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GreenCorp, powered by a $150 million fund controlled by ultimate owner Gulf Islamic Investments group (GII), extended its food production and processing portfolio by acquiring Emad Bakeries, a leading industrial bakery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This acquisition bolsters the assets managed by GreenCorp, advancing its vision of a unified GCC platform ... ... Read more
The Dubai-based carrier announces services to two destinations in Saudi Arabia with the launch of twice-weekly flights to Al Jouf and Red Sea International flydubai grows its network to 129 destinations in 58 countriesDubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 March 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, has announced today the launch of services to two de... ... Read more
GreenCorp, powered by a $150 million fund controlled by ultimate owner Gulf Islamic Investments group (GII), extended its food production and processing portfolio by acquiring Emad Bakeries, a leading industrial bakery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This acquisition bolsters the assets managed by GreenCorp, advancing its vision of a unified GCC platfor... ... Read more
ROSHN and Commvault to cooperate on multiple fronts to strengthen the Group’s data protection and recovery capabilities. MoU will facilitate adoption of cutting-edge technology and provide for comprehensive technical workshops for ROSHN.RIYADH, KSA – 28 March 2024: ROSHN Group, the PIF-owned giga-project and Saudi Arabia’s most t... ... Read more
SHEGLAM, the renowned beauty brand synonymous with innovation and quality, is proud to announce its special Ramadan promotion in partnership with Centrepoint. Commencing on the 20th March until the 12th April, SHEGLAM's highly anticipated Lunar & Stellar Box Set will be exclusively available at 113 Centrepoint stores&nbs... ... Read more
Date: Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2024News Highlights Al Haramain Perfumes expanded its global retail network to 120 stores worldwide Al Haramain Perfumes – Made in the UAE – are exported to more than 70 countries from its UAE production facilities The UAE perfume market size reached US$614.3 million in 2022. It is expected to reach US$1.15 b... ... Read more
This Eid, elevate your scent game with Amouage and NEST. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for your family, friends, or even yourself this selection offers a luxurious sensory experience that transcends the ordinary.Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you need any further details from my side.Rediscover the Secret Garden... ... Read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 25:  TikTok announced a partnership with UTURN, a leading publisher in the MENA region, to launch "Daily Fawazeer for Brands Presented by UTURN" exclusively for TikTok during the holy month of Ramadan. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in bringing locally produced Saudi entertainment to TikT... ... Read more
Bouygues Construction commences first rock excavation at Sharaan Nature Reserve, highlighting commitment to excellence with sustainable and technologically advanced construction practices. The Jean Nouvel-designed project inaugurates a new era of eco-luxury deeply intertwined with AlUla’s heritageAlUla, Saudi Arabia, 25 March 2024: The Royal ... ... Read more
World's most prestigious camel racing event back in AlUla from 24-27 April – organised by Royal Commission for AlUla in collaboration with Saudi Camel Racing Federation●        Second edition promises exhilarating fusion of sport, culture and entertainment alongside 'Year of the Camel' celebrations●... ... Read more
17 March 2024: SalamAir, Oman's first low-cost airline, celebrated the grand opening of its new office in Baghdad on March 9th, 2024.  The ceremony, held at the Al Asal Building, 14th Ramadan St. Al Mansour district, marked a significant milestone for the airline.His Excellency Hamed Ahmed Eidroos, Ambassador of Oman in Iraq, attended the ... ... Read more
Outer Edge, Animoca Brands and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) present Summit on 23 April to highlight advances in Web3 and gaming ecosystem development in Saudi Arabia 21 March 2024, Riyadh – Outer Edge, one of the pioneer events in the world of Web3, tech, culture, and entertainment, today announced a partnership... ... Read more
U By Emaar announces its expansion into Makkah, featuring luxurious experiences at Address Jabal Omar Makkah. The expansion enhances global member benefits, offering exclusive rewards across Emaar's portfolio. Address Jabal Omar Makkah to provide a unique blend of luxury and spiritual experiences for U By Emaar members. This move signifies U B... ... Read more
U By Emaar announces its expansion into Makkah, featuring luxurious experiences at Address Jabal Omar Makkah. The expansion enhances global member benefits, offering exclusive rewards across Emaar's portfolio. Address Jabal Omar Makkah to provide a unique blend of luxury and spiritual experiences for U By Emaar members. This move signifies U B... ... Read more


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Top travel and hospitality experts meet in Saudi to find solutions Riyadh: The upcoming Umrah and Ziyarah Forum in Madinah promises a glimpse into the future of Hajj. This prestigious event, held under the patronage of Governor Prince Salman bin Sultan Al Saud, aims to revolutionize the pilgrimage experience for Muslims worldwide. The forum which kicks off Monday 22nd April aligns with Saudi Vision 2030's Pilgrim Experience Program, focusing on innovation and collaboration. It brings together key stakeholders – government officials, travel agencies, and businesses from healthcare, transportation, and technology. Attendees can expect lively discussions and an exhibitio ......read more

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 17 April 2024 - The Cannes Film Festival announced that the Saudi film "Norah," supported by the Saudi Film Commission through its 'Daou' initiative, has been selected as part of the festival's Official Selection in the 'Un Certain Regard' section. The festival will take place in Cannes, France, from May 14 to 25. Written and directed by Tawfiq Al-Zaidi, the feature film "Norah" clinched the top prize of a funding award from the Saudi Film Commission's Daou Film Competition, an initiative launched by the Kingdom's Ministry of Culture in September 2019 to bolster Saudi film production and nurture the next gene ......read more

The charity auction will take place both online and offline at the Invest World Expo Dubai gala dinner on the 23rd of April  (Dubai, UAE — April 17, 2024) —  Tooba, the charitable platform dedicated to facilitating global giving in a quick, simple and secure manner, will mark its inaugural presence at the Invest World Expo Dubai 2024 to channel resources towards meaningful causes. The charity auction is taking place online on Tooba's instagram account and offline at the gala dinner of the event on the 23rd of April, at the Atlantis The Royal, Dubai. Participants are encouraged to make donations towards various causes, with the individual making the largest contri ......read more

Latest GEN3 Evo car to be unveiled on 25th April in the build-up to Round 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Monaco Cutting edge performance upgrades integrated into the world’s first race car designed for street racing for faster, more dramatic, wheel to wheel action London, Dubai and Riyadh, 17th April 2024: Formula E and the FIA have today announced that they will unveil the highly-anticipated GEN3 Evo race car on Thursday 25th April in the build-up to the 2024 Monaco E-Prix. As an evolution of the current GEN3 race car – the world’s fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever made – the all-electric championship ......read more

In presence of HE Minister of Health Eng. Fahad bin Abdulrahman Al-Jalajil  Makkah, Saudi Arabia – 16 April 2024: His Excellency, Minister of Health Engineer Fahad bin Abdulrahman Al-Jalajil, inaugurated the Magrabi Eye and Dental Specialized Complex and Day Surgery in Makkah. The ceremony was attended by Magrabi Hospitals and Centers CEO Mutasim Alireza, the Group’s Deputy CEO and COO Dr. Abdulrahman Barzangi, and numerous officials and dignitaries. His Excellency the Minister highlighted that the opening is in line with the Kingdom's dedication to enhancing the quality of its health services and transforming its healthcare system into one that is more inclusive a ......read more

