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June 08, 2021:  Elegant, self-confident, resilient – and now award-winning, too: not one but two Rado design collaborations have won the renowned iF Design Award 2021. The True Square YOY and the True Square Formafantasma have thus joined the long list of Rado timepieces whose visionary design has been rewarded with an international awar... ... Read more
Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones teams up with Black Hat organisers Informa Tech for world-class @Hack event to tackle the full spectrum of international cyber risk. Premiere edition of @Hack to be one of the largest cyber security events in the world - hosting offensive security hackers that train western security services... ... Read more
The initiative aims to make GWR more relevant and accessible to people with physical, intellectual and visual impairments around the worldMENA: Longest static wall sit (female) – LA1UK: Fastest accumulative time crossing the United Kingdom by tandem bicycle (male) - IS1 USA: Fastest 100 miles on a treadmill (female) - LA2 (not happening ... ... Read more
 Globally recognized Hohmann will oversee the region’s creative offering across Memac Ogilvy’s five core capabilities. Till returns to Memac Ogilvy having led the group to being recognized as the region’s number one creative agency by Dubai Lynx in 2010. Hohmann brings experience from leading markets, including Lond... ... Read more
June 01, 2021:  Hello, summer! This season, Pandora captures the essence of summer with new designs inspired by sun-soaked days by the sea. A time of free-spirited joy and adventure, summer calls for vivid sunsets and ocean waves. Pandora’s latest launch celebrates the season with two colourful new charms, a bracelet inspired by sparklin... ... Read more
May 31, 2021:  Summer is officially here! There’s nothing that screams summer better than a soft, dewy look. During the hotter months, lightweight and waterproof products are our favourite go-to’s because it feels like we don’t have anything on our faces. So, whether you are out and about during the day or need a natural glam... ... Read more
EZVIZ thoughtfully designed its winning Smart Home Sensor Kit to empower intelligent homes through innovative and interoperable technologies.Saudi,  May 30, 2021:  EZVIZ, a global leading brand in smart home security, has reaffirmed its unparalleled innovation capacities by winning the iF Design Award 2021. The EZVIZ Smart Home Senso... ... Read more
SEPHORA and RARE BEAUTY announce the launch of the makeup brand Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez only available at Sephora  May 29, 2021:  Selena Gomez celebrates beauty by launching her makeup brand, Rare Beauty, exclusively available at Sephora. The global launch will be on July 1st. . Selena’s passion for beauty products was... ... Read more
• Out of nearly 10,000 entries, all-new 2021 Ford Bronco two-and four-door SUV honored in the top 75 pinnacles of design globally across numerous disciplines and industries, taking home prestigious iF Design gold award 2021• “Pragmatic, emotional design” of all-new Bronco brings “the thrill of its iconic forebear into th... ... Read more
May 26, 2021CREATE YOUR OWN BEAUTY DREAMBeauty and fashion are in a constant and symbiotic evolution. The work we are doing in Valentino is guided by the values we trust in, we moved from an aesthetic built on exclusivity to an inclusive one, we grew from a two-dimensional vision of beauty to a three dimensional one, where emotions, dreams, and ind... ... Read more
IT leaders in the region are adapting to new challenges by prioritizing digitzation, with collaboration, cloud and security more crucial than ever before News Summary: • Report identifies core priorities essential to IT and digital transformation success including: focusing on security and collaboration for a hybrid workforce, delive... ... Read more
 An ode to life – to the beautiful moments we create together.May 20, 2021:  Unapologetically free-spirited, transcendently bold, and wildly enchanting – The scene is set in the late sixties in Saint-Tropez, the era’s playground and the golden-age of Godard’s New Wave Cinema - where women play the lead and leave a ... ... Read more
May 19, 2021:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national flag carrier, SAUDIA, announced a new reciprocal loyalty agreement, expanding on the existing codeshare deal between the two airlines.Members of the Etihad Guest and ALFURSAN programmes can now earn and redeem miles... ... Read more
May 19, 2021:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national flag carrier, SAUDIA, announced a new reciprocal loyalty agreement, expanding on the existing codeshare deal between the two airlines.Members of the Etihad Guest and ALFURSAN programmes can now earn and redeem miles... ... Read more
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June 13, 2021:  Want fresh, healthy, glowing skin? We’ve got you covered. This summer, Faces will be launching their 360 Love Your Skin summer campaign. The jam-packed 6-week summer campaign will feature engaging and educational content around skincare , breaking it down from ingredients to skincare routines, hair care, body care, and summer glow must-haves, in addition to different educational  sessions with DR. Kashmarr and Dr.Faten all in an effort to get your raw beauty on point.     WEEK 1: INGREDIENTS 101  Kicking off the campaign with a breakdown of different ingredients used for skin care. You’ll have a thorough understanding of some essential ......read more

June 13, 2021:  Backbase, the Engagement Banking platform provider, has won the award for the ‘Best User Experience Solution Provider’ at the MEA Finance Banking Technology Summit and Awards 2021. The award recognizes Backbase’s customer-centric platform approach that leverages a single technology platform to orchestrate the entire customer journey across multiple devices and touchpoints. Recognizing that customers today have gone digital, expecting personalized, enhanced, and seamless experiences at every step of their journey, Backbase empowers banks and financial institutions to take full control of customer engagement across their entire financial lifecycle. ......read more

● Functional allrounder with easy installation and smart features  ● Affordable, high quality: No need to compromise with GROHE Baulines  ● Simple comfort: GROHE Baulines impresses with minimalism in design and function    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th June 2021: The complexity of everyday life can be overwhelming – no wonder people are seeking simplicity in their homes. This desire to keep things simple is evident in all areas of life - from the way people work to their choice of products for their home. Most people are not experts when it comes to kitchen interiors. Therefore, they are looking for brands and products they can trus ......read more

10, June 2021:   Ogilvy PR has appointed Matt Buchanan as its new Global Head of Consumer PR.  In this new role for the agency, Buchanan will report to Ogilvy PR’s Global CEO Julianna Richter and will lead consumer brand communications globally – evolving the go-to-market strategy, driving innovation, enhancing capability and overseeing multi-market consumer brand business. A 25-year brand communications veteran, Buchanan has run Ogilvy’s PR business in the UK since early 2019. He has more than two decades experience leading agencies specialising in consumer brand communication, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Prior to Ogilvy, B ......read more

June 10, 2021:  It’s a fact that hydration is vital for overall health including that of the hair, but did you know that dehydration is also the root cause of brittle hair and split ends. Most people living in the Middle East are exposed to regular sun, wind, and chlorinated water, all of which affects hair follicles negatively, stripping them of all moisture. This problem is further compounded during summer months when temperatures rise. So, giving your hair extra care during this period is a no-brainer. The good news is by incorporating a few treatment essentials to your routine such as Sukin’s Hydrating Replenishing Masque Treatment and Oil, you can summer-proof your hair ......read more

Fans of ALBAIK’s delectable dishes will soon be able to enjoy their favorite mouthwatering meals at The Dubai Mall    10, June 2021:  ALBAIK, Saudi Arabia’s favorite homegrown fast-food brand is coming to Dubai. The hugely popular restaurant chain has set to open a new branch in Dubai Mall, which will bring ALBAIK’s delicious range of dishes to the people in the UAE for the first time.    ALBAIK was established in Jeddah in 1974 and has grown to more than 120 branches throughout Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. ALBAIK proved that great food served fast can combine exceptional flavor and value to create tasty dishes for everyone to enjoy. Chosen b ......read more

June 09, 2021:  From the makers of Olay – comes the new Olay Body Wash which is now available in United Arab Emirates! Imported from United States, the new Olay Body Wash comes in two collections: Ultra Moisture and Fresh Outlast – designed to moisture your skin; while enhancing your shower experience with nature-inspired ingredients such as Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Lavender and more!      With more than 65 years of skin science, Olay’s mission is to deliver visible skin transformation from head to toe. Made with a proprietary combination of petrolatum, Vitamin B3 Complex and skin care ingredients, the curated Body Wash collection deeply hydrate ......read more

Soon-to-be fastest street circuit on the F1 Calendar unveils new images of its state-of-the-art Pit & Team Building to mark the 6 Months to Go milestone Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - June 09, 2021:   The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) - Promoter of the 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - has today revealed exclusive renderings of the state-of-the-art Pit & Team Building that will be the centre-piece of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit – F1’s newest track.   With just 6 months until the greatest drivers in the world line up on the grid in Jeddah to fight for victory at the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX, SMC has unveiled brand new images of ......read more

June 08, 2021:  Elegant, self-confident, resilient – and now award-winning, too: not one but two Rado design collaborations have won the renowned iF Design Award 2021. The True Square YOY and the True Square Formafantasma have thus joined the long list of Rado timepieces whose visionary design has been rewarded with an international award.   The iF Design Award has been presented since 1954. The competition this year was fiercer than ever before: almost 10,000 entries were up for the vote by the international jury in nine different categories. The collaboration with the design studios YOY and Formafantasma has brought the Rado brand two awards this year. Both models pla ......read more

Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones teams up with Black Hat organisers Informa Tech for world-class @Hack event to tackle the full spectrum of international cyber risk Premiere edition of @Hack to be one of the largest cyber security events in the world - hosting offensive security hackers that train western security services Region's largest hacking tournament to take place in Riyadh as part of the event Riyadh, KSA – 6 June 2021: Saudi Arabia will make a bold entry onto the global tech stage later this year with a ground-breaking, mega cybersecurity event that will bring together the world’s best hackers and trainers in the Kingdom.  ......read more

Regional academy  plans to support Saudi Vision 2030 Local Content including the creation of jobs, and youth skills development.     June 6, 2021, Saudi Arabia. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan University (PSU), today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop plans to establish  the first Regional VMware IT Academy in the Gulf, supporting youth digital skills development and the aims of Saudi Vision 2030. VMware IT Academy is a public–private partnership to help individuals gain the foundational digital knowledge they need to compete in today’s wo ......read more

The initiative aims to make GWR more relevant and accessible to people with physical, intellectual and visual impairments around the world MENA: Longest static wall sit (female) – LA1 UK: Fastest accumulative time crossing the United Kingdom by tandem bicycle (male) - IS1  USA: Fastest 100 miles on a treadmill (female) - LA2 (not happening until July) 05, June 2021:   Darine Barbar, an inspirational amputee athlete who just made history by breaking the Guinness World Records™ title for Longest Samson's chair/static wall sit (female) achieving a total of 2 minutes, and 8.24 seconds.  Darine has an above knee left leg amputation and ......read more

 Globally recognized Hohmann will oversee the region’s creative offering across Memac Ogilvy’s five core capabilities.  Till returns to Memac Ogilvy having led the group to being recognized as the region’s number one creative agency by Dubai Lynx in 2010.  Hohmann brings experience from leading markets, including London, Munich, Singapore, and others.   June 03, 2021:  Memac Ogilvy has named globally recognized creative Till Hohmann as its new Chief Creative Officer for the MENA region. Hohmann rejoins the agency, having served as its UAE Executive Creative Director from 2007 to 2010.    Hohmann will be responsible f ......read more

1. Following the success of British edition, the competition has been expanded to 16 countries, including UAE, Saudi Arabia 2. Inaugural Saudi edition by KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator competition will hunt Tech Innovators of Today; Titans of Tomorrow, in the Kingdom 3. KPMG Private Enterprise global network for Emerging Giants   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – June 2, 2021:  KPMG is looking for Saudi Arabia’s top tech innovators who are poised and prepared to become tech titans with the launch of Saudi edition of the “KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator Competition”, with the tagline – Tech Innovators of Today; Titans of Tomorrow. ......read more

June 01, 2021:  Hello, summer! This season, Pandora captures the essence of summer with new designs inspired by sun-soaked days by the sea. A time of free-spirited joy and adventure, summer calls for vivid sunsets and ocean waves. Pandora’s latest launch celebrates the season with two colourful new charms, a bracelet inspired by sparkling ocean waves, plus a pendant and earrings featuring freshwater cultured pearls.  Style different metals and materials together, stacking on bracelets and charms in a medley of cool and warm tones, or layer freshwater cultured pearl pendants for effortless summer elegance. “The ocean is a massive underwater wonderland full of diverse ......read more

May 31, 2021:  Summer is officially here! There’s nothing that screams summer better than a soft, dewy look. During the hotter months, lightweight and waterproof products are our favourite go-to’s because it feels like we don’t have anything on our faces. So, whether you are out and about during the day or need a natural glam look at night – these essence products need to be in your make-up bag for the season!    Get your healthy glow and radiant complexion with HELLO GOOD STUFF! Face Serum. Made of 97% natural ingredients and no added silicones, this face serum can be used as a primer thanks to the intensive moisturizing formula. Not to mention t ......read more

EZVIZ thoughtfully designed its winning Smart Home Sensor Kit to empower intelligent homes through innovative and interoperable technologies. Saudi,  May 30, 2021:  EZVIZ, a global leading brand in smart home security, has reaffirmed its unparalleled innovation capacities by winning the iF Design Award 2021. The EZVIZ Smart Home Sensor Kit, which is among the very few sensor systems awarded this year, receives high recognition for integrating advanced technologies with effective product designs. An integrated security solution at its core, the Home Sensor Kit provides real-time detection against home invasion, gas and water leaks, and fire hazards, and blends in gracefu ......read more

SEPHORA and RARE BEAUTY announce the launch of the makeup brand Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez only available at Sephora    May 29, 2021:  Selena Gomez celebrates beauty by launching her makeup brand, Rare Beauty, exclusively available at Sephora. The global launch will be on July 1st.  Selena’s passion for beauty products was born at a young age, from the moment she sat in her first makeup chair. Over the last three years, she channeled that love into the development of Rare Beauty. She wanted to create a beauty brand that goes beyond physical products, helps people feel confident, and celebrates what makes them unique. Selena openly discusses the “be ......read more

• Out of nearly 10,000 entries, all-new 2021 Ford Bronco two-and four-door SUV honored in the top 75 pinnacles of design globally across numerous disciplines and industries, taking home prestigious iF Design gold award 2021 • “Pragmatic, emotional design” of all-new Bronco brings “the thrill of its iconic forebear into the 2020s” says jury for Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH   Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 27, 2021:   Not only is the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco ready for adventure, the two- and four-door SUV is garnering international acclaim for outstanding design as well.   Out of nearly 10,000 entries, ......read more

May 26, 2021 CREATE YOUR OWN BEAUTY DREAM Beauty and fashion are in a constant and symbiotic evolution. The work we are doing in Valentino is guided by the values we trust in, we moved from an aesthetic built on exclusivity to an inclusive one, we grew from a two-dimensional vision of beauty to a three dimensional one, where emotions, dreams, and individuality are as important, if not more, as any other feature. Beauty is directly connected to the intensity of our feelings, the more we love, the more we are connected to our true self, the more it shows and glows on the outside. Valentino beauty is for the dreamers.” Pierpaolo Piccioli   COUTURE DREAM, MAKE IT YOUR ......read more

IT leaders in the region are adapting to new challenges by prioritizing digitzation, with collaboration, cloud and security more crucial than ever before   News Summary:   • Report identifies core priorities essential to IT and digital transformation success including: focusing on security and collaboration for a hybrid workforce, delivering the best end-user experience, driving innovation and security in a cloud-first world, and leveraging technology to invest in employees and tackle societal issues. • To address these challenges, 50% of IT decision makers are investing network security, 49% in cloud applications, 44% in cloud security, and 40% in multi-cl ......read more

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 23, 2021:   UD Trucks, the leading Japanese truck manufacturer, with a range of medium and heavy duty vehicles that provide comprehensive solutions that meet the needs of Kingdom's demanding transportation sector are now being assembled, with excellence, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Zahid Group’s Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry (AVI) facility in the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). AVI is now the only facility in the world that assembles Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks and UD Trucks on the same production line; an achievement that showcases Zahid Tractor, AVI and Zahid Group’s relentless commitment to creating career opport ......read more

  An ode to life – to the beautiful moments we create together. May 20, 2021:  Unapologetically free-spirited, transcendently bold, and wildly enchanting – The scene is set in the late sixties in Saint-Tropez, the era’s playground and the golden-age of Godard’s New Wave Cinema - where women play the lead and leave a long-lasting impression. A storyline as told by on-screen femme fatales, a series of unexpected adventures on the French Riviera – a place where one goes to get away from it all, but also to get noticed. The Kristina Fidelskaya Spring / Summer 2021 collection is entitled 'Belmonde' - inspired by the charisma & magnetic ......read more

May 19, 2021:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national flag carrier, SAUDIA, announced a new reciprocal loyalty agreement, expanding on the existing codeshare deal between the two airlines. Members of the Etihad Guest and ALFURSAN programmes can now earn and redeem miles on flights across both carriers’ networks. Loyalty programme members from both airlines will also be able to earn Tier Miles and Tier Segments, helping them progress to the next tier level faster. In addition, members will be able to earn miles on Etihad and SAUDIA codeshare flights. Terry Daly, Executive Director Guest Experience, Br ......read more

• adidas and Parley’s global impact platform, Run for the Oceans, returns for the fourth year, and marks the second Parley Missions chapter of 2021 • For every tracked KM via the adidas Running app from May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, up to 500,000lbs • Download the adidas Running app and sign up to the challenge now – every kilometer counts from May 28 – June 8     Dubai, May 18, 2021:   Ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8, adidas is harnessing the power of sport and using it as a force for change, inviting the world to unite and Run for the ......read more

• Saudi pavilion, the cornerstone of this year’s event, showcases stunning destination highlights • Show features dedicated Saudi buyer forum led by Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO of STA • Saudi’s leading destinations, experiences and hospitality brands strengthen Saudi presence as partner exhibitors   Dubai, UAE; 18 May 2021 – The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) opened Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021 with an impressive stand highlighting the breadth of Saudi’s product offering and an array of partnerships.   As Saudi prepares to reopen its borders, STA is showcasing its strength as a leisure destination through an immersive pavilion wh ......read more

May 11, 2021:  A global trendsetter in the world of timepieces and accessories, AIGNER debuts a refreshing update to its collection by introducing a fashionable collection that celebrate the spirit of giving during the holy month.                                         Timeless and artistic, the collection intrigues with its design. The Arabic numerals on the vibrant green or burgundy dials, encased with a cable design that is meticulously crafted to reflect the essence of the season.                      The timepiece comes ......read more

May 10, 2021:  The long-awaited Eid break is right around the corner and you deserve to gift yourself one of the best brow days ever! Benefit Cosmetics has you covered with a perfect super quick and gorgeous brow look for you to rock all your Eid weekend fun and beyond.  Yara Ayoob, Benefit Cosmetics’ Regional Brow Artist shares these easy tips to get you started on your Eid makeup:   Tip #1: Condition Your Brows Your brow routine should always start with conditioning and treating. Apply Benefit BrowVo! Conditioning Primer to nourish your brows with keratin and soy protein. This will also help to smooth the hairs on your brows and prime them for your next ......read more

Expecting Quarterly Sequential Growth throughout 2021   BinDawood announces a 10-store expansion in Riyadh province     Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - 10, May 2021  [TBD]– 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 first quarter 2021 financial results.   Financial Highlights    (SAR M) Q1 2021 Q1 2020 % Up / (Down)   Q4 2020 % Up / (Down) ......read more

May 09, 2021:  Celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, Uber today announced that it will be rewarding top rated drivers in Saudi Arabia with special incentives* worth 50,000 SAR. Up to 10 drivers a day will be able to unlock 500 SAR each, helping them make the most of their time on the app during the Holy Month. The company has rolled out the incentive in the Kingdom to appreciate and reward drivers’ commitment to the quality of services to their riders, especially during this special time of the year. The incentive is active until May 11th (inclusive).  “Drivers are at the heart of the Uber experience,” said Mohammed Gazzaz, General Manager of Uber in Saudi Arab ......read more

Antibacterial washes from Tide and Ariel offer a big boost to help protect doctors, nurses and employees as they care for and treat patients Saudi Arabia, 6 May 2021 – Hospital workers across Saudi Arabia are benefitting from a donation roadshow of one million antivirus washes set to impact 52,000 frontline caregivers across 54 hospitals in Saudi Arabia. As Saudi hospitals continue the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a supply of antivirus and antibacterial products provides much-needed added protection. Bader Abbas, Marketing Director at Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital, said: “Here at Dr Samir Abbas Hospital, we take safety precautions very seriously, especially during th ......read more

• Q1 net profit of SAR 4.5 million compared to net loss of SAR 3.3 million in 2020 • Q1 revenue of SAR 288.3 million improved by 30.5% from 2020 • Earnings per share improved to SAR 0.10 • Shaker and LG have deployed robotics technology at Saudi manufacturing facility    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 6 May 2021: Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker Co. (“Shaker” or the “Company”), Saudi Arabia’s leading importer, manufacturer and distributor of Air Conditioners and Home Appliances, has announced its financial results for the 3-month period ended 31 March 2021. Shaker achieved revenue of SAR 288.3 million, growing by 30.5% comp ......read more

• Basamh Gains Real-Time Decision-Making in FMCG with SAP Solutions     RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — 5 May 2021:  Basamh Trading and Industries Group, one of Saudi Arabia’s most successful purpose-led fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) businesses in in the Middle East and Africa, announced today its digital transformation is driving the GCC’s USD 253 billion retail market.   Thanks to robust population growth, the rise in e-commerce, and multi-national brands entering the region, the GCC’s retail market has topped USD 253 billion, according to Alpen Capital.   Basamh, with top brands Goody, Cofique, and Treva, and ......read more

Education sector offers an abundance of opportunities for operators, developers and equity investors alike. 05, May 2021, Dubai, UAE:  Knight Frank has released its Saudi Arabia 2021 Education report which focuses on the four key segments of education: Pre-primary education, Primary and secondary education, Tertiary education and Technical and vocational training. The education sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing rapid transformation at all stages of education, especially as policies stemming from Saudi Vision 2030 are put into play. Incredibly, the Kingdom's schoolgoing population is almost three times that of the rest of the GCC and with the growing inter ......read more

May 04, 2021:  Carolina Herrera presents the exclusive Ramadan Insignia Rings Collection, launching at the Insignia House pop- up located at Faisalyah Mall, Riyadh on 23nd April.  2015 saw the birth of Insignia to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the House of Herrera. Originating in a bracelet that combined the C and the H of Carolina’s initials, it became a new emblem and a key piece that represented the values that have defined the brand over the years. The bracelet led to a jewelry collection that has continued to evolve, with rings playing an essential and prominent role. Insignia Rings Bag transforms these into a distinguishing feature, as they bring their own per ......read more

Digitization initiative will enable Saudi credit provider to utilize real-time agricultural data to improve support for farmers and innovate new services Saudi — May 4, 2021:  Oracle today announced that the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) of Saudi Arabia will automate its core finance, procurement and HR functions with Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite. The implementation will help ADF drive data integration across the organization, reduce operational costs, and develop a secure, scalable IT infrastructure to help support the fund’s rapid expansion and innovation of new services. ADF is the Saudi government’s principal credit institution specialized i ......read more

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Pandora reveals what motherly love means today as they join forces with Helena Christensen, Pernille Teisbaek and Iris Gold to share their personal stories of motherhood.   May 04, 2021:  As part of Pandora’s journey to explore what love means in today’s world, ahead of International Mother’s Day the jewellery brand is sharing stories and insights about motherhood and how motherly love empowers women today. Iconic supermodel Helena Christensen, with her mother Elsa, stylist and creative director Pernille Teisbaek and singer-songwriter Iris Gold have come together with Pandora to share their personal experiences of motherhood. Alongside these testimonials, ......read more

• Q1 revenues increased 51.6% y-o-y, excluding accounting construction revenue • Strong performance by ports and logistics segments drive top-line growth • Net income grew 21.4% y-o-y, with earnings per share improving to SAR 0.40     Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2 May 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 3-month period ended 31 March 2021. The following analysis and commentary on revenue growth and margins excludes ......read more

Platform Aims at Catering to Health-Savvy Consumers’ Needs in the Kingdom JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, 02 May 2021:  In another crucial milestone for the company, Fresh Del Monte in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) announced the launch of its latest state-of-the-art e-commerce store in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as part of its increasing commitment to be closer to consumers.  Following the huge success of its platform in the UAE, Fresh Del Monte rolled out this convenient service to provide Saudi consumers with a seamless and curated grocery-buying experience with the touch of a few buttons via its dedicated website https://sa.myfreshdelmonte.com. The platfor ......read more

Swiss brand creates watchmaking history with new complication-Montres Etoile combines Islamic and Gregorian Calendars in one watch April 28, 2021:  Swiss watchmaker Montres Etoile announced the launch of its first complication, an automatic, tri-retrograde, Islamic Lunar and Gregorian Dual - calendar timepiece with moon face. This complicated wristwatch based on an automatic Swiss made movement is completed by a complication module made by Agenhor in Geneva and is housed in a steel watchcase.  The watch is available through select retail partners across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman & Kuwait in time for the Eid gifting season as well as at boutiques and POS in Switzerland, ......read more

April 26, 2021:  No matter what the occasion, effortless elegance is always a win. The new designs joining the Pandora Timeless collection feature delicate, rose-inspired silhouettes for a modern yet classic look.   “The rose motif is new to the collection and represents the strength to flourish even when times are tough,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, VP Creative Directors, Pandora. “Aesthetically, the rose’s geometric shape complements the classic and contemporary visual language of the Pandora Timeless collection.”   Versatile and easy to style, the new pieces can be worn in sets, or mixed and matched for a unique lo ......read more

April 25, 2021:  As part of its Ramadan Series under the theme “Human Fraternity: Dignity and Hope”,in partnership with Hiba Al Kawas Academy and with support from Lead Partner Mubadala Investment Company (“Mubadala”), the 18th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival, themed "The Future Starts Now", presented talented countertenor Mohammed Khayran Al-Zahrani, the first Saudi artist to join an Italian choir in Rome, in a special performance titled "Ethereal," was streamed online via the Festival’s digital platforms.  The magnificent performance saw wide and positive engagement from audience with Al-Zahrani’s performance of “Aala ......read more

April 25, 2021:  Carolina Herrera presents the exclusive Ramadan Insignia Rings Collection, launching at the Insignia House pop- up located at Faisalyah Mall, Riyadh on 23nd April.  2015 saw the birth of Insignia to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the House of Herrera. Originating in a bracelet that combined the C and the H of Carolina’s initials, it became a new emblem and a key piece that represented the values that have defined the brand over the years. The bracelet led to a jewelry collection that has continued to evolve, with rings playing an essential and prominent role. Insignia Rings Bag transforms these into a distinguishing feature, as they bring their own p ......read more

• Achievement forms part of the brand’s commitment to eradicating single-use plastic from its MEA operations  • The mobile telecommunications leader also announced a review of its carbon footprint in Saudi Arabia by end of 2021Sustainability goals reflect the brand’s global commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen • Over 50 tonnes of single-use plastic have already been eliminated since 2017   22, April 2021:  In a major move towards realising its local and regional sustainability ambitions, Virgin Mobile Saudi Arabia has eliminated all single-use plastic from its operations across the Kingdom.    The ach ......read more

• ENOC’s Horizon Terminals Limited and Rotary Arabia complete infrastructure development critical to petrochemical transportation in KSA’s Western Province • Project involves four new pipelines from Farabi Petrochemicals Company’s new Yanbu complex to Arabtank Terminal Limited’s storage tanks, a revamp of four existing storage tanks and two new pipelines to King Fahad Port in Yanbu      Dubai, UAE - April 22, 2021:  ENOC Group in partnership with Rotary Arabia, one of the premier EPC contractors in Saudi Arabia, completed the building of vital pipeline and tank infrastructure to transport and store petrochemicals in the Kingdo ......read more

