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The Men in Black special agents can neuralyze to their heart’s content with this new piece of equipment. Codename: Police SPL872May 22, 2019:   Police, lifestyle brand owned by the De Rigo Group, returns to Hollywood to protect the Earth from the dregs of the universe. From June 2019, the brand will return to the silver screen in th... ... Read more
Riyadh, 22 May 2019:  Riyadh’s most sought-after property is offering guests exclusive packages for Eid Al-Fitr as well as for the upcoming summer months.Eid Al-FitrAl Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh is spreading the warmth of Eid-Al Fitr with its festive culinary celebrations. Join us this Eid as we celebrate the hotel’s extensive breakfas... ... Read more
• Capture Wonders of Unrivaled User Experience: The Powerful Combination of 48MP AI Quad Camera and Dynamic Holographic Design Enabled by Kirin 980 Chipset and GPU Turbo 3.0• HONOR x Moschino Returns with Co-designed Smartphone Series, A seamless blend of style and technology for the always-connected and chic young consumers KSA, Riy... ... Read more
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – May21 2019:   HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, has partnered with leading KSA electronics retailers to bring shoppers an attractive Eid gifting experience by offering new collection of costs for its front runners smartphones HONOR 10i, HONOR 10i Lite, HONOR VIEW20, HONOR 8X Max, and HONOR 8X.&... ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   Powerfully opulent. Symbolic. Authoritative. Introducing BOSS BOTTLED Oud Aromatic and Saffron, two new scents exclusive to the Middle East. Crafted by master perfumer Annick Menardo, the fragrances are a true blend of craftsmanship, both using natural Oud; the rich, mysterious and highly priz... ... Read more
Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, May. 20, 2019:  AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has been formally recognized as the leading pharmaceutical provider of pharmacy training for the year 2019 at King Saud University’s Annual Preceptor Retreat Day. King Saud University’s ‘Preceptor of T... ... Read more
PwC: AI to contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030AI to dramatically boost the GDP of KSA, UAE and Egypt by 2030May 16, 2019 - Saudi: AI is going to be a big game changer in the global economy, and much of the value potential is up for grabs. A PwC 2018 report estimated that AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the... ... Read more
Zero Latency brings the next generation of virtual reality entertainment to the KingdomRiyadh, May 15, 2019:  Next generation multi-player virtual reality gaming has arrived in Saudi Arabia. .  . Zero Latency - a pioneering global leader in warehouse scale, free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality gaming - is available now at its brand... ... Read more
The smartwatch is carefully crafted to be comfortable, durable and a fitness focused smartwatchKSA, Riyadh – May 15, 2019: Riyadh, KSA, HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, has announced the retail availability of its new watch, HONOR Watch Magic, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Available exclusively at Jarir Bookstore in the color of black... ... Read more
The property recognized for its outstanding services and facilities by World Travel Awards 2019Al Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - May 12, 2019:  Millennium Taiba & Al Aqeeq , the two prominent hotels located at the heart of Madinah next Al Masjid Al Nabawi, wins Medina’s Leading Hotel Award 2019 at World Travel Awards Middle East ... ... Read more
 66-apartment property appeals to business, leisure and pilgrim travellers who seek premium, trusted extended stay experience. Madinah, Saudi Arabia – 12 May 2019:  Marriott International has announced the opening of Marriott Executive Apartments Madinah, marking the brand’s debut in the Holy City. The re-branded property is t... ... Read more
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League 12 May 19:   Following the blueprint established and validated with the Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard has started the team sales process for a professional Call of Duty esports league and has already sold five franchises for Atlanta,... ... Read more
What:  In honor of the opening of the Michael Kors Collection Old Bond Street townhouse, Michael joined Tim Blanks for a conversation at Central Saint Martins in London.The two discussed Michael’s early years, his 35+ years in the industry and his take on American fashion. .  . A private cocktail party and seated dinner to cele... ... Read more
What:  In honor of the opening of the Michael Kors Collection Old Bond Street townhouse, Michael joined Tim Blanks for a conversation at Central Saint Martins in London.The two discussed Michael’s early years, his 35+ years in the industry and his take on American fashion. .  . A private cocktail party and seated dinner to cele... ... Read more
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The Men in Black special agents can neuralyze to their heart’s content with this new piece of equipment. Codename: Police SPL872 May 22, 2019:   Police, lifestyle brand owned by the De Rigo Group, returns to Hollywood to protect the Earth from the dregs of the universe. From June 2019, the brand will return to the silver screen in the Sony Pictures film “Men in BlackTM: International”, in which the men in black will set off on a new mission wearing Police eyewear. By participating in “Men in BlackTM: International”, Police confirms its international intergalactic vocation and brings back the shapes and styles that have built the brand’s suc ......read more

Riyadh, 22 May 2019:  Riyadh’s most sought-after property is offering guests exclusive packages for Eid Al-Fitr as well as for the upcoming summer months. Eid Al-Fitr Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh is spreading the warmth of Eid-Al Fitr with its festive culinary celebrations. Join us this Eid as we celebrate the hotel’s extensive breakfast offers at La Cucina.  The elegant Italian restaurant La Cucina will be serving an extensive breakfast buffet on the second day of Eid Al-Fitr, while also opening its doors for lunch and dinner. The hotel’s dramatic three-storey dome and world class restaurant ‘The Globe’, , will also be serving its exceptional à ......read more

• On average, Millennials in Saudi Arabia are more satisfied with their life today compared to their global peers • Saudi youth are more ambitious about career and entrepreneurship opportunities relative to the global average • Survey results show that 94 percent of Saudi Millennials would consider joining the gig economy   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 22 May 2019:   Deloitte, a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services, announced today the launch of its 2019 Deloitte Global Millennial Survey. The eighth annual study found that, despite global economic growth, expansio ......read more

• Capture Wonders of Unrivaled User Experience: The Powerful Combination of 48MP AI Quad Camera and Dynamic Holographic Design Enabled by Kirin 980 Chipset and GPU Turbo 3.0 • HONOR x Moschino Returns with Co-designed Smartphone Series, A seamless blend of style and technology for the always-connected and chic young consumers   KSA, Riyadh May 22, 2019:  Global smartphone brand HONOR officially launches its flagship smartphone series with HONOR 20 as part of the N series globally. The series includes the launch of three devices today - HONOR 20 LITE, HONOR 20 and HONOR 20 PRO. This masterpiece collection testifies the excellence of HONOR’s N-Series, which i ......read more

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – May21 2019:   HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, has partnered with leading KSA electronics retailers to bring shoppers an attractive Eid gifting experience by offering new collection of costs for its front runners smartphones HONOR 10i, HONOR 10i Lite, HONOR VIEW20, HONOR 8X Max, and HONOR 8X.  Perfect for gifting friends and family members in Eid, the latest devices from HONOR, offer innovative technology, high-rated smartphone cameras, and intelligent performance at accessible costs.  HONOR 10i: Triple the fun with a three-lens camera HONOR 10i will be the most delightful gift to present to your loved ones who love t ......read more

