Southern Corniche to be readied in 3 years

MODERN TWIST: The Corniche is considered as a major attraction for families in Jeddah. (SPA)
Updated 15 June 2016

Southern Corniche to be readied in 3 years

JEDDAH: There are 36 months to go until families in Jeddah can enjoy the new southern area of the Corniche.
The area, which is between the Park Hyatt Hotel and the Marine Border Guard Institute, is currently under preliminary preparations by the Equestrian Club in Makkah for the start of the new phase of the project.
Engineer Fahad Al-Mohalhil, head of the Equestrian Club in Makkah, said preparations for the actual project will begin in Shawwal, which is expected to take 36 months.
The public is being refrained from entering the site for their own safety as the workplace is being supplied with concrete and other supplies now, he said.
Upon completion, the area’s design will highlight Hijazi architecture with a modern twist, he said.
The project will include an open area with an interactive water fountain with heights of up to 150 meters, a garden, a mosque, a public library, an exhibition center, an open theater, and walking tracks.
The site will also include four locations for water taxis which will connect visitors to the comprehensive transportation system in Jeddah, a maritime museum with open areas, as well as cafés, restaurants, hotels, service apartments and a multi-purpose hall.
Parking spaces for 3,400 vehicles will also be provided, as well as Wi-Fi service for all visitors.


Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

Updated 10 April 2020

Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

JEDDAH: The Saudi Computer Emergency Response Team (Saudi CERT) has warned that people are using the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to initiate online phishing scams and attempt to steal personal information.

“Be careful and beware of messages that you could receive from fake accounts under the name of  the Ministry of Health asking you to click on an unknown link,” Saudi CERT wrote on Twitter.

Saudi CERT shared a number of tips to avoid falling for such scams: “Continuously follow reliable news sources from the Ministry of Health’s official accounts, make sure that the messages received are from official accounts and check with the sender before opening anonymous links.”