Hamza Serafi, founder of Athr Art Gallery in Jeddah who's bringing Saudi artists around the world

Saudi Art Gallery Showcasing Saudi Artists Worldwide

On arriving at the Athr Gallery in Jeddah, it be would be easy to think you’d walked into a fashionable loft art gallery in New York’s famous Soho area. At 20,000 square feet, Athr is one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the Kingdom. The idea of Hamza Serafi, it’s not just a place to showcase up and coming artists, but also a place that nurtures and teaches art. Speaking to Arabia Now in his beautifully decorated office whose walls are lined with exquisite paintings by emerging Saudi artists, Hamza Serati said, “The art scene in Saudi Arabia is relatively


General Electric Opens New Office in Jeddah

On Sunday September 25, 2016, General Electric Saudi Arabia celebrated the opening of its new office in Jeddah, in line with the company’s renewed focus on collaboration and exchange of ideas. The state of the art office allows for the different businesses of GE under one roof. The move to the new office was planned to coincide with Saudi National Day celebrations to emphasize the company’s ongoing, long-term commitment to the Kingdom through local investments and value creation. There will be over 150 employees based in the new office, providing more efficient, cohesive services for both GE customers and partners.

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Destination Jeddah is First Saudi Magazine with Augmented Reality Content

With more and more newspapers and magazines devoting coverage to their digital platforms and online readership, staying competitive in the online media market is more important than ever. That doesn’t just mean for finding original stories, but original ways to tell a story. “Destination Jeddah” magazine  is leading that original storytelling through augmented reality content across all its publications in Saudi Arabia. On a visit to their sunny offices in Jeddah, Arabia Now saw how the team of young talented writers, photographers and graphic artists are working with the traditional way of presenting content, into a new and eye-catching way

Saudi Entrepreneur Fahad Alammri from Dammam who's patented a safe cellphone charger

Saudi Entrepreneur Patents Safer Cellphone Charger

Cellphones have become something none of us can live without. Yet it seems we never have enough battery life in our cellphones, and we spend as much time trying to keep them plugged in as we do using them. Many people don’t realize that keeping our phones charging over night can be dangerous, and uses a lot of energy. That’s why a savvy Saudi entrepreneur – Fahad Mohammed Alammari decided to do something about it. He’s just registered a patent for a safer cellphone charger. Speaking to Arabia Now from Damman, 34-year-old Fahad said, “I came up with the idea after my

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Metal Tiger Mining Company to Invest in Saudi Arabia

The mining investment company Metal Tiger Mining is going into business in Saudi Arabia. The company is teaming up with the Al-Sharif Group, a conglomerate focused primarily on generating and transmitting electricity. The partnership will source mining investment opportunities in the Middle East and worldwide. According to Metal Tiger, the purpose of the new partnership is to, “explore mining and related financing opportunities globally, in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and in Saudi Arabia specifically.” The investment is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 plan, highlighting the Kingdom’s keenness to diversify its economy. There are significant prospects for gold

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Saudi Arabia Fighting Terrorism on All Fronts

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, told the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations today that defeating terrorism is a priority for Saudi Arabia, which “has been among the primary victims of terrorism” going back many years. Prince Mohammad said that the Kingdom has been the target of more than 100 terrorist operations since 1992, “including 18 carried out by elements with links to ‘a regional country.’” The Crown Prince said that the Kingdom has “exerted strenuous efforts…to bring about peace and lay the foundations

Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir announced that Saudi Arabia is severing ties with Iran after the embassy attack in Tehran. During a press conference this evening in Riyadh, the foreign minister said that Iranian diplomats and staff have been given 48 hours to leave the Kingdom.

Minister Al-Jubeir said that Iran has a history of violating diplomatic missions in its country. “The continued attacks on diplomatic missions is a flagrant violation of all international treaties,” said the foreign minister.

The foreign minister vowed that Saudi Arabia will not allow Iran to sabotage the region’s security.

“We are determined not to allow Iran to undermine our security. We are determined not to let Iran mobilize or create or establish terrorist cells in our country or in the countries of our allies. We will push back against Iran’s attempts to do so,” said the foreign minister. “We want to make it very clear that there is no space in the community of nations for a country that condones terrorism, that supports terrorism and that engages in terrorism.”

Source: Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia