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FROM TAILORED SERVICES TO EXPANDED VILLAGES, THE COLLECTION OF VILLAGES BY CHIC OUTLET SHOPPING® OFFER . GUESTS SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY EVERY DAY™  New partnerships, tailored services for Middle Eastern guests and an expanding Bicester Village are unveiled at this year’s ATMDubai,... ... Read more
Joyalukkas, world’s favorite jeweller, in it’s sparkling growth story, has reached another important milestone.The Al Ahsa showroom of Joyalukkas is 9th showroom in KSA and will be opening on 26th April, 2017 at AL AHSA, KSA. A grand opening with amazing inaugural offers like Free 2 gram gold coins on purchase of Diamond, Polki and... ... Read more
Cross-border M&A made up 49% of all deal value and 35% of all deal volume in Q1 2017 North America was a safe haven for deals in Q1 2017  UAE dominates deal volume for cross-regional Middle East M&A KSA leads by deal value for cross-regional Middle East M&A  Jeddah: Global cross-border M&A activity continued to dip as... ... Read more
UAE ranked 7th globally in per capita spend on beauty products as countdown begins to Beautyworld Middle East 2017Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2017:  The Middle East and African (MEA) beauty and personal care market is estimated to be worth US$34.5 billion by 2021, with the UAE climbing the ladder as one of the highest per capita spenders in the world... ... 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,... ... Read more
Industry experts gather to discuss business strategies in the age of cyber-crimeRiyadh, April 18, 2017 – The 4th edition of Kingdom Cyber Security Meeting kicked off today at the Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh. The two-day event will feature more than 30 speakers that will be addressing aspects related to critical infrastructure protection,... ... Read more
Blissful summer days spent by the sea… Hi, my name is Nola, I’ll be all you needAs featured in Chloé’s latest sun-drenched Spring-Summer 2017 campaign, the new Nola sunglasses draw from the Maison’s guiding 70s spirit and effortless tomboy style. Elegant and versatile, the sporty, graphic lines of the frames are emboldened ... ... Read more
Dubai, 18 April 2017:  The new Art Event 2017 collection, from the Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA, has launched across all IKEA stores this April. Introducing a limited-edition collection which features 12 posters with hand-drawn motifs from a carefully curated selection of artists from all over the world. The 2017 collection is th... ... Read more
Fine watchmaking exhibition to take place in Riyadh from 8-11 May 2017After three successful editions in the United Arab Emirates, Salon des Grandes Complications will premiere in Saudi Arabia from 8-11 May. Featuring an impressive line-up of some of the world’s most reputable and respected horological brands, the event is the first of its ki... ... Read more
The HIT® solar panel’s low-temperature coefficient provides high-efficiency even in intense heatRiyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 16, 2017One of the highest efficiency solar panels in the world will be displayed Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum (SAREIF) 2017 by Al AbdulKarim Holding with Panasonic. Panasonic Marketing Middle East ... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE: 13 April 2017 – LG Electronics (LG) introduced its new line-up of OLED signage at its inaugural LG Signage Design Summit last night. Featuring the open-frame OLED signage, the 88-inch Ultra-Stretch display and the In-Glass wallpaper OLED, the new collection of display products is now set to transform the once static commercial des... ... Read more
Dubai, April 13, 2017 — Michael Kors is pleased to announce a new capsule of Kaftans and handbags designed especially for the Middle East. Capturing the brand’s relaxed glamour, and polished aesthetic, the capsule collection showcases three unique Kaftans in varying designs, including graphic leaf-print and floral-embellished versi... ... Read more
Third major release for Windows 10 designed to unleash a new wave of creativity for everyoneRiyadh, April 10th, 2017: Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update will be available to users in Saudi Arabia starting from April 11th. The Windows 10 Creators Update is the third major release for Windows 10, and will unveil the next wave of ... ... Read more
Third major release for Windows 10 designed to unleash a new wave of creativity for everyoneRiyadh, April 10th, 2017: Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update will be available to users in Saudi Arabia starting from April 11th. The Windows 10 Creators Update is the third major release for Windows 10, and will unveil the next wave of ... ... Read more
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Ajman, April 27, 2017- In line with its commitment to promote the competitiveness of Ajman's real estate segment, the Department of Land and Real Estate Regulation in Ajman has concluded its successful participation at this year's edition of the Riyadh Real Estate & Urban Development Exhibition 2017 (Restatex Riyadh 2017), the largest annual Real Estate event of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which was held recently at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center.  The pavilion hosted by the Department of Land and Real Estate Regulation in Ajman received a huge turn out from participants and visitors during the event, which was highly lauded ......read more

April 27, 2017– Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, will be highlighting solutions that can help address the challenges presented by the changing nature of cyber threats and hazards in the Middle East region during its participation at the first Intersec KSA, the Saudi edition of the biggest trade fair for safety, security and fire protection, which will be held from May 2 to May 4, 2017 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events. Taking strategic and timely moves to expand its market leading presence in the Middle East, Genetec recognizes the significance of the Saudi Arabian market.  At Stand A27, ......read more

Royal Rose & Majestic Woods Launching May 2017 #JuicyCoutureFragrances #RoyalRose #MajesticWoods Dubai, April 26, 2017:  Iconic LA fashion brand Juicy Couture introduces a new era of its best-selling fragrance portfolio with the sumptuous Regal Collection, a new exotic fragrance innovation. The Regal Collection introduces Royal Rose and Majestic Woods, the first two fragrances in a series of premium oriental scents inspired by exotic lands and fairy tales.   The Regal Collection transports the Juicy Girl to a mysterious world of her infinite imagination. The uplifting femininity of Royal Rose inspires her to dream bigger and deeper than ever, while the intoxicating Majestic Woods en ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2017:  Global Innovations, a leading provider of automation solution for the travel and tourism trade starts with success during the Arabian Travel Market 2017 First Day Exhibition, the market leading, international travel & tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East   Tourism destinations from around the world showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breath taking tourism attractions, travel technology and key airline routes. This four-day (April 24-27, 2017) internationally recognised event will showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breathtaking tourism attractions, travel technology and key airline rou ......read more

Al Habtoor Motors & REM (Refuse Equipment MFG Holding Co) hosted the largest Waste Management Industry event of the year at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Riyadh on 28th March 2017.  Both Companies launched new products to meet the industry’s needs for efficiency and lowering costs in this demanding sector. More than 325 refuse industry experts across the Kingdom participated in this event, including Government officials from waste management departments of many KSA provinces, including the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu.  The gathering was also attended by officials from the embassies of the USA, India, Bangladesh and the Czech Republic, making it a huge success. Al ......read more

