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Coca-Cola and INJAZ Al Arab announce the winners of the 9th edition of the ‘Ripples of Happiness’ Program
Business & Money | Thursday 27 April, 2017 9:17 am
The Coca-Cola Foundation, in partnership with INJAZ Al-Arab, today announced the winners of the ninth edition of the “Ripples of Happiness” program. Ripples of Happiness (ROH) is a youth entrepreneurship program aimed at empowering students to address social challenges in their...
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa in Oman to relaunch this October as standalone resort
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 27 April, 2017 8:25 am
  Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced today at the Arabian Travel Market that it will relaunch the luxurious Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa in Oman as a private standalone resort in October 2017.     The palatial Al Husn – which means castle in Arabic –...
Over 3m register in Citizen’s Account
Government | Thursday 27 April, 2017 8:07 am
More than 3 million Saudis, representing about 80 percent of families, have so far registered in the Citizen’s Account, according to Majed Al-Ossaimi, supervisor of the account at the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. “The account will continue regardless of the royal decrees ...
Deputy Crown Prince meets US president’s envoy for Coalition to Counter Daesh
Government | Thursday 27 April, 2017 8:05 am
Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, met in Riyadh on Wednesday Brett McGurk, US president’s envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh. They reviewed the latest events in the Middle East, including the fight against Daesh terrorist...
NEW FILM: Aston Martin DNA unleashed at new St Athan plant
Cars & Autos | Thursday 27 April, 2017 6:14 am
The Aston Martin Vulcan was the first car to turn a wheel at the site of the British luxury carmaker’s second UK manufacturing plant at St Athan in South Wales recently, signaling the start of the redevelopment of the former MOD site into a state-of-the-art facility. The appearance of the...
Problem Solving, Knowledge Construction and Skilled Communication among top skills required by students to adapt to future workplace: Microsoft Survey
Technology & IT | Thursday 27 April, 2017 1:56 am
Microsoft today released the findings from a new education survey of nearly 100 educators in Saudi Arabia, in which they expressed the challenges and opportunities in optimizing technology for the classroom as well as the skillsets required to succeed. The survey commissioned by Microsoft, and...
QFB announces first quarter results
Business & Money | Wednesday 26 April, 2017 5:00 pm
Qatar First Bank L.L.C. (Public), a leading Shari’ah compliant bank based in Qatar and listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2017 recording revenues of QAR 121.5 million and improved profitability by 51%.   Mr. Khaled...
Bahri promotes its logistics and data services at Breakbulk Europe 2017
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 26 April, 2017 4:32 pm
Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics, showcased its comprehensive range of logistics and data services at Breakbulk Europe 2017, which took place in Antwerp, Belgium from 24-26 April. This is the second successive year that Bahri has participated in Breakbulk Europe, the...
Travellers return to booking with traditional agents in digital twist
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 26 April, 2017 1:25 pm
After years of tough competition with Online Travel Agents (OTAs), traditional agencies are re-gaining popularity as travellers seek out bespoke service and specialist advice over discounted deals Traditional travel agencies have an opportunity to re-capture the market share previously lost to...
Hilton’s Curio Collection Signs New Hotel in Dubai
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 26 April, 2017 12:49 pm
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has signed a management agreement with Khamas Group of Investments and Bethahab Group to open a hotel under the Curio Collection by Hilton brand in Dubai.  The 252 guest room hotel will be located in Business Bay, a fast growing district in the Emirate.   Curio...
Home Box Opens its 12th Store in KSA
Home Box Opens its 12th Store in KSA
Wednesday 26 April, 2017 3:04