Heritage motifs win praise at Jeddah book fair

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The heritage ornamental motifs and colors from different regions in the Kingdom won the appreciation of the visitors at the fifth International Jeddah Book Fair. (SPA)
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The heritage ornamental motifs and colors from different regions in the Kingdom won the appreciation of the visitors at the fifth International Jeddah Book Fair. (SPA)
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The heritage ornamental motifs and colors from different regions in the Kingdom won the appreciation of the visitors at the fifth International Jeddah Book Fair. (SPA)
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Updated 15 December 2019

Heritage motifs win praise at Jeddah book fair

  • The visual arts featured traditional works that simulate inscriptions

JEDDAH: The heritage ornamental motifs and colors from different regions in the Kingdom won the appreciation of the visitors at the fifth International Jeddah Book Fair, which is currently taking place in South Obhur in Jeddah under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.

The visual arts featured traditional works that simulate inscriptions and motifs carved on wooden doors and windows from all over the Kingdom, giving vitality and beauty to the buildings they adorn. 

For many, especially for heritage lovers and decorators, such designs represent a visual historical memory, highlighting their own roots across the Kingdom.

In addition to books, several pavilions have been set up at the event to highlight Saudi Arabia’s rich histories. Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah Studies and Research Center’s pavilion is drawing large crowds by presenting its research on the holy city. The center is a pioneer in providing historical information about the region’s culture and heritage.

Its pavilion at the Jeddah Book Fair, features scientific, historical and cultural publications and studies related to Madinah. Various historical documents, photos and issues of its journals are also on display.


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.