Traditional art workshops on offer in Jeddah Season

Around 45 workshops will take place starting from June 8 until the end of the season at the Jameel House of Traditional Arts.
Updated 12 June 2019

Traditional art workshops on offer in Jeddah Season

The Jameel House of Traditional Arts in Jeddah is a center for artisanship, architectural discourse and heritage preservation, established in 2015 by Art Jameel. The center has a one-year craft and design program designed and delivered by the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts.

Various workshops in partnership with the school of traditional arts include geometry, ceramic, introduction to gypsum carvings and Nabati design, thus introducing families and children, first-timers and experienced artists to the traditional arts and rich heritage of Jeddah’s historic district — Al-Balad. 

Around 45 workshops will take place starting from June 8 until the end of the season at the Jameel House of Traditional Arts as part of the Historic Jeddah Season daily from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Al-Murjan, Mediclinic to develop new Jeddah hospital

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Al-Murjan, Mediclinic to develop new Jeddah hospital

Al-Murjan Group, a Saudi family business group, has partnered with Mediclinic Middle East, an affiliate of the UK’s Mediclinic International, for the establishment of an internationally accredited private hospital with 200 beds in Jeddah. Mediclinic Middle East will manage the hospital and support Al-Murjan Group with expertise and advisory services in planning, design and construction, while the commissioning of the hospital is expected to open by the second quarter of 2022.

Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz, chairman of Al-Murjan Group, said: “Today, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mediclinic as our strategic partner for the hospital in Jeddah. We believe this will serve as the cornerstone for high-quality health care services in Saudi Arabia, offering state-of-the-art health care facilities, from some of the best practitioners, using best practices and meet international quality standards, and contribute to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

“Al-Murjan has committed itself for over 40 years to delivering excellence in all its areas of work and we view this joint venture as a continuation of that commitment. We welcome Mediclinic into Saudi Arabia and look forward to working together to serve the people of the Kingdom.”

“Al-Murjan Mediclinic will provide more than 1,000 job opportunities, and will create new opportunities for entrepreneurs in the health care sector,” said Sultan Khalid bin Mahfouz, vice chairman of Al-Murjan Group.

David Hadley, chief executive officer of Mediclinic Middle East, said: “We are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Al-Murjan Group today and Mediclinic’s entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. There is a growing demand for high quality, internationally recognized standards of health care services in Saudi Arabia. Mediclinic, with more than 35 years’ experience of delivering health care services across Switzerland, Southern Africa and the UAE, is excited by the opportunity to partner with Al-Murjan Group to establish a leading private hospital in Jeddah and further expansion opportunities across Saudi Arabia. We are committed to being an ethical and responsible corporate citizen delivering sustainable, cost-effective, high-quality health care services and outstanding client experiences in all our hospitals and clinics.”

Situated on King Abdul Aziz Road in the northern part of Jeddah, the hospital will address the growing demand for private health care in the Kingdom. The hospital, designed and to be completed in accordance with international standards, will comprise eight floors, offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including general surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency, and trauma care.

Phase 1 of the hospital, which is 80,000 square meters, will be built on 18,000 square meters, with an investment of more than SR1 billion ($266 million), with the expansion capacity of another 200 beds on adjacent land set aside for this purpose.