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February 17, 2019 -Carolina Herrera launches 212 VIP Rosé Extra Eau de Parfum and 212 VIP Black Extra Eau de Parfum, two fragrances to feel extra212 VIP Rosé Extra Eau de Parfum (for her) and 212 VIP Black Extra Eau de Parfum (for him), the two new 212 VIP limited editions, take inspiration from the most modern version of voguing as they celebrate ... ... Read more
14th February 2019Turkish Airlines, flying passengers to more global destinations than any other airline, preparing for a brand new journey set to be started with its move to its new state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, continues its partnership with The LEGO® Movie franchise with the recent digital debut, of a new fun and original saf... ... Read more
Purpose-built facility in Al Hamra delivers 300 sqm of premium display area and a live cooking stationJeddah/KSA, 14th of February, 2019: Europe’s Number 1* Home Appliances brand, Bosch, has opened its Flagship Store in KSA, in the heart of Jeddah in the presence of Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jeddah, Mr. Holger G.... ... Read more
14 February 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH Group) has announced that it has successfully completed 66% of establishing its brand-new healthcare facility in Dammam, and is set to be completed by June 2019.Once complete, the state-of-the-art hospital will cover an area of 39,000 square meters, with 8 operating rooms and... ... Read more
Saudi (February 12, 2019) – Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa has appointed Samy Boukhaled as Vice President of Operations for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia region. Boukhaled has more than 29 years of experience in the industry, having held several leadership roles with hotel companies such as Accor and Sofitel. He has ... ... Read more
Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 11 February 2019: One of Saudi Arabia’s largest educational institutions, the Umm Al Qura University will implement Oracle Autonomous Database to create an integrated digital platform that will help the University deliver seamless and paperless educational services to more than 100000 students across its 36 col... ... Read more
The Madison Avenue main store turns into Ralph's CafeFebruary 9, 2019, Dubai, UAE - Ralph Lauren launches Spring 2019 by turning his flagship store in Madison Avenue into Café Ralph, offering his customers an unparalleled dining experience.Ralph Lauren said: "I wanted to highlight the Spring 2019 Women's Collection, its fresh spirit an... ... Read more
7 February 2019, Saudi – MUFG Bank announces the appointment of Tariq Al Ghaziri as Head of Corporate Banking for MUFG’s Riyadh branch.Prior to joining MUFG in Riyadh, Tariq has held various positions at Riyad Bank for the past 15 years, most recently as Head of Corporate Finance. Various functions, including Trade Finance, Treasur... ... Read more
Opening in 2020, Hayy: Creative Hub is the first major complex of its kind in Saudi Arabia, and the first bespoke home for the arts and creative industries   Hayy: Cinema will be an anchor within the complex, an independent picture house screening local, regional and international films  Interested architects and designers should re... ... Read more
Event attended by Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al Faisal, President of the Saudi Federation of Automobiles and Motorcycles, and David King, Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer Regional premiere of Rapide E cutaway model - World’s First Electric Four-Door Luxury GT DBS Superleggera unveiled for first time ... ... Read more
January 30, 2019:  Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle brand, is excited to announce the launch of its new ZERØGRAND All-Day trainer which combines the styling of a dress shoe and the performance of an athletic trainer. For Spring 2019 Cole Haan continues to push boundaries by introducing their first shoe designed to seamlessly ... ... Read more
January 30, 2019:  DIANA ARNO SS19 collection is like a dressing documentary about a life of a global jet-setter. Inspired by Diana’s favourite place – Dubai, where she returns year after year, it tells a story of an alluring city where the sea meets the desert. With the SS19 collection, DIANA ARNO takes a journey in the pursu... ... Read more
  Shuqaiq 3 will have a capacity to produce 450,000 cubic metres per day and serve 2 million people This will be the company's third such facility, after Al Khobar 1 and Al Jubail RO4 (built in 2015) With these three projects, the Spanish company will provide water to more than 3 million people 30 January 2019, Dubai United Arab Emira... ... Read more
  Shuqaiq 3 will have a capacity to produce 450,000 cubic metres per day and serve 2 million people This will be the company's third such facility, after Al Khobar 1 and Al Jubail RO4 (built in 2015) With these three projects, the Spanish company will provide water to more than 3 million people 30 January 2019, Dubai United Arab Emira... ... Read more
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February 19, 2019: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and owner associations, recently concluded on a high note its workshop and networking event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Titled ‘Technology in FM and its impact on assets,’ the event held at Al Mugairen Hall - Riyadh Chamber convened top facilities management (FM) organizations from the Middle East to continue the discussions on the impact of intelligent tools on the regional FM community. The event, which is a part of the strategic collaboration between MEFMA ......read more

IDC Survey commissioned by Citrix analyzes the Kingdom’s readiness to build the future workplace   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 19 February 2019: An IDC survey commissioned by Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) found security and data leaks to be a key concern in adopting intelligent workplace strategies. The survey results were presented at an event at the Riyadh Four Seasons.     With face-to-face input from over 100 CIOs in KSA, the survey’s corresponding white paper examines the evolution of the intelligent workspace and IDC's "Future of Work" concept. It further highlights the role of intelligent workplace technologies in Saudi Arabia, and cov ......read more

February 18, 2019 -  Michael Kors is pleased to introduce our Cece handbags – a study in perfect contradictions and new for Spring 2019. The modern silhouette juxtaposes clean lines and soft curves, with a structured rectangle shape formed from gently folded edges and a curved flap closure. Heritage hardware, including a trunk-inspired pinch lock, a leather-wrapped key charm and a chain-link handle, lends an air of classic glamour to the sleek form. Every detail mirrors the silhouette’s distinctive folded-edge design, including the front pocket, which tucks into the bag’s interior, and the slip pocket at the back. A zippered inside pouch separates two internal compa ......read more

February 17, 2019 - Carolina Herrera launches 212 VIP Rosé Extra Eau de Parfum and 212 VIP Black Extra Eau de Parfum, two fragrances to feel extra 212 VIP Rosé Extra Eau de Parfum (for her) and 212 VIP Black Extra Eau de Parfum (for him), the two new 212 VIP limited editions, take inspiration from the most modern version of voguing as they celebrate an explosion of authenticity and uniqueness with two opulent, extravagant and mesmerizing scents to feel extra. These fragrances, which have been designed to make us shine, excel and be the soul of every single party, have the power to awaken our wild, creative persona. The motto Why be basic when you can be EXTRA!" and the hashtags ......read more

