Red Crescent marks international day in Saudi capital

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Children participate in an entertainment program as part of the Red Crescent Day celebration in Riyadh.(SPA)
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Children participate in fun games as the Red Crescent marks international day in Riyadh. (SPA)
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A Riyadh citizen joins the blood-letting campaign of the Red Crescent in celebration of international day in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 10 May 2019

Red Crescent marks international day in Saudi capital

RIYADH: The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) in Riyadh is taking part in a series of events to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
Celebrated annually on May 8, organizers this year aim to broaden the public’s understanding of the movement by highlighting the diversity of its work under the theme #love.
Extending over three days until Friday, the SRCA is running an awareness exhibition in the capital’s Sahara Mall shopping center to inform visitors about the emergency projects carried out by Red Crescent staff and volunteers.

There is also a children’s theater where families can participate in competitions offering gifts and prizes to the winners.

As part of the international day, the SRCA is holding a blood donation promotional drive in cooperation with the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, in Riyadh.

Sessions will take place over four days at Sahara Mall, and the authority is also campaigning to give iftar for fasting people in different locations throughout the capital.


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.