World’s First Cartridge-Free Laser Printer Now Available in Saudi Arabia – Photobook Photography Article

Continuing to reinvent smart printing, HP Inc. launched the world’s first cartridge-free printer – the HP Neverstop Laser, in Saudi Arabia. Designed specifically for small and medium business (SMB) owners, the launch of the revolutionary printer saw close to 200 entrepreneurs and business owners gather at Prince Sultan Grand Hall, Al Faisaliah Hotel to discuss market opportunities, challenges on starting up and insights on their success. The event included attendance from executives from the HP leadership team. The hero product…

Read More

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch in the Middle East – Photobook Photography Article

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Oman and Qatar.  YouTube Music, a music streaming app, offers people a new way to experience the music they love through a versatile catalogue of official songs, albums, covers, videos, live performances and more. YouTube Premium, a paid subscription on the main YouTube app, offers ad-free viewing, background playing, offline access, as well as, access to a YT Music subscription. All…

Read More

Naif AlRajhi Investment and Accor Debut Fairmont Luxury Serviced Residences in the Middle East – Photobook Photography Article

Naif Alrajhi Investment company and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announce a global first – the debut of a standalone luxury serviced residence with the signing of the Fairmont Ramla Serviced Residences, Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh, 10th September, 2019 –  Fairmont Ramla Serviced Residences, Riyadh is set to open in 2020. The project will feature 249 serviced residences featuring one, two and three-bedroom units and 4-bedroom penthouses, with ample space and maximize comfort. Naif Saleh Alrajhi, Chairman…

Read More

Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones Star in Eagerly Anticipated Sci-Fi Thriller ‘AD Astra’ – Photobook Photography Article

To the Stars! Ad Astra premieres at the 76th Venice Film Festival and releases in Saudi Arabia Cinemas 19th September. AD ASTRA, releasing throughout Saudi Arabia on the 19th September, is  a sci-fi thriller set in the future starring Brad Pitt as an elite astronaut who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. Ad Astra, which means ‘to the stars’ in Latin…

Read More

Nominations For The Inaugural Pearson Teacher Awards in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Now Open – Photobook Photography Article

School Awards designed to reward excellence and outstanding contribution in teaching. With an aim to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers and school leaders in the country, Pearson Middle East, today called upon all school educators in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to nominate inspirational teachers, outstanding teaching teams, or school leaders for the inaugural 2019 Pearson Teacher Awards. The prestigious awards are launching in KSA for the first time to reward educators who through their…

Read More

Kooheji Jewellery’s Royal Collection, a Creation Shining the Halls of Waldorf Astoria Jeddah – Photobook Photography Article

The enchanting Royal Collection of Kooheji jewellery was showcased for the very first time at Qasr Al Sharq “Waldorf Astoria” in Al Shurfa hall, at a luxurious evening that welcomed the selective elite of the jewellery and fashion industry. The royal collection consists of several exclusive precious pieces inspired by historical and royal jewels of queens and princesses, that were captured in historical moments during various royal events around the world. Each piece is characterized by the quality and clarity…

Read More

Accor Opens: Novotel Bur Dubai in Healthcare City – Photobook Photography Article

Novotel Bur Dubai will be the first 4-star midscale hotel in Healthcare City and expands Accor’s portfolio to 58 hotels in the UAE. Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is bolstering its portfolio in the United Arab Emirates to 58 hotels with the opening of the all-new Novotel Bur Dubai in Healthcare City. Novotel, a brand renowned for its natural and intuitive design and relaxed and lively spaces, has opened its doors in the vibrant Healthcare City area of Dubai.…

Read More

Libya: LNA Downs Several Drones – Aerial Photography Article

Libya: LNA Downs Several Drones  Asharq Al-awsat English The situation in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, was relatively calm due to heavy losses of armed militias loyal to Government of National Accord (GNA), according to … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email sports al-qaeda arab crown egypt gcc gulf isis islam Jeddah Khalij king makkah mecca medina mekkah Middle East mohammed News opinion prince Qatar riyadh salman Saudi Syria World…

Read More

Al Mosafer to Roll out 25 new KSA Retail Branches This Year – Photobook Photography Article

Reinforced with intensive recruitment programme to certify Saudi travel advisors. Move forms part of Almosafer’s plans to expand its footprint in Saudi Arabia while re-defining how consumers book travel Almosafer plans to develop and certify Saudi agents to become travel advisors capable of curating incredible, effortless travel experiences Young nationals are embracing the scheme with over 10,000 applications to become the next generation of travel advisors in the Kingdom Almosafer plans to have 50 stores in KSA by Q1 2020…

Read More

Dar Al Hekma and Abraj Avenue sign an agreement to open Dukkan DAH – Photobook Photography Article

Dar Al Hekma University (DAH) and Makkah’s largest department store Abraj Avenue signed Thursday July 25th in Jeddah an agreement to open Dukkan Dar Al Hekma at Abraj Avenue. The new partnership will open doors for young and senior designers of Dar Al Hekma University to display their artistic works in a dedicated section for retail at the Abraj Avenue department store. It will also allow DAH students to gain international exposure through Dukkan Dar Al Hekma, which was launched…