14th February 2019 Turkish Airlines, flying passengers to more global destinations than any other airline, preparing for a brand new journey set to be started with its move to its new state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, continues its partnership with The LEGO® Movie franchise with the recent digital debut, of a new fun and original safety video. It stars characters from the latest big-screen animated LEGO adventure, The LEGO Movie 2, from Warner Bros. Pictures, in theaters worldwide beginning February 8, 2019.  Back in August 2018, Turkish Airlines debuted the first-ever LEGO passenger safety video, which was also inspired by the LEGO Movie franchise.  The video ......read more

Purpose-built facility in Al Hamra delivers 300 sqm of premium display area and a live cooking station Jeddah/KSA, 14th of February, 2019: Europe’s Number 1* Home Appliances brand, Bosch, has opened its Flagship Store in KSA, in the heart of Jeddah in the presence of Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jeddah, Mr. Holger G. Ziegeler.  Spread out exactly on 300 square metres of built-up area, the new Bosch Home Appliances store makes room for a product display ranging over 100 different appliances and models, all designed by German engineers.  The showroom follows a two-storey structure, with the ground floor dedicated to product showcases accordin ......read more

14 February 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH Group) has announced that it has successfully completed 66% of establishing its brand-new healthcare facility in Dammam, and is set to be completed by June 2019. Once complete, the state-of-the-art hospital will cover an area of 39,000 square meters, with 8 operating rooms and a potential capacity of up to 300 beds and 100 clinics. The hospital is located on King Fahd Street, West of Al Faisaliah in Dammam and will provide patients from the Eastern Province, and beyond, world-class expertise and patient care. Speaking about the project, Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, Group President of Saudi German Hospital Group, comment ......read more

DUBAI, UAE - February 14, 2019: Herfy Food Services Co, Saudi Arabia’s largest fast-food chain has announced that it has signed an agreement with Capillary Technologies, a leading cloud-based software solutions provider that enables brands to intelligently engage with their customers, to revamp its digital platforms for enhanced customer engagement and experience.   Herfy is the largest quick service restaurant (QSR) chain in the Kingdom and one of the largest in the Middle East with over 367 stores, surpassing most of international restaurant chains in terms of presence in the Saudi Arabia.   Capillary Technologies will facilitate Herfy to adopt a mobile first ap ......read more

February 14, 2019—Dreaming was the theme of Michael Kors’ Fall 2019 runway show, which took place this morning at 10 AM in New York City. From the venue—Cipriani Wall Street, transformed into an old-school ballroom with distressed herringbone floors, velvet curtains, disco balls and chandeliers—to Barry Manilow’s finale performance and the Studio 54 capsule designs, the show was a celebration of individual style, glamour and romance.  “When I arrived in New York, it was a time of great creativity in fashion, theater, music and art. The sidewalks became like runways, with an explosion of style,” says Michael Kors. “The city was edgy and ......read more

13 February 2019 - SAUDI ARABIA    Executive summary    The Ministry of Labour and Social Development announced that select employers will be eligible for reimbursement of a monthly fee they must pay for each foreign employee under their sponsorship.    The Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) announced that select employers will be eligible for reimbursement of a monthly fee they must pay for each foreign employee under their sponsorship.    Eligibility conditions    According to  the MLSD’s announcement, employers with a Nitaqat rating of low green, medium green, high green and platinum for the past 52 ......read more

Saudi (February 12, 2019) – Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa has appointed Samy Boukhaled as Vice President of Operations for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia region.  Boukhaled has more than 29 years of experience in the industry, having held several leadership roles with hotel companies such as Accor and Sofitel. He has worked in countries such as France, Bahrain, Morocco and KSA. Reporting to Kevork Deldelian, Chief Operating Officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA, Boukhaled will oversee all operational aspects of the brand’s strategic expansion in the KSA region where several properties are to open this year, adding to its already extensive po ......read more

Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 11 February 2019: One of Saudi Arabia’s largest educational institutions, the Umm Al Qura University will implement Oracle Autonomous Database to create an integrated digital platform that will help the University deliver seamless and paperless educational services to more than 100000 students across its 36 colleges in 5 campuses.  The new implementation will also enable the University to introduce programs in digital skills across emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, for students from various disciplines to help prepare the country’s next gen workforce. “As part of the Vision 2030 initiative, the Government of Saudi ......read more

Greek Visa Application Centre inaugurated in Riyadh by H.E. Mr. Ioannis Taghis, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia New centres opened in light of growing numbers of visa applications to Greece   February 11, 2019   Greece in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide, announced the opening of two Visa Application Centres in cities of Riyadh and Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Greece also opened it’s very first visa application centre in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman.   The centres started acce ......read more

The Madison Avenue main store turns into Ralph's Cafe February 9, 2019, Dubai, UAE - Ralph Lauren launches Spring 2019 by turning his flagship store in Madison Avenue into Café Ralph, offering his customers an unparalleled dining experience. Ralph Lauren said: "I wanted to highlight the Spring 2019 Women's Collection, its fresh spirit and modern style, so I decided to share the collection with you in the magical atmosphere of the new Café Ralph in Madison Avenue. To share my vision in a more personal and intimate way. " The first floor of the store has been redesigned into the Ralph Cafe, an exceptional dining experience. The new café offers visitors a breakfast an ......read more

7 February 2019, Saudi – MUFG Bank announces the appointment of Tariq Al Ghaziri as Head of Corporate Banking for MUFG’s Riyadh branch. Prior to joining MUFG in Riyadh, Tariq has held various positions at Riyad Bank for the past 15 years, most recently as Head of Corporate Finance.  Various functions, including Trade Finance, Treasury and Credit Analysis, will report into Tariq in his new capacity.   Elyas Algaseer, Head of Corporate Banking for MUFG in MENA said: “Appointing Tariq to his new position is an important step in the development of our business in Saudi Arabia.”    MUFG obtained a full commercial license from the Saudi A ......read more

Nokia and Zain KSA have started a massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) pilot in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on the TD-LTE network using 2.6 GHz spectrum. The pilot uses Nokia's 5G-ready AirScale massive MIMO antenna for 4.9G calls to improve network capacity to provide speeds of above 700 Mbps per user, enabling customers to enjoy extreme broadband applications without experiencing any buffering. Once the pilot is completed, the actual deployment will allow Zain to meet the growing demand for ultra-broadband services while deploying 5G-ready equipment. Zain will be able to add revenue streams by launching innovative services and products for its subscribers. Massive ......read more

Opening in 2020, Hayy: Creative Hub is the first major complex of its kind in Saudi Arabia, and the first bespoke home for the arts and creative industries   Hayy: Cinema will be an anchor within the complex, an independent picture house screening local, regional and international films  Interested architects and designers should register online by March 22, 2019    Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Feb 5, 2018 – Art Jameel, an independent organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, today announces an international competition, inviting architects and designers to conceptualise a cinema for Hayy: Creative Hub, Jeddah. ......read more

