Saudi airports celebrate Kuwait’s National Day

Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Intl. Airport in Madinah.
Updated 28 February 2019
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Saudi airports celebrate Kuwait’s National Day

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) celebrated the 58th National Day of Kuwait on Monday, reflecting the deep relations between the two brotherly countries.

A number of events were held at international airport terminals across the Kingdom. Arriving and departing passengers were met with roses and staff members distributed the national flags of the two countries.

King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh received incoming passengers from Kuwait with flowers, flags and souvenirs.

This was in addition to a welcome message that was displayed on large screens inside the terminals. 

At King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, departing and arriving passengers were presented with flowers, chocolates and flags of the two nations. 

In the Eastern Province, terminals at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam were decorated with the flags of the two countries to celebrate the occasion. A statement welcoming the passengers was displayed on screens.

Similarly, passengers arriving from Kuwait were greeted with flowers, flags of the two countries, chocolates and souvenirs at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah and Taif International Airport.

“All these events were part of the celebrations at the Saudi airports in solidarity with our brothers from Kuwait on their national day and to share in their joy on this very special occasion,” a statement from GACA said.

Kuwait National Day is celebrated on Feb. 25 to mark the day when Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah ascended to the throne in 1950.


Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients.
Updated 18 March 2019
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Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

In light of National Kidney Month observed in March, The Ascott Limited joined forces with Albir Society Jeddah to observe World Kidney Day, on Thursday.

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients, who were presented a flower and a gift from the properties.

Further supporting the cause, a dedicated Albir Society stand has been set up in the lobby of the four properties from March 13th to 20th, enabling a financial contribution from both staff and guests, as Ascott aims to raise support for the organization.

Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional general manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “We’re proud to support this important cause across Ascott Jeddah and enable both staff and guests to get involved. All Ascott Jeddah staff wore a green ribbon on their uniforms for the month of March, further driving awareness and showing their commitment to the cause. CSR initiatives form a core component of Ascott’s operations, and we’re pleased to be able to support the Albir Society Jeddah.”

World Kidney Day is annually observed on second Thursday in March. This year, it fell on March 14. The day is marked to raise awareness about kidney health and its relation to our overall health. This year, the theme of World Kidney Day was “Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere.”

According to National Health Portal, chronic kidney disease is the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases due to various causes. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually due to acute kidney injury globally.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, HARRIS, FOX HARRIS, YELLO, POP!, Préférence and HARRIS Vertu.