Saudi man stabbed to death, others injured in Jeddah neighborhood fight

Jeddah police have beefed up security patrols on Saturday after a neighborhood melee erupted. (File photo)
Updated 13 January 2019
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Saudi man stabbed to death, others injured in Jeddah neighborhood fight

  • Police have arrested all participants in the violence

JEDDAH: A Saudi man ended up dead and others were injured as residents of an eastern Jeddah neighborhood clashed following a disagreement over parking lots on Saturday night, police said early Sunday.
A preliminary Makkah police report, carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), said weapons were used in the "mass quarrel" and one man was taken to a hospital for stab wounds. It was not clear if it was the same man who was declared dead.
"All the other participants in the quarrel were arrested," the report said.
Police have subsequently beefed up security patrols in the neighborhood.
The report said several suspects were referred for prosecution. 


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.