Uber Eats launches in Riyadh

Uber Eats has added Riyadh in its entrée of more than 200 cities in the world that it serves. (Courtesy Uber Eats)
Updated 01 February 2018
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Uber Eats launches in Riyadh

DUBAI: Uber Eats has added Riyadh in its entrée of more than 200 cities in the world where customers can order meals online or through the app and have them delivered at home or in their offices.
Starting today, residents can download the Uber Eats app or access ubereats.com and choose from over 100 restaurant locations in Riyadh – from local favorites such as Cafe Bateel, Manoosh and Hamburghini to everyday brands including McDonalds and PizzaHut. Ordered food would be prepared and delivered in an average of 30 to 40 minutes.
“We’re hugely excited to be launching in Riyadh today. People in the city can now use Uber Eats to choose from hundreds of dishes to get the food they want, when they want it, delivered at Uber speed – whether that’s dinner at home, lunch at work or a snack when out with friends,” Mohamad Jardaneh, general manager of Uber Eats Saudi Arabia, said in a statement.
While Uber Eats is a global brand, the Uber Eats app in Saudi Arabia has been custom built to meet the needs of local residents and businesses, Jardaneh said, and Riyadh will become the first Uber Eats city in the world to launch with cash as a payment option.
“We know the importance of building technology to meet the everyday needs of locals. Whether that’s by opening up the benefits of our technology to more people with things like cash, or by investing in redesigning the app to offer customers the local experience they expect,” said Jardaneh.


Matthew Fitzpatrick wins Omega tournament

Updated 21 October 2018
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Matthew Fitzpatrick wins Omega tournament

The 2018 Omega European Masters ended in Crans-Montana with victory for Matthew Fitzpatrick of England. This is the 18th year that Omega has title-sponsored the competition. The watch brand said it was thrilled to watch as Fitzpatrick played through the tournament’s final day to take home the winner’s check, trophy, red championship jacket and an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m Master Chronometer. 

The 41mm watch features a symmetrical 18K Sedna gold case and a sun-brushed brown dial with a distinctive horizontal “teak” pattern. There is also a date window at 6 o’clock and 18K Sedna gold hands and indexes filled with white Super-LumiNova. Presented on a brown leather strap, the timepiece is powered by the Omega Master Chronometer caliber 8901, certified at the industry’s highest standard for precision and performance by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). 

Raynald Aeschlimann, president and CEO of Omega, said: “We’d like to congratulate Matthew Fitzpatrick on his superb victory this week. It’s not easy to hold your nerve over four days, so his win is a true sign of the precision and patience that Omega admires. Thanks also to all the players who have made this another very memorable year.” 

The final round of the tournament on Sunday also began with a special announcement from Omega, revealing that the 2019 Omega Masters will feature the brand’s three male golfing ambassadors, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood. 

Originally known as “The Swiss Open,” the Omega European Masters is renowned for its heritage, famed winners and majestic mountain scenery that delights players and spectators every year. 

Although it was first played in 1923, this competition has been title sponsored by Omega since 2001.