10, June 2021: Ogilvy PR has appointed Matt Buchanan as its new Global Head of Consumer PR. In this new role for the agency, Buchanan will report to Ogilvy PR’s Global CEO Julianna Richter and will lead consumer brand communications globally – evolving the go-to-market strategy, driving innovation, enhancing capability and overseeing multi-market consumer brand business.
A 25-year brand communications veteran, Buchanan has run Ogilvy’s PR business in the UK since early 2019. He has more than two decades experience leading agencies specialising in consumer brand communication, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Prior to Ogilvy, Buchanan was the Managing Director of Havas’ award-winning agency One Green Bean, launching the agency into the London market in 2015 having run ......read more
The initiative aims to make GWR more relevant and accessible to people with physical, intellectual and visual impairments around the world
MENA: Longest static wall sit (female) – LA1
UK: Fastest accumulative time crossing the United Kingdom by tandem bicycle (male) - IS1
USA: Fastest 100 miles on a treadmill (female) - LA2 (not happening until July)
05, June 2021: Darine Barbar, an inspirational amputee athlete who just made history by breaking the Guinness World Records™ title for Longest Samson's chair/static wall sit (female) achieving a total of 2 minutes, and 8.24 seconds.
Darine has an above knee left leg amputation and lost her leg at the age of 15 to bone cancer. She had another accident in 2013 when she broke her left hip where her amputation is and had to have ......read more
Globally recognized Hohmann will oversee the region’s creative offering across Memac Ogilvy’s five core capabilities.
Till returns to Memac Ogilvy having led the group to being recognized as the region’s number one creative agency by Dubai Lynx in 2010.
Hohmann brings experience from leading markets, including London, Munich, Singapore, and others.
June 03, 2021: Memac Ogilvy has named globally recognized creative Till Hohmann as its new Chief Creative Officer for the MENA region. Hohmann rejoins the agency, having served as its UAE Executive Creative Director from 2007 to 2010.
Hohmann will be responsible for uniting the group’s five core capabilities under one modern creative offering. He will be dedicated to sustainable and innovative growth for ......read more
April 25, 2021: As part of its Ramadan Series under the theme “Human Fraternity: Dignity and Hope”,in partnership with Hiba Al Kawas Academy and with support from Lead Partner Mubadala Investment Company (“Mubadala”), the 18th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival, themed "The Future Starts Now", presented talented countertenor Mohammed Khayran Al-Zahrani, the first Saudi artist to join an Italian choir in Rome, in a special performance titled "Ethereal," was streamed online via the Festival’s digital platforms.
The magnificent performance saw wide and positive engagement from audience with Al-Zahrani’s performance of “Aala Wa Amjadu” (Sublime &Glorious) composed by Dr. Hiba Al Kawas, on a poem by Hassan bin Thabit, and to underline his unique vocal ......read more
Three-time Masters winner and icon of the game joins Golf Saudi as the organisation’s international ambassador
Saudi - April 08, 2021: Nine-time Major Champion, Gary Player, has joined Golf Saudi as its latest and most influential ambassador to date. One of the most decorated golfers of all time, Mr. Player will work with Golf Saudi to help implement a shared vision for golf and its future development within the Kingdom.
The news was announced shortly before Gary Player took up his traditional role as the Honorary Starter of the Masters alongside Jack Nicklaus and Lee Elder, with their tee shots officially due to open the tournament and continue a tradition that began back in 1963.
Since Golf Saudi’s inception in late 2018, Gary Player has been supportive of the organisation’s ......read more
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AND RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! COLLABORATE
TO UPDATE TITLE AND NEW DISPLAY FOR LONGEST FINGERNAILS
April 07, 2021: Guinness World Records (GWR), in collaboration with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, unveils new measurements for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) at 733.55 cm (24 ft 0.7 in), held by Ayanna Williams (USA).
After cultivating them for nearly 3 decades, the Texas- native and record-holder cut her iconic nails to embark on a new chapter in her life.
