The Next-Gen Ford Ranger Wildtrak: A High-Tech Pickup for Work, Family, and Adventure

Ford Middle East has unveiled the Next-Gen Ford Ranger Wildtrak, setting a new standard for smart, versatile, and capable pickups. 

Designed in collaboration with customers worldwide, this latest iteration of the Ranger offers high-tech features, enhanced capabilities, and improved connectivity, making it an ideal partner for business and leisure pursuits

Bold Design and Advanced Features:
The Next-Gen Ranger Wildtrak boasts a bold and commanding exterior design, featuring a distinctive grille, signature C-clamp headlights, and pronounced wheel arches that lend it a confident stance. With the inclusion of matrix LED headlights and harmonized taillights, the Ranger exudes a modern and stylish look. Premium comfort and advanced technology take center stage inside the cabin, with soft-touch materials and a prominent portrait-style center touchscreen equipped with Ford’s renowned SYNC®4 connectivity and entertainment system.

Enhanced Performance and Capability
Underneath its rugged exterior, the Next-Gen Ranger Wildtrak delivers exceptional performance and capability. An upgraded chassis featuring a longer wheelbase and wider track, ensures improved stability and handling. The pickup is equipped with a tried-and-tested 2.3L EcoBoost engine, providing reliable power and a class-leading 10-speed automatic transmission. Engineers have fine-tuned the suspension system, optimizing ride quality both on and off-road, while the electronic shift-on-the-fly system allows for seamless switching between drive modes to adapt to various terrains.

Tested for the Middle East
Recognizing the unique challenges of the Middle Eastern climate, Ford has subjected the Next-Gen Ranger to rigorous testing in the region. Extensive evaluations, including exposure to extreme temperatures and demanding terrains, ensure that the Ranger meets or exceeds customer expectations. The vehicle’s powertrain, cooling system, suspension, and infotainment features have been optimized to cater to the specific needs of Middle Eastern customers.

Customer-Focused Interior and Storage

The Next-Gen Ranger Wildtrak provides a flexible and modern interior catering to work and family life. A large 12-inch touchscreen display and a digital instrument panel offer a seamless connectivity experience with Ford’s SYNC4® system. The design team has also prioritized storage and convenience, with ample space for personal items, wireless charging capabilities, and smart storage solutions throughout the cabin.

Designed for Versatility

Ford has engineered the Next-Gen Ranger Wildtrak to be versatile and functional. The integrated side-step behind the rear tires allows for easier access to the cargo box, while a wider truck body provides increased carrying capacity. The pickup has many practical features, such as a tough plastic-molded bedliner, additional cargo tie-down points, and a tailgate that doubles as a mobile workbench.

Personalization Options

Customers can personalize their Next-Gen Ranger Wildtrak with a wide range of factory-backed accessories to cater to individual preferences. Ford offers nearly 600 accessories, including collaboration with renowned off-road ARB 4×4 Accessories, allowing owners to tailor their pickup to their specific needs and lifestyle.

With its innovative features, enhanced capabilities, and customer-centric design, the Next-Gen Ford Ranger Wildtrak sets a new benchmark for pickup trucks. Built to excel in work, family, and adventure, this versatile vehicle combines advanced technology, smart connectivity, and superior performance to meet customers’ evolving demands in the Middle East and beyond.


WWE Night of Champions: Back in Saudi Arabia

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The WWE is gearing up for an iconic comeback to the Jeddah Superdome on May 27th with the highly anticipated Night of Champions. This momentous event marks the first time in almost ten years that Saudi Arabia will witness the coronation of the World Heavyweight Champion. Brace yourself for an unforgettable showdown as top WWE Superstars from Raw and Smackdown compete for supremacy. Originally slated as King and Queen of the Ring, WWE made a thrilling change of plans by resurrecting the electrifying Night of Champions, which last took place in September 2015.

Experience the thrill of WWE Night of Champions as it makes a comeback to Saudi Arabia at the world’s largest pillarless Superdome, the Jeddah Superdome. Witness the epic face-off among the biggest WWE stars in the Kingdom. Secure your tickets now to be part of this historic event and immerse yourself in the excitement of the tournament.

Tickets for WWE Night of Champions are now available for purchase. Choose from a range of ticket options, including Bronze (SAR 50), Silver, Gold, Platinum, VIP, and VVIP (SAR 1,500). Each ticket category offers unique benefits, such as access to Champion City, exclusive views from the Grandstand, dedicated lounges, and more. VVIP ticket holders enjoy exclusive ground floor seating and special perks like gifts, dedicated parking, and access to Champion City.

