Saudi authorities deny rumors plane landed on busy highway during sandstorm

Authorities said the incident happened inside the Jeddah's airport. (Social media)
Updated 14 February 2018
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Saudi authorities deny rumors plane landed on busy highway during sandstorm

JEDDAH: Saudi authorities have denied rumors on social media of an airplane landing on a busy highway due to adverse weather conditions.
The video showed a plane racing through a powerful sandstorm in Jeddah, in western Saudi Arabia, with vehicles speeding next to the aircraft.
Social media users alleged the plane had landed on the busy Jeddah-Makkah highway during the sandstorm.
However, the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) denied the accuracy of the video saying it had been filmed inside Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport on September 2015 amidst a sandstorm and the cars near the aircraft belonged to the airport's executive office.


Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

The Two Holy Mosques program has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. (SPA)
Updated 22 May 2018
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Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

  • The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago
  • King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH

RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements.
It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage.
King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH, sponsored and financed by the country, and it is being carried out as part of the important initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 with more than SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) allocated in the current phase. The initiative includes 10 courses, each under implementation consisting of a number of main projects that amount to more than 330 in total.
The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago and financed within the National Transformation Program with more than SR4 billion ($1 billion).
The program includes the establishment of 18 museums in the Kingdom, 80 heritage sites and opening them to visitors, the restoration of 18 villages and traditional towns to visitors.