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Egis, a global leader in the architecture, consulting, construction engineering and mobility sectors, has been granted the respected Environmental License Class A from Saudi Arabia's National Center for Environmental Compliance (NCEC). This coveted designation signifies a company's commitment to adhering to the strictest environmental regul... ... Read more
Jeddah: W7Worldwide, the Kingdom's leading home-grown marketing communication consultancy agency and a leader in the GCC region, has unveiled its Annual Report 2023, showcasing a year marked by remarkable achievements and recognitions as well as breaking barriers in the corporate PR and marketing communication industry."As we stand at... ... Read more
Cotterill is the first woman to lead an international health insurance company in the UAE. In her new role, she will be responsible for driving strategic growth across the region's key markets, outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Dubai, UAE, 02 July 2024 - Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, today announced Leah Cotte... ... Read more
Catrice Cosmetics is excited to introduce its new summer 2024 collection, featuring the must-have Slim Eye Shadow Palettes and versatile Kohl Kajal eyeliners. Get ready to shine with these vibrant, stunning products!Slim Eye Shadow Palettes -Available in three irresistible themes:1. Safari Fever: Adventure awaits with rich browns, deep greens, and ... ... Read more
It’s time to turn up the heat on our makeup game! Get ready to level up your makeup game for this summer with essence Cosmetics, as they have dropped their highly anticipated Spring Summer collection for 2024! From blushes to mascaras, this collection has everything one needs to rock the summer looks this season. This season is all about self... ... Read more
The sixth edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will take place from 1-3 October at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC)Building on the success of previous years, the exhibition space will be 34% larger this year, with 17,000 visitors expected to attendThe exhibition's conference programme will feature the Future Securit... ... Read more
Featuring the world's best clubs and players and a record-making tournament prize pool of $60 million, the Esports World Cup is being hosted at Boulevard Riyadh City from July 3 – August 25. 'I truly feel I can achieve all my dreams as a professional esports athlete in Saudi Arabia' – Ibrahem Alali (Twis Quartz) 'When I... ... Read more
Luxury fashion brand Marina Rinaldi is pleased to announce the much-anticipated opening of its store in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.The label is owned by the Italian Fashion House Max Mara Fashion Group, whose other brands include Max Mara, Sportmax, Weekend Max Mara and Max & Co. This milestone marks a significant expansion for the brand, bringing it... ... Read more
Weekend Max Mara celebrates new boutique opening in prestigious Riyadh Park Mall.  Anchored in the heart of Saudi Arabia’s Capital, the Riyadh Park is one of the biggest and most popular malls in the city.With a surface of 146 sqm, the new boutique is located at the ground floor of the Riyadh Park Mall, on the Northern Ring Branch Road, ... ... Read more
Saudi Arabia  Alliance Française to Open at Hayy Jameel in JeddahFrom left to right: Larry Lamartiniere (Alliance Française Managing Director), Mohammed Nehad (Consul General of France in Jeddah), Zaher Al Munajeed (President of Alliance Française), HE Ludovic Pouille (Ambassador of France), Hussein Jameel (Director of Community Jameel), Faisa... ... Read more
Calling all chocolate connoisseurs in Jeddah! Shangri-La Jeddah is thrilled to announce, "A Chocolate Lovers’ Masterclass," an exclusive experience designed to tantalize the taste buds of chocolate lovers across the city. Led by our award-winning chocolatier chefs, this masterclass offers an enchanting, behind-the-scenes journey int... ... Read more
Riyadh: Thursday, June 27 2024:UFC® made history with its first event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on an unforgettable night at the Kingdom Arena.Fight fans in the capital had been treated to a host of UFC Fight Week activities, with Saturday night's spectacle living up to all expectations with a compelling lineup of matches.UFC President... ... Read more
Bupa Arabia wins the "Best Health Insurance Company" and "Best Insurance Brand" awards at the Insuretech 2024 "Golden Shield of Excellence" ceremonyRiyadh: Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance was crowned for its outstanding achievements by winning two awards: "Best Health Insurance Company of 2024" and... ... Read more
Bupa Arabia wins the "Best Health Insurance Company" and "Best Insurance Brand" awards at the Insuretech 2024 "Golden Shield of Excellence" ceremonyRiyadh: Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance was crowned for its outstanding achievements by winning two awards: "Best Health Insurance Company of 2024" and... ... Read more


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Second iteration of Saudi’s most influential government-backed F&B event to take place from October 1-3 with aim of building on overwhelming success of last year’s show   ·         Three-day event focuses on ‘a new beginning for food’ and will help F&B businesses increase trade margins, leverage investment opportunities and meet key-decision makers ·         Al Rabie and Neoleap confirmed as strategic partners. Sadafco, Foodics, Berain, Half Million, Aani & Dani, Fadeco and Alraedah all announced as exhibitors, as event moves to Riyadh Front Exhibition & ......read more

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns for the double-header season finale in London on 20-21 July 2024, with seven drivers still in contention for the title. Nick Cassidy's lead has narrowed after two non-point finishes in Portland, bringing teammate Mitch Evans and rivals Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa into close contention as the championship heads to London.   LONDON, DUBAI AND RIYADH, Wednesday 17 July 2024: The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns this weekend for the double-header season finale, for Rounds 15 and 16 of its highly competitive tenth season. The Hankook London E-Prix will take place 20-21 July, at the ExCeL Lo ......read more

This summer, Lush and Paramount Consumer Products launch a Turtle-y awesome limited edition product collection: Channel your inner hero in a half shell with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Dubai, UAE, July 2024 - Cowabunga, Lush Fans! This summer, Lush has teamed up with Paramount’s iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to deliver less plastic and more (vegan) pizza with an exclusive range of Turtle-y awesome limited-edition exclusive products for the bath, shower, body, and hair. Renowned for innovating packaging-free cosmetic items — such as bath bombs, soap, shampoo bars, and solid body scrub — Lush has designed the whole collection to shell-ebrate innovation that ......read more

RSL campaign begins August 22, 2024 The opening round of games takes place from August 22-24, with reigning RSL champions Al Hilal beginning their title defence at Al Okhdood Newly introduced "Magic Rounds", aimed at providing an exhilarating experience over the course of a single weekend, will feature derbies across Riyadh, Jeddah and the Eastern Province in Matchweeks 9 and 26 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 15 July 2024: The Saudi Pro League (SPL) Competitions Department announced on Sunday the fixtures for the 2024-25 Roshn Saudi League (RSL) season, with the new campaign beginning on August 22, 2024. In planning the 306-match long journey, FIFA days, AFC compe ......read more

The new Alstom headquarters in Riyadh builds on a 70-year legacy, furthering railway innovation and development in Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh office will also host the Services Digital Centre, aimed at advancing Alstom’s capabilities in condition-based and predictive maintenance.​ 15 July 2024 – Alstom, the global leader in green and smart mobility solutions, today proudly inaugurates its opening of their regional headquarters in Riyadh. This significant step underscores Alstom’s commitment to advancing sustainable mobility and its long-standing role in shaping the region’s railway development. Strategically located in the capital of Saudi Arabia, the ......read more

During Dubai Summer Surprises' 27th edition, Mercato shopping mall hosted a "Family Fun Day" event for journalists and their families. The media personnel and their families enjoyed captivating shows such as the Circus Show, Neverland’s Magical Circus Adventure, the Magic Street Comedy Show, and Mercato's exhilarating sliding experience, where visitors can slide from the first floor to the ground floor. These activities left the visitors mesmerized and ensured memorable summer fun. The circus festivities at Mercato will continue throughout the summer, offering families and children a thrilling array of activities, discounts, and valuable prizes until September 1st. ......read more

 Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), a leading Shari'ah-compliant asset management group, has increased its business activities in Saudi Arabia significantly in 2024, including the granting of a CMA licence, a new cooperative logistics agreement with Logipoint, the acquisition of Emad Bakeries in Jeddah, and expanding healthcare assets through Al Meswak dental clinics and the Abeer Medical Company across The Kingdom Saeed Al Ghamdi, CEO of Al Nahdi Family Office, takes the number of Saudi nationals on GII Holding LLC's Board to three, alongside Fawaz Al Tamimi (Chair of GII Saudi Arabia) and Mohammed Alhassan Riyadh: Gulf Islamic Investments group (GII) has welcomed Mr ......read more

Getafe, Spain - 10 July 2024 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ordered four additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Saudi Arabia Air Force (RSAF). The first of these aircraft will enter into conversion at the beginning of 2026; they will enter into service and join the RSAF in 2027 to carry out air-to-air refuelling and transport missions. “This new order demonstrates the high level of customer satisfaction with the A330 MRTT”, said Jean-Brice Dumont, Head of Air Power at Airbus Defence and Space.  "This is the third contract signed by Saudi Arabia for the A330 MRTT, making the RSAF one of the largest MRTT operators i ......read more

09 July, 2024, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: MyAlice, a leading omnichannel customer support and engagement solution provider, has expanded operations to Saudi Arabia with the help of AstroLabs, the Gulf’s leading expansion platform and launched its Riyadh headquarters. Since 2021, the company has been helping online businesses, especially e-commerce firms, deliver exceptional customer experiences across multiple channels, thereby gaining a better understanding of their customer's unique needs and preferences. Building on its success in international markets like South East Asia, UAE, Oman & Pakistan, the company aims to scale its presence in the Kingdom by empowering local brand ......read more

Company's Industry-leading LG UltraGear Gaming Monitors to Support the World's Top Pros at Global Festival of Esports in Riyadh Dubai, July 08, 2024 — LG Electronics (LG) has been announced as the official partner of the Esports World Cup (EWC) 2024, currently taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which started from July 3rd until August 25th. Formerly known as Gamers8, EWC is an annual international esports tournament. This year's edition – the first under the EWC name – hosts competitions for 21 of the world's biggest online games, including League of Legends, Overwatch, and Fortnite. The exclusive gaming monitor of the event for the third consecutive y ......read more

Jeddah: Opensignal, the global authority on mobile network experience, has released its latest analysis on the performance of 5G speeds compared to neighboring regional markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and found that Saudi Arabia ranks third for 5G Download Speed among comparable markets in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, showcasing the country's impressive progress in 5G deployment. The report, covering 57 markets include 35 in 5G markets comparisons, the report, to make the comparison more meaningful, splits EMEA markets in the same categories uded for its Global Mobile Network Experience Awards. According to the report, Saudi Arabia ha ......read more

In response to Saudi Arabia announcement of Major Oil and Natural Gas discoveries in The Eastern Province and Empty Quarter, Shady Khalil, Campaign Lead from Greenpeace MENA, Said: This announcement is deeply concerning and indicates that Saudi Arabia has not yet embraced the imperative that the fossil fuel era is ending. COP28 in Dubai has sent a strong signal on the need to transition away from fossil fuels by 2050, with a decline this decade marking the end of the fossil fuel era. Saudi Arabia needs to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the historical consensus reached at COP28 in Dubai. We urge Saudi Arabia to prioritize the well-being of billions around the world, including its o ......read more

Egis, a global leader in the architecture, consulting, construction engineering and mobility sectors, has been granted the respected Environmental License Class A from Saudi Arabia's National Center for Environmental Compliance (NCEC). This coveted designation signifies a company's commitment to adhering to the strictest environmental regulations, contributing to the Kingdom's ambitious sustainability goals. The Environmental License Class A plays a critical role in safeguarding public health and ecological protection. By securing this license, Egis demonstrates their proactive approach to supporting national environmental initiatives, enhancing environmental excellence within ......read more

Jeddah: W7Worldwide, the Kingdom's leading home-grown marketing communication consultancy agency and a leader in the GCC region, has unveiled its Annual Report 2023, showcasing a year marked by remarkable achievements and recognitions as well as breaking barriers in the corporate PR and marketing communication industry. "As we stand at the threshold of another transformative year, our unwavering commitment to bridge people and create a lasting impact remains steadfast, deeply embedded in the core of our ethos," said Abdullah Inayat, Director and Co-founder of W7Worldwide. "Driven by our collective spirit, we are poised to push our limits, foster innovation, and be ......read more

Cotterill is the first woman to lead an international health insurance company in the UAE. In her new role, she will be responsible for driving strategic growth across the region's key markets, outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dubai, UAE, 02 July 2024 - Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, today announced Leah Cotterill as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Cigna Healthcare – Middle East and Africa (outside KSA). Cotterill becomes the first female CEO to lead an international health insurance company in the UAE, marking a significant milestone for the industry. The announcement aligns closely with the UAE’s commitment to including ......read more

Catrice Cosmetics is excited to introduce its new summer 2024 collection, featuring the must-have Slim Eye Shadow Palettes and versatile Kohl Kajal eyeliners. Get ready to shine with these vibrant, stunning products! Slim Eye Shadow Palettes -Available in three irresistible themes: 1. Safari Fever: Adventure awaits with rich browns, deep greens, and golden sands inspired by wild landscapes. 2. Blooming Bliss: Dreamy and elegant with soft pastels and delicate shades like maroon, pink, and peach. 3. Coral Crush: Dive into summer with coral bursts, sunny yellows, and ocean blues for a lively vibe. Kohl Kajal: Perfectly complementing the palettes, Kohl Kajal eyeliners come in f ......read more

It’s time to turn up the heat on our makeup game! Get ready to level up your makeup game for this summer with essence Cosmetics, as they have dropped their highly anticipated Spring Summer collection for 2024! From blushes to mascaras, this collection has everything one needs to rock the summer looks this season. This season is all about self-expression, creativity, and embracing individuality, and essence Cosmetics has nailed it with products that cater to each one of you. Now, you can try all the hottest trends of Summer '24 with essence’s must-have products. Whether you're into glazed blush looks or subtle radiance, there's something for everyone in this collect ......read more

The sixth edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will take place from 1-3 October at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC) Building on the success of previous years, the exhibition space will be 34% larger this year, with 17,000 visitors expected to attend The exhibition's conference programme will feature the Future Security and Safety Summit and the Fire Protection and Technology Summit  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Intersec Saudi Arabia, Saudi’s leading trade fair for safety, security, and fire protection, will return for a sixth edition from 1 - 3 October at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC).  Organised by 1st ......read more

Featuring the world's best clubs and players and a record-making tournament prize pool of $60 million, the Esports World Cup is being hosted at Boulevard Riyadh City from July 3 – August 25. 'I truly feel I can achieve all my dreams as a professional esports athlete in Saudi Arabia' – Ibrahem Alali (Twis Quartz) 'When I heard about the Esports World Cup, I can't even begin to tell you how happy and excited I was' – Rae'f Alturkestany (Luminous Rage) Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 30 June 2024: Saudi Arabia's star gamers have spoken of their pride at participating in the upcoming Esports World Cup. The pinnacle of gaming and e ......read more

