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Tourism authorities to develop historic mountains of Makkah
December 9, 2017

THE Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has reiterated its plans to rehabilitate the historical mountains of Makkah to woo pilgrims from different parts of the Islamic world to visit the sites.

Jabal Al-Noor, where the first verses of the Holy Qur'an were revealed, is among the few sites in Makkah still preserved from the Prophet's time though it does not hold any importance in the religious rites of the obligatory pilgrimage....

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Women occupy less than 2% posts of the chambers board
December 6, 2017

Men occupy a whopping 98.25 percent posts numbering 336 on the boards of directors of the 28 chambers of commerce and industry in the Kingdom as against a mere 1.75 percent for women.

The council of the Saudi chambers of commerce and industry in Riyadh does not have a single female member.

The women are represented in three chambers only at the rate of two women in each.

The board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce"...

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Nourpay prepares for potential increase in Travel and Tourism spend in Saudi Arabia
December 5, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia and LONG BEACH, N.Y., Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nourpay, the digital and payment services member of Nour Communications Group, and Planet Payment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLPM), a leading international and multi-currency payment processor, today announced a partnership agreement for the potential delivery of Pay in Your Currency®, Planet Payment’s Dynamic"...

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Global LMR Communications Provider Hytera Sues Motorola Solutions Under Sherman Antitrust Act Alleging Anticompetitive Practices That Force US Customers to Pay a Surcharge for Safety
December 5, 2017

Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd. today filed suit in federal district court in New Jersey against Chicago, Ill.-based Motorola Solutions, Inc., alleging that Motorola Solutions is engaging in anticompetitive practices that are unlawful under the Sherman and Clayton Acts by deliberately and actively foreclosing competition in land mobile radio (LMR) communications systems, in order to reap billions of dollars on sales at inflated prices to US customers.


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Saudi tourism body to award museum, heritage contracts worth SR1.2 billion
December 3, 2017

Nine museum and heritage projects will be awarded across the Kingdom at costs totaling more than SR433 million ($155 million), the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced.
The SCTH said another five projects will also be awarded within the SCTH cultural heritage projects whose costs are more than SR1.4 billion.
SCTH President Prince Sultan bin Salman has patronized the signing of the contracts with a number of national"...

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A Click & Collect landmark
December 2, 2017

LANDMARK Arabia, one of the leading retail and hospitality conglomerates in the Middle East, has launched Click & Collect in Saudi Arabia. This useful new Omni-Channel feature is available to customers on,,,,, and, as well as on their iPhone and Android apps.

This customer-focused initiative represents the latest step in"...

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Saudi Arabia to open up for tourists next year
November 25, 2017

THE Kingdom aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners next year, a senior Saudi official told CNN, as the government seeks to find new sources of revenue to diversify its economy.

At present, foreigners traveling to Saudi Arabia are largely restricted to resident workers and their dependents, business travelers, and Muslim pilgrims who are given special visas to travel to holy sites.

“The targets are people who want to come"...

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KSA signs deal for archaeological surveys on Farasan Island
November 23, 2017

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has signed an agreement with a team of French scientists to extend an archaeological survey at two sites on Farasan Island in Jazan region.
The supervisor of the Antiquities and Museums at SCTH, Husain Abu Al-Hasan, and Soline Marion de Bros, from First Paris University and head of the French team on the Saudi-French project assigned to carry out the archaeological surveys, signed for their respective"...

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AED 21 billion Royal Pearls makes steady progress, Phase One 10% ready
November 22, 2017

Offering smart, networked and ultra-modern living spaces in a pristine, upscale location within easy reach of key urban hotspots and centrally located in a serene residential setting, Royal Pearls, the prestige new development from Oriental Pearls Real Estate Developers,"...

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MCI Middle East and Zahara Tours Join Forces to Bring Association Events to Oman
November 20, 2017

MCI Middle East is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Zahara Tours in the Sultanate of Oman and have now launched MCI Oman. The partnership reaffirms MCI’s strategy of growing the Middle East and driving the meetings industry forward in its emerging markets.

With 130+ associations"...

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