The global authority in record-breaking achievements partnered with Ripley’s Believe it or Not! on Ayanna’s final nail measurements before her nail cutting procedure in Fort Worth, TX, USA.
Her record-breaking nails are now ......read more
Saudi - March 29, 2021: For as long as I can remember, I've always been passionate about self-care. It's rooted in every achievement I made and every peak I conquered. Being the first Saudi woman to climb the seven summits, including Mount Everest, I can't help but look back at how it all began. With one step forward, with one act of courage. And none of that would've been possible without the love and care I learned to give myself.
Reaching the top, one step at a time.
My life-changing experience of climbing Mount Everest in 2013, the highest mountain in the world, started with one foot forward.
I climbed Everest in phases. Every step I took on it was a little win for me, a little advancement in pursuit of my dreams. That adventure, as crazy and as dangerous it was, turned into a ......read more
9 Saudi teams win SAR 325,000 prizes and qualify for the MITEF Arab Startup Competition
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia March 7, 2021: The MIT Enterprise Forum in Saudi Arabia, a branch of the global network of the MIT Enterprise Forum, in partnership with Bab Rizq Jameel and under the patronage of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology concluded the activities of the Startup Investment Forum and the StartSmart Conference, which took place from March 4 to 6, 2021. On March 6, 2021, during the StartSmart Conference, names of the nine winning teams in the fifth edition of the MITEF Saudi Startup Competition were announced.
The fifth edition of the MITEF Saudi Startup Competition witnessed the organization of the Startup Investment Forum for the second year in a row, coming this year in its virtual version, with the ......read more
Listeners invited to hear from key individuals contributing to Saudi Arabia’s growing reputation as golf’s most dynamic market
02 March, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Listeners interested in the rapid development of golf in Saudi Arabia can now get the inside track to its trailblazing plans via Golf Saudi’s brand-new podcast – Power of the Game. The series has been launched to explore the creation of new golf courses, efforts to bring new players into the game and shed light on Saudi Arabia’s sustainability in golf mission, and much more, as it seeks to establish the world’s most integrated golfing ecosystem.
The podcast series is hosted by Dubai Eye’s golf obsessive Robbie Greenfield, who will regularly invite guests to discuss their involvement in golf development in the ......read more
- Precautionary measures were taken throughout the tournament to mitigate the ongoing threat of Covid-19 -
KAEC, Saudi Arabia (10 February, 2021): Dustin Johnson was crowned the champion for the second time on Sunday to conclude the third edition of the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers. Upon conclusion of the tournament, Golf Saudi further recognised the efforts of all involved to deliver the tournament during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Together with the Ministries of Health, Sports and Interior, the General Authority of Civil Aviation and the independent medical consultants, Covid-19 precautionary measures were implemented to ensure the safety of all individuals across the event.
Golf remains in a fortunate as social distance and contact avoidance is possible within the sport, in addition ......read more
“I’ll keep it forever!” Saudi schoolboys’ joy after golf hero Bryson DeChambeau gifts them his iconic flat cap after final round of the Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers
• Young golfers followed the big-hitting US superstar around Royal Greens
• Gifted them signed ball and his famous hat upon completing final round
• World #1 Dustin Johnson won the European Tour event for the second time
9 February 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Two young Saudis had a day they will never forget at the 2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers after their golf hero Bryson DeChambeau gifted them some money-can’t-buy goodies after completing his final round of the tournament.
Friends Khalid Almodaimeegh, 10, and Nasser ......read more
New National Sustainability Strategy strand will see opportunities ‘fly’ for the domestic population
08, February 2020: Proof of golf’s growing impact on the people of Saudi Arabia was revealed following the conclusion of thes third Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, as Golf Saudi announced a number of new programmes connected to The Social Agenda, part of the newly-launched National Sustainability Strategy (NSS).
Unveiled during the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund in November 2020, the NSS was conceived with three pillars, giving particular focus to the enrichment of Saudi’s Environment (The Green Agenda), delivering benefit to the national economy (The Economic Agenda) and providing opportunities to domestic population (The Social ......read more
4 February 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: The 2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers – the Kingdom’s leading global golf tournament – tees-off in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) today, bringing the sport’s biggest and best names back to the Red Sea coast for another four days of thrilling golf.
