Dur Hospitality opens Holiday Inn & Suites in Jubail

Dur Hospitality opens Holiday Inn & Suites in Jubail
Located in the heart of the Jubail Industrial City, Holiday Inn and Suites is ideal for both short and long-term visits, business meetings, and staycations.
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Updated 22 December 2020

Dur Hospitality opens Holiday Inn & Suites in Jubail

Dur Hospitality opens Holiday Inn & Suites in Jubail

In line with its rigorous expansion strategy, Dur Hospitality has inaugurated the 4-star Holiday Inn and Suites in Jubail Industrial City, adding a new property to its lineup of hotels and accommodation offerings spread across the Kingdom. 

The new hotel will be operated through a franchise agreement with the Intercontinental Hotel Group. The property sits on a land area of 10,000 square meters, and comprises 144 rooms and suites designed with novel amenities and ranging from single, twin, and king rooms, in addition to suites with fully equipped kitchenettes that especially cater to long-term guests. 

Moreover, the hotel offers well-rounded facilities designed to enhance guest experience, including a range of cafes and restaurants, a health club and spa, several meeting and conference rooms, an outdoor pool and sundeck, a shopping arcade, and more. 

Sultan Al-Otaibi, CEO of Dur Hospitality, described the opening as a remarkable accomplishment for Dur, underscoring the company’s commitment toward an ambitious expansion strategy and contribution to the targets of Saudi Vision 2030 relating to augmenting the hospitality sector. He commended the services presented by the hotel, which he said have been diligently designed to fulfill the needs of guests, and present modern accommodation experiences paired with an authentic Saudi spirit. Al-Otaibi said the highest hygiene and safety measures are observed at the property to safeguard the health, well-being, and peace of mind of all guests. 

Hassan Ahdab, president of hotel operations at Dur, also affirmed the commitment of Dur and its international partners in reviving the hospitality sector and supporting its progress, especially in view of the pandemic-induced challenges, He reiterated the added value presented by Holiday Inn and Suites for Jubail’s hospitality scene.

Located in the heart of the Jubail Industrial City, which is renowned for its beautiful parks and clean, serene beaches, the hotel is ideal for both short- and long-term visits, business meetings, and staycations. The property is situated just a 50-minute drive away from King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, and lies in close proximity to commercial zones. 

Dur Hospitality is a publicly listed company specialized in hotel operations, property and facility management, and real estate development and asset management in Saudi Arabia. The company runs an extensive portfolio of 30 properties ranging from hotels to residential complexes across the Kingdom with more than 5,000 keys, and has 17 additional properties with more than 3,500 keys in the pipeline.


LuLu hosts ‘India Fest’ across hypermarkets in KSA

LuLu hosts ‘India Fest’ across hypermarkets in KSA
Updated 26 January 2021

LuLu hosts ‘India Fest’ across hypermarkets in KSA

LuLu hosts ‘India Fest’ across hypermarkets in KSA

Regional retailer LuLu is hosting a Kingdom-wide “India Fest” to mark the 72nd Republic Day of India on Jan. 26. LuLu is offering a wide range of food and spices, authentic dishes, and ethnic clothing to celebrate the event along with the Kingdom’s Indian expatriate community. The festival runs until Jan. 27. 

LuLu kicked off the festival in a launch event, inaugurated by Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets Saudi Arabia, government officials, and other dignitaries, at LuLu’s Murabba branch in Riyadh Avenue Mall. In Jeddah, the festival was Inaugurated by Y. Sabir, acting consul general of India, Jeddah. 

Considering the COVID-19 situation, LuLu scaled down the launch event to include a smaller pool of performances and limited guest capacity and with strict observation of social distancing practices. 

Ambassador Sayeed said: “Food security is an important dimension of the bilateral relations between India and Saudi Arabia. Even during the peak of COVID-19, the supply chains have been maintained between both countries. In this context, LuLu Group has played a very positive role in making available all Indian products, including rice, fruits and vegetables, to the Kingdom during this period. I am very pleased to note that LuLu Group is opening new outlets in different parts of the Kingdom, which is an indication of its popularity among the local population.” 

For the Indian festival, LuLu has flown in more than 7,000 products in different categories, from fresh fruits and vegetables to meat, and traditional wear like sarees and churidars. Moreover, LuLu is offering a range of freshly prepared hot foods, from biryanis to curries, popular street foods, traditional sweets, and many more delicacies.

Mohammed said: “We have always taken pride in showcasing the beauty and diversity of Indian culture through a festival like this. LuLu imports goods worth SR200 million ($53.3 million) through its offices across India every year. This is our humble tribute to the glorious tradition, food and offerings of India, which have been widely popular among the Kingdom’s population comprising more than 200 nationalities. This is also our initiative to bind together all communities for a common interest, which is through food, fashion, film and tourism.” 

LuLu, which has its own food processing plants and sourcing offices in India, has exerted massive efforts to introduce a new range of products, featuring organic, low-fat, gluten-free and many more diet-based food options in store that are popular with health-conscious shoppers.