FROM TAILORED SERVICES TO EXPANDED VILLAGES, THE COLLECTION OF VILLAGES BY CHIC OUTLET SHOPPING® OFFER  GUESTS SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY EVERY DAY™   New partnerships, tailored services for Middle Eastern guests and an expanding Bicester Village are unveiled at this year’s ATM Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Chic Outlet Shopping® extends a warm summer welcome to Middle Eastern guests as it showcases its continued commitment towards expanding hospitality and services. Over the summer, new boutiques will open across the Collection of Villages, together with exclusive pop-up boutiques and late night opening hours with live entertainment. In autumn 2017 ar ......read more

Joyalukkas, world’s favorite jeweller, in it’s sparkling growth story, has reached another important milestone. The Al Ahsa showroom of Joyalukkas is 9th showroom in KSA and will be opening on 26th  April, 2017 at AL AHSA, KSA. A grand opening with amazing inaugural offers like Free 2 gram gold coins on purchase of Diamond, Polki and Pearl Jewellery worth SR 5,000, Free 1 gram gold coin on purchase of Diamond, Polki and Pearl Jewellery worth SR 3,000 and Free quarter gram gold coin on purchase of gold & precious Jewellery worth SR 3,000. Making the opening even more special will be the 0% deduction on Gold Exchange.  The Joyalukkas AL AHSA, KSA showroom wil ......read more

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is excited to announce the launch of its fashionable collaboration with the W Café at the W Doha Hotel & Residences! From April 18th to May 20th, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is taking over the W Café and will be serving an exclusive alice + olivia afternoon tea. During the takeover guests will be immersed in the world of alice + olivia.  W Café will be fully decorated with alice + olivia signature elements: black and white stripes, red accents and staceface – from the café entrance logo to cushions, table mats and even waiters’ uniforms! Delicious staceface sweets crafted exclusively for alice + olivia takeover and served on an e ......read more

Ajman, April 20, 2017- The Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory has revealed its participation in the coming Riyadh Real Estate & Urban Development Exhibition 2017 (Restatex Riyadh 2017), the largest annual Real Estate event of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will be held from April 23 to April 26, 2017 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. During their participation, Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory will be showcasing potential investment and growth opportunities in the emirate's real estate segment--while also throwing the spotlight on Ajman's growing reputation as an ideal real estate investment destination. His ......read more

Dubai. UAE, April 20, 2017: The access control market in Saudi Arabia is witnessing rapid growth as governments and large enterprises increase investments in securing smart infrastructure projects and aim to create smart connected environments. The Kingdom’s access control market is forecast to reach US$1.2 billion by 2020, according ‘Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020.’ Businesses in Saudi Arabia are rapidly leveraging mobile technology in their workplaces. The freedom of choice to enable access control from smartphones and wearables is driving organisations such as financial institutions, transport, oil and gas, and SMB’ ......read more

Cross-border M&A made up 49% of all deal value and 35% of all deal volume in Q1 2017 North America was a safe haven for deals in Q1 2017  UAE dominates deal volume for cross-regional Middle East M&A KSA leads by deal value for cross-regional Middle East M&A   Jeddah: Global cross-border M&A activity continued to dip as political turbulence and economic uncertainty become the new normal for dealmakers, whilst deal flow in the Middle East remained stable, according to Baker McKenzie's Cross-Border M&A Index*.  The global Index, which tracks quarterly deal activity using a baseline score of 100, decreased to 218 for Q1 2017, down 17% from ......read more

UAE ranked 7th globally in per capita spend on beauty products as countdown begins to Beautyworld Middle East 2017 Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2017:  The Middle East and African (MEA) beauty and personal care market is estimated to be worth US$34.5 billion by 2021, with the UAE climbing the ladder as one of the highest per capita spenders in the world on beauty products, new research has revealed today (19 April).  According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), MEA consumers spent nearly US$30 billion on fragrances, haircare, skin care, colour cosmetics, men’s grooming, and other wellness products in 2016, 3.4 per cent more than in 2015 (US$29 billion). The UAE and ......read more

19 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur – With OPEC due to decide at the end of May whether to prolong production cuts, the organisers of the 19th Asia Oil & Gas Conference (AOGC 2017) are delighted to confirm the attendance of H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   Minister Al-Falih will deliver the state of the industry address on the opening morning of the conference, which will take place in Kuala Lumpur from 7 - 9 May 2017.   As the world’s largest exporter of crude, and a leading member of OPEC, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plays a pivotal role in the global oil and gas industry. AOGC 2017 will be the plac ......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 a deal with the Orient Group of Companies to manage the 310-key Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore, part of a new mixed-used development the government has earmarked as the city’s new commercial hub. Set to be one of the tallest buildings in Pakistan when it opens in 2021, the pro ......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 GCC. Following the signing of the agreement with Asteco’s licensing division, Ma’ather for Real Estate Management LLC, the main real estate division of the Rabiah & Nasser Group (RANCO), a leader in the Saudi construction, industrial and real estate industry, will now operate under the Astec ......read more

Blissful summer days spent by the sea… Hi, my name is Nola, I’ll be all you need As featured in Chloé’s latest sun-drenched Spring-Summer 2017 campaign, the new Nola sunglasses draw from the Maison’s guiding 70s spirit and effortless tomboy style. Elegant and versatile, the sporty, graphic lines of the frames are emboldened by a double upper bridge and cast in gold metal that is embellished with distinct engravings. Available in two striking silhouettes, tear-drop or square, the lenses are available in five unique gradient shades, including subtle mirroring, perfect for endless summer days. ...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 key officials and decision makers from the Ministry of Municipality and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the Irrigation & Drainage Authority, Arriyadh Development Authority, Riyadh Municipality, National Water Company, Ministry of Housing, Emaar, and MWH now part ......read more

Industry experts gather to discuss business strategies in the age of cyber-crime Riyadh, April 18, 2017 – The 4th edition of Kingdom Cyber Security Meeting kicked off today at the Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh. The two-day event will feature more than 30 speakers that will be addressing aspects related to critical infrastructure protection, advanced persistent threat prevention, securing the cloud, mobile, big data and social platforms, risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery. Through a rich technical agenda, the event aims to contribute to the efforts in building region’s robust and resilient cyber security strategy that extends beyond the compliance tick ......read more

Dubai, 18 April 2017:  The new Art Event 2017 collection, from the Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA, has launched across all IKEA stores this April. Introducing a limited-edition collection which features 12 posters with hand-drawn motifs from a carefully curated selection of artists from all over the world.  The 2017 collection is the third installment within the series, as IKEA strives to provide people all over the world with affordable and functional designs, and continues its mission to also make great art accessible for everyone.  The Art Event 2017 collection is created by enlisting some of the most exciting, established and up-and-coming artists from aro ......read more

Fine watchmaking exhibition to take place in Riyadh from 8-11 May 2017 After three successful editions in the United Arab Emirates, Salon des Grandes Complications will premiere in Saudi Arabia from 8-11 May. Featuring an impressive line-up of some of the world’s most reputable and respected horological brands, the event is the first of its kind in the Kingdom. Salon des Grandes Complications will run alongside the prestigious Jewellery Salon at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, and is set to include both well-known Maison’s and independent ateliers such as Breitling, Bulgari, Chopard, Czapek & Cie, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Kerbedanz, Lang & Heyne, Pan ......read more

