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Over 60 international experts have concluded a 2-day symposium ‘Riyadh: The Sustainable City’, offering advice and suggestions on projects worth US$23 billion, that will help transform Riyadh into a world-class sustainable city and enhance the lives of its 7 million residents.  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 19 November 2019... ... Read more
New Survey from BPG Group and YouGov Highlights Consumers’ Views about Social Media Influencers 19 November 2019:   The fourth edition of the Social Media Influencers survey by BPG Group and YouGov found that 85 per cent of respondents follow social media influencers in the UAE and KSA, while 79 per cent have unfollowed many so... ... Read more
• Abdul Latif Jameel and alfanar Electric Division Show Customer Experience Success• At Digital Saudi 2030, SAP to Showcase Latest Customer Experience Innovations  RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 19 November 2019:   Customer experience will be a business priority for 96 percent of Saudi Arabia businesses i... ... Read more
November 19, 2019:  The determined and independent Ella Balinska joins the Panthère tribe: a community of strong personalities united by the same instinct.A line of devoted panther fans including its creator Jeanne Toussaint, the Duchess of Windsor, María Félix and even Daisy Fellowes... all women of character for whom the panther symboli... ... Read more
● Prizes worth $2 Million up for grabs spread across six competitions● The festival to debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of the Riyadh Season ● International music artists to perform at the Nexus concert   17 November, 2019:   Riot Games today announced the launch of ‘The Nexus’... ... Read more
Polymath Ventures led the round to accelerate ekar’s growth in the carsharing space 18 November 2019 – ekar, the Middle East’s first and largest carshare operator, will now launch operations in Riyadh following the company’s successful Series B totaling USD$17.5 million in June of this year.  Dubai-based ... ... Read more
November 18, 2019:    Aigner debuts a spectacular new collection of accessories that is radically different from the understated aesthetic candor that the brand is world renowned for. In what could be touted as a first for the brand, the collection is imbued with youth and versatility to bring an edition of runway-worthy everyday accessor... ... Read more
• MoU signed by Mahmoud Adi, CEO of Hub71, and Shaima Hamidaddin, Executive Manager, Misk Global Forum, at the Misk Global Forum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia• Hub71 named UAE’s National Organizer for Entrepreneurship World Cup 2020, and is on the hunt for the UAE’s most outstanding tech startups to form ‘Team UAE’ &b... ... Read more
Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 13, 2019:    The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) recently announced the launch of its largest integrated logistics area, Al Khomra Logistics Zone, located on the Red Sea coast of Jeddah. The zone will include primary and secondary manufacturing facilities, storage and cooling facilities, as well as foo... ... Read more
During the festival, which runs until December 15, Riyadh is turning into one of the biggest entertainment hubs in the world.  . Saudi Arabia - November 13, 2019:  Candylicious, the candy wonderland, offers delightful moments to its guests to truly bring out the child in everyone. The whimsical candy store will provide an incred... ... Read more
SDRPY and SU from UK Government train more than 80 professionals from across 14 Saudi government entities . RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 13, 2019:   Officials of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) have jointly organized the 1st Saudi-UK Stabilization Workshop with counterparts from the Stabilisation... ... Read more
Effort Paves Way for More Development and Reconstruction in Yemen Following Riyadh Agreement   . RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 11, 2019:  A joint workshop of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of Yemen, entitled "The Future of Development and Reconstruction in Yemen," kicked off Sunday morning at the headquart... ... Read more
As Saudi Arabia continues its major development plans, the Golf Saudi Summit will bring the industry together for a unique business-to-business event . 10 November 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:   Today saw the launch of an all-new global golf business event, the Golf Saudi Summit, that will bring together captains of industry and natio... ... Read more
As Saudi Arabia continues its major development plans, the Golf Saudi Summit will bring the industry together for a unique business-to-business event . 10 November 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:   Today saw the launch of an all-new global golf business event, the Golf Saudi Summit, that will bring together captains of industry and natio... ... Read more
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The MENA Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Congress and Exhibition will take place in Riyadh to discuss opportunities and challenges in the pharmaceutical industry   Saudi - November 20, 2019:    With population touching 30mn and state-of-the-art hospitals, both private and public, booming, the healthcare market in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach SR 51.2bn ($13.6bn) in 2020. As is the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, which will double local production capacities by 2023.   Industry reports suggest just around 20% of the drugs consumed in the country is made locally, and the National Transformation Programme (NTP) is working to boost the proportion ......read more

Over 60 international experts have concluded a 2-day symposium ‘Riyadh: The Sustainable City’, offering advice and suggestions on projects worth US$23 billion, that will help transform Riyadh into a world-class sustainable city and enhance the lives of its 7 million residents.    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 19 November 2019:    A panel of prominent international experts from various academic and professional fields have concluded a symposium on Riyadh’s plans to become a world-class sustainable city. The Symposium, hosted by The Royal Commission for Riyadh (RCRC), took place at King Fahad Library, Riyadh on 12th and 13th November 2019. Ro ......read more

New Survey from BPG Group and YouGov Highlights Consumers’ Views about Social Media Influencers   19 November 2019:   The fourth edition of the Social Media Influencers survey by BPG Group and YouGov found that 85 per cent of respondents follow social media influencers in the UAE and KSA, while 79 per cent have unfollowed many social media influencers due to their increased promotional content and contrasting values and ethics.  But despite this movement by consumers, the survey reveals that influencers with relevant content continue to have a strong following as they win and retain consumer trust, which ultimately impacts purchasing decisions.  &nbs ......read more

• Abdul Latif Jameel and alfanar Electric Division Show Customer Experience Success • At Digital Saudi 2030, SAP to Showcase Latest Customer Experience Innovations     RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 19 November 2019:   Customer experience will be a business priority for 96 percent of Saudi Arabia businesses in 2020, according to a new YouGov survey launched today ahead of the Digital Saudi 2030 Riyadh event.   In line with Digital Saudi 2030’s theme “Transform or Be Left Behind,” as Saudi organizations digitally transform into Intelligent Enterprises, they can no longer provide products and services – ......read more

November 19, 2019:  The determined and independent Ella Balinska joins the Panthère tribe: a community of strong personalities united by the same instinct. A line of devoted panther fans including its creator Jeanne Toussaint, the Duchess of Windsor, María Félix and even Daisy Fellowes... all women of character for whom the panther symbolises freedom. As well as graduating from the prestigious Guildford School of Acting, Ella has also trained in martial arts at the Academy of Performance Combat: Cartier has chosen this young British actress for her boldness and positive energy which she demonstrates in both her personal life and in her performances. A carefree and joyful y ......read more

● Prizes worth $2 Million up for grabs spread across six competitions ● The festival to debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of the Riyadh Season  ● International music artists to perform at the Nexus concert      17 November, 2019:   Riot Games today announced the launch of ‘The Nexus’, their first official event in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.    The event, running from 5 - 7 December, will be part of the Riyadh Season, an initiative by the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) to transform Saudi Arabia into a global tourist and entertainment destination.   ......read more

