Kempinski Ramadan Tent invites guests

The Ramadan tent portrays Arabic heritage and is a blend of traditional and modern attributes.
Updated 22 May 2018
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Kempinski Ramadan Tent invites guests

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has announced the launch of the “Kempinski Ramadan Tent” to celebrate the holy month with guests.
The venue has witnessed remarkable turnout in the past years.
The Ramadan tent portrays Arabic heritage and is a blend of traditional and modern attributes.
The tent, which is built specifically for Ramadan, is spread across 2,000 square meters and can accommodate up to 800 visitors. At the open buffet, visitors can enjoy a wide range of Saudi, Arabic and international dishes, including a variety of Eastern and Western desserts, and freshly prepared beverages to quench the thirst after a long day of fasting.
Christian Ruge, general manager of the hotel, said: “Based on the overall culture of our brand, and our concept of providing hospitality services to our guests with the quality and luxury required, we have expanded this culture in Saudi Arabia by offering a tent designed with an authentic Arabic style — as we do every year.”
He added: “Guests of the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski consider the Ramadan tent as their own home. When they visit our Ramadan tent with their families or friends, they will feel comfortable, enjoy the cozy atmosphere and savor the most delicious food with live cooking stations.”
This year Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski will offer a children’s pavilion where they can color, have their faces painted, read books, enjoy games, and watch cartoons. Families will be able to enjoy their privacy in separate areas. Guests will also be able to watch the preparation of the dishes.
Sahoor at the hotel will be served daily at the Ottoman restaurant Tuğra on the fourth floor from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. The buffet will represent the best of European luxury and authentic Arabian hospitality.
Those wishing to stay at the hotel during Ramadan can avail themselves of the Ramadan package, which has numerous benefits including complimentary iftar at the Kempinski Ramadan Tent.
Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski is located in the financial district of Riyadh. The hotel comprises 23 floors and 349 rooms and suites. The hotel is involved in a range of community service activities, such as joint cooperation agreements with charities, foundations and others. Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group.


Global Leadership Awards feature three Saudi winners

Sofana Dahlan, founder of Tashkeil; Malaysian Consul General Dato Mohammed Ali bin Selamat; Saudi media and political analyst Khaled Almaeena; Khashoggi Holding Group Vice Chairman Hassan Khashoggi and Mohamed Rafeeq, CEO, My Events International Saudi Arabia, at the event in Jeddah recently. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 16 August 2018
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Global Leadership Awards feature three Saudi winners

The 8th Global Leadership Awards (GLA), which took place in Kuala Lumpur recently, for the first time had winners from Saudi Arabia in two different categories and Saudi media and political analyst Khaled Almaeena as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Almaeena hosted the Malaysian Consul General Dato Mohammed Ali bin Selamat, and the two winners of the GLA, Sofana Dahlan and Hassan Khashoggi, along with Mohamed Rafeeq, CEO of My Events International Saudi Arabia, at his office in Jeddah.

Welcoming the guests, Rafeeq said: “When we disclosed the news of GLA Secretariat’s selection of Khaled Almaeena for the Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements in media, expatriates’ welfare and women empowerment in the region, he just had one thing to say. I would also like to see some Saudi young men and women recognized at the GLA.”

Almaeena nominated a number of Saudis who have excelled in various fields, including two Saudis who won the GLA in different categories.

Recipient of the “Leadership Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship” award, Sofana Dahlan is a well-known lawyer, social entrepreneur and among the first three Saudi female lawyers practicing in the Kingdom. She is the first Saudi female senior economic policymaker and the founder of Tashkeil, a social enterprise that promotes creative entrepreneurs.

Hassan Khashoggi, who won the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award, is vice chairman of the Khashoggi Holding Group, which was established in 2010. It is a leading private holding that invests in products, services and solutions for the energy and power sectors. It also invests in medical sectors, food, aviation and financial services for the real estate sector.

The event was organized by The Leaders International, a high-profile business magazine and is endorsed by American Leadership Development Association (ALDA), a US-based NGO which showcases leadership at large.

Achievements in more than 30 categories are recognized and honored with a unique award. The winners are selected by high-profile judges from all parts of the world. The event seeks to honor leaders for their exemplary contributions to global growth in economic and leadership development.

Since both the winners could not attend the event in Kuala Lumpur, My Events International Saudi Arabia had arranged for the trophies to be handed over to them by Malaysian Consul General Mohammed Ali bin Selamat in Jeddah.

The consul general told the award winners: “We hope that you attain further excellence in your respective fields. I hope this promotion of bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia will flourish in the future.”

Khashoggi said: “Hopefully, for future GLA events, we will have more awareness of Saudi talent that is hidden in the Kingdom and we will recognize and reward them. Thank you, Dr. Khaled Almaeena and the My Events team for this honor.”

Dahlan said: “This award is a very important bridge between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia because it not only recognizes our achievement but also opens a dialogue and creates awareness about what is really happening in Saudi Arabia beyond the news.

“It is very important that through these kinds of awards and events, we are able to bring nations together and change negative perceptions.”

Almaeena congratulated the winners and said: “These are two very fine young people making a change. Where many do their work in the limelight, they are making a change quietly. We have always recognized people from the West and it is time to look toward the East too. There is so much talent here.”