Stay In & Shop Online


Relax, breathe and don’t worry about rushing to the stores to stockpile.

Thanks to the online services, you can still stay home and get the supply of food, and all the necessary products from the comfort and safety of your house.

Here’s our rundown of the online shopping services for everything from food to pharmacy products to make sure you’re a few finger-taps away in your hour of need.

Some of these apps are offering free delivery and discounts of support to the corona crisis.




Careem NOW

Careem NOW makes your order from restaurants on your behalf, and then delivers it to you. Customer service is prompt, and the Captains are efficient.

Operating from 6 AM to 2 PM during the lockdown.

Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash (prepare exact change!) and credit card (the same card linked with your Careem account)
Instagram: careemksa


The Chefz

Order from high-end restaurants, bakeries, and chocolate shops. You can schedule your delivery and track your order.

Operating from 6 AM to 2 PM during the lockdown.

Coverage: Riyadh
Payment: mPOS/Span available
Instagram: thechefz


Uber Eats

Find your favorite takeaway and have it delivered directly to your door with Uber Eats.

Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash (prepare exact change!) and credit card (the same card linked with your Uber account)



No minimum order, from a variety of stores including restaurants, cafés, bakeries, ice cream shops, and even groceries.

Operating during the lockdown but delivers from limited restaurants only.

Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Credit card available; also provides change for cash
Instagram: wsselksa



Displays a map of restaurants in your area.

Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Credit card available
Instagram: jahezapp 



You can add a special request with your orders and they’ll note them. We love the offer in-app to “make your order eco-friendly” – if this option is selected, they don’t include cutlery in your order. They’re also rolling out contactless delivery for anyone placing and paying for orders online!


Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash, credit card,
and Sadad available

Instagram: talabatksa 

Groceries, etc.



Carrefour App’s exclusive online promotions and deals steal the show and gives you a panic-free shopping experience.

Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash/Credit card
Instagram: carrefoursaudi 



Delivery service from popular supermarket chain Danube. We wish there would be time slots to schedule delivery, though!

Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash/Credit card
Instagram: danube_online



Good for when you want to get something from any store (even laundry shops!) – you make a shopping list, send it over to the app, and Mrsool couriers get them for you.

Not operating during lockdown hours.

Coverage: Recently expanded Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash
Instagram: appmrsool




Tania delivers water bottles of all sizes from 19l to 200ml. They offer same-day delivery for a minimum order of 7 items.

Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash
Instagram: taniawaterksa 



Delivers bottled water (in different sizes) from Berain. There’s a minimum one-day wait for delivery, and a minimum of 5 items to order. We love their packaging!

Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash and credit card available
Instagram: berain_water




Order gas cylinders for your cooking needs.

Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Delivery Fee: SR 12.75
Payment: Cash only
Instagram: gasableksa


Pharmacies & Essentials



Delivers pharmaceuticals, basic cosmetics, and personal care products, as well as some over-the-counter drugs and medicines. Make your selection from their list of items to order.

Coverage: Jeddah
Payment: Cash and mPOS/Span available
Instagram: julebapp 



Nahdi Online App provides all your daily needs to your doorstep.

Only for orders above SR50
Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash/Credit card
Instagram: nahdihope

Beauty & make up


Sephora KSA

Log on to Sephora for instant access to avalanche collection of popular
makeup brands, exclusive offers, and more.

Free delivery on orders above SR350.
Coverage: Kingdom-wide
Payment: Cash/Credit card
Instagram: sephoramiddleeast 



1st Graduation Exhibition 2020 of Raffles Riyadh


Under the auspices of the consort of the Governor of Riyadh region, Princess Nora bint Muhammad bin Saud Al Saud, Raffles Design in Riyadh celebrated the graduation of a new class of female students for the Saudi labor market.

Numbering 28 graduates, to meet the local demand for specialized skills in the field of fashion, jewelry design, visual communication, and many attractive skills in the labor market, the ceremony took place at the King Abdullah Financial District.

Dr. Wafaa Al Rasheed, Chairman of the Raffles Group Board of Directors, stated that the consort of the Governor of Riyadh region honoring the ceremony of the Raffles students comes from the care of the Governors and their keenness to support the various programs and activities that achieve the welfare of the citizen and contribute positively to raising the efficiency of the labor market, within the wise vision of the governors.b34a9016

Dr. Wafaa emphasized that, as part of the female graduates following up policies, adopted by Raffles design, an inventory of female graduate employment has been made at the end of February 2020, and it has been found that the percentage has reached 90%, and some female graduates have started establishing their own businesses in the field of fashion design or jewelry.

Raffles offers multiple programs and advanced diplomas in the field of design, including fashion design – visual communication design – jewelry design, which are among the five licensed specializations provided by Raffles Design, in addition to 12 other specializations in the field of design needed by the labor market.b34a9031

It is noteworthy that Raffles Design has many goals, including preparing female students to be leaders of excellence in the profession and society. It also gives students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in one of Raffles branches counting 35 universities and colleges around the globe, and about 22 thousand male and female students study within.b34a9027

The educational environment of Raffles that is led by creativity, innovation and excellence, is keen to enrich the experience of students’ personal development and diversify the sources of personal experiences, so that the graduate eventually possesses advanced skills of communication and maturity that prepares her to go into the midst of work in practical and professional way.b34a9042

Location: Urubah Rd., Al Mathar Ash Shamali., Office No. 25, Riyadh


Arthur Hoffner: Defying Gravity With His Intricate Structure


The winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Villa Noailles Design Parade, Arthur Hoffner brought his fascinating larger than life piece to the [21,39] Jeddah Arts event.


His extraordinary work consists of a series of vases combining gilded brass spheres, aluminum tubes, and blocks of marble put together in a precarious structure that appears to defy the laws of gravity. Suffused with balance and suspended motion, the installation echoes the Perlée collection from the Maison. 

Aurther says that there is a conspicuous kinship relationship between his work and the imaginative vision conveyed by this collection, its colors, and composition. The interplay of moving shapes and joyful hues resonates with his own experiments.

This sculpture offering a broader vision of his work was also on display at the newly opened Van Cleef & Arpels boutique at Al Khayyat Centre in Jeddah. 

Always being fascinated by consummate craftsmanship; representing flair, meticulous artistry and
passion for well-designed objects, Aurther found all these
qualities in Van Cleef & Arpels.



Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020: Ready, check, go!


More than just an off-road rally.

Saudi Arabia welcomes more than 550 drivers from 62 world countries to experience the spectacular nature and unique terrain of the uncharted Saudi desert. The five countries leading the number of pilots participating in Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 are France, Spain, Argentina, The Czech Republic, and Holland, with several Dakar legends from these countries calling for professionals and amateurs alike to participate in Chapter 3 of Dakar.

Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 kicked off in Jeddah yesterday before drivers and crews navigated their way to the north through the challenging trip along the coast, where the drivers pass by Red Sea Project and the futuristic megacity of Neom.

They will then cruise through the sandy hills of Ha’il on the way to Riyadh before taking a turn to the west in the center of the kingdom’s enormous desert and then looping back towards the east to enter the Empty Quarter ahead of crossing the finish line in Qiddiya, a future entertainment, sports, and cultural destination.

By hosting major international sporting events, Saudi Arabia is building a legacy as a world sports and entertainment destination, and an event of the caliber of Dakar Rally would surely cement the kingdom’s status.

Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 consists of 12 stages, allowing pilots coming from across 6 continents to discover Saudi Arabia’s rich past, live it’s modernized present, and meet its future as they race through the Kingdom.

The pilots will be driving specially modified vehicles, trucks, quad, SxS, and motorbikes, designed to handle the stages of various terrains.


RECAP: Beast Mode On!


By Yasmine Mohamed

With captivating performances and liberating beats, the MDL Beast Festival got off to a strong start.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by @mdlbeast on

The countdown finally comes to an end, and the long-awaited MDL Beast Festival opened its doors wide to a massive crowd of around 130,000 attendees on its first day. Imagine! 130,000 individuals from across Saudi and the world, at Durrat Al Riyadh, dancing, dining, delving into retail therapy, getting dazzled by entertaining performances, and having a great time all in all. 


The vibes were totally lit. All five stages were on fire as celebrated local and international Electronic Dance Music artists gave it their all, pumping up the excitement with their catchy beats.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by the Real Swizz (@therealswizzz) on

Swizz Beatz’s performance was blazing as he jammed on stage rocking a “ghotra”, and Hamaki’s performance alongside R3HAB left the venue jam-packed. Local talents like Cosmicat, Dish Dash, DJ Baloo, and others hit all the right notes and took the masses by storm.


B-Side, the retail district at the fest, showcased Saudi and International brands and retailers such as Homegrown, Femi 9, The Pop Up Store and others. Inspired by the 80s, you’d find all sorts of merchandise you can purchase and rock to blend in nicely with the one of a kind fashion scene that was going on, especially with the presence of some regional and local prominent names.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by @mdlbeast on

When your tummy starts growling after all those wicked dance moves you’ve been pulling, pass by the Beast Food Market 60 stands. With Saudi street food and food from all across the globe being brought to the table, the world becomes your oyster and the Riyadh cold will have nothing on you. Steve Aoki brought his pizza place along with him too! It’s called Pizzaoki, pretty neat stuff. 

Is this really Riyadh?”, several attendees shouted in disbelief atop the loud music in videos shared across social media. We say, “Yes ladies and gentlemen, believe it or not, this IS the new Riyadh hosting entertainment at its finest.”



