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65 days: Vacation bonanza for teachers
Culture & Education | Saturday 9 May, 2015 3:38 am
Teachers will now be permitted to enjoy a summer vacation of up to 65 days, a directive issued by Minister of Education Azzam Al-Dakhil said.The minister also ordered the advancement of the beginning of the annual vacation period for teachers to June 11.“The vacation for the academic year 2014-15 ...
Foreign firm hired to check health workers’ certificates
Healthcare | Friday 8 May, 2015 3:00 am
The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) has signed a deal with an international company to check the education qualifications of health workers, particularly those coming from abroad.The global firm has uncovered 180 million forged certificates in several countries, Abdullah Al-Zahayyan, ...
Riyadh at higher altitude with Antonov manufacturing deal
Business & Money | Friday 8 May, 2015 2:59 am
The Kingdom is to manufacture Antonov multipurpose aircraft in cooperation with Ukraine starting in about two years.The deal between Taqnia Aeronautics and Antonov State Company for the transfer of aircraft technology and subsequent manufacture of the aircraft, was inked in Riyadh under the...
100 days of King Salman celebrated
Government | Friday 8 May, 2015 2:56 am
The people of Riyadh hosted a huge reception in honor of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to mark his 100 days in office. The reception was held at the sports stadium of King Saud University in the capital.Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy...
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana receives ‘Most improved hotel in sustainability practices’ in Dubai Green Tourism Award 2014
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 7 May, 2015 4:34 pm
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, a flagship property of Rotana’s alcohol-free Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts brand and previously certified the world’s tallest hotel by Guinness Book of World Records was awarded for the ‘Most improved hotel in sustainability practices - 4 star hotel’ during the Dubai...
Culture & Education | Thursday 7 May, 2015 11:26 am
The second edition of Saudi Design Week (SDW) was launched last night with an exclusive preview that welcomed this region’s design community and international press. Under the arabesque domes of Al Faisaliah Resort and Spa in Durrat Al Riyadh, all factions of the burgeoning creative industry met, ...
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 7 May, 2015 11:23 am
Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) announced Villa Rotana as the winner of Dubai Green Tourism Awards 3rd Cycle 2015. More than 80 hotels participated and Villa Rotana proudly receives the award in the Standard Hotel Apartment category which was presented to the General...
Ministry plans to provide school books, material on electronic portal
Culture & Education | Thursday 7 May, 2015 3:39 am
The Ministry of Education is in the process of implementing a project to provide e-books and other e-library material for the entire school curriculum on one single electronic portal. The move comes in line with the decision of Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil to adopt developmental initiatives...
Emaar strengthens global expansion with management contracts in Nigeria & Bahrain
Business & Money | Thursday 7 May, 2015 2:30 am
At the Arabian Travel Market today, Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality & leisure business of global developer Emaar Properties, announced its ambitious international expansion to Nigeria and Bahrain through hotel and serviced residence management contracts. Building on its strong competencies ...
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Welcomes Rise in Travelers from Middle East
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 7 May, 2015 2:25 am
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) welcomes increasing numbers of customers traveling from the Gulf region. The three largest Gulf region carriers serve DFW nonstop from their hubs, and the number of passengers traveling between Dallas/Fort Worth, the Middle East, and the Indian...