Dammam-Riyadh train trip in just 3 hours, 40 minutes

Updated 20 May 2016

Dammam-Riyadh train trip in just 3 hours, 40 minutes

RIYADH: Beginning June 1, the Riyadh-Dammam train trip will be shortened by 50 minutes for passengers’ convenience.
Rumaih Mohammed Al-Rumaih, president of the Saudi Railways Organization, said on Thursday an express train would be started between Dammam and Riyadh, which would reduce the journey time from 4 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 40 minutes.
He said the train would leave Dammam at 9:15 a.m. for Riyadh and the train from Riyadh to Dammam at 1:10 p.m. He said plans were underway to set up dry ports in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Sudair.
He said that the train journey had become popular because of its cost, convenience and comfort. “Every day we see the train is filled to 90 capacity.”


Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.