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KSA, 26 July 2021:  Airbus secured this years’ Hajj holy pilgrimage in Mecca with its mission-critical communication technologies in Saudi Arabia.The company rolled out its Tactilon Agnet 800 collaboration platform and Tetra technology for use of public safety and security forces on the field and in the control rooms. Through the communi... ... Read more
Global Supply Chain Advisory and Search firm Logistics Executive Group expands it Middle East operations with the launch of its new office in the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaSaudi – July 26th, 2021: Logistics Executive Group announced today, the launch of its newest global office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to be headed by Managing Partner, Mr. Moham... ... Read more
Chef Kardino Zulhadi, a prominent name in the culinary world, has been appointed as the Executive Chef at Rosewood Jeddah.Saudi, July 25, 2021:  Zulhadi’s appointment as Executive Chef marks his commencement in the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, following his previous work with other luxury hotels in Makkah, Riyadh, Indonesia, Maldives,... ... Read more
Official body for the development of golf in Saudi Arabia signs up to UN Sport for Climate Framework, and extends collaboration with GEO Foundation  20, July 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi has continued to demonstrate the strength of its commitment and leadership in sustainability, with combined announcements that will furthe... ... Read more
July 18, 2021: Thinking of a long-deserved break with family and friends this Eid? Then here’s the perfect getaway deal from the luxurious Ascott Corniche Al Khobar. Offering breathtaking views of the serene Khobar corniche, the property welcomes guests to studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom serviced apartments with an exclusive up to 35% ... ... Read more
The beta version of Samsung Internet 15.0 is now ready for download on the Google Play Store or Galaxy Store.RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – July 15, 2021:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today released the beta version of Samsung Internet 15.0, which introduces new features designed to make users’ lives easier and further protect user infor... ... Read more
EYE TALK (KALAM AL 3YOUN) with SIGNATURE LINER + DOUBLE TROUBLE MASCARA. July 15, 2021:  Ever wondered what’s in Amy Roko’s beauty essentials? Look no further! Amy selected her all-time favorite products from Wow Beauty Forward, and they are no other than our most-loved Signature Liner & Double Trouble Mascara. As a Modern East... ... Read more
Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15, July 2021:  The Ford F-150 has established itself as a firm favourite with truck enthusiasts in the region with capability, technology and safety technologies that continue to raise the bar in the light-duty truck segment.But the engineering and design team behind the all-new F-150 wasn’t satisfied with ... ... Read more
July 15, 2021:  With Eid Al-Adha approaching soon, Pandora has put together a gift guide featuring the latest Pandora Signature collection. From the latest Pandora Signature I-D bangle available in three different metals, to elegant rings, treat yourself or your loved ones with Pandora during this special occasion. Pandora Signature I-D b... ... Read more
The Most Innovative LG TV Meets the Fastest and Most Powerful XBOX RIYADH, July 15, 2021:   LG Electronics (LG) and Xbox have entered into an exclusive marketing partnership to highlight the phenomenal gaming experience of the widely-anticipated Xbox Series X console and LG OLED TV in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. LG OLED TV has ... ... Read more
Beholds the charm. Casts a spell. Enchants like no other. The apogee of workmanship transcending over centuries.  Presenting Monceau Tourbillon - a whirlwind in horology. July 15, 2021:  Preserving years of meticulous engineering and intricate aesthetics within, this Saint Honoré timepiece commands admiration and awe. A marvel of mo... ... Read more
Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 14th July 2021: As families across the UAE and KSA come together to celebrate Eid Al-Adha it is the perfect time to make new memories. The modern word is fast-paced and it can be difficult to find time to be with our loved ones. Fortunately, with EZVIZ’s range of smart cameras you will never miss a moment and capture ... ... Read more
Two-time PGA TOUR winner and rising star joins Golf Saudi as the organisation’s second new international ambassador of 2021. 14 July, 2021:  The Royal St George's Golf Club, Kent, UK: Two-time PGA TOUR winner and world #24, Jason Kokrak, is the second international ambassador to join Golf Saudi in 2021, following on from icon of the ... ... Read more
Two-time PGA TOUR winner and rising star joins Golf Saudi as the organisation’s second new international ambassador of 2021. 14 July, 2021:  The Royal St George's Golf Club, Kent, UK: Two-time PGA TOUR winner and world #24, Jason Kokrak, is the second international ambassador to join Golf Saudi in 2021, following on from icon of the ... ... Read more
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Backbase wins Best in Class award in Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2021 Small Business Digital Account Opening Scorecard, ranking as a Leader in all three evaluation categories.   Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – July 28, 2021 - Backbase today announced it has won a “Best in Class” recognition in Javelin’s 2021 Small-Business Digital Account Opening Scorecard, further solidifying its leading position for Digital Sales solutions. The report provides a rigorous analysis of the Small-Business customer onboarding vendor landscape, including profile comparison of six different solutions. The breadth of solution’s applicant-facing customer journey, compr ......read more

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 July 2021:   Designed and engineered by a global team headquartered in Australia, the Ranger is now sold in more than 180 markets around the world, and continues to build a reputation for quality, reliability and durability. The Ford Ranger is truly a global product and has just notched up a decade on-sale around the world.   During development, Ford’s engineers subjected the Ranger to a punishing test schedule around the world, including the harsh and unforgiving Australian Outback.   The original brief combined the toughness and capability of a pick-up truck with smart technology, outstanding safety, excellent fuel econ ......read more

The world’s greatest Olympian visits the OMEGA Showcasing in Tokyo. July 28, 2021:  Although it was his first visit, Michael Phelps was in familiar territory at the Official Timekeeper’s Showcasing in Tokyo. The American swimmer has been a friend of the brand since 2004, or in his own words, a relative. “OMEGA has been with me through all of my gold medals, for 21 years. It’s a family”. The most decorated Olympian of all time is well versed in OMEGA’s timekeeping story, with first-hand knowledge of how crucial a split-second can be, given his narrow-margin win over Milorad Čavić at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Reflecting on ......read more

• Year-to-date sales in the Middle East exceed around 20,000 units until end of June 2021, growth of 97% compared to the same period last year • MG Motor enjoyed an outstanding performance during the month of Ramadan with growth of 274% vs last year and a strong market share of 4.1% • Saudi Arabia ranks first in sales volume followed by record-breaking market share from Oman   (27 July 2021, Middle East) New car buyers across the GCC continue to snap up MG cars in record numbers, with the British-born brand recording best-ever six month sales of over 20,000 vehicles in the GCC and the Middle East. Despite the challenges faced in 2020, consumers showed their ap ......read more

KSA, 26 July 2021:  Airbus secured this years’ Hajj holy pilgrimage in Mecca with its mission-critical communication technologies in Saudi Arabia. The company rolled out its Tactilon Agnet 800 collaboration platform and Tetra technology for use of public safety and security forces on the field and in the control rooms. Through the communication solutions’ secure and reliable features, the teams were able to coordinate faster and more efficiently wherever they were deployed.  Like the previous Hajj seasons, better collaboration among security officials was key to safeguarding the safety and health of tens of thousands of people who performed Hajj this year.  ......read more