The system aims to increase non-cash transactions in the Kingdom, supporting “Saudi Vision 2030” RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 21, 2021 – Saudi Payments, under the supervision of the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announced the launch of Saudi Arabia’s instant payments system ‘sarie’ in cooperation with IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA), the leading technology company in the global payments industry. This collaboration marks a key milestone for payments innovation in the region and is aligned with Saudi Payments’ aim to improve the Kingdom’s financial ecosystem, mainly through the adoption of faster payments and improvements to banking reco ......read more

21 April, 2021 — Deloitte Middle East Financial Advisory launched the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Hospitality Market report which provides an overview of the hospitality market in 2020 and compares the performance on regional and global levels.     The COVID-19 crisis impacted the hospitality sector in an unprecedent manner resulting in falling performance metrics across all key cities in Saudi Arabia. Its recovery is dependent on the roll out of vaccines to restore traveler and guest confidence and will likely accelerate with the completion of some of the major announced leisure and entertainment projects.   Robin Williamson, Head of Real Estate, Delo ......read more

April 19, 2021:   Throughout the year, Max Factor is dedicated to providing everyday beauty solutions to enhance and boost every woman’s appearance and confidence in herself and aims to empower women to create their own stories on a daily basis.  To help you glow this Eid, Max Factor has launched the Facefinity Highlighters and bronzers paired with the Facefinity 3in1 Foundation – a combination that is sure to provide the ultimate full coverage duo.  Whether it is an impact you are after, or a simple enhancement, that duo will make an impression any time and at any occasion especially this Eid.   Inspired by this holy month of Ramadan, Max Factor cre ......read more

April 18, 2021:  During the holy month of Ramadan, many positive acts of devotion and kindness are encouraged.   With so much happening in the world, Faces wants to take the opportunity this year to take a moment, reflect, and refocus on what really matters, family, kindness, and community.   For 30 days, Faces Beauty Stores will launch a limited-edition Ramadan Beauty Calendar. 30 days, 30 doors. Behind each door, there will be a beauty product and a kindness message as a daily reminder. The calendar will be available in stores and online on FACES.COM. Now with same day delivery for orders placed before 1PM!    FACES, the house to your favorite bra ......read more

Saudi Arabia,  April 15, 2021 – Eli Lilly Saudi Arabia, a leading pharmaceutical company, has announced the appointment of Dr. Mustafa Al Jawadi and Dr. Ahmed J. Al Buraidi to its Board of Directors in Saudi Arabia as of March 2021.  Dr. Ahmed J. Al Buraidi is a seasoned professional executive with over 24 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry managing all aspects of corporate and government affairs in Saudi Arabia. Holding a Bachelor of Pharmacy from King Saudi University, Al Buraidi joined Lilly in 1997 as Regulatory Associate, before being promoted through the ranks to Director – Scientific Office and Governmental Affairs.  Joining Lilly in ......read more

17 April 2021:  Dubai Customs highlighted its experience in developing disruptive customs systems and services, in a virtual meeting with officials from the Saudi Customs.  The meeting aimed at exchange of knowledge between the two customs departments, and exploring more cooperation. From the Saudi Customs, Bandar Al Balawi and Abdul Rahman Khalaf Technology Department, Ibrahim Al Shaia, Security Affairs Department and Musaid Al Sudairi, Revenue Department, attended the meeting.    Falah Khalil Al Sammak, Senior Manager of DXB Terminal 2  welcomed the Saudi delegates and said the customs relationships with the Saudi Customs is very important in facilit ......read more

OMEGA Counts Down to the Olympic Games with The Seamaster Diver 300M Tokyo 2020  United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:   It may be a little later than planned, but the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is finally on its way. Today marks 100 days until the iconic sporting event begins in Japan, and while the athletes make their final preparations, the Official Timekeeper is unveiling a very special timepiece in tribute to the occasion. The OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Tokyo 2020 delivers a unique colour scheme inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem, along with the very best in watchmaking technology. The 42 mm case is crafted in stainless steel and is mounted wi ......read more

April 15, 2021:    Ralph Lauren today unveiled the Team USA Closing Ceremony Parade Uniforms and apparel collection for the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. For these Games, Ralph Lauren worked to use more sustainable materials and manufacturing practices across the Team USA collection. The Company has developed and invested in ground-breaking innovations in sustainable materials and manufacturing technologies that will debut with this collection and will have global, industry changing implications. “Following a year marked by isolation and strife, this summer’s Games are a true testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and the universal power of sport t ......read more

Introducing seasonal styles and must-have pieces from Pandora.      Celebrate the month of Ramadan with a beautiful gift of hand-finished jewellery made from Pandora’s selection of high-quality metals – Sterling Silver and Pandora Shine. Whether you opt to dress glamorously or minimal this Ramadan, choose from an array of elegant designs and pieces. Ideal for both wearing or gifting to that special someone during The Holy Month, Pandora offers a selection of star and crescent moon designed pieces to charms that represent meaningful family bonds.   #SomethingAboutYou   ...read more

A new video sends a message of hope and positivity April 14, 2021:   Mouawad has released a video in celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Featuring a majestic falcon, the video takes us on a journey from the desert sands through the evening cityscape to the night sky above. The falcon is emblematic both of the heritage of the region and the Mouawad family seal. Engraving a seal on a stone is a tradition that began thousands of years ago, during the time of the Sumerians. Every creation of Mouawad jewellery perpetuates this tradition by bearing a signature – the maker’s mark. Often this is the Mouawad family seal, with its highly symbolic emblems of a falcon ......read more

April 14, 2021:   Even before the pandemic, the oil and gas industry was faced with slumping prices. However, with a record collapse in oil demand amid the lockdowns, the COVID-19 crisis has further shaken the market, causing massive revenue and market cap drops for even the largest oil companies. According to data presented by Finaria.it, the net income of the world's biggest oil producer and one of the largest publicly listed companies, Saudi Aramco, dropped to $49bn in 2020, a 55% plunge in two years. The COVID-19 Crisis and Oil Price War Cut Profits by Almost $40B in a Year In preparation for its IPO, which took place in December 2019, Saudi Aramco had published ......read more

• Treat yourself everyday this Ramadan with LOOTAH Perfumes’ limited edition Ramadan Box containing scents for every moment in the holy month-  for AED 1000  • To celebrate the season of giving, receive the Ramadan Box worth AED 1000 as a gift from LOOTAH when spending AED 1800 at their stores or online at www.lootahperfumes.com.  • Explore your local LOOTAH Perfumes store and take a selfie with the Ramadan Box- From May 1st to May 10th, you might just get to go home with the Ramadan Box and make your selfie smile last all season!    April 12, 2021: The holy month of Ramadan is right around the corner; and LOOTAH perfumes is capturing ......read more

April 12, 2021: As a warm tribute to traditions, Tanagra has entered into the spirit of the season by offering special pieces  perfect for Ramadan. For those who cherish special gatherings and occasions with sparkle and style, look no further than Tanagra for the finest craftsmanship  and wonderful gifts. Including L’objet and Lalique bowls, Jay Strongwater candles, Christofle cutlery and glassware, Vido luxury games, Agraria diffusers and more.    Now available at Tanagra, AYA The Art of Living is a design house which creates one of a kind contemporary products and furniture pieces that emerge from the essence of creativity. It features designs fostering form ......read more

Saudi - April 12, 2021:  Committed to providing guests heartwarming experiences to cherish this Ramadan, the hotel Elaf Jeddah - Red Sea Mall welcomes the blessed season in an authentic Hejazi atmosphere filled with tradition and generosity.   The hotel launched a special room package with exclusive rates and privileges for its domestic travelers across the kingdom. The package includes a tranquil stay at one of the guestrooms, complimentary children’s gifts at check-in, Hejazi themed set menu for a delicious Ramadan Iftar at Kinda restaurant, and a set menu for a scrumptious Suhur in-room so that guests can enjoy the privacy and comfort of their rooms. Elaf Jeddah ......read more

AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 9 April 2021: The world’s most beloved tenor, Maestro Andrea Bocelli, gave a stunning performance within the surrounds of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra last night. The concert’s many stand out moments included a performance from Andrea Bocelli with his 9-year-old daughter Virginia. The duo sang Hallelujah to the delighted and intimate crowd attending the event. In fact, the concert is the first time Andrea has shared the stage with both his son Matteo and his daughter. The multi-talented family showed off their musical prowess with Bocelli swapping instruments throughout the performance.  Songs included favourites from Puccini, hits f ......read more

April 10, 2021:   Chic, opulent and memorable - that’s what makes a unique gift. Presenting Police ladies collection- an ensemble of the sophisticated Agra watch, the exquisite and enchanting Roman necklace and bracelet. Crafted to true perfection and a spelling design, the collection embodies all elements Uniquely You. Be it work, casual meetups or just winding off, the all-new collection accentuates all that’s sui generis in you. Nothing comes close to a gift that’s a true reflection of all elements that are Uniquely You. Mother’s Day, Women’s Day or just about any other day of the year, the Police ladies collection is the quintessential gift to cele ......read more

Shaza Afiya Spa and Wellness Centre introduces new membership offerings  Saudi -  April 08, 2021:  Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences, the contemporary luxury hotel residence in the heart of the Saudi capital announced its new Shaza Afiya Spa and Wellness Centre offers. The luxurious spa and wellness centre is opulently designed with an exclusive theme, reflecting authentic treatments from the legendary Silk Route’s holistic rituals. It offers Recuperation, Rejuvenation and Repowering treatments. Shaza Afiya extends two types of memberships: Active Afiya and Relaxed Todos. Both memberships offer exclusive access to Gym, Fitness Studio, while Relaxed Todos in ......read more

Key takeaways    •        Incentives are key to support the US$2.7trn 10-year domestic investment program, but a funding gap constrains implementation. •        Past precedents suggest the Shareek program could be a highly beneficial scheme to banks if the terms are right. •        Saudi Aramco could maintain dividends for minority shareholders while limiting government dividends to support investments.     Macro - investment program puts focus on diversification   We estimate the overall investment program announced by the authorities aims to increase domestic non-c ......read more

Three-time Masters winner and icon of the game joins Golf Saudi as the organisation’s international ambassador Saudi - April 08, 2021:    Nine-time Major Champion, Gary Player, has joined Golf Saudi as its latest and most influential ambassador to date. One of the most decorated golfers of all time, Mr. Player will work with Golf Saudi to help implement a shared vision for golf and its future development within the Kingdom.  The news was announced shortly before Gary Player took up his traditional role as the Honorary Starter of the Masters alongside Jack Nicklaus and Lee Elder, with their tee shots officially due to open the tournament and continue a traditio ......read more

April 08, 2021:  CH Carolina Herrera presents an exclusive Ramadan collection including bags, accessories, and shoes. The collection is characterized by limited edition versions of the brands most iconic pieces, reinterpreted to embody the spirit of the region while remaining true to the character and elegance of the CH woman.  Iconic bags such as Insignia Rings and Matryoshka Locked are reintroduced in exclusive textures and colors, offering subtle luxury with gold hints and accents, all handcrafted in the brand’s leather Atelier in Spain. These unique pieces translate elegance beyond ostentation, becoming something intimate that begins with a detailed process, fro ......read more

Saudi - April 08, 2021:  Five unique districts, connected by a 20km-long public realm called the Wadi of Hospitality, will protect 200,000 years of natural and human history across the 20km-long core historical area of AlUla, a unique cultural landscape located in north-west Arabia, encompassing a wadi (seasonal river valley) and culminating in the Nabataean city of Hegra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   The first masterplan in a series for AlUla is conceived as a Living Museum and includes 15 new cultural assets, a 9km rejuvenated Cultural Oasis, 10 million square meters of green and open spaces, and a 46km low-carbon tramway, while contributing to AlUla’s hospita ......read more

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AND RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! COLLABORATE TO UPDATE TITLE AND NEW DISPLAY FOR LONGEST FINGERNAILS    April 07, 2021: Guinness World Records (GWR), in collaboration with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, unveils new measurements for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) at 733.55 cm (24 ft 0.7 in), held by Ayanna Williams (USA).  After cultivating them for nearly 3 decades, the Texas- native and record-holder cut her iconic nails to embark on a new chapter in her life.  The global authority in record-breaking achievements partnered with Ripley’s Believe it or Not! ......read more

New HyperX 60 Percent Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Includes HyperX Red Switches    April 07, 2021:    HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced its Alloy OriginsTM 60 mechanical gaming keyboard is now shipping in EMEA. A compact, 60 percent form factor keyboard, Alloy Origins 60 features HyperX Red linear mechanical switches that are built for performance, longevity and rated with an 80 million lifetime click rating per switch. The keyboard includes RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and double shot PBT keycaps with secondary functions for long-term use and durability.    ......read more

Past meets 2021. Rado’s iconic Captain Cook is unveiled for the first time in the Master of Materials’ preferred material: High-Tech Ceramic. United Arab Emirates -  April 06, 2021:   a year of hope and reinvention is the time chosen to reveal a timepiece without precedent, and that is here to revolutionise. The Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is the culmination of many years of research and development together with the history and tradition of the Rado Captain Cook. The further development of the Captain Cook collection in high-tech ceramic is Rado’s DNA in its purest form. It features some of the brand’s most stellar achievements such as Rado&rs ......read more

Huawei reaffirms commitment to creating greater value for customers and society in the face of adversity April 05, 2021:   Huawei released its 2020 Annual Report today. Growth slowed, but the company's business performance was largely in line with forecast. Huawei's sales revenue in 2020 rounded off at approximately US$136.7 billion, up 3.8% year-on-year, and its net profit reached US$9.9 billion, up 3.2% year-on-year. Despite operational difficulties brought about by US sanctions in 2019 and 2020, Huawei has and will continue to invite KPMG to independently and objectively audit our financial statements. The document produced by KPMG is a standard unqualified ......read more

