More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent volunteers to provide emergency services during Hajj

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More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj. (SPA)
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More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj. (SPA)
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More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj. (SPA)
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More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj. (SPA)
Updated 03 August 2019

More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent volunteers to provide emergency services during Hajj

RIYADH: More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj.
More than 550 volunteers will provide services on the ground with emergency teams at the Grand Mosque and other holy sites in the Makkah area. Of these, 120 volunteers will be based in the Grand Mosque, 80 in Mina, 35 in Arafat and 55 in Muzdalifah.
The remaining 1,050 volunteers will be based in Madinah and the roads leading to it and the Prophet’s Mosque.


Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

Updated 06 December 2019

Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has become a leader in the field of archaeological research in the past five years, a major exhibition in Rome was told.

Abdullah Al-Zahrani, director-general of archaeological research and studies at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said that 44 international archaeological missions had been carried out this year in the Kingdom.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the “Roads of Arabia: Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages” exhibition, which opened at the National Museum of Rome on Nov. 26.

The groundbreaking exhibition was inaugurated by Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini.

Al-Zahrani said that the Kingdom “has become one of the most advanced countries in terms of archaeological disclosures.”

“Recent discoveries by local and international missions have highlighted the Kingdom’s historical status and cultural depth as the cradle of the beginnings of human civilizations,” he said.

Archaeological discoveries continue to “instil the civilized dimension of the Kingdom,” he said.

“The religious, political, economic and cultural stature that Saudi Arabia enjoys is an extension of its long cultural heritage, in addition to its distinctive geographical position as a bridge and hub of cultural interaction between East and West that made it a meeting point for international land and sea trade routes throughout all ages,” he added.