LuLu seafood festival kicks off today

Updated 12 December 2017
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LuLu seafood festival kicks off today

LuLu Saudi Hypermarket is hosting a sea food festival across all its outlets in the Kingdom from Wednesday to Dec. 19.
Ali Al-Shaikihi, general directorate for the fisheries department of Saudi Arabia, will inaugurate the “Sea Food Fiesta” festival today at 7.00 p.m. at LuLu Hypermarket, Murabba branch in Riyadh.
“The LuLu Group has been organizing the fish festival for several years as part of its annual food festivals. This year we will be showcasing 100-plus varieties of fish, most of which are imported from various countries like Norway, Uganda, India, Netherlands, Turkey, etc.,” the group said in a press release.
Rare varieties of seafood like lobster, rainbow trout, code filefish, scallop shell, farmed turbot, hake fish fillet, live crab, live tilapia, farmed sea bream and scad fish will be on offer during the festival.
“All varieties of hamour, nagroor, naizer, red snapper, rabeeb fish, many varieties of prawns, mullan fish, parrot fish, sea bass, oyster, mullet fish, barramundi, fresh clams, coffer and many more fish variants are available at all LuLu outlets during this festival. Farmed fish from various farms in the Kingdom are also available in all nine LuLu branches,” said the management of the hypermarket.
Additionally, there will be a number of freshly prepared fish delicacies in the bakery and hot food sections, such as grilled fish, fish sarsiado, Machli Amritsari, grilled prawns, fish tikka, charcoal grilled fish, fish bun, prawn pizza, tuna puff, fish biryani, fish strips, fish cutlets, sweet and sour fish, fish masala fry and fish pollichathu.
A collection of frozen and dry fish, live fish grill, free sampling, cooking contests and auction sales are some of the other highlights of the festival, the group added.


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”