Luxury fashion brand Marina Rinaldi is pleased to announce the much-anticipated opening of its store in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The label is owned by the Italian Fashion House Max Mara Fashion Group, whose other brands include Max Mara, Sportmax, Weekend Max Mara and Max & Co. This milestone marks a significant expansion for the brand, bringing its renowned Italian craftsmanship and elegant designs to fashion enthusiasts in the region. Located in the Kingdom Centre Mall, one of the most luxurious and authentic shopping centers in the area, the new Marina Rinaldi store reflects the brand's aesthetic, creating an inviting atmosphere for shoppers to explore the latest trends in fash ......read more

Weekend Max Mara celebrates new boutique opening in prestigious Riyadh Park Mall.  Anchored in the heart of Saudi Arabia’s Capital, the Riyadh Park is one of the biggest and most popular malls in the city. With a surface of 146 sqm, the new boutique is located at the ground floor of the Riyadh Park Mall, on the Northern Ring Branch Road, spreading the brand’s DNA and philosophy in new realms. Weekend Max Mara was originally established in 1983 as a weekend wear line. However, today’s more dynamic lifestyle and needs have transformed the concept of the weekend into a state of mind for those seeking moments of relaxation and leisure in today’s fast-paced dail ......read more

Calling all chocolate connoisseurs in Jeddah! Shangri-La Jeddah is thrilled to announce, "A Chocolate Lovers’ Masterclass," an exclusive experience designed to tantalize the taste buds of chocolate lovers across the city. Led by our award-winning chocolatier chefs, this masterclass offers an enchanting, behind-the-scenes journey into the world of chocolate making. Upon arrival, attendees are warmly welcomed by Chef Paul and the COPA Manager, and then whisked away to the Chocolate Room of the hotel to receive their very own chef hat and chef apron personalised with their initials. This unique touch sets the tone for an immersive adventure into the heart of chocolate craftsm ......read more

Riyadh: Thursday, June 27 2024:UFC® made history with its first event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on an unforgettable night at the Kingdom Arena. Fight fans in the capital had been treated to a host of UFC Fight Week activities, with Saturday night's spectacle living up to all expectations with a compelling lineup of matches. UFC President and CEO, Dana White, said: "It is all new, interesting, and fun, my first time here, and our first time here, we had over 12,000 people in the arena and it was a great experience." In the main event, Australia's Robert Whittaker delivered a spectacular performance, stopping Russia's Ikram Aliskerov in the first round. ......read more

New data reveals that over 750,000 people are experiencing catastrophic levels of food insecurity with 25.6 million people in crisis levels of hunger ROME/NEW YORK – Alarming new food security projections for Sudan published today show that Sudan is facing a devastating hunger catastrophe on a scale not seen since the Darfur crisis in the early 2000s, warn the heads of three United Nations agencies.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have been warning of rapid deterioration in conditions for the people of Sudan, particularly children, as food security is torn apart by war t ......read more

Jeddah: Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has launched an innovative service, the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, allowing employees covered under the company's client insurance policies to easily upgrade their maternity coverage and select hospital room types through the Bupa Arabia mobile app. The service aims to enable employees to manage their insurance coverage to better suit their needs and preferences, including room type, within one minute via the Bupa Arabia app, without the need to contact the insurance company or visit any of its branches. This provides customers with convenience and the necessary healthcare during critical moments in their lives. The new ben ......read more

Saudi Arabia  Alliance Française to Open at Hayy Jameel in Jeddah From left to right: Larry Lamartiniere (Alliance Française Managing Director), Mohammed Nehad (Consul General of France in Jeddah), Zaher Al Munajeed (President of Alliance Française), HE Ludovic Pouille (Ambassador of France), Hussein Jameel (Director of Community Jameel), Faisal Al Sammanoudi (Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises), Rowaid Al Sawaf (CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises), Marguerite Bickel (CEO of Alliance Française d'Arabie saoudite), Antonia Carver (Director of Art Jameel) Jeddah; Declaration of intent to establish Hayy Jameel in Jeddah as the new home of Alliance Française Saudi A ......read more

ROME – The latest food security assessment on Gaza confirms the concerns of the World Food Programme (WFP) about the ongoing levels of severe hunger across the Gaza Strip and shows the critical importance of sustained access to all areas of Gaza. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report on Gaza paints a stark picture of ongoing hunger, finding that 96 percent of the population is facing acute food insecurity at crisis level or higher (IPC Category 3+), with almost half a million people in catastrophic conditions (IPC Category 5).  The new report indicates a slight improvement compared to the previous assessment in March, which warned of a potential fami ......read more

KSA, Riyadh, 24th of June: Sunny Side Up is thrilled to announce the appointment of Hatem S. Al Mandeel as the new General Manager for Saudi Arabia. With a distinguished career characterized by a string of remarkable achievements and extensive expertise, Hatem is poised to lead SSUP KSA into an era of innovation and growth. With over 15 years of experience, Hatem brings a treasure trove of knowledge and a flair for delivering results, from steering marketing strategies, overseeing communication campaigns, managing finances, and executing high-stakes management decisions. Before joining SSUP, Hatem held several key positions in various organizations. As the Head of Communications & ......read more

Amouage, the Omani High Perfumery House, proudly presents the precious Omani Rock Rose in a recently released short movie entitled ‘Rare is the Rose.’ The cinematic journey is a tribute to the Queen of Roses as she reigns over the slopes of the Jabal Al Akhdar, in Oman with her rare beauty and distinctive unique scent. ‘Rare is the Rose’ captures the interconnected and poetic elements of nature the rare Omani Rock Rose embodies, including the rocky mountain slopes where she grows, the soil nurturing her life, and the warmth and energy given to her by the sun to blossom. The wind creates the ideal microclimate for her to persevere while the water flows through the inge ......read more

4 gold medals, 1 silver and 4 bronze for Emirati riders; Gal Glivar takes silver medal in Slovenia There was flurry of medals for UAE Team Emirates in the Individual Time Trial discipline this week as no fewer than 9 riders came away with medals from their country’s respective national championships. It’s the largest ever medal haul for the team at time trial championships. UAE Team Emirates took four gold medals across the championships, as well as one silver and four bronze medals. The Team now proudly wears the national time trial champion jerseys of Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Portugal, bringing the number of victories for the year up to 47. The successful results hi ......read more

Bupa Arabia wins the "Best Health Insurance Company" and "Best Insurance Brand" awards at the Insuretech 2024 "Golden Shield of Excellence" ceremony Riyadh: Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance was crowned for its outstanding achievements by winning two awards: "Best Health Insurance Company of 2024" and "Best Insurance Brand" at the 10th edition of the "Golden Shield of Excellence" awards ceremony, which was recently held on the sidelines of the Insurtech Middle East 2024 conference at the Mövenpick Hotel in Riyadh. This recognition comes in appreciation of Bupa Arabia's leadership in the health insurance secto ......read more

Pogačar to lead experienced team in search of third Tour title UAE Team Emirates have officially unveiled the team heading into the Tour de France (29 June-21 July) which gets underway in the city of Florence, Italy for the Grand Depart. The team heads into the 21 stages led by the former two-time winner of the race Tadej Pogačar, with a mix of climbers and rouleurs to support the Slovenian. The 25 year old who most recently won the Giro D’Italia in May will face challenges along the 3492km course which begins in Florence with a 206km road stage to Rimini before moving west entering France through the Alps after passing through cities like Bologna and Torino. The rac ......read more

Over 150 Marketing and Customer Experience Leaders from Brands like Gathern, Tim Hortons Middle East, Nana, SAPTCO, Cari, Wafy, and Cenomi, amongst others, participated in the Summit KSA, June 21,2024: MoEngage concluded its 3rd Edition of #GROWTH Summit Riyadh, an event where Saudi Arabia’s top Marketing, Product, and Customer Experience Leaders came together to discuss how brands can revolutionize customer experiences to drive business growth and loyalty in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030-led future. This remarkable initiative aims to diversify the economy and enhance the quality of services in the country.  Over 150 marketers and brand growth leaders attended the insight ......read more

Ajmal Perfumes launches Eau D’Oud, a luxurious new fragrance that blends fresh citrus, floral, spicy, and rich oud notes, creating an unforgettable aromatic experience. 20th June 2024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Ajmal Perfumes, the seven-decade-old perfume connoisseur, unveils its newest marvel, Eau D’Oud, a fragrance that redefines the definition of luxury and elegance. Crafted for those with a penchant for grandeur, Eau D’Oud is an intoxicating scent that dazzles the senses and leaves an enduring impression. At the heart of Eau D’Oud is a blend of exquisite ingredients, creating a unique experience. It starts with a burst of vibrant freshness as Bergamot and ......read more

The Riyadh-based club will become the first Saudi Arabian female team to compete in the region's top women's club competition next season Al Nassr among 22 clubs to compete in new look AFC Women's Champions League, set to kick off with preliminary group stage in August  Al Nassr and Saudi Arabian Women's Goalkeeper Sara Khalid lifts the SAFF Women's Premier League title that secured AFC Women's Champions League qualification (Photo by SAFF)   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 15 June 2024: Following a remarkable domestic season for women's football, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have announced that Al Nassr FC are set to represent Saudi Arabia ......read more

Riyadh, 13 June 2024: The Saudi Exchange today congratulates Rasan Information Technology Company (Rasan), the leading InsurTech services provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it lists on the Main Market. Established in 2016, Rasan is a company specializing in the InsurTech services in the Gulf region. The Group's portfolio includes InsurTech companies like Tameeni, offering insurance aggregation services, among others such as Treza for policy management, Awal Mazad for car auctions, and R Solutions for business intelligence and predictive modeling. Mr. Nasser Alajaji, Chief of Listing at Saudi Exchange, said: "The listing of Rasan is testament to the growth of the Insur ......read more

Join Max Fashion as it celebrates 20 years of style and affordability with the launch of its exquisite Eid collection. This stunning range blends traditional and contemporary designs, perfect for embracing the spirit of togetherness and reflection during Eid. Discover elegant kaftans, vibrant jewel-toned dresses, and sophisticated outfits for men, alongside adorable lace dresses and smart casual sets for children. Each piece is meticulously crafted to ensure comfort and style for the whole family. Elevate your festive wardrobe with these trendy and affordable pieces, available at Max Fashion stores and online. Experience the joy of Eid in style with Max Fashion’s latest collection and ......read more

Tetra Pak launches “Go Nature Go Carton 3.0” this month to promote the sustainability practices that can transform food systems in the Middle East  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 11th June, 2024: Tetra Pak announced today unique insights from the “Global Sustainable Packaging Consumer Research” study, that can have an impact on propelling sustainability practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The global research aims to understand the actions taken by consumers to conserve the environment on a country level, and accordingly identify new market trends, industry opportunities and challenges related to sustainability, and provide businesses with valuable insi ......read more

British rider takes convincing lead on Gotthard Pass Adam Yates put in a confident climbing display on stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse to take the overall lead as the race hits the decisive stages. The British climber broke away from the peloton at -5km to go in chase of the remaining breakaway fugitives, without any answer from his closest GC rivals. Yates picked up all but one of the early breakaway with Norwegian Torstein Traeen (Uno X) resisting the chase and winning the stage by a narrow margin of 23”. Joao Almeida also showed strong climbing form with 4th place on the day and moving up to 2nd on GC, leaving UAE in a commanding position for the upcoming days. Yates will wea ......read more

Formula E announces largest ever calendar, featuring 17 races across 11 iconic locations, following validation of the FIA World Motor Sport Council. Formula E will return to KSA for the 7th time in the series’ history in S11 from 14th and 15th February, with a new track location that will be announced in due course. Monaco will host a double header of races for first time in motorsport history, with the Tokyo E-Prix expanded following huge success of inaugural race. Return to Miami and Jakarta feature as other new race highlights. Round 1 confirmed for São Paulo on 7 December 2024, with double-header finale secured at ExCeL London on 26-27 July 2025. ......read more

Riyadh – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of 300 metric tons of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be provided to Sri Lankan children. Provided through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, the dates will be served to primary grade children enrolled in the country's national school meal programme.   The contribution was acknowledged at a signing event between the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Sri Lanka and the World Food Programme.    Sri Lankan children were among those most affected by the impacts of the country's economic downfall in 2022, where lost jobs and reduced incomes have made it harder ......read more

Riyadh - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – June 11 - TikTok hosted the TikTok Performance Summit at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, where leaders from the retail, services, and digital marketing sectors gathered to drive excellence in performance marketing. The sessions explored performance solutions, innovations in creative strategies, and advancements in performance measurement mechanisms. The Summit opened with a welcome and networking session, followed by an opening speech that emphasized the importance of enhancing performance marketing on the TikTok platform. Other sessions delved into marketing solutions to achieve optimal results, innovations in creative content, and advances in m ......read more

London, UK: The World Travel & Tourism Council’s 2024 Economic Impact Research (EIR) has revealed a record-breaking year for Travel & Tourism in Saudi Arabia, with new records in GDP contribution, sector jobs and visitor spend. Saudi Arabia’s Travel & Tourism sector is now soaring past all previous records, testament to the country’s commitment to becoming a global tourism hot spot. Last year, the sector grew by more than 32% to contribute a record-breaking SAR 444.3BN to Saudi’s GDP, representing 11.5% of the entire economy. This exceeded the previous record by almost 30% and underscores the sector’s pivotal new role in the nation’s econ ......read more

Thursday saw Danish cueist Mickey Krause topple reigning champion and world #1 Francisco Sánchez Ruíz en route to last 16 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 7 June 2024: A thrilling penultimate day awaits audiences at the 2024 World Pool Championship in Jeddah following a marathon 48 matches throughout Thursday. After three days of double elimination encounters live from the Green Halls, the original 128-strong field has been narrowed down to the last 16 as the single elimination stage served up surprise shocks and a series of memorable contests. With world pool's greatest players progressing deeper into the tournament and edging closer to the coveted world title, Thursday illust ......read more

Strengthening Hong Kong’s role as an important hub for the Belt and Road Initiative Consul General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Hong Kong SAR, Hamad Aljebreen (standing, second from right), Cathay Group Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam (standing, left) and Saudi Air Connectivity Program Chief Executive Officer Majid Khan (standing, right), the agreement was signed by Cathay Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Lavinia Lau (seated, left) and Saudi Air Connectivity Program Aviation Development Vice President Rashed Alshammari (seated, right). Cathay Pacific is pleased to announce the launch of direct passenger flights to Riyadh, the capital and financial centre of Saudi ......read more

Shang Palace, the home of soulful and modern Chinese cuisine and the recipient of the prestigious “Jeddah’s Best Asian Restaurant” award in 2024, “Saudi Arabia’s Best Hotel Restaurant” award in 2023 and 2022, is excited to announce the return of its popular Shang Palace Weekend Brunch this summer. Families can head to the signature Chinese restaurant, Shang Palace at Shangri-La Jeddah for an exceptional brunch experience that is set to transform weekends with an array of delectable dishes in an enchanting atmosphere that welcomes families to create memorable moments. Every Friday and Saturday, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, the brunch gracefully revamps Sha ......read more

