Posts filtered by tags: Jeddah[x]


Author Tanaz Bhathena talks her new novel THE BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT

In Tanaz Bhathena’s new YA novel, The Beauty of the Moment, Susan is new Canada. She’s not used to the cultural freedoms in this new country, she’s used to live in Saudi Arabia. Susan is reserved, wary of boys and determined not to get her driving license.  She is very bright and her parents have high expectations of her. They want her to be a doctor although in secret she wants to be an artist. Then she meets Malcolm, and her world spirals into a completely new direction. Article by Lucas Maxwe...
Tags: Books, UK, Saudi Arabia, Life, US, Canada, North America, South Asia, Jeddah, Susan, Malcolm, Malcom, Mahtab, Tanaz Bhathena, Tanaz, Lucas Maxwell

Woman Asks Plane to Turn Around When She Realizes She Forgot Her Baby at the Airport

Saturday’s Saudia flight SV832 from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur turned back to the gate because a woman on board forgot her baby at the gate and insisted the plane return. Since communications between a commercial airliner and the ground are available, it’s worth a listen to this exchange. The pilot asks, “May God be with us. Can we come back or what?” Continue reading Woman Asks Plane to Turn Around When She Realizes She Forgot Her Baby at the Airport...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Kuala Lumpur, Jeddah

Saudi plane turns around after mother forgets baby at airport

‘May God be with us. Can we come back?’ says pilot during midair emergencyA Malaysia-bound plane had to turn back to Saudi Arabia after a passenger realised she had left her baby in the terminal.The pilot made the unusual request to return to the airport in Jeddah shortly after takeoff when the passenger told cabin crew she had forgotten her child. Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Saudi Arabia, Life and style, World news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Malaysia, Air transport, Parents and parenting, Jeddah

Flight to Malaysia forced to turn around after mother leaves baby at airport

A young mother on a flight from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia reportedly had the shock of her life when she realised she had accidentally left her baby behind in the airport terminal.  The Saudi Arabian Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur returned to its gate in King Abdulaziz airport, Jeddah after the panicked woman alerted cabin crew that she had forgotten to bring her child.  A video of the pilot requesting Air Traffic Control in Arabic and English for permission to return has gone viral on social med...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, David Cameron, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Air Traffic Control, Samantha, Nancy, Buckinghamshire, Jeddah, Saudi Arabian Airlines, King Abdulaziz, The Gulf News

Saudi Arabia tourist visa and sights

Last year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began issuing tourist visas for the first time in its history. Previously, only those traveling to Saudi Arabia for work or Muslim pilgrims were permitted to enter the country. Now, the new system promotes the Sharek visa, available to citizens from the US, the Schengen Zone, Australia, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore, with more countries to be added to this list in the future. Under the Sharek visa system, vi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, US, World, Unesco, Time Magazine, Mecca, Chris, Medina, Petra, Jeddah, Ksa, All, Scuba

Vox Cinemas to Open 110 Screens in Saudi Arabia This Year (EXCLUSIVE)

Middle East exhibitor Vox Cinemas is on track to open 110 screens in Saudi Arabia by year’s end as the oil-rich kingdom continues to liberalize its entertainment environment. Vox unveiled its second Saudi multiplex Jan. 28, a luxurious 12-screen facility in the city of Jeddah’s Red Sea Mall. The multiplex houses more than 1,450 seats and an Imax […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Global, Middle East, Vox, AMC Cinemas, Jeddah, VOX Cinemas, Red Sea Mall

Spicejet announces Hyderabad to Jeddah daily flight

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced a daily flight Hyderabad and Jeddah. The airline will begin operating the flight from 25 March 2019 on its new Boeing 737 MAXs. Jeddah will be the third destination for the airline in the Middle East after Dubai and Muscat and ninth international destination in total. Ajay Singh, Chairman and … The post Spicejet announces Hyderabad to Jeddah daily flight appeared first on Bangalore Aviation. >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Middle East, Dubai, Aviation, Muscat, Boeing, Routes, Hyderabad, Jeddah, SpiceJet, Routes & Launches, Bangalore Aviation, Ajay Singh

