Saudi Arabia’s King Salman extends Eid Al-Fitr holiday break

File Photo showing King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Updated 06 June 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman extends Eid Al-Fitr holiday break

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a directive to extend this year’s Eid Al-Fitr, the end of the Holy month of Ramadan holiday.
Under the plan, government employees and military staff will receive around a full working week off to mark the holiday, which falls at the end of Ramadan.
The exact start date of Eid has yet to be officially announced, but an astronomer in Sharjah said this week that it will likely begin on Friday, June 15.
According to the directive, affected employees in the Kingdom will resume work on Sunday, June 24.


Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

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Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

RIYADH: Saudi tourism and culture chiefs have joined forces to stage a major exhibition in Italy showcasing the heritage of the Kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula.

Titled “Trade Routes in Arabian Peninsula: Masterpieces of the Monuments of Saudi Arabia through the Ages,” the expo will run for three months at the National Roman Museum in the Italian capital Rome from late October this year.

Organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in cooperation with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture, the cultural heritage display is one of the most important international Saudi exhibitions.