Cuisines, contests & celebrity chefs at LuLu festival

LuLu’s ‘World Food 2020’ festival was inaugurated in the central region by Mansour Al-Shathri, vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce. The festival runs until March 10 across LuLu hypermarkets in KSA.
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Updated 09 March 2020

Cuisines, contests & celebrity chefs at LuLu festival

LuLu, the region’s largest hypermarket chain, is drawing crowds to its annual food festival, “World Food,” which is currently underway across all its stores in Saudi Arabia.
The festival was inaugurated in the central region by Mansour Al-Shathri, vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry; in the Eastern Province by Waleed Yousef Al-Dossary, labor office inspector; and in the western region by Mazin Khalid Kutbi, assistant secretary-general at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The two-week festival, which runs until March 10, features live cooking competitions, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, in-store offers and a chance for customers to win 1,500 free shopping trolleys during the promotion period.
Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Saudi Hypermarkets, said: “We have been organizing this festival for over 10 years now, but this is the biggest by far. This year, we have received extensive support from different embassies, trade promotion councils, various community organizations, the hotel and tourism sector, celebrity chefs, and social media influencers. Our goal is to make shopping more experiential and engaging for our diverse customers and this food festival has helped us organize targeted events and competitions.”
World Food 2020 is divided into many themes, such as “Akla Arabia” featuring Arabic delights, Olives & Salads, Organic Fest, Pagkaing Pinoy for Filipino classics, desserts, barbecue treats, and much more targeting different nationalities and communities.
Alongside the food themes, a host of different cooking competitions are being held targeting different segments of the community. These include: A competition for local productive families; Bake Challenge, a search for the best-tasting and beautifully designed pastries; Cook with Mom, a cooking competition with the little ones; and a competition exclusively for men.


Makkah Clock Royal Tower lights up for ‘Home Heroes’

The world’s tallest clock tower beamed the words ‘Home Heroes’ for 30 minutes.
Updated 08 April 2020

Makkah Clock Royal Tower lights up for ‘Home Heroes’

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel recently lit up with a solidarity message in support of its staff and medical professionals who are working tirelessly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world’s tallest clock tower beamed the words “Home Heroes” for 30 minutes, for the first time since its opening, in an initiative to honor national heroes for their efforts in protecting the nation from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The campaign was launched by Accor Hotels Makkah — Raffles Makkah Palace, Swissotel Makkah, and Swissotel Al-Maqam Makkah, and the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel.
This initiative was one of many others launched by the hospitality group in support of the brave medical professionals who are risking their lives to save others during this period as well as to support the Saudi government and its people.
Accor, in collaboration with a hospital in Makkah, delivered complimentary meals to the medical staff working with the group, as a token of gratitude and appreciation. The group also distributed a number of masks and sterilizers to citizens in Makkah, as part of serving the local community and backing the Kingdom’s efforts in maintaining the health and security of citizens and residents.
Faisal Abdallah, director of communications and PR, Accor Hotels, said: “Embracing the solidarity momentum, we launched this initiative, a first-of-its-kind in Makkah by lighting up the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel with the ‘Home Heroes’ message, empathizing with every member of our community. We support all efforts of the government of Saudi Arabia in wake of the new health crisis and ask the Almighty to protect and preserve the health of the Kingdom’s citizens and residents.”