Riyadh food festival celebrates Armenian cuisine

During the festival, guests can enjoy a variety of appetizers and scrumptious Armenian delicacies.
Updated 30 October 2018

Riyadh food festival celebrates Armenian cuisine

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh has launched the “Armenian Food Festival” as a tribute to the finest of the country’s dining and cultural experiences, running from Nov. 1-15.

The event will take place at the Elements restaurant, in partnership with Mayrig restaurant in Riyadh.

Executive Chef Aline Kamakian said he is preparing “mouth-watering Armenian dishes with the finest ingredients to create a wide variety of scrumptious tastes.”

The hotel has invited Lebanese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr. Fawzy Kabbara for the inauguration of the festival, which will be attended by guests, media representatives and influencers.

Tarek Bekhiet, regional director of marketing, said: “At Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, we are keen to bring unique and distinctive culinary and cultural experiences by hosting different food festivals.” 

He added: “The ‘Armenian Food Festival’ will be widely admired by local guests for its exquisite dishes and comprehensive cultural ambience along with daily prizes for two weeks from Mayrig’s team.”

The “Armenian Food Festival” will offer a daily all-inclusive dinner buffet starting at 7 p.m. until midnight at Elements restaurant. During the festival, guests can enjoy a variety of appetizers and scrumptious Armenian delicacies.

Set in the capital’s most iconic landmark, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at the Kingdom Center brings together a variety of luxurious suites and guest rooms to suit every traveler. The hotel’s prime location makes it a favorable destination for business and leisure. It is close to key business areas, shopping centers, as well as artistic and cultural sites. The Kingdom Center Mall, an upscale three-level shopping center, can be accessed directly through the hotel lobby.

The hotel has 274 guest rooms including 37 suites and occupies the 30th to 50th floor of the Kingdom Tower.

Lamborghini wows luxury car show in Jeddah

Updated 24 March 2019

Lamborghini wows luxury car show in Jeddah

Lamborghini Saudi Arabia participated in the EXCS International Luxury Motor Show, which was held in Jeddah March 14-17.
Wayne Banoub, COO of Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of Lamborghini in the Kingdom, said: “Lamborghini cars are known worldwide as one of the most sophisticated cars, this famous brand has wide recognition in Saudi Arabia in particular and in the region in general; in view of its deep roots, elegance and development, it is one of the first luxury car brands that appeared in the Saudi market.”
Banoub said Lamborghini’s sales have doubled in Saudi Arabia since Samaco acquired its distribution rights last year.
“Over the years, this brand has played hard to fortify its place in the market and achieve a substantial portion in the market of luxury sports cars. Since Samaco got its dealership in Saudi Arabia, its sales have doubled and even exceeded our quota.”
Launched in 2018, the Urus is the world’s first sport SUV, delivering best-in-class lightweight technologies, with innovation in design and engineering.
The Urus features a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp at 6,000 rpm, maximum 6,800 rpm, and 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. With 162.7 hp/l, the Urus claims one of the highest power outputs in its class and the best weight-to-power ratio.
Claimed as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record holder, completing a 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes, the Aventador SVJ is fitted with a naturally aspirated V12 engine which produces 770 HP and torque of 720 Nm partied with a 7-speed automatic transmission model ISR.
The Aventador SVJ is designed to achieve high performance and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/hour in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 350 km/hour. The car is limited to 900 production units only.
The 12th edition of EXCS was held amid intense competition in the Saudi luxury car sector. The motor show provides a platform for luxury car companies and dealers in Saudi Arabia to showcase the latest models that arrived in the Kingdom during the year.
The luxury car sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the automotive industry in Saudi Arabia, thanks to the increasing demand for this category of vehicles.
Lamborghini Car Owners Club organized a visit for a number of the club members to Lamborghini’s pavilion at the International Luxury Motor Show, where they interacted with other visitors, discussing the many features of Lamborghini cars.