SIRC and two subsidiaries implement SAP S/4HANA, Ariba, SuccessFactors and Analytics Cloud Photo caption: Sultan Saud Alsaif, Executive Director of Technology & Innovation, SIRC, and Dr Fahd Nawwab, Vice President, SAP Saudi Arabia, attended a ceremony to celebrate the successful deployment of several technology solutions and to sign an MoU extending the relationship between their companies. Riyadh, KSA – 16 April 2024 – The Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has announced the successful deployment of solutions from global technology company SAP that will modernize business process ......read more

Pascal Wehrlein clinches victory in Round 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the Misano E-Prix. Wehrlein's sixth Formula E career win follows Oliver Rowland's last-lap energy management issue, securing a triumphant comeback for TAG Heuer Porsche. Reigning champion Jake Dennis claims second place for Andretti Formula E Team, while Nick Cassidy of Jaguar TCS Racing secures third. Wehrlein's victory ties him with Dennis at the top of the Drivers' standings, with Jaguar TCS Racing leading the Teams' table. ​Misano, Dubai, Riyadh, 15th April 2024: In another dramatic turn of events at the Misano E-Prix, Pascal Wehrlein of the TAG Heuer Porsche ......read more

Misano, Riyadh, Dubai, 14th April 2024:  Oliver Rowland of Nissan Formula E Team clinched victory at the Misano E-Prix Round 6 on Saturday night after race winner António Félix da Costa of TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, was disqualified for a technical breach following FIA investigation. An FIA technical report revealed there was a breach on da Costa's Porsche 99X Electric GEN3 resulting in his disqualification from the inaugural Misano E-Prix. With a da Costa disqualification, Oliver Rowland inherits the top spot, marking both the British driver and the team's first win in Formula E since the Berlin E-Prix in 2020. Starting from the 13th position on the grid, da Costa had exec ......read more

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Season 10 progresses with Rounds 6 & 7 at the Misano World Circuit in Italy The Misano E-Prix double-header marks the championship’s first visit to the prestigious circuit known for intense two-wheel action, and the series’ seventh meet in the country The next instalment of the Season 10 calendar promises an unpredictable and action-packed weekend following a season start of intense competition, featuring five different race winners, from five different teams, in just five races MISANO, Italy, Dubai and Riyadh, 11th April 2024:  It’s race week once again for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, as the championship& ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 9 March 2024: With Eid around the corner, the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences transforms into a vibrant center of joy, culinary delights, and serene relaxation. This Eid we invite you to explore an exquisite tapestry of flavors, aromas, and experiences tailored to kindle joy and foster unforgettable memories. Savor the Rich Tapestry of Armenian Cuisine at Mayrig Mayrig invites you on a journey through the heart of ancient Armenia with the "Armenian Affair" Eid special menu for only SAR 165 for two. This experience is a celebration of silk-road spices and Mediterranean essences, designed to transport you to a world where every bite tells a story of c ......read more

Launched in 2010 as the first movement designed by the Manufacture, and a technical and aesthetic pioneer, the Unico calibre only served to strengthen the reputation of Hublot, already renowned for the cutting-edge design of its watches. It boasts a unique look, thanks to its column wheel which is perfectly visible on the dial side, its chronograph with flyback function, its stylish anthracite grey lines and its unrivalled performance. This year, Hublot launches five new references boasting the Unico movement in a multitude of materials: ceramic, sapphire and Magic Gold Big Bang Mp-11 Water Blue Sapphire The MP-11, featuring its sculptural 7-barrel movement with a 2-week power reserve, ......read more

Dear valued customer, in order to recognise and thank you for your loyalty to Bremont, we are writing to give you an exclusive early preview of the brand new releases of expertly crafted tool watches, as we prepare to unveil them at the world's biggest celebration of master watch making, Watches and Wonders in Geneva, where Bremont will be exhibiting for the first time. Below you will find your exclusive preview of our new timepieces, which will officially launch on Bremont.com at: 07:30 (BST) 9th April 2024 To mark the evolution of our wonderful brand, from a humble foundation in aviation to a maker of tool watches that perform on the Land, in the Ocean and in the Skies we are pro ......read more

Renewable energy to power the series via biofuel generators, solar arrays and high efficiency batteries Improved battery efficiency charges four cars simultaneously Multi-year deal with leading global energy solutions provider Aggreko London, Dubai, Riyadh, 5th April 2024: Formula E has today announced a multi-year deal with leading global energy solutions provider Aggreko to provide the latest sustainable technology to its events globally, contributing to help the series achieve its emissions reductions target (validated by the Science Based Target initiative) of 45% across Scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2030 from a Season 5 (2019) baseline.   As an Official Provider for Form ......read more

New three-day summit to showcase latest technologies, products, and services aimed at enhancing and developing electricity eco-system at home and abroad The event expects 800+ exhibitors and will position Kingdom as global innovation and sustainability hub  Closed door Leadership Forum will bring together senior executives invested in the transformation of Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure and power potential   Dubai, UAE – April 05, 2024: Tahaluf, Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing exhibition company, has announced the launch of the first Saudi Electricity Expo, which aims to energise the Kingdom’s dynamic power sector. The three-day summit wi ......read more

Dubai and Riyadh, 4th April 2024: Formula E driver Maximilian Gunther is determined to challenge for this season’s Formula E world championship title after emerging victorious in the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix. The Maserati MSG Racing driver crossed the chequered flag first after a strategic move to the front of the grid on Lap 24. The victory was the team’s first since the Jakarta in Season 9 and his fifth career win in the series. The result sees the 26-year-old German move up to fifth in the driver standings 15 points behind the leader and Gunther believes there is no reason why he should not contend for the title. He said: “Yes, the start to the season ha ......read more

Rome/Riyadh – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a generous contribution of USD 5 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) to support its operations in Palestine. The agreement was signed between HE Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Royal Court Advisor and Supervisor General of KSrelief, and Ms. Cindy McCain, WFP’s Executive Director.  The USD 5 million will be allocated to WFP operations in Gaza for life-saving food assistance provision to internally displaced Palestinians. This support will assist some 75,000 households (around 377,000 pe ......read more

03 April 2024- His Excellency Eng. Abdullah Alswaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia visited the new headquarters of Unifonic, a leading conversational AI platform and SaaS provider in Riyadh. The Minister's visit to the Tamkeen Tower in Olaya District underscores the company's leadership position in providing innovative solutions and harnessing Artificial Intelligence for clients in the Saudi tech sector. It also demonstrated the government's support for local entrepreneurs and start-ups. Unifonic is committed to advancing Saudi Arabia's vision of an ecosystem that supports local tech companies. These companies will increasingly pl ......read more

New three-day summit to showcase latest technologies, products, and services aimed at enhancing and developing electricity eco-system at home and abroad The event expects 800+ exhibitors and will position Kingdom as global innovation and sustainability hub Closed door Leadership Forum will bring together senior executives invested in the transformation of Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure and power potential Dubai, UAE – April 03, 2024: Tahaluf, Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing exhibition company, has announced the launch of the first Saudi Electricity Expo, which aims to energise the Kingdom’s dynamic power sector. The three-day summit will debut at the ......read more

The Saudi Exchange has hit a milestone of 400 listed securities In 2023, IPOs on the Saudi Exchange accounted for over 70% of GCC IPOs, with a robust pipeline supporting the Exchange’s accelerated growth to become one of the top 10 largest exchanges globally according to the World Federation of Exchanges Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [31 March 2024]: The Saudi Exchange has welcomed its 400th listing across all securities. This achievement highlights the Exchange’s pivotal role in the Kingdom’s economy, underpinned by robust international investor interest and a diverse range of securities within a highly dynamic market landscape. Since its establishment 16 yea ......read more

