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HEC Paris in Qatar partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to drive excellence in healthcare provision, a strategic goal for the Qatar National Vision 2030.  October 19, 2021: A new Executive Education program co-designed by top-ranked business school, HEC Paris in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar – both members of Qatar Fo... ... Read more
October 17, 2021:  Today, Pandora introduces the ‘Dreams Of The Future Crayon’ dangle charm. A continuation of its Charms for change initiative in support of UNICEF, the charm has been designed to help create a brighter future for children around the world.In honour of World Children’s Day on November 20, Pandora celebrates h... ... Read more
Infor EAM Helps Provide Smooth Passage for Pilgrims to the Holy City  .  . Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 17 October, 2021 – Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Hafil Transportation Company, the region’s biggest transportation company, has deployed a suite of Infor solutions including Infor EAM, to help ... ... Read more
50 DAYS TO GO!. “Formula 1 provides a great platform to showcase the cultural and community values of Saudi Arabia”. Martin Whitaker, CEO FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2021.  . As the countdown to Saudi Arabia’s first ever F1® race continues, we spoke to Martin Whitaker for a more detailed discussion about the lo... ... Read more
Tata Consultancy Services Was Recognized in the Best Operational Excellence Category for its All-Women Business Process Services and IT Center in Riyadh . October 14, 2021: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, won the World Leadership Congress Awa... ... Read more
October 13, 2021:  Oris has been experimenting with bronze in its diver’s watches for years – now, for the first time, the independent Swiss watch company has given its highly competent Big Crown ProPilot Big Date fresh flair by casing it in bronze, too. The warm tones of the new model come from its bronze case, fluted bezel and si... ... Read more
13th October 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi, is the Tallest woman living standing at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in).Rumeysa first achieved a Guinness World Records title back in 2014, aged 17 when she was awarded the title for the Tallest teenager living (f... ... Read more
Installations in Riyadh and Jeddah include a unique digital experience. October 13, 2021 — Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Tory Burch is bringing a touch of New York City to Saudi Arabia with a roaming pop-up featuring the Fall/Winter 2021 collection, inspired by the city Tory calls home and where she founded her brand. The first-ever Tory... ... Read more
October 13, 2021:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced its preliminary earnings results for the third quarter of 2021.LG reported tentative consolidated revenues of KRW 18.8 trillion, an increase of 22 percent from the same quarter the previous year and the highest quarterly revenue in the company’s history. In line with ... ... Read more
12 October, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  The Red Sea International Film Festival has released early bird ticket bundles to provide avid moviegoers with the exclusive opportunity to be the first to choose the movies they would like to see. The festival will showcase the best films from the region and a carefully curated selection of international acc... ... Read more
Diners can enjoy spectacular 360 views of the Jeddah coast while indulging in gourmet delights.  October 12, 2021:  Jeddah’s Sky Lounge is launching a fresh and spectacular new menu with an exciting twist for an unforgettable dining experience under the stars.. The rooftop venue, famed for its spectacular sunsets and mouth-watering ... ... Read more
Tapping into the power of the Gen Z’s energy, the new Pandora ME collection aims to inspire self-expression and personal style, while creating a sense of belonging. UAE, October 11, 2021: Pandora has joined forces with inspiring artists Addison Rae, Charli XCX, Donte Colley, Beabadoobee and Cecilia Cantarano to relaunch its Pandora ME co... ... Read more
While EU cheese imports to Saudi Arabia increased 15% from 2019 to 2020, French producers remain firm favourites with popular types such as Camembert, blue cheese and Brie, offering Saudi consumers superior quality ingredients for cooking and bakingKingdom of Saudi Arabia -  27 September 2021: The European Union’s (EU) imports of Eu... ... Read more
While EU cheese imports to Saudi Arabia increased 15% from 2019 to 2020, French producers remain firm favourites with popular types such as Camembert, blue cheese and Brie, offering Saudi consumers superior quality ingredients for cooking and bakingKingdom of Saudi Arabia -  27 September 2021: The European Union’s (EU) imports of Eu... ... Read more


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The festival will take place in the UNESCO world heritage site of Jeddah Old Town in the cosmopolitan city on the Red Sea Coast. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – October 19, 2021:  The Red Sea International Film Festival will be situated in the iconic Jeddah Old Town, a piece of Jeddah’s history that has been perfectly preserved and maintains the soul of Jeddah’s culture and architecture designs. Launching the festival there is an opportunity to showcase the Saudi Arabia’s attractions and offer a better understanding of the region, its culture, and its people by inviting people from around the world to see the true portrayal of the Kingdom. The festival will enable gu ......read more

HEC Paris in Qatar partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to drive excellence in healthcare provision, a strategic goal for the Qatar National Vision 2030.   October 19, 2021: A new Executive Education program co-designed by top-ranked business school, HEC Paris in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar – both members of Qatar Foundation – will target healthcare professionals with the aim of driving systems-level management expertise and accelerating patient outcomes in the Kingdom and across the region.  The Executive Certificate in Healthcare Management and Policy forms part of Qatar’s commitment to transform into a thriving, diversified knowledge ......read more

October 17, 2021:  Today, Pandora introduces the ‘Dreams Of The Future Crayon’ dangle charm. A continuation of its Charms for change initiative in support of UNICEF, the charm has been designed to help create a brighter future for children around the world. In honour of World Children’s Day on November 20, Pandora celebrates how children of the world can come together to help each other realise their hopes and dreams for the future. The ‘Dreams of the Future Crayon’ dangle charm was designed to represent the spirit of children today, including a colourful world full of opportunities for self-expression and access to quality education. Nearly 200 child ......read more

Infor EAM Helps Provide Smooth Passage for Pilgrims to the Holy City      Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 17 October, 2021 – Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Hafil Transportation Company, the region’s biggest transportation company, has deployed a suite of Infor solutions including Infor EAM, to help enhance efficiency across its operations in Saudi Arabia.      A leading transportation company, Hafil has a fleet of around 12,000+ vehicles, a fully equipped workshop and service centers and depots throughout the kingdom, making it one of the Middle East’s largest bus and coach companies. As part of a consortium supe ......read more

50 DAYS TO GO! “Formula 1 provides a great platform to showcase the cultural and community values of Saudi Arabia” Martin Whitaker, CEO FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2021   As the countdown to Saudi Arabia’s first ever F1® race continues, we spoke to Martin Whitaker for a more detailed discussion about the long-term impact and legacy the arrival of F1®will have on Saudi Arabia and Jeddah in particular.   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - With just 50 days to go before the inaugural FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2021, the race’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Whitaker, talks about the impact the event will have on both the watching world ......read more

Roman Reigns is heading to Saudi Arabia to face Brock Lesnar vowing to right the wrongs of a previous clash with the Beast in the Kingdom. Reigns will defend his WWE Universal Championship at Crown Jewel in Riyadh on Thursday October 21 against old foe Lesnar. October 14, 2021:  The pair have history in Saudi Arabia dating back to 2018 when they met in confines of a steel cage at The Greatest Royal Rumble. On that night Reigns speared Lesnar through the cage to the floor, controversially losing the match as the Beast was deemed to touch the floor first. Reigns would have claimed the Universal Championship that night, and it still sticks in his mind. “I feel like I wa ......read more

