Buraidah Summer Festival seeks to showcase Saudi Arabia as a tourist destination

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A variety of activities dedicated to families and children are shown at the Buraidah Summer Festival. (SPA)
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A variety of activities dedicated to families and children are shown at the Buraidah Summer Festival. (SPA)
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A variety of activities dedicated to families and children are shown at the Buraidah Summer Festival. (SPA)
Updated 24 June 2019

Buraidah Summer Festival seeks to showcase Saudi Arabia as a tourist destination

  • Buraidah is the capital of Al-Qassim region in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula

BURAIDAH: Buraidah Summer Festival presents a variety of activities dedicated to families and children. It organizes various exciting shows at a number of locations, including Al-Salim Rural Farm, Derety Resort, Al-Basar Garden Park and King Abdullah National Park.
The festival creates a fun atmosphere, which provides its visitors with pleasant memories through showcasing the beauty of the region’s heritage and the food and handicrafts on offer. In addition to that, the event presents diverse entertainment shows, including a circus, a clown performance, children’s adventures and drawing competitions.
Buraidah Summer Festival seeks to showcase the Kingdom as a tourist destination, support the activities on offer in its events sector, and help propel it to become one of the most rewarding industries for the national economy.
Buraidah is the capital of Al-Qassim region in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula. The region is known for its agricultural value to Saudi Arabia. In Buraidah, agriculture is still the cornerstone of the economy.
Buraidah is famous for its dates, and holds an annual date market that usually starts in August and lasts up to two or three months. It is the biggest date market in the world in terms of supply, and offers more than 30 varieties.
 


Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

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So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.