With its decades long experience and expertise in refurbishment design, rehabilitation, operation and maintenance of bridges and highway infrastructure, Egis will conduct a thorough condition and life assessment of the causeway linking the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Kingdom of Bahrain.  Built in the 1980’s, the King Fahd Causeway is a 25 kilometers long structure composed of bridges and embankments, carrying over 60,000 vehicles in its peak time. It features 12 kilometers of twin box girder viaducts, 13 kilometers of embankments, 3 flyovers and several artificial islands. Egis, along with industry experts, Applus, VSL and Trendspek, will use a digitally integrated approach ......read more

Maximilian Guenther secures victory for Maserati MSG Racing in the first Tokyo E-Prix, overcoming Oliver Rowland's early lead with Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida and Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike in attendance The event unfolded before a star-studded crowd, including Formula 1 sensation Yuki Tsunoda, Sung Kang of Fast & Furious fame, motorsport legends Emerson Fittipaldi and Takumo Sata, along with television host and actor, Emilia Hartford Tokyo, Dubai, Riyadh, 30th March 2024:  Maserati MSG Racing's Maximilian Guenther emerged victorious in the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix on Saturday, triumphing over polesitter Oliver Rowland (Nissan Formula E Team), marking a h ......read more

Celebrate the end of Ramadan in style as this stunning hotel hosts a fun-filled Eid Festival and delightful evening buffets to ensure a series of unforgettable moments for you and your loved ones Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (29 March 2024): Get ready to indulge all your senses at The Hotel Galleria Jeddah, Curio Collection by Hilton’s upcoming Eid Al Fitr celebrations. The whole property will come alive from the very first day of Eid Al Fitr, hosting a myriad of activities to keep the whole family entertained. A joyous occasion where families are encouraged to come together in the spirit of the season, this stunning property has all you need for an unforgettable gathering. Located in th ......read more

GreenCorp, powered by a $150 million fund controlled by ultimate owner Gulf Islamic Investments group (GII), extended its food production and processing portfolio by acquiring Emad Bakeries, a leading industrial bakery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This acquisition bolsters the assets managed by GreenCorp, advancing its vision of a unified GCC platform spanning the entire food value chain. Jeddah: ­­­­­­GreenCorp has acquired Emad Bakeries, a prominent Jeddah-based producer of Arabic bread and pastries, in a strategic move that strengthens GreenCorp's food-focused investment platform within the GCC. Emad Bakeries operates the largest industrial fresh f ......read more

The Dubai-based carrier announces services to two destinations in Saudi Arabia with the launch of twice-weekly flights to Al Jouf and Red Sea International flydubai grows its network to 129 destinations in 58 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 March 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, has announced today the launch of services to two destinations in Saudi Arabia. This includes the resumption of flights to Al Jouf and the start of operations to Red Sea International. Flights to Al Jouf Airport (AJF) and Red Sea International Airport (RSI) start from 18 April and will operate twice a week from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB). Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial ......read more

GreenCorp, powered by a $150 million fund controlled by ultimate owner Gulf Islamic Investments group (GII), extended its food production and processing portfolio by acquiring Emad Bakeries, a leading industrial bakery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This acquisition bolsters the assets managed by GreenCorp, advancing its vision of a unified GCC platform spanning the entire food value chain. 28 March 2024: Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GreenCorp has acquired Emad Bakeries, a prominent Jeddah-based producer of Arabic bread and pastries, in a strategic move that strengthens GreenCorp’s food-focused investment platform within the GCC. Emad Bakeries operates the largest industrial fr ......read more

ROSHN and Commvault to cooperate on multiple fronts to strengthen the Group’s data protection and recovery capabilities. MoU will facilitate adoption of cutting-edge technology and provide for comprehensive technical workshops for ROSHN. RIYADH, KSA – 28 March 2024: ROSHN Group, the PIF-owned giga-project and Saudi Arabia’s most trusted real estate developer, took a major step in securing its technological capabilities through a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Commvault, a leading provider of cyber resilience and data protection solutions for hybrid cloud organizations. The two companies were present for a signing ceremony at ROSHN HQ earlier ......read more

Expected to be operational in 2027, this cogeneration plant will supply up to 475MW of power generation and circa 452 tons per hour of steam from advanced combined cycle gas fired technology 28 March, 2024, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (“TAQA”), one of the largest listed integrated utility companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa together with JERA Co., Inc (“JERA”), Japan’s largest power generation company, today announced that they have entered into a Power and Steam Purchase Agreement with Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (“SATORP”), a joint venture company owned by Saudi Arabian Oil Company ......read more

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship makes its inaugural debut in Japan with the highly anticipated Tokyo E-Prix this weekend The historic spectacle is the first-ever motorsport race on Tokyo’s streets, and the 34th venue in the Championship’s history With four winners in as many rounds, the Championship stands on a knife-edge, promising unpredictable and thrilling action on unchartered territory Nissan Formula E Team prepares to defend string of podiums on home turf, as Jaguar TCS Racing celebrates a milestone 100th Championship race in front of a sell-out crowd​ Tokyo, Dubai, Riyadh, 28th March 2024: The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns this ......read more

Date: Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2024 News Highlights Al Haramain Perfumes expanded its global retail network to 120 stores worldwide Al Haramain Perfumes – Made in the UAE – are exported to more than 70 countries from its UAE production facilities The UAE perfume market size reached US$614.3 million in 2022. It is expected to reach US$1.15 billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 11.88 percent during 2023-2028 The GCC fine fragrances market size, is expected to grow at 4.5 percent to US$19 billion by 2032 from US$12.4 billion in 2022 Al Haramain Group, a leading UAE manufacturer and retailer of fragrances, organised the UAE’s largest Iftar dinner ......read more

In an expansion of their partnership, Formula E is integrating into Asphalt 9: Legends, the globally renowned racing game by Gameloft. Launching with a series of time-limited events (TLEs) starting this weekend on Asphalt 9: Legends' Osaka track, to celebrate the eagerly anticipated Tokyo E-Prix, the collaboration introduces the Formula E GEN2 car with a special edition Asphalt livery into the game's tracks. ​London, Dubai and Riyadh, 27th March 2024: Formula E, in partnership with Gameloft, is excited to announce the continuation of their partnership through the integration of Formula E into Asphalt 9: Legends.  This collaboration is set to launch ahead of the ......read more

This Eid, elevate your scent game with Amouage and NEST. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for your family, friends, or even yourself this selection offers a luxurious sensory experience that transcends the ordinary. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you need any further details from my side. Rediscover the Secret Garden Collection with Love Delight Forming a distinct stylistic profile, Amouage’s Secret Garden has been re-imagined to include a brand new composition, Love Delight – a delicious creation that adds an alluring dimension to the quartet’s expression of womanhood. When the scent first reveals its optimistic personality, Gi ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 25:  TikTok announced a partnership with UTURN, a leading publisher in the MENA region, to launch "Daily Fawazeer for Brands Presented by UTURN" exclusively for TikTok during the holy month of Ramadan. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in bringing locally produced Saudi entertainment to TikTok's diverse audience. In a market where online content consumption is high but local production remains relatively low, UTURN has been bridging this gap since its inception in 2010. Today, UTURN is a leading online content creator, producer, and publisher in the region, committed to delivering engaging content tailored to the local audience ......read more

