Famed photographer Osmann in Riyadh for camel festival

A Saudi man stands in front of camels competing in a beauty contest at the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AFP)
Updated 02 February 2018
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Famed photographer Osmann in Riyadh for camel festival

JEDDAH: Famed Russian photographer Murad Osmann arrived in Riyadh to attend this year’s King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival.
The event kicked off on Monday under King Salman’s patronage in Riyadh’s southern Sayahdah district of Al-Dahnaa, and has seen more attendees than last year.
Osmann, who has an Instagram fan base of 4.5 million, posted a video on his page from the stadium where the King Abdul Aziz Camel Racing Award will take place. He intends to spend a few days in Riyadh.
Osmann made waves in 2012 by taking photos from behind his wife Nataly while holding her hand, starting a trend among couples.
It is his first visit to Saudi Arabia, and many are calling for another visit with his wife so he can take photos in the Kingdom.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh