Saudi Arabian Airlines reveals Formula E Gen2 car aircraft design

Updated 13 December 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines reveals Formula E Gen2 car aircraft design

RIYADH: Formula E has officially landed in Saudi Arabia as national flag carrier airline Saudia – the title sponsor of the ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix – unveiled its dramatic new racing livery for the historic event on December 15.
The unique aircraft design signifies the airlines long-term partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as the Official Title Sponsor of the upcoming race and official Airline Partner of the series, which begins this season with the sport’s debut in the Middle East at the stunning UNESCO heritage site on the outskirts of Riyadh.
The new livery was revealed to special guests and members of the media at an inaugural ceremony at the Private Aviation Terminal at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on Sunday December 2, and reflects the commitment the airline has made in supporting the all-electric series for the duration of its partnership.
The Boeing 777-300 aircraft with the new vibrant Saudia Ad-Diriyah E-Prix livery design, will fly across four continents across the carrier’s extensive route network of more than 90 destinations. Saudia currently flies a modern, mixed fleet of 155 narrow and widebody aircraft. The fleet is set to grow to more than 200 aircraft by the end of 2020.

For the first time the airline is able to bring international visitors to the event thanks to a new online visa system called Sharek — https://www.sharek.sa/formulae — which means ‘your ticket is your visa’ for tourists from around the world wanted to attend. So travelers from more than 50 nations around the world have been granted visas, with the UK and US leading the way.
The ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix is the center piece of a three-day festival of music, entertainment and cultural activities, the like of which has never been seen before.
On Thursday, November 27 it was announced that six international artists will be performing on stage at Ad Diriyah.
Two superstars will perform on December 13 (Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo), two on December 14 (The Black Eyed Peas and Amr Diab), with the final pair electrifying crowds after the Formula E race day on December 15 (OneRepublic and David Guetta). Access to the complimentary concerts is exclusive to Formula E ticket holders with December 13 and 14 starting from SAR295 for single day tickets, and December 15 starting from SAR395 for race day and concert access. Combined three-day tickets start from SAR950.
Tickets for the ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix are available at www.ad-diriyah-eprix.com.


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.