Malaz Park in Riyadh adds to city’s attractions

Updated 08 November 2013
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Malaz Park in Riyadh adds to city’s attractions

Riyadh Gov. Prince Khalid bin Bandar inaugurated the King Abdullah Malaz Park (KAMP) on Thursday evening.
The 318,000 square meter state-of-the-art park is set to become one of the most prominent landmarks in the capital. Located in the Al-Malaz District near Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, the park is the largest of its kind in the Kingdom, offering residents the opportunity to enjoy outdoor space.
The park has been constructed under an environmentally friendly framework and is set to serve as a venue for hosting heritage exhibitions and recreational activities during national events and holidays.
Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Riyadh, along with other high-ranking Saudi officials, diplomats and media representatives, attended the opening ceremony.
The new landmark park will be an eloquent testimony to the paradigm shift, which is taking place in the urban structure of Riyadh city in terms of the conscious move taken by the government to provide the public with more public leisure spaces. The park consists of a 12-meter-wide pedestrian corridor, surrounded by lush greenery and illuminated lamps mounted on poles with aesthetic designs. The park provides an excellent place for hiking enthusiasts.
The park also houses a giant fountain, the latest of its kind in the Kingdom, measuring 110 meters high and features colorful laser lighting. It presents an aesthetically fascinating sight for the visitors, especially at night.
“King Abdullah Park is a gift from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah when he promised to provide the racecourse with added incentive to the residents of Riyadh,” said the governor.
The park will be open to youths for two days and families for five days with the aim of providing families with a safe and comfortable environment, the governor said.


UAE, Egypt and Bahrain commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

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UAE, Egypt and Bahrain commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

  • UAE, Egypt and Bahrain issued statements commending Saudi Arabia's royal decrees
  • Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, said the king’s decisions “achieve justice and equality”

JEDDAH: Gulf Arab allies have backed the royal decrees issued Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday involving the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

UAE

The UAE on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia’s statements, the official news agency WAM said.

The Gulf Arab state “commends directives and decisions of Saudi King Salman on the issue of Kashoggi,” WAM said on Twitter.

The announcement also said that Saudi Arabia and its leadership is a state of institutions based on justice and equity.

Saudi Council of Senior Scholars

Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, on Saturday said the king’s decisions on the death of Khashoggi “achieve justice and equality in accordance with Islamic law”, according to a statement on state news agency SPA.

Egypt

Egypt praised what it called the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by the king.
"Egypt sees that the brave and decisive decisions and actions taken by the Saudi King over this matter align with his majesty's approach that respects the principles of law and applications of effective justice," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It also offered its condolences to Khashoggi's family and said it was confident the investigation would reveal the truth. 

Bahrain

Bahrain praised decisions made by the Saudi king to establish justice, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.

“Saudi Arabia will remain a state of justice, values and principles,” an official statement quote by the channel said.

Palestine

Palestine commended King Salman's decisions to affirm justice and fairness.

Yemen

Yemen praiseed King Salman's decrees on Saturday and affirmed that they are proof of the principles of fairness and courage.