Tamkeen joins as strategic partner for BlockOn 2018

Khalid Saad, CEO of Bahrain FinTech Bay, left, and Chief Executive of Tamkeen Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi.
Updated 17 November 2018
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Tamkeen joins as strategic partner for BlockOn 2018

Bahrain FinTech Bay has announced the Labor Fund “Tamkeen” as a strategic partner for its global blockchain conference, BlockOn 2018 — Redefining Finance, taking place on Nov. 22, at the Wyndham Grand.

The event will be held under the patronage of Khalid Al-Rumaihi, chief executive, Economic Development Board and chairman of the executive board of Bahrain FinTech Bay.

Tamkeen offers a myriad of financial and training support programs to Bahraini startups and SMEs including newly emerging fintech firms.

The conference expects to attract more than 300 global blockchain innovators and professionals including a diverse group of regulators, entrepreneurs, investors and financial industry executives who will convene to explore the rising opportunities and challenges presented by the industry. 

Chief Executive of Tamkeen Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi said: “Fintech is already playing a key role in shaping the economic sector. Technological revolutions such as the fintech solution will lay a new foundation for the banking industry for many years to come.”

Khalid Saad, CEO of Bahrain FinTech Bay, added: “Tamkeen plays an instrumental role in helping drive the development of Bahrain’s private sector including the significant number of newly established fintech firms in the Kingdom.”


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.