Emirates program supports UAE rugby players

Emirates program supports UAE rugby players
Marwa Abdel Aziz Al-Naqbi represents the second tier of UAE’s female Emirati player. She plays with UAE Rugby’s all-Emirati “Al Maha” U19 girls team.
Updated 30 September 2019

Emirates program supports UAE rugby players

Emirates program supports UAE rugby players

Emirates has presented two Emirati rugby youth players with the opportunity of a lifetime to lead out the teams competing in the bronze final on Nov. 1 in Tokyo Stadium during Rugby World Cup 2019. The initiative is part of the airline’s international flagbearer’s program, which provides opportunities for young fans to lead out teams to the pitch and participate in the pre-kick-off anthem ceremonies across key matches in the quarter-finals, semifinals, the bronze final and the final throughout 12 host cities in Japan.

Saoud Al-Kaabi and Marwa Abdel Aziz Al-Naqbi were unanimously selected by the UAE Rugby Federation board for their exemplary performance and commitment to the game of rugby. Al-Kaabi is currently the only Emirati of his age-group who plays in the “U16 Al-Ain Amblers,” an expatriate domestic-league team.

Al-Naqbi, 15, represents the second tier of UAE’s female Emirati players. She plays with UAE Rugby’s all-Emirati “Al Maha” U19 girls team.

Boutros Boutros, divisional senior vice president corporate communications, marketing & brand, said: “Emirates is committed to growing the game of rugby through grassroots support of local organizations, teams, events and players, ensuring the sport has a strong presence across all communities here in the UAE. We have been a longstanding partner through our support of the UAE Rugby Federation, and will continue to work with them to boost the ongoing development of the game.”


SABB celebrates Riyadh on World Cities Day

Updated 02 December 2020

SABB celebrates Riyadh on World Cities Day

SABB celebrates Riyadh on World Cities Day

On the occasion of the UN’s World Cities Day, celebrated each year on Oct. 31, the Saudi British Bank (SABB) launched a campaign to show the urban development of Riyadh city, starting from infrastructure projects aimed at improving the quality of life to the organizational initiatives that have contributed to attracting glob- al investors.

SABB prepared an introductory report titled “My City” that was published on the bank’s website and distributed to individual and corporate clients inside and outside the Kingdom. This is in addition to publishing a brief on the website, mentioning the most prominent features of the developments taking place in the Kingdom at different levels, to support programs for sustainable and balanced growth, improving business environment, attracting foreign investment, and encour- aging innovation.

The “My City” report focuses on the role of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, as it is a transformative initiative aimed at developing the Kingdom’s economy, in addition to the positive impact that it had on Riyadh, considering that it is the capital and the main business center in the Kingdom. These developments are ex- pected to further contribute to improving the appearance and image of the city. The report also referred to the investments made by the Saudi government throughout history in order to enhance and develop other social services such as health, education and entertainment.

SABB has livened up its campaign to celebrate the city of Riyadh on this global occasion, by hanging a mural on the bank’s head office building, drawn by a young Saudi artist, Noura Bouzo, embodying the ancient history of Ri-yadh and its promising future. SABB is a licensed financial institution operating under the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority’s supervision and control. The bank was established in 1978 as a Saudi joint stock company. It is an associate company of the HSBC Group.

SABB offers integrated financial and banking services including personal banking, corporate banking, investment, private banking and treasury. The bank’s paid-up capital is SR20.5 billion ($5.4 billion) after its legal merger with Alawwal Bank, to become one entity and one of the largest banks in the Kingdom.