are HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah and Member of the Board of Directors of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) for the Middle East and Africa, and Mahir Abdulkarim Julfar, Vice President- Commercial, Dubai World Trade Centre. The two appointees have vast knowledge and experience in the exhibition industry and are considered two of the UAE’s leaders in ......read more

International Golden Group (IGG) announces participation at forthcoming Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo

IGG, the  first major UAE player to take part at  the SNSR Expo, made this announcement at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2018:  IGG PJSC leading providers of high-end defense and security solutions in the UAE announced their participation at the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo which will take place in Riyadh between 4-6 November later this year.    Under the patronage of HE Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia and in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Interior, SNSR Expo is held under the theme of “shaping the future of national security & risk prevention” with the aim of bringing together international businesses together with the Saudi Government. The event will showcase ......read more

WGS 2018 Global Dialogue for Happiness Highlights Saudi Arabia's Efforts in Prioritizing Citizen Happiness

Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   His Excellency Eng Faisal bin Saeed Bafarat, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), outlined the efforts of his government to make its citizens happier as it works towards the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030. His comments came during a session entitled ‘Enriching Lives through Saudi’s GEA’, part of the ‘Global Lessons on Happiness and Wellbeing Policies’ series that highlighted successful experiences from Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, the UAE and Australia, at the Global Dialogue for Happiness. The Global Dialogue for Happiness serves as a curtain raiser to the World Government Summit in 2018. The platform has happiness experts, government officials and representatives of international organizations ......read more

Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce seizes fake printing supplies for HP printers in four raids

Intercepted counterfeits deliver setback against manufacturing and distribution of fake printing supplies Dubai, June 8, 2017:  HP has announced multiple seizures of counterfeit printing supplies destined for HP printers. The company supported Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce officials, alongside the local police force, who confiscated more than 145,000 illicit items in separate actions. Between December 2016 and February 2017, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce conducted several raids at both warehouses and showrooms of four major counterfeiting syndicates. Some of those distributors were also involved in manufacturing counterfeit print supplies.  In total, the officials seized around 100,000 counterfeit cartridges as well as about 45,000 components used for manufacturing the fakes. Before and after the raids ......read more

Proven Saudi Arabia Advises on the Political Withdrawal from Qatar

Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2017:  Proven Saudi Arabia, the leading business support provide for the KSA provides insight to businesses operating within Saudi on the effect to working processes after the announcement of the diplomatic withdrawal from Qatar. Proven SA confirms that Qatari nationals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will now need to take actions to leave the country within 14 days. Despite the severance of ties, Saudi Arabia, according to Al-Arabiya English, said it would provide all facilities and services needed by Qatari pilgrims who are currently in the Kingdom. The 14-day directive asking Qataris to leave does not affect Qatari pilgrims currently in the Kingdom. “In implementation of the decision to sever diplomatic and consular relations, Saudi citizens are not allowed to travel to Qatar or stay in it or pass ......read more

Americana Foods and Ekhaa Society collaborates on 2,000 Iftar meals to orphans in Ramadan

Jeddah, KSA, 6 June, 2017:  Americana Foods, is distributing 2,000 Iftar meals and gifts to underprivileged children during the holy month of Ramadan to orphanages around Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as part of the charitable partnership between Americana Foods and Ekhaa for Orphans Care Society. Every Friday, during the Ramadan period, over 500 Iftar meal boxes will be provided to foster the spirit of joint charitable, humanitarian cooperation between Ekhaa for Orphans Care Society and Americana Foods, one of the region’s biggest food brands. The Iftar meal boxes will contain chicken, rice, laban, water and dates. Americana Foods will also take the initiative, collaborating with Ekhaa for Orphans Care Society and big Toys chain, to sponsor Eid gifts to the orphans at the end of Ramadan, in celebration of Eid Al ......read more

OMO and Comfort launch the 8th year of “Share a Touch of Love this Ramadan” Initiative in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent & Uber, in line with The Year of Giving

Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2017:  OMO and Comfort have been global household names for decades, helping mothers care for their families by ‘sharing an extra dose of love’. This Ramadan, the iconic brands are back again with their annual community clothes donation drive, for the eighth year in a row, across the UAE in partnership with Uber and the Emirates Red Crescent and in line with The Year of Giving initiative by the UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  “Share a Touch of Love this Ramadan” with OMO and Comfort encourages people to donate clothes to those less fortunate during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The campaign, now in its 8th year, has collected over 800,000 clothes. In 2014, the campaign set a Guinness World Record for the largest clothing collection drive and ......read more

