Prince Alwaleed, Indian ambassador discuss investment issues

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of KHC, discusses investment issues with Ahmed Javed, ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia. The meeting was also attended by Ahmed Altobaishi and Ziyad Alomair, executive assistants to Prince Alwaleed.
Updated 21 October 2017
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Prince Alwaleed, Indian ambassador discuss investment issues

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received in his office in Riyadh Ahmed Javed, ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia. The meeting was also attended by Ahmed Altobaishi and Ziyad Alomair, executive assistants to Prince Alwaleed.
The meeting began as the ambassador thanked Prince Alwaleed for giving him the opportunity to meet with him, commending him on his local, regional and international investments. During the meeting, the ambassador expressed his government’s desire for Prince Alwaleed to further invest in their country. Prince Alwaleed discussed his investments through KHC in India that include the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai via Four Seasons management and Movenpick in Bangalore, in addition to Fairmont in Jaipur, Sofitel in Mumbai and 58 hotels through Accor, and in the banking sector through Citigroup.
In 2010, Prince Alwaleed visited Dharavi (North Mumbai, a slum over parts of Sion), Hajji Ali Mosque, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mani Bhavan, the residence of Mahatma Gandhi, and the Gateway of India. During the visit, Prince Alwaleed was received by Mukesh Ambani, chairman and CEO of Reliance Industries Ltd., at his residence. Moreover, during the visit Prince Alwaleed was received by Ratan N. Tata, chairman of TATA Group at the Taj Mahal Hotel.
In 2009, Prince Alwaleed had received Tata and hosted a dinner in his honor at Kingdom Resort in Riyadh. In 2005, Prince Alwaleed visited India where he met with former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam at the presidential office.


Hyundai Motor Park offers a day out for families

The custom-built track has obstacles/props simulating real-life scenarios, from paying for petrol to watching drive-in movies.
Updated 23 October 2018
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Hyundai Motor Park offers a day out for families

Women in Saudi Arabia are being encouraged to get behind the wheel at a series of fun, informative events being held over the next two months.

Hyundai Motor Park 2018 will enable females with driving licenses to test-drive one of five models on a custom-built track complete with obstacles/props simulating real-life scenarios, from paying for petrol to watching drive-in movies. 

Non-drivers, husbands, and children will also be catered to with food and entertainment.

“We hope Hyundai Motor Park 2018 will boost women’s confidence and enthusiasm about the prospect of being able to drive in Saudi Arabia,” said Mike Song, head of Hyundai Middle East and Africa.

“The fun, informative sessions have been designed to address some of the most common concerns among new and infrequent drivers, such as a fear of involvement in accidents.” 

The motor park will provide education about road safety and highlight some of the technological advances that are making motoring safer. It will include a driving track featuring props that mimic real-life situations on the road, but in a secure environment. During the test-drive, motorists will navigate activities such as ordering food at a drive-through restaurant, refueling at a gas station, and finding a parking space at a mall while avoiding common hazards such as abandoned trolleys. At the end of the session, they will park in front of a “drive-in” cinema and receive an individual evaluation of their driving, plus tips.

Five Hyundai models will be available to try out. A professional driving instructor will demonstrate the vehicles’ key features, then accompany each participant on a 20-minute test-drive of the vehicle of her choice. Women who have yet to obtain their driving licenses need not miss out on the experience. They will be invited to ride in the vehicle of their choice while an instructor leads them around the course.

Each participant will be introduced to pertinent road safety topics, such as hazard perception, parking, and basic defensive driving to avoid dangerous situations. 

Hyundai Motor Park 2018 offers fun for all the family, plus five food trucks. Children will learn about how cars work by building their own model engines; other entertainment will include quizzes, a giant game of Jenga, and a session on Korean handicrafts, a collaboration with Korea Tourism Organization. 

Hyundai Motor Park 2018 will take place in Dammam from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, in Riyadh from Nov. 14 to 17, and Jeddah from Dec. 17 to 20.