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Saudia flight to Dhaka makes emergency landing in Jeddah

May 22, 2018

A Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flight travelling from Madinah to Dhaka Bangladesh was diverted to Jeddah after suffering a malfunction of the nose landing gear said a report. The Airbus A330-200 ma... View more

Saudi's built environment 'becoming more sophisticated'

May 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia is undoubtedly becoming more sophisticated when it comes to the built environment said Atkins a member of leading project management consultancy SCN-Lavalin group. Driven by the vision of... View more

New Jeddah airport soft opening postponed to May-end

May 17, 2018

The soft opening of the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah has been postponed to the end of May following the need for further technical testing to ensure complete safety said a repor... View more

Adnoc, Ravago discuss chemical project collaboration

May 16, 2018

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ravago Group (Ravago) a leading service solutions provider in the global polymers and chemicals m... View more

Alba appoints new director of safety, health, environment

May 15, 2018

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) the Bahrain-based aluminium smelter has appointed Mohamed Khalil Saeed as its director of safety health and environment (SHE). The decision was made at the board meeting that ... View more

Jeddah hotel occupancy, revenue rates hit new low

May 13, 2018

The hospitality sector in Saudi port city of Jeddah registered a negative performance with regard to occupancy rates and also revenue growth mainly due to a 10 per cent jump in supply said a report. L... View more

Benoy unveils innovative design for Jeddah GBS

May 9, 2018

Benoy the global firm of design specialists has unveiled new details renderings and images of their latest project the Global Business School in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. The new institution is set to oper... View more

Gulf Air’s Dreamliner operates Jeddah route

May 1, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain today (May 1) launched its new state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the airline s Jeddah route. Gulf Air s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will service a number... View more

Jeddah puts the spotlight on hospitality, construction sectors

April 12, 2018

Thousands of hospitality and construction industry professionals have descended on Jeddah for major trade events running together at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events till April 12 (4-10pm daily... View more

Jeddah hotel occupancy, revenues drop in March

April 10, 2018

Hotel occupancy levels and rates continued to drop in Jeddah as the city recorded a mostly negative performance in March due to a spike in supply. Figures released by STR revealed that hotel occupancy... View more

Saudi Aramco to build giant chemical complex in Texas

April 7, 2018

Saudi Arabia s national oil company Saudi Aramco will sign an agreement this weekend with British oilfield services firm TechnipFMC to explore building a multibillion-dollar chemical plant in Texas US... View more

Elaf opens new all-woman call centre in Jeddah

April 1, 2018

Elaf Group a Sedco Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel tourism and hospitality services has inaugurated a qualified female workers supported call center as part of a community commu... View more

Elaf opens new all-female staffed call center in Jeddah

March 28, 2018

Elaf Group a leading tourism and hospitality group in Saudi Arabia has opened a new all-female staffed call centre in Jeddah as part of continuing efforts to provide Shari a compliant travel tourism a... View more

Air Arabia Egypt to fly direct between Sohag and Jeddah

March 19, 2018

Air Arabia Egypt has announced the launch of a new route linking Sohag to Jeddah Saudi Arabia starting March 20. The 1 hour 20 minute flight which will be the airline s seventh new route being announc... View more

Gulf chemical industry ‘must embrace circular economy’

March 15, 2018

The chemical industry in the Gulf region must embrace the circular economy which if correctly leveraged can generate huge economic and environmental benefits said speakers during the 9th GPCA PlastiCo... View more

KHC signs smart city agreement for Jeddah project

March 8, 2018

Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) has signed the smart city consulting agreement to design ICT infrastructure and smart services for Jeddah Tower & Jeddah Economic City Project on behalf of the JEC partne... View more

Sril Lanka eyes Jeddah tourist market

February 27, 2018

Sri Lanka Tourism has embarked on a promotional roadshow in Jeddah Saudi Arabia as part of an ongoing effort to boost the number of tourists visiting the island from the GCC. A delegation of Sri Lanka... View more

Elaf unveils new five-star hotel in Jeddah

February 26, 2018

The Elaf Group a leading tourism and hospitality group in Saudi Arabia recently opened a new five-star city hotel in Jeddah. The soft opening of Elaf Galleria is part of the group s strategic expansio... View more

Saudi Arabia plans opera house in Jeddah

February 23, 2018

Saudi Arabia s first opera house will open in Jeddah Ahmed Al-Khatib chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has been quoted as saying. He was speaking during the launch of the 2018 ente... View more

GPCA, GSO sign MoU on chemical sector standards

February 20, 2018

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) and the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing world-class standa... View more

Shaheen Chem to build $1bn chemical complex in Abu Dhabi

February 11, 2018

Khalifa Industrial Zone of Abu Dhabi (Kizad) has signed an agreement with Shaheen Chem Investment for the land lease of a two-phase chemical complex in the industrial zone with an expected investment ... View more

Jeddah gets new Radisson Blu

February 1, 2018

Jeddah s numbers for the hotel industry have been on the rise and this is supported by a number of new hotel openings. The 150-room iconic Radisson Blu part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is the n... View more

Hayy: Creative Hub to open next year in Jeddah

January 30, 2018

Art Jameel an organisation that supports heritage education and the arts has announced that its new 17 000-sq-m Hayy: Creative Hub in Jeddah Saudi Arabia will open in the spring of 2019. Construction ... View more

Waste Free Environment Campaign set for kick-off

January 29, 2018

The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA) has announced the launch of its sixth Waste Free Environment Campaign on February 18. This year the initiative focuses on the importance of plast... View more

EU sets May deadline for chemical exporters registration

January 26, 2018

The UAE Ministry of Economy has issued a statement on the announcement of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that the deadline for the registration of exporters of materials and products that have c... View more

Lanxess to showcase leather chemical products at India event

January 24, 2018

Germany-based Lanxess a specialty chemicals group will be presenting its comprehensive range of leather chemical products at the India International Leather Fair (IILF) in Chennai India from February ... View more

