The Passport Department has opened a new office for citizens and residents at the Red Sea Mall. Gen. Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah Al-Tuwairki, deputy director general of the department, opened the office on Monday. It will have a special female section. Al-Tuwairki said the office would provide various services including exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas, and the issue and renewal of residence cards for domestic workers. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 12, and then from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday. It will be open in the evenings on Thursday and Friday. Mohammad Alawi, chief executive officer of the Red Sea Markets Company, said he was happy the passport department chose the mall because it would allow the public easier access to services. “We are confident that this step will significantly boost the mall. It will ensure a variety of services for visitors and the mall’s workers. We hope Allah grants it success,” he said.
Serie A president Gaetano Micciche praises ‘Saudi hospitality’ ahead of Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah
Speaking exclusively to Arab News, Micciche said it was a "great honor" to be in the Kingdom
The Serie A chief also discussed his thoughts his impressions on Jeddah and the event
Updated 16 January 2019
JEDDAH: From day one, Serie A president Gaetano Micciche has been a staunch defender of Saudi Arabia playing host to the Italian Super Cup. With the kick-off now mere hours away at King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah, his good faith has been rewarded.
“We have had great hospitality,” he said. “I am really glad to experience Saudi Arabia not only for myself, but for all Italian people that have arrived here for the first time. The Saudi public has been full of kindness for the Italian people. It is a great honor for Serie A and myself to be here for such an important event.”
In an exclusive interview with Arab News, the Serie A chief discussed his thoughts his impressions on Jeddah and the event.
“I am happy because I now have a fair impression of the situation here,” he said. “I will surely be returning to Italy full of satisfaction and with positive ideas to return in the near future with other matches. All of the responses that I have seen have been very positive. Jeddah is a city that is rapidly evolving. It is really interesting for me and I have no doubt that there is a large and great potentiality for Jeddah to grow in the years to come.”
Micciche said he was delighted to find such a modern and beautifully built stadium.
King Abdullah Sports City (KASC), also known as “Al Jawhara,” Arabic for “jewel,” is the largest football stadium in Jeddah, with a maximum capacity of more than 62,000.
“I was happy to see the complex, which is one of the most beautiful in the world,” he said.
“I was especially happy to learn that the stadium has been completely sold out and that more than 15,000 women will be attending. I believe that sport in general, and football in particular, is a special factor of life. Today, two of the best Italian teams will be playing and I am sure they will put on a great match. I repeat: I am happy with all the organization, with the city, with the people, and with the hospitality.”