Saudi tourism chief visits Souq Okaz, praises equestrian shows

Prince Sultan toured the festival and watched the live equestrian shows organized by Al-Jaid Equestrian Center. (SPA)
Updated 12 July 2018

Saudi tourism chief visits Souq Okaz, praises equestrian shows

  • Prince Sultan praised the role of equestrian activities in the festival, including the Okaz Equestrian School, which is overseen by an elite group of specialists and has welcomed a large number of visitors

JEDDAH: The president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman, visited Souq Okaz festival in Taif, accompanied by the UAE Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Shakhbut bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan and a number of senior officials.

Prince Sultan toured the festival and watched the live equestrian shows organized by Al-Jaid Equestrian Center, with the participation of 23 elite riders.

He praised the role of equestrian activities in the festival, including the Okaz Equestrian School, which is overseen by an elite group of specialists and has welcomed a large number of visitors.

The general supervisor of the Okaz Equestrian School, Mutlaq Al-Jaid, said: “We are very proud of our success in Souq Okaz over the years and we will continue to provide a novel range of unique shows during this great national festival, which has become a tourist attraction in the Kingdom in general and in Taif in particular. 


Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

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So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.