Polymath Ventures led the round to accelerate ekar’s growth in the carsharing space   18 November 2019 – ekar, the Middle East’s first and largest carshare operator, will now launch operations in Riyadh following the company’s successful Series B totaling USD$17.5 million in June of this year.  Dubai-based venture capital firm Polymath Ventures led the round which includes Al Yemni Group and Audacia Capital. “We are excited to announce the launch of ekar Riyadh and are eager to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Saudi residents and tourists alike with ekar’s seamless carshare service,” says Vilhelm Hedberg, CEO ......read more

November 18, 2019:    Aigner debuts a spectacular new collection of accessories that is radically different from the understated aesthetic candor that the brand is world renowned for. In what could be touted as a first for the brand, the collection is imbued with youth and versatility to bring an edition of runway-worthy everyday accessories.  Each jewellery, designed to make a lasting statement includes a variety of styles from asymmetrical and mismatched earrings to a delicious dose of charms. With layered necklaces and stacked up rings, this is a collection that is dedicatedly designed for the AIGNER woman: who is fearless in her choices and ways.  Beckoning a ......read more

 The Saudi banking sector will remain robust in 2020, with strong capitalization and stabilizing asset quality meaning we do not expect any bank rating changes in 2020.  Softer global monetary policy may be an opportunity for banks to borrow abroad, but will create pressure on net special commission income.  Credit growth will recover but remain mortgage driven.       November 17, 2019:   Rated banks in Saudi Arabia should maintain stable financial risk profiles in 2020, barring any unexpected increase in geopolitical risk or a major fall in oil prices. S&P Global Ratings does not envisage these scenarios in our base case, howe ......read more

November 17, 2019:    S&P Global Ratings said today that Saudi Aramco's forthcoming IPO on the Saudi Stock Exchange (the Tadawul) could enable the sovereign to further strengthen its net asset position. And, if subsequently effectively deployed, the funds raised could be used to support longer-term economic growth in Saudi Arabia (unsolicited; A-/Stable/A-2). Saudi Arabia currently fully owns Saudi Aramco, which is the world's largest company by a significant margin. It plans to sell about 1%-3% of the company through an IPO.   We understand that the bulk of the funds raised will go to the government or the Public Investment Fund, potentially adding to the sov ......read more

• MoU signed by Mahmoud Adi, CEO of Hub71, and Shaima Hamidaddin, Executive Manager, Misk Global Forum, at the Misk Global Forum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • Hub71 named UAE’s National Organizer for Entrepreneurship World Cup 2020, and is on the hunt for the UAE’s most outstanding tech startups to form ‘Team UAE’  • Hub71 to judge the world’s best startups at EWC 2019 and offers generous prizes     14 November 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:   During the three-day Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, the Misk Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, that ......read more

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 13, 2019:    The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) recently announced the launch of its largest integrated logistics area, Al Khomra Logistics Zone, located on the Red Sea coast of Jeddah. The zone will include primary and secondary manufacturing facilities, storage and cooling facilities, as well as food distribution centres.   Commenting on the plans for the new development in the Kingdom, Dana Salbak, Research Director MENA said:    “This is a strategic move in line with Vision 2030, and Saudi Arabia’s efforts to continue diversifying its revenues away from oil.   “Not only does this provi ......read more

During the festival, which runs until December 15, Riyadh is turning into one of the biggest entertainment hubs in the world.    Saudi Arabia - November 13, 2019:  Candylicious, the candy wonderland, offers delightful moments to its guests to truly bring out the child in everyone. The whimsical candy store will provide an incredible selection of candies, chocolates sourced from the four corners of the globe, unique and playful souvenirs as well as exclusive Candylicious merchandise.  More than a pop-up, every square corner of the 4,000sqft store showcases flavourful and unique sweets and treats, such as the signature pick & mix wall. Packed with fun-filled ......read more

SDRPY and SU from UK Government train more than 80 professionals from across 14 Saudi government entities  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 13, 2019:   Officials of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) have jointly organized the 1st Saudi-UK Stabilization Workshop with counterparts from the Stabilisation Unit (SU) of the Department for International Development (DFID), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Ministry of Defense (MoD), UK Embassy Riyadh and UK Embassy Yemen. The workshop is covering the UK's approach to stabilization, security and justice sector stabilization, the UK's Fusion Doctrine, and the Whole of Government App ......read more

Effort Paves Way for More Development and Reconstruction in Yemen Following Riyadh Agreement     RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 11, 2019:  A joint workshop of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of Yemen, entitled "The Future of Development and Reconstruction in Yemen," kicked off Sunday morning at the headquarters of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) in Riyadh. In attendance are Prime Minister of Yemen Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, SDRPY Supervisor-General Ambassador Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jabir, a number of ministerial officials of the Yemeni government, Saudi Assistant Minister for International Financial Affairs A ......read more

 KENZO is pleased to announce the store opening of a new store located at Mall of Arabia in Jeddah. November 10, 2019:  The store features KENZO’s identity within the space, from interior design to the versatile collections. The new KENZO store connects with the local ambiance while engaging with the worlds of creativity and modernity. The 111-square-meter space displays large mirrors and aluminum racks that showcase pieces from the latest collections. The aesthetic is sophisticated and clean with a friendly and colorful atmosphere. Spanning the area, the store showcases the KENZO ready-to-wear, accessories, and footwear collections, with a focus on bags. The c ......read more

As Saudi Arabia continues its major development plans, the Golf Saudi Summit will bring the industry together for a unique business-to-business event   10 November 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:   Today saw the launch of an all-new global golf business event, the Golf Saudi Summit, that will bring together captains of industry and national leaders to debate hot topics and modern development tactics at the Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers from 2-4 February 2020. Staged in King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah, the event will allow guests the opportunity to learn more about golf’s rapid growth within the Kingdom and provide an opportunity ......read more

Hosted by Emirati photographer Obaid Al Budoor who shares with us his personal hospitality journey in the Holy City  The 4-part series is airing now on National Geographic Abu Dhabi’s YouTube Channel   November 10 2019:   National Geographic Abu Dhabi announced today the release of a new short format series in partnership with Accor, providing viewers a behind-the-scenes insight on the sprawling growth of the hotel infrastructure sector in the Holy City of Makkah, Saudi Arabia to meet the needs of the ever-growing number of pilgrims throughout the year.  Hosted by Emirati National Geographic photographer Obaid Al Budoor, the 4-part mini-series s ......read more

Four-part ‘a Look Into Accor’ Programme, Hosted by Emirati Photographer Obaid Al Budoor, Goes Behind the Scenes at Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel Properties in the Holy City   November 10, 2019:    Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has partnered with free-to-air Arabic documentary channel, National Geographic Abu Dhabi, to produce a four-part series showcasing its world-class pilgrim hospitality services at its Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel properties in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.   Airing now, ‘A look into Accor’ follows the personal hospitality journey of host, Emirati photographer Obaid Al Budoor, glancing behind the ......read more

