Anticipated projects will add nearly 4,400 rooms in the Holy City of Madinah
MADINAH – 20 March 2023– Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to open eight hotels in the Holy City of Madinah in Saudi Arabia. Located in close proximity to the Prophet’s Mosque, Al Masjid An Nabawi, the planned properties will be part of the Rua Al Madinah Project which aims to elevate the service and travel experience for visitors of Madinah. The anticipated openings will feature approximately 4,400 rooms across eight of the company’s brands – The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft Hotels, and Courtyard by Marriott.
“There is a strong demand ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 19, February 2023 – Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences has announced several unique celebrations in honour of Saudi Arabia’s Founding Day, which recognises the foundation of the First Saudi State in 1727.
Conveniently located near the high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment area of Granada Mall – and within driving distance of the Financial Plaza and the National Museum – Hilton Riyadh brings all the comfort associated with the global Hilton brand and blends it with the adventure of one of the region’s most up-and-coming cities.
This Founding Day, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences is showcasing its pride with patriotic decor in the lobby, featuring a tent with a traditional lounging area and live music, staff in traditional attire, and a special Saudi ......read more
An unforgettable food experience comprising unique and innovative delicacies from all over the world
- Guests at voco Riyadh can savor themed dinner evenings with a variety of mouthwatering dishes at its five restaurants & cafes
- Allaf: voco Riyadh restaurants are distinguished by their celebrated chefs
- Special arrangements for the holy month of Ramadan, which is fast approaching
Riyadh: voco Riyadh, an IHG Hotel, has launched several themed food nights to offer guests a unique but fun-filled dining experience, featuring authentic Saudi, Egyptian, Asian, Mexican, and other global cuisines. This is in addition to unforgettable nights dedicated to mouth-watering barbecue foods as well as fresh seafood.
Expert chefs from all over the world have ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 07 February 2023 – Nestled in the heart of Saudi Arabia, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences celebrates Valentine’s Day with curated offers on room stays, spa days, and dinner dates. Located only a kilometre from the upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment area of Granada Mall, the hotel promises a unique experience that blends romance with the buzz of one of the region’s most up-and-coming cities.
This Valentine’s Day, couples visiting the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences can take advantage of an exclusive ‘Romantic Package,’ which covers a one-night stay paired with select food and beverage experiences, personalised room furnishings, and the option of a later check-out time. For an extra cost of SAR 1250 (plus 15 per cent VAT) on top of package, depending ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 6, 2022: Meraki, the one and only contemporary Greek concept offering the finest Mediterranean experience in a stylish and authentic setting in Riyadh, is proud to announce a special romantic dinner experience on Tuesday 14th February, in celebration of Valentine's Day. The dinner is inspired by the love story of Penelope and Odysseus from the heart of Santorini.
The menu, designed to share and awaken the senses, features a signature welcome drink and a range of tantalizing dishes that celebrate the warm and generous hospitality of Greece, in Riyadh. With a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, Chef Sanjay Dwivedi has crafted a menu that will impress even the most discerning of diners.
The signature welcome drink options include "Penelope is Waiting," a refreshing blend of pineapple ......read more
Sustainability is central to the voco brand, said M. Allaf
- voco has taken several steps to achieve sustainability goals.
- It has reduced plastic consumption by using products made with recycled materials.
voco Al Khobar, an IHG hotel, celebrated three years of growth and success, coinciding with the celebration of opening 100 other hotels of the voco brand around the world. Several officials, managers and employees of the hotel attended a recent function in Alkhobar to mark the occasion.
M. Allaf, regional general manager of IHG and general manager of voco Riyadh, said: "We are celebrating three years of success and achievements at voco Al Khobar and look forward to many more similar achievements in the years to come, as we are committed to serving the community, improving ......read more
From high-end luxury gown shopping to rock climbing in the canyons, night-time chariot rides and blindfold taste testing, there is no better way to usher in the New Year
AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 30, 2022: With 2023 just around the corner, AlUla’s Winter at Tantora schedule has a wide range of activities that will help any visitor make it a New Year to remember. Here are some of the many offerings that will help you to see out 2022 and celebrate the New Year at AlUla.
High-end retail therapy
Visitors to AlUla can enjoy a truly unique shopping experience at Ashar Valley Fashion, a series of luxury retail pop-ups set in the stunning landscapes of the Ashar Valley.
Shop for cut and handcrafted rare diamonds at Samer Halimeh or choose Azza Fahmy for some lovingly handcrafts intricate ......read more
Saudi Arabia – Stay longer and Save with Rosewood Jeddah
Book now at one of the most luxurious hotels in Jeddah and enjoy a 30% discount on the best flexible rate when staying for 5 consecutive nights or more.
Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, book a longer stay and discover more in Jeddah. The city of Jeddah receives millions of visitors annually from all over the world and with the touristic development that Saudi Arabia is witnessing now, it is expected to receive more tourists than ever. Therefore, in preparation for the rest of 2022, Rosewood Jeddah has launched the “Stay Longer and Save” offer, giving its guests a unique experience and an opportunity to spend more time in the city, taking advantage of upcoming discounts and amazing offers.
