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Saudi Railway Company, Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co, Saudi Telecom Company and SADAFCO among others awarded for their outstanding performance and exceptional leadership Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 17, 2018:   Held alongside the 6th Annual Saudi Trade Finance Summit, organized by QNA International, at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in R... ... Read more
Marafiq, a utility business in Saudi Arabia, is embarking on a journey to enhance its intelligent, digital-utility enterprise using SAP SAP’s intelligent enterprise enables customer centricity, growth agility, holistic visibility, and differentiate innovation to digitize utility businesses in the Kingdom December 17, 2018:  As the ... ... Read more
December 16, 2018:  Marni’s avant-garde spirit is perfectly expressed by Marni Rothko, featuring rectangular frames that play with geometric silhouettes and bold volumes. Part of the new Fall/Winter 2018 collection, the new Marni Rothko sunglasses feature a 7-layer acetate structure further enriched by a multiple milling process whi... ... Read more
Bounce converted a 3,500 square meter warehouse into a huge entertainment venue featuring wall-to-wall trampolines, an X-Park Adventure challenge course and more. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec 16, 2018:   The anticipation has been building for weeks and now finally the world’s first female-only trampoline park has opened its doors ... ... Read more
Jaguar I-PACE makes its regional dynamic debut in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ahead of the 2018-2019 Formula E and I-PACE eTROPHY Championships.  Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars on Saturday. Guests to the race have the opportunity to ... ... Read more
A downtown spirit, a modern attitude – both have always been at the heart of DKNY. For Holiday 2018, the brand delivers plenty of each, along with an intriguing blend of understated glamour and elevated ease.December 13, 2018:  In this collection of contrasts, quintessential DKNY signatures – sportiness imbued with femininity, tail... ... Read more
Merited for best Service, Family and Luxury hotel among 670 hotels in Makkah Province by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel SiteMakkah, KSA, 13 December, 2018:   Makkah Millennium Hotel, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza, has been consistently ranked one of t... ... Read more
December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR  1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years? The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Appar... ... Read more
December 10, 2018:   Saudi Arabia has experienced tremendous transformation in 2018, bouncing back from low oil prices with the largest expansionary budget and history-making reforms. King Salman’s Vision 2030 was a guiding principle for many of the country’s reforms along with Crown Prince Mohammed’s leadership has lead... ... Read more
Saudi, Arabia, December 10, 2018:  BLOOVO, a regional fast-growing online recruitment platform that uses intelligent algorithms, announced today the entry of the Saudi-based Maharah Human Resources Company as a strategic shareholder to help in regional and international expansion as well as technology development. The blockbuster acquisition c... ... Read more
Riyadh, KSA, 9 December 2018:   Xerox Saudi Arabia employees joined more than 1,000 volunteers for the second annual Tashgeer sustainability initiative. With a goal to make the city of Riyadh greener, the team helped plant 200 trees along King Khaled and King Salman roads. A total of 8,000 trees were planted in one day. The “Ma... ... Read more
Saudi Arabia, December 09, 2018:  Despite having the largest market in the GCC in terms of population and consumer spend, Saudi Arabia’s tech startup ecosystem is small and nascent compared to its vast oil sector. SMEs make up a small proportion of the economic activity in the Kingdom, contributing about 20% to the GDP. Unemployment amon... ... Read more
Saudi Arabia, 9 December, 2018:  Lenovo, a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced the appointment of Emad Aldaous as the new Data Center Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing Lenovo Data Center Group’s (DCG) business in the Kingdom, whi... ... Read more
Saudi Arabia, 9 December, 2018:  Lenovo, a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced the appointment of Emad Aldaous as the new Data Center Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing Lenovo Data Center Group’s (DCG) business in the Kingdom, whi... ... Read more
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40% of entertainment plans to be funded by private sector. 16 entertainment complexes and three additional leisure hubs to be delivered by 2030. Tourism figures expected to reach 26 million inbound visitors by 2023. 18 December 2018:   Saudi Arabia’s real estate market is expected to experience exponential growth as the Kingdom focuses on advancing its entertainment and tourism sectors – according to a new whitepaper released by leading global real estate advisor CBRE.   CBRE, which began operations in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, shared its key insights on the Kingdom’s fledgling entertainment and tourism sectors as part of its whit ......read more

European stars Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter all confirmed for inaugural event  Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Tuesday 18 December, 2018 –   The Saudi International powered by SBIA continues to bolster its field strength, announcing today the confirmation of European Ryder Cup stars world No. 2, Justin Rose; 2017 Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia; 2016 Open Champion, Henrik Stenson; and 17-time worldwide winner, Ian Poulter, in the inaugural event, taking place in King Abdullah Economic City at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, from 31st January to 3rd February 2019. The tournament, which features on the European Tour schedule for ......read more

