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Saudi and Iranian firms vie for business at Erbil trade fair
April 23, 2019

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Two hundred companies are taking part in a joint four-day construction and oil and gas fair in Erbil to promote investment in the Kurdistan Region and other parts of Iraq.

The 11th Erbil International Building - Construction, Municipal Equipment & Machinery Exhibition and the Fifth Erbil Oil & Gas International Exhibition was held simultaneously under the supervision of the KRG Reconstruction and Housing Ministry"...

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Al Tayyar Travel Group rebranded to SEERA
April 23, 2019

AL Tayyar Travel Group, the Middle East’s leading technology-powered travel and tourism company, announced it has rebranded and will be known as SEERA with immediate effect.

The name and identity of SEERA, meaning journey, is the culmination of the company’s transformation efforts, which has seen its operating environment undergo a significant shift.

The new brand name and its logo, symbolizing the voyage of a traveller around"...

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Najm gets ‘Best Call Center in the Middle East Award’
April 23, 2019

RIYADH — Najm for Insurance Services has celebrated receiving the ‘Best Call Center in the Middle East Award’ within the emergency category, which was announced during the Middle East Call Center Conference and Exhibition conducted in Dubai on April 16-17, 2019.

Najm was awarded following a close competition among various regional companies from different sectors, which reiterates Najm’s outstanding efforts in providing quality"...

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Zain Saudi Arabia and IHS deal to speed up development of Kingdom’s information tech infrastructure
April 23, 2019

JEDDAH — IHS Holding Limited (IHS), one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world and leader in EMEA by tower count, said that the recent agreement signed with Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) will help accelerate the development of the Kingdom’s information technology infrastructure.

The agreement comprised the sale and lease back of Zain KSA’s"...

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Inside Jeddah’s newest creative hub
April 23, 2019

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is undergoing a well-documented cultural progression, part of which is championing up-and-coming artists. Contemporary and traditional designers now have a new creative space in Jeddah, thanks to Art Jameel — the Saudi foundation that has patronized artistic and educational initiatives in the Arab world since 2003.

Project Space Art Jameel, nestled in the heart of"...

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7th Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in Jeddah draws tremendous interests
April 23, 2019

JEDDAH — Bader Al Hokair, Deputy CEO Western Region - Al Hokair Group, opened the seventh edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2019 on Sunday (April 21) at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events with thousands of hospitality industry professionals attending the Kingdom’s premier trade show here.

Gary Williams, The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia’s event director, stressed the importance of the event and how it is helping to develop the industry....

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IoT can help shift high street retail into digital future in Saudi Arabia
April 23, 2019

RIYADH — Retail sales in Saudi Arabia is booming. According to Euromonitor International’s report at the end of last year, the retail industry in Saudi Arabia is worth $106 billion and is forecast to steadily rise to $119 billion by 2023. Customers are getting smarter about their shopping choices and their expectations of the retail experience are accelerating quickly. Non-store retailing, which includes online shopping, direct selling, mobile internet,"...

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Takamul offers program for tour guiding in Saudi Arabia
April 23, 2019

RIYADH: The National Center for Human Resources Development (Takamul), an affiliate of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has organized a 14-day training program on tour guiding in Riyadh from April 20 until May 2.

Nasser bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Nashmi, director general of Takamul, said the program was designed in cooperation with the World Federation of Tourist Guide"...

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Tadawul to participate in financial conference
April 23, 2019

RIYADH — The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced its participation in the Financial Sector Conference (FSC) to be held in Riyadh on April 24-25, 2019 under the auspices of the Financial Sector Development Program (FSDP).

Ms. Sarah Al-Suhaimi, Tadawul›s Chairperson, will participate in a panel discussion on “Moving Saudi Markets to the Next Level: A Matter of Trust” and Eng. Khalid Al Hussan will participate in a panel discussion"...

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Saudi Arabia’s first electronic cochlear implant performed in Jubail
April 23, 2019

JUBAIL: A medical team at the Royal Commission Hospital in Jubail has performed Saudi Arabia’s first electronic cochlear implant operation.

The head of the team, Dr. Mohammed Al-Sheikh, said the implant was successfully conducted for a 15-month-old baby who was born completely deaf. An Auditory Brainstem Response test was previously run to ascertain the nature of the baby’s condition"...

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