Global Smart Cities market to reach US$1.56 trillion by 2020

The global smart city market will be valued at US$1.565 trillion in 2020. Over 26 Global Cities are expected to be Smart Cities in 2025, with more than 50% of these smart cities from Europe and North … [Read more...]

Advanced’s debut 1 billion riyal sukuk subscribed 2.4 times

Advanced Petrochemical Company's debut 1 billion riyal sukuk was subscribed 2.4 times: a positive sign to other companies in the Kingdom to raise fund through issuance of sukuk. “The first Sukuk … [Read more...]

Interview with Costas Verginis, Sr. Development Director – Marriott

"Saudi Arabia is a very important market for us," Costas Verginis, Sr. Development Director - Marriott Can you please brief us on your expansion plans in Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia is a very … [Read more...]

Permission required to restore heritage site

No heritage building in Saudi Arabia can be restored without the approval of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA). The historical and architectural significance of the building … [Read more...]

GCC summit is to be held in Saudi Arabia

Image for illustration purpose only The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit is to be held in Saudi Arabia capital, Riyadh, to review the agenda of the summit scheduled on December 9 in the Qatari … [Read more...]

Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja is removed from his post

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah removed Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja from his post on Monday, hours after the minister announced the shutting down of a controversial Islamist … [Read more...]

Event: Aviation festival MENA, 25-26 October 2015, Dubai, UAE

From keynote interviews, panels, presentations and roundtables: 12 hours of dedicated content and 7 hours of networking, we can guarantee there is valuable learning and business development … [Read more...]

Prominent campaigner for women’s rights is arrested

Saudi Arabia has arrested a prominent campaigner for women’s rights for insulting Islam, activists said on Saturday, AFP reported. Squad Al Shammari, a co-founder of a liberal human rights group, is … [Read more...]

IREIS 2014 to offer unique investment opportunities

The sixth edition of International Real Estate and Investment Show (IREIS 2014), the only dedicated real estate event that targets investors and end-users rather than trade visitors, will focus on … [Read more...]