Guests of King Salman arrive in Madinah

Serving the Two Holy Mosques is a great honor for the Saudi leadership and people. (SPA)
Updated 26 August 2018
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Guests of King Salman arrive in Madinah

  • The Arab Parliament congratulated the Saudi government on the success of this year’s Hajj season

JEDDAH: Guests of the King Salman Hajj and Umrah Program arrived in Madinah after performing their pilgrimage rituals.
The program’s general secretariat followed up on their departure from Makkah until they arrived in Madinah.
The 5,400 pilgrims from 95 countries will pray in the Prophet’s Mosque, and visit other mosques and archaeological sites. The pilgrims thanked King Salman for his generosity.
Meanwhile, the Council of Senior Scholars congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
Serving the Two Holy Mosques is a great honor for the Saudi leadership and people, and the Kingdom harnessed all its potential and capabilities to serve pilgrims so they could perform their rituals in ease and comfort, the council said.
It highlighted the projects and expansions at the holy sites, and said the government confronted any attempts to incite sedition and harm the sanctity of Hajj.
Earlier, the speaker of the Arab Parliament congratulated the Saudi government on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami expressed his appreciation of the efforts exerted and facilities provided to pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease, comfort, security and safety. 


‘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.