Global Supply Chain Advisory and Search firm Logistics Executive Group expands it Middle East operations with the launch of its new office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi – July 26th, 2021: Logistics Executive Group announced today, the launch of its newest global office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to be headed by Managing Partner, Mr. Mohammed Mosly.  A leading Corporate Advisory, Consulting, M&A and Executive Search firm, Australian headquartered Logistics Executive Group has operated its Logistics Centre of Excellence and Services Hub in the United Arab Emirates for nearly two decades. Specialising in bring strategic, functional and execution capabilities acr ......read more

25, July 2021:  Standard Chartered expects global growth to rebound to 5.8% in 2021 from -3.3% in 2020 as economies reopen and vaccination rollouts gain momentum.   According to the latest Global Focus – containing the Bank’s economic forecasts for Q3 – it sees two key downside risks to the outlook: (1) a more extensive resurgence of pandemic cases resulting from new variants, which could force the extension or re-imposition of restrictions; and (2) a more sustained surge in inflation that damages consumer confidence and forces a swifter tightening of monetary policy.   The two risks are linked, as current supply-chain pressures (and related costs ......read more

Newest race on F1 Calendar announces launch of ticket sales with Promoter releasing first 40% batch for the inaugural race weekend in Jeddah on December 3rd – 5th   •       Debut race weekend to take place in Jeddah under the lights on December 3rd - 5th, 2021 •       Promoter initially releasing 40% of tickets with a view to maximising capacity by race weekend •       Tickets on sale to fans at home and abroad •       Newest circuit in F1 set to become F1’s longest & fastest street circuit   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - July 25, 2021:  The Saudi Automobile & ......read more

Chef Kardino Zulhadi, a prominent name in the culinary world, has been appointed as the Executive Chef at Rosewood Jeddah. Saudi, July 25, 2021:  Zulhadi’s appointment as Executive Chef marks his commencement in the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, following his previous work with other luxury hotels in Makkah, Riyadh, Indonesia, Maldives, China, Philippines, Cambodia,  Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Istanbul, Spain, Jordan and UAE.  Having completed his education from BPLP Nusa Dua, Bali-Indonesia – Hotel Academy Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia in 1991, Chef Kardino Zulhadi is proficiently trained in the elegant world of culinary. With over 27 years of work experience i ......read more

Official body for the development of golf in Saudi Arabia signs up to UN Sport for Climate Framework, and extends collaboration with GEO Foundation    20, July 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi has continued to demonstrate the strength of its commitment and leadership in sustainability, with combined announcements that will further accelerate action and results across a range of priority environmental and climate issues. By becoming an official signatory of the UN Sport for Climate Framework, the sports body joins a rapidly growing community of organisations, leagues, tours, tournaments and associated media across sport - building commitments and pathways towards ......read more

July 18, 2021: Thinking of a long-deserved break with family and friends this Eid? Then here’s the perfect getaway deal from the luxurious Ascott Corniche Al Khobar. Offering breathtaking views of the serene Khobar corniche, the property welcomes guests to studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom serviced apartments with an exclusive up to 35% off on bookings during the Eid period. Featuring varied lifestyle amenities that include a swimming pool, gymnasium, restaurant, resident’s lounge and meeting rooms, Ascott Corniche Al Khobar is a great choice for those looking to enjoy some memorable moments with loved ones.  The property is part of the prestigious portfolio by leadi ......read more

The beta version of Samsung Internet 15.0 is now ready for download on the Google Play Store or Galaxy Store. RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – July 15, 2021:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today released the beta version of Samsung Internet 15.0, which introduces new features designed to make users’ lives easier and further protect user information with enhanced privacy features. “Samsung works tirelessly to deliver the best mobile experience while providing ways to help keep your personal information private with advanced privacy features,” said Du Kim, VP and Head of Web R&D Group, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Internet 1 ......read more

EYE TALK (KALAM AL 3YOUN) with SIGNATURE LINER + DOUBLE TROUBLE MASCARA July 15, 2021:  Ever wondered what’s in Amy Roko’s beauty essentials? Look no further! Amy selected her all-time favorite products from Wow Beauty Forward, and they are no other than our most-loved Signature Liner & Double Trouble Mascara. As a Modern East brand that’s heavily invested in women empowerment & self-celebration, who better to have as an icon for this campaign than the one and only Amy Roko? Launching on the 15th of July 2021, your soon to be your partners-in-glam have been dressed up in a limited-edition “Amy Roko X Wow Beauty Forward” packaging reflecting ......read more

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15, July 2021:  The Ford F-150 has established itself as a firm favourite with truck enthusiasts in the region with capability, technology and safety technologies that continue to raise the bar in the light-duty truck segment. But the engineering and design team behind the all-new F-150 wasn’t satisfied with settling on past achievements and set about making the 2021 truck the toughest, most productive and smartest F-150 Ford has ever built. While all-new F-150 still features a durable, proven foundation – a fully boxed high-strength steel frame with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminium alloy body – every panel of the distinc ......read more

July 15, 2021:  With Eid Al-Adha approaching soon, Pandora has put together a gift guide featuring the latest Pandora Signature collection.  From the latest Pandora Signature I-D bangle available in three different metals, to elegant rings, treat yourself or your loved ones with Pandora during this special occasion. Pandora Signature I-D bangles Elevate your look with the latest Pandora Signature I-D Bangles. Available in three different metals, each bangle is expertly hand-finished in high quality materials, and features the iconic Pandora logo with unique details. Wear it your own way and create an iconic stack with multiple bangles or wear your favourite alone to make a st ......read more

The Most Innovative LG TV Meets the Fastest and Most Powerful XBOX  RIYADH, July 15, 2021:   LG Electronics (LG) and Xbox have entered into an exclusive marketing partnership to highlight the phenomenal gaming experience of the widely-anticipated Xbox Series X console and LG OLED TV in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. LG OLED TV has become the official TV partner of Microsoft’s new console to provide consumers the opportunity to experience for themselves the sheer exhilaration of gaming on LG’s 2021 OLED TV models and Xbox’s latest console. The combination of LG’s most advanced TV and Xbox’s most powerful console ever allow both casual an ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia- 15, July 2021: Saudi Industrial Services Company (“SISCO”, the “Company” or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s leading strategic investor in ports and terminals, logistics parks and services, and water solutions, has announced the completion of its divestment of a 21.2% direct equity stake (the “Transaction”) in Red Sea Gateway Terminal Limited (“RSGT”) to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (“PIF”) and COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (“CSPL”).    SISCO will receive total gross proceeds of SAR 556.5 million for the Transaction. The application of the proceeds, which is c ......read more

Beholds the charm. Casts a spell. Enchants like no other. The apogee of workmanship transcending over centuries.  Presenting Monceau Tourbillon - a whirlwind in horology.  July 15, 2021:  Preserving years of meticulous engineering and intricate aesthetics within, this Saint Honoré timepiece commands admiration and awe. A marvel of modern watchmaking encompassing pure elegance and uninhibited luxury.  Experience the magic come alive with the pristine skeleton dial and see-through case. Witness the virtuoso craft, take a peek into the veracious timekeeping that allures from within. Wreathed at your wrist, the Monceau Tourbillon tethers with your panache for ......read more

