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5th International Conference for Disability and Rehabilitation to be held in Riyadh
Healthcare | Sunday 21 January, 2018 2:38 am
Preparatory committees continue to hold meetings for the 5th International Conference for Disability and Rehabilitation that is to be held under the patronage of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the founder of the King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR), on April 1-2, 2018. The...
Hotels in Makkah report high occupancy
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 21 January, 2018 2:36 am
There has been a sharp increase in hotel occupancy in Makkah in the first phase of the Umrah season, which coincided with the mid-year school break. A tour of the holy city by Okaz/Saudi Gazette revealed that 85 to 95 percent of rooms in most hotels in the central region of the city and...
Saudi Arabia's Janadriyah festival to open next month with India as guest of honor
Culture & Education | Sunday 21 January, 2018 2:00 am
India will be the guest of honor when a major cultural jamboree, popularly known as Janadriyah National Heritage and Cultural Festival, is inaugurated here on Feb. 7. The festival is part of a major initiative to generate awareness about the history and heritage of the Kingdom, as well as to...
 Abdullah Al Ruwaished and Balqees Fathi Enthral Audience at Al Majaz Amphitheatre
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 21 January, 2018 1:44 am
Al Majaz Amphitheatre - a subsidiary of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) -  (Friday) hosted a spectacular twin performance by renowned Kuwaiti singer Abdullah Al Ruwaished and Emirati diva Balqees Fathi, with the virtuoso artists rocking a huge crowd of Arabic music lovers with...
Coca-Cola sets 100% recycling goal for 2030
Business & Money | Sunday 21 January, 2018 12:44 am
Coca-Cola announced long-term recycling goals Friday, including attempting to recycle a bottle or can for every beverage it sells by 2030. The soda maker and other consumer products companies have been under pressure from customers and environmental advocates to stop using plastic packaging, and...
Over 6 million students return to schools for 2nd semester today
Culture & Education | Sunday 21 January, 2018 12:26 am
More than six million students and half a million teachers will begin on Sunday the second semester of the current academic year. The education administrations in various regions have started a social media campaign to stress the importance of discipline and punctuality. Awareness messages...
Nedaa to showcase latest range of applications and solutions for today’s smart and safe cities at Intersec 2018
Technology & IT | Saturday 20 January, 2018 12:49 pm
Professional Communication Corporation – Nedaa, the Dubai Government safe and secure networks provider, is expected to throw the spotlight on its current range of innovative solutions and applications that have been designed for today's smart and safe cities during their participation at...
'Sugar City', 'Little Merchant' highlights of Makkah spring festival
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 20 January, 2018 12:32 pm
SPRING festivals and activities have been launched in Makkah, specifically in Al-Dhiafah Mall and Al-Hejaz Mall. Coinciding with the Umrah Season this year, the festivals target all segments of society including families and children. Umm Al-Qura Women Charity Organization has organized (UWCO)...
Wadi Al-Bardani is Saudi Arabia's most beautiful valley
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 20 January, 2018 11:33 am
GIVEN its green landscape and flowing water, Wadi Al-Bardani is one of Saudi Arabia’s most beautiful valleys. The valley, which is located in Bareq governorate north of Mahayil Asir, is distinguished for its river that flows all year round from the town of Al-Mashbah and other areas in...
LuLu on expansion track in sync with Vision 2030
Business & Money | Saturday 20 January, 2018 9:35 am
LULU Group which have 10 Hypermarkets and 8 Aramco commissionaires in the Kingdom has further expanded its presence in Saudi Arabia by opening its 2nd LuLu store in the Kingdom, that was officially inaugurated by Wajih Malibari, administrator area home ownership development division, Saudi Aramco...