Saudi - May 21, 2019:   What happens when your yard falls smack dab in the middle of someone else’s Universe? You dig in and fight to hold your ground, much like Roman Reigns will look to do when he takes on Shane McMahon at WWE Super ShowDown in Jeddah. Reigns made a jarring first impression during his first night on SmackDown LIVE when he straight up Superman Punched Mr. McMahon. The shocking act caught the attention of not just the WWE Universe, but also The Chairman’s son Shane. Not pleased with The Big Dog’s blatant disrespect for his father, Shane-O-Mac immediately put Roman in his crosshairs, targeting him at every chance for weeks, with some assistan ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   Powerfully opulent. Symbolic. Authoritative. Introducing BOSS BOTTLED Oud Aromatic and Saffron, two new scents exclusive to the Middle East. Crafted by master perfumer Annick Menardo, the fragrances are a true blend of craftsmanship, both using natural Oud; the rich, mysterious and highly prized Middle Eastern ingredient often described as 'black gold'.  THE MAN OF TODAY  A combination between heritage and modernity. True to his roots but looking towards his future. The Man of Today cherishes his traditions but embraces the gifts of technology and the modern world. Well-connected within his social circle, he want ......read more

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, May. 20, 2019:  AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has been formally recognized as the leading pharmaceutical provider of pharmacy training for the year 2019 at King Saud University’s Annual Preceptor Retreat Day.  King Saud University’s ‘Preceptor of The Year Excellence Award’ was awarded to one company from private, government and pharmaceutical sectors, with AbbVie winning the competitive pharmaceutical category. Students from King Saud University voted for the company which had the highest quality of preceptors, as well as the most engaging training content and structure.  &nb ......read more

Promoting a healthy lifestyle for youths and future generations, the opening was attended by a royal and number of dignitaries  Makkah, KSA - 16 May 2019:  M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a 5-star hotel located at the heart of the holy city of Makkah, participated in the opening of a new fitness center at Al Wahda FC as a sponsor promoting and upholding a healthy lifestyle for youths and new generations. The new center is going to serve the local community of Makkah aiming to attract more young people to adopt fitness activities in their daily routine. Embracing the true spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan, the hotel contributes to the local community of Makkah by ......read more

May 19, 2019:    Michael Kors is pleased to announce that the following women wore Michael Kors Collection to the 10th anniversary of the Annual Filmmakers Dinner, hosted by Charles Finch, Edward Enninful and Michael Kors, on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cannes, France. Shailene Woodley wore a gold-and-black sequined double crepe sablé asymmetric dress with feather trim and black Zoey leather platform sandals, both from the Fall 2019 Michael Kors Collection. Rita Ora wore a black feather-embroidered silk georgette ruffle gown with a crystal neckline from the Fall 2019 Michael Kors Collection. Amber Heard wore a gold-and-black wool blazer and trousers with metallic-and-black Ro ......read more

PwC: AI to contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030 AI to dramatically boost the GDP of KSA, UAE and Egypt by 2030 May 16, 2019 - Saudi: AI is going to be a big game changer in the global economy, and much of the value potential is up for grabs. A PwC 2018 report estimated that AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030, more than the current output of China and India combined. Of this, $6.6 trillion is likely to come from increased productivity and $9.1 trillion is likely to come from benefits to consumers.  The annual growth in the contribution of AI is expected to range between 20-34% per year across the Middle East, with ......read more

Zero Latency brings the next generation of virtual reality entertainment to the Kingdom Riyadh, May 15, 2019:  Next generation multi-player virtual reality gaming has arrived in Saudi Arabia.    Zero Latency - a pioneering global leader in warehouse scale, free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality gaming - is available now at its brand-new arena in the Salma Center, Riyadh. It provides an award-winning large-scale immersive experience over 600 square metres of floor space.   Virtual reality gaming is where a person can experience being in a three-dimensional environment and interact with that environment during a game. The arena offers an experience where guests, alon ......read more

POP-UP DATES: 17 May – 3 June 2019 Saudi Arabia - May 15, 2019:  Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) - the Middle East’s definitive fashion platform, will present a special collection by twelve regional designers for its third edition in Jeddah department store Rubaiyat, Stars Avenue during Ramadan, from May 17 until June 3. Dresses created by seven of those designers will also be available in Rubaiyat’s newly opened department store in Olaya Riyadh, KSA.  The impressive line-up of upcoming regional designers will showcase their Ramadan and SS 19 apparel and accessory collections at the Rubaiyat fashion stores, giving them access to a fashion-savvy clientele in The ......read more

The smartwatch is carefully crafted to be comfortable, durable and a fitness focused smartwatch KSA, Riyadh – May 15, 2019: Riyadh, KSA, HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, has announced the retail availability of its new watch, HONOR Watch Magic, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Available exclusively at Jarir Bookstore in the color of black, HONOR Magic Watch is priced at SAR559. Carefully crafted using stainless steel that is both lightweight and comfortable, the HONOR Watch Magic is one of the slimmest smartwatches on the market. The smartwatch comes with 390 by 390 pixel 1.2-inch AMOLED display, 128MB of internal storage and 16MB of RAM, all powered by a 178mAh battery. Pol ......read more

Launch of new solar PV projects with a direct investment of USD 1.51 billion  May 13, 2019- The 22nd edition of Saudi Elenex – the international trade exhibition for Electricity, Alternative Energy, Lighting, Power Generation, and Water successfully concluded amidst strong international and local participation. The overwhelming participation witnessed by the 2019 edition of the event once again highlighted its pivotal role as an interactive platform that facilitates dialogue between VIPs and key decision makers from the public and private sectors in the fields of natural resources and renewable energy. Saudi Elenex 2019, which was held at the Riyadh International Convention &am ......read more

The property recognized for its outstanding services and facilities by World Travel Awards 2019 Al Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - May 12, 2019:  Millennium Taiba & Al Aqeeq , the two prominent hotels located at the heart of Madinah next Al Masjid Al Nabawi, wins Medina’s Leading Hotel Award 2019 at World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019. On 25th of April at Warner Bros. WorldTM Abu Dhabi, hospitality professionals and experts from around the globe gathered to celebrate Excellency in the industry and award winning hotels. Conveniently located at the heart of Madinah next to Al Masjid Al Nabawi, Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel offers 505 spacious rooms and sui ......read more

 66-apartment property appeals to business, leisure and pilgrim travellers who seek premium, trusted extended stay experience Madinah, Saudi Arabia – 12 May 2019:  Marriott International has announced the opening of Marriott Executive Apartments Madinah, marking the brand’s debut in the Holy City. The re-branded property is the third Marriott Executive Apartments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and appeals to the rapidly growing demand for extended stay both with business as well as leisure travellers. “Our growth and focus on Saudi Arabia is aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 to support the country’s growi ......read more

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League   12 May 19:   Following the blueprint established and validated with the Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard has started the team sales process for a professional Call of Duty esports league and has already sold five franchises for Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto.   The first five teams are:    • Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Esports Ventures, a joint venture owned by Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc. dedicated to bringing esports entertainment to the city of Atlanta   • Dallas, TX - Envy Gaming Inc., a staple in esports s ......read more

