LuLu celebrates ‘king of fruits’ in annual mango festival

The event was launched virtually by Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Ibrahim Albidah, Shehim Mohammed and others.
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Updated 23 June 2020

LuLu celebrates ‘king of fruits’ in annual mango festival

LuLu Hypermarket is hosting its annual mango festival, “Mango World,” with 50 varieties of the fruit from different countries on show.

The hypermarket has sourced mangoes from 10 tropical countries for the event that is being held across all its branches in Saudi Arabia.

A number of mango-based desserts, deli treats, and other processed and packaged mango products are also on offer.

The annual summer festival that celebrates the “king of fruits” will run until June 23 at all LuLu hypermarkets across the country.

The event was launched with a virtual inauguration by Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Ibrahim Albidah, deputy general manager at the ministry of environment, water and agriculture in Riyadh, Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets — Saudi Arabia, and other dignitaries.

Ambassador Sayeed said: “In this pandemic situation, the best way to hold an event is through a virtual launch. We highly appreciate LuLu in pioneering this kind of initiative. The residents of the Kingdom will definitely enjoy the wide variety of mangoes on display across the stores.”

Mohammed said: “We have ensured an uninterrupted food supply and we are thankful to the vital contribution and support of our partner suppliers in these challenging times.”

LuLu today is one of the top retailers in the Middle East. Garnering more than 1,600,000 shopping patrons every day, it is the fastest-growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia and Malaysia. Founded in the early 1990s, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world and currently operates 188 stores with a workforce of more than 55,000.


Mobile Legends launches new hero for MENA

The new Middle Eastern hero, Khaleed, also known as the Desert Scimitar, demonstrates the temperament of the desert warrior and will join the virtual battlefield on Aug. 7.
Updated 03 August 2020

Mobile Legends launches new hero for MENA

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, a mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) developed and published by Moonton, has launched a new Middle Eastern hero on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. Khaleed, also known as the Desert Scimitar, has been available for purchase since July 31 and will join the virtual battlefield on Aug. 7.
Wearing armor and equipped with a sharp sword, Khaleed demonstrates the temperament of the desert warrior. He has three distinct skills that he uses to tackle his enemies.
The first is called Desert Tornado, which sees Khaleed leap into the air and spin around with his weapon. If he is able to hit a hero, he can dash toward that hero’s direction and use Desert Tornado again.
The skill can be used up to three times. The second skill, called Quicksand Guard, harnesses the power of sand to give Khaleed regenerating capabilities and a reduction in damage. When used, heroes advancing toward Khaleed will be slowed significantly. The third skill is called Raging Sandstorm, where Khaleed summons a sandstorm at the designated location.
Enemies in the direction of the sandstorm will be knocked back. Meanwhile, those who are at the landing spot will be heavily damaged.
Additionally, his passive ability is called Sand Walk. When moving, Khaleed is able to accumulate sand, and when the meter is full, he will begin gliding on the map. When active, he has increased movement speed and damage.

HIGHLIGHTS

• According to Google, Mobile Legends ranks No. 3 in the UAE, and No. 7 in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

• The game has been downloaded more than 500 million times. • It has held eSports events such as cosplay competitions, tournaments and roadshows in different countries.

Moonton, an international gaming company, aims to bring different kinds of exciting online games to users around the world.
In Mobile Legends, users can team up with their friends, family or other players to fight enemies and kill monsters, and enjoy a sense of victory brought by the power of the team.
With the rise in internet usage in the Middle East, more and more international gaming enterprises are eyeing to enter the region.
Recently, Mobile Legends has seen an increase in its popularity in the Middle East, with top YouTubers such as Arab Games Network and oCMz calling on their fans to download the game.
According to Google, Mobile Legends ranks No. 3 in the UAE, and No. 7 in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The game has been downloaded more than 500 million times and has held eSports events such as cosplay competitions, tournaments and roadshows in different countries.