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

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.


GEA offers family festival celebrating naturalist Al-Jahiz

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GEA offers family festival celebrating naturalist Al-Jahiz

  • Al-Jahiz Square is part of the Taif Season festivals and events
  • The festival offers an interactive exhibition about Kitab-Al-Hayawan (Book of The Animals) written by Al-Jahiz

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Entertainment Authority has organized a family festival as part of the Taif Season.

The festival titled “Al-Jahiz Square” adopts a historic theme at the iconic Souq Okaz, offering families a chance to embark on a unique literary journey into the biography of Al-Jahiz, the acclaimed 9th Century African-Arab naturalist.

The festival offers an interactive exhibition about Kitab-Al-Hayawan (Book of The Animals) written by Al-Jahiz.

The festival will be running until the Aug. 31.