Event attended by Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al Faisal, President of the Saudi Federation of Automobiles and Motorcycles, and David King, Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer Regional premiere of Rapide E cutaway model - World’s First Electric Four-Door Luxury GT DBS Superleggera unveiled for first time in Saudi Arabia     02nd February 2019, Jeddah; In the presence of Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al Faisal, President of the Saudi Federation of Automobiles and Motorcycles, and David King, Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer, Haji Husein Alireza & Co. Ltd. inaugurated its all- ......read more

January 30, 2019:  Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle brand, is excited to announce the launch of its new ZERØGRAND All-Day trainer which combines the styling of a dress shoe and the performance of an athletic trainer.  For Spring 2019 Cole Haan continues to push boundaries by introducing their first shoe designed to seamlessly transition from work to workout, and everything in between. The ZERØGRAND All-Day trainer was created to ensure durability and endurance during workouts, proving the shoe’s ability to stabilize the foot and provide adequate cushioning throughout your whole day.  Cole Haan’s Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of ......read more

January 30, 2019:  DIANA ARNO SS19 collection is like a dressing documentary about a life of a global jet-setter. Inspired by Diana’s favourite place – Dubai, where she returns year after year, it tells a story of an alluring city where the sea meets the desert.  With the SS19 collection, DIANA ARNO takes a journey in the pursuit of paying homage to the beauty of Dubai. Longline silhouettes with architectural folds and prints meet almost fluid fabrics that rehearse the dance of the waves. Sunny shades of mustard are subtly garnished with marine stripes characterised by the designer’s signature ruffles.  The collection is effortlessly fusing nostalgic fe ......read more

  Shuqaiq 3 will have a capacity to produce 450,000 cubic metres per day and serve 2 million people This will be the company's third such facility, after Al Khobar 1 and Al Jubail RO4 (built in 2015) With these three projects, the Spanish company will provide water to more than 3 million people   30 January 2019, Dubai United Arab Emirates:  Water and Electricity Company LLC (WEC), the Saudi Arabia state-owned company in charge of desalination and water treatment projects, has awarded ACCIONA — along with its consortium partners Marubeni Corporation, Abdul Latif Jameel-CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding Co. — the contract to finance, design and ......read more

Immigration Bureau of Thailand and VFS Global collaborate to offer the new eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) service for eligible travellers from 21 countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*) eVOA holders save time and get a faster immigration service at dedicated Immigration counters at major airports in Thailand Travellers receive their travel authorisation online pre-departure within 24 to 72 hours of application being submitted A new ‘Express eVisa On Arrival’ service is also available for approval within 24 hours Applications to be submitted on https://thailandevoa.vfsevisa.com/  or at VFS Global visa application centres across the globe January 30, 2019:&n ......read more

BOUNCE Rawdah has witnessed 30 million jumps in its first month, resulting in more than 10 million calories being burnt.   January 30, 2019:   The female community of Riyadh are swarming into the world’s first ladies only trampoline park and have embraced a fun, new fitness trend.   BOUNCE Rawdah opened its doors to the public in December, following a special launch night, and has witnessed over 30 million jumps and 10 million carbs being burnt in its first month.   The trampoline park and entertainment group, which was endorsed by the GEA shortly before it opened, offers a fabulous new entertainment option to the female population in Riyadh, while also p ......read more

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal Bin Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Saudi Arabia, January 28, 2019 –  16th edition of the Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals Exhibition opened at the Jeddah Center for forums and events, in the presence of his Highness Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Jalwi, advisor to the Governor of Makkah region, undersecretary of Jeddah Province. The exhibition, in conjunction with the Saudi Print & Pack exhibition 2019 and organized by the Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd., will continue until 30 January 2019, presenting an ideal platform for engineers, industrialists and businessmen to identify the latest products, technologies and services ......read more

One of Saudi Arabia’s most progressive developments prepares to host the world’s best golfers for the nation’s inaugural European Tour event   Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:   Anticipation is building amongst the world’s best players as they prepare to make their first visit to Saudi Arabia for the inaugural Saudi International presented by SBIA, the first European Tour golf event to be held in Saudi Arabia, which will take place at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) from Thursday 31 January to Sunday 3 February.    One of Saudi Arabia’s most progressive cities, and a champion of a modern Sau ......read more

January 28, 2019:  From Oscar red carpets to the Golden Globes, it is the bring-back of the metallic glamour. While subtlety was having its run on the fashion scene, the golds’ and the sparkles were busy reinventing, rediscovering and shining their light on the Atelier’s imagination. Debuting a new edition of decadence, the new collection of Police ladies timepieces screams “go big or go home”.                                                                             &nb ......read more

His Excellency Yasir Al Rumayyan, Chairman of the Saudi Golf Federation, thanks tournament partners for helping make history in King Abdullah Economic City King Abdullah Economic City, 27 January, 2019:  The inaugural Saudi International powered by SBIA is gearing up to be a stunning success thanks to the generous support of the Tournament’s national and international partners. Some of the world’s finest golfers will arrive in the Kingdom next week to compete on Royal Greens Golf & Country Club’s breathtakingly beautiful course, contest a lucrative prize fund and sample first-hand the delights of the ever-expanding King Abdullah Economic City, the country&rsq ......read more

Home hope will tee-up with the biggest names in golf at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club as Saudi Arabia joins European Tour Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 27 January 2019:  Newly-turned professional Othman Almulla, Saudi Arabia’s first-ever professional golfer, is relishing the prospect of shouldering the hopes of a nation – and the wider Arab world – at next week’s inaugural Saudi International powered by SBIA. After leaving amateur status behind earlier this month, Almulla will etch his name in history when he steps into the limelight at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) from January 31 to February 3 as the ......read more

January 24, 2019:   Speaking to Bloomberg Television’s Francine Lacqua and Haslinda Amin, Saudi Arabia Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said he expects 2.6% GDP growth in 2019.    Other highlights include: • Saudi may issue non-USD bonds this year • Looking at Euro or other currencies for bond ...read more

Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:   Huawei officially launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 today – along with the first commercial 5G device powered by it, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro. Together, these two new products provide the world's fastest wireless connections for your smartphone, your home, the office, and on the go. Balong 5000 officially unlocks the 5G era. This chipset supports a broad range of 5G products in addition to smartphones, including home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices, and 5G modules. It will provide consumers with a brand new 5G experience across multiple scenarios. "The Balong 5000 will open up a whole new world to consum ......read more