• Eleventh annual Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index compares 37 retirement systems • Saudi Arabia received better ratings than Japan and Italy        Riyadh, 7 November 2019:   Mercer, a global consulting leader in health, wealth and career, released the results of its 2019 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index survey (MMGPI) that compares pension plans across the world. According to the survey, Saudi Arabia had an overall index value of 57.1 among the countries analysed, scoring better than countries like Japan and Italy.   This year’s index edition added three retirement systems; Philippines, Thailand and Turk ......read more

• Material impact of Breakthrough Program turnaround strategy realised by results • Third-quarter gross profit of SAR 49.1 million improved by 79.7% year-on-year • Nine-month revenue of SAR 698.7 million improved by 16.2% from 2018 • Nine-month net loss narrowed by 55.1% from 2018     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2019:   Shaker Group (“Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker Co.”, the “Company” or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s leading importer, manufacturer and distributor of Air Conditioners and Home Appliances, has announced its financial results for the period ended 30 September 2019. Third-quart ......read more

November 07, 2019:    AIGNER’s tribute to absolute femininity, Aprilia is defined by the delicateness that inches every element of its detail. Set in graceful silhouette, the timepiece harbours one of most exquisite dials ever designed by AIGNER. White Camellias – symbolic of love and adoration— festoons the pearlised canvas of the dial that is outlined by a sparkling trail of glitter and metallic indices.  Special mention has to be given to the bracelet that juxtaposes the suppleness of the dial by lending a subversive aesthetic. The band of graphic monograms, intercepting the metal bracelet, renders playfulness that stops the timepiece from being ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,  6 November 2019:   The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) enhanced their relationship today when Mr Saeb Eigner, Chairman of the DFSA, met His Excellency Ahmed Al-Kholifey, Governor of SAMA, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen mutual cooperation in their supervision of banking and insurance.   The MoU will facilitate the exchange of information and oversight of institutions supervised by the respective authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).   Under the MoU, both parties will be able to coopera ......read more

STAMFORD, CONN. and RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, November 4, 2019:   Following the historic Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, WWE (NYSE: WWE) and the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) have expanded their live event partnership through 2027 to include a second annual large-scale event.  WWE and GEA also continue to work towards the completion of a media agreement in the MENA region.     This long-term partnership demonstrates WWE and GEA’s commitment to bring sports entertainment to the region and supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.     ...read more

November 5th, 2019:   Almost two years after the announcement of their partnership to pilot the implementation and management of Outside Plant (OSP) across Saudi Arabia's regions by 2020, the Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), leader in information and communication technologies in Saudi Arabia and Sofrecom, a subsidiary of the Orange Group, specialized in Consulting and engineering in the telecommunications sector, are proud to announce that they have connected more than 400,000 households to the FTTH network.   The partnership which started in 2017 between ITC and Sofrecom, leads to sharing the experience and technological expertise of the Orange Group in the F ......read more

November 03, 2019:    Perfect for apartments, flats, townhouses and rentals, Ring Door View Cam is a wire-free video doorbell that transforms a door viewer into a smart security device.   Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – November 3, 2019 - Ring, whose mission is to make neighborhoods safer, today launched its fifth video doorbell, Ring Door View Camn  in Saudi Arabia for SAR 729 (excluding VAT) at online retail outlets such as Souq Saudi Arabia and Jarir Online. A wire-free video doorbell that transforms a traditional door viewer into a smart security device, Door View Cam is easily installed in place of an existing peephole and does not require drilling or p ......read more

World’s leading hyperloop company and Saudi’s renowned King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) sign agreement during Future Investment Initiative    NOVEMBER 02, 2019:  Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO), the world’s leading hyperloop company, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kingdom’s renowned King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).   Signed at this year’s Future Investment Initiative, one of the most significant investment conferences globally, the California-based hyperloop company and the Kingdom’s leading private research institution have committed ......read more

October 31, 2019:    WWE fans in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region will be able to watch Crown Jewel live from 8pm AST on Rotana Khalejia, MBC Action, MBC Persia, MBC Masr and MBC Iraq.    “We are so excited to be here in Riyadh and want all WWE fans to tune-in and watch an incredible evening of live action and family-friendly entertainment,” said WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley.    “If you cannot be there to experience Crown Jewel in person, make sure you tune-in to see me as I take on Cesaro,” said Mansoor, the first WWE Superstar from Saudi Arabia. “I want to feel the support of everyone in Saudi Arabia whether they are at the Kin ......read more

KSA, 30 October 2019:   The recent launch of international tourist e-visas in Saudi Arabia, as part of Vision 2030 initiatives to boost tourism and increase global competitiveness, is set to have a positive long term impact on the Kingdom’s real estate market, outlines JLL’s latest Q3 market reports.  In efforts to diversify the economy away from oil the government launched tourism giga-projects across the Kingdom and most recently new E-Visas for 49 countries to boost international visitor arrivals. These major initiatives and ongoing reforms are set to shape a more diverse hospitality landscape, stimulating real estate development and new investor opportunitie ......read more

October 30, 2019  – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced at a press conference at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh that the first-ever WWE women’s match in Saudi Arabia will take place tomorrow, October 31 as part of Riyadh Season, which includes more than 100 events over a two-month span featuring world-class entertainment and sports properties. WWE Superstars Natalya and Lacey Evans will perform at CROWN JEWEL, one of WWE’s premier pay-per-view events, which also features Roman Reigns, the undefeated lineal heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, Universal Champion Seth Rollins and many more. CROWN JEWEL will stream live on W ......read more

The hotel is being crowned at the Arabian Travel Awards over the 1,896 hotels operate in Makkah Makkah, KSA (30 October 2019):   M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, the 5-star hotel located at the heart of the holy city of Makkah, wins the “Best 5 Star Hotel in Makkah” at the Gala ceremony of the Arabian Travel Awards 2019. After recently being crowned as “Best Value Luxury Hotel Award” at “The Hotel of the Year Awards”, this recognition reflects quality levels of the services being provided by the hotel against the best value and a range of comprehensive facilities.  On 22 October 2019, the Gala ceremony of the Arabian Travel Awards took pl ......read more

Answers attributed to Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist & CIO, Saxo Bank   1- How will the “Davos in the Desert” event impact Saudi’s economy? And in which fields/sectors will it impact the most?   Saudi Arabia is running an ambitious socio-economic plan to attract investors and social change. This is in order to reduce the dependence on oil over time. This includes a big privatization program and looser regulatory framework. To promote this and get investors to see for themselves on the ground is of course a major part of Davos in the desert. The main fields of interaction are very much reflected in the impressive guest lists which classically inclu ......read more

Spanning 66 days under the leadership of H.E. Turki Al-Sheikh, the largest entertainment event in the Kingdom's history will drive tourism, job creation and economic growth RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 30, 2019:  Riyadh, the capital of the largest economy in the Middle East, has opened its doors to the world like never before, with the launch of Riyadh Season, the biggest cultural and entertainment program in Saudi Arabia's history. The biggest of 11 such events, planned as part of the Saudi Seasons initiative, the 66-day Riyadh Season is already underway and will run until 15 December 2019, offering over 100 exciting activities and allowing residents and tourists the op ......read more