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 14th July 2021: As families across the UAE and KSA come together to celebrate Eid Al-Adha it is the perfect time to make new memories. The modern word is fast-paced and it can be difficult to find time to be with our loved ones. Fortunately, with EZVIZ’s range of smart cameras you will never miss a moment and capture all your most treasured family moments in vivid detail.    To mark Eid Al-Adha, EZVIZ is offering these devices with special discounts making it even easier for more people to access and take advantage of their advanced devices.  EZVIZ C8C  The C8C is the latest addition to the EZVIZ smart camera family and is the pe ......read more

Two-time PGA TOUR winner and rising star joins Golf Saudi as the organisation’s second new international ambassador of 2021 14 July, 2021:  The Royal St George's Golf Club, Kent, UK: Two-time PGA TOUR winner and world #24, Jason Kokrak, is the second international ambassador to join Golf Saudi in 2021, following on from icon of the game Gary Player in April. One of the in-form players of the last twelve months, American Jason Kokrak will support Golf Saudi in its journey to bring the great game of golf to new audiences both globally and within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  News of Kokrak’s ambassadorship was announced 24 hours before he was due to tee-off at t ......read more

• Eye-opening feature follows the experience of several falconers competing in the King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival in KSA.  • Documentary to be streamed on National Geographic Asia.   Riyadh, Dubai, 13th July 2021:  An eye-opening new documentary that sheds light on Saudi Arabia’s falconers is set to air this week, covering the events of the 2020 King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival, where over 1,000 falconers competed from countries as far and wide as Germany, Russia, Syria, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait and of course Saudi Arabia.   Set to stream on the non-fiction educational network, National Geographic Asia, Wild Allies takes a behind-the-scen ......read more

FOR GENTLEMEN OF DISTINCTION Mouawad’s heritage of crafting the extraordinary ‘for him’      July 13, 2021:  Blazingly brilliant, the limited-edition Mouawad Grande Ellipse Galaxy is a timepiece that unites Mouawad’s Swiss watchmaking heritage with its tradition of crafting the extraordinary for gentlemen of distinction. Available in 18-karat white gold, the Grande Ellipse Galaxy collection encompasses models that are fully studded with diamonds or diamonds and rubies – giving the essence of traditional Swiss watchmaking a luxurious incarnation where precious gems and impeccable timekeeping blend in one.  With the same exactin ......read more

July 13,  2021:  Saudi driver Reema Juffali says the experience she gained from her latest outing at the BRDC British F3 Championship was hugely valuable, and the 29-year-old also paid tribute to those fans supporting her back home. Juffali, part of the Douglas Motorsport team, was in action at Donington Park in the third stage of the competition, having recorded a fourth-place finish last time out at Silverstone. On this occasion, Juffali was competitive throughout and although she was unable to finish the two races on Sunday, there were undoubtedly positives to take. “The weekend was a tough one,” said Juffali, as she reflected on the event. “I knew it ......read more

July 12, 2021:  LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced its preliminary earnings results for the second quarter of 2021. LG reported tentative consolidated revenues of KRW 17.1 trillion, an increase of 48.4 percent from the same quarter the previous year and the highest quarterly revenue in the company’s history. Operating profit of KRW 1.1 trillion is expected to be 65.5 percent higher than the second quarter a year ago. With the official closure of the LG Mobile Communications Company at the end of the month, the unit’s earnings will not be reflected in this quarter’s earnings report and will be treated as discontinued operating losses. Earnings for the first qu ......read more

• NEOM, Principal Partner of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, turns the spotlight on how Formula E plays a vital role in accelerating the adaptation of green mobility.    NEOM, Saudi Arabia. July 12, 2021:  With rounds 10 & 11 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship taking place in New York City over the weekend, NEOM focuses on how Formula E has helped accelerate the city’s adaptation of green mobility.    Formula E is one of the world’s fastest growing sports and a hub of innovation. The technology developed through the series is helping to accelerate the development of electric mobility solutions and create a more sustainable fu ......read more

Clinic held as part of Golf Saudi's wider Mass Participation programme during the inaugural Aramco Team Series tournament in London July 12, 2021:  As part of Golf Saudi's continuous efforts to develop the game of golf, a clinic was organised for ten female golfers from The Muslim Golf Association (MGA) as part of an exchange of golfing experience between the U.K. and Saudi Arabia. Held on the first day of the inaugural Aramco Team Series – London event, the clinic was held at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire. The clinic was given by Golf Saudi ambassador Camilla Lennarth, who provided technical tips to help the participating MGA ladies improve their game. This sessi ......read more

Polo Ralph Lauren welcomed the below guests to The Polo Ralph Lauren Suite at The Championships, Wimbledon. This year marks the brand’s 16th year  as Official Outfitter of The Championships, Wimbledon, outfitting all Chair Umpires, Line Umpires, Ball Persons and Grounds People.   Guests enjoyed a drinks reception, seated lunch and afternoon tea, whilst watching the men’s finals on court.   All guests are dressed in Ralph Lauren    Attendees include:   • Priyanka Chopra Jonas • Jonathan Bailey  • Kathryn Newton • Paapa Essiedu  • Arlo Parks • Hugh Skinner  &b ......read more

The C8C is ideal for the outdoors with unparalleled usability providing rotational views, AI-powered tracking, active defense, and smart night vision Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11th July 2021:  EZVIZ, a global innovator in home intelligence, has strengthened its product offerings with the Saudi launch of the C8C, its first outdoor pan/tilt camera, just in time for the summer. As children spend more time outdoors in the pool or garden it can become challenging to keep track of everyone. Fortunately, the C8C is designed to overcome such issues in outdoor protection. The smart camera boasts powerful features including panoramic monitoring, AI-powered detection, color night vision, and ......read more

July 11, 2021: Rado ambassador Ash Barty’s star is rising higher and higher. In a interview last year with ABC News she was quoted: “One day I would love to be the champion here, it’s a dream”. That dream became reality on Saturday, when she defeated Karolina Pliskova in the final of the oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam tournament - Wimbledon   Even before her latest exploit, the 2021 season has been a terrific one for the Australian tennis star. Ranked World Number 1 since June 2019, she has already added three more singles titles to her impressive personal record. After her win at the Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne in February, she claimed the ti ......read more

A full suite of Oracle cloud infrastructure solutions and Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications will contribute to enhancing the financial support provided by the Fund for companies promoting tourism in Saudi Arabia Pilot project initiated to incorporate Artificial Intelligence capabilities to enhance customer and employee experience   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 8 July 2021 –  Oracle today announced that Tourism Development Fund (TDF) has completed a major Oracle Cloud implementation supporting the organization’s objective in enabling investors and drive the development of Saudi’s tourism sector With a capital of USD 4 billion, TDF aims to be the key enab ......read more

Five Future 50 list features five changemakers from the Middle East and North Africa From transforming healthcare in Saudi Arabia to make history by sending the first Arab country – the UAE – to Mars, this year’s notable changemakers have set an inspiring example for all in a year unlike any other 08 July 2021: Today, Project Management Institute (PMI) announced its second annual Future 50 list, which features 50 rising leaders using bold and innovative thinking to transform the world through notable projects. Five out of the 50 represent the Middle East and North Africa region, namely Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, and Egypt. The 50 standout project leaders, highlighte ......read more

