More than two million deals on products from leading brands Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70% More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more15 No... ...
Huawei's mobile platforms available in Kingdom's major cities to users to experience the smartphones prior to purchasing Riyadh, Saudi Arabia November 14, 2018: In order to provide more live experiences before purchasing, Huawei Saudi Arabia went around between major cities in the Kingdom showcasing the latest products of i... ...
14 November 2018: Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing intere... ...
November 13, 2018: Tryano, the only luxury department store in Abu Dhabi is happy to announce the launch of ELEMIS, the first one in the Middle East exclusively at Tryano.ELEMIS is the pioneering British skincare and spa brand, working with over 1,600 luxurious spas and salons, 155 lavish cruise ship spas and over 150 retail stores around the... ...
Inspired by the Purity of Shapes and Colours Seen in Nature in Winter, the New Purely Pandora Jewellery Series Offers a Contemporary Take on Iconic Styles.. . November 11, 2018: The new Purely PANDORA series takes PANDORA’s signature metals and design elements to a whole new dimension. High-quality materials from timeless sterling... ...
November 08, 2018: Chloé’s unique aesthetic distinguishes the new Spring/Summer version of the iconic “Rosie” style, now revamped with a subtle heart-shaped design.The brand’s artisanal flair is revealed in the intricate finishing achie... ...
KSA; November 8, 2018: Epson, a market leader in printing and imaging solutions, is championing Saudi businesses to ‘Make the Switch’ to inkjet printing, an energy saving printing option in line with Saudi Vision 2030 commitment to environment. Epson is currently showcasing its market leading business solutions in... ...
November 08, 2018: Who doesn't love the festive season? The truth is no one, because it's days filled with holiday parties, family lunches and dinners, sweet treats and lots and lots of gifts. Sounds amazing, but no one enjoys the horrors of finding the best gifts, so here's something to help you. To keep you winning on... ...
D1 Milano Introduces the Khaleeji Collection Exclusive to the Middle East RegionNovember 06, 2018: Italian watch brand wonder, D1 Milano is proud to announce the addition of another jewel to its crown – ‘The Khaleeji’, designed exclusively for the Middle East. The Limited Edition timepiece comes in a stunning Rose Gold finis... ...
And “ITA’AM” project qualifies to the RECon awards in Las Vegas November 5, 2018: Continuing the great streak of success and achievements by maintaining the standards of excellence and innovation through campaigns that were launched throughout the year, the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah was crowned with the “... ...
November 04, 2018: The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia.Patronized by Tawazun Economic... ...
Saudi Arabia, November 04, 2018: Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has once again helped bring World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event to the Kingdom by transporting all the equipment and supplies for the long-anticipated Crown Jewel tournament to Riyadh.The WWE event, which millions of wrestling enthusiasts look forward to, will go ahead on tim... ...
Mazen Pharaon to lead Deloitte Digital Center in RiyadhSaudi Arabia, November 01, 2018: Deloitte has appointed Mazen Pharaon as the Leader of the Deloitte Digital Center (DDC) in Riyadh. Mazen will lead the DDC’s full-range of Digital services for clients in the region, which also include the development of the DDC’s digitally foc... ...
Mazen Pharaon to lead Deloitte Digital Center in RiyadhSaudi Arabia, November 01, 2018: Deloitte has appointed Mazen Pharaon as the Leader of the Deloitte Digital Center (DDC) in Riyadh. Mazen will lead the DDC’s full-range of Digital services for clients in the region, which also include the development of the DDC’s digitally foc... ...
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – November 19, 2018: The new Huawei custom operating system comes with the all-new gesture navigation mode. So how does this improve upon the already stellar FullView user experience?
Effective One-Handed Operation
In times of travel and transportation, everyone knows the value of a smartphone in helping to have a good time. A thumb’s usually good enough for normal browsing, but at times you’ll want to switch things up and use other apps—then it dawns on you: you’re having a hard time reaching the navigation bar with that finger, while holding on to their other hand with a cup of coffee that's hard to control. But ...... read more
More than two million deals on products from leading brands
Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday
Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%
More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more
15 November 2018: SOUQ.com brought White Friday to UAE in 2014 and is today announcing the return of its biggest online shopping event, with more deals than ever. From the 20th to the 24th November, customers across the GCC and Egypt can choose from more than two million deals and offers, with discounts of up to 70% available.& ...... read more
14th November, 2018: Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, won the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place Monday 12th of November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.
Huawei was honored for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.
Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and o ......
Huawei's mobile platforms available in Kingdom's major cities to users to experience the smartphones prior to purchasing
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia November 14, 2018: In order to provide more live experiences before purchasing, Huawei Saudi Arabia went around between major cities in the Kingdom showcasing the latest products of its new HUAWEI Mate20 Series. Huawei plans to bring the phone closer to its customers so they can use it through mobile platforms during the month of November, which include retail outlets such as the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah, Granada Mall in Riyadh and Al Rashid Mall in Dammam.
Mr. Pablo Ning, Vice President of Huawei Saudi Arabia, said: " ...... read more
14 November 2018: Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.
According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;
The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.
In October 2018, To ...... read more
November 13, 2018: Tryano, the only luxury department store in Abu Dhabi is happy to announce the launch of ELEMIS, the first one in the Middle East exclusively at Tryano.
ELEMIS is the pioneering British skincare and spa brand, working with over 1,600 luxurious spas and salons, 155 lavish cruise ship spas and over 150 retail stores around the globe. It was acquired in the region by Luxuria Middle East in June 2017.
The successful combination of powerful, natural ingredients, cutting-edge formulation technology and proven clinical trials has enabled ELEMIS to bring to market some of the most influential anti-ageing skincare products and professional spa therapies the beauty indus ...... read more
Inspired by the Purity of Shapes and Colours Seen in Nature in Winter, the New Purely Pandora Jewellery Series Offers a Contemporary Take on Iconic Styles.
November 11, 2018: The new Purely PANDORA series takes PANDORA’s signature metals and design elements to a whole new dimension. High-quality materials from timeless sterling silver to blush-hued PANDORA Rose serve as an eye-catching backdrop for elegant beads and freshwater cultured pearls – a key element of PANDORA’s design DNA – and bring a sense of harmony and luminosity to the collection.
Bubbling textures, unique proportions and beautifully hand-finished details create a striking mix of ...... read more
November 08, 2018: Chloé’s unique aesthetic distinguishes the new Spring/Summer version of the iconic “Rosie” style, now revamped with a subtle heart-shaped design.
The brand’s artisanal flair is revealed in the intricate finishing achieved by applying a double milling phase and a hand-made buffing process to the 4 mm lenses. The two techniques are expertly combined to create a multifaceted effect glowing with grace.
The 3-piece frame is equipped with a metal bridge and matching temples fitted with temple tips made with Mazzucchelli acetate and fixed to the front through su ...... read more
KSA; November 8, 2018: Epson, a market leader in printing and imaging solutions, is championing Saudi businesses to ‘Make the Switch’ to inkjet printing, an energy saving printing option in line with Saudi Vision 2030 commitment to environment.
Epson is currently showcasing its market leading business solutions in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al Khobbar. Products on display include:
WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20590 D4TWF, the superfast 100ipm colour A3 business MFP. Visitors can also experience WF-C869RD3TWFC, WF-C5790 DWF and WF-M5799
EB 1470 UI laser Ultra Short Throw wireless interactive projector with Full HD Resolution and White and Colour brightne ...... read more
November 08, 2018: Who doesn't love the festive season? The truth is no one, because it's days filled with holiday parties, family lunches and dinners, sweet treats and lots and lots of gifts. Sounds amazing, but no one enjoys the horrors of finding the best gifts, so here's something to help you.
To keep you winning on your gift-giving game, we’ve curated a list you'll want to carry with you when you’re holiday shopping for the beauty obsessed women in your life; be it your best friend, your wife, your sister, and even your mom. You can’t go wrong with these fabulous beauty finds!
1. Oh So Heavenly Lavender Luxury ...... read more
7 years old; average age of child in Saudi Arabia to receive first mobile device
Two out of three parents (82%) in Saudi Arabia admit they are worried about setting a bad example by spending too much time on mobile devices
Saudi Arabia, 07 November 2018 - Parents feel guilty about the amount of time they spend online in front of their children, and their children are not shy about reprimanding them according to recent research from Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC). The survey found that more than three in four respondents in Saudi Arabia (82%) suggested parents are setting a bad example by spending too much time online, and more than half (60%) admitted they have been ......
D1 Milano Introduces the Khaleeji Collection Exclusive to the Middle East Region
November 06, 2018: Italian watch brand wonder, D1 Milano is proud to announce the addition of another jewel to its crown – ‘The Khaleeji’, designed exclusively for the Middle East. The Limited Edition timepiece comes in a stunning Rose Gold finished stainless steel case, with a full metal bracelet, completed by a custom-made metallic green dial with Rose Gold Arabic indexes uniquely made for this edition.
Details make all the difference in this piece, from the green stone meticulously applied on the crown, to the laser engraved Mashrabiya on the back case, each timepiece is un ...... read more
And “ITA’AM” project qualifies to the RECon awards in Las Vegas
November 5, 2018: Continuing the great streak of success and achievements by maintaining the standards of excellence and innovation through campaigns that were launched throughout the year, the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah was crowned with the “ICSC Foundation” prestigious award and the RECon MENA awards at a ceremony (The Middle East and North Africa Retail and Shopping Center Awards 2018) held on October 30 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center.
The awards, organized by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Middle East Council of S ...... read more
November 04, 2018: The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia.
Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE Pavilion at the SNSR features 25 leading Emirati companies, specialized in defense and national security-related products and services.
Sultan Abdulla Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC, said the UAE Pavilion is the largest of all 19 national pavilions taking part in the Expo, including ...... read more
Saudi Arabia, November 04, 2018: Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has once again helped bring World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event to the Kingdom by transporting all the equipment and supplies for the long-anticipated Crown Jewel tournament to Riyadh.
The WWE event, which millions of wrestling enthusiasts look forward to, will go ahead on time and as planned thanks to its highly-advanced logistics capabilities of the cargo company and its dedicated operations team.
Organized by the General Sports Authority, the Crown Jewel event will be held tomorrow (Friday) at King Saud University stadium in Riyadh with the participation of the best professional wrestlers in the world.
...... read more
Mazen Pharaon to lead Deloitte Digital Center in Riyadh
Saudi Arabia, November 01, 2018: Deloitte has appointed Mazen Pharaon as the Leader of the Deloitte Digital Center (DDC) in Riyadh. Mazen will lead the DDC’s full-range of Digital services for clients in the region, which also include the development of the DDC’s digitally focused talent initiative.
Mazen, a Saudi Arabian technology expert, has over 20 years’ experience accumulating and evolving from previous assignments as Chief Technology Officer and other strategic IT management roles in major banks and other financial institutions across the Middle East and in Saudi Arabia. He will lead the Deloit ...... read more
Leading local and international interior design companies descend upon Riyadh
Riyadh, KSA, 1 November 2018: Majid bin Abdulmohsen AlHokair, Vice Chairman of the Board of Al Hokair Group officially opened the inaugural edition of INDEX Saudi 2018, a new regional interior design show connecting more than 5,000 designers, architects, project managers and procurers.
Welcoming recognised industry brand names from around the world, AlHokair toured the exhibition halls and met company representatives who have gathered in the Kingdom for the three-day event, which finished yesterday (1 November) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The new trade sh ......
2520 Female Visitors within 5 Days of Asir Campaign
Saudi Arabia, October 31, 2018: The National Campaign Events for Early Detection of Breast Cancer (2018), which was held by the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir Region was fulfilled. It was organized by the Department of Communication, Relations and Awareness of the Directorate under the guidance of the General Manager of Health Affairs in the Region (Khalid Ayedh Asiri) and sponsored by AL-Jazeera paints company at AL-Rashed Mall in Abha city.
The campaign was a great success and attracted many attendees and participants. The most important of these was Dr. Meshabab Bin Saeed Al- Asmari, Assistant General Mana ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018: Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a thriving economy.
The event was held at the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in Riyadh, in partnership with the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) and in association with award-winning data room provider Drooms.
Panellists included Ahmar Azam, ...... read more
Saudi Arabia, October 30, 2018: The Ideal Teacher Center, an affiliate of Dar Al-Hekma University, marked the World Teachers’ Day on Wednesday October 3rd by launching the Ideal Teacher Program Seventh Session under the theme “Innovative Learning Institution”. Monetary prizes for innovative schools and teachers were announced with SR10,000 for first place; SR7,000 for second; and SR5,000 for third. A large number of faculty members attended the event.
Dr. Sanaa Askool, Director of Consultation and Business Development Center, delivered the opening speech on behalf of Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, President of Dar Al-Hekma University, in which she talked briefly abou ...... read more
Saudi Arabia, October 30, 2018: Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has signed an agreement with Gallup Inc., the global management consulting company, for developing Saudia Cargo employee performance and studying its employee trends and performance levels. The agreement comes in line with the company's Strategy 2020.