This is the third year of the European Tour event, which has $3.5million in prize money up for grabs and is the final leg of the Tour’s season-opening ‘Desert Swing’.
While the pandemic means the tournament will be held without any fans, it is still expected to be one of the biggest Saudi sporting broadcasts of all time, with all four-days being beamed to 330million homes on six continents and KSA Sports broadcasting live across the ......read more
February 2, 2021: Ahead of the 2021 Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, Saudi Arabia National Team coach Jamie McConnell gives exclusive insight into the preparations and form of the three leading Saudi Arabian players competing at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club from Thursday’s European Tour event
“Saud played the most competitive golf in 2020 out of the three before the first lockdown hit. He won the Amateur prize in Bahrain on the MENA Tour, shooting a phenomenal 66 and also got into a playoff later on in the year in the Bahrain Amateur. It’s been really difficult coaching wise for all the National Team with the restrictions so I’ve been coaching him via Zoom and FaceTime remotely – sending video and training plans to keep him ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi February 01, 2021: Users from Saudi Arabia can rejoice as AGOOL by Hala Yalla - Saudi’s very own chat and messenger app - is out in beta, and available for download on iOS and Android. The Saudi startup is looking to disrupt a field dominated by giants like Whatsapp and WeChat.
Instant messaging on apps has become a way of life for most of us in the Kingdom, as it provides immediate time and access to people we want to talk to, no matter where they are in the world. AGOOL creates this ultimate social network experience with its fast, detailed, and advanced features such as voice calls and personal chats, all with customizable settings.
Built by one of Saudi’s leading startups, and the tech team behind Sharek, Saudi Federation’s SFA, Jeddah Seasons, and Diriyah Seasons, Hala ......read more
24-year-old will play against the biggest names in golf in KAEC this weekend, but admits he enjoys nothing more than time on the course with his family
Saudi - February 01, 2021: For any elite level sportsperson, having the opportunity to play against the world’s best players – many of whom are your own heroes – is the stuff of dreams: memories to last a lifetime.
For Saudi Arabian golfer Faisal Salhab, that dream came true last year, and will again this week when he tees-off in the third annual Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers. The four-day tournament will pit him against a who’s-who of world golf, including the likes of reigning Masters champion and world number one Dustin Johnson, and big-hitting 2020 US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau.
However, the memories ......read more
Golf Saudi continues to support the development of Saudi nationals within the golf industry
27 January, 2021 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi is delighted to announce the news of Abdullah Kamakhi’s acceptance into the European Institute of Golf Course Architects, positioning him to become Saudi Arabia’s first golf course architect.
The European Institute of Golf Course Architects represents some of the world’s most qualified golf course architects. Members of the EIGCA have shown through their skill, experience and training that they are able to design and oversee the construction of golf courses to the highest standards.
From a young age Abdullah has been fascinated by designed spaces which led him to study Landscape Architecture at Arizona State University. After a couple of years working as a ......read more
Pampers Night range includes the softest diapers with trusted leakage performance for overnight protection.
January 25, 2021: Sleep is crucial for babies’ development and well-being. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers with superior overnight dryness to provide skin comfort with leak protection so your baby can enjoy uninterrupted sleep time.
Pamper night is the first diaper in the region specially designed with enhanced sleeping layer for all around Nighttime Wetness Protection. It’s super-absorbent German technology pulls wetness and mess away from baby’s skin for maximum comfort and the “air-dry channels” ensure breathable dryness so your baby sleeps soundly throughout the night.
Karim ......read more
United Arab Emirates - January 07, 2021: At the start of a new year, WWE’s Titus O’Neill has been reflecting on his previous trips to Saudi Arabia - and he hopes to return in 2021.
O’Neill was a part of WWE’s first-ever live event in KSA, Super Showdown in Jeddah, which took place in 2019.
During that particular event, O’Neill made headlines after tripping and sliding under the ring as he was about to enter the 50-man Battle Royal.
“My main memory from our visits to Saudi is the Greatest Royal Rumble, and sliding under the ring,” he laughs.
“Thankfully there was nothing under the ring. Normally there’s a big crossbar, or an LED board, which we use on RAW and SmackDown. Luckily none of that stuff was around. I think there were some ladders underneath, ......read more
• The latest Step Together program will challenge adults across the country to walk or run a half marathon, with a children’s challenge set at 10 km encouraging the benefits of increased fitness and health
• The Step Together series was launched in July 2020, and has seen thousands of people cover tens of thousands of kilometers
• Working closely with the Quality of Life program, the Saudi Sport for All Federation seeks to increasing physical activity levels across the population to 40% by 2030
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) January 6, 2021 - The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) is encouraging people across the Kingdom to start 2021 on the right foot with the launch of the fourth edition of its popular Step Together program.
Taking place from Thursday, January 14 until Saturday, ......read more
• Inaugural Global Goals World Cup Saudi Arabia will take place throughout 2021 and invites women to uplift their communities through team sports, combining sports and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
• The winning team will progress to the next Global Goals World Cup in New York, where they will compete against teams from around the world in the finals
• 2019’s GGWCUP runners up, the Saudi Greens, are the official ambassadors of GGWCUP Saudi Arabia
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) December 27, 2020 - The Sports for All Federation (SFA) announced its first ever Global Goals World Cup (GGWCUP) Saudi Arabia, encouraging women across the country to participate in sports, boosting overall health of the community.
The SFA is inviting women across the Kingdom to take part ......read more
- 24 community-level teams from Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam competed in the WFL’s first season
- A total of 50 matches were played between November 17 and December 17 with a total of SAR 500,000 in prize money awarded
- Challenge won the Champion’s Cup in the WFL’s final match of the season
December 19, 2020 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) - Marking a historic moment in sports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the community-level Women’s Football League (WFL) saw a rousing finale to its first season with Challenge Team taking home the Champion’s Cup and an award of SAR 150,000.
Developed by the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) with the close guidance of the Ministry of Sports, and supported by the Quality of Life program, the WFL commenced gameplay on November 17, 2020 with ......read more
First cinema in Riyadh to feature IMAX with Laser Technology, IMAX’s most advanced theater experience
Now screening Wonder Woman 1984
Riyadh - December 19, 2020 – AMC Cinemas has announced that guests visiting AMC Al Khair 9 will now be able to enjoy the IMAX Experience® at its newly opened IMAX® auditorium, featuring IMAX® with Laser Technology. The IMAX Experience® includes a next generation laser projection system with a 12-channel sound system which is exclusive to IMAX auditoriums. AMC Al Khair 9 is the first cinema to offer the IMAX Experience® in Riyadh and has opened with the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Wonder Woman 1984.
Wonder Woman 1984 includes sequences shot with IMAX film cameras and shown exclusively in IMAX cinemas these sequences will visually ......read more
United Arab Emirates - December 05, 2020: WWE Superstar Mansoor met up with his family in the desert as he returned to his native Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi-born Superstar is in Riyadh to meet young local students and athletes for a series of activities.
Having been able to spend some time with his family, Mansoor was delighted.
“It has been a very emotional and uplifting experience to return to Saudi Arabia after such a challenging year for everyone on pretty much every level,” he said.
“I have not been able to see family and friends and so returning to Riyadh for this reunion was overwhelming – and it has been incredible to start my trip with such joy.
“We played soccer, enjoyed a huge family lunch and I also got to learn more about the changes ......read more
AMC Azizia Plaza 3 offers luxury auditoriums featuring best-in-class projection, sound and seating and is the latest effort in an ongoing program to provide state-of-the-art cinemas across KSA
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 5, 2020 - AMC Cinemas, in yet another milestone to improve the moviegoing experience in Saudi Arabia, has opened its fifth movie theater in Azizia Plaza in southern Riyadh on 3rd of December 2020, which offers moviegoers the same high standards they have come to expect and enjoy from AMC Cinemas, including best-in-class projection, sound and seating, exceptional food and beverages and five-star service. The result is an industry-leading auditorium experience found nowhere else in the Kingdom.
