The soul of Khan Al-Khalili in Ramadan at Park Hyatt Jeddah

Guests can enjoy assorted desserts and beverage choices overlooking the Red Sea and the famous King Fahd’s Fountain.
Updated 21 April 2019

The soul of Khan Al-Khalili in Ramadan at Park Hyatt Jeddah

Park Hyatt Jeddah is celebrating the upcoming holy month by elevating the experience of Ramadan for its guests through the nostalgia of Khan Al-Khalili, a historic Arabic souk in Cairo with an authentic soul and heritage of the Middle East.
“Iftar at Nafoura, an award-winning restaurant, will take guests to the ancient lanes of Khan Al-Khalili filled with rows of aromatic spices and vintage goods, including lavish buffets featuring live cooking stations and serving a selection of international, Mediterranean and traditional Hijazi dishes,” the hotel said.
In addition, Andalusia Restaurant will serve iftar featuring a rich selection of international and Mediterranean dishes.
These buffets will also offer a selection of Ramadan’s most popular mezza, soups and desserts.
Guests can extend their stay after iftar in the lounge and enjoy assorted desserts and beverage choices overlooking the Red Sea and the famous King Fahd’s Fountain.
For corporate clients, the resort’s events team will be on hand to assist in planning iftar or sahoor parties in the Lazurde or Al-Sohba ballrooms.
Both are located amidst gardens featuring spacious palm courtyards and facing the Red Sea and King Fahd’s Fountain.
Park Hyatt is also inviting guests to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with a memorable dining experience.
On the first day of Eid, guests can indulge in a lavish breakfast at the Lazurde ballroom and Nafoura restaurant or an Eid brunch at Nafoura.
For dinner, a special buffet awaits diners at Nafoura, available only on the first three days.
Andalusia Restaurant is offering an exquisite Moroccan experience to diners, also on the first three days only.
The hotel has announced Genesis, Nespresso and Radwa as its partners this Ramadan.

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

The King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and Mowgli Mentoring have collaborated to strengthen the growing social enterprise sector in the Kingdom through the provision of 360-degree mentoring, which will support the personal and professional development of social entrepreneurs. The EMCC-accredited mentoring organization is working to built the capacity of Saudi mentors by instilling best mentoring practices and sharing experiences from its 10-year work around the world.

Globally, the concept of social entrepreneurship is increasingly gaining momentum and positive attention as it combines commerce with social good, allowing entrepreneurs to go beyond profit to positively impact communities and societies. Supporting these entrepreneurs, therefore, is in line with the KKF’s vision, which is to have a Saudi society with equal opportunities.

The KKF’s collaboration with Mowgli resulted in the creation of the Athar (Impact) Mentoring Program.

This program aims to build and increase the capacity of Saudi mentors, and equip them with the necessary tools to be able to provide mentorship, support and guidance to social entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Matching mentors with social entrepreneurs and managing their mentorship relationships is a key benefit of the program.

To commence the mentoring program, Mowgli recently delivered a four-day workshop in the KKF premises in Riyadh. Fourteen professionals and business leaders received training to be 360-degree mentors before being matched with 14 social entrepreneurs. Both groups were provided with the guidelines to build solid foundations for their 1-2-1 mentoring relationships. In addition, the matched pairs will be supported over a duration of six months, during which structured on-going support will be provided to ensure that trust-based and impactful mentoring relationships are developed.

Mowgli Mentoring’s CEO Kathleen Bury said: “We see this program supporting the three themes on which the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 was built upon: Developing a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. By supporting social entrepreneurs, we’re working toward achieving the Kingdom’s economic aspirations of increasing SME GDP contribution by 20–30 percent by 2030. We are, therefore, excited to be back in Saudi Arabia and are honored to be working with the King Khalid Foundation in delivering this program, and building Saudi Arabia’s mentoring capacity to sustainably support change-makers and their surrounding ecosystems for years to come.”

The key to developing entrepreneurship and fostering economic development lies in having a well-balanced ecosystem with equal investment in four key pillars: Environment (schooling, parenting), finance (working capital, debt and equity financing), infrastructure (incubators, accelerators, utilities and sound legal frameworks) and human capital development (mentoring, skills and knowledge development). Mowgli supports the latter and has successfully delivered more than 110 mentoring programs across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.