New Jeddah waterfront a main attraction for breaking fast in Ramadan

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Photo showing people praying at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
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Photo showing people gathering at sunset at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
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Photo showing people breaking fast at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
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Photo showing people breaking fast at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
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Photo showing people breaking fast at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
Updated 28 May 2018
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New Jeddah waterfront a main attraction for breaking fast in Ramadan

JEDDAH: Jeddah’s waterfront has been transformed during Ramadan, with families and friends creating a festive atmosphere as they gather to break
their daily fast. A Saudi Press agency photographer captured happy images of Saudi families, residents as well as visitors, partaking in an open air iftar by the sea, enjoying the peace and quiet while the sun sets on
another day of the month of fasting.

For years, Jeddah corniche has welcomed visitors escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Many families take the opportunity to have their iftar on the waterfront, as it caters for all members of the
family including children, who benefit from the extensive playing areas on offer.

Jeddah’s waterfront is the latest development along the corniche, covering 730,000 square meters and capable of hosting more than 120,000 visitors. The waterfront has seven main squares, featuring green spaces.

The development also has dedicated swimming, exercise, sports, games, fishing and cycling areas.


Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

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Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

LONDON: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the British Foreign Office in London on Thursday.

The two sides held talks during which they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and regional and international developments.

The meeting was attended by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber.

Al-Jubeir also met with Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt and a number of UK Parliament members at the Saudi Embassy in London.

Earlier, Hunt highlighted the strategic partnership between Britain and Saudi Arabia and said that it would help British efforts to end the war in Yemen. “The strategic relationship that the UK has with Saudi Arabia is what allows us to have a huge influence in bringing about peace in Yemen,” he said.