Evonik, Siemens team up for CO2 to chemical project

January 23, 2018

Germany-based Evonik a global leader in specialty chemicals and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals. Th... View more

Radisson Blu opens fifth hotel in Jeddah

January 21, 2018

Radisson Blu a leading player in the hospitality sector and an iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design has announced the opening of its fifth hotel at Jeddah Saudi Arabia. It is an upscale ... View more

Kingdom Holding inks Jeddah tower infrastructure deal

January 17, 2018

Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) the investment firm owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal today (January 17) signed infrastructure networks contract worth SR620 million ( 176 million) for... View more

Leading HVACR players at Jeddah expo

January 15, 2018

More than 80 leading regional and international firms are taking part in the third edition of HVACR Expo Saudi the largest dedicated indoor climate and refrigeration event which opened in Jeddah Saudi... View more

Over 2.4m pilgrims pass through Jeddah airport

January 14, 2018

More than 2.4 million pilgrims passed through King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah since the beginning of the Umrah season which started in November 2017 and will continue until July ... View more

Jeddah hotels see occupancy, revenue slump continue

January 11, 2018

Jeddah s hospitality sector endured another slow month as occupancy and revenue rates continued to decline in December 2017 new data showed. Figures released by STR revealed that hotel occupancy acros... View more

Jeddah receives 5m visitors in 2017

January 10, 2018

The Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah welcomed about 5 million visitors in 2017 with numbers expected to further increase by 20 per cent in 2018 said a report. The anticipated increase in inbound traveller... View more

Sabic starts commercial ops at Jubail chemical plant

January 4, 2018

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has joined hands with US-based Celanese Corporation a global specialty materials company to officially launch commercial operations at its 50 000 MT polyacet... View more

New Jeddah airport to open in May

December 28, 2017

The new King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah will be ready to receive passengers next year following a soft opening in May 2018 said a report. The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA... View more

Samsung wins $700m Saudi chemical plant contract

December 28, 2017

Korea s Samsung Engineering said it has secured a major contract from Jubail United Petrochemical Company (United) an affiliate of Saudi petrochemical giant Sabic for a 700-million ethylene oxide ethy... View more

Saudi Arabia launches new housing project in Jeddah

December 16, 2017

Saudi government has launched its ambitious Jeddah Gateway housing project on a 192 000-sq-m area located east of Haramain Expressway said a report. The project being implemented by Sundus Developers ... View more

Jeddah hotel occupancy, revenues slump in November

December 13, 2017

Hotels in Jeddah suffered in November with occupancy and revenues showing double-digit decreases according to new data. Figures released by STR revealed that hotel occupancy across the Saudi city aver... View more

Al Rajhi unit wins Jeddah tower contract

December 3, 2017

UAE-based Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group said one of its units Cladtech International (CTI) has won a contract to manufacture and install curtain wall facades for Sail Tower project in Jeddah Saudi... View more

Saudi Arabia opens $218 Jeddah waterfront project

December 2, 2017

Saudi government has opened to the public a 4.2-km-long waterfront in Jeddah city built at a cost of SR800 million ( 218 million) said a report. Covering a 700 000-sq-m area the development boasts vas... View more

Chemical industry contributes $43bn to GCC economy

November 27, 2017

The GCC chemical industry contributed around 43.8 billion to the GCC economy in 2016 equal to almost one third of manufacturing value added and 29 per cent of manufacturing revenue according to a rece... View more

Victoria’s Secret opens first store in Jeddah

November 24, 2017

Victoria s Secret (VS) the most glamorous lingerie brand in the world made famous on the runway by supermodels like Adriana Lima Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel has opened its first full ass... View more

Emirates cuts cost; environment impact

November 24, 2017

The Emirates Group s efforts during the year to enhance operational efficiency across the business helped it to reduce costs and its environmental impact the group s annual Environmental Report said. ... View more

Adnoc seals Cepsa deal on chemical complex

November 16, 2017

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) said it has joined hands with Cepsa a Spanish integrated energy major wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company to evaluate a new world-scale Linear Alkyl Benz... View more

Jotun launches Thermosafe range for oil, chemical sector

November 13, 2017

Jotun one of the world s leading coating brands for industrial protection has launched the unique Thermosafe range enabling customers operating at higher temperatures with enhanced safety efficiency a... View more

Dow Chemical names new Middle East president

November 2, 2017

The Dow Chemical Company a leader in specialty chemicals delivering products and solutions to several markets has appointed Luciano Poli as the new president for the India Middle East and Turkey (IMET... View more

DP World unveils mega plans for Jeddah Port

October 26, 2017

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem Group Chairman and CEO of DP World has unveiled plans to develop Saudi Arabia s Jeddah port in support of the Saudi Vision 2030 recently launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin ... View more

Top chemical firms to participate at German events

October 12, 2017

Leading chemical companies will showcase their latest developments at the Compounding World Expo plus the Plastics Recycling World Exhibition to be held next year in Germany. The event will take place... View more

Jeddah hotel revenues up 16.2pc in September

October 12, 2017

Jeddah hotels posted a strong performance across key performance metrics in September recording its highest jump in revenue per available room (RevPAR) at 16.2 per cent to SR855.49 ( 228). Average dai... View more

Sadara Chemical Company names new CEO

October 9, 2017

Saudi-based Sadara Chemical Company has appointed Dr Faisal Al Faqeer a senior executive of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) as its new chief executive officer. Sadara is a joint venture betwe... View more

Saudi PIF to spearhead 'New Jeddah Downtown' project

September 27, 2017

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced it will lead the redevelopment of Jeddah s waterfront corniche creating a unique tourist residential and commercial destination to become the New J... View more

