Amazon.sa Gives Prime Members Exclusive First Look at Hotly Anticipated Lord of the Rings Trailer

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 A 60 second sneak-peek of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, available exclusively to Prime members around the world today as a first look for 48 hours only.


Ahead of Prime’s most exclusive savings event for members, Prime Day, taking place later this July in Saudi Arabia, Amazon today announced a new exclusive experience for Prime members. In anticipation of Prime Video’s most eagerly awaited new series launching on September 2, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, starting today members on Amazon.sa can enjoy 48-hour advance access to a never-before-seen 60-second exclusive sneak-peek.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history takes center stage in this epic drama set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books. In this 60-second sneak-peek, available exclusively to Prime members for 48 hours starting July 6 at 10am local Saudi Arabia time, an ominous sign in the night sky raises questions for the inhabitants of Middle-earth. Prime members can sign into their account to view The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power exclusive sneak-peek on Prime Video and add the series, available in multiple languages including Arabic dubbing and subtitles, to their Watch List. The exclusive sneak-peek is also available on the following link.

All Prime members enjoy access to Prime Video, where members can stream or download thousands of award-winning movies and TV series, including Amazon Originals. Prime Video supports several devices including Smart TVs, game consoles, tablets, mobile phones, as well as desktop and laptop computers. Prime Video also includes a wide range of features for viewers to customize their experience, such as Arabic dubbing and subtitling options across a variety of movies and TV series, Parental Controls, and more.

Ronaldo Mouchawar, Vice President of Amazon Middle East and North Africa (MENA) said: “Prime already delivers great value for members, and we continuously obsess over making members’ lives easier, better, and more fun. Adding even more exclusive experiences and offers is our way to say ‘thank you’. This exclusive experience, that only Prime can offer, gives members an exclusive sneak-peek at The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power before it launches on September 2, with Arabic dubbing and subtitles for everyone to enjoy in their preferred language. One simple membership can truly unlock so much potential for members in Saudi, with additional free and fast shipping benefits, access to Prime Day this July, exclusive offers with Anghami Plus, and much more included in their membership.”

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Prime Day is Back This July on Amazon.sa

These exclusive experiences and offers build on Prime’s most exclusive member experience—its annual Prime Day event. Prime Day returns later this July in Saudi Arabia, offering members 48-hours of epic deals across every category.

Anyone can join Prime or start a 30-day free trial at www.amazon.sa/prime to gain access to the The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power sneak-peek and enjoy incredible savings during Prime Day.

 

Prime members on Amazon.sa also enjoy a range of other shopping and entertainment benefits, including:

  • Free Same-Day and One-Day Delivery – Order today, get items on the very same day, for eligible orders in Riyadh and Jeddah that are placed before 12:00pm. Order today, get items tomorrow with free one-day delivery promise on eligible products.
  • Free Delivery from Amazon US and Amazon UK – Save on shipping with free delivery for international orders on Prime eligible products shipped from Amazon US and Amazon UK, by clicking on Global Store on the website or International Shopping on the app.
  • Exclusive Shopping Deals – Enjoy access to exclusive special shopping deals and events including Prime Day this July, early access to seasonal sales, and discounts on millions of local and international brands every single day throughout the year.
  • Prime Gaming – Enjoy access to free in-game content for popular games and a growing library of free games from Prime Gaming.
  • Free access to Anghami Plus – free access to a 6-month Anghami Plus subscription, followed by 50% off the subscription fee for the next six months. Offer available for a limited time at www.anghami.com/amazonprime.

Press looking for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power visual assets can go to press.amazonstudios.com and for more information on how to join Prime or start a 30-day free trial go to www.amazon.ae/prime.

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M&S Unveils Outstanding Grocery Range to Inspire Nourishing Ramadan Mealtimes

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From colourful mezzes to luxurious lamb shoulder, M&S fulfils customers’ culinary wish lists to help break the daily fast.


Leading British retailer Marks & Spencer is helping customers make Ramadan mealtimes easier than ever this year with a standout selection of suhoor and iftar delicacies, available in store and for convenient home delivery. Impress friends and family with majestic mezze spreads, delicious main courses, and desserts to end the night on a sweet note.

