Abha welcomes first flyadeal flight

After cutting the celebratory cake, guests were treated to a traditional dance showcasing the Asir province’s heritage.
Updated 06 February 2018
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Abha welcomes first flyadeal flight

flyadeal, Saudi Arabia’s low-fare airline, launched flights to Abha on Feb. 1. Abha is the newest addition to flyadeal’s growing network, following Riyadh, Dammam, Al-Qassim and Jazan.
The airline will fly non-stop to the mountainous tourist destination twice daily from both Jeddah and Riyadh. Flight timings have a convenient double-daily schedule providing both morning and afternoon or evening options.
The first flight (F3 171) took off early morning on Feb. 1 from King Abdul Aziz Airport in Jeddah to Abha Regional Airport. Upon landing at Abha airport, the aircraft named “Al-Janah,” a recent addition to flyadeal’s fleet of all brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft, was greeted with the customary water cannon salute.
A celebratory event was held at Abha airport’s departure hall in the presence of the chairman of flyadeal and director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Adwani, general manager of regional airports, Con Korfiatis, CEO of flyadeal, airport officials, staff and members of the press. After cutting the celebratory cake, guests were treated to a traditional dance showcasing the Asir province’s heritage.
Al-Janah then flew to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, where further celebrations awaited customers and guests.
Al-Jasser said: “Abha is vital for the Kingdom’s economy and tourism industry. It is an increasingly popular destination and flyadeal’s entry into the market will provide further seat capacity at affordable fares. The expansion into the southern region aims to serve not only the region as a whole but also our military forces on the southern front and across the Kingdom.”
Al-Adwani said: “The commencement of flyadeal’s flight operations to Abha is a positive development for the region. We also appreciate the General Authority of Civil Aviation’s (GACA) role in encouraging competition among airlines in the Kingdom. This has aided the expansion of the travel and tourism industry in Saudi Arabia led largely by flyadeal and other airlines’ growing network of operations.”
Korfiatis said: “Since the beginning of our operations, we have delivered on our promise of helping customers enjoy an affordable flight experience delivered with a great attitude. Today, as we continue to expand our network, we are pleased to bring our service to Abha, a city that has made its mark on the map of the Arab world’s tourist hotspots.”


Dareen Mall hosts ‘Dinosaur World’ event in Dammam

Each dinosaur exhibited at the event displayed documented scientific information about its life, type of food and other details.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Dareen Mall hosts ‘Dinosaur World’ event in Dammam

Dareen Mall in Dammam recently organized a 25-day free educational and entertainment event under the theme “Dinosaur World.”

The event, which began on Oct. 25, attracted a great deal of interest from families and children.

The event aimed to educate visitors about dinosaurs and simulate their era to increase awareness among children.

Each dinosaur exhibited at the event displayed documented scientific information about its life, type of food and other details.

Visitors to the mall received gifts and prizes.

Hamat Real Estate Company, which operates Dareen Mall, has played an important role in serving the community by conducting educative and informative activities and events.

“The activities reflect our keenness to be a leading company in the field of corporate social responsibility,” a press release from the company said.