Jeddah hotel occupancy rates drop 13.7pc in August

September 11, 2017

Jeddah s hospitality sector witnessed a steep decline in occupancy levels in August dropping 13.7 per cent to 68.5 per cent compared to the same period last year said a report. RevPAR was also down fo... View more

Contract awarded for 'Smiles of Jeddah Park'

August 23, 2017

Makkah Govenor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has signed a contract for the project that aims to give facelift to the entrance to Jeddah city from the new King Abdul Aziz Airport. This project will enhance t... View more

Major Saudi-China investment forum set in Jeddah

August 22, 2017

Saudi Arabia s Ministry of Energy Industry and Mineral Resources will hold a Saudi-Chinese investment forum titled Belt and Road Initiative and Vision 2030 a Joint Vision for Cooperation and Prosperit... View more

Camtek signs strategic cooperation with Sun Chemical

August 14, 2017

Camtek Ltd a provider of automated and technologically advanced solutions has established a strategic cooperation with Sun Chemical a leading producer of printing inks coatings and supplies pigments p... View more

Dow Chemical Company to support Plastics Pipes

August 13, 2017

The Dow Chemical Company a leader in specialty chemicals delivering products and solutions to several markets has confirmed its sponsorship of the Plastics Pipes XIX Conference and Exhibition at Gold ... View more

Jeddah airport is 'worst in the world'

August 9, 2017

Jeddah s King Abdul Aziz International Airport has been ranked the worst airport in the world for 2016 according to the website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports which evaluates the overall airport ex... View more

Fluor awarded contract for Petronas Isononanol Chemical Plant in Malaysia

August 8, 2017

Fluor Corporation has been awarded an engineering procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation for an isononanol plant located in Pengeran... View more

Gulf Air hosts travel trade event in Jeddah

August 7, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier recently welcomed key travel trade industry representatives from Jeddah to a dinner event hosted by Gulf Air s country manager in Jeddah Zubair Ahmed Muhammed. At t... View more

DoubleTree by Hilton to open in Jeddah

August 7, 2017

Hilton has signed a management agreement with Fahd Abdallah al-Harbi & Sons Limited to open DoubleTree by Hilton Jeddah Al Salamah District in Saudi Arabia. The hotel is expected to begin welcoming gu... View more

Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah among top 'cities to watch'

July 31, 2017

Leading real estate investment firm JLL today released the results of a study on the hospitality landscape across 106 global cities with Dubai Riyadh and Jeddah placed on its list of cities to watch .... View more

New Jeddah airport project 90pc completed

July 20, 2017

Saudi civil aviation authorities said about 90 per cent of the new airport project in Jeddah which comprises the existing King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) has been completed. The airport wh... View more

First Haramain Express Train arrives in Jeddah station

July 20, 2017

The first Haramain Express Train arrived at Jeddah station on a pilot trip as part of the operational tests of the Saudi high-speed train system a report said. The train arrived from King Abdullah Eco... View more

Jeddah Summer Festival to draw 1.5m visitors

July 18, 2017

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) expects to welcome more than 1.5 million visitors and tourists to the Jeddah Summer Festival events this year. Over 50 000 visitors are expected to v... View more

KAEC hands over Jeddah residential land plots

July 12, 2017

Saudi-based King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) the largest privately-funded new city in the world has announced the handing over of land plots in Phase V of the Al Talah Gardens district more than six... View more

Intercon debuts its Staybridge Suites brand in Jeddah

June 22, 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group one of the world s leading hotel companies has announced today the opening of Staybridge Suites Jeddah Alandalus Mall. The hotel s connection to Alandalus Mall - one of t... View more

Fairmont Nile City stays green on World Environment Day

June 4, 2017

In celebration of World Environment Day Fairmont Nile City highlights the importance of staying green through its sustainable operating decisions social responsibility initiatives. The hotel has been ... View more

InterCon opens Staybridge Suites in Jeddah

June 4, 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) one of the world s leading hotel companies has announced the opening of Staybridge Suites Jeddah Alandalus Mall one of the most important shopping destinations in J... View more

Jeddah airport work 88pc complete

June 4, 2017

Work on the new state-of-the-art King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah is 88 per cent complete and the airport will start experimental operation in the beginning of next year an offici... View more

Saudi awards Jeddah airport contract to Singapore’s Changi

May 1, 2017

Saudi Arabia s General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca) has awarded the contract to operate the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to Singapore s Changi Airport Group for up to 20 years ... View more

Oman coal power plant under environment study

April 23, 2017

Two Chinese power companies are set to study the environmental impact of a proposed coal-fired power project in Oman s Duqm free zone in a bid to obtain environment clearance from the Sultanate a repo... View more

Saudi-Korean JV to set up $50m chemical plant

April 22, 2017

Saudi-based Maydan Industry for Industrial Development & Investments Company will join forces with Ahmad Kassim Al Amoudi Group Company (AKA) and the South Korean technology company SFC to establish a... View more

Over 5m umrah pilgrims pass through Jeddah airport

April 20, 2017

Jeddah s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) has witnessed over 5 million Umrah pilgrims arrive and depart since the beginning of the Umrah season on November 1 said a report A total of 2 588 ... View more

Sustaining growth in less supportive environment

April 11, 2017

It is quite likely you are reading this on a smartphone or tablet assembled in an emerging market economy. The beverage beside you could well be tea grown in Sri Lanka or Kenya. And there is a chance ... View more

Baker McKenzie advises on Ink Products - Sun Chemical deal

April 7, 2017

Baker McKenzie a global law firm advised its long standing client Alliance Holding Company on the sale of a 51 per cent stake in Ink Products Company to Sun Chemical. Ink Product Company is a regional... View more

Sloanes completes sample floors at Jeddah tower

April 6, 2017

Saudi-based Sloanes Real Estate Brokers said it has completed the sample floor at its luxurious residential development Bayat Plaza in Jeddah. Strategically located in the business hub of the city Bay... View more