Tata Consultancy Services Was Recognized in the Best Operational Excellence Category for its All-Women Business Process Services and IT Center in Riyadh  October 14, 2021: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, won the World Leadership Congress Award in the Best Operational Excellence category. The award celebrates TCS Saudi Arabia’s world-class operations at the All-Women Business Process Services and IT Center in Riyadh as well as its efforts in supporting the local community. The World Leadership Congress and Awards were hosted by the World Federation of CSR Professionals f ......read more

October 13, 2021:  Oris has been experimenting with bronze in its diver’s watches for years – now, for the first time, the independent Swiss watch company has given its highly competent Big Crown ProPilot Big Date fresh flair by casing it in bronze, too. The warm tones of the new model come from its bronze case, fluted bezel and signature oversized crown, which are complemented by a deep black dial with printed golden indices. This is a true pilot’s watch, so the hands are filled with white Super-LumiNova® and the applied hour markers made from solid Super-LumiNova®, creating high contrast and first-class readability. Finishing off the stylish look is a hard ......read more

13th October 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi, is the Tallest woman living standing at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in). Rumeysa first achieved a Guinness World Records title back in 2014, aged 17 when she was awarded the title for the Tallest teenager living (female). Her tall stature is down to a condition called Weaver syndrome, an extremely rare condition which causes accelerated growth amongst other abnormalities including skeletal maturation. Since achieving the Guinness World Records title back in 2014, Rumeysa has felt it was important to use her platform for advocacy reasons to educate others ......read more

Installations in Riyadh and Jeddah include a unique digital experience October 13, 2021 — Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Tory Burch is bringing a touch of New York City to Saudi Arabia with a roaming pop-up featuring the Fall/Winter 2021 collection, inspired by the city Tory calls home and where she founded her brand. The first-ever Tory Burch popup in the kingdom launches at the Riyadh Park Mall on October 13 and will be open through Oct. 27. The installation then travels to the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah where it will be in place from November 3 through 17. A unique digital experience, including access to exclusive product and an engaging game, complements the experience. T ......read more

October 13, 2021:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced its preliminary earnings results for the third quarter of 2021. LG reported tentative consolidated revenues of KRW 18.8 trillion, an increase of 22 percent from the same quarter the previous year and the highest quarterly revenue in the company’s history. In line with current accounting standards, LG will include a provision of approximately KRW 480 billion in the third quarter for the recall of the Chevy Bolt EV. Operating profit of KRW 540.7 billion is expected to be 49.6 percent lower than the third quarter a year ago after reflecting the recall provision. LG Electronics terminated its mobile phone bus ......read more

12 October, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  The Red Sea International Film Festival has released early bird ticket bundles to provide avid moviegoers with the exclusive opportunity to be the first to choose the movies they would like to see. The festival will showcase the best films from the region and a carefully curated selection of international acclaimed titles from around the world. The festival will be offering five different ticket bundles, and these are: The Film Fan, which includes two regular screening tickets. The cost of this ticket bundle is SAR 60. The Film Lover, which includes four regular screening tickets. The cost of this ticket bundle is SAR 120. The Cinephile, which inc ......read more

Diners can enjoy spectacular 360 views of the Jeddah coast while indulging in gourmet delights  October 12, 2021:  Jeddah’s Sky Lounge is launching a fresh and spectacular new menu with an exciting twist for an unforgettable dining experience under the stars. The rooftop venue, famed for its spectacular sunsets and mouth-watering mocktails, is perched on the 17th floor of the renowned Rosewood Jeddah and is now a favoured dining destination for the city’s socialites.  The destination’s new executive chef, Kardino Zulhaidi has brought together flavours of the world for the new look menu with everything from East to West.  All-American Hot ......read more

Tapping into the power of the Gen Z’s energy, the new Pandora ME collection aims to inspire self-expression and personal style, while creating a sense of belonging.   UAE, October 11, 2021: Pandora has joined forces with inspiring artists Addison Rae, Charli XCX, Donte Colley, Beabadoobee and Cecilia Cantarano to relaunch its Pandora ME collection, empowering everyone to be who they want to be. The artist collective of beautifully individual people, who are connected by creativity and music, reflects the Gen Z fans’ desire for personalization but also a sense of belonging. Rebooted and refreshed, Pandora ME is a collection for creators everywhere. Inspired by the wo ......read more

October 11, 2021:  The Riyadh Season announced the release of tickets for the “WWE Crown Jewel”, via its official website, as one of the exciting international events set to be hosted during the period. Organized in partnership between WWE and the General Entertainment Authority, WWE Crown Jewel is set to take the stage at the Mohammed Abdo Theater in Riyadh on Thursday evening, October 21, 2021 AD, featuring the anticipated showdown between the Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar as the main event. The evening will also feature Becky Lynch as she defends her title against both Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks in a Triple Threat Match for the SmackDown Wo ......read more

A community outreach program aiming to demystify the world of cinema and educate the Saudi youth on acting, directing, and producing The program will be activated in four neighborhoods in Jeddah and will showcase six screenings Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – October 10th, 2021:  The Red Sea International Film Festival presents Cinema Al-Hara – a first-of-its-kind community outreach program consisting of outdoor master classes and film screenings in various Jeddah neighbourhoods. The proactive approach of the program was inspired by the idea to take the festival to the heart of the city of Jeddah and straight to the people. Cinema Al-Hara will feature six screenings in four dif ......read more

October 10, 2021:  With a judicious sense of detail, pattern, shape and curve, the Tonda PF is Parmigiani Fleurier's latest and most forward-looking collection. Released as the watchmaking brand celebrates its 25th anniversary, these new integrated bracelet timepieces take attention to craft, complication and streamlined aesthetics to a new high. One that doesn’t scream expensive but says excellence. One that is created to satisfy purists looking for a high-end, finespun timepiece. The Tonda PF collection is built around the most iconic in-house movements of the maison, running a wide gamut of complications, and culminating in a limited edition, all-platinum, award-winning spl ......read more

    Express yourself with Pandora ME   October 10, 2021:  Reset and refreshed, Pandora Me relaunches in 2021 with an all-new attitude. Tapping into the power of Gen Z’s energy, the collection is a celebration of self-expression, creativity and embracing the beauty found in our differences. It’s all about breaking the rules, defying expectations and being bold. Personalisation is at the heart of the collection, with multiple styling accents allowing the wearer to amplify their own unique style. Chunky link chain bracelets and necklaces, mono hoop earrings and stackable rings are entirely customisable courtesy of interchange-able styling conne ......read more

GET A TASTE OF ROSALÍA’S EFFORTLESSLY HAUTE STYLE WITH M· A·C AUTE CUTURE STARRING ROSALÍA She’s an innovator and an inspiration. Music record-breaker Rosalía is recognized worldwide – her look as uncompromising and distinctive as her music. Taking the flamenco sound and style that is her heritage and mashing it with the worlds of street style, pop and an empowered ethos, Rosalía twists traditional Spanish culture in a way that is all her own. She’s a beauty and cultural icon who embodies passionate authenticity. Rosalía shares the originality, courage and creative force that is so vital to the DNA of M· A· ......read more

• Ford is working with neuroscientists to develop a faster and more effective way to detect when drivers are tired, distracted or not concentrating  • Driver fatigue may be a contributing factor in up to 25 per cent of fatal and serious road incidents. * 40 per cent of drivers do not take a break every two hours on long journeys ** • It is crucial that drivers remain alert behind the wheel, ready to respond to situations as they arise and be able to override driver assistance technologies when required   Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 06, October 2021:  Ford is pioneering new brain research that could ultimately lead to a faster and more accurate way to d ......read more

Now available regionwide, the new Oral-B iO™ reimagines brushing from the inside out, delivering superior design, performance and experience for a professional clean feeling every day   October 06, 2021:   This month Oral-B, the industry leader in oral care innovation, is set to launch the iO™ toothbrush in the region, ensuring a professional level clean feeling is achievable at home every day. This latest addition to the brand’s line of electric toothbrushes, comes after six years of intensive product research and development and over 250 patents from around the world. The iO™ boasts a coveted position as 2020’s CES Innovation Award Honoree ......read more

From October 5th to October 7th, Maison Boucheron is hosting La Maison, a stylish, visionary jewelry experience in Riyadh at Lakum Artspace, a place founded by Neama Al-Sudairi where fashion, design, art and gastronomy come together. As explained by Hélène Poulit-Duquesne, CEO of Maison Boucheron, La Maison Riyadh pays tribute to the values of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has been shaped by its heritage and its traditions:  "Middle East is a crucial region for Boucheron business-wise. While it is one of the regions in which we have been operating for the longest time - we are actually one of the oldest jewelers established there - it still represents a huge potential and r ......read more

Use of Plastics Made From Post-Consumer Recycled Materials to Increase Tenfold by 2025 Riyadh, Oct. 5, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) has announced its goal to use almost 600,000 tonnes of recycled plastic by 2030 in a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain. The goal is a part of LG’s larger initiative to create a take-back ecosystem for electronic waste and increase the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials in its consumer electronics and home appliance products. In 2020, LG utilized approximately 20,000 tonnes of recycled plastic in its products which it plans to increase more than tenfold by 2025. While recycled plastic is currentl ......read more

Jeel Tamooh members connected with prospective employers and explored future opportunities ahead of entering full-time professional dimensions  October 4, 2021— As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) top university students graduate from Jeel Tamooh and prepare to pursue their chosen career paths, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the global management consulting firm that leads the prestigious program, concluded this year’s third edition with a two-day Virtual Career Fair on 15-16 September. Inspired by BCG’s vision to provide career opportunities to program members and pave the way for professional ascension, the Virtual Career Fair enabled this year’s cl ......read more

The Perfect Blend of Art and Technology, LG SIGNATURE is the Ideal Companion for Saudi Luxury Living Riyadh, September 30, 2021:  Saudi Arabia’s luxury market is changing. As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the Saudi Arabian people are primed to enjoy an increase in spending on luxury products. With an emergence of new tastes and preferences, premium products catering to more refined tastes are in the spotlight. While goods like fragrances, cars, watches and leather items are popular choices, higher end appliances are also seeing an uptick in interest. As the home is the central ecosystem for any person’s life, the major items within it should not only ......read more

· Lincoln gears up to celebrate its 100th anniversary with exciting developments · Progress is vital for brands to remain relevant in today’s constantly evolving market   Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 30, 2021:   The Lincoln Motor Company will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022 and continues to set new standards in the luxury vehicle sector across some of the most competitive regions in the world. With a newly honed and refined four-model range of exceptional SUVs, Lincoln’s more focussed recent approach has reaped huge dividends for the company, which has for decades enjoyed a reputation for class-leading design ......read more

September 30, 2021:  Ogilvy announced today that Patou Nuytemans will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy EMEA. Patou will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa which spans Public Relations, Growth & Innovation, Advertising, Health, and Experience. She takes over for Paul O’Donnell, who will continue serving in his role as Regional Chairman and partner closely with Patou. Headshots available here. Andy Main, Global CEO of Ogilvy, said: “Anyone who has had the chance to work with Patou will tell you that she not only fosters a culture of creative, strategic and operational excell ......read more

• Royal Greens Golf Club in King Abdullah Economic City, near Jeddah, to host two Ladies European Tour events  • Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund (Nov 4-7) followed by the Aramco Team Series – Jeddah (November 10-12) – individual and new innovative team events that have visited the UK, Spain and USA • International stars from across the globe to descend on Jeddah to compete for the $1m prize funds • Danish Emily Kristine Pedersen returns as defending champion   Jeddah, September 29, 2021: The world’s best women’s golfers will be returning to Saudi Arabia in November for what will be the ......read more

Sixty-seven percent of security and business leaders said their exposure to cyber risk increased as a result of moving business-critical functions to the cloud   September 28, 2021:   Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, has published results of a study that found 86% of Saudi organizations suffered a business impacting cyberattack* attributed to vulnerabilities in technology put in place during the pandemic. The data is drawn from ‘Beyond Boundaries: The Future of Cybersecurity in the New World of Work,’ a commissioned study of more than 1,300 security leaders, business executives and remote employees, including 104 in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ......read more

27 September 2021: Having been put through her paces at a training camp in Europe, Saudi racer Reema Juffali says she’s now in the best physical and mental shape of her career ahead of next month’s final round of the British F3 Championship.   The Jeddah-born driver, who represents Douglas Motorsport, travelled to Austria earlier this month where the 29-year-old took time away from the track to attend her last intensive training camp of the season and work on improving her endurance, strength and stamina.    She undertook a number of different activities including hiking and climbing and Juffali insists she is already seeing clear improvements after taking pa ......read more

Three-day conference launches in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 13th - 15th December September 27th, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: From the people behind MDLBEAST and SOUNDSTORM – the region's biggest and loudest music festival – and in partnership with the Saudi Music Commission, comes XP; a three-day music event with a conference & nightlife aspect, created to amplify music futures across the Middle East. XP will take place in Riyadh from 13th  – 15th December and is set to become the most forward-thinking gathering of music leaders in the region.  Through workshops, panel discussions and roundtables, networking opportunities, and music activations, XP ......read more

Jeddah - September 27, 2021:  Covid-19 has changed everything in respect of corporate social responsibility (CSR). People are more socially and environmentally aware, and all evidence suggests continued pressure on brands to align their communications with corporate values. CSR therefore needs to be a core element of the corporate communications strategies’ companies adopt as a way to future-proof their business and build trust in their brand.   The global crisis is a wake-up call for businesses to re-address their purpose and how they operate. This is important, not only so they can thrive today, but so they can be prepared and anticipate the future challenges. T ......read more

While EU cheese imports to Saudi Arabia increased 15% from 2019 to 2020, French producers remain firm favourites with popular types such as Camembert, blue cheese and Brie, offering Saudi consumers superior quality ingredients for cooking and baking Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -  27 September 2021: The European Union’s (EU) imports of European cheese to Saudi Arabia increased to 42,476 tonnes in 2020, an annual increase of 15% on the 36,888 tonnes imported in 2019, according to the latest research from CNIEL, the French Dairy Board. France is the second-largest dairy producer in the EU with 23.8 billion litres produced in 53,800 dairy farms in 2019 and continues to command ......read more

22, September 2021:  This year’s KSA National Day celebrations in Dubai will once again welcome UAE residents, visitors and Saudi citizens to enjoy a packed line-up of family-friendly festivities, super sales and great promotions.   The 91st KSA National Day, held on 23 September, will take on even greater significance this year following the official reopening of land and air borders between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. A hugely popular and much-loved destination for tourists travelling from the Kingdom, Dubai will warmly welcome families and visitors arriving by car or plane.   With so many Saudi nationals calling the UAE home, the close brotherly ties that ex ......read more

JAPAN’S Umeno Sumiyama, Koume Kodama are awarded GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE for “Oldest identical twins ever (female)” and “Oldest identical living twins (female)” at 107 years 300 days old   September 22, 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Japan’s Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, are the world’s Oldest identical twins (living and ever/female) at 107 years, and 300 days, as of Sep. 1st 2021.   Umeno and Koume were born on Nov. 5th 1913 as the eldest and second daughters in a family that lived in Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture. Of the 11 siblings, ......read more

LG’s Global Social Contribution Award Comes to Saudi for The First Time   Riyadh, 22 September, 2021:   After an act of incredible selflessness, a Saudi citizen is being recognized today for his valiant efforts after heroically protecting his community. Mohammad Al Alit is a Saudi citizen residing in Dammam city with his family of six, working as the Director of the Department of Hygiene and Markets in the Municipality.   On an early June morning, Mohammad noticed smoke emerging from a car that was parked among five other cars in front of an apartment building.  Even worse, the fire immediately caught on the shade that was above the ca ......read more

Sitecore’s Holiday Shopping Trends 2021 report shows 79% of Saudi Arabia consumers buying bigger gifts and 85% planning trips of a lifetime     Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2021 - Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software, today released its Holiday Shopping Trends 2021 report exploring how consumers in Saudi Arabia intend to celebrate, indulge, and recuperate this holiday season.   Saudi Arabia’s residents are eager to resume their normal lives and make up for last year’s COVID-controlled holiday, with 88% of those age 25-34 saying they are ready to embrace pre-pandemic shopping, travel, and holiday experiences.   ......read more

New 10-year partnership will see the Asian Tour sanction the illustrious Championship from 2022, which will boast one of the strongest fields in world golf and an increased prize fund September 20, Sentosa, Singapore: The 2022 Saudi International presented by SoftBank Investment Advisers will mark the start of an historic chapter in golf, as the prestigious event becomes sanctioned by the Asian Tour as part of a new 10-year partnership.  The tournament, which will continue to be broadcast globally from Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, near Jeddah, between February 3-6, 2022, will also feature an increased purse of US$5M – up from US$3.5M. The Asian Tour partnership repr ......read more

September 20, 2021:  What are your plans this Saudi National Day? Have you been craving for a well-deserved break? Then here’s your chance to indulge and pamper yourself with a special staycation at Riyadh’s award-wining property. Part of the prestigious portfolio by leading international lodger owner-operators, The Ascott limited, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh welcomes guests with a special 15% off on a minimum of 2-night’s booking. The property features an array of leisure and business amenities which include separate swimming pools for men and women, gymnasium, steam & sauna, children’s playroom, business amenities and more. Guests are also welcomed to enjo ......read more

MOON RACE A journey through space « Moon Race »  is perhaps the most exciting epic of modern times. This space race is staged through four key episodes in the conquest of the Moon. It combines the finest craftsmanship with lunar meteorite and the most spectacular natural stones. These four creations all feature an authentic fragment of the spacecraft that shaped history. Each of them has travelled more than a million kilometres in interplanetary space before being presented in the Louis Moinet travel trunk, which invites you on a journey through space.  FIRST ON THE MOON | 1966 Luna 9 was the Soviet space probe that made the first successful lunar soft landin ......read more

The move furthers Samsung's commitment to Saudization of the customer service industry in KSA Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – September 16, 2021: Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia Ltd., relocated its call center from Amman, Jordan to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of Samsung’s investments and support initiatives in creating job opportunities in Saudi Arabia, in accordance with the new Saudization to regulations which localized remote customer service professions.  The call center will feature a Call Representative Lounge, meeting rooms, a dedicated Samsung Training Room, a cutting-edge Samsung device lab, and resting areas for male and female employees, respectively. ......read more

Official Attempt at assembling the world’s largest LEGO ® brick build of a Formula 1® car has begun today   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - September 16, 2021:  The Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) – Promoter of the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX – has officially begun its Official Attempt at assembling the world’s largest LEGO brick build of a Formula 1® car today, with HRH Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, advisor to the governor of the Makkah Region and acting Governor of Jeddah and HRH Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Chairman of SAMF, laying the first brick at the downtown activation site located by ......read more

Rosewood Jeddah introduces exciting offers on accommodation, dining and health memberships bringing the spirit of ‘Heya lna dar’ to the hotel   September 16, 2021:  In celebration of the 91st National Day in Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Jeddah is offering up to 30% off on rooms during the long weekend i.e 23 September to 25th September 2021. The package will include a celebratory set up entailing Sparkling Juice, Cake, decoration in the room and complimentary buffet breakfast at the hotel’s daily dining restaurant, Habsburg. Visitors can also indulge in an exclusive Saudi themed buffet breakfast for SR 91 including VAT that will be available from Thursday, 23 Sep ......read more

16, September 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:  Under the patronage of H.E. Fahad Almubarak, governor of the Saudi Central Bank, Standard Chartered celebrated the official first branch in the Kingdom virtually. This comes as SAMA granted the license to Standard Chartered in order to practice banking activities in the Kingdom.  The ceremony was attended by José Viñals, chairman of Standard Chartered Bank, Bill Winters, Standard Chartered Group CEO, Sunil Kaushal, regional CEO for Africa and Middle East (AME), and Yazaid Al-Salloom, CEO of Standard Chartered Saudi Arabia. In addition, a number of officials from the Saudi Central Bank and Standard Chartered Bank’s inte ......read more

First dry port of its kind will connect the region’s fully integrated energy hub to the world    September 16, 2021:   SPARK and Hutchison Ports are pleased to announce the signing of a shareholders’ agreement for the formation of a joint venture to manage and operate the dry port and bonded logistics zone in the SPARK energy industrial city. Designed to ensure ease of access to global markets, the three-square-kilometre dry port will enable the future joint venture to capture the growing demand for logistics services for energy-related products in the Middle East and beyond while also serving the neighboring industrial cities.    SPARK is a ......read more

The brand’s new initiative reflects its commitment to empower women workforce in the organization Region’s largest value furniture and homeware Home Box has opened its first-of-a-kind retail outlet in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that will be exclusively managed by an all-female crew. This will also be the brand’s 21st retail outlet in KSA and its 33rd in the GCC region, as part of its regional expansion drive that is geared towards widening its value furniture and home furnishings offering in the greater GCC market. Located at Jeddah Park Mall, in Al Aziziyah, Jeddah, the new Home Box store will feature over 6,000 products in its catering, home furnitur ......read more

With the new EZVIZ C8C outdoor pan/tilt Wi-Fi camera’s advanced technology, seeing really is believing to help keep an eye on loved ones  Greater field of view, night vision technology and AI human movement detection give the EZVIZ C8C the edge over other outdoor cameras in its category  Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15th September 2021— As many people across the kingdom experienced remote work from home during the pandemic it became more important than ever to ensure children and pets were safe. But keeping an eye on loved ones outdoors can be a challenge as traditional camera equipment is often limited by range and field of view. Fortunately, that is not the case wit ......read more

15, September 2021:  Dubai Airshow 2021, the much-anticipated event that will bring the global aerospace and defence industry together in Dubai, is set to witness a major presence of Saudi aerospace players. The Saudi exhibitors will showcase their innovative products and services and take part in key partnerships to support the aerospace and defense industry.  Exhibitors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) participating at the upcoming Dubai Airshow include the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI); General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA); Saudi Aerospace Company; Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI); Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a subsidiary of SA ......read more

September 15, 2021 — Ogilvy is pleased to announce that Ben Messiaen has been named Chief Client Officer for EMEA. Shared Paul O’Donnell, CEO Ogilvy EMEA, “Throughout his career at Ogilvy, Ben has effectively galvanized teams to drive transformative ideas that create impact. He brings to this role extensive experience using the full spectrum of Ogilvy’s capabilities to generate value for our clients, especially as they continue navigating an ever-changing landscape. In his new role Ben will work in close partnership with our go-to-market team and the leaders of our five business units as well as with our expert groups and geographic market leaders.”   ......read more

September 14, 2021:  Any girl worth her curls will tell you, finding the perfect haircare product can be tough, so all curly hair girls can rejoice! Cult hair care brand and winner of Allure magazine Best Hair Product Award has finally launched in the Middle East!  Created with the textured hair girl in mind SASHAPURE is free from harsh sulfates or chemicals. SASHAPURE is the first haircare brand infused with USDA-certified organic and sustainably harvested, 3000-year-old Peruvian Amazon superfood Sacha Inchi oil. SASHAPURE is the ultimate curly haired girls MUST HAVE haircare products. All the products are proven to detangle, heal, and nourish, while offering anti-aging pr ......read more

Max Factor is delighted to introduce dynamic actor, philanthropist and producer Priyanka Chopra-Jonas as their new global ambassador and creative collaborator.    Priyanka debuted as the face of Max Factor by collaborating with the brand to create a desirable ‘Matte’ confidence look, which is guaranteed to bring out the strength in every woman.   The look consists of 5 of Priyanka’s favorites, must have make-up products from Max Factor to help you achieve the perfect matte look that lasts.   “If I feel confident, I feel most beautiful!” said Priyanka Chopra Jonas   To effortlessly transform your skin with a profes ......read more

>2021 Nautilus arrives to Saudi Arabia laden with the advanced driver-assist features of Lincoln Co-Pilot360™, including Pedestrian Detection and a rear-view camera >Providing more horsepower and torque than its closest competitors Lincoln Nautilus’ engine delivers smooth power through three advanced technologies – turbocharging, direct injection and twin-independent variable camshaft timing >Nautilus debuts the new SYNC® 4 system and a 13.2-inch horizontal centre stack screen, offering new levels of simplicity, connectivity and personalisation to clients for an effortless experience Saudi Arabia, Al Riyadh, 2021 – Lincoln Middle East fans can ......read more

Over 150 international and local artists to perform at the four-day music festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from December 16-19 Tickets now available through mdlbeast.com and in-store at Virgin Megastores in Saudi Arabia. September 11, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Music entertainment company, MDLBEAST, has confirmed the biggest acts in dance music will once again take to the stage at its flagship event SOUNDSTORM, the region’s biggest and loudest music festival, with the first official line-up being revealed for the 2021 edition.  Hosted in Riyadh between December 16-19, SOUNDSTORM will feature a world-leading international music line-up with more than 150 global superstar ......read more

Promoter To Build World’s Largest LEGO ® Brick Build of a Formula 1® Car for Charity Newest F1 street track launches Official Attempt to assemble the world’s largest LEGO ® brick build of a Formula 1® car in Jeddah to celebrate the arrival of F1® and fundraise for Ehsan - Saudi Arabia’s focal national charity   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - September 11, 2021:  The Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) – Promoter of the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX – has today announced its plan to assemble the world’s largest LEGO brick build of a Formula 1® car in aid of Ehsan - Saudi Arabia’s focal nation ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - September 08, 2021:  Lincoln, is amongst the longest established US automotive brands, with a history as rich as it is extensive, helping to propel continuous new sales records across the Middle East and beyond. Yet for all the familiarity this aspirational brand deservedly enjoys, there is a wealth of fascinating, little-known Lincoln facts – information that helps paint a picture of remarkable, steely determination to be the very best and most luxurious, explaining the company’s continued success and its laser-like focus on the future. Here are 10 facts about Lincoln you probably weren’t aware of:   1. What’s in a Name? In 1 ......read more

The 2020-2021 first cycle of projects announced to receive production and post production funding    September 6th, 2021:  The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) today announced the 14 recipients of its funding in its 2020-2021 programme for Arab filmmakers that will receive production and post-production funding from the Red Sea Fund. The fund aims to support projects that require immediate and crucial financing to help bring films to life and shine a light on important narratives from exciting and emerging filmmakers from the Arab world.    This round of funding is an accelerator to the official Red Sea Fund initiative which launched in June an ......read more

The center provides access to cutting-edge innovations, consultations, and free delivery services Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – September 5, 2021: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has opened its largest customer service center in the Al-Rabie district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The new center is comprised of several departments, including technology and smartphone spare parts, as well as a training laboratory. The center offers a variety of services, including device repair and a complimentary service of receiving and delivering devices to customers throughout the Kingdom. Samsung will also educate visitors about the company's latest innovations, as well as provide consult ......read more

The transformative energy transition plan is dedicated to fostering green innovation in the world of rally raids   JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia | 02 September 2021: The Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) – a leading sports entity that supports and supervises motorsport activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – has expressed its utmost support for “Dakar Future”, a transformative energy transition plan dedicated to fostering green innovation in the world of rally raids.   Spearheaded by the Dakar Rally, “Dakar Future” aims to ensure that, by the year 2030, all participants involved in the event are to utilise low-emissions ......read more

Riyadh, KSA - 02,  September 2021:  The 2021 F-150 was engineered for work and play, and nowhere is this more apparent than with the debut of the PowerBoost full hybrid equipped F-150 pickup. The first pickup in its segment to come with the option of a full hybrid powertrain, F-150 PowerBoost seamlessly marries Ford’s 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost® engine to a 44-horsepower (33-kilowatt) electric motor to develop a combined 430 horsepower and 772 Nm of torque1. It’s this Raptor-rivalling2 level of torque that really gives owners the pulling power to haul cargo and tow loads wherever they need to go. With a maximum 5,760kg towing capability3 and 961kg4 ca ......read more

Photo Credit: Tom Monro   Max Factor is delighted to introduce dynamic actor, philanthropist and producer Priyanka Chopra-Jonas as the new global ambassador and creative collaborator.  Priyanka joins Max Factor as the face of major beauty campaigns and product launches throughout 2021 and beyond, starting with the new Facefinity All Day Flawless Airbrush Finish 3in1 Foundation campaign.  Max Factor is on a journey of transformation; with heritage rooted in Hollywood, the brand’s refreshed approach focuses on empowering its community to step into the spotlight, by co-creating effortless transformation through the brands portfolio of products.  As a mul ......read more

Bringing together a fine blend of unmatched functionality and bold design. Presenting TARONGA - the new addition to the Rebel collection, an indispensable upgrade to your fashion forward style. Flanked by deep black, the analog-digital watch dons the shades of red to play up the mod quotient. arrests the eyes and mind in an instant. The watch is housed in a high quality steel case, and is run by quartz movement. The hour and minute hands feature slit design whereas the second hand boasts of a sharp and precise arrow design. The signature ‘P’ alphabet emblem sits atop at the 12 o’clock hour marker. The black silicon strap lends it a snug fit on the wrist with lines of ......read more

August 31, 2021:  As we welcome the return of special occasions in everyday life, Pandora‘s six Global Muses - Evan Mock, Precious Lee, Georgia May Jagger, Cici Xiang, Tasya van Ree and Larsen Thompson - appear in Pandora’s new Wearing Occasions style series, directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Barbara Anastacio and styled by stylist and editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. Now more than ever, any occasion - big or small - feels special: an excuse to celebrate and express ourselves through our style. Pandora’s Wearing Occasions concept allows us to rejoice in the everyday moments in life as well as the big events and milestones. The Global Muses encompass ......read more

Building on a Legacy of Over 20 Years in the Country, Cisco’s Networking Academy will now Upskill 8,000 SAFCSP Trainers, Accelerating KSA’s Digitization Agenda Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 29 August 2021: Cisco has announced a strategic partnership with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), to develop the digital skills of 8,000 trainers in the fields of cybersecurity and programming via the Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad).  In Saudi Arabia, the Cisco NetAcad program has one of the highest female student participation rates globally, reaching 32% - a number which Cisco is keen to continue growing. Of the 8,000 participa ......read more

Reference : PELUG2000206 Carry your fashion statement with the all new Police backpacks for men and women. An ensemble of high-end style and signature Police elements, the backpacks come in varied designs, colors, finishes and materials. The spirit of the Police backpack collection lies in an unmatched urbanity that exudes your flair for individuality. A flawless and seamless addition to your personal style. Perfectly suited for travel, work and studies; the all new collection dons plenty of pockets and zippers to slide in your devices, belongings and knick-knacks. Sturdy and snug the backpacks are high on comfort and utility sporting enough space and length with adjustable straps. ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 26 August, 2021: Leading marketing and brand experience agency CSM has appointed the highly renowned sports and entertainment industry executive, Charlie Beauchamp, as its inaugural Country Manager for Saudi Arabia, highlighting the business’ firm, long-term commitment to the Kingdom and its growing sports and entertainment sector.   Beauchamp is one of the most highly respected and experienced sports marketers in the EMEA region. He brings over 25 years’ experience to the role, during which time he has been involved in the leadership and formation of several leading agencies. Over the past 10 years, he has worked across a variety of Saudi sp ......read more

UL has recognized Saudi Fan Industries as the first manufacturer in the Middle East and Africa to achieve Certification to UL 705 Standard for power ventilators with additional compliance for smoke control systems. Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2021:   UL, the global safety science leader, has announced Saudi Fan Industries is the first manufacturer in the Middle East and Africa to achieve Certification in the Category for Power Ventilators for Smoke Control Systems (ZAXH), which includes UL 793, the internationally recognized Standard for Automatically Operated Roof Vents for Smoke and Heat. The tested products also met UL 705 Standard for Safety for Power Ventilators with additi ......read more

25 August 2021:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the commitment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to further reopen borders and resume international air connectivity. Saudi Arabia has taken measures to ease travel restrictions to the Kingdom and enhance passenger facilitation with the necessary health protocols to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, by:   • Opening up the Kingdom for tourists  • Removing quarantine for vaccinated travelers  • Expanding the facilitation of religious traffic to the holy cities • Reinstating visa processing for international passengers  • Enhancing systems and health me ......read more

The Race to a Better Tomorrow   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - August 23, 2021:  The Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) – Promoter of the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX - has today revealed its new OVERTAKE THE FUTURE signature, blending the distinct features of Saudi Arabian culture and heritage with the global, all-encompassing power of Formula 1.   As soon as the arrival of Formula 1 to Saudi Arabia was confirmed it became clear to the Promoters of this historic event that the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX could not be just another race.   Indeed, with 23 races on this year’s F1 calendar, the need for each event to stand ......read more

•  Strong financial position underpins Company’s plans to expand further in growing defensive sector •  Lower gross profit and net profit margin caused by unprecedented global hike in commodity prices, lower subsidy recoveries and spending to increase operating capacity   22, August 2021:  Tanmiah Food Company (“Tanmiah” or the “Company”, 2281 on the Saudi Exchange), a market leading provider of fresh and processed poultry and other meat products, animal feed and health products, today announced its results for the first half and second quarter ended 30 June 2021, reporting revenues of SAR 734.9 million for the first half, ......read more

The funding will drive the platform’s scale, product development and expansion across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and GCC       Riyadh, KSA – 22, August, 2021: Clinicy, an innovative Saudi healthtech business has announced a successful seven-figure investment from Riyadh-headquartered private equity firm Mad’a Investment Company. The funding follows successful integration and implementation results with medical institutions. The proprietary healthcare management system manages bookings, appointments and patient engagement, increasing efficiency and quality of service. While the exact investment figure remains undisclosed, it is the largest Pre-Series A in ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - August 19, 2021:  The Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) is delighted to announce the commencement of the initial training phase for the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX Marshal Training Programme. The 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX will take place on the newly built Jeddah Corniche Circuit – soon-to-be the fastest and longest street circuit in the world – on the weekend of December 3rd – 5th along the shores of the breathtaking Red Sea in front of a global audience of millions. SAMF is also thrilled to call upon the expertise of a team of specialist Bahraini Marshals - who have been overseeing their own F1 ......read more