Latest Hunger Hotspots report urges immediate action to prevent famine and warns of La Niña-linked climate extremes ROME – Acute food insecurity is set to increase in magnitude and severity in 18 hunger “Hotspots”, a new United Nations early warning report has revealed today. The report spotlights the urgent need of assistance to prevent famine in Gaza and the Sudan, and further deterioration in the devastating hunger crises in Haiti, Mali, and South Sudan. It also warns of the lingering impact of El Niño and the looming threat of La Niña that risks bringing further climate extremes that could upend lives and livelihoods. The report found that ......read more

Pretoria, 5 June 2024 - More than 30 million people across Southern Africa have been affected by a severe drought. Millions could be pushed into acute hunger unless support is urgently mobilized to scale before the next lean season, warn the United Nations (UN) and partners. The joint call was made today by the UN, NGOs, regional and national authorities, humanitarian and development partners during a briefing on the emergency in Southern Africa, held in Pretoria, South Africa, to highlight the severe impacts of El Niño and the climate-driven crisis. This joint call follows the recent extraordinary summit by The Southern African Development Community (SADC) that saw the launch o ......read more

Riyadh, KSA, 5 June 2024 — Jadwa Investment, a leading investment management and advisory firm in the Middle East, announced the launch of its new mobile application, ‘the Jadwa Investment app’, as part of the firm’s continuous efforts to enhance its client service and experience. Following Jadwa’s new corporate website and web portal, the app is the firm’s latest milestone in offering its clients a seamless digital experience. Using the new app, clients can access a comprehensive suite of features, allowing them to manage their digital investments effortlessly through their mobile phones.  Commenting on the launch, Tariq Al-Sudairy, Managing Di ......read more

Alshammari sent shockwaves across the international professional pool landscape on Monday with famous victory over Spanish world #8 and two-time World Pool Masters champion David Alcaide World Pool Championship taking place in Jeddah until June 8; 13 Saudi players competing against world's top 100 marksmen Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 4 June 2024: Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Alshammari has opened up on his incredible first round victory at the 2024 World Pool Championship in Jeddah, labelling the achievement as 'a dream come true'. In a sensational upset that sent shockwaves across the international professional pool landscape, Alshammari overcame Spanish star and wo ......read more

The new partnership agreement, signed between Africa Union Trading, Africa Union Aviation, and AJEX will enhance logistics and supply chain services between Africa and the Middle East Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 4 June 2024 - AJEX Logistics Services, a leading Middle East-based specialist in express distribution and shipping solutions, is proud to announce the signing of a new partnership agreement with Africa Union Trading and Africa Union Aviation, subsidiaries of Africa Union Holdings. The agreement, inked at the Saudi Trade Attaché's office in Sandton, Johannesburg, marks a significant step towards enhancing logistics and supply chain services between Africa and the Middle East.  ......read more

Audiences witnessed sensational displays of cue mastery on historic Day 1 as hometown hero Waleed Albalkhi faced defending champion and world #1 Francisco Sánchez Ruíz Seven Saudi Arabian national team players faced world's best on Monday which featured 32 opening round encounters World Pool Championship taking place until June 8 at the Green Halls Tickets available now at webook.com Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 4 June 2024: The 2024 World Pool Championship is officially underway in Jeddah as a series of high-quality matches kicked off the 'Crown Jewel' of the World Nineball Tour (WNT) in the best possible fashion on Monday. In partnership with the ......read more

In honour of World Bicycle Day, UAE Team Emirates reflects on an incredible journey marked by unprecedented success and support from its fans and partners in the Middle East. Since its inception, UAE Team Emirates has experienced a meteoric rise, far surpassing initial expectations and solidifying its position as the number 1 team in World Cycling. Mauro Gianetti, Team Principal and CEO of UAE Team Emirates, proudly reflects on the team's evolution: "We are immensely proud of how far the team has come since 2017. Our journey has been marked by dedication, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to promoting cycling in the Middle East. The success of our team is a testament to the ......read more

The 'Crown Jewel' of the World Nineball Tour runs from June 3-8 128 players vying for historic glory at the Green Halls with record-breaking prize pool and sport's most prestigious title at stake Showcased live around the world through leading global broadcasters, including Sky Sports, SSC, Shahid VIP Sports, MENA, and DAZN. Buy spectators tickets to catch the action here. Saudi Arabia to host World Pool Championship for the next 10 years in partnership with SABSF, Ministry of Sport and promoter Matchroom Multi-Sport Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 2 June 2024: Sports fans' wait for Saudi Arabia's latest international sporting event is finally over as the Wor ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 3 June 2024: The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) participated in the third edition of the Future Aviation Forum, at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The future of the aviation sector was highlighted, with an emphasis on strengthening civil aviation collaboration through global collaborations, innovation, and sustainable air transport. The delegation was led by H.E Mohammed Abdulla Lengawi, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, accompanied by Saood Abdulaziz Kankazar, Executive Director, Air Transport and International Affairs Sector. On the sidelines of the conference, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority held a high ......read more

02 June 2024 (Dubai) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it will establish the SAF Registry (Registry) to accelerate the uptake of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) by authoritatively accounting and reporting emissions reductions from SAF. Seventeen airlines, one airline group, six national authorities, three Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and one fuel producer are already supporting the effort to develop the Registry. The Registry is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2025. SAF is expected to account for up to 65% of the total carbon mitigation needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions in air transportation by 2050. "SAF is ke ......read more

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 02 June 2024:  TikTok recently hosted over 100 leaders from the food services industry in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at an exclusive 'Insights on Wheels' event on May 28th, 2024. Industry decision-makers were invited to explore the cravings journey on TikTok, highlighting how cutting-edge digital strategies can convert cravings into orders through the platform's content, context and communities. The transformational session, which took place at the Almashtal Creative Incubator in Riyadh, was designed to strengthen ecosystem support for the food services industry in the Kingdom by providing brands with innovative marketing strat ......read more

The World Nineball Tour are delighted to confirm the top 100 ranked players qualified to play in the crown jewel of WNT, the World Pool Championship in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland.   The thrilling final of the 2024 UK Open Pool Championship cemented the top 100 WNT ranked professionals gearing up for the World Pool Championship in the Green Halls, Jeddah between 3-8 June, in partnership with the Saudi Arabian Billiard & Snooker Federation (SABSF) and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Sport.   Francisco Sanchez Ruiz maintains his status as No.1 on the rankings, and is joined by other stars including Shane Van Boening, Fedor Gorst, and Alb ......read more

3rd spot for Swiss in uphill sprint​ Marc Hirschi took a fine 3rd place podium at the Circuit Franco-Belge in Belgium, with an uphill sprint battle with Biniam Girmay (Intermarche-Wanty) on the road from Tournai to Mont de l’Enclus (190.6). The race included several attacks which would eventually all come down to an uphill sprint. Girmay would take a clear victory, capitalising on a late attack by his teammate Lorenzo Rota. This left Girmay in a perfect position to take the win, with Hirschi battling to third spot on the rise to the line. Sjoerd Bax lit up the final 10km with an attack alongside Luca Mozzato (Arkea) and Rasmus Tiller (Uno-X). The trio escaped the pe ......read more

29 May 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for April 2024 global air cargo markets showing strong annual growth in demand into the second quarter (Q2). Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), rose by 11.1% compared to April 2023 levels (11.6% for international operations). This is the fifth consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year growth.   Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), increased by 7.1% compared to April 2023 (10.2% for international operations).   "Air cargo demand started Q2 with a solid 11.1% increase. While many economic uncertainties remain, it appears that the roots of air ......read more

May 29, 2024, Soudah, Saudi Arabia – Soudah Development and Warner Bros. Discovery International signed a one-year partnership agreement to promote and celebrate the distinctive nature, culture, and heritage of Soudah and parts of Rijal Almaa, a region situated in southwest Saudi Arabia. This collaboration will focus on raising awareness of Soudah Peaks – an upcoming luxury mountain tourism destination set 3,015 meters above sea level, on the highest peak in Saudi Arabia – and showcase its unparalleled beauty and diversity to a global audience. The partnership agreement entails the production of three short-form documentaries that will highlight Soudah's natural land ......read more

Riyadh, 29 May 2024 – As Badael - a PIF Company - marks its first anniversary, coinciding with World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the company is pleased to announce the launch of the 'Clear the Air' campaign. This initiative calls upon individuals, organizations, and government entities to unite in creating a smoke-free Saudi Arabia. Badael – a PIF Company – aims to curb smoking incidence by providing safer alternatives in line with the quality-of-life Vision 2030. The company is leading the cause to help one million Saudis quit smoking by 2028, thanks to the first-ever Saudi-made DZRT nicotine pouches manufactured in Saudi Arabia. In its first year, Badael achie ......read more

Jeddah: Fortinet, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, has released the 2H 2023 Global Threat Landscape Report. The latest semiannual report is a snapshot of the active threat landscape and highlights trends from July to December of 2023, including analysis on the speed with which attackers are capitalizing on newly identified exploits from across the cybersecurity industry, and the rise of targeted ransomware and wiper activity against the industrial and OT sector. Based on comprehensive analysis conducted by FortiGuard Labs, the company's threat intelligence and research team, the report presents insights into global cyber threats, key ......read more

• Japanese manufacturer sets out vision roadmap for FY2024 with a focus on innovation, sustainability and customer-centric strategies • Brand emphasizes on ‘Japan Excellence’ to address the unique needs and preferences of consumers and businesses in the region • Significant promotions within the company’s senior management team to drive its business forward Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) today revealed that it is all geared up for another year of exceptional growth and expansion, building on an impressive business performance in 2023.  The company unveiled its action plan for the new fiscal ......read more

28th May 2024, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:  In a strategic development, Kanoo Machinery UAE and KSA, a member of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo), one of the largest independent family-owned multinationals in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Combilift, the largest global manufacturer of multidirectional, sideloading, and articulated forklifts, to provide sustainable forklifting solutions in the region.  The signing ceremony took place at the Irish Embassy in Riyadh and was supported by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government's enterprise development agency dedicated to nurturing the growth of Irish-owned com ......read more

Five sustainably designed office buildings will include modern facilities. Exteriors will match the traditional Najdi architectural style of the surrounding area. Offices to complement recently announced Diriyah Square high-end shopping precinct for 400 retail outlets. Underscores Diriyah Company’s commitment to create a dynamic business hub as part of its development masterplan. DIRIYAH - May 27, 2024: The Diriyah Company has commenced the construction of a premium office development in Diriyah Square, further enhancing its diverse infrastructure offerings for the business community. The five low-rise office buildings, designed with sustainability in mind, will offer ......read more

The leading off-price retailer reaches new heights with growing presence in the Middle East, covering 7 cities across the Kingdom Al Medina, KSA, 27 May – Brands For Less, a leading retail conglomerate, is proud to announce the opening of its 34th branch in Saudi Arabia, expanding across seven cities throughout the Kingdom. This new store is strategically located in Al Manar Mall, Al Medina, 11 minutes away from the Al Medina Haram. This expansion signifies the group's continued commitment to providing exceptional retail experiences across the Kingdom. The new branch marks a significant milestone in BFL Group’s growth strategy, reinforcing its presence in the Saudi mark ......read more

[May 26, 2024], Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Soudah Development, a Public Investment Fund company, has proudly announced the birth of three Ibex in the Red Rock zone inside King Abdullah National Park in Soudah – following the release of 23 Ibex into the wild last year in collaboration with the National Center for Wildlife. This highlights a key milestone in their collaborative reintroduction and conservation efforts, in line with the Saudi Green Initiative as well as environmental sustainability goals of Vision 2030. Among the mothers, two are adult females who were originally transferred by the National Center for Wildlife, and the third mother is a young Ibex, approximately two yea ......read more

Porsche has committed to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for at least an additional four years beyond GEN3, extending their involvement to at least 2030 and aligning with the introduction of the GEN4 vehicles. The announcement comes ahead of the highly anticipated Shanghai E-Prix, marking Formula E's first return to China in almost five years and 10 years since its inaugural race, held in Beijing. The GEN4 era will feature advanced features like all-wheel drive and increased energy efficiency, providing a new technical challenge and valuable insights for Porsche's road-car development. This commitment emphasises the shared goals of Formula E, the FIA, and Porsche in ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2024: POCO, a favorite brand among tech enthusiasts, is shaking up the flagship smartphone market with its latest POCO F6 series. Designed to meet the demands of hardcore gamers, photography enthusiasts, and tech lovers, this series promises significant performance and experience upgrades. In a spectacular display of technological innovation, the highly anticipated series took center stage at a prestigious global launch event at Expo City Dubai. The event, which drew a crowd of over 700 attendees, welcomed a diverse audience including content creators, tech editors, media representatives, and authorized dealers from around the world. Among them we ......read more

Egis, a leading international group in architecture, consulting, construction engineering, and mobility services, is proud to announce its certification as a 2024 Top Employer in Saudi Arabia. This recognition by the Top Employers Institute underlines Egis' dedication to fostering a superior work environment through leading human resources (HR) practices. The Top Employer Institute's certification process assesses organizations based on their participation and results in the HR Best Practices Survey. This assessment covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Wellbeing and ......read more

Get ready to level up your beauty game! Catrice Cosmetics proudly unveils its mind-blowing Spring/Summer 2024 collection, spearheaded by the spectacular Shine Bomb Lip Lacquer. Available in seven ultra-trendy shades, this collection is here to redefine beauty standards and let you express your true self, one glossy lip at a time Why You’ll Love the Shine Bomb Lip Lacquer: - Game-changing liquid lipstick with long-lasting shine up to 8H. -Available in 7 different shades from everyday nudes to striking reds for the perfect day and night look. -Creamy texture for comfortable wear. The Shine Bomb Lip Lacquer is more than just a makeup item; it's a statement of confidence ......read more

Taking place on Thursday, May 30th from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, this incredible dinner buffet will see the two chefs come together to craft an exceptional menu boasting a variety of mouthwatering international dishes Makkah, Saudi Arabia (23 May 2024): Something special for discerning foodies is coming to Makkah as Address Jabal Omar Makkah announces its exceptional culinary event taking place on May 30th, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, priced at 190 SAR per person. This exclusive dinner buffet will feature a unique collaboration between two renowned chefs: Chef Mike Wilkinson, the Executive Chef, Culinary Director, and Food & Beverage Consultant at Address Jabal Omar Makkah, and Chef Jouhaina, a ......read more