Don’t miss out on the WWE Night of Champions, one of the highlights of Jeddah Events 2023. Join the excitement as Saudi Arabia also welcomes the highly anticipated Saudi Games 2023 for round two, featuring incredible prizes, including the inaugural Saudi Games 2022.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, 27 May, with doors opening at 4pm and the main event kicking off at 7pm.

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Back to the 80s with Roller Disco in CityWalk Jeddah

At CityWalk Jeddah, immerse yourself in the vibes of the 80s Disco Night, a cultural phenomenon that brought people together in that era, revived in Jeddah with a sense of nostalgia and a modern twist. Neon lights, artistic dance shows, musical entertainment, traditional skating, and arcade games.

Take your friends and family out for a night of exhilarating fun in City Walk’s 80s Roller Disco! The lighting displays can make for an unforgettable photoshoot, let alone the experience of learning how to skate together, or even revisiting such an impressive skill. Don’t forget to show up in your fit of the era to belong to the amazing vibes of the place!

Available until June 7, from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM.


Cirque du Soleil Vizion : Revel in the Magical Thrill in Jeddah

Jeddah is abuzz with the illustrious Cirque du Soleil, Vizion and its world-renowned theatricality! Jeddah Calendar has announced it as one of the grandest delights this season has to offer and one certain to bring elation to the masses of our beloved Red Sea city. 

The show will be available until May 26, from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Be sure not to miss the acrobatic performances and the magical possibilities brought by Vizion, the newest exclusive production of this phenomenal entertainment group.

From SAR80. Fri Apr 28-May 26. King Abdullah Sports City Stadium@jed.calendar /



From Taif to the World: Ministry of Culture Launches Rose Festival Forum for International Export of Taif Roses

The Ministry of Culture has announced the launch of the Taif Rose Festival Forum, a two-day event that started on Tuesday under the theme “Roses from Taif to the World”.

The forum aims to provide a platform for rose growers, farm owners, and administrators to collaborate with leading brands, accelerating the exports of Taif roses to international markets. The event is a significant component of the annual Taif Rose Festival, organized by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Taif Governorate Secretariat.

The forum will bring together renowned Saudi and international speakers to discuss cutting-edge perfumes and fragrance industry topics. Specialized workshops by selected Saudi and international trainers will provide attendees with rich content, making the forum a one-of-a-kind event in the region.

Moreover, the forum will feature an exhibition showcasing prominent international brands, rose farmers, and investors discussing rose production, innovative farming methods, and opportunities for cooperation to benefit the industry.

The inaugural event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Taif Governorate, starting on Tuesday. The forum promises to be a unique opportunity to celebrate the heritage of Taif’s rose industry while exploring innovative ways to promote it on the world stage. Don’t miss this chance to join the conversation and experience the beauty of Taif’s roses firsthand.


Discover CityWalk Jeddah: Prices, Schedule, and More

Get ready, folks! City Walk Jeddah is here, packed with loads of fun. This year, Jeddah is going to be the place to be for entertainment lovers all over the world. We’re talking top-notch, never-seen-before shows and activities that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.


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So, what’s on offer this year? Well, let’s start with City Walk itself. It’s a whole entertainment complex with shops, theaters, restaurants, live shows, the tallest interactive waterfall in the world, and even a cinema screen.

What are the City Walk Jeddah must-visit zones? Here are some of our favorites


Anime Village: Includes more than 30 activities and concerts by famous Japanese bands.



Waterfall Fountain Event: Unique event provides suitable times for relaxation and enjoyment.



Adventure Village: Includes a balloon experience with a height of about 50 meters.


Horror Zone : The atmosphere of enthusiasm and excitement is entered into, as zombies are chased through it.


As City Walk Jeddah 2023 continues to gain popularity among citizens and tourists alike, it’s important to note that there is a variance in ticket prices depending on the time of visit. Prices differ at the beginning of the week from the middle and end of the week, with the entry ticket priced at 55 Saudi riyals and the weekend entry ticket at 100 Saudi riyals. However, children under 12 years old can enjoy the walk for free. It’s worth noting that all prices are tax inclusive, ensuring a seamless experience for visitors. So whether you’re planning a leisurely weekend stroll or a midweek jaunt, be sure to plan accordingly and make the most of what City Walk Jeddah offers.