The HIT® solar panel’s low-temperature coefficient provides high-efficiency even in intense heat Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 16, 2017 One of the highest efficiency solar panels in the world will be displayed Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum (SAREIF) 2017 by Al AbdulKarim Holding with Panasonic. Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF), in collaboration with its local partner Al AbdulKarim Holding (AKH), is showcasing the product at the event organised at Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh on 17-18 April 2017.  The HIT solar cells have achieved the world record for highest efficiency of 25.6% in 2014. It is an ideal solution for power generation for a v ......read more

ENGIE, through its subsidiary International Power SA, has been qualified in the first round of the tendering process for two renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia. ENGIE is among the 27 companies selected for a 300 MW solar photovoltaic project, and among the 24 companies selected for a 400 MW wind farm. The shortlisted companies have been selected from a total of 128 applications. The 300 MW solar photovoltaic project will be developed in the Sakaka area in the northern Al Jouf Province. The 400 MW wind farm will be built in the Midyan coastal area in Tabuk Province, which is also in the north. Both projects will be backed by long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs), i.e. 25 years ......read more

This bedtime boost treats nails and cuticles to hydration with nutrient-rich actives, all in one luxe formula.  It’s time for a nail intervention! Flawless color laydown starts with healthy, moisturized nails. Overnight moisturizing treatments work wonders for skin and hair, and now nails and cuticles can benefit from the rejuvenating results. Introducing Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab™, our first overnight nail serum that contains moisture and nutrient rich extracts for intense nail and cuticle restoration. This brush-on, luxurious formula, featuring a blend of black orchid, açai and algae actives and humectants, helps hydrate and rejuvenate severely dry or weak nails. The ......read more

Dubai, UAE: 13 April 2017 – LG Electronics (LG) introduced its new line-up of OLED signage at its inaugural LG Signage Design Summit last night. Featuring the open-frame OLED signage, the 88-inch Ultra-Stretch display and the In-Glass wallpaper OLED, the new collection of display products is now set to transform the once static commercial design industry into a visually dynamic and highly engaging sector that is driven by creative excellence.  Held at the Armani Hotel at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, the LG Signage Design Summit was conceived to showcase how design and display converge as well as highlight how LG is the forerunner for this change. The event welcomed a plethor ......read more

Dubai, April 13, 2017 — Michael Kors is pleased to announce a new capsule of Kaftans and handbags designed especially for the Middle East.  Capturing the brand’s relaxed glamour, and polished aesthetic, the capsule collection showcases three unique Kaftans in varying designs, including graphic leaf-print and floral-embellished versions. Floral studded updates to the Ava, Selma and Ginny handbag groups complement the luxe Kaftans, creating the perfect elegant pairing for any Iftar gathering.  These special styles will be available in May 2017 in Michael Kors retail stores in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain. ...read more

Third major release for Windows 10 designed to unleash a new wave of creativity for everyone Riyadh, April 10th, 2017: Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update will be available to users in Saudi Arabia starting from April 11th. The Windows 10 Creators Update is the third major release for Windows 10, and will unveil the next wave of innovation on the world’s most widely used operating system for users.  Today, more than 400 million devices are running Windows 10. New innovations in the Windows 10 Creators Update will empower users with more tools to express the full range of their imagination, in whatever form it takes. These new features include 3D, mixed re ......read more

Jeddah: In yet recognition of the uncompromised quality standards maintained across its manufacturing facilities, Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) has been granted ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health & Safety Management certifications in the first quarter of 2017.     The audit, conducted by the world’s leading testing body, Bureau Veritas, was successfully completed this year and included documentation review and inspection visits of SADAFCO’s two factories in Jeddah and one in Dammam. “We are very proud to have once again successfully met the international standards of safety, health and ......read more

Over 180 media & influencers from Middle East & Africa could shoot their first Super slow motion video during #Xperia960 event. Xperia XZ Premium will be available across the region at the end of May and will be priced in a range of AED 2600-2800. Dubai, 11th April 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA showcased its latest award-winning smartphone, Xperia XZ Premium, for more than 180 select media and influencers from the Middle East and Africa region at its exclusive #Xperia960 event in Dubai. The largest event of its kind, #Xperia960 brought to life the world’s 1st Super slow motion video capture via a smartphone at 960 fps (frames per second). This is four tim ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 11 April 2017 The Kingdom of Bahrain promotes its new tourism identity under the slogan of ‘Ours. Yours’  The Kingdom of Bahrain launched its new tourism identity under the slogan of ‘Ours. Yours’ in a step to further develop the tourism sector as a main contributor to the national economy. The new brand embraces the country’s biggest asset, its people – their warmth and welcoming attitude. The Bahrain Tourism and Authority also has recently launched seven representative offices with an aim of increasing the Kingdom of Bahrain’s share of the international travel market. The offices are located in KSA, India, Ch ......read more

Dubai, April 11, 2017:  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 beautiful sk ......read more

Hotel’s signature outlet by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia spices up glittering awards ceremony after voters declare it’s the region’s top Indian dining experience Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia), 11 April 2017 -  Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar’s signature restaurant, Maharaja by Vineet, has spiced up the 2017 Food & Travel Arabia GCC Awards where it was honoured as the ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ in the region. The restaurant, which is headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, received the accolade at a glittering awards ceremony staged in Dubai recently, after thousands of diners declared it the Gulf’s best Indian dining experienc ......read more

Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest regional markets that embraces digital transformation and opens up to cloud computing Dubai, UAE - April 10, 2017: Yvolv, a JV company by Alibaba Cloud and Meraas has signed a strategic partnership agreement with DOITC, IT integrator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and multidimensional IT service provider. In order to support the country’s digital transformation journey and digital commerce evolution, Yvolv will be providing its Saudi customers through its collaboration with DOITC.  As Middle East and North Africa public cloud spend is projected to hit $2bn by 2020 according to the latest Gartner report, KSA represents one of the most strate ......read more

Wadi.com, KSA’s fastest growing e-commerce platform, announces its latest and first of its kind partnership with KSA’s leading bank Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 9, 2017 – Wadi.com, KSA’s home-grown online shopping marketplace, today announced a new strategic partnership with one of KSA’s most trusted banks, Al Rajhi Bank. This unique collaboration between the region’s fastest growing e-commerce platform and KSA’s largest islamic bank is a sign of the growing importance of e-commerce in the country.  The long term strategic partnership will include a series of exclusive offers over the coming months and commences with a generous welcome o ......read more

Dubai, UAE/Saudi Arabia, 9th April 2017 – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company, today announced the opening of a new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The new office is part of Xylem’s $35 million investment in the Middle East North Africa region, which includes additional resources to help provide localized products, services and capabilities in key markets throughout the region. “The opening of our Saudi Arabia office is an important milestone for our regional investment and supports our long-term strategy of providing sustainable water technology solutions to help solve the region’s water challenges. The new office enables us to be clo ......read more

