Al-Borg Laboratories offers special prices on anniversary

Dr. Muhammad Fawaz Al-Bishari, chairman of the board.
Updated 22 April 2019

Al-Borg Laboratories offers special prices on anniversary

Al-Borg Medical Laboratories is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Kingdom. It is the largest chain of laboratories in the Gulf and Africa, with 66 locations in eight countries.

Dr. Muhammad Fawaz Al-Bishari, chairman of the board, said the company is offering special prices on all diagnostic tests to mark the milestone and to thank customers for their trust and confidence in their services.

Al-Borg Medical Laboratories is entrusted by 20 hospitals to manage and operate their medical laboratories, and provides medical services for over 70 percent of health care providers and insurance companies in the Kingdom, according to a press release.

Al-Borg Laboratories has been accredited by the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) , the College of American Pathologists and also achieved the Joint Commission International accreditation. 

Al-Bishari said: “We have been working over the past years to get closer to our customers and provide them with accurate diagnostic services based on the highest standards adopted by advanced countries; from our early beginning we have worked hard to revolutionize the local health care infrastructure in the Kingdom.

“We are heartened to witness these accomplishments come true and take pride in contributing to achieving the objectives of Vision 2030, particularly the ones related to improving the performance of the health care sector.”


Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.