KSA, Riyadh - 23 April 2019: The ongoing mega-project announcements and improvements to government regulations are expected to boost demand for, and enhance the long term performance of Riyadh’s real estate sector, highlights JLL’s Q1 market overview. Reforms focused on increasing transparency, enhancing the logistics sector and improving the overall quality of living for Riyadh’s citizens are expected to accelerate the implementation of Vision 2030.
Earlier in the year, the government announced a project of SAR 86 billion (USD 23 billion) to revamp public spaces in Riyadh, aiming to improve the quality of life for the city’s residents. The King Salman Park will promote urban development with green spaces and will include recreational areas for the benefit of the communities and citizens in Riyadh. Along ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 15 April 2019: The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), and the Internet Society held their first regional workshop on enabling the digital infrastructure in the Middle East region. The workshop was attended by delegates from KSA, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman and the Internet Society.
The Arab governments have all either embraced or started implementing their digital transformation strategies. The Internet infrastructure has become the basic infrastructure for the entire digital transformation. Global research shows that the enabling factors are infrastructure, digital skills and entrepreneurship, and good governance.
The workshop aimed to identify the specific challenges and opportunities of the region. Moreover, the workshop also shed light ......read more
The First Saudi Global Forum in Washington D.C. USA highlights the significance of female participation in all aspects of Saudi society
Over the last two years, Saudi Arabia has been going through a groundbreaking period of transformation that is focused on diversifying its oil-dependent economy, and that has improved the rights and mobility of the Kingdom’s women. To mark this milestone phase in the country’s history, lifestyle portal AboutHer has created
The AboutHer Global Forum (AGF), a platform dedicated to honoring and celebrating trailblazing Saudi women at the forefront of the country’s advancement and progress. The first edition of AGF will be held on April 16, 2019, at the George Washington University (Washington D.C., USA).
AGF is an annual forum that aims with each edition to highlight the ......read more
We expect the Saudi government's expansionary budget will help boost economic growth.
We forecast wider fiscal deficits, but expect Saudi Arabia will retain strong government and external balance sheets.
We are affirming our 'A-/A-2' long- and short-term sovereign ratings on Saudi Arabia.
The outlook remains stable.
Saudi Arabia, March 30, 2019: On March 29, 2019, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'A-/A-2' unsolicited longand short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Saudi Arabia. The outlook is stable.
The stable outlook reflects our expectation that Saudi Arabia will maintain a pace of moderate economic growth and retain strong government and external balance sheets over the next two years, despite wider fiscal deficits.
We could raise the ratings ......read more
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
13 February 2019 - SAUDI ARABIA
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.
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
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 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
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
22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Emirates Post Group recently welcomed a delegation of Saudi Post at its head office in Dubai and briefed the visitors on best practices in postal operations and mail sorting systems. The two sides also discussed exchange of expertise in relevant fields.
The delegation was welcomed by Chief of Postal Operations Affairs at EPG, Mr. Sultan Al Midfa, and a number of senior officials.
Mr. Al ......read more
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, signed a US$75 million Syndicated Murabaha Financing agreement on Sunday, Feb 21st 2016 with the Government of Senegal, with Suneor (the major player in the Senegalese groundnut sector) as Executing Agency. . The signing ceremony took place at the headquarters of ......read more
Mazola’s helping hand has reached more than 5,000 Syrian refugee families.
The refugee and displacement problem is one of the most complex humanitarian issues facing the Middle East today. With more than four million Syrians fleeing their home country and seeking refuge in neighbouring Middle Eastern countries it is obvious that this is one of the largest refugee evacuations in recent ......read more
Averda consolidates leading regional positon with 5 year agreement
Dubai, 15 December 2015: Leading waste management provider, averda, has added the Kingdom of Bahrain to their growing list of partners in the GCC following an international tender which averda won on technical and financial merit. In a 5 year contract signed in Bahrain on the 8th of December with the Ministry of Works, ......read more
Region's most important communications event to showcase new advancements in TETRA technologies, simplifying the move to LTE
Exciting two-day show complements UAE's celebration of 2015 as the 'Year of Innovation'
Dubai, October 6, 2015- H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Police and General Security, led the opening ceremony of the ......read more
Riyadh: October 3, 2015 – Recent reports have revealed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) agriculture sector is witnessing tremendous growth and development over the past few years. A series of ongoing projects complement the expansion and enhancement of the local agriculture infrastructure with the use of most advanced technologies. In addition, the agriculture industry has ......read more
• Forbes Middle East has unveiled 3 new lists celebrating the successes of Arab women – The 100 Most Powerful Arab Business Women; The World’s 10 Most Powerful Arab Women and The 10 Most Powerful Arab Women in Government
• Lubna Al Olayan leads the 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen list
• Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi ranks first in the government ......read more
UAE - Dubai, 19 September 2015: Today, UAE mourns the death of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the eldest son of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.