Siemens to power Saudi bio-acids plant in Jeddah

April 5, 2017

Global technology leader Siemens has won a contract from Saudi Bio-Acids Company for supply of its SGT-500 gas turbine to power the new citric acid plant located 35 km south of the Jeddah port. Siemen... View more

Biggest construction expo kicks off in Jeddah

March 27, 2017

The Big 5 Saudi the largest building and construction show in the kingdom kicked off in Jeddah today attracting more than 500 exhibitors from over 20 countries besides thousands of professionals. The ... View more

Al Duqm wins $163m Oman chemical project contract

March 25, 2017

Oman-based Al Duqm Global Construction said it has been awarded the main contract for the construction of the country s first sebacic acid plant being developed at a cost of RO63 million ( 163 million... View more

Marriott associates join environment initiative

March 23, 2017

Over 150 associates from Marriott International hotels in the UAE gathered recently at Al Wadi Desert Ras Al Khaimah a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel on the occasion of World Planting Day and the Internat... View more

Sloanes to hand over Jeddah twin towers by Q4

March 21, 2017

Sloanes Real Estate Brokers a subsidiary of the Sabban Group of Companies said its residential twin-towers project Bayat Plaza is now 90 per cent complete and on schedule for handover to investors by ... View more

Alba team meets with Supreme Council for Environment

March 1, 2017

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter emphasised its support towards Bahrain s sustainable initiatives when a delegation from the company visited Bahrain s leading... View more

GPCA adds US, Australia and Sri Lanka to environment campaign

February 28, 2017

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association s (GPCA) Waste Free Environment (WFE) campaign has expanded into three new territories adding the US Australia and Sri Lanka to its global reach. Grow... View more

Haulotte plays key role in Jeddah airport project

February 25, 2017

Haulotte Group a French aerial work platform manufacturer with key operations in the region said it has deployed its fleet of hitech equipment and machineries for Saudi government s ambitious King Abd... View more

Jeddah airport receives Malindo Air's inaugural flight

February 22, 2017

Malaysia s low-cost Malindo Air made its inaugural flight to King Abdulaziz International Airport on February 21 after recently obtaining authorization from the General Authority of Civil Aviation to ... View more

KAEC hosts Art of Jeddah exhibition

February 16, 2017

Saudi Arabia s King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is hosting the fourth edition of the Art of Jeddah exhibition over a three-month period and features more than 50 cultural and artistic works. The exh... View more

Riyadh, Jeddah among Global Cities of the Future

February 14, 2017

Saudi Arabia s capital Riyadh ranks fourth followed by Jeddah in the list of Global Cities of the Future developed for the ongoing World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai UAE. Riyadh is increasingly inv... View more

Dollar Rent A Car to showcase key offerings at Jeddah travel show

February 12, 2017

Dollar Rent A Car one of the fastest growing car rental company in the region will be participating in this year s Jeddah International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (JTTX) to showcase its key offerings... View more

York partners with Jeddah society in CSR initiative

February 9, 2017

Al Salem Johnson Controls (York) a leading provider of HVAC equipment security systems and controls recently announced its strategic partnership with the Association of Neighbourhood Centers in Jeddah... View more

Key industry players attending Automechanika Jeddah

January 31, 2017

Top international manufacturers industry experts and transport fleet and logistics decision makers from Saudi Arabia s automotive service industry are participating at the Automechanika Jeddah 2017 wh... View more

Mega infrastructure projects coming up in Jeddah

January 23, 2017

Saudi government has launched three major infrastructure projects in the port city of Jeddah including the Corniche Tram which is parallel to Jeddah s Northern Corniche Road said a report. Besides thi... View more

GCC banks 'resilient in weaker economic environment'

January 23, 2017

The rated banks in the GCC continued to display good asset quality indicators profitability and capitalisation in 2016 by global standards albeit with signs of deterioration from 2015 said a report by... View more

FM Expo Saudi opens in Jeddah

January 16, 2017

FM Expo Saudi 2017 got off to a great start yesterday (January 15) welcoming thousands of facilities management professionals to the dedicated industry event at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events... View more

York provides cooling units for Jeddah book fair

December 22, 2016

Al Salem Johnson Controls (York) a leading provider of heating ventilation and air conditioning equipment security systems and controls has contributed to the ongoing Jeddah International Book Fair by... View more

Langham in deal to run luxury hotel in Jeddah

December 19, 2016

Leading European hospitality group Langham said it has signed an agreement with Advanced Hotels Company to manage a luxury urban hotel in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Strategically located within the downtown... View more

Emaar set to hand over Jeddah Gate offices

December 8, 2016

Leading global developer Emaar is set to hand over its Emaar Square offices in Jeddah Gate an elegant masterplannned community located centrally in the city to investors and business owners starting t... View more

Sadara Chemical Company leading the drive to a more robust regional downstream industry

December 5, 2016

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) participated in the 11th Annual GPCA Forum that took place from November 27 to 29 in Dubai UAE. Going with the theme of this year s event Competitiveness: Riding New W... View more

Rosewood Jeddah unveils new Executive Lounge

November 29, 2016

The five-star Rosewood Jeddah a leading luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia has unveiled a stylish new Executive Lounge. Extensive business facilities within the hotel including its nine meeting spaces and b... View more

ADSB expands portfolio to chemical tankers

November 27, 2016

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) a leading provider of construction repair and refit services for naval military and commercial vessels has expanded its customer portfolio to now include chemical tanker... View more

Nissan GT-R Nismo supercar steals Jeddah show

November 21, 2016

Nissan Saudi Arabia showcased its Nismo range at the EXCS luxury car show in Jeddah with the 2017 GT-R Nismo supercar being the highlight of its display. The 10th EXCS car show was held at the Hilton ... View more

Green Valley showcases best projects at Cityscape Jeddah

November 3, 2016

Green Valley International Real Estate is exhibiting its major projects including the Dh500 million ( 136 million) Marrakech mixed-use development and its Sarajevo luxury villa project at the ongoing ... View more

Mövenpick opens third hotel in Jeddah

November 1, 2016

Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah a unique European-style property marks the Swiss brand s third conquest in one of Saudi Arabia s fastest-growing cities. The 228-room property is ideally located near ... View more

Crystal Lagoons set to make a splash at Cityscape Jeddah

October 31, 2016

Crystal Lagoons a multinational water innovation company and developer of the world s top amenity will be exhibiting for the first time at the upcoming Cityscape Jeddah showcasing its patented technol... View more

Tilal Properties unveils big Cityscape Jeddah plans

October 29, 2016

Tilal Properties a leading Sharjah-based real estate developer and the first to develop freehold and leasehold properties in the emirate is set to showcase its flagship projects at Cityscape Jeddah 20... View more

Hotel opened in Jeddah test

September 22, 2016

We set out to completely revamp our online presence under a single domain with the overall goal of increasing online revenues said Alison Mills eCommerce Manager Group at Tsogo Sun. After in-depth sup... View more

Rocco Forte to open in Jeddah

April 3, 2016

London-headquartered Rocco Forte Hotels a family of 10 luxury hotels and resorts is showcasing its newest property the Assila Hotel Jeddah at the ATM. At the show we are announcing the Assila Hotel Je... View more

New hotels on way for Jeddah

March 1, 2016

Rezidor will introduce its lifestyle select brand Radisson Red as well as the mid-scale Park Inn by Radisson to Jeddah Saudi Arabia. The 280-room Radisson Red Makarunah will open in the second quarter... View more

Pest control and public health concerns new focus area

December 28, 2015

The main objective of the Pest Control and Public Health Conference is to discuss ways in which harmful pests can be eliminated to reduce diseases such as malaria in the region through the adoption of... View more

Innovation is a must in this environment

October 26, 2015

ALI KHALIFA AL SHAMSI Adipec 2015 chairman and strategy and coordination director at Adnoc reveals the reasons behind the show s continued success Given the current market conditions innovation and su... View more

Oil giant set to buy big chemical firm

September 16, 2014

SAUDI Aramco is pursuing a potentially seismic purchase of a major chemical company that could transform it into one of the largest chemical producers in the world by 2020 Aramco and industry sources ... View more

Jeddah home for inaugural Staybridge Suites properties

January 26, 2014

INTERCONTINENTAL Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a 15-year management agreement with Al Andalus Property for a Staybridge Suites hotel in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Staybridge Suites Al Andalus Mall is due to... View more

Dow Chemical to exit chlorine business

December 5, 2013

Dow Chemical said it would sell a bulk of its chlorine operations its oldest business as part of its plan to sell or spin off commodity chemicals assets worth up to 4 billion. Dow Chemical like other ... View more

Dow Chemical raises asset sale target

November 3, 2013

Dow Chemical said it now expects to raise between 3 billion and 4 billion from asset sales in the next 18 to 24 months at least double its earlier target as it looks to shed businesses exposed to comm... View more

British Airways flies to Jeddah with Boeing 777

October 24, 2013

BRITISH Airways will introduce a four class Boeing 777 aircraft from Jeddah on March 31 2014. The new aircraft will allow passengers to enjoy British Airways award-winning First class cabin and Club W... View more

Al Mady seeks changes in EU chemical industry

October 10, 2013

European chemical industry must institute a robust regulatory scheme for more cost efficient manufacturing Sabic vice chairman and CEO has said. In a keynote address titled Global Leadership and the C... View more

Hyundai, Mitsubishi win Jeddah deals

October 11, 2012

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded contracts for South Korea s Hyundai and Japan s Mitsubishi to build and supply equipment for a large power plant in Jeddah SEC said. Hyundai Heavy Industrie... View more

Exxon plans new chemical plant

June 11, 2012

ExxonMobil the world s largest publicly traded energy company plans to build a multi-billion dollar chemical plant in Texas to take advantage of cheap North American shale gas according to a US enviro... View more

Contemporary luxury comes alive at the Park Hyatt Jeddah

April 23, 2012

SET amid the landscaped gardens of the Jeddah Corniche the Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina Club and Spa is an innovative five-star resort offering contemporary luxury and exceptional service meets with unriv... View more

A brand new look for Crowne Plaza Jeddah

March 27, 2012

THE year 2011 was another successful year at Crowne Plaza Jeddah Jeddah s award winning business hotel in the Kingdom. The Crowne Plaza Jeddah after completing its renovation in 2010 now boasts of a b... View more

Renewable investment to hit $7trn, boosting environment

December 22, 2011

GLOBAL spending on renewable energy installations will have hit 7 trillion by 2030 giving a much-needed fillip to environment protection efforts predict new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (... View more

Chefs from Park Hyatt Jeddah take industry honours

November 28, 2011

Culinary expertise recognised at two regional events 2011 has been an excellent year for the kitchen team at the Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina Club and Spa taking awards at both Top Chef Arabia 2011 which ... View more

Environment vs development, finding the right balance

October 23, 2011

AT HEART the world s problems are economic. Economic growth is a means to an end not an end in itself. But society has forgotten this. Every time we talk about the global economic downturn or the need... View more

Nile Air launches Jeddah service

June 5, 2011

CAIRO-based Nile Air has increased its Saudi Arabia operations with the launch of a flight to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. The service will operate three times a week between Alexan... View more

Gulf Air celebrates World Environment Day

June 5, 2011

Staff and management of Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain came together to celebrate World Environment Day with more than 500 saplings being planted at the company s headquarters in Muharraq to... View more

Smart inspection protects pipeline, environment

May 9, 2011

TD Williamson UK (TDW) a global provider of pipeline services and equipment has successfully completed an inline inspection of a key gas pipeline for E.ON in Wales. The operation was carried out on th... View more

Jeddah agents explore Korea

April 24, 2011

QATAR Airways and Korea Tourism Office (KTO) which are both participating in the coming Riyadh Travel Fair in Saudi Arabia hosted a team of travel agents from Jeddah to showcase Korea s leisure indust... View more

A brand new Crowne Plaza Jeddah beckons corporate travellers

March 13, 2011

THE completely refurbished Crowne Plaza Jeddah stands tall in the Al-Hamra district facing the Red Sea. The hotel completed its last phase of renovation in August 2010 and now showcases a brand new lo... View more

Crowne Plaza Jeddah awarded

December 30, 2010

THE recent annual Hotel Stars Awards at which InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recognises outstanding performances from properties and staff saw Crowne Plaza Jeddah triumph in two categories. The h... View more

Petronas set to raise up to $4.8bn in chemical unit’s IPO

November 29, 2010

PETRONAS the state-owned oil and gas group is on course to raise as much as 4.8 billion from an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in its newly formed chemicals subsidiary well over twice the ini... View more

Chemical giants’ Q3 results up

November 7, 2010

Strong results from Bayer Dow Chemical and BASF show that demand for chemicals continues to improve across the globe a positive sign for the broader economy. BASF the world s largest chemical maker an... View more

RAK Airways relaunches with flights to Jeddah and Calicut

September 30, 2010

RAK Airways which suspended operations last year due to the financial crisis will start flying to and from Jeddah and Calicut from October 10 operating four weekly flights with fare offers as low as D... View more

Health, safety, environment ‘must underpin everything’

August 26, 2010

STATOILHYDRO wrote industrial history in Norway during 2007 implementing the merger between Statoil and Hydro s oil and gas business in less than a year. Throughout the merger period the company also ... View more

Crowne Plaza Jeddah has been reborn

April 29, 2010

Crowne Plaza Jeddah has announced the completion of its total renovation. The hotel now offers spacious premium rooms and suites which are 20 per cent larger with touches of luxury facing the beauty o... View more

Kanoo Group, BDP form chemical logistics joint venture

March 29, 2010

KANOO Freight a division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo and BDP International has announced the formation of a joint venture to serve the logistics and transportation needs of the Middle East s burgeoning c... View more

US oil and gas industry invests $175bn to improve environment

December 28, 2009

THE US oil and natural gas industry has invested 175 billion since 1990 toward improving the environmental performance of its products facilities and operations. In other words 582 for every man woman... View more

Optimistic about a strong and robust business environment

November 30, 2009

HONEYWELL a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader sees continued growth in the Middle East in the coming years. Honeywell has been providing integrated solutions to the refining ... View more

Dow Chemical wins inaugural HSE award

November 30, 2009

THE Dow Chemical Company a leading science and technology company has won the inaugural Gulf Petrochemicals HSE leadership and innovation award for the company s commitment to Health Safety and Enviro... View more

Exhibition promises the right environment for business

November 2, 2009

EIBTM the Global Meetings & Incentives exhibition having attracted a record total attendance last year of over 8 100 is upbeat for this year s event taking place from December 1-3. With over 3 300 exh... View more

Complete facelift for Crowne Plaza Jeddah

November 2, 2009

One of Jeddah s favourite hotels is now bringing even more to the market following a major refurbishment which has seen club lounge rooms and meeting facilities brought bang up to date. Even the façad... View more

Care for community and environment

September 21, 2009

SINCE its inception 75 years ago Saudi Aramco s social responsibility activities have evolved to match the development of the kingdom. From its first days the company was involved in developing the na... View more

Exxon’s Singapore Chemical Plant turnaround starts

August 31, 2009

ExxonMobil has announced that its Singapore Chemical Plant (SCP) has commenced the shut-down of several operating units for planned maintenance. The overall duration of this routine regularly-schedule... View more

The need to restore credibility in a politicised environment

August 24, 2009

Few countries can claim to be as well endowed with energy resources as Kuwait. Blessed with 90 billion barrels of crude oil reserves the second smallest state in the Gulf after Bahrain sits on an asto... View more

Mitsubishi Chemical to buy Mitsubishi Rayon

August 17, 2009

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings is in talks to buy smaller rival Mitsubishi Rayon for up to 2.1 billion the Nikkei business daily reported in a move that would help consolidate Japan s overcrowded chemic... View more

Salalah in chemical storage agreement with Octal

July 26, 2009

THE port of Salalah and polyethylene terephthalate manufacturer Octal Petrochemicals have signed an agreement on the storage and transport of chemicals at the Omani port. The contract oversees the ong... View more

Park Hyatt Jeddah now open

June 29, 2009

THE Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina Club and Spa opened last month marking its entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Set among landscaped gardens on the Corniche of Jeddah the new Hyatt is a five star hote... View more

Greece focuses on history, luxury, environment

June 1, 2009

MARRYING Greece s ancient history and natural assets with luxury city breaks forms the core of the Greek National Tourism Organisation s strategy to increase visitors from the Middle East. Ioannis Kof... View more

Park Hyatt to open in Jeddah and Abu Dhabi

June 1, 2009

ENCOURAGED by the success of the Dubai property the first Park Hyatt hotel in the Middle East Hyatt will invest further in the region with the opening of the Park Hyatt Jeddah later this year and Park... View more

Thailand Centara wins top environment award

June 1, 2009

SOFITEL Centara Grand Resort & Villas Hua Hin has been presented with the Thailand Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Monitoring Award for 2008 initiated by the Office of Natural Resources and Enviro... View more

Dow Chemical posts surprise profit in Q1

May 10, 2009

Dow Chemical posted a surprise first-quarter profit helped by cost reductions gains in its agricultural segment and lower raw material costs sending its shares up as much as 20 per cent. In a conferen... View more