Hamdan bin Mohammed Introduces Dubai Font to the World and directs Dubai Government Entities to Adopt it in their correspondence

Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the Font harmoniously and fully integrates Arabic and Latin texts Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai Font combines the authenticity of the past and the aspirations of the future The Dubai Font is the first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it The font can be accessed globally by more than 100 million users across the world through Microsoft Office 365 Dubai Font, designed for 23 languages, enables everyone to express and communicate Latin typeface is a bouquet of fonts which includes multiple languages   Government of Dubai Media Office – May 1, 2017:  Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Dubai Font– Microsoft’s first font to be ......read more

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Dubai 21 March 2015: Dubai Customs has received a delegation from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Dubai and Northern Emirates, in a move to deepen the economic and commercial ties between the UAE and KSA. The Saudi delegation was headed by Dr. Nayef Al Rashid, Deputy Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Dubai and northern Emirates, who was received by Faisal Lutfi, ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim Unveiled as Platinum Sponsor for Egypt Economic Development Conference ‘Egypt The ...…

UAE, March 05, 2015: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has underlined its commitment to continue contributing to the economic development process in Egypt and will be a platinum sponsor at the inaugural Egypt Economic Development Conference, titled ‘Egypt The Future’. The conference will be held at Sharm el-Sheikh ......read more

Hyper Panda Retail donates AED 600,000 to Down Syndrome Association…

Hyper Panda Retail donates AED 600,000 to Down Syndrome Association The money was raised through a unique campaign “Leave the change to change their life “from December 2013 to February 7th 2015 as part of Panda’s social responsibility UAE, March 2015: At a ceremony held at HyperPanda, Dubai Festival City, on March 2nd, Panda Retail Company CEO Muwaffaq Mansour Jamal ......read more

‘Gulf Forum to Enhance Food Security and Support Small and Medium Scale Farmers' highlights Gulf's ...…

UAE, March 2, 2015 – Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahed, Minister of Environment and Water, opened today (Monday, March 2, 2015) the ‘Gulf Forum to Enhance Food Security and Support Small and Medium Scale Farmers’ at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel in Abu ......read more

Eversheds El Heni announces new Partner…

The Tunisian office of law firm Eversheds, Eversheds El Heni, is pleased to announce that Emna Louati has become a Partner of the firm effective January 2015. 5 February 2015: A licensed attorney at the Tunisian Bar, Emna Louati joined Eversheds El Heni as Of Counsel in 2014. Prior to joining Eversheds El Heni, Emna was Partner at the law firm Ben Ahmed & Associates in Tunis and spent ......read more

Best m-Government Service Award finalists announced…

•  76 contestants from 8 sectors to compete in final stage •  Huge response from UAE university students with 96 entries; 5 qualify to final stage Dubai, February 2, 2015: As many as 76 contestants have qualified to the final round of the second Best m-Government Service Award, out of 411 entries received from local, Arab and international participants as well as ......read more

Middle East financial institutions top list for addressing child rights - Global Child Forum report…

Five banks including National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Al Ahli Bank and National Bank of Oman are among the regional companies that address children’s rights issues  Report issued ahead of the inaugural Global Child Forum in Dubai on 13 November Dubai, UAE. 11 November, 2014: Financial institutions in the Middle East and North Africa score best on children’s rights issues, ......read more

Saudi Binladin Group Donates AED3 Million to AMAF's Family Village Project…

Donation to Cover Cost of Building and Equipping one Villa within Humanitarian Project Dubai-UAE: 26 October, 2014 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has received an AED3 million donation from the Saudi Binladen Group to cover the cost of constructing and equipping a complete villa in its Family Village project. The project is the first waqf village in Dubai and one of ......read more

HRH Prince Faisal Bin Salman Launches One Billion Riyals Endowment to Support SMEs in Saudi Arabia…

Strategic partnerships between government agencies and private entities to support one of the largest SMEs accelerators in the Middle East 22 September, 2014, Al Madinah Al Munawara, KSA: HRH Prince Faisal Bin Salman, Governor of Madinah, launched Namaa Al Munawara, a non-profit organisation that serves as the implementation arm of Al Munawara Endowment, known as Waqf Al Munawara, developed to ......read more

Product of the Year lends a helping hand to the unprivileged in Saudi Arabia…

•POY winners also join initiative with supply of essential goods to unprivileged •Part of POY’s CSR strategy to reach out to the needy sections of society Riyadh/ Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, July 2014: The prestigious Product of the Year [POY] brand recognition umbrella, renowned across 42 countries worldwide for supporting excellence in product innovation and for giving ......read more

AXA Gulf & AXA Cooperative in KSA 4th annual “Corporate Responsibility Week”: protecting people by ...…

AXA Gulf & AXA Cooperative in KSA 4th annual “Corporate Responsibility Week”: protecting people by raising funds for risk education worldwide Since 2011, Corporate Responsibility Week (“CR Week”) has become an international reference in terms of employee engagement.  Every year, AXA Group, Gulf & Cooperative in KSA involves more and more staff in its ......read more

BOLDtalks Woman 2014…

Leading Event on Finding Solutions to Modern Woman’s Challenges and Featuring Inspiring Success Stories 27th May, Dubai, UAE–BOLDtalks Woman is dedicated to driving solutions that advance women and girls. An intimate and impactful gathering centered on storytelling and live journalism, this event brings together inspiring women from all over the world. From CEOs and world leaders ......read more

UAE Ministry of Economy Launches Website for 15th GCC Joint Exhibition…

• Al Mansouri: Exhibitions sector in GCC and the UAE supports sustainable development • Al Shehhi: Sector represents ideal platform to display and competitiveness of GCC-made products Dubai-UAE: 13 March 2014 - His Excellency Eng. Mohammed Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary, UAE Ministry of Economy, today officially launched the website for the 15th GCC Joint ......read more

LeasePlan Emirates Supports Quest of First Filipino Global Runner to Cross UAE's Seven Emirates in ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 27, 2013: LeasePlan Emirates, a joint venture between Mubadala and LeasePlan Corporation (51% Mubadala, 49% LeasePlan Corporation), the world's leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, recently announced partnership with first Filipino global runner Cesar Guarin on his quest to cross UAE's seven emirates by running everyday for three weeks between ......read more

Emirates Foundation Launches “The 100 Youth Club” to Create Financial Awareness Among Emirati Youth…

--Launched as part of the Foundation's Personal financial management program and in collaboration with US-Based financial literacy nonprofit Operation HOPE— Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 October 2013 – Emirates Foundation, in collaboration with Operation HOPE, the US-based organization focused on financial literacy and empowerment, announced today the launch of its latest project, ......read more

Arabian Oud sponsors mass wedding for 250 couples in Makkah…

As part of its social responsibility plan Riyadh, September 03, 2013 – Arabian Oud, the largest specialized perfume retailer in the world and the Middle East region's foremost luxury fragrance house, extended its heartfelt congratulations, as the Gold Sponsor of the event, to 500 youths as they tied their knots in the fifth mass wedding held on 19th of Shawwal 1434 H at King Saud ......read more

Tawasul urgently appeals for more contributions to drastically increase orphans' university funding ...…

Fadi Yazigi among the highly renowned artists in the online auction, with 17 artworks remaining UAE, Sharjah, 27th August 2013: As the countdown to the end of Tawasul's online art auction gathers pace, the charity has appealed for more art lovers and philanthropists to get involved and boost its quest to benefit as many orphans as possible. The auction has so far raised about AED 630,000, ......read more

Tawasul Online Charity Auction surpassing expectations as masterpieces raise over AED630,000 so far ...…

Bidding intensifies for 17 masterpieces still up for grabs, as art enthusiasts and philanthropists bid to transform children's lives UAE, Sharjah, 13th August 2013: With about a month left until the end of the Tawasul Online Charity Auction, the bidding has so far exceeded all expectations and proceeds have soared beyond the half a million dirham mark. So far US$171,597.99 (AED631,601.70) ......read more

LG Electronics Thanks to Saudi Customers for maintaining LG Washing Machine No. 1 across the Kingdom…

LG Electronics gives a special thanks to the Saudi customers for making and supporting LG washing machine no 1 across the kingdom for last 10 years by organizing a campaign to support the orphans. LG washing machines have gained a reputation as the most innovative appliances in the market today so LG Electronics has organized this campaign to support the Saudi customers as well as to ......read more

Sir Bob Geldof to discuss Creativity & Humanity in Dubai…

Celebrated Human Rights Campaigner to launch DDB ‘A Breakfast With…' series Dubai, April 23 2013: The celebrated Irish singer, songwriter, author and human rights activist, Bob Geldof KBE will join a select group of regional business executives in Dubai next month to explore links between creativity and humanity. The Nobel Peace Prize nominee will headline the inaugural ......read more

Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation & Gates Foundation Join Forces to Eradicate Polio Worldwide…

Alwaleed Foundation Pledges $30 Million to Global Polio Eradication Initiative RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global (Registered in Lebanon), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) in a unique partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, co-chaired by Mr. Bill ......read more

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