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...




Saudi Arabia kick-starts $50bn renewable energy plan

Saudi Arabia has invited investors to submit requests to qualify for the first round of its $30-$50 billion National Renewable Energy Programme by March...

Foster’s showcases Mecca hotel proposals

Practice says luxury development inspired by traditional Arab architecture Foster & Partners has revealed images of its competition-winning proposals for a luxury hotel and serviced-apartment...

Saudi Binladin seeks extension on SAR10 billion Grand Mosque financing

Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) is negotiating with banks an extension of up to two years on a 10 billion riyal ($2.7 billion) Islamic credit...




Some banks baulk at pricing of Dubai’s metro loan

Some banks are baulking at participating in funding an extension of Dubai's metro because the proposed pricing, they say, does not reflect banks' higher...

Can Abu Dhabi be a pedestrian city?

Wide, sweeping boulevards with shaded walkways, express traffic lanes and dedicated car, bus and taxi lanes are all part of a bold vision to...

Batterjees to build modern healthcare city in Makkah

JEDDAH — Bait Al-Batterjee Medical Company has announced the launch of the group’s newest project, the Batterjee Healthcare City project in Makkah. The project will...


3,740 complaints against paid parking system

Out of 23,708 calls dealt with by the Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi from October 2009 to October 2010, 3,740 were complaints from customers about Mawaqif, the paid parking system in the capital. The department on Tuesday announced the official number of complaints that the department has dealt with since the launch of Mawaqif in October 2009.