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The ‘Riyadh Season’ Events You Don’t Want to Miss Out On

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Now that Riyadh Season is finally upon us, tourists and Saudis can now choose from over 100 events happening across cities over the upcoming few months.

With so much happening and so many entertainment activities going on, it will get difficult to choose and you surely want to see and enjoy everything that is offered during this season. Best thing to do is prioritize, so here are 7 of the most exciting activities, events happening this Riyadh Season. 

1. Winter Wonderland

Even though Riyadh isn’t the city to witness snow and winter activities, there’s a first time to everything! Winter Wonderland is coming all the way from the UK to Riyadh to take you on a journey to a world of fantasy and delight with endless festive entertainment, activities, plays, and much more.

Visitors can enjoy snow parks, penguins and ice-skating rinks, for a city that isn’t known to have winter attractions, visitors are in for big surprises!

Operating Day(s): Sundays and Thursdays

Time: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Tickets: Bought at the gate for 40 SR.

2. WWE

Are you a fan of WWE? Was your dream as a young kid to meet WWE wrestlers? If the answer is yes, then good news because WWE will be making their way to King Fahd International Stadium later this month, with many of the wrestling legends we grew watching!

When: Oct. 31

Time: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Tickets: Any Virgin Megastore branch. Prices range from 25 SR to 2,000 SR.

3. Wonders of the World

The Wonder of the World event introduces the ‘biggest and most intricate’ legos designs that Riyadh has ever seen! You can get to create your own masterpieces and take home a DIY lego kit.

Operating Day(s): Daily (Oct. 20 – Jan. 15)

Time: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Tickets: Virgin Megastore branch or at the entrance for 45 SR.

4. The Illusionists

 

The Illusionists a group of illusionists, magicians, mind readers and more. Seven of them will make an appearance in shows at the Riyadh Winter Wonderland.

Operating Day(s): Daily until Nov.17

Time: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Tickets: Prices range from 100 SR to 450 SR.

5. The Color Run

The Color Run is known to be the happiest 5K on the planet, and is one of the most entertaining events ever. As runners, who start their journey in white, get doused with colors at every 1-KM checkpoint.

When: Oct. 26

Time: 7 a.m. – 12 pm.

Tickets: Between 50 SR to 100 SR.

6. Anime Expo

All the way from Japan to Riyadh, the Anime Expo is coming with the characters of your favorite anime including One Piece, Death Note and Detective Conan.

When: Nov. 14 – 16

Time: 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.

7. Cirque Du Soliel BAZZAR

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Did you miss out on the one on one interview sessions with Stacy Clark, casting director of Cirque du Soleil? Don’t worry, we have some fantastic group sessions open to ALL artists in a group format scheduled: 12.30pm Wed 27th and Fri 29th of November in the Workshop BigTop @ Australian Circus Festival. With over 1,500 artists performing across 21 shows in operation, plus seasonal and short-term projects and new creations in the pipeline, the Cirque du Soleil casting team is kept busy! Join Director of Casting, Stacy Clark in an interactive chat, as she demystifies the casting process and highlights the diverse and varied profiles the Casting team recruits all year round. Come armed with your questions to ensure a dynamic exchange! To find out more details about the Australian Circus Festival, visit: www.australiancircