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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launches mega tourism project in Al-Ula

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched on Sunday mega projects that serve tourism in the historical area Al-Ula, projects includes a resort and a nature reserve, both are named Sharaan.

The resort is designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, who designed the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The resort will be located in a valley deep inside the 925-square-kilometer Sharaan Nature Reserve; thus transforming the ancient area into a destination for international tourists.

The resort will include residential estates, a spa, a summit center and several restaurants. Constructions are to begin in early 2020, with the hope of completing the project by 2023.

As for the nature resort, the launch of this project is considered to be a part of the plan for sustainable development of the region, and was launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan.

The resort will help in conserving and restoring the region’s natural habitats, including the Arabian leopard. Local rangers who are trained by international experts, are going to help make this step happen.

Nouvel described the decision of launching these projects as a brave, as he said during the a presentation at the launch that, “The decision to build in this place is brave and will allow Sharaan to be revealed on a world-wide scale.”

These projects surely are keeping with the Crown Prince’s Vision of 2030, that aims at developing tourism in the Kingdom. Seeing that this sector is to play in diversifying the economy away from its dependence on oil, and thus considered to be a sustainable solution for raising the Kingdom’s economy.

The vision also aims at celebrating the national identity of the country; through the preservation of its cultural sites and giving it access. The Royal commission for Al-Ula hopes to attract 2 million visitors to the area by 2035.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Sea Film Festival Closing Ceremony Glamour

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Yasmine Sabri, Dorra Zarouk, Naomi Campbell, Irina Shayk, Allessandra Ambrosio, Candice 
Swanepoel, the night was ravished by the most appealing starlets and icons of fashion. Our 
Arab Cinema female Moguls had stunned the night and slayed with their fashion and beauty, 
each Diva had her dazzle, and radiance she sparkled and walked in the Red carpet of the 
closing ceremony. Laila Elwi, Hend Sabri, Yousra all had lustered, and turned our heads, with 
their sensational appearances. The Red Sea film festival had concluded its first session 
yesterday, with a momentous success. A participation of 16 films, 18 short movies, 21 virtual 
and technical projects, that collided the most phenomenal creations of Arab and 
international cinema. The closing night had our jaws dropping, as we could see our favorite 
starlets lustering in the most stylish. Haute couture. Naomi Campbell was all dress in an 
enchanting white dress, bejeweled with a chiffon cape, designed by Alexander McQueen. 
The fashion icons had us head over toes as Yasmine Sabri was dressed in a pink Rami Kadi 
dress, with a cape, and diamond details and feathers, Dorra, Hend Sabri and Salma Abu Dief 
all where styled elegantly by the amazing Lebanese tony ward. Tony Ward’s design’s were 
remarkable that night as observed asymatry, capes, strass, bold colors, and playfulness with 
fabrics. The closing ceremony was a night of mystique and amusement, as all celebrities and 
fashion starlets amused us in their gowns being conservative as possible. These fashionists, 
and movie moguls had our enchantment over the top by ther glitz and strass in their gowns.
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Vintage Cars Pop in Jeddah

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In five days, an international motor show, will take place in Jeddah. The Jeddah superdome, 6th December and until 10th of December, will be one of the biggest international motor shows. The exhibition is sponsored by the ministry of transport and logistics and organized by the Salah company. The Jeddah Superdome, has set a world Record for being the largest freestanding dome in the world, in contrast to the Tokyo Dome which formerly held the title, with 206 meters. Located on the Madinah Road, West of King Abdallah sport City, the Jeddah Superdome has an internal area of 24,000 square meters, and a height of 46 meters, with a diameter of 210 meters, a parking space that accommodates 5200 viceless. The exhibition includes many experiences such as drifting, with professional drivers, on dedicated racks, go karting, off road experience with SUVs with professional drivers in a dedicated circuit, and an opportunity to drive the car of your dreams. In addition to restaurants, cafes that suit all of your tastes. The exhibition includes many important car agencies and exclusive launches of many vintage and antique cars presented for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to an auction of rare classic cars, with more than 35 luxury and rare cars on display. The auction was held by the Silverstone auctioneers, the biggest UK classic car auction house. The event is the biggest in its name, and the car industry, featuring the oldest cars, but unfortunately nothing was sold.

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Beaches of the Kingdom Are About to Get Cleaner with This New Campaign

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Beaches of the Kingdom are about to get cleaner with the ‘Let’s Make Them Cleaner’ initiative, which was launched on Friday by the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

Professional divers are taking part of the campaign as volunteers who are ready to clean the beaches and seabeds of Saudi Arabia, in order to save the marine environment from pollution.

The initiative is one of the events launched for Saudi and International Volunteer Day, which is celebrated every year on the 5th of December.

Entitles ‘Ataa Watan,’ the event covers several programs and activities across Saudi Arabia, they were held in partnership with government bodies and NGOs.

So far, the ministry launched five initiatives throughout this year, as part of the Voluntary Work Platform it launched on March 31, 2020.

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