24 January 2019:   IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Bougary Holding Co. to develop Crowne Plaza® Makkah Beban. Scheduled to open in December 2019, the new hotel comprising 1200 rooms will be world’s largest Crowne Plaza® and will be a landmark hotel for IHG.  Strategically located in close proximity to the Holy Mosque, the hotel will join the existing InterContinental® and Holiday Inn® in the city and cater to the influx of pilgrim visits expected as part of Vision 2030. IHG is the largest international hotel group in Saudi Arabia, both by number of h ......read more

January 23 2019, Saudi Arabia: Speaking to Bloomberg Television’s Jonathan Ferro, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said the oil giant is talking to credit rating agencies in preparation for its foray into the international bond market. Aramco is looking at a potential bond sale to pay for SABIC.    Other highlights include: “We will decide soon how much we would like to take from the bond market. Definitely it is going to be an international bond. We are currently in discussion with regard to how much and where.” Aramco has no intention of buying more than 70% in SABIC Aramco’s 2018 results are “great” ...read more

Big opportunities to help increase petrochemical output in the Kingdom to USD 453.3 billion by 2030 January 23, 2019 –   Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal Bin Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of Jeddah, the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events is set to host the 16th edition of the Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Exhibition, organized by Riyadh Exhibition Company. The event, taking place from 27-30 January 2019, will host industry leaders from the Kingdom, the region and around the world as they discuss the latest developments related to the plastics and petrochemical industries at local, regional and international levels. The exhibition, support ......read more

Lenovo DCG, in partnership with Pivot3, showcases new-edge converged computing and storage solutions at Intersec 2019 tailored around the needs of future Smart Cities Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 23 January 2019:   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader, today announced their first participation in Intersec 2019, one of the world’s leading security trade shows, hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre. During the exhibition, Lenovo DCG is showcasing some of the company’s high-performance computing capabilities, as well as an extensive product offering designed for the ‘Intelligence Revolution’ era. In line with Lenovo&rsqu ......read more

‘Boxing Girls’ is the fourth collaboration between MBC Group’s O3 Productions and twofour54 Abu Dhabi Series is penned by first-time writer Afnan Alqasimi and is directed by Saudi filmmaker Samir Aref Saudi Arabia, January 22 2019:   MBC Studios is proud to unveil ‘Boxing Girls’, a brand-new Arabic-language drama produced by O3 Productions and twofour54 Abu Dhabi. Directed by Saudi filmmaker Samir Aref, ‘Boxing Girls’ is the screenwriting debut of Afnan Al Qassimi, and stars a slew of well-known names in Arab entertainment, including Fatima Al Hosani, Ali Al Sherif and Shaifan Al Otaibi. The programme places young people at the ......read more

22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Executive summary  The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.  Categories of applicants A five-year residence permit will be available to the following categories of foreign nationals:  •        Investors in the UAE real estate market;   •        Entrepreneurs and up to three executives working for the qualifying entrep ......read more

The project has a designed capacity of 350 thousand cubic meters per day  22nd January 2019:  HE Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Chairman of the Water and Electricity Company, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for Privatization in the Environment, Water and Agriculture Sectors - Eng. Abdulrahman Al Fadley signed a Sewage Treatment Agreement (STA) for the development of the new wastewater treatment plant in Dammam. The plant has a designed capacity of 350,000 cubic meters per day and an initial capacity of 200,000 cubic meters per day and will serve the western region of Dammam. The project is the first independent sewage treatment plant project (ISTP) to be t ......read more

January 22, 2019:   Following its successful launch, HONOR 10 Lite, HONOR’s latest flagship phone, is now available in Oman. While the flagship device packs powerful hardware it also scores high in style and design, making it a great new-year purchase or gift. It features a refined gradient finish for a youthful, energetic look that turns the device into an instant style icon, giving you a refreshing start in 2019. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to dominate new technology and devices in 2019 and beyond, the AI-powered HONOR 10 Lite front camera will offer a superior selfie experience to smartly capture the best possible selfie in any moment. The front camera can ......read more

Saudi Arabia, January 20, 2019:  M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a 5-star hotel located in the heart of the holy city of Makkah, honored its employees on its 2nd anniversary, in recognition of their great efforts and contribution to upgrade the hotel to the 19th position in Makkah region, besides winning two international awards. The 2nd anniversary ceremony was attended by the hotel guests and staffs, and entertained in the presence of a number of celebrities from the Makkah’s Arts of Hijaz, including the vocalists Alaa Fida and Ahmed Fattan, and the Pakistani vocalist Asad Qureshi who performed the beautiful folk songs of Hijaz region & Islamic anthems. The ceremony was ......read more

Nissan recharges CES visitors with macchiato brewed using LEAF power January 20, 2019:  Nissan gave CES trade show attendees a taste of Nissan Energy. Nissan Energy is part of Nissan Intelligent Integration, the company’s vision of a connected world where new developments in battery technology and power generation enable homes and vehicles to better harness and power each other. At the CES Nissan display, visitors relaxed and sipped on a freshly-brewed macchiato topped with their self-portrait crafted from foam while watching Nissan Energy in action. The barista station ran purely off a Nissan LEAF, demonstrating Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for ch ......read more

January 16, 2019:  ‘The idea of the collection came up at the very beginning of my collaboration with Christopher and it went through many different creative stages and ideas. We knew it had to be narrative, created with a free spirit and no limit or boundaries.’ – Francis Kurkdjian Introducing Burberry Bespoke: a collection of seven exclusive fragrances created by renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian under the creative direction of Christopher Bailey. Each scent is available in either one, two or three varying concentrations. Burberry Bespoke is inspired by artistry, the elements and the great British outdoors. Each scent is as individual as the emotions a smell ......read more

H.E. Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih witnessed the significant progress being made at Barakah     16 January 2019:   H.E. Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) expressed his appreciation for the significant development of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in a recent visit to the UAE. H.E. Eng. Al Falih commended the Emirati workforce who are highly skilled in the nuclear sector and committed to developing their skills and knowledge. H.E. Eng. Al-Falih was briefed on the latest developments of the Barakah Plant, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. &n ......read more

January 14, 2019:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for December 2018, reached 80.2% load factor in that month. 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 at the end of the year as well.    According to the December 2018 Traffic Results;  Total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80.2%.  In December 2018, total load factor improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80%, do ......read more

January 13, 2019:  Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.    Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.  Although no official announcement has been made, this information was conveyed to Fragomen verbally by a representative of the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai – VFS Tasheel International.  Background Previously, foreign nationals applying for Saudi visas could do so through the Saudi visa ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2019:  As part of the third Global Energy Forum, His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia delivered the opening address for day three of the Forum.  His Excellency Al-Falih later joined Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, on a panel titled 'An Update On Saudi Vision 2030 and The Oil Market' . ...read more