Saudia Cargo CEO Omar Talal Hariri said the company attaches great significance to the development of its human capital, which is its greatest asset, and also aims to turn the Kingdom into one of the major global logistics platforms in line with Kingdom's Vision 2030.
“The agreement aims to create and implement clear strategy and vision to ...... read more
October 30, 2018: The timepiece has been named after the Italian city of Florence. Culturally rich and diverse, Florence is known as the ‘cradle of Renaissance’. Painted by the imagination of Michelangelo and strewed with extraordinary architecture at every turn, the city serves as the perfect backdrop for the Firenze timepiece.
A story of revival, renewal and rediscovery, AIGNER Firenze is inspired and named after the beautiful Italian city of Florence. From bezel to buckle, the limited edition timepiece resonates with the artistic strokes of medieval brilliance.
In essence, the timepiece is the metaphorical transition of AIGNER’s craft of ...... read more
Saudi Arabia’s DIEC invests SR10 billion to help build more cinema halls, estimated to reach 2,600 cinema screens in 2030 that will drive revenues as Saudi Arabia’s youth ready to spend more on entertainment
SR12 billion is being invested in Saudi cinema industry between now and 2030
Saudi Arabia to see the development of 2,600 cinema screens by 2030
Saudi Cinema revenue expected to reach US$1.5 billion a year by 2020
The GCC region will see the development of 1,000 new cinema halls in 5 years
Saudi Arabia, October 29, 2018: Total cinema revenue in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach US$1.5 billion (Dh5.5 billion) in 2030, ...... read more
Saudi Arabia, October 29, 2018: Saudi Airlines Cargo Company appointed Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak as Chief Ground Handling Officer for the company’s ground handling business unit.
This appointment comes as part of Saudia Cargo’s recognition of the important role its ground handling business unit has in achieving its Strategy 2020 transformation program. It reflects the company’s ongoing investments into its facilities projects, its cargo terminals and people.
Al-Mubarak joins Saudia Cargo with a decade of experience in commercial, cargo and logistics, planning and strategic management. Prior to joining Saudia Cargo, Al-Mubarak held several executive positions i ...... read more
October 28, 2018: This fall, Bottega Veneta introduces L’Absolu eau de parfum, an exceptionally exquisite scent. Offering a more intense take on the iconic leather chypre featured in the first eau de parfum, this new and distinctive interpretation honors the use of the finest natural raw materials synonymous with Bottega Veneta fragrances.
Created by master perfumer Michel Almairac in collaboration with Bottega Veneta, the warm and enveloping blend is identifiable by a familiar leathery accord that is emphasized by jasmine sambac absolute and ambroxan for a sensual finish.
The addition of ambroxan, a multi-faceted ingredient evocative of natural ambergris, brings new ...... read more
Space Grill – The World’s Best Full Size and Indoor Certified Fold-Away BBQ Launches in the Middle East
October 27, 2018: With many of us Dubai and GCC residents enjoying apartment living, the award-winning Space Grill is an amazing new-to-the-region cooking solution for those who enjoy a little al-fresco balcony dining but don’t have the space for a full-sized BBQ. Developed as the ultimate outdoor cooking solution, Space Grill is your perfect, fold-away BBQ for those with limited outdoor space. Whether you have a smaller garden, a compact terrace area or balcony, you can now enjoy the delightful aroma and overall enjoyment that a BBQ brings.
&n ...... read more
October 25, 2018: The Michael Kors Holiday 2018 watch collection reimagines the classics with irresistible sparkle, while introducing new designs that exude undeniable sophistication. Novelty and glamour take the spotlight with party-perfect pieces you’ll want to give and receive.
The iconic Runway style from fall will be updated for the holiday season with glittering pavé crystals and eye-catching new colors. Pretty and polished, the Pyper family has a classic look with a slim profile. Designed with a rose gold-tone case, it comes in two leather strap options: blush and red. A watch that equally sparkles and shines—the Channing dazzles with a beautiful frosted dia ...... read more
Professionals countdown to next week’s INDEX Saudi as companies seek to capitalise on a growing market
Riyadh, KSA, 25 October 2018: A new wave of mega projects in Saudi Arabia are set to fuel major growth in the Kingdom’s US$3 billion interior design market.
Real estate developments with a combined value of US$146 billion, including massive mixed-use projects such as King Abdullah Economic City, have created enormous business opportunities for interior design professionals flocking to INDEX Saudi, the new three-day trade event being launched next week.
Opening its doors from 30 October to 1 November, INDEX Saudi will host more than 100 exhibitors and t ...... read more
October 24, 2018:
In a previous blog post we detailed the TRITON intrusion that impacted industrial control systems (ICS) at a critical infrastructure facility. We now track this activity set as TEMP.Veles. In this blog post we provide additional information linking TEMP.Veles and their activity surrounding the TRITON intrusion to a Russian government-owned research institute.
TRITON Intrusion Demonstrates Russian Links; Likely Backed by Russian Research Institute
FireEye Intelligence assesses with high confidence that intrusion activity that led to deployment of TRITON was supported by the Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (CNIIHM; a.k.a. ......
Involving about 34 Countries and 500 Companies
Saudi Arabia, October 24, 2018: The Saudi build exhibition 2018 was held on October 22nd in its 30th cession and will continue until the 25th of this month, targeting all construction related including products, tools, paints and others. It is considered the largest trade exhibition in the field of constructions in the Kingdom and the only construction exhibition in the Kingdom approved by the International Federation Union of Exhibition Industry ( UFI).
The exhibition is attended by 34 countries. More than 500 companies are exhibiting their products and tools, including Al- Jazeera Paints, the largest national company in paints manu ...... read more
Get rid of heavy makeup and keep beastly blemishes bay, without wrecking your skin
23rd October 2018: You’re already thinking about the makeup wizardry you’re going to perform this Halloween, but have you thought about how you’re you going to get all of that magic off your face before you fall into bed?
And, even if you manage to get all of your makeup off before bed, there’s still the likelihood that you’ve enraged your skin with heavy products and aggressive scrubbing. Do not fear! FOREO are here to help you with some essential tricks on how to help your skin survive this Halloween:
PRIMER: Use a primer before ...... read more
Ashridge to coach HR Leaders on maximizing company business value and their strategic impact
October 23, 2018: Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 challenges HR leaders in Saudi to take progressive steps to bring about organizational changes aimed at ensuring greater business success. Ashridge Executive Education has launched a five-day transformational programme aimed at providing insights and practical skills for HR leaders within the context of leveraging the human network in an organization to adapt to changing business conditions and achieve sustainable business success.
