Taif Season attracts over  2.5m visitors, cementing city's status as a favorite destination in KSA

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Taif Season has provided about 15,000 seasonal jobs and investment opportunities for local entrepreneurs. (SPA)
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Taif Season has provided about 15,000 seasonal jobs and investment opportunities for local entrepreneurs. (SPA)
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Taif Season has provided about 15,000 seasonal jobs and investment opportunities for local entrepreneurs. (SPA)
Updated 03 September 2019

Taif Season attracts over  2.5m visitors, cementing city's status as a favorite destination in KSA

TAIF: Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, attracted over 2.5 million visitors as well as local and Arab media coverage.

The season celebrated local culture through scores of activities and events including a rose village, a lively souk and circus shows.

Social media users also interacted remarkably with the festival, hailing the diversity of events, the excellent organization, and the season’s success in achieving its goals, highlighting the status of Taif as one of the most important Arab tourist destinations.

Taif Season provided about 15,000 seasonal jobs, investment opportunities for entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and support for families, craftsmen, and owners of micro-businesses through the provision of the right platforms.

In addition to that, the festival provided training to more than 1,500 young men and women in nine fields to enrich visitors’ experience and improve the quality of services. 

 

 


Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan receives Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 23 min 30 sec ago

Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

  • The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan

RIYADH: Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik called on Saudi Foreign Minister  Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh on Monday. They reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of mutual interest.
The foreign minister also held a separate meeting with Mexican Ambassador-designate Anibal Toledo. He presented a copy of his credentials to Prince Faisal prior to submitting them to King Salman.
Sudanese Ambassador Abdulazim Al-Sadiq Al-Karoori called on Prince Faisal bin Farhan to bid him farewell. The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan.