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New Souk Okaz format enhances tourist experience

RIYADH, August 15, 2019

Souk Okaz, part of the annual Taif Season currently underway in Taif, Saudi Arabia, is featured in a new format this year, including the introduction of the Arab Neighborhood, which features pavilions showcasing 11 Arab countries.
 
The infrastructure of Souk Okaz has been restructured to enhance the visitor experience and create a correlation between the elements and components of the market to boost tourism. 
 
The restructuring and rebuilding of Souk Okaz involved the contribution of 14 Saudi engineers, who took on the difficult challenge, working for 90 days from design to completion. Saudi technicians also contributed to the implementation and operation of many events. 
 
It also has a number of historically-themed areas, such as markets, Okaz knights and a language and culture square. Visitors have been impressed by the facilities available, including the restaurants and cafes, an area dedicated to productive families, and the main theatre.  
 
The engineers who worked on the project expressed their happiness with the experience, which has developed their knowledge and capabilities as they worked to expand the operational space and service facilities in the market three-fold, said a statement. 
 
Taif Season is aiming to attract more than one million visitors, highlighting the region’s clement weather and positioning it as the Arab summer resort destination. – TradeArabia News Service
 



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