The programme will be held from 4 to 8 November 2018 in Ashridge campus Dubai. Ashridge ca ...... read more
Codeshare to cover 41 destinations on the two carriers’ networks
Etihad Airways Engineering to provide select maintenance services for SAUDIA fleet at Abu Dhabi hub
Discussions taking place to explore commercial cargo joint opportunities
Plans to offer reciprocal ‘earn and burn’ on frequent flyer programmes
October 22, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi national flag carrier, Saudia, have announced a new codeshare partnership, providing customers with access to more than 40 leisure and business destinations in the home markets and across the world.
In addition to the codeshare agreement, the two ...... read more
Market research shows a 14.1% incidence of non-domestic cigarette packs in Saudi Arabia for Q2 of 2018, almost doubling from 7.2% in Q4 of 2017
Excise and VAT have increased the price of cigarettes in some GCC nations, giving rise to illicit trade
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 22 October 2018: A recent report by the Gulf Research Centre outlines the prevalence of smoking across the GCC and the implications of cigarette taxation on illicit trade. Smoking statistics for the GCC show a rate of over 7 million adult smokers ; of which more than 3 million adult smokers are in KSA.
Furthermore, Q2 2018 market research conducted by MSintelligen ......
October 21, 2018: Aston Martin Lagonda’s sixth region – Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT) – has been fully integrated into international operations with its UAE-based representative office now up and running. Previously President of Aston Martin UK & South Africa, Dan Balmer has taken the role of President, MENAT, and will head the team from the luxury British marque’s new regional office in Abu Dhabi.
Tasked with aligning the region with Aston Martin’s global strategy and driving forward President & Group CEO Dr Andy Palmer’s revolutionary Second Century Plan, Balmer will be responsible for a network of 11 dealers acros ...... read more
DAAR pursues off-plan sales license from the Ministry of Housing
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 October, 2018: Dar Al Arkan, the largest listed real estate developer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has submitted a request to ETMAM, the Developers Services Centre at the Saudi Ministry of Housing, for the accreditation of three comprehensive development projects in Shams Ar Riyadh, totaling over 1.936 million square meters. The company also applied for the issuance of off-plan sales license for projects under construction in Shams Ar Riyadh.
The new masterplans involve three zones in the iconic Shams Ar Riyadh development, which is stra ......
Exclusive Opening Brings Together Elite VIP Clientele at the Store in Kingdom Mall, Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 21, 2018: Robinsons, the luxury fashion retail store established in 1858, has opened its very first store in Saudi Arabia, at the prestigious Kingdom Mall in Riyadh, one of the city’s largest malls. The store opened with an exclusive event, offering a range of immersive experiences to consumers, from fashion and beauty to kids and accessories. This is the second Robinsons store to open in the region, following the immensely successful launch of Robinsons at Dubai Festival City Mall in the UAE last year.
The grand opening event provided an exclusive ...... read more
A Talent Development Programme for National Colleagues in GCC countries
Riyadh, KSA, October 20, 2018: Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa, one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region, today launched one of its key initiatives, ‘TooMooH’, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Translated literally as ambition, TooMooH is a talent development programme established by Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa to meet its rapidly expanding talent acquisition needs across the Middle East where it aims to operate 100 hotels by the year 2020. The programme reflects the brand’s vision to have an active rol ...... read more
October 16, 2018: This fall, Michael Kors is moving its store at The Dubai Mall to a new, expanded location. To celebrate the new Middle East flagship, which will showcase even more of the world of Michael Kors, the brand is introducing a special-edition Whitney handbag, to be available in Michael Kors stores across the Middle East.
The Whitney, first introduced this past summer, has become the newest iconic style from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Designed as a group of 24/7, work-to-weekend bags, the Whitney combines sophisticated silhouettes with on-the-go versatility. The subtle but distinctive “M” shape on the front nods to the designer’s initial, a letter he&rs ...... read more
By Menat Elabd, Regional Brow Artist – Benefit Cosmetics
October 16, 2018: Trick or Treat…or should I say, Trick or Tip! With this new Halloween “Catwoman” look, you will know ALL the tips AND tricks that you’ll need to recreate this look. It’s super easy and fast, especially if you have no time to prepare for Halloween. I am sure that one of us have been invited to a Halloween party at the very last minute and had no time to go and buy any make up or even prepare a Halloween outfit. Well, this time, you’re in safe hands. This will no longer be a problem if you follow these steps to create YOUR own catwoman look for Halloween. As ...... read more
The CISI has partnered with King Faisal University, making it the first ‘CISI Partner University’ in Saudi Arabia, providing students, graduates and faculty access to CISI qualifications
The collaboration aims to boost knowledge among future financial services practitioners in the Kingdom through globally recognised qualifications
KSA, 15 October 2018 – The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), the leading professional body for securities, investments, wealth and financial planning professionals, has announced a partnership with Saudi Arabia’s oldest national university, King Faisal University.
The partnership pa ......
14 - 27 October 2018
Riyadh - 14 October 2018: Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has announced the launch of the Chinese Food Festival from 14 to 27 October, where an assortment of the most delicious Chinese food will be served, such as Kung Pao, Ciao-mian, Cantonese and other famous dishes, as well as beverages. The festival will provide an exceptional experience as it will be held in the hotel’s Aroma restaurant.
Chef Ricky Hung, who is coming from Kempinski Hotel Xiamen, China, especially to make delicious dishes at the Chinese Food Festival in Riyadh, pointed out that he will accommodate Saudi dining tastes, and he will introduce the Chinese cuisine to the hotel’s guests ...... read more
October 14, 2018:
The AIGNER Wunderkammer is an exclusive collection of rarities— an amalgamation of phenomenal thoughts juxtaposed by superior artistry. Each piece from the AIGNER treasury is exceptional – reimagined for the modern times yet holding true to their magic.
An expressively detailed accessory from the collection that recently walked the runways of the AIGNER Milan fashion show is the limited edition link bracelet.
Structural and refined with a deft silhouette, the beautiful bracelet is accentuated by metallic links that encompass elegant AIGNER ‘A’ logos and has an avant-garde T-bar fastening.
The bracelet – availa ...... read more
The award rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry
Makkah, KSA, 14 October, 2018: Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza, is the proud recipient of the coveted “Best 5-Star Hotel 2018” award presented at the Middle East Gala Ceremony of the Arabian Travel Awards 2018 held recently in Dubai.