Saudi - October 29, 2019:  Saudi Arabian WWE superstar Mansoor is in for the “shock of his life” when he returns to Riyadh this week – says the man who will take him on at the incredible Crown Jewel event.   Cesaro will battle Mansoor at the King Fahd International Stadium in one of the night’s biggest matches.    And as Cesaro prepares to fly into Saudi Arabia, he said: “Mansoor has come a long way in WWE and has really made a name for himself. It will be an emotional occasion for him with all his home town fans and family and friends in the audience.    “I don’t expect many cheers but that is just fine by me. I a ......read more

Saudi Arabian conglomerate to deploy Infor solutions to companies across the region    Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA – Oct. 29, 2019 –  Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Saudi Bugshan Barmaja Co.Ltd, the major diversified business group headquartered in Saudi Arabia, has been appointed an Infor alliance partner for the region.   As an alliance partner, Saudi Bugshan Barmaja will be deploying a range of Infor solutions including Infor LN, Infor CloudSuite Industrial, Infor CloudSuite Retail, Infor CloudSuite Healthcare, Infor CloudSuite HCM and Infor EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) solutions with an ......read more

Global AI Summit will take place in Riyadh 30-31 March 2020, event is set to become the world’s leading forum for AI knowledge exchange   Riyadh, 29 October 2019:   Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority Saudi Arabia today officially announced the Global AI Summit, a new global-level platform to promote the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies. The Global AI Summit will take place in Riyadh on 30th-31st March 2020, and will be th ......read more

THE ALCHEMISTʼS GARDEN INTRODUCING THE LUXURY COLLECTION: THE ALCHEMISTʼS GARDEN   October 28, 2019:    “The idea that some primary scents of perfumery, like the essences of the flowers, the green scent of some plants could be joined to atmospheres, linked to memories. And also link to the idea that a perfume in an alchemical way can through a scent bring you back to a different place, through a sense so strong and so important for every human being,” Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Wrapped up in a place, a person, and a moment, scent tethers itself inextricably to emotion. Fragrance is the score to experiences that solder to ......read more

Millennium Taiba and Al Aqeeq are positive about the strong and sustained impact of the new program Al Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (October 27, 2019) – Millennium Taiba and Al Aqeeq, 5-star hotels at the heart of Madinah, are strongly optimistic about the demand to be created post the launch of the new tourist visa program in the kingdom Saudi Arabia. Initially available to the US, British and EU’s Schengen zone, tourists from 49 countries will be eligible for the new visa with convenient facilities.   The kingdom received 24,000 visitors within just 10 days from the launch of the new program, where tourists can get their visa on arrival after applying on ......read more

Show grows exhibitor numbers by 15% on back of high potential growth forecasts     Jeddah, KSA: October 27, 2019:  Khalaf Hosan Al-Otaibi, Deputy Chairman of the Board for Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry opened the second Beautyworld Saudi Arabia – the Kingdom’s regional trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrance and wellbeing.    Launched today, the show runs from 27-29 October at the Jeddah Center for Forums & Events, and is backed by 193 exhibitors from 22 nations bolstered by dedicated Chinese, Korean and South African pavilions.   Euromonitor International has identified the Kingdom as the largest market for ......read more

Fury makes his WWE debut at the event when he takes on Braun Strowman, while Saudi-born Mansoor is fighting Cesaro   Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, Sunday 27th October:  Boxing superstar Tyson Fury has given Saudi Arabian WWE hero Mansoor the seal of approval ahead of the massive Crown Jewel show in Riyadh on Thursday.  Both are on the card – Fury against Braun Strowman and Mansoor against Cesaro with tickets still available. Fury said: “I’ve been very impressed with Mansoor and the way in which he has risen through the WWE ranks, he looks in really good shape and I’m sure he will give his legions of fans in Riyadh something to cheer on Thursday ......read more

October 27, 2019:    With the weather cooling down, it is the perfect time to visit Saudi Arabia. Shaza Hotels has announced superb promotions across its hotels in the Kingdom that will allow travellers to make some great savings while enjoying some amazing benefits.   Shaji Abu Salih, Corporate Director – Business Development, Shaza Hotels, said, “The tourism industry in Saudi Arabia is on a renaissance now, thanks to Vision 2030 and its leaders. The country has an abundance of natural, historical and cultural surprises, which will be now open to the world at large canvas.   With the revolutionary reforms like relaxed visa policies, hotel accommod ......read more

Dentons boosts Middle East practice with Counsel and litigator hires in Saudi Arabia   Jeddah, 27 October 2019:   Dentons has expanded its practice in Saudi Arabia with the hire of experienced corporate practitioner Imtyaz Sattar who joins as Counsel and highly regarded Saudi litigator Salman Aloraifi who joins as Associate, both based in the Firm's Jeddah office. Imtyaz and Salman join Dentons from K&A in association with Allen & Overy.  Imtyaz has over ten years of experience advising on commercial and corporate, capital markets, government regulatory and joint venture matters for major international and local companies in Saudi Arabia with a part ......read more

Workshop trained more than 80 professionals from a number of Saudi ministries and government agencies RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 26, 2019:   A workshop focused on key challenges to stabilization operations and organized by the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), and with the participation of the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, U.S. Embassy Sana'a, USAID, and Department of Defense has concluded. Building on the activities of a workshop in April, participants discussed future stabilization programs and ways to improve international coordination of ......read more

October 24, 2019:  Regional luxury fragrance distributor, Das Elite, recently announced the launch of La Closerie des Parfums in the UAE. An exceptionally refined range of luxury perfumes, La Closerie des Parfums takes its name from those Parisian gardens that combine refinement of senses with the play of the imagination.  Seven fragrances make up the La Closerie des Parfums collection. These unique creations offer an olfactory journey to both men and women. Its perfumes are crafted to clothe both the emotions and the skin, providing the best beauty experience possible in the great French tradition of personal fragrance. The pleasant textures and incredible lasting power are a w ......read more

Three-day fair encourages KSA women to work in key industries and fields     Saudi - October 23, 2019:   VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide, is building on its Saudization initiatives by co-participating with the Embassy of Sweden at the ‘A Step Ahead Career Fair 2019’. The three-day recruitment related conference was held in the capital city of Riyadh from 1 to 3 October, and was endorsed by The Ministry of Labor and the Human Resources Development Fund.    As the biggest event targeted towards empowering and employing Saudi women, entities from all in ......read more

October 22, 2019, Dammam, KSA:    Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, participated in the inaugural conference for Saudi Workplace, Safety, Health, Environment and Wellbeing with experts providing insights on Road Traffic Safety Management Systems and global industry standards to an audience of health and safety professionals and industry leaders.   The four-day event, held under the auspices of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), took place in Damman, Saudi Arabia. It is the first event of its kind in Saudi Arabia and supports the commitments set by Saudi Vision 2030. Deemah Saleh Alswat, Training Super ......read more

