Heavy rain expected in Yanbu until Thursday, Civil Defense warns

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Picnickers and desert travelers have been warned to stay away from valleys during heavy rain. (SPA)
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Picnickers and desert travelers have been warned to stay away from valleys during heavy rain. (SPA)
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Picnickers and desert travelers have been warned to stay away from valleys during heavy rain. (SPA)
Updated 05 December 2018
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Heavy rain expected in Yanbu until Thursday, Civil Defense warns

  • Picnickers and desert travelers have been warned to stay away from valleys during heavy rain

JEDDAH: The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) has predicted heavy rain for Yanbu until Thursday.
Due to the ongoing inclement weather across the Kingdom, Civil Defense has warned citizens and residents to remain careful.
The authority urged residents of these areas to avoid getting themselves into valleys and flooded areas.
Picnickers and desert travelers have been warned to stay away from valleys during heavy rain or flash floods, and not to risk crossing flood passages or intersections. Heavy rainfall has already taken several lives early this month, when different regions of the Kingdom were hit by severe weather conditions.

 


Fun in the family zone at Ad Diriyah E-Prix ​

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Fun in the family zone at Ad Diriyah E-Prix ​

  • On offer were physically challenging activities such as a zipline, a net climbing wall, and a horse corral for the younger kids
  • At the heart of the park was an area dedicated to local artists and vendors, with everything from traditional foods to handmade soaps to artwork and clothing on display

RIYADH: A horse corral, a maze and a virtual reality biking station were some of the attractions on offer at the family zone at the E-Prix event being held at the Ad Diriyah UNESCO world heritage site near the capital Riyadh.
The event, which culminates Saturday with Formula E Championship street racing, is the first of its kind to be held in the region. 
It brings together world class entertainment — from artists including David Guetta and Amr Diab — and cultural activities.



“The amount of effort that must have gone into setting this up is extraordinary,” said visitor Abla Qanaq. “The variety of options is almost overwhelming. I’m not even sure where I want to start.”
People in the VIP Hospitality Section had the opportunity to ride camels, sample local staples of dates and Arabic coffee, and experience local customs such as traditional wedding marches.
“I’m glad they realized the importance of including a local touch in an event like this,” said visitor Alaa Al Dawsari. “Especially with so many foreigners coming from all over the world. It’s amazing that we were able to present Saudi Arabia like this.”
The family zone also featured an area dedicated to local artisans and vendors, with everything from traditional food to handmade soap and clothing on display. The Al Bujairi section hosts exhibitions and live music.