The flagship smartphone featuring bold new screen aspect ratio, ergonomic excellence, minimalist design, and superb durability will be available across the UAE for AED 2,599/- Dubai, April 9, 2017 — LG Electronics (LG) today launched its flagship G6 smartphone in the United Arab Emirates.  LG’s newest smartphone features a bold new display format complimented by a cinematic viewing experience, exceptional screen to body ratio, wide-angle camera and more. Designed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, the G6 is a back-to-basics approach to premium smartphones, with a focus on the features consumers want, most notably a big screen that actually fits in one han ......read more

Saudi Arabia, April 9, 2017 – In line with Saudi Vision 2030 to equip young Saudi men and women for future careers, Deloitte collaborated with the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Saudi Arabia, on creating a program to bring professional and technical skills to university students and support their employment prospects, personal growth and leadership development. The Deloitte and UBT collaboration includes a range of educational and training events and activities. As part of the initiative, Deloitte is sponsoring UBT’s accounting clubs on both the men and women campuses to develop auditing and accounting skills of young Saudi’s. Deloitte is also running awa ......read more

RTF 2017 is the largest domestic and outbound tourism promotion event in KSA to date Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – April 8, 2017:  Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2017, Saudi Arabia’s leading travel industry showcase, opens its doors for the ninth consecutive year, at Prince Sultan Grand Hall, Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh which will run from 7th – 10th April 2017.  The fair was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Majid A. Al-Hokair, Chairman of the Committee for Tourism and Entertainment Riyadh Chamber and Chairman of Board Directors for Riyadh International Conference and Exhibition Center. The four day event will become the focus of business networking opportunities, ins ......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 the city, Bayat Plaza will provide a unique concept in the heart of Jeddah, combining residential, retail and leisure amenities all at one location on Madina Road.  Bayat Plaza is built up over 32 stories and serviced by over 2,600 square meters of retail space on the ground and first floor. Ba ......read more

As the Mall opens its doors with a celebratory bang, the Mall promises even more entertainment and surprises are yet to come!  Doha, 6th April 2017: Doha Festival City, the largest entertainment, retail and hospitality destination in Qatar, managed and operated by Al-Futtaim, opened its doors to the public yesterday, 5th April 2017. Thousands of visitors flocked to the new Mall from 10am to be amongst the first to shop, dine and be entertained. With something for everyone, visitors enjoyed the country’s biggest Marks & Spencer, the market’s first West Elm, the much anticipated Muji and the new flagship stores from H&M and Centerpoint. Over the next few weeks visit ......read more

Damman, KSA –April 06, 2017: Gulf Lifting Financial Leasing Company (GLFL), a subsidiary of Kanoo Group of Companies, recently implemented 3i Infotech's Kastle® Universal Lending Solution (Kastle® ULS) and integrated financial suite to streamline its business processes as well as automate the end to end operations right from origination to collection. The application tackled a key challenge of GLFL, which was to get into the market and be Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) compliant before March 2017 to launch their new business within a short span of time. The project was completed in a record time of 11 days, delivering an environment conducive for better producti ......read more

29th of March 2017, at Culinary Boutique – Dubai - UAE For the occasion of Desio Lenses’ launch of their new Coffee Collection, guests attended an exclusive coffee morning & presentation, at Culinary Boutique in Dubai. In a stylish café setting, surrounded by fresh spring blooms, caffeine color-coded décor, the invitees were invited to discover the showcased latest contact lenses collection, inspired by black coffee, cherry coffee, cappuccino, and espresso. The attendees were introduced to the Italian brands, their contact lenses creations and their latest styles. Desio Lenses presents a new range of colored contact lenses, four shades for him and her, that evoke sto ......read more

15th of March 2017, at Sea Fu – Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah, Dubai - UAE For the new spring season launch of  Marchon Eyewear, guests attended a lavish afternoon presentation, in a lush seaside setting surrounded by equatorial efflorescence as the sun set, and were invited to discover the showcased latest eyewear collections by Chloe, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marni, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Etro, Liu Jo, Lacoste & Nike.   The attendees were introduced to the brands’ new optical creations and latest eyewear styles. ...read more

MOHAMMAD A. AL-AMRI, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE SAUDI COMMISSION FOR TOURISM & NATIONAL HERITAGE (SCTH) IN MAKKAH PROVINCE, JEDDAH OPENS THE HOTEL SHOW SAUDI ARABIA AND STONE & SURFACE SAUDI ARABIA 2017 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 5th April 2017: The fifth edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and the inaugural Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia opened Tuesday (4th April 2017) Under the Patronage of Mohammad A. Al-Amri, General Manager of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) in Makkah Province, Jeddah. Thousands of hospitality and construction industry professionals are anticipated to attend the co-located trade shows, taking place at the Jeddah Centre for Forums ......read more

A visual journey through the universe of Chaumet’s collections, which tells the story of the Parisian Maison. A dreamlike introduction in the steps of Empress Josephine at the Malmaison leads to the lighthearted promenade of a young couple through Paris, between past and present, nature and  culture. Chaumet’s gardens blossom in a tropical greenhouse reminiscent of the muse Josephine’s childhood island, where the Abeilles gather nectar from a luxuriant nature. A sparkling pinnacle of art, the Garnier Opera sets the scene for ethereal elegance, magnified by the Joséphine Rondes de nuit creations, when the tiara crowns beauty with a gracious halo. With the fluidity of ......read more

Pictured: Quarry owners from Turkey – renowned internationally for their vast supply of exceptional natural stone and marble (left) – will touch down in the Kingdom today ahead of the first Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia trade show, starting in Jeddah (middle) tomorrow evening. Stefano Iannacone (right) of Dubai-based Mapei Construction Chemicals LLC described the Saudi market as having “enormous potential” Saudi Arabia, April 1, 2017:  Suppliers of the world’s most sought-after stone have targeted the booming Saudi construction industry as a major market for expansion in the next six years. Quarry owners from Turkey – renowned internationally ......read more

Dubai, April 3, 2017:  The new Stockholm collection, from the Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA, is all about the beauty of doing things at the right pace. It is a collection of furniture and home accessories using natural material that have taken their time to come to life.  The first Stockholm collection was launched in 1984. Each new collection is different from previous ones, but they all share some common characteristics: Scandinavian modernity of the highest quality in form, function and materials — but at an affordable price. As a carefully curated collection of 47 pieces, made from natural and tactile materials such as rattan, hand-blown glass and ash, i ......read more

Fleet of 27 Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6x6 tractor-heads delivered to Suhail Al Mazroui Transportation and Heavy Equipment Establishment 5,555th Mercedes-Benz Zetros milestone truck as part of the fleet handed over at Daimler Commercial Vehicles Regional Office in Dubai All-wheel drive trucks will be used by Suhail Al Mazroui Est. for heavy equipment transport and Oil & Gas field installations and supply Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks present at the handover ceremony: “Our Mercedes-Benz Zetros comes with unmatched 6x6 heavy duty off road capabilities to cope with even the most challenging operations here in the UAE. With these vehicles our customer Suhail Al Mazrou ......read more

Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market have witnessed the signing of a media agreement between the Tourist Routes and Eye of Riyadh Riyadh, March 30, 2017 In a remarkable strategic step, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage represented by the Tourism Routes Program, signed a media cooperation agreement with Eye of Riyadh by the aim of marketing the program, raising the national awareness about it and contributing to support the tourism sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in accordance with the vision of 2030 aiming at upgrading this sector to the highest levels of what contribute supporting the economic development of the country. Commenting on the agreement, M ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017 Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living. With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so…. There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third page of the newsletter we are sharing some ideas of what happy people do. Wishing you a wonderful ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds’ opened its latest outlet in Lulu Hypermarket, Hail, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 This is Malabar Gold & Diamonds’ 12th showroom in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & 174th showroom globally. Mr. Khalid Al Saif – Chairman, Chamber of Commerce, Hail inaugurated the new showroom in the Hail in the presence of various dignitaries, management team members & guests. Special Inaugural Offers Spend SAR 3000 on diamond jewellery & get 2 gold coins free.   Spend SAR 3000 on gold jewellery & get 1 gold coin free.   Zero Deduction on 22k Gold (GCC) Exchange Valid until 15th April, 2017. Ma ......read more

2nd meeting of the LLF Impact Committee in Riyadh approves major pipeline of $242.6 million in development projects for 2017 Representatives from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development, and the Islamic Development Bank agree on project pipeline to lift poorest OIC countries out of poverty Projects approved in Tajikistan, Sudan, Djibouti, Niger, Mauritania, Cameroon, Uganda, and Guinea LLF is the largest multilateral development initiative in the Middle East and North Africa – releasing $2.5 billion in finance over five years Riyadh, 02 April 2017: Representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the ......read more

Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel Opens, Bringing Largest Convention Centre to the Heart of the Holy City  MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, 2 April 2017 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today opens the doors of Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel. With majestic views overlooking the Sacred Mosque, Al Masjid al Haram, and the city’s largest ballroom and convention centre, Hilton proudly welcomes Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel to its growing Middle Eastern portfolio.  “The opening of Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel marks Hilton’s 12th hotel in Saudi Arabia,” said Andreas Lackner, regional head, brand management, Hilton. “With more than 30 hotels under development, Saudi Ara ......read more

Event will gather together CEOs, CMOs, Presidents and VPs from across the region and beyond Riyadh KSA, April 1 2017:  For the first time, Saudi Arabia will host the ‘Top CEO Conference and Awards’ – an event which will see CEOs, CMOs, Presidents and VPs from across the Arabian Gulf region and beyond gather together on 10th and 11th April 2017 at Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina, King Abdullah Economic City.  The annual event, now in its third edition, serves to address the burning issues facing the corporate world today while also recognising the very best in GCC business leadership. It is organised by TRENDS magazine and INSEAD – the leading internation ......read more

Sharjah, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Skyline University College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with University of Mindanao, Philippines on March 28, 2017.  SUC Head of Quality Assurance and Professor, Dr. Sudhakar Kota and University of Mindanao SVP for Academic Planning and Services and Graduate School Dean, Dr. Eugenio Guhao signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations.  The two universities have agreed on several areas of cooperation and the highlights of the MOU are Faculty and Student Exchanges, Collaborative Projects, Scholarships, Information Exchanges, Conferences and Program Review among others. Dr. Eugenio Guhao and Dr. Sudhakar Kota along w ......read more

Sharjah, UAE, April 1, 2017:  In line with the National Agenda, the government of UAE aims to transform the country as one of the best in promoting competitive knowledge economy. Hence, the International Conference Committee of Skyline University College has organized the 4th International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM) with the theme: “Fin-Tech Driven Age” on March 26-27, 2017 at SUC Campus in University City, Sharjah. The conference committee this year was led by Dr. Manuel Fernandez and Dr. J. Shanmugan. The keynote speakers of the conference were Dr. Falah Hassan AlHusseni, Financial System Expert and Director of Decision Support Office-Government of Sha ......read more

Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice. 30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and provide them with solutions. Complimentary assessment also includes BMI, Blood Pressure, RBS and HBA1C t ......read more

Next-generation technology allows customers to benefit from faster, more advanced services Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:  Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the global professional services company, has successfully completed the core system replacement of the retail banking operations at the National Commercial Bank (NCB). The highly complex project which took approximately two years to complete, was part of NCB’s NextGen program, which was also undertaken with Accenture.  The implementation of the project marks significant successes and achievements across various fields within the business. The improved platform provides clients with a distinct banking experience, enriched with ad ......read more

As Europe’s fastest growing brand, Beko looks to gain market share and become one of the top three brands in the country KSA, March 29th 2017:  Following the opening of its first fully branded showroom in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Beko announced its plans to expand further into the country in 2017, by enlarging its product portfolio to cover all home appliances and promoting its smart, green, cutting-edge technology home solutions. The showroom was inaugurated by executives from Arçelik, Beko’s parent company, with executives from Al Babtain Trading (ABT), Beko’s distributor in Saudi Arabia. ...read more

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Bourjois wants you to feel beautiful outside…and inside!  For the launch of the new Healthy Mix Foundation, Bourjois is collaborating with Kcal the UAE’s leader in Creative-Healthy cuisine to create for the first time a limited edition Bourjois Healthy Mix Juice! The new anti-fatigue formula of Healthy Mix foundation contains a combination of Vitamins C, E and B5, helping your complexion look healthy and radiant! Kcal’s unique recipe for The Bourjois Healthy Mix fresh pink juice is based on the same vitamins as the foundation for you to be & feel healthy inside and out! Savour each benefit of the vitamins! Vitamin E: ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Amazon (AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. Joining the Amazon family will enable SOUQ.com to continue growing while working with Amazon to bring even more products and offerings to customers worldwide. “Amazon’s entry into the region reflects the visionary foresight of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who launched Dubai Internet City in 1999 and adopted the e-commerce and online business legislation of 2002," said His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince ......read more

The region’s fastest growing tourism destination registered 71 per cent growth in Saudi visitor numbers year-to-date  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 29 March 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of a new representation office in the country’s capital, Riyadh. Marking its sixth international representation office, the Riyadh opening will support the tourism body’s promotional activities and trade partnerships to penetrate the Kingdom’s high potential outboun ......read more

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, March 28, 2017 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has signed an agreement with SAP Mobile Services now SAP Digital Interconnect to merge their respective Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) domains into a single IPX domain. The agreement signifies the creation of a global, independent full-service IPX offering, with customers now being able to benefit from both SAP’s extensive LTE roaming footprint and PCCW Global’s state-of-the-art IPX Voice and VoLTE capabilities, all offered via a single dedicated network connection. With the increase and accelera ......read more

