Jeddah, February 8: Over 8,00,000 visitors from 16 different cities and abroad visited Jeddah Spring festival 2017 since its opening on Jan. 26. Notably, this festival has broken all the records as it has attracted the highest number of visitors. The main objective of the festival was to form a relationship between the people and their surroundings, strengthen ties between neighbours and provide them with better services.
The Jeddah Spring Festival covers 50,000 square meters, with more than 400 exhibitors. The festival also has a folk village, zoo, amusement park and tents to facilitate the visitors with a traditional and cultural touch. The Spring Festival provided jobs to the youths and occupy young people and the community with recreational programs, competitions and exhibitions.
Interestingly, the festival organisers hope to attract 2 million visitors during the month-long festival. The Jeddah Spring Festival showcases Saudi Arabia’s customs and traditions through programs for families and visitors to the Kingdom. The spring festival is organized by the Association of Neighborhood Centers in Jeddah and is being held on King’s Road in front of the Red Sea Mall.
Majid Althagafi, a visitor of the festival, said the association neighborhood centers did a great job by organizing such an event for families. He said such festival should be arranged on a large scale to enjoy the open and fresh air, as people always stay in air-conditioned homes and malls.
Hassan Al-Zahrani, secretary-general of the council of the Association of Neighborhood Centers in Jeddah, said ‘Jeddah Spring Festival’ is one of the most important festivals of Jeddah that targets patrons and visitors during spring break, giving an atmosphere of fun and entertainment through programs and cultural activities. He also said that the association formed committees to prepare for the festival. He called on all sectors to participate in this festival, which is seeking to contribute to the development of the country’s economy.
Notably, a huge number of Indian crows living in Saudi are also taking part in this festival as visitors also and as exhibitors also.