Sheikh Rashid died of a heart attack on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Sheikh Rashid, will leave a special place in people’s hearts. He was a known football ......read more
Tennis showed its most charitable side during the classic tennis tour at the Barcelona Royal Polo Club
Zenith was situated in a marquee on the central tennis court at the Barcelona Royal Polo Club, where they wholeheartedly lent their support to the Foundation established by former French footballer, Eric Abidal.
The Swiss watch brand helped raise funds for the Eric Abidal Foundation and ......read more
New road safety training from International SOS for business travellers aims to increase awareness
Dubai – 5 July 2015 – Road accidents are a major hazard for UAE-based business travellers in the region, according to the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company International SOS, and one of the top five causes of medical evacuations led by ......read more
Proceeds from the activity donated to Bait-Al-Khair in UAE towards their Orphan Fund Project and to be used to support vulnerable children in Malawi as well as around the world, in alignment with the company’s global efforts.
Roche Children’s Walk 2015 received combined support from the company’s employees in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran ......read more
Digital campaign goes viral in aid to raise awareness on initiatives local communities can support to make a difference
Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2015 – CAREEM, MENA’s leading app for booking private, chauffeur-driven cars has launched a regional Ramadan CSR campaign across the 18 cities it operates in, actively involving all its employees and avid consumers to support their local ......read more
Give back this Ramadan by sharing your unique view on the Holy Month
Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2015: HTC announced its Ramadan campaign, #HTCramadan, which will give winners the opportunity to benefit Habitat for Humanity, an international charity organisation, and win an HTC One M9 just by participating. From the start of Ramadan on June 18 until Eid, HTC invites social media users throughout the ......read more
Jeddah, June 28, 2015: For the third consecutive year, Red Sea Mall and Akly Ala Mazagy group have organized “Iftar Abna’a Al Khair” which hosts orphans from various organizations, sponsored by a group of businessmen and businesswomen in Jeddah. The number of orphans this year was 350 orphans, in addition to the sponsors accompanied by their families.
Mr. Mohammed Alawi, ......read more
June 23, 2015 - The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water has called upon all individuals, institutions and companies working in the environment and wildlife sector to participate in the Gulf Cooperation Council Award for the Environment and Wildlife. The award aims to encourage individual and collective initiatives undertaken to preserve the environment and wildlife, inspiring innovation and ......read more
Ramadan campaign approved by Scholarly Fatwa Committee
Sharjah, June 22, 2015: Celebrating the month of giving this Ramadan, Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) has launched the third edition of its "I deserve a life” Zakat Campaign in order to provide treatment and care for cancer patients who cannot afford it themselves. FoCP, the region’s leading cancer specific charity, will ......read more
Big Heart Foundation mark World Refugee Day with $500,000 for vulnerable female refugees
“With nearly 51 million refugees the situation is reaching humanitarian crisis levels,” Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher
Sharjah, 20 June 2015: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children, has called ......read more
UK announces world's largest single marine reserve
Following 2012 National Geographic Prisitne Seas Expedition
Davidoff Cool Water is proud to share that following the 2012 National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition funded with their support, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the creation of the world’s largest contiguous ocean reserve, setting aside 322,000 ......read more
~Persil Abaya Shampoo to finance women and help them pursue their dreams through Productive Families program of Al Bir~
Jeddah, KSA, 15th June 2015: Persil Abaya Shampoo, an abaya wash brand by Henkel, has initiated their “New Beginnings” campaign with Al Bir Charitable Society to help women from low income families establish micro enterprises from inside their homes in order to ......read more
The Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia has purchased in open competition, and after carrying out a complete evaluation, four C295W aircraft to enhance its capabilities. The C295W has been chosen based on its demonstrated excellent operational capabilities in hot and severe conditions and its proven affordable maintenance and operational costs.