Speaking on the occasion of the opening John Iozzi, CEO & Managing Director of AMC Cinemas, said: ......read more
2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers looks set to be one of the strongest events on the 2021 European Tour schedule
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – November 26, 2020: European Ryder Cup stars Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood join defending Champion Graeme McDowell in looking to get their campaign to qualify for the 2021 European Ryder Cup team off to the strongest possible start at the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, 4 – 7 February 2021.
With World Number One and 2020 Masters Champion Dustin Johnson and 2020 US Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau already confirmed in the field, along with reigning Open ......read more
Saudi Ladies International confirmed for 2021 after “hugely inspiring” debut tournament attracts TV audience of millions and sees more than 1,000 Saudi women & girls register to take up golf
• Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF & Saudi Ladies Team International were the Kingdom’s first ever women’s golf events when they took place last week
• Despite being closed to spectators the tournaments had considerable impact worldwide
• Featured $1.5m prize money, 100+ LET golfers and TV broadcast that reached more than 300 million households – with 1,000 Saudi women & girls signing-up to learn sport
• Event conducted more than 1,500 COVID test on 600 players and staff, showing Saudi Arabia is capable of returning to live events
• Second ......read more
• Pedersen pockets $207,500 after winning both the SLTI’s team and individual events following her victory at the weekend’s debut Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF
• Triumph also means 24-year old wins the Ladies European Tour’s 2020 Race to Costa Del Sol
• Australian teenager Stephanie Kyriacou breaks course record with stunning final round 63 – the lowest round by any women in Saudi Arabia
• HE Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan: “This has been an historic time for Saudi Arabia and women’s golf”
21 November, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Emily Kristine Pedersen crowned an unbelievable two weeks in Saudi Arabia with a double victory at today’s inaugural Saudi Ladies Team International.
The outstanding 24-year-old surged to victory in the ......read more
• Ladies First Club launched in the hope of introducing more Saudi women to golf
• Registration opened on Day 1 of the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF with space for 1,000 members
• By tournament’s fourth and final day the Club was at capacity – with waiting list opened
• Members will be given free golf lessons, range access and rounds at three courses
• Ladies European Tour heralds the impact of “superb” initiative in growing the game
19, November, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A world-first ‘free golf’ initiative launched by Saudi Arabia to get women and girls into the sport saw more than 1,000 new golfers sign-up in just four days.
Inspired by the weekend’s debut Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF – ......read more
• Emily Kristine Pedersen holds off Georgia Hall in tense play-off to win Saudi Arabia’s first professional women’s tournament and claim $150,000 winner’s cheque
• Pedersen’s stunning approach shot on the final hole: “It was one of the best shots I’ve ever hit”
• England’s Georgia Hall finishes runner up ($90,000), Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall in third ($60,000)
16 November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen held her nerve to secure a dramatic play-off victory over Georgia Hall to win the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF.
The pair went head-to-head in a thrilling finale at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club that required an extra hole’s play to find a winner after ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2020: In celebration of the launch of Saudi Arabia’s pioneering National Golf Sustainability Strategy – announced on Wednesday, ahead of this weekend’s $1million debut event – the lush fairways of Royal Greens Golf & Country Club were made to be even greener than usual as the tournament’s players donned their best emerald shades to show their support for Golf Saudi’s new eco-initiative.
The course’s pin flags were also turned green, as were the tournament leaderboards, and the famous 16th hole was adorned with two ‘Green Agenda’ tee boards in other ways to herald the world-first scheme.
Saudi Arabia’s new National Golf Sustainability Strategy embraces an innovative and ambitious outlook aimed at enhancing three ......read more
The Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund marks the return of live sport in the Kingdom on 12th November
12 November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Zahid Group; a Saudi Arabia based, multi-national organisation encompassing a diverse portfolio of companies that operate across 11 sectors has signed up as an official partner of the first-ever Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF when it takes place between 12-15 November 2020.
