Saudia Cargo transports 175 tons of WWE equipment

The air freight carrier provided all its logistical capabilities to bring the WWE wrestling ring equipment of the show.
Updated 09 June 2019

Saudia Cargo transports 175 tons of WWE equipment

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (Saudia Cargo) transported 175 tons of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) equipment to Jeddah from Maastricht in the Netherlands, for the WWE event that took place at King Abdullah Sports City on Friday.
Saudia Cargo was supporting this global sporting event for the third time. The air freight carrier provided all its logistical capabilities to bring the WWE wrestling ring equipment of the show that were forwarded by Sound Moves via Saudia Cargo freighters — Boeing 747-8 and Boeing 777 — carrying total tonnages of 175 tons and delivered on May 22. The company also provided special ground handling for the heavy loads at King Abdul Aziz International Airport’s cargo station.
Chief Executive of Saudia Cargo Omar Hariri underlined the national role played by Saudia Cargo in supporting national and global events, expressing the company’s pride in collaborating for the success of the sporting event.
The WWE Super Showdown was hosted in partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority. The event featured WWE superstars Roman Reigns, Undertaker, Kofi Kingston, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, Goldberg, AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar. The show was streamed live on WWE Network.
Saudia Cargo, the national Saudi air freight carrier, offers its services to 225 international destinations and 26 routes within the Kingdom. It is a member of SkyTeam Cargo, the world’s leading cargo alliance established in 2000.
Being strategically located in the Kingdom, the company is uniquely positioned to provide a bridge between the east and west via its hubs, giving it increased flexibility to use its capacity efficiently and move the cargo with minimal ground handling time.

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.