Weekly Wrap-Up: November 17-21

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Join us on the Wamda Plane for a free trip to our Saudi blogger meetup!

Wamda PlaneWe're getting closer to our first Mix N' Mentor in Jeddah, and we've decided to celebrate this milestone by inviting Saudi tech bloggers and entrepreneurs based in Riyadh and Dammam to join us. We'll also be hosting a special Saudi bloggers meetup. Apply here to join us!

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