Festival celebrating traditional Saudi markets opens in Eastern Province

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A festival aimed at reviving traditional Saudi markets. (SPA)
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A festival aimed at reviving traditional Saudi markets. (SPA)
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Updated 14 December 2019

Festival celebrating traditional Saudi markets opens in Eastern Province

  • Visitors will be given an insight into regional life more than 60 years ago

DAMMAM: A festival aimed at reviving traditional Saudi markets on Friday opened in the Eastern Province.

Undersecretary-general of the region’s secretariat, Essam bin Abdullatif Al-Mulla, inaugurated the Ayyam Souq Al-Hob (Days of Love Souq) Festival, which will run for 10 days under the title, “New is Good but Old is Gold.”

Eastern Province Mayor Fahad Al-Jubeir, said the event was important both locally and nationally in helping to highlight ancient customs and traditions to a modern Saudi generation.

Visitors will be given an insight into regional life more than 60 years ago, through interactive presentations, folk and theater shows, activities, and craft displays.


Saudi’s Asir Municipality enforces safe food packaging in restaurants to curb spread of coronavirus

Updated 06 April 2020

Saudi’s Asir Municipality enforces safe food packaging in restaurants to curb spread of coronavirus

  • The step is intended to protect the customers from COVID-19
  • The Municipality has launched special services for the elderly and persons with disability

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Asir Municipality has ordered restaurants to safely and securely package meals for delivery, state news agency SPA reported.
The step is intended to protect the customers from COVID-19 by delivering safe packages, SPA added.
The Municipality has launched special services for the elderly and persons with disability amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has launched electronic services which promote health awareness through interactive communication.
The services include a WhatsApp chatbot called Sarah and an app called Tameni, in cooperation with the National Digital Transformation Unit, which use AI, business intelligence, and an electronic inspection system to help residents and citizens.
There are currently 2463 infections, 488 recoveries and 34 deaths in the Kingdom.