Where We Are Going Today: ‘The Lucky Llama’ restaurant in Jeddah

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RIYADH: The influx of restaurants opening in Riyadh in recent years has transformed the city’s iftar scene, offering a huge array of options for breaking the fast each evening. And with just a few days left in the holy month, it’s the perfect time to explore some of the Saudi capital’s best food venues.  Whether … Read more

Passports chief inspects workflow at Jeddah airport

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JEDDAH: Director General of Passports Lt. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Yahya recently inspected the workflow at the passport departments at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and the Umrah halls. The inspection aimed to assess the work progress, follow up on the performance of the workers, and complete the departure procedures for Umrah pilgrims. During … Read more

From thobes to trims, Jeddah shops gear up for Eid rush

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JEDDAH: As Eid Al-Fitr approaches, tailoring shops, chocolate stores and barber shops in the Kingdom are doing brisk business as a large number of customers visit them ahead of the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations. Jeddah’s traditional marketplace for thobe — the traditional Saudi attire — in Al-Baghdadia is buzzing with activity as vendors and tailors cater … Read more

Saudi deputy foreign minister receives Palestinian PM in Jeddah

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JEDDAH: As Eid Al-Fitr approaches, tailoring shops, chocolate stores and barber shops in the Kingdom are doing brisk business as a large number of customers visit them ahead of the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations. Jeddah’s traditional marketplace for thobe — the traditional Saudi attire — in Al-Baghdadia is buzzing with activity as vendors and tailors cater … Read more

Folk Maritime shipping line receives first vessel at Jeddah Port

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Saudi banks’ deposits reach $677bn in February, reflecting economic resilience     RIYADH: Saudi banks’ total deposits reached SR2.54 trillion ($677 billion) in February, marking a 10.26 percent increase from the same month last year, the official data showed.  Analysis conducted on the data released by the Saudi Central Bank confirmed that growth was primarily fueled by … Read more

Al-Ittihad CEO building solid foundations for bright future at Jeddah club

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At the end of September, 2023, Domingos Soares De Oliveira was announced as the new CEO of Ittihad Club Company, and in February he was named as part of the club’s new three-man Sporting Committee, alongside Sporting Director Ramon Planes and coach Marcelo Gallardo. The moves look to give the reigning Saudi Pro League champions … Read more

Crown prince receives Spanish prime minister in Jeddah

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JEDDAH: Ramadan is the month when some people are not only spiritually and religiously invigorated, but also find renewed creative energy. Arab News prepared a list of art cafes and studios around the Kingdom that offer the space and tools to aspiring artists and creative minds to practice different art media. Arty Cafe Whether you … Read more

Fans gave him ‘goosebumps’ during Jeddah derby win, says Ahli coach Jaissle

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RIYADH: Al-Hilal will today find out the extent of Aleksandar Mitrovic’s “heavy” leg injury sustained during the 4-3 win over Al-Shabab in the Roshn Saudi League on Saturday night. Mitrovic, who netted a double before injury to take his league strike tally to 22 goals from 22 games, was substituted in the 34th minute after … Read more

Jeddah hospital celebrates ‘25,000 babies’ milestone

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Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the MENA region, has announced its strategic partnership with Saudi Coffee Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund, through its specialty coffee brand Jazean. This partnership will support local industries and embrace Saudi Arabia’s rich coffee heritage. This milestone is further … Read more

New service at Jeddah port to boost Saudi-India trade

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is emerging as a proactive leader, pioneering green initiatives to mitigate economic challenges posed by the transformation toward sustainability, according to the International Monetary Fund. A recent report by the IMF highlighted the intricate dynamics at play and underscored the Gulf Cooperation Council and Saudi Arabia’s strategic positioning in this evolving scenario. … Read more