Saudi Arabian Airlines opens office in New Delhi

The new office was inaugurated by Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to India, Saud bin Mohammed Al-Sati, in the presence of the diplomatic corps of the embassy in India and senior officials from the airline.
Updated 12 February 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines opens office in New Delhi

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) recently launched its new office in New Delhi, India.
The new office was inaugurated by Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to India, Saud bin Mohammed Al-Sati, in the presence of the diplomatic corps of the embassy in India, senior officials from the airline, as well as customers and travel agents in India.
The airline’s new city office is located in the historical area, Connaught Place, in the central business district of New Delhi.
Saudia’s new head office in India is welcoming guests for all of their booking requirements with the airline. During the event, officials participated in a ribbon cutting and reveal ceremony.
Ambassador Al-Sati also invited guests for a tour of the facilities, accompanied by Saudia’s country manager in India, Ibrahim bin Mohammed Al-Qubbi, who briefed guests on the state-of-the-art Saudia fleet and new onboard services being provided to guests.
The airline’s new office includes a service counter for ticket sales, training and development, reservations, travel agents, finance, administration, and a stakeholder coordination office with the Indian aviation authority. The office provides guests with expedient services, enabled by modern electronic reservation and ticket issuing systems.
Al-Sati also spoke to guests about the developments of the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, including its updated fleet and the improved services, which reflect a comprehensive transformation plan tied to Vision 2030.
The opening of the new office serves to further reinforce the strong ties and relations between the two countries.
Saudia caters to a large number of guests from the Indian community, whether it is for Umrah and Hajj travel, or Indian expatriates who are currently employed in the Kingdom, or traveling in transit with Saudia to reach one of the Indian cities the carrier flies to.
Al-Qubbi informed guests that India is the largest country on the Saudia route map in terms of the number of destinations. Altogether, the airline flies to eight destinations in India: Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum and Kochi.
He said the number of passengers, total flights and seat capacity between Saudi Arabia and India is witnessing exponential growth. The average number of weekly flights to and from India is currently 134.

Events company sees KSA as market leader

Updated 20 May 2018

Events company sees KSA as market leader

  • My Events International is based in Malaysia and operates on three continents worldwide.
  • ‘Saudi Arabia is being renewed,’ says My Events International founder.

JEDDAH: A global events company has begun operations in Saudi Arabia with a plan to make the Kingdom and Vision 2030 the focus of a growing world market in event management. 

My Events International provides event management, marketing, and sponsor and sales management in sectors including banking, technology, health care and construction.

The Malaysia-based firm operates in India, Kuwait, the UK, Singapore, Nigeria — and now Saudi Arabia. 

The company’s Jeddah opening was attended by Khaled Almaeena, Al-Abeer director; My Events International Saudi Arabia manager Shahul Dawood; founder and president of My Events International, Mohammed Abudawood; and Malaysia’s consul general in Jeddah, Dato Mohamad Ali bin Selamat.

The opening also included the launch of Expo Malaysia, which will showcase the country overseas.

“Our partnership with My Events International will help create a new trademark in Saudi Arabia that compatible with Vision 2030 and the new changes that is bringing,” Almaeena said.

“We are proud to announce that we are organizing the Malaysia Expo, which promotes trade and investment between the two countries and will provide job opportunities for Saudi youth,” he said.

Dawood said: “Saudi Arabia is our fifth country to have a partnership. We have entered Saudi Arabia at the best time — most of the doors are opened for us, and people are encouraging and supportive. 

“We are also aiming to do a special program for women. We are not only an event managing company, but also a specialist in content creation and public private partnership.”

Abudawood said: “We are witnessing a country that is being renewed. Youth represents 70 percent of the Saudi community, and they are full of energy and new ideas, so talking about events and entertainment will help make this change happen.”

Selamat said: “Malaysia and Saudi Arabia are two countries with great potential in sectors such as tourism, as well as developing small and medium enterprises.

“My Events International has great significance in events development, and this partnership will help strengthen ties between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, and promote economic relations as well.”