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October 16, 2018:  This fall, Michael Kors is moving its store at The Dubai Mall to a new, expanded location. To celebrate the new Middle East flagship, which will showcase even more of the world of Michael Kors, the brand is introducing a special-edition Whitney handbag, to be available in Michael Kors stores across the Middle East..  . ... ... Read more
By Menat Elabd, Regional Brow Artist – Benefit Cosmetics October 16, 2018:  Trick or Treat…or should I say, Trick or Tip! With this new Halloween “Catwoman” look, you will know ALL the tips AND tricks that you’ll need to recreate this look. It’s super easy and fast, especially if you have no time to pr... ... Read more
14 - 27 October 2018Riyadh - 14 October 2018:  Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has announced the launch of the Chinese Food Festival from 14 to 27 October, where an assortment of the most delicious Chinese food will be served, such as Kung Pao, Ciao-mian, Cantonese and other famous dishes, as well as beverages. The festival will provide an exceptio... ... Read more
October 14, 2018:Link BraceletThe AIGNER Wunderkammer is an exclusive collection of rarities— an amalgamation of phenomenal thoughts juxtaposed by superior artistry. Each piece from the AIGNER treasury is exceptional – reimagined for the modern times yet holding true to their magic.An expressively detailed accessory from the collection ... ... Read more
The award rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industryMakkah, KSA, 14 October, 2018:   Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza, is the proud recipient of the coveted “Best 5-Star Hotel 2018&rd... ... Read more
October 13, 2018:   A Saudi delegation from the customs of King Abdul Azziz International Airport in Jeddah highly applauded the high advanced level Dubai Customs has reached. During their visit to the Passenger Operations Department in Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3, the Saudi visitors expressed admiration and willingness t... ... Read more
Retail price: 177 AED/181 SAR (incl. VAT) Available on October 1st, 2018 Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  At Benefit, we believe that the most powerful influencers are our customers. This is why we created and hosted our very first user-generated campaign for the launch of the NEW Brow Contour Pro! In June 2018, nine benebabes from ar... ... Read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct 10, 2018:   After its successful opening in Jeddah, BOUNCE Middle East is all set to open the world’s first female-only trampoline park in Riyadh. BOUNCE will be bringing its high-energy trampoline park and X-Park adventure challenge course to the capital allowing the female residents to literally fly ... ... Read more
October 09, 2018:  Introducing a breakthrough innovation in mascara that delivers maximum volume and lift in a lightweight whipped formula. Climax Mascara builds effortlessly without clumping or smudging, giving lashes a lifted look and flexible feel. Build it and it will deliver. Just the way you like it. #NEVERFAKEITTHE VOLUME Lash Moisture ... ... Read more
From dawn to dusk..October 09, 2018:  For her first collection for the Parisian fashion house of Weill, Mathilde Castello Branco proposes a wardrobe illustrating 24 hours in the life of the Parisian woman. A modern versatile collection composed of pieces which are easy to mix and match with the assurance of never committing the slightest error... ... Read more
INDEX Saudi prepares to host thousands of designers, architects, buyers in Riyadh this month as interior design boom grows momentum  9 October 2018:  Thousands of designers, architects and buyers representing hundreds of international suppliers are descending upon Riyadh this month to capitalise on the boom in interior design sp... ... Read more
October 08, 2018:  Olay has always been committed to understanding the wants, needs and aspirations of all women. Inspired by the beauty & perfection of a Pearl, a symbol of radiant beauty, Olay has designed the White Radiance Collection, its most advanced tone correcting products to date. More than superficial fairness: radiance insp... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  The campaign of the Saudi Ministry of Health to raise awareness about breast cancer in Asir region, will be launched on October 10th under auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, as its continues custom to provide social support.The campaign will begin next Wednesday at Al- Rashed Mall in Abha and will continue for five ... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  The campaign of the Saudi Ministry of Health to raise awareness about breast cancer in Asir region, will be launched on October 10th under auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, as its continues custom to provide social support.The campaign will begin next Wednesday at Al- Rashed Mall in Abha and will continue for five ... ... Read more
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Exclusive Opening Brings Together Elite VIP Clientele at the Store in Kingdom Mall, Riyadh Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 21, 2018:   Robinsons, the luxury fashion retail store established in 1858, has opened its very first store in Saudi Arabia, at the prestigious Kingdom Mall in Riyadh, one of the city’s largest malls. The store opened with an exclusive event, offering a range of immersive experiences to consumers, from fashion and beauty to kids and accessories. This is the second Robinsons store to open in the region, following the immensely successful launch of Robinsons at Dubai Festival City Mall in the UAE last year. The grand opening event provided an exclusive ......read more

A Talent Development Programme for National Colleagues in GCC countries Riyadh, KSA, October 20, 2018:   Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa, one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region, today launched one of its key initiatives, ‘TooMooH’, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Translated literally as ambition, TooMooH is a talent development programme established by Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa to meet its rapidly expanding talent acquisition needs across the Middle East where it aims to operate 100 hotels by the year 2020. The programme reflects the brand’s vision to have an active rol ......read more

