Crown prince honors winners of horse race in Riyadh

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presents the trophy to the winner of the horse racing competition in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presides the ceremony of the Equestrian Club’s Grand Annual Horse Race in Riyadh on Friday. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presides the ceremony of the Equestrian Club’s Grand Annual Horse Race in Riyadh on Friday. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presents the trophy to the winner of the horse racing competition in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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Crown prince honors winners of horse race in Riyadh

  • The event was held at the King Abdul Aziz Racetrack in Janadriyah

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presided over the ceremony of the Equestrian Club’s Grand Annual Horse Race in Riyadh on Friday night. The event was held at the King Abdul Aziz Racetrack in Janadriyah.

Upon his arrival at the King Abdul Aziz Arabian Equestrian  Center, he was received by Prince Faisal bin Bandar, governor of Riyadh, Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, chairman of board of directors of the Equestrian Club, and Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, minister of interior.

Trophies were presented to Hassan Issa Al-Buainain, who rode a horse named “Al-Nashas” to a first place finish in the race for locally bred horses, and another to Abdurrahman Abdullah Al-Makhdhoub, who rode “Hipo” to victory in the contest for imported horses.

The event was also attended by a number of princes, ministers and civil and military officials.

Riyadh is keen to develop its sports industry as part of reforms to diversify the economy beyond oil exports and create a more modern, dynamic society.

Earlier, the sports authority said in a statement that it is a way to share Kingdom’s historic and cultural legacy with the world.


MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

Updated 25 March 2019
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MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.