Saudi budget airline flynas launches first direct flight from Jeddah to Brussels

Startup Wrap – Saudi Arabia’s venture landscape receives influx of expanding startups CAIRO: Saudi Arabia’s entrepreneurial space is getting bigger with more startups raising funding and others expanding into the Kingdom. On the funding announcement front, Saudi-based business-to-business e-commerce startup Retailo has successfully raised $15 million in a new equity funding round, drawing the attention … Read more

Emirates Team New Zealand sail away to win 2nd America’s Cup Preliminary Regatta in Jeddah

Pakistan Cricket Board drops ex-captain Salman Butt from selection panel after backlash ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dropped ex-cricketer Salman Butt from its panel of consultants for team selection, Chief Selector Wahab Riaz announced Saturday, following backlash over Butt’s appointment.  The PCB announced the appointment of Butt along with Kamran Akmal and Rao … Read more

Jiad Modern Motors opens MG showrooms in Jeddah, Riyadh

MG Motor, in collaboration with Jiad Modern Motors, a Mohamed Yousuf Naghi company and the official dealer for MG in Saudi Arabia, has opened its first showroom in Jeddah, followed by a second one in Riyadh. These showrooms are the first of six to open under the newly forged partnership between the British-born automotive brand … Read more

Team New Zealand dominate for second day at America’s Cup Jeddah Preliminary Regatta

RIYADH: A massive crowd of fans enjoyed a captivating volleyball performance on Thursday during the 2023 Saudi Games men’s volleyball final, where Al-Hilal beat title-holders Al-Ahli three sets to one.Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Musaed, vice president of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee and director of the Saudi Games, crowned Al-Hilal the 2023 gold … Read more

Emirates Team New Zealand sail into early lead as America’s Cup gets underway in Jeddah

RIYADH: Princess Delayel bint Nahar Al-Saud hosted a medal ceremony for the winners of the swimming competitions at the 2023 Saudi Games on Wednesday.The princess, who is the Games’ deputy director, was joined at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex by Patama Leeswadtrakul, who is a member of the International Olympic Committee, and Mona … Read more

Where We Are Going Today: Vapiano Italian restaurant in Jeddah

Recipes for Success: Chef Jason Atherton , founder of AlUla’s Maraya Social, offers advice for amateur cooks DUBAI: British celebrity chef Jason Atherton, founder-owner of multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, is no stranger to the Middle East. He recently opened his uber-exclusive Row on 45 restaurant at the Grosvenor House in Dubai, having launched City Social there earlier this … Read more

Local favorite Shelbayh upsets Mickelsen at Next Gen ATP Finals in Jeddah

IOC lines up French Alps to host 2030 Winter Olympics and Salt Lake City for 2034 edition NEW YORK: Salt Lake City being preferred as a shoo-in to host the 2034 Winter Olympics was expected. The surprise was the IOC favoring the French Alps bid for the 2030 edition on Wednesday. Aiming to finalize back-to-back … Read more

Skippers expect intense racing in Jeddah at 37th America’s Cup

RIYADH: Ask Saleh Al-Shehri how he found working with Roberto Mancini on international duty and the answer is not what you might expect. Al-Shehri has much for which to thank the coach of the Saudi Arabian national team. With playing time limited at Al-Hilal, current leaders of the Roshn Saudi League, the Italian raised eyebrows … Read more

Saudi airline flynas and Brazil’s Eve Air partner for electric helicopters in Riyadh and Jeddah 

RIYADH: Around 200 heads of state, and diplomats will gather in Dubai later this week for the COP28 climate summit. This occurs at a time when global attention is fixated on the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.  While a ceasefire has been extended for a few more days, there are concerns that the ongoing global noise … Read more