LuLu kicks off 7-day Italian food festival

Updated 19 November 2017
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LuLu kicks off 7-day Italian food festival

LuLu Saudi Hypermarket is hosting an Italian food festival this week.
The “Extraordinary Italian Taste 2017” will be inaugurated by Luca Ferrari, ambassador of Italy to Saudi Arabia, at 7:30 p.m. at LuLu’s Murabba branch in Riyadh.
The week-long event is organized by LuLu Saudi Hypermarkets in association with the Italian Trade Agency. The objective is to “introduce and promote the foods and food habits of Italy among the local community as well as the large cross-section of ethnic communities hailing from various countries.”
Italian food products will be showcased in-store with the aim of increasing LuLu’s customer awareness and improving the penetration of Italy’s food brands and products throughout the Saudi market.
“The LuLu ‘Italian Taste 2017’ will give customers an opportunity to explore the unique Italian taste and products, such as sweets, pasta, coffee, olive oil and traditional cheeses and learn more about this fascinating culture,” a press release said.
“Special focus has also been given to display imported agricultural produce, cheese and other Deli products, dry groceries, Italian cooking ranges, other electrical appliances, house-ware, exquisite world-class collections of Italian perfumes and beauty accessories, latest and trendy range of fashion wear and footwear to suit all age groups.”
Live cooking stations will be manned by Italian chefs, where visitors can taste authentic Italian dishes.
“LuLu invites everyone to this seven-day grand event and hopes that its customers will have a pleasant and unforgettable shopping experience,” the press statement concluded.


Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

Updated 24 May 2018
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Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

  • All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, greeted passengers returning to Dhaka following a brief stay in Jeddah due to an irregular occurrence on one of its aircraft.
Flight SV3818 operating from Madinah to Dhaka on Monday diverted to Jeddah for an emergency landing due to nose gear malfunction, which became apparent mid-flight. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-200, wet-leased to Saudia.
All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Upon concluding all safety and health checks, the passengers were cleared to fly the next day. The Saudia ground operations team conducted all formalities and clearances in order for the guests to fly to Dhaka at 7:30 p.m. Jeddah local time on Tuesday.
Greeting the guests at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah prior to departure was Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, along with representatives from the airline, civil aviation authority and crew.
“Saudia thanks the onboard crew, General Authority of Civil Aviation, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport control for providing their cohesive, full support and cooperation during the event,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight arrived in Dhaka at 4:48 a.m. Dhaka time on Wednesday where they were met by the Saudia country manager and the station staff.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
The airline currently flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 narrow and widebody aircraft.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded the “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.