SIX FLAGS QIDDIYA

Saudi Arabia Announces Six Flags Qiddiya with Plans for the World’s ‘Longest, Tallest and Fastest Roller Coaster’

Six Flags Qiddiya
The announcement, along with a website for the future park, said that Six Flags Qiddiya will feature "a number of record-breaking roller coasters, unique thrill experiences, incredible live shows and more arranged into 6 unique lands."

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Business Startups

Why Saudi Arabia Is Being Increasingly Seen As The Place To Be To Start A Business In The Middle East

The establishment of Monshaat, Saudi's General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises, is among the key steps to develop and nurture the SME sector. ...

 

Innovation

Saudi Arabia’s innovation landscape

A KAUST Innovation Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Andrew Liveris, former CEO of KAUST research and development partner Dow Chemical Company. The committee ...

 

Coalition Statement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates issued the following joint statement

In response, the governments of both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in line with their responsibilities as members of the ...

 

Houthi Drone Attack

Coalition forces intercept 3 drones, one targeting Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushayt

Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman of the coalition, said in a statement that one of the drones, originating from Sanaa, was targeting the southwestern city of Khamis ...

 

Aramco IPO

Perspective: Aramco’s IPO – A Bell Weather Of Saudi Balancing Between East And West

Analysts took the invitation to Chinese institutions as a sign that Saudi Arabia was considering Hong Kong in addition to London, New York and Tokyo ...

 

Six Flags - Qiddiya

Six Flags Qiddiya announced, Saudi Arabia’s first family theme park

Our vision is to make Six Flags Qiddiya a theme park that delivers all the thrills and excitement that audiences from all over the world ...

 

Tourism and Hospitality

Buckle up, the world’s fastest roller coaster is coming to Saudi Arabia

Inspired by Arabian heritage and culture, other signature attractions at the park will be the Sirocco Tower, the world’s tallest drop-tower ride, and the Sea ...

 

Retail

Saudi shops warily push boundaries on prayer-time shutdown

With burger patties sizzling over a hot grill, a Saudi eatery did the unthinkable as a muezzin's call to prayer sent Muslim worshippers scrambling to ...

 

Hajj 2020

Saudi to launch smart cards to track Hajj goers

The Saudi newspaper Okaz reported the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah saying that pilgrims’ personal data, health status, residence and Hajj tour details will all ...

 

Film and Entertainment

Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour returns with “The Perfect Candidate”

Al-Mansour’s latest film, “The Perfect Candidate,” is set to make its debut at the Venice Film Festival on the August 29. It has already made ...

 

EVs in KSA

Saudi Arabia gets first EV charging stations

The company responsible for installing the charging points is an American one, Schindler Electric. It was last year that Saudi Arabia announced the decision to ...

 

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VAT

Value-Added Tax in Gulf Arab States: Balancing Domestic, Regional, and International Interests

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates each imposed the VAT in January 2018, whereas Bahrain began implementing the tax at the outset of 2019. ...

 

U.S.-Iran

Iran’s Rouhani rules out talks with U.S. until sanctions lifted

Iran will not talk to the United States until all sanctions imposed on Tehran are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after ...

 

Taliban Talks

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But alongside suggestions that the two sides were rushing to meet a Sept. 1 deadline to reach agreement, there were signs that a rough road ...

 

Yemen Civil War

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Gulf Shipping

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Israel in the Region

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Syria

Putin Meets Erdogan Near Moscow For Syria Talks Amid Idlib Offensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for talks outside Moscow as the two leaders seek common ground on ...

 

U.S.-Turkey

Another Russian S-400 battery headed to Turkey beginning Tuesday

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Egypt

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Libya

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