WEF22: Saudi Arabia rises on several key performance indicators

WEF22: Saudi Arabia rises on several key performance indicators

  • Princess Haifa bin Mohammed, assistant minister of the Tourism Ministry, said that the Kingdom’s industry “didn’t just recover, but actually increased”
  • Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi minister of investment, said that the Saudi technology and tourism industries have been a driving force in attracting investors from around the world
By Arab News ·

Saudis, Emiratis stress Kingdom’s rise creates more opportunities for region  

Saudis, Emiratis stress Kingdom’s rise creates more opportunities for region  

  • Participating in WEF panel on ‘Saudi outlook,’ Kingdom’s Investment Minister Khalid Al-Falih said ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’
  • Chairman of Dubai-based Damac Hussain Sajwani says KSA, UAE ‘completing each other in terms of growth, not competing with each other’
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·

Iran systematically undermines the stability of the region, Israeli president tells WEF

Iran systematically undermines the stability of the region, Israeli president tells WEF

  • Israel and all nations of the world cannot accept Iran’s pursuit of nuclear capabilities, says President Isaac Herzog
  • Herzog says Saudi Arabia is a very important country in the region, but joining the Abraham Accords “has to take its time”
By Arab News ·

The complex aims to be a major beacon of culture and the arts in the heart of Riyadh. (King Salman Park Foundation)

Construction begins on King Salman Park Foundation’s Royal Art Complex in Riyadh

  • The complex, which will cover an area of more than 500,000 square meters, includes a Museum of World Cultures, a National Theater, and a Royal Institute of Traditional Arts
  • King Salman Park has been designed to be the capital’s ‘green lung’ and the biggest urban park in the world, covering an area of more than 16 million square meters
By SPA ·

Talks begin between Yemeni government and Houthis over reopening of Taiz road

Talks begin between Yemeni government and Houthis over reopening of Taiz road

  • The negotiations are part of a two-month truce that is due to expire on June 2 but the UN’s special envoy, Hans Grundberg, said working with all parties to extend it
  • He added that also as part of the truce, important progress has been made in efforts to agree the resumption of commercial flights to and from Sanaa airport
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Flexible working will be a lasting legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, WEF panel hears

Flexible working will be a lasting legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, WEF panel hears

  • Participants in the discussion agreed that the experience of working from home during the crisis has left many employees wanting a better work-life balance
  • One panelist said that all workers, regardless of profession, should be given the opportunity to work more flexibly to prevent a split within the workforce
By Arab News ·

Three more join impressive list of Red Sea resort operators

Three more join impressive list of Red Sea resort operators

  • Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Miraval and Rosewood sign deals with The Red Sea Development Company
By SHAFQUAT ALI ·

Big projects need to open doors for SMEs to drive tourism, says official

Big projects need to open doors for SMEs to drive tourism, says official

By Widad Taleb & Nirmal Narayanan ·

Radisson Hotel Group set to launch Mansard Riyadh in the next 2 weeks

Radisson Hotel Group set to launch Mansard Riyadh in the next 2 weeks

By Widad Taleb & Nour El Shaeri ·

Protect role of ethics in AI future, UAE minister tells Davos

Protect role of ethics in AI future, UAE minister tells Davos

  • As a leading country in artificial intelligence, the UAE is working on integrating AI in all sectors of the economy and society
By Arab News ·

Protect role of ethics in AI future, UAE minister tells Davos

Protect role of ethics in AI future, UAE minister tells Davos

  • As a leading country in artificial intelligence, the UAE is working on integrating AI in all sectors of the economy and society
By Arab News ·

Emirati filmmaker Nayla Al-Khaja teams up with Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on new movie

Emirati filmmaker Nayla Al-Khaja teams up with Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on new movie

  • The Emirati filmmaker and the two-time Academy Award-winning composer will collaborate on her upcoming feature, ‘Baab’
By Lama Alhamawi ·
Carapaz keeps slim Giro lead, Buitrago scores breakthrough victory in tough 17th stage

Carapaz keeps slim Giro lead, Buitrago scores breakthrough victory in tough 17th stage

  • Thursday’s 18th stage should see a sprint finish after a flat circuit around Treviso at the end of a 156-kilometer (97-mile) route from Borgo Valsugana, that includes two fourth-category climbs
By AP ·