Top Celebrities Spotted At MDL Beast


The three-day revolutionary MDL Beast Festival united the best of local and international celebrities and influencers.

Here are the top celebs spotted at the festival:


Alessandra Ambrosio

Ed Westwick

Winnie Harlow

Negin Mirsalehi

Elsa Hosk

Isabeli Fontana

Scott Disick 

Karen Wazen Bakhazi

And all the way from Bollywood,

Sonam Kapoor

The MDL festival not only hosted these global stars over the weekend, but also made them enjoy a dose of Saudi culture



Grab the Beast by its Horns!


By Yasmine Mohamed

A guide on how to make the most of your last day at MDL Beast; survival mode.

It’s called MDL Beast but it is massive and there is nothing “middle” about it. If this is your first time attending a festival of this caliber, things can become a little overwhelming if you’re not prepared. The to-the-marrow Riyadh cold, exhaustion, raging crowds, and the distances you have to travel can all team up against you. However, Destination KSA won’t allow the Beast to get the best of us! Here are some tried and tested tips and tricks on how to Beat the Beast.

It can get pretty cold especially, late at night.


    • Wear appropriate winter clothing in layers so you can adjust when it gets too cold or too hot.
    • Stay active, jiggle and wiggle. It will burn those fat cells and keep you nice and toasty.
    • Eat up warm foods to remain energized and to ward off unwanted hunger aches. Pizzaoki is a winner for us. Give them a try.
    • Several heaters are installed throughout on-site. Shake off the chills and huddle around them.

It’s a jungle out there and you wouldn’t wanna get lost!


    • Stay in groups as much as possible. Don’t wander off alone and follow the lights when tempted to.
    • Agree upon a designated area at the event where you and your friends/family would know to meet up at if anyone gets lost at any point.
    • Memorize your parking space or write it down on your phone. At the end of a long night, ain’t nobody got time for that!
    • Internet connectivity may be a bit wishy-washy. Areas where there is the best internet connection are obviously at STC booths, at the Media Center, and near the VIB area. Get connected and get found!

Here’s the map to navigate around the festival:

FOMO is one thing, but fear of running out of cell phone charge is another thing.


    • Get a fully charged long-lasting power bank with you.
    • If you run out of power, fear not, STC has charging booths at several locations. Ask for them.
    • Don’t forget to activate the battery saving mode on your phones at the beginning of the evening.

If you’re not much of a party animal usually but decided to party hard and go all out this time, do the following and thank us later:

    • Stay hydrated as much as possible and don’t worry about needing to go to the bathroom. There are plenty of those and they are quite clean.
    • Stretch/warm-up before your party stunts so you’re not really sore on Sunday when you have to go to work.
    • Head to the General Admissions area if you feel beat and get some rest on the benches. Avoid sitting on the floor in crowded areas so that you wouldn’t get trampled upon. 

We wish you a beast of a night. Be ready, be safe, and enjoy it to the max!



Let’s Build A Parkour Park in Aloula


Saudi Parkour is a fast-growing sport that elevates overall fitness, builds athletic strength, speed and increases self-confidence.

To promote and support parkour in Saudi, Spoonfed launched the first Saudi parkour academy called Flite Freerun in Jeddah and has been steadily developing the sport and raise the standards of coaching since 2017.

Founded by Jon Dean and Heba Faqih, the main gym in Vision tower on Prince Sultan and Kayaal was the first indoor built parkour space in Saudi Arabia and the home of #SaudiParkour. Jon has worked in the sports and physical education industry for 20 years and created sports curriculums for schools, universities, hospitals, private academies, and the national school sport strategy.

To further develop the training system for the coaches and the student curriculum, parkour champion Ed Scott has joined hands with Jon; developing the first Saudi parkour qualification program. This program will enable coaches and teachers to maintain a high level of safety and effectiveness through expert training and

Jon and Heba met Dania Al Maeena, the CEO of Aloula and were inspired by what they saw at the organization. Aloula is the first registered nonprofit organization in Saudi Arabia that has been able to improve thousands of lives through the 57 years of service. Their commitment to the community remains strong in helping families break the cycle of poverty; a phenomenon that remains for at least three generations. Aloula’s strategy is built on early intervention through educational, professional, and physical training.

Utilizing an outdoor space that wasn’t being used, Jon and Heba collaborated with Dania to build a parkour park and develop local coaches to give classes. They had the winning formula for building the park, developing the coaches and brainstormed an exciting way to fundraise.

On 20 November, during the occasion of the National Children Day, Spoonfed hosted an event to virtually build the park live through donations. The guest of honor and parkour champion, Ed Scott gave a speech about his optimism for the future of Saudi parkour followed by an acrobatic performance by the Spoonfed coaches and students.

