Monday, 01 October 2007
By Mohammed Al-Kinani and Adel Al-Malki
A PARADE of boats, a fishing contest and a safe diving event will be held in the five-day Obhur Tourism Festival beginning on the first day of Eid.
Private citizens will join the Coast Guard in the boat parades daily from 4 to 6 P.M. The fishing contest will be held on the fourth day of the festival from 5 A.M. to 5 P.M. Also, a safe diving event that aims to raise awareness among divers on how to preserve the marine environment will be held on the third and fourth day of the festival.
Saleh Al-Turki, head of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) that organized the festival, said holding these activities in Jeddah is apt since the city "is different from others with many visitors marveling at the sites they see here."
The Obhur Festival will be held under the patronage of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah region.