July 08, 2021:  Jewellery that serves as a reminder of what drives you in life. Sophisticated and iconic, the new designs joining the Pandora Signature collection speak volumes about who you are. Embrace versatile styling that stands out and choose a mix of effortless statement pieces to elevate your look for any occasion. “Creating something clean that is also recognisable is one of the most difficult things to do in design. The new pieces in this collection capture those two ideas perfectly,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, VP Creative Directors, Pandora. The minimalist bangles are designed to be worn alone as a statement, or stacked in different ways ......read more

Archie Renaux  • Polo Ralph Lauren RL67 Houndstooth Tweed Jacket • Polo Ralph Lauren Yellow & Navy Striped Silk Tie  • Polo Ralph Lauren Navy  Chino Trousers  • Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Oxford Shirt    Ashley Thomas  • Polo Ralph Lauren Twill Double Breasted Blazer  • Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Knitted Silk Tie  • Polo Ralph Lauren Linen Tailored Trousers  • Polo Ralph Lauren Tan Leather Brogues  • Polo Ralph Lauren White Linen Pocket Square    Ben Simmons • Polo Ralph Lauren Lauren Green Varsity Jacket  • Polo Ralph Lauren ......read more

• Chalhoub Group’s initiative to promote corporate entrepreneurship and innovation to identify disruptive and innovative Saudi fashion brands  • Pairing entrepreneurs and fashion experts, The Fashion Lab will focus on early-stage ventures and brands, which will receive up to USD 15,000 in funding • The Fashion Lab is now open for applications    July 07, 2021:  Chalhoub Group, the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East, has announced the launch of Saudi Arabia’s first of its kind Fashion Lab to identify and boost innovative and disruptive Saudi fashion brands, and support creative designers on their journey to becoming suc ......read more

The new build hotel will represent the ‘best in class product’ and offer a refreshed, modern luxury stay experience Al Riyadh, July, 6th, 2021: IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of InterContinental Riyadh King Fahed Road, as part of a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with RIVA Development Company via its wholly owned subsidiary RIVA Hospitality for Hotel Services Company.  The latest development follows the signing of Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdallah Road, and is the second of at least 7 hotels to be announced with the partner, with all openings set to take place in Saudi Arabia across IHG& ......read more

KSA, July 06, 2021:  adidas is proud to support Saudi football talents as they embark on their football journey this summer. Athletes Salman Al-Faraj, Khaled Al-Ghannam, Saud Abdulhamid, Mohammed Al Rubaie and Mukhtar Ali will be representing The Kingdom on the global playing field this summer.  This monumental moment for the young talents falls directly in line with adidas’ recently introduced evolution of its long-standing brand attitude Impossible Is Nothing. In an effort to support regional and local sports communities through sport, adidas believes in rebellious optimism, rooted in the belief in the power of sports to change lives.   Here’s a look a ......read more

• stc and Ericsson sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on network infrastructure development at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona • Enhanced stc network will deliver world-class connectivity and pave the way for essential Vision 2030 technologies such as AI, edge computing and automation.   stc has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to further the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development goals set out in the Saudi Vision 2030. Formalized at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona 2021, the partnership will focus on ICT development in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital.    The MoU seeks to enhan ......read more

Cisco’s innovative network infrastructure enables The Saudi Investment Bank to quickly adapt to changes in business needs while improving the services provided to customers RIYADH, KSA -  4, July 2021: Cisco has today announced that The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) has become the first financial institution in the Kingdom to adopt the entire Cisco SDN Architecture.  This enables SAIB to automate its network to quickly respond to changing business needs while improving customers service. With the implementation of its new network, powered by Cisco SD Wan, SAIB will be able to automate an increasing number of processes. This will allow SAIB to accelerate time ......read more

July 04, 2021:  Unveiling the exceptionally crafted all new seasons selections. A homage to women with unabridged style, presenting the curated AIGNER timepiece and jewellery collection. The legendary horseshoe case amplifies the appeal of the rose gold plated stainless steel watch. Striking design on the mother of pearl dial courses to the bracelet and runs through it, wrapping your wrist in plush glamour. The jewellery with the iconic 3D ‘A’ logo and dazzling crystals is a peerless stunner.  While you strike a perfect balance between work and your social life, the AIGNER collection adds a flair of sophisticated elegance wherever you are. Synonymous to finesse, the ......read more

Cisco’s innovative network infrastructure enables The Saudi Investment Bank to quickly adapt to changes in business needs while improving the services provided to customers RIYADH, KSA, 1 July 2021: Cisco has today announced that The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) has become the first financial institution in the Kingdom to adopt the entire Cisco SDN Architecture.  This enables SAIB to automate its network to quickly respond to changing business needs while improving customers service. With the implementation of its new network, powered by Cisco SD Wan, SAIB will be able to automate an increasing number of processes. This will allow SAIB to accelerate time to market in deplo ......read more

- 25,700 mortgage contracts issued in April across The Kingdom - 38,285 mortgages issued for purchasing villas and townhouses in Q1; the highest level in at least five years - SAR 48 billion worth of residential mortgages for homes and land issued in Q1 – the highest level in at least 5 years   Riyadh, KSA – June 30, 2021:  The number of residential mortgages issued in Saudi Arabia during April has hit a five-year high, according to Global property consultants, Knight Frank.  Faisal Durrani, Head of Middle East Research at Knight Frank notes: "The vast apparatus that is Vision 2030 is percolating through to the Kingdom's residential market, with r ......read more

In 2003, Global Innovations developed an ERP solution for the travel sector, which is now used by more than 100 companies. For many years, Global Innovations used dedicated hosting - meaning each customer had its own infrastructure, but this came with high costs.  In 2019, Global Innovations designed a solution to address a new customer segment. “But the development was much more complicated,” explains Kabir Ali Baig, CEO and founder of Global Innovations. “This was particularly due to the large number of suppliers that had to be integrated into the tool.” To become more competitive in the market, Global Innovations decided to look for an alternative to dedica ......read more

News Summary: • Cisco’s new IoT router portfolio is the broadest on the market, bringing reliable connectivity to any IoT edge use case to run connected operations securely and at scale. • The portfolio provides unprecedented modularity to future-proof the network with a broad variety of access technologies including Wi-Fi 6, 5G, 4G, Private LTE, FirstNet and Wi-SUN. • Leading brands around the world including Landis+Gyr share how they are working with Cisco to unite edge networks and scale IoT deployments.   KSA, Riyadh, 29 June 2021 — Today, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced a new portfolio of Catalyst industrial routers to extend the power of th ......read more

June 29, 2021:  Summer is all about fun, freedom and playfulness. This season, Millie Bobby Brown has selected four new Pandora Me charms that invite you to be bold, confident and show off your personality.    “Pandora Me is about self-expression through symbols, similar to how hidden tattoos can have covert meanings,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, Pandora’s VP Creative Directors. “Each charm can take on endless unique and personal meanings to different people.”  Style the colourful micro-sized dangle charms together on chunky chain bracelets and necklaces, pairing them with your favourite summer outfit to curate a ......read more

  I received a box full of goodness from BABOR. 'Made In Germany', these products are what we need to navigate through the summer along with mood swings and maturing (hahaha..growing old).  From cleaing to nourshing, layering and hydrating every need is taken care of by the revolutionary products developed all in their in house factory in Germany after great research and development using all natural products and by being ethical. After a week long use I could clearly notice that my skin looked brighten from morning to night!   HY-OL   Hydrophilic cleansing oil made from natural soy, sesame and peanut oil and quillaja extract for all skin type ......read more