This Ramadan, kick start the celebrations with an array of mezze ingredients for the guests to choose from. Elevate the subtle flavour of pittas with M&S’s delectable selection of houmous, such as delicately spiced Moroccan Style Houmous made with sultanas and sweet red onions, the best-selling Classic Houmous, a beautifully mastered recipe resulting in a light and moreish dip, and the Red Pepper Houmous for an irresistible smoky flavour. Complete the mezze table with hydrating Cucumbers and Carrots, both sourced from trusted suppliers and available at M&S stores.

Delicious convenience is what M&S does best, and in keeping with easy meals that excel in flavour and quality, their nutrient packed soups are not to be missed. Whether you choose Pea & Mint, Tomato & Basil or Spicy Lentil Soup you are promised a delightful and lasting flavour experience. Scoop it up with a slice of Rosemary and Rock Salt Focaccia, drizzled in golden extra virgin olive oil, or a crispy stone baked Ciabatta that is also made with a natural source of Vitamin D and fibre. Looking for the perfect side dish? Serve M&S’s mild and tangy Cypriot Halloumi – best enjoyed griddled or fried – and smother it with the light and runny Pure Honey with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Entice the senses with the wafting, tantalising smell of M&S’s succulent Lamb Shoulder roasting in the oven. Simply season, rest and roast and be rewarded with a remarkable iftar centrepiece. Serve with a fragrant Basmati Rice adorned with chopped Dried Apricots, pomegranate seeds and sweet caramelised onions for added fibre.

To grace even more colour to your iftar spread, make a mouthwatering Sweet and Sticky Roasted Squash. Roast a potassium rich, whole Butternut Squash. Slice into a Hasselback and apply a blend of Ras El Hanout, Cayenne Pepper, Ground Cinnamon and Cumin. Squeeze on some Honey, crumble over some Feta, add a final sprinkling of sliced Spring Onions and you’ve got yourself a winning dish. If you’re looking for easy side dishes, try M&S’s wide range of oven chips, from Crinkle Cut Fries to French Fries, or maybe Sweet Potato and Spiced Potato Wedges.

All great gatherings need a sweet ending! Healthy foodies can stock up on creamy Greek Style Yoghurt and Bananas. Drizzled them in a light coating of heavenly Salted Caramel Sauce and layer on some fibre-rich dates. Sprinkle over the High-Fibre 3 Seed Granola for added crunch and you’ve got yourself the perfect suhoor treat – a calcium rich and well-balanced goodness, all prepared in a matter of minutes.

For home bakers, all your essentials can be found instore or online at M&S. Why not treat your guests to a freshly baked banana bread or carrot cake? Alternatively, if time runs out, remember M&S has you covered. Choose from their wide range of stunning pre-made cakes, from Banana Bread to Columbian Coffee & Walnut Cake – nobody will ever know!

Presentation is key! Complete the table with M&S’ sophisticated tableware that will immediately set the scene for an impressive suhoor and iftar. From simple yet elegant styles to luxurious marble and gold cutlery, M&S offers the perfect dining sets consisting of 4-12 pieces of essential tableware. Additionally, pick from a remarkable catalogue of well designed, quality cookware such as the Chef Hard Anodised Saute Pan and Chef Hard Anodised Wok.

The M&S Ramadan ranges are available now across all stores in KSA.

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Rally Jameel, Saudi Arabia’s First Ever Women Only Motor Rally, Concludes in the Centre of Riyadh

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Rally Jameel, Saudi Arabia’s first ever women only motor event has successfully concluded, with all 34 teams safely making it to Riyadh, the final part of the 1105 kilometer of a three-day long rally.


The rally, which was started in front of the stunning front of the Al-Qishlah Castle in Hail by His Royal Highness, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, Prince of Hail, was won by Annie Seel and Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky from Sweden, in their Toyota RAV4. Annie is a well-known Dakar veteran racer, who has a long list of wins over her 30-year racing career.

The rally is an initiative by Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, organised by Bakhashab Motorsports, and sanctioned by the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF).

“As Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, we are honored to help drive women’s participation in sports through Rally Jameel. As a motorsports event inspired by Saudi Arabia’s mission to empower women under Vision 2030, we are committed to building on the Rally’s success and further assisting in this progressive Kingdom-wide transformation”, commented Hassan Jameel, Deputy President and Vice Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel.

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The race was brought about to encourage more women to get involved in motorsport and rallying, which recognises that a modern nation must encourage and empower all members of society in all forms, including sport.