October 22, 2019:    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Saudia, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have marked the first anniversary of their commercial partnership by announcing 12 new codeshare routes to key destinations in Asia and Europe.  Since signing their agreement in October, 2018, the two airlines have placed their flight codes on each other’s services between Abu Dhabi and the Saudi Arabian cities of Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh and Medina. Saudia has also added its ‘SV’ code to Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and 12 more destinations – Ahmedabad, Belgrade, Brisbane, Chengdu, Chicago, Du ......read more

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 21, 2019:   /PRNewswire/Knowledge Bylanes -- Saudi Ambassador to Yemen and Supervisor-General of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jabir said today that Saudi-American cooperation has developed the capabilities of more than 60 young professionals from various ministries in the Kingdom in the field of stabilization and containment of conflict. The training is designed to prepare and equip subjects with knowledge in light of current and future needs for daily work on resolving complex and aggravated issues in conflict areas, and specifically on furthering the development of Yemen. This came du ......read more

In a move aimed at spurring the growth of the e-commerce sector in Saudi Arabia, CCAvenue, the digital payment platform of Infibeam Avenues announced its collaboration with Riyad Bank to offer digital payments solution to eCommerce businesses in the country. CCAvenue.com has already established itself as a leading digital payment facilitator in India and the U.A.E. One of the largest financial institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, Riyad Bank offers advanced financing solutions through its wide network of more than 340 branches. Employing more than 5,600 employees, Riyad Bank has the highest national employment rate of 93% being among the Saudi organizations. Hav ......read more

Opulence and performance   October 20, 2019:    SAINT HONORE launched the designs of the Haussman line in 2007 after noticing a great public interest in watches with powerful graphic designs. Today, the line has matured, and SAINT HONORE is now bringing it a youthful update to make it a timeless icon and even an essential fashion accessory. The watchmaker has also chosen to emphasise the power of its geometric shape, taking the finesse of its cases a notch further while introducing a ladies timepiece that is inched in diamonds and mother-of-pearl. In the gents collection, the elegant 43 mm stainless steel case, the blue dial with a “Clous de Paris” deco ......read more

The hotel will cater to the increasing number of religious tourists visiting the country   20 October 2019:  IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Management Agreement with leading hospitality supplier, The Arabian Hospitality Company, to open Holiday Inn Madinah West in 2022. The new property will cater to the influx of religious tourists expected as part of Vision 2030 and reinforces IHG’s commitment to expand its presence and diversify its portfolio across the Kingdom.   Once completed, the 700-key property will be IHG’s fourth hotel in Madinah, joining InterContinental Dar Al Hijra, ......read more

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, October 19, 2019:   Mansoor made history the last time he competed in his home country, and it came at Cesaro’s expense. Cesaro will try to stop Mansoor from further elevating his rising star when the two meet in one-on-one action in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 31.  Mansoor shocked the world with his win in the first-ever 50-Man Battle Royal at WWE Super ShowDown in June. En route to that victory was an elimination of Cesaro with Mansoor sending The Swiss Cyborg to the outside with a scintillating dropkick. Moments later, Mansoor last eliminated Elias to elicit a raucous reaction. Mansoor found his way into the crowd, celebrating his m ......read more

Today on World Food Day (16 October), a team of Plant Scientists from King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) has begun a major project to improve global date palm production and protection. This project is the first time that the date palm genome has been studied so comprehensively. Dr. Ikram Blilou, Professor of Plant Science at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) and her research team in Saudi Arabia have collected samples from date palms by the Quba mosque in Madinah, some of the most ancient date palms in the world. “The date palm is one of the few fruit trees that, remarkably, can grow in the desert, a habitat with an arid cli ......read more

October 14, 2019:   Saudi Arabia’s new public sector procurement law which will come into effect on 29 November, known as the Government Tenders & Procurement Law (GTPL), covers all government projects and aims to streamline procurement and promote the use of local companies on public sector works.  The new law centralises tendering and contracting across government ministries and agencies, and removes the need for a full public tender for particular works and services. It also includes a provision for prioritising local companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and Saudi-listed companies over foreign companies for government contracts. Richar ......read more

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 14, 2019:   A delegation from the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) held meetings with development agencies, research institutions and educational organizations in Washington, D.C., to discuss several SDRPY projects being implemented in Yemen. Director of Projects and Studies in the Program, Eng. Hassan Al-Attas, led SDRPY's team in wide-ranging discussions of the development projects to several international agencies, highlighting potential areas of collaboration. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was represented by Rob Jenkins, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and ......read more

Diversified Saudi Arabian business group to deploy Infor suite to aid expansion plans with a single integrated digital platform   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – October 14, 2019:   Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Saudi Bugshan Barmaja Co. Ltd, a major diversified business group in Saudi Arabia, is digitally transforming its businesses in its home market and overseas with a new suite of Infor solutions. Saudi Bugshan Barmaja Co. Ltd opted for Infor’s solutions following a rigorous selection process that included leading competing solutions providers.   Saudi Bugshan was formed in Makkah in the 1920s as ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - October 08, 2019:  Some 350 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, falcon breeders, amateurs and enthusiasts will attend the 2nd Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition to be launched in Riyadh on Friday. The five-day exhibition, which will be held on an area of 36,000 square meters near the Riyadh Business Front, represents a distinguished platform combining culture and preservation of heritage. More than 30 specialized departments, including the Veterinary Supplies Section, the Falcons Supplies Section, and the Camping Equipment Section have also confirmed their participation. The exhibition will include sections for falcon exhibitors, modified cars displ ......read more

Next generation 9PHD UPS unit installed and tested at Ulker Saudi Arabia’s facility Oct 8, 2019- Al Falak Electronic Equipment & Supplies Co., a leading information technology (IT) and communications solutions provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), recently achieved a milestone after successfully completing the installation and testing of Eaton 9PHD 200 kVA heavy-duty industrial UPS for the first time.  Al Falak installed the next-generation Eaton 9PHD UPS, which is designed to maintain a steady, uninterrupted, clean power supply, in the manufacturing facility of food manufacturers company Ulker Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Ashadawi, President and CEO, Al Falak, said: ......read more

8 October 2019:  A delegation from the Ministry of Housing in the KSA; headed by HE Majid Al-Hogail, Saudi Minister of Housing; visited Dubai Land Department (DLD) and were welcomed by HE Juma bin Humaidan, Deputy Director General of DLD. Bin Humaidan said: “We were pleased to welcomed our brothers from the KSA. The meeting we held with them aimed to exchange our shared opinions that focused on developing the prospects of cooperation between the two countries. It was also an opportunity to highlight our achievements and the important role played by DLD  in developing the sector and promoting Dubai as one of the best investment destinations in the world as well as enhancing ......read more

Riyadh-based technology innovator raises the bar with enhanced multi-channel platform launch during GITEX Technology Week 8 October 2019: unifonic, the Saudi Arabia-based cloud communications platform for global emerging markets, has launched an enhanced multi-channel platform that empowers businesses to engage with customers through a portfolio of business applications and a single API for SMS, voice and instant messaging apps. The launch announcement, which comes only 12 months after the Riyadh-headquartered tech pioneer raised the largest-ever financing round for a Saudi start-up, amplifies unifonic’s participation at this week’s GITEX Technology Week at Dubai World Trad ......read more