To book your tickets click on this here – Citywalk Tickets 


Recycling Toys During Eid Celebrations

Naqaa Solutions is very proud of one of its social responsibility projects that resembles the
values of the circular economy the company stands for and was established for.
The company organized a similar campaign in Ramadan 2019 and had a blasting social and
environmental impact.

This year’s campaign lasted 10 days during Ramadan 2023 in Jeddah city in collaboration with
Al Mohmadiya community center and Hefz Alnema (Istidama) NGO.

A staggering amount of 6,000 toys were received, sorted and packed by young volunteers from
Jeddah communities. The volunteers’ help was crucial to this campaign as they helped play a
big role in the proper functioning of this drive. The Eid gifts were arranged to be shared with
some charity organizations and orphans organizations as well with kids in some underprivileged
communities in Jeddah and Makkah.

This was the 2nd round of this campaign that Naqaa had organized, the first one was organized
in 2019.This year the campaign had a bigger impact in terms of the number of the toys donated
and beneficiaries and volunteers. This goes to show that the community is willing to play an
active and important role in the recycling sector plus the added benefit of donating in Ramadan.
The Eid toys donations fall under Naqaa vision for promoting recycling in the Saudi Arabian
community. Sharing old toys instead of throwing brings joy to another kid that shows we can
encourage the circularity practices.

A very generous donation was received via Nestle Saudi Arabia where they were bountiful to
sponsor the eid chocolate that was also distributed with the toys as Nestle sustainability goal is
supporting community initiative and sustainable initiative that target the community’s wellbeing.

Overall, the toy drive was a mega success and to see the beautiful smiles of the children is the
the biggest reward for team Naqaa.


Inside Disneyland Paris: An Exclusive Interview with Xavier Louyot, Director of Product Hotels & Resorts

Disneyland Paris is Europe’s number one tourist destination and is known for its revolutionary and fun approach to the hospitality experience. With his wealth of experience in various marketing and communication positions with luxury and upscale brands like Accor, Le Méridien, Dolce Hotels, and Lucien Barrière, Xavier Louyot, the Director of Product Hotels & Resorts and Franchise Integration at Disneyland Paris, is leading the operations at Disneyland Paris with great expertise. In this interview, Xavier Louyot shares his insights on the unique features of Disney hotels, the key to a successful entertainment hotel, and what makes the Disney Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel so important to the hotels offer, especially for visitors from the Middle East.

Disney is a master of entertainment; how does this translate over to hospitality?
At Disneyland Paris, we are developing and implementing a revolutionary and fun approach to the hospitality experience. The latest example is the acclaimed Disney’s Hotel New York® – The Art of Marvel. Disneyland Paris is focused on providing our GCC guests with the best possible experience every step of the way. Each of our 7 hotels are the perfect place to enjoy the destination providing families coming from GCC exciting new offerings with our favorite Disney stories at the heart of the hotel experience.

What is the look and feel of Disney hotels, what distinguishes them?
Disney hotels are much more than just a place to sleep. Guests who stay in these hotels are immersed in their favorite stories. Each property has its very own theme and personality. Beyond the many benefits such as early access to Disney Parks, proximity to Disney Parks and even encounters with Disney Characters, guests staying at a Disney hotel are immersed in beautifully designed environments. The 4-star Disney Newport Bay Club is designed as a majestic seaside mansion with charming 1920s nautical details, and the 3-star Disney Sequoia Lodge is a comfortable forest lodge surrounded by lush pines and sequoias, both ideally nestled on the shores of Lake Disney, and short walk from the Disney Parks.

What’s the key to a successful entertainment hotel?

Family entertainment is at the very core of our Disney Hotels. Guests are able to dive right into the action at exclusive and unique locations in each Disney hotel. A good example is the Super Hero Station at Disney New York – the Art of Marvel, where the family party can meet their favorite Super Heroes. Here, they can also take action shots in one of the many immersive and exclusive settings propelling them into Marvel movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Ant-Man, The Avengers, Thor, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Entertainment can also be enjoyed at the Marvel Design Studio, a creative space for families and the place to unleash their inner creative genius and learn how to be a Marvel comic book artist with tutorials to draw many inspiring Super Heroes.

Why is DHNY so important in your hotels offer especially for visitors from Middle East?
The Disney Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel is a true “laboratory” for our Disney Hotels futures, and as Walt Disney himself once said: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” This hotel is unique because of the strength and subtlety of our Disney stories – here, it’s Marvel – and of course it’s also thanks to our Cast Members. This hotel immerses the definitive experience for Marvel fans from the Middle East in the vibrant culture and energy of New York City along with Marvel Super Heroes and their stories. This is the world’s first hotel dedicated to Marvel artwork. The hotel features one of the largest collections of Marvel art in the world, with more than 350 pieces of artwork, including 50 exclusives, never-before-seen ones. More than 110 artists from Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios and more have been assembled for this incredible collection. Guests interested in learning more about the stories behind the artwork are invited to call upon the “Art Guardians,” a selection of specially trained Cast Members with specific knowledge on them.

