Redan Company opens new Jeddah branch

The opening ceremony was attended by a large number of media professionals and senior officials of the company.
Updated 08 November 2017

Redan Company opens new Jeddah branch

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Redan Company, Awadallah bin Ahmed Al-Sulami, inaugurated, last Wednesday, the company’s new branch in Obhor, north of Jeddah. The company had announced the date of launching through the Tadawul website.
The opening ceremony was attended by a large number of media professionals and senior officials of the company. Mansour Al-Sulami, managing director of Redan, said that the opening of the new branch is a fulfilment of the company’s promise to its customers and in line with its expansion strategy announced at the company’s public offering in February. “The new branch is different from all other branches, where we combine the ancient past in the quality of oriental taste of cuisine, and the present in terms of creative design and presentation method, in addition to the healthy meals and new products that will be launched through this section specifically,” he said.
Al-Sulami added: “Redan Company continues its expansion activities to meet the growing demands of its customers. The expansion plans to be witnessed in the coming period will include the opening of the company’s first branch in Madinah. The new branch is nearing completion, located in Bani Mu’awiya District on Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Street in front of Al-Raya supermarket.”
The company said in a statement during the opening that it is launching two new branches in Makkah and a new branch in Jeddah. Malls will also be a major target in the company’s expansion plan. “The small branches in malls aim at creating an ancient character and civilized style of food to be suitable to all tastes and categories of society, based on researches, studies and a true understanding allowing the company be closer to its customers,” it said.

VFS Global opens visa application center in Riyadh

Updated 23 September 2018

VFS Global opens visa application center in Riyadh

VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, has announced the opening of a UK visa application center in Riyadh, close to the diplomatic quarter.

VFS Global said the new center, which will serve travelers to the UK and Australia, is equipped to handle more visa applicants conveniently with increased seating capacity and ample parking space, while also offering ancillary travel services within the premises for a seamless customer experience.

Officially inaugurating the center, Ambassador of the UK to Saudi Arabia Simon Collis said: “‘Our customers in Saudi Arabia are extremely important to us, and we continually look for new and innovative ways to improve the visa service we offer, both to Saudi nationals and local residents. We offer an excellent visa service for those who choose to apply for a UK visa. 

For Saudi nationals, the average processing time for non-settlement visas is less than five days. Whether speed, convenience or comfort is the priority, we hope that this new VAC — and indeed the visa services available across the whole of Saudi Arabia — provide our customers with a Great British welcome from the very start of their journey to the UK.”

The new center is located at 2591, Al-Hada District, besides Courtyard Marriott Hotel and close to Ritz Carlton, Riyadh. Visa applicants to the UK and Australia can access details on visa application procedures at

Located on the Makkah Road, the center is also well-connected to the city center and other neighboring towns.

Vinay Malhotra, regional group COO for Middle East, South Asia and China, VFS Global, said: “The new standalone center has been designed with a view to provide a comprehensive experience to applicants in terms of visa processing and accessing necessary travel services under one canopy. The UK continues to remain a popular destination for tourism, business and student visitors from Saudi Arabia. The latest visa figures show that over 130,000 Saudi nationals were issued a UK visa in the last year.We are confident that the new center for the UK and Australia visa applicants will provide enhanced convenience and ensure customer delight.”

Managed by professionals, the center also offers the comfort of a Premium Lounge for more personalized service as optional service.