Dar Al-Hekma University Model UN empowers youths

The four-day long DAHMUN hosted 280 young female students from across the university.
Updated 11 December 2017

Dar Al-Hekma University Model UN empowers youths

The 8th Model United Nations (MUN) conference organized by Dar Al-Hekma University (DAHMUN) concluded on Wednesday. The theme of the event was “Beyond the havoc: Building a haven.”
The four-day long DAHMUN hosted 280 young female students from across the university who participated as role-play diplomats for member states of the UN in separate committees. The ceremony was inaugurated by chief guest Askar Mussinov, director of peace, security and mediation and conflict resolution unit at the OIC, in the presence of Sanaa Askool, dean of students, Chaman Rahim, adviser and founder, DAHMUN, and Aamna Ali, secretary general, DAHMUN.
The various committees that shed light on major issues included United Nations Institute for Disarmaments Research (UNIDIR), Security Council, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Historical Cabinet, Human Rights Council (HRC) and Poverty.
DAHMUN, the first MUN club in Saudi Arabia, has been arranging the conference since 2007 and now has over 150 members. It works for the development of intellectual as well as organizational capacity of the youth by promoting MUN conferences as a platform for diplomatic practice among the youth.
With a call to spread the message of peace and prosperity, the four-day DAHMUN conference ended with the delegates from the university preparing resolutions on the global potentials and challenges in achieving millennium development goals, security and economic growth. The final segment, an award ceremony, took place where teams comprising students of the university were awarded for excellence in different categories.

Ascott launches Festive50 offer in Jeddah, Turkey

Updated 21 October 2018

Ascott launches Festive50 offer in Jeddah, Turkey

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has announced a special offer across selected properties, in celebration of the festive season.

The Festive50 offer is available across Ascott’s Jeddah properties — including Ascott Sari Jeddah, Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah — as well as Somerset Maslak Istanbul in Turkey. Guests can enjoy 50 percent off their stay until the end of 2018. 

Properties are located close to various restaurants and attractions for travelers to enjoy. The serviced residences also provide guests with a range of facilities and amenities to further aid in their convenience, including fully equipped gymnasiums, swimming pools, lounges, restaurants, parking and meeting facilities.

Ascott Sari Jeddah is located among prominent shopping malls and the Jeddah corniche, a key attraction for visitors to the city. Various entertainment and lifestyle offerings are available in the vicinity, including the tallest fountain in the world, King Fahd’s Fountain.

Ascott Tahlia Jeddah is situated in the heart of the city, providing guests with easy access to many multinational companies, fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafés. 

Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah, in the north of the city, is surrounded by a variety of culinary hotspots. Given the city’s close proximity to the Red Sea, guests are often spoilt for choice due to the number of top seafood restaurants in the area.

Spectrums Residence Jeddah, on Prince Sultan Road in the Al-Salamah district, is in the vicinity of shopping malls, international schools and hospitals. Its prime location allows travelers to enjoy balanced living in the bustling city. 

Those looking to venture out of the Middle East for a quick escape, can head to Turkey to avail the Festive50 offer at Somerset Maslak Istanbul. The property lies within Europe’s largest lifestyle development, the new Maslak 1453. Providing an oasis of calm in the bustling city, the property is the perfect balance between work and play.

The Ascott Limited is an international serviced residence owner-operator. The Singapore company has more than 55,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 39,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 94,000 units in over 630 properties. The company’s brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection and lyf. Its portfolio spans more than 160 cities across over 30 countries.

Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. In 2006, it established the world’s first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust.