LuLu to launch new hypermarket in Riyadh

Updated 16 July 2018
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LuLu to launch new hypermarket in Riyadh

LuLu Hypermarket is all set to open its largest store in the Kingdom in Riyadh. The new hypermarket, which will open on Wednesday, marks LuLu’s 150th global milestone and its 13th branch in Saudi Arabia.
It is located at Atyaf Mall in Yarmouk, and covers a total built-up area of over 220,000 square feet.
LuLu Group Chairman and Managing Director, Yusuff Ali M.A. said he is proud to announce this launch that symbolizes “LuLu’s utmost growth over the decades of rendering a world-class shopping experience.”
“This year, we are glad to be part of the continuous growth and progressive changes happening in Saudi Arabia with the successful business expansion of our retail entities. Within this quarter, we will be opening two more hypermarkets in Tabuk and Dammam, and also a shopping mall to cater to the growing lifestyle needs of the Saudi market.”
Featuring a modern and spacious layout, the single-floor hypermarket features expansive product ranges. The supermarket division features both local and imported groceries, fresh food, different cuisines in hot food counters, salad bars, meat and fish sections, freshly baked breads, and much more.


Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Updated 19 March 2019
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Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Annual horology exhibition Salon des Grandes Complications (SDGC) is returning to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, with shows in both Jeddah and Riyadh. The event will showcase the latest masterpieces from some of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. The fine watchmaking exhibition will kick off in Jeddah at the Hilton Hotel April 8-11, and then move to Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh April 15-18.

Salon des Grandes Complications debuted in Dubai in 2014, later branching out to Saudi Arabia due to high demand and the appreciation of exceptional timepieces in the Kingdom. 

Saudi Arabia is a key Middle Eastern market for watchmakers — last year saw a year-on-year increase in the import of Swiss watches by 6 percent, and this figure is only expected to increase with the introduction of new policies. 

The capital city of Riyadh is home to over 10,000 watch collectors while Jeddah on the other hand, is Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, with almost as many horological aficionados estimated to live there. 

Designed to offer a platform for Maisons and enthusiasts to convene, Salon des Grandes Complications creates opportunities for knowledge to be exchanged and collectors to discover — often for the first time in the region — limited editions, the newest launches and unique rarities. 

Among the international brands that will be present at the 2019 edition are Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Rudis Sylva, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. 

With the introduction of several new brands, there will be a more diversified display of timepieces, from innovative novelties to classic creations, grand complications and high jewelry timepieces. Also new to this year’s edition will be a private majlis (a gathering place for social events), where special talks will be hosted by various brands and experts will share their personal insights into modern day horology. 

SDGC has successfully attracted over 80 international Swiss, German and Italian brands during the past five years.

The event will be held alongside the 10th annual Jewellery Salon 2019, a well-established jewelry exhibition in the Kingdom.

SDGC 2019 will be held in partnership with Bentley Motors and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.

The event will be open free of charge to all professional visitors from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.