SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Announces Sporting Mega-Event

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will hold its biggest sporting event next month, with 6,000 athletes expected to participate, the latest extravaganza in a push to soften its ultra-conservative image. The ‘Saudi Games’ will be held in Riyadh between March 23 and April 1 and will feature 40 sports – including swimming, athletics, archery, badminton … Continue reading SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Announces Sporting Mega-Event

TRAVEL | Italy Cancels Venice Carnival In Bid To Halt Spread Of Virus

Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities on Sunday stepped up measures to ban public gathering, including stopping Venice’s famed carnival events, which have drawn tens of thousands of revelers to a region this is now in the heart of the  outbreak. ‘The ordinance … Continue reading TRAVEL | Italy Cancels Venice Carnival In Bid To Halt Spread Of Virus

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Red Sea International Film Festival Reveals Details Of Its First Edition

The Red Sea International Film Festival announced on Monday the program details, competition lineup and industry initiatives of its first edition at a press conference held in Al-Balad Historic Jeddah, Bait Qabil. Set to take place March 12-21 at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival will shed light on local talent as well bringing … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Red Sea International Film Festival Reveals Details Of Its First Edition

FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai

Saudi-born designer, Yousef Akbar, was selected out of 170 competitors to participate in Fashion Forward Dubai’s (FFWD) 2020 edition in April, the UAE-based initiative announced. The competition, which he won, was by ‘Not Just a Label’ – a community that helps give emerging talent an easily accessible network and retailing forum that enables designers to … Continue reading FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai

LIFE | Bill Gates’ Daughter Gets Engaged to an Egyptian

Bill Gate’s daughter, Jennifer, has got engaged to fellow equestrian Nayed Nassar, Britain’s The Daily Mail reported. The eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates who is 23, announced in a romantic Instagram post that she is getting married to the young Egyptian, it said. “Nayel Nassar, you are of a kind”, Jennifer wrote on … Continue reading LIFE | Bill Gates’ Daughter Gets Engaged to an Egyptian

Saudi Arabia: NEOM Plans To Be Announced In 2 Months

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA - -  NEOM’s general plan and the phase of implementation and construction of the project will be announced within the  coming two months, as the features of the new city will be unveiled to the world three to five years later, announced NEOM CEO Nadhmi al – Nasr. Speaking after the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia: NEOM Plans To Be Announced In 2 Months

TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia To Screen Travelers From China After Virus Outbreak

MILAN | ITALY – Saudi Arabia will start screening passengers arriving from China and take other preventive measures following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China, the kingdom’s health ministry said on Wednesday. Death from China’s new flu-like virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 540 cases confirmed, increasing fears of spreading … Continue reading TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia To Screen Travelers From China After Virus Outbreak