Qassim governor opens classic car festival in Buraidah

Prince Faisal, who is chairman of the Tourism Development Council in the region, visited an auction of classic cars, the children’s corner and the hospitality tent. (SPA)
Updated 19 April 2019
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Qassim governor opens classic car festival in Buraidah

  • More than 600 cars on display
  • Attractions include races, exhibitions

BURAIDAH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Friday opened a heritage and classic car festival in Buraidah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Classic Qassim 3, organized by the Tourism Development Council in Buraidah, features more than 600 cars that are owned by people from Qassim, other Saudi cities and Gulf countries.

Prince Faisal, who is chairman of the Tourism Development Council in the region, visited an auction of classic cars, the children’s corner and the hospitality tent.

He also took in some of the festival’s attractions, such as races and exhibitions.

Secretary general of Qassim Tourism Development Council and head of the festival’s organizing committee, Ibrahim bin Ali Al-Mushaiqeh, gave a speech welcoming Prince Faisal and thanking him for his support.

More than 250 participants were taking part in the festival, Al-Mushaiqeh said, and there were more than 25 events and more than 150 prizes.

He also thanked participants from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries.
 


Hajj Ministry: More than 7.46m Umrah visas issued so far

Updated 25 May 2019
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Hajj Ministry: More than 7.46m Umrah visas issued so far

  • The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan
  • The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience

RIYADH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 7,463,259, of which 6,964,943 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry.
There are 925,246 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 679,929 in Makkah and 245,317 in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Most pilgrims — 6,185,504 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 671,356 entered by land and 108,083 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (1,530,855) followed by Indonesia (934,827), India (635,675), Egypt (524,728), Algeria (353,425), Yemen (323,083), Turkey (300,517), Malaysia (26,9554), Iraq (268,179) and Jordan (194,908).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 10,852 Saudis including 8,978 males and 1,874 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.