Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Ages

Updated 09 November 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Ages

  • Crystal Ages is an online boutique in Riyadh that sells all things vintage and antique

Many of us are collectors, in one way or another, and for someone like me — who enjoys stockpiling books, jewelry and vintage typewriters (among other things) — discovering @crystalages on Instagram was like finding Aladdin’s Cave of Wonders.
Crystal Ages is an online boutique in Riyadh that sells all things vintage and antique. The shop tracks down jewelry, watches, signed items, books, vinyl records and high-end branded items that are decades old, and much more besides, then cleans and restores them, if needed, before putting them up for sale to customers throughout the Kingdom.
The boutique also sells original paintings, cameras, home decorations and vintage electrical devices, such as record players. It’s collections also include historical items from Saudi Arabia, such as notes and coins of the country’s former currencies, and magazines and newspapers from the eras of King Khalid and King Faisal.
When I contacted the shop to buy a typewriter, I found the staff to be very professional, prompt and polite. My purchase was delivered on time and in terrific condition. It was a gift for a friend for her birthday and when she received it she was absolutely speechless, so I am very grateful for Crystal Ages, who bring much joy to collectors and lovers of vintage goods and antiquities.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.