JKS purchases 2,500 Samsung tablets to promote e-learning

Updated 29 July 2015
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JKS purchases 2,500 Samsung tablets to promote e-learning

Jeddah Knowledge International School (JKS) has signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia for the purchase of 2,500 Samsung 3 Lite T113 tablets in coordination and cooperation from Samsung local partner, Future Modern Products.
The tablets are to be used by students in the primary, middle and upper levels as part of the school’s further pursuit of academic excellence by transforming classroom education to e-learning.
Ghassan Bakri, Samsung Saudi Arabia mobile product manager, said: “With this move from JKS we would expect many other private schools to follow. Smart education is quickly developing to be a must among the Saudi educational environment and Samsung is proud to be part of this development, especially with the recent distribution of 2,500 tablets to needy public school students only last month in preparation for the beginning of the upcoming school year.”
Kareem Hassan, JKS IT director, said the incorporation of Samsung tablets as an education tool will facilitate the holistic development of students through electronic learning — utilizing latest advancements in IT to discover and gain knowledge, and we are an educational institution proud to be strongly working toward this achievement among the student body.
With content filtering and firewalls to protect the systems and block inappropriate material, “e-Learning conveys the same educational objectives in a shorter timeframe than the teacher-led training. The just-in-time capability of eLearning provides a first tier of support to users of new technologies,” he added.
Moreover, “e-Learning assists students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning. For that matter, Samsung 3 Lite T113 tablet is a safe and reliable digital device that features an ultra-fast broadband and wireless (WiFi) access to the Internet which a child/student can use to connect with each other, to learn new skills and pursue their interests further than has ever been possible.


Emaar reopens historic Al-Alamein Hotel

Updated 17 July 2018
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Emaar reopens historic Al-Alamein Hotel

The historic Al-Alamein Hotel has officially reopened after a major facelift by Emaar Hospitality Group that makes it among the finest resorts along the Mediterranean.

The opening event was attended by Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, VIP guests, top media figures, as well as other public figures.

Situated in the picturesque setting of Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay, the hotel’s glamorous design ethos and refurbished retro-modern interiors hark back to the glory days of the 1960s, when the resort first opened.

The remodelled designs blend vintage charm with contemporary style, evoking a sense of nostalgia to the golden age of Egyptian music and cinema. “The refurbishment of Al-Alamein Hotel provides an example of our determination to offer a hotel that is on a par with, or rather superior to, world-class resorts,” said Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar. 

“We strive for nothing less than the highest global standards for our customers and our developments in Egypt including Al-Alamein Hotel, of which renovation costs totaled EGP 1.5 billion ($84 million),” Alabbar added.

While the building stays true to its rich heritage, visitors can expect modern comfort and style everywhere, from the bar and restaurants to the corridors and rooms.

There is something remarkable around every corner of the resort. An impressive assortment of black and white photographs of Egypt’s most celebrated classical actors and singers festooning columns at the lobby offer visitors much to marvel at once they walk into the building.

The hotel is also home to the renowned Umbrellas sculpture by Greek artist George Zongolopoulos, a poetic structure of steel umbrellas that stretches 13 meters into the sky, offering a dramatic reinterpretation of Abdel Halim Hafez’ classic oldie “Dokko Elshamasy” or “Fix the Umbrellas on the Beach.” One of the most photographed modern sculptures worldwide, the piece was first displayed at the Venice Biennale in 1995, where it drew international attention, and will now delight visitors to this Egyptian vacation spot.

The hotel also boasts a magnificent collection of art works and sculptures by a large number of local and global artists, including an iconic mosaic mural of late legendary Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum and another one featuring colorful ancient boats.

Al-Alamein Hotel is part of a thriving residential and tourist community Emaar is developing in Marassi, the company’s flagship Mediterranean landmark in Egypt. These include several hotels already launched such as Vida Marassi Marina, Address Marassi Beach Resort and Address Marassi Golf Resort + Spa. Marassi will be home to seven luxury hotels with up to 3,000 rooms.