Sayidaty Kitchen among top apps in Arab world

Sayidaty Kitchen is followed by more than 5 million people on Facebook, 460,000 on Instagram and 52,000 on Twitter.
Updated 16 December 2018

Sayidaty Kitchen among top apps in Arab world

Sayidaty Kitchen, a popular website and mobile app for Middle Eastern and international cuisines in the Arab world, has registered the highest number of hits from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in 2018 and topped a record-breaking 8 million visitors and 1.4 million users in October this year.
The online portal, described as “the comprehensive guide to the Gulf and Arab lady who loves cooking and looking for everything unique in the world of delicious recipes and culinary connoisseurs,” offers over 3,000 oriental and international recipes.
Sayidaty Kitchen is followed by more than 5 million people on Facebook, 460,000 on Instagram and 52,000 on Twitter.
“Sayidaty Kitchen was able to win the hearts of obsessive foodies in the region and beyond and saw significant growth and activity in its social media platforms and mobile app over the past year, putting it among the top gastronomic platforms in the Arab world,” a press release said.
Over 266,000 users downloaded the mobile application, including 83,000 from Saudi Arabia, 91,000 iOS users, and 175 Android users. The application ranked ninth in the food and drink category of the App Store in Saudi Arabia as of Nov. 7.
Moreover, Sayidaty Kitchen will feature the first weekly show “Khalena Notbokh Sah” on its online platform and social media networks from Dec. 15. The show will have 10 episodes featuring top Saudi chefs and influencers from the region and beyond.
“Sayidaty Kitchen seeks to be the first online destination for culinary lovers worldwide and the electronic platform for international cooks, bloggers and global foodies,” the press release said.


Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

Updated 16 September 2019

Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

The Stevie Awards, known widely as the “business Oscars,” has reached an agreement for a strategic partnership with Ras Al-Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RAK Chamber) for the first annual Middle East Stevie Awards to be held in Ras Al-Khaimah in February 2020.
The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the awards program and gala prize-giving ceremony will be held in Ras Al-Khaimah for the first three years and at least every other year thereafter. The announcement was accompanied by a call from Stevie Awards for entries for the inaugural edition.
“Hosting the inaugural edition of the Middle East Stevie Awards here in Ras Al-Khaimah is a significant accomplishment, and another noteworthy milestone to add to the emirate’s successful track record, continuing on the same path of progress that has been taking place across all sectors, in line with the directives of our wise leadership,” said Mohamed Ali Al-Nuaimi, chairman of RAK Chamber.
“I was extremely gratified when the RAK Chamber approached us about partnering with them on a new Stevie Awards program for the Middle East and North Africa,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and executive chairman of the Stevie Awards. “We have recognized the achievements of executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations across the region for many years in our other programs. The time is right for the region to have its own Stevie’s program. We are excited to launch the Middle East Stevie Awards, and look forward to the first gathering of Stevie Award winners in the program in Ras Al-Khaimah in February.”