Arabian Travel Awards is a platform for the Middle East to recognize those behind the success of the Travel & Hospitality industry to make them believe they are achievers. It serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellen ...... read more
October 13, 2018: A Saudi delegation from the customs of King Abdul Azziz International Airport in Jeddah highly applauded the high advanced level Dubai Customs has reached. During their visit to the Passenger Operations Department in Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3, the Saudi visitors expressed admiration and willingness to benefit from the knowledge and experience Dubai Customs has in this field.
Customs Director General at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Bandar Al-Rahili, said they are visiting Dubai International Airport to learn about the best practices applied by Dubai Customs to serve passengers and facilitate their arrivals and departures.
T ...... read more
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Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018: At Benefit, we believe that the most powerful influencers are our customers. This is why we created and hosted our very first user-generated campaign for the launch of the NEW Brow Contour Pro!
In June 2018, nine benebabes from around the world flew to San Francisco, where Benefit was founded, to take part in one of the biggest launches for the brand this year. None of the girls were bloggers, influencers or key socialites; they were just big fans of Benefit Cosmetics, who followed us on Instagram and shared their constant love for the brand.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct 10, 2018: After its successful opening in Jeddah, BOUNCE Middle East is all set to open the world’s first female-only trampoline park in Riyadh.
BOUNCE will be bringing its high-energy trampoline park and X-Park adventure challenge course to the capital allowing the female residents to literally fly through the air and bounce off the walls.
The huge 3,000 square meter warehouse on main East/West Road in Riyadh will offer wall to wall activities for ladies of all ages and abilities and will be the largest in the capital. The venue will be packed with over 80 interconnected trampolines, a dodgeball arena, slam dunk, huge inflatable ...... read more
October 09, 2018: Introducing a breakthrough innovation in mascara that delivers maximum volume and lift in a lightweight whipped formula. Climax Mascara builds effortlessly without clumping or smudging, giving lashes a lifted look and flexible feel. Build it and it will deliver. Just the way you like it. #NEVERFAKEIT
Lash Moisture Complex allows for a whipped, creamy formula that lifts and builds without clumping
Lashes feel soft, never heavy or stiff
Full-bodied brush with ribbed bristles capture and coat each lash for an instant, intense effect
Smoothly wraps pigments from root to tip for rich color and bold dimension
Custom-designed; e ...... read more
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October 09, 2018: For her first collection for the Parisian fashion house of Weill, Mathilde Castello Branco proposes a wardrobe illustrating 24 hours in the life of the Parisian woman. A modern versatile collection composed of pieces which are easy to mix and match with the assurance of never committing the slightest error in taste.
The essence of this collection is a certain notion of French chic, a subtle dosage of sophistication and nonchalance.
During the day, materials take on unexpected motifs, as when a cape with large checks marris with a pair of slacks in Prince of Wales check or printed silk adopts a cane work motif inspired by Parisian café chai ...... read more
INDEX Saudi prepares to host thousands of designers, architects, buyers in Riyadh this month as interior design boom grows momentum
9 October 2018: Thousands of designers, architects and buyers representing hundreds of international suppliers are descending upon Riyadh this month to capitalise on the boom in interior design spending across the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia accounts for almost one third (32%) of the total GCC interior design market spend, some SAR11.25 billion of a total SAR35.6 billion, according to a recent Ventures report commissioned by INDEX Saudi, the new design exhibition which runs at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibitio ...... read more
October 08, 2018: Olay has always been committed to understanding the wants, needs and aspirations of all women. Inspired by the beauty & perfection of a Pearl, a symbol of radiant beauty, Olay has designed the White Radiance Collection, its most advanced tone correcting products to date.
More than superficial fairness: radiance inspired by the perfection of the pearl, with advanced technology working at surface cell level
Just like a refined pearl itself, skin is precious too, but the similarities between skin and a perfect pearl do not stop there. Like the surface of an exquisite pearl that encapsulates impeccable purity, lustre and luminosity, a woman wants beaut ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018: The campaign of the Saudi Ministry of Health to raise awareness about breast cancer in Asir region, will be launched on October 10th under auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, as its continues custom to provide social support.
The campaign will begin next Wednesday at Al- Rashed Mall in Abha and will continue for five consecutive days under supervision of the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir through Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition 2018, which was prepared by Al- Jazeera Paints in full. Many agencies participate such as: Asir Central Hospital, Sector and hospital of Ahad Rufaida, Shafa Abha Hospital for maternity and Children, the Direct ...... read more
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn., October 7, 2018 – The WWE Championship match featuring AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan will take place at Crown Jewel at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2.
Additionally, the Crown Jewel will also include a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world.
General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Fol ...... read more
We expect economic growth in Saudi Arabia to be stable, averaging just over 2% per year over 2019-2021.
Higher-than-expected fiscal revenues have been met with higher expenditures, but we do not expect a material deviation from official fiscal targets.
We are affirming our 'A-/A-2' long- and short-term sovereign ratings on Saudi Arabia.
The outlook is stable.
October 06, 2018:
On Oct. 5, 2018, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'A-/A-2' unsolicited long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Saudi Arabia. The outlook is stable.
The stable outlook is based on our expectation that ......
Jeddah, October 06, 2018: After Shahad Sari, who possess talented and gifted design skills, gave up hope on completing her undergraduate studies because her admission application was rejected by the only university that offers a fashion design program in her city due to limited seats, Dar Al-Hekma University has offered her full scholarship to study on its campus after seeing her creative designs on Twitter.
Shahad biggest surprise happened when her friend posted her designs on Twitter and posted a link to the designs on Dar Al-Hekma Twitter account. Dar Al-Hekma responded and showcased her works to Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, President, who liked the designs and even recommended t ...... read more
October 4, 2018: As businesses in Saudi Arabia work towards supporting the country’s Saudi Vision 2030, Ashridge Executive Education is organizing an insightful programme for leaders to explore new leadership styles that will help them to achieve higher growth for their companies.
To be held from 14 to 18 October 2018, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the programme can also be customized for individual companies and held at their Saudi offices.
“Our Management Development programme encourages Saudi managers to develop skills that will enable them to take on new responsibilities, improve their leadership style and motivate their team. Understanding your own style ...... read more
3rd October 2018: Shaker Group, the sole distributor for LG Air Conditioners in Saudi Arabia, has inaugurated the expansion and advancement of its integrated LG Air Conditioning Academy. The Academy, funded by LG Air Conditioners, was announced at Shaker's premises in Riyadh and attended by LG & Shaker top management and representatives.
The Academy embraces a wide range of LG Commercial Air Conditioning solutions demonstrating pre-sales solutions with the ultimate goal of providing industry-leading after-sales services.
