Abu Dhabi welcomes visitors to discover experiences at their own pace

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Updated 05 November 2022

Abu Dhabi welcomes visitors to discover experiences at their own pace

Abu Dhabi welcomes visitors to discover experiences at their own pace
  • Experience Abu Dhabi’s new campaign invites the world for a variety of memorable, enriching experiences, available 365 days and minutes apart.
  •  Emirati hospitality is at the heart of every moment that matters: A living culture that leaves visitors with a home-away-from-home feeling
  • With experiences that inspire, excite and restore, there is something for everyone to enjoy and experience at their own pace.

The Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has unveiled its latest campaign: Experience Abu Dhabi. Find Your Pace. The campaign shares the variety of experiences that inspire, excite and restore, welcoming the world to come and enjoy memorable moments that matter — in their own way, and at their own pace.

Experience Abu Dhabi shows the seamless connections between a wealth of cultural heritage, alongside exciting experiences. Yas Island welcomes the world with year-round theme park action and waterfront attractions, with events and entertainment for families and all ages. Only 15 minutes away, Saadiyat Island is filled with living culture, home to Louvre Abu Dhabi’s timeless inspiration and unforgettable architecture.

Located at the heart of the island, Saadiyat Cultural District hosts community events and exhibitions at Manarat Al-Saadiyat, alongside Berklee Abu Dhabi, the pre-eminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts. The district is also the future home of the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum, and the immersive art of teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi. Nearby, pristine beaches and coastal avenues are lined with cafes and dining options at Mamsha Al-Saadiyat, to enjoy over a breathtaking sunset.

Just over an hour from these remarkable island experiences, Experience Abu Dhabi invites visitors to ignite their curiosity by visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites in Al-Ain, experience adventure and tranquillity among the desert dunes, and embrace Abu Dhabi’s fascinating past with iconic museums and ancient forts.

Enriching experiences throughout the year

The campaign welcomes the world to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s enriching experiences at their own pace, with:

Cultural inspiration: Past, present and future

Explore the nation’s living memorial and the narrator of Abu Dhabi’s history, Qasr Al-Hosn, an 18th-century stone building in the heart of city. It is also home to the House of Artisans, which celebrates Emirati heritage and enduring tradition of craftsmanship. Within the same day, you can discover inspiration at Louvre Abu Dhabi, through stunning architecture, art collections and artifacts.

Back-to-nature moments that restore body and soul

From stargazing and glamping at Jebel Hafit Desert Park to walking the shaded oasis pathways in the garden city of Al-Ain, visitors can also enjoy the sun-kissed beaches of Saadiyat Island, take in wildlife safaris on Sir Bani Yas Island and escape to the tranquil desert serenity of the Empty Quarter.

Excitement for everyone, all year round

Abu Dhabi’s sandscapes offer endless opportunities for dune buggies and sand surfing, while the thrills of the world’s largest indoor theme park, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island, will create memories to last a lifetime. Minutes away and reachable by foot, discover the world-famous Yas Marina F1 Circuit and indoor adventures at CLYMB and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

A calendar of events for everyone to enjoy

Abu Dhabi is a global hub for events, with an action-packed calendar that has something for everyone to enjoy. Recently hosting the first-ever NBA games in the region, as well as sold-out UFC and WBA boxing title fights, Abu Dhabi also enchanted families and younger visitors with the Middle East debut of the internationally renowned Broadway show, Disney’s The Lion King musical, as well as the captivating Disney on Ice.

Looking ahead, music lovers have so much to get excited about, with performances by Andrea Bocelli, Post Malone, Imagine Dragons, Blackpink, Sting and John Legend, with Kendrick Lamar and Swedish House Mafia headlining concerts at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix — the conclusion of the F1 season.

With so many experiences that inspire, excite and restore, there is something for everyone in Abu Dhabi and so much waiting to be discovered, at your own pace.

Start planning your trip now at: visitabudhabi.ae


Beauty salon opens at LuLu Hypermarket in Jeddah

Beauty salon opens at LuLu Hypermarket in Jeddah
Updated 27 November 2022

Beauty salon opens at LuLu Hypermarket in Jeddah

Beauty salon opens at LuLu Hypermarket in Jeddah

Pinnacle Beauty Salon opened its fourth branch at LuLu Hypermarket, Al-Marwah in Jeddah. The parlor was inaugurated by South Indian film actress Anu Sithara. The opening ceremony was also attended by Nasser Abdulla Al-Sarami, chief adviser of the Royal Guard; Yasmeen Al-Maimani, Saudi Arabia's first female commercial pilot; Rafeeq Yarathingal, regional director of LuLu Hypermarket, western province; Musafir from Malayalam News; Junais Babu; Shalfeena; and Rasila Ashok. Members of LuLu’s management and staff were also present on the occasion.