Dar Tantora The House Hotel offers total immersion into the cultural heritage of one of Arabia's most impressive heritage sites The 30-room boutique eco-community sits in the heart of AlUla's Old Town - a labyrinth of 12th Century mud and stone brick buildings AlUla, Saudi Arabia – 23 May 2024 The Dar Tantora The House Hotel, AlUla Old Town, Saudi Arabia is officially open for bookings now. Operated by Kerten Hospitality, this unique 30-room boutique eco-community, designed in collaboration with Egyptian Architect Shahira Fahmy sits in the heart of AlUla's Old Town - a labyrinth of 12th Century mud and stone brick buildings, surrounding a 10th-century cast ......read more

It’s high time to let your inner queen shine because essence Cosmetics is back with a mascara this season that screams confidence, the "Call me Queen" Dramatic False Lash Effect Mascara. This season, it's all about embracing your inner queen and claiming your crown, and essence is here with something that will help achieve that. With its volumizing and lengthening formula, this mascara creates a bold false-lash effect that commands attention with every flutter. Achieving a show-stopping look is now just a step away with the "Call me Queen" Dramatic False Lash Effect Mascara. The unique elastomer brush ensures that even the shortest lashes are coated with p ......read more

Jeddah: Art Jameel, an organization that supports artists and creative communities, hosts another edition of its highly anticipated Farmer's Market at Hayy Jameel with Azka Foods. The two-day family-friendly market takes place at Jeddah home for the arts on Friday May 24 and Saturday May 25, bringing together more than 20 vendors from across all 13 regions within Saudi Arabia to celebrate local, organic and seasonal produce. Showcasing local produce, culinary delights, heritage, and a rich public programme including talks, workshops and film screenings, the Farmer's Market is free and open to all ages with the aim of connecting, understanding and appreciating the abundance an ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 23 May 2024 – In a significant milestone that propels the ambitious Mukaab forward, the New Murabba Development Company – A PIF Company -  is pleased to announce the signing of the Mukaab Piling Works Contract with HSSG Foundation Contracting LLC, known for providing technically advanced foundation solutions. This marks a pivotal step in the development of the Mukaab, which is set to become the centerpiece of the New Murabba, Riyadh’s transformative downtown destination. Once completed, the Mukaab will be one of the largest built structures in the world (measuring 400 meters in height, width, and length). The contract was formalized b ......read more

Shot: 9-21May2024 Afghanistan, Zambia, Italy, DRCongo TRT: 4:00 :00-:26 Afghanistan Floods: Children pulled from floods Unusually high rainfall, after a dry winter which has left the ground too hard to absorb water, led to massive floods that started in March this year. This was further compounded by unseasonably warm temperatures that melted snowpack cover into rivers, sweeping through entire villages, burying them under mud. Research conducted by WFP across the country shows increasingly erratic weather patterns exacerbated by the worsening climate crisis will significantly impact the ability of communities to feed themselves.   Shot: 10May24 Baghlan, Afghanistan ......read more

Riyadh, XX May 2024: The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), in partnership with the Norwegian Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, hosted an interactive cooking session with local chefs at the Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland (HTMi) in Riyadh.   The exclusive workshop was overseen by acclaimed Norwegian Chef, Daniel Rouge and focused on the culinary art of preparing seafood with the chef sharing insights and the best recipes that resemble the Middle Eastern, Asian, and Norwegian cultures.  The local chefs in attendance, who were primarily Saudi nationals, tasted high-quality Norwegian seafood, including the Norwegian Trout, mackerel salad, roasted ......read more

Slovenian gains again on direct rivals, Majka 10th​ The 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia saw the riders once again take on 5 categorised climbs and 4100 meters of total elevation spread over 159 km from Selva di Val Gardena to Passo del Brocon. A continuous up and down with cold and rain saw an initial breakaway of 10 riders caught at less than 60 km from the finish. Shortly after, there was an attack by two riders including Georg Steinhauser (EF Education Easy-Post) who managed to maintain an advantage over all chasers, thus closing and winning the stage. At the start of the final climb, the second ascent of Passo Brocon, 12 km from the finish, the group led by Gro ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' rider prevails at Santa Cristina Valgardena​ Victory number five for Pogačar in his first participation in the Giro d’Italia. UAE Team Emirates’ captain prevailed in stage 16, Laas-Santa Cristina Valgardena, shortened to 118,7 km due to bad weather conditions. Pogačar preceded in the summit arrival Giulio Pellizzari (VF Group- Bardiani, +16″) and Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe, +16″): he joined at -800 mt to the arrival Giulio Pellizzari, who was the only survivor of a leading quarter including Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Quickstep), Christian Scaroni (Astana) and Ewen Costiou (Arkea-B&B). At 400 mt to go, Pelli ......read more

RIYADH – May 21, 2024: His Excellency Bandar Ibrahim Al Khorayef, Minister of Industry and Natural Resources, today opened the Kingdom’s largest global F&B event, the Saudi Food Show at Riyadh Front. He was received at the event by Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of KAOUN International and Matt Denton, President at dmg events – co-organisers of the show. Also in attendance was Eng. Majed Al-Argoubi, CEO of the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON), Strategic Partner of the Saudi Food Show. Over 1,000 exhibitors, more than double the number from the launch edition, including renowned industry giants ABP (Pepsi) Al Jomaih Bottling Company, Almarai, ......read more

Keynote address given by HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Chairman of Saudi Esports Federation and President of International Esports Federation, discussing economic landscape of region with emphasis on the exponential growth of gaming and esports.  Over 700 attendees from all over the world attended the edutainment forum co-hosted by Edge of Co., Animoca Brands, KACST, and other prominent Saudi business entities. (21 May, Riyadh) – As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia emerges as a global hub for innovation without limits, Outer Edge, founded by the Edge of Company, made its first regional appearance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 23. The monumental event took place at T ......read more

At a significant launch event in Riyadh organized by the Saudi Tourism Authority, His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb unveiled the Saudi Summer Program 2024. Saudi’s summer program will run for 4 months across 7 destinations: Aseer, Al Baha, Taif, Jeddah, Riyadh, the Red Sea, and AlUla. The summer program includes over 550 exceptional tourism products and over 150 special offers and packages curated for families and children across different segments. Riyadh, 21 May, 2024: In an event held under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Tourism, the Saudi Tourism Authority launched the country’s spectacular summer program for 2024, “Saudi Summer is Next Door.& ......read more

SEHHATY: A Digital Gateway to 40 Free Medical Services Riyadh: The Saudi National Healthcare Transformation Program has announced that the number of users for its SEHHATY (my health) app has surpassed 30 million across the country. The app provides beneficiaries with access to 40 digital healthcare services, including booking and viewing medical appointments, searching for medications and their availability in nearby pharmacies, viewing sick leave and medical reports, and monitoring vital signs The app also allows beneficiaries to access virtual healthcare services without the need to visit hospitals or health centers. Saudi Health considers The SEHHATY app to be a leading m ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 20 May 2024 - Saudia Group, represented by Saudia, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and flyadeal, the group’s low-cost carrier, has signed a firm order for an additional 105 A320neo Family aircraft. The order comprises 12 A320neo and 93 A321neo aircraft. This increases Saudia Group’s Airbus aircraft order backlog to 144 A320neo family aircraft. The agreement was announced at the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh in the presence of H.E. Saleh bin Nasser AIJasser, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of Saudia Group and Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Executi ......read more

