Saudi-born, London-based artist Lulwah Al-Homoud has been awarded the prestigious Rawabi Holding Award in recognition of her artistic contributions towards strengthening the cultural relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia.
The celebratory event was held in London’s Institute of Directors, where Al-Hamoud received her award from Abdulaziz Al-Turki, chairman of Rawabi Holding. The event also saw the attendance of Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK.
Every year, the awards go to one Saudi and one British citizen for their contributions in promoting the cultural relations between the two countries through their artistic work.
The event that saw a number of dignitaries and members of the media has Sir William Patey, Saudi-British Society chairman and former UK ambassador to Saudi Arabia speak at the event, whereas he stressed on the importance of “further strengthening Saudi-British friendship through cultural initiatives.”
In an interview with Arab News, Al-Homoud explained that she was “humbled and honored to be presented with the award,” and that “it came as a complete surprise.” She also said that she never really expected any reward for her work and that she just does what she loves the most and had “never worked toward an award or to be recognized.”
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Vintage Cars Pop in Jeddah
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.
Beaches of the Kingdom Are About to Get Cleaner with This New Campaign
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.