Nickelodeon unveils Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi nominations

Singer Camila Cabello has been nominated in the ‘Favorite International Star’ category.
Updated 11 August 2019

Nickelodeon unveils Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi nominations

Nickelodeon and the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have announced all categories and nominees for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019. The categories will award and celebrate kids’ favorites across the worlds of movies, television, music, sport, gaming, digital platforms and more. 

Nickelodeon has rolled out a new voting mechanism, leading up to the show on Sept. 20, when the winners will be revealed. For the first time in the market, kids will have the power to choose their favorite artist to win in each category by casting their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital site (https://kca.nickelodeonarabia.com/), on Instagram using the hashtag of their favorite nominee or via the Nickelodeon Play app. 

The Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 is part of a wider program of activations organized by DCT Abu Dhabi, which will bring a series of activities for kids and families to the city, including the new World of Nickelodeon. It is a three-day Nickelodeon activation that will include two musical performances from local artists. At the World of Nickelodeon, families will be able to interact with their favorite cartoon characters and experience the real world of Nickelodeon from Sept. 19 until Sept. 21. Both the awards show and the World of Nickelodeon will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. 

Tickets to attend the first Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi and the World of Nickelodeon are limited and will sell out fast, according to organizers. 

Those interested can stay up to date on all Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook, Instagram and following the official hashtags: #KCAAD2019, #KidsChoiceAwardsAbuDhabi2019, #NickelodeonArabia, and #InAbuDhabi.


Zain KSA celebrates key 5G milestone

Updated 14 December 2019

Zain KSA celebrates key 5G milestone

Zain KSA celebrated the finalization of the first phase of the Middle East’s largest 5G network in a special event on Dec. 8 at the Hilton Riyadh. The ceremony, held under the patronage of Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, was attended by Zain KSA Chairman Prince Nayef bin Sultan bin Muhammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission Dr. Muhammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Haitham bin Abdulrahman Al-Ohali, and Zain KSA CEO Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Deghaither, along with other dignitaries in the ICT sector.

Prince Nayef said: “Zain KSA’s achievement accompanies the speedy development and innovative services of the digital revolution that the world around us is witnessing. This achievement is significant in its timing, as it coincides with the rapid rise of the Kingdom’s ranking in several prestigious international reports, specifically in the ICT sector. Another aspect that makes this achievement noteworthy is its size, as it offers the broadest coverage of the 5G network, which has positioned the Kingdom as the first in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.”

Prince Nayef pointed out the concurrence of Zain KSA’s accomplishment with the Kingdom’s growing pivotal role at the global economic level, and in becoming the first Arab country to preside over the G20 summit. He affirmed Zain’s commitment to keeping pace with the Kingdom’s economic ambitions in line with its position in employing young national talent. He said the Saudization rate in the company has reached 86 percent, with young Saudis assuming 92 percent of leadership positions.

CEO Al-Deghaither said through its completion of the first phase of the 5G network, Zain KSA confirms its commitment to becoming a key player in the ICT sector. “Zain KSA has made several significant achievements since its inception. Today, we proudly announce that the company has the widest 5G network coverage in the Kingdom and the region.” 

He added that the 5G technology will lead the Kingdom toward a new world with its substantial technologies and capabilities, which will be evident in various sectors through the Internet of Things and the business sector, in addition to other daily functions that will make customer experience easier and more effective.”

Al-Deghaither said that this step comes at a time when Zain KSA is witnessing its best operational performance by reaching the highest profit over the past two years, with SR380 million ($101.3 million) during the first nine months of 2019, and a total of SR332 million for 2018.

With the completion of the first phase of the 5G network, Zain KSA is now offering a range of packages of 5G services for individuals and businesses through a network of 2,600 towers distributed across 27 cities.