“I am very happy with Rally Jameel coming to its end and crowning all the winners, who took part in this historic, first of its kind, women only, navigational rally in KSA and the Arab world,” commented Abdullah Bakhashab, General Manager of Bakhashab Motorsports, who orchestrated the event. “I would like also to express my satisfaction with the huge participation, where foreign racers from 15 countries, such as the US, Sweden, UAE and others, took part in the rally, alongside nearly 21 racers from KSA. And most importantly, they all reached the end point safely. I look forward to seeing them again in Saudi Arabia.”

The navigational rally, which was not designed as a speed test, followed a route, both on road and off-road, from the north-central city of Hail, via Al- Qassim city, through to the capital, Riyadh, via hidden checkpoints and challenges.

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“It was a great experience. To be honest, I took part because rally racing is a hobby I wanted to be part of and grow in, ,” said Her Royal Highness Princess Abeer bint Majed Al Saud, who participated in her Porsche Cayenne with co-driver Nawal Almougadry. “It’s a sport I always wanted to be part of growing up. I have always raced on circuits, but this is my first 4×4 experience, and I learned a lot. I did face a lot of difficulties with my car, and I had a punctered tire almost every day.But I am grateful I made it, and it is a true honour to have met all these women, and I wish to stay in touch with all of the participants.

Despite a number of well-known rally racers and Dakar winners being involved in the event, for most of the entrants it was their first taste of any kind of motoring experience.

“The rally was really challenging and fun, but not that easy,” said Walaa Rahbini, who was participating in her first ever motoring event, driving an MG RX8 with her sister Samar. “We needed more practice. The navigation was ok, but sometimes when you lose your way you have to go back and recalibrate the kilometers, so you can continue, which was challenging. But I would definitely do a rally like this again.”

The rally passed by some of the region’s most interesting historical sites, including passing through Jubba, a UNESCO world heritage site known to contain the best and oldest examples of Neolithic rock artIt then headed to Tuwarin Village and onto the area of Uyun AlJiwa in the Al-Qassim region, which features the famous Antar and Abla rock. The route then passed by the iconic Saq Mountain, before heading to Rawdat Al Hisu, close to the Ruwaydat ash Sha’ Basin, finally finishing at the Rally HQ at Shaqra, the location of the newly opened Shaqra University.

“It’s been so cool to come to Saudi Arabia and see some of the amazing sites and landmarks the country has to offer,” said Emme Hall a former winner of the US-based Rebelle Rally. “Although it was a rally, because speed wasn’t part of the event, we actually had a little time to look around and enjoy the scenery. That made this even more special, and my co-driver and I can’t wait to come back again.”

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Reebok MENA Revives the “Life Is Not a Spectator Sport” Campaign with a Bold Call to Action

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On the global stage, Allen Iverson, Brent Faiyaz, Lolo Zouaï, and Ghetts bring to life Reebok’s newest Classic Leather collection for Spring/Summer 2022


  • From the MENA region, Amna Al Qubaisi, Shahad Salman, Aslu, and Sandra Sahi bring the essence of the campaign to life through a local lens

Reebok MENA debuts its bold new brand proposition, “Life is Not a Spectator Sport”. Tapping into its archives, the fitness brand has refreshed its legendary 80s tagline, “Because life is not a spectator sport” – which still rings true today. The campaign will highlight unique and intergenerational talent who foster authenticity, creativity, and individuality.

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With a line-up of global and regional athletes and artists, the athletic lifestyle brand returns to its roots to write its next chapter, inspiring consumers to pursue their passions, celebrate their individuality, and become active participants in the world around them.

Front and center are Reebok’s iconic Classic Leather, a product story that celebrates the timeless and versatile design that will expand its legacy this Spring/Summer ‘22 season.

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Comfortable and easy to wear with any outfit, Reebok’s updated Classic Leather showcases refined takes on the shape, feel, and craftsmanship of this iconic silhouette. The updated silhouette features key comfort elements, including premium leather upper, lightweight EVA midsole cushioning, slimmed down and lightweight construction, and more.