What:  In honor of the opening of the Michael Kors Collection Old Bond Street townhouse, Michael joined Tim Blanks for a conversation at Central Saint Martins in London. The two discussed Michael’s early years, his 35+ years in the industry and his take on American fashion.    A private cocktail party and seated dinner to celebrate the new Michael Kors Collection townhouse on Old Bond Street - The evening began with a toast at the designer’s new townhouse. Located at 9 Old Bond Street, the store features a brand new concept, drawing details from the designer’s homes to outfit the shopping experience with residential ease. Customers can shop Michael ......read more

Agreements in Egypt and Bahrain open up new markets for company Follows recent contract wins in Saudi Arabia and Kenya   May 12, 2019:  Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has stepped up its active participation in the Middle East’s water sector with two agreements expanding its presence in Egypt and Bahrain.    Almar Water Solutions, Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s dedicated water solutions unit, formed a joint venture with HA Utilities (HAU), part of Hassan Allam Holding (HAH), to provide sustainable water infrastructure solutions to municipal and industrial clients across Egypt.    Drawing on the extensive sector experience of both comp ......read more

UAE national airline demonstrates commitment to Abu Dhabi’s second largest city with 10 scheduled services   May 09, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways will operate a daily scheduled flight between the oasis city of Al Ain in the UAE and Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the last ten days of Ramadan. The airline will operate the flights from 26 May to 4 June to meet increased demand during the busy travel period.   The flights will be operated by an Airbus A330, and have been conveniently timed to offer customers in Al Ain with afternoon departures in both directions.   Ahmed Al Qubaisi, Senior Vice President Govern ......read more

Don’t miss your favorite star this month   May 09, 2019:  Following the great success of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Helwet Ramadan season 1 & 2, MAKE UP FOR EVER returns with Helwet Ramadan YouTube program, season 3. Helwet Ramadan series includes 30 episodes with top celebrities and makeup artists from the Arab world that are posted daily during Ramadan exclusively on MAKE UP FOR EVER Middle East YouTube channel.   30 episodes - Educational, Entertaining and Engaging based on market makeup trends, local consumer needs with this season’s twist. See the celebrities in a way like no other for the first time as each episode will not only teach you make u ......read more

Exclusive offerings during the holy month of Ramadan Makkah, KSA (8th of May 2019): M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a 5-star hotel located in the heart of the holy city of Makkah, offers exclusive rates to guests, Umrah performers and Makkah visitors during the holy month of Ramadan. Encompassing 785 rooms and suites elegantly decorated and equipped with the latest technologies and finest amenities, the hotel provides special rates during the festive season of Ramadan, during which Muslims from around the world travel to visit Makkah and perform Umrah. Situated on Ibrahim Al Khalil Street, just a few minutes’ drive to the Great Mosque of Makkah, 60 minutes to Jeddah airport, M Hote ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 07, 2019:  Michael Kors is pleased to announce that the following guests wore Michael Kors Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit and opening of “Camp: Notes on Fashion” on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York City.   Gigi Hadid: Custom silver-and-gold sequined double-crepe-sablé cape with feather embroidery, a silver-and-gold sequined tulle jumpsuit, box clutch and Emmy platform boots. Matching cap by Stephen Jones.    Emily Blunt: Custom gold sequined tulle fishtail gown with floral embroidery and a snakeskin shoulder bag. Matching sequined fascinator by Stephen Jones.   Zoe Sal ......read more

Say Hello to Pure Protection with 100% Pampers Dryness and 0% Compromise   May 07, 2019:   Some parents are looking for product options with plant-based ingredients and don’t want to sacrifice performance. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers that are crafted with Premium cotton, other plant-based and thoughtfully selected materials called Pampers Pure with adorable prints and Pampers protection parents around the world know and trust.    Pure Protection diapers feature all the benefits you expect from using a Pampers diaper: up to 12 hours of dryness to keep b ......read more

2019 will see Turkish Airlines expand its extensive flight network with the introduction of 13 new routes including Sharjah and Marrakech which started operations in early April Turkey’s national carrier served a total of 1.58 million passengers in the Middle East during Q1 2019, rising by 2.5 percent since the same period in 2018  The airline also carried a total of 41.698 tons of mail in cargo in the Middle East, which witnessed a 5.8 percent increase since last year    May 7, 2019: Turkish Airlines, one of the world's most prominent airline companies, is concluding another quarter of significant achievements across its fleet and network. This includ ......read more

The partnership is Uber’s largest subsidised transport program globally Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 06 May 2019:  Uber today announced a strategic partnership with “Takamol Holding”, which operates Wusool, a program developed by Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), with the goal of enabling working women in Saudi Arabia overcome transportation challenges to and from the workplace by providing affordable, subsidized transportation solutions and encouraging women’s contribution towards the country’s socio-economic progress, in line with the goals and objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Commenting on the announcement, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Cot ......read more

Aims to invest over $1 billion in new investments and acquisitions over the next 3 years, including the acquisition of two North American companies in oilfield services technology and manufacturing TAQA’s 2021 Strategy is to become a leading oilfield services and equipment provider, targeting new markets in the wider Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and investments in North America and other regions  TAQA’s drilling subsidiary recently announced the acquisition of Middle East drilling rigs business of Texas-based Schlumberger for $415 Million    Houston and Dammam, May 6, 2019 – Saudi Arabia’s Industrialization and Energy Services Co ......read more

Eid- Al- Fitr Gift Guide  May 06, 2019:  As the curtain rises on the holy month of Ramadan, a new spell of celebration, generous hospitality and prosperity will come with the new moon. It is also that time of the year around which the gift giving begins! A handpicked EID gift guide comprising of the finest timepieces and accessories from brands like AIGNER, CERRUTI 1881, SAINT HONORE, VERSUS VERSACE, and POLICE makes its way into your hands. Adhering to different tastes and budgets, you are sure to find something for everyone in this beautifully curated gift ideas. Festive and chic, the timepieces and accessories are perfect to surprise your loved ones this Eid! AIGN ......read more

The property has won Hotel of the Year and Best Finance Performing Hotel awards Riyadh, KSA (May 5, 2019) - Copthorne Hotel Riyadh, a five-star accommodation in the centre of Riyadh, has been announced as the winner of the Best Finance Performing Hotel and the Hotel of the Year awards. The announcement was made at the recently held Annual GM Summit by Millennium Hotels & Resorts for all its properties in the Middle East & Africa region. Attended by Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA and General Managers from the group’s hotels & resorts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, the aw ......read more

 Visa Application Center inaugurated in Riyadh by His Excellency, Mr. Gerard McCoy, Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia    May 02, 2019:  Citizens and expatriate residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can apply for visas to Ireland at the new visa application centers jointly launched by the Embassy of Ireland in Saudi Arabia and VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide.   With the launch of three new centers in Riyadh, Al Khobar and Jeddah, applicants can submit their visa applications at the VFS Global centers without having to visit the Embassy ......read more