Newly built chemical tanker joins Gulf Navigation fleet

April 19, 2009

GULF Navigation Holding has announced that it has taken delivery of the Gulf Jalmuda a newly built tanker constructed at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan South Korea. The Gulf Jalmuda has been offic... View more

GPIC wins Saudi environment management award again

February 22, 2009

THE Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has announced that it won for the second successive time the Saudi Arabian Award for Environmental Management organised by the Arab Organisation for Ma... View more

Environment-friendly pumps create energy from waste

December 25, 2008

URACA one of the leading manufacturers of high-pressure plunger pumps and high-pressure cleaning units in the world has delivered two pump units to Japan for the conveyance of oil deposits. Both units... View more

New look at Crowne Plaza Jeddah unveiled

October 28, 2008

CROWNE Plaza Jeddah recently revealed that another 140 of its rooms had been totally renovated which means that now all rooms in operation sport the new luxury look. The rooms and suites are designed ... View more

Emirates Airs New Environment Programme

August 26, 2008

Emirates Airline has unveiled a series of initiatives to further improve the environmental performance of its operations worldwide. The programme branded Emvironment includes the adoption of a new env... View more

SFI process – created out of concern for the environment

August 24, 2008

MOTHER Nature for time immemorial has undoubtedly provided us with abundant natural resources that not only sustain our lives but if used properly enhance the quality of our lives. It is only common s... View more

Refiners need to be responsive to changing environment

July 6, 2008

JAAFAR Oklany joined Shell Global Solutions in 2004 in The Netherlands as a principal consultant and has since led several master planning studies in Europe Africa and South America. Oklany has many y... View more

Bahrain Air launches flights to Jeddah

June 2, 2008

BAHRAIN Air has announced plans to launch services to Jeddah Saudi Arabia as from June 11 making Jeddah the airline s 10th destination. There will be four flights a week according to Soha Alborshaid a... View more

Kayala re-launches Jeddah to Dubai routes

June 2, 2008

Kayala Airlines will be rebranding progressively during this year as well as relaunching its Jeddah-Dubai route which will operate five times a week according to Ed Winter CEO of National Air Services... View more

Internal chemical cleaning of steel pipelines

May 18, 2008

The In-Situ cleaning process for new and old often corroded pipe lines should be started with a thorough inspection of the pipe line: The internal diameter of the pipe line has to be checked and sampl... View more

Kempinski goes to Jeddah

January 28, 2008

KEMPINSKI Hotels has been awarded the management contract for a new five star luxury hotel on Jeddah Corniche overlooking the Red Sea. The first property for the group in Saudi Arabia Kempinski Hotel ... View more

Chemical prices likely to rise

November 25, 2007

SABIC said it expects global chemical prices to rise next year on further delays in fresh capacity and demand growth in China. Still new global capacity may weigh on prices in the second half of the y... View more

Environment protection solutions from A-Plant

October 28, 2007

A-Plant has introduced a number of initiatives and products designed to preclude against any negative impact on the environment. The new developments are the result of an environmental campaign implem... View more

Jebel Ali chemical depot hit by fire

September 2, 2007

Port operations at Dubai Port World s Jebel Ali station for marine cargo resumed after a huge fire ravaged a chemical storage depot. Officials said the blaze is estimated to have caused over 4 million... View more

Rosewood to open in Jeddah this summer

April 15, 2007

Opening this summer in Jeddah is Corniche A Rosewood Hotel which targets corporate and leisure markets into the city. Corniche is ideally suited to the discerning business as well as the leisure trave... View more

SriLankan to fly to Jeddah

April 15, 2007

SriLankan Airlines will make Jeddah its 51st global destination launching a twice weekly service that was scheduled to begin March 27. The airline signed a code share agreement with Saudi Arabian Airl... View more

bmi to launch direct service from Heathrow to Jeddah

January 4, 2006

bmi is to commence a three times weekly service to Jeddah from Heathrow commencing April 23 2006. The airline will also increase to daily its service from Heathrow to Mumbai on April 22. The introduct... View more

Protecting environment

October 30, 2005

The last few years have seen exceptional progress in environmental management across the Middle East. While much of this progress has taken place without a great deal of publicity it is clear that reg... View more

Renovation complete at InterCon Jeddah

August 29, 2005

The InterContinental Hotel Jeddah has completed the property s room renovations. Each of the hotel s 350 rooms has undergone a radical facelift from floor to ceiling. Retaining the InterContinental Je... View more

Dow Chemical gains strength

May 22, 2005

The Dow Chemical Company said its Unipol PP Process had been selected by a leading global petrochemical company for two polypropylene production facilities of 400 KTA and 500 KTA. The 500 KTA facility... View more

Facelift for InterCon Jeddah

April 30, 2005

The InterContinental Jeddah has announced that its full room renovation programme is complete. Opened in 1992 and having experienced very high occupancy for many years since then it was time to rejuve... View more

Join the Jeddah jetsetters at The Hilton

April 30, 2005

Jeddah Hilton is the most preferred place to entertain guests whether for a social or business affair. Located a mere 10-minute drive from the Jeddah International Airport (KAIA) a 15-minute drive fro... View more

Hilton set for royal times in Jeddah

April 6, 2005

Hagop Doghramadjian the general manager of the Jeddah Hilton is well pleased with the Hilton s flagship Saudi property s performance over the past year. We ve had our best year since opening with aver... View more

Playing key role to save environment

December 7, 2004

Adnoc has been in the forefront in managing issues related to safety and environment. The Adnoc Group Companies manage their individual environmental issues in accordance with the Adnoc Group HSE Poli... View more

Heavenly Beds and more at Westin Jeddah

December 4, 2004

FIVE years later and consumers and critics agree Westin Hotels and Resorts is still the best in bed. Since making its debut in 1999 the Westin Heavenly Bed has reached near iconic stature and sparked ... View more

