60% price cut on Saudi football match tickets to boost attendance

Updated 31 December 2017
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60% price cut on Saudi football match tickets to boost attendance

RIYADH: Turki Al Al-Shiekh, the board chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA), announced a reduction in prices for unified class football matches in the Kingdom’s stadiums to SR20 ($5.34) as a maximum price instead of SR50, until the end of the current sports season, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting an announcement by GSA on Saturday.

The GSA chief also ordered that there will be drawings for 20 cars during the next four rounds in coordination with the competition’s sponsoring companies.

The step reportedly comes in the context of the GSA’s concern over giving fans the opportunity to attend and support their teams during the upcoming games, according to the announcement.


Farasan Islands initiative launched to boost Saudi tourism

Updated 19 min 11 sec ago
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Farasan Islands initiative launched to boost Saudi tourism

JEDDAH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has unveiled an initiative to develop the Farasan Islands in Jazan and turn them into a unique tourist destination as part of Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation Program 2020.
The initiative seeks to take advantage of the distinct features of the islands, including their abundant coral reefs, captivating beaches, rich cultural heritage, pure waters, unique geographical location, mangrove forests, diverse marine species and rare animals and birds.
SCTH explained that the initiative includes plans for hotels, coastal resorts, marine activities, and recreational and heritage sites.
The initiative is expected to generate an annual revenue of SR531 million ($141 million), and attract 375,000 tourists per year to the islands.
1,760 hotel rooms will be made available and more than 6,200 jobs will be created.