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Eye of Riyadh

X-Cite Opens its 5th & 6th Showrooms in Riyadh
Technology & IT | Thursday 21 June, 2018 4:29 pm
X-Cite electronics, the major electronics retailer that is owned by Alghanim Industries, has opened its fifth and sixeth showrooms in Al-Yasmeen District, Al-Thumamah Road and Al-Othaim Mall in Riyadh. These two showrooms will be followed by two other showrooms in Riyadh before the end of 2018....
 DAMAC Properties to showcase five of its Dubai flagship properties at LPS Beijing 2018
Business & Money | Thursday 21 June, 2018 3:41 pm
 DAMAC Properties, the leading luxury property developer based in Dubai, is showcasing a portfolio of luxury properties at Luxury Property Show (LPS) Beijing 2018, being held from June 22 – 24, 2018, at the Wanda Vista Beijing.   DAMAC is a main sponsor of LPS 2018, and...
Get Smart Together! Smart City Transformation Calls for Collaboration Between Policy Makers and People
Technology & IT | Thursday 21 June, 2018 3:03 pm
Utilising the seemingly endless amounts of data being created to make cities smarter may seem like a one-way ticket to happiness for municipal and government decision makers around the world, but it must be a two-way street for seamless transformation if everyone is going to...
Special health insurance for citizens within 5 years
Healthcare | Thursday 21 June, 2018 7:47 am
The Saudi government will introduce a special medical insurance coverage for citizens in place of existing health insurance schemes offered by private insurance companies, according to a senior Health Ministry official. Dr. Mohammed Al-Sagheer, assistance undersecretary at the ministry, has said ...
1,000 Saudis to get cyber security training abroad
Environment & Energy | Thursday 21 June, 2018 7:44 am
As many as 1,000 young Saudis will take advantage of the King’s Foreign Scholarship Program with specialization in vital cyber security areas over a period of five years. The National Cybersecurity Authority has signed cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Education in this regard,...
Saudi university launches survey into the effects of women driving
Culture & Education | Thursday 21 June, 2018 7:40 am
Researchers will observe and document the effects women driving in Saudi Arabia have on the economy, environment, community and traffic safety. It will also gather information about attitudes toward the change in the law, and the experience of women who get behind the wheel. With the ban on women...
Members of a Riyadh firm visit hospitals to help bring happiness during the holiday
Healthcare | Thursday 21 June, 2018 5:41 am
It was like a dream came true for orphans at the rehabilitation center run by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and for the patients at hospitals in Riyadh as a private firm turned up to celebrate Eid festivities with them. Hospitality Board (HB), a Riyadh-based company in the food...
Oman Air receives its third new Boeing 737 Max 8
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 20 June, 2018 5:12 am
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has taken delivery of the third of 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s it has on order on Wednesday 13 June. The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer customers exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency, with lower per-seat costs and an...
Ericsson and MTS to deliver superior mobile broadband experiences for football fans at tournament in Russia
Technology & IT | Wednesday 20 June, 2018 3:00 am
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Russian service provider MTS have teamed up to provide a superior mobile broadband experience for hundreds of thousands of football fans attending the upcoming global soccer tournament in Russia, through Europe’s largest deployment of Massive MIMO (Multiple Input,...
Splash’s ‘Life After Fashion’ Campaign Breathes New Life into Old Garments
Business & Money | Wednesday 20 June, 2018 2:02 am
Splash, UAE’s largest fast-fashion retailer has launched ‘Life After Fashion’ an initiative as a means of progressing their sustainable practices by giving back to the less fortunate. The initiative involves a close collaboration with neighbourhood laundries which collect unwanted ...