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Jeddah Tower going ahead after Saudi corruption purge

Construction of the world’s tallest skyscraper in Jeddah is going ahead, the head of the consortium behind the $ 1.5 billion project said, despite the detention of some businessmen backing the plan in Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption. His comments ...

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Luminarium event captivates Jeddah audiences with light and color

Related Articles JEDDAH: Bringing together a combination of light and color with stimulating artworks and live performances, Raibal Events and Silent Echo staged a “Luminarium” event in Jeddah over the past 10 days. Supported by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), ...

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Jeddah Tower developers award $165m infrastructure contract

A SR620 million ($ 165.3 million) contract has been signed to start work on the infrastructure related to the Jeddah Tower and Jeddah Economic City project in the Saudi city. Jeddah Tower will cover an area of 5.3 million square ...

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Jeddah hotels report lowest ever December occupancy rate

Jeddah hotels recorded their lowest ever December occupancy rate, according to analysts STR. Its preliminary December 2017 data for hotels in the Saudi city indicated significant supply growth and negative performance. Based on daily data from December, Jeddah hotels reported ...

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Rahbani delights fans at Jeddah music night

Related Articles JEDDAH: Ghassan Rahbani, Lebanese composer, orchestra conductor, pianist, and singer, regaled his fans on Friday at a classical music night.The concert was coordinated by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) in Juman Theater on the Red Sea waterfront in ...

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Revenue per available room of Jeddah hotels in November lowest in a decade

Related Articles DUBAI: The revenue per available room (RevPAR) of Jeddah hotels last month was the lowest for a November since 2007, industry monitor STR said in its preliminary report yesterday.RevPAR, arguably the most important of all ratios used in ...

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Greek maestro Yanni enthrals music lovers in Jeddah

Related Articles JEDDAH: Renowned Greek composer and pianist Yanni enthralled a sell-out crowd at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) on Thursday in a concert held under the supervision of the Saudi General Authority for Entertainment.Yanni, 63, enjoyed a great reception ...

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Italian Cuisine Week whets appetites in Jeddah

Jeddah foodies are having their appetites whetted at the second edition of Italian Cuisine Week from Nov. 22-26. It is an opportunity for Saudis to learn about authentic Italian food beyond familiar dishes such as pizza and spaghetti.It has been ...

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Jeddah hotel occupancy falls to 13-year low in October

Hoteliers in Jeddah are forecast to benefit from a double digit rise in average daily rates (ADR) despite occupancy falling to 13-year lows in October, according to a new report. STR’s preliminary October data for hotels in the Saudi city ...

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Jeddah airport to play critical role in Kingdom’s tourism offensive

LONDON: A massive, multibillion-dollar expansion project at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah is critical to opening up the Kingdom to millions more visitors over the next 10 to 20 years, a senior official of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), ...

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