Stay Longer and Save
Rosewood Jeddah ......read more
A vibrant hub, home to arts, culture, and a dining destination
AlUla, Saudi Arabia – 15 December 2022: AlJadidah – AlUla’s new arts, culture and dining precinct has expanded with a new look and introduced a slew of new eating and shopping to visitors. Last year, AlJadidah, meaning new town, was transformed into a pedestrian-only destination, with four main distinct areas all decorated with community driven urban streetscapes and murals. This year, with the addition of the newly invigorated Incense Road section, connecting AlJadidah to Old Town, the offering in this new buzzing thoroughfare will attract locals and visitors alike.
Centrally located in the ancient desert city of AlUla, North West Saudi Arabia, AlJadidah offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, galleries, an arthouse cinema, an ......read more
The Group's latest store opened at a time when the KSA’s retail industry is projected to reach USD 176.5 billion in 2026
December 06, 2022: Brands For Less (BFL) Group, one of the leading off-price and multi-brand retailers of the region, launched its fourth store in Saudi Arabia in keeping with the Group’s continued growth plans for 2022. The new standalone store, located in King Abdullah Street, Riyadh, is part of BFL Group's commitment to establishing a strong presence in the country, thereby advancing its overall growth strategies.
Customers' increased awareness of global shopping trends has caused a significant shift in the retail environment in KSA over the past few years. By opening its fourth store in the region, BFL Group takes advantage of the opportunity presented by this rising demand to ......read more
Aligns with Wyndham’s strategy to expand its midscale offering in the Middle East
Wyndham expands in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of Ramada by Wyndham Riyadh King Fahd Road, reaching 13 hotels in the country
Ramada by Wyndham Riyadh King Fahd Road
Riyadh, KSA – 5 December 2022 – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,100 hotels across more than 95 countries, announces the reintroduction of direct franchising and management rights for its Ramada by Wyndham brand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, replacing exclusive master licence agreements for the brand in the country.
With more than 900 hotels globally, Ramada is Wyndham’s largest brand in Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA), with over 200 hotels ......read more
JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh Welcomes Guests for Meaningful Experiences in the Saudi Capital
JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced its debut in Saudi Arabia with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh. The highly anticipated luxury hotel welcomes guests for a transformative and elevated stay to nourish the mind, body and spirit. Spanning 349-rooms, the property is the ideal choice for travellers seeking a refreshing stay in the heart of Riyadh’s new commercial and residential district.
"We are excited to debut JW Marriott, an iconic legacy brand,in Saudi Arabia with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh,” said Bruce Rohr, Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott Hotels. “JW Marriott combines personalized, luxury service ......read more
The unique and immersive experience at the Aseel Resort featured a dramatic hologram show
New York — October 2022 —Tory Burch LLC hosted a unique event at the Aseel Resort in Riyadh on Sunday evening, the culminating moment in a month of activations from New York and Las Vegas to London and Paris as part of the brand’s “All I See is T” campaign created in celebration of the brand’s iconic T Monogram, a classic pattern inspired by traditional quilting. Guests -- including Lama Akeel, Fatema Awadhi, Norah Aleisa, Reem Alswaidi and more -- were treated to an immersive digital experience and, in a first for the brand, a spectacular hologram show.
The Aseel Resort was a fitting setting for the occasion; it is designed to reflect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ......read more
Kingdom’s infrastructural growth prospects and challenges will be explored by key industry leaders during an exclusive one-day summit on September 6 in Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – September 5, 2022: $1tnn dollars’ worth of national infrastructure projects central to Saudi Vision 2030 will be closely examined this week at the Saudi Infrastructure Summit in Riyadh.
To be held on Tuesday 6th September at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre and running in conjunction with the opening day of the three-day Saudi Infrastructure Expo, the invitation-only summit will explore the innovative infrastructure projects, first-class networks, giga developments, and new cities poised to help deliver the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030 targets.
Twenty-five globally recognised experts will address challenges ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 September 2022 – A brother and sister from Egypt have created the world’s Largest LEGO® brick eyeglasses in The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, to celebrate the brother’s different ability of recognition and passion for LEGO®.
According to Guinness World Records™, Zeyad Ibrahim, 19, and his sister Salma, 17, from Mansoura, Egypt attempted this record constructing a LEGO® shaped eyeglasses with dimensions of 6.2m x 2.52m x 0.952m.
With only 5% of his eyesight, and help of his sister, Zeyad put together the built over a span of 17 days. It took the sibling a total of 56 hours and 35minutes to assemble the eyeglasses. They used 65,108 LEGO® bricks that weighs 147+ kg, about as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In January 2020, Zeyad took part in the ......read more
August 15, 2022 - Riyadh, KSA - Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road, part of the brand of hotels owned by Marriott International, was named the ‘Best Business Hotel’ winner by the International Travel Awards 2022. The award, which honors hotels that offer key business solutions to travelers, was presented to hotels on 25th July 2022.
Participated by thousands of businesses from around the globe every year, the prestigious International Travel Awards selected few are able to walk away holding the title of the best travel establishments in the world. The World Travel Awards strives to recognize excellence and is the most reputable award, rewarding businesses in travel, tourism, and hospitality niches for their diligent efforts. The internationally accredited and prestigious award ensures that travel ......read more
• SHARE offers members the ability to earn and redeem points across Majid Al Futtaim’s Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas (LEC) portfolio throughout the Kingdom
• Customers can also enjoy a variety of member-exclusive benefits
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, August 2, 2022: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, has expanded the reach of its rewards programme with the launch of SHARE in Saudi Arabia. Following the successful introduction of SHARE in the UAE in 2019, guests across the Kingdom can now earn and redeem points across Majid Al Futtaim’s Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas. The multi-country rewards programme features interoperability of points, enabling members to earn and redeem points ......read more
The true experience of Saudi culinary and culture is set to become the top choice for tourists and residents
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 2, 2022: MAIZ, a dream that is about to be accomplished soon at Matal Al Bujairi, a new fine-dining destination being developed as part of the US$20 billion Diriyah Gate Development. The concept has been created by Al Khozama – one of the most prominent player in the Gulf region’s hospitality sector, along with the Saudi Ministry of Culture, Saudi Heritage Commission, Saudi Culinary Commission, and Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) to ensure complete authenticity of Saudi cuisine, culture and heritage.
The menu itself is a standalone artistic project displaying distinctive Saudi dishes prepared with a contemporary flair that is a feast to all ......read more
Riyadh, 20 June 2022 – Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh introduces Joud Lounge, a new stylish venue in the heart of the iconic hotel, perfect for meeting, socialising and connecting with friends and colleagues.
Offering the ultimate lounge experience in one of the most sought-after addresses in Saudi Arabia, Joud Lounge presents an outstanding menu of delectable delights as well as a fine Afternoon Tea experience, creative mocktails, exquisite desserts and artisanal chocolates.
Designed to deliver Al Faisaliah Hotel’s signature hospitality, the new lounge boasts an elegant and comfortable setting with lush interiors and natural daylight. In addition, Joud Lounge features a cake shop with a splendid offering of handcrafted French pastry and chocolate pralines that will tantalise the tastebuds of all lovers of sweet ......read more
June 08, 2022: Brands for Less (BFL) Group, one of the leading off-price and multi-brand retailers, has debuted its first store in Saudi Arabia, officially marking its entry into one of the MENA region’s biggest markets with a fast-growing retail industry.
Located near Exit 6 Road, the new Saudi Arabia store is BFL’s first step towards building a strong presence in the Kingdom. It will also sustain the momentum of BFL’s rapid expansion in the region.
This latest development comes amid immense developments in the Saudi Arabian retail market. The sector’s continuous growth is attributed to the country’s young population and increasing broadband and smartphone penetration rate.
Euromonitor forecasts that Saudi Arabia’s retail industry will expand by about 20 per cent this ......read more
Riyadh: For the second year in a row, voco Riyadh, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, won the "Best Business Hotel in Riyadh" award at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2022. The awards, organized by the popular Business Traveller magazine, were presented in a grand ceremony on May 9 in Dubai, UAE.
The prestigious award is a testament to voco Riyadh’s dedication to providing outstanding services that meet the needs of global business travellers. The hotel’s exceptional design that ensures the comfort and well-being of guests, making it the ultimate destination for all visitors.
Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2022, in their 21st edition this year, saw the best hotels, as well as tourism and travel pioneers in the Middle East, compete with one another to win the coveted ......read more
InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) voco Riyadh and voco Al Khobar hotels are offering a distinct “Ramadan nights” experience to guests throughout the holy month. The hotels have launched elaborate iftar and suhoor buffets, serving delicious eastern and western cuisines in a luxurious and serene ambience.
voco Riyadh and Al Khobar aim to offer a phenomenal experience for both its residents and guests, reflecting voco’s high-end luxurious standards, which the brand is known for the world over.
Guests of voco Riyadh can enjoy Ramadan nights at three different venues within the hotels. The main space is the Ramadan tent called “Bait al-Qamar,” offering a grand buffet with live cooking stations and a variety of authentic Saudi dishes such as gursan, jeraish, bukhari rice, kabsa, harees, margoog, ......read more
Riyadh, 13 April 2022 - With a longstanding legacy of hosting the city’s finest Iftar and Suhoor gatherings in Ramadan, Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh sets a new benchmark this year by rolling out an array of exquisite dining experiences during the Holy Month.
The Fawanees Experience at Al Faisaliah Hotel has long established itself as the byword for Ramadan gatherings in Riyadh, and this year is no exception: guests can enjoy a lavish Iftar with their loved ones in the most exquisite environment with an array of speciality dishes, a variety of desserts and a wide assortment of traditional Ramadan beverages.
The signature grand Iftar tent and the lavish buffet at the Fawanees Experience return, with the Prince Sultan Grand Hall once again transformed into a massive, soul-stirring gourmet theatre, ......read more
REDTAG, the Middle East’s leading value fashion and homeware brand, has launched a new outlet in Granada Mall, located at the heart of Riyadh. The launch is followed by an opening offer of SAR-50 gift vouchers.
