The plate is designed to make a meal look bigger -- a gastronomic illusion and an innovative way to tame Saudi Arabia's pervasive throwaway culture which results in colossal food waste. Across much of the Gulf lavish displays of food are seen as a cultural totem of generosity and hospitality.
Dressed demurely in black leggings and unflattering baggy t-shirts, rather than their trademark low-cut bikini tops, WWE superstars Natalya and Lacey Evans star in the first ever women's wrestling match in Saudi Arabia at King Fahd stadium, the latest unlikely event in the kingdom as it attempts to shrug off an ultra-conservative image.
Khaled Abanami, chief financial officer of Etihad Etisalat, talks about the company's financial results and business prospects. The Saudi Arabian telecommunications provider known as Mobily posted a fourth consecutive quarter of profit. It earned 51.1 million riyals compared to a loss of 30.9 million a year ago. Abanami speaks with Manus Cranny and Tracy Alloway on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East."
Saudi Arabia threw open its doors on Friday to foreign tourists when she launched a new visa regime for 49 countries and appealed to foreign investors to invest in a sector it hopes should contribute 10% of gross domestic product by 2030.