King Salman attends camel festival closing ceremony

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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 23 March 2019
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King Salman attends camel festival closing ceremony

  • King Salman and the attendees watched a folk dance performance at the ceremony
  • The king also handed prizes to winners of the festival at the ceremony

RIYADH: King Salman on Saturday attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh.
The king was received on his arrival by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Saudi Camel Club Chairman Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin, and a number of officials.
King Salman welcomed Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s representative Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saadi, Kyrgyz Premier Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, representative of the King of Bahrain for Charity Works and Youth Affairs Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Mauritania’s Minister of Culture and Handicrafts and government spokesman Mohammed Ould Maham and other guests at the camel festival’s closing ceremony.
The king then handed prizes to winners of the festival. King Salman and the attendees also watched a folk dance performance.
Bin Hithlin said that the king’s patronage of the closing ceremony was the culmination of efforts to organize the festival and consolidate its heritage.
Attendance at the festival was more than double that of the previous year, he said.


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.