March 16, Riyadh, KSA: REDTAG, the region’s favourite value fashion and homeware brand, has launched a new retail store in Granada Mall on Sunday, 27th February. The store launch is part of the brand’s continued expansion spree, which also saw the inauguration of another outlet in Muzahimiyah Mall recently.
Located on the eastern ring road highway, Granada Mall stretches over 1,600,000 sq. ft., with over 200 shops that offer an array of shopping, restaurant, and entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy. Built by Saudi Constructioneers (SAUDICO), Granada Mall ......read more
The new signing aligns with Saudi government’s tourism development plan across secondary cities, and strengthens IHG’s expansion strategy in the Kingdom
10 March 2022: IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a Management Agreement with Al Rabea Hotels and Trading Co. for Holiday Inn Najran – a conversion property in Najran city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The hotel is returning to the IHG family having operated as a Holiday Inn hotel from 1995 to 2015.
With this signing, IHG is continues to diversify its portfolio in the country to cater to a new segment of travellers, while aligning with the government's growth plan for secondary cities across the Kingdom. The new hotel is expected to be fully rebranded by end of 2023, with ......read more
REDTAG, the Middle East’s leading value fashion and homeware brand, has launched a new outlet in the Muzahimiyah Mall, located in the Riyadh province. The launch is followed by an opening offer of SAR-30 gift vouchers.
February 28th, Riyadh, KSA: REDTAG, the region’s favourite value fashion and homeware brand, has launched a new retail store in Muzahimiyah Mall on Wednesday, 23rd February. The store launch is part of the brand’s customer-centric approach to increase access for its loyal customer base in one of the fastest-growing towns in Riyadh Province.
Located in the King Abdulaziz Road, Muzahimiyah Mall represents the growth of Al-Muzahmiyya as an activity hub in the Riyadh Province, known for tourist attractions, especially in the winter, and natural abundance. Muzahimiyah Mall also ......read more
24 February, 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Co. (“Alhokair”), the leading franchise retailer in Saudi Arabia, announced the opening of the first Flying Tiger Copenhagen store in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The launch is a key milestone in Alhokair’s strategy to enhance customer experience by introducing unique concepts to the ever-growing Saudi market. The addition of Flying Tiger Copenhagen is in line with Alhokair’s mission to leverage unique partnerships with international brands to deliver a diversified brand offering to its customers.
Speaking on the store opening, Marwan Moukarzel, Chief Executive Officer at Alhokair said:
“We are committed to partnering with brands that share our vision and ambition to introduce personalised customer ......read more
The 22nd February opening honours Saudi Arabia’s first ever Founding Day celebrations, alongside the highly anticipated Shangri-La brand debut
17th February 2022 – Jeddah, KSA: Shangri-La is making its brand debut in Saudi Arabia on 22nd February – the Kingdom’s inaugural Founding Day – with 220 new light-filled accommodations, three exceptional restaurants, extensive wellness facilities, and a dedicated kids’ club. The opening of Shangri-La Jeddah marks the dawn of a new era for Saudi Arabia as a leisure destination, welcoming discerning travellers in a location blessed by endless views of the Red Sea and set to become one of the city’s most vibrant lifestyle and dining destinations.
The hotel is perfectly positioned within proximity of the city’s premier ......read more
Located on South Obhur in the new Jeddah Corniche, Four Points by Sheraton Jeddah Corniche is ideal for business and leisure travellers
Jeddah, KSA, February 16th, 2022: Four Points by Sheraton, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, has yesterday announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Jeddah Corniche owned by Al Murjan Group Holding. The hotel caters to the needs of everyday business and leisure travellers with its approachable, relaxed design and stylish comfort.
Just 12 minutes away from King Abdulaziz International Airport and close to King Abdullah Sport City Stadium, the hotel is designed with the global traveller in mind. Featuring a classic and timeless aesthetic, the light and neutral colors throughout the hotel evoke a feeling of relaxation and ......read more
Unforgettable luxury destination at the heart of the capital
Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences, the contemporary luxury hotel residence at the heart of the Saudi capital, continues to enhance the guests’ experience with newly added features and facilities.
Representing exceptional Andalusian charm that combines tradition, culture and modernity, Shaza Riyadh has recently introduced new concepts, services and major upgrades to the existing facilities to support its position as a unique luxury destination at the heart of the capital.
Haythem Al Ayoobi, General Manager of Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences commented, "The recent upgrades come in line with our efforts to provide an unforgettable stay for the visitors of Riyadh. Shaza Riyadh represents the ideal destination for both business and leisure travellers ......read more
03, February, Riyadh, Saudi: Celebrate Valentine’s day at the award winning Japanese robatayaki restaurant, ROKA Riyadh. The contemporary and stunning venue will set the scene for an intimate and memorable Valentine's dinner experience with a carefully curated tasting menu to share with your loved one.
