ThePlace: Al-Raidah Digital City: boosting Saudi Arabia's IT and communication capabilities

Updated 28 April 2018
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ThePlace: Al-Raidah Digital City: boosting Saudi Arabia's IT and communication capabilities

  • The project, managed and supervised by Al-Raidah Investment Co. (RIC), aims to support the business needs of technology companies
  • All installations have been specifically designed for the information technology and communications industry

Al-Raidah Digital City is a project that aims to spread, consolidate and upgrade the information technology and communication sector in Saudi Arabia.

The architectural and technical designs of this project intends to provide a unique environment that will attract, maintain and motivate talent.

The project, managed and supervised by Al-Raidah Investment Co. (RIC), aims to support the business needs of technology companies.

All installations have been specifically designed for the information technology and communications industry, with the aim of increasing opportunities for Saudi people. 

The project hopes to create a unique environment that will attract, maintain and motivate talent, building a sophisticated and innovative IT community, as a valuable asset to the country’s economy.

The Digital City also opens the way for information technology companies around the world. It paves the way for local and global investments from companies interested in or are already adept in the IT field.

Technology City is a combination of a scientific and recreational environment, providing residential facilities, cafes, parks, as well as technology companies, support services and research and development facilities. It relies on next-generation technologies and is controlled by a classified data center. It also manufactures high-tech IT products, prototype and research development, serves as a consulting agency and runs technology business incubators.


King Salman receives Saudi Arabia’s regional governors 

Updated 22 May 2019
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King Salman receives Saudi Arabia’s regional governors 

  • The king directed the governors to take care of the citizens and expatriates' interests,

JEDDAH: King Salman received the governors of the administrative regions of Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah on Tuesday.

The king directed the governors to take care of the citizens and expatriates' interests, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in attendance, so too was the  Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif and his deputy.

The governors were holding their 26th annual meeting.

The governors present at the meeting were:

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region; Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jazan Region; Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region; Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Tabuk Region; Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province; Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musa'ed, Governor of Najran Region; Prince Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Qassim Region; Prince Husam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Baha Region; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Hail; Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir Region; Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Region; Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Northern Borders Region; and Prince Faisal bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Jouf Region.