New Jeddah waterfront a main attraction for breaking fast in Ramadan

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Photo showing people praying at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
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Photo showing people gathering at sunset at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
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Photo showing people breaking fast at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
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Photo showing people breaking fast at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
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Photo showing people breaking fast at the Jeddah waterfront, Saudi Arabia, May 2018. (SPA)
Updated 28 May 2018

New Jeddah waterfront a main attraction for breaking fast in Ramadan

New Jeddah waterfront a main attraction for breaking fast in Ramadan

JEDDAH: Jeddah’s waterfront has been transformed during Ramadan, with families and friends creating a festive atmosphere as they gather to break
their daily fast. A Saudi Press agency photographer captured happy images of Saudi families, residents as well as visitors, partaking in an open air iftar by the sea, enjoying the peace and quiet while the sun sets on
another day of the month of fasting.

For years, Jeddah corniche has welcomed visitors escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Many families take the opportunity to have their iftar on the waterfront, as it caters for all members of the
family including children, who benefit from the extensive playing areas on offer.

Jeddah’s waterfront is the latest development along the corniche, covering 730,000 square meters and capable of hosting more than 120,000 visitors. The waterfront has seven main squares, featuring green spaces.

The development also has dedicated swimming, exercise, sports, games, fishing and cycling areas.


Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities
Madinah is believed to be the first city with a population of more than 2 million to be recognized under the organization’s healthy cities program. (SPA)
Updated 24 January 2021

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities
  • The holy city gained World Health Organization accreditation after meeting all global standards

JEDDAH: The Saudi city of Madinah has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) as among the world’s healthiest cities.
The holy city gained the accreditation after a visiting WHO team said that it met all the global standards required to be a healthy city.
Madinah is believed to be the first city with a population of more than 2 million to be recognized under the organization’s healthy cities program.
A total of 22 government, community, charity and volunteer agencies helped prepare for the WHO accreditation.
The city’s integrated program included a strategic partnership with Taibah University to record government requirements on an electronic platform for the organization’s review.
The WHO also recommended that the university provide training to other national city agencies interested in taking part in the healthy cities program.

FASTFACTS

• Madinah is believed to be the first city with a population of more than 2 million to be recognized under the organization’s healthy cities program.

• A total of 22 government, community, charity and volunteer agencies helped prepare for the WHO accreditation.

A committee chaired by the university’s president, Dr. Abdul Aziz Assarani, supervised 100 members representing the 22 government, civil, charity and volunteer agencies.
Criteria included meeting goals set by the Madinah Region Strategy Project and the launch of a “Humanizing Cities” program.
According to WHO, “a healthy city is one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.”