October 16, 2018:  This fall, Michael Kors is moving its store at The Dubai Mall to a new, expanded location. To celebrate the new Middle East flagship, which will showcase even more of the world of Michael Kors, the brand is introducing a special-edition Whitney handbag, to be available in Michael Kors stores across the Middle East.   The Whitney, first introduced this past summer, has become the newest iconic style from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Designed as a group of 24/7, work-to-weekend bags, the Whitney combines sophisticated silhouettes with on-the-go versatility. The subtle but distinctive “M” shape on the front nods to the designer’s initial, a letter he&rs ......read more

By Menat Elabd, Regional Brow Artist – Benefit Cosmetics   October 16, 2018:  Trick or Treat…or should I say, Trick or Tip! With this new Halloween “Catwoman” look, you will know ALL the tips AND tricks that you’ll need to recreate this look. It’s super easy and fast, especially if you have no time to prepare for Halloween. I am sure that one of us have been invited to a Halloween party at the very last minute and had no time to go and buy any make up or even prepare a Halloween outfit. Well, this time, you’re in safe hands. This will no longer be a problem if you follow these steps to create YOUR own catwoman look for Halloween. As ......read more

The CISI has partnered with King Faisal University, making it the first ‘CISI Partner University’ in Saudi Arabia, providing students, graduates and faculty access to CISI qualifications The collaboration aims to boost knowledge among future financial services practitioners in the Kingdom through globally recognised qualifications KSA, 15 October 2018 –  The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), the leading professional body for securities, investments, wealth and financial planning professionals, has announced a partnership with Saudi Arabia’s oldest national university, King Faisal University.   The partnership pa ......read more

14 - 27 October 2018 Riyadh - 14 October 2018:  Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has announced the launch of the Chinese Food Festival from 14 to 27 October, where an assortment of the most delicious Chinese food will be served, such as Kung Pao, Ciao-mian, Cantonese and other famous dishes, as well as beverages. The festival will provide an exceptional experience as it will be held in the hotel’s Aroma restaurant. Chef Ricky Hung, who is coming from Kempinski Hotel Xiamen, China, especially to make delicious dishes at the Chinese Food Festival in Riyadh, pointed out that he will accommodate Saudi dining tastes, and he will introduce the Chinese cuisine to the hotel’s guests ......read more

October 14, 2018: Link Bracelet The AIGNER Wunderkammer is an exclusive collection of rarities— an amalgamation of phenomenal thoughts juxtaposed by superior artistry. Each piece from the AIGNER treasury is exceptional – reimagined for the modern times yet holding true to their magic. An expressively detailed accessory from the collection that recently walked the runways of the AIGNER Milan fashion show is the limited edition link bracelet. Structural and refined with a deft silhouette, the beautiful bracelet is accentuated by metallic links that encompass elegant AIGNER ‘A’ logos and has an avant-garde T-bar fastening.  The bracelet – availa ......read more

The award rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry Makkah, KSA, 14 October, 2018:   Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza, is the proud recipient of the coveted “Best 5-Star Hotel 2018” award presented at the Middle East Gala Ceremony of the Arabian Travel Awards 2018 held recently in Dubai. Arabian Travel Awards is a platform for the Middle East to recognize those behind the success of the Travel & Hospitality industry to make them believe they are achievers. It serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellen ......read more

October 13, 2018:   A Saudi delegation from the customs of King Abdul Azziz International Airport in Jeddah highly applauded the high advanced level Dubai Customs has reached. During their visit to the Passenger Operations Department in Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3, the Saudi visitors expressed admiration and willingness to benefit from the knowledge and experience Dubai Customs has in this field.  Customs Director General at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Bandar Al-Rahili, said they are visiting Dubai International Airport to learn about the best practices applied by Dubai Customs to serve passengers and facilitate their arrivals and departures. T ......read more

Retail price: 177 AED/181 SAR (incl. VAT) Available on October 1st, 2018  Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  At Benefit, we believe that the most powerful influencers are our customers. This is why we created and hosted our very first user-generated campaign for the launch of the NEW Brow Contour Pro!   In June 2018, nine benebabes from around the world flew to San Francisco, where Benefit was founded, to take part in one of the biggest launches for the brand this year. None of the girls were bloggers, influencers or key socialites; they were just big fans of Benefit Cosmetics, who followed us on Instagram and shared their constant love for the brand.   ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct 10, 2018:   After its successful opening in Jeddah, BOUNCE Middle East is all set to open the world’s first female-only trampoline park in Riyadh.  BOUNCE will be bringing its high-energy trampoline park and X-Park adventure challenge course to the capital allowing the female residents to literally fly through the air and bounce off the walls.   The huge 3,000 square meter warehouse on main East/West Road in Riyadh will offer wall to wall activities for ladies of all ages and abilities and will be the largest in the capital. The venue will be packed with over 80 interconnected trampolines, a dodgeball arena, slam dunk, huge inflatable ......read more

October 09, 2018:  Introducing a breakthrough innovation in mascara that delivers maximum volume and lift in a lightweight whipped formula. Climax Mascara builds effortlessly without clumping or smudging, giving lashes a lifted look and flexible feel. Build it and it will deliver. Just the way you like it. #NEVERFAKEIT THE VOLUME Lash Moisture Complex allows for a whipped, creamy formula that lifts and builds without clumping Lashes feel soft, never heavy or stiff THE BRUSH Full-bodied brush with ribbed bristles capture and coat each lash for an instant, intense effect Smoothly wraps pigments from root to tip for rich color and bold dimension Custom-designed; e ......read more