Mr. Azzam Saud Almudaiheem, Chief Executive Officer at Shaker Group, commented:
"The launch of the Academy establishes the parall ...... read more
Competition organised in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel and MITEF Global
December 25, 2018 deadline for application submissions
Funding of over SAR 325,000 awarded to winners at closing ceremony in the Eastern Region, Saudi Arabia, on March 2, 2019
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2018: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum Saudi Arabia, a chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Global in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel, the Community Jameel initiative, has announced that registration is open for its fourth annual Saudi Startup Competition. This year’s edition will be held under the slogan “Challenge Yourself&rdq ...... read more
Saudi Arabia, October 01, 2018: For the fourth consecutive year, Dar Al Hekma University (DAH), one of the premier higher education institutions for Saudi young women, organized its Creativity Week for freshman students of 2018-2019 who have recently joined the university. The program was designed by Initiativez Group, a team of international and local experts and coaches who boast considerable global experience in enhancing and unleashing a person’s creativity and developing personal skills.
The program comes in line with Vision 2030, which attaches great importance to nurturing Saudi youth creativity, and consists of a series of training activities that enha ...... read more
The information age has brought with it unparalleled access to information, and the incredible ability to communicate freely with people from all over the world. Few could benefit more from this than our children, exposed as they are to any knowledge about the world that they could ever want to discover for themselves.
However, such free and open access to knowledge and communication has its drawbacks. A child may be naïve, or otherwise ill-equipped with the perceptiveness necessary to protect themselves from online threats, such as scammers – or worse! On top of that, the addictive nature of social media can lead to the development of problematic behaviour that could lead to very r ......
26 September 2018 - The Saudi Agricultural Exhibition 2018 organized by the Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) Ltd. under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al Fadley, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, is set to take place from October 7 till 10, 2018. The exhibition will focus on the agricultural sector and the more than SAR 200 billion investments in the industry as a result of the government’s economic diversification policy. The event, which will be held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, will also tackle job and other investment opportunities in agriculture.
The strategic 37th Edition of the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition will also play ......
Dyson revealed the Dyson Cyclone V10 TM cord-free vacuum, which will set the path for vacuum cleaner technology for the next decade. “It’s why we’ve stopped developing corded vacuums”.
The new Dyson digital motor V10 is the fastest and most advanced Dyson digital motor, spinning at up to 125,000 rpm and giving the new vacuum the most powerful suction of any cylinder vacuum.
Dyson also unveiled the new Dyson Pure Cool™ purifying fans which clean every corner of the room. The machines reveal the indoor pollution you can’t see – new LCD display reports pollutants in the home in real time, and then reacts automatically using a unique Dyson a ...... read more
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - September 26, 2018: Thomson Reuters inaugurated the 10th Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar in association with the Institute of Finance and under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Akholifey, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and Chairman of Anti-Money Laundering Permanent Committee (AMLPC)
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Fahad AL Shathri, Deputy Governor for Supervision, SAMA, said: “Saudi Arabia have been instrumental in directing all financial institutions to abide by the policies that meet the compliance standards including reporting and uncovering financial crime. In the past few y ...... read more
Ring and Al Jammaz host roadshow in Riyadh and Jeddah to promote home security and share Ring’s innovative home security products and solutions
September 26, 2018: Ring, a leader in in neighbourhood security together with Al Jammaz Distribution, the leading Saudi based Value-Added Distributor, announced they have embarked on a two-city roadshow in Riyadh and Jeddah, to promote Ring’s innovative home security products and solutions and share insights into the importance of home security with its partners in the Kingdom.
“Ring believes in keeping homes and communities safe rather than just comfortable and we hope to change the way home owners vie ...... read more
Saudi’s US$5.7 billion beauty and personal care market proves a major draw card for global beauty and wellness brands
September 26, 2018: The inaugural edition of Beautyworld Saudi Arabia is approaching full capacity, with global suppliers of beauty products and wellbeing eagerly snapping up the exhibition’s last available slots ahead of its October 2018 debut in Jeddah.
More than 120 exhibitors from around the world will descend upon the Kingdom’s dedicated trade fair for cosmetics, skincare, haircare, salon supplies, and fragrances, as they prepare a rousing welcome for thousands of Saudi trade buyers and beauty professionals.
The maiden th ...... read more
Riyadh, 26 September 2018: In honor of Saudi National Day, Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh hosted a 3-day celebration at the hotel, offering guests a range of festive experiences and extraordinary culinary treats in line with the historic day. The event was well-received, with a remarkable number of guests attending from all across the Kingdom.
A key part of Saudi history, the day celebrates the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdulaziz in 1932 and symbolizes the ideals and hopes of the Kingdom. It provides a sentiment of pride for the country and symbolizes a sense of appreciation by the citizens, being proud of everything that the country ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2018: In celebration of the National Day of the 88th anniversary of the Kingdom, Al-Jazeera Paints Company held a special celebration for the children of Al-Joof region, where it launched a national celebration for children last Thursday and Friday in Al-Joof Plaza complex in Sakaka city, and provided them with paints and colors to express their happiness of the Saudi National Day through their various drawings on wooden tables, paper plates and more and equipped tables for children to sit and celebrate this beautiful day to exercise various activities and distributed flags and delightful prizes by the end of the day.
The company will set up a similar event ...... read more
Choose between a Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini ‘supercar’ to explore the mountain roads and coastal highways of Ras Al Khaimah
Uncover the underwater secrets of the Red Sea and explore 5,000-year-old Coral Reefs in Jeddah
Packages part of New Hilton Digital Platform offering bespoke luxury experiences, including Private Luxury Yacht Cruises in Istanbul and Pyramid Tours in Cairo
Saudi Arabia, September 23, 2018: As part of Hilton’s new innovative web platform that offers a range of exclusive experiences across the hospitality group’s luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria is offering guests a host of action-packed experiences that will surely win the hear ...... read more
20 September 2018; FOREO, the Swedish beauty and wellness brand that surpassed 1 billion USD in revenue in 2017, has announced its participation in the 2018 edition of Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition and Conference. They’ll be showcasing the award-winning LUNA mini 2 facial cleansing brush and revolutionary UFO smart mask, alongside an exciting range of new gift sets created exclusively for travel retail. Already hugely popular with global travellers FOREO has added 30 new store openings to its international travel retail portfolio since the beginning of 2018, boosting its tally to almost 200 placements worldwide.
Scheduled to take p ...... read more
Riyadh, 20 September 2018 – This Saudi National Day, Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh is honored and proud to invite guests to celebrate this historic day with a host of festive experiences and extraordinary culinary treats.
