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6 Saudi Influencers You Need to Start Following

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The Kingdom has surely changed drastically over the past years, giving the chance for content creators to shine and follow in the promising steps of their country.

From fashion, lifestyle to fitness and traveling, here are the Saudi influencers you should keep on your radar, they are the content creators worth following!

Lama Alakeel

Lama Al-Akeel is a Jeddah-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger, her success started at a very young age when she reached more than 400,000 followers at the age of twenty four! In the first glimpse of her timeline, you can really tell how she’s doing an impressive job working with the fashion industry’s top-notch designers and brands.

Rahma Moharrak

She is as she says ‘a graphic designer by trade. World nomad by passion.’ She is also the first Saudi woman to summit the highest peak in the seven continents. She has achieved a lot and at a very young age, she has been named Emirates Woman of the year 2016 and won international lays flavor contest in Brazil. She collaborated with prestigious brands including Nike, Coca Cola and Burberry.

Abdullah Jumah

His timeline is pure travel goals for anyone who dreams of traveling the world and its technically everyone’s dream to do so! Jumah is Saudi Arabia’s leading travel author and a partner in mode studio. Talk about both career and lifestyle goals!

Amal Baatia

This fitness maniac is a world pull-ups Championship 2019, an investment manager, a cross-fit coach and on top of all that, a mother of two! So, you practically have no excuse not to follow in her steps and start your healthy journey right now!
Her Amalbfitness Studio is located in Jeddah.

Arwa El Benawi

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Arwa Al Banawy was born in Saudi Arabia, spent years in Switzerland and is now based in Dubai. Her designs are known to have elaborate prints that are inspired from diverse sources that eventually make a one of a kind piece. The designer is currently one of the most known designers in the Middle East and has showcased her empowering designs in several arenas including Dubai’s Fashion Forward and Saudi’s Fashion Week, she has also dressed a number of international A-listers.

Tareq AlHarbi

 

AlHarbi is an award-winning Saudi-born comedian who is currently based in Dubai, with more than 8 million followers! The comedian is surely going places, making people laugh their hearts out.

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Saudi Rania Nashar Makes it to Forbes’ List of The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women”

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The Kingdom’s own Rania Nashar has made it to Forbes’ annual list of “The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” and we can’t help but feel so much pride!

Nashar was ranked the 99th in the list that includes prominent names such as Angela Merkel, Kamaala Harris, Melinda Gates, Rihanna, & many other global female trailblazers.

Nashar is the first female to hold the position of CEO CEO of Saudi commercial bank, Samba Financial Group. She also made it to this ranking through her tremendous efforts in implementing changes that empower women of Saudi Arabia, all of which comes as part of the 2030 Vision.

Nashar has exceeded 20 years of experience in the field of commercial banking and has been inspiring young Saudi women to take on the challenge as well and break the glass ceiling and for that, we congratulate her.

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This Saudi Landmark Just Won a Prestigious Award for Its Innovative Architectural Design

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The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has received the American Concrete Institute (ACI) award for concrete construction excellence.

The building, which is designed by Zahra Hadid Architects (ZHA), is one of the most well-known landmarks in Riyadh. It’s known for its unique architectural design.

The structure features an hexagonal honeycomb structure which stands out with hexagonal cell openings providing shade from the harsh sun. “ZHA projects have always been unique and creative in an unprecedented, nontraditional way. There’s no other structure like it in the entire world,” Saudi architect Mokhtar Al Shoaibi told Arab News.

The building is made of extremely complex steel, said Saudi architect Mukhtar Al-Shoaibi.

“The contractor working on the job must have gone through so much to install the joints and then apply the sheets over it and now it acts as a monument in the Kingdom,” he told Arab News.

It’s also worth mentioning that KAPSARC won the title of ‘smartest building’ in Saudi Arabia from the Honeywell Smart Building Awards program.

“I’m proud to see Saudis accomplish that. There are many more major projects coming up in the Kingdom as well, and I can’t wait to see what they’ll present,” Mukhtar Al-Shoaibi said.

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Women’s Participation Rise 120% in Saudi Industries

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Women of Saudi Arabia are claiming their rightful role in private and government sectors, as these sectors strive to hire qualified women in different fields.

According to the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technical Zones (MODON), the number of Saudi women taking part in the industrial cities it oversees has seen a significant increase by around120 percent, bringing the total number of female workers 17,000 by the end of March this year.

Khalid Al-Salem, director general of MODON, said that the authority “has come a long way” and still aims at encouraging the female participation in the industrial sector.

“These oases host clean industries such as medical and food industries, rubber and high-tech industries, as well as prefabricated factories supporting women entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises,” he said.

He said: “MODON seeks to support the productivity of women by providing an optimal environment for their work. Therefore, it signed a memorandum of understanding with a building development company to implement nursery and kindergarten programs in industrial cities and oases under the Ministry of Education’s guidance.” He added.

This strategy of activating the role of women in industrial development goes along with the Saudi Vision of 2020 that aim at enhancing women’s role in the Kingdom’s economy.

 

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