Saudi housing minister hands over new Riyadh units to tenants in Sakani program

Housing Minister Majid Al-Hogail, second right, handed over housing units to beneficiaries of the Sakani program. (SPA)
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Updated 26 January 2020

Saudi housing minister hands over new Riyadh units to tenants in Sakani program

  • Diyar Al-Saad housing project occupies ​133,000 square meters in Al-Jawan in northern Riyadh

RIYADH: Housing Minister Majid Al-Hogail on Saturday handed over housing units to beneficiaries of the Sakani program, as part of the first phase of the Diyar Al-Saad housing project in the residential suburb of Al-Jawan in northern Riyadh.

Diyar Al-Saad is a Housing Ministry project implemented in partnership with the private sector, and can accommodate more than 100,000 people. It is providing nearly 600 housing units, including villas and townhouses.

Al-Hogail toured the project and inspected completion rates. He stressed the need to speedily complete the remaining stages so as to meet deadlines in preparation to hand units over to beneficiaries.

Diyar Al-Saad occupies ​133,000 square meters and includes educational, health, commercial and recreational services sites, in addition to parks.

Infrastructure for water, electricity, telecommunications, sewage and rain drainage has been completed.

Diyar Al-Saad is one of 16 projects providing a total of 30,000 housing units in Riyadh at prices ranging from SR250,000 ($66,639) to SR750,000. 


Adidas’ latest campaign shot in Saudi Arabia

Updated 18 February 2020

Adidas’ latest campaign shot in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its iconic superstar sneakers, Adidas Originals decided to shoot its latest “Change is a Team Sport” campaign in Saudi Arabia. 

Featuring four talented women hailing from the Kingdom, the campaign images were photographed against the striking backdrop of the AlUla heritage site.

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For the campaign, the athletic giant tapped designer Alaa Balkhy, rapper Aseel Saraj, fashion blogger Jory Al Maiman and skateboarder and actress Sarah Taibah to showcase the sportswear brand’s iconic sneakers.

It is the first time a major brand has shot a campaign at the UNESCO heritage site.