OSN offers a nightly double-bill of award-winning movies

’Murder on the Orient Express’ is available on OSN Store.
Updated 07 February 2018

OSN offers a nightly double-bill of award-winning movies

Movie and series lovers are in for a treat this February with OSN. Bringing new and exclusive movies and series, Academy Award-winning films, sports and family entertainment, OSN has the stories to keep viewers entertained all month long.
The Oscars
Every night from Feb. 16 until March 4 at 8 p.m., enjoy a double-bill selection of Oscar-winning and nominated films on OSN Movies First HD.
The 90th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs exclusively on OSN Movies HD on March 5 at 4 a.m., and is simulcast on OSN Yahala Cinema HD with Arabic commentaries. You can also catch the event again with a prime time repeat at 8 p.m.
OSN Living HD
Whether you are a travel-junkie or food fiend, design obsessed or hooked on home-improvement, OSN Living HD offers a great range of shows that will help you get your lifestyle fix. All shows are subtitled in Arabic. The channel offers new shows from celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver’s “Jamie’s Comfort Food,” “Bake with Anna Olsen,” “Grand Designs” and much more to come.
OSN Store
Just months after their cinematic release, buy and keep three of 2017’s biggest movies on OSN Store and watch them whenever you like, and as many times as you want:
l “Daddy’s Home 2” — Families will love this laugh-out-loud comedy, where Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) attempt to manage their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
l “Murder on the Orient Express” — A celebrated detective is recruited to solve the case of a mysterious death.
l “Thor: Ragnarok” — Two years after the events in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” can Thor save his home and the Asgardian civilization from the all-powerful Hela?
OSN First Home of HBO
l “Homeland S7” — Premiering Feb. 12 (10 p.m.)
This gripping crime-drama series returns, and after former CIA Agent Carrie leaves her job in White House, she moves back to D.C. and takes on the Keane administration who has arrested 200 members of the intelligence community.
OSN Series Comedy HD
l “Hit the Road S1” — Double bill premiere on Feb. 5 (10 p.m.)
This new series follows a chaotically dysfunctional family of would-be rock/pop stars on the search for fame and fortune in a cross-country bus tour, starring Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander.
OSN Series First HD
l “The Voice S14” — Tuesdays from Feb. 27 (7 p.m.)
The four-time Emmy Award-winning program, returns, for another season showcasing unbelievable vocal talents in the enthralling reality competition series.


Dur Hospitality launches training academy for aspiring hoteliers

The announcement was made during a special event attended by the company’s CEO Sultan Al-Otaibi and a number of its senior officials.
Updated 15 September 2019

Dur Hospitality launches training academy for aspiring hoteliers

Saudi hospitality company Dur Hospitality has launched a training academy specialized in hospitality disciplines. The announcement was made during a special event attended by the company’s CEO Sultan Al-Otaibi and a number of its senior officials, in addition to a group of notable local and international hospitality sector professionals.
Dur’s CEO highlighted the importance of the academy, which he said aims to equip local talents interested in working in this sector with the necessary skills and qualifications. He added that the academy’s goals also include training current Dur employees and equipping them with knowledge and applied skills that they require to succeed. He elaborated that the academy will operate over two phases, with the first seeking to fulfill the company’s requirements and ensuring its staff is qualified to execute its future expansion strategy ongoing till 2020, while the second phase will contribute toward supplying the local hotel service sector with qualified and capable national talents.
Al-Otaibi said the academy’s ultimate objective is to equip trainees with world-class skills and provide them with guidance from local and international sector leaders to help them achieve excellence.
The academy will present a number of training programs that aim to raise the qualification and skill level among trainees, which will eventually reflect positively on the Saudi hospitality sector. These programs will cover three main parts, where the first part will include programs on leadership and supervision and will last for 12 months. It will cater to internal supervision and front desk employees, food and beverage production and service employees, and marketing and sales employees.
The second part will be dedicated to training new recruits and will last between three to six months. Likewise, it will include training front desk employees, internal supervision employees, food and beverage production and service employees, and marketing and sales employees.
The third part of the program will include shorter development courses that last between one and five days. It will cover topics including central management for internal and external operations, hotel management, customer service, and health and safety.
Established in 1976, Dur Hospitality has extensive record in managing, developing and operating a wide portfolio of hotels and residential compounds across the Kingdom.