Saudi House exhibition in Jakarta welcomed 25,000 visitors

People visit the ‘Palm Pavilion’ exhibition at the Saudi House, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday. The event, which is organized by the Saudi Olympic Committee in cooperation with the General Authority for Culture, attracted a large number of visitors. (SPA)
Updated 29 August 2018

Saudi House exhibition in Jakarta welcomed 25,000 visitors

  • The exhibition was organized by the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee in cooperation with the General Culture Authority (GCA) and took place from Aug. 18 to 28.

The Saudi House exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia, concluded its activities on Tuesday, having welcomed more than 25,000 visitors.

It was organized by the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee in cooperation with the General Culture Authority (GCA) and took place from Aug. 18 to 28.

The exhibition included various pavilions dedicated to the Two Holy Mosques, Zamzam water, dates and palm trees, traditional clothing, handicrafts and Arabic calligraphy visual arts, in addition to the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee’s pavilion. 

The musical band and rababah performances witnessed a lot of interaction from the Indonesian crowds.

The General Culture Authority is seeking to introduce Indonesians to Saudi culture and enhance cultural exchanges between the two countries through its cooperation with the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee in Indonesia.


Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 14 min 26 sec ago

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incodent the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.