ALMALL: New Saudi e-Commerce app that supports both local and international brands

Updated 01 October 2018

ALMALL: New Saudi e-Commerce app that supports both local and international brands

  • LMALL offers a range of premium services that bring it to the forefront among its competitors
  • SRPC celebrated the launch of ALMALL app in the presence of a large number of high profile businesswomen and men

JEDDAH: At the glamorous Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jeddah, SRPC celebrated the launch of ALMALL app in the presence of a large number of high profile businesswomen and men, media personalities, and e-commerce professionals. The platform is a new e-shopping station that brings together consumers and brand owners from within and outside the Kingdom.

The entertainment was provided by the legendary comedian Khaled Moss who presented a number of stand-up skits while interacting with the audience. Saxophone player Hisham Salameh serenaded guests, while they enjoyed their dinner.

Man of the hour, Mohammad Al-Harthi, Editor-in-Chief of Sayidaty and Al-Jamila magazines, and AboutHer.com talked about the venture and what drove it, “There are approximately 30 million Internet users in Saudi Arabia, and 42% of them have not accessed online shopping yet, but are still using traditional ways. By 2020, the number of internet users will reach 6 to 7 billion users, so the launch of ALMALL will come in line with this expected increase in purchasing requirements.”

He concluded by saying that the application aims to support and promote local brands through their deployment within the Saudi and Gulf markets.

ALMALL offers a range of premium services that bring it to the forefront among its competitors, including the possibility of free shipping to all regions of the Kingdom without a minimum value of purchases, a special section for discounts, ranging from 30% to 70%, and free 24-hour delivery on cash payment option upon receipt, with the possibility of returning products.


Khalaf Al Habtoor extends timely medical assistance to Lebanese hospitals

Updated 05 August 2020

Khalaf Al Habtoor extends timely medical assistance to Lebanese hospitals

  • Al Habtoor will arrange one-month’s worth of urgent medical supplies for hospitals in the country that have more than 1,000 beds
  • The Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital at Hrar in northern Lebanon will open up auxiliary treatment support for patients who are unable to be accommodated in Beirut hospitals

DUBAI: Khalaf Al Habtoor, the founding chairman of Al Habtoor Group (AHG), based in the UAE, is reaching out with timely aid for the Lebanese people after the massive explosion at a Beirut port on Tuesday, August 4, that devastated many neighborhoods, leaving more than a hundred dead people and thousands injured.

Al Habtoor, known for his philanthropic activities in the UAE and abroad, said he will extend all possible efforts within his means to aid the affected people in Lebanon as a first step of a multi-pronged assistance plan. As a first step, Al Habtoor will arrange one-month’s worth of urgent medical supplies for hospitals in the country that have more than 1,000 beds. The hospitals to be aided through this initiative include Haroun Hospital, Al Makasid Hospital, Levant Hospital, Rizk Hospital, Rafic Hariri Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital, Hrar.

Additionally, the Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital at Hrar in northern Lebanon will open up auxiliary treatment support for patients who are unable to be accommodated in Beirut hospitals, conducting at least 100 operations for those injured in the explosion. To help those who require much needed recovery and recuperation assistance, the hospital will also rent out a nearby hotel, which will act as a temporary off-site field hospital for post-operative care and treatment.

More than 300,000 people have been left homeless by the blast, which tore through several dozen neighborhoods close to the port area, razing several buildings and shattering glass windows in a much wider area outside the blast zone. Two hotels owned by Habtoor Hospitality in Beirut, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Metropolitan Palace, have been damaged in the fallout of the explosion.

Al Habtoor said: “The country and people of Lebanon have always had a special place in my heart. This explosion which has devastated the capital city in the midst of an already severe economic crisis has left the common people badly shaken. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and will leave no stone unturned in reaching them the best possible emergency and medical aid, post-operative care and temporary accommodation for those rendered homeless by the tragic event.”

He added that the cries of the Lebanese people for help have been heard and that it was important to respond by offering the right kind of assistance and treatment, in terms of quantity, quality and the timing it reaches the people.

The visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist has extended generous contribution to Lebanon in various forms over the last decade, including refugee aid programs, Ramadan campaigns, wintertime distribution of food packages and blankets, the establishment of The Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital, and a multitude of charitable donations.