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Eye of Riyadh

Starbucks commits to Saudization targets
Business & Money | Thursday 16 November, 2017 10:34 am
Starbucks Saudi Arabia has committed to employing 400 Saudi nationals in the upcoming period as part of the company’s support for Saudization programs around the Kingdom, and the Vision 2030 national transformation program. At a briefing at two selected Starbuck stores between Riyadh and...
Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship Participated in StartUp Saudi Arabia Forum
Business & Money | Thursday 16 November, 2017 5:28 am
Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business and Entrepreneurship, a leading provider of world class, high caliber higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, participated in the StartUp Saudi Arabia Forum, an event for emerging Saudi companies which was held Saturday November 4 to...
Opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs are ‘extraordinary’ in Saudi Arabia
Business & Money | Thursday 16 November, 2017 5:15 am
New licenses were issued on Wednesday to encourage the world’s entrepreneurs and inventors to start up in the Kingdom and boost growth of the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi issued 11 new licenses on the sidelines...
Effat University hosts 3rd Islamic Finance Conference
Culture & Education | Thursday 16 November, 2017 4:56 am
Effat University, the first non-profit private institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia, will host the 3rd Islamic Finance Conference (IFC) to be held Wednesday 22 November 2017.   Now in its third edition, this year’s conference is going to focus on Islamic...
Raytheon Saudi Arabia receives commercial registration from Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Technology & IT | Thursday 16 November, 2017 4:50 am
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced the completion of official commercial registration requirements for, and designated the official name of, its new Riyadh-based business unit: Raytheon Saudi Arabia. This milestone allows Raytheon Saudi Arabia to accelerate its localization strategy in...
Two Saudi women among the outstanding GCC Women Scientists feted by L’Oréal-UNESCO
Business & Money | Thursday 16 November, 2017 3:45 am
Six women can lead the cause of science in the Middle East while also encouraging other young people to follow their footsteps. This is the message that was conveyed at the ceremony of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship 2017 yesterday, November 13th at Dubai,...
Saudi entertainment authority launches e-portal to facilitate event planners
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 16 November, 2017 12:17 am
The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) launched an online “License Portal” on Nov. 14 to facilitate event planners in obtaining official permissions in minimum possible time. A four-minute instructional video is also available on the GEA’s website,
Lexus launches reimagined flagship, all-new 'LS' in the UAE
Cars & Autos | Thursday 16 November, 2017 12:02 am
Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, announced, from its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) exclusive stand at the Dubai International Motor Show, the launch of all-new Lexus LS, the fifth-generation of the original luxury disruptor, ...
Dubai Customs: First government department to win seven-star rating from Ideas UK
Business & Money | Wednesday 15 November, 2017 5:12 pm
In a big step forward, Dubai Customs enhanced its worldwide competitiveness in (Corporate Innovation Management system ( by attaining the seven-star rating from Ideas UK in their evaluation of the 8th platinum accreditation in which the Department’s Corporate Innovation System got the full...
Abdullah Al Hamed: The Private Sector is a Strategic Partner in the Provision of Healthcare Services in Abu Dhabi
Healthcare | Wednesday 15 November, 2017 5:06 pm
Following a visit to Danat Al Emarat Hospital; for Women and Children in Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamid, Chairman of Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, emphasized the importance of the private sector role in the delivery and advancement of healthcare services...