Formula E fans in Saudi Arabia get last chance to snap up tickets

There will be Oud performances, and activities such as ziplining, horse and camel riding. (Supplied)
Updated 14 December 2018
0

Formula E fans in Saudi Arabia get last chance to snap up tickets

Event organizers tell fans of the Formula E event taking place in Saudi Arabia a chance tickets still available just hours before it begins.

The 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix is expected to open its doors for fans at 4pm local time.

There will be Oud performances, and activities such as ziplining, horse and camel riding. There will also be a Harvey Nichols pop up stores and food trucks.

In the evening R&B singer Jason Derulo will give a performance at the concert arena, followed by headline act Enrique Iglesias.


Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience. (SPA)
Updated 20 January 2019
0

Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

  • Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government

JEDDAH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 3,024,272, of which 2,561,541 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj and Umrah Ministry.
There are 399,479 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 277,372 in Makkah and 122,107 in Madinah.
Most pilgrims — 2,288,789 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 257,266 entered by land and 15,486 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (681,392) followed by Indonesia (447,450), India (306,470), Yemen (146,067), Malaysia (142,290), Algeria (92,752), Turkey (86,925), Egypt (85,438), Bangladesh (53,131) and the UAE (62,927).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 9,983 Saudis including 8,259 males and 1,724 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.