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Diriyah: The heart of Saudi history
Culture & Education | Friday 28 January, 2022 4:09 pm
The history of Diriyah city goes back to 430 AD, when the ancient Arabian tribe of Banu Hanifa came to settle in eastern Nejd on the banks of the valley of Al-'Irdh, which later came to be known after them as ‘Wadi Hanifa’. Led by Ubaid bin Tha’labah, the tribe’s chieftain, they chose...
King Salman Royal Reserve unveils digital identity
Business & Money | Thursday 27 January, 2022 9:01 am
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Natural Reserve, the largest reserve in the Middle East and North Africa, unveiled its digital identity on its website and Twitter account to foster awareness and boost its outreach. The campaign showcased the vision, mission and goals of the reserve, along with ...
15% jump in number of Saudis working in private healthcare sector
| Wednesday 26 January, 2022 9:53 am
The number of Saudis working in private healthcare and social welfare operations in the Kingdom increased by 15.4% in a year, reaching 209,095 citizens at the end of the third quarter of 2021. At the end of the same period in 2020, their number was 177,037.The total number of workers in the sector...
King Salman Park Foundation announces start of visitor pavilion construction
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 25 January, 2022 9:42 am
JEDDAH: The King Salman Park Foundation on Sunday announced the start of the visitor pavilion’s construction. The 90,000-square meter public space will include a plant nursery, a multi-use hall, meeting rooms, exhibition areas, restaurants, and cafes. The main auditorium, which can...
Move to allow Premium Residency holders benefit from education and health services
Government | Monday 24 January, 2022 10:50 am
The Premium Residency (Special Privilege Iqama) holders can enjoy soon the exclusive rights hitherto allowed only to Saudi citizens in the Kingdom’s health and education sectors.The Saudi Premium Residency Center (PRC) plans to make new amendments in the Premium Residency Law in this regard,...
Yanbu Education wins two awards for distinguished academic performance in GCC
Culture & Education | Saturday 22 January, 2022 11:11 am
YANBU — The Education Department, affiliated to Yanbu Governorate has won two categories of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award of Distinguished Academic Performance at the level of schools in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The Fifth Secondary School in Yanbu governorate ...
Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale launches local art ecosystem forum
Business & Money | Saturday 22 January, 2022 11:09 am
The Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale kicked off its two-day local art ecosystem forum to build bridges of knowledge and communication between the participating cultural entities. This public program, held in the Jax neighborhood in Diriyah, is supporting the growth of the local art ecosystem...
MHRSD: 5,000 Saudi men and women join marketing jobs in 2 months
Business & Money | Thursday 20 January, 2022 10:13 am
As many as 5,000 Saudi men and women have taken up jobs in the marketing sector within two months after the decision to Saudize this key employment sector, according to Saad Al-Hammad, spokesman of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD).“The ministry’s target is to...
 29th Annual MPGC to take place in Bahrain on 16 and 17 May 2022
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 19 January, 2022 5:06 pm
The 29th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC 2022), originally scheduled for January 2022, will now be held on 16 and 17 May 2022 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This decision to postpone the conference was jointly taken by organiser Conference Connection and the hosts, Ministry of...
Saudi Arabia qualifies for Beijing Winter Olympics in another first
Sports | Monday 17 January, 2022 9:41 am
RIYADH — Saudi Arabia is scheduled to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing for the first time in the sports history of the country.The Saudi winter sports team skiers Salman Al-Howaish and Fayik Abdi achieved the qualification points to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics, which...