What kind of premium services/products can you offer?
Key to the Magic is our Casts : the heart of hospitality is the greeting and all the attention we give to our guests, young and young at heart alike! From refined lavish decors to ultra-comfortable lounges and suites, our Disney Hotels offer a collection of Clubs (Empire State Club, Compass Club, Golden Forest Club) which accentuate the vacation with exclusive benefits and enhanced magic : the perfect balance between privacy and personalization in a sophisticated and uniquely Disney warm environment. A great example is the Disney Hotel New York the Art of Marvel : this four-star hotel reflects Tony Stark’s sophisticated, upscale New York urban tastes. Each room features Marvel artwork and offers the utmost in comfort, high-tech services and amenities. Guests who choose an Empire State Club room or suite will enjoy additional premium services such as a separate private reception area, complimentary valet parking and access to the Empire State Lounge, an elegant and exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel space. Here, guests can enjoy breakfast, drinks and sweet and savory snacks all day, or share in delicious experiences such as “The Art of Tea Time.” The suites are themed either to Spider-Man, the Avengers or Marvel Super-Heroes. Not to forget to mention our beautifully themed table bars and restaurants at each our our hotels, such as the Manhattan or the Yacht Club Rwhich complete the experience in the most magical way. In addition, our Guests can book their very own Disney VIP Tour in the parks, where a guide takes them where they want to go whilst telling stories about everything Disney.

Could you give us a little information regarding Disneyland Hotel?
Disneyland Hotel is undergoing a complete refurbishment to become the first Disney hotel to celebrate a royal theme. After its reopening, our flagship icon will immerse guests in a fairy-tale kingdom inspired by the bravery and kindness of heroes and heroines from beloved Disney stories. This enchanting reimagining of the hotel is sure to surprise and delight both loyal and new Guests in search of refined décor, magical touches and impeccable service at Disneyland Paris.


10 Facts About The Saudi Riyal That You Probably Didn’t Know About

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By Mohammed Mirza

We know you know how to spot a fake currency note; we know you know that the Riyal is pegged to the US Dollar at 1 USD = 3.75 SAR, but there are many other things about the Saudi Riyal that you probably didn’t know about. Read on.

10 Facts About saudi currency

1. The term Riyal is said to be derived from the Spanish word 'real.'
This is cognate to the word ‘Royal’ or ‘Regal’.
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2. The Riyal has been in existence even before the formation of the country.
Its origins date back to the early 20th century – widely used in the western part of the country.
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3. Prior to that the Maria Theresa thaler (MTT) was primarily used in Arabia.
This was locally called “Alriyal Alfransi” literally “the French Riyal” – though the MTT was originally Austrian.

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4. The Riyal's original value was tied to the Ottoman kurus.
The term ghirsh was used locally instead of kurus.
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5. In 1925, coins were introduced for ¼, ½ and 1 ghirsh.
This was followed by the introduction of ¼, ½ and 1 riyal coins in 1927.
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6. The ghirsh was eventually replaced by a new sub-division, the halala, with 1 halala equaling to 1/100th of a riyal.
There was even a 1 halala coin minted out of bronze.
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7. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) which monitors and prints the Saudi Riyal is the second oldest Central Bank in the entire Arab World.
Prior to its foundation, the Saudi Hollandi Bank served as the Kingdom’s de facto Central Bank.
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8. In 1953, the country’s first banknotes were issued.
With the highest denomination being the 10 Riyal note.

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9. Due to the large influx of pilgrims from around the world, Haj Pilgrim Receipts were used by pilgrims for foreign exchange transactions.
The Pilgrim Receipts were officially phased out in 1964.
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The building on the back of the note is of the SAMA headquarters.

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This Poster Shows The Imam Schedule Of Masjid Al Haram For This Ramadan

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haram imam schedule, For those who are planning to go to Makkah this Ramadan for Umrah or Taraweeh prayers you will find this poster quite informative as it will tell you which Imam will lead which Taraweeh prayer at the Holy Mosque in Makkah. It also includes the Tahajjud prayer schedule for the last 10 days of Ramadan.

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