Where We Are Going Today: Durrah Beach Resort

Updated 14 February 2019
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Where We Are Going Today: Durrah Beach Resort

  • Located 45 minutes from Jeddah, Durrah Beach Resort is a huge haven overlooking the Red Sea

One of my earliest memories is of my feet submerged in the bluest of blue waters at Durrah Beach Resort. It has been like a second home to my family, a place we visit when we want to escape the noise and bustle of the city, relax and recharge our batteries.
As an adult, I still enjoy getting away from it all at the resort and losing myself to the water and the warmth of the sun. Whether I am enjoying the hotel facilities or relaxing on the private beach, I have come to associate the place with family gatherings and reunions with friends.
Located 45 minutes from Jeddah, Durrah Beach Resort is a huge haven overlooking the Red Sea. There is also a marina that offers a wide range of activities, from jet skis for two or a jet boat for the whole family, to scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports. For the less daring, or energetic, the resort also has some wonderful fishing spots, and you can dine on your own catch.


King Faisal Prize: Rewarding services to all of humanity

Updated 26 March 2019
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King Faisal Prize: Rewarding services to all of humanity

RIYADH: Prince Turki Al-Faisal’s father, the late King Faisal, was a beacon of aspiration and hope. 

During his reign, the first girls’ schools were introduced, and he focused on educating the Saudi population as a whole to promote peace. 

The King Faisal Foundation was founded by King Faisal’s sons and daughters to commemorate his memory and vision. 

The significance of the annual King Faisal Prize (KFP) dates back to when a reporter asked him how he saw Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time. 

The king responded: “I see Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time as a wellspring of radiance for humanity.” 

The root of the foundation and the prize stems from his vision for all of humanity: Peace through education.

“The prize was established by the King Faisal Foundation soon after the foundation was formed,” Prince Turki told Arab News.

“It carries the message that the welfare of humanity is the primary importance of service to humanity,” he said. 

“The versatility of Islam is celebrating knowledge for all nationalities. As the first verse in the Holy Qur’an was ‘Read,’” Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Subayyil, secretary-general of KFP, told Arab News. 

“This a universal dialogue between all nationalities and scientific fields, which seeks peace through knowledge.” he said.  

The significance of the Prize shows that: “This is the real Islam and this prize in the country of the Two Holy mosques represents that we are trying to observe the teaching of Islam and its implementation through the prize, which is the encouragement of science and introducing knowledge to people,” Al-Subayyil said.