With four restaurants showcasing true Arabian hospitality Makkah, KSA, 2 May, 2018:   Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza which makes the best and easiest arrival experience, will be unfolding Arabic traditions and culture during the Holy Month of Ramadan by offering a number of dining options and additional services for families and friends. With four dining venues located across the hotel and towers, diners can enjoy a large selection of traditional Ramadan delicacies inspired by local and international cuisines, as well as a wide variety of delectable gourmet desserts for ......read more

Day 3 of the Arabian Travel Market 2019 ended with tremendous success,  as expected the day 3 also attracted innumerable travel enthusiast's from the globe to the largest and most awaited yearly event for the travel and tourism industry. ATM 2019 seems promising and would see huge crowd on it's last day tomorrow. Global Innovations, one of the exhibitors for the Travel Technology industry, had the opportunity to attract a large crowd towards their stand with striking automation travel solutions for all travel segments. Today Global Innovations welcomed visitors from countries like Maldives, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Zambia, Russia and several GCC countries. Most of the travel comp ......read more

April 30, 2019: They are back Here are two extraordinary beings. That nature has generally been kind to. Invictus HIGH LEVEL HERO Olympéa SUPER-GODDESS She is a woman who counts. His hobby is winning. More than anything, these two dream of ACTION   Invictus Legend: The ultimate hero. Made for glory. Burning woody-spicy. Calibrated for victory.  A tornado of guaiac and red amber. Metallic freshness, Burning heat. Indestructible.   Olympéa Legend: the ultimate goddess. At her apogee. Solar desert flower. A mirage.  Divine vanilla and salty plum. Voluptuousness in abundance. Olympéa. FOREVER.   Heroes come and go but myths are ETERNAL Invictus and ......read more

April 30, 2019:  The Arabian Travel Market 2019 embarked with tremendous success on its second day. It attracted innumerable travel enthusiasts from different regions of the world to this largest and most awaited yearly event for the travel and tourism industry. ATM 2019 is gaining traction each day with an increased in number of visitors each day. Global Innovations, one of the exhibitors for the Travel Technology industry, kicked off striking with intact rebranding and revamped travel solutions for all travel segments. Global Innovations seized enormous response as it welcomed countless visitors from different countries like the Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, UK, Nigeria, Zambi ......read more

State of the Art Facility will Prepare Next Gen Saudi Students for the Digital Economy and support Public Sector Entities Deliver Smart Government Services    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 30 April 2019:   In line with its commitment to support the Ministry of Communications and Information technology’s strategic objectives to drive the implementation of Saudi Vision 2030, Oracle today announced the opening of its first innovation hub in Saudi Arabia. The new hub is dedicated to driving the implementation of latest digital technologies including Artificial Intelligence; Blockchain; Machine Learning; Internet of Things (IoT) across the country’s public sector, corpo ......read more

April 28 2019: Travel trade professionals from across the globe arrived in Dubai to witness the region’s leading travel industry event "Arabian Travel market 2019" which kicked off successfully.  ATM 2019’s first business day engagements showed promising outcomes with travel trade professionals who showed a renewed interest in Global Innovations, one of the Exhibitors for the Travel Technology industry. During these meetings, a variety of topics were discussed including talks on airline connectivity in Tasspro and how Itinerary is a complete enterprise software solution which is being used by the majority of DMCs to power their business. Global Innovations, w ......read more

Will create a diversified, pan-regional drilling powerhouse with 58 onshore and 9 offshore rigs and decades of experience across Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq and Pakistan. Fully aligned with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, the transaction expected to demonstrate TAQA’s delivery on its transformation strategies to unlock value and drive growth. Dammam, April 29, 2019 -   Saudi Arabia’s Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA) announced today that its drilling subsidiary, Arabian Drilling Company (ADC), has agreed to acquire Schlumberger’s Middle East onshore drilling rigs business in Kuwait, Oman, Iraq and Pakistan for $415 million (SAR ......read more

Saudi Ports Authority operates the port using a 360-degree approach which not only makes it an integrated marine and maritime centre but a comprehensive one-stop shop for all Saudi maritime services as well  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28th April 2019: King Abdulaziz Port, the largest Saudi port on the Arabian Gulf, marks its successful story which dates back to over four decades ago. The comprehensive port is pioneering major industrial and economic developments. It has expanded from a small berth capable of accommodating only two ships and connected to a 13-kilometre monorail off the coast of Dammam, to a huge complex of ports, shipyards and warehouses. It is also a base for an integrate ......read more

Partnership will give Seera Group access to IHG’s global portfolio of over 5,600 hotels Saudi, 28 April 2019: IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a global partnership agreement with Seera Group, the largest travel and tourism company in the Middle East with a prominent local, regional and international presence. The significant direct connectivity distribution agreement, which was announced at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, will provide Seera Group (formerly Al Tayyar Travel Group) with access to IHG’s current global portfolio of 15 brands and over 5600 hotels, in more than 100 countries, for the leisure ......read more

The new product, TassPro, will be an exceptional point of sale solution for travel agencies Global Innovations, with its state-of-the-art IT services, is all set to participate in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. The ATM is a leading international event focused on the travel and tourism industry. Envisaged with a goal, Global Innovations is dedicated to serve with strategy-inspired Travel Technology Solutions for the automation of the tourism trade. They strongly believe that “continuous improvement is the only means of achieving excellence”, this has led to them constantly improving, innovating and improvising its offerings, thereby adapting to the ever-changing dynamics ......read more

 The commitment includes producing the industry’s Leading Edge Digitally Embedded Power Generation Technology in the Kingdom   Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 25 April, 2019:  MHPS Saudi Arabia, Co., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), today announced the launch of the MHPS National Program for Saudi Arabia, heralding a pivotal moment for both the energy and manufacturing sectors in Saudi Arabia.  While MHPS has been a long-term partner in the energy sector in KSA, the National Program, already a year in development, will see MHPS move forward with the creation of manufacturing facilities to build the world’s most efficient ......read more

Guests enjoyed a rich spread of local and international dishes Riyadh, KSA - April 25, 2019:  Copthorne Hotel Riyadh, a five-star accommodation in the centre of Riyadh, recently celebrated its Annual Corporate Appreciation Party by hosting a sumptuous dinner at Brewstars Terrace. Guests enjoyed a rich spread of local and international dishes specially prepared by Copthorne Hotel Riyadh’s best chef for the dinner reception which was attended by a number of corporate sector representatives of Riyadh market, who are the hotel’s supportive partners. Speaking at the occasion, Ayman Sallam, General Manager said, “It is our great pleasure to host such a lovely evenin ......read more

IHG secures second place in prestigious ‘Great Place to Work’ 2018 survey  Saudi Arabia, 25 April 2019:  IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has been named one of the best places to work in Saudi Arabia, by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on Workplace Culture assessment. IHG was awarded the second place at a prestigious event ceremony held recently in Riyadh.   Commenting on the results Anna-Maria Dreesen-El Achcar, VP, HR, IMEA, said: “Our people are at the heart of our business and every day we do our best to create a great place for them to work. A positive company cultu ......read more