26 June, 2021: Saudi driver Reema Juffali will be competing on one of motorsport’s most iconic tracks over the coming days – and the 29-year-old driver will pay tribute to her Saudi heritage by wearing a personalized helmet. As part of the Douglas Motorsport team, Juffali is taking part in the second stage of the British F3 Championship, where she will be aiming to build on her performance in the opening rounds which took place last month. With the event taking place at Silverstone, one of the world’s most renowned motorsport venues, Juffali is relishing the prospect of competing on the track for the very first time. “It’s the home of British ......read more

Customers can reduce their Oracle technology license support bill by up to 33 cents for every dollar spent on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Many customers will be able to get 100% of their Oracle support fees reimbursed simply by migrating a handful of additional workloads New program helps Experian, Cognizant, and Allegis Group move additional workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure   Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – June 24, 2021:   Oracle today announced a new Oracle Support Rewards program to help customers speed migrations to the cloud while reducing their software license support costs.  Now, customers making new commitments to buy Oracle Cloud Inf ......read more

Competition announced today encouraging Saudi artists to showcase their talents and promote the Formula 1® WeRaceAsOne initiative ahead of the pinnacle of motorsport’s debut in Jeddah on December 3rd -5th   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (June 24) – The Ministry of Sport, Ministry of Culture and the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) – Promoter of the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX -  in association with Formula 1®, has today launched its ‘Race Through Art’ Competition. Aimed exclusively at Saudi nationals, artists could have their inspiring artwork displayed on the newest street circuit in F1®– the Jeddah Corniche C ......read more

More than 4 in 5 surveyed facility managers in Saudi Arabia say COVID-19 has caused them to permanently rethink how their building operates RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 23, 2021:   According to a report released today by Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON), 81% of surveyed building managers in Saudi Arabia say COVID-19 has caused them to permanently rethink how their building operates. More than 6 in 10 respondents (64%) are more likely to invest in indoor air quality optimization and other healthy building solutions, while 7 in 10 are now more willing to invest in smart building solutions that help drive efficiency and support sustainability efforts. The report, “Rethinking Bui ......read more

June 23, 2021:  Special occasions like Eid require some of our favourite CATRICE products to keep with you on the go in your handbag throughout the day. Keep your makeup flawless at all times while you're out and about with your closest friends or family, and touch up your look to always have that perfect finish. Here are our top CATRICE picks that you need to keep in your handbag right now! The 5 IN 1 SETTING POWDER is a high-performance powder that helps mattify your everyday look and set it in place. The vegan powder is perfect for on the go since it's waterproof, sweat-resistant and has a Sun Protection Factor of 10. This powder is great for on the go too, because it incl ......read more

● Slated for a winter 2021 launch, Hayy Jameel is to open during the year that marks the 75th anniversary of Jameel family global philanthropy ● The 17,000-square-metre cultural complex includes Saudi’s first independent cinema; an exhibitions centre (Hayy Arts); artists’ studios; project and learning spaces; plus ‘Hayy Residents’ – like-minded, pioneering creative businesses from Jeddah ● Hayy Arts features compelling exhibitions of Saudi and international art and design, developed in partnership with globally-renowned museums and organisations; the opening show ‘Staple: What’s on your plate?’ is co-curated by Art Jamee ......read more

The family is growing with four new versions that have just been added to the MP-09 “Manufacture Piece” collection.   June 22, 2021:  "Hublot is, by its nature, a manufacture. We are always acquiring new know-how, and mastering new materials and new technologies. Our engineers come up with the concepts, our designers run with them, and our watchmakers build and produce them. It’s collective work by a team that sets itself no limitations. That is what brought these new MP-09 into being. These four editions in blue, red, yellow and green, which are each limited to 8 pieces, represent one of the highest technological peaks we have reached. Once again, we h ......read more

1. Who can apply for ePassport renewal?    Philippine nationals living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia holding ePassport can apply for a renewal at the VFS Global ePassport Renewal Centre. Pursuant to the communication received from the Department of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of Philippines, ePassport should be renewed 10 months prior to the expiry date. Passports issued to adults (18 years and above) will be valid for 10 years and for minors the validity period is 5 years.   It is important to note that the centre accepts applications only for the renewal of ePassport. ePassports are embedded with a microchip which contains personal data and biometric detail of ......read more

The perfect destination in Jeddah for business and leisure travellers     June 21, 2021:  The much-loved Rosewood Jeddah is offering a range of exciting summer offers since travel restrictions have been lifted, allowing GCC travelers to return once more. The iconic hotel has vaccinated its entire hotel staff to ensure guests returning to one of the city’s most beloved hotels feel safe and secure in the knowledge that a strict Covid protocol has been put into place.     In spite of the soaring summer temperatures, there is much to tempt guests whether travelling for business or pleasure. From its spectacular rooftop pool with panoramic views of t ......read more

 NEOM, Principal Partner of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, takes a closer look at how the Formula E, as a sport, harnesses innovation to create a more sustainable future.   Saudi Arabia -  June 21, 2021:  With rounds 8 & 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship taking place in Mexico over the weekend, NEOM focuses on how Formula E has helped lead the charge as the country continues to make strides in its sustainability approach.    Formula E is well known for driving performance both on and off the track with the World Championship actively promoting alternative energy solutions to contribute to reducing air pollution and fighting agai ......read more

The secret to 24/7 summer style?  Opting for pieces that can switch gear effortlessly from day to night, off-duty to on. Flat mettalic sandals offer the perfect blend of glamour and comfort. Silk stoles come in vivid colours from the seasonal palette. With its fluid style, they can be worn in a variety of ways and adds a special touch to occasional outfits and everyday looks. ...read more

June 20, 2021:  Moving into the summer season, Purificacion Garcia curates a special selection featuring accessories and kaftans in vibrant colors perfect for the occasion. The selection features some of the brand’s most iconic bags including renowned designs such as the Homenaje Trenzado, Cartagena and Veracruz in colorful tones including citrus orange, vibrant red and blue. Special attention to detail has been given to these must have accessories as some of them have been embroidered recreating the brands logo, iconic cube as well as creative motifs. Purificacion Garcia also offers a selection of exquisite kaftans with playful motifs for daytime wear in light fabrics for t ......read more

 Spring-Summer 2021 Collection  Sharp in lines and proportions, Versus Los Felizis a new watch with a round case that hosts a silver dial enriched with iconic metal studs at the indexes and a 3D Versus Versace Lion Head at 6 o'clock. Its strong personality emerges in the refined texture of its black, yellow gold, stainless steel, or bicolor band that highlights its fashionable side. The metal eyelets that embellish its supple leather strap pay homage to the rock spirit of Versus Versace. Technical information: Case: round IPYG–34 mm Ø Movement: two hands SEIKO_Y120Japanese quartz    Dial: silver with 3D Versus Versace Lion Head at 6h ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - June 15, 2021:  Losberger De Boer, the leading supplier of temporary and permanent buildings for events, public, commercial and industrial applications, has delivered the record-breaking Jeddah Superdome venue in Saudi Arabia, handing over the dome’s frame three days ahead of schedule and completing the project on time despite disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeddah Superdome officially opened its doors on June 9, 2021. Jeddah Superdome has claimed the Guinness World Records™ titles for the world’s largest geodesic dome and largest dome with continuous roof. It is a multi-purpose event space and will play an integral role ......read more

June 13, 2021:  Want fresh, healthy, glowing skin? We’ve got you covered. This summer, Faces will be launching their 360 Love Your Skin summer campaign. The jam-packed 6-week summer campaign will feature engaging and educational content around skincare , breaking it down from ingredients to skincare routines, hair care, body care, and summer glow must-haves, in addition to different educational  sessions with DR. Kashmarr and Dr.Faten all in an effort to get your raw beauty on point. WEEK 1: INGREDIENTS 101  Kicking off the campaign with a breakdown of different ingredients used for skin care. You’ll have a thorough understanding of some essential ingredients l ......read more

June 13, 2021:  Backbase, the Engagement Banking platform provider, has won the award for the ‘Best User Experience Solution Provider’ at the MEA Finance Banking Technology Summit and Awards 2021. The award recognizes Backbase’s customer-centric platform approach that leverages a single technology platform to orchestrate the entire customer journey across multiple devices and touchpoints. Recognizing that customers today have gone digital, expecting personalized, enhanced, and seamless experiences at every step of their journey, Backbase empowers banks and financial institutions to take full control of customer engagement across their entire financial lifecycle. ......read more

● Functional allrounder with easy installation and smart features  ● Affordable, high quality: No need to compromise with GROHE Baulines  ● Simple comfort: GROHE Baulines impresses with minimalism in design and function    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th June 2021: The complexity of everyday life can be overwhelming – no wonder people are seeking simplicity in their homes. This desire to keep things simple is evident in all areas of life - from the way people work to their choice of products for their home. Most people are not experts when it comes to kitchen interiors. Therefore, they are looking for brands and products they can trus ......read more

10, June 2021:   Ogilvy PR has appointed Matt Buchanan as its new Global Head of Consumer PR.  In this new role for the agency, Buchanan will report to Ogilvy PR’s Global CEO Julianna Richter and will lead consumer brand communications globally – evolving the go-to-market strategy, driving innovation, enhancing capability and overseeing multi-market consumer brand business. A 25-year brand communications veteran, Buchanan has run Ogilvy’s PR business in the UK since early 2019. He has more than two decades experience leading agencies specialising in consumer brand communication, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Prior to Ogilvy, B ......read more

June 10, 2021:  It’s a fact that hydration is vital for overall health including that of the hair, but did you know that dehydration is also the root cause of brittle hair and split ends. Most people living in the Middle East are exposed to regular sun, wind, and chlorinated water, all of which affects hair follicles negatively, stripping them of all moisture. This problem is further compounded during summer months when temperatures rise. So, giving your hair extra care during this period is a no-brainer. The good news is by incorporating a few treatment essentials to your routine such as Sukin’s Hydrating Replenishing Masque Treatment and Oil, you can summer-proof your hair ......read more

Fans of ALBAIK’s delectable dishes will soon be able to enjoy their favorite mouthwatering meals at The Dubai Mall    10, June 2021:  ALBAIK, Saudi Arabia’s favorite homegrown fast-food brand is coming to Dubai. The hugely popular restaurant chain has set to open a new branch in Dubai Mall, which will bring ALBAIK’s delicious range of dishes to the people in the UAE for the first time.    ALBAIK was established in Jeddah in 1974 and has grown to more than 120 branches throughout Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. ALBAIK proved that great food served fast can combine exceptional flavor and value to create tasty dishes for everyone to enjoy. Chosen b ......read more

June 09, 2021:  From the makers of Olay – comes the new Olay Body Wash which is now available in United Arab Emirates! Imported from United States, the new Olay Body Wash comes in two collections: Ultra Moisture and Fresh Outlast – designed to moisture your skin; while enhancing your shower experience with nature-inspired ingredients such as Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Lavender and more!      With more than 65 years of skin science, Olay’s mission is to deliver visible skin transformation from head to toe. Made with a proprietary combination of petrolatum, Vitamin B3 Complex and skin care ingredients, the curated Body Wash collection deeply hydrate ......read more

Soon-to-be fastest street circuit on the F1 Calendar unveils new images of its state-of-the-art Pit & Team Building to mark the 6 Months to Go milestone Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - June 09, 2021:   The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) - Promoter of the 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - has today revealed exclusive renderings of the state-of-the-art Pit & Team Building that will be the centre-piece of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit – F1’s newest track.   With just 6 months until the greatest drivers in the world line up on the grid in Jeddah to fight for victory at the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX, SMC has unveiled brand new images of ......read more

June 08, 2021:  Elegant, self-confident, resilient – and now award-winning, too: not one but two Rado design collaborations have won the renowned iF Design Award 2021. The True Square YOY and the True Square Formafantasma have thus joined the long list of Rado timepieces whose visionary design has been rewarded with an international award.   The iF Design Award has been presented since 1954. The competition this year was fiercer than ever before: almost 10,000 entries were up for the vote by the international jury in nine different categories. The collaboration with the design studios YOY and Formafantasma has brought the Rado brand two awards this year. Both models pla ......read more

Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones teams up with Black Hat organisers Informa Tech for world-class @Hack event to tackle the full spectrum of international cyber risk Premiere edition of @Hack to be one of the largest cyber security events in the world - hosting offensive security hackers that train western security services Region's largest hacking tournament to take place in Riyadh as part of the event Riyadh, KSA – 6 June 2021: Saudi Arabia will make a bold entry onto the global tech stage later this year with a ground-breaking, mega cybersecurity event that will bring together the world’s best hackers and trainers in the Kingdom.  ......read more

Regional academy  plans to support Saudi Vision 2030 Local Content including the creation of jobs, and youth skills development.     June 6, 2021, Saudi Arabia. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan University (PSU), today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop plans to establish  the first Regional VMware IT Academy in the Gulf, supporting youth digital skills development and the aims of Saudi Vision 2030. VMware IT Academy is a public–private partnership to help individuals gain the foundational digital knowledge they need to compete in today’s wo ......read more

The initiative aims to make GWR more relevant and accessible to people with physical, intellectual and visual impairments around the world MENA: Longest static wall sit (female) – LA1 UK: Fastest accumulative time crossing the United Kingdom by tandem bicycle (male) - IS1  USA: Fastest 100 miles on a treadmill (female) - LA2 (not happening until July) 05, June 2021:   Darine Barbar, an inspirational amputee athlete who just made history by breaking the Guinness World Records™ title for Longest Samson's chair/static wall sit (female) achieving a total of 2 minutes, and 8.24 seconds.  Darine has an above knee left leg amputation and ......read more

 Globally recognized Hohmann will oversee the region’s creative offering across Memac Ogilvy’s five core capabilities.  Till returns to Memac Ogilvy having led the group to being recognized as the region’s number one creative agency by Dubai Lynx in 2010.  Hohmann brings experience from leading markets, including London, Munich, Singapore, and others.   June 03, 2021:  Memac Ogilvy has named globally recognized creative Till Hohmann as its new Chief Creative Officer for the MENA region. Hohmann rejoins the agency, having served as its UAE Executive Creative Director from 2007 to 2010.    Hohmann will be responsible f ......read more