PGA Tour Player of the Year and three-time Major Champion, Brooks Koepka, joins Ryder Cup compatriot, Bryson DeChambeau, and Presidents Cup Captain and Four-Time Major Champion, Ernie Els   Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saturday 12 January, 2019:   The Saudi International powered by SBIA has finalised its headline player line-up for the inaugural tournament taking place in King Abdullah Economic City at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, from 31st January to 3rd February 2019, announcing five more world-class players.   Headlining the field, which already includes world nos. 1 and 3, Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson, will be three-time Major winner and wor ......read more

Annual sales of 4,107 are the highest in the marque’s 115-year history Year-on-year sales growth in all regions; the Americas remains largest market Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to generate a meaningful financial contribution to its shareholder, the BMW Group  Buoyant demand for all model families, with Phantom a major growth driver  Record levels of Bespoke commissions establishes Rolls-Royce as a true Luxury House Cullinan garners stellar headlines worldwide following a highly successful launch. First few Cullinans delivered to customers in time for Christmas Cullinan advance orders running well into the second half of 2019 200 new jobs take total Rolls ......read more

The event will aid the two countries in their strategic partnership for boosting economic ties and developing opportunities for trade and growth 9th of January 2019:   Breakbulk Middle East (BBME), a yearly conference gathering top industry leaders and experts from around the world, will be reiterating its goal of enhancing economic collaboration between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The event, held under the patronage of  Dr.Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, will be taking place in Dubai for its fourth edition from 11th  February to 12th February 2019, at the Du ......read more

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, January 8. 2019:  SHUAA Capital psc (SHUAA), the UAE-based financial services group is pleased to announce the issuance and private placement of a USD135 million SAR 506 million dollar-denominated five-year Sukuk for Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC), one of the largest publicly-listed real estate companies in Saudi Arabia as it seeks to strategically diversify its capital base. SHUAA acted as the sole arranger for the Sukuk , (The Sukuk was originally issued in the 2nd half of 2018). The Sukuk represents a fitting choice of financing for JODC, given the long-term nature of its requirements as a real estate developer and its focus on the holy city of Makk ......read more

UAE, January 08, 2019:  Sony Corporation (“Sony”) will exhibit at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, held from Tuesday, January 8.  Sony Corporation President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke at the Sony press conference held on Monday, January 7(local time), stating that “Sony is a Creative Entertainment Company. We at Sony partner with content creators who make the music, the movies, the television shows and the games that engage billions of eyes and ears and minds around the world. We’d like to showcase how Sony’s professional grade technologies support creators across the entertainment industries to produce compelling content. You will also see ......read more

LG CTO Envisions Life Enhanced by Next Generation of  Consumer-Focused Artificial Intelligence Innovations Jan. 8, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park outlined the company’s vision for the future in his CES 2019 keynote, titled AI for an Even Better Life, on January 7 at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. At CES, the world’s premier consumer electronics show, LG’s CTO outlined how the three key pillars of artificial intelligence – Evolve, Connect and Open – could deliver a robust AI ecosystem with diverse solutions for the real world. A leading proponent of consumer-focused AI technology, LG has continued t ......read more

Join Vatika Extreme Challenge to win hundreds of Souq.com shopping vouchers and a chance to feature in Vatika Styling Gel’s next ad film January 8, 2019 –   Hair gel is a great styling product for active people living an on-the-go lifestyle. But, not all gels are the same. Dabur has introduced an all-new challenge to demonstrate Vatika Extreme Hold Styling Gel’s strong and long-lasting hold that will keep your hair tame for hours. The winner of Vatika Extreme Challenge will feature in Vatika Styling Gel’s next ad film and the first 1,000 entries will receive an exclusive shopping voucher from Souq.com. Popular vloggers ‘The Saudi Reporters’ ......read more

January 08, 2019:  British Airways’ new year’s resolution is to provide its customers with even more quality and choice in every cabin on every route -  with a £6.5bn investment and 19 great reasons to look forward to flying with the airline in 2019.    Here are some of the reasons to fly with British Airways this year: The January sale – on now. Bag a bargain to dozens of top global destinations. Do it now, before everyone else does.  New routes. Customers can try out the airline’s new routes to Charleston y’all, with Pittsburgh, Osaka, Kos and Corsica, Ljubljana, Montpellier, among others. It’s the airline&rsq ......read more

Newly developed tyres are being tested under real life conditions to ensure premium quality Automation allows for improved processes and more conclusive results  Driverless tyre tests based on prototypes of Continental’s automated Cruising Chauffeur January 7, 2019 -   Continental, the premium German tyre and technology company, has commissioned the first driverless tyre test vehicle, using pioneering technology based on the company’s automated Cruising Chauffeur. Launched at the Continental test site in Texas, USA, the innovative system will see newly developed tyres being tested under real life conditions across a wide range of road surface, making te ......read more

Event to highlight contributions of petrochemicals to local economic diversification efforts Saudi Arabia, January 07, 2019-   Under the support of Diamond Sponsor SABIC, the 16th Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals Exhibition will convene local, regional, and international industry leaders to discuss the latest technologies, services, and innovations in the plastics and petrochemicals sectors that are considered major economic contributors in Saudi Arabia. Taking place from January 27 to 30, 2019, the event backed by leading companies who will highlight the role of the two industries in the government’s ongoing economic diversification efforts.  The Saudi Plastics a ......read more

January 7, 2019 —  “I wanted the images to capture the ease, confidence and irreverent attitude of today’s luxury travelers,” says Michael Kors of the Spring 2019 Michael Kors Collection ad campaign, photographed by renowned Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “At a time when everyone is on the go 24/7, our Collection woman has already arrived.”  The new campaign portrays a modern interpretation of the designer’s iconic jet set sensibility. Inez and Vinoodh capture model Binx Walton in the intimacy of her hotel suite at the storied Le Negresco in Nice, France. The hotel’s lavish and playful interiors u ......read more

With Bahri as strategic partner, Saudi Maritime Congress forum to catalyze country’s ‘Vision 2030’ goals  Saudi Arabia, January 6, 2019 -   Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector is set to receive a much-needed boost with a generous allocation of SAR 33 billion (USD 8.8 billion) for the energy, industry, mining and logistics sectors in its recently announced budget for 2019. In fact, the country is on an aggressive growth and diversification path, with substantial government spending expected to catalyze its ‘Vision 2030’ goals and drive sustainable growth and development. On the back of strong growth, revenues in the Kingdom are also projected t ......read more