Saudi Arabia - The shores of the Red Sea at the St. Regis Resort provided a stunning backdrop for the conclusion of the "Red Sea Fashion Week." Led by the Saudi Fashion Commission, the inaugural launch spanned three days and attracted a diverse range of guests from around the world. The closing fashion show was a magical evening, with the warm rays of the sun blending harmoniously with the serene waves and golden sands of the Red Sea illuminating the wonderful experience RSFW had offered. Red Sea Fashion Week showcased the latest collections from Saudi designers, alongside regional talents from the Arab world and international brands. Burak Cakmak, CEO of the Saudi Fashion Commiss ......read more

Riyadh: Surgeons at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital successfully performed a groundbreaking medical procedure using advanced orthopedic surgical techniques. For the first time in the Madinah region, the medical team employed a robotic system to replace the knee joint of a patient in her seventies. The patient had been experiencing severe pain in her left knee, significantly restricting her mobility, and impacting her daily life. Medical examinations and specialized X-rays revealed severe osteoarthritis in the left knee joint, accompanied by leg misalignment. The medical team decided to utilize the latest technology by employing a robotic system with artificial intelligence to r ......read more

- The sector remained the key driver of the economy and surged by a robust 4.4% in 2024, despite a revised overall GDP last year, which showed a decline of 0.8%. - Continued strength in non-oil activities is expected to propel GDP growth to a projected 2.1% in 2024. - Grade A offices witnessed an increase in rents by 5% in the last quarter, owing to the buoyant demand for quality assets. - Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) and Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) companies dominated occupier inquiries, comprising 27% of the total inquiries received by Savills.   The latest Saudi commercial market report by Savills revealed that despite global ec ......read more

Slovenian puts time into rivals in Livigno Tadej Pogačar and UAE Team Emirates continued to leave their mark at the Giro D'Italia, taking home the queen stage of the race from Manerba del Garda to Livigno (222km). After tireless work in the valleys from his teammates, the Slovenian went clear on the penultimate first-category climb of the Passo di Foscagno, catching all the riders of the large early breakaway, with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) being the last to be brought back at -2km. Pogačar: "Today was one of the best days– I would not say that it was the best day of my career, but it was a really nice stage, really good route, nice climbs. The team did a su ......read more

Real-time integration of bed capacities in all government and private healthcare facilities Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Minister of Health Abdulaziz Al-Rumaih launched the unified platform for the Medical Referral Center on Sunday. The platform is a comprehensive national service that aims to manage treatment requests between regions within and outside the country efficiently, and with real-time monitoring of bed capacities in all government and private healthcare facilities. The new platform is distinguished by being a unified electronic referral system that facilitates the transfer of patients between various healthcare facilities. It helps making quick and effective decis ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 17 May 2024: Mölnlycke Health Care, a world leading MedTech company, has expanded its commitment to operations in the Middle East by extending its stake from 33.3% to 60% to become majority shareholder in Tamer Mölnlycke Care – a joint venture with Tamer Group, the market leader in healthcare distribution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Tamer Mölnlycke Care joint venture was initiated in 2021 with the agreement to develop a customised surgical procedure tray factory in Saudi Arabia, with first production expected in Q4 2024.  The increased investment allows for an expansion in the range of Mölnlycke products manufactured and dist ......read more

First Quarter 2024 Highlights Total revenue of $1.35 billion, up 7% year over year Service revenue of $944 million, up 24% year over year GAAP operating margin of 23.7% Non-GAAP operating margin of 28.5% Cash flow from operations of $830 million Free cash flow of $609 million Riyadh: Fortinet® (Nasdaq: FTNT), a global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. Financial Highlights for the First Quarter of 2024 Total revenue was $1.35 billion for the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 7.2% compared to $1.26 billion for the same quarter of 2023. Produ ......read more

Epik foods, Mama Noura, Shawarma Classic, JJ Chicken, and Boxit Meals named winners of the Deliverect Star award Deliverect announces the selected restaurants achieved a 100% success rate on orders processed via the Deliverect platform in the first three months of 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2024: Deliverect, an all-in-one digital solution that seamlessly integrates and consolidates online orders in the global food service industry, has revealed the winners of its ‘Deliverect Star’ award for achieving 0% failed orders during the first quarter of 2024. Epik Foods was named the regional winner, JJ Chicken and Boxit Meals were named the two UAE winners, whi ......read more

Pogačar continues in pink​ Brandon McNulty took a big win on the Time Trial bike today, successfully defending his time-trial title in Charleston, USA on the 33.7km flat course. The Arizona native blitzed the course in a time of 37:42kmph with an average speed of a whopping 53.6kmph. McNulty : “I’m super happy to win another nationals. It was a big goal for me this year, especially with it being important for selection for the Olympics. I was a bit nervous because After Romandie I had a lot of fatigue from the long season so far. It was a really straightforward course with no hills or turns so it was just suffering on the pedals for 40 minutes. It’s ......read more

SHEFA Platform: A Model for Community-Driven Healthcare Riyadh: Shefaa Platform, an initiative of the Health Endowment Fund, has achieved remarkable successes and accomplishments since its inception, treating over 8,000 cases in 4 years. The Shefaa Platform was launched in 2020 to facilitate access to medical services and medications for disadvantaged patients, especially in emergency cases without health insurance. The platform operates through active partnerships with more than 70 health charities in Saudi Arabia and provides its services to all. The medical specialties offered by the platform cover 15 specialties, including cancer treatment, kidney diseases, eye diseases, ......read more

A $25 million loan builds a 220-bed state-of-the-art facility Riyadh: Sultan Al Marshid, CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development, inaugurated the National Cancer Hospital in the Republic of Mauritius, which the fund financed through a $25 million loan. This new hospital is a significant achievement that enhances the efficiency of the healthcare system in Mauritius and provides the highest standards of healthcare for cancer patients. It features 220 hospital beds and a total area of  21,000 square meters. The fund has previously financed 7 development projects in Mauritius through development loans amounting to $228 million, as part of its efforts to strengthen the pillars ......read more

The hotel is led by Accor's first female hotel General Manager in Saudi Arabia,with 232 modern rooms and suites, state-of-the-art facilities, and nine meeting spaces Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 14 May 2024 – Novotel, the world's most well-known midscale brand by Accor, unveils the latest addition to its portfolio in Saudi Arabia, Novotel Riyadh Sahafa. This marks the ninth Novotel property across the Kingdom and is being led by Accor's first female hotel General Manager in Saudi Arabia, Hessa Al Mazroa. Strategically located in the vibrant Al Sahafa district, this contemporary property is the ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers seeking a blend of comfort, ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 14 May 2024: As the vibrant spring season continues, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences is excited to announce an array of exclusive offerings for the month of May. From gourmet culinary experiences to revitalizing spa promotions, each offer is designed to enhance your time at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences. Conveniently located close to the Granada Mall, with its upscale restaurants and over 120 boutiques, the hotel’s proximity to the city centre, business district, and key attractions offers captivating views of Al Faisaliah Tower and the Kingdom Centre. FINE DINING AT HILTON RIYADH HOTEL & RESIDENCES Rise and Shine at Teatro: Teatro& ......read more

Riyadh: The digital transformation fueled by Saudi Vision 2030 is set to change the way businesses respond to technological developments and shifting trends. As digitalization evolves the business landscape of the Kingdom at a rapid pace, businesses find themselves at the crossroads of digital transformation. The question isn't whether to embrace digitalization; it's how to do so effectively. In the realm of digital maturity, survival and success depend on proactivity, innovation, and customer-centricity. As digitally mature organizations streamline processes, they also automate repetitive tasks and optimize workflows, which results in enhanced operational efficiency. As the Saudi ......read more

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