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.


King Abdullah Economic City launches summer festival

Updated 22 July 2019
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King Abdullah Economic City launches summer festival

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has announced the launch of the Turquoise World summer season in the coastline of turquoise water on the Red Sea. 

Taking place until Aug. 31, the festival will feature a variety of thrilling events and activities that fulfill KAEC visitors’ and residents’ expectations, particularly those who are seeking a distinctive lifestyle of recreational and entertainment within a modern environment.

“In line with the Kingdom’s ambitious vision 2030, King Abdullah Economic City is living rapid growth in its several strategic sectors, including the quality of life program along with the tourism and leisure sector, in order to create a world of entertainment at the heart of our nation,” said Ahmed Linjawy, group CEO of KAEC.

“Set to become the leading destination on the Red Sea, KAEC is fully equipped for hosting and organizing massive events and activities due to its logistical and state-of-the-art infrastructure, including world-class social, sports and leisure facilities that have been developed to provide a high-quality environment to meet the needs of those who aspire to a luxury lifestyle overlooking the virgin beaches of the Red Sea.” said Linjawy.

The “Turquoise World” festival was inspired by KAEC’s new identity “Another World” to offer an exceptional experience that has been designed to entertain all family members, with unique direct turquoise view of the Red Sea. 

The festival offers a variety of exclusive activities and events at the Beach Walk, and range of water sports at the Yam Beach, and the Bay La Sun Marina and Yacht Club, including water games at Aqua Fun, K-MAX — the first multi-dimensional movie theater in the Kingdom, and Juman Karting, among others. 

In addition to top-class hotels with an elevated standard of living and services that make KAEC an ideal destination to visit and live.

King Abdullah Economic City is the largest privately funded new city in the world, situated on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. 

KAEC covers an area of 181 sq km of land, approximately the size of Washington DC. KAEC comprises King Abdullah Port, the Coastal Communities residential districts, the Haramain Railway district and the Industrial Valley. 

The city is under development by Emaar, The Economic City, a publicly listed Saudi joint-stock company established in 2006.