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Saudi Arabia

Nokia and Apple named the UAE's top mobile brands

Source : Al Arabiya / 6 May 2013

Half the registered mobiles in the UAE are manufactured by Nokia, while Apple's iPhone 4S is ranked the country’s most popular smartphone, according to a review by the local Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

 

Indonesia tourism drive targets Saudi families

 

Source : Fouzia Khan / 6 May 2013

Indonesia has launched a major drive to attract more Saudi tourists this year. Its new two-day promotion ended at the Mall of Arabia this week.

The Indonesian Consulate General in Jeddah, which organized the event in coordination with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, and Garuda Indonesia, was upbeat about the campaign and hoped to receive many more Saudi families during the year.

 

Indonesia tourism drive targets Saudi families

 

Source : Fouzia Khan / 4 May 2013

Indonesia has launched a major drive to attract more Saudi tourists this year. Its new two-day promotion ended at the Mall of Arabia this week.

The Indonesian Consulate General in Jeddah, which organized the event in coordination with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, and Garuda Indonesia, was upbeat about the campaign and hoped to receive many more Saudi families during the year.

 

Islamic and Arab culture lost in UAE's foreign schools

By Afshan Ahmed / 20 Apr 2013

They are being overwhelmed in all levels of education with concepts that are not adapted to the local culture, in what Dr Eugenie Samier describes as "intellectual imperialism".

The associate professor of management and leadership at the British University in Dubai has written a paper on the issue, which will soon be published in Interchange, a quarterly education review journal.

 

Tourism sector to employ 462,000

By Abdul Hannan Tago / 2 Apr 2013

The number of jobs in the tourism sector will be boosted to more than 462,000, said Economy and Planning Minister of Saudi Arabia - Mohammed bin Suleiman Al-Jasser.

The plan focuses on increasing employment opportunities for Saudis in the tourism sector.

 

374 people embrace Islam in a month

By Ali Fayyaz / 30 Mar 2013

New converts — 154 men and 220 women — from various nationalities embraced Islam last month, according to a report of the Islamic Education Foundation (IEF) in Riyadh.

The IEF used various means to take the message of Islam to non-Muslims, like lectures, seminars and the distribution of books, tapes and fliers. It also sends its preachers to residential areas and work places where non-Muslims are found in large numbers.

 

1.79 m jobs: Tourism set to be biggest employer

 

Source : Arab news / 28 Mar 2013

The tourism sector will soon become the largest employer in Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA).

The sector will employ more than 1.79 million by 2020, says a SAMA report.

 

Museum for Makkah history planned

Source : Arab news /25 Feb 2013

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities is currently developing a museum for Makkah history at Maabida Palace, said Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of SCTA yesterday. “We are also building a number of new regional museums,” he added.

Prince Sultan made this comment after meeting Abdul Maqsood Khoja at his house in Jeddah. He honored Khoja for donating nine rare manuscripts to SCTA and commended his desire to preserve national heritage.

 

Asian arrivals helping set new Umrah record

By Irfan Mohammed / 23 Mar 2013

A large number of Umrah pilgrims arriving from Asian countries this week are about to set a new record.

The Ministry of Haj has indicated that more than 6 million pilgrims are likely to come for Umrah this year, up from 5.5 million last year.

The season opened on Dec. 14 last year, and will close on Aug. 22.

 

Housing inadequate for 30% of Saudis

Source : Ibarahim Naffee & Reem Wafai / 18 Mar 2013

In opening remarks at the first session of the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), Abdullah Sadiq Dahlan, member of the JEF’s organizing committee and chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Business and Technology, warned of an imminent threat of a housing crisis exploding in the Kingdom over the coming years in the absence of realistic housing plans.

 
 

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