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The Backpack Guide for Weekly Trips!

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Sahel season is here! We have missed these sun kisses and fresh breeze by the beach. We will probably be running away to Sahel every weekend to get our weekly dose of tanning; seriously tho, beach weekends are what make us feel alive through the hot summer.

And because we live in a fast paced world, there is basically only little or no time to plan a proper trip; so chances are that you will go on more random trips that you actually think. The thing about random trips that you will not have enough time to pack and you will end up bringing all the wrong things that you don’t need.

In order to avoid all this hustle and save you time and energy, we have prepared a list of the essential things you will need in every weekend; keep all the things mentioned below in a special backpack for your random unplanned adventures. So, whether you escape to Sahel every other weekend, your friends decide to head Sokhna unexpectedly, or you feel like taking a couple of days of and drive to Ras Sedr, you won’t be worrying about packing anymore!

Clothes:

  • Two pairs of shorts
  • Comfy pants
  • Beach Dress
  • Light Jacket
  • Two Tops/ Tshirts
  • Flip-flops
  • Underwear
  • Extra swim suit

Beach Basics:

  • Sunscreen/ Tanning oil
  • Sun glasses
  • Towel
  • Hair Band/ Head Scarf

Extra Products:

  • Skin mask
  • Body wash / Body Scrub
  • Wipes / Tissues
  • Body spree
  • Band aids
  • Pain Killers
  • Sanctuary pads

And don’t forget to bring some snacks for the road! Are you ready for the summer?!

 

 

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Women of Saudi Arabia Can Now Join the Military

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The foreign ministry has announced that Saudi women can now join the military and serve as private first class, corporal or sergeant. I mean talk about gender equality!

Just when we though easing regulations on Saudi women can’t get any better, the ministry surprises us all with such shocking yet incredible news.

According to Sky News, roles have been opened in Saudi’s land forces, royal navy, royal air forces, royal Saudi air defense forces and medical services for armed forces.

The ministry stated a number of conditions for applicants who are willing to join the army, these conditions are in regard to age, nationality, in addition to the physical and professional competence.

Heba Al Otaiba, director of strategic communications at the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took it to Twitter to congratulate the Kingdom on such a brave decision.

“Great news. I look forward to watching Saudi Arabia’s women, lead across many industries, including serving in the country’s military.” The tweet read.

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Saudi Arabia Launches A Contest For Aspiring Filmmakers With Prizes Up to SR40 million

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The Ministry of Culture just announced the launch of a new competition on Sunday entitled ‘Daw‘ which aims to support Saudi films, and also empower aspiring and rising filmmakers.

The competition will be divided into four tracks that include supporting and developing screenwriting and supporting film production and films of Saudi students majoring in film-making at international institutes and universities.

Entries will be evaluated by specialized juries who have experience in choosing winning films projects, and winners will be announced next year in February.

Prizes are up to SR40 million as it is all part of the ministry’s plan of showing tremendous support to Saudi talents majoring in filmmaking by providing such a huge funding platform.

The competition will support young filmmakers in every possible way by providing the needed assistance in producing the films and also creating a production infrastructure and making their career path clear for those interested in different fields of cinema.

Whether you are a filmmaker or a producer, you can participate in the competition online through this link. It just opened yesterday and will remain open till December 29th to give the chance to more people to apply.

 

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Saudi National Day Marks the Start of work on World’s Most Ambitious Project NEOM

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Saudi National Day marked the beginning of work on the $500 billion futuristic mega-city NEOM, located deep in a desert bordering the Red Sea of the Kingdom’s Northwest.

Described as “the world’s most ambitious project,” the city is expected to be 33 times bigger than New York and it is getting established from scratch!

Nadhmi Al-Nasr, CEO of the project, congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the occasion of Saudi National day as he announced the start of implementation of the mega project.

“The work on NEOM Bay Airport is complete and the development of labor compounds that will contribute to the growth of the project is now launched, in addition to equipping the residential and administrative area for NEOM employees who will be moving there.”

“We are pleased to announce that NEOM has almost finalized the establishment of strategic plans for this project and its various economic sectors, and we are ready to begin their actual implementation.”  “We are willing to work day and night, so that the coming year, 2020, will be the beginning of the actual momentum of the NEOM projects, embodying the Saudi endeavor to build a promising future for the country.” Al-Nasr added.

We hope this aligns with the plan of completing phase 1 by 2020, with the final brick laid in 2025.

Neom is a portmanteau of the Greek word neos, meaning mostakbal, the Arabic word for “future.”

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