Riyadh aims to transform into global sustainability hub by 2030 with $92bn Expo investment 

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has quadrupled its renewable connected capacity in the last two years as part of its acceleration toward reaching net zero by 2060, according to the minister of energy.  During the inauguration of the third edition of the Saudi Green Initiative Forum, held on the sidelines of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, … Read more

Global air transport event kicks off in Riyadh

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

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

Saudi HORECA concludes 12th edition in Riyadh

Food, beverage and hospitality exhibition Saudi HORECA 2023 held its 12th edition from Nov. 27-29 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Held with the support of the Kingdom’s Culinary Arts Commission, the event was colocated with Salon du Chocolat et de la Pâtisserie, a world-famous chocolate showcase that originated in Paris and now … Read more

Mitrovic turns Riyadh blue as Al-Hilal go 7 points clear

Newcastle demand UEFA apology as Eddie Howe shuts down discussion of Mbappe comments NEWCASTLE: Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe on Friday demanded an apology from UEFA and called for fewer calls to be made by the video assistant referee after the club’s Champions League heartbreak this week. The Magpies are still reeling from the … Read more

Visitors to compose their own symphony of lights at Noor Riyadh 2023

RIYADH: From Nov. 30 to Dec. 16, Noor Riyadh, the largest annual light art festival in the world, returns for its third edition, boasting 120 large-scale works from 100 contemporary artists from over 35 countries. The festival lets every visitor follow the map to glowing artworks within each location, with pieces spread not just across Riyadh, … Read more

Paul Chowdhry set to bring ‘family-friendly’ comedy to Riyadh  

DUBAI: Paul Chowdhry — the first British Asian standup comedian to sell out London’s Wembley Arena — will perform his first show in the Kingdom as part of the comedy festival Riyadh Laughs, which began Nov. 23 and ends Dec. 2 in Boulevard Riyadh City.    Chowdhry will be performing his hit show, “Family Friendly … Read more

All you need to know about the Riyadh derby

RIYADH: The 2023-24 season’s first principal Riyadh derby kicks off this weekend, with Roshn Saudi League leaders Al-Hilal hosting second-placed Al-Nassr. As such, the stakes couldn’t be much higher. Here’s all you need to know about one of the fiercest rivalries not only in Saudi football, but in the region, ahead of Friday’s much anticipated … Read more

15th round of games in Saudi Pro League named “Riyadh Expo 2030” round

RIYADH: The 2023-24 season’s first principal Riyadh derby kicks off this weekend, with Roshn Saudi League leaders Al-Hilal hosting second-placed Al-Nassr. As such, the stakes couldn’t be much higher. Here’s all you need to know about one of the fiercest rivalries not only in Saudi football, but in the region, ahead of Friday’s much anticipated … Read more

Riyadh to host Thai exhibition that promises to be a cultural extravaganza 

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