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Bidaya Launches Down Payment Support  Initiative For  Citizens
Business & Money | Sunday 25 August, 2019 1:50 am
Bidaya Home Finance recently launched a newly developed program targeting nearing retirement civilians, providing them with 140 thousand riyals as a down payment support for citizens who are above 50 years of age.   The program will cover the marginal profit on the home monthly...
Strong first half of year for German incoming tourism
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 24 August, 2019 8:05 pm
With an increase of 3.3 percent in June, German incoming tourism is continuing its steady growth. According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 39.8 million international overnights were registered across hotels and accommodation establishments with more than ten beds...
Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims
Healthcare | Saturday 24 August, 2019 7:08 am
The Ministry of Health has revealed specialized services provided by its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites for pilgrims during Hajj. The ministry said that the number of pilgrims who received treatment in hospitals and health centers reached 649,690. The number of...
DEWA launches 6th annual Sustainability Report
Environment & Energy | Saturday 24 August, 2019 6:12 am
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, in its 6th annual Sustainability Report, has summarised its efforts to promote social and economic sustainability as well as provide a sustainable model for energy and water. The report focuses on ways to support economic growth without damaging...
Saudi women with media licenses can run business in public place
Business & Money | Saturday 24 August, 2019 6:10 am
Saudi women, who have media licenses, can now run their activities in public places, not necessarily in designated women-only spaces, following the changes in the regulations carried out by the concerned authorities recently, Okaz has learned. The Ministry of Ministry of Media and the General...
IKEA to invest $1.4 bn in China strategy
Business & Money | Saturday 24 August, 2019 6:05 am
IKEA plans to invest 10 billion yuan  (US$1.41 billion) in the Chinese market to advance its commercial operations and digitization, it announced at a press briefing in Beijing at which it outlined its strategy for the next three years, Yicai Global reported. This is the largest annual...
Creative Portrait of Crown Prince Draws Visitors to Village of Roses
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 24 August, 2019 5:14 am
A portrait of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which was created using more than 9,000 fingerprints, has attracted thousands of visitors to the Village of Roses at Taif Season.  The Saudi artist, Talal Al-Abbasi, expressed his joy and pride in the portrait, which he considers...
Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences Collaborates with Department of Culture and Tourism, to Host Orphaned Children of Beit Al Khair Society
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 24 August, 2019 3:16 am
As part of the ‘Year of Tolerance’ initiative, Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism hosted an inspiring dinner for the orphaned children of ‘Bait Al Khair Society’. The exclusive event welcomed 21 children along with ...
UAE Delegation Honors Taif Season Organizers
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 24 August, 2019 3:10 am
A popular band that has participated in the UAE pavilion in Souk Okaz, held this year as part of Taif Season, visited officials of the season and market in their administrative headquarters to thank them for their efforts this year to expand and develop the market.  Officials of the band...
HUAWEI P30 Pro Limited Edition Pearl White:  Come for the look, stay for the experience
Technology & IT | Saturday 24 August, 2019 2:49 am
The HUAWEI P30 Pro is one of Huawei’s most coveted phones yet, bringing home countless awards, accolades and even selling 10 million units in a record time of 85 days. While its premium features and powerful hardware certainly raises the bar for a modern smartphone, users can also enjoy its...