‘Arabian Nights’ at Rosewood Jeddah in Ramadan

The Rosewood Jeddah features individually designed and handcrafted rooms. The 101 guest rooms and 26 suites are elegantly furnished and reflect a contemporary aesthetic.
Updated 15 May 2019

‘Arabian Nights’ at Rosewood Jeddah in Ramadan

The tales of the Arabian Nights are as old as time, where the charm of the desert meets the mystery of the sea, where all tastes and flavors come together in a tantalizing combination. This Ramadan, Rosewood Jeddah is taking guests back to the charm of old Arabia. The five-star hotel is inviting guests to share the timeless traditions of the holy month of Ramadan in an Arabesque atmosphere reflecting the rich heritage and culture of the Middle East.

It is promising a “heart-warming experience and delicious cuisine that can make guests feel at home” to celebrate the purity and divinity of Ramadan.

“Gather with your friends and family around the mouthwatering suhoor and iftar with our Arabian Nights-themed cuisine, bringing together the essence of Saudi Arabian, Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese cuisines in one feast like no other,” the hotel said.

“Fill your nights with flavor and savor the warmth of the memories you will create of our ‘Soleil Lounge.’ The oasis-inspired decor of this lounge allows our guests to immerse themselves in the tranquillity and sanctuary it offers them while enjoying the professional and experienced service we provide for up to 200 individual family celebrations or gatherings, for the individual iftar price of SR330 ($88) per person.”

At the hotels’ Habsburg restaurant, guests can expect the “experience of a lifetime,” with a unique iftar or suhoor meal in a venue offering breathtaking views of the Red Sea. 

Habsburg offers iftar and suhoor for individuals and groups at affordable prices and a special budget-tailored menu to fit all gatherings. The restaurant can accommodate 200 persons at a time.

“Ramadan is certainly the month of forgiveness, but it is also a month for sharing moments and creating memories that will last a lifetime,” said Mazen Allam, general manager of Rosewood Jeddah. “Our Ramadan celebrations are always highly anticipated and we are looking forward to immersing families and friends in the ultimate Ramadan experience.”

The hotel is situated on the Jeddah Corniche, one of the city’s most impressive locales, which runs parallel to the Red Sea for more than 20 miles. 

It features individually designed and handcrafted rooms. The 101 guest rooms and 26 suites are elegantly furnished and reflect a contemporary aesthetic. 

Guests can contact the hotel on 012-260 7111 to book for iftar or suhoor.

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.