Al-Akaria launches women-only panoramic elevator

Al-Akaria is a leading Saudi real estate development company.
Updated 08 November 2017
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Al-Akaria launches women-only panoramic elevator

Al-Akaria, a leading Saudi real estate development company, has launched a panoramic elevator dedicated to women in a commercial center in Olaya. The move aims to enhance the number of elevators for employees and visitors and to ensure privacy for female employees and trainees.
The new elevator also aims to meet the needs of Al-Akaria's clients from companies and business firms.
“Al-Akaria has continuously upgraded its services, maintained safety and security in its facilities using the latest safety systems. It has conducted emergency evacuation training for its employees to permanently ensure their safety. That is why Al-Akaria offices and commercial centers have become a permanent destination for business owners, shoppers and visitors,” the company said in a press statement.


Emirates wins Skytrax World Airline Award

Updated 19 July 2018
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Emirates wins Skytrax World Airline Award

Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for the 14th year in a row at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018. The airline also secured a service excellence award for best airline staff service in the Middle East this year.
The Skytrax World Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s results were decided by more than 20 million customers across 100 countries. The survey reviewed over 335 airlines from August 2017 to May 2018.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by Skytrax for our commitment to innovation and service excellence. We always work hard to stay creative, relevant, and continue to build content that appeals to our multi-national and multi-cultural passengers. The fact that these awards are based on the direct feedback from passengers is gratifying and wonderful recognition for all of the hard work that’s gone into creating the Emirates experience,” said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates’ divisional vice president for customer experience.
Emirates has always been an innovator within the industry as the airline was the first to install TV screens in every seat on every aircraft in its fleet in 1992. ice, the award-winning inflight entertainment system, now offers over 3,500 channels of entertainment, including over 100 kids’ channels and 850 movies from around the world.
Emirates has also been investing in providing connectivity and Live TV for its customers. Over 70 percent of all Emirates’ aircraft offer Live TV, including all its Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER fleet. Live TV provides passengers and sport enthusiasts an opportunity to watch their favorite matches and tournaments on Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra. Passengers can also enjoy a selection of international news channels such as CNN, BBC World News, Sky News, Euro News, CNBC, and NHK World. Live TV is available on over 170 Emirates aircraft including its Boeing 777 fleet and select Emirates A380s.