Prison sentences for 53 convicts in Jeddah floods

Updated 26 March 2015

Prison sentences for 53 convicts in Jeddah floods

The Administrative Court of Appeal in Jeddah endorsed the ruling to impose prison sentences on 53 convicts in Jeddah floods lawsuits and the re-trial of 16 accused.
Familiar sources with the court was quoted as saying to local media that in all 138 people were accused in Jeddah floods, half of whom have been acquitted.
The rulings against 10 accused will take time until the end of their re-trial. The Administrative Court in Jeddah will embark on the process of re-trial within next few weeks.
The sources said the advocate defending the remaining 16 accused said they submitted new documents and evidences in their defense. He demanded retrial of his clients to consider the new documents and evidences.
Those accused in floods disaster included former officials who worked in service sectors, managers in companies and construction firms, businessmen and engineers, other employees and brokers.
Out of those convicted, 69 people were charged of bribery, forgery, misusing their official position and interference. Sentences of prison and fines were imposed on the convicted.
The trials on Jeddah floods have been going on since 4 years through weekly sessions. The charges included causing deaths, destruction of private and public properties, bribery, forgery and many other charges.

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.