The Latest Innovation from LG Makes Preparing Tasty Meals at Home Easy for All RIYADH, 18 AUGUST 2021:  Consumers have come to expect a better integration of kitchen appliances as technology continues to innovate to create a more advanced culinary experience. The LG Electronics (LG) connected smart kitchen collection of ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers are working together to help simplify the task of food preparation as well as the dreaded meal cleanup.  As part of its mission to make the cooking experience more seamless and enjoyable, LG has now launched the new LG InstaView ThinQ Range with Air Fry. Bringing together LG’s staple technologies with smart recipe sol ......read more

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 18, 2021:  Lincoln once again takes home the top spot in this year’s AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Survey – awarded the Top Premium Brand for the second year in a row. AutoPacific publishes a wide variety of syndicated studies in the automotive industry, objectively measuring owner satisfaction with 36 individual attributes ranging from driving performance and features usability to seating comfort and interior design. True to the brand’s Quiet Flight DNA and power of sanctuary, Lincoln received high marks for vehicle quietness, ride quality, handling and safety features. Recognized for the smooth and powerful catalog of tur ......read more

• Finyal Media launches first ever Arabic sci-fi podcast with “The Code”, a gaming series produced and created in Saudi Arabia  • The seven part season will launch from 18th August across all podcasting platforms   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16th August 2021: Finyal Media, a regional podcast network that focuses on storytelling podcasts across MENA, will be launching a brand new sci-fi podcast, “The Code”. Produced, scripted and recorded in Saudi Arabia with Saudi talent, this sci-fi podcast series will be championing the thriving gaming market in the Kingdom with a dedicated video game storyline to bring gaming fanatics in the region an ......read more

August 16, 2021:  At a special ceremony held at the Indian Embassy to mark India’s Independence Day, Eram Group Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, was officially presented with the 2021 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) by the Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed. Conferred by the President of India as a part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Conventions organized annually since 2003, this award acknowledges august members of the Indian community and their tangible contribution in social and humanitarian upliftment. This year, Dr. Ahmed was one of only 4 recipients from the Middle East and the only one representing the ......read more

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 16 August 2021:   Ford’s state-of-the-art Weather Factory has never been busier. Used to simulate a range of extreme conditions under one roof, it has enabled engineers to test vehicles in a way that is less impacted by travel limitations than real-world testing. But so realistic are the simulated conditions that even the most experienced human test drivers may become tired or unwell, for example when undertaking altitude testing. Now, Ford has recruited two robot test drivers, nicknamed by the team as Shelby and Miles*, to help take the strain, especially on altitude tests where a key requirement can be that the test is replicated per ......read more

Gross margin improved due to strict inventory and cost management Board approves dividend of SAR 1.25 per share for H1 2021 Sales remain challenged due to Covid and Umrah restrictions Company on track to open 5 new Danube stores in H2 2021   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 15 August 2021 – BinDawood Holding Co. (Tadawul: 4161 and the “Company”), one of the leading grocery retail operators of hypermarkets and supermarkets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (‘KSA’), today reported its half-year 2021 financial results.   Financial Highlights   (SAR M)   H1 2021   H1 202 ......read more

• Q2 and 1H revenues increased 13.4% and 30.1% y-o-y respectively, excluding accounting construction revenue • Strong performance across segments drives top-line growth   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 12 August 2021: Saudi Industrial Services Company (“SISCO”, the “Company” or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s leading strategic investor in ports and terminals, logistics parks and services, and water solutions, has announced its financial results for the 6-month period ended 30 June 2021.    First half revenue, excluding accounting construction revenue, increased by 30.1% year-on-year to SAR 498.1 million, and 13.4% to SAR 2 ......read more

• Sales success continues unabated during 2021, with remarkable results in key markets • Revitalised, SUV-only model range credited with spearheading growth across region   AlRiyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 11, 2021 – Lincoln continues its growth in the Middle East market, despite continued challenges posed by global conditions, having posted remarkable sales figures for the first part of 2021. During H1 of this year, the brand increased sales by a staggering 54 per cent compared to the same period in 2020 – its most significant H1 growth in years. Sales of Corsair increased by 98 per cent compared to the previous year, with Aviator sales being even more ......read more

●      Backbase’s new regional office opens at the Kingdom Centre, Hugayat Tower, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  ●      Ahmad Guandour is the first new hire for Backbase leadership team and joins as Director of Sales Middle East and is based in Riyadh. ●      The announcements highlight Backbase’s commitment to KSA with acceleration of investment that aims to make the company a strong partner for financial institutions seeking to implement the Backbase Engagement Banking Platform.   Riyadh, KSA, August 10 2021: Backbase is reaffirming its commitment to Saudi Arabia with the launch of a new regi ......read more

Activations held to promote female empowerment within golf during Aramco Team Series – Sotogrande 09, August 2021: This weekend saw Golf Saudi host leading female Saudi personalities at the second Aramco Team Series tournament of the year in Sotogrande, Spain. Activities were organised as part of Golf Saudi’s wider Mass Participation programme, which aims to grow the game of golf and boost participation in both Saudi Arabia and internationally.  Participants were introduced to golf by Golf Saudi’s Mass Participation senior professionals Grant Smith and Steven Troup, with guests including Saudi health coach and entrepreneur Nawal Alkhalawi, the founder of the fi ......read more

August 08, 2021:  When it comes to self-expression through style, options are key. The innovative new designs from the Pandora Moments collection are all about freedom – to choose your own look and tell your own story. The debut charm holders, key rings, hoop earrings and charms offer fresh ways to wear your favourite charms and take them to totally new places. Crafted in Pandora’s signature high quality metals, the styles invite you to creatively customise your earrings, keys, bag, wrist or belt to suit any mood or occasion. “We tell our personal stories through our charms and how we wear them, whether on our wrist, neck, ear or beyond,” say Francesco Terz ......read more

• As part of NEOM’s partnership with the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team and ahead of the season finale at the Berlin E-Prix, two top-performing Saudi graduates will undertake a one-year placement program with the team   • The placement builds on NEOM’s wider GrOW (Graduate Opportunities in Work) program, by providing vital international experience with a leading organization in sustainable motorsport     Saudi Arabia, August 5, 2021: NEOM has awarded placements with global sustainable motorsport team the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, for two talented Saudi nationals from its GrOW program. This announcement is part of the wider pioneering partners ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 5th, 2021: Tanmiah Food Company (“Tanmiah”) has listed on the Saudi  Exchange following a successful IPO in which its shares achieved an institutional coverage ratio of 9,534% and a retail coverage ratio of 1,170%. The shares were offered to institutions and individuals at SAR 67, at the top of the range previously set at SAR 59-67. The sale of 30% of the share capital of Tanmiah, one of the leading food production companies in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, raised a total of SAR 402 million (USD 107.2m) and the transition to a listed company will support the next phase of the Company’s growth ambitions. Ahmed Osilan, Spokesperson ......read more

