Saturday 24 February 2018

Saudi boosts global corruption perception index rankings

Saudi Arabia has made a remarkable progress in its fight against graft by ranking 57 in the latest 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), moving up by five places from the previous year's ranking of 62, said a report by Transparency International. While the Index reflects on


Saudi Arabia plans opera house in Jeddah

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 entertainment calendar at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riy


Saudi to invest $64bn in entertainment sector

Saudi Arabia plans to invest $64 billion in developing its entertainment industry over the next decade as part of its social and economic reforms programme, reports said quoting senior officials.   The kingdom's General Entertainment Authority (GEA) will hos


Sharjah Museums Authority launches culture app

Sharjah Museums Authority has launched a new culture app that introduces smartphone and tablet owners to the offerings at Sharjah Museums in a clear, user-friendly, intuitive and functional way. The history, art, science, and cultural artefacts on display across Sharjah’s 1


Louvre Abu Dhabi names curatorial managing director

The Louvre Abu Dhabi announced on Thursday the appointment of Dr Souraya Noujaim as its first scientific, curatorial and collections management director. Dr Noujaim has been working on the Louvre Abu Dhabi project as curator for Islamic Art at Agence France-Museums over the past


Gulf Property Show search engine goes live

A dedicated property search engine linked to Gulf Property Show, the boutique showcase for the real estate and property development sectors in the Northern Gulf region, is now online, said the event organisers. Gulf Property Show will be held under the patronage of Bahrain's


Sharjah sets up 2 centres for UAE Innovation Month

The Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has set up two media centres, one at the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences and another at Al Majaz Waterfront, for coverage of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah. The Bureau has assigned a team of highly qualified journali


Service Hero honours top performing firms

Service Hero, a Kuwait based consumer powered customer satisfaction index, recently honoured top performing companies across the UAE and Kuwait at its 2017Customer Service Assessment Awards Ceremony in Kuwait. The overall country winners of the Service Hero 2017 Award for Best Cu


Shop Bahrain generates over $50m in revenue

Shop Bahrain, the largest shopping event of its kind, generated a record BD19 million ($50.2 million) in revenues over a 30-day festival period, a significant increase over the BD8 million ($21.1 million) recorded last year, organisers announced yesterday during a press conference held at the B


New Mercedes-Benz C-Class set for world premiere

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, offering state-of-the-art intelligent drive, enhanced comfort settings and upgraded exterior and interior design, is set to celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The new appearance of the C-Class is defined in particu

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