GCC chief praises Saudi Arabia’s Hajj efforts

Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani expressed appreciation to King Salman and the Saudi government for taking care of pilgrims. (AP)
Updated 23 August 2018
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GCC chief praises Saudi Arabia’s Hajj efforts

JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), has hailed the efforts by Saudi Arabia to make this year’s Hajj season successful.
He expressed appreciation to King Salman and the Saudi government for taking care of pilgrims.
Meanwhile, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Omari, director general of the Jordan News Agency, said: “The services provided to the pilgrims are clear to all.”
A number of guests from the Ministry of Defense also praised the organization for pilgrims.
A guest of King Salman from Palestine, who was hosted to perform Hajj at the king’s expense, thanked him for his hospitality.
Nasser Al-Din Al-Kanaki from Gaza said that King Salman offered a lot to the Palestinian people and their cause.


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.