Where We Are Going Today: Crate offers space to startups in Jeddah

Updated 13 April 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: Crate offers space to startups in Jeddah

  • Crate offers shelf-space-for-rent to local startups in Jeddah
  • High startup costs make it difficult for new businesses to get off the ground

JEDDAH: Ever had a great business product but lacked the means to properly promote it? Crate is a store in Jeddah that offers shelf-space-for-rent to local startups and online businesses. As online startups in Saudi Arabia increase, Crate is offering an alternative to the increased competition of online businesses found on Instagram. It provides a platform for wider exposure of business brands within the retail-market niche. The aim is to promote and advise online businesses on the appropriate government steps and protocols that coincide with labor laws in Saudi Arabia, while professionally guiding them through the process of establishing, managing and operating their own store independently.

High startup costs make it difficult for new businesses to establish their own store from the beginning. Crates’ business model has been structured to position itself in the middle of a startup’s lifecycle, between the stage of solely being an online business and the opening of a store. Crate has capitalized on the influx of social-media businesses and has found a gap in the market for new businesses to dip their toes into the retail market and get a feel for how their product is received by reaching local consumers on a larger scale.

Location: Al-Salamah, Jeddah


Wrestling history as Jeddah gets ready for royal rumble

World Wrestling Entertainment stars, from left, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Titus O’Neil and Roman Reigns. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Updated 27 April 2018
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Wrestling history as Jeddah gets ready for royal rumble

  • Sell-out crowd will witness history in Jeddah as WWE's biggest stars come to town
  • Roman Reigns said that his previous Wrestlemania bout with Brock Lesnar “took every ounce of effort he had in the ring.” 

 JEDDAH: A sell-out crowd will witness history when the Saudi General Sports Authority and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stage the Greatest Royal Rumble Special at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah. 

WWE stars are as excited as fans about the event on Friday, a first for the Kingdom. American wrestler Seth Rollins, the WWE intercontinental champion, told Arab News on Thursday that the Royal Rumble would be his first title defense. 

“You have three top-tier competitors aside from myself — the Miz, Samoa Joe and Finn Balor. Any one of them would make a great intercontinental champion, so I have to step up my game,” Rollins said.

Roman Reigns, a former American football player, said that his previous Wrestlemania bout with Brock Lesnar “took every ounce of effort he had in the ring.” 

Universal champion

Discussing his scheduled rematch with the universal champion, he said: “At the end of the day I fell short. This is a good example that at any time you have to be ready to pick yourself up.” 

Finn Balor said that wrestling contests brought out his alter ego. 

“When I am Finn Balor, I am relaxed and very chill, but when I enter the ring as the demon, I find the darker side to my personality.” 

The Greatest Royal Rumble will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside the Middle East. 

The event will be broadcast live in the Middle East on MBC Action, KSA Sports 1, Abu Dhabi Sports 1 and Abu Dhabi Sports 6, as well as stream live on Dawri Plus. 

The Friday card includes the first 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match.