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What to Expect From Taif and Al-Soudah Seasons

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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) are launching two simultaneous seasons of events, that will run the Taif and Al-Soudah seasons in the Asir region in tandem next month.

SCTH officials said events organized for the Taif and Al-Soudah seasons are all part of coordinated efforts between the public and private sectors.

The aim of these events is to shed the light on Taif as a top tourists destination by highlighting the rich history of the area, through a range of family entertainment and tourist events.

Areas of interest are the famous Souk Okaz Festival, with its literary, cultural, and artistic events, and popular poetry competition. The Arab market will also host several Middle Eastern countries for the very first time.

Moreover, the “Crown of the Camels” festival will be held to celebrate the traditional Arab civilization, other adventure activities and events such as hiking, parachute jumping will be included. In addition to a rose and fruit festival, street art and theater plays.

Director of Taif Season, Noura Al-Akil, said: “We aim to grant Taif its natural title as an Arab resort, through these activities, by highlighting the historical heritage and remarkable cultural and artistic diversity, while also providing diverse activities that meet the aspirations of Saudi families, residents, guests and tourists.

“The concerted action among the public and private sectors and the community has been remarkable. The participation of Arab countries is providing an exceptional experience for visitors this year, to help re-establish Taif as the first tourist destination in the Kingdom,” she added.

Taif and Al-Soudah seasons have their own social media accounts dedicated for their events, in addition to the Saudi Seasons website.

Details about upcoming events during the two festival periods will be revealed on the website over the coming days, so stay tuned!

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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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Winter Season Set to Kick Off With Over 300 Touristic Experiences in 17 Destinations!

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Residents and visitors of the Kingdom are getting ready to welcome the new year with a number of touristic experiences, as the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) announced the kick off of its latest season of adventures on the 10th of December.

The season will until March 2021 and will offer 300 touristic experiences in 17 destinations in the Kingdom and 200 private sector establishments will take part.

Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said that the winter season is part of the Saudi tourism system’s efforts with its partners to provide visitors with an amazing tourism experience, it’s a way for them to fall in love with the incredible winter climate of the Kingdom and discover its geographical diversity.

The minister also reassured visitors that the STA is extremely keen on coordinating with health authorities to implement precautionary measures against COVID-19 in order to ensure a safe tourism experience.

The STA is also quite keen on maintaining and implementing all the precautionary measures against the virus, in coordination with the health authorities.

“The authority’s efforts and initiatives are continuous with the launch of the Saudi winter season under the slogan ‘Winter is Around You’.” STA CEO Fahd Hamidaddin said.

“We count a lot on the creativity and efforts of the media to present the bright image of what the Kingdom has to offer; its charming nature and rich cultural heritage, the generosity and hospitality of its people, and its many landmarks, sites, and destinations that contribute into make the Kingdom a unique experience for all.” He added.

The tourist experience will cover campsite adventures, local cuisine, hiking, relaxation, beach activities and rural and adventure activities.

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Oasis Riyadh: A 3-Month Long Event Worth of Fun Activities & More to Kick Off!

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Saudi Arabia is getting ready to celebrate the New Year with three months worth of celebrations!

The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and the International Company for Organizing Events and Activities, in cooperation with Seven Experience and Rotana audio and video company, has announced their latest project for luxury entertainment and it is set to kick off in the Kingdom’s desert.

The GEA will launch the “Oasis Riyadh” event in January and it will last for three months. The event falls under the “Ideas for Entertainment” initiative, launched by Turki Al-Shikh, chairman of the Board of Directors of GEA.

This is only the beginning! As there are 19 more entertaining ideas that Al-Shikh promised to throw, with precautionary measures in mind of course! The events will take place on a large area in one of the wild areas north of Riyadh, so that social distancing can be maintained.

According to organizer, visitors will get to enjoy a fun atmosphere with a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including concerts, sports games, and activities suitable for various visitors, with the presence of a group of the most famous international restaurants.

The event will include pavilions who will get to display and sell a wide range of unique products that goes along with the event’s theme.

The winter events will see performances from Saudi artists, featuring many aesthetic elements and entertainment nature.

We can’t wait for these festivities to kick off and we certainly can’t wait to witness what the new year will hold!

 

 

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