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.


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.