Prince Khaled tours 3 governorates

Makkah governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal visited Rabigh, Khulays and Al-Kamil as part of his annual inspection tour of the governorates.
Updated 20 February 2018
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Prince Khaled tours 3 governorates

JEDDAH: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah and adviser to King Salman, on Tuesday visited Rabigh, Khulays and Al-Kamil as part of his annual inspection tour of the governorates.
The aim of the visits is to listen to residents’ complaints and suggestions, and review development projects worth more than SR3 billion ($800.1 million).
Prince Khaled lay down the foundation stone for the first phase of the waterfront project at the King Abdul Aziz University branch in Rabigh, built on 12,000 square meters at a cost of SR50 million.
The project will include beaches, walkways, green spaces, playgrounds, a miniature marina for educational purposes, and service buildings.
Prince Khaled held a meeting with investors and businessmen to discuss promoting investment opportunities in each governorate.
During his visit to King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), he inspected projects and launched the third session of the “Tomouh” (ambition) program, organized by the KAEC in collaboration with King Abdul Aziz University.
Prince Khaled will conclude his tour on Wednesday in Jeddah, where he will chair the local council and inspect development projects.


Fun in the family zone at Ad Diriyah E-Prix ​

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Fun in the family zone at Ad Diriyah E-Prix ​

  • On offer were physically challenging activities such as a zipline, a net climbing wall, and a horse corral for the younger kids
  • At the heart of the park was an area dedicated to local artists and vendors, with everything from traditional foods to handmade soaps to artwork and clothing on display

RIYADH: A horse corral, a maze and a virtual reality biking station were some of the attractions on offer at the family zone at the E-Prix event being held at the Ad Diriyah UNESCO world heritage site near the capital Riyadh.
The event, which culminates Saturday with Formula E Championship street racing, is the first of its kind to be held in the region. 
It brings together world class entertainment — from artists including David Guetta and Amr Diab — and cultural activities.



“The amount of effort that must have gone into setting this up is extraordinary,” said visitor Abla Qanaq. “The variety of options is almost overwhelming. I’m not even sure where I want to start.”
People in the VIP Hospitality Section had the opportunity to ride camels, sample local staples of dates and Arabic coffee, and experience local customs such as traditional wedding marches.
“I’m glad they realized the importance of including a local touch in an event like this,” said visitor Alaa Al Dawsari. “Especially with so many foreigners coming from all over the world. It’s amazing that we were able to present Saudi Arabia like this.”
The family zone also featured an area dedicated to local artisans and vendors, with everything from traditional food to handmade soap and clothing on display. The Al Bujairi section hosts exhibitions and live music.