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.


Saudi king, crown prince condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

Updated 22 October 2018
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Saudi king, crown prince condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

  • King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talked with the son of the late journalist on Sunday

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have extended their condolences to the family and relatives of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Monday.
King Salman expressed his deepest sympathy in a telephone call Sunday to Salah Jamal Khashoggi, the son of the 59-year-old journalist, who died in Istanbul early this month.
The crown prince also condoled with Salah Jamal Khashoggi by phone, the SPA said.
Khashoggi's son thanked the king and the crown prince, the report added. 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir earlier said that the death of Khashoggi was the result of a “rogue operation” by people acting beyond the scope of their authority.