DiplomaticQuarter: Danish ambassador to Saudi Arabia visits Oophytum festival in Jouf

Danish Ambassador Ole Mosby was briefed on the Oophytum plant. (SPA)
Updated 13 November 2019

DiplomaticQuarter: Danish ambassador to Saudi Arabia visits Oophytum festival in Jouf

The Danish ambassador to Saudi Arabia visited a festival celebrating the Oophytum plant in the city of Dumat Al-Jandal, as part of his visit to the Jouf region.

Ole Mosby was received by Fahd Ibrahim Al-Anzi, mayor of Dumat Al-Jandal, who presented the ambassador with a commemorative gift. Mosby thanked the festival’s organizers and wished them success.

He toured the festival and its exhibitions, and was briefed on the Oophytum plant, its harvest, and the process of extracting powder from it.

The powder is used in various dishes, the most famous of which is bakila, which is made by mixing ground dates, margarine and Oophytum. The powder is also used in bread, cake and porridge.

Dumat Al-Jandal is a city of ruins in northwest Saudi Arabia. Its boundary wall is considered an ancient antiquity. The city got its name because its fortress was built from jandal stone.

Jouf boasts many archaeological sites. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage is working on renovating them and opening them to visitors. 

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Dumat Al-Jandal

Dumat Al-Jandal is a city of ruins in Saudi Arabia's northwestern region of Jouf. Its boundary wall is considered an ancient antiquity. The city got its name because its fortress was built from jandal stone. It is one of the sites in the Kingdom that are being renovated by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.


OIC, Arab League unite for solutions to family problems

Updated 18 September 2020

OIC, Arab League unite for solutions to family problems

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Arab League held the 10th session of the Arab Family Committee from Sept. 15-17 by video conference.
The assistant secretary-general for humanitarian, social and cultural affairs at OIC, Tarig Ali Bakheet, called for joint action to find ample solutions to family problems taking into consideration the cultural, economic, social and educational dimensions, while focusing on combating domestic violence.
He talked about the importance of these family and child-related social themes, particularly due to the unprecedented impact of measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus.

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