ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Rudaf Park, located in the heart of Taif

This photo was taken by Rana Nasir as part of the Colors of Saudi competition. (Photo/Saudi Torusim)
Updated 29 June 2019

ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Rudaf Park, located in the heart of Taif

  • The main attraction is the huge lake at its center

Al-Rudaf Park is a popular spot with visitors throughout the year —  even the summer months. Its green spaces and playgrounds make this a family-friendly space in the heart of Taif. But the main attraction is the huge lake at its center, which covers an area of 13,000 square meters. The lake includes water fountains and 750 water cannons, in addition to a water-display screen and some children’s play areas.


2 more Houthi drones shot down by Saudi-led Coalition forces

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2 more Houthi drones shot down by Saudi-led Coalition forces

  • Three drones, six ballistic missiles launched toward Saudi Arabia by Houthis in a span of 24 hours
  • All six missiles and three drones were shot down by Coalition air defenses

JEDDAH: Two more drones launched by Houthi "terrorists" from Sanaa toward Saudi Arabia were shot down early Monday, the ninth hit in a span of 24 hours, Coalition forces supporting Yemen's legitimate government said .

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said the two drones were intercepted and shot down in Yemeni airspace by Saudi-led air defense forces.

On Sunday evening, six ballistic missiles fired from Yemen were also intercepted by the coalition as they headed towards Jazan in south-west Saudi Arabia.

Al-Maliki said the missiles were launched by Houthis from Saada province "in an attempt to target civilian and civilian installations in Jazan city.” 

Earlier on Sunday, the coalition shot down a Houthi drone targeting the Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt, state news agency SPA reported.

The drone attack targeting Khamis Mushayt, state was the second on the city in recent days. 

Earlier this month, 10 drones attacked the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant in Saudi Arabia near the UAE border. The attack caused no injuries and did not disrupt operations, Saudi Arabia said.

Al-Maliki said the attacks reflect the size of the Houthi’s losses on the battlefield in Yemen as a result “of the continuing military operations deep inside Saada governorate.”

"All attempts by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to launch drones are doomed to fail and the coalition takes all operational procedures and best practices of engagement rules to deal with these drones to protect civilians," Al-Maliki said.