Run by highly skilled and trained Saudi males and females with a new retail sales model Riyadh, January 6, 2019:   Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia announced the inauguration of its first ever store in the Kingdom which opened at Riyadh Park Mall in the capital city Riyadh, and is the largest store in the Middle East and Africa region. The official opening was attended by His Excellency Deputy Governor of investments for the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority Mr. Sultan Mufti, His Excellency Mr. Li Huaxin, Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and C-level Executives from Huawei and members of the media.  His Excellency the Deputy Governor of investments for the ......read more

In the summer of 2014, I began to notice the appearance of these small, raised and pigmented spots on the temples of my face. Due to their location, I could hide them easily with a bit of foundation and conceal their presence with my hair. I’d mistakenly believed that their existence was genetic as my mother had similar spots in the same locations too. Over time I had completely forgotten about their existence. All this changed in the early months of 2018, when these spots started to appear all over my face, especially on my cheeks. Covering it with concealer helped hide their pigmentation but I couldn’t cover the fact that they were raised! This began to bother me more in ......read more

January 03, 2019:    Capri Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group, announced today that it has changed its name from Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS), and beginning on January 2, 2019, its New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol will be CPRI. The company is also pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Versace.   John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings said, “With the acquisition of Versace, we have now created one of the leading global fashion luxury groups in the world. The new name for our group, Capri Holdings, is inspired by the fabled island which has long been recognized as an iconic, gla ......read more

“For 5G markets that choose to not work with Huawei–they will be like an NBA game without star players” Huawei 2018 sales revenue is expected to reach 108.5 billion US dollars, up 21% year-on-year. Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:   In a New Year letter sent by Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping to the company 180 thousand employees worldwide, he expresses his confidence about the company business performance as Huawei never stopped pushing forward, and as a result the company 2018 sales revenue is expected to reach 108.5 billion US dollars, up 21% year-on-year.     Listing some 2018 milestones, he mentioned that Huawei has signed 26 c ......read more

Celebrating 20 Years of Visible Running Tech From the 90s  December 30, 2018:  Following PUMA’s relaunch of the CELL from the 90’s Running archive that saw the CELL Endura back in its OG glory, the global sports brand follows it up with the CELL Venom. One of PUMA’s pinnacle models, this iteration is a new innovative take on the archive runner. When PUMA CELL technology first launched in 1998, it was revolutionary.  Hexagonal cells in the midsole provided the optimal shape for stable and maximum cushioning that allowed runners to move faster and stronger with a more confident stride that aided their performance.  Originally a training shoe made ......read more

Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients  We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements. Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry best practices help ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of products. All of our products are ha ......read more

Saudi Arabia, December 27, 2018:  Al-Jazeera Paints participated in a workshop titled "The Forum of Engineering Offices and the Effectiveness of Fire-resistant Paints in Buildings". It was held recently in the building of innovation and entrepreneurship at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran. It was inaugurated by the Director of Civil Defense in the Eastern Region, Major General Rashed bin Saleh Al Marri, in the presence of a number of safety specialists, civil defense personnel, a number of government and civil authorities, offices and engineering companies in cooperation with the Saudi Engineers Organization and the Saudi Society for Safety and Fi ......read more

Suadi Arabia, December 26, 2018:  The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), the Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBCNC), and the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) have signed a partnership to support The Big 5 Saudi (10-13 March 2019, Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events), organisers dmg events announce. At the event, the governmental organizations, which are committed to protect consumers and strengthen the competitiveness of the national economy, will provide crucial intelligence to local and international participants, paving the way for the future development of the Saudi construction industry. The partnerships come at a time when more than 5,2 ......read more

Family Suite Promotion starting from 333 SR Makkah, KSA (23 December 2018):   M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a 5-star hotel located in the heart of the holy city of Makkah, is your ultimate place to create unforgettable memories with your family. With excellent facilities combined with superior hospitality, both adult and young guests are guaranteed the sweetest escape in the city. The hotel recently unveiled its Family Suite package giving families plenty of reasons to enjoy the winter season. With rates starting from 333 Saudi Riyal, guests will stay in one of the hotel’s luxurious and spacious suites featuring the best amenities, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi interne ......read more

Riyadh,19 Dec.,2018 –   Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski is proud to announce the appointment of Chef Fahad Abdullah Saleh Bukhari as Executive Chef. Fahad Bukhari comes with 17 years of experience having worked as Head Chef at Saudi Arabian Airlines, Executive Chef at Palace of the Queens - Jeddah, and later became Banquet Chef at Jeddah Hilton Hotel. He also held the position of Chef de Cuisine for the Western Kitchen at HRH Prince Al Waleed bin Talal’s palace. For presenting the Saudi cuisine in its authenticity Chef Fahad has won several medals and awards in national and international competitions, among them the award for “Best Hygiene and Food Safety” ......read more

40% of entertainment plans to be funded by private sector. 16 entertainment complexes and three additional leisure hubs to be delivered by 2030. Tourism figures expected to reach 26 million inbound visitors by 2023. 18 December 2018:   Saudi Arabia’s real estate market is expected to experience exponential growth as the Kingdom focuses on advancing its entertainment and tourism sectors – according to a new whitepaper released by leading global real estate advisor CBRE.   CBRE, which began operations in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, shared its key insights on the Kingdom’s fledgling entertainment and tourism sectors as part of its whit ......read more

European stars Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter all confirmed for inaugural event  Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Tuesday 18 December, 2018 –   The Saudi International powered by SBIA continues to bolster its field strength, announcing today the confirmation of European Ryder Cup stars world No. 2, Justin Rose; 2017 Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia; 2016 Open Champion, Henrik Stenson; and 17-time worldwide winner, Ian Poulter, in the inaugural event, taking place in King Abdullah Economic City at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, from 31st January to 3rd February 2019. The tournament, which features on the European Tour schedule for ......read more

Saudi Railway Company, Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co, Saudi Telecom Company and SADAFCO among others awarded for their outstanding performance and exceptional leadership   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 17, 2018:   Held alongside the 6th Annual Saudi Trade Finance Summit, organized by QNA International, at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, the second day witnessed the recognizing and awarding of great finance leadership and initiatives supporting the vision and innovation of the finance leaders in the Kingdom for fulfilling key strategies in line with Saudi Vision 2030. The event highlighted, honored and celebrated path breaking achievements of public & private sec ......read more

