Dubai’s deputy ruler visits Saudi pavilion at GITEX

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The Saudi pavilion exhibited smart technologies and solutions at the GITEX Technology Week 2019. (SPA)
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The Saudi pavilion exhibited smart technologies and solutions at the GITEX Technology Week 2019. (SPA)
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The Saudi pavilion exhibited smart technologies and solutions at the GITEX Technology Week 2019. (SPA)
Updated 11 October 2019

Dubai’s deputy ruler visits Saudi pavilion at GITEX

  • More than 32 Saudi information and communication technology companies showcased their products

DUBAI: The deputy ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, visited on Thursday the Saudi Ministry of Interior’s pavilion at GITEX Technology Week 2019.

He was received by the ministry’s undersecretary for security abilities, Maj. Gen. Fahd bin Ibrahim Al-Zarah.

Al-Zarah accompanied Al-Maktoum on a tour of the pavilion during which he was briefed on smart technologies and solutions that improve services provided by security sectors in the Kingdom.

This year, more than 32 Saudi information and communication technology companies showcased their products.

According to a statement from the Saudi Exports Development Authority, the companies’ participation is intended to “enhance their access to regional and international markets through the world’s third-largest technology event and the biggest in the MENA region.”

GITEX Technology Week 2019 focused on exploring and showcasing new insights and innovative ideas in the fields of e-commerce, artificial intelligence, 5G technology, cloud computing, hardware and software.

 


Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

Updated 13 November 2019

Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

  • Organizers promise this year’s line-up of international stars at Diriyah event will be bigger than ever

RIYADH: The first of the major international music acts that will perform at the Diriyah E-Prix this month will be announced on Wednesday.

There were incredible scenes at the event last year when David Guetta, One Republic, the Black Eyed Peas, Amr Diab, Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo rocked the UNESCO World Heritage site. About 40,000 fans flocked to the Diriyah Circuit, on the outskirts of Riyadh, for the after-race concerts, the first unsegregated music events in Saudi Arabia

The stage is set for even bigger and better things this year, with the promise of another two nights of unmissable music on Nov. 22 and 23 as the E-Prix racing returns.

“If you were one of the 40,000 who were lucky enough to be part of that watershed moment (last year) for the Kingdom, believe me, you have not seen anything yet,” said Prince Abdul Aziz Al-Faisal Al-Saud, chairman of the General Sports Authority.

“Last year we told people before we announced (the acts) they should get their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Once we revealed who was coming, the tickets sold out incredibly quickly. This year will be the same but even bigger, so for music fans who want to enjoy the biggest concerts in Saudi Arabia, the smart move is to get your ticket now.”

The Diriyah E Prix kicks off the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s premier all-electric motorsport series, with a double header of races. It also marks the start of Diriyah Season, a month of sport, entertainment, art, cultural festivities, food and retail experiences. Tickets for the Diriyah E Prix, which include entry to the after-race concerts, are available at www.diriyahseason.sa.