March 28, 2017: Thames Water is the largest water and wastewater service provider in the UK with in excess of 15 million customers. In partnership with the eight2o alliance, Thames Water initiated a project to manage all of its asset information created in the current AMP6 cycle, the UK government’s process of tendering asset management contracts to private firms to maintain the country’s water infrastructure. The primary goal of the project is to enhance Thames Water’s processes involving its asset data, and to improve water efficiency and effluent quality. As a result of efficiencies gained, Thames Water hopes to reduce the TOTEX (total expenditure) of the project by 20 p ......read more

Sharjah, UAE, March 28, 2017:   Skyline University College Services Committee headed by SUC Assistant Professor Dr. Mohammad Abdul Salam has successfully conducted the UN World Water Day Celebration in cooperation with SHUROOQ and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) on March 22, 2017 at Al Majaz Waterfront Park, Sharjah UAE. The Chief Guest of the event was HE Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of SEWA.  The highlights of the event were the awareness walk in the park and painting competition for children ages 4-7, 8-18, and 13 and up. SEWA Chairman, Dr. Rashid Al Leem also addressed a keynote speech and reminded the children about the importance of water. Dr. Rashid emphasi ......read more

Exhibitors to showcase their latest offers and packages to cater to young travellers Riyadh, 28 March 2017:  Why not explore the world instead of lying on the couch? This year, Riyadh Travel Fair the largest travel and tourism exhibition & congress in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will provide platform to trade visitors and the general public on youth travel options. Tour operators, tourism associations and destinations will be showcasing their latest products and innovations at the four day event, which will be held from the 7 – 10 April, 2017, at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Exhibitors will be presenting digital innovations such as Virtual Reality (VR) ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2017:  Molton Brown, London’s fragrance experts, unveil their exquisite new floral collection – a modern interpretation of a classic scent inspired by the elegant purity of a luxurious bridal bouquet.  Jennifer Jambon, Molton Brown’s perfumer, describes it as, “a springtime bouquet of just-picked white flowers, still veiled in early morning dew. Sweet star anise marries a sophisticated touch of intrigue with the freshness of green, meadow-like top notes while a true floral heart blossoms with lily of the valley and magnolia. Silky ylang-ylang lingers for a tender, enduring finish.”  The story behind the collection celeb ......read more

Saudi travel agencies receive unique view on latest innovations and technologies in the travel sector  Riyadh, Jeddah and Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- March 21, 2017 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) the leading technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, launched its 2017 Technology Day series in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, offering a unique view into the top technology trends and innovations impacting the travel industry and what Sabre is investing in for the future.  The series started off with two dedicated sessions for travel companies in Riyadh, which were offered the opportunity to hear and discuss trends, challenges and opportunities shaping th ......read more

Timeless light With every new chapter comes a new beginning. This time, L’OCCITANE went back to the very source of the beauty of Provence. It wanted to find the force that breathes life into plants – the very plants that become its precious ingredients. Every trail it followed led to the light... Something about this light never ceased to intrigue L’OCCITANE. It seemed to shift, its colours pulsing and rippling. What if this light was the secret behind the uniqueness of Provence? This light is at its most radiant, its most sublime, at the Golden Hour – when the most magnificent sky covers Provence. Caught up in the intensity of this magical moment, the skin q ......read more

THE PATISSERIE PARLOUR NEW LIMITED EDITION Gourmand Collections Molton Brown, London’s fragrance experts, are tantalising the senses once more with the launch of their NEW LIMITED EDITION GOURMAND  COLLECTIONS. Inspired by the success of the delectably tempting Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Collection, the new Gourmand Collections introduce an enticing trio of olfactory desserts. These exquisite, charming fragrances have been expertly crafted with the very best seasonal ingredients sourced from the English countryside, celebrating the brand’s British heritage. To celebrate the launch of the collections, Molton Brown have worked closely with renowned Executive Past ......read more

March 23, 2017 - Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, announced its participation to the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) 2017 which will be held from March 26 to 30, 2017 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC). The Kingdom’s leading travel and tourism provider looks to strengthen its position across the country and expand its markets at the regional level, following the country’s bold plans to boost tourism - particularly tourism for religious purposes - as one of the key pillars in diversifying the national economy as embodied in the Saudi Vision 2030. Ela ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017: TechAccess, the leading value added distributor in the Middle East, North Africa, LEVANT, Pakistan and Afghanistan held a sales and pre-sales training session in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for partners of data management vendor, Commvault. The training was designed to educate partners in how to transform customers’ data into powerful and strategic assets with Commvault’s data protection and information management solutions. The training covered topics such as Commvault’s high level design, protecting virtual environments, data profiles and policies, core architecture design, mobile endpoint and advanced data protection, IntelliSnap integration, data ......read more

On the sidelines of the first Gulf Statistical Forum Riyadh, March 22, 2017:  Based on its belief in the importance of the fruitful cooperation between the public and private sectors in the field of statistics,and on the ground of its concern with the advanced statistical methods and its role in updating the databases fifteen years ago , Eye of Riyadh participated in the first Gulf Statistical Forum which was launched in Riyadh under the sponsorship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz under the theme of “Enhancing Statistical Partnerships to Support Economic Policies and Sustainable Development in the GCC Region”. Mr. Abdullah Al-Harbi, the ......read more

A DIFFERENT VISION Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  In April 2017, the eyewear retailer and eyecare specialist Grand Optics is celebrating 20 years in the Middle East.   Since Grand Optics’ inception in 1997, by the founder & CEO Shawqi Ghanem, the company has been fully dedicated to their clientele and focused to further strengthen its position as the trend-setting and most trusted optical services provider in the region. Throughout its twenty years, Grand Optics has captured the imagination of customers across the UAE, Oman, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Qatar – and has offered the latest styles in eyewear and the most advanced technology in eyewear. ......read more

Latest addition to Edifice Men's Watch range features 3D disk dial reminiscent of F1 race car brake disks Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Casio Middle East FZE, the regional arm of Casio Computer Company, a multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company, has revealed the KSA launch of the Edifice ERA-600, the latest addition to the Edifice brand of luxury watches for men. Inspired by the fast and exciting world of motorsports, the new model features an engaging and innovative 3D disk dial that resembles the brake disk present in today's F1 racing cars--creating a stunning 3D effect that makes a pronounced presence inside the watch dial.  ......read more

Dubai, UAE – March 21, 2017:  Recent reports have branded the Middle East a magnet for some of the world’s most damaging cyber-attacks . Saudi Arabia, in particular, has been subject to a slew of damaging breaches, and just last month the nation’s authorities issued an alert for renewed attacks from the 2012 virus that crippled 35,000 computers at oil giant Saudi Aramco. In light of this escalation in threats, security intelligence company LogRhythm is expanding its presence in the kingdom, and has appointed three experts to help scale up its footprint in KSA. “LogRhythm’s Threat Lifecycle Management Platform helps organisations rapidly detect, respond t ......read more