Read More

Film Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and the Voice of Kevin Costner Is Out In Saudi Arabia Cinemas this Eid Al Adha – Photobook Photography Article

Based on the best-selling novel ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ tells heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. Based on Garth Stein’s beloved novel, which spent three and a half years on the bestseller list and has been translated into 38 languages, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN stars Milo Ventimiglia (CREED II, ROCKY BALBOA), Amanda Seyfried (‘MAMMA MIA!, LES MISERABLES, TED 2) and the voice of Kevin Costner (HIDDEN FIGURES, JACK RYAN…

Read More

Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Drone Headed Towards Jazan – Aerial Photography Article

Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Drone Headed Towards Jazan  Asharq Al-awsat English The Arab Coalition said on Friday that it intercepted a drone launched by the Houthi terrorist militias towards the Saudi city of Jazan. Spokesman Colonel Turki … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email sports al-qaeda arab crown egypt gcc gulf isis islam Jeddah Khalij king makkah mecca medina mekkah Middle East mohammed News opinion prince Qatar riyadh…

Read More

The Rise of the Saudi Art Scene: Athr Gallery – Photobook Photography Article

Photos taken by Mohammed Eskandrani Exporting local culture through creative expression. When driving on-the all too familiar-King Fahad Road, it is easy for one to overlook the many large-looming structures that have occupied spaces on the side roads for decades. The crime in that, however, is overlooking the hidden treasures within these structures. Athr Gallery, in Serafi Mega Mall, is one treasure that must not be missed. Located on the fifth floor, Athr Gallery was founded by Hamza Serafi and…

Read More

Zawia 97 Craft Exhibit at Historic Jeddah Season – Photobook Photography Article

The Historical Jeddah Season which opened successfully to a huge crowd on June 8, 2019 aims to showcase and educate the rich culture and history of Al Balad which has been deemed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One of the interesting workshops being held at the Historic Jeddah Season is the Zawia 97 Craft Exhibit at Bait Al Sharqi. This heritage building, which sits on the corner after 97 degrees from the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca,…

Read More

Destination #TGIT: What’s Going On, Jeddah? – Photobook Photography Article

By Deena Dakhiel Spending the summer in Jeddah but not sure what to do? Destination’s got you covered! This summer, Jeddah has had the privilege of hosting Jeddah Season! So much has been going on in the city that it’s almost difficult to keep up. Along with the season activities, the locals are keeping busy with so much more the city has to offer this summer.  Event of the Week Durrah 2 Beach Festival  Enjoy the local rap scene for…

Read More

Stilts Band Parade and CYR Wheel at Historic Jeddah Season – Photobook Photography Article

The fun never ends at the Historic Jeddah Season this summer. With a few more days of excitement left, the Season has in store a wide range of activities filled with lots of laughter, entertainment and delight. The CYR Wheel artists at Historic Jeddah Season will enthrall you with their feat. A display of sheer talent, the brilliant artist’s, swirls around performing their act of balance and precision, amusing all visitors watching their performance. A must watch show for families…

Read More

The Historic Jeddah Season Celebrations to Conclude Soon – Photobook Photography Article

Enjoy the last few days of great summer fun and entertainment. The first edition of the Historic Jeddah Season will soon conclude in a few days and everyone is urged to make the most of the last fun filled activities. Celebrating the unique culture and heritage of Jeddah in the historic Al Balad district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site has indeed served as a gateway to the Kingdom. A celebration of sorts, the Historic Jeddah Season showcased art, technology, musicals,…

Read More

Accor & GFH Announce iconic Raffles brand in Bahrain following landmark agreement for ultra-luxury retreat – Photobook Photography Article

Hospitality group partners with GFH in the kingdom to launch Raffles Bahrain – an exclusive Oasis in Manama. Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is set to debut the iconic Raffles brand in Bahrain after signing a milestone agreement with GFH Financial Group (GFH) to manage the Kingdom’s first ultra-luxurious retreat. The management agreement for Raffles Bahrain marks the start of a growing partnership between the two entities and consolidates Accor’s presence in the Kingdom where it currently operates six…

Read More

Accor bolsters its Jordan portfolio with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Amman – Photobook Photography Article

Mövenpick Hotel Amman Group takes over existing hotel in the Kingdom’s thriving capital, growing its footprint in the country to nine properties strong. Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has strengthened its portfolio in Jordan to nine properties with the opening of the Mövenpick Hotel Amman today. It follows the Group’s takeover and re-brand of an existing 218-key property in the Kingdom’s vibrant capital, which has undergone a refurbishment in line with Mövenpick brand standards and premium hospitality offering and…

