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Cultural shows, heritage markets to enhance Atturaif’s attraction
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 22 February, 2015 7:32 am
The High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh (HCDA) has emphasized the importance of the Atturaif Quarter which was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2010.“The Atturaif Quarter in Diriyah is the second historic site in the Kingdom to be added to the World Heritage List. The first was...
Energy efficiency lab receives certification
Environment & Energy | Saturday 21 February, 2015 2:09 am
The Laboratory for Energy Efficiency, a unit of the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) which deals primarily with air conditioners, has been certified by the Korean Agency for Technology and Specifications (KATS) at an event held in Riyadh recently. SASO won the award following a sample...
 AMERICAN EXPRESS WORLD LUXURY EXPO RETURNS TO RIYADH
Business & Money | Saturday 21 February, 2015 2:05 am
World Luxury Expo is returning to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Riyadh from 11-13 March 2015. This is the third edition of the highly anticipated three-day event being titled sponsored exclusively by American Express.HRH Princess Nouf Bint Faisal Bin Turki Al Saud, as Chairperson of Nayyara...
Oman to showcase US$ 3.3 billion worth of projects at ATM 2015
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 21 February, 2015 12:10 am
The annual Arabian Travel Market roadshow series kicks off its 2015 calendar later this week with the team heading to The Chedi Muscat on 19th February to meet with key industry players to discuss how to optimise Oman’s tourism development showcase at this year’s ATM.Exhibitors from the...
Japanese keen to learn about Shoura working
Business & Money | Friday 20 February, 2015 3:45 am
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Shoura Council Khader Al-Quraishi has chaired a discussion with a Japanese delegation, headed by Charge d'Affaires in the Japanese Embassy in Riyadh Katsuhiko Takahashi at the council headquarters in Riyadh on Monday. The talks focused on...
KSA hospitals waste millions in medicines
Healthcare | Friday 20 February, 2015 3:42 am
Government health facilities are wasting millions of riyals in medicines through mismanagement, lack of standardized dispensing, and theft, according to sources quoted in a local publication recently.Some facilities buy too much drugs, while there is a measure of fraud with health workers taking...
Expanded areas at Haram opened
Business & Money | Friday 20 February, 2015 3:41 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has instructed authorities to open the newly expanded areas of the Grand Mosque in Makkah for use by the growing number of Umrah pilgrims and worshippers.“King Salman has approved the opening of the completed areas of King Abdullah Haram Expansion...
GE Unveils White Paper to Help Meet Growing Demand for Water in Saudi Arabia
Technology & IT | Thursday 19 February, 2015 3:18 pm
GE (NYSE: GE) will unveil an industry white paper on ‘Addressing Water Scarcity in Saudi Arabia: Policy Options for Continued Success,’ at the Water Arabia 2015 Conference & Exhibition being held at Le Meridien Hotel in Al Khobar from February 17 to 19, 2015. The white paper highlights four...
Electronic payments on mobiles reduce visits to bank branches
Business & Money | Thursday 19 February, 2015 8:04 am
Minister of Commerce and Industry Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said the electronic payments depending on mobiles and tablets will remove other traditional payments through cash, checks, ATM and credit cards. This development will also lead to reduce the number of bank branches as there is no need to visit...
Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya Receives The 2014 Hilton Garden Inn Most Improved Brand Award winner
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 19 February, 2015 12:43 am
Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels catering to the focused service segment, recently awarded its top performing properties globally. Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya was presented with the 2014 Hilton Garden Inn Most Improved Brand Award in...
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