Linass A3Supporting the global “Life is Not a Spectator Sport” brand campaign, a range of global and local inspirational, creative talent redefine what it means to be Classic:

Global 

  • Allen Iverson – Hall of Famer, icon, and Virginia native
  • Brent Faiyaz – Singer/songwriter from Columbia, Maryland
  • Ghetts – Rapper, songwriter, iconoclast from Plaistow, London
  • Lolo Zouaï – American, French and Algerian singer-songwriter and producer

Regional 

  • Amna Al QubaisiEmirati Motorsports racing driver, first Formula E female driver in Saudi Arabia
  • Shahad Salman Saudi Arabian model with Vitiligo, challenging stereotypes in the fashion Industry
  • Sandra SahiAmerican, Iranian, and Spanish singer-songwriter
  • Aslu – First niqabi skateboarder in the MENA region

Available in April 2022, visit the Reebok stores and select retailers to shop the new Classic Leather Collection:

Online (UAE & KSA)

  • Namshi.com
  • Sivvi.com

UAE

  • The Dubai Mall
  • The Galleria, Al Maryah Island

Kuwait

  • 360 Mall
  • The Avenues

Egypt & Morocco

  • Available across Reebok stores

Online (Egypt)

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Marks & Spencer Introduce the Ramadan 2022 Collection

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Discover the highly anticipated Ramadan collection that features everything you are looking for this Ramadan and more. 


Marks & Spencer, operated by Al-Futtaim Group is delighted to announce the launch of its Ramadan Collection, a cohesive range of timeless modest styles that are tailored to suit the occasion, embodying everyday effortless style with opulence and elegance.

The versatility of the collection is championed through an array of easy styles and bold sweeping silhouettes that easily transition from day to evening, with guaranteed quality and comfort. Femininity is explored through a modern lens, with beautifully crafted pieces that are elevated with breezy lightweight fabrications, intricate detailing, and colorful accents. A relaxed silhouette is emphasized by tactile fabrics, from cotton broderie to silky satins, which offer added texture and movement as elegance continues to shine through. A refreshed color palette underpins the range, where understated neutrals and coral hues are combined with subtle prints and tonal separates, depicting a touch of modern luxury this Ramadan.

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Throughout the collection, trusted quality and style are at the heart of thoughtful design, with signature pieces that are suitable for all occasions, from Iftar to Suhoor and beyond, designed with the Middle Eastern woman in mind. Hero styles embrace volumized silhouettes and on-trend midaxi hemlines, spanning refined broderie dresses and romantic tiered maxi skirts, alongside printed smocked blouses and stylish wide-leg trousers. This Ramadan, the iconic floral maxi dress is crafted from lightweight cotton-blend fabric that tiers through the skirt for subtle shaping, with an all-over metallic sheen for a chic finish and ultra-feminine feel. Designed with pintuck detailing at the waist, shoulders, and cuffs to create a tailored effect for a flattering silhouette, this elegant piece will elevate every Ramadan wardrobe.

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A fresh color palette continues for Eid al-Fitr looks, introducing soft peacock shades that are completed with shimmering metallics, adding endless elegance to celebratory looks. Discover classic longline dresses with ladder inserts, exuding a bold approach to Eid style, while co-ordinating broderie skirts and puff sleeve tops for effortless balmy evening occasions. Fluttery ruffles, intricate detailing, and cutwork patterning add an extra layer of feminine flare. For a memorable entrance, slip into the coordinating sequin angel sleeve top and maxi skirt for a timelessly elegant and stand-out Eid look.

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The collection is completed with mini-me styles across kidswear, ensuring little ones enjoy the best-loved Eid al-Fitr looks, featuring an array of timeless flowing dresses that are perfect for all occasions. Discover patchwork broderie dresses, embroidered tutu skirts, and floral printed maxi dresses, designed with stylish hem dips and frill detailing that will make a charming addition to little ones’ wardrobes. Styles are elevated with beautifully intricate embroidered flowers and butterflies, stylish mesh sleeve detailing, and billowy tiered silhouettes in fresh shades of white, lilac, pink, and blue, that will keep kids looking cool and stylish for Eid occasions.

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For laidback occasions throughout Ramadan, channel cozy comfort in Marks & Spencer’s range of loungewear for women, spanning elegant cotton-rich pajamas, nightdresses, printed satin wraps, and co-ordinating loungewear sets, available in beautiful shades of cappuccino, oatmeal, soft pinks and tie-dye blue mix. The signature Cool Comfort™ loungewear set is the perfect pick for effortless lounging, designed with clever Cool Comfort™ technology that will keep you stylishly comfortable day tonight.

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Shop the Ramadan and Eid collection in-store now or visit marksandspencerme.com to shop select lines. More Ramadan womenswear and kidswear lines to arrive by end of the month.

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