Vintage cars at Aramco fest tell the story of oil discovery in KSA

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Visitors take a look at the vintage cars on display at the 2nd Safari Abqaiq Festival in the Eastern Province.
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Visitors take a look at the vintage cars on display at the 2nd Safari Abqaiq Festival in the Eastern Province.
Updated 20 January 2018

Vintage cars at Aramco fest tell the story of oil discovery in KSA

DAMMAM: Saudi Aramco is parading four vintage American cars at the 2nd Safari Abqaiq Festival, which ends on Saturday in the Eastern Province.
The company is displaying 1951 Dodges and 1954 Fords, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Aramco’s participation in the festival is focused on the history of oil discovery and drilling in the region, in keeping with the event’s theme, “The Heritage of the Desert.”
The cars were used to transport Aramco employees to and from oil exploration and drilling areas, as well as materials from the port to the areas in which Aramco operated following the establishment of its transport department in 1943.
The company has also prepared shows about safety during winter, traffic safety, and the company in general.
Nasser Al-Nafisi, vice president for Aramco’s affairs, said: “Saudi Aramco is very keen to support tourism across the Kingdom and emphasize the historic role of the oil industry in Saudi Arabia as part of its Vision 2030.”
He also pointed out that Aramco’s participation in the Safari Abqaiq Festival would raise awareness of the region’s ancient history and its importance as a winter tourism destination.
The festival offers a wide variety of activities for families, including traditional markets, children’s activities, camel-riding, a tent of ancient antiquities, falconry, an environmental oasis, competitions, classic cars, desert lodges, camel shows, folk arts, and many other desert-related activities.


Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.