Pinnacle is a popular beauty parlor in Jeddah, which has amassed a huge pool of customers in the past three years of its foundation. Experienced beauticians, application of modern technologies in all its services, state-of-the-art equipment, and hygienic infrastructure make Pinnacle one of the most trusted salons in the region.


SABB participates in Saudi Green Initiative Forum

SABB participates in Saudi Green Initiative Forum
Updated 26 November 2022

SABB participates in Saudi Green Initiative Forum

SABB participates in Saudi Green Initiative Forum

The Saudi British Bank participated in the Saudi Green Initiative Forum under the theme “From Ambition to Action,” held alongside the global climate summit COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The participation is in line with the bank’s efforts and effective contributions in the environmental, social, and governance field.

The second edition of the forum brought together climate leaders and experts who highlighted the steps taken over the past year toward achieving the Kingdom’s ambitious national targets and laid out the roadmap for the coming years.

Tony Cripps, managing director and CEO of SABB, spoke about the Kingdom’s movement toward sustainability and SABB’s commitment to these principles, as well as its role as a leading financial institution in supporting various institutions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to achieve sustainable development and providing supportive financing solutions for its corporate clients. He also commended the Saudi Central Bank for its role in regulating and assisting the financial sector toward achieving sustainable growth in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 

Cripps highlighted current collaboration with the Saudi Central Bank in forming an ESG advisory committee to drive a standardized set of ESG taxonomies and green solutions.

He also emphasized that SABB is committed to allocating capital to sustainable loans and green funds, especially given the growing interest of institutions in the Kingdom to implement sustainability principles and standards, including financial solutions in their various forms, such as loans, bonds, deposits, and green funds, as these markets have grown exponentially over the past years.

SABB’s participation comes from its pioneering role in environmental projects, most notably the implementation of its initiative to plant 1 million trees across the Kingdom, the largest environmental initiative in the financial sector, in cooperation with Murooj Foundation, the executive arm of the National Center for the Development of Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification.

ESG and sustainability are key to SABB’s five-year strategy, along with supporting new projects that will help the Kingdom achieve a more sustainable future.

SABB is one of the leading banks in financial innovation, established in 1978 as a Saudi joint stock company. It is an associate company of the HSBC Group.

It offers integrated financial and banking services including personal banking, corporate banking, private banking and investment and treasury services. SABB’s paid-up capital is SR20.5 billion ($5.46 billion).


Jeddah mayor launches Cura Urgent Care Clinics

Jeddah mayor launches Cura Urgent Care Clinics
Updated 26 November 2022

Jeddah mayor launches Cura Urgent Care Clinics

Jeddah mayor launches Cura Urgent Care Clinics

Jeddah Mayor Saleh Ali Al-Turki inaugurated Cura Urgent Care Clinics in a ceremony attended by prominent businessmen and health officials.

The Ministry of Health and the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance are working toward empowering general practitioners and family doctors in Saudi Arabia and focusing on their vital role in health and wellness. In line with these efforts, Cura is the first urgent care clinic to provide medical attention to mild and nonthreatening cases through highly qualified family doctors and general practitioners.

Cura delivers a new model within the healthcare sector in the Kingdom. It provides quick, accessible, and affordable high-quality medical attention to all ages. It offers waiting times that do not exceed 10 minutes, as well as ample parking spaces for easy access.

Patients at Cura spend an average of 25 minutes for medical services, checkups and consultations, IV/IM injections, or X-rays. They can also be treated at Cura when in need of stitches, casts or wound dressing.

“Cura’s unique model offers a smart solution for healthcare and aligns with Vision 2030. It propels the health sector forward by enhancing preventative care and facilitating high-quality medical care offered to patients,” a statement said.

“This new approach helps improve access to health and medical services as patients of Cura will be able to address their needs in a timely manner without waiting for long hours and will gain more insight into their health challenges from experts.”

