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Minister of Education Meets with A Number of Ambassadors to the Kingdom
Culture & Education | Saturday 25 January, 2020 3:44 am
Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh met here yesterday with Moroccan Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mustapha Mansouri; Spanish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Alvaro Iranzo; Pakistani Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz and Sri Lankan...
Saudi labor minister urges Kingdom to increase economic role of charity sector
Business & Money | Saturday 25 January, 2020 1:48 am
Saudi Arabia needed to increase the contribution of the non-profit sector to the Kingdom’s economic and social development, the country’s labor minister told business conference delegates on Thursday. Moderating a session on the subject during the final day of the Riyadh Economic...
Balloon ‘glow show’ puts AlUla’s name up in lights — and sets new world record
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 25 January, 2020 1:19 am
Balloonists from 19 countries staged a record-breaking hot air balloon “glow show” above the AlUla desert in an extraordinary night-time display. The Guinness World Record for longest hot air balloon glow show was confirmed by an official adjudicator after 100 balloons soared...
World’s first ever AI Art hackathon opens in Riyadh
Technology & IT | Friday 24 January, 2020 4:04 pm
The world’s first AI Art hackathon – the AI Artathon - has opened in Riyadh, with 300 experts in data science and AI, graphic designers and artists competing to create visual arts using artificial intelligence. The AI Artathon will take place over three days, with competitors...
Dur Hospitality demonstrates growth at SHIC 2020
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 24 January, 2020 3:13 am
The third edition of the Saudi Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC) concluded on the 21st and 22nd of January, at the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel, where Dur Hospitality hosted the prestigious event as the strategic partner, under the patronage of the Saudi Commission for Tourism...
Dakar Rally was just the prompt continuation of a flurry of successfully held motor rallies in the region according to BrandingWiz Consultants
Sports | Friday 24 January, 2020 2:10 am
Carlos Sainz won his third Dakar Rally title in Saudi Arabia but the countdown to yet another exciting motor rally extravaganza is on for the 2020 season.   Preparations for the current year’s first three, eagerly awaited regional rally championships are on high gear, following the ...
Veolia breaks ground on Central Utilities and Waste Valorization Plant in Jubail Industrial City
Business & Money | Thursday 23 January, 2020 2:01 pm
Veolia, the global leader in optimized resource management and the Royal Commission for Jubail via its investment arm JYIC, have started work for the development of a central utilities and waste valorization plant in the PlasChem Park of Jubail Industrial City.   Designed on a...
AlUla celebrates world’s Longest hot air balloon glow show with 100 balloons spread over 3 kilometres
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 23 January, 2020 4:16 am
The Royal Commission for AlUla is celebrating its first GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ (GWR) title for Longest hot air balloon glow show when 100 balloons spread across 3km over the AlUla desert in North West Saudi Arabia. Balloonists from 19 countries successfully completed the...
Saudi Arabia’s taxis go green
Business & Money | Thursday 23 January, 2020 2:10 am
The minister of transport and chairman of the Public Transport Authority (PTA), Saleh Al-Jasser, launched a new, modern taxi project at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on Wednesday. As a result of collaboration between the PTA and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage...
Stone & Surface Saudi Moves to Riyadh for Its 2020 Edition
Business & Money | Thursday 23 January, 2020 1:40 am
The Kingdom’s premier event dedicated to the natural stone and surface design industry will move to Riyadh for its 2020 edition, announce organisers dmg events. The move comes in response to the industry’s desire to have a dedicated event in the commercial capital of Saudi...