Huawei Mate 10 Pro available for pre-order in KSA

Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Updated 22 November 2017

Huawei Mate 10 Pro available for pre-order in KSA

Huawei has announced the availability of its new smartphone, Mate 10 Pro, for pre-order through its authorized dealers in Saudi Arabia — Jarir Bookstore, eXtra, Axiom Telecom, and LuLu Hypermarket.
Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro were unveiled by Huawei Consumer Business Group on Oct. 30 in Dubai.
The Mate 10 Pro features a 6-inch screen with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels, and an 18:9 OLED display, with a barely-there-bezel and HDR10, which displays more vivid, bright content on the screen. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is powered by the new Kirin 970 processor, delivering AI enhancements for a faster, more customized mobile experience.
The phone offers a memory of 4 GB and an internal storage capacity of 64 GB at SR2,599 ($692) and a memory of 6 GB and an internal storage capacity of 128 GB at SR2,799. Huawei has again partnered with Leica to co-engineer dual lenses for a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and a 12-megapixel RGB sensor, in addition to an 8-megapixel front camera and AI-powered Bokeh effects.
The phone is equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery that supports SuperCharge technology. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is IP67 water- and dust-resistant for everyday use.

Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 21 March 2019

Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality this week celebrated the opening of the Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter. The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas in the city with easy access to key embassies and major corporate headquarters, and a 30-minute drive from King Khalid International Airport. 

“We are delighted to enhance our footprint in Saudi Arabia with the opening of two strategically important hotels that not only complement each other but also deliver very distinct brand experiences. Saudi Arabia continues to be one of our key markets and we are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Dur Hospitality,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

The hotel is inspired by Wadi Hanifa, a beautiful desert oasis running through Riyadh. The low-rise hotel resembles the smooth, dry canyon walls that make for a dramatic arrival experience. Once you step inside, the waterways guide the way into the building, ushering guests through the arrival court into the palm-dotted oasis in the hotel’s courtyard. Planted cacti, flowering vines, plentiful blooming desert flora and native date palm trees create a calming ambiance, providing shade from the desert sun. 

The complex is the first five-star full service hotel in the Diplomatic Quarter and features 80 spacious modern rooms, and 140 fully equipped apartments. The deluxe rooms feature modern décor and ample work space, allowing guests to stay connected with in-room technology, including high-speed WiFi and bedside USB outlets. Guests staying in one of the six Premium Suites or the Presidential Suite can enrich their experience in the M Club Lounge offering an international buffet, hors d’oeuvre and local specialties 24 hours a day. 

The Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter houses three dining venues, Goji Kitchen — an all-day dining destination, a la carte restaurant Mesquite and Agave Café located in the lobby. The hotel offers multiple recreational areas surrounded by lush greenery. 

Muin Serhan, general manager of Marriott Hotels in Riyadh, said: “The opening of Marriott Riyadh and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is considered an important milestone in our developing journey in the hospitality field; we are keen to provide a very special experience to our valuable guests whatever they are traveling for — business or leisure.”

He added: “And we are very proud to be part of the new Marriott travel program ‘Marriott Bonvoy,’ built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them. Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).”