Saudi woman’s dream takes shape in the form of a black and yellow Mustang

Sahar Nasseif gestures next to her Mustang. AN photo by Huda Bashatah
Updated 11 July 2018
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Saudi woman’s dream takes shape in the form of a black and yellow Mustang

  • The ford Mustang is a great vehicle because it’s been around for five decades and it has inspired people
  • Today we stand here with her very own vehicle, the 2018 model

JEDDAH: Ever since Sahar Nasseif’s trip to the US, she wanted a Ford Mustang — and her dream car was handed to her at Al-Jazira Vehicles Agencies Co.
Sahar Nasseif, a retired English literature lecturer, and her family came along to celebrate this event.
“I was in Orlando and everywhere I went I saw the Mustang on the roads and in the parking lots,” Sahar told Arab News.
“When I came back the royal decree was out. I found out when my son called me and said ‘Mom, you can drive now.’ At first I said ‘Don’t be silly.’
“After that I was jumping up and down with happiness.”
Sahar was very particular about the car she wanted: A black and yellow convertible Mustang, the yellow and black symbolizing her favorite football team, Al-Ittihad. Later the official Ford handle followed her on Twitter and was able to make her dream come true, as they promised publicly in a tweet.
On July 9, in the handover ceremony, Sue Nigoghossian, the general manager for Ford communications, did the honors of handing the car over to Sahar.
“When the royal decree was issued, we heard Sahar in the news mentioning that now she would buy her dream car, a black and yellow Mustang, so it was only natural for us to give it to her. Today we stand here with her very own vehicle, the 2018 model,” Nigoghossian said.
“The ford Mustang is a great vehicle because it’s been around for five decades and it has inspired people. Everybody loves a Mustang.”


Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

Updated 19 December 2018
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Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, officially opened an exhibition in Riyadh showcasing Korean history and culture. He was joined at the event by Professor Bae Kidong, the director general of the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, and Korean Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jo Byung-Wook.
Titled “Korean History and Culture: an Enchanting Journey to the Korean Civilization,” the exhibition — which will be at the National Museum until March 7, 2019 and is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia — features rare artifacts that showcase Korean archaeology, civilization and folklore, as well as a selection of exhibits from the Korean National Museum.
Prince Sultan said that such cooperation in the field of culture and archaeology is very important, especially since Korea has a great and ancient culture, and given its important relationship with Saudi Arabia through the years.
On behalf of the Korean government and people, Prof. Bae expressed his sincere appreciation to the Kingdom for hosting the exhibition.