Saudi Railway Company, Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co, Saudi Telecom Company and SADAFCO among others awarded for their outstanding performance and exceptional leadership   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 17, 2018:   Held alongside the 6th Annual Saudi Trade Finance Summit, organized by QNA International, at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, the second day witnessed the recognizing and awarding of great finance leadership and initiatives supporting the vision and innovation of the finance leaders in the Kingdom for fulfilling key strategies in line with Saudi Vision 2030. The event highlighted, honored and celebrated path breaking achievements of public & private sec ......read more

Saudi Arabia, December 17, 2018:  This paper provides a review of the hospitality sector in Makkah and analyses how the market’s fundamentals are anticipated to change over the coming years in light of the wide-ranging initiatives, national reform programs and infrastructure projects set to be delivered in the short to medium term.   “As large infrastructure projects reach completion, the traditional demand-side bottlenecks related to capacity constraints will be alleviated allowing for increased visitation and revenue inflows, which will ultimately uplift hotel values in the medium to long term.” While most hospitality markets in the GCC are driven by ......read more

Marafiq, a utility business in Saudi Arabia, is embarking on a journey to enhance its intelligent, digital-utility enterprise using SAP SAP’s intelligent enterprise enables customer centricity, growth agility, holistic visibility, and differentiate innovation to digitize utility businesses in the Kingdom  December 17, 2018:  As the Saudi Arabian utility sector undergoes digital transformation to optimize its operations, modernize its infrastructure, and reshape offerings, all aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Arabian utilities provider, Marafiq, has embarked on enhancing its digital intelligence with SAP.   Marafiq provides power and utility infrastructur ......read more

December 16, 2018:  Marni’s avant-garde spirit is perfectly expressed by Marni Rothko, featuring rectangular frames that play with geometric silhouettes and bold volumes.  Part of the new Fall/Winter 2018 collection, the new Marni Rothko sunglasses feature a 7-layer acetate structure further enriched by a multiple milling process which is applied to the frame-front to emphasize the unique geometric design. The frame has a faceted profile that creates a chromatic play of light, while the thick, transparent temples reveal the unexpected internal core wire detail.  The color palette includes four gorgeous custom-made acetate shades including Grey, Blue, Sage and Wi ......read more

Bounce converted a 3,500 square meter warehouse into a huge entertainment venue featuring wall-to-wall trampolines, an X-Park Adventure challenge course and more.  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec 16, 2018:   The anticipation has been building for weeks and now finally the world’s first female-only trampoline park has opened its doors in Riyadh.   An indoor adrenaline pumping venue, packed with activities, BOUNCE Rawdah for Ladies and Children (boys under the age of 10), is the perfect place to have fun, get active, or just hang out.   The largest trampoline venue in Riyadh, at 3,500 square meters, BOUNCE is located in Rawdah on the main East/West Khurais Road. ......read more

Jaguar I-PACE makes its regional dynamic debut in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ahead of the 2018-2019 Formula E and I-PACE eTROPHY Championships.  Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars on Saturday. Guests to the race have the opportunity to drive the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE for the first time in the region through the Smart Cones driving challenge. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 15, 2018:   Arguably the most anticipated car of 2018, the award winning, All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE made its Middle Eastern debut yesterday at the showroom of Jaguar Land Rover’s ......read more

December 15, 2018:  Some media have reported incorrectly that UAE and Saudi Arabia have started using digital currency for cross-border settlements which will be backed by fiat currencies of the 2 nations.  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) would like to clarify that CBUAE is working with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) on a joint project which constitutes a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) for experimenting with Blockchain technology to facilitate cross-border payments between the two countries.  The PoC is still at an early stage and will help CBUAE gain a deeper understanding of the feasibility of distributed ledger technology in this field and explore the potenti ......read more

A downtown spirit, a modern attitude – both have always been at the heart of DKNY. For Holiday 2018, the brand delivers plenty of each, along with an intriguing blend of understated glamour and elevated ease. December 13, 2018:  In this collection of contrasts, quintessential DKNY signatures – sportiness imbued with femininity, tailoring accented with edge, innovative outerwear and knits – strike the illusive balance between effortless and sleek, with exaggerated peplums nipping the waist, color blocked denims, and free-flowing pleated skirts lending movement to chunky cowlnecks.  True to the season, DKNY launches its Middle East exclusive collection of glam ......read more

Merited for best Service, Family and Luxury hotel among 670 hotels in Makkah Province by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site Makkah, KSA, 13 December, 2018:   Makkah Millennium Hotel, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza, has been consistently ranked one of the top two hotels in Makkah province in 2018 by TripAdvisor. Makkah Millennium Hotel was placed alternatively between Top One and Top Two best hotel among 670 Hotels in Makkah, KSA, based on thousands of positive reviews and opinions collected from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. Saad Khayat, General Manager, Makkah Millennium Hotel and ......read more

December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on product development, purchasing, marketing, product asso ......read more

December 10, 2018:   Saudi Arabia has experienced tremendous transformation in 2018, bouncing back from low oil prices with the largest expansionary budget and history-making reforms. King Salman’s Vision 2030 was a guiding principle for many of the country’s reforms along with Crown Prince Mohammed’s leadership has lead Saudi Arabia to modernise the Kingdom. Reviewing 2018, we can see major shifts that will impact Saudi Arabia’s future.  One of the major business reforms this year was the introduction of VAT. We also saw other GCC countries undergo the shift with Saudi Arabia. The tax was set at a standard rate of five percent however, there were so ......read more

Saudi, Arabia, December 10, 2018:  BLOOVO, a regional fast-growing online recruitment platform that uses intelligent algorithms, announced today the entry of the Saudi-based Maharah Human Resources Company as a strategic shareholder to help in regional and international expansion as well as technology development. The blockbuster acquisition creates a regional HR giant that challenges international HR players operating in the MENA region and paves the way for international expansion for the two players.  Yousef Alghafari, Maharah’s Chief Executive Officer commented on this acquisition saying: “being one the largest human resources companies in the entire MENA region, ......read more

Riyadh, KSA, 9 December 2018:   Xerox Saudi Arabia employees joined more than 1,000 volunteers for the second annual Tashgeer sustainability initiative. With a goal to make the city of Riyadh greener, the team helped plant 200 trees along King Khaled and King Salman roads. A total of 8,000 trees were planted in one day.  The “Making Riyadh Greener” initiative – launched by the Riyadh Development Authority in October last year – is aimed at increasing the afforestation rate in Riyadh city, doubling the number of trees, and taking care of them. The green campaign is part of the Riyadh Environmental Program, which seeks to improve the city's environ ......read more

Saudi Arabia, December 09, 2018:  Despite having the largest market in the GCC in terms of population and consumer spend, Saudi Arabia’s tech startup ecosystem is small and nascent compared to its vast oil sector. SMEs make up a small proportion of the economic activity in the Kingdom, contributing about 20% to the GDP. Unemployment among Saudi nationals is around 12.8%, but youth – who comprise about half of the 32 million population – face a more difficult challenge, as the public sector, which has traditionally been the main employer of university graduates, has become overcrowded.   These were the findings published in a new report by Wamda in collaborat ......read more

Saudi Arabia, 9 December, 2018:  Lenovo, a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced the appointment of Emad Aldaous as the new Data Center Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing Lenovo Data Center Group’s (DCG) business in the Kingdom, while aiding the company transform the data centre industry regionally. His sphere of activity includes building strong relationships with existing and potential channel partners and he will report to DCG Regional Director for the Middle East, Richard Wilcox.   “We’re excited to have Emad on board for this key role in the busine ......read more

Run by highly skilled and Trained Saudi Males and Females and the largest showroom for Huawei in the Middle East and Africa Riyadh, December 6, 2018:   Based on its belief in the importance of the Saudi market and its desire to be closer to the user, Huawei Saudi Arabia will officially open its first main flagship showroom in Riyadh in January 2019. Not only does this showroom display the latest flagship devices from Huawei, it is also fully run by highly skilled and trained Saudi males and females. It is also the largest flagship showroom for Huawei in the Middle East and Africa region, demonstrating Huawei’s commitment towards the Kingdom and its trust in the local marke ......read more

December 06, 2018:  PopSockets; the makers of popular collapsible phone grips, loved around the world by celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner, are thrilled to announce the release of their glamourous capsule collection adorned with Swarovski crystals– just in time for the holiday season. Having launched in the US last month, the shimmering luxe-range is making its way over to the GCC, available in a variety of eye-catching crystal colours, including; Golden Shadow, Silver, Jet-Black and Siam Red; the collection will be available from November- just in time for the holidays. The Siam Red features a unique three-way shimmer effect that reflects different colours, such ......read more

IMAGES: https://we.tl/t-riYunpUUUZ   December 06, 2018:  Charm, atmosphere and pure relaxation are guaranteed when visiting Switzerland.  Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in Summer while Island hopping in Ascona-Locarno, create your very own watch in Geneva or challenge your taste buds by tasting over 30 different kind of chocolates in Zurich. During the colder months, visit Switzerland to indulge in world-class skiing and the ultimate spa experiences set in true winter wonderlands.   ISLAND FEELING IN ASCONA-LOCARNO   Enjoy stunningly beautiful Brissago Islands on Lake Maggiore with their diverse botanical gardens. Easy to reach by boat from Asco ......read more

The Digital Saudi 2030 learning platform in-line with the Saudi Vision 2030 goals and mission enabled more than 400+ c-level executives to meet with over 25 solution providers from across the globe on the 19 & 20th of November 2018. Digital Saudi 2030 powered by SAP along with the National Digital Transformation Unit and Saudi e-Government (Yesser program) is currently recognized as the most exclusive event for Digital Transformation. The program was designed for leaders looking to brush up on their knowledge and explore the latest technology applications and offerings that make future processes simple, enjoyable, engaging and efficient for employees and customers at each touch point. ......read more

Get glowing this holiday season with Skin Republic’s luxurious gold masks December 04, 2018:  Whether you’re getting ready for a party or pampering yourself the day after, these age-defying face masks, infused with 24 carat gold, will get your skin looking smoother, firmer and more luminous than ever before. They’re the perfect sidekicks for the festive season.  24K Gold Peel-Off Face Mask (AED 35 for 3 applications) This Skin Republic mask is infused with 24 carat gold, known for its potent anti-aging capabilities. Rich in age-defying minerals, the formulation helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, while fruit acids gently exfoliate for a bright and lu ......read more

December 04, 2018:  The HP ProBook x360 11 G3 EE and HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE are the world’s thinnest rugged convertibles Since 2015, HP’s Education Edition PCs have consistently reset the bar for ruggedness and innovation for schools. With amazing new features designed to enhance instruction and minimize cost of management and downtime, the HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition G3 and G4 allow users to: Learn in the classroom and on the go. Thinner than its predecessor, these devices are built to withstand the rigors of active students with shock-absorbing molded rubber trim, a reinforced power port, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, and a spill-resistant keyboard.&n ......read more

Saudi Arabia, December 04, 2018:  Al Jazira Paints has opened a new production line called "Making Joy", coinciding with the International Children's Day. The company has recently enabled hundreds of children to work together with KIDSDOM for two consecutive days at Al Hayat Mall in Riyadh on the impact of rain showers in the capital." "We always strive to draw a smile on the lips of our children, male and female, and bring pleasure to their hearts. We saw on the International Children's Day a beautiful occasion to express our love and affection for our small buds and their happiness, " said Abdullah bin Saud Al Rumaih , CEO of Al Jazeera Paints. and to ......read more

NEW YORK, NY & LONDON, UK, NOVEMBER 20, 2018:  Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and Victoria Beckham Ltd., announced today that they have entered into an exclusive, long-term global licensing agreement for sun and optical eyewear.  New collections developed under the licensing agreement will roll-out globally beginning Fall 2019. The collections will be developed in Italy and will continue to embody Victoria Beckham’s intuitive and refined aesthetic, taking cues from the brand’s distinctively modern ready-to-wear and accessory offerings and sophisticated femininity.  Said Paolo Riva, CEO of Victoria Beckham Ltd., “This new partnership with Marchon comes at an ......read more

The last rays of the sun filter through the luxurious brocade curtains of the palazzo. Bathed in their golden light, a glimmering sextet of precious flasks sealed by a refined monogram conceal a hidden treasure of scents and emotions… November 27, 2018:  Throughout the world, the Roberto Cavalli fashion house is renowned for its fine craftmanship, its flamboyant sense of style and its deep attachment to its Italian heritage. But the true cornerstone of the brand’s well-deserved reputation is the exclusive use of the noblest and most refined materials. Roberto Cavalli’s annual Gold Collection is the quintessential tribute to this philosophy. Each fragrance it inclu ......read more

Held Under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 25 November 2018:   INJAZ Al-Arab – member of Junior Achievement Worldwide – is hosting their 12th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition in Kuwait between November 26 and 29, 2018. The competition will see 80 students from 11 countries across MENA compete over 12 award categories before their peers and a panel of high-profile judges.    Held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the event will welcome over 180 attendees from INJAZ teams, volunteers and chaperons. The ......read more

November 25, 2018:  Step into the magical world of Chloé this festive season with its most iconic fragrance. A fragrance that captures the full spirit of Chloé. Its effortless, sophisticated style. Its natural, spontaneous view of femininity. Eau de Parfum Chloé was based on the eternal feminine element of French perfumery: the rose. But a reinvented, revisited rose. A rose to rediscover. A surprising, spontaneous rose that embodies the liberty and free spirit of the Chloé woman. Not to mention her innate elegance. This special rose is so different because new facets of its natural scent are enhanced by every ingredient that is combined with it. Peony, lychee and freesia hig ......read more

Stay more and pay less from 28 November till 4 December Saudi Arabia, November 21, 2018:  Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Al Sharif Piazza and King Fahd Gate, joins the United Arab Emirates’ National Day Celebrations by offering its guests an exclusive “Stay More and Pay Less” package from 28 November to 4 December, 2018. On this occasion, guests can book any 4 nights but pay only for 3, in addition to an early check-in and late check-out. They can also enjoy 20% discount on all outlets and In Room Dining, besides High Speed Wi- Fi. Saad Khayat, General Manager ......read more

Four new shoe designs created for the Kingdom, available exclusively at Robinsons Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 21, 2018:   Luxury British footwear brand, Malone Souliers by Roy Luwolt, is bringing elegant design and style to the newly launched Robinsons department store in Kingdom Mall, Riyadh. The brand has released four new designs, created exclusively for Robinsons in Saudi Arabia. The collection pays tribute to Malone Souliers’ attention to detail and understated glamour, which is prevalent across the four designs. The collection consists of varying high heel options, available in four different shades, including green, silver, red and pink, each with its own uniq ......read more

How does a comedy improv show become the juggernaut of creative marketing in the region? November 20, 2018:  The answer to that is a recent show featuring the region’s top standup comedians including Bader Saleh from Saudi Arabia, Khaled Mansour from Egypt, Nemr Abou Nassar from Lebanon, Ahmad Al Shammari from Kuwait and Ali Al Sayed from the UAE – and they talked about, well you guessed it, dandruff. “I wish you were the dandruff in my head, so I could carry you on my shoulders wherever I go,” quipped comedian Nemr Abou Nassar to an audience reeling with laughter.  The improv show tapped into two elements that are loved almost universally: comedy a ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – November 19, 2018:   The new Huawei custom operating system comes with the all-new gesture navigation mode. So how does this improve upon the already stellar FullView user experience?  Effective One-Handed Operation In times of travel and transportation, everyone knows the value of a smartphone in helping to have a good time. A thumb’s usually good enough for normal browsing, but at times you’ll want to switch things up and use other apps—then it dawns on you: you’re having a hard time reaching the navigation bar with that finger, while holding on to their other hand with a cup of coffee that's hard to control. But ......read more

More than two million deals on products from leading brands  Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%  More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more 15 November 2018:   SOUQ.com brought White Friday to UAE in 2014 and is today announcing the return of its biggest online shopping event, with more deals than ever. From the 20th to the 24th November, customers across the GCC and Egypt can choose from more than two million deals and offers, with discounts of up to 70% available.& ......read more

14th November, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, won the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place Monday 12th of November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.  Huawei was honored for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.  Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and o ......read more

Huawei's mobile platforms available in Kingdom's major cities to users to experience the smartphones prior to purchasing  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia November 14, 2018:   In order to provide more live experiences before purchasing, Huawei Saudi Arabia went around between major cities in the Kingdom showcasing the latest products of its new HUAWEI Mate20 Series. Huawei plans to bring the phone closer to its customers so they can use it through mobile platforms during the month of November, which include retail outlets such as the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah, Granada Mall in Riyadh and Al Rashid Mall in Dammam. Mr. Pablo Ning, Vice President of Huawei Saudi Arabia, said: " ......read more

14 November 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.    According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;  The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.  In October 2018, To ......read more

November 13, 2018:  Tryano, the only luxury department store in Abu Dhabi is happy to announce the launch of ELEMIS, the first one in the Middle East exclusively at Tryano. ELEMIS is the pioneering British skincare and spa brand, working with over 1,600 luxurious spas and salons, 155 lavish cruise ship spas and over 150 retail stores around the globe. It was acquired in the region by Luxuria Middle East in June 2017. The successful combination of powerful, natural ingredients, cutting-edge formulation technology and proven clinical trials has enabled ELEMIS to bring to market some of the most influential anti-ageing skincare products and professional spa therapies the beauty indus ......read more

Inspired by the Purity of Shapes and Colours Seen in Nature in Winter, the New  Purely Pandora Jewellery Series Offers a Contemporary Take on Iconic Styles. November 11, 2018:  The new Purely PANDORA series takes PANDORA’s signature metals and design elements to a whole new dimension. High-quality materials from timeless sterling silver to blush-hued PANDORA Rose serve as an eye-catching backdrop for elegant beads and freshwater cultured pearls – a key element of PANDORA’s design DNA – and bring a sense of harmony and luminosity  to the collection. Bubbling textures, unique proportions and beautifully hand-finished details create a striking mix of ......read more

November 08, 2018:  Chloé’s  unique  aesthetic  distinguishes  the  new  Spring/Summer  version  of  the  iconic  “Rosie”  style,  now  revamped with a subtle heart-shaped design. The brand’s artisanal flair is revealed in the intricate finishing achieved by applying a double milling phase and a hand-made buffing process to the 4 mm lenses. The two techniques are expertly combined to create a multifaceted effect glowing with grace. The 3-piece frame is equipped with a metal bridge and matching temples fitted with temple tips made with Mazzucchelli acetate and fixed to the front through su ......read more

KSA; November 8, 2018:   Epson, a market leader in printing and imaging solutions, is championing Saudi businesses to ‘Make the Switch’ to inkjet printing, an energy saving printing option in line with Saudi Vision 2030 commitment to environment.    Epson is currently showcasing its market leading business solutions in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al Khobbar. Products on display include: WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20590 D4TWF, the superfast 100ipm colour A3 business MFP. Visitors can also experience WF-C869RD3TWFC, WF-C5790 DWF and WF-M5799 EB 1470 UI laser Ultra Short Throw wireless interactive projector with Full HD Resolution and White and Colour brightne ......read more

November 08, 2018:  Who doesn't love the festive season? The truth is no one, because it's days filled with holiday parties, family lunches and dinners, sweet treats and lots and lots of gifts. Sounds amazing, but no one enjoys the horrors of finding the best gifts, so here's something to help you.    To keep you winning on your gift-giving game, we’ve curated a list you'll want to carry with you when you’re holiday shopping for the beauty obsessed women in your life; be it your best friend, your wife, your sister, and even your mom. You can’t go wrong with these fabulous beauty finds!    1. Oh So Heavenly Lavender Luxury ......read more

7 years old; average age of child in Saudi Arabia to receive first mobile device Two out of three parents (82%) in Saudi Arabia admit they are worried about setting a bad example by spending too much time on mobile devices Saudi Arabia, 07 November 2018 -   Parents feel guilty about the amount of time they spend online in front of their children, and their children are not shy about reprimanding them according to recent research from Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC). The survey found that more than three in four respondents in Saudi Arabia (82%) suggested parents are setting a bad example by spending too much time online, and more than half (60%) admitted they have been ......read more

D1 Milano Introduces the Khaleeji Collection Exclusive to the Middle East Region November 06, 2018:  Italian watch brand wonder, D1 Milano is proud to announce the addition of another jewel to its crown – ‘The Khaleeji’, designed exclusively for the Middle East. The Limited Edition timepiece comes in a stunning Rose Gold finished stainless steel case, with a full metal bracelet, completed by a custom-made metallic green dial with Rose Gold Arabic indexes uniquely made for this edition.  Details make all the difference in this piece, from the green stone meticulously applied on the crown, to the laser engraved Mashrabiya on the back case, each timepiece is un ......read more

And “ITA’AM” project qualifies to the RECon awards in Las Vegas  November  5, 2018:   Continuing the great streak of success and achievements by maintaining the standards of excellence and innovation through campaigns that were launched throughout the year, the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah was crowned with the “ICSC Foundation” prestigious award and the RECon MENA awards at a ceremony (The Middle East and North Africa Retail and Shopping Center Awards 2018) held on October 30 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center. The awards, organized by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Middle East Council of S ......read more

November 04, 2018:  The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia. Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE Pavilion at the SNSR features 25 leading Emirati companies, specialized in defense and national security-related products and services. Sultan Abdulla Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC, said the UAE Pavilion is the largest of all 19 national pavilions taking part in the Expo, including ......read more

Saudi Arabia, November 04, 2018:  Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has once again helped bring World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event to the Kingdom by transporting all the equipment and supplies for the long-anticipated Crown Jewel tournament to Riyadh. The WWE event, which millions of wrestling enthusiasts look forward to, will go ahead on time and as planned thanks to its highly-advanced logistics capabilities of the cargo company and its dedicated operations team. Organized by the General Sports Authority, the Crown Jewel event will be held tomorrow (Friday) at King Saud University stadium in Riyadh with the participation of the best professional wrestlers in the world.  ......read more

Mazen Pharaon to lead Deloitte Digital Center in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, November 01, 2018:  Deloitte has appointed Mazen Pharaon as the Leader of the Deloitte Digital Center (DDC) in Riyadh. Mazen will lead the DDC’s full-range of Digital services for clients in the region, which also include the development of the DDC’s digitally focused talent initiative.  Mazen, a Saudi Arabian technology expert, has over 20 years’ experience accumulating and evolving from previous assignments as Chief Technology Officer and other strategic IT management roles in major banks and other financial institutions across the Middle East and in Saudi Arabia. He will lead the Deloit ......read more

Leading local and international interior design companies descend upon Riyadh  Riyadh, KSA, 1 November 2018:   Majid bin Abdulmohsen AlHokair, Vice Chairman of the Board of Al Hokair Group officially opened the inaugural edition of INDEX Saudi 2018, a new regional interior design show connecting more than 5,000 designers, architects, project managers and procurers. Welcoming recognised industry brand names from around the world, AlHokair toured the exhibition halls and met company representatives who have gathered in the Kingdom for the three-day event, which finished yesterday (1 November) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The new trade sh ......read more

2520 Female Visitors within 5 Days of Asir Campaign Saudi Arabia, October 31, 2018:  The National Campaign Events for Early Detection of Breast Cancer (2018), which was held by the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir Region was fulfilled. It was organized by the Department of Communication, Relations and Awareness of the Directorate under the guidance of the General Manager of Health Affairs in the Region (Khalid Ayedh Asiri) and sponsored by AL-Jazeera paints company at AL-Rashed Mall in Abha city. The campaign was a great success and attracted many attendees and participants. The most important of these was Dr. Meshabab Bin Saeed Al- Asmari, Assistant General Mana ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a thriving economy. The event was held at the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in Riyadh, in partnership with the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) and in association with award-winning data room provider Drooms. Panellists included Ahmar Azam, ......read more

Saudi Arabia, October 30, 2018:  The Ideal Teacher Center, an affiliate of Dar Al-Hekma University, marked the World Teachers’ Day on Wednesday October 3rd by launching the Ideal Teacher Program Seventh Session under the theme “Innovative Learning Institution”. Monetary prizes for innovative schools and teachers were announced with SR10,000 for first place; SR7,000 for second; and SR5,000 for third. A large number of faculty members attended the event.  Dr. Sanaa Askool, Director of Consultation and Business Development Center, delivered the opening speech on behalf of Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, President of Dar Al-Hekma University, in which she talked briefly abou ......read more

Saudi Arabia, October 30, 2018:  Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has signed an agreement with Gallup Inc., the global management consulting company, for developing Saudia Cargo employee performance and studying its employee trends and performance levels. The agreement comes in line with the company's Strategy 2020.   Saudia Cargo CEO Omar Talal Hariri said the company attaches great significance to the development of its human capital, which is its greatest asset, and also aims to turn the Kingdom into one of the major global logistics platforms in line with Kingdom's Vision 2030.   “The agreement aims to create and implement clear strategy and vision to ......read more

INSPIRATION October 30, 2018:  The timepiece has been named after the Italian city of Florence. Culturally rich and diverse, Florence is known as the ‘cradle of Renaissance’. Painted by the imagination of Michelangelo and strewed with extraordinary architecture at every turn, the city serves as the perfect backdrop for the Firenze timepiece.  A story of revival, renewal and rediscovery, AIGNER Firenze is inspired and named after the beautiful Italian city of Florence. From bezel to buckle, the limited edition timepiece resonates with the artistic strokes of medieval brilliance. In essence, the timepiece is the metaphorical transition of AIGNER’s craft of ......read more

Saudi Arabia’s DIEC invests SR10 billion to help build more cinema halls, estimated to reach 2,600 cinema screens in 2030 that will drive revenues as Saudi Arabia’s youth ready to spend more on entertainment   Key Announcement: SR12 billion is being invested in Saudi cinema industry between now and 2030 Saudi Arabia to see the development of 2,600 cinema screens by 2030 Saudi Cinema revenue expected to reach US$1.5 billion a year by 2020 The GCC region will see the development of 1,000 new cinema halls in 5 years Saudi Arabia, October 29, 2018:  Total cinema revenue in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach US$1.5 billion (Dh5.5 billion) in 2030, ......read more

Saudi Arabia, October 29, 2018:  Saudi Airlines Cargo Company appointed Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak as Chief Ground Handling Officer for the company’s ground handling business unit. This appointment comes as part of Saudia Cargo’s recognition of the important role its ground handling business unit has in achieving its Strategy 2020 transformation program. It reflects the company’s ongoing investments into its facilities projects, its cargo terminals and people. Al-Mubarak joins Saudia Cargo with a decade of experience in commercial, cargo and logistics, planning and strategic management. Prior to joining Saudia Cargo, Al-Mubarak held several executive positions i ......read more

October 28, 2018:  This fall, Bottega Veneta introduces L’Absolu eau de parfum, an exceptionally exquisite scent. Offering a more intense take on the iconic leather chypre featured in the first eau de parfum, this new and distinctive interpretation honors the use of the finest natural raw materials synonymous with Bottega Veneta fragrances. Created by master perfumer Michel Almairac in collaboration with Bottega Veneta, the warm and enveloping blend is identifiable by a familiar leathery accord that is emphasized by jasmine sambac absolute and ambroxan for a sensual finish.  The addition of ambroxan, a multi-faceted ingredient evocative of natural ambergris, brings new ......read more

Space Grill – The World’s Best Full Size and Indoor Certified Fold-Away BBQ Launches in the Middle East   October 27, 2018:  With many of us Dubai and GCC residents enjoying apartment living, the award-winning Space Grill is an amazing new-to-the-region cooking solution for those who enjoy a little al-fresco balcony dining but don’t have the space for a full-sized BBQ. Developed as the ultimate outdoor cooking solution, Space Grill is your perfect, fold-away BBQ for those with limited outdoor space. Whether you have a smaller garden, a compact terrace area or balcony, you can now enjoy the delightful aroma and overall enjoyment that a BBQ brings.  &n ......read more

October 25, 2018:  The Michael Kors Holiday 2018 watch collection reimagines the classics with irresistible sparkle, while introducing new designs that exude undeniable sophistication. Novelty and glamour take the spotlight with party-perfect pieces you’ll want to give and receive.   The iconic Runway style from fall will be updated for the holiday season with glittering pavé crystals and eye-catching new colors. Pretty and polished, the Pyper family has a classic look with a slim profile. Designed with a rose gold-tone case, it comes in two leather strap options: blush and red. A watch that equally sparkles and shines—the Channing dazzles with a beautiful frosted dia ......read more

Professionals countdown to next week’s INDEX Saudi as companies seek to capitalise on a growing market Riyadh, KSA, 25 October 2018:   A new wave of mega projects in Saudi Arabia are set to fuel major growth in the Kingdom’s US$3 billion interior design market.   Real estate developments with a combined value of US$146 billion, including massive mixed-use projects such as King Abdullah Economic City, have created enormous business opportunities for interior design professionals flocking to INDEX Saudi, the new three-day trade event being launched next week. Opening its doors from 30 October to 1 November, INDEX Saudi will host more than 100 exhibitors and t ......read more