Formula E, in partnership with game publisher Ubisoft, launches Formula E universe in Trackmania, featuring Season 10 racetracks, team liveries, Game Mode and cash prizes. Formula E Season 10 circuits of Tokyo, Berlin and London launch ahead of corresponding real-world races. Each circuit features three live races, with €1,000 prize pot up for grabs in each of them, including a Grand Winner prize. Formula E car skins and dedicated Game Mode, including ATTACK MODE and energy management, also integrated.​ London, Dubai, Riyadh, 25th March 2024: Formula E has today announced a new partnership with Ubisoft through the integration of a Formula E universe in ......read more

Bouygues Construction commences first rock excavation at Sharaan Nature Reserve, highlighting commitment to excellence with sustainable and technologically advanced construction practices The Jean Nouvel-designed project inaugurates a new era of eco-luxury deeply intertwined with AlUla’s heritage AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 25 March 2024: The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has marked a significant milestone in the development of the Sharaan Resort with the inaugural rock excavation for the much-anticipated project.  The initial excavation symbolises the start of a mission that combines Jean Nouvel’s architectural innovation with Bouygues' engineering expertise. This mi ......read more

Group Revenue increases to AED 345.36 million Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2024 – Response Plus Holding PJSC (ADX: RPM), the largest pre-hospital care and emergency medical services provider in the UAE and KSA, has released its audited financial results for the period ending December 31, 2023. The Group’s Net Profit surged 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023, compared to AED 29.31 million recorded in the previous year, while the Group’s Revenue increased to AED 345.36 million as of December 31, 2023 against AED 320.86 million a year before. Similarly, the Group’s Equity increased to AED 230.04 million as of December 31, 2023 from AED 222.9 million ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – March 2024 – The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah is delighted to usher in a new era of luxury and excellence with the appointment of Mr. Peter Katusak-Huzsvar as its esteemed General Manager, effective immediately.  A seasoned professional with an impressive track record in the industry, Peter brings with him a wealth of international hospitality expertise. Taking the helm of this iconic establishment, he is dedicated to crafting unforgettable experiences and further enhancing the renowned legacy of the Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah. Armed with a BSc in Hospitality Administration & Management from Corvinus University Budapest and an MSc in Business Administratio ......read more

Outer Edge, Animoca Brands and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) present Summit on 23 April to highlight advances in Web3 and gaming ecosystem development in Saudi Arabia  21 March 2024, Riyadh – Outer Edge, one of the pioneer events in the world of Web3, tech, culture, and entertainment, today announced a partnership with Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the national labs of the Kingdom, to debut Outer Edge Riyadh on 23 April. The dynamic event is set to bring together some of the biggest names in the blockchain, AI, and gaming ecosys ......read more

World's most prestigious camel racing event back in AlUla from 24-27 April – organised by Royal Commission for AlUla in collaboration with Saudi Camel Racing Federation ●        Second edition promises exhilarating fusion of sport, culture and entertainment alongside 'Year of the Camel' celebrations ●        Region's fastest camels and most talented riders set to feature in series of elite races ●        Further details to be announced in due course; information available at experiencealula.com AlUla, Saudi Arabia – 20 March 2024: Audiences from Saudi Arabia and beyond are ......read more

SHEGLAM, the renowned beauty brand synonymous with innovation and quality, is proud to announce its special Ramadan promotion in partnership with Centrepoint. Commencing on the 20th March until the 12th April, SHEGLAM's highly anticipated Lunar & Stellar Box Set will be exclusively available at 113 Centrepoint stores across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman. This limited-time promotion brings together SHEGLAM's bestselling products, specifically the SHEGLAM Color Bloom Liquid Blusher - Love Cake, SHEGLAM Pout-Perfect Shine Lip Plumper - Sepia Kiss, SHEGLAM Dynamatte Boom Long-Lasting Matte Lipstick-High Key, SHEGLAM Brows On Dema ......read more

The 2024 edition of the show will be the largest to date, as the Saudi automotive aftermarket is anticipated to top US$9.4 billion by 2027 Following unprecedented demand, the exhibition is now sold out, with more than 280 exhibitors confirmed More than 25% of exhibition show space will be dominated by first-time and returning Saudi exhibitors   Riyadh, KSA: Automechanika Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s leading trade show for the automotive aftermarket, will return to the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC) from 30 April to 2 May 2024. The exhibition’s most extensive edition to date will include a record number of exhibitors, with over 280 ex ......read more

Multi-year expansion of world record-breaking collaboration. Partnership spearheads Formula E's push to secure a roster of specialist technology partners. Collaboration expands to enhance Formula E's sporting, marketing, and sustainability capabilities.​ London, Dubai and Riyadh, 18 Mach 2024: Ahead of this Saturday's race around Sao Paulo's iconic Sambadrome, Formula E today announced a new multi-year technology partnership with Google Cloud. The partnership will leverage Google Cloud technologies to help drive powerful on-and off-track performance in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The collaboration will involve Formula E harnessing Googl ......read more

17 March 2024: SalamAir, Oman's first low-cost airline, celebrated the grand opening of its new office in Baghdad on March 9th, 2024.  The ceremony, held at the Al Asal Building, 14th Ramadan St. Al Mansour district, marked a significant milestone for the airline. His Excellency Hamed Ahmed Eidroos, Ambassador of Oman in Iraq, attended the event and highlighted the historic significance of SalamAir's arrival in Baghdad.  The ceremony also welcomed the presence of the Kuwaiti Ambassador and the Yemeni Ambassador to Iraq, alongside distinguished guests from various authorities, airports, and esteemed trade partners from Baghdad and across Iraq. This new office marks the ......read more

Riyadh- Saudi Arabia. 14 March 2024 – Non-oil activities in the Kingdom recorded their highest contribution to the Real GDP during the year 2023 at 50%, which is the highest historical level ever reached, based on the Ministry of Economy and Planning’s analysis of data issued by the General Authority for Statistics. The Kingdom's non-oil economy reached SAR 1.7 trillion, driven by continued growth in investment, consumption, and exports. The historic non-oil GDP rate was achieved due to an unprecedented performance in real non-government investment during the last two years with a growth rate of 57%, bringing the value of non-government investments to its highest histor ......read more

King Abdullah Financial District Development and Management Company (KAFD DMC) and ASM Global have announced the signing of a strategic partnership through which ASM Global will lead the operation and management of the prestigious King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in ASM Global's commitment to delivering world-class event experiences in the heart of the Middle East. The LEED Gold certified Conference Center is designed by the American architectural, urban planning and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), and inspired by Saudi Arabia's desert landscape. Define ......read more

Global Health Accord on the Horizon to Combat Future Pandemics Riyadh: Health ministers from the G20 convened virtually on Wednesday to coordinate efforts in drafting an accord to bolster global pandemic prevention and preparedness. The meeting highlighted the need to strengthen the effectiveness of global health systems through knowledge sharing and closing the gap in response capabilities and readiness to tackle pandemic threats. Ministers also explored measures to enhance pandemic preparedness, emphasizing the importance of supporting local production, technology transfer, knowledge exchange, and value-based healthcare systems, in line with the One Health approach, to safeguard ......read more

Whether you’re heading to Makkah for Umrah or just seeking serenity amidst the city’s enchanting ambience, this stunning hotel has everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable stay Makkah, Saudi Arabia (14 March 2024): Address Jabal Omar Makkah, the iconic luxury hospitality destination in the heart of Makkah, invites guests to savour incredible moments in the heart of the holy city. With its unique location overlooking some of the world’s most sacred landmarks, world-class service, and an extensive selection of culinary options, this astounding property offers a serene escape to embrace the essence of the season. One prominent feature of the hotel is the stunning Sk ......read more

