We tried the hyped Al Baik at Expo – this is our review

News:   What is the appeal with the Saudi Arabian broasted chicken restaurant that people cue for hours - sometimes days - to get a taste of? We made a visit to the restaurant at Expo to try their specialties.

The first Al Baik restaurant opened in 1974 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Now the popular fast food chain has over 120 locations, they recently opened two in Dubai – one in Dubai Mall and one at Expo.

If you wanna pay a visit you have to plan wisely, the cues can last for hours – sometimes day – long. So what is the hype about? Let’s go there and find out.

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Conference to strengthen business relations with Saudi Arabia

News:  Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Saudi Arabia organized a two-day conference, to bring together business communities to discuss how to strengthen business relations between Sweden and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Fourth place for Sweden in Expo World Cup

News:  Now it is official - Sweden ended up in forth place in Expo World Cup amongst the 32 participating countries, after losing against Brazil. The football cup has brought, not only the team, but the entire Swedish pavilion closer together.

Sweden beaten by Oman in penalties

News:  It was an even battle when Sweden met Oman in the Expo world Cup semi finals. The game ended with penalties and Oman made it through to the finals. On Friday January 14 Sweden will play for third place against Brazil.

The digital transformation topic of discussion

News:  Minister for Infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth, visited the pavilion during travel and connectivity week. On January 11 Ericsson hosted a panel discussion at the Swedish pavilion, in which the minister participated, in order to discuss the digital transformation.

Building resilience: Being young and getting old in a hotter Europe

Sweco:  Europe is aging, and both the young and the elderly are especially vulnerable groups when it comes to heat stress. As climate change intensifies, the threat of extreme heat is something that city planners should consider when designing the cities of the future.

Sweden to the semi finals in Expo World Cup

News:  Together with former national player "Chippen", Sweden is through to the semi finals after scoring 5-2 against the host nation UAE. On Tuesday 11 they will play against Oman. This far Sweden has not lost a singel game in the Expo World Cup.

Swedish lab develops poison for mosquitoes to fight malaria

News:  Scientists based in Stockholm say they have developed a new tool to target and kill mosquitoes. By isolating a molecule in the malaria parasite that only attracts mosquitoes, and mixing it in beetroot juice alongside toxins that kill the insects, the resulting mixture attracts the mosquitoes to feed and then kills them.

National Player signed for the Swedish team

News:  Former professional footballer Christian "Chippen" Wilhelmsson has joined the Swedish team for Expo World Cup. On January 9 he will play the quarter finals against the UAE.

Race to electrification: Norway in a pole position

Sweco:  Electrification is one of the most effective tools to address climate change and achieve a more sustainable society. Currently electrification is happening all over the world, but the pace of development in Norway can serve as an inspiration for the rest of the world. Almost all of Norway’s power generation, around 98 per cent, comes from renewable hydroelectric power.