Mobily Business participates in Saudi IoT exhibition

Majid bin Abdulaziz Al-Otaibi, acting chief business and wholesale officer, Mobily Business.
Updated 11 February 2019

Mobily Business participates in Saudi IoT exhibition

Mobily Business is participating in the upcoming Saudi International Exhibition and Conference for Internet of Things as a strategic partner. The event will start on Wednesday and run through Friday in Riyadh at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for the second time in the Kingdom.

Majid bin Abdulaziz Al-Otaibi, acting chief business and wholesale officer, said that Mobily Business’ participation as a strategic partner in the conference is in line with the company’s strategy to support the business sector in the implementation of digital transformation, which is one of the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. He said the event would enable the company to showcase its pioneering experience in the implementation of IoT technology to the region’s most important audience in the field of ICT.

“Mobily Business is regarded as the first provider of IoT platform in the Kingdom and Mobily is keen to maintain its leadership in ICT,” Al-Otaibi said, adding the company takes the responsibility to place the Kingdom at the forefront of the IoT and AI technologies. 

The exhibition introduces its visitors to the latest cutting-edge IoT technologies and digital solutions, in addition to the benefits of digital transformation, a Vision 2030 goal.


Dubai to host Mideast’s first dinosaur auction

Updated 18 August 2019

Dubai to host Mideast’s first dinosaur auction

A massive 155-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton will be up for grabs for lovers of rare collectibles as Emirates Auction announced it will organize the Middle East’s first auction to sell the giant dinosaur skeleton. 

The online auction will be conducted by Emirates Auction, which specializes in organizing and managing public and electronic auctions, at a starting value of 14.6 million dirhams (SR14.9 million, $4 million) and will end on Aug. 25. 

The 24.4-meter-long by 7-meter-high skeleton, which dates back to the Jurassic period, is the first of its kind in the world to be installed at the Dubai Mall. 

Back then the 25-year-old dinosaur weighed up to five elephants and was one of the long-necked herbivorous dinosaurs and has a tail tapering to a long, thin whip-like end to defend itself against predators.

The dinosaur belongs to the Diplodocus longus variety, deriving it from the Greek words “diplos,” meaning “double,” and “dokos” meaning “beam.” 

Nearly 90 percent of the fossil’s bones are original, making it a stunning discovery in the history of palaeontology. The remains of the adult dinosaur were discovered in a sleeping position in 2008 at the Dana Quarry in the US state of Wyoming.

The auction will be an ideal opportunity for those looking for excellence to supplement their collections with a historic masterpiece rarely found around the world.

The specimen was previously displayed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in the US state of Texas. It was sourced through Khalid Seddiq, founder of Etihad Modern Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi, and was put on permanent display at The Dubai Mall in 2014.

Emirates Auction is a UAE-based auction company in the Middle East. Founded in 2004, the company specializes in automobiles, vehicle license plates, real estate and properties, asset liquidation, VIP mobile numbers, jewelry, time-sensitive items, and heavy machinery, plant and construction equipments. 

Emirates Auction has achieved a number of milestones in a short span of time since its establishment, breaking 10 Guinness World Records along the way.

With increasing annual sales and registered bidders across the UAE, GCC and North Africa states, Russia and other countries across the world, the auctioneer conducts over 200 online and physical auctions per year. The company is credited with significantly contributing to the development of auction concepts in the Arab world.