Makkah governor opens Jeddah’s new waterfront

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A scenic view of Jeddah’s new waterfront. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki)
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A scenic view of Jeddah’s new waterfront. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki)
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Prince Khalid Al Faisal inaugurates the new Corniche in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
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A statue on the corniche. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki)
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Prince Khalid Al Faisal at the inaugurates
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A scenic view of Jeddah’s new waterfront. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki)
Updated 30 November 2017

Makkah governor opens Jeddah’s new waterfront

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Wednesday inaugurated the Jeddah Waterfront Project.
The inauguration took place in the presence of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majid and Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar.
Prince Khaled said: “We congratulate the nation on this project. Such great projects are usually not available at the same time and in the same place, but they were available and synchronized in the city of Jeddah. On this occasion, I say congratulations to the Saudi population of this wonderful country and to its distinguished leader, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”
He congratulated Prince Mishaal bin Majid and Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras on the effort and creativity represented by the project.
He thanked the minister of municipal and rural affairs for his interest in the region and its projects.
Prince Khaled said: “My question to the people of Jeddah is: Will you safeguard it, or will we hear tomorrow that it is sabotaged?”
The new waterfront project is located along the Red Sea coast and has a total area of 730,000 square meters with a length of more than 4 km. It cost a total of SR800 million.
The new project, known as Jeddah Waterfront, opened its doors to residents and visitors using its logo inspired by the seagulls that live on the shores of Jeddah.
The logo is a swarm of seagulls and the project runs along the Jeddah seafront from north to south as gracefully as the flying gulls.
This development is the largest phase of development of the Jeddah marine interface and there are services and elements that have been added for the first time to the waterfront.

FaceOf: Saudi journalist and writer Waleed Al-Farraj

Waleed Al-Farraj
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FaceOf: Saudi journalist and writer Waleed Al-Farraj

Fans continue faithfully to cheer for the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia, including Saudi journalist and writer Waleed Al-Farraj, who passionately called upon the national team on Twitter.

@waleedalfarraj: “Our beloved Falcons, you are capable of giving the most enjoyable performance for your fans and for our grand country. I believe in you.”

Al-Farraj was born in Alkhobar in the Eastern Province in 1969. He holds a diploma in commerce and has sat for a number of studies and courses in specialized journalism and TV production in Egypt.

His career in journalism began in 1985 and continued until 2003. 

He was the deputy managing editor of the sports pages in Al-Yaum newspaper in Dammam. He founded and was the deputy editor of The Saudi Sports Journal.

His experience in television spans from 1998 to 2011; he used to be executive producer for the broadcast of the Saudi League for five years, during which he supervised the technical and art direction for channels such as ART Sport, Abu Dhabi, Al Jazeera Sport and Line Sport.

As a presenter, he is considered one of the most controversial in Saudi television, and is famous for his bold commentary. 

He was a football commentator during the 2002 FIFA World Cup for ART Sport. 

He covered the national team’s participation in the 2006 World Cup. In 2011 he joined MBC group as a sports presenter on MBC Action.

Currently, Al-Farraj is general manager of a company specializing in providing Internet services. He is also the general manager of the Saudi Dallah Group.