April 04, 2021:   This Ramadan, Feelunique Middle East has got you covered! From daily offers to special discounts and value sets, you will find the perfect selection of products to pamper yourself and surprise your loved ones. Follow @feeluniqueme on Instagram and download the mobile app from the App store or Google Play store to stay updated on the daily promotions and offers.  Enjoy shopping from a wide range of makeup brands such as HUDA BEAUTY, GIVENCHY, NARS, NATASHA DENONA, ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS, and many more. Feelunique also offers a large selection of skincare brands like THE ORDINARY, DERMALOGICA, EUCERIN, CAUDALIE and more.  Feelunique Middle East ......read more

April 04, 2021:   TUMI, the leading international travel and lifestyle brand, today unveils its new collection designed and developed in partnership with luxury supercar maker and Formula 1 team, McLaren.    McLaren's designers, engineers, and racers travel thousands of miles around the world each year in pursuit of perfection. Just as each driver relies on their car to get them across the finish line, the team depends on their luggage and travel necessities to get them to their destination. That inspiration manifests in the superior made-to-last quality of the collection.     For over 45 years, TUMI has built a reputation for innovation, function ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  April 03, 2021:  To reflect the fact that every woman is unique, Parmigiani Fleurier presents a sumptuous new Tonda line, available in different versions to fulfil every desire. The manufacture's watchmakers have struck a delicate balance between technical accomplishment and the finest jeweller's art. Refined yet understated, the new Tonda Métropolitaine rose gold rainbow Opal embodies every aspiration of the modern woman, making each moment of the day unique. Reflecting today's multicultural and multifaceted society, this new line of timepieces, with its variety of dials, functions and diameters, is an ode to diversity and features luxur ......read more

The brand recently partnered with the American University in Dubai to raise environmental awareness and encourage students to lower their footprints through the acclaimed Eco-Packing Design Challenge April 01, 2021:   Samsung Gulf Electronics has reaffirmed its vision for the future by bringing sustainability to its next-generation TV range, fusing innovation with creative solutions that support consumers and the brand to help safeguard the environment. In line with its aspirations to ‘Going Green’, enable progress, and create a better tomorrow for all, Samsung introduced Eco-packaging that promotes a sustainable end-to-end product lifecycle. The concept came to life ......read more

• 15-year LTSA covers power supply at four major oilfields • Ensures lower emissions, improved reliability, and efficiency • Develops local economy with training and jobs   March 31, 2021:   Siemens Energy has signed its first long-term service agreement (LTSA) with Aramco, covering a range of turbines and generators at four major oil fields. This contract is expected to enable Aramco to improve reliability, efficiency, and availability of power supply, thereby safeguarding oil and gas production.    This 15-year contract will enable Aramco to benefit from Siemens Energy’s comprehensive warranties and extended service support, i ......read more

The project boasts a strategic location and integrated facilities and units combining modern and Spanish architectures  Obhur Park Project provides diversified residential solutions to meet the needs of Saudis, in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, targeting Sakani programme’ s beneficiaries       March 31, 2021- Al Atheer Real Estate Development Company announced that it is gearing up to launch Obhur Park Project, an integrated, multipurpose destination, and one of the leading large-scale residential developments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The project is strategically located in one of the fastest-growing ......read more

Airline’s inaugural service into new terminal operated by newest A380 with premium economy Emirates becomes first airline to operate A380 to Terminal 1 at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport   March 30, 2021:  Emirates has made its first A380 touchdown at Terminal 1 in Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), making it the first airline to operate the double-decker aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s latest aviation landmark. EK flight 2803 landed in Jeddah at 1810hrs yesterday and was greeted with a water cannon salute. For the inaugural A380 flight to the new world-class terminal, Emirates deployed its latest flagshi ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia -  29 March 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 fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results. Financial Highlights      FY2020 (SAR M) FY2019 (SAR M) % Up / (Down) Revenue 5,156.5 4,843.8 6.5% Gross Profit 1,671.9 1,644.5 1.7% Ope ......read more

• Industry's first Open RAN multi-RAT, multi-band RRU for 1800MHz and 2100MHz • Boost Global Trials with its Energy Efficient Open RAN Radio Units   March 29, 2021:   Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited ("Comba Telecom" or "the Group", SEHK stock code: 2342), a leading global solutions and services provider of wireless and information communication systems, announced the launch of the industry's first Open RAN multi-RAT, multi-band Remote Radio Unit ("RRU") that supports 1800MHz and 2100MHz, promoting widespread adoption of emerging open standards in the globe.    The RRU is designed to minimize the to ......read more

Saudi -  March 29, 2021:  For as long as I can remember, I've always been passionate about self-care. It's rooted in every achievement I made and every peak I conquered. Being the first Saudi woman to climb the seven summits, including Mount Everest, I can't help but look back at how it all began. With one step forward, with one act of courage. And none of that would've been possible without the love and care I learned to give myself.  Reaching the top, one step at a time. My life-changing experience of climbing Mount Everest in 2013, the highest mountain in the world, started with one foot forward. I climbed Everest in phases. Every step I took o ......read more

March 28, 2021:  Get into the Ramadan spirit, and share your passion for beauty with your loved ones (or yourself - because self-love is important too!). This year Sephora Collection has prepared the most fascinating Ramadan bundles for its beauty addicts! Get ready to discover the latest value sets from the brand’s bestselling exclusives.  You want to know more? Let us show you what Sephora Collection has assembled for you!   The Ramadan Surprise Me Calendar is BACK... And Better than EVER! This year's limited-edition Surprise Me Calendar contains 10 beauty surprises to discover on the daily, featuring bestsellers ranging from makeup, skincare to ac ......read more

March 25, 2021:  Sephora lovers and beauty addicts across ALL social platforms, we are looking for you! Come one, come all, and share your beauty truths. Sephora celebrates the most authentic and inspiring voices in the digital beauty space. We believe in the #UnlimitedPowerOfBeauty.  Following an extremely successful launch in 2020, the program is now recruiting for Season 2. Sephora is on the hunt to gather a crew of unique, unfiltered, sorry-not-sorry storytellers and content creators with a diverse range of followers, points of view, and interests. Are you ready to be part of the #SephoraSquad Season 2?  As of March 22nd 2021, you can now apply by visiting www ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 25 March 2021:  The Saudi Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has set a new Guinness World Records™ title for Lowest energy consumption for a water desalination plant with 2.27 kW/h per cubic meter of desalinated water. This new achievement is the latest of several records and milestones that SWCC has reached which further strengthened its global standing as a leader in the desalination industry, as it moves forward to accomplish the objectives of the Kingdom’s long-term Vision 2030 strategy by utilizing local content and expertise in all its current and future expansion projects.   SWCC has been investing in its engineering and resear ......read more

