Alawwal supports Disabled Children’s Association

Updated 23 May 2018
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Alawwal supports Disabled Children’s Association

JEDDAH: As part of its community support initiatives, Alawwal Bank recently signed a partnership agreement with Disabled Children’s Association in Riyadh to support the work of the charitable organization under the program “Mubadarati.”
In addition to providing financial support, Alawwal Bank has pledged to help spread awareness of the association’s programs and activities and highlight the vital role the association plays in the care and rehabilitation of young people with special needs.
The agreement was signed by Soren Nikolajsen, managing director of Alawwal Bank; and Khalid bin Sulaiman Al-Fuhaid, assistant secretary-general, at the association’s headquarters in Riyadh.
During the visit, the bank delegates were briefed on the rehabilitation programs offered by the association for the care of children with disabilities. The focus of the discussion were the activities aimed at enabling the children to overcome their challenges, integrate them into the community and rehabilitate them physically and psychologically.
Nikolajsen lauded the association’s efforts to provide an inclusive environment and stimulate the children’s abilities, thus ensuring that this important group of society is well taken care of.
He underlined that the association’s work is fully aligned with the bank’s commitment to strengthen its ties with charities and humanitarian organizations in the Kingdom, aiming to give back to the local communities.
Alawwal Bank will provide not only financial contributions, but also leverage its own communication channels to help raise public awareness about the activities of the association and highlight its role in the care and rehabilitation of children with disabilities.
As the Kingdom’s oldest bank, Alawwal has a track record of working with social and charitable organizations and establishing partnerships that bridge the gap between the worlds of business and charity in Saudi Arabia.


Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties.
Updated 26 May 2019
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Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is inviting guests to its lamp-inspired Ramadan tent for an opulent gastronomic experience and authentic spiritual ambience.
This year’s Ramadan tent theme “Siraj,” a literal interpretation of “lantern,” transforms one of the hotel’s ballrooms into an exquisitely decorated dining area featuring a lavish iftar buffet.
The classic decor reminisces the role of traditional lamps, which were used in the past for lighting family gatherings and its flame was considered the means to keep those gatherings alive even after dark. Since then, lanterns have been used to decorate houses, shops and streets in the holy month.
Mohammed Marghalani, manager at Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, said: “The project is the result of the cooperation of various employees in the hotel — starting from the tent’s name through to the variety and quality of dishes and the reception and care of the valued ladies and gentlemen visiting us.”
“Ramadan preparations are deeply rooted in our traditions as they emphasize the uniqueness of this special month. The real essence of Arabian hospitality focuses on making visitors and guests feel appreciated and comfortable,” he added.
Ramadan tents in hotels offering iftar and suhoor delicacies have become a tradition in the Kingdom during the fasting month.

HIGhLIGHT

The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.

Hundreds of people turn up daily for the lavish meals with family and friends, amid sophisticated decor and five-star service.
On entering the palace-like venue, guests are greeted with the warm and smoky scent of oud at the reception.
The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties. Each table is elegantly laid out with dates, Arabic coffee and appetizers.
The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.
The star of the buffet is the dessert selection comprising both Middle Eastern and international favorites guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Prices range from SR325 ($86) per adult to SR160 for children. Kids under the age of six dine for free. The tent is open from sunset until 9:00 p.m.
The 492-room Ritz-Carlton has 52 acres of landscaped gardens and is one of the most luxurious five-star properties in the capital.