CIO Wahid S. Hammami discusses new capabilities to safeguard online services and bolster Vision 2030 rollout    8 October 2019:  Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy today outlined how it is adapting and maintaining its world-class defense against evolving global cybersecurity threats.   “Cyberattacks aimed at disrupting critical infrastructures are becoming more nuanced, advanced and difficult to spot. There can be no compromise when it comes to our defensive posture and we cannot afford any disruption or downtime. There is no margin for error as we expand, safeguard and diversify the Kingdom’s future energy security,” said Wahid S. Hammami, CIO, ......read more

October 06, 2019:  ACCIONA  a leading company in the development of water infrastructure, together with co-developers Marubeni Corporation, Almar Water Solutions through Abdul Latif Jameel CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding Co, celebrated the cornerstone ceremony of the Shuqaiq-3 desalination plant last Thursday.  The event was held at the Shuqaiq-3 site, located on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia and was attended by several top representatives and officials from Spain including the Councillor for Economic and Financial Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in Riyadh, Mr. José Ramón Ferrandis Muñoz. José Díaz Caneja, CEO of ACCIONA Agua business line; Jesú ......read more

Dubai, 6 October 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) inked an MOU with King Saud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enhance academic collaboration between medical colleges in both universities. Professor Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, Rector of King Saud University, and Dr. Amer Sharif, Vice Chancellor of MBRU, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will promote mutually beneficial collaborations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the academic, educational and research fields. Under the MoU, the universities will work closely to prepare programmes to advance medical education and organise exch ......read more

First Ever Deep Facial Cleansing and Firming Massage in One Smart Device   October 03, 2019:    Swedish beauty and wellbeing brand FOREO has announced a landmark addition to its LUNA family of cleansing devices - the highly anticipated LUNA 3.    The new LUNA 3 is the first ever skincare device on the market that combines an ultra-soft, hygienic cleanse with a variety of targeted firming massage routines all controlled via the FOREO app.   Demand for this latest beauty upgrade is high with more than 20 million customers globally currently using a FOREO LUNA as the foundation to their cleansing routine. The Swedish brand has come a long way sinc ......read more

The “Sport for Peace Awards” project is expected to have extensive global impact. October 02, 2019:    Reaching to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in line with its goal to fly every corner of the world, Turkish Airlines carries its active stance in the development of its flight network to collaborating with prominent global brands, organizations and NGOs to reach different societies and communities around the world. On Wednesday, September 25th, the national flag carrier took another step in this direction as it put its signature to an important collaboration with United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the leading Un ......read more

October 02, 2019 – Jeddah, KSA:  Bidfood KSA,  (Al Diyafa Company for Catering Services), the KSA’s leading multi-channel foodservice distributor, today announced that the company has struck another exclusive agreement with General Mills to distribute Green Giant Frozen Vegetables across the country’s food service channels. This follows an agreement entered earlier with General Mills to supply Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream in Saudi Arabia exclusively for the foodservice Channels. General Mills is one of the largest manufacturers of baking goods, cereals, ice cream, grain snacks, meal products, organic food and frozen food with a strong market presence in more ......read more

Out of 2.5 million pilgrims, 24,481 stayed in the hotels Al Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (October 1, 2019) – Millennium Taiba and Al Aqeeq, 5-star hotels at the heart of Madinah, reveal exciting statistics about their performance during the last season of Hajj. Total of 24,481 pilgrims put their trust in the hotels to provide them with comfort while performing Hajj rituals.  The hotels prepared perfectly for the last Hajj season. Millennium Taiba Hotel associated with health affairs to vaccine its employees since Muslims are coming from every corner of the world, the employees might be quite vulnerable and openly exposed to various types of viruses and diseases. Millenni ......read more

October 01, 2019:    Most of us are affected by different skin concerns at some time in our life. This can be because of the change of season, hormones or it can even be a random bad skin week. And just like everything in our make-up bag, one size does not always fit all and a single type of mask will not address all your skin concerns.    So, if you are looking to amp up your skincare routine, multi-masking is the perfect solution!  The best part? The combinations are endless!   With Sukin’s range of masques, it is possible to target all your combination skincare concerns at once. A multi-masque can be done once a week, so it’s the perfe ......read more

Signing continues accelerated growth of the voco® brand across Saudi Arabia Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2019:  IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed an agreement with Nouh Mohamad Nouh and Partners Limited. for voco® Jeddah Gate. The latest signing underpinning IHG’s commitment to expand its footprint across the Kingdom. This marks the third voco® signing in Saudi Arabia in a span of 9 months and follows the recent announcement of signing of world’s largest voco® in Makkah.  Expected to open in January 2021, voco® Jeddah Gate will be IHG’s sixth hotel in Jeddah ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 September 2019:   SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, is hosting its autumn training event in Riyadh this October, providing cyber security professionals in the Kingdom with the hands-on skills and latest tools and techniques to defend their organisations against security breaches and prevent future attacks. SANS Riyadh October will be held from the 5th to the 10th October, 2019 at the Burj Rafal Hotel, Riyadh.  Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute, said: “The recent cyber attacks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have shown that organisations there remain vulne ......read more

September 26, 2019:  What makes you, you? Reinventing symbols in an entirely new way, Pandora Me explores self-identity through a brand-new collection of sterling silver micro dangle charms and single stud earrings, bracelets and a safety pin brooch that enables a new generation to create empowering jewellery looks based on the stories that make them who they are. Reimagining the notion of miniature inkings through jewellery, looking at the way we use symbols and messages to express who we are as individuals, the small, hand-finished sterling silver symbols are powerful markers of personality and open to interpretation. From blue moons to bumble bees and music notes to magical u ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 26, 2019:   RED Event Services LLC, an event agency offering turn-key event management solutions, announced its expansion into Saudi Arabia with the launch of RED CONNECT. The ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified company based in Dubai is the region’s hub for the origination of the best practices in the event industry, with over a decade of experience in the UAE.  "RED is well-poised for regional growth, and I am excited to lead their expansion efforts," said Red Event Services LLC Managing Director Arif Ebrahim. "The event industry is a growing category in the Kingdom, and we have a tremendous o ......read more

September 25, 2019:   The Art of Shaving recently announced the launch of the new Bergamot & Neroli collection in the UAE. Available in Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, and After-Shave Balm, this newest collection is inspired by Mediterranean beaches and joins the existing collections of Oud, Lavender, Unscented, and Sandalwood.   “Our Bergamot Neroli collection is no exception. Inspired by the warmth and energy of Mediterranean beaches, you can almost hear the waves crashing against the shore while you envelope yourself in this intoxicating scent. This premium blended aroma contains uplifting, refreshing Bergamot rounded out with the sweet, floral and fragrant b ......read more

September 24, 2019: This Ramadan, The Body Shop collaborated with Dubai Cares to raise funds via its outlets, which will be used by Dubai Cares to support children and youth’s education through the refurbishment and construction  of education facilities in developing countries. Dubai Cares is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 goal which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030. The Body Shop has always believed that business can be used as a “Force for good” and thanks to Dubai Cares and every individual who supported this cause with their big-hearted contribution, the company ......read more

