LuLu celebrates Filipino cuisine with Pinoy Fiesta 2017

The festival was inaugurated by Von Ryan S. Ferrera, vice consul at the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia, at Lulu’s outlet in Murabba, Riyadh.
Updated 18 October 2017
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LuLu celebrates Filipino cuisine with Pinoy Fiesta 2017

LuLu Hypermarket Group launched the Pinoy Fiesta 2017 on Monday. The Filipino festival will run until Sunday.
It was inaugurated by Von Ryan S. Ferrera, vice consul at the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia, at Lulu’s outlet in Murabba, Riyadh.
According to a press statement, the festival aims at celebrating Filipino culinary heritage, food and health hygiene, best-quality agriculture produce and food products.
Exclusive promotion campaigns and price-buster offers have been planned for a variety of imported brands, such as Mama Sita’s, Del Monte, Ligo, CDO, Selecta, Lucky Me and UFC Century. A wide range of agricultural produce from the Philippines is on offer, including langsat, curly parsley, white onion, garlic, Philippine mango, bean sprout, morning glory leaves, baby paksoi, saba, guyabano, calamansi, jicama, mangosteen (wild), dragon fruit, pomelo, durian, papaya, kamote (white and violet), tanglad, ube, kamias, rambutan, pineapple, banana, Senorita banana, Hass avocado and sweet corn.
Filipino favorites such as milk fish and dried fish are also available during the festival.
“Authentic flavours from the Philippines will be created by our chef who will be preparing a wide variety of Filipino dishes such as kare-kare, adobo, pinakbet, bulalo, sinigang, caldreta and sweets like pitchi pitchi, puto pao, buko pie, cassava cakes, sapin-sapin, and ginataang mais, all of which will be presented in a traditional way. All kind of Filipino products will be available at attractive prices in LuLu,” the statement said.


Flynas, KAIA gear up to serve pilgrims with a smile

Updated 22 August 2018
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Flynas, KAIA gear up to serve pilgrims with a smile

In cooperation with King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA), Saudi low-cost carrier Flynas has launched the “Smile for a More Beautiful Hajj” initiative. The campaign aims to motivate the airport’s employees from both the government and private sectors to establish better interactions with pilgrims and improve the quality of their job performance.
Employees who perform well in terms of providing services to the pilgrims, rapid delivery and friendliness, will be presented with free Flynas tickets to any local or international destinations.
The most deserving employees will be nominated through conducting unannounced tours during the arrival and departure periods, and analyzing employee interaction via surveillance cameras.
Essam bin Fuad Noor, director general of King Abdul Aziz International Airport, said that the initiative aims to urge and encourage the airport’s employees from both government and private sectors, to enhance the culture of smiling and hospitality.
He said the initiative is in line with the directives of the government, which is committed to supporting all such programs that serve the pilgrims. The program also enjoys “unlimited support” from the president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Noor added.
“Such initiatives will create positive impressions for pilgrims, especially because the airport is the first destination of most pilgrims. We trust the Saudi youth and their ability to create this positive impression and hope they will strive to carry out their duties in cooperation with Flynas,” he said.
Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Musained, director general of corporate communications and spokesperson for Flynas, said: “This initiative is part of our social responsibility to serve pilgrims and visitors by redoubling our efforts and helping pilgrims with a smile and distinctive service.”
Al-Musained added: “This initiative will motivate service providers at the airport to reflect the bright and honorable image of the Kingdom, of goodness and kindness, and highlight our authentic hospitality by providing pilgrims with amenities and warm gestures before they return to their home country with the best impression of the Kingdom, government and citizens. By doing so, this initiative will convey the authentic Arab and Islamic values in hospitality, and give pilgrims the most beautiful memories, as serving pilgrims is a great honor for every Saudi citizen.”
“Smile for a More Beautiful Hajj” campaign is part of Flynas’ “Your Smile” initiative.