100 productive families will offer popular dishes to visitors at Souq Okaz

Visitors can enjoy the taste of popular foods made by productive families at Souq Okaz.
Updated 11 July 2017
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100 productive families will offer popular dishes to visitors at Souq Okaz

JEDDAH: Productive families will create and sell popular cooked food items for visitors to Souq Okaz after they were allocated space to set up their operations.
Their participation comes as support by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to give families the chance to sell their products and increase their incomes, in addition to showcasing the diversity of Saudi cooking and popular food items.
Souq Okaz will open under the sponsorship of King Salman on Wednesday.
In addition to the allocated space, visitors can enjoy the taste of popular foods made by productive families at the Merkaz corner, which is a typical heritage setting for visitors where popular dishes, and tea and coffee cooked over an open fire are offered.


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.