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Record Breaking Visitor Growth and Continued Partnerships Solidify Dubai’s Commitment to China
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 19 July, 2018 4:10 am
Ahead of President Xi Jinping of China’s arrival in the UAE later this week, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reports continued growth in visitors from China. With a robust growth of 119% in overnight Chinese visitors since 2014 and a YOY increase of...
KSA sets bar for quality of service in communications, IT sector
Business & Money | Thursday 19 July, 2018 3:50 am
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has released an update to regulate the quality of services by telecommunications service providers (TSP) in the Kingdom.  The update includes standards and indicators that assess the quality of service and enables consumers to...
Saudi heritage commission chief meets with Bosnia’s Dennis Zvizzdic
Culture & Education | Thursday 19 July, 2018 3:31 am
The president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), Prince Sultan bin Salman, met with Denis Zvizdic, chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The meeting took place on the sidelines of Prince...
Bank Al Bilad invests in leaders through Ashridge flagship program
Business & Money | Thursday 19 July, 2018 2:35 am
More than 20 senior leaders from Bank Al Bilad recently participated in an Ashridge Executive Education Leadership Development Program in Riyadh. With a focus on building 21st Century Leadership capabilities, this highly experiential and practical learning approach helped leaders communicate their...
French Embassy celebrates Bastille Day in Riyadh
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 19 July, 2018 1:47 am
The French Embassy in Riyadh celebrated Bastille Day with great zeal, holding a reception organized by Ambassador Francois Gouyette to honor French-Saudi friendship. Bastille Day is the common name in English-speaking countries for the National Day of France, which is celebrated on July 14 every ...
Interior Designers from China Choose Caparol to Learn About the Paint Industry in the Middle East
Business & Money | Thursday 19 July, 2018 1:02 am
Caparol Paints, the German leader in the global paints industry, recently hosted a delegation of interior designers from China at its state-of-the-art facility in the UAE.    The delegation of 28interior designers from China was here to learn about the interior design industry...
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait sign minutes to establish coordination council
Government | Thursday 19 July, 2018 12:15 am
Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir and Kuwait's Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah signed the minutes for establishing a coordination council between the Kingdom and Kuwait, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said. During the meeting on Wednesday,...
Land Rover and Terry Grant Smash World Record at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Cars & Autos | Thursday 19 July, 2018 12:11 am
Land Rover and Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Terry’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Terry’s old record for a mile travelled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011,...
Dubai wins bid for the world’s biggest B2B event for Destination Weddings Industry
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 18 July, 2018 4:11 pm
Dubai has been announced as the winner of the bid to host the 2019 edition of the biggest annual international gathering of destination wedding industry, the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress, which is set to take place at the iconic Atlantis, The Palm hotel. Dubai overcame stiff...
Premier developer, Emaar, to build Middle East’s largest Chinatown at Dubai Creek Harbour
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 18 July, 2018 4:02 pm
Emaar today announced a landmark development that will further strengthen UAE-China relations, coinciding with the historic visit of President Xi Jinping of China to the UAE.    To honour Chinese expatriates in the UAE and further bolster business ties with China, Emaar will develop ...
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