STC digitization plans on show at GITEX

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai, toured the STC booth at GITEX 2019 in Dubai.
Updated 07 October 2019

STC digitization plans on show at GITEX

The 39th GITEX Technology Week, the largest regional IT exhibition and conference, kicked off on Sunday at the Dubai World Trade Centre showcasing the latest trends and product innovations from across the world.

The event, which runs until Thursday, was officially opened by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), which is participating in the exhibition, welcomed Sheikh Hamdan to its booth, in the presence of STC Chairman Mohammed bin Khaled Abdullah Al-Faisal and STC Group CEO Nasser Al-Nasser. 

Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on the company’s latest ICT sector services and solutions, in line with its role as an enabler of digital services and transformation in the Kingdom.

Riyadh Muawad, senior vice president of B2B at STC, said the company chose the theme “Tomorrow’s Solutions Today” for this year to showcase its services and innovative solutions in the digitization of government and private sectors, cloud computing, big data analysis and cybersecurity solutions, in addition to its journey toward customer experience enrichment. The telecom giant is also showcasing solutions related to 5G, the last of which were rolled out during the Hajj this year.

Muawad pointed out that these services reflect the valuable role of the STC Group in enabling digital solutions and the digital transformation of the Kingdom in line with Vision 2030. 

STC will also be outlining future digitization plans, the role of data centers in improving service efficiency, and the analysis of big data and its importance, helping it deliver tomorrow’s solutions today.

It will also be shedding light on its major cloud, IoT, digital, and IT services, and updates to its telecom infrastructure, making it one of the most powerful networks delivering digital services.

During the exhibition, STC will be highlighting the Kingdom’s progress in digital transformation as one of the Saudi Vision 2030 programs, where STC is considered to be a key enabler of the Kingdom’s transformation in the public and private sectors.

Through its strategy, STC works primarily on the growth of services, platforms and digital infrastructure, taking into account the greater value of its existing assets — its employees, brand, customer base, technological assets, and business partners — to ensure that available resources are sufficient to invest in future opportunities.

This year’s GITEX edition features 4,500 companies representing 100 countries. The event offers global suppliers a unique opportunity to enter fast-growing markets.


Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

Updated 23 October 2019

Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

With preparations in full swing for the second edition of Winter at Tantora, Almosafer, the flagship brand of Seera Group’s consumer travel business unit, has announced a host of event packages especially designed for fans preparing to attend the second season between Dec. 19 and March 7, 2020.

Winter At Tantora is coming back to the historic site of AlUla, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia, and will feature a rich calendar of weekly cultural events, equine and events, celebrity performances by some of the world’s greatest musicians. This year, the global event will be supported by Seera Group, a provider of travel and tourism services, which has been appointed as the key destination management company (DMC) to offer travel bookings, hotel stays, car rentals and added-value experiences for guests from around the world.

Almosafer, an omni-channel travel brand in Saudi Arabia, will market “Winter at Tantora” extensively across social media and other communication channels and offer visitors an extensive range of package options including accommodation, flights, transportation and ancillary services for both weekend visits or one-day options. Visitors are also offered one-on-one personal consultation with travel advisers across Almosafer’s retail network in the Kingdom.

Travelers will get to choose between three different package category options — Gold, Platinum and Diamond — which include return flights, hotel accommodation, as well as airport transfers and a visit to AlUla heritage sites. The event packages also differ depending on the length of stay. Festival goers can either opt for a one-day weekend package or extended stay, depending on the number of concerts and activities they would like to experience at Winter at Tantora.

To enhance their itinerary, travelers can complement their standard packages with additional activity bundles that offer a variety of bucket-list activities such as: Sunset and sunrise hot air balloon rides, vintage aircraft flights, as well as several unique gastronomy experiences. 

Winter at Tantora will bring 12 weekends of wonder to the AlUla oasis, inspired by its spectacular scenery. Home to archaeological treasures, natural beauty and magnificent monuments that span millennia, AlUla is set on the ancient incense route between Southern Arabia and Egypt. It became a hub of commercial and cultural exchange because a lush oasis valley ran through it, creating an ideal environment for civilizations to flourish.

Providing hotel booking options for over 1.5 million properties around the globe, flight bookings on over 450 airlines and complete holiday packages, Almosafer boasts various convenienat booking solutions for any type of travel needs.