The Aramco Ladies International presented by PIF is the first professional ladies’ golf tournament in the history of the Kingdom and is the first international sporting event to return to Saudi Arabia following the COVID-19 pandemic. The landmark occasion, sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, takes place 12th-15th November with live coverage ......read more
Saudi Arabia was once again at the centre of golf news as the world’s best players descend on the Kingdom for the country’s inaugural ladies tournament
Wednesday 12, November 2020: His Excellency Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation today kicked off the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by the Public Investment Fund, a historic occasion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The tournament commencement was accompanied by an announcement that Saudi Arabia has also created a comprehensive national golf sustainability strategy that embraces an innovative culture and ambitious outlook across key environmental, economic and social aspects of the sport.
“The central tenet of our national golf strategy is sustainability. The ambition is for Golf in ......read more
• Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF can inspire “next generation of young boys and girls here in Saudi Arabia”
• Charley Hull: “The 16th next to the Red Sea is one of the prettiest holes I’ve ever played anywhere”
• $1m prize money is “huge statement” for this week’s maiden Ladies European Tour event at KAEC’s Royal Greens Golf & Country Club
• LET’s first Arabic player Maha Haddioui speaks of pride in “representing my region in my region”
11 November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Stars of the Ladies European Tour are ready to make golfing history this week as they play in Saudi Arabia’s first ever professional female tournaments, taking place in King Abdullah Economic City ......read more
International competition to be called Aramco Saudi Ladies International
10 November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi is pleased to confirm that Aramco, the world’s largest integrated energy company, is the title sponsor of the first female golf tournament in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Aramco Saudi Ladies International is taking place from November 12th to 15th at the Royal Greens Golf and the Country Club, King Abdullah Economic City, near Jeddah. Top names from the world of women’s golf will compete for cash prizes totaling a record $1 million. The Aramco Saudi Ladies International, presented by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is the first professional female golf tournament in the history of the Kingdom. The tournament will see 108 professional golfers participate over four days and 72 holes. ......read more
• King Abdullah Economic City is home to the $1m Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF and $500,000 Saudi Ladies Team International – Saudi Arabia’s first ever ladies golf events
• Coastal resort now has initiated ‘safe zones’ strictly for the Ladies European Tour players, event staff, accredited media and KAEC employees
• All those granted permission inside ‘bubbles’ will require a series of negative COVID tests
• The ‘women’s week of golf’ promises to be a landmark occasion for the Kingdom as the country aims to inspire its next generation under the ambitions of Saudi Vision 2030
9 November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia is gearing up to welcome international live sport back with ‘safe zones’ ......read more
Game’s most exciting and dynamic new golf market wins Vision Award at 2020 virtual ceremony
31 October, 2020 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: The World Golf Awards, one of the industry’s most prominent and revered accolades, has awarded Golf Saudi with a Vision Award, during their COVID-modified annual ceremony in Dubai.
The awards which brought together market leaders from more than 40 nations across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, North America and Oceania, was a celebration of the best courses and destinations across the golf industry.
The World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations. Voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry, this accolade further solidifies Golf ......read more
• Online series explores the significance of the feats of five different Saudi women
• Discovers what it means to each of them to be a ‘first woman’ in the Kingdom
• Features Olympic medalist, Arctic diver, DJ, football manager & dance studio founder
• Women discuss landmark nature of Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF and Saudi Ladies Team International – Saudi Arabia’s first ever ladies golf events
27 October, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Inspirational Saudis who overcame gender barriers to achieve a string of firsts for women in the Kingdom have reflected on the ground-breaking nature of their feats in a new video series heralding the country’s first-ever female golf tournament.
Dalma Malhas, Saudi Arabia's first female Olympic medalist; ......read more
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October 27, 2020: The POLICE DNA is all about freedom. A brand that has its finger on the fashion pulse, the accessories from POLICE are not just fleeting cursory fashion moments, they are the choices of a generation that is fearless when it comes to letting its voice be heard. To be subversive, bold and authentic in a world living vicariously through social media filters, zoom meeting and hashtags is a revelation in itself. Celebrating this unique and brazen spirit is the new collection of wallets and small leather goods from POLICE.
