Almost 3.5m people attend Eid events across Saudi Arabia

First day of Eid in the Kingdom was Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 12 June 2019
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Almost 3.5m people attend Eid events across Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Almost 3.5 million people attended Eid Al-Fitr events organized by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.

The ministry, which organized 991 events throughout the Kingdom, gave 136,739 gifts to visitors, especially children. It set up thousands of gardens, public parks, squares and beaches to receive citizens and residents, who expressed their appreciation of its efforts.

Field teams were assigned to follow up on the events, which included commemorative, heritage, sports and theatrical activities. Riyadh’s secretariat and its affiliated municipalities organized 266 events, received almost 2 million people and distributed 20,000 gifts to children.

Madinah’s secretariat received 161,840 visitors, who attended 115 events and received 5,600 gifts.

Taif’s secretariat organized 33 events that were attended by 150,042 people, and 3,600 gifts were distributed. Qassim’s secretariat organized 108 events with a turnout of 99,253 visitors who received 43,700 gifts. SPA Riyadh

Al-Baha’s secretariat organized 27 events attended by 92,602 people, with 5,000 gifts distributed to children. The Eastern Province’s secretariat organized 16 events attended by 57,827 people, with more than 6,000 gifts distributed.

In Al-Ahsa, five events were organized and attended by 164,708 people, with children receiving 1,100 gifts. Jazan’s secretariat organized 81 events with a turnout of 45,500 people, who received 5,500 gifts.

The Northern Borders’ secretariat organized 44 events attended by 57,034 people, who received 3,265 gifts. Makkah’s secretariat organized 13 events and received 9,900 people, who received 5,000 gifts. Jeddah’s secretariat organized 13 events attended by 549,961 people, who received more than 18,000 gifts. Several more events were organized by the municipal authorities in different cities across the Kingdom.

 


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.