Samsung reveals new prices for Galaxy A7/A9

The Samsung Galaxy A7 will now cost SR999 and the Galaxy A9 will now cost SR1,699.
Updated 16 February 2019

Samsung reveals new prices for Galaxy A7/A9

Samsung Electronics has announced new prices and complementary accessories for its Galaxy A7/A9 smartphones to provide its customers with the latest technology at affordable prices, starting Feb. 14. The company said: “These new prices are carefully catered to meet the needs of our loyal customers and provide a convenient variety of the latest smartphones.”

The Samsung Galaxy A7, originally priced at SR1,299 ($346), will now cost SR999. The Galaxy A7 will also be sold with a complementary Samsung Care Card worth SR600. The Samsung Galaxy A9, which was originally priced at SR1,999, will now cost SR1,699. The Galaxy A9 will be sold with a complementary Battery Pack (10,000 mAh) and a Samsung Care Card. The warranty period is valid for 24 months from the date of purchase and the warranty of the screen protection is in accordance with Samsung Care Cards’ terms and conditions.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is the world’s first smartphone with four rear cameras, with a 24-megapixel camera as the main camera, and a wide angle lens of 120 degrees that helps capture the whole scene, as well as an optical zoom multiplier (2x).

Burj Al-Arab named No. 1 city hotel in MENA

Updated 13 July 2020

Burj Al-Arab named No. 1 city hotel in MENA

Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah, the crown jewel in hospitality leader Jumeirah Group’s portfolio and global icon of luxury, has been named the No. 1 city hotel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by Travel + Leisure at its World’s Best Awards.

Every year, Travel + Leisure — one of the largest travel media brands in the US — provides its 6 million plus readers the chance to have their say in choosing the most outstanding destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and rental car agencies around the world as part of its annual survey. This year marks 25 years of celebrating the best in travel, with Burj Al-Arab recognized on the “World’s Best” list for its hospitality excellence, intuitive luxury service and iconic appeal.

Currently celebrating two decades of operations, the hotel is renowned across the globe for its boundary-pushing architecture and innovative design, with the team going above and beyond to create bespoke experiences for guests. It is also known for culinary excellence with a collection of restaurants led by renowned chefs and overseen by Michael Ellis, chief culinary officer and former managing director of the Michelin Guide.

José Silva, chief executive officer of Jumeirah Group, said: “Burj Al-Arab represents the very pinnacle of luxury, known world-over for its elevated design, service beyond expectations and unmatched physical spaces. International recognition such as this not only reaffirms the hotel’s iconic standing on the world map but also serves as a thank you to all those who go above and beyond, every day, to make our guests’ stay truly remarkable.”

Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company, operates a 6,500+-key portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East (including the flagship Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah) Europe and Asia, with more properties currently under construction around the globe.

Prioritizing the health and safety of its guests and colleagues, Jumeirah Group has implemented a series of protective measures across all of its hotels, while strictly adhering to each market’s respective government directives. Four of its hotels in Dubai were recently awarded the Bureau Veritas SafeGuard label, with Jumeirah Al-Naseem being the first hotel in the world to receive the prestigious certification. The group is working closely with Bureau Veritas to certify its wider portfolio.

This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results, therefore, reflect Travel + Leisure’s readers’ experiences before the pandemic.