ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s beautiful deserts

Saudi Arabia has some of the most beautiful deserts in the world. (Photo/Saudi Tourism)
Updated 24 May 2019

ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s beautiful deserts

  • The Kingdm’s deserts have a unique ecological diversity

The deserts of Saudi Arabia are characterized by a unique ecological diversity that make them among the most beautiful in the world. The orange sands and mountain backdrops create beautiful images.

This photo, “Sand Challenge by Feet,” by Khaled Al-Khuzaim, is one of the winning photos in the Colors of Saudi competition organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. 

 


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.