U By Emaar announces its expansion into Makkah, featuring luxurious experiences at Address Jabal Omar Makkah. The expansion enhances global member benefits, offering exclusive rewards across Emaar's portfolio. Address Jabal Omar Makkah to provide a unique blend of luxury and spiritual experiences for U By Emaar members. This move signifies U By Emaar's commitment to connecting cultures and enriching member travels. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 14 March 2024 – U By Emaar announces a significant milestone in its growth: the renowned loyalty programme is now expanding internationally to Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the luxurious Address Jabal Omar Makkah. This ......read more

Catrice, the beloved beauty brand known for its high-quality and affordable products, is thrilled to announce the launch of its limited edition "About Tonight" collection for Ramadan 2024. This special collection is designed to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan with a touch of glamour and elegance, perfect for all those special occasions and gatherings during the holy month. The "About Tonight" collection features a range of products that cater to all beauty enthusiasts, from bold metallic eyeshadows to radiant highlighters to face jewels. The standout product of the collection is the Metallic Liquid Eyeshadow, which includes a variety of shimmering shades that can be ea ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 13 March 2024: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, a hub of leisure and luxury in the Kingdom, is delighted to announce an exquisite lineup of Ramadan offerings. With special dining and spa experiences, guests are invited to immerse themselves in the spirit of the holy month with unmatched hospitality and warmth. An oasis of tranquility in the heart of Riyadh, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences is embracing the essence of Ramadan with exclusive offers designed for memorable moments of joy, relaxation, and culinary excellence.  BREAK YOUR FAST AT THE AMARA TENT Step into the majesty of the Amara Tent this Ramadan for an Iftar that encapsulates the essence ......read more

12 March 2024 (Hong Kong) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reviewed progress in digitalization, safety and sustainability at the opening of the IATA World Cargo Symposium with the aim of accelerating progress on these critical priorities. “Air cargo volumes are now firmly back to pre-pandemic levels. The challenge now is to ensure that air cargo growth is efficient, safe and aligned with achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Through the hard work of the air cargo industry, the building blocks are in place to significantly accelerate progress in all these areas,” said Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo at the World Cargo Symposium (W ......read more

Following the success and impact of its first cohort, Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) has announced the start of the second cohort of its “Banker Technologist” to nurture the growth of new tech talent pipelines in Saudi Arabia. The program is held in partnership with AstroLabs, the Gulf’s leading expansion platform. The initiative comes as part of the BSF's efforts to develop its human capital and accelerate its digital mindset while nurturing the growth of talent in the financial sector.  The kingdom is actively fostering a conducive environment for banking and financial innovation and strengthening its digital infrastructure in line with its Vision 2030 for digital t ......read more

Jeddah: As the holy month of Ramadan is upon us, W7Worldwide, a leading marketing communications consultancy agency in Saudi Arabia, has released a heartfelt 39-second video that inspires Muslims to embrace this season of immense blessings and elevate their acts of worship. (You can watch the video here: https://bit.ly/48Je3jS ) The video opens with a powerful reminder of Ramadan's importance – a time to intensify good deeds and dedicate ourselves fully to Allah (SWT). It serves as a gentle nudge, encouraging viewers to increase charitable acts, seek forgiveness through supplication (dua), strengthen family ties, and dedicate themselves to reciting the Qur'an. Quran at th ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Health Tech Incubator Graduates 1st Startup Batch Riyadh: In a major push for digital health, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Health Minister, Abdulaziz Al-Rumaih, unveiled a two-pronged initiative on March 6th. This started with the launching of the Virtual Health Guide Service, which aims to empower citizens with personalized health guidance.  Leveraging data from the "SEHATY" app, "NAFIS" health files, and wearable devices, the service will identify individuals at risk and connect them with virtual specialists for preventive care and disease management programs like weight control, early diabetes detection, and hypertension control. This data- ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 12: TikTok announced a partnership with Telfaz 11, a creative media studio from Saudi Arabia specializing in local entertainment content, to debut the first-ever episodic branded content series produced exclusively for TikTok. This partnership ushers in a new era of native Saudi-first branded entertainment for audiences across the region, and presents advertisers with a fresh opportunity to reach diverse audiences. This Ramadan, Telfaz 11 will introduce two captivating shows tailored exclusively for TikTok viewers. These series will natively integrate advertisers into the heart of weekly Ramadan episodes, while delivering immersive experiences that prioritize e ......read more

• The company's expansion is a result of thorough research on customer expectations, cultural nuances, fashion trends, and local payment methods. • The Saudi Arabia shapewear and stocking market is projected to reach a market size of more than USD 7 million by 2028   UAE, March 12, 2024: Metro Brazil, the leading retail and eCommerce company for Brazilian shapewear in the Middle East, expanded its operations into the ;Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with its commitment to enhance the growing retail sector.  Projections indicate a substantial expansion of the KSA retail market,anticipated to reach USD 54.46 billion by 2028. Metro Brazil is poised to leverage thi ......read more

Cannes, France – March 11, 2023 – New Murabba Development Company, a leading urban development destination in Saudi Arabia, is showcasing its transformative vision at the 2024 MIPIM, a prestigious real estate event gathering industry leaders from across the globe taking place on 12-15 March at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. Under the “Invest Saudi” umbrella, New Murabba Development Company aims to attract international investment and highlight the Kingdom's commitment to economic diversification. New Murabba Development Company is currently in the development phase of New Murabba Modern Downtown, a transformative urban development in Riyadh, Saudi Ar ......read more

Dubai, UAE – March 11, 2024: TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand and the world's top two TV brand, has launched the groundbreaking 115” X955 Max QD-Mini LED TV in Dubai. The launch event, held in the heart of Dubai at the Palm Jumeirah, brought together industry leaders, media representatives, top influencers, and notable personalities such as Khalid Al Ameri, Baymabay, and Latifa Shamsi for an unforgettable evening filled with excitement and anticipation. The launch event showcased the remarkable capabilities of the 115” X955 Max QD-Mini LED TV, providing viewers with a cinematic experience right in their living rooms. With a peak brightness of 5,0 ......read more

Jeddah: Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance sponsored The Historic Jeddah Half Marathon, organized by the Saudi Sports for All Federation, which was held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, in the city's historic district. The Historic Jeddah Half Marathon was a unique event offering a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the fusion of sports, culture, and history while adhering to the highest safety standards and precautionary measures to ensure the well-being of participants and the public. The race started in the historic part of Jeddah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and covered a breathtaking 21.1-kilometer route beginning at the Bab Jadid. Runners wound through the city's ol ......read more

This year's Ramadan celebrations in AlUla promise an array of enchanting and enriching experiences, and diverse hotel offerings Activities include traditional iftars featuring authentic local cuisines and captivating cultural displays that illuminate the historic Incense Road AlUla, Saudi Arabia – 11 March 2024 The ancient city of AlUla, nestled in the northwest of Saudi Arabia, invites visitors to immerse themselves in the sacred tranquillity and contemplation of Ramadan while exploring the depth of the city’s rich heritage and culture, its varied gastronomic experiences, and wholesome community activities. Rami Almoallim, Vice President Destination Marketing &a ......read more

