Where We Are Going Today: Fakieh Aquarium in Jeddah

Updated 07 February 2019
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Where We Are Going Today: Fakieh Aquarium in Jeddah

  • The aquarium is located on Jeddah’s corniche
  • New species are regularly added to the ever-expanding collection of sea life

Fakieh Aquarium, the only public aquarium in Saudi Arabia, offers visitors an entertaining and educational experience, including tours that showcase the treasures lurking beneath the waves.

It features more than 200 aquatic species — including sharks, stingrays, seahorses, dolphins and a host of exotic fish —  not only from the Red Sea but from around the world. New species are regularly added to the ever-expanding collection of sea life, the latest of which, the seadragon, will debut this year.

The aquarium is located on Jeddah’s corniche, the perfect location for families to enjoy during a visit to the seaside. In addition to the guided tours, guests can enjoy dolphin and sea lion shows, dine at a Miami Beach-themed restaurant and pick up a souvenir at the gift shop.

Fakieh Aquarium is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.


King Salman receives Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker in Riyadh

Updated 1 min 12 sec ago
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King Salman receives Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker in Riyadh

  • Al-Ghanim conveyed the greetings of Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the king
  • The king also received the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev at Al-Yamamah Palace on Sunday

RIYADH: King Salman received Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and other members of the Assembly at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday.
Bilateral relations were reviewed, and parliamentary cooperation was discussed during the meeting.
Al-Ghanim conveyed the greetings of Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the king, who in turn conveyed his appreciation and greetings to the emir.
The king also received the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev at Al-Yamamah Palace on Sunday.
During the meeting, they discussed areas of cooperation between the two countries and ways of developing and strengthening them.