Guests can start the celebration with a glass of sparkling rosé grape then indulge in Rainer Becker’s award-winning menu. The Valentine’s Tasting Menu (SAR 380) features nine dishes including signature appetizers such us the Yellowtail sashimi with yuzu-truffle dressing, a dish made famous in London, the iceberg lettuce with caramelised onion dressing, the wagyu tartare maki, the shrimp tempura with chili mayonnaise and the beef, ginger and sesame dumplings. Alongside the appetizers, guests will enjoy a ......read more
JLL releases its KSA 2021 Year in Review Report
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 31 January 2022: The hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia saw an uplift in performance on the back of entertainment events hosted in Q4 2021, according JLL’s year-end report.
In the fourth quarter, Riyadh Season – an entertainment festival – kicked-off in the capital which stimulated greater tourism activity. This was reflected in the city’s hotel occupancy rate, which reached 56% in the YT November 2021 (compared to 48% in the same period of last year).
Similarly in Jeddah, a key event of the year was the Formula 1 race, which took place in December 2021 and attracted domestic and international visitors. In the YT November 2021, Jeddah’s occupancy rate reached 46% – up from 32% in the corresponding period ......read more
8th December, Dubai, UAE: Usher in the New Year at the award winning Japanese robatayaki restaurant, ROKA Riyadh. Welcoming residents and visitors of the kingdom, the contemporary stunning venue will set the background to a memorable and intimate dining experience with two carefully curated tasting menus designed to be enjoyed by the whole table. The residential DJ playing on the terrace from 6pm onwards to closing will ensure diners have a perfect last night for 2021.
The Seasonal Tasting Menu (SAR 400) includes nine dishes, such as the Tuna Tartare, Oscietra Caviar with Wasabi Ponzu Dressing; Shrimp Tempura with Chili Mayonnaise and Salmon Fillet Teriyaki with Sancho Salt. The Premium Tasting Menu (SAR 550) features 10 dishes such as the Yellowtail sashimi with yuzu-truffle dressing, a dish made famous in ......read more
Guests can enjoy an indulgent breakfast and relaxing massage service during their decadent stay
November 28, 2021: To ensure guests make the most of their stay in Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Jeddah presents an array of exclusive offerings with the latest being the Retreat at Rosewood package. Through this lucrative deal one can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, a relaxing massage and Rosewood’s signature attentive butler service ensuring every guest feels like a VIP through the entirety of their stay.
With several types of massage to choose from, guests are promised indulgent pampering by one of the Rosewood spa’s expert therapists at the hotel that overlooks the spectacular Red Sea.
Pain relieving reflexology, aromatherapy using essential oils, Swedish massage to encourage blood ......read more
FUNtastic Afternoon Brunch with Andalusian charm far away from the city hustles
November 24, 2021: Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences, the contemporary luxury hotel residence in the heart of the Saudi capital is welcoming families with exciting staycation and vacation offers. Designed for families who want to celebrate the holidays in style, Shaza Riyadh aims to reward guests with well-deserved luxury and quality time with their families.
The offers come as part of Shaza Hotels “Festive Forever” campaign and offers a wide range of deals including 40% off on suites when booked directly from the website, and 20 % of room rates. It also includes a further 20% off on all food and beverage options and spa appointments, while children below 12 will get to dine for free and Shaza DISCOVERY members get an ......read more
Accolades include Makkah’s Leading Hotel in Service Excellence and Luxury Cultural Retreat and Luxury Destination Spa
Saudi - November 11, 2021: Raffles Makkah Palace, an exclusive all-suite hotel, known for its unmatched views of the Holy Ka'aba, the Grand Mosque, and the Holy City, has maintained its leading position in the Saudi luxury hospitality market while collecting a string of international hospitality and tourism awards.
Foremost among these coveted international accolades are:
• World Luxury Awards 2021 in the categories - Luxury Cultural Retreat and Luxury Destination Spa
• World Travel Awards Middle East 2021 in the category - Makkah's Leading Hotel in Service Excellence.
Moreover, Raffles Makkah Palace has ranked first on ......read more
22, September 2021: This year’s KSA National Day celebrations in Dubai will once again welcome UAE residents, visitors and Saudi citizens to enjoy a packed line-up of family-friendly festivities, super sales and great promotions.
The 91st KSA National Day, held on 23 September, will take on even greater significance this year following the official reopening of land and air borders between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. A hugely popular and much-loved destination for tourists travelling from the Kingdom, Dubai will warmly welcome families and visitors arriving by car or plane.
With so many Saudi nationals calling the UAE home, the close brotherly ties that exist between the two nations will help to create a wonderful festival of fun to mark this important day. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail ......read more
September 20, 2021: What are your plans this Saudi National Day? Have you been craving for a well-deserved break? Then here’s your chance to indulge and pamper yourself with a special staycation at Riyadh’s award-wining property. Part of the prestigious portfolio by leading international lodger owner-operators, The Ascott limited, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh welcomes guests with a special 15% off on a minimum of 2-night’s booking.
