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The Adrenaline-Fueled Activities of Al-Soudah Season



Al-Soudah Season is one of the 12 seasons happening their year and it kicked off just yesterday with so many activities set to take place.

Among these activities are a number of adrenaline-fueled program taking place in Saudi Arabia’s most naturally stunning regions, the following are for adrenaline junkies and not for the lighthearted!

1- Trekking Trail

The trekking trail will take you on an interesting adventure through the mountains that will surround you the entire way of you and your family’s trekking trip.

2- Ropes Course

Visitors of both genders who are physically fit can get to climb through 10 stages, each of length 10 meters and at a height of three meters (3 meters) for children, and six meters high (6 m) for adults who are more fit to take on the challenge.

The course is of course provided with a Swiss safety system, so you don’t have to miss out on the fun out of fear!

3- Cycling

Cycling along the green trees and high mountain is certainly the right way to ride a bike! The entire way will be adventure-filled while still enjoying the scenery of the surrounding green areas.

150 bicycles will be available along with a support team available 24/7.

4- Bungee Jumping

The participant will be secured by a rope around their legs to jump from 65m height and live the experience of flying.

5- Slingshot

Participants will get to live a one of a kind experience where they will be pulled 40 meters back and left at 100 km/h speed per half second and height that reach up to 120 meters. We said it, these activities aren’t for the lighthearted!

6- Spartan Race

Five kilometers that will certainly get you out of your comfort zone! The Spartan international race contains 18 obstacles on your way of finishing that race.

7- Paragliding

Paragliding is an astounding activity where the aviator uses a glider (2 seats) to take the visitor on a flying trip!

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The Kingdom is Getting Its Very Own Version of Coachella!




Leave everything that you’re doing because this is news you don’t want to skip! The Kingdom has announced that AlUla Desert will host its very own version of Coachella.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival held in California’s Coachella Valley, and now this major event is coming your way to the Arabian desert, AlUla.

Desert X is collaborating with the Royal Commission for AlUla to present Desert X AlUla, which will take place in the historically significant place AlUla and with its stunning beauty and cultural heritage, the event will certainly captivate visitors.

“Desert X is expanding beyond the borders of the California desert and going international,” the organizers announced on Instagram. “Furthering our mission to connect desert communities and cultures around the world through contemporary art, Desert X is collaborating with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) to present Desert X AlUla, which will take place in the desert of AlUla in northwest Saudi Arabia, a historically significant place of outstanding beauty and cultural heritage, and home to the country’s first UNESCO world heritage site, Hegra.”

The event is coming faster than you might think, as it scheduled for next year in January.

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International Celebrities Rock the Red Carpet During the Joy Forum19




The Joy Forum19 is a major industry event organized by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), the event plays a huge role in placing the Kingdom on the global entertainment map.

Yesterday, the event witnessed 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.

Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director Jackie Chan

martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme.

More celebrities from the across the world walked the red carpet, including American actor Jason Momoa, star of Aquaman; Amr Adeeb, Balqis Fathi, Yusra, Boosy Shalabi, Lojien, Aseel Omran, Mohammed Hamaki, Nawal AlZoghbi, Talal Salama, Ahlam Al-Shamsi, Hussain AlJismi, Suad Abdulla, Ibrahem Alharbi, Tariq Alali and Abdulnaser Darweesh.

Jason Momoa, star of Aquaman along Egyptian comedian Mohamed Henedy

During yesterday’s event, the GEA took the opportunity and signed a number of important agreements that included a financing guarantee program for small and medium-sized enterprises.

“Our message is for both, locally and internationally. Me and my generation suffered a lot, we had lots of time on our hands,” GEA chairman Turki Al-Sheikh stated at the event.

“Today you are witnessing things we have never had in Saudi Arabia. We have 300,000 visitors to our events, and our sales have hit 80 percent.” Al-Sheikh added.

During the event, co-founder and CEO of the Saudi Arabian Myrkott Animation Studio, Abdulaziz AlMuzaini expressed his gratitude to King Salman and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have dreamed of this moment or this panel.” He said.

The private gala dinner hosted 500 guests while the red carpet elegantly showcased where Saudi Arabia is heading in terms of the entertainment industry.


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Saudi Film ‘The Perfect Candidate’ Is Now An Oscar Contender




Saudi director Haifaa Al-Mansour just made history once again with her feature film ‘The Perfect Candidate‘ becoming the first ever Saudi Arabian Oscar contender.

The movie is produced by Los Angeles based Al-Mansour and Brad Niemann and for the first time, the Saudi Film Council showed tremendous support to the movie.

Now, the movie is competing for the award of Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. 

The film has also been screened in several prestigious international festivals including the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival and just recently, the movie has been chosen to be distributed in the UK by ‘Modern Films’.

The movie revolves around a young doctor called Maryam who decides to run for public office and in doing so, she starts to face obstacles along the way that are of course related to gender. The movie takes us on a journey of how the heroine, played by Mila Alzahrani, is trying to break stereotypes and gender inequality.

Saudi Arabia continues to diversify its economy and open to new cultural opportunities and that’s why having a Saudi film submitted by the Saudi Academy Awards Committee to the Oscars is considered a milestone.


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