General Manager of Cura Faris Helmi said: “We have facilitated access to high-quality medical care in record time and at affordable costs. We also aspire to expand across the entire Kingdom.”

Cura aims to be recognized as the leading urgent care provider in the region by 2030. It intends to open more branches across the Kingdom to offer everyone reasonably priced prime care at its world-class facilities with best-in-class practitioners.


noon.com introduces ‘Golazo,’ the region’s first cashback football prediction game

noon.com introduces ‘Golazo,’ the region’s first cashback football prediction game
Updated 26 November 2022

noon.com introduces ‘Golazo,’ the region’s first cashback football prediction game

noon.com introduces ‘Golazo,’ the region’s first cashback football prediction game

During this year’s Yellow Friday Sale, noon.com, the Middle East’s leading online shopping destination, has launched a football prediction game with cashback opportunities and mega prizes, including 10,000 noon credits for scoreboard winners.

The game, called “Golazo” after the famous cheer, is available to all customers in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt via the noon app from Nov. 17 until the World Cup finals. Golazo is free to play, and customers who correctly predict the winners and scores during the upcoming World Cup football tournament can win noon credits. The more customers play, the higher the cashback winnings. Every match is a chance to win.

“As a company born in the Middle East, we’re as excited as everyone about the football frenzy that has engulfed our region,” said Anmol Jain, digital strategy and growth at noon.

“To add to the excitement and buzz that usually surrounds the Yellow Friday Sale, we have created the region’s first football prediction game, giving our customers even more opportunities to win and save. Golazo will gamify shopping on noon, providing an exciting opportunity for our customers to earn cashback incentives while driving more traffic to the app and benefiting our sellers from increased eyeballs during a busy shopping season.”

The 10 winners who top the Golazo scoreboard will be called “G.O.A.T” (greatest of all time) Golazo players and will get 10,000 noon credits, while the top three winners will also get exclusive signed Newcastle United 22/23 jerseys. These winners will be announced at the end of the World Cup, after all the games have been played.

noon’s Yellow Friday Sale began on Nov. 20 and ends on Nov. 27 at midnight, with incredible deals, money-saving incentives, and up to 80 percent off all categories. The Yellow Friday Sale connects to the global Black Friday event and lets local sellers reach millions more customers by using noon’s custom-built tools, such as the platform, marketing channels, and the region’s logistics and fulfillment network.


LuLu celebrates 13 years in Saudi Arabia with SR1.5m gifts bonanza

LuLu celebrates 13 years in Saudi Arabia with SR1.5m gifts bonanza
Updated 25 November 2022

LuLu celebrates 13 years in Saudi Arabia with SR1.5m gifts bonanza

LuLu celebrates 13 years in Saudi Arabia with SR1.5m gifts bonanza

LuLu Hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia is celebrating its 13th anniversary by giving away gifts worth SR1.5 million ($400,000). The “LuLu Super Fest 2022” anniversary promotion features fun events and a raffle draw, which runs from Nov. 27 until Jan. 25, 2023. 

The LuLu Lucky 13 campaign raffle draw initially had 13 Ford Territory SUV cars up for grabs — but in celebration of Saudi Arabia’s epic win against the top-ranked Argentina in the FIFA World Cup, LuLu has added one more car to the lineup, making it a total of 14 cars. In addition, there will be 1,300 free trolleys, 100 gold coins and 15 flight tickets to be won as prizes. 

There will be a digital raffle draw, for which customers will have to shop at their nearest LuLu branch and receive a unique code. They can then register through the QR codes. Moreover, during the course of the promotion, LuLu will announce a number of special offers and deals with unbeatable prices for customers.

The rest of the LuLu family — suppliers, influencers and brand ambassadors — too got to celebrate the anniversary at an event on Nov. 22, where the prizes for the anniversary promotion were revealed. A sky show featuring gliders was held for the attendees to enjoy. 

“LuLu Saudi Arabia is a shining example of our success story, and we believe we owe so much to our customers, our team and stakeholders,” said Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets Saudi Arabia. “This is a great opportunity to thank them and continue the journey to greater heights.”

LuLu has 49 hypermarkets, supermarkets and shopping malls across the major cities of Saudi Arabia, namely Riyadh, Jeddah, Alkhobar, Dammam, Tabuk, Al-Ahsa, Jubail, Hail, Saihat, Al-Kharj and Neom.