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Fairmont Riyadh attracts business and leisure guests alike
January 14, 2019

FAIRMONT Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand within the AccorHotels network, marks the brand’s debut in the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the eagerly anticipated opening of the 298-room Fairmont Riyadh.

A key centerpiece of the Business Gate community in Riyadh, an ambitious mixed-use development project and business district featuring over 70 multinational and regional companies. Fairmont Riyadh is the closest luxury hotel"...

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The Curtain Falls on the Activities of Janadria Festival ‘Faithfulness and Loyalty’
January 11, 2019

National Festival of Heritage and Culture, Janadria in its 33rd Edition, organized by the Ministry of National Guard, ended on January 9th, which was launched under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Thursday 20th December 2018.

The festival, which carries the slogan ‘Faithfulness and Loyalty’"...

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Al-Baha coast gets tourism green light
January 8, 2019

JEDDAH: The people of As-Sarah, a mountainous area in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Al-Baha region, are increasingly turning to the coastal Tihama strip to enjoy its warm climate and abundant natural attractions.
Recent heavy rain has left Tihama, a narrow strip between the Red Sea and nearby mountains, covered in verdant foliage, heightening its appeal for the Al-Baha Spring Festival being held in Al-Mikhwah governorate.
Tihama’s four governorates,"...

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Janadria 33 - Balancing the Sustainability of Traditions and Live Communication with the Latest Technologies of the World
January 8, 2019

The National Festival of Heritage and Culture in Janadria is a valuable opportunity to highlight the elements of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on an international level, especially with hundreds of local, Arab and international media racing to cover the various rich events of the festival.

The 33rd Edition of Janadria turned into a major regional"...

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Abqaiq Safari Festival attracts 200,000 visitors
January 7, 2019

JEDDAH: The 3rd Safari Festival in Abqaiq highlighting “the Heritage of the Desert” came to a close on Friday, having attracted more than 200,000 visitors since it opened on Dec. 26 last year.
The events were organized on the Riyadh-Dammam highway by the tourism commission in collaboration with the municipalities of Abqaiq, Ain Dar and Goff Bani Hajjer.
Mohammed Al-Mothami, chairman of the provincial tourism commission, said that the 10-day"...

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Kingdom receives nearly 2.2 million Umrah pilgrims
January 6, 2019

MAKKAH — Saudi Arabia received 2,183,013 Umrah pilgrims till Thursday since the start of the season, the Ministry of Haj and Umrah said in its weekly bulletin on pilgrimage data.

The number of Umrah visas issued by various Saudi missions reached 2,555,201 until 27th of Rabi Al-Thani (Jan. 3).

The ministry said 1,774,420 pilgrims left the country after completing the Umrah rituals while 408,611 of them are in Makkah and Madinah....

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Saudi Arabia announces plans for major entertainment complex in Riyadh
January 5, 2019

Saudi Arabia plans to build an 100,000 square-metre entertainment complex in Riyadh, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

According to SPA, the Saudi Entertainment Ventures Company – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund – plans to build the complex on Riyadh’s Eastern Ring Road at the intersection of King Abdullah Road.

Abdullah"...

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Claviger an indispensable partner in hospitality industry
January 3, 2019

CLAVIGER, a comprehensive sales and marketing agency specializing in hospitality, travel and tourism, despite being relatively new in the industry having been founded only in March 2016, is already a name to reckon serving an impressive list of clients from around the world.

With its Middle East operations headquartered in Dubai, the agency, provides strategic counsel for clients looking to enhance their outreach and maximize their global sales and marketing"...

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2019 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Fireworks captivates the world with a breathtaking spectacle
January 1, 2019

  • Hundreds of thousands of visitors take part in the event, which added to the pride of the nation and promotes Ras Al Khaimah as a tourism destination
  • Guinness World Record for ‘Longest chain of fireworks’ achieved just before countdown to the New Year was a tribute to the Year of Zayed with the total length of fireworks chain at 4.6 km and using 11,284 devices
  • Record for ‘Longest straight line of fireworks’ was achieved with colourful canopy of fireworks spanning an area of 13 km along...

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Jeddah Food Festival woos residents and visitors alike
December 31, 2018

JEDDAH — With the presence of around 6,000 people, the third edition of the Jeddah Food Festival was inaugurated by Mazen Batterjee, Vice-President of the Jeddah Chamber in the presence of the Secretary General of the Chamber, Hassan Dahlan, officials of the Chamber, a number of officials, businessmen and media people.

After the inaugural, Batterjee said: “The beautiful atmosphere of Jeddah and the wonderful climate that it enjoys, gives"...

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