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 4 August 2021 – Whether for weekend getaways, or taking time out of the city, the staycation boom has seen many of us rely on our cars for our holidays. Every year, children and family pets suffer fatal heatstroke after drivers have left them inside cars, where temperatures can rapidly exceed those experienced outside. This tragedy could happen on any given day and not just during weekend trips.  Ford has developed a new technology that is designed to help. Rear Occupant Alert, offers a simple reminder to drivers to check the back seats in those instances when the rear passenger doors have been opened at the start of a journey. Ravi Ravichan ......read more

The Wall’s colossal screen measures in at over 1,000 inches, creating an expansive canvas for showcasing content  August 2, 2021: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today launched the 2021 model of its boundary-pushing modular display The Wall (Model Name: IWA) globally. With the new AI processing technology, upgraded 120Hz frame rates, and versatile installation options, this year’s The Wall once again reimagines display technology to give businesses boundless flexibility to showcase content.  “Samsung is dedicated to creating the most innovative displays for those at the forefront of video creation and brand experiences,” said Hyesung Ha, Senior Vice Pr ......read more

August 02, 2021:  As MAGNiTT continues to keep a close watch on the Saudi Arabian venture capital space, we release a new report on the ecosystem with the support of the Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVC). The half-yearly report is packed with detailed insights on the ecosystem’s evolution over the years and covers key aspects of venture activity in H1 2021. Despite 2020 being a positive year for venture funding, 2021 has thus far witnessed a resurgence of sorts. The first half of the year saw half-yearly capital reach a record high, the equivalent of 94% of funding invested in Saudi startups in all of 2020. This was distributed across 41% fewer deals than in FY 2020. Yet, KSA ......read more

Backbase wins Best in Class award in Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2021 Small Business Digital Account Opening Scorecard, ranking as a Leader in all three evaluation categories.   Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – July 28, 2021 - Backbase today announced it has won a “Best in Class” recognition in Javelin’s 2021 Small-Business Digital Account Opening Scorecard, further solidifying its leading position for Digital Sales solutions. The report provides a rigorous analysis of the Small-Business customer onboarding vendor landscape, including profile comparison of six different solutions. The breadth of solution’s applicant-facing customer journey, compr ......read more

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 July 2021:   Designed and engineered by a global team headquartered in Australia, the Ranger is now sold in more than 180 markets around the world, and continues to build a reputation for quality, reliability and durability. The Ford Ranger is truly a global product and has just notched up a decade on-sale around the world.   During development, Ford’s engineers subjected the Ranger to a punishing test schedule around the world, including the harsh and unforgiving Australian Outback.   The original brief combined the toughness and capability of a pick-up truck with smart technology, outstanding safety, excellent fuel econ ......read more

The world’s greatest Olympian visits the OMEGA Showcasing in Tokyo. July 28, 2021:  Although it was his first visit, Michael Phelps was in familiar territory at the Official Timekeeper’s Showcasing in Tokyo. The American swimmer has been a friend of the brand since 2004, or in his own words, a relative. “OMEGA has been with me through all of my gold medals, for 21 years. It’s a family”. The most decorated Olympian of all time is well versed in OMEGA’s timekeeping story, with first-hand knowledge of how crucial a split-second can be, given his narrow-margin win over Milorad Čavić at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Reflecting on ......read more

• Year-to-date sales in the Middle East exceed around 20,000 units until end of June 2021, growth of 97% compared to the same period last year • MG Motor enjoyed an outstanding performance during the month of Ramadan with growth of 274% vs last year and a strong market share of 4.1% • Saudi Arabia ranks first in sales volume followed by record-breaking market share from Oman   (27 July 2021, Middle East) New car buyers across the GCC continue to snap up MG cars in record numbers, with the British-born brand recording best-ever six month sales of over 20,000 vehicles in the GCC and the Middle East. Despite the challenges faced in 2020, consumers showed their ap ......read more

KSA, 26 July 2021:  Airbus secured this years’ Hajj holy pilgrimage in Mecca with its mission-critical communication technologies in Saudi Arabia. The company rolled out its Tactilon Agnet 800 collaboration platform and Tetra technology for use of public safety and security forces on the field and in the control rooms. Through the communication solutions’ secure and reliable features, the teams were able to coordinate faster and more efficiently wherever they were deployed.  Like the previous Hajj seasons, better collaboration among security officials was key to safeguarding the safety and health of tens of thousands of people who performed Hajj this year.  ......read more

Global Supply Chain Advisory and Search firm Logistics Executive Group expands it Middle East operations with the launch of its new office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi – July 26th, 2021: Logistics Executive Group announced today, the launch of its newest global office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to be headed by Managing Partner, Mr. Mohammed Mosly.  A leading Corporate Advisory, Consulting, M&A and Executive Search firm, Australian headquartered Logistics Executive Group has operated its Logistics Centre of Excellence and Services Hub in the United Arab Emirates for nearly two decades. Specialising in bring strategic, functional and execution capabilities acr ......read more

25, July 2021:  Standard Chartered expects global growth to rebound to 5.8% in 2021 from -3.3% in 2020 as economies reopen and vaccination rollouts gain momentum.   According to the latest Global Focus – containing the Bank’s economic forecasts for Q3 – it sees two key downside risks to the outlook: (1) a more extensive resurgence of pandemic cases resulting from new variants, which could force the extension or re-imposition of restrictions; and (2) a more sustained surge in inflation that damages consumer confidence and forces a swifter tightening of monetary policy.   The two risks are linked, as current supply-chain pressures (and related costs ......read more

Newest race on F1 Calendar announces launch of ticket sales with Promoter releasing first 40% batch for the inaugural race weekend in Jeddah on December 3rd – 5th   •       Debut race weekend to take place in Jeddah under the lights on December 3rd - 5th, 2021 •       Promoter initially releasing 40% of tickets with a view to maximising capacity by race weekend •       Tickets on sale to fans at home and abroad •       Newest circuit in F1 set to become F1’s longest & fastest street circuit   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - July 25, 2021:  The Saudi Automobile & ......read more

Chef Kardino Zulhadi, a prominent name in the culinary world, has been appointed as the Executive Chef at Rosewood Jeddah. Saudi, July 25, 2021:  Zulhadi’s appointment as Executive Chef marks his commencement in the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, following his previous work with other luxury hotels in Makkah, Riyadh, Indonesia, Maldives, China, Philippines, Cambodia,  Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Istanbul, Spain, Jordan and UAE.  Having completed his education from BPLP Nusa Dua, Bali-Indonesia – Hotel Academy Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia in 1991, Chef Kardino Zulhadi is proficiently trained in the elegant world of culinary. With over 27 years of work experience i ......read more

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