Saudi Arabia ratifies Marrakesh Treaty for the blind

The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Swailem, CEO of SAIP; Dr. Nasser bin Ali Al-Mousa, chairman of Kafeef Association of the Blind, and Dr. Fahad Al-Obekan , chairman of the board of directors of AlObekan Library.
Updated 21 October 2019

Saudi Arabia ratifies Marrakesh Treaty for the blind

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) has signed a tripartite cooperation agreement with the Kafeef Association of the Blind and AlObekan Library to activate the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled, free of charge.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Swailem, CEO of SAIP; Dr. Nasser bin Ali Al-Mousa, chairman of Kafeef Association of the Blind, and Dr. Fahad Al-Obekan , chairman of the board of directors of AlObekan Library.
According to the agreement, AlObekan Library will facilitate access to copies of books and publications in accordance with the needs of the treaty’s beneficiaries. Kafeef will facilitate the access of beneficiaries to these copies in cooperation with the relevant authorities, free of charge. For its part, the authority is committed to providing the legal framework for the operation of the treaty, and parties of the agreement are obliged to take the necessary measures to ensure that accessible copies are used only by the beneficiaries.
The Kingdom is one of the first Arab countries to ratify this treaty with a clear human dimension aimed at the development of society. The treaty is ratified by more than 45 countries around the world to improve awareness of the challenges faced by people with visual disabilities in reading publications, facilitate their participation in cultural and social life and increase access to culture, knowledge and education.


Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Updated 04 June 2020

Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Al-Dabbagh Holding Group, founded in 1962, has been ranked sixth in the Saudi Arabian private sector's best working environments for the year 2020. The ranking is compiled by Great Place to Work, a leading global organization that evaluates work environments across more than 60 countries.
This achievement comes in recognition of Al-Dabbagh Group's efforts toward creating and fostering a positive working environment for all. Employees participated in a questionnaire on work-place satisfaction, and the company policies were also subject to an external review, both of which contributed to the resulting ranking.
Al-Dabbagh Group’s Head of Human Resources, Hayfa Abu-Zabibah has said that "this achievement is the result of the Group's unique culture, derived from the philosophy of Omnipreneurship, which embraces comprehensive leadership and is made up of three principles (Giving, Earning and Sustaining) five values (integrity, passion, respect, forward-thinking, teamwork) and ten golden rules. The principles, values and golden rules provide the framework that govern the Group’s ecosystem and culture.”
Hayfa added that receiving this award will only increase the Group’s motivation to further promote this ecosystem and continue efforts toward becoming a better place to work.