161 arrested in Buraidah

Updated 02 March 2013

161 arrested in Buraidah

Qassim police said security officers arrested scores of people in Buraidah on suspicion of engaging in an illegal gathering and refusal to disperse from the front side of the office of the Prosecutions and Investigations Commission early yesterday.
The arrests were made at 3 a.m. after efforts lasting 12 hours to disperse the crowd failed.
“The arrested were 161 people accompanied by 15 women and six children assembled in order to mobilize public opinion by exploiting the cases of a number of convicts and accused in criminal cases related to the activities of a deviant (militant) group,” the spokesman said in statement.
“The detained people will be handed over to the related departments for further legal steps,” the spokesman said, adding that the children among the detained will be handed over to relatives.
The spokesman asserted that authorities will not be lax in implementing the regulations that ban illegal assembling, demonstrations and picketing of any kind and will deal with any violators of the regulations with firmness.

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.