The property features an array of leisure and business amenities which include separate swimming pools for men and women, gymnasium, steam & sauna, children’s playroom, business amenities and more. Guests are also welcomed to enjoy delicious treats and unwind with family and friends with up to 10% off at Opaline and Don Puro, two of the city’s most renowned eateries that ......read more
Rosewood Jeddah introduces exciting offers on accommodation, dining and health memberships bringing the spirit of ‘Heya lna dar’ to the hotel
September 16, 2021: In celebration of the 91st National Day in Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Jeddah is offering up to 30% off on rooms during the long weekend i.e 23 September to 25th September 2021. The package will include a celebratory set up entailing Sparkling Juice, Cake, decoration in the room and complimentary buffet breakfast at the hotel’s daily dining restaurant, Habsburg.
Visitors can also indulge in an exclusive Saudi themed buffet breakfast for SR 91 including VAT that will be available from Thursday, 23 September to Saturday, 25 September 2021 at the all-day dining restaurant, Habsburg from 6 am to 11 am.
To mark this auspicious occasion on 23rd ......read more
The brand’s new initiative reflects its commitment to empower women workforce in the organization
Region’s largest value furniture and homeware Home Box has opened its first-of-a-kind retail outlet in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that will be exclusively managed by an all-female crew.
This will also be the brand’s 21st retail outlet in KSA and its 33rd in the GCC region, as part of its regional expansion drive that is geared towards widening its value furniture and home furnishings offering in the greater GCC market.
Located at Jeddah Park Mall, in Al Aziziyah, Jeddah, the new Home Box store will feature over 6,000 products in its catering, home furniture and accessories categories covering an expansive 30,000 sq.ft of premium space.
According to Ajay Antal, Chief Executive Officer, Home Box, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
July 22, 2018: Rents and sales fell for Sharjah apartments from H2 2017 to H1 2018 accordingly to a recently published report of Bayut.com, the leading property portal in the UAE.
Rents fell for both villas and apartments.
The largest decreases were in Al Nahda, where the average 1-bedroom apartment price fell by ......read more
he property is fully equipped to provide unrivalled quality of service and comfort to the pilgrims
Makkah, KSA, (July 19, 2018): Makkah Millennium Hotel & Towers, the luxury hotel serving pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram opposite to King Fahd Gate, is ready to welcome more than 15,000 pilgrims coming from across the globe mostly from the GCC, ......read more
Continued government focus on increasing home ownership in the capital through new affordable supply and more public-private partnership (PPP) agreements
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 18 July 2018: Although market conditions in Riyadh remain relatively unchanged this quarter, the governments’ continued focus on providing more affordable housing to drive home ......read more
July 11, 2018 - ‘Elaf Grand Al Majeedi,’ part of the Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services in the region, is one of the best luxury hotels in Al Madina, due to its strategic location opposite to Bab Al Majidi, and the entrance gate for women that offers a unique view of the northern square of the Prophet's ......read more
Saudi Arabia, July 08, 2018: Tory Burch announces the opening of a new boutique at the Riyadh Park Mall in Riyadh on June 26th. It follows the recent opening of an accessories-only concept at Kingdom Mall in Riyadh. The two stores further extend the brand’s footprint in Saudi Arabia — complementing its boutiques in Jeddah and Al Khobar.
The façade of the store at ......read more
Joint venture between UL and GCC Lab Company based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, gets recognition for its alignment with the KSA Vision 2030
UL Middle East received the award at an event held during the Saudi state visit by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to the U.S
Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018: Gulf Renewables Lab, a UL-GCC joint venture based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, has ......read more
Saudi Arabia, 10 June 2018: Alstom has, for the past few weeks, been conducting initial dynamic tests for the Riyadh Metro Project at the FAST consortium Line 4 Depot Test Track in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh Metro Project, owned by Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), consists of 6 lines totalling 176 km and 85 metro stations.
The test campaign ......read more
June 3, 2018 - The Hotel Galleria, part of the Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services in the region, has made history as the biggest hotel to be directly connected to a mall in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and one of the few hotels that combine architectural splendor with high-end services.
With 364 rooms, the Hotel Galleria, ......read more
KSA, May 10, 2018: The Hotel Galleria, part of the Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services in the region, set to be the right destination for visitors to Jeddah looking for the ultimate hospitality experience combining the best of Arabic traditions, modern facilities and stunning architecture, who will now be able to enjoy it ......read more
As a Continuation of a Series of Charity Activities
Riyadh, 10 May 2018 – Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski organized an open day to donate blood on May 9th, which took place in front of the Ballroom of the hotel in the presence of media, community influencers, and prominent philanthropists. The hotel's management is always keen on continuing its support to humanitarian services and is ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 2018: Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched two 64-meter landing ships for the Kuwait Naval Force as part of a contract to build eight naval ships to support Kuwait’s military capabilities.
The ships were launched during a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018: Many people know that their mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as – and can actually affect – good physical health. In our busy, modern lives we can often feel removed from nature and even ourselves.
So HJÄRTELIG collection invites us to press the “pause” button, if only for a little while, on a daily life that’s ......read more
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 11th April 2018: The sixth edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and second annual Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia were opened Tuesday (10th April 2018) by His Excellency Faisal Alfadl, Secretary General of the King Saud Foundation and Founder of the Saudi Green Building Forum.