 UL runs full day training sessions with the customs officers at King Abdulaziz Airport and Jeddah Islamic Sea Port   Customs officers briefed on the registered Marks owned by UL  Officials were also shown counterfeit products previously seized in the region   Jeddah, 25 April 2019:  Global safety science company, UL, is helping KSA implement an array of anti-counterfeiting solutions that help safeguard customers from counterfeit products.    UL's Global Security and Brand Protection team hosted training sessions for customs officials from King Abdulaziz Airport and Jeddah Islamic Sea Port who were briefed on the registere ......read more

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 w ......read more

April 23, 2019:  Chloé introduces the new, free-spirited Spring/Summer 2019 advertising campaign, inspired by a dreamlike voyage to Greece filled with grace, femininity and sisterhood, shot by Steven Meisel. The immersive imagery, an intimate interior setting infused with Mediterranean light, portrays women’s evocative beauty with intrigue, which highlights the new “Rosie” sunglasses featured in the story. The now iconic design concept takes center stage with a new, gradient Gold/Violet Fuchsia tone, which was inspired by Chloé’s ready-to-wear runway show, and lends an even more vivid aspect to the look. The campaign also features the sharp, new “R ......read more

 April 21, 2019:  Unique creations that immortalize beauty in a symphony of spectacular designs, crystals and colours, the latest collection of Cerruti 1881 timepieces and jewellery exalt grace and beauty.  Adding to the festivities of the season, the timepieces are emblazoned with gleaming crystals that are speckled on a rich tapestry of colors. The most spectacular timepieces of the collection, Corniglia presents its complete beauty and refinement. Great care has been taken to imbue the timepiece with lucidity and lightness that can be experienced even in the smallest of details like how the lugs seamlessly melt into the unique bracelet and in deftness of the beautiful li ......read more

Saudi Arabia, April 21, 2019:  On the 16th of April, the prestigious George Washington University in Washington D.C., USA saw visitors enter its premises to attend the newest forum dedicated to honoring the journey and accomplishments of Saudi Arabian women. The inaugural edition of The AboutHer Global Forum (AGF) entitled “Saudi Women On The Road To Vision 2030” comprised a series of talks designed to highlight leading Saudi women from various sectors at the forefront of the country’s advancement and progress, specifically focusing on their efforts within the Kingdom and beyond in ensuring Saudi Arabia’s successful transformation by the year 2030. The event s ......read more

April 21, 2019:  Vanilla Vibes is the exhilaration of the unknown, the thrill of the first encounter, the memory of this very moment, sensual and electric, like the trail of the fragrance. Vanilla Vibes is a persistent beat of an olfactive dance, the flame under the ice, the alchemy of the opposites, an invitation to be yourself.  Vanilla Vibes is now available at Beautique stores in Dubai Festival City Mall and Bawabat Al Sharq Mall for AED 520 (100 ml). It is also available at Paris Gallery, Bloomingdale’s, and Harvey Nichols  Close your eyes and get transported across the immensity of the desert. Suddenly, she appears, voluptuous. The natural vanilla reveals its ......read more

Company launches Polo shirt made from recycled plastic bottles and dyed with a waterless process; commits to removing 170 million plastic bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025 April 18, 2019:  Polo Ralph Lauren is reimagining its iconic Polo shirt with Mother Nature in mind. Introducing the Earth Polo, crafted from thread derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles and dyed in an innovative process that uses zero water. Each Earth Polo is made from an average of 12 plastic bottles.  “Ralph Lauren will commit to removing at least 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025. Plastic waste is a major issue threatening the environment  – we want ......read more

As Saudi Vision 2030 boosts tourism, digital transformation can optimize costs and guest experiences, Enova says ahead of SEA Jeddah, 21-23 April   Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 17 April 2019:   Ahead of the Saudi Entertainment and Amusement (SEA) exhibition in Jeddah from 21-23 April 2019, Enova, the Middle East’s leading energy and facilities management specialist, reaffirms the importance of integrated Energy & Facilities Management services for the Kingdom’s nearly SAR 86 billion tourism and hospitality sector. Combined smart facilities management and sustainable energy efficiency solutions are not only crucial for an optimized and comfortable visitor ......read more

April 17, 2019:  A global trendsetter in the world of Haute Horlogerie, AIGNER debuts a refreshing update to its collection by introducing a range of timepieces and accessories that celebrate the spirit of giving during the holy month.  The fashionable collection highlights designs, techniques, and materials that imbue sophistication with fineness.  Vibrant colors have painted the imagination of the Maison with timepieces featuring beautiful radiant mother-of-pearl dials. The collection reflects on the theme of the season – minimalism meets realism.  Timeless and artistic, the collection intrigues with its design. The AIGNER typography is a strong presence ......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 worksh ......read more

The feature, exclusive to Saudi, falls under ‘Masaruky’ and is designed to give women driver-partners in Saudi Arabia the choice to select a preference of women riders A global first for Uber, the feature aims to provide greater access to economic opportunities for Saudi women, whilst being mindful of the cultural context Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15 April 2019 –   Today, Uber announced the launch of a new “Women Preferred View” feature for women drivers in Saudi Arabia, which provides them with a choice in selecting a preference to be connected to women riders. A global first for Uber, the Women Preferred feature underwent a pilot run last year ......read more

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 15th April 2019 –   HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, debuts its retail presence in Saudi Arabia with the launch of its first shop-in-shop at Jarir Ahasa Showroom in Riyadh. The opening presents youth in the Kingdom the opportunity to access HONOR’s robust portfolio of devices and accessories. The shop-in-shop is designed to create a comprehensive retail experience optimizing access to HONOR’s latest products and services all under one roof. The setting of the shop-in-shop in the bookstore showroom is targeted to appeal to a youth demographic that is driven by trends and fashion which resonate with HONOR’s spirit and ......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 1 ......read more

Game-changing, fully-enclosed First Class private suites to debut for first time in the GCC April 14, 2019:  In a move to offer a range of experiences and greater choice for its customers travelling for business and leisure, Emirates will be operating its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer' First Class suites from Dubai to Riyadh starting from 16 April  2019 and Kuwait starting from 1 June 2019. Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Gulf, Middle East & Iran said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will be the first countries in the Middle East and GCC to be served by the latest Emirates Boeing 777 airc ......read more

Places the spotlight on new home security devices making it easier for residents to monitor their property from anywhere. Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – April 14, 2019:  Ring, a company on a mission to reduce crime in neighbourhoods, is participating in Intersec Saudi Arabia 2019. The company is promoting its innovative home security products and services, giving customers and neighbours the opportunity to experience Ring products firsthand and to learn about the devices’ features and benefits. “Following Ring’s launch into the Middle East last year, we are excited to showcase our security products and solutions at Intersec,” said Mohammad Meraj Ho ......read more

Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2019:  Introducing Anonymous, a new streetwear label from Saudi Arabia. Celebrating our rich diversity and what binds us together, Anonymous resonates with unconditional love. It is for the mystics, poets, lovers and dreamers. For all those who believe. The unisex streetwear label debuts the first collection, which features a range of unisex tees. The 100% cotton tees are designed in Saudi Arabia and feature an eclectic combination of hand-painted motifs, graphics and calligraphy. Inspired by the mystique of underlying unity in cultural diversity, you will see Japanese, Sanskrit and Arabic words in each piece showcasing how they beautifully come together and c ......read more

