Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Arrives in Riyadh coming from Rawdhat Khuraim

Updated 24 April 2013

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Arrives in Riyadh coming from Rawdhat Khuraim

Riyadh: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here today coming from Rawdhat Khuraim.
Upon arrival, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was received by Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense; Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, Deputy Minister of Defense; Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region.
Prince Fahd bin Badr bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Jouf Region; Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior; Prince Talal bin Badr bin Abdulaziz; Prince Khalid bin Badr bin Abdulaziz; Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority; Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Vice Governor of Riyadh Region; and a number of princes and senior officials.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was accompanied by Prince Faisal bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer; Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Adviser to and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Meteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State; Member of the Cabinet and Commander of the National Guard; Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Saad bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and a number of princes.


Falcon sales take flight at Riyadh show

Falconry enthusiasts from more than 20 countries are attending the show in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Falcon sales take flight at Riyadh show

  • Tens of thousands of visitors have already flocked to the exhibition, which runs until Oct. 15

RIYADH: Falcon sales at an exhibition in Riyadh have exceeded SR3 million ($800,000) and are expected to double before the event closes.
The sales were made directly in the exhibitors’ section and at auction of the Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition, which is in its second year.
Falconry enthusiasts from more than 20 countries are attending the show, which is the biggest event of its kind in the Kingdom and the Middle East. Tens of thousands of visitors have already flocked to the exhibition, which runs until Oct. 15.
There are more than 350 exhibitors, and organizers are expecting 150,000 visitors.
The event features training workshops, lectures and children’s activities, as well as art workshops organized in partnership with the Saudi Society of Fine Arts.
Visitors can turn their hand to pottery, transfer technology, mural painting, charcoal painting, oud and coffee painting.
King Saud University is holding three seminars related to the environment and living organisms, including falcons and the findings of recent studies on their care and breeding. The seminars will explore the latest trends for the conservation of falcons in Saudi Arabia, parasites in falcons and how to combat them.
Another aspect of the exhibition is hunting weaponry, with specialist firms selling their products. Visitors need to access the Kingdom’s online government platform, Absher, to obtain an appointment through the booking process.
Exhibition organizers say they have established a design that simulates the experience of hunting trips and wildlife and that the various sections evoke hills, plateaus, sand dunes and lakes. Each area is decorated with species of desert plants and visitors can enjoy a musical soundtrack as they tour the event.