Foreigner flight causes upheaval in Saudi Arabia

In Jeddah, above, and other cities, buildings are emptying and stores staffed by foreigners are struggling. An exodus of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia has added to a sense of uncertainty. Photos / Washington Post Kareem FahimMohammed... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Photos Washington Post Kareem FahimMohammed

#Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon Amoudi freed from detention | Reuters

Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon Amoudi freed from detention | Reuters:Saudi-Ethiopian businessman Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi, arrested more than 14 months ago in a crackdown on corruption, has been released from detention in Saudi Arabia, two Saudi sources and Ethiopian state television said on Sunday.“He was released today and is heading to Jeddah,” one of the sources told Reuters.Ethiopian Television cited Arega Yirdaw, chief executive of Al Amoudi’s MIDROC Technology Group, as its source. [Author: ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Reuters, al Amoudi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Amoudi, Mohammed Hussein al Amoudi, Reuters Ethiopian Television, Arega Yirdaw, MIDROC Technology Group

Bakr bin Laden temporarily released from #Saudi detention: sources | Reuters

Bakr bin Laden temporarily released from Saudi detention: sources | Reuters:Bakr bin Laden, former chairman of construction giant Saudi Binladin Group, has been temporarily released nearly 15 months after his arrest in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption campaign, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.The sources said he was taken from Riyadh’s Ha’ir prison on Wednesday and then flown to the western city of Jeddah to attend a close relative’s funeral. He is expected to return to...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Reuters, Riyadh, Saudi Binladin Group, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bakr bin Laden

Majid Al Futtaim boss: ‘We’ll be everywhere’ in Saudi cinema expansion

Majid Al Futtaim boss: ‘We’ll be everywhere’ in Saudi cinema expansion:A leading foreign investor in Saudi Arabia signaled his confidence in the Kingdom’s economy and investment prospects with a multibillion-dollar expansion program and a rollout of innovations in leisure and retail.Speaking on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Alain Bejjani, chief executive of Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), unveiled the latest stages of a $4 billion investment plan.This includes th...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Dubai, Vox, Jeddah, Majid Al Futtaim, Carrefour, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Majid Al Futtaim MAF, Davos Alain Bejjani

Juventus beats Milan to win Italian Super Cup in Jeddah

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Amid a background of protests and political outrage, Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match to win his first trophy with Juventus. It was Ronaldo’s fourth goal […]
Tags: Milan, News, Saudi Arabia, Sports, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Ac Milan, Jeddah, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

Cristiano Ronaldo secures Italian Super Cup glory for Juventus

Juventus AC Milan 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Cristiano Ronaldo's second-half header secured Juventus' first Italian Super Cup since 2015 against 10-man AC Milan, in Saudi Arabia. Italian Supercoppa: Cristian...
Tags: Milan, Saudi Arabia, Football, Sport, Story, Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Ac Milan, Jeddah, Coppa Italia, Gonzalo Higuain, Juve, Juventus AC Milan, Patrick Cutrone, Italian Supercoppa

Chelsea close to completing Higuain loan deal with Juventus - sources

With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he'll be able to solve Chelsea's woes in front of goal. Cristiano Ronaldo's second-half header secured Juventus' first Italian Super Cup since 2015 against 10-man AC Milan, in Saudi Arabia. The FC crew answer your tweets on how far Juventus will go in European and domestic competitions, the chances Real Madrid and Juve do a Dybala-Isco swap & more. Chelsea are close to co...
Tags: Milan, Saudi Arabia, Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Transfers, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Espn, Ac Milan, Jeddah, Fc, Gonzalo Higuain, Higuain

AC Milan Striker Hands In Transfer Request

Gonzalo Higuain has formally requested to leave AC Milan as he tries to push through a move to Chelsea this week. Chelsea are allowing striker Michy Batshuayi to join Monaco on loan for the rest of the season as they look to finalise terms with Higuain’s parent club Juventus. Milan still want a replacement before allowing Higuain to cut short his loan, while Juventus want Chelsea to take over the terms of the 31-year-old’s deal which entails an initial £16m fee with obligation to buy at £32m. C...
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Juventus, Monaco, Sevilla, Ac Milan, Jeddah, Michy Batshuayi, Maurizio Sarri, Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain, Higuain, Juventus Milan, Leandro Paredes

Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women

Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in OctoberWhen, early last June, the Italian football league agreed a €20m deal to play three of the next five Italian super cups in Saudi Arabia, it provoked very little controversy. This is, after all, a trophy that has frequently been decided on foreign soil, sometimes in quite unlikely locations.In 2002, the year that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi bought 6.4m shares in Juventus, the Superc...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Saudi Arabia, China, Football, Qatar, Sport, World news, United States, Middle East and North Africa, European club football, Italy, Serie A, Muammar Gaddafi, Juventus, Parma

Qatari broadcaster asks Italy to move soccer game from Saudi

Qatari state-owned sports broadcaster beIN has asked Italy’s soccer league not to play a showpiece match in Saudi Arabia, accusing the country of backing the pirating of live coverage, and highlighting protests from human rights activists. The staging of the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah next Wednesday has embroiled game organizer Serie A in the […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Sports, Italy, Jeddah

Exclusive: #Saudi private jet industry stalls after corruption crackdown | Reuters

Exclusive: Saudi private jet industry stalls after corruption crackdown | Reuters:A crackdown on corruption in Saudi Arabia has severely dented the kingdom’s private jet industry in a sign of the impact the campaign has had on private enterprise and the wealthy elite.Dozens of planes, owned by individuals and charter companies and worth hundreds of millions of dollars, are stranded at airports across the kingdom including Riyadh and Jeddah, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.Some ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Reuters, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Saudi Arabia to privatize Jeddah airport by first half of 2019- authority | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi Arabia to privatize Jeddah airport by first half of 2019- authority | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) plans to appoint a private company to manage King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah by the first half of next year, the authority confirmed to Zawya by email.Earlier this year, the GACA terminated a concession agreement with Singapore's Changi Airports International and Saudi Naval Services to operate the airport in Jeddah, after awarding the...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Jeddah, King Abdulaziz International Airport, Arab News, Kaia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, GACA, Zawya, Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation GACA, Changi Airports International, Saudi Naval Services, King Abdulaziz International Airport KAIA

Ballet Is Catching On In Saudi Arabia (!)

They’re certainly not at the point of having public performances by women in tights and tutus yet, but ballet classes are becoming ever more popular, for adult women as well as for girls, especially in Jeddah. — Arab News
Tags: Art, Saudi Arabia, Dance, Jeddah, 12.15.18

Internet Exchange Operators LINX and STC Establish Strategic Partnership

London Internet Exchange (LINX) and Saudi Telecom Company (STC), on December 7th 2018 marked the start of JED-IX driven by LINX, an Internet exchange in Jeddah (JED-IX), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). John Souter, CEO of LINX, said: “JED-IX driven Read more… The post Internet Exchange Operators LINX and STC Establish Strategic Partnership appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Seo, It, Telecom, Linx, Jeddah, STC, Saudi Telecom Company STC, News Trends, London Internet Exchange LINX, STC Establish Strategic Partnership, John Souter

Careem launches delivery service as it nears closing a massive round

The ride-hailing giant Careem is now in the delivery business as the company seeks new verticals in its ever-increasing fight against other services in the Middle East including Uber. Starting with food delivery in Dhabi and Jeddah, the company sees the delivery service expanding to pharmaceuticals according to a report by Reuters. Careem is investing over $150m into the service. “We believe the opportunity for deliveries in the region is even bigger than ride-hailing,” Chief Executive and Co...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Uber, Tech, Middle East, Jeddah, Careem, Reuters, Didi Chuxing, Mudassir Sheikha, Dhabi, Reuters Careem

STR: Preliminary November data for Jeddah hotels

STR's preliminary November 2018 data for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, indicates negative performance comparisons affected by continued supply growth. Based on daily data from November, Jeddah reported the following in year-over-year comparisons:
Tags: Travel, Jeddah, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

