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Al-Salam Museum to enrich Madinah visitors’ experience
May 19, 2019

MADINAH — Emir of Madinah region and Chairman of the Madinah Region Development Authority Prince Faisal Bin Salman launched on Saturday the construction work of Al-Salam Museum, west of the Prophet’s Mosque on a total area of 17,400 sq. meters.

The museum will have halls with a total area of 4,650 sq. meters.

The museum was initially launched by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman during his recent visit to Madinah....

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How Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula went from being underdeveloped...to having negative unemployment
May 19, 2019

RIYADH: In almost no time, the city of Al-Ula in northwest Saudi Arabia went from being relatively unknown to a very early symbol of success for the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 reform plan.

Previously underdeveloped and mostly ignored, it has now become home to the Winter at Tantora music festival, which was sold out every night between December and February as visitors flocked"...

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Ghabaga: A Ramadan event reviving cultural concepts
May 19, 2019

JEDDAH — The recently concluded “Ghabaga” event held last May12-14) in Jeddah under the “Ramadan Season” highlighted cultural activations that is taking place at “Rebal Land for Events and Exhibitions”, located at the King Abdulaziz Road, Nahda District.

“Ghabaga” was named in reference to the late Ramadan dinner that usually is in between the “Iftar” and “Suhoor”. It is a"...

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Makarem Hotels expands its footprint in Makkah
May 18, 2019

Makarem Hotels, the award-winning Saudi hotel brand by Dur Hospitality, has announced the signing of a contract to operate Makarem Sagryah Tower Hotel in Makkah.

The announcement of the latest addition to Makarem’s growing portfolio was made during its participation at the 26th edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the international travel and tourism event in Dubai from April 28 to May 1.

The anticipated four-star hotel, which"...

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Tourism body adds Asir’s Al-Soudah to Saudi Seasons 2019
May 16, 2019

RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced Al-Soudah Season in Asir region as part of the 2019 Saudi Seasons initiative, which was launched in February and includes 11 tourist seasons covering most of the Kingdom. The initiative is the first of its kind in the region, aiming to encourage domestic tourism.

Al-Soudah Season will take place in August."...

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Dream Cruises Selects SES Networks’ Game-Changing Connectivity for Cruise Fleet
May 15, 2019

(AETOS Wire) -- Dream Cruises, a brand of Genting Cruise Lines, has selected SES Networks’ Signature Cruise Solution to provide exceptional speeds, low latency, and unmatched fibre-like service to its passenger ship fleet, comprised of World Dream, Genting Dream and Explorer Dream, for the Asian luxury market, SES announced today. Crew and guests of the newly-launched Explorer Dream will experience exceptional SES-powered guest connectivity onboard the 75,000-gross-ton, 2,000-passenger ship. The SES Networks’ solution will also be introduced onboard Genting Dream in September this year, completing the fleet-wide implementation that follows the successful launch of SES Networks’ managed service onboard World Dream, Dream Cruises’ second cruise ship, which debuted in 2017. The new Explorer Dream will have homeports in Shanghai and Tianjin, as well as Sydney and Auckland later in the year. Its significantly enhanced connectivity will enable......

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Moro Group in deal to build a hospitality & tourism academy
May 14, 2019

JEDDAH — Moro International Group for the Management and Operation of Hotels, Resorts and Conferences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Swiss Alpine Center for Education and Training of International Hospitality and Tourism in Zurich, Switzerland. The Moro International Group intends to establish the Moro International Hospitality and Tourism Academy.

Qusai Bin Nizar Al Shaiban, Chairman of the"...

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Starbucks hosts roundtable for Saudi employees
May 14, 2019

RIYADH — Starbucks recently hosted a media roundtable at one of their cafes in Riyadh, encouraging young Saudis working at Starbucks to share their personal experiences with the media.

Hana Al Badr, Abdullah Al Ghareeb, and Anas Al Ghadya shared their success stories with media representatives, explaining why they joined the international coffee brand, the professional training they received, and the opportunities available for Saudis to work at"...

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First Marriott Executive Apartments opens in Madinah
May 13, 2019

Marriott International has announced the opening of Marriott Executive Apartments Madinah, marking the brand’s debut in the holy city.

The re-branded property is the third Marriott Executive Apartments in Saudi Arabia and appeals to the rapidly growing demand for an extended stay both with business as well as leisure travellers.

“Our growth and focus on Saudi Arabia is aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation"...

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Celebrate Ramadan at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
May 12, 2019

DUBAI — Discover the treasured traditions of Ramadan at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai with a variety of exceptional experiences. Timeless décor and flawless service, authentic homegrown hospitality and sumptuous selection of Ramadan Iftar and Sohour packages are combined to create a memorable Ramadan celebration for your family, friends and colleagues.

Simon Moore, General"...

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