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Eye of Riyadh
Eye of Riyadh

Smart cities: Where to go?
Business & Money | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 1:39 pm
In 2015 and beyond, the number and value of smart city initiatives will expand substantially, according to Monitor Deloitte’s new report “Smart cities, not just the sum of its parts”. The majority of new smart city projects globally will continue to be led by European cities and...
Kanoo Machinery displays latest warehousing and storage solutions at 
Materials Handling Middle East 2015
Business & Money | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 1:37 pm
Kanoo Machinery is participating in the highly anticipated event, Materials Handling Middle East 2015, the only dedicated show in the region for professionals from every facet of the warehousing, supply chain and intra-logistics sector, which has started on 14th September 2015 and ending today ...
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 1:36 pm
    FRHI targets independent Gulf travellers as holy city prepares for millions undertaking the annual pilgrimage   FRHI Hotels & Resorts is set to increase the number of independent Gulf travellers experiencing its hotels in Makkah, as the holy city prepares for a...
BECO Capital Expects Consolidation in the Venture Capital Market in the Region
Business & Money | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 1:29 pm
BECO Capital, a regional venture capital firm focused on technology investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, today said that the Venture Capital (VC) market has gained momentum in the last 12 months, boosted by successful fundraising by the “Big Four”, a much deeper...
Maserati in the starting blocks for 2016
Cars & Autos | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 1:22 pm
Following the launches of the 6th generation Quattroporte and the Ghibli, Maserati’s first four-door E-segment sedan, in 2013 and 2014, 2015 marks a year of consolidation for Maserati.  The Italian luxury car brand reports a solid 6.1 percent sales increase across the Middle East,...
50,000 take part in health awareness drive
Business & Money | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 7:07 am
The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has launched a special health awareness campaign to provide the public with information on various medical issues including drug addiction and dental problems. The eight-day Fanar SABIC for Health Program has been inundated with about 50,000 visitors...
Prince Sultan bin Salman is WTO’s new vice president
Business & Money | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 7:02 am
Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), has been elected as the World Tourism Organization’s (WTO) vice president. The decision was taken on Sunday by the Middle East committee of the organization in Medellin, Colombia. The...
New Audi A4 family of models makes first public appearance including new S4
Cars & Autos | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 4:53 am
Motor Show (IAA),  in Frankfurt am Main, Audi is presenting many different new products. The main focus is on the new A4 model line and the near-production Audi etron quattro concept car – a sporty SUV with an all-electric drive. The company is also offering a multimedia experience...
Tourism to contribute 5.7% of the non-oil Saudi GDP by 2020
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 3:48 am
Saudi Arabia’s non-oil sector is forecasted to maintain robust growth in 2015. Thanks to the Kingdom’s diversification strategy, the non-oil sector benefits from government spending, corporate lending, and solid domestic consumption. These benefits are likely to continue due to an...
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 16 September, 2015 2:42 am
Etihad Airways, its airport services business and five of its equity partners have today successfully completed an innovative new platform financing transaction, raising $500 million on the international markets.   Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air...