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2019 Recap: Highlights and Moments that Will Never Be Forgotten

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2019 is coming an end and closing its last page tonight and looking back at this year, we can really say that it was one hell of a year for the Kingdom!

It witnessed many firsts and saw incredible performances from international superstars, from all the seasons that were hosted to the countless concerts and exhibitions, we can fairly say that 2019 was one epic year and here are some this year’s highlights and grand moments that we will never ever forget.

The Kingdom celebrating New Year’s Eve for the first time!

For the first time in its history, the Kingdom will celebrate New Year’s Eve and that indeed will be a great closure to 2019, proving that this year has been indeed the year of change.

The Kingdom finally welcoming tourists!

Saudi Arabia opening up for tourists and finally issuing visas might just be the greatest thing to happen in 2019, and soon after this happened, influencers were quick to visit the city for the first time and shared with the world some epic pictures that showcase the beauty of the Kingdom that was kept hidden away for centuries.

Basically every moment from MDL Beast

The Kingdom hosting the largest music festival in the region was one of the most epic events! MDL Beast brought the biggest names in EDM music from David Guetta, Tiesto, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Black Coffee, to Steve Aoki and more!

The event also attracted a huge number of influencers and celebrities who came all the way to the Kingdom to witness the making of historical moments.

Breaking Guinness World Records

The first one was during the Crown Prince Camel Festival, when the Kingdom broke the record by creating a giant statue of a camel. The second one was awarded for Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival for being the world’s largest falcon racing tournament ever.

Launching the Red Sea International Film Festival

Another great leap for the Kingdom and that is encouraging aspiring filmmakers who are eager for a platform to showcase their work in, Saudi Arabia launched the Red Sea International Film Festival which will be an annual film festival held in Jeddah.

The first edition will kick off in 2020.

Women of Saudi Arabia Rocking this year

Women of Saudi Arabia also ruled this year with Dania Akeel becoming first Saudi woman to obtainher Speed Bikes Competition license following her application for the Saudi Arabian Motorsport Federation, and then there was also Reema Juffali who became the first Saudi female racer to compete at the Diriyah Circuit. 

The Joy Forum 19

Organized by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), the major industry event saw a number of mega stars and entertainment pioneers from across the world, such as Indian actor and film producer Shah Rukh Khan; Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director Jackie Chan and Belgian actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme.

The Launch of Winter Wonderland

The famous Winter Wonderland came all the way from UK to Riyadh on October 20 and brought visitors snow parks, penguins and ice-skating rinks, for a city that isn’t known to have winter attractions, visitors were in for big surprises!

Now, of course the Kingdom witnessed way more grand moments and highlights, we can go on and on about the concerts alone and we will never be able to remember all! One thing we know for sure is that 2019 proved to be one lit year and showed the world a side of Riyadh that no one ever imagined to see. Here’s a recap of some of the concerts that took place.

Happy new year everyone! We can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for us.

 

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Manga Company Collaborates with NEOM For Saudi Animation Series

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Saudi Manga productions, a subsidiary company of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Misk Foundation, announced a fun collaboration with NEOM.

The $500-billion megacity project in the Kingdom’s northwest will host the second season of “Future Folktales,” the Saudi animated series that attracted a global audience of over 70 million!

Dr. Essam Bukhary, CEO of Manga Productions, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with NEOM for the setting of the second season of ‘Future Folktales.’ This partnership brings Saudi Arabia’s creative industry together with NEOM, an incubator of creative capabilities and ground-breaking technologies that embodies the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”

He also added that the link-up supported the company’s goal of inspiring future generations “to be part of the development of NEOM and build a bright future for all humanity.”

Al-Nasr said: “We encourage those in the creative industry around the world to participate in Manga’s competition which will be held in 2021.”

Abdul Aziz Al-Naghmoush, business development manager at Manga Productions, said: “Since its establishment, Manga has been committed to investing and developing talents to enrich Saudi Arabia’s creative industry.

“Our partnership with NEOM supports this commitment by being the home and future of dreamers and doers.” He added.

 

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Netflix Teams Up With Saudi Arabian Telfaz 11 To Produce 8 Films

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The global entertainment service Netflix has partnered with Saudi Arabian production and financing group Telfaz11 to produce eight new films.

This exciting collaboration will allow global Netflix members to gain an insight into the life and culture of Saudis. The mixed range of films, which will highlight the Kingdom’s knack for comedy, which will appeal to 195 millions members with diverse taste in films.

“Great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere. We are expanding our library of Saudi content and showcasing the beauty of Saudi storytelling by joining forces with its creators to produce authentic and intriguing stories that will resonate with both Arab and global audiences,” Nuha El Tayeb, Director, Content Acquisitions, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at Netflix, said. “We hope that Telfaz’s work will offer Netflix members around the world a chance to experience Saudi culture, humour and art.”

Telfaz11’s CEO and Co-Founder Alaa Fadan also expressed his excitement to join forces with Netflix, the thing that proves Telfaz11’s success, he also added the movies will “showcase for global audiences the incredible culture, locations and talent that exists within both our region and the Telfaz11 filmmaker network.”

The first of the films, which are all developed and produced by Telfaz11, is scheduled for a late 2021 release.

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Top Saudi Titles Make it to a Catalogue of 44 Arab Movies on Netflix

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Netflix, the leading entertainment giant, is releasing a new cataglogue that will include 44 movies by Arab directors, such as Youssef Chahine, Youssry Nasrallah, Nadine Labaki, Moustapha Akkad, Anne Marie Jacir, Laila Marrakchi and many more.

Among the list are Saudi titles that have made their debut on Netflix this year, including the newly released and first Saudi thriller and drama series, “Whispers,” the award-winning short film collection “Six Windows in the Desert,” and the first Saudi animation movie, “Masameer.”

The new catalogue will bring together cinematic masterpieces and contemporary rising stars from the Arab world’s entertainment industry, this way giving a platform to Arab talents to display their work.

The stories come from the UAE, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Algeria and Sudan.

“We want more people around the world to have access to great stories and have the chance to see their lives represented on screen,” said Netflix MENAT Director of Content Acquisitions Nuha El-Tayeb.

“We also believe that great stories come from anywhere and can travel everywhere, connecting with audiences far beyond their place or language of origin,” El-Tayeb added.

“We’re honored to share these classic and contemporary films with our members in the Arab world and globally.”

You can already find some of these film on Netflix and the rest will be available soon.

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