Saudi Arabia, December 17, 2018:  This paper provides a review of the hospitality sector in Makkah and analyses how the market’s fundamentals are anticipated to change over the coming years in light of the wide-ranging initiatives, national reform programs and infrastructure projects set to be delivered in the short to medium term.   “As large infrastructure projects reach completion, the traditional demand-side bottlenecks related to capacity constraints will be alleviated allowing for increased visitation and revenue inflows, which will ultimately uplift hotel values in the medium to long term.” While most hospitality markets in the GCC are driven by ......read more

Marafiq, a utility business in Saudi Arabia, is embarking on a journey to enhance its intelligent, digital-utility enterprise using SAP SAP’s intelligent enterprise enables customer centricity, growth agility, holistic visibility, and differentiate innovation to digitize utility businesses in the Kingdom  December 17, 2018:  As the Saudi Arabian utility sector undergoes digital transformation to optimize its operations, modernize its infrastructure, and reshape offerings, all aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Arabian utilities provider, Marafiq, has embarked on enhancing its digital intelligence with SAP.   Marafiq provides power and utility infrastructur ......read more

December 16, 2018:  Marni’s avant-garde spirit is perfectly expressed by Marni Rothko, featuring rectangular frames that play with geometric silhouettes and bold volumes.  Part of the new Fall/Winter 2018 collection, the new Marni Rothko sunglasses feature a 7-layer acetate structure further enriched by a multiple milling process which is applied to the frame-front to emphasize the unique geometric design. The frame has a faceted profile that creates a chromatic play of light, while the thick, transparent temples reveal the unexpected internal core wire detail.  The color palette includes four gorgeous custom-made acetate shades including Grey, Blue, Sage and Wi ......read more

Bounce converted a 3,500 square meter warehouse into a huge entertainment venue featuring wall-to-wall trampolines, an X-Park Adventure challenge course and more.  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec 16, 2018:   The anticipation has been building for weeks and now finally the world’s first female-only trampoline park has opened its doors in Riyadh.   An indoor adrenaline pumping venue, packed with activities, BOUNCE Rawdah for Ladies and Children (boys under the age of 10), is the perfect place to have fun, get active, or just hang out.   The largest trampoline venue in Riyadh, at 3,500 square meters, BOUNCE is located in Rawdah on the main East/West Khurais Road. ......read more

Jaguar I-PACE makes its regional dynamic debut in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ahead of the 2018-2019 Formula E and I-PACE eTROPHY Championships.  Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars on Saturday. Guests to the race have the opportunity to drive the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE for the first time in the region through the Smart Cones driving challenge. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 15, 2018:   Arguably the most anticipated car of 2018, the award winning, All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE made its Middle Eastern debut yesterday at the showroom of Jaguar Land Rover’s ......read more

December 15, 2018:  Some media have reported incorrectly that UAE and Saudi Arabia have started using digital currency for cross-border settlements which will be backed by fiat currencies of the 2 nations.  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) would like to clarify that CBUAE is working with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) on a joint project which constitutes a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) for experimenting with Blockchain technology to facilitate cross-border payments between the two countries.  The PoC is still at an early stage and will help CBUAE gain a deeper understanding of the feasibility of distributed ledger technology in this field and explore the potenti ......read more

A downtown spirit, a modern attitude – both have always been at the heart of DKNY. For Holiday 2018, the brand delivers plenty of each, along with an intriguing blend of understated glamour and elevated ease. December 13, 2018:  In this collection of contrasts, quintessential DKNY signatures – sportiness imbued with femininity, tailoring accented with edge, innovative outerwear and knits – strike the illusive balance between effortless and sleek, with exaggerated peplums nipping the waist, color blocked denims, and free-flowing pleated skirts lending movement to chunky cowlnecks.  True to the season, DKNY launches its Middle East exclusive collection of glam ......read more

Merited for best Service, Family and Luxury hotel among 670 hotels in Makkah Province by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site Makkah, KSA, 13 December, 2018:   Makkah Millennium Hotel, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza, has been consistently ranked one of the top two hotels in Makkah province in 2018 by TripAdvisor. Makkah Millennium Hotel was placed alternatively between Top One and Top Two best hotel among 670 Hotels in Makkah, KSA, based on thousands of positive reviews and opinions collected from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. Saad Khayat, General Manager, Makkah Millennium Hotel and ......read more

December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on product development, purchasing, marketing, product asso ......read more

December 10, 2018:   Saudi Arabia has experienced tremendous transformation in 2018, bouncing back from low oil prices with the largest expansionary budget and history-making reforms. King Salman’s Vision 2030 was a guiding principle for many of the country’s reforms along with Crown Prince Mohammed’s leadership has lead Saudi Arabia to modernise the Kingdom. Reviewing 2018, we can see major shifts that will impact Saudi Arabia’s future.  One of the major business reforms this year was the introduction of VAT. We also saw other GCC countries undergo the shift with Saudi Arabia. The tax was set at a standard rate of five percent however, there were so ......read more

Saudi, Arabia, December 10, 2018:  BLOOVO, a regional fast-growing online recruitment platform that uses intelligent algorithms, announced today the entry of the Saudi-based Maharah Human Resources Company as a strategic shareholder to help in regional and international expansion as well as technology development. The blockbuster acquisition creates a regional HR giant that challenges international HR players operating in the MENA region and paves the way for international expansion for the two players.  Yousef Alghafari, Maharah’s Chief Executive Officer commented on this acquisition saying: “being one the largest human resources companies in the entire MENA region, ......read more

Riyadh, KSA, 9 December 2018:   Xerox Saudi Arabia employees joined more than 1,000 volunteers for the second annual Tashgeer sustainability initiative. With a goal to make the city of Riyadh greener, the team helped plant 200 trees along King Khaled and King Salman roads. A total of 8,000 trees were planted in one day.  The “Making Riyadh Greener” initiative – launched by the Riyadh Development Authority in October last year – is aimed at increasing the afforestation rate in Riyadh city, doubling the number of trees, and taking care of them. The green campaign is part of the Riyadh Environmental Program, which seeks to improve the city's environ ......read more

Saudi Arabia, December 09, 2018:  Despite having the largest market in the GCC in terms of population and consumer spend, Saudi Arabia’s tech startup ecosystem is small and nascent compared to its vast oil sector. SMEs make up a small proportion of the economic activity in the Kingdom, contributing about 20% to the GDP. Unemployment among Saudi nationals is around 12.8%, but youth – who comprise about half of the 32 million population – face a more difficult challenge, as the public sector, which has traditionally been the main employer of university graduates, has become overcrowded.   These were the findings published in a new report by Wamda in collaborat ......read more

