Abqaiq Safari Festival attracts 200,000 visitors

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Sunday 6th January 2019 12:18:10 in English News by Xafiiska Hargeysa
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    JEDDAH: The 3rd Safari Festival in Abqaiq highlighting "the Heritage of the Desert" came to a close on Friday, having attracted more than

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JEDDAH: The 3rd Safari Festival in Abqaiq highlighting "the Heritage of the Desert" came to a close on Friday, having attracted more than

 200,000 visitors since it opened on Dec. 26 last year.
The events were organized on the Riyadh-Dammam highway by the tourism commission in collaboration with the municipalities of Abqaiq, Ain Dar and Goff Bani Hajjer.
Mohammed Al-Mothami, chairman of the provincial tourism commission, said that the 10-day festival witnessed exciting events and programs on the themes of desert heritage and Arabian authenticity. He commended participants for the success of the festival and showcasing Bedouin life in the past.


Fares Al-Oraij, deputy chairman of the provincial tourism commission, said that the work on developing the festival started four months earlier to maintain aspects of Bedouin heritage.
He added that fields and theaters were prepared for camel shows and horsemen, as well as wildlife reserves.

Immediate penalties were imposed against 369,648 offenders. (SPA)

Updated 05 January 2019

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Nearly 2.3m residence, labor violators arrested across KSA

 

  • The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 13,401, including 11,349 men and 2,052 women

Updated 05 January 2019

Arab News

JEDDAH: More than 2 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017 the total number of offenders was 2,376,215, which included 1,846,252 for violating residency regulations, 364,636 for labor violations and 165,327 for border violations.
The report said that 39,088 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 51 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 46 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
1,802 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,253 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 962 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 29 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 13,401, including 11,349 men and 2,052 women.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 369,648 offenders; 334,136 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 412,169 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 609,632 were deported.

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