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Old Feb 6th 2014, 7:16 am
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Saudi Arabia to spend $9bn developing beach for tourists

Saudi Arabia will spend SR34bn ($9bn) developing a beach on its east coast into a tourism destination, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has said.

SCTA vice president Hamad Alsimaeel said the Al Uqair Development Company had attracted SR17bn worth of investments to develop the beach, while general investment in the Al Uqair area was expected to reach SR34bn, Arab News reported.

Tourists would begin flocking to the area, near the kingdom’s borders with Qatar and Bahrain, in early 2017.


http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi...ts-529992.html

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Old Feb 6th 2014, 7:46 am
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So it will have booze and tourists will be allowed to dress as if they are in a compound? Cause otherwise, who would want to go there
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Saudi Arabia to spend $9bn developing beach for tourists

Saudi Arabia will spend SR34bn ($9bn) developing a beach on its east coast into a tourism destination, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has said.

SCTA vice president Hamad Alsimaeel said the Al Uqair Development Company had attracted SR17bn worth of investments to develop the beach, while general investment in the Al Uqair area was expected to reach SR34bn, Arab News reported.

Tourists would begin flocking to the area, near the kingdom’s borders with Qatar and Bahrain, in early 2017.


http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi...ts-529992.html

Well flock me.
I better get my burkini ready then...ah wait...they don't have tourist visas....maybe I become Muslim and take a trip to the beach during Umrah. NOT.
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
So it will have booze and tourists will be allowed to dress as if they are in a compound? Cause otherwise, who would want to go there
All those for whom such pursuits hold no interest I guess. Must be plenty of them globally I guess
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Tourists would begin flocking to the area, near the kingdom’s borders with Qatar and Bahrain, in early 2017.[/I]

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I do not know which hack started it, but the word "flocking"/"flocks" has invariably been appearing since time immemorial in any news item in the Gulf when referring to people going to a mall or park or event

Thye never go to or visit a place; they "flock"
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Saudi Arabia to spend $9bn developing beach for tourists

Saudi Arabia will spend SR34bn ($9bn) developing a beach on its east coast into a tourism destination, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has said.

SCTA vice president Hamad Alsimaeel said the Al Uqair Development Company had attracted SR17bn worth of investments to develop the beach, while general investment in the Al Uqair area was expected to reach SR34bn, Arab News reported.

Tourists would begin flocking to the area, near the kingdom’s borders with Qatar and Bahrain, in early 2017.


http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi...ts-529992.html

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Muslim tourists I assume?
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by Maxima View Post
I do not know which hack started it, but the word "flocking"/"flocks" has invariably been appearing since time immemorial in any news item in the Gulf when referring to people going to a mall or park or event

Thye never go to or visit a place; they "flock"
whilst certainly not the most popular word in history for once the papers are bang on trend as its use once more comes into fashion

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well **** me

hopeless derail but the word **** is less common now than it was around 1650

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So it will have booze and tourists will be allowed to dress as if they are in a compound? Cause otherwise, who would want to go there
Millions of people already in Saudi or who come to Saudi who are not interested in booze and bikinis.

Try Salam Park in Riyadh on a Friday and it is packed with people having a picnic, none of whom are drinking booze and all of whom are dressed appropriately for the surroundings.
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Millions of people already in Saudi or who come to Saudi who are not interested in booze and bikinis.

Try Salam Park in Riyadh on a Friday and it is packed with people having a picnic, none of whom are drinking booze and all of whom are dressed appropriately for the surroundings.
Ah yes, and those people are interested in beaches...appropriately dressed.
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and I thought that those 5 million + Hajjis they are getting every year were enough
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Ah yes, and those people are interested in beaches...appropriately dressed.
Any excuse to have a picnic and get fatter. If the beach does happen one thing they will have to do is have an army of litterpickers. The amount of crap lying around when people leave is terrible.
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Ah yes, and those people are interested in beaches...appropriately dressed.

I am sure it is going to be an interesting place to have in Saudi. Mind you, there are lots of Saudi men who have never seen white flesh in real life. I am sure those guys will be delighted to have those beaches on their shores so they can come along with their binoculars and enjoy the sceneries. It is going to be birds watching, Saudi style!
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I am sure it is going to be an interesting place to have in Saudi. Mind you, there are lots of Saudi men who have never seen white flesh in real life. I am sure those guys will be delighted to have those beaches on their shores so they can come along with their binoculars and enjoy the sceneries. It is going to be birds watching, Saudi style!
Well...there , there....wishful thinking at its finest.
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Ah yes, and those people are interested in beaches...appropriately dressed.
Obviously
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