Shaker Group promotes LG energy-efficient solutions at Jeddah expo

Updated 13 January 2018

Shaker Group promotes LG energy-efficient solutions at Jeddah expo

Shaker Group showcased its innovations at the Saudi Air Conditioning Exhibition (HVAC R Expo) in Jeddah this week.
It is in recognition of the group’s leading position in the air conditioning industry for more than 65 years of collective expertise.
Shaker's contribution to the exhibition reflects its enthusiasm to keenly participate in the vital economic activities that support the government’s efforts and move in line with Saudi Vision 2030, which focuses on achieving high-quality energy-efficient constructional projects to promote sustainable development.
At the exhibition, Shaker Group was demonstrating LG’s worldwide up-to-date advanced and energy-efficient air conditioning solutions.
Azzam Soud Almudaiheem, chief executive officer of Shaker Group, said: “Shaker Group capably adapts yearly to the myriad and rapid technological global changes and developments witnessed in the advanced air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The group dedicates its entire research and developmental capabilities and sophisticated technologies to achieve the needs of all consumers, yet moving in compliance with the government’s contributions to rationalize energy consumption.”
LG 2018 products brings integrated solutions including an assortment of functional units and multi-sized advanced residential and commercial air conditioners.
These products are mainly characterized by premium quality, high efficiency and durability, innovative specifications and lifestyle designs to satisfy every taste, provide a high degree of user comfort and safety, and help making life good with strengthening sustainability.
The event presented an ideal occasion for us to meet with customers, investors, developers, contractors and the other various parties involved in the business of residential, central and applied air conditioning systems in the Saudi market.

VFS Global opens visa application center in Riyadh

Updated 23 September 2018

VFS Global opens visa application center in Riyadh

VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, has announced the opening of a UK visa application center in Riyadh, close to the diplomatic quarter.

VFS Global said the new center, which will serve travelers to the UK and Australia, is equipped to handle more visa applicants conveniently with increased seating capacity and ample parking space, while also offering ancillary travel services within the premises for a seamless customer experience.

Officially inaugurating the center, Ambassador of the UK to Saudi Arabia Simon Collis said: “‘Our customers in Saudi Arabia are extremely important to us, and we continually look for new and innovative ways to improve the visa service we offer, both to Saudi nationals and local residents. We offer an excellent visa service for those who choose to apply for a UK visa. 

For Saudi nationals, the average processing time for non-settlement visas is less than five days. Whether speed, convenience or comfort is the priority, we hope that this new VAC — and indeed the visa services available across the whole of Saudi Arabia — provide our customers with a Great British welcome from the very start of their journey to the UK.”

The new center is located at 2591, Al-Hada District, besides Courtyard Marriott Hotel and close to Ritz Carlton, Riyadh. Visa applicants to the UK and Australia can access details on visa application procedures at

Located on the Makkah Road, the center is also well-connected to the city center and other neighboring towns.

Vinay Malhotra, regional group COO for Middle East, South Asia and China, VFS Global, said: “The new standalone center has been designed with a view to provide a comprehensive experience to applicants in terms of visa processing and accessing necessary travel services under one canopy. The UK continues to remain a popular destination for tourism, business and student visitors from Saudi Arabia. The latest visa figures show that over 130,000 Saudi nationals were issued a UK visa in the last year.We are confident that the new center for the UK and Australia visa applicants will provide enhanced convenience and ensure customer delight.”

Managed by professionals, the center also offers the comfort of a Premium Lounge for more personalized service as optional service.