Jet Airways announces code-share with flynas

Jet Airways has announced a code share agreement with Saudi Arabian low cost carrier flynas. As part of the agreement, Jet Airways will place its flight codes on flynas flights between Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh. The airline will also place its code on flights to Medina, Gizan, Taif and Abha from the three cities. flynas will place its codes on Jet Airways flights from Jeddah … The post Jet Airways announces code-share with flynas appeared... >>> To read the full story click on the headline abov...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Aviation, Jeddah, Jet Airways, Riyadh, Abha, Codeshare, Dammam Jeddah, Medina Gizan Taif

Aide to Mohammed bin Salman 'supervised torture of female prisoner'

A top aide to Saudi Arabia's crown prince, fired for his role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, personally oversaw the torture of at least one detained female activist earlier this year, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. Saud al-Qahtani was a royal adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman until October, when he was sacked and then sanctioned by the US Treasury over the Washington Post columnist's murder. Now three sources, briefed on the activists' trea...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, United States, US Treasury, Istanbul, Mohammed, Jeddah, Reuters, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Saud, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Qahtani

Juventus vs. AC Milan Super Cup will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Italian Super Cup match between Juventus and AC Milan will go ahead in Jeddah on Jan. 16. The Italian Super Cup clash between Juventus and AC Milan will take place in Saudi Arabia on Jan. 16, organisers Serie A have announced. The two clubs had been asked by Amnesty International to boycott the event in protest at the country's poor human rights record -- with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi heightening tensions. "It is clear that countries like Saudi Arabia are well aware of ...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Football, Sport, Story, Amnesty International, Juventus, Ac Milan, Jeddah, Amnesty, Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi, Italian Supercoppa, AC Milan Super Cup

IOM Responds to Flooding in Iraq

Large-scale flooding beginning on the morning of Friday (23/11) has wreaked havoc across Iraq, killing several people and causing widespread damage to homes, infrastructure and agriculture, and worsening the living conditions of internally displaced persons (IDPs). In Ninewa governorate, Qayarrah Airstrip and Jeddah IDP camps were particularly affected by the flooding. Among the approximately 7,500 families residing in Qayarrah Airstrip Camp, 2,392 tents were completely flooded forcing hundreds ...
Tags: News, Organization, Germany, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Jeddah, Iom, Ninewa, Ministry of Migration, Danish Refugee Council DRC, Gerard Waite, Qayarrah Airstrip, Qayarrah Airstrip Camp, Kamel Hussein, Qayarrah Airstrip Camp Within, Rapid Assessment and Response Team

Interview: Saudi's SEDCO Capital looking to create its own ethical fund | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Interview: Saudi's SEDCO Capital looking to create its own ethical fund | ZAWYA MENA Edition:A decision taken last year by one of Saudi Arabia's biggest asset managers to adopt a new Prudent Ethical Investing strategy has already had a significant effect on its investment decisions, with the firm now sizing up the launch of a new ethical fund, the company's senior director of business development has said.In an interview with Zawya on the sidelines of the Global Islamic Economy Summit on October...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, United Nations, Jeddah, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Zawya, Ayman Al Bashir, Principles for Responsible Investing PRI

Khashoggi family receives condolences after Riyadh proffers murder culprits

Two of Khashoggi's brothers and one of his sons received a few hundred men in the coastal city of Jeddah a day after the Saudi public prosecutor said it would seek the death penalty for five unnamed suspects in the killing inside the country's Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2. Earlier on Friday, tens of thousands of worshippers prayed for the deceased in Mecca and Medina, Khashoggi's hometown, though the imams did not name him. Friends eulogized the 59-year-old royal insider-turned-critic, and pol...
Tags: News, Mecca, Istanbul, Jeddah, Riyadh, Khashoggi, Medina Khashoggi

The Middle East’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Hits A New Cyclical High

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that in the third quarter of 2018 the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East has set another cyclical high with the total pipeline standing at 617 projects/180,097 rooms. The new pipeline project counts are up 8% while room counts show a 15% increase year-over-year (YOY) when the pipeline stood at 572 projects/156,420 rooms. Projects presently under construction are at 360 projects/115,222 rooms and are at a record high. Projects schedu...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Hilton, Marriott, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Hilton Worldwide, Riyadh, DoubleTree, Marriott International, Doha Qatar