September 22, 2019:   KhalifaSat, an earth observation satellite, congratulated people of KSA with a capture of the skyscraper, Kingdom Centre, image from space.  The image is 70 cm in resolution and taken from 6 degrees roll tilt angle.   KhalifaSat was fully developed at MBRSC facilities by Emirati engineers and was launched to space in October 2018. It has 5 patents and seven space innovations making it the most advanced satellite of its category in the world. KhalifaSat provides images with specifications that meet the highest international standards in space images. These high-resolution detailed images help organisations in government and private sectors ......read more

Modon Properties awards project to three contractors with work expected to start in October Al Mehairbi: The project is aligned with the future vision of Abu Dhabi to meet citizen’s housing requirements Al Sahi: Riyadh City project is progressing according to construction schedule The current project covers 8.4 million square meters   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 September 2019: In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and following the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to build a modern community that adhere ......read more

2019 Fall/Winter Collection     September 21, 2019:  Versus Saint Germain is a jewelry watch characterized by strong contrasts and a forceful personality. Harmonious shapes and lines enhance its unique creativity, making this one of the brand’s most refined timepieces.   Embellished with Lion Heads in relief, the bracelet introduces a thin, round case and a black or white dial, featuring a V-shaped decoration with small metal studs that extend along the lower lug.   Versus Saint Germain is available with a stainless steel, IP yellow gold, or IP pink gold case.   Available in stores from September.   Technical info ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — September 19, 2019:  Cloud is increasingly becoming a top priority for C-level executives across all vertical markets in the Kingdom. Organizations in Saudi Arabia are rapidly adopting cloud solutions as the need flexibility and speed takes effect. Global cyber and cloud specialist, Exclusive Networks Middle East, has organised its inaugural Cloud First conference at Narcissus Hotel & Residences, Riyadh on 17th September. Attendees had the opportunity to meet the company’s Cyber and Cloud specialists and acquaint themselves with disruptive technologies in the space. Exclusive Networks is taking the lead to help customers in the Kingdom to acc ......read more

LuLu Hypermarkets awarded supermarket operating contract Al Hosani: These milestones highlight the steady, on-schedule progress being made at Riyadh City and our commitment to implementing the highest standards.   18 September 2019:  Modon Properties (Modon), a development company mandated by the Abu Dhabi government to build vibrant and sustainable communities and develop strategic mixed-use projects in Abu Dhabi Emirate, has completed a supermarket project located in North Riyadh City (formerly known as South Shamkha). Modon awarded Lulu Group International the operating license as part of its ongoing cooperation with leading retail brands, designed to meet the needs ......read more

• Emirates Steel is a Rhodium sponsor of the event, held in Riyadh between 16 – 18 September • Steel production capacities in the GCC grew to around17Mt by 2018 and expected to add another 2Mt by the end of 2020.   16 September 2019:  Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), is participating in the First Saudi International Iron & Steel Conference, of which it is its Rhodium Sponsor. At the conference, held in the King Faisal International Conferences Hall at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh from September 16-18, Emirates Steel will be showcasing its extensive range of p ......read more

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  September 16, 2019:  The 3rd Saudi Logistics Conference being organized in Riyadh next month will discuss a host of key issues relating to supply-chain management and the logistics sector. The three-day conference to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Oct. 13-15 under the patronage of Minister of Transport H.E. Nabeel Mohamed Al-Amudi will be attended by a number of ministers, officials and decision-makers from the Kingdom and abroad. Some of the key issues to be discussed at the conference include, “Simplifying the concepts of supply chain technology and logistics, and the future of logistics services in the Kingdom in the digital age&rdqu ......read more

Paying tribute to the legacy of Arabic perfumery, Al Asel is the newest scent launch from renowned fragrance house Ghawali. Creating this collection was a unique process.  September 15, 2019:  Al Asel means from the roots and is a uniquely artisanal fine blend that brings a new addition to Ghawali’s signature scents. This highly captivating aroma exposes a new and unexplored dimension to the traditionally coveted leather notes, by adding a warm depth amongst the smoky woods of the Agar. With touches of almonds and saffron, Al Asel evolved into a gourmand facet fragrance. From spiced oud perfumes to dokhouns and intense oils in rich browns, accented with golden details, thi ......read more

Concluding a successful Hijri year, the hotel offers 50% discount on suites during the Saudi National Day Makkah, KSA (15 September 2019): M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a 5-star hotel located at the heart of the holy city of Makkah, offers its guests a generous discount of 50% on suites during the Saudi National Day. This offer comes to conclude a successful Hajj and Umrah season and starts a new Hijri year with a mesmerizing experience.  M Hotel Makkah by Millennium has witnessed a very successful Hijri year in terms of occupancy and performance during the last Hajj and Umrah season. With its 785 spacious rooms and suites elegantly designed and equipped with the latest technolo ......read more

An innovative timepiece that blends fashion with functionality, the new green Aquaracer pays homage to the dominant green in the KSA flag Leading Saudi tastemakers and Key Opinion Leaders feature in new ad campaign to showcase green Aquaracer   15th September 2019:  TAG Heuer has unveiled its limited edition Aquaracer with a striking green bezel, that has been inspired by the dominant color in the flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The KSA limited edition timepiece will also feature a steel screw-down case back with a special engraving “KSA LIMITED EDITION” and is numbered out of 200, as only 200 pieces have been created. The special KSA limited edi ......read more

Tabreed first district cooling company in the region to receive ISO 50001:2018 certification   September 10, 2019:   National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based district cooling developer, has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001:2018 certification for the successful implementation of its Energy Management System. Tabreed is the first district cooling company in the region to have been certified under the revised version (2018) of the ISO 50001 standard.   Tabreed’s Energy Management System, developed in accordance with its operational excellence and due focus on  energy efficiency r ......read more

Exhibitors support move to boost key decision-maker access Kingdom’s fire safety systems & equipment market forecast for annual 5.5% growth to 2025   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - September 10, 2019:  The 4th Intersec Saudi Arabia – the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection – will next year relocate to Riyadh after three successful annual runs in the nation’s red sea port city of Jeddah.    Intersec Saudi Arabia 2020, which is organised by the Saudi-based ACE Exhibitions under licence from Messe Frankfurt Middle East, will run at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICE ......read more

September 09, 2019:  What does ‘being a man’ mean in 2019? In today’s world, stereotypical gender codes are constantly being challenged. The truth is, there is no singular definition of masculinity anymore.    For the Man of Today, it is about achieving success and self-fulfilment through career, family, and friends. Being a partner, father, friend, colleague. Navigating these various roles, the Man of Today seeks balance, authenticity and connection to his natural state. Inspired by this desire for balance, BOSS Parfums introduces a new signature Eau de Parfum: BOSS BOTTLED Infinite.     Representing the BOSS BOTTLED values of ......read more

