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Failure to apply social distancing can lead to dining ban, ministry warns restaurants
Government | Monday 10 January, 2022 9:35 am
RIYADH — Serving food in restaurants will be banned in the event of failures in maintaining social distancing measures against coronavirus, according to the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing.The ministry said in a statement that updated health protocols for restaurants and cafes ...
What day is it? UAE works on Friday for first time
Business & Money | Sunday 9 January, 2022 12:10 am
DUBAI: Employees and schoolchildren juggled work and studies with weekly Muslim prayers on the first ever working Friday in the United Arab Emirates as the Gulf country formally switched to a Saturday-Sunday weekend.Some grumbled at the change and businesses were split, with many moving to the...
Saudi Day at Expo 2020 celebrates the Kingdom’s past, present and future
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 9 January, 2022 12:02 am
DUBAI: An excited crowd gathered outside the Saudi pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai on Jan. 7, their images reflected on its award-winning LED mirror-screen display as they awaited the start of the Saudi Culture Parade. It was one of more than 18 events in celebration of the Kingdom that took place ...
Saudi budget carrier flyadeal launches new route between Riyadh and Cairo
Business & Money | Saturday 8 January, 2022 11:53 pm
RIYADH: Low-cost Saudi airline flyadeal on Thursday launched its first regular flights between King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh and Cairo International Airport, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Ahmed Al-Brahim, the airline’s chief commercial and customer officer, said that the...
Saudi aviation sector aims for three-fold increase in passenger volume
Government | Wednesday 5 January, 2022 9:56 am
RIYADH — The President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, said the contribution of the civil aviation and air transport sector to the Kingdom’s GDP is expected to increase to more than SR280 billion by 2030. This in comparison to about SR80 billion in...
Ancient secrets of love and happiness — set in stone across Arabian Peninsula
Culture & Education | Tuesday 4 January, 2022 9:37 am
MAKKAH: Ancient inscriptions on rocks throughout the Arabian Peninsula are helping to paint a picture of the earliest Arabic cultures, including economic and social conditions — and even people’s thoughts on love, marriage and happiness. The engravings provide evidence of early religious...
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 ...
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