Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom

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Updated 14 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received princes, officials, scholars and a group of citizens at the Al-Khaleej Palace in Alkhobar on Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The audience was attended by Prince Khalid bin Fahd bin Khalid, Prince Mansour bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz, Prince Talal bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz and a number of other princes.

Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the 29th Arab League summit on Sunday in the Eastern Province. 

The Center for Government Communication at the Ministry of Culture and Information and the Communication and Media Center at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have launched the official social media accounts of the summit on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (@Arabsummit2018).

The social media accounts will be run around the clock during the summit and its preparatory meetings.

Mahmoud Afifi, spokesman of the secretary-general of the Arab League and Minister Plenipotentiary, said that the convening of the summit in Saudi Arabia would give strong momentum to tackle issues and crises in the region, and contribute to the success of the summit. 

Afifi said that the launch of Iranian-made ballistic missiles by Houthi militias in Saudi cities and the Iranian interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries would receive special attention during the summit.

Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019

Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.