Saudi crown prince welcomes new head of World Tourism Organization

His royal highness has greeted the secretary general on his appointment for the post. (SPA)
Updated 07 February 2019
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Saudi crown prince welcomes new head of World Tourism Organization

  • Pololikashvili, who was recently appointed, is visiting the Kingdom on his first official foreign visit

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with the Secretary General of the UN’s World Tourism Organization.

Zurab Pololikashvili was received by the Crown Prince in Riyadh on Wednesday

Pololikashvili, who was recently appointed, is visiting the Kingdom on his first official foreign visit.

He praised the “advanced touristic and cultural diversity” throughout Saudi Arabia.

Tourism has a key place in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 development plan, including the Al-Qadiya development to build the largest recreational city in Saudi Arabia, and megaprojects such as Al-Ula and Al-Diriyah Gate to restore a UNESCO site.


Saudi princess wins first place in King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival

Updated 17 February 2019
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Saudi princess wins first place in King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival

Princess Sirene Bint Abdul Rahman bin Khalid Al-Saud fought off competition, coming first in the single Al-Dig (under 4-year-old camels) category at the third annual King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival.

The princess is the first female participant to take part in the Saudi camel festivals.

The third King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival organized by the country’s Camel Club runs until March 20 in the southern Sayahdah district of Al-Dahnaa.