Record temperature in central, eastern parts of Kingdom

A file photo of road construction workers in Riyadh.A file photo of road construction workers in Riyadh.
Updated 07 July 2017
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Record temperature in central, eastern parts of Kingdom

JEDDAH: The temperature in central and eastern parts of the Kingdom has reached 53 degrees Celsius for the first time.
Surpassing 50 degrees is rare; in Jeddah, the temperature reached 52 degrees in 2015 and 2010.
The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) has issued daily warnings about prolonged exposure to the sun.
The extreme heat caused the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to ban working under the sun from noon until 3 p.m. between June 15 and Sept. 15. The ministry deploys inspection teams, which have detected several companies violating the ban.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.