Saudi interior minister chairs Umrah Supreme Committee

Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif chairs a meeting of the Umrah Supreme Committee in Jeddah. (SPA)
Updated 10 May 2019

Saudi interior minister chairs Umrah Supreme Committee

JEDDAH: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, minister of interior, who is also chairman of the Hajj Supreme Committee, chaired late Wednesday at the General Security headquarters in Jeddah a meeting of the Umrah Supreme Committee in the presence of Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, and other members of the committee.

Khalid bin Qarar Al-Harbi, commander of general security, introduced the attendees on the overall security plan, as well as on the roles and tasks assigned to each entity to guarantee Umrah security.

Al-Harbi pointed out that the plan was develop after addressing the weaknesses and developing the strength points detected during last years, so at to reach the coveted goals of ensuring the security, safety and comfort of pilgrims.  

After that, the attendees watched a documentary about the mission of Umrah security.

During the meeting, a number of issues pertaining to Umrah services and projects, as well as anticipated programs to develop the services offered to pilgrims and visitors were discussed.

Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019

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.