From dawn to dusk.. October 09, 2018:  For her first collection for the Parisian fashion house of Weill, Mathilde Castello Branco proposes a wardrobe illustrating 24 hours in the life of the Parisian woman. A modern versatile collection composed of pieces which are easy to mix and match with the assurance of never committing the slightest error in taste. The essence of this collection is a certain notion of French chic, a subtle dosage of sophistication and nonchalance. During the day, materials take on unexpected motifs, as when a cape with large checks marris with a pair of slacks in Prince of Wales check or printed silk adopts a cane work motif inspired by Parisian café chai ......read more

INDEX Saudi prepares to host thousands of designers, architects, buyers in Riyadh this month as interior design boom grows momentum    9 October 2018:  Thousands of designers, architects and buyers representing hundreds of international suppliers are descending upon Riyadh this month to capitalise on the boom in interior design spending across the Kingdom.   Saudi Arabia accounts for almost one third (32%) of the total GCC interior design market spend, some SAR11.25 billion of a total SAR35.6 billion, according to a recent Ventures report commissioned by INDEX Saudi, the new design exhibition which runs at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibitio ......read more

October 08, 2018:  Olay has always been committed to understanding the wants, needs and aspirations of all women. Inspired by the beauty & perfection of a Pearl, a symbol of radiant beauty, Olay has designed the White Radiance Collection, its most advanced tone correcting products to date.   More than superficial fairness: radiance inspired by the perfection of the pearl, with advanced technology working at surface cell level Just like a refined pearl itself, skin is precious too, but the similarities between skin and a perfect pearl do not stop there. Like the surface of an exquisite pearl that encapsulates impeccable purity, lustre and luminosity, a woman wants beaut ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  The campaign of the Saudi Ministry of Health to raise awareness about breast cancer in Asir region, will be launched on October 10th under auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, as its continues custom to provide social support. The campaign will begin next Wednesday at Al- Rashed Mall in Abha and will continue for five consecutive days under supervision of the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir through Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition 2018, which was prepared by Al- Jazeera Paints in full. Many agencies participate such as: Asir Central Hospital, Sector and hospital of Ahad  Rufaida, Shafa Abha Hospital for maternity and Children, the Direct ......read more

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn., October 7, 2018 –   The WWE Championship match featuring AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan will take place at Crown Jewel at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2. Additionally, the Crown Jewel will also include a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world. General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Fol ......read more

Overview We expect economic growth in Saudi Arabia to be stable, averaging just over 2% per year over 2019-2021. Higher-than-expected fiscal revenues have been met with higher expenditures, but we do not expect a material deviation from official fiscal targets. We are affirming our 'A-/A-2' long- and short-term sovereign ratings on Saudi Arabia. The outlook is stable. October 06, 2018:  Rating Action On Oct. 5, 2018, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'A-/A-2' unsolicited long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Saudi Arabia. The outlook is stable. Outlook The stable outlook is based on our expectation that ......read more

Jeddah, October 06, 2018:  After Shahad Sari, who possess talented and gifted design skills, gave up hope on completing her undergraduate studies because her admission application was rejected by the only university that offers a fashion design program in her city due to limited seats, Dar Al-Hekma University has offered her full scholarship to study on its campus after seeing her creative designs on Twitter.  Shahad biggest surprise happened when her friend posted her designs on Twitter and posted a link to the designs on Dar Al-Hekma Twitter account. Dar Al-Hekma responded and showcased her works to Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, President, who liked the designs and even recommended t ......read more

 October 4, 2018:   As businesses in Saudi Arabia work towards supporting the country’s Saudi Vision 2030, Ashridge Executive Education is organizing an insightful programme for leaders to explore new leadership styles that will help them to achieve higher growth for their companies. To be held from 14 to 18 October 2018, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the programme can also be customized for individual companies and held at their Saudi offices. “Our Management Development programme encourages Saudi managers to develop skills that will enable them to take on new responsibilities, improve their leadership style and motivate their team. Understanding your own style ......read more

3rd October 2018:   Shaker Group, the sole distributor for LG Air Conditioners in Saudi Arabia, has inaugurated the expansion and advancement of its integrated LG Air Conditioning Academy. The Academy, funded by LG Air Conditioners, was announced at Shaker's premises in Riyadh and attended by LG & Shaker top management and representatives.  The Academy embraces a wide range of LG Commercial Air Conditioning solutions demonstrating pre-sales solutions with the ultimate goal of providing industry-leading after-sales services. Mr. Azzam Saud Almudaiheem, Chief Executive Officer at Shaker Group, commented:  "The launch of the Academy establishes the parall ......read more

Competition organised in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel and MITEF Global December 25, 2018 deadline for application submissions  Funding of over SAR 325,000 awarded to winners at closing ceremony in the Eastern Region, Saudi Arabia, on March 2, 2019 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2018:   The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum Saudi Arabia, a chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Global in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel, the Community Jameel initiative, has announced that registration is open for its fourth annual Saudi Startup Competition. This year’s edition will be held under the slogan “Challenge Yourself&rdq ......read more

