Images reveal dramatic facelift of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province

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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 05 January 2019
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Images reveal dramatic facelift of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province

  • Workers and specialists are racing to transform the center of Awamiya into a tourist landmark that encompasses its local heritage

JEDDAH: New images have revealed the full extent of a redevelopment of a neighbourhood in eastern Saudi Arabia once plagued by militants and criminals.

The pictures, obtained by Arab News, show the extent of the transformation of Al-Musawwarah neighborhood in Awamiya, Qatif province.

The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area while instilling the area with new architecture and buildings.

Workers and specialists are racing to transform the center of Awamiya into a tourist landmark that encompasses its local heritage.

The development reflects the Kingdom’s determination to build and develop areas where terrorists once hid.

It will also attract tourism and create a cultural and recreational space for the people of Qatif and visitors.


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said the Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism and disrespect international laws at the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

“We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said adding that “Iran is spreading chaos in the region through destruction and bloodshed, and by supporting the militias of Hezbollah and Houthis.”

“Houthi militias continue to violate the resolutions of the Security Council and the Stockholm Agreement, ignored UN resolution 2216 and the Gulf initiative…our goal is to achieve stability for Yemeni citizens under a legitimate government,” he said.

The deputy defense minister also said that the Kingdom is witnessing today an unprecedented transformation and development to achieve the vision 2030.

A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.