Bus Guidance Office trains more than 2000 guides and administrators before Hajj

The Bus Guidance Office coordinates guided transport for pilgrims during Hajj. (Spa)
Updated 27 July 2018
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Bus Guidance Office trains more than 2000 guides and administrators before Hajj

  • The Director General of the Bus Guidance Office in Makkah and Madinah Abdullah bin Hassan Sindi said that the office is keen to train administrators and guides
  • Sindi added that the training courses’ stated aim is to support development and efficiency in order to increase the quality of employee performance during Hajj

JEDDAH: The Bus Guidance Office in Makkah and Madinah has launched a training and qualification program for 2000 guides and administrators who will be working during this year’s Hajj season.

The Director General of the Bus Guidance Office in Makkah and Madinah Abdullah bin Hassan Sindi said that the office is keen to develop leaders, administrators, and guides through the training program, and provide theoretical and practical training to new guides before the Hajj season. The program also aims to improve human relations and achieve the operational goals of the office.

Sindi added that the courses provided aim is to support development and efficiency in order to increase the quality of employee performance. They also aim to explain the operational plan for both practical and administrative procedures.


DiplomaticQuarter: Mexicans in Riyadh celebrate 208 years of independence

Riyadh governor cutting cake with Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda. (SPA)
Updated 2 min 32 sec ago
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DiplomaticQuarter: Mexicans in Riyadh celebrate 208 years of independence

  • Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar represented the Saudi government at the colorful celebration, marking the 208th anniversary of Mexico’s independence
  • The centerpiece of the festivities was a re-enactment of the “Cry of Dolores”

RIYADH: The Mexican community in Riyadh gathered at the official residence of Ambassador Alfredo Miranda on Sunday to celebrate their country’s National Day. They were joined at the event by VIP guests including members of the royal family, diplomats and business leaders.

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar represented the Saudi government at the colorful celebration, marking the 208th anniversary of Mexico’s independence.

The centerpiece of the festivities was a re-enactment of the “Cry of Dolores,” a historic event in small town of Dolores on the morning of September 16, 1810, when Mexico’s founding father, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, issued a call to arms that signaled the start of the war of independence.

The rest of the National Day celebration was a Mexican-style fiesta, filled with color and music, with many of the guests dressed in traditional outfits. They enjoyed authentic Mexican food prepared by renowned chef Eduardo Perez, which offered a taste of the Mexican Gastronomic Festival at the city’s InterContinental Hotel from Sept. 17 to 22.

The entertainment also included the Kingdom’s first a live performance by a Mexican folkloric Mariachi band, a musical style recognized by UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage lists.