Madinah governor signs agreement with refining firm to support academy project

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman signs deal to support Madinah Global Academy (Madak) project. SPA
Updated 06 January 2019

Madinah governor signs agreement with refining firm to support academy project

  • “Madak will help build a promising generation of innovative and creative citizens,” said Prince Faisal

JEDDAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman signed an agreement with Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) to support the Madinah Global Academy (Madak) project.

Prince Faisal extended his appreciation to YASREF for its work to support sustainable development, including the Madak project.

The company was represented by Mohammed Al-Daoud, its chairman, and CEO Mohammed Al-Naghash.

“Madak will help build a promising generation of innovative and creative citizens to participate in the development system, thus achieving the aspirations of King Salman’s government,” the prince said.

Considered one of the most important educational foundations in Madinah, Madak is designed to provide a distinguished educational environment for students from kindergarten to secondary school. 

The academy will have 1,000 male and female students, and will include a sports center for girls and boys, including indoor and outdoor courts (playgrounds). 

A social center, an exploration center and three libraries have been included in the project. 

The academy will focus on students, guardians and teachers, promoting the project’s vision as an integral part of Saudi social development. 


GEA offers family festival celebrating naturalist Al-Jahiz

Updated 25 August 2019

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.