Read More

Al Comedy Club Comes to Historic Jeddah Season – Photobook Photography Article

The Historic Jeddah Season continues to make your summers memorable and fun filled. The Al Balad district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site has been transformed into a world of entertainment, leisure and history. As we approach the grand finale of the Season, the entertainment continues to gain momentum and bring families together. While visitors learn about Jeddah’s history through various shows and musicals, for those who prefer comedy, some interesting shows are in the pipeline. The Al Comedy Club joins…

Read More

An Immersive Theater Experience at Bait Al Dahaleezi – Photobook Photography Article

There’s been a murder in the house of Al Dahaleezi family and things are not what they seem and everyone in Al-Balad is a suspect.  Welcome to BAIT AL DAHALEEZI, an immersive theater where the audience is part of the performance, stuck in a strange world where mysterious things keep happening.  The Jeddah Season Festival visitors have been offered an unworldly tour to the first of its kind immersive theater experience in Al-Balad where they are summoned to the Bait…

Read More

SUSIE of ARABIA: Saudi Wedding Album – Photobook Photography Article

The gorgeous bride and her beautiful mom.  I love this photo! This is a very special and a very long post.  There are more pictures in this post than I have ever published before in a single post.  I’ve shown photos from Saudi weddings before, but never like this.  I hope you will enjoy coming along with me step by step, inside a Saudi wedding that I attended on Valentine’s Day (I know, right? How romantic!) here in Jeddah.  Above…

Read More

Voices of Arabia Podcast and Susie’s Story Event – Photobook Photography Article

Aswat: Voices of Arabia is a podcast featuring a variety of interviews of women living in Saudi Arabia.  It was conceived by Robyn, a South African whose home has been Jeddah for the past fifteen years.  Despite having spent so many years in the Magic Kingdom, her knowledge about life outside her compound’s walls was limited – so she decided it was time to make the effort to learn more about the people of her adopted land and to share…

Read More

Weekend Staycation in Jeddah-Why You Should Visit Jeddah! | Blue Abaya – Photobook Photography Article

Jeddah is just an 1,5 hour flight away from Riyadh making it the ideal weekend getaway destination in Saudi Arabia with all the cool things to do in Jeddah. Sometimes we don’t have to travel far or abroad for a relaxing weekend getaway! Saudi Arabia offers many great destinations for families to choose for a staycation. Jeddah has always been a favorite staycation destination of mine in Saudi Arabia because it offers so many fun activities. There are so many…

Read More

Along the Road from Jeddah to Yanbu – Photobook Photography Article

During our recent road trip from Jeddah to Yanbu for the annual Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival (CLICK HERE to see photos of the amazing event), we were treated to some very typical Saudi visual sights along the way.  The drive from Jeddah to Yanbu should take about three and a half hours, but sometimes it takes us as long as eight hours because we like to stop at the interesting sights along the way!On this trip, desert vendors were…

Read More

Saudi Souvenirs: Magic Kingdom 2018 Wall Calendars – Photobook Photography Article

Some of you may already know that I’ve been making Saudi souvenirs as wall calendars for several years now, five consecutive years in fact! I love compiling and designing the calendars using imagery from my travels around Saudi Arabia, despite it being a huge hassle every year to produce and print them. The hardest part is choosing ONLY 12 beautiful places in Saudi Arabia (from hundreds of options) and then from those 12 locations, having to select just one or…

Read More

A Peek Inside a Saudi Wedding – Photobook Photography Article

In December I attended a family wedding at the brand new Hotel Galleria by Elaf in Jeddah.  The lobby is quite elegant and it’s several stories tall. It has a grand European ambience.  The exterior of the hotel is spectacular. We arrived after dark though, so I don’t have any exterior shots, but you can see some HERE.  Traditionally, Saudi weddings are notorious for starting very late in the evening and lasting until the wee hours in the morning.  I believe this…

Read More

SUSIE of ARABIA: Abaya Fashions in Jeddah – Photobook Photography Article

It’s been a while since I posted about abaya fashions. When I first moved to KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) back in 2007, pretty much all that was available was a black heavier polyester blend with the differences being in the subtle embellishments and a slight variety of styles.  I would ask for different colors or prints in lightweight cotton or linen or some type of thinner flowy fabrics – but it just didn’t exist. Beige abaya with red and…

Read More

The New Jeddah Waterfront Project – Photobook Photography Article

The city of Jeddah runs north and south for many miles along the Red Sea coastline.  A large phase of the Jeddah Waterfront project was recently completed and officially opened to the public on November 30th.  This phase of the project cost a whopping 800 million Saudi riyals and runs along the coastline for 4.2 kilometers. I stayed away until a couple of days ago hoping the crowds had died down.  There is also no way I would attempt to…

Read More

SUSIE of ARABIA: Jeddah’s Bastah Market – Photobook Photography Article

Last night was the opening of the seasonal open air Bastah Market, located in the heart of the business district adjacent to Jeddah’s Corniche.  It is near the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and the world’s largest flagpole.   The market set-up reminds me of farmer’s markets in the US, but on a much larger scale.  The market is in its third year of operation and is operated through the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce in an effort to highlight and support local…

Read More