Company to showcase IT monitoring tools NetPath, PerfStack, and Orion Maps    March 24, 2021:  SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at the Cisco Live!® global digital event, March 30 – April 1, 2021. The company will showcase three key IT monitoring tools—NetPath™, PerfStack™, and Orion® Maps—beneficial to monitoring newly implemented technologies as part of the IT response to support distributed and remote workforces precipitated by COVID-19 and provide recommendations and guidance on how to best leverage their usage moving forward.   ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia –  March 23, 2021:  Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Saudi German Hospital Group, one of the key healthcare providers in the Middle East & Africa, covering a wide geography, signed a three-year agreement to establish a state of the art Sleep Disorders Management service. The partnership is aimed at providing innovative solutions to patients suffering from acute disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). With the help of this partnership, Philips will be able to offer patients of Saudi German Health easy access to the latest technologies to manage sleep difficulties through an integrated, diagnostic a ......read more

Saudi - March 22, 2021:   Abdullah Al-Othman is the founder and chairman of geidea, a leading and fully licensed payment service provider offering digital payments solutions. In his role, Abdullah is highly committed to achieving geidea’s vision of providing accessible, affordable and customer-centric payment solutions for everyone. As one of Saudi Arabia’s prominent and promising young business leaders, Abdullah’s career began in the world of real estate in 2008. Driven a long-running passion for all things digital, Abdullah’s initial success in the kingdom’s real estate sector enabled him to invest in a new fintech venture, geidea, in 2011.  ......read more

Two Industry Disruptors Share Their Strong Distribution to Benefit Global Clients March 22, 2021:   News Direct and Media OutReach - two newswires that are revolutionizing the news distribution industry with advances in technology, analytics, security and workflow - have entered into a reciprocal press release distribution arrangement covering the United States and Asia Pacific region. Media OutReach clients will benefit from News Direct's full-fledged access to The Associated Press distribution network in the US, which includes the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and online sites. Additionally, releases are posted to AP' ......read more

• Breakthrough Program, completed in 2020, had significant impact on top- and bottom-line results   • 12M net profit of SAR 10.1 million compared to net loss of SAR 50.9 million in 2019 • 12M revenue of SAR 932.7 million improved by 5.6% from 2019 • Earnings per share improved to SAR 0.15 • Agile response to Covid-19 and economic recovery drove growth    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday 22 March 2021: Shaker (“Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker Co.”, the “Company” or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s leading importer, manufacturer and distributor of Air Conditioners and Home Appliances, has annou ......read more

Cicero & Bernay Public Relations and YouGov publish the first regional CSR survey report, ranking KSA second in adoption and integration of CSR in businesses   March 22, 2021:  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has emerged as one of the foremost countries in adoption and integration of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices, as per the findings of the first annual MENA CSR Survey Report 2020, conducted by Cicero & Bernay Public Relations (C&B), a leading regional communication agency, in partnership with YouGov, an international research and data analytics group. The C&B YouGov report identified the use and implementation of CSR across select cou ......read more

This month Pandora continues its collaboration with UNICEF, which aims to help reach more than 10 million children and young people with opportunities to learn, express themselves and find work in the future.   March 20, 2021:  As of today, 22% of people aged 15–24 years, globally, are neither in employment, education, or training, 68% of whom are girls and young women. Since 2019, Pandora’s Charms for change initiative has been supporting UNICEF’s work to ensure that every child not only survives but can also thrive – one of the key areas being improving access to quality learning opportunities, including projects using the UPSHIFT approach to suppor ......read more

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 March 2021 - Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Bybit has announced today the arrival of three new USDT trading pairs with Cardano's ADA, Polkadot's DOT and Uniswap's UNI.   The introduction of these new trading pairs is the second expansion of Bybit's markets in as many weeks, following the arrival of BTCUSD0625 futures contract on March 11. ADA/USDT, DOT/USDT and UNI/USDT join the existing linear perpetual trading pairs of BTC/USDT, ETH/USDT, LINK/USDT, LTC/USDT, XTZ/USDT and BCH/USDT, as well as Bybit's inverse perpetual and futures markets.   Traders will be able to select between 1-25x leverage on these new contracts. US ......read more

Two Industry Disruptors Share Their Strong Distribution to Benefit Global Clients 18 March 2021:  News Direct and Media OutReach - two newswires that are revolutionizing the news distribution industry with advances in technology, analytics, security and workflow - have entered into a reciprocal press release distribution arrangement covering the United States and Asia Pacific region.   Media OutReach clients will benefit from News Direct's full-fledged access to The Associated Press distribution network in the US, which includes the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and online sites. Additionally, releases are posted to AP's p ......read more

Newest track on F1 Calendar set to be the world’s fastest street circuit   • Debut race weekend to take place in Jeddah under the lights on December 3rd - 5th, 2021 • Estimated average speeds of 250 km/h – F1’s fastest street circuit • Jeddah City Circuit stretches to 6.175 kilometres in length - F1’s longest street circuit • Newest circuit in F1 features 27 corners, 3 potential DRS Zones   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - March 18, 2021:  The Promoter of the 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has today revealed the layout of the newest circuit in F1 – the Jeddah Street Circuit. The first ever Formula 1 rac ......read more

Agreement focuses on four key areas: locomotives and wagons lease arrangements, spare parts purchase, special volunteer groups and shared services initiatives  17 March 2021:  Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, announced today its partnership with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR), by signing a strategic agreement establishing a framework for the exchange of services, training, and knowledge transfer. Shadi Malak, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, and Dr Bashar Al Malik, Chief Executive Officer of SAR, signed the strategic agreement during a virtual ceremony attended by officials from both entities. The agreement focuses on ......read more

Ahead of COP26, representatives from Saudi Arabia and the UK government discussed climate change issues yesterday in an online roundtable hosted by the British Embassy in Riyadh 16 March 2021: Climate change is the biggest and most urgent challenge of our time. During a live forum hosted yesterday by the British Embassy in Riyadh, experts from private and public sectors and civil society discussed the challenge, strategies and actions that need to be taken, with a particular focus on plastic consumption and waste. The virtual roundtable, ‘Reusing and recycling: the effects of plastic in nature. Ahead of COP26, can we encourage a fundamental change in attitudes?’, was held a ......read more

Celebrate the great love that comes with motherhood, with a gift straight from the heart.  This Mother’s Day, take the chance to gift your Mum with timeless hand-finished jewellery from Pandora. For the number one in your life, and the unconditional support, encouragement and inspiration that she provides, thank her for always being there with a message of love captured within pieces that she can wear forever. As a fundamental figure in our lives, showcase the memories and bonds that are shared with your Mum, that are personal and unique to both you and her. ...read more

Calling all beauty addicts, the perfect complexion awaits you in the new SEPHORA COLLECTION foundation range – BEST SKIN EVER! Springtime calls for flawless complexion and we won’t settle for anything less. #BESTSKINEVER comes in 20 shades guaranteed to blow your mind!    What’s the pitch?  Believe in the unbelievable.  You finally cracked the code! A natural finish foundation that hydrates for 12 hours and keeps pollution at bay. Could you also throw in a complexion booster? Thanks. Our quest is not complete without a long-wear foundation powerful enough to conceal those undereye bags.  Bonus: They both boast that second-skin feel and ......read more

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