April 11, 2019:  When Philippe Cassegrain created Le Pliage® by Longchamp back in 1993, he was inspired by the ancient Japanese art of origami. Now a new collaboration, initiated by the next generation of Longchamp’s founding family, brings the iconic foldable bag full circle, as it is reinterpreted by the Tokyo-based design studio nendo. Nendo, which was founded in 2002 by Oki Sato, aims to create designs that generate what it calls “!” moments in everyday life. Its philosophy is based on reshaping everyday objects to make us look at them afresh, thus enriching our daily lives and experience. This ethos is clearly demonstrated by its intriguing reinterpretation ......read more

The Kingdom is the second biggest aviation market in ME  100 million passengers passed through Saudi airports in 2018 The Kingdom working to privatize all 27 existing airports Dammam Airports takes up biggest stand Technology helping streamline business processes  Dubai, April 10, 2019:   The 19th edition of Airport Show from 29 April - 1 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) will see the participation of Saudi Arabia’s prominent aviation industry players as the ongoing efforts to develop airport facilities and infrastructure picks up the pace ahead of plans to privatize the 27 existing airports.  Leading the ......read more

New leisure and tourism facilities forecast to fuel domestic tourism at 8% per year until 2023, says new Arabian Travel Market report 33% of delegates, exhibitors and visitors to Arabian Travel Market interested in doing business with the Kingdom Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:  Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion (SAR 263.1 billion) in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, as exhibitors prepare to showcase what the Kingdom has to offer at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May 20 ......read more

OMEN by HP sponsors Gamerscon Khobar HP Sponsored Osh-Tekk Warriors take gold at Gamerscon Overwatch tournament Khobar, Saudi Arabia – April 10, 2019 –   For the fourth year running, OMEN by HP was the main sponsor for Gamerscon Saudi Arabia which took place in Khobar between 28-30 March 2019. The event saw gaming enthusiasts from across the Kingdom attend and enjoy various activities.     The highlight of the events was the Overwatch championship, powered by OMEN, which pitted eight of the best teams in the Kingdom against each other to compete for the title of this years champions using OMEN 17 laptops. HP sponsored, Osh-Tekk Warriors, c ......read more

Riyadh, KSA, 10 April 2019, --   Xerox hosted an interactive workshop in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) educating its customers about how the company’s latest production technology and personalization solutions can meet current experiential demands. The seminar was conducted on the 7th of March at the new PSG Showroom in the Eastern Province of KSA.   Through activities involving demonstrations of Xerox’s latest personalized solutions, including Iridesse Production Press, customers learnt how to grow their businesses and unleash new potential. The event featured a live demo of the world’s first, six-color digital press that delivers ultra HD image ......read more

Saudi Arabia, April 10, 2019:   Profitability in the Saudi Arabian insurance sector continued to weaken in 2018. The "Saudi Insurance Market Sees Another Profit Decline In 2018" report, published April 10, 2019, on RatingsDirect, details how the 33 listed re-insurance companies saw pre-tax income fall 28% last year and 55% in 2017. "We expect conditions to remain challenging in 2019 due to market competition, but new business from female drivers, a clamp down on uninsured motorists, and the extension of mandatory medical insurance cover could provide a boost to companies," said S&P Global Ratings' credit analyst Emir Mujkic. ...read more

JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – April 9, 2019:   Jeddah University and Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive, and the cloud, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set the framework of bilateral cooperation between the two organizations in supporting scientific research, training and expertise exchanges in line with the goals of the ‘Saudi Vision 2030’ initiative. The MoU stipulates that the two sides will cooperate in the fields of training, research, and consultations to benefit from each organization’s expertise in both academic and technical fields. The partnership will ......read more

April 09, 2019:  BMW takes to the stage at Auto Shanghai 2019 with the spotlight on two model premieres in particular. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan is making its Chinese debut at the international motor show, and the latest generation of the globally popular sports sedan will be built for the Chinese market by BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang. Also rolling off the assembly line here will be the long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan developed exclusively for customers in China – and likewise presented for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2019. Visitors to the show, which is taking place on 18 – 25 April 2019, will also be greeted by the world premiere of the ......read more

April 09, 2019 Versus Mouffetard is the new women’s watch from Versus Versace.   Chic and sophisticated – but with a dose of sass – the timepiece keeps the Versus Versace edge with two Lion Heads in relief adorning the case at 12 and 6 o’clock.   The Clous de Paris top ring, the dial with a guilloché finish and the shagreen strap bring the timepiece’s multitextured nature to the fore, bringing a dose of luxury but never losing that rebellious Versus DNA.   Versus Mouffetard comes in five versions: with a yellow or rose gold IP steel case, completely in single-tone black, white, dark blue, or lilac, or with a white dial and a n ......read more

April 08, 2019:  The Summer 2019 Michael Kors watch collection delivers bold, colorful and fun designs featuring bright neon colors, a playful use of gemstones and athletic influences. Introducing the Runway Mercer watch, the sporty Wren platform and an all new iridescent plating, this season explores the many facets of a woman’s look. RUNWAY MERCER Michael Kors introduces the Runway Mercer watch in gold-tone and rose gold-tone hues, featuring a jewelry-inspired lock design in the bracelet with gemstone accents and dials. The genuine stone dials include: black onyx, turquoise and white mother-of-pearl. The petite size styles will also feature pavé glitz center-links. ...read more

Riyadh, Monday 8 April, 2019:   Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, said the Kingdom does not plan to deepen its oil production cuts. He added that oil markets are “healthy.”    Speaking to Manus Cranny, Bloomberg Television, Al-Falih said that the OPEC+ meeting in May will be a “key” gathering. He added that it’s still “premature” to decide if they will cut inventory.    Other highlights from the interview include: Investor demand for Saudi Aramco’s debut dollar bond has exceeded $30 billion, Al-Falih said. The securities, which haven’t priced yet, will be the first of ma ......read more

April 08, 2019 With over 130 years of history in perpetuating watchmaking tradition, SAINT HONORÉ is a prestigious luxury brand that reflects the Parisian joie de vivre of living and superior French artistry that has been mastered through years of research, learning and advancement. The brand takes its name from the Saint Honore Street – legendary Parisian address, home of great jewellers and watchmakers — symbolizing the French way of life. Innovation along with tradition is the true driving force of the company. SAINT HONORÉ has always placed great emphasis on the development of new technologies, new movements and quest for new ideas. Kiera Chaplin, grandd ......read more

08 April 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  A Saudi patient with a devastating facial injury now feels like he has his life back on track thanks to life-changing surgery by Saudi German Hospital (SGH) in Jeddah. A 30-year-old patient was involved in a gardening accident with an electric chainsaw, which resulted in severe and catastrophic damage to his left side of his face: forehead, eye, middle face, cheek, chin, and neck. The injuries were very deep near to the base of his skull, facial bones, muscles, skin, and nerves. Bone of his left eye was completely detached from its place.   After one day, and rejections from other hospitals due to the severity of the injuries, t ......read more

