1st phase of duty-free store launched at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

A number of development projects, including installation of an advanced baggage handling system, have been completed at the airport.
Updated 29 May 2018

1st phase of duty-free store launched at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

  • More than 22 tops brands have been added to the list of duty-free items
  • The number of passengers on international flights was 1,464, 549

JEDDAH: Riyadh Airports has launched the first phase of the new duty-free store in the international terminals 1 and 2 at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh.
Riyadh Airports is the company that manages and operates the international airport in Riyadh. It also plans to launch a package of projects and services that will facilitate and enhance passengers’ experience.
The company also revealed that the second phase of the project would be completed in the middle of July 2018. According to a statement issued by the company, the new duty-free store includes a range of international brands that meet all passengers’ needs, offering a variety of options at competitive prices.
The Saudi authorities are making all-out efforts to improve services at all the international and domestic airports across the Kingdom. 
According to official statistics, over 3.22 million passengers used Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport during the last four months.
The number of passengers on international flights was 1,464, 549. According to the results of passenger satisfaction survey announced by the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the King Fahd International Airport fared very well. 
A number of development projects, including installation of an advanced baggage handling system, have been completed at the airport. With the introduction of these projects and work on many more underway, the airport is poised to become one of the most important airports in the region. 
The duty-free shop at this airport is also experiencing fast growth. Recently, more than 22 tops brands have been added to the list of duty-free items.


King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

Updated 23 October 2019

King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

  • During the meeting, the king conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  • King Salman also received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom on Wednesday

RIYADH: King Salman on Wednesday received Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, who conveyed the greetings of the Kuwaiti emir.
During their meeting in Riyadh, the king also conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The audience was attended by Saudi Minister of State Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ali Al-Khalid Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and a number of officials.
Also on Wednesday, King Salman received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom.
These included Ambassador of Guinea-Bissau Mamadou Sanou, Ambassador of Maldives Mohamed Khaleel, Ambassador of Cyprus Stavros Avgoustides, Ambassador of Malaysia Abd Razak Abdul Wahab, Ambassador of Sweden Niclas Trouve, Ambassador of Niger Abubakar Hassan Dan Sokoto, Ambassador of Singapore Wong Chow Ming, Ambassador of Slovenia Mateja Prevolse, Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Farouk Mohamed Tawfiq, and Ambassador of Colombia Ana Milena Munoz de Gaviria.
The king welcomed the ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, sending his greetings to the leaders of their countries, wishing them success in their missions to enhance and develop relations between the Kingdom and their nations.
The ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their leaders to the king and stressed their keenness to enhance and develop relations between their countries and the Kingdom.