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Abha Summer Festival starting on Thursday


Saudi Gazette Report

ABHA — — With the slogan “Beyond the Mountains”, the 2022 Abha Summer Festival will begin on Thursday in the Sama Abha region. The festival’s events, which run until September 24, will be held in six entertainment areas, covering a total area of ​​126,000 square meters.

It was announced by senior Asir Development Authority (ASDA) officials at a press conference on Wednesday. Representatives from related organizations such as the National Center for Vegetation Development, the Saudi Arabia Tourism Commission, and the Heritage Commission also attended the press conference.

Festival director Hatem Al-Harbi said all event venues have been tuned to accommodate visitors, which is backed by many government agencies in the region. He said the festival enjoys the support and enthusiasm of Emile of Asir and the president of ASDA Prince Turki Slap. Under the slogan, “Your guest is a guest of all Asir,” the chief said that all government and service departments should provide everything that facilitates access to the event’s site with field activation of the Goodwill Initiative. Directed to.

According to Alharbi, the festival will host many entertainment programs and events in six entertainment areas, including Asir prizes. Carnival and Adventure; Children’s Area; Shopping and Retail Area, Mibana Area, and Village for Entertainment and Arts.

He said locals would have more than 1,000 employment opportunities in the areas of organization and event management. They are provided with the necessary expertise in the areas of tourism, entertainment and marketing. Festivals are organized in a way that ensures that economic interests are positively reflected in all segments of society.

He said the festival creates entertainment and tourism destinations for visitors and can access the festival by booking tickets electronically through the Saudi Arabian spirit platform. There is 3,000 parking spaces in the courtyard of King Khalid Military City in Qoraiqer, with 2,000 parking spaces opposite the festival venue, as well as 400 parking spaces for the elderly. There is a shuttle bus service to and from the event venue.

Engineering on his side. Youssef Albadol, chairman of the Asir National Parks Commission, which represents the National Center for Vegetation Development and Desertification, tells local communities, visitors and vacationers to avoid logging and not set fire anywhere else. Called for protection of vegetation. The specified location. “The Center has launched an awareness campaign under the slogan #SustainableParks. It follows responsible and conscious actions on these natural resources and avoids actions that affect their safety and sustainability. That’s what I’m aiming for, “he said.

Abdulaziz Al Ghanem, head of the Heritage Commission in the Engineering Asir region, said the commission allowed visitors to be accepted in three heritage sites: the village of Rijal Almaa, the ruins of Jarash and the Heritage House of Al-Namas. .. He said there are facilities to visit more than 24 cultural heritage sites scattered throughout the provinces of the region.

At the press conference, a representative of the Saudi Tourism Commission will present an interactive map of Saudi, an interactive map of Asir and how it will guide tourists and tourists to the area and introduce them to the site and tourists. Showed if it contributes to. Facilities and entertainment events. Interactive maps are available from the Spirit of Saudi Arabia website and application. The application provides all the information about Asir and Kingdom attractions and attractions, including images and information, location map capabilities to access locations, and planning and booking capabilities. trip.

On his side, Dr. Nacelle Alkamishan, Director of Social Development, Asir Regional Development Bureau, 4th The edition of the Goodwill Initiative under the slogan “Your guests are all guests of Asir” will continue this year. This concept is based on a culture of welcoming and saying goodbye to Asir’s visitors and provides the best service to strengthen the true welcoming culture that has been part of the customs of the people of the region since ancient times. To do.

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