Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Draper University ink MoU

Updated 22 March 2018
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Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Draper University ink MoU

JEDDAH: The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Draper University signed a Memorandum of Understanding, The Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
The deal was announced on the sidelines of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s royal visit to the US.
The California-based institution is specialized in teaching business pioneering and is known for its training programs in developing entrepreneurship.
The deal aims to send 15 Saudi nominees on scholarship to the headquarters of the university in addition to exploring the possibility of establishing a branch of the university in the Kingdom.
The agreement was co-signed by the Federation’s Vice Chairman Abdullah Sharaf Alghamdi, on behalf of its Chairman Saud bin Abdullah Al-Gahtani, and John Bax, the Vice President of the university.
In a statement, Al-Gahtani said that the MoU comes among a series of agreements aiming to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 and build a new technological generation.


Start your (electric) engines, it’s race day at Ad Diriyah

Saturday is race day at Ad Diriyah. (Ziyad Alarfaj/Arab News)
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Start your (electric) engines, it’s race day at Ad Diriyah

  • 22 electric-powered racing cars will hurtle round a 2.5 km track at Ad Diriyah on the outskirts of Riyadh on Saturday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia takes another giant step into the future on Saturday when 22 electric-powered racing cars hurtle round a 2.5 km track at Ad Diriyah on the outskirts of Riyadh.

The 2018 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix is a first — not just for Saudi Arabia, but for the Middle East — and race fans have been flocking to the event since Thursday.

And as thousands have discovered, you don’t have to be a motor-racing enthusiast to have a good time. The party began with a concert on Thursday night featuring Jason Derulo and Enrique Iglesias, and continued on Friday with Amr Diab and the Black Eyed Peas. The final concert on Saturday will be headlined by OneRepublic and David Guetta.

As if that were not enough, a  horse corral, a maze and a virtual reality biking station were some of the attractions on offer at the family zone at the event.

“The amount of effort that must have gone into setting this up is extraordinary,” said visitor Abla Qanaq. “The variety of options is almost overwhelming. I’m not even sure where I want to start.”

Visitors in the VIP hospitality section had the opportunity to ride camels, sample local staples of dates and Arabic coffee, and experience local customs such as traditional wedding marches.

“I’m glad they realized the importance of including a local touch in an event like this,” said visitor Alaa Al-Dawsari. “Especially with so many foreigners coming from all over the world. It’s amazing that we were able to present Saudi Arabia like this.”