Landmark Arabia achieves 100% nationalization of jobs in Qassim

Al-Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal met with the staff at Max, at Nakheel Mall in Buraidah.
Updated 11 October 2017

Landmark Arabia achieves 100% nationalization of jobs in Qassim

Al-Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal has lauded Landmark Arabia’s efforts in achieving its 100 percent localization targets of retail jobs across the region.
Landmark Arabia, a leading retail and hospitality conglomerate in the Middle East, hired 350 Saudi nationals in the region since July, 200 of whom are women. The group said it is in line with its commitment toward 100 percent nationalization in all stores across Qassim.
The bulk of the new employees have been hired in Buraidah and Onaizah, numbering 120 and 110 in each, respectively. Ninety more nationals were hired in Al-Ras, and 30 were hired in Al-Bukairiah. This has brought the total number of Landmark Arabia’s local staff in Qassim to 550 nationals across 47 stores, resulting in complete nationalization of staff in that region.
The group’s retail offerings include 18 home-grown brands, such as Centrepoint, Babyshop, Shoe Mart, Lifestyle, Splash, Max, Home Centre and more.
On his visit to the Nakheel Mall in Buraidah recently, Prince Faisal spoke to the staff at Max, Landmark Arabia’s leading value fashion and apparel brand. The governor shared words of encouragement, and thanked Landmark Arabia for their support of the nationalization policies in the Saudi retail sector.
Taher Al-Dabbagh, chief human capital and corporate affairs officer, Landmark Arabia, said: “We are honored that Prince Faisal bin Mishaal visited our store in Nakheel Mall and praised Landmark Arabia’s successful localization of retail occupations in Qassim. His words of praise and encouragement are a testament to our commitment toward the organized retail sector in Saudi Arabia, in line with Saudi Vision 2030.”
He added: “We are proud to be growing our Saudi workforce, and look forward to supporting them through management and training programs as they endeavour to build enduring careers with Landmark Arabia.”
Landmark Arabia is an international company with strong roots in Saudi Arabia, and has a presence in over 45 cities across the Kingdom.

Dubai to host Mideast’s first dinosaur auction

Updated 18 August 2019

Dubai to host Mideast’s first dinosaur auction

A massive 155-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton will be up for grabs for lovers of rare collectibles as Emirates Auction announced it will organize the Middle East’s first auction to sell the giant dinosaur skeleton. 

The online auction will be conducted by Emirates Auction, which specializes in organizing and managing public and electronic auctions, at a starting value of 14.6 million dirhams (SR14.9 million, $4 million) and will end on Aug. 25. 

The 24.4-meter-long by 7-meter-high skeleton, which dates back to the Jurassic period, is the first of its kind in the world to be installed at the Dubai Mall. 

Back then the 25-year-old dinosaur weighed up to five elephants and was one of the long-necked herbivorous dinosaurs and has a tail tapering to a long, thin whip-like end to defend itself against predators.

The dinosaur belongs to the Diplodocus longus variety, deriving it from the Greek words “diplos,” meaning “double,” and “dokos” meaning “beam.” 

Nearly 90 percent of the fossil’s bones are original, making it a stunning discovery in the history of palaeontology. The remains of the adult dinosaur were discovered in a sleeping position in 2008 at the Dana Quarry in the US state of Wyoming.

The auction will be an ideal opportunity for those looking for excellence to supplement their collections with a historic masterpiece rarely found around the world.

The specimen was previously displayed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in the US state of Texas. It was sourced through Khalid Seddiq, founder of Etihad Modern Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi, and was put on permanent display at The Dubai Mall in 2014.

Emirates Auction is a UAE-based auction company in the Middle East. Founded in 2004, the company specializes in automobiles, vehicle license plates, real estate and properties, asset liquidation, VIP mobile numbers, jewelry, time-sensitive items, and heavy machinery, plant and construction equipments. 

Emirates Auction has achieved a number of milestones in a short span of time since its establishment, breaking 10 Guinness World Records along the way.

With increasing annual sales and registered bidders across the UAE, GCC and North Africa states, Russia and other countries across the world, the auctioneer conducts over 200 online and physical auctions per year. The company is credited with significantly contributing to the development of auction concepts in the Arab world.