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Alpha Dhabi Holding raises stake in Aldar Properties to 30%
Business & Money | Tuesday 4 January, 2022 9:29 am
ABU DHABI, 3rd January, 2022 (WAM) -- Alpha Dhabi Holding (ADH) has announced the acquisition of an additional 17 percent shareholding of Aldar Properties. The acquisition will increase Alpha Dhabi Holding’s shares in Aldar Properties to 29.8 percent, making it one of the largest shareholders,...
Topgolf adds a new dimension to Dubai as a golfing destination
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 4 January, 2022 9:26 am
Over the last three decades, Dubai has grown in reputation as one of the world’s most exciting golf destinations. With several world-class golf courses including ones designed by the sport’s most celebrated stars, golfing enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in the emirate. As the host of major...
Shurooq’s 'Al Hira Beach' to feature pro skatepark by Kota in Sharjah
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 3 January, 2022 9:02 am
SHARJAH, 2nd January, 2022 (WAM) -- The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) announces the development of Sharjah’s newest pro skatepark attraction which will be part of its much anticipated and upcoming beach destination, Al Hira Beach.Scheduled for completion in Q1 of 2022,...
Saudi Arabia’s Dhee Ayn lit up to mark Arabic calligraphy’s addition to UNESCO list
Culture & Education | Sunday 2 January, 2022 9:15 am
BAHA: Light shows illuminated the facades of 58 palaces in the archaeological village of Dhee Ayn in Baha to celebrate the addition of Arabic calligraphy to UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.The Saudi Heritage Commission said the celebrations would last for a week and that light shows ...
Saudi custom license plate auction raising millions for Interior Ministry
Business & Money | Sunday 2 January, 2022 9:10 am
JEDDAH: An online Saudi government auction for custom license plates is attracting hundreds of bidders and raising millions. The event aims to raise funds for the General Directorate of Traffic, which operates under the ministry and is responsible for certifying the license...
Artists will explore ideas of mirage and oasis in Desert X AlUla
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 1 January, 2022 2:09 pm
ALULA — Free and open to all, Desert X AlUla is a recurring, site-responsive, international art exhibition taking place in AlUla, a globally significant ancient desert region in the Arabian Peninsula. This year’s exhibition, under the curatorial vision of Reem Fadda, Raneem Farsi and Neville...
Young Saudi’s artistic work takes Islamic geometry to new level
Culture & Education | Saturday 1 January, 2022 2:05 pm
JEDDAH: A 22-year-old artist, Lama Abdulrahman, has taken traditional Islamic art and experimented with it, creating her own unique style while still keeping the spirit of the art alive.Her main style is Islamic geometry, though she likes experimenting with many different mediums, Abdulrahman...
Fireworks show, celebrity performers planned across the UAE on NYE to ring in 2022
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 31 December, 2021 1:01 pm
A host of firework displays are set to light up the skies at some of the United Arab Emirates’ key landmarks on New Year’s Eve as revellers set to ring in 2022. In Dubai, there will be a total of 36 firework displays across 29 locations as the emirate. For all the latest headlines...
Industry and Mineral Resources Ministry launches smartphone app
Technology & IT | Friday 31 December, 2021 12:50 pm
RIYADH — The Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources has launched its smartphone application in a bid to keep pace with the digital transformation and provide an enriching and effective user experience to enhance innovation and integration among various stakeholders.The application includes a...
Saudi artist makes portrait of crown prince using gemstones from Jabal Tuwaiq
Culture & Education | Wednesday 29 December, 2021 4:02 pm
RIYADH: Inspired by the words of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi artist Sarah Al-Zaidi spent five months creating a portrait of him using gemstones and other minerals she collected from Jabal Tuwaiq, a mountain in the north of the Kingdom. ‘Himmat Al-Jabal,’ which translates as...