Saudi Arabia, 9 December, 2018:  Lenovo, a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced the appointment of Emad Aldaous as the new Data Center Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing Lenovo Data Center Group’s (DCG) business in the Kingdom, while aiding the company transform the data centre industry regionally. His sphere of activity includes building strong relationships with existing and potential channel partners and he will report to DCG Regional Director for the Middle East, Richard Wilcox.   “We’re excited to have Emad on board for this key role in the busine ......read more

Run by highly skilled and Trained Saudi Males and Females and the largest showroom for Huawei in the Middle East and Africa Riyadh, December 6, 2018:   Based on its belief in the importance of the Saudi market and its desire to be closer to the user, Huawei Saudi Arabia will officially open its first main flagship showroom in Riyadh in January 2019. Not only does this showroom display the latest flagship devices from Huawei, it is also fully run by highly skilled and trained Saudi males and females. It is also the largest flagship showroom for Huawei in the Middle East and Africa region, demonstrating Huawei’s commitment towards the Kingdom and its trust in the local marke ......read more

December 06, 2018:  PopSockets; the makers of popular collapsible phone grips, loved around the world by celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner, are thrilled to announce the release of their glamourous capsule collection adorned with Swarovski crystals– just in time for the holiday season. Having launched in the US last month, the shimmering luxe-range is making its way over to the GCC, available in a variety of eye-catching crystal colours, including; Golden Shadow, Silver, Jet-Black and Siam Red; the collection will be available from November- just in time for the holidays. The Siam Red features a unique three-way shimmer effect that reflects different colours, such ......read more

IMAGES: https://we.tl/t-riYunpUUUZ   December 06, 2018:  Charm, atmosphere and pure relaxation are guaranteed when visiting Switzerland.  Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in Summer while Island hopping in Ascona-Locarno, create your very own watch in Geneva or challenge your taste buds by tasting over 30 different kind of chocolates in Zurich. During the colder months, visit Switzerland to indulge in world-class skiing and the ultimate spa experiences set in true winter wonderlands.   ISLAND FEELING IN ASCONA-LOCARNO   Enjoy stunningly beautiful Brissago Islands on Lake Maggiore with their diverse botanical gardens. Easy to reach by boat from Asco ......read more

The Digital Saudi 2030 learning platform in-line with the Saudi Vision 2030 goals and mission enabled more than 400+ c-level executives to meet with over 25 solution providers from across the globe on the 19 & 20th of November 2018. Digital Saudi 2030 powered by SAP along with the National Digital Transformation Unit and Saudi e-Government (Yesser program) is currently recognized as the most exclusive event for Digital Transformation. The program was designed for leaders looking to brush up on their knowledge and explore the latest technology applications and offerings that make future processes simple, enjoyable, engaging and efficient for employees and customers at each touch point. ......read more

Get glowing this holiday season with Skin Republic’s luxurious gold masks December 04, 2018:  Whether you’re getting ready for a party or pampering yourself the day after, these age-defying face masks, infused with 24 carat gold, will get your skin looking smoother, firmer and more luminous than ever before. They’re the perfect sidekicks for the festive season.  24K Gold Peel-Off Face Mask (AED 35 for 3 applications) This Skin Republic mask is infused with 24 carat gold, known for its potent anti-aging capabilities. Rich in age-defying minerals, the formulation helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, while fruit acids gently exfoliate for a bright and lu ......read more

December 04, 2018:  The HP ProBook x360 11 G3 EE and HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE are the world’s thinnest rugged convertibles Since 2015, HP’s Education Edition PCs have consistently reset the bar for ruggedness and innovation for schools. With amazing new features designed to enhance instruction and minimize cost of management and downtime, the HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition G3 and G4 allow users to: Learn in the classroom and on the go. Thinner than its predecessor, these devices are built to withstand the rigors of active students with shock-absorbing molded rubber trim, a reinforced power port, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, and a spill-resistant keyboard.&n ......read more

Saudi Arabia, December 04, 2018:  Al Jazira Paints has opened a new production line called "Making Joy", coinciding with the International Children's Day. The company has recently enabled hundreds of children to work together with KIDSDOM for two consecutive days at Al Hayat Mall in Riyadh on the impact of rain showers in the capital." "We always strive to draw a smile on the lips of our children, male and female, and bring pleasure to their hearts. We saw on the International Children's Day a beautiful occasion to express our love and affection for our small buds and their happiness, " said Abdullah bin Saud Al Rumaih , CEO of Al Jazeera Paints. and to ......read more

NEW YORK, NY & LONDON, UK, NOVEMBER 20, 2018:  Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and Victoria Beckham Ltd., announced today that they have entered into an exclusive, long-term global licensing agreement for sun and optical eyewear.  New collections developed under the licensing agreement will roll-out globally beginning Fall 2019. The collections will be developed in Italy and will continue to embody Victoria Beckham’s intuitive and refined aesthetic, taking cues from the brand’s distinctively modern ready-to-wear and accessory offerings and sophisticated femininity.  Said Paolo Riva, CEO of Victoria Beckham Ltd., “This new partnership with Marchon comes at an ......read more

The last rays of the sun filter through the luxurious brocade curtains of the palazzo. Bathed in their golden light, a glimmering sextet of precious flasks sealed by a refined monogram conceal a hidden treasure of scents and emotions… November 27, 2018:  Throughout the world, the Roberto Cavalli fashion house is renowned for its fine craftmanship, its flamboyant sense of style and its deep attachment to its Italian heritage. But the true cornerstone of the brand’s well-deserved reputation is the exclusive use of the noblest and most refined materials. Roberto Cavalli’s annual Gold Collection is the quintessential tribute to this philosophy. Each fragrance it inclu ......read more

Held Under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 25 November 2018:   INJAZ Al-Arab – member of Junior Achievement Worldwide – is hosting their 12th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition in Kuwait between November 26 and 29, 2018. The competition will see 80 students from 11 countries across MENA compete over 12 award categories before their peers and a panel of high-profile judges.    Held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the event will welcome over 180 attendees from INJAZ teams, volunteers and chaperons. The ......read more

November 25, 2018:  Step into the magical world of Chloé this festive season with its most iconic fragrance. A fragrance that captures the full spirit of Chloé. Its effortless, sophisticated style. Its natural, spontaneous view of femininity. Eau de Parfum Chloé was based on the eternal feminine element of French perfumery: the rose. But a reinvented, revisited rose. A rose to rediscover. A surprising, spontaneous rose that embodies the liberty and free spirit of the Chloé woman. Not to mention her innate elegance. This special rose is so different because new facets of its natural scent are enhanced by every ingredient that is combined with it. Peony, lychee and freesia hig ......read more

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