Environment is accorded top priority at facilities

November 16, 2004

Amid growing environmental concerns Sabic engineered and built plants using modern designs and equipment to minimise their environmental impact. Pollution control measures were accorded top priority a... View more

Jeddah Hilton sets the standard

September 15, 2004

CONSIDERED the most prestigious and magnificent hotel in the city the Jeddah Hilton has been setting new standards in design style and service for Saudi Arabia since it opened its doors in 2001. The c... View more

Pipelines battle the threat of corrosive chemical combination

August 8, 2004

Corrosion scale formation and salt accumulation represent increasing challenges for the operation of subsea multiphase pipelines. An increasing number of offshore developments are based on transportin... View more

Al Khalif in environment bid with greener safer product range

May 31, 2004

Al Khalif Trading is proud of its heritage in being a leading trader in Saudi Arabia with the 100 per cent Saudi establishment for more than 25 years boasting a product and service range that spans th... View more

Jeddah Hilton is the jewel in the crown

April 29, 2004

JEDDAH has the well-earned reputation of being one of the most beautiful cities in the Arab world what with green boulevards gardens and open spaces carefully preserved historical heritage public art ... View more

InterCon Jeddah getting an all-new look

April 29, 2004

THE full room refurbishment programme at the Inter-Continental Jeddah is on schedule and the first renovated rooms have been handed over and offered to guests with enhanced services and features. The ... View more

Comfort is the key at Westin Jeddah

April 29, 2004

THE Westin Jeddah the city s most fashionable address is ideally located on the North Corniche between downtown and the airport. This is the first Westin Hotel in the Middle East featuring the acclaim... View more

New Club InterCon offer launched in Jeddah

April 11, 2004

The InterContinental Jeddah has recently launched its new Club InterContinental offer. In order to provide discerning travellers with the ultimate in comfort facilities and services the Club has been ... View more

Jeddah Hilton: a huge success story

April 11, 2004

Jeddah Hilton is a huge success story within the three years of its existence on the Corniche in this Red Port City. By some coincidence ever since it came into operation there has been a slowdown in ... View more

Environment is top Esnaad priority

January 25, 2004

At the beginning of 2000 UAE celebrated the drilling of its first oil well half a century ago. In the seventies of the last century and as the oil and natural gas sector started to become commercialis... View more

InterCon Jeddah begins renovation

March 31, 2003

The InterContinental Jeddah is boarding this month on a 10 month trip to rejuvenation said a hotel spokesman. Starting late March major works will be performed to renovate the property s 347 rooms. Th... View more

Meridien Jeddah provides range of business facilities

March 2, 2003

The Jeddah Meridien is conveniently located along Al Madinah Road 20 minutes from the King Abdul Aziz International Airport and in close proximity to major business and shopping districts. Le Jeddah M... View more

Environment plans get top priority

November 18, 2002

Sabic continues to place great emphasis on environmental management programmes at its affiliates. The company is committed to continual improvement and maintaining the stringent environmental standard... View more

Jeddah Hilton makes its mark

September 23, 2002

Jeddah the ancient Bride of the Red Sea famous the world over as the gateway to the Holy Cities of Makkah and Al Madinah has the Kingdom s newest deluxe property. This dramatic new monument - the Jedd... View more

Chef adds flavour to Le Jeddah Meridien Egyptian

July 1, 2002

Alaa Eldin Abd Elhay Elsepae has been appointed as the executive sous chef at Le Jeddah Meridien hotel in Saudi Arabia general manager Dietmar Kielnhofer announced. Chef Elsepae comes to Jeddah from t... View more

Schmelter new GM at hotel in Jeddah

June 10, 2002

Thomas Schmelter has taken over as the new general manager at the Crowne Plaza Jeddah hotel in Saudi Arabia. He brings with him extensive experience with Inter-Continental Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn... View more

'Relaxation in the Sun' at Jeddah Meridien

June 10, 2002

Le Jeddah Meridien has lined up a range of packages to attract both residents and visitors to the city. The weekend Relaxation in the Sun package offers a perfect break for visitors from other GCC sta... View more

Welcome lure for Jeddah festival

June 10, 2002

The Crowne Plaza Jeddah hotel is offering a half price holiday to the Saudi Arabian city during the Jeddah 2002 Festival. This year our summer package is being planned with particular emphasis on the ... View more

Kielnhofer aims to boost Jeddah Meridien

February 12, 2002

Dietmar Kielnhofer has taken over as the new general manager of Le Meridien Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Kielnhofer who headed the 813-room Le Meridien Makadi Bay for the past 14 months says he aims to fur... View more

Environment-friendly products a Sigma aim

January 21, 2002

OGN: What are the latest paints and coatings introduced by Sigma Paints in the market and how successful has their introduction been? Has Sigma developed any new products at its facilities in Saudi Ar... View more

ExxonMobil seeks life in limp chemical sector

January 21, 2002

ExxonMobil Corporation will run its chemicals businesses on the assumption that this year will be a pretty slow year maybe not that much better than 2001 according to Daniel Sanders president of Exxon... View more

Ramada wins environment award for saving water and power

November 8, 2001

Ramada Hotel Bahrain has won the group s environmental initiative award for last year in recognition of the hotel s efforts to minimise energy and water consumption during the year. The Ramada Interna... View more

Marriott joins the Jeddah festival spirit

July 31, 2001

The Jeddah Marriott Hotel has slashed 50 per cent off its room rates and combined with car rental major Avis to offer a Drive and Stay package to coincide with the annual Jeddah Festival this year. Th... View more

New outlet at Jeddah Meridien

April 29, 2001

The opening of a new outlet at the Le Jeddah Meridien will further add to the growing success of the hotel in Saudi Arabia. The new outlet The Texan Terrace will offer light snacks soft drinks tea cof... View more



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