Images reveal dramatic facelift of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province

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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 05 January 2019

Images reveal dramatic facelift of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province

  • Workers and specialists are racing to transform the center of Awamiya into a tourist landmark that encompasses its local heritage

JEDDAH: New images have revealed the full extent of a redevelopment of a neighbourhood in eastern Saudi Arabia once plagued by militants and criminals.

The pictures, obtained by Arab News, show the extent of the transformation of Al-Musawwarah neighborhood in Awamiya, Qatif province.

The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area while instilling the area with new architecture and buildings.

Workers and specialists are racing to transform the center of Awamiya into a tourist landmark that encompasses its local heritage.

The development reflects the Kingdom’s determination to build and develop areas where terrorists once hid.

It will also attract tourism and create a cultural and recreational space for the people of Qatif and visitors.


Saudi Arabia reports 29 COVID-19 deaths, 455 new cases

Updated 21 min 3 sec ago

Saudi Arabia reports 29 COVID-19 deaths, 455 new cases

  • 841 patients have recovered from the virus over the past 24

RIYADH: Saudi health authorities announced 29 deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, taking the Kingdom’s death toll from the virus to 4,712.
A total of 455 new cases were also announced, with 52 in Jeddah, 48 in Madinah, 35 in Makkah, 33 in the capital Riyadh and 32 in Hafouf, among the cities with the highest count. 
The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom has reached 333,648, with 11,090 active cases and 1,034 in critical condition. 

According to the health ministry, 841 patients have recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 317,846. 
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 33.14 million people globally and the death toll has reached 997,236.