Saudi Arabia,  October 01, 2018:  For the fourth consecutive year, Dar Al Hekma University (DAH), one of the premier higher education institutions for Saudi young women, organized its Creativity Week for freshman students of 2018-2019 who have recently joined the university. The program was designed by Initiativez Group, a team of international and local experts and coaches who boast considerable global experience in enhancing and unleashing a person’s creativity and developing personal skills.  The program comes in line with Vision 2030, which attaches great importance to nurturing Saudi youth creativity, and consists of a series of training activities that enha ......read more

The information age has brought with it unparalleled access to information, and the incredible ability to communicate freely with people from all over the world. Few could benefit more from this than our children, exposed as they are to any knowledge about the world that they could ever want to discover for themselves. However, such free and open access to knowledge and communication has its drawbacks. A child may be naďve, or otherwise ill-equipped with the perceptiveness necessary to protect themselves from online threats, such as scammers – or worse! On top of that, the addictive nature of social media can lead to the development of problematic behaviour that could lead to very r ......read more

26 September 2018 - The Saudi Agricultural Exhibition 2018 organized by the Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) Ltd. under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al Fadley, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, is set to take place from October 7 till 10, 2018. The exhibition will focus on the agricultural sector and the more than SAR 200 billion investments in the industry as a result of the government’s economic diversification policy. The event, which will be held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, will also tackle job and other investment opportunities in agriculture. The strategic 37th Edition of the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition will also play ......read more

Dyson revealed the Dyson Cyclone V10 TM cord-free vacuum, which will set the path for vacuum cleaner technology for the next decade. “It’s why we’ve stopped developing corded vacuums”.  The new Dyson digital motor V10 is the fastest and most advanced Dyson digital motor, spinning at up to 125,000 rpm and giving the new vacuum the most powerful suction of any cylinder vacuum. Dyson also unveiled the new Dyson Pure Cool™ purifying fans which clean every corner of the room. The machines reveal the indoor pollution you can’t see – new LCD display reports pollutants in the home in real time, and then reacts automatically using a unique Dyson a ......read more

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - September 26, 2018:   Thomson Reuters inaugurated the 10th Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar in association with the Institute of Finance and under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Akholifey, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and Chairman of Anti-Money Laundering Permanent Committee (AMLPC)  Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Fahad AL Shathri, Deputy Governor for Supervision, SAMA, said: “Saudi Arabia have been instrumental in directing all financial institutions to abide by the policies that meet the compliance standards including reporting and uncovering financial crime. In the past few y ......read more

Ring and Al Jammaz host roadshow in Riyadh and Jeddah to promote home security and share Ring’s innovative home security products and solutions  September 26, 2018:   Ring, a leader in in neighbourhood security together with Al Jammaz Distribution, the leading Saudi based Value-Added Distributor, announced they have embarked on a two-city roadshow in Riyadh and Jeddah, to promote Ring’s innovative home security products and solutions and share insights into the importance of home security with its partners in the Kingdom.  “Ring believes in keeping homes and communities safe rather than just comfortable and we hope to change the way home owners vie ......read more

Saudi’s US$5.7 billion beauty and personal care market proves a major draw card for global beauty and wellness brands September 26, 2018:   The inaugural edition of Beautyworld Saudi Arabia is approaching full capacity, with global suppliers of beauty products and wellbeing eagerly snapping up the exhibition’s last available slots ahead of its October 2018 debut in Jeddah.  More than 120 exhibitors from around the world will descend upon the Kingdom’s dedicated trade fair for cosmetics, skincare, haircare, salon supplies, and fragrances, as they prepare a rousing welcome for thousands of Saudi trade buyers and beauty professionals. The maiden th ......read more

Riyadh, 26 September 2018:   In honor of Saudi National Day, Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh hosted a 3-day celebration at the hotel, offering guests a range of festive experiences and extraordinary culinary treats in line with the historic day. The event was well-received, with a remarkable number of guests attending from all across the Kingdom.   A key part of Saudi history, the day celebrates the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdulaziz in 1932 and symbolizes the ideals and hopes of the Kingdom. It provides a sentiment of pride for the country and symbolizes a sense of appreciation by the citizens, being proud of everything that the country ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2018:  In celebration of the National Day of the 88th anniversary of the Kingdom, Al-Jazeera Paints Company held a special celebration for the children of Al-Joof region, where it launched a national celebration for children last Thursday and Friday in Al-Joof Plaza complex in Sakaka city, and provided them with paints and colors to express their happiness of the Saudi National Day through their various drawings on wooden tables, paper plates and more and equipped tables for children to sit and celebrate this beautiful day to exercise various activities and distributed flags and delightful prizes by the end of the day. The company will set up a similar event ......read more

Choose between a Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini ‘supercar’ to explore the mountain roads and coastal highways of Ras Al Khaimah Uncover the underwater secrets of the Red Sea and explore 5,000-year-old Coral Reefs in Jeddah Packages part of New Hilton Digital Platform offering bespoke luxury experiences, including Private Luxury Yacht Cruises in Istanbul and Pyramid Tours in Cairo Saudi Arabia, September 23, 2018:  As part of Hilton’s new innovative web platform that offers a range of exclusive experiences across the hospitality group’s luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria is offering guests a host of action-packed experiences that will surely win the hear ......read more

