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.


Saudi scouts in the US for world jamboree

Updated 22 July 2019
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Saudi scouts in the US for world jamboree

  • The 24th World Scout Jamboree runs from July 22 until August 2
  • 45,000 youths from more than 150 scout associations are participating

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Scouts Association will participate in the 24th World Scout Jamboree under the theme “Unlock a New World” at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, US.

The jamboree will run from July 22 until Aug. 2 with the participation of 45,000 young people representing more than 150 scout associations members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Dr. Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahad, vice president of the Saudi Arabian Scouts Association, said that the Kingdom’s delegation included more than 100 scouts and rover scouts between the ages of 14-17 and would include educational activities that promoted peace, intercultural understanding and life leadership skills.

He said that the jamboree slogan would also inspire scouts to become active citizens able to create a more sustainable world by identifying global issues such as climate change through activities including hiking and workshops so they could help themselves in a rapidly changing world.

The jamboree is the largest outdoor educational event organized by the Scout Movement, which serves more than 51 million youth worldwide.