Saudi Arabia’s tourism body organizes ‘Tourism Diving’ event in Yanbu

festival organizers are working to enable divers to explore the abundant coral in the surrounding waters. (Shutterstock)
Updated 14 June 2019

Saudi Arabia’s tourism body organizes ‘Tourism Diving’ event in Yanbu

YANBU: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in Yanbu launched the “Tourism Diving” festival at Masmak in Sharm Yanbu.

The event includes sea theater, art evenings, diving exhibitions, virtual reality diving, deep-water exploration, a glass submarine, deep-sea activity, as well as diving activities related to the oldest sunken ship Iona and a deep-water photography workshop.

Yanbu Gov. Saad Al-Sihaimi said that the festival, in partnership with the Saudi Water Sports and Diving Federation, aims to promote Yanbu as the capital of diving.

Al-Sihaimi indicated that festival organizers are working to enable divers to explore the abundant coral in the surrounding waters.

The establishment of the festival supports tourism as an important resource in the national economy according to the Vision 2030 reform plan. 


Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 13 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 260,393
  • A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 34 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,482 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 86 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 77 in Jeddah, 63 in Hail and 60 in Hufof.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 260,393 after 3,124 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.