The fundraising achieved the first goal of 50,000 SAR to lay the foundation and flooring of the park that is planned to start in December. Heba AlFaqih said, “Our goal is to raise another 50,000 SAR to put into coach development, training & additional equipment to create a sustainable project that will continue to grow and flourish,”photo-2019-11-16-17-33-45-copy

Spoonfed is reaching out to the government for discussions on building public parkour areas that will offer a place for people to stay active, play or train outdoors in the safety of quality parks.

“We believe Flite Freerun will become the leader in parkour in the Middle East and inshallah we will see young Saudi champions emerging in the near future, ” said Jon Dean.

The successful fundraiser showed how much the community cares; giving everyone the assurance that more parks will be built in the near future, elevating Saudi Parkour to be a leading sport in the country.

InstagramAloula | Spoonfed


Showcase Your Startup at the Largest Startup Gathering in the Kingdom!


What better space to delve into new markets, meet industry leaders, and gain exposure than at the largest startup gathering in the Kingdom!

This year, Arabnet Riyadh, the Kingdom’s largest technology event, is expected to convene over 2,000 corporate executives and senior government leaders and 4,000 entrepreneurs, youth, and students under one roof.

Do you have a startup and wish to gain exposure, venture into a new market, distinguish it from competitors, and display your latest products and/or services?

Arabnet Riyadh this year offers you an exhibition space to showcase your startup and connect with industry experts and more than 100 GCC/regional investors in its Startup Showcase.

The Startup Showcase is the largest convergence of young and rising digital enterprises in the MENA region. The Showcase is expected to bring together 300 startups as a key platform to expand their business and partnerships.

You may be wondering: What is in it for my startup?

Well, having a space during the event will expose your startup to a huge number of investors, industry leaders, and participants from different regions and industries of whom you may build new relationships with or may be offered the chance to enter into a new market.

Countless networking possibilities await you at the event with the opportunity of having 1-on-1 closed-door meetings with investors and industry leaders in the Investor Lounge.

Not only will your startup be exposed to investors and industry leaders, but the massive number of brands, publishers, media agencies, banks, and telecom operators present at the event will be in favor of your startup on many levels providing your startup with marketing, tech, and financial benefits.

Visit our website to learn more about the packages we offer that will help you benefit the most out of this experience.

Book your startup’s space now and be a part of the Kingdom’s largest startup gathering!


Women Running Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation in the Kingdom!


The entrepreneurial scene in Saudi Arabia has been on a roll in the past few years with an increase in startup investment.

This entrepreneurial growth could be attributed to its Vision 2030 objective of achieving a thriving economy through fostering and investing in startups.

Saudi’s 2030 Vision does not only focus on expanding entrepreneurship and enterprise opportunities per se, but it also aims at more female inclusion and participation in different aspects of the economy.

The Kingdom believes in the importance of investing in Saudi women’s capabilities and enabling them to strengthen their future and contribute to the development of our society and economy.

16% of founders in Saudi Arabia are females whereas the rest of the 192 founders are men, according to Arabnet’s “State of Digital Investments in MENA 2013-2018” report. It seems that tables are starting to turn in the once male-dominated business environment in the Kingdom with the proliferation of women in the startup scene.

This is the result of giving women the necessary space and tools to thrive in order to lead entrepreneurship and digital innovation in the Kingdom.

This year’s Arabnet Riyadh conference, taking place on December 10-11, will feature several female industry leaders and entrepreneurs that have been driving growth and disrupting the entrepreneurial scene in the Kingdom such as Nejoud Almulaik, Director of Fintech Saudi.

Aside from Nejoud Almulaik’s experience in building client relationships and portfolios, she was appointed in October 2018 as Fintech Saudi Director – a government-led initiative to support the efforts around enabling Fintech ecosystem development in Saudi Arabia.

Deemah AlYahya is a digital transformation and innovation advisor who launched the “Women Spark” initiative in 2015 in order to provide women with the necessary technical, soft, and business skills they need for success in the digital industry. With that, Deemah aims at supporting the rising number of female entrepreneurs to use their full potential in driving growth in the Saudi economy and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Tuba Terrekli is yet another Saudi woman who is leading entrepreneurship and digital innovation in the Kingdom. As an international business development and investment expert with a focus on futurism, innovation, tech development, and equity investments, Tuba has founded Qotuf Al Riyadah Development Company and established Flat6Labs Jeddah among many other initiatives that provide support to SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Such initiatives help several female entrepreneurs in the Kingdom kick-start their careers such as Ghazael Al Dossary, founder of Oriental Promises Trading. Aside from being the first Saudi female entrepreneur to operate in the recycled industrial waste sector, Ghazael was among the “Top Ten Innovators”  to win the Merit Prize at Shell LiveWIRE’s global competition.

Seeing women strive in such an innovative yet competitive ecosystem is an indicator that women have the potential to scale and accelerate their business and the whole economy once given the right means and space to do so.

For more information, please visit