1. Following the success of British edition, the competition has been expanded to 16 countries, including UAE, Saudi Arabia 2. Inaugural Saudi edition by KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator competition will hunt Tech Innovators of Today; Titans of Tomorrow, in the Kingdom 3. KPMG Private Enterprise global network for Emerging Giants   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – June 2, 2021:  KPMG is looking for Saudi Arabia’s top tech innovators who are poised and prepared to become tech titans with the launch of Saudi edition of the “KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator Competition”, with the tagline – Tech Innovators of Today; Titans of Tomorrow. ......read more

June 01, 2021:  Hello, summer! This season, Pandora captures the essence of summer with new designs inspired by sun-soaked days by the sea. A time of free-spirited joy and adventure, summer calls for vivid sunsets and ocean waves. Pandora’s latest launch celebrates the season with two colourful new charms, a bracelet inspired by sparkling ocean waves, plus a pendant and earrings featuring freshwater cultured pearls.  Style different metals and materials together, stacking on bracelets and charms in a medley of cool and warm tones, or layer freshwater cultured pearl pendants for effortless summer elegance. “The ocean is a massive underwater wonderland full of diverse ......read more

May 31, 2021:  Summer is officially here! There’s nothing that screams summer better than a soft, dewy look. During the hotter months, lightweight and waterproof products are our favourite go-to’s because it feels like we don’t have anything on our faces. So, whether you are out and about during the day or need a natural glam look at night – these essence products need to be in your make-up bag for the season!    Get your healthy glow and radiant complexion with HELLO GOOD STUFF! Face Serum. Made of 97% natural ingredients and no added silicones, this face serum can be used as a primer thanks to the intensive moisturizing formula. Not to mention t ......read more

EZVIZ thoughtfully designed its winning Smart Home Sensor Kit to empower intelligent homes through innovative and interoperable technologies. Saudi,  May 30, 2021:  EZVIZ, a global leading brand in smart home security, has reaffirmed its unparalleled innovation capacities by winning the iF Design Award 2021. The EZVIZ Smart Home Sensor Kit, which is among the very few sensor systems awarded this year, receives high recognition for integrating advanced technologies with effective product designs. An integrated security solution at its core, the Home Sensor Kit provides real-time detection against home invasion, gas and water leaks, and fire hazards, and blends in gracefu ......read more

SEPHORA and RARE BEAUTY announce the launch of the makeup brand Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez only available at Sephora    May 29, 2021:  Selena Gomez celebrates beauty by launching her makeup brand, Rare Beauty, exclusively available at Sephora. The global launch will be on July 1st.  Selena’s passion for beauty products was born at a young age, from the moment she sat in her first makeup chair. Over the last three years, she channeled that love into the development of Rare Beauty. She wanted to create a beauty brand that goes beyond physical products, helps people feel confident, and celebrates what makes them unique. Selena openly discusses the “be ......read more

• Out of nearly 10,000 entries, all-new 2021 Ford Bronco two-and four-door SUV honored in the top 75 pinnacles of design globally across numerous disciplines and industries, taking home prestigious iF Design gold award 2021 • “Pragmatic, emotional design” of all-new Bronco brings “the thrill of its iconic forebear into the 2020s” says jury for Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH   Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 27, 2021:   Not only is the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco ready for adventure, the two- and four-door SUV is garnering international acclaim for outstanding design as well.   Out of nearly 10,000 entries, ......read more

May 26, 2021 CREATE YOUR OWN BEAUTY DREAM Beauty and fashion are in a constant and symbiotic evolution. The work we are doing in Valentino is guided by the values we trust in, we moved from an aesthetic built on exclusivity to an inclusive one, we grew from a two-dimensional vision of beauty to a three dimensional one, where emotions, dreams, and individuality are as important, if not more, as any other feature. Beauty is directly connected to the intensity of our feelings, the more we love, the more we are connected to our true self, the more it shows and glows on the outside. Valentino beauty is for the dreamers.” Pierpaolo Piccioli   COUTURE DREAM, MAKE IT YOUR ......read more

IT leaders in the region are adapting to new challenges by prioritizing digitzation, with collaboration, cloud and security more crucial than ever before   News Summary:   • Report identifies core priorities essential to IT and digital transformation success including: focusing on security and collaboration for a hybrid workforce, delivering the best end-user experience, driving innovation and security in a cloud-first world, and leveraging technology to invest in employees and tackle societal issues. • To address these challenges, 50% of IT decision makers are investing network security, 49% in cloud applications, 44% in cloud security, and 40% in multi-cl ......read more

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 23, 2021:   UD Trucks, the leading Japanese truck manufacturer, with a range of medium and heavy duty vehicles that provide comprehensive solutions that meet the needs of Kingdom's demanding transportation sector are now being assembled, with excellence, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Zahid Group’s Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry (AVI) facility in the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). AVI is now the only facility in the world that assembles Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks and UD Trucks on the same production line; an achievement that showcases Zahid Tractor, AVI and Zahid Group’s relentless commitment to creating career opport ......read more

  An ode to life – to the beautiful moments we create together. May 20, 2021:  Unapologetically free-spirited, transcendently bold, and wildly enchanting – The scene is set in the late sixties in Saint-Tropez, the era’s playground and the golden-age of Godard’s New Wave Cinema - where women play the lead and leave a long-lasting impression. A storyline as told by on-screen femme fatales, a series of unexpected adventures on the French Riviera – a place where one goes to get away from it all, but also to get noticed. The Kristina Fidelskaya Spring / Summer 2021 collection is entitled 'Belmonde' - inspired by the charisma & magnetic ......read more

May 19, 2021:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national flag carrier, SAUDIA, announced a new reciprocal loyalty agreement, expanding on the existing codeshare deal between the two airlines. Members of the Etihad Guest and ALFURSAN programmes can now earn and redeem miles on flights across both carriers’ networks. Loyalty programme members from both airlines will also be able to earn Tier Miles and Tier Segments, helping them progress to the next tier level faster. In addition, members will be able to earn miles on Etihad and SAUDIA codeshare flights. Terry Daly, Executive Director Guest Experience, Br ......read more

May 2021:  Smooth and opulent, the Versus Tortona is inspired by the true spirit of Versus. A horological masterpiece it brings together aesthetic finesse, alluring design and meticulous craftsmanship. The dial, adorned with captivating imperial green and an enchanting design emanating from its core exudes grandiose. The radiant tapered hands extend towards the lustrous Arabic hour markers while the beaming pattern elevates the bezel.   The whirlwind case forms the aslant lug meeting the bracelet donning the glorious Versus emblem. The dual finish takes turns at bicolor bracelet to wrap a decorous contrast. From work meetings to laid back outings to celebrations, Versus Torto ......read more

• adidas and Parley’s global impact platform, Run for the Oceans, returns for the fourth year, and marks the second Parley Missions chapter of 2021 • For every tracked KM via the adidas Running app from May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, up to 500,000lbs • Download the adidas Running app and sign up to the challenge now – every kilometer counts from May 28 – June 8     Dubai, May 18, 2021:   Ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8, adidas is harnessing the power of sport and using it as a force for change, inviting the world to unite and Run for the ......read more

• Saudi pavilion, the cornerstone of this year’s event, showcases stunning destination highlights • Show features dedicated Saudi buyer forum led by Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO of STA • Saudi’s leading destinations, experiences and hospitality brands strengthen Saudi presence as partner exhibitors   Dubai, UAE; 18 May 2021 – The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) opened Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021 with an impressive stand highlighting the breadth of Saudi’s product offering and an array of partnerships.   As Saudi prepares to reopen its borders, STA is showcasing its strength as a leisure destination through an immersive pavilion wh ......read more

