Saudi Arabian Airlines unveils new services

Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser at the carrier’s exhibition stand.
Updated 29 April 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines unveils new services

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national carrier, welcomed guests, members of the media and travel partners on the opening day of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) show in Dubai.
Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser welcomed special guest Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai, and other dignitaries, during the official opening of the 25th edition of the ATM.
The four-day exhibition ran from April 22-25 at the Dubai International Convention Center.
The airline officially revealed its new exhibition stand at the travel show, complete with Saudia aircraft seats on display, including the “First Suite,” business class and economy class seats.
New amenity kits for first and business class were also revealed, and are being showcased this week at ATM.
Saudia also promoted recently announced new destinations, Izmir, Malaga and Russia, which will all commence in June of this year. The airline’s holiday division — Saudia Holidays — has special packages on offer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, including match tickets to watch any games scheduled.
The new hub and home of Saudia — Jeddah’s new King Abdul Aziz International Airport, set to open next month, could be experienced through a digital interactive display, designed exclusively for the airline’s exhibition stand at ATM.
Saudia currently flies to 89 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 aircraft.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, the airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
Saudia carried 30 million passengers in 2016, and was named the 2017 World’s Most Improved Airline by Skytrax, an independent global aviation industry monitor.
The airline has 11 codeshare partners including: Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, Korean Airlines, KLM, Middle East Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Europa and Oman Air.


MBRSC opens registration for space science camp

Updated 09 August 2020

MBRSC opens registration for space science camp

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the opening of registration for the Deep Learning Camp for university students, which will be held virtually from Aug. 18 to 20. The Deep Learning Camp is part of the initiatives of the MBRSC to support the UAE’s strategic directions in the science and technology fields, promoting the building of a generation capable of adopting advanced technologies to tackle future challenges.

Through the camp, MBRSC aims to provide the youth with a unique experience to explore space science through theoretical and practical lessons, activities conducted by experts and specialists in the field from the center. The camp is a great opportunity for students interested in the field of space sciences to acquire new skills about remote sensing and satellite analysis.

Yousuf Hamad Al-Shaibani, director general, MBRSC, said: “The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre is keen to make effective contributions that support the UAE’s strategic directions in the science and technology field. Young people can explore the important aspect of space science and modern technologies that are the basis for advanced science in all fields through this camp. The UAE’s ambition to strengthen its leadership in the space sector is clear, as the country is taking prominent initiatives in space technology and enhancing its role in this field. This has acted as a catalyst for younger generations to study such scientific disciplines.”

Saeed Al-Mansoori, head of application development and analysis section, MBRSC, said: “Through these initiatives, we are working to prepare the youth and develop their skills to keep pace with the future of deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies. To keep pace with the developments in the field of space sciences and technology in the region and globally, it has become necessary to possess such important skills and knowledge.”

“This camp is a great opportunity for students interested in space science. The camp includes theoretical and practical activities, including sessions on satellite image analysis, remote sensing and artificial intelligence, and other topics related to enriching young people’s knowledge and attracting them to this field,” added Al-Mansoori.

The Deep Learning Camp is divided into theoretical and practical sessions. The theoretical sessions deal with the definition of the principles of deep learning, its applications and the techniques used therein, with focus on satellite image analysis. The practical sessions will involve learning the applied aspects of deep learning through specialized machine learning applications, including Python programming with Google Colab. The practical session will also engage the participants in a technological challenge through a hackathon, with great prizes awaiting the winners.

During the three-day camp, participants will learn 3 key elements: Principles of deep learning and artificial intelligence, how to use satellite imagery, and the ability to analyze and classify satellite images from a set of satellite image data.