Yasser Abuateek appointed CEO of Umm Al-Qura

Updated 16 September 2019

Yasser Abuateek appointed CEO of Umm Al-Qura

Umm Al-Qura for Development and Construction has announced the appointment of Yasser Abuateek as the company CEO. Abuateek holds more than 20 years of expertise in the financial and real estate sectors and is the founder of a major real estate company in the Kingdom. In addition, he has longstanding experience in corporate and retail banking.
Abuateek will play a pivotal role in leading the company, which has started to develop King Abdul Aziz Road Project, one of the largest real estate development projects in Makkah. Spanning 1.25 million square meters, the project is expected to transform the fields of transport and development and effectively contribute to facilitating the transport of pilgrims and visitors. King Abdul Aziz Road Project will include housing units, hotels, centers, retail shops, government service centers and metro stations.
The project is designed to appeal to different lifestyles in Makkah by providing easier and more varied options for transport, shopping and residences.
Umm Al-Qura for Development and Construction was established through a public-private partnership aiming to increase the number of pilgrims and visitors, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.


ALJ Motors unveils Toyota Granvia in Saudi Arabia

Updated 13 October 2019

ALJ Motors unveils Toyota Granvia in Saudi Arabia

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, the authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia, has unveiled the new Toyota Granvia in the Saudi market.

Designed to provide an exceptional transportation space that addresses the growing demand for high-end shuttles, the new vehicle’s design, interior, engine, and safety features enable the riders to travel with total peace of mind.

“We are very excited to unveil the new Granvia, a true premium transport solution that meets the evolving needs of those desiring a spacious cabin, unrivaled comfort, and superior refinement. By providing ample personal space, we have ensured that each passenger will enjoy a smooth, comfortable ride and arrive at their destination feeling relaxed and refreshed,” said Mazin Jameel, executive director, marketing, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors.

“At Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, we believe that travel should always be an enjoyable experience, and it was our goal to launch an exceptional Toyota vehicle that enhances people’s journeys by creating memorable moments to cherish. I would like to extend my gratitude to all of our guests for their continuous support, which is an endless source of inspiration in our drive to introduce ‘ever-better’ cars,” Jameel added.

The new Granvia takes the concept of a luxury shuttle to the next level with premium seating for up to six people, including a standard feature of four leather ottomans with footrests — a class first. Its expansive cabin delivers a level of comfort and refinement passengers would normally associate with a high-end limousine, complete with independent rear climate control, adjustable interior illumination, and luxurious woodgrain and metallic finishing, among many other features.

The relationship between Toyota and Abdul Latif Jameel Motors was established more than half-century ago, and has grown to become one of the most remarkable automotive forces in the Kingdom.

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors is also one of the largest independent certified Toyota distributors in the world. Under its principle of putting the guest first and its commitment to achieving excellence in all it has to offer, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors supports the widespread use of Toyota vehicles in the Saudi market through an extensive network of sales and maintenance centers strategically located around the Kingdom, providing peace of mind for their guests, wherever they may be.