SalamAir, Oman’s first low-cost airline, is thrilled to announce the revival of two of its most sought-after summer destinations, Baku in Azerbaijan, and Almaty in Kazakhstan, in response to overwhelming travel demand. Following a highly successful summer season last year, the decision to restart these destinations reflects the company's commitment to meeting the preferences and desires of its valued customers.  Last year saw unprecedented demand for Baku and Almaty, with travelers seeking unique and vibrant experiences. The appeal of these destinations lies in their rich cultural heritage, picturesque landscapes, and a myriad of attractions that cater to a diverse range of ......read more

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: 11th March, 2024: There's no better way to express gratitude and love than with Dyson's pioneering hair care technologies. This Mother’s Day, as a symbol of appreciation for all that she does, give your mum – the superwoman in your life – the gift of beautiful hair with the latest Dyson Airstrait™ straightener. This revolutionary tool offers effortless styling without heat damage, making every day a good hair day. With wet-to-dry straightening using air, the Dyson Airstrait™ comes in two captivating colourways: Prussian Blue and Nickel/Copper. Generating airflow needed to dry and straighten hair simultaneously, it provides unpara ......read more

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 10 March 2024: OptimizeApp, Kuwait-based advertising technology startup that enables SMEs to create, launch and optimize campaigns on social media channels has joined forces with Snapchat in a strategic partnership to better serve the evolving needs of SMEs in the MENA region. The partnership comes as a response to the success OptimizeApp continues to drive, positioning itself as the preferred platform for making advertising simpler and more effective for SMEs in the region. Serving over 8,000 e-commerce stores, restaurants and cafes alongside service providers in MENA, OptimizeApp will use its technology platform to help advertisers find success on ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - (March 9th) - After a thrilling 50 laps, magnificent Max Verstappen won the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2024 under the floodlights at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Saturday evening. He stood on the podium for the 100th time in his career alongside his Red Bull team-mate Sergio Pérez and third-placed Charles Leclerc. Verstappen’s winning margin was over 13 seconds after his team-mate picked up a five-second time penalty for an unsafe release in his pitstop. But it was Leclerc’s Ferrari team-mate Oliver Bearman that won the fan-vote Driver of the Day for seventh place on his Formula 1 debut, finishing ahead of his compatriots Lando Norris and L ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - (March 9th) - Max Verstappen will start on pole position for the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX after a thrilling qualifying session at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. The Dutchman set a time 0.319s quicker than Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Third on the grid will be his Red Bull team-mate Sergio Pérez, one place ahead of the Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso. Just outside the top ten — by 0.036s — was Englishman Oliver Bearman making a surprise debut for Ferrari. Bearman was suddenly drafted into FP3 as a replacement for Carlos Sainz who had been diagnosed with appendicitis in the morning. He becomes the 12th British driver to race a works Ferrari ......read more

U.S. Formula 1 Team's Junior Aerodynamics Engineer, Anna Saad, spoke to hundreds of Saudi students about STEM subjects and career opportunities in motorsport Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - (March 8th) – MoneyGram Haas F1 Team - the only American team on the Formula 1 grid – joined forces with the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah and the Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) – Promoter of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2024 – to showcase the many career opportunities in motorsport to hundreds of students on the eve of F1's return to the Kingdom. The team's Junior Aerodynamics Engineer, Anna Saad, participated in a special Q&A with Fatima Alramadan at a speci ......read more

Set to open in January 2027, Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD will add to IHG's luxury portfolio in KAFD. Dubai, 08 March 2024: IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with the King Abdullah Financial District Management and Development Company (KAFD DMC) to bring two more luxury hotels to Riyadh. In an expansion of the IHG-KAFD partnership, Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD are poised to complement the region's first Kimpton at KAFD, which is set to debut by the end of 2024 as part of the agreement established last year, bringing its total to three properties in KAFD. Set i ......read more

Four wins solidify position as global leader in safe healthcare Riyadh: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) was honored with four awards at the 6th National Saudi Patient Safety Award Ceremony on Tuesday, March 5th. The awards were distributed across three categories: Patient Safety : Where KFSH&RC won two awards for its pioneering initiatives in  wound care detecting malnutrition rates in newly admitted Patients. The hospital also won an award for its project on improving antibiotic management. While the daily improvement program won an award in the training category. More than 600 institutions participated in this year's National Patie ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (March 7th, 2024) –The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) proudly announced today the opening of the new Jeddah Corniche Circuit (JCC) Karting facility. This cutting-edge venue is set to be a centerpiece for motorsport activities in Jeddah, boasting a sprawling 50,000 square meter area, a 1.2-kilometer track, and a fleet of 50 state-of-the-art karts, marking a significant milestone in the kingdom's sporting infrastructure. Strategically located between the Jeddah Corniche Circuit and the main Jeddah Highway, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit (JCC) Karting facility is designed with the vision of uniting communities through a shared passion for motorsports. This premier ......read more

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 7, 2024 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today marked a significant milestone with the departure of the first ferry cell of three F-16 Block 70 jets from Greenville, South Carolina, to Bahrain. This event highlights Bahrain's role as the first Gulf Cooperation Council member to operate the F-16 and now the first to integrate the F-16 Block 70 variant into its fleet. To date, Lockheed Martin has produced five F-16 Block 70 jets for Bahrain, with an additional 11 in various stages of production and testing. The initial aircraft are performing flight test missions at Edwards Air Force Base, California, with the 416th Flight Test Squadron. OJ Sanchez, vice pr ......read more

Agreement with the Saudi Baseball and Softball Federation will enable Baseball United to host its league within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and includes rights to launch Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam franchises RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (March 6, 2024) - Baseball United, the first-ever professional baseball league focused on the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, announced today a historic partnership with the Saudi Baseball and Softball Federation (SBSF). The agreement gives Baseball United an unlimited term to host its professional league and tournaments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and includes rights to new Baseball United franchises representing Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam – three o ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Reem Al Aboud sets a new acceleration benchmark in Formula E's GENBETA race car, outpacing the current Formula 1 race car and achieving a 0-60mph time of 2.49 seconds. The new time cements Formula E’s position as the fastest accelerating sport on and off the track and highlights Formula E's commitment to promoting gender equality in motorsport. The benchmark was achieved with Formula E's GENBETA electric race car, an 'unlocked' GEN3 vehicle created by Formula E and the FIA with 400kW of power and enhancements from partners: Hankook Tire, SABIC, ABB and Google Cloud.​ Dubai and Riyadh, 7th March 2024:  In a lan ......read more

Riyadh, March 6th, 2024: Riyadh Airports Company, which manages and operates King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, has launched the "Riyadh Airports Innovation Council" in collaboration with Cognizant. This digital initiative aims to foster collaborative innovation and improve the passenger experience. The announcement was made during LEAP Expo 2024. The travel sector witnessed a recovery in 2023 compared to previous years, driven by changes in traveler behaviors and their digital expectations. This necessitated the adoption of modern and innovative technologies that contribute to achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 and enhancing the customer experience. Mr. Osama ......read more

A trailblazing music initiative that allows MENA’s iconic natural landscapes to be heard for the first time ever Sounds of the Land uses unique sounds from diverse topographies across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Through this innovative music initiative, Billboard Arabia aims to have the sounds of these iconic landscapes featured in future chart-topping hits Billboard Arabia is partnering with gamma. to produce the first Sounds of the Lands album Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 06 March 2024: Billboard Arabia, a platform dedicated to covering music, culture and entertainment, has announced the launch of Sounds of the Land, a groundbreaking initiative that pays tribute t ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 5, 2024 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: On the sidelines of LEAP 2024, Umm Al Qura University (UQU), Makkah’s leading higher education institution, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lenovo, the world’s largest IT and Solutions provider. The partnership comes as part of a broader effort led by the university to prepare students for a knowledge-based economy, empowering youth, and driving the labour market in the Kingdom. In alignment with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its resolute focus on empowering the nation’s youth, the new agreement will see Lenovo and UQU working together to launch a ‘Professional Supervision Program ......read more

