Recovering drug addicts perform Hajj 

The Saudi Press Agency said the group had completed the stages of their pilgrimage. (SPA)
Updated 14 August 2019

Recovering drug addicts perform Hajj 

JEDDAH: Twenty recovering addicts performed Hajj this year as part of an awareness program aimed at fighting drug addiction.

The program was organized by the Kafa (enough) Society to enlighten people against the hazards of drugs and smoking in Al-Lith city in Makkah province. 

The Saudi Press Agency said the group had completed the stages of their pilgrimage.  

The society's director, Wissam Al-Mahdawi, said the pilgrimage shall “be the best motivation for them after God to remain straight, and avoid a set back.” 


Basta Market introduces family-oriented activities 

Traders in the market are showcasing a wide range of products, from food and fashion accessories to art. (AN photo)
Updated 24 min 48 sec ago

Basta Market introduces family-oriented activities 

  • Traders in the annual Basta Market — with over 150 booths open to customers from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday for the next seven weeks — are showcasing a wide range of products, from food and fashion accessories to art

JEDDAH: The fifth edition of Basta Market launched in the north side of the Jeddah Center for Events and Forums on Friday, under the auspices of Fayez Al-Harbi, founder of Basta Market and vice chairman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).
The market is supported by the JCCI and aims to promote Saudi entrepreneurs, as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Al-Harbi and members of the JCCI praised the market’s role in backing SMEs and promoting tourism, trade and economic development.
Traders in the annual Basta Market — with over 150 booths open to customers from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday for the next seven weeks — are showcasing a wide range of products, from food and fashion accessories to art.
In addition to the vast array of cultural activities the annual market has to offer, new ones have been introduced, with many geared toward families with children, including a water balls playground, climbing and graffiti walls, and face painting. The market is expected to achieve a record number of visitors.