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The city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia solidifies its presence in the global film arena by hosting the Saudi Film Festival, scheduled to run from November 30 to December 9. This year marks the third edition of the festival in Jeddah, underscoring Saudi Arabia’s aspirations to nurture its burgeoning film industry.
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World’s Fairs are global events that celebrate great human achievements in engineering, culture and innovation. For example, the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris saw the construction of the Eiffel Tower, a feat of engineering designed to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution on the occasion of this exhibition. Almost 140 years later, Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, a country with towering ambitions, has been chosen to host Expo 2030. This choice was determined by a secret ballot in which Riyadh received 119 votes out of 165.
Along Morocco’s Atlantic coastline lies the Souss-Massa National Reserve. Bordered to the north by the town of Agadir and to the south by Aglou, the park covers 33,800 hectares. A breathtaking natural site, where you can stroll while observing Saharan animals and migratory birds. A must-see for nature lovers!
Located in the northern suburbs of Tunis, La Goulette is renowned for its seaside feel. Tourists and families from the region come here to eat fresh fish, enjoy the sunny terraces and relax in the Big Blue. The name comes from the Italian “gola”, meaning gorge in French. A place of cultural cross-fertilization, La Goulette has long been home to Maltese and southern Italians. Rich in these influences, it’s not uncommon to hear phrases from the Sicilian dialect in Goulette’s alleyways.
Travelling to Morocco doesn’t have to involve a plane ticket. There’s a simpler, more economical way: gastronomy! From pastilla to harira to chermoula, you’re on board for this Maghreb country in no time. Ready for take-off? Here are our top 5 Moroccan culinary specialties.