Riyadh, March 5, 2024 – In an innovative move to bolster the gaming and Esports industry within the Kingdom, the National Development Fund (NDF), in collaboration with the Social Development Bank (SDB), announced the signing of two agreements to establish two venture funds with a total size of 450 million SAR ($120 million). The announcement was made during the LEAP 2024 technology conference in Riyadh, marking a significant step towards nurturing the thriving gaming and Esports industry. The initiative is part of the Gaming and Esports Financing Program cooperating with the Saudi Esports Federation. Merak Capital and IMPACT 46, the entities managing the two funds, will provide deve ......read more

Available soon: Zoom AI Companion, Zoom Phone, Zoom Contact Center, and the launch of two new cloud regions Riyadh, March 5, 2024  - Today at LEAP 2024, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM), expands its continued commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the announcement that Zoom AI Companion will be available for customers in the Kingdom by the end of July 2024, Zoom Phone will be available by October 2024, and Zoom Contact Center will be available by the end of 2024. In addition, Zoom will add two more cloud regions in the country in 2024, the first of which will be available later this month. Zoom’s platform is currently deployed throughout the Kingdom wit ......read more

  في الإمارات العربية المتحدة , دبي 05/03/2024 أعلنت شركة RN-Trust المزود العالمي للبرمجيات والحلول عن استكمال استحواذها على شركة Interdata المزود الرئد لأتمتة العمليا الرقمية وإدارة معلومات المؤسسات , تم تحقيق هذا الاستحواذ تحت قيادة السيد سيلفسترو ريكياردي , تم تصميم مجموعة التطبيقات الأساسية، Coopera EIM، لإدارة دورة الحياة الكاملة لمحتوى معلومات المؤسسة، بما في ذلك العمليات التجارية والاتصالات والمستندات والحالات، ودعم العمل التعاوني. تتمثل رؤيتنا في أتمتة عمليات الأعمال والتطبيقات بشكل كامل من خلال Coopera، وهي منصة خدمة محتوى موحدة للمؤسسة، والتي توفر جميع الميزات والإمكانيات اللازمة لدفع التحول الرقمي، وتمكين العمل الجماعي الفعال، وتقديم تجارب رائعة. تشمل الخدمات وا ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 4th March 2024 – Adobe today announced plans to establish a new regional headquarters in Riyadh as part of its expansion in the region, following RHQ license approval from the Saudi Ministry of Investment. The regional headquarters is expected to open by early 2025 and will enable Adobe to better serve the ever-growing demand for digital customer experiences and creative solutions in the Kingdom and across the Middle East. Adobe has been active in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East for more than 20 years, helping public and private sector organisations including Saudi Tourism Authority, stc and Riyadh Air to unleash their creativity, accelerate document productiv ......read more

GII’s fully-fledged investment licence in the Kingdom, under the name Gulf International Investment Company, creates new opportunities to expand its business in the country through investments in leading local companies, and fostering exciting new investment and asset management partnerships from its Riyadh office. ​ Riyadh: The planned expansion of Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has gained significant momentum with the acquisition of a Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) licensed entity. GII operations in Saudi Arabia will include corporate finance advisory, investment fund and asset management, private equity and structured fina ......read more

Riyadh, March 4, 2024 – Alat, a PIF company, and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) today signed a partnership agreement to support the development of the semiconductor industry in Saudi. The agreement will contribute to achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 to grow and diversify the national economy of Saudi Arabia and make the Kingdom a global center for the strategic semiconductor industry. The partnership agreement was signed at LEAP 2024 by His Excellency the President of KACST, Dr. Muneer bin Mahmoud Al-Dosouqi, and Mr. Amit Midha, CEO of Alat. The strategic partnership between KACST and Alat will support national goals for research, development, and ......read more

CEO Rob Enslin delivers a keynote address at LEAP 2024 UiPath Business Automation Platform to showcase leading AI and automation innovations in Hall 2A at booth H2.T28 NEW YORK and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 4, 2024 – UiPath (NYSE: PATH), a leading enterprise automation and AI software company, today announced at LEAP 2024 its commitment to supporting digital transformation and workforce upskilling via modern AI and automation technologies in Saudi Arabia with new investments in the Kingdom. The UiPath Business Automation Platform connects people, technology, and processes in one integrated platform to further human achievement, advance innovation, and create more efficient ways ......read more

Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport announced their Ramadan offers through a successful Ramadan preview event, which saw a gathering of Radisson’s loyal guests, valued clients, VIPs, top media, and influencers. The evening was nothing short of magical, featuring enchanting oriental music along a delicious array of dishes from international cuisines. This special occasion was dedicated to celebrating Ramadan and show media and guests the amazing experience guests will have during the holy month of Ramadan. Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport is happy to announce the unveiling of exciting promotions for the upcoming holy month of Ramadan. The positive feedback received from the event’s atte ......read more

TikTok honours women entrepreneurs in MENA with the conclusion of the second edition of the TikTok MENA Creator Hub The program culminated in a grand awards ceremony, celebrating the achievements of women-led businesses 1 March 2024 – Following an inspiring journey of innovation and entrepreneurship, TikTok MENA celebrated the conclusion of the second edition of The TikTok MENA Creator Hub, #HerAmbitions, with a grand awards ceremony at Lakum Art Space in Riyadh, on 28 February 2024. The event marked the culmination of a program dedicated to spotlighting women-led businesses and supporting their growth within the MENA business landscape.   The evening was distingui ......read more

RCU engaged with representatives from sectors including construction, urban regeneration, economic development, and more to discuss capacity building and growing supply chain efficiency Leading contractors explored opportunities for future development projects, to share interest in bidding for upcoming tenders, and to engage with RCU as a partner of choice     AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 1 March 2024: The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) hosted leading contractors at its first-ever Supply Chain Forum, held at Riyadh’s Fairmont Hotel on 29th February.   The inaugural event was an opportunity to become part of RCU’s network of partners in diverse sec ......read more

Riyadh, February xx.2024: New Murabba Development Company (NMDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tourism Development Fund (TDF) to spearhead the transformation of Riyadh. The agreement will see the two entities work closely together to create New Murabba: the world’s largest , modern downtown, serving as a model for future urban development and contributing towards Riyadh city’s evolution, in line with Vision 2030. NMDC’s strategic partnership with TFD marks a pivotal moment in realization of New Murabba’s bold ambition to create the most advanced, transformative, downtown experience in the world. It aims to fulfil Saudi Arabia’s ......read more

The store openings mark the first side by side stores for sister brands Crate & Barel and CB2 outside the US and second stores for the brands in Saudi Arabia The Saudi Arabia expansion follows a record growth, with both brands experiencing a 27% increase since their 2022 launch in Riyadh   Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, 27 February 2024: Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle, a pioneering leader in lifestyle retail across the GCC, today announced the grand opening  of Crate & Barrel and CB2 in Red Sea Mall, Jeddah, marking the first side-by-side store for the sister brands outside the United States. Connecting customers to leading designers worldwide, the stores are set to provide ......read more