13th March 2017: Riyadh is Saudi Arabia’s busiest city for hotel construction with almost 50 hotel projects underway, a new report has revealed. The 2017 Saudi Arabia Hotel Construction Overview report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS prepared exclusively for The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, found that the Kingdom’s capital city is preparing to add 48 new properties to its already vast hotel portfolio. Riyadh leads the hotel boom closely followed by Jeddah. Across the country, the exclusive industry report reveals that 170 hotels and 60,395 rooms are currently in various stages of the construction pipeline.  Hilton is noted as one of the top hotel operators in the country. Hilton Ri ......read more

Nikken Sekkei appointed architect for SAR 1.2billion project at Obhur waterfront Jeddah, 15thMarch, 2017—Cayan Group, the leading Saudi property developer in the Middle East, today announced plans for a new mega project at the Obhur waterfront in Jeddah. Attending the world’s leading property market, MIPIM in Cannes, France, Cayan Group outlined some details of the planned project, and signed the architectural contract with Nikken Sekkei, the leading architectural firm which was also presented Cayan’s Cantara project in Dubai, UAE. Cayan’s new project will sprawl across a built-up area of 140,000 sqm at a cost of SAR 1.2billion and will consist of two towers: on ......read more

On the beautiful occasion of Mother’s Day, Swarovski collaborated with Saudi Social Media star, Bayan Linjawi, to host a lovely Mother’s Day Event in KSA. The event took place on the 15th of March in Riyadh. During the event, Bayan also indulged in an intimate Q & A session that gave guests the opportunity to discover more about her life. Adding to the ambiance of the event was a violinist who was belting out some soothing tunes at the event. Some highlights of the event were the customization corner where guests decorated lovely greeting cards with special stickers, a photo-booth where they had a gala time taking fun pictures at and the special Snapchat filter created for ......read more

Nearly AED 20,000 of goodies were hand-gifted to customers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Dubai, 20th March, 2017:  Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA - part of Al-Futtaim – marked International Day of Happiness this morning with a series of ‘Happiness Drops’ at Dubai Festival City as well as in-store at both its Dubai and Abu Dhabi locations.  Throughout the day IKEA chose shoppers at random and surprised them with nearly AED 20,000 of gifts to brighten their day. The activity was in recognition of the globally recognised day, designed by Action for Happiness that promotes wellbeing and progress through spreading happiness and was also in line with the Dubai Go ......read more

ELIZABETH ARDEN WHITE TEA An Exquisite Fragrance That Captures the Purity and Simplicity of Tea  Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  Sunlit skin, crisp sheets, a good book, the first sip of tea… all simple pleasures, all intimately familiar. Elizabeth Arden introduces White Tea, a pure and exquisitely uncomplicated new fragrance that invites you to revel in the moment and lose yourself in a warm memory.  Expertly crafted to echo peaceful simplicity, the White Tea fragrance features crisp and sparkling Italian Mandarin complemented by sensual notes of Sea Breeze Accord. Its blissful, Zen-like heart of White Tea Extract and Mate Absolute Paraguay transports you to a place ......read more

A Moisturizing Facial Mist That Awakens the Skin and Senses  Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  The iconic Eight Hour® Cream has been long acclaimed for its intense moisturizing and multi-tasking properties and is one of the most well-known beauty products in the world. Continuing this legacy, Elizabeth Arden introduces the Eight Hour® Miracle Hydrating Mist, an instantly invigorating facial spray that hydrates, soothes and refreshes skin.  INGREDIENTS:  Eight Hour® Miracle Hydrating Mist is powered by our antioxidant rich Superfruit Blend that works to leave skin feeling reinvigorated and looking healthy. Infused with soothing extracts, each mist helps to co ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  The urban romanticism and eclecticism that Creative Director Alessandro Michele has infused into his collections has redefined Gucci’s codes and creativity. His distinctive and contemporary aesthetic favors gender fluidity, rich embellishments, and an unconventional vibe, all blended liberally and unexpectedly. As seen on the runway, eyewear is part of the House’s new aesthetic. Over 250 new styles developed annually feature the brand’s iconic motifs alongside novelty details, making the offering extremely versatile for the contemporary tastemaker. FROM THE RUNWAY WOMEN’S S/S 2017 FASHION SHOW HOLLYWOOD FOREVER For spring su ......read more

Unsurpassed elegance to be treasured forever after Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  Every woman dreams of unsurpassed elegance on her wedding day, and Mouawad’s spectacular masterpieces and high jewelry collections certainly bring this dream to life with stunning splendor. Bursting with exuberant charm and femininity, every piece is designed to find particular resonance with its wearer, and enchant all those within its gaze. Just as wedding traditions are laden with symbolic beauty, so Mouawad’s new masterpieces and high jewelry sets offer up a deeper meaning behind their shimmering reflections. The harmony of a wedded union is embodied brilliantly in each set of perfectly ......read more

ITFC and ATTIJARIWAFA BANK (AWB) to strengthen partnership by signing a letter of intent for supporting trade between Arab and African countries ITFC and ATTIJARIWAFA BANK (AWB) sign a Letter of Intent within the Framework  of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program for supporting trade  between Arab and African countries during the 5th International Africa Development Forum Casablanca, March 19, 2017:  The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group and Attijariwafa Bank Group (AWB) sign a cooperation framework to support trade development between Arab and African countries. The signing took place at th ......read more

Olay Regenerist’s Highest-Ever SPF Protection That’s So Lightweight You Won’t Even Notice It Dubai, March 19, 2017:  World’s Number One Female Facial Skincare Brand1, Olay announces an innovative new day moisturiser in its advanced anti-ageing Regenerist range – NEW Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream SPF30 combines proven anti-ageing technology and SPF protection with a revolutionary and surprisingly lightweight feel.  WHY ARE DAILY SPF PROTECTION AND PROVEN ANTI-AGEING ESSENTIALS FOR YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN?  It’s a well-established scientific fact that up to 80% of premature skin ageing comes from unprotected UV exposure.  What& ......read more

Saudi Arabia, March 19, 2017:  The accountancy profession in Saudi Arabia must evolve to support the Kingdom’s efforts in diversifying its economy and achieving the ambitious goals of Vision 2030. This was the consensus during Saudi Arabia’s fourth accounting and auditing conference, which was organised by the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) and ICAEW.  Business, finance and government leaders from across the region and the world gathered at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh to understand the role that accountancy can play in the success of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030. Held under the patronage of H.E. Dr Majid Bin Abdullah Al Kassabi, Minister of ......read more

Riyadh, 19 March 2017 Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2017, the largest travel and tourism exhibition & congress in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will for the first time, this year, shine a spotlight on medical tourism. Medical service providers, hotels, destinations, spas and wellness resorts from around the world will present their latest products, services and special offerings at the four day event, which will be held from the 7 – 10 April, 2017, at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During the event, presentations and workshops will be held for both medical tourism professionals and the general public alike, so that visitors will be able to learn more about the latest trend ......read more

Campaign to cover 3 main KSA regions in collaboration with kingdom’s healthcare providers   Riyadh, KSA – 19th March 2017 – Saudi Xerox Limited (SXL), the regional leader in Business Services Sector, is focused on positioning itself as a lead role model for CSR among its stakeholders. SXL will host a two-day event from the 19th - 20th of March that will take place simultaneously across Riyadh, Khobar and Jeddah. The organisation will launch the campaign under the slogan “Give a little...Save a lot…. Donate blood” in collaboration with top hospitals in the kingdom.   “Saudi Xerox upholds the highest value of ethics and integrity ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017:  In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with long commutes only serve to exacerbate the gradual damage that can be caused by having a bad posture. The ill-effects of sitting with poor posture for a few hours is not immediate, but over time the stress that poor posture places on your spine can lead to anatomical changes in your spine. This, in ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2017:  Prada Luna Rossa is a  set of intriguing, engineered contradictions:  a  family  of   groundbreaking,  elemental  men’s   fragrances.  Each is totally individual, but belongs to a single story. The Prada universe is defined by advanced technology as much as craft: hi-tech materials with compelling, surprising qualities. THE FRAGRANCE A MINERAL FRESHNESS  Its strong mineral presence plays against the  essence  of bright,  fresh  water. It refracts its raw, organic elements through the lens of industry. Its contemporary nature is everything: Carbon is the base of every organ ......read more

For this beautiful occasion, Bourjois creates a special lip art look for you! Inspired by the Mothers, it is feminine and soft with a touch of glitter to brighten your day! Bourjois guides you though the simple steps to achieve this look by using your favourite Rouge Edition Velvet shade and the Smokey stories to add a touch of light to your lips… Blow a kiss from your heart. Happy Mother’s Day. Price UAE: Lip liner #01 “Nude Wave” – AED 34 Rouge Edition Velvet “Nude-ist” #07 – AED 79 Smoky stories #10 “Welcome Black” – AED 81 POS: Wojooh, Lifestyle, MAX and Boots ...read more

KSA, 15 March, 2017: During the opening of the 11th ‘Flower and Garden Festival’ in Yanbu, KSA, Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking, has confirmed that the Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu has broken the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest carpet of flowers’.   Reclaiming their title from 2014, The Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu commissioned the creation of the carpet for the event’s 11th edition comprising of approximately 1.8 million flowers, featuring flowers of different species, size and colour, including petunias and marigold flowers. The total area of the flower carpet is 16,134.0772 sq m. made up of 14 ......read more

On the sidelines of King Salman bin Abdulaziz visit to China Beijing, China - 16 March 2017: On the sidelines of King Salman bin Abdulaziz visit to China and during the 2017 ‘Saudi-China Investment Forum’, Huawei Tech. Investment Saudi Arabia and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu have signed a milestone agreement to establish a training academy and a smart city innovation center in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, accelerating smart city deployment in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.  The academy plans to be open for training this year. In order to build the most skilled team in the Kingdom, Huawei will be supplying the latest in lab equipment, training instructors, ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017:  The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world, is proud to mark a new milestone in its history by appointing its first Saudi female General Manager in the company and the hospitality industry. Miss Maram Kokandi will be the General Manager of a new Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, scheduled to open later this year. The appointment complements the Saudi Vision 2030 launched last year, which emphasizes the significance of Saudi women and their role in leading the development of both social and professional growth of the Kingdom. Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group said &ldquo ......read more

Bourjois brings your glow a healthy boost! THE NEW GENERATION HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION: THE ANTI-FATIGUE ADVANTAGE  No need to introduce the iconic Bourjois foundation... With its fresh, creamy texture, Healthy Mix has always offered a bright, resplendent complexion with a natural, divinely uniform finish. A true radiance revealer, this foundation is already a runaway success as a beauty booster for all types of women. But there's no rest for the experts. These days, skin is subjected to damages caused by the breathless pace of today's world. Tired, dull skin clamours for a healthy dose of vitamins and energy!  An energising formula Bourjois put its makeu ......read more

Cyber-shot HX350 features ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 50x optical zoom and 100x Clear Image Zoom[1] for awesome close-ups Riyadh: Sony Middle East and Africa brings to the country the latest Cyber-shot™ HX350 high-zoom camera great for expansive landscapes to exotic wildlife and family portraits.  With a mix of easy-to-use features and DSLR-inspired styling, the new Cyber-shot HX350 is best suited for discerning photographers graduating from smartphone snaps. Fitting beautifully in the hand, the HX350 packs big camera performance into a compact body – for limitless creative possibilities with a fixed lens.  The camera is good for any shooting situation ......read more

Government Leaders and Senior Bankers will Review Progress of National Transformation Programme and Opportunities for Businesses   Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 14, 2017:  One year on from the official announcement of the “Saudi Vision 2030” to diversify the economy and reduce the Kingdom’s reliance on oil, The Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference is set to return to Riyadh to analyse progress made to date. The major conference will bring senior government representatives and leading financiers together to discuss a broad range of strategic issues, including the economic outlook for 2017, the progress of a number of mega-projects and the challenges and ......read more

Saudi Xerox is providing an open platform for customer and employee communication Riyadh, KSA – 13 March 2017 – Saudi Xerox Limited (SXL), the regional leader in Business Services Sector, has launched the ‘We Care’ campaign in KSA along with key Xerox shareholder representatives. The campaign will provide a platform where customers and employees can voice their recommendations, suggestions and concerns to Saudi Xerox.  The ‘We Care’ team will register any feedback received and use it to analyze customer and employee experience with Saudi Xerox. It will ensure that leaders can take the necessary action to close any gaps and avoid repetition of e ......read more

Highlighting Its Efforts to Protect Buildings from Fire Hazards Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz, Prince of Asir region, honored AL-Jazeera Paints Company for its support and sponsorship of the World Day of Civil Defense events celebration, which is being held this year 1438 AH under the slogan "Hand in Hand for the Prevention of Risks." Mr. Hisham Bin Mohammed Bin Abdullah AL-Romaih, board member of AL-Jazeera Paints Company, said after receiving the honor trophy at the headquarters of the Emirate of the region in presence of, Major General  Saleh Bin Mansi AL-Harthy, and Brigadier Hazmy Bin Shlash AL-Subaie, ......read more

The American Burger Economy is now around every corner Beloved New York Burger Stand now has five stores in Riyadh!   Riyadh, KSA, March 11, 2017:  Restaurants in the “burger” industry have found that the rapid rise in the market’s demand for delicious burgers to be that of a great opportunity to enter the market and expand through it. What is interesting however, is not their business model of expansion plans, more truly, “the story behind” and their origins of how they came to be. The story behind ShakeShack is one that exhibits a passion and longing for good food. From a hotdog kiosk in the suburbs of New York around the Manhattan area, to ......read more

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