Debuting this November, POLICE ROCKSTONE is an exclusive and sophisticated wallet fashioned in the classic colours of black and blue. Utilitarianism is the mood ......read more
World No 1 Dustin Johnson, 2020 US Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau and Defending Champion Graeme McDowell Head Star-Studded Field for the 2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – October 26, 2020: World No.1 Dustin Johnson, 2020 US Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau and defending Champion Graeme McDowell have confirmed their participation in the third edition of the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, February 4 – 7, 2021.
Shaping up to be the strongest line-up on the European Tour’s Middle East swing, the first two winners of the Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers, Johnson and McDowell are joined at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club by fellow Major Champion and man of the moment Bryson ......read more
• Golf Saudi today unveil ‘Ladies First Club’, which is available to women across the Kingdom
• Will grant first 1,000 registrants free lessons, club membership and rounds of golf
• Aimed at introducing women to the sport, welcoming them to clubs and getting more Saudis regularly active
• The initiative will launch next month ahead of the $1m Aramco Saudi ......read more
UAE images captured oddly silent marketplaces in old Dubai and contrasting images of life outdoors and indoors
This year’s competition judging panel features Mohammed Muheisen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner National Geographic photographer
Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2020: ‘Moments’, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest annual regional photography ......read more
Innovative new golf format revealed for debut Saudi Ladies Team International – with ‘NFL-style’ draft, professionals teaming-up with amateurs and $500,000 up for grabs
• Unique three-day event will see 36 LET-playing captains choose their own teams
• Each fourball will comprise captain, two fellow LET professionals, and one amateur
• Captain will openly ......read more
Ogilvy's New Study is the First to Quantify Wellness Gaps for Brands Looking for Growth
October 14, 2020: The US$4.5 trillion global wellness economy – growing twice as fast as the global economy – is now so pervasive that for 73% of global consumers, wellness is now considered an essential element of a brand’s strategy. The Ogilvy Wellness Gap study ......read more
• The 24-year old commits to November’s “unprecedented” two tournaments
• She will be chasing her second Middle Eastern title after 2019 triumph in Abu Dhabi
• Hull will join Solheim Cup teammate Georgia Hall for Golf Saudi and Ladies European Tour events – Saudi Arabia’s ‘women’s week of golf’
• Golfers will ......read more
Instagram celebrates its birthday today, marking a decade since the platform launched and went on to shape the global cultural fabric!
October 06, 2020: Since the earliest days of Instagram, we’ve been constantly inspired by the creativity we’ve seen in our community. We’ve seen people come together with loved ones, express themselves in new and more ......read more
30 September 2020: Breaking a Guinness World Records™ (GWR) title is more than just doing something amazing. It took 33-year old Pakistani national Azmat Khan 6 minutes and 1 second to break the previous Guinness World Records title for Fastest mile dribbling a basketball. Khan is a Kohat product, and he also holds the record title for the 10 miles ......read more
• Golf Saudi and the Ladies European Tour announce back-to-back November golf events to be staged in King Abdullah Economic City
• Week of live golf will have $1.5million in prize money up for grabs – with pros and amateurs playing in unique new tournament format
• The event is the first professional ladies’ golf tournament in the history of the Kingdom – ......read more
The Saudi flag emoji was Tweeted 27 million times since last September
Saudi Arabia, September 23, 2020: One of the highlights of Saudi Arabia’s social calendar, #SaudiNationalDay is synonymous with country-wide celebrations of the country’s culture, heritage and achievements. To mark the annual milestone, people also take to Twitter to share their excitement. In ......read more
Riyadh/Dubai, August 26, 2020- Swicorp, the Fund Manager of Swicorp Wabel REIT (the “REIT”), has announced the opening of a nine-screen AMC Cinema in the capital city of Saudi Arabia, in another of its REIT’s properties, Al Makan Mall, Riyadh. This is the second AMC Cinema to open at a Swicorp property this month, following the opening of AMC Hafr Al Batin, the first of its kind ......read more