October 24, 2018: Overview In a previous blog post we detailed the TRITON intrusion that impacted industrial control systems (ICS) at a critical infrastructure facility. We now track this activity set as TEMP.Veles. In this blog post we provide additional information linking TEMP.Veles and their activity surrounding the TRITON intrusion to a Russian government-owned research institute. TRITON Intrusion Demonstrates Russian Links; Likely Backed by Russian Research Institute FireEye Intelligence assesses with high confidence that intrusion activity that led to deployment of TRITON was supported by the Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (CNIIHM; a.k.a. ......read more

Involving about 34 Countries and 500 Companies Saudi Arabia, October 24, 2018:  The Saudi build exhibition 2018 was held on October 22nd in its 30th cession and will continue until the 25th of this month, targeting all construction related including products, tools, paints and others. It is considered the largest trade exhibition in the field of constructions in the Kingdom and the only construction exhibition in the Kingdom approved by the International Federation Union of Exhibition Industry ( UFI). The exhibition is attended by 34 countries. More than 500 companies are exhibiting their products and tools, including Al- Jazeera Paints, the largest national company in paints manu ......read more

Get rid of heavy makeup and keep beastly blemishes bay, without wrecking your skin   23rd October 2018:   You’re already thinking about the makeup wizardry you’re going to perform this Halloween, but have you thought about how you’re you going to get all of that magic off your face before you fall into bed?    And, even if you manage to get all of your makeup off before bed, there’s still the likelihood that you’ve enraged your skin with heavy products and aggressive scrubbing. Do not fear! FOREO are here to help you with some essential tricks on how to help your skin survive this Halloween: PRIMER: Use a primer before ......read more

Ashridge to coach HR Leaders on maximizing company business value and their strategic impact October 23, 2018:   Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 challenges HR leaders in Saudi to take progressive steps to bring about organizational changes aimed at ensuring greater business success.  Ashridge Executive Education has launched a five-day transformational programme aimed at providing insights and practical skills for HR leaders within the context of leveraging the human network in an organization to adapt to changing business conditions and achieve sustainable business success.  The programme will be held from 4 to 8 November 2018 in Ashridge campus Dubai. Ashridge ca ......read more

Codeshare to cover 41 destinations on the two carriers’ networks Etihad Airways Engineering to provide select maintenance services for SAUDIA fleet at Abu Dhabi hub Discussions taking place to explore commercial cargo joint opportunities Plans to offer reciprocal ‘earn and burn’ on frequent flyer programmes October 22, 2018:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi national flag carrier, Saudia, have announced a new codeshare partnership, providing customers with access to more than 40 leisure and business destinations in the home markets and across the world.   In addition to the codeshare agreement, the two ......read more

Market research shows a 14.1% incidence of non-domestic cigarette packs in Saudi Arabia for Q2 of 2018, almost doubling from 7.2% in Q4 of 2017 Excise and VAT have increased the price of cigarettes in some GCC nations, giving rise to illicit trade  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 22 October 2018:   A recent report by the Gulf Research Centre outlines the prevalence of smoking across the GCC and the implications of cigarette taxation on illicit trade. Smoking statistics for the GCC show a rate of over 7 million adult smokers ; of which more than 3 million adult smokers are in KSA.     Furthermore, Q2 2018 market research conducted by MSintelligen ......read more

October 21, 2018:  Aston Martin Lagonda’s sixth region – Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT) – has been fully integrated into international operations with its UAE-based representative office now up and running. Previously President of Aston Martin UK & South Africa, Dan Balmer has taken the role of President, MENAT, and will head the team from the luxury British marque’s new regional office in Abu Dhabi.  Tasked with aligning the region with Aston Martin’s global strategy and driving forward President & Group CEO Dr Andy Palmer’s revolutionary Second Century Plan, Balmer will be responsible for a network of 11 dealers acros ......read more

DAAR pursues off-plan sales license from the Ministry of Housing  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 October, 2018:   Dar Al Arkan, the largest listed real estate developer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has submitted a request to ETMAM, the Developers Services Centre at the Saudi Ministry of Housing, for the accreditation of three comprehensive development projects in Shams Ar Riyadh, totaling over 1.936 million square meters. The company also applied for the issuance of off-plan sales license for projects under construction in Shams Ar Riyadh.  The new masterplans involve three zones in the iconic Shams Ar Riyadh development, which is stra ......read more

Exclusive Opening Brings Together Elite VIP Clientele at the Store in Kingdom Mall, Riyadh Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 21, 2018:   Robinsons, the luxury fashion retail store established in 1858, has opened its very first store in Saudi Arabia, at the prestigious Kingdom Mall in Riyadh, one of the city’s largest malls. The store opened with an exclusive event, offering a range of immersive experiences to consumers, from fashion and beauty to kids and accessories. This is the second Robinsons store to open in the region, following the immensely successful launch of Robinsons at Dubai Festival City Mall in the UAE last year. The grand opening event provided an exclusive ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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