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Call to turn Sharbatly house into art museum
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 19 July, 2015 4:50 am
Two Saudi designers, Fatima Tameem Samman and Sama Suhail Abu Najam, have urged authorities to convert the Sharbatly’s heritage house, located in Jeddah’s historic Al-Balad historic district, into a museum of traditional Hijazi arts and craft. The suggestion was made as their...
Public urged to take safety precautions on beaches
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 19 July, 2015 4:46 am
The Coast Guard in the Eastern Province has intensified patrolling on the beaches during the ongoing Eid holidays to deal quickly with any drowning cases that result from ignoring marine safety rules.  Commander of the Coast Guard in the Eastern Province, Major General Abdullah bin Mubarak...
‘Your Eid is Our Eid’ festival in full swing
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 19 July, 2015 4:34 am
Eid here is a family occasion, where traditional customs will be revived throughout the annual Eid festival.   After the Eid mashhad prayer in the morning, families unite and start their day of celebration.   Jeddah’s annual Eid festival has lots of events to choose...
NY landmark lit green for Eid
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 19 July, 2015 4:31 am
ew York’s Empire State Building was lit up green on Friday evening in celebration of Eid Al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It was reported that the famous skyscraper will glow green until it closes to the public at 2 a.m. (0600 GMT), when the building traditionally...
Replies on delayed projects ‘fail to satisfy Nazaha’
Business & Money | Sunday 19 July, 2015 4:30 am
 The National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, is not satisfied with the explanations and reasons provided by some ministries for delayed projects, sources in the know of things have said. Some of the ministries concerned failed to even conduct investigations into the lapses leading to ...
Aden street named after King Salman
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 19 July, 2015 4:27 am
In a unique Eid gift from one head of state to another, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi named the most important street in liberated Aden after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman in recognition of his efforts to restore the legitimate government in Yemen. Hadi, who is...
Panasonic's Solar Lanterns Donated to UNDP Have Begun to be distributed to Ebola Affected Regions
Technology & IT | Sunday 19 July, 2015 4:16 am
Panasonic Corporation today announced that it donated 3,000 solar lanterns to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for use in Ebola affected regions. These lanterns have started to be distributed in 3 West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone). Panasonic first donated 240...
Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Midyear Planning Meeting Co-convened with the Chapman University School of Pharmacy
Healthcare | Sunday 19 July, 2015 12:20 am
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is co-convening with Chapman University School of Pharmacy for their Midyear Planning Meeting on July 29, 2015 on Chapman’s main campus in Orange, California.  The meeting will begin with presentations by leaders from each of the twelve...
Haramain train to make dry run soon, says transport minister
Business & Money | Saturday 18 July, 2015 6:00 am
Transport Minister Abdullah Al-Muqbil, who is chairman of the board of the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO), revealed that electricity has been connected through overhead lines for the Haramain High-Speed Railway network. Al-Muqbil said the train has been tested on the line with a gradual...
57 festivals lined up for ‘Saudi Summer 2015’
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 18 July, 2015 5:31 am
Fifty-seven festivals are planned as part of this year’s summer “Saudi Summer 2015” to be organized across the Kingdom by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) in cooperation with provincial Tourist Development Councils (TDCs). The TDCs will host these...