Princess Sarah Al-Saud, director at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

Updated 30 March 2019
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Princess Sarah Al-Saud, director at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

Princess Sarah Al-Saud has been the director of maritime business development at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport since 2017.

Speaking at the Saudi Maritime Congress in Riyadh, Princess Sarah said that Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector was set to receive a much-needed boost, with the allocation of $8.8 billion to the energy, mining and logistics industries in the 2019 budget.

“In fact, the country is on an aggressive diversification path, with substantial government spending expected to (catalyze) Vision 2030 (reform plan) goals and drive sustainable growth and development,” she said.

Princess Sarah attained her bachelor’s in maritime transport and technology from the academy in Alexandria.

The Arab League operates the academy and runs programs in maritime transport, engineering and business.

She has contributed in various areas of cooperation between the Kingdom and maritime industry stakeholders in Arab countries, especially in the field of strategic planning.

Princess Sarah was appointed as the first UAE ambassador for the Women in Shipping and Trading Association because of her passion for empowering women in the maritime industry.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.