LuLu offers 100 varieties of fish at seafood festival

The event was inaugurated by Director General of the General Department of Fisheries Ali Mohammed Al-Shaikhie.
Updated 17 December 2018

LuLu offers 100 varieties of fish at seafood festival

LuLu Hypermarket is hosting the “Seafood Feast,” a week-long festival of seafood delights and exciting offers ahead of the festive season, at its Murabba district branch at Riyadh Avenue Mall. The in-store offers, which started on Dec. 12, are available until Tuesday.

The event was inaugurated by Director General of the General Department of Fisheries and CEO of the National Fisheries Development program in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) Ali Mohammed Al-Shaikhie.

LuLu is showcasing more than 100 varieties of fish and seafood, which have been imported from different countries, such as Norway, Uganda, India, Netherland and Turkey. Moreover, hard-to-find fish types such as rainbow trout, filefish, farmed turbot, crab, tilapia, farmed sea bream, and scad fish are also on offer. Besides the staple lineup of hamour, nagroor, naizer, red snapper and rabeeb fish, other seafood items available include prawns, oysters, clams and a range of fish products. 

LuLu has been recognized as a ‘top seller’ of Samaq-certified products, such as fresh and cooked prawns, sea bream and tilapia. Samaq is Saudi Arabia’s national aquaculture product certification and labeling program developed by the Saudi Aquaculture Society under the guidance of the MEWA. 

Apart from the seafood offerings in the wet section, LuLu is also selling fish dishes at the bakery and hot food stations. Fish sarciado, Amritsari fish, grilled prawns, fish tikka, prawn pizza, tuna puff and fish masala fry are the main attractions at these counters.

Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 21 March 2019

Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality this week celebrated the opening of the Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter. The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas in the city with easy access to key embassies and major corporate headquarters, and a 30-minute drive from King Khalid International Airport. 

“We are delighted to enhance our footprint in Saudi Arabia with the opening of two strategically important hotels that not only complement each other but also deliver very distinct brand experiences. Saudi Arabia continues to be one of our key markets and we are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Dur Hospitality,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

The hotel is inspired by Wadi Hanifa, a beautiful desert oasis running through Riyadh. The low-rise hotel resembles the smooth, dry canyon walls that make for a dramatic arrival experience. Once you step inside, the waterways guide the way into the building, ushering guests through the arrival court into the palm-dotted oasis in the hotel’s courtyard. Planted cacti, flowering vines, plentiful blooming desert flora and native date palm trees create a calming ambiance, providing shade from the desert sun. 

The complex is the first five-star full service hotel in the Diplomatic Quarter and features 80 spacious modern rooms, and 140 fully equipped apartments. The deluxe rooms feature modern décor and ample work space, allowing guests to stay connected with in-room technology, including high-speed WiFi and bedside USB outlets. Guests staying in one of the six Premium Suites or the Presidential Suite can enrich their experience in the M Club Lounge offering an international buffet, hors d’oeuvre and local specialties 24 hours a day. 

The Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter houses three dining venues, Goji Kitchen — an all-day dining destination, a la carte restaurant Mesquite and Agave Café located in the lobby. The hotel offers multiple recreational areas surrounded by lush greenery. 

Muin Serhan, general manager of Marriott Hotels in Riyadh, said: “The opening of Marriott Riyadh and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is considered an important milestone in our developing journey in the hospitality field; we are keen to provide a very special experience to our valuable guests whatever they are traveling for — business or leisure.”

He added: “And we are very proud to be part of the new Marriott travel program ‘Marriott Bonvoy,’ built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them. Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).”