Jubail’s Heritage Festival

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Wali Y.

This booth featured a wide array of Pakistani culture.

 The Royal Commission of Jubail (RCJ) is organizing their annual Heritage and Craft Festival on the Fanateer water front from March 15-31.

“It was awesome, it gave such a good feel of what’s going on in Jubail from an Arabic point of view and also from the surrounding areas. […] They also have that huge international section which every expat, I think, in Jubail should see,” commented Felicity Langhans, the school nurse.

Traditional handmade Saudi baskets are being sold
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Traditional handmade Saudi baskets are being sold

On the the RCJ’s official website , Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Muhammadi, director of the RCJ’s social services department and general supervisor of the festival, states his beliefs about how the event supports citizens producing traditional crafts and food by giving them a location to market and sell their products.

This year’s festival boasts the Names of Allah exhibition and a studio at the Knowledge Village for children. There were also numerous small booths filled with various handcrafted goods such as pottery, carpets, and baskets along with global foods and pieces of art.

Spices and other food stuffs were sold at the Yemen booth
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Spices and other food stuffs were sold at the Yemen booth

Go-karts and a jumping castle were also included for the kids. Tour guides were available in the National Geographic section to provide people with insight and facts on world culture. “I thought it was really amazing and culturally stimulating. I love how the eyes smiled at you through burkas. […] There was a lot of colors, smells and food. It was really quite nice.” commented Julie Franco, a third grade teacher.