Police take security at airport seriously

NO OPEN ENTRY: No body was allowed to enter the Jeddah airport terminal through Gates 2 and 3, which were strictly used as exits for arriving passengers. (SPA)
Updated 10 July 2016
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Police take security at airport seriously

JEDDAH: The Saudi government and security forces are keen to provide safety and security to the people of the Kingdom, and in airport security, they haven’t spared any efforts.
The beefed-up security at King Abdulaziz International Airport was applauded by citizens and residents of Jeddah as it shows the keenness of the government in providing safety and security to the people and visitors to Jeddah.
Abu Faisal, who went to receive his wife at the airport, could not enter the arrivals area of the airport because of the tight security. “The security guard told me that the passengers would be coming out from gates 2 and 3 of the arrival lounge, and nobody was allowed to go in, only staff and business employees, even after IDs were properly checked. Even the checkpoint outside the perimeters of the airport did thorough checks of cars entering the airport,” he said.
He said that special security cars were also going around in the parking lot to enforce security, which shows the eagerness of the government and security forces in providing all the measures, by the grace of Allah, to make it safe for all those coming to the airport.
Ahmed Al-Rafeek, another resident, expressed his gratitude to the government for intensifying security for the protection of everyone in the Kingdom, and condemned what the enemies of the Kingdom are trying to do.
“I salute the security forces who are sincerely and efficiently boosting security. I would also like to pray to Allah to bless those security forces who laid down their lives for the protection of the nation and its people, and also pray for the injured to recover at the earliest,” he said.
He also said that expatriates and citizens are wholeheartedly with the Saudi government, the nation and security forces, and accept all the security measures they put in place for the benefit of the people.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.