Taif Rose Festival concludes with large number of visitors

A large number of citizens and expats visited the Taif Rose Festival, which was organized by the Taif Chamber of Commerce and Industry. SPA
Updated 16 April 2018
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Taif Rose Festival concludes with large number of visitors

TAIF: The 14th Taif Rose Festival that was held at Al-Radf Park and organized by the Taif Chamber of Commerce and Industry ended on Saturday, amid a large turnout of visitors on the last two days.
The festival’s head of the media committee Mohammed Saeed Al-Zahrani said the event included a number of contests and programs targeting all segments of society.
He thanked Taif acting Gov. Saad Al-Maimouni for his support and encouragement for all events and activities in the province, expressing his appreciation to all the efforts exerted by governmental and non-governmental bodies and all Taif rose exhibitors who contributed directly to the festival’s success.
Al-Zahrani said the festival implemented a number of training sessions, including “producing essential oils commercially,” “barcode base and its applications for beginners” and “barcode base and its applications for professionals,” that were held at the headquarters of the Chamber, in the context of the festival’s economic course.
He added that many cultural shows, plays and folklore shows were held at Al-Radf Park under the supervision of the Taif Cultural and Arts Society.
The festival’s visual arts’ contests witnessed for the first time the participation of more than 200 artists in the contest of “roses through the eyes of artists”. The 200 artists included people from the inside and outside of Taif and from the Gulf.
He confirmed that Taif Chamber, the organizer of the festival, made sure to develop the programs and events of the 14th Rose Taif Festival, as it carries the identity of Taif. The Chamber upgraded a number of contests including “roses through the eyes of Artists,” “best rose farm,” “roses through the lenses of photographs” and “roses poet.” The Chamber upgraded the “roses championship” for football in cooperation with the General Sports Authority (GSA), and implemented other events including contests, folk shows, rose poetry evenings and plays.


Governor of Makkah attends holy Kaaba washing ceremony

Updated 25 September 2018
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Governor of Makkah attends holy Kaaba washing ceremony

DUBAI: On behalf of King Salman, the governor of Makkah province, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal oversaw the washing of the holy Kaaba on Tuesday.

On his arrival at the Grand Mosque, he was received by Imam of the Grand Mosque Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais and the commander of Special Emergency Forces and commander of the Hajj Security Forces.

The Kaaba was washing from the inside with Zamzam water mixed with rose water and wipe down with a cloth.

After the Kaaba washing ceremony, the prince toured the Grand Mosque.