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KSA’s first marine park to be built at Dhahban

Source : Arab News / 06 Jun 2014

Jeddah is building the first marine park at Dhahban on the shores of the Red Sea, 40 km from the city. The groundbreaking project, which was under study for the last four years, was announced by the Jeddah Municipality on Saturday.

 

New Schengen visa center opens in Jeddah

Source : Saudi Gazette / 30 May 2014

A new joint VAC (Visa Application center) for Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland was launched on Tuesday in Jeddah by VFS Global jointly with its local partner al-Etimad Modern Business Solutions Co.

 

Ceremonial washing of Kaaba held in Saudi Arabia

Source : Arab News / 30 May 2014

Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz led the washing of the Kaaba on Thursday at the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Makkah, on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.

 

Sun alignment with Kaaba on Wednesday noon

Source : Arab News / 27 May 2014

Astronomers say that the sun will align with the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Wednesday, May 28, at noon.

 

A hotel for pilgrims at Haj terminal

Source : Arab news / 26 May 2014

An exclusive hotel will finally be opened Tuesday for pilgrims who miss their flights at the Haj terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA).

“A hotel has been established for pilgrims by the Civil Aviation Authority as per directives issued by Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah,” said Abdul Hamid Aba Al-Ari, director-general of KAIA.

 

Saudi ranks high in public spending on education

Source : Tradearabia / 24 May 2014

Saudi Arabia has been ranked seventh globally for its high public spending on education in the latest 'Learning Curve Index' published by Pearson, a leading learning company, which rates the educational performance of 39 countries.  

 

Saudi Arabia one of world’s fastest growing markets

Source : Saudi Gazette / 23 May 2014

Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing markets in built asset performance compared to the world’s 30 highest grossing countries, a report issued recently by EC Harris, ARCADIS Company and built asset consultancy firm.

Based on findings of the ARCADIS Global Built Asset Performance Index, Saudi Arabia is set to receive a significant boost by 70 percent over the next decade due to the heavy investment in its built environment.

 

Haj Ministry connects with pilgrims via social media

Source : Arab news / 21 May 2014

Madinah’s Haj Ministry branch has launched an e-communication service on several social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, for the very first time.

The ministry’s branch has also provided a mobile number and a landline for addressing inquiries and complaints around the clock.

 

Photographers compete to capture Makkah’s essence

Source : Arab News / 19 May 2014

Young, budding photographers were given the chance to showcase their eye for Makkah’s beauty at a photography contest held by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts.

 

Saudi Arabia plans new pilgrimage airport at Taif

Source : Reuters / 09 May 2014

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a new international airport to serve pilgrims to Mecca in the nearby city of Taif, its General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Thursday.

GACA is preparing a tender and will ask consortia of international and local companies to bid to develop the airport, and aims to award a contract in the first half of 2015, spokesman Khaled al-Khaibani said.

 
 

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