A key part of Saudi history, the day celebrates the 88th Saudi National Day and the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdulaziz in 1932 and symbolizes the ideals and hopes of the Kingdom. It provides a sentiment of pride for the country and symbolizes a sense of appreciation by the citizens, being proud of everything that the country has achieved.
Located in the heart of Riyadh, Al-Faisaliah Hotel will look to showcase its d ...... read more
Saudi Arabia, September 19, 2018: According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, the outlook for the Saudi economy remains strongly tied to the developments in international oil markets. Rising oil prices this year and potential supply disruptions from Libya, Venezuela and Iran, have improved the economic prospects for the Saudi economy, given the Kingdom’s role as a major oil producer with substantial spare production capacity. Despite the positive outlook, the accountancy and finance body says certain challenges to the Saudi economy remain.
Economic Insight: Middle East Q3 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, says the Saudi economy is expected to rebound ......
Stunning private island resort invites guests from the Middle East to enjoy a luxury family vacation filled with complimentary experiences
Saudi Arabia, 19th September 2018: The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort welcomes families from Saudi Arabia looking to celebrate their country’s national day with a holiday in cooler climes.
To mark the 88th anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on September 23rd, visitors from the Middle East can enjoy special room rates, a great selection of dining offers for the whole family and a host of complimentary experiences across the private island resort.
For the starting rate of USD 1,100++, guests can choos ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, 19th September 2018: Celebrating KSA National Day, Dubai Festival City Mall is the place to be this weekend from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd September, as the Mall announces a new IMAGINE show.
The two-time Guinness World Record breaking, show like no other - IMAGINE, will celebrate this joyous occasion with a special show every evening after sunset for four days.
Families will also be entertained by a traditional band that will roam around the Mall on Sunday the 23rd September from 4 to 7 pm. Shoppers will also be able to enjoy and array of different dining options on the waterfront at Festival Bay, as well as enjoy irresistible shopping offering at Dubai Festiva ...... read more
“The look echoes the collection’s theme of gender neutrality – it can be worn on both women or men. There is also a notion of eccentricity to it.”
—Makeup by Val Garland
September 18, 2018: SKIN: NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream
FACE: Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Soft Velvet Pressed Powder
BROWS: Brow Perfector
LIPS: Instant Line & Pore Perfector
PINK EYE LOOK: Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Gaiety Blush
YELLOW EYE LOOK: Douro Single Eyeshadow
BLUE EYE LOOK: Curaçao Velvet Eyeliner, Baby Jane Sin ...... read more
September 18, 2018: The unique Estonian womenswear designer DIANA ARNO expands online shopping to Middle East. A favourite with modern, intelligent women with fashion flair, the brand has received raving reviews domestically and internationally since being established in 2011. DIANA ARNO’s manifesto is to unite luxury and comfort, creating timeless and feminine clothes for urban women, with eye-catching details that carry smoothly from work to cocktails, from workweek to weekend. The clothes are always uncompromisingly feminine: playful details, tailored finishes and signature styles imbue every single item with effortless and sophisticated feel, necessary in creating outstanding ...... read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2018: The Saudi General Sports Authority in partnership with WWE will present the Crown Jewel at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2, including a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world.
General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the secon ...... read more
Saudi Arabia, September 17, 2018: Record breaking build times were achieved at the Qiddiya entertainment, sports and cultural destination recently in Saudi Arabia by deploying the next generation of semi-permanent buildings.
Eventually covering 334 square kilometres Qiddiya - the first of its kind entertainment resort and in Saudi Arabia - is one of three ‘Giga projects’ at the heart of the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030 national transformation strategy intended to expand and diversify the Saudi economy. Once complete, the Qiddiya entertainment district located 40km from Riyadh is planned to be 2.5 times the size of Walt Disney World and will include holiday homes, wa ...... read more
Multi-platform Arabic-language business and financial news service renamed and headquartered in the U.A.E.
Saudi Arabia, 17 September, 2018: Following the announcement made last September by Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, and Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), the Middle East's biggest publishing group to launch Bloomberg Al Arabiya, a new multi-platform Arabic-language business and financial news service, Bloomberg and SRMG today announced that the news service has been renamed to Bloomberg Asharq.
Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P., and Dr. Ghassan Alshibl, Chairman, SRMG, met yesterday in Dubai to officially ann ...... read more
Contract is to develop infrastructure for a 7 million square metre development in the northern growth corridor of Riyadh
Contract is expected to generate over 2000 jobs in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, 16 September 2018: Al Widyan Saudi Real Estate Company (Al Widyan Co.), a private joint stock company owned by Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Co. (SRECO), has awarded a SAR 1.1 billion contract to BINYAH to develop key infrastructure on the Al Widyan project, SRECO’s 7 million square metre site in the northern growth corridor of Riyadh.
BINYAH is a joint venture between SRECO and Mohammad Ali Al Swailem Group (MASCO), which own 60% and 40% of the joint venture comp ...... read more
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) welcomes two new Saudi nationals to key roles at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, in line with the continued Saudization efforts.
Saudi Arabia, September 12, 2018: Saudization has taken centre stage at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, ahead of Saudi Arabia’s National Day on 23rd September, with the announcement of two new key staff member appointments at the property.
As KSA celebrates its 86th National Day this month, Ascott has placed a key focus on training and recruitment of Saudi nationals. Along with the required Saudization obligations in the Kingdom, Ascott is undergoing traineeships and development training for career growth tailor ...... read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – September 11, 2018 – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today announced that it has sold 10 million units of HUAWEI P20 Pro and HUAWEI P20 in the first five months, empowering photography enthusiasts globally to take stunning photos with their smartphones. This remarkable milestone is testament to global consumers’ confidence in the Huawei brand, and the innovative technology that Huawei has engineered for its photography-centric line of flagship devices. Huawei’s latest flagship devices sold very well in key markets such as China and Western Europe, where they are performing significantly better than their predecessors.
“We are humble ...... read more
Dubai, 10th September, 2018: Bloomberg and the Misk Foundation have begun the second edition of their intensive, week-long financial journalism training program in Dubai for Saudi students. The initiative aims to advance financial education and journalism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through training conducted by Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg News, and more than 20 Bloomberg journalists and analysts from London and the Middle East.
The course is based in Bloomberg’s newsroom in Dubai, where students are learning about Bloomberg's brand of data-driven journalism in the news organization's largest Middle East bureau. The Saudi participants, whose maj ...... read more
September 9, 2018- Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services in the region through its diverse portfolio of world-class hotels, has played a key role in supporting the tourism sector in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) since its establishment. The Group has implemented ambitious strategies and innovative plans, making it one of the leading companies in tourism.
