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 Arabia urges US to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

Updated 51 min 48 sec ago

Saudi Arabia urges US to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

  • Qattan met with the US special envoy to Sudan Donald Booth in Riyadh and expressed Saudi Arabia’s support for the safety, stability, and people of Sudan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Qattan urged the US on Wednesday to remove Sudan from its state sponsors of terrorism list.
Qattan met with the US special envoy to Sudan Donald Booth in Riyadh and expressed Saudi Arabia’s support for the safety, stability, and people of Sudan.
He also stressed the necessity for the international community to coordinate and cooperate in order to prevent any obstructions to the transitional period and its aims.