Saudi Design Week brings forth creative designers from all over KSA

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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
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The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear. (AN photo by Saad Al Dossary)
Updated 09 November 2019

Saudi Design Week brings forth creative designers from all over KSA

  • More than 50 exhibitors from all over the Kingdom presented a mix of interactive installations, booths that sold original products and bigger businesses that advertised their products in unusual ways

RIYADH: An old woman sat on the floor beside a pile of colorful handmade bags, weaving cloth. With her traditional attire and the products she was creating, she looked as though she had come from the distant past. However, she sat in one of the most innovative exhibitions of the Kingdom.
She was at the 6th Saudi Design Week, held at the Riyadh front, making bags, cushions, storage boxes and items that perhaps the younger generation had long forgotten.
This year’s event welcomed visitors to experience a mix of creativity, culture and personal values on the theme of “Happiness.”

Orignal products
Creative minds came together to capture what happiness was, and the results were eye-opening. More than 50 exhibitors from all over the Kingdom presented a mix of interactive installations, booths that sold original products and bigger businesses that advertised their products in unusual ways.

Exhibitions like this tell us that Saudi Arabia has so much talent in it and I am more than happy to have it showcased to the people.

Sarah Al-Ahmedi, a young designer

In addition, people from around the world flew to Riyadh to share their knowledge with attendees in the event’s workshops.
The design week was the perfect place for those who express themselves through what they wear.

Creativity of kids
The Saudi brand Rock Paper Scissors exhibited their new subscription box that was designed to trigger the creativity of kids as they try to find physical solutions to hypothetical problems.
“We believe in the power of games as a connecting tool, so we are here at Saudi Design Week where we are introducing a new subscription box ‘yajoob’, which means someone who has traveled around the world. So this will allow the kids to develop a mindset to help others,” said Rock Paper Scissors founder Rola Badkook.
Sarah Al-Ahmedi, a young designer who was among the attendees told Arab News: “This is beyond my expectations, exhibitions like this tell us that Saudi Arabia has so much talent in it and I am more than happy to have it showcased to the people around the world.”


King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

Updated 21 November 2019

King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

  • Saudi Arabia has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies, king says
  • Kingdom also welcomed US decision to return Iran's Fordow nuclear facility to its sanctions list

RIYADH: Iran should abandon its expansionist ideology that has only “harmed” its own people, Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday, following violent street protests in the Islamic republic.

A wave of demonstrations erupted in the sanctions-hit country on Friday after an announcement that petrol prices would be raised by as much as 200 percent with immediate effect.

“We hope the Iranian regime chooses the side of wisdom and realizes there is no way to overcome the international position that rejects its practices, without abandoning its expansionist and destructive thinking that has harmed its own people,” the king told the consultative Shoura Council.

“The kingdom has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies,” King Salman said, quoted by the foreign ministry, reiterating that Riyadh does not seek war but is “ready to defend its people.”

A satellite image from Sept. 15, 2017, of the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran. (Google Earth)

Saudi Arabia has welcomed Washington's decision to return the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran to the sanctions list. 

Washington said on Monday that it will no longer waive sanctions related to Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site. 

“The right amount of uranium enrichment for the world’s largest state sponsor of terror is zero ... There is no legitimate reason for Iran to resume enrichment at this previously clandestine site,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters earlier this week.