Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsin, president of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts

Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsin
Updated 30 March 2019
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Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsin, president of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts

Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsin is the son of one of the Kingdom’s leading poets and former Madinah governor, Prince Abdul Mohsin bin Abdul Aziz.

Prince Badr is a well-known poet in Saudi and Arab circles and has striven to develop high-level literary content.

He has been president of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts since 1973.

He was educated in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, also studied in Britain and the US, and has worked with prominent Arab singers including Talal Maddah, Abadi Al-Johar, Mohammed Abdu, Abdul Majeed Abdullah, and Kadim Al-Saher.

On the occasion of the World Poetry Day, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay honored the prince for his artistic contributions over the past 40 years.

The event took place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The prince delivered 12 poems, translated into French and English, to an audience of more than 400 cultural figures from around the world. 

Among the attendees were the Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Kingdom’s ambassador to France, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Angari, and the president of the Misk Initiatives Center, Badr Al-Asaker. 


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.