LuLu Hypermarkets join in the National Day party

Faisal H. Al-Jarba cuts the 88-meter cake at Lulu Hypermarket’s newly opened outlet at Yarmouk, Riyadh.
Updated 25 September 2018

LuLu Hypermarkets join in the National Day party

A wide variety of social and cultural programs were arranged at all the LuLu Hypermarkets outlets across the Kingdom as part of the 88th National Day celebrations.
The grand inauguration of the National Day celebrations was held on Sunday at 9 p.m. at LuLu’s newly opened outlet in Atyaf Mall, Yarmouk. A massive 88-meter-long cake was cut, representing 88 years in the history of the Kingdom, in the esteemed presence of Faisal H. Al-Jarba, vice chairman of Nameyah International.
LuLu extended its National Day wishes to all Saudi Arabian citizens and also conveyed its gratitude to the rulers and people of the Kingdom for helping to make LuLu the largest hypermarket group in Saudi Arabia.
“We are pleased to offer a diverse collection of Saudi products at attractive prices. Because of our customer-friendly services throughout a decade, LuLu has become the ultimate spot for a memorable shopping experience with friends and family,” said Bashar Naser Al-Bashar, head of administration at LuLu Saudi Hypermarkets.
“This year our celebrations are the first of their kind and we are so much pleased to offer a diverse collection of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and other Saudi products at attractive prices," said Al-Bashar.

Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain’s dedicated booth at the GITEX Technology Week. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 16 October 2018

Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain Kuwait inaugurated its dedicated booth at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX Technology Week 2018). The international event is hosted in Dubai until Oct. 18, where technology leaders and pioneers gather under one roof for five days to showcase the latest tech applications that will enrich the digital world’s revolution. 

The opening ceremony witnessed the visit of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, where he was welcomed by Zain Group’s Vice Chairman and Group CEO Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi and Zain Kuwait’s Chief Executive Officer Eaman Al-Roudhan. The ceremony was attended by Kuwaiti Consul General in Dubai Diab Al-Rashidi, as well as Zain’s executive management and strategic partners from global firms.

During his tour at Zain’s booth, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed expressed his admiration of the role Zain plays in transforming the telecom sector in the Middle East, as well as the company’s efforts in advancing innovation within the enterprise sector that witnesses constant leaps of change in the region’s markets. 

GITEX Technology Week, organized by the Dubai World Trade Center and featuring the biggest global companies, organizations, and entities from the telecom and IT industry, is considered one of the biggest events in the industry around world. 

Through its participation in GITEX, Zain aims to showcase its capabilities as an active partner in achieving the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan (New Kuwait 2035) that stems from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s conceptualized vision of a new Kuwait by 2035, which is based on five expected outcomes and seven key pillars. Through its booth at GITEX, Zain provides the technologies required under each of the seven pillars to achieve the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan. 

At GITEX, Zain offers its latest innovative solutions based on the seven pillars of the Kuwait National Development Plan, which are Smart Security, Smart Education, Smart Health, Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart Economy, and Smart Infrastructure. 

The smart solutions Zain showcases at GITEX include solutions for Smart Security, like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, intercampus communications, and business intelligence. Solutions for Smart Education include connected classrooms and virtual classrooms. Solutions for Smart Health include remote chronic illness management, remote medical collaboration solutions, health care cloud services, and more. 

Zain’s smart solutions also feature solutions for Smart Mobility, including smart parking, remote monitoring, and smart public signage. Solutions for Smart Living include smart districts, energy management, facility management, smart metering, smart lighting, smart benches, digital signage, and smart waste bins. Smart Economy solutions include the smart investment platform, E-Wallet, payment platform, and smart retail. Finally, Smart Infrastructure solutions include the integrated DNX Platform, which enables all individual services to run in a cohesive environment, and synergizes across applications by fusing data and analysis to provide a 360-degree platform view for digital service development, management, and operations.