“We are very proud that the C295W is ......read more
June 10, 2015 - H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, headed the UAE delegation to a milestone global conference tackling the implementation of the International Decade for Action-‘Water for Life 2005-2015,’ held on June 9 to 10, 2015 in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan. The participation of the UAE in the conference reflects the country’s strong ......read more
Municipality utilizes new technology to reinforce efforts aimed at making city cleaner and sustainable
Hytera, the world's leading Professional Mobile Radio communications solution provider, has revealed that its DMR Tier 3 trunking solutions have been installed and adopted for use by the Municipality of Jeddah as part of the efforts to shift from using an analog radio system to a more ......read more
UAE, June 03, 2015 - Participants of the 6th Green Economy Annual Conference, organized recently by the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), have recommended a formation of an Operations and Communications Group. The group will include the Central Bank of the UAE, Ministry of Environment and Water, and ......read more
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum do the honors
Rashid Centre for Disabled celebrated Rashid Cultural Season, the centre’s best annual event this year in a grand way with aplomb and enthusiasm at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Cultural Season celebrated the release of ‘Glimpses of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more
Kingdom gives green light to bid for security, safety and fire protection projects in sensitive industries such as petroleum, communication, water and electricity generation
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia --May 26, 2015 --Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has been officially certifiedby Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior to execute Industrial Security and Critical Infrastructure Projects(CIP) in the Kingdom. ......read more
EMC Hosts Third Edition of Public Sector Mega Workshop; Highlights Growing Interest Among Public Sector Entities in KSA to adopt Blended Cloud Models to Meet Changing Customer Requirements in the New Era of Mobile, Cloud and Big Data
Riyadh, May 24, 2015: In line with its commitment to contribute to the government and community in Saudi Arabia, EMC hosted the third edition of its ......read more
Analysts Examine Key Industry At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 May 19-21, Dubai
Dubai, 21 May, 2015 - Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $11.97 billion on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 0.4 percent over 2014 spending of US $11.92 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data ......read more
Nearly half a million dollars was donated to seven projects
CHIME FOR CHANGE, the innovative global campaign founded by Gucci, promotes Education, Health and Justice for girls and women around the
In 2014 - its first year of partnership with CHIME FOR CHANGE – Gucci Parfums exceeded its $1 million donation goal, transforming girls’ and
women’s lives ......read more
Study reveals changing views on political speech, social media use, news credibility; places attitudes and behaviors of Arab countries in global context
Comfort expressing political opinions drops, especially in post-revolutionary countries Egypt (10 percentage point drop since 2013) and Tunisia (11 percentage point drop in same period).
Trust in national media rose from 44% to 50% since ......read more
Mission-critical data protected and stored more securely through Symantec NetBackup platform
(Dubai, 12th April 2015) – STME, the Middle East’s leading solutions provider and systems integrator, has helped build the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Justice’s critical data recovery plan by installing Symantec NetBackup, an enterprise-grade backup platform that protects virtual ......read more
UPU workshop on EMS concludes with Dubai Declaration
Dubai, April 2, 2015: A workshop and symposium on latest trends in EMS -- the Express Mail Service offered by postal operators around the world -- organized by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) concluded with the Dubai Declaration that urged the postal sector in the Arab region to take advantage of the global growth of e-commerce by joining ......read more
UAE, 23 March, 2015 - Dubai Courts has revealed that its Dubai Courts Smart Application, the world’s first of its kind judicial based smart services app, has been awarded the ‘Smart Government Shield Award’ at the UAE level category of the 6th Smart Government Competition held in Kuwait. The award was received by Abdulrahim Ahmad Almudhareb, Director – IT Department, Dubai ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
• 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
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
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
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
•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 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
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
• 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
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
--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
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
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
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