Young Saudis showcase digital solutions at GITEX 2019 in Dubai

Mohammed Abalkhail. (SPA)
Updated 06 October 2019

Young Saudis showcase digital solutions at GITEX 2019 in Dubai

  • From smart vehicles to high-quality streaming on our mobile devices, GITEX 2019 will highlight the biggest shifts in 5G and its entire ecosystem

RIYADH: The Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), the e-government program Yesser and King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) will participate in GITEX 2019 in Dubai.
At the international exhibition, the STC will unveil 10 innovative digital platforms created by young Saudis.
Mohammed Abalkhail, director general of corporate communications at the STC, said the company is a pivotal player in the Kingdom’s digital transformation.
He said that this year's exhibition includes future digital services and solutions that enrich the lives of individuals and institutions.
Yesser CEO Ali bin Nasser Al-Asiri said its participation aims to highlight the Kingdom’s role in the field of government digital transformation.
He added that Yesser will showcase its products and services to government bodies, and that GITEX is an opportunity to exchange experiences with Saudi and international government agencies, and to have access to the latest technologies. KACST will showcase its efforts in marketing and innovation management. GITEX 2019 is the biggest tech show in the Middle East, North Africa andSouth Asia. Saudi Arabia is a strategic partner of this year’s exhibition.
From smart vehicles to high-quality streaming on our mobile devices, GITEX 2019 will highlight the biggest shifts in 5G and its entire ecosystem. 


Penguins and an ice rink to be part of Riyadh’s winter show

More than 300 trailers have been shipped from all over Europe to Riyadh for the English-style winter carnival. (AN photo/Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 31 min 34 sec ago

Penguins and an ice rink to be part of Riyadh’s winter show

  • More than 250 workers are busy setting it up in one of Riyadh’s busiest areas

RIYADH: Snow parks, penguins and ice-skating rinks are common winter attractions in cities with the weather to match — but Riyadh?

Still, there’s a first time for everything, and Riyadh Season is giving the Saudi capital the opportunity to prove it with the opening on Oct. 20 of Winter Wonderland.

More than 300 trailers have been shipped from all over Europe to Riyadh for the English-style winter carnival, and more than 250 workers are busy setting it up in one of Riyadh’s busiest areas.

The site, against the stunning backdrop of the King Abdullah Financial District skyscrapers, will accommodate up to 40,000 visitors a day. “It is challenging, but it is wonderful to be here,” events director Edward Mellors told Arab News. “We are really enjoying it. It’s nice to be involved in bringing such a big project to a country like this.”

As well as the snow park, the ice rink and the penguins, attractions include a Marvel excursion, with Iron Man and other superheroes from the franchise.

“We have been sourcing these rides from all over the world, getting them together and making lots of deals, getting them on ships,” said Mellors. “I can’t think of any one challenge that has been the biggest, but with all of them put together, it has been a mountain.”