20 September 2018;   FOREO, the Swedish beauty and wellness brand that surpassed 1 billion USD in revenue in 2017, has announced its participation in the 2018 edition of Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition and Conference. They’ll be showcasing the award-winning LUNA mini 2 facial cleansing brush and revolutionary UFO smart mask, alongside an exciting range of new gift sets created exclusively for travel retail. Already hugely popular with global travellers  FOREO has added 30 new store openings to its international travel retail portfolio since the beginning of 2018, boosting its tally to almost 200 placements worldwide.    Scheduled to take p ......read more

Riyadh, 20 September 2018 –   This Saudi National Day, Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh is honored and proud to invite guests to celebrate this historic day with a host of festive experiences and extraordinary culinary treats. A key part of Saudi history, the day celebrates the 88th Saudi National Day and the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdulaziz in 1932 and symbolizes the ideals and hopes of the Kingdom. It provides a sentiment of pride for the country and symbolizes a sense of appreciation by the citizens, being proud of everything that the country has achieved.  Located in the heart of Riyadh, Al-Faisaliah Hotel will look to showcase its d ......read more

Saudi Arabia, September 19, 2018:  According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, the outlook for the Saudi economy remains strongly tied to the developments in international oil markets. Rising oil prices this year and potential supply disruptions from Libya, Venezuela and Iran, have improved the economic prospects for the Saudi economy, given the Kingdom’s role as a major oil producer with substantial spare production capacity. Despite the positive outlook, the accountancy and finance body says certain challenges to the Saudi economy remain.   Economic Insight: Middle East Q3 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, says the Saudi economy is expected to rebound ......read more

Stunning private island resort invites guests from the Middle East to enjoy a luxury family vacation filled with complimentary experiences Saudi Arabia, 19th September 2018:   The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort welcomes families from Saudi Arabia looking to celebrate their country’s national day with a holiday in cooler climes. To mark the 88th anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on September 23rd, visitors from the Middle East can enjoy special room rates, a great selection of dining offers for the whole family and a host of complimentary experiences across the private island resort. For the starting rate of USD 1,100++, guests can choos ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 19th September 2018: Celebrating KSA National Day, Dubai Festival City Mall is the place to be this weekend from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd September, as the Mall announces a new IMAGINE show. The two-time Guinness World Record breaking, show like no other - IMAGINE, will celebrate this joyous occasion with a special show every evening after sunset for four days.  Families will also be entertained by a traditional band that will roam around the Mall on Sunday the 23rd September from 4 to 7 pm. Shoppers will also be able to enjoy and array of different dining options on the waterfront at Festival Bay, as well as enjoy irresistible shopping offering at Dubai Festiva ......read more

“The look echoes the collection’s theme of gender neutrality – it can be worn on both women or men. There is also a notion of eccentricity to it.” —Makeup by Val Garland September 18, 2018:  SKIN: NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream  FACE: Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Soft Velvet Pressed Powder BROWS: Brow Perfector  LIPS: Instant Line & Pore Perfector  PINK EYE LOOK: Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Gaiety Blush YELLOW EYE LOOK: Douro Single Eyeshadow BLUE EYE LOOK: Curaçao Velvet Eyeliner, Baby Jane Sin ......read more

September 18, 2018:  The unique Estonian womenswear designer DIANA ARNO expands online shopping to Middle East. A favourite with modern, intelligent women with fashion flair, the brand has received raving reviews domestically and internationally since being established in 2011. DIANA ARNO’s manifesto is to unite luxury and comfort, creating timeless and feminine clothes for urban women, with eye-catching details that carry smoothly from work to cocktails, from workweek to weekend. The clothes are always uncompromisingly feminine: playful details, tailored finishes and signature styles imbue every single item with effortless and sophisticated feel, necessary in creating outstanding ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2018:   The Saudi General Sports Authority in partnership with WWE will present the Crown Jewel at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2, including a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world. General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the secon ......read more

Saudi Arabia, September 17, 2018:  Record breaking build times were achieved at the Qiddiya entertainment, sports and cultural destination recently in Saudi Arabia by deploying the next generation of semi-permanent buildings.  Eventually covering 334 square kilometres Qiddiya - the first of its kind entertainment resort and in Saudi Arabia - is one of three ‘Giga projects’ at the heart of the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030 national transformation strategy intended to expand and diversify the Saudi economy. Once complete, the Qiddiya entertainment district located 40km from Riyadh is planned to be 2.5 times the size of Walt Disney World and will include holiday homes, wa ......read more

Multi-platform Arabic-language business and financial news service renamed and headquartered in the U.A.E. Saudi Arabia, 17 September, 2018:  Following the announcement made last September by Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, and Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), the Middle East's biggest publishing group to launch Bloomberg Al Arabiya, a new multi-platform Arabic-language business and financial news service, Bloomberg and SRMG today announced that the news service has been renamed to Bloomberg Asharq. Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P., and Dr. Ghassan Alshibl, Chairman, SRMG, met yesterday in Dubai to officially ann ......read more

