Saudia launches first flight to Irbil on Monday

Saudia will launch the first direct flight to Irbil on Monday, its second destination in Iraq after Baghdad. (Boeing)
Updated 30 September 2018

Saudia launches first flight to Irbil on Monday

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudia, is to launch the first direct flight to Irbil on Monday — its second destination in Iraq after the capital Baghdad — and is set to operate six regular weekly round-trip flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
The first flight to Irbil, SV0625, will depart King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah at 6 a.m. and is set to arrive at 9 a.m.
A special platform and a team of representatives from all operational sectors will launch the operation at the Jeddah airport and celebrate the flight.
At Irbil International Airport, a reception ceremony will be held upon the arrival of Saudia’s first flight to the city, in addition to a celebration for passengers departing on the return trip.
The first flight from Irbil to Jeddah, SV0624, is set to depart at 10 a.m. and arrive at King Abdul Aziz International Airport at 1:10 p.m.
Operating direct flights between Jeddah and Irbil aims to serve a wide range of passengers, especially pilgrims, tourists, and businessmen, in addition to offering investment opportunities and tourism programs.


ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

Updated 32 min 37 sec ago

ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

The Saudi marketplace Souk Al-Majlis, or the Divan Heritage Souk, is part of the old town of Al-Maznab and lies 7 kilometers from the urban center of the city in Al-Derah district.

Al-Maznab township itself is located  in southeastern Qassim province and covers an area of about 2 square kilometers.

It contains more than 380 houses of various sizes, while the old Divan Heritage Souk and the Masque of Bahla Palace form the starting point for the district and its main center.

The souk is popular with visitors and locals and hosts summer events, auctions and folklore presentations among other similar activities.