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

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.


Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

Updated 18 January 2020

Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, held talks in New York with Taher El-Sonni, Libya’s UN ambassador and permanent representative. 

The two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and latest political developments in the region. 

Al-Mouallimi congratulated El-Sonni for his new apppointment and conveyed the Saudi leadership’s best wishes for prosperity, stability and progress to the Libyan people. 

Al-Mouallimi reiterated Saudi Arabia’s rejection of any foreign interference in the Libyan affairs, adding that Riyadh will continue to push all concerned parties to reach a political solution that guarantees the unity of Libya and saves
people’s lives.