AlFadl also hosted a full-day ‘Green Building Workshop’ during the ......read more
Robinsons’ John Lewis celebrates its first anniversary in Dubai with spectacular events
Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018: The high-end brand “John Lewis” got into the festive mood on March 29th celebrating its first anniversary in Dubai. The iconic store celebrated a morning of entertaining activities, which were initiated with an introduction speech by the General Manager Mr. ......read more
With a total of four mobile showrooms, GROHE has been on the road in Europe and the Middle East since March 2017
So far, the XXL trucks have covered approximately 150.000 kilometres in 33 countries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 4 April 2018: GROHE, the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its innovation tour through Europe ......read more
Saudi Arabia, March 27, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit professional organization, successfully threw the spotlight on the significant role that Facilities Management (FM) plays in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) rapidly thriving freehold property segment, in a specially hosted workshop and networking event that was held last March 26, ......read more
March 27, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit professional organization, successfully threw the spotlight on the significant role that Facilities Management (FM) plays in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) rapidly thriving freehold property segment, in a specially hosted workshop and networking event that was held last March 26, 2018 at the Sofitel ......read more
The Third Edition of the Sale to run from March 28th to March 31st with up to 70% off
27 March 2018, Dubai, U.A.E: SOUQ.com has announced the third edition of ‘Everything For You Sale’ giving customers a chance to shop for what they want at great prices, with up to 70% off from Wednesday, March 28 to Saturday, March 31. The third edition of SOUQ’s biggest sale of ......read more
Dubai, UAE 21st March 2018: With almost 5,000 projects in the pipeline, Saudi Arabia is fast becoming one of the world’s busiest markets for construction – led by urban development and a growing transport network.
A new ‘Saudi Arabia Construction Overview’ report by market analysts BNC Network – prepared ahead of Stone & Surface Saudi 2018 taking ......read more
MEPCO is recognized for its employment environment in the manufacturing sector
Industry-leading Saudization with KSA nationals comprising almost half of MEPCO’s employees
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 14 March 2018: The leading regional vertically integrated paper manufacturer, the Middle East Paper Co. (‘MEPCO’), has been recognised by Great Place to Work in the ......read more
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 08, 2018: Panasonic Homes & Living, in collaboration with its KSA channel partner Al Manara Electric Trading, is showcasing its latest innovations for the Electrical Construction Material space at The Big 5 Saudi happening until today at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events.
The event is being held at a crucial time when the Saudi ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 27 February, 2018: Dur Hospitality, the Saudi grown hospitality company, and IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, have recently announced the signing of a franchise agreement for Crowne Plaza® Riyadh Palace, under the master franchise agreement signed in 2014 for 4 hotels. Currently operating as ......read more
Saudi, – February 20, 2018: JLL, the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jeddah International College to support growing efforts to ensure a transparent real estate market in Saudi Arabia.
As part of the MoU, JLL will collaborate with key stakeholders in Jeddah International College to ......read more
The UAE’s largest department store bursts onto the top ten list of the World Retail Awards
Dubai — February 14, 2018 — Robinsons, the largest department store in the UAE, has been on the finalists list for the World Retail Awards and was recognized for the 2018’s Outstanding Store Design for stores larger than 1200sqm. For the last ten years, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE 13th February 2018: Almost 60% of Saudi Arabia’s current construction pipeline of 143 hotels is forecast to open in 2018, according to a new report. The ‘Saudi Arabia Hotel Construction Overview’ report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS – compiled ahead of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia (10-12th April 2018) – has revealed that 84 hotels comprising 27,281 rooms ......read more
Find gifts for him, her, kids and even your beloved pets effortlessly on SOUQ
8th February, 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: On what’s considered as the most romantic time of the year, the love smitten couples can think of only one thing “where can I get the perfect present for the love of my life?” If you are running out of ideas and time with your busy ......read more
Expansion and redevelopment of existing structures and areas set a trend amongst the top construction projects in Saudi Arabia, as reported by the BNC Network.
The Big 5 Saudi (5-8 March 2018, Jeddah Centre for forums & Events) is expected to attract 15,000 visitors and will offer 50+ CPD certified workshops.
Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2018: A significant number of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018: Al -Jazeera Paints, giant of high quality paints manufacturing in the Kingdom, Middle East and North Africa, has launched modern water insulation techniques, such as Al- Jazeera Cool Roof and Al- Jazeera Flexi Guard.