The Group is fully committed to provide a wide range of quality services and high-quality facilities and venues that meet the highest standards of excellence in the hospitality industry and are capable of evolving to keep up with the changing requirements of the market ......
Effective 11 September 2018, employment across four sub-sectors within the retail sector in Saudi Arabia will be restricted to Saudi nationals only. Foreign nationals will be prohibited from working in forty-three different professions.
September 09, 2018: Thirteen professions across three additional sub-sectors will be subject to restrictions effective from 9 November 2018, and forty-four designations within five other sub-sectors will be affected from 7 January 2019 onwards.
Professions restricted to Saudi nationals are within the below listed sub-sectors:
From 11 September 2018 onwards:  ......
Dubai, UAE, September 06, 2018: Wanted: more pigment, rich color, instant gratification. Enter the NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette featuring an all-new formula that brings the richest color payoff. This innovative powder suspends in a liquid binding system creating intense, high-impact color. Introduced in 12 high-impact eyeshadows, the formula ranges from buttery mattes, lustrous satins, coveted shimmers, and glittering metallic finishes. There’s more than one way to get more views. #NARSissist
BIARRITZ, matte neutral cream
SATISFACTION, shimmering golden pink
DELIRIUM, metallic rose
TEMPTRESS, satin paprika
SEVEN HEAVEN, matte sand
SHADOW ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, September 06, 2018: High-profile shades. Made for play. Introducing the NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palettes, a curated selection of 12 new and beloved cheek shades in two limited-edition palettes. Brighten up with cool corals and pops of pink, or go bold with radiant reds and deep raspberry in matte, satin and shimmer finishes. The covetable formula feels silky smooth and provides blendable application. Profile, raised. #NARSissist.
NARSissist WANTED CHEEK PALETTE I (from left to right, top to bottom):
UNLIMITED, shimmering pale pink (limited edition)
BUZZED, matte coral (limited edition)
NOTORIOUS, matte la ...... read more
Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East
After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health.
Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality i ......
September 06, 2018: An exciting and bold mood pervades at Etoile “La boutique” for the Fall/Winter 2018 accessories collection. With many notable and exceptional pieces from the latest runway shows, there’s something for everyone. From Del Duca’s colourful handbags to Kate Cate’s oversized seventies inspired belts and 0711’s minimalistic flair, Etoile “La boutique” has you covered.
Del Duca Handbags
Del Duca handbags take wearable art to a new level. Del Duca is the handmade creation of unique Argentinean accessories, combining a raw, vintage appeal with a contemporary splash of pop art. The beautifully crafted pieces wi ...... read more
MEBAA Conference Jeddah Highlights Industry Opportunities
Saudi Arabia, 05 September, 2018: The MEBAA Conference Jeddah took place yesterday at the Jeddah Hilton, and brought together the business aviation industry from the region. Speaking at the event, Captain Bander Khaldi, Managing Director, National Aviation Academy, said that Saudi Arabia will require 8800 pilots and 11700 technicians by 2024 due to attrition replacement and fleet growth. During his presentation, he described the development plans for the academy, with a focus on how it will aim to meet the country’s need.
This followed a keynote speech from Dr Sami Alsrisari, Deputy Assistant President, Aviatio ...... read more
RIYADH, 4 September 2018: Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company (SRECO), one of the largest publicly listed real estate developers on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul), has signed a Framework Agreement with the Presidency of State Security to provide real estate services to them in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
SRECO will provide end to end delivery for all Presidency of State Security projects in KSA, in accordance with the regulations followed in the Kingdom, and after Presidency of State Security obtaining the necessary approvals including project management, infrastructure, building and construction, operation, maintenance and facilities management services. The ...... read more
Reliable secure communication infrastructure has contributed to a fearless stay of more than two million pilgrims at the holy sites in Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Dubai, UAE – 2 September 2018: Together with the telecom companies STC Specialized and House of Invention International (HOI) in Saudi Arabia, Airbus has supplied secure communication infrastructure to the security staff protecting this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
“Our reliable critical communication infrastructure plays a vital role in making sure that the government’s security personnel could fully perform their security tasks. STC Specialized has put their trust i ...... read more
FII 2018 advisory board comprised of eleven global executives with diverse insights and expertise
Advisory board provides strategic guidance on the development of FII as a platform to help shape the future of global investment
Riyadh, 29 August 2018: The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia has today announced the formation of an advisory board, comprised of eleven of the most influential global executives from technology, finance and business, that will support the ongoing development of the program for the 2018 Future Investment Initiative (FII).
The second edition of FII is taking place in Riyadh from October 23rd-25th 2018 and w ...... read more
Starting today, customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman can buy Kindle devices from SOUQ.com, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader—Kindle Oasis
With Kindle, readers have access to the world’s best eBook selection on Amazon.com, including over one million titles in English, Arabic, French and Hindi, including over 12,000 Arabic-language Kindle books from leading authors
August 28, 2018: Amazon and SOUQ.com today announced customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman can shop the latest Kindle devices, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader, Kindle Oasi ...... read more
August 27, 2018 – The “Galleria Ballroom,” one of the luxurious venues in Jeddah, is designed with exceptional features to host luxurious weddings, social events and conferences to meet the aspirations of luxury seekers and provide them with a special experience.
The ballroom is in the The Galleria Hotel, a part of the Elaf Group - a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services in the region.
The Ballroom’s unique luxurious design makes it the most suitable destination for large events, conferences and other special occasions with the assistance of leading hospitality professionals and experts, spread over a larg ......
(Makkah, KSA, 27 August 2018): Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Al Sharif Piazza and King Fahd Gate, recently hosted more than 20 children from Dar Al-Ber Charity Association.
The project was part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility and in keeping with the example of Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, on spreading happiness to Orphans.
The children were treated to a fun-filled interactive party highlighted by several entertainment shows in the presence of a clown, games and activities like face painting. The kids enthusiastically participated in the co ...... read more
The Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity Program is seen to boost the government’s efforts to strengthen its cybersecurity infrastructure
August 26, 2018: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is taking up the cudgels to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts on enhancing the security of the Kingdom’s ICT infrastructure. With the launch of the Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity, offered exclusively for Saudi nationals, the company aims to address the shortage of local expertise needed to keep KSA’s digital space secure.
The cybersecurity workforce shortfall remains a top concern for governments ...... read more
August 26, 2018: To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.
On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.
Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia:
“I have a mission to carry the voice of the women and make sure th ...... read more