Aljazira Capital wins Thomson Reuters’ ‘Best Brokerage House’ award

Vikas Jain, head of financial institutions segment in Middle East and North Africa at Thomson Reuters, presents the award to Ziad Aba Al-Khail, managing director and CEO of Aljazira Capital.
Updated 22 December 2017
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Aljazira Capital wins Thomson Reuters’ ‘Best Brokerage House’ award

Aljazira Capital, a company licensed by the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) under No. 37-07076, has been named the “Best Brokerage House” by Thomson Reuters.
The award recognizes Aljazira’s “strong position and commitment to developing and improving its financial and investment services, as well as its ability to keep abreast of changes and developments in the local and international markets, and its success to provide its customers with the best innovative solutions over the past years.”
Vikas Jain, head of the financial institutions segment in Middle East and North Africa at Thomson Reuters, presented the award to Ziad Aba Al-Khail, managing director and chief executive officer of Aljazira Capital, at his office in Riyadh.
This is the third such award granted by Thomson Reuters to one of the largest Saudi brokerage firms. Jain praised Aljazira’s role as a world-class regional provider of Shariah-compliant investment services and solutions, and as one of the most prominent companies offering a complete set of unique value and quality services, with a clear and transparent approach.
Al-Khail attributed the continued recognition of Aljazira over the past years to the great confidence of investors in the company.
“The new award demonstrates the soundness of our methodology and emphasizes the success of our strategy, while at the same time, reinforces our responsibility to continue to deliver and manage an integrated system of investment services and solutions,” he said.
Thomson Reuters, the parent company of English news agency Reuters, based its evaluation on the methodology of measuring the achievements of the last three years, including the scale of development of Aljazira Capital products and services.
The awards aim to inspire a real change in the financial and banking services sector by honoring the providers of innovative solutions and initiatives that promote adoption of best practices and gain global importance, combining industry expertise and innovative technology to deliver critical information to decision makers in the financial markets.


Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 21 March 2019
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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).”