This comes at time of increasing calls for taking all actions that contribute and help to enhance sustainability in buildings and facilities to ......read more
UAE, December 3, 2017 – Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, announced that Cladtech International LLC (CTI), a civil engineering and construction company, awarded a contract from Al Saad General Contracting Company for the manufacture and installation of curtain wall facades for ‘Sail Tower’ megaproject in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The Tower covers the construction ......read more
SOUQ doubles number of items sold during White Friday 2017 compared to last year’s event
With one million deals on offer, total number of items sold more than doubled compared to last year’s event
18 items sold per second during highest traffic time
Products from over 16,000 fashion, beauty, electronics, grocery and other brands were on sale
Over 70% of customers shopped ......read more
Shoppers can snap up deals on a whopping five million products that will match the lowest prices in the region
SOUQ further boosts operational excellence ahead of White Friday sale to create a superior customer shopping experience
Targeted investment into expansion of Fulfillment Centers to gear up for increased demand
Growth in number of staff and additional pickup points to meet high ......read more
SOUQ’s biggest online sale to run an unprecedented 500,000 deals on 16,000 brands for shoppers in the GCC and Egypt from 22 to 25 November
50 times more deals on offer than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and much more
SOUQ adds massive new line up of leading labels on offer for White Friday Sale
14 November 2017, Dubai, ......read more
All real estate sectors continue to soften over Q3 2017, highlights JLL’s Q3 market overview report
Retail sector sees growth in sales and increased participation by women in the workforce
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia –30 October 2017: With retail sales continuing to increase, this could be the first sector to recover in Riyadh real estate market, highlights ......read more
Continuing its expansion in Saudi Arabia, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has signed Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Jazan. The announcement was made by Mr Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International. Featuring 210 keys, the upscale 4-star property is owned by Cardamom International Property Management LLC ......read more
ARTAR COO says the emirate’s property market has a proven reputation for delivering long-term benefits
Dubai, UAE, 13 September 2017: Saudi Arabian investors will continue to put their faith in Dubai real estate because the emirate’s property market has a proven reputation for delivering long-term benefits, a developer said at Cityscape Global today.
Okbah ......read more
Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair has announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai. The official ceremony was held last evening in the presence of Mr Majed Al Hokair, Vice Chairman of the Board of Al Hokair Group. Founded in 2008 by Al Hokair Group, MENA Hotels currently boasts a portfolio of eight projects including five ......read more
September 4, 2017: When heritage meets craftsmanship, it results in Swarovski’s unsurpassed ability to renew itself in the utmost respect of its brand DNA. Crystal cutting expert, master of light and sparkle, glamour booster, Swarovski adds its fashion signature to make every day extraordinary and permit women to express their personality through inspired accessories, from day to ......read more
20th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.: With soaring temperatures and busy lifestyles, SOUQ.com is enabling parents to conveniently shop all ‘Back to School’ essentials at click of a button and have the products delivered to their doorstep. Offering exciting discounts up to 60% off on ‘Back-to-School’ collection, SOUQ.com promises to be your one-stop shop for all ......read more
JLL releases its Makkah H1 marketplace report showing signs of positivity as quotas are lifted on Hajj pilgrims
Expected increase in visitors will benefit the retail sector
Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – July 27, 2017: JLL, the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firm, today released its H1 2017 Makkah Real Estate Market Overview report which ......read more
Boutique showcases latest collections of finely crafted lifetime accessories
18 June 2017: International luxury Maison Montblanc has announced the opening of its latest boutique in the Middle East, in Riyadh’s Panorama Mall in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Managed by Montblanc’s longstanding partner, the Al Hussaini Group, the new boutique will showcase a wide ......read more
Paris Gallery, the leading luxury retailer in the region, opened its new opulent store in Al Hamra Mall. The opening ceremony was held under the patronage and presence of Mr. Yaqoub Al Sharif Al Hashemi, Sara Group Executive Director and other chief guests including senior officials and diplomats led by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Faisal bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, French ......read more
New partnership between JLL and Effat University signed in Jeddah
MoU showcases real estate sector as career option for women in the Kingdom
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – May 31 2017: JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, and Effat University, a private non-profit institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia, have signed a ......read more
RECon Forum Jeddah will be held at the Hilton Hotel Jeddah, 7th & 8th May 2017
Saudi Arabia, May 3, 2017 – The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) hosts the first RECon Forum Jeddah on 7th& 8th of May at the Hilton Hotel, Jeddah Saudi Arabia.
RECon Forum Jeddah is themed “Retail of the Future – Saudi Vision 2013”; the event is under the patronage ......read more
Hospitality firm secures its third project in the country in just two years as agreement to manage Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore is finalised
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2017 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has expanded its footprint in Pakistan after finalising an agreement to operate its third property in the country. The Swiss hospitality firm has signed ......read more
Saudi Arabia based Ma’ather for Real Estate Management LLC invests in Asteco’s proven franchise brand, the first in the country
Dubai, April 19, 2017: Asteco, the Middle East’s largest independent full-service real estate company, has added its first franchise in Saudi Arabia to its growing integrated network, taking the tally of franchises to 15 in the ......read more
Riyadh, April 18, 2017– Supported by the Saudi Irrigation and Drainage Authority, Advanced Conferences & Meetings has proudly launched Future Drainage and Stormwater Networks KSA Seminar, at The Rosh Rayhaan Hotel, Riyadh. This event addressed updates, strategies and technologies for optimising stormwater, drainage and sewage projects across Saudi Arabia.
This event brought together ......read more
Twin Towers represent quality and modernity in the heart of the city
Jeddah: Sloanes Real Estate Brokers, a subsidiary of the SABBAN Group of Companies, has announced the completion of Bayat Plaza’s sample floor, and will soon be transforming the skyline of central Jeddah with its luxurious residential development and contemporary landmark. Strategically located in the business hub of ......read more