April 07, 2019:  Since its inception, POLICE has been a brand that spoke the language of freedom, individuality, and rebellion. Having pioneered some of the most iconic moments in fashion, POLICE is known for its innovative and trendsetting designs.\ Translucent impresses with its unique configuration that cohesively brings together different elements to present a timepiece that is sleek, youthful and truly exclusive. The skeleton dial gives a glimpse into the inner workings of the automatic movement and the polyurethane body equips the timepiece with style and charisma. TRANSLUCENT AUTOMATIC COLLECTION With luminescent indices, hands and decorative metal screws on the bezel, T ......read more

April 06, 2019:  When it comes to taking care of your daughter’s hair, oiling hair regularly is the go-to choice of all mothers. Making an informed choice is a tough one as it involves the hair of your little one. So what do you do? Children’s hair is quite delicate and fine so it is important to find the right products for children to use and build up a hair care routine that works with your child. An important fact to note is that the texture of a child’s hair is different from an adult and thus has different requirements.  As children are very active and love to play games, their hair is susceptible to sweat and dust which can easily cause dryness. Freque ......read more

The story of the luxury brand AIGNER is a spell of passion, creativity and craftsmanship. April 06, 2019 An AIGNER product is considered by many to be a modern classic, but this contemporary brand has a history that can be traced back to Hungary in 1904,when its founder and original designer was born. The company was based in Munich, where the mood was one of excitement and a euphoric belief in progress. The free - spirited nature of the time influenced the company’s direction and AIGNER went on to become a cult brand by virtue of its reflection of a life of pleasure and savoir vivre. The company chose wild horses as its symbol, as it chimed with the atmosphere, materials a ......read more

April 04, 2019  THE MAISON In 1881, Antonio Cerruti founded a weaving workshop in Biella, an Italian town renowned for its rich heritage in quality wool and fabric production. From these roots, the Cerruti name has expanded from luxurious fabric to acclaimed fashion without ever losing sight of its core values emphasizing quality and style, craftsmanship and technology. Over the decades, Cerruti 1881 has shown that good modern styling should not just be desirable and inspired, but also innovative and refined. Today, Cerruti 1881 produces an extensive line of ready-to-wear menswear that remains true to the brand's distinctive ethos of fine fabrics, meticulous craftsmanship a ......read more

April 04, 2019:  Ralph Lauren introduces The RL50 Handbag, a new icon silhouette merging codes from the brand's heritage: city sophistication, equestrian-inspired details, and the finest quality of leather craftsmanship.   The belted body and elegantly curved topline draw inspiration from Mr. Lauren’s vintage travel bag, a belted pole bag, reinterpreted as a streamlined and structured silhouette—emphasizing effortless functionality for an international lifestyle. Each of the four distinct sizes (mini, medium, large, and oversized) is crafted from supple materials, including calfskin, ayers snakeskin, alligator, and ostrich. The RL50 Handbag will be availa ......read more

[03 April 2019):   British Airways has announced it will fly from Dammam to London Heathrow from December 1, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.  The route is the first ever direct flight from Dammam to London Heathrow, with flights departing daily. The service will launch as a daily ‘tag’ service via Bahrain. Flights will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777-200 departing year-round from Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport and landing in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow.  Dammam will be the third city in Saudi Arabia that British Airways flies to, with the airline already serving Riyadh and Jeddah with non-stop daily flights. This daily direct fligh ......read more

The leading dairy cooperative has expanded its reach in the Kingdom, opening up access to its nutritious products  3 April 2019:   FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s leading and largest dairy cooperatives, today launched a new national headquarters in Saudi Arabia. Following 60 years of success in the Kingdom, the new site represents further growth for FrieslandCampina in the country and the evolution of its operational structure to deliver effective, more consumer-centric services across KSA. Specifically, the new headquarters will enable FrieslandCampina to expand the reach of its product distribution network in the Kingdom, giving loyal and new consumers simpl ......read more

Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal and theme for this year’s World Health Day Aligned and in support of World Health Day, Mr. Makarem Batterjee, President of Bait Al Batterjee (BAB) holding company and Vice Chairman and Deputy President of Saudi German Hospitals Group, shares his healthcare vision and purpose for the Middle East and beyond 03 April 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:   April 7th marks World Health Day, an initiative launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise awareness of prevalent global health issues that require action and impact driven change collectively from around the globe.   Universal health coverage is ......read more

April 03, 2019:  Powerful results or a light as air finish? Why should women have to choose? Whilst many creams promise lightweight skincare, they can still leave skin feeling greasy, sticky or they don’t deliver skin benefits beyond basic hydration.    Enter Olay’s game-changing facial moisturiser; NEW Olay Whip. The Whips range has been created by Olay scientists to give women the light as air finish they’ve been missing from their lightweight skin creams, together with powerful results.   Olay Whips features Active Rush Technology™ which has the ability to hold and quickly release 1000x its weight in hydration and active ingredients. ......read more

KSA, Makkah, 1 April 2019:    Progress on major infrastructure enhancements and increased connectivity are expected to boost Makkah’s tourism capacity and create a wave of development opportunities, says leading real estate firm JLL.   Makkah is undergoing major transformation under Vision 2030, with several government initiatives paving the way for the Holy City to increase its capacity to 30 million pilgrims annually by 2030.  2018 witnessed milestone progress with the megaproject Rou’a Al Haram Al Makki announcement, the inauguration of Al Haramain High Speed Railway and soft opening of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.&nb ......read more

March 31, 2019:  Possessing the suppleness of a dance movement and the captivating harmony of a classic, Boléro is the new watch for women from Chaumet. In elegant and sensual gold, it is the marker of women who choose distinction.   Its assertive design appeals to remarkable women. Photographer Matthew Brookes captured the special aura of the women who chose Boléro as the signature watch for their look. Whether an internationally acclaimed actress, a virtuoso pianist, a primera ballerina, interior designer or airline pilot, all capably assuming strong career choices, in Boléro these women of today have found a watch that represents who they are.   Inspired by emblematic w ......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. Rating Action 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 gr ......read more

March 30, 2019:  A delegation from the Board of Directors of the Sharjah Marine International Sports Club (SMISC) visited the headquarters of the Sharjah F1 Team, which is participating in the first round of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship the Saudi Grand Prix currently underway in Dammam.  The delegation, which includes Abdullah Rashid Al Salami, Humaid Ali Al Muhairi and Tariq Saeed Allay, visited the team headquarters. Ahmad Al Hosani, Director of Sharjah International Marine Sports Club and members of the team, accompanied them. The delegation was briefed on the preparations of the Sharjah Team and the readiness of all crews to participate in the first international com ......read more

March 30, 2019: ESSENTIAL SKIN  BALANCING PRE-BIOTICS  Pre-Biotics are the fuel that feed your skin’s microbiome, allowing skin-friendly bacteria to flourish. Your skin’s barrier function depends on a delicate balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria. Good bacteria keep your skin looking healthy and fresh.  NUTRITIONALLY CHARGED VEGAN-FRIENDLY ACTIVES This range takes inspiration from the best that nature’s Superfoods have to offer. Nutrient-dense Supergreen, Supergrain, and Superfruit Complexes give your skin the daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals that it craves. THE ELEMIS Promise ELEMIS was born out of the v ......read more

March 28, 2019:  Viktor&Rolf Mariage Spring/Summer 2019 is an intricate offering of bold and striking silhouettes. Sculptural creations are embellished with delicate embroideries and signature elements such as classic tulle, iconic  bows, patchwork volumes and feminine flower motifs – a mingling which, when paired with the graphic nature of the Mariage collection, results into a typically Viktor&Rolf statement on luxury bridalwear. This season, an abundance of flowers add an ethereal touch, juxtaposing the stark nature of the collection. Lily of the valley, couture flowers inspired by the “Surreal Satin” Haute Couture show, and flower appliqué motifs ......read more

Company was the first smartphone player globally to showcase a 10x Hybrid Zoom camera technology during MWC 2019 March 26, 2019:   OPPO has confirmed that the world’s first 10x Hybrid Zoom technology on a smartphone camera will be making its way to consumers in the Middle East very soon. Originally previewed in February 2019 at the Mobile World Congress, OPPO is the original inventor of 10x Hybrid Zoom technology, created as a means to provide everyone the opportunity to take professional style photographs, without fearing any loss of quality.  OPPO’s 10x Hybrid Zoom is a new technology created by OPPO with a triple-lens camera structure consisting of a telep ......read more

Torrente, Al Qemzi prepared for big challenge in season opener  26 March, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi are prepared for a major challenge when they launch their bid for a second successive double title triumph in the opening round of the 2019 UIM F1H2O World Championship in Saudi Arabia this weekend. Reigning world champion Shaun Torrente and Emirati Thani Al Qemzi who finished third in last year’s individual standings head a powerful nine-team line up in Dammam for the return of the series to Saudi after a 15-year gap. Among their biggest rivals will be France’s three time-world champion Philippe Chiappe and son-in-law Peter Morin who finished runners-up to the Abu D ......read more

D1 Milano introduces the Chronograph line for the very first time which features soleil steel finish with brushed bezel case and hands in sandblasted brass D1 Milano bestseller, the Ultra-Thin range is introduced in a natural leather strap and a range of different colours D1 Milano announces their iconic Polycarbon model with design and aesthetic improvements March 26, 2019:   Premium Italian watch brand, D1 Milano have announced the launch of their new collection at Basel World 2019. Popular for its trendy and lightweight design the five-year-old brand, is now adding a chronograph range to its wide array of selection along with several new additions to their existing P ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26 March 2019: SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia has announced today the launch of the Real Estate Investment Trust ‘SHUAA REIT’ (The Fund), a closed-ended publicly traded real estate investment fund, approved by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) of Saudi Arabia.   The subscription period for SHUAA REIT commences today March 25, 2019 and will continue until April 7 2019 inclusive. The fund will offer 30,515,000 units to the public at a price of SAR 10 per unit, equivalent to SAR 305,150,000, which accounts for 51.5% of the REIT's total size of SAR 591,500,000.   The Fund intends to acquire 6 income-generating real estate assets in four key sector ......read more

Events and activities to appreciate the women in the workforce  Makkah, KSA (25 March, 2019):   Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza, celebrated International Women’s Day by organizing a series of events and activities to appreciate the contribution by female employees in the hotel and the hospitality industry. Marking International Women’s Day celebration on 08th March, the female employees of the hotel visited King Abdullah Medical City Specialist Hospital for women to brighten the day of the patients and inspire them to improve their health and well being ......read more

March 25, 2019:   alfanar, the Middle East’s leading manufacturer of wide range of electrical products and solutions, has partnered with Huawei to explore how IoT and 5G technologies can be used to bring greater sustainability, efficiency and cost-savings to alfanar’s electrical products. Together the two companies will co-create 5G and IoT solutions that will accelerate the digital transformation of the Middle East’s electricity industry.  The announcement was made through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on the sidelines of Middle East Electricity, the Middle East power industry’s largest annual trade exhibition, which took place recently ......read more

24 March 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:   A new initiative sponsored by Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH Group), in collaboration with Batterjee Medical College (BMC), is set to offer hundreds of Saudi students’ prosperous opportunities in the healthcare sector. The Education for Employment program (E4E), which started in 2018, has sponsored 100 Saudi high school graduates, predominantly females, to study nursing at Batterjee Medical College. In line with Vision 2030, this initiative aims to increase the attractiveness of nursing as a preferred career path and encourage more Saudi nationals into the healthcare sector. In collaboration with SGH Group’s Academic Affai ......read more

Saudi Arabia, March 18, 2019:   Knight Frank is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural edition of Urban Futures, a report which tackles the increasingly prominent global topic of housing affordability and discusses  how cities are looking to alleviate affordability pressures. For the first issue the focus has been put on six cities which have been at the forefront of the affordability debate. A spotlight has been included on Riyadh, where we have seen affordability come to the forefront of the agenda particularly as cultural and social attitudes change at a rapid pace.   In the report, 32 cities around the world were assessed and ranked based on a Global A ......read more

A panel discussion also discussed the significance of the partners’ relationship, success to date, and the Kingdom’s future goals in digital transformation March 18, 2019:  Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, joined the Saudi-Chinese Investment Forum to share its success stories and future goals to drive the Kingdom’s digital transformation through Chinese investment. The one-day event, supported by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, was hosted in collaboration Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority and the International Cooperation Ce ......read more

Visa’s partnership with Starbucks and Hardee’s entitles Visa cardholders in KSA and UAE to upsize their orders for free when paying with Apple Pay  17 March 2019:   Visa (NYSE:V), the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced partnerships with Starbucks and Hardee’s to accelerate the use and adoption of Apple Pay in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. With Apple Pay, Visa cardholders and iPhone users can make instant payments using their phone via app or on web.  As part of Visa’s partnership with Starbucks, the world leading coffee chain and Hardee’s, one of the world’s most popular food and beve ......read more

SAMI, GACA and Many More to Exhibit at Dubai Airshow  Dubai, UAE. 17 March 2019:   Saudi Arabia continues to demonstrate its growing strength in the aerospace industry with participation of its biggest players in the Dubai Airshow in November this year. Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) are the latest to announce participation joining the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who will also be attending the event for the first time. Other Saudi companies attending the Dubai Airshow include GDC Middle East, Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC), Saudi Aerospace Company (SAC) and Saudia Aerospace &a ......read more

DUBAI, U.A.E., 14 March 2019: The Emirates A380 drew in more than 3000 visitors in two days at the first ever Saudi International Airshow. The Emirates A380 was the largest commercial aircraft on display at the milestone event. The aircraft received a royal visit from HRH Sultan bin Salman, Chairman of the Board of Saudi Space Agency. HRH was received by Adel Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran for Emirates, who took him through the flagship aircraft’s signature design details and latest onboard products.     The A380 that was on display from 12-13 March was open to both trade visitors and the general public. The Emi ......read more

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