May 11, 2021:  A global trendsetter in the world of timepieces and accessories, AIGNER debuts a refreshing update to its collection by introducing a fashionable collection that celebrate the spirit of giving during the holy month.                                         Timeless and artistic, the collection intrigues with its design. The Arabic numerals on the vibrant green or burgundy dials, encased with a cable design that is meticulously crafted to reflect the essence of the season.                      The timepiece comes ......read more

May 10, 2021:  The long-awaited Eid break is right around the corner and you deserve to gift yourself one of the best brow days ever! Benefit Cosmetics has you covered with a perfect super quick and gorgeous brow look for you to rock all your Eid weekend fun and beyond.  Yara Ayoob, Benefit Cosmetics’ Regional Brow Artist shares these easy tips to get you started on your Eid makeup:   Tip #1: Condition Your Brows Your brow routine should always start with conditioning and treating. Apply Benefit BrowVo! Conditioning Primer to nourish your brows with keratin and soy protein. This will also help to smooth the hairs on your brows and prime them for your next ......read more

Expecting Quarterly Sequential Growth throughout 2021   BinDawood announces a 10-store expansion in Riyadh province     Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - 10, May 2021  [TBD]– BinDawood Holding Co. (Tadawul: 4161 and the “Company”), one of the leading grocery retail operators of hypermarkets and supermarkets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (‘KSA’), today reported its first quarter 2021 financial results.   Financial Highlights    (SAR M) Q1 2021 Q1 2020 % Up / (Down)   Q4 2020 % Up / (Down) ......read more

May 09, 2021:  Celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, Uber today announced that it will be rewarding top rated drivers in Saudi Arabia with special incentives* worth 50,000 SAR. Up to 10 drivers a day will be able to unlock 500 SAR each, helping them make the most of their time on the app during the Holy Month. The company has rolled out the incentive in the Kingdom to appreciate and reward drivers’ commitment to the quality of services to their riders, especially during this special time of the year. The incentive is active until May 11th (inclusive).  “Drivers are at the heart of the Uber experience,” said Mohammed Gazzaz, General Manager of Uber in Saudi Arab ......read more

Antibacterial washes from Tide and Ariel offer a big boost to help protect doctors, nurses and employees as they care for and treat patients Saudi Arabia, 6 May 2021 – Hospital workers across Saudi Arabia are benefitting from a donation roadshow of one million antivirus washes set to impact 52,000 frontline caregivers across 54 hospitals in Saudi Arabia. As Saudi hospitals continue the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a supply of antivirus and antibacterial products provides much-needed added protection. Bader Abbas, Marketing Director at Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital, said: “Here at Dr Samir Abbas Hospital, we take safety precautions very seriously, especially during th ......read more

• Q1 net profit of SAR 4.5 million compared to net loss of SAR 3.3 million in 2020 • Q1 revenue of SAR 288.3 million improved by 30.5% from 2020 • Earnings per share improved to SAR 0.10 • Shaker and LG have deployed robotics technology at Saudi manufacturing facility    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 6 May 2021: Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker Co. (“Shaker” or the “Company”), Saudi Arabia’s leading importer, manufacturer and distributor of Air Conditioners and Home Appliances, has announced its financial results for the 3-month period ended 31 March 2021. Shaker achieved revenue of SAR 288.3 million, growing by 30.5% comp ......read more

• Basamh Gains Real-Time Decision-Making in FMCG with SAP Solutions     RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — 5 May 2021:  Basamh Trading and Industries Group, one of Saudi Arabia’s most successful purpose-led fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) businesses in in the Middle East and Africa, announced today its digital transformation is driving the GCC’s USD 253 billion retail market.   Thanks to robust population growth, the rise in e-commerce, and multi-national brands entering the region, the GCC’s retail market has topped USD 253 billion, according to Alpen Capital.   Basamh, with top brands Goody, Cofique, and Treva, and ......read more

Education sector offers an abundance of opportunities for operators, developers and equity investors alike. 05, May 2021, Dubai, UAE:  Knight Frank has released its Saudi Arabia 2021 Education report which focuses on the four key segments of education: Pre-primary education, Primary and secondary education, Tertiary education and Technical and vocational training. The education sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing rapid transformation at all stages of education, especially as policies stemming from Saudi Vision 2030 are put into play. Incredibly, the Kingdom's schoolgoing population is almost three times that of the rest of the GCC and with the growing inter ......read more

May 04, 2021:  Carolina Herrera presents the exclusive Ramadan Insignia Rings Collection, launching at the Insignia House pop- up located at Faisalyah Mall, Riyadh on 23nd April.  2015 saw the birth of Insignia to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the House of Herrera. Originating in a bracelet that combined the C and the H of Carolina’s initials, it became a new emblem and a key piece that represented the values that have defined the brand over the years. The bracelet led to a jewelry collection that has continued to evolve, with rings playing an essential and prominent role. Insignia Rings Bag transforms these into a distinguishing feature, as they bring their own per ......read more

Digitization initiative will enable Saudi credit provider to utilize real-time agricultural data to improve support for farmers and innovate new services Saudi — May 4, 2021:  Oracle today announced that the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) of Saudi Arabia will automate its core finance, procurement and HR functions with Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite. The implementation will help ADF drive data integration across the organization, reduce operational costs, and develop a secure, scalable IT infrastructure to help support the fund’s rapid expansion and innovation of new services. ADF is the Saudi government’s principal credit institution specialized i ......read more

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Pandora reveals what motherly love means today as they join forces with Helena Christensen, Pernille Teisbaek and Iris Gold to share their personal stories of motherhood.   May 04, 2021:  As part of Pandora’s journey to explore what love means in today’s world, ahead of International Mother’s Day the jewellery brand is sharing stories and insights about motherhood and how motherly love empowers women today. Iconic supermodel Helena Christensen, with her mother Elsa, stylist and creative director Pernille Teisbaek and singer-songwriter Iris Gold have come together with Pandora to share their personal experiences of motherhood. Alongside these testimonials, ......read more

• Q1 revenues increased 51.6% y-o-y, excluding accounting construction revenue • Strong performance by ports and logistics segments drive top-line growth • Net income grew 21.4% y-o-y, with earnings per share improving to SAR 0.40     Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2 May 2021: Saudi Industrial Services Company (“SISCO”, the “Company” or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s leading strategic investor in ports and terminals, logistics parks and services, and water solutions, has announced its financial results for the 3-month period ended 31 March 2021. The following analysis and commentary on revenue growth and margins excludes ......read more

Platform Aims at Catering to Health-Savvy Consumers’ Needs in the Kingdom JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, 02 May 2021:  In another crucial milestone for the company, Fresh Del Monte in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) announced the launch of its latest state-of-the-art e-commerce store in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as part of its increasing commitment to be closer to consumers.  Following the huge success of its platform in the UAE, Fresh Del Monte rolled out this convenient service to provide Saudi consumers with a seamless and curated grocery-buying experience with the touch of a few buttons via its dedicated website https://sa.myfreshdelmonte.com. The platfor ......read more

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