Honor debuts 7x in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Honor 7x
Updated 07 November 2017
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Honor debuts 7x in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Honor, a leading smartphone e-brand, has announced Saudi Arabia and the UAE as the next destination for its latest phone, 7x. The Honor 7x features a 5.93-inch screen, dual rear cameras, and a speedy eight-core processor. It comes in three color options: Gold, Aurora Blue and Black.
The Honor said its footprint has increased considerably in the space of three years spanning across 74 different countries and regions, with sales revenues topping $6 billion and 40 million units shipped globally in 2015.
Chris Sun Baigong, vice president of Huawei Honor Middle East and Africa CBG, said: “2017 was an exciting year for us, we were able to design, develop and launch 6x and Honor 8; this is a testament to our unique and highly efficient e-business model. Our customer-centric approach caters to the fast-changing needs of digital natives by staying at the forefront of trends in technology. Honor 7x has already received immense demand globally, and we are proud to honor our commitment to the Middle East and Africa by offering cutting-edge technology and superior user experiences that inspire creativity and empower the youth.”
The Honor 6x recently received awards at the International CES 2017 for its “Double or Nothing” excellence. The Honor 6X was the only smartphone to nab a spot in Digital Trends’ “Top Tech of CES 2017” list, with the publication citing the device’s “stylish looks, snappy performance, solid battery life and outstanding screen resolution generating high quality photos.” The company expects the Honor 7x to reap more awards and to break new records also at CES next year.
The Honor broke records with the launch of its flagship The Honor 9 that registered an unprecedented 100 percent increase in sales within Gitex 2017, an eight-day electronic retail show in the UAE.


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”