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Funny statements by officials

Khaled Al-Sulaiman Okaz Some officials should stay quiet because if they open their mouths they will only make matters worse. An example is the official from the Passport Department who talked about...

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Cultural programs to dominate Eid activities

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Local authorities across the Kingdom have lined up a series of activities for Eid Al-Fitr celebrations over the next five days. Jeddah will witness around 200...

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Grains worth SR200 million distributed in Zakat Al-Fitr

Saeed Al-Khotani Saudi Gazette  RIYADH — Saudis and expatriates purchased rice worth SR200 million over the past three days to give to the poor as Zakat Al-Fitr, the obligatory alms...

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Families spend SR6b on clothes

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – Chairman of the Textiles Committee at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Muhammad Al-Shihri estimated the total spending by Saudi families on...

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Civil Defense raises alert level in EP

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM – The Directorate General of Civil Defense in the Eastern Province has raised the level of readiness of firefighter and rescue teams to confront fire and other...

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Use the postal service

Saleh Al-Turigee Okaz An outstanding scene that happened last week and widely circulating on social media was the overcrowding in front of the passport departments all over the Kingdom, especially...

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Where is consumer protection?

Saeed Al-Suraihi Okaz When prices in the market shoot up and when businessmen and importers are playing with the prices openly, people search for the Consumer Protection Society but there is no trace...

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Many Saudis combine Eid, summer travel

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Experts in the tourism sector expect a big response from Saudis during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays. With nearly 25 percent of tourists expected to have postponed...

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Ban women from Eid events: Activists

Saudi Gazette report AL-JOUF — A decision to allow women to attend Eid Al-Fitr activities at the Prince Abdul Elah Cultural Center in Sakaka has angered some religious activists, Al-Hayat...

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Eid festivities bond community together

  Mohammed Alshoaiby Saudi Gazette RIYADH – Three-day long festivities are under way as troves of spectators gather throughout the various municipality-sponsored locations to...

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Resorts charge record high rents

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The rents for villas in Jeddah have hit a record high, with the rent of a single-family unit during the six-day Eid Al-Fitr holiday reaching SR40,000. The rent...

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Horseback rides in school curriculum soon: Minister

Ali Bin Gharsan Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — The minister of education has said horseback riding will be added to the general school curriculum soon. Speaking at a perfume launch event in...

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Children no longer spend ‘Eidiya’ on traditional toys

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – When Eid Al-Fitr holidays come, children get happy because they know this is the time when they will get their Eidiya or money gift. Today, most children do want...

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MOH carrying out 46 programs to improve healthcare services

Saudi Gazette report TAIF – The Ministry of Health (MOH) has revealed that it is carrying out 46 projects for improving medical services in all of its health facilities. In an official report...

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Five easy steps to a healthy transition

Saudi Gazette has compiled a list of helpful hints to ease along the transition to healthier eating habits, with sound medical advice from Dr. Kharbotly. 1. Start the day light...

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How to adjust your eating habits after Ramadan

Mohammed Alshoaiby Saudi Gazette RIYADH – Abstaining from food for about 15 hours everyday over the course of a month will drastically change a person’s circadian rhythm, or...

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Eid festivities

Prince Saud Bin Naif, Emir of the Eastern Province, and his deputy Prince Jalawi Bin Abdulaziz Bin Musaed join an Ardha dance during the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations in Dammam Thursday night.

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Faulty rides stopped at Jeddah amusement parks

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Fourteen amusement parks in Jeddah have been told to stop the operation of 16 rides on their premises after they were found to have dangerous defects in them,...

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From swapped babies to swapped bodies

Saeed Al-Suraihi Okaz The Ministry of Health is in the news again but not for accidentally swapping two newborn babies and giving the wrong one to the wrong parents. This time, the ministry swapped two...

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The poor state of our border points

Rashed Al-Fawzan Al-Riyadh There are many border checkpoints around the Kingdom. The most important of these are the entry points that connect us to Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and...

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