Contract is to develop infrastructure for a 7 million square metre development in the northern growth corridor of Riyadh Contract is expected to generate over 2000 jobs in Saudi Arabia RIYADH, 16 September 2018:   Al Widyan Saudi Real Estate Company (Al Widyan Co.), a private joint stock company owned by Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Co. (SRECO), has awarded a SAR 1.1 billion contract to BINYAH to develop key infrastructure on the Al Widyan project, SRECO’s 7 million square metre site in the northern growth corridor of Riyadh.   BINYAH is a joint venture between SRECO and Mohammad Ali Al Swailem Group (MASCO), which own 60% and 40% of the joint venture comp ......read more

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) welcomes two new Saudi nationals to key roles at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, in line with the continued Saudization efforts.  Saudi Arabia, September 12, 2018:   Saudization has taken centre stage at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, ahead of Saudi Arabia’s National Day on 23rd September, with the announcement of two new key staff member appointments at the property. As KSA celebrates its 86th National Day this month, Ascott has placed a key focus on training and recruitment of Saudi nationals.  Along with the required Saudization obligations in the Kingdom, Ascott is undergoing traineeships and development training for career growth tailor ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – September 11, 2018 – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today announced that it has sold 10 million units of HUAWEI P20 Pro and HUAWEI P20 in the first five months, empowering photography enthusiasts globally to take stunning photos with their smartphones. This remarkable milestone is testament to global consumers’ confidence in the Huawei brand, and the innovative technology that Huawei has engineered for its photography-centric line of flagship devices. Huawei’s latest flagship devices sold very well in key markets such as China and Western Europe, where they are performing significantly better than their predecessors. “We are humble ......read more

Dubai, 10th September, 2018: Bloomberg and the Misk Foundation have begun the second edition of their intensive, week-long financial journalism training program in Dubai for Saudi students. The initiative aims to advance financial education and journalism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through training conducted by Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg News, and more than 20 Bloomberg journalists and analysts from London and the Middle East. The course is based in Bloomberg’s newsroom in Dubai, where students are learning about Bloomberg's brand of data-driven journalism in the news organization's largest Middle East bureau. The Saudi participants, whose maj ......read more

September 9, 2018- Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services in the region through its diverse portfolio of world-class hotels, has played a key role in supporting the tourism sector in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) since its establishment. The Group has implemented ambitious strategies and innovative plans, making it one of the leading companies in tourism. The Group is fully committed to provide a wide range of quality services and high-quality facilities and venues that meet the highest standards of excellence in the hospitality industry and are capable of evolving to keep up with the changing requirements of the market ......read more

Effective 11 September 2018, employment across four sub-sectors within the retail sector in Saudi Arabia will be restricted to Saudi nationals only. Foreign nationals will be prohibited from working in forty-three different professions.   September 09, 2018:  Thirteen professions across three additional sub-sectors will be subject to restrictions effective from 9 November 2018, and forty-four designations within five other sub-sectors will be affected from 7 January 2019 onwards.    Affected sub-sectors     Professions restricted to Saudi nationals are within the below listed sub-sectors:    From 11 September 2018 onwards:  ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 06, 2018:  Wanted: more pigment, rich color, instant gratification. Enter the NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette featuring an all-new formula that brings the richest color payoff. This innovative powder suspends in a liquid binding system creating intense, high-impact color. Introduced in 12 high-impact eyeshadows, the formula ranges from buttery mattes, lustrous satins, coveted shimmers, and glittering metallic finishes. There’s more than one way to get more views. #NARSissist Shades Include:  BIARRITZ, matte neutral cream SATISFACTION, shimmering golden pink DELIRIUM, metallic rose TEMPTRESS, satin paprika SEVEN HEAVEN, matte sand SHADOW ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 06, 2018:  High-profile shades. Made for play. Introducing the NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palettes, a curated selection of 12 new and beloved cheek shades in two limited-edition palettes. Brighten up with cool corals and pops of pink, or go bold with radiant reds and deep raspberry in matte, satin and shimmer finishes. The covetable formula feels silky smooth and provides blendable application. Profile, raised. #NARSissist.   Shades Include:    NARSissist WANTED CHEEK PALETTE I (from left to right, top to bottom):  UNLIMITED,  shimmering pale pink (limited edition) BUZZED, matte coral (limited edition) NOTORIOUS, matte la ......read more

Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health. Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality i ......read more

September 06, 2018:  An exciting and bold mood pervades at Etoile “La boutique” for the Fall/Winter 2018 accessories collection.  With many notable and exceptional pieces from the latest runway shows, there’s something for everyone. From Del Duca’s colourful handbags to Kate Cate’s oversized seventies inspired belts and 0711’s minimalistic flair, Etoile “La boutique” has you covered.  Del Duca Handbags Del Duca handbags take wearable art to a new level. Del Duca is the handmade creation of unique Argentinean accessories, combining a raw, vintage appeal with a contemporary splash of pop art. The beautifully crafted pieces wi ......read more

MEBAA Conference Jeddah Highlights Industry Opportunities Saudi Arabia, 05 September, 2018:   The MEBAA Conference Jeddah took place yesterday at the Jeddah Hilton, and brought together the business aviation industry from the region. Speaking at the event, Captain Bander Khaldi, Managing Director, National Aviation Academy, said that Saudi Arabia will require 8800 pilots and 11700 technicians by 2024 due to attrition replacement and fleet growth. During his presentation, he described the development plans for the academy, with a focus on how it will aim to meet the country’s need. This followed a keynote speech from Dr Sami Alsrisari, Deputy Assistant President, Aviatio ......read more

RIYADH, 4 September 2018:  Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company (SRECO), one of the largest publicly listed real estate developers on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul), has signed a Framework Agreement with the Presidency of State Security to provide real estate services to them in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).   SRECO will provide end to end delivery for all Presidency of State Security projects in KSA, in accordance with the regulations followed in the Kingdom, and after Presidency of State Security obtaining the necessary approvals including project management, infrastructure, building and construction, operation, maintenance and facilities management services. The ......read more

Reliable secure communication infrastructure has contributed to a fearless stay of more than two million pilgrims at the holy sites in Makkah, Saudi Arabia    Dubai, UAE – 2 September 2018:   Together with the telecom companies STC Specialized and House of Invention International (HOI) in Saudi Arabia, Airbus has supplied secure communication infrastructure to the security staff protecting this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.  “Our reliable critical communication infrastructure plays a vital role in making sure that the government’s security personnel could fully perform their security tasks. STC Specialized has put their trust i ......read more

FII 2018 advisory board comprised of eleven global executives with diverse insights and expertise Advisory board provides strategic guidance on the development of FII as a platform to help shape the future of global investment   Riyadh, 29 August 2018:  The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia has today announced the formation of an advisory board, comprised of eleven of the most influential global executives from technology, finance and business, that will support the ongoing development of the program for the 2018 Future Investment Initiative (FII).   The second  edition of FII is taking place in Riyadh from October 23rd-25th 2018 and w ......read more

Starting today, customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman can buy Kindle devices from SOUQ.com, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader—Kindle Oasis With Kindle, readers have access to the world’s best eBook selection on Amazon.com, including over one million titles in English, Arabic, French and Hindi, including over 12,000 Arabic-language Kindle books from leading authors August 28, 2018:  Amazon and SOUQ.com today announced customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman can shop the latest Kindle devices, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader, Kindle Oasi ......read more

August 27, 2018 – The “Galleria Ballroom,” one of the luxurious venues in Jeddah, is designed with exceptional features to host luxurious weddings, social events and conferences to meet the aspirations of luxury seekers and provide them with a special experience. The ballroom is in the The Galleria Hotel, a part of the Elaf Group - a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services in the region. The Ballroom’s unique luxurious design makes it the most suitable destination for large events, conferences and other special occasions with the assistance of leading hospitality professionals and experts, spread over a larg ......read more

(Makkah, KSA, 27 August 2018):   Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Al Sharif Piazza and King Fahd Gate, recently hosted more than 20 children from Dar Al-Ber Charity Association.  The project was part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility and in keeping with the example of Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, on spreading happiness to Orphans. The children were treated to a fun-filled interactive party highlighted by several entertainment shows in the presence of a clown, games and activities like face painting. The kids enthusiastically participated in the co ......read more

The Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity Program is seen to boost the government’s efforts to strengthen its cybersecurity infrastructure August 26, 2018:  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is taking up the cudgels to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts on enhancing the security of the Kingdom’s ICT infrastructure. With the launch of the Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity, offered exclusively for Saudi nationals, the company aims to address the shortage of local expertise needed to keep KSA’s digital space secure. The cybersecurity workforce shortfall remains a top concern for governments ......read more

August 26, 2018:  To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.   On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.   Key Quotes:   Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia: “I have a mission to carry the voice of the women and make sure th ......read more

New YouGov research reveals the routine changes people make during summers to beat the heat in UAE and KSA August 19, 2018:  Summer season is at its peak in the UAE and Saudi Arabia with August hitting average temperatures between 40 – 45 degrees celsius. More than half of the population (57%) in these countries makes changes to their eating habits and takes extra care of their skin and hair in response to the soaring temperatures.  Activities in the summer season From keeping themselves hydrated, choosing a cab over walking on the hot streets, staying indoors and reading a book or visiting a mall, people find many ways to get some respite in the heat.   One in ......read more

August 12, 2018:  Molveno is an exceptional timepiece that extends beyond the ordinary with an incredible multi-dimensional dial enhancing an elegant design, which is exclusive to Cerruti 1881. A wealth of complex textures and meticulous details are fused in harmony to create the functional timepiece that exudes charisma and style. The date window is nestled in the black sunray dial, which boasts a graceful IP rose gold top ring along with a polished and textured crown. The futuristic timepiece is matched by an equally riveting pair of cufflinks with geometric 3D patterns demarcating the Cerruti 1881 logo.  The timepiece and cufflinks duo spectacularly lives up to the reputat ......read more

Introduces the first batch of certified Female Data Scientists in the Kingdom through the adoption of Dell EMC Data Science and Big Data Analytics Curriculum  Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University partners with Dell EMC to train and certify top talented females on open technologies such as Data Science & Big Data Analytics, Cloud computing and virtualization The university successfully trained and certified 57 female Data science and big data analytics students on Dell EMC technologies and infrastructure An additional 103 students certified in Cloud Infrastructure Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 08, 2018:      Full story   In ......read more

