HyperPanda opens its second store in Makkah

PANDA Retail Company has enhanced its presence in Makkah City with the opening of its second HyperPanda store last Jan. 16 at Ibrahim Al-Khalil...

Haj Metro was on track last season, report finds

MAKKAH: Some 311,000 pilgrims used the Haj Metro last season, with zero technical malfunctions and a high level of satisfaction with the system, an...

Saudi govt could shelve $13.3bln in projects in 2017- report

DUBAI, Jan 17 (TRPN) - At least $13.3 billion of government projects are at risk of being cancelled in Saudi Arabia this year due...

IMF cuts Saudi Arabia’s growth forecast on lower oil output

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday lowered its growth outlook for Saudi Arabia on back of lower oil production and capital spending. In its...

Saudi Arabia’s strict religious rules cost its economy tens of billions every year

When I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia as a lawyer from 2010 to 2012, I spent a lot of time waiting outside restaurants. Not...

ASELSAN to operate in Saudi Arabia

In partnership with Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA DST), Turkey's ASELSAN (Military Electronics Industries) have established SADEC LLC (Saudi Defense Electronics Company),...

Saudi Arabian Airlines budget unit Flyadeal to fly leased Airbus A320s

Saudi Arabian Airlines’ budget carrier Flyadeal will lease six Airbus A320s, an Airbus executive said on Monday, a sign that the European planemaker might...

General (retd) Raheel Sharif arrives in Makkah

MAKKAH: Former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif was due to arrive in Makkah to perform Umrah on Monday, according to reports. Gen Sharif, who...

Makkah governor inaugurates SR1.2bn worth of development projects

EDDAH: Prince Khaled Al-Fasial, governor of Makkah and adviser to King Salman, inaugurated development projects worth almost SR1.2 billion ($320 million) during his visit...

Makkah crane crash operators lacked basic skills

Human error was allegedly to blame for the crane that fell and killed more than 100 people in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj...

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