A Modern Nod to the Glamourous New York Nightlife of the 1930’s    September 08, 2019:  Ralph Lauren debuts The Fall 2019 Collection with an immersive, content-first experience within Ralph’s Club, a sleek and stylish Art Deco-inspired nightclub. “I’ve always loved the way a woman looks in a tuxedo, from my first women’s collection until now. My Fall 2019 Women’s Collection celebrates that timeless style, more relevant than ever, for the modern woman who is both independent and glamorous.”   – Ralph Lauren    Located in the heart of historic downtown Manhattan, Ralph’s Club draws inspiratio ......read more

The hotels showed great occupancy last year and prepare for this year’s Hajj and Umrah season  Al Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (September 08, 2019) – Muslims across the world have just embraced the new Hijri year and prepare themselves for the Umrah season; similarly, Millennium Taiba and Al Aqeeq are gearing up in full force to welcome pilgrims for this Hijri year. Both the hotels are welcoming guests with new Hijri year greetings, as a warm and caring gesture to making the guests feel important and taken care of. Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel, a five-star hotel comprising 505 spacious rooms stylishly designed and equipped with the latest amenities, witnessed a grea ......read more

• The company’s internship initiative promotes career opportunities for Tourism majors in KSA   Riyadh, 03 September 2019:  VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide, is welcoming Saudi talent to consider a future in the tourism sector as the country accelerates its efforts towards becoming a world-class tourist hub.    Building on its Saudization initiative, which has achieved 51% and a Platinum status under the Saudi Nitaqat program since being launched across Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar in 2018, VFS Global is encouraging Saudi students to opt for career paths within the ......read more

MECS +R Spring networking reception in Riyadh will be held on 15th of September 2019   Dubai, September 3rd 2019: The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers (MECS+R) will be hosting ‘Visions for the future of Saudi Retail’ at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel and Residences on Sunday, 15th of September from 5:30 pm till 9:00 pm; it invites everyone who is linked to the retail and shopping centre industry. The event will include panel discussions, refreshments and offer ample networking opportunities to the visitors to connect with the key movers and shakers of the Saudi retail space. David Macadam, CEO, MECS+R says “We are planning a power-packed eve ......read more

3rd September, 2019: A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), today announced its participation as a Platinum sponsor at MENA Information Security Conference 2019, that will take place at the Crowne Plaza – Riyadh RDC Hotel and Convention Centre in Saudi Arabia, 9-10th September. This is the third year in a row that the company will be sponsoring the event and this year, A10 Networks’ focus will be on educating conference attendees about 5G, multi-cloud and DDoS security. As a platinum sponsor, A10 Networks will have a keynote speaking slot with the theme “Safeguarding the Edge of 5G and Multi-Cloud,” which will be delivered by the company’s Founder and CEO Lee Chen. Execu ......read more

Open career day to recruit for 200 positions across two upcoming voco® hotels in KSA   Saudi Arabia, 02 September, 2019:  IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is hosting an open career day for voco® Makkah, world’s largest voco® hotel and voco® Al Khobar on Thursday, 5th September 2019. Being organized at three locations; Crowne Plaza® Al Khobar, Crowne Plaza® Jeddah and Dar Al Tawhid InterContinental® Makkah between 9am and 5pm, the open day aims to bring together the best talent within the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia and highlight multiple roles, across profiles, available at ......read more

ThreatQuotient to Make Threat Intelligence More Accessible to Cybersecurity Community in Saudi Arabia   Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – September 2, 2019:  ThreatQuotient™, a leading security operations platform innovator, today announced they will be making their first appearance at the MENA Information Security Conference (ISC) in Riyadh this year. ThreatQuotient believes that threat intelligence is the glue that binds together disparate systems and teams, and that a threat-centric security operations platform is foundational to overall security posture. In line with this, ThreatQuotient will use the MENA ISC 2019 platform to promote the ThreatQ platform, ......read more

Entries are now open for Saudi Arabia’s Edition   September 1, 2019:   Riyadh, KSA: Bidfood KSA and Georges MONIN SAS France is proud to announce that for the first time ever Saudi Arabia will host MONIN CUP 2019.   All mixologist and beverage specialists from all across the kingdom are invited to register online and secure a chance to be the MONIN Champion in Saudi Arabia and win up to US$2000. The competition will be held under the theme ‘Mix your Origins’. Each candidate can seek inspiration from the best of local and natural ingredients or from Saudi culture and cuisine.   Applying beverage specialist must be 35 years old ......read more

27, August 2019:  Revealing beauty in all  its   guises:   that  is an enduring concept  at   Cartier,    a   filter  through  which all creation is viewed and  an idea which gave rise to the  Baignoire. It all began with an unprecedented  step taken to reveal  the creative power of watchmaking  design hidden in ordinary  forms.  Cartier  took   this  inspiration  quite literally  by   initially   designing  an oval  case in the  1910s that would later be transcended by s ......read more

SAPTCO’s shuttle bus will drop off guests from the doorsteps of the hotel directly under Al Haram using Kuday Tunnel Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (27 August, 2019) –  Millennium & Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem, the newly opened properties of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA, situated in Al Naseem district within the holy city of Makkah, reveals a new partnership with SAPTCO to transfer guests via shuttle buses from doorsteps of the hotel directly to Al Haram through the Kuday Tunnel. This partnership is aimed at saving time and efforts of the guests by reducing their walking distance. It will be only few steps from under Abraj Al Bait to the escalator until the gu ......read more

27, August 2019:   Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries that any other airline, continues to enhance its flight network. Flag carrier has launched scheduled flights to Mexico City, the second biggest city of Latin America and capital of Mexico along with Cancún, one of the favorite holiday centers of Central America.   The flights to Mexico City and Cancún, the 18th and 19th destinations of Turkish Airlines in Americas, will be operated three days a week on Istanbul-Mexico City-Cancún route starting from August 21, 2019. With these flights, Turkish Airlines adds Mexico, the biggest country of Central America, to its flight network, thus offering a co ......read more

27, August 2019:   Murano Exclusive Collection represents the ideal combination of the highest Venetian craftsmanship with the most refined fragrances created by master perfumers. The collection is now enriched with a new fragrance: Imperial Emerald.  Emerald-coloured eyes, the whoosh of a regal garment and the unmistakable scent of timeless elegance: Imperial Emerald is the new seductive fragrance by The Merchant of Venice and takes its inspiration from the peacock, the most enchanting and majestic of creatures. For millennia this bird has inspired myths and legends in both western and eastern cultures, legends that attributed to it the most sublime meanings: beauty, longe ......read more

TRUSSARDI DONNA AND TRUSSARDI UOMO THE LEVRIERO COLLECTION THE PROJECT   August 26, 2019:  Style as a necessity and elegance expressed through a constant search for beauty, virtue and truth: this is the magic of Trussardi, a historic Italian brand.  To celebrate 100 years of successes, it launched two new olfactory creations in 2011 inspired by the iconic fragrances of the 1980s: Trussardi Donna and Trussardi Uomo.  The centennial fragrances are now the starting point for the Levriero Collection, a limited edition for gifting and collecting. In both cases the concentration has been strengthened: Eau de Parfum Intense for her, Eau de Parfum for him. Th ......read more

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