New solutions key to supporting GACA’s transformation of 26 airports JEDDAH – 7 August 2018:   Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernization of the country’s biggest airports, implementing a sweeping transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports. The new implementation marks another major milestone in the decade-long partnership between GACA and SITA.  The new technology is vital to improving the overall passenger experience while preparing the airports for an expected surge in passenger numbers over the next few years. Passenger traffic acros ......read more

August 06, 2018 -   The historic center of Jeddah gets a fresh infusion of world-class jewellery with the opening of Joyalukkas’s newest showroom. The city’s old-world charm will provide a striking backdrop to the contemporary façade and interiors of the brand-new Joyalukkas Al-Balad showroom.  The showroom was inaugurated by H.E. Fayez Abdullah Al Harbi, Member of the Board of Directors, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce in the presence of visionary entrepreneur and Joyalukkas Group CMD Mr. Joy Alukkas, the launch was a grand affair attended by local dignitaries and VIPs.  “Jeddah residents are amongst our most loyal supporters,”said Mr. Joy Alukka ......read more

Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer with robust Q2 performance   August 5, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today announced its business results for the first half of 2018. The company reported solid growth, with global smartphone shipments at 95+ million units*. According to IDC, Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer in Q2 with the global market share of 15.8%.   Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, “The past six months have been incredible for Huawei CBG, marked by robust growth of our business across all markets and product lines. ......read more

5 August 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports is hosting delegates candidates from the Royal Saudi Air Force at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) for a series of selected aviation training sessions. The trainee will benefit from knowledge-sharing exercises covering areas related to safety and security, forming part of the close cooperation between the aviation sectors and industries of both countries.  Sultan Al Mansoori, Acting General Manager GCAS said: “This training session, held at our Regional Centre of Excellence, is an important step in bolstering our aviation ties with our peers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The selection of GCAS as the trai ......read more

Seminar held in partnership with the Institute of Finance and under the patronage of SAMA Governor   August, 2nd, 2018:    Thomson Reuters will host the 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar on September 26 & 27, 2018 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The seminar, which celebrates its tenth round this year, will take place in partnership with the Institute of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). With over 400 delegates in attendance and 35 high profile regional and international speakers, the seminar is t ......read more

Saudi, August 02, 2018:  Three students from Dar Al Hekma University have been selected for the Qimam Fellowship Program, which empowers high-potential university students in the Kingdom. Nouf Hassan Al-Malki, Rawan Al-Marwani Al-Juhani and Lamia Al-Otaibi were shortlisted among the 50 fellows out of 13,000 applicants. The program selects applicants from all specializations and local universities based on three criteria: Excellence, Initiative and Social Responsibility.  The three young women were honored in a high-profile ceremony and awarded Qimam Medal for Promising Leaders in recognition of their outstanding performance. The medal is yet another high achievement made by Dar ......read more

July 30, 2018 - The Elaf Jeddah - Red Sea Mall, a part of the Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services in the region, revealed that its Al Danah Ballroom is one of the highly preferred venue for events and weddings--epitomizing the hotel's new standards of excellence and luxury. The Ballroom stands out as one of the most luxurious wedding and event venues in Jeddah with its harmonious blend of modern design, advanced facility equipment and aesthetic complements which all account for an exceptional experience. Mr. Ziyad Bin Mahfouz, CEO, Elaf Group, said, "Our Al Danah Ballroom has proved to be one of the most lux ......read more

Author: Network Protection Security Labs, Attack Investigation Team Summary: Active attack group is eager to make use of available tools, research, and the work of other threat actors.   July 25, 2018:  Symantec has uncovered the operations of a threat actor named Leafminer that is targeting a broad list of government organizations and business verticals in various regions in the Middle East since at least early 2017. The group tends to adapt publicly available techniques and tools for their attacks and experiments with published proof-of-concept exploits. Leafminer attempts to infiltrate target networks through various means of intrusion: watering hole websites, vulnerabi ......read more

Hundreds of new and quirky products now on Interesting Finds July 25, 2018:   SOUQ.com has announced the launch of its new “Interesting Finds” store which will make your search for the perfect gift forever easier. Customers can now easily access hundreds of new, interesting and trendy products including toys, home decor, accessories, and much more.  Interesting Finds curates the new and interesting items available on SOUQ.com into fun-to-scroll-through, collage-style lists; making gift giving fun and exciting.   Users can shop these quirky gifts with a touch of a finger directly from the SOUQ website or mobile app for Android & IOS. Regist ......read more

ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, today launches a new online licensing management system to provide MSPs visibility into customer licenses, their usage and activated devices, allowing them to better serve their customers. The new ESET MSP Administrator (EMA) is another example of how ESET aims to provide seamless, non-disruptive and quick solutions to businesses’ cybersecurity needs. Within one aggregated dashboard – complete with drill down functionality – MSPs can now create multiple customers and license holders, and manage their specific settings. What’s more, as customers’ needs change, MSPs can rapidly upgrade or downgrade seat counts accordingly ......read more

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