SAR60 million pledged for 3,600 couples as part of Sanad Mohammed Bin Salman program

Updated 02 May 2019

SAR60 million pledged for 3,600 couples as part of Sanad Mohammed Bin Salman program

RIYADH: The Sanad Mohammed Bin Salman Social Enterprise Program has announced on Thursday the continuation of the "SNAD marriage" grant for its second phase.
The Saudi Press Agency reported that the new set of beneficiaries from the program had reached 3,600 with a grant worth SAR60 million ($16 million), bringing the number of beneficiaries to 7,800, worth more than SAR160 million since the launch of the initiative.
The program aims to motivate the Saudi youth to get married, help newly-married couples and ensur social stability principles.
Applications are received through the program's website and verify that the conditions and validity of applicants data in cooperation with government agencies on a continuous basis.


All-female Saudi tourist group explores wonders of Tabuk

Updated 21 October 2019

All-female Saudi tourist group explores wonders of Tabuk

  • About 20 women from different parts of the Kingdom took part in the sightseeing trip to the province bordering the Red Sea

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s first all-female tourist group has explored the environmental and archaeological wonders of Tabuk in the northwest of the Kingdom.

About 20 women from different parts of the Kingdom took part in the sightseeing trip to the province bordering the Red Sea.

“They were astonished to see such sights in their country, especially the area of Ras Al-Sheikh Humaid,” said Heba Al-Aidai, a tour guide in Tabuk who organized the trip.

“They did not expect to see such a place in Saudi Arabia. They looked speechless while standing close to the turquoise water of the sea. It is a truly breathtaking view.”

Al-Aidai and her colleague Nafla Al-Anazi promoted the trip on social media and attracted a group of homemakers, teachers and staff workers from all over the Kingdom, aged from 22 to over 50.

The tour was educational, too, and the women were told about the history of the places they visited. “They were taken to the Caves of Shuaib (Magha’er Shuaib), the place where Prophet Moses fled after leaving Egypt, and where he got married to one of the daughters of Prophet Shuaib, according to some historians. It was really a positive experience,” Al-Aidai said.

The visitors also explored Tayeb Ism, a small town in northwestern Tabuk, where there is a well-known gap in the towering mountains through which water runs throughout the year.

Al-Aidai said such trips aim to encourage tourism in Tabuk, and introduce Saudi tourists and other visitors to the landmarks of the region.