● Launching on 29 February 2024, Forever Revitalising encapsulates the essence of AlUla  ● More than a traditional destination marketing campaign, the creative communicates the purpose-driven investment in AlUla  ● The data-driven, digital-first activity debuts across nine source markets in six languages 4pm KSA, February 2024, AlUla, Saudi Arabia - The ancient oasis city in the northwest of Saudi Arabia, is set to embark on an exciting journey with the milestone launch of its inaugural global brand campaign, Forever Revitalising. Launching on 29 February 2024, the Forever Revitalising campaign encapsulates the essence of AlUla, presenting a refreshing and ......read more

RIYADH,  Saudi Arabia has received international recognition and applause from UN Tourism and the World Travel & Tourism Council for its remarkable achievement of welcoming over 100 million tourists in 2023. This accomplishment significantly surpassed the previous target set for 2030, positioning Saudi Arabia as an emerging global tourism powerhouse. Saudi Arabia's achievement of welcoming +100 million tourists receives global recognition from UN Tourism and WTTC The Ministry of Tourism announced that the Kingdom has achieved this milestone seven years ahead of the initial goal according to the latest data. Motivated by this success, the Kingdom has now set a new ambi ......read more

Ejari has proudly announced the receipt of Sharia-compliant certification for its Rent Now, Pay Later platform in Saudi Arabia. This platform caters to the rental community, offering a rent-now-pay-later service to Saudi Arabia $20bn+ rental market where more than 70% of rentals are paid on an annual or bi-annual basis, offering tenants the convenience of flexible payment options. Since launching about 6 months ago they've received financing applications exceeding $16m. The significance of housing and housing finance in the development of Saudi Arabia's economy cannot be overstated, particularly in light of Vision2030. The Housing Program has been instrumental in pioneering variou ......read more

28 February 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2023 Annual Safety Report for global aviation. Aviation continues to make progress on safety with several 2023 parameters showing “best-ever” results. There were no hull losses or fatal accidents involving passenger jet aircraft in 2023. However, there was a single fatal accident involving a turboprop aircraft, resulting in 72 fatalities. There were 37 million aircraft movements in 2023 (jet and turboprop), an increase of 17% on the previous year. Report highlights include: The all accident rate was 0.80 per million sectors in 2023 (one accident for every 1.26 million flights), an impro ......read more

The new cloud region will bring high-performance, low-latency services and solutions to organisations across the Middle East RIYADH: Fortinet®, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, has announced its partnership with Google Cloud in support of Google’s new regional cloud launch in Saudi Arabia. The cloud region brings high-performance, low-latency services and solutions to organisations across the Middle East.  Fortinet has been a partner with Google Cloud since 2017, using a winning combination of Google Cloud technologies with Fortinet’s industry-leading Security Fabric offerings to provide customers with modern appro ......read more

Jeddah: ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management software and solution provider, will be giving special attention to Saudi small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by localising support, increasing the accessibility of its products, and conducting seminars and workshops in different cities of the Kingdom. Moreover, ManageEngine is working to align itself with local regulations, business practices, and cultural nuances to better suit the needs of Saudi SMEs.   Saudi Arabia's efforts to reduce its dependence on oil and address sustainability concerns have guided it towards the SME landscape. The success of SMEs is critical to bring about regional development, employment, eco ......read more

Annual Health Performance Awards Celebrates Global Winners Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health celebrated Monday the annual Health Performance Awards, at a ceremony held in the capital Riyadh. During his speech at the ceremony, Saudi Health Minister Fahd Al-Jalajel explained that the average length of stay for hospitalized patients has decreased from 6.5 days to 4.5 days, which means saving around 13,000 beds, equivalent to 5 medical cities. He also pointed out that the rate of those served within 4 hours increased from 36% in 2017 to 85% in 2022, with an improvement rate of 137%, while the mortality rate from acute heart attacks decreased to 15%, achieving excellent levels in best practi ......read more

Minister of Health: Average Hospital Stay Decreased by 30% Riyadh: Riyadh's 1st  Health Cluster achieved an exceptional accomplishment by winning 7 awards in various categories of the "Health Performance" award in its sixth edition, during the annual ceremony held on Monday under the patronage of the Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel. Key Achievements include securing first place in the Critical Care Improvement category for their project enhancing tracheostomy practices in intensive care units. They also secured first place in the Creativity and Innovation category for a project aimed at improving emergency patient satisfaction through combined innovative me ......read more

2 out of 3 Saudis experience sleeplessness including difficulty in falling asleep, waking up at night & waking up tired in morning ZzzQuil NATURATM from the World’s #1 Sleep Aid Brand is an innovation designed to help Saudis sleep naturally, with carefully selected ingredients known for their ability to promote natural, restful sleep   Jeddah, February 27, 2024: Sleep is essential for a person's health and wellbeing, yet many Saudis do not get enough sleep, with a large part of the population unaware of the impact of sleeplessness on daily life. According to World Health Organisation, sleep deprivation, is a pressing global health concern affects millions of i ......read more

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture has announced the full programme for Saudi Arabia's inaugural AlUla Future Culture Summit, taking place from 25-27 February. Set in Daimumah, where contemporary art, nature and heritage come together in the scenic heart of the Cultural Oasis, the summit brings together 150 global cultural leaders, including His Excellency Rakan Altouq, Saudi Arabia's Assistant Minister of Culture; Lise Macdonald, President of L'ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts; Laurent Le Bon, President of the Centre Pompidou; and international artistic director and curator Akiko Miki, to address culture's most pressing ......read more

Samsung accelerates the global expansion of mobile AI by enabling users to experience Galaxy AI on previous models Riyadh – February 26, 2024 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the availability of Galaxy AI features on more Galaxy devices through a new One UI 6.1 update engineered to further the democratization of mobile AI. The update will be available across the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE, Z Fold5, Z Flip5 and Tab S9 series, starting to roll out from end of March. Aligning with the recently launched Galaxy S24 series, this update elevates the standard of users' mobile AI experience through a hybrid approach that combines on-device and cloud-based AI.   ......read more

Saudi Arabia's first female racing driver, Reema Juffali, discusses her inspirations, hopes for the future and her 'wild card' entry in the first round of the 2024 F1 Academy season.   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (26th February 2024) - Saudi Arabia's first female racing driver and founder of Theeba Motorsport, Reema Juffali, has established herself as an inspiration and role model to female athletes in Saudi Arabia and across the world. Reema developed an interest in cars at an early age and made history in 2018 by becoming the first-ever female racing driver to come from Saudi Arabia. Following a promising debut season in 2019, she again trailblazed by becoming the ......read more

Renan Ferreira and Ryan Bader collide in Champion vs. Champion Heavyweight Main Event Impa Kasanganay and Johnny Eblen meet in the Champion vs. Champion Co-Main Event PFL vs. Bellator Champions takes place tomorrow, February 24th on ESPN+ PPV and DAZN PPV with the Early Card beginning at 12:00 PM ET RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league in the world, kicks 2024 off with the biggest MMA event of the year, PFL vs. Bellator Champions. The card will feature a pair of champion-versus-champion headlining bouts, as well as some of the biggest names in combat sports going head to head inside the PFL SmartCage.&nb ......read more

Major uptick in female participation in Saudi Arabia’s tech mega event as dedicated program features high-level content, investment, mentorship & networking opportunities Women comprise almost a third of powerful speaker line up at LEAP 2024 Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 22 February 2024: LEAP 2024, the world’s most attended technology event, will spotlight pioneering women in the global technology industry when the event’s third edition descends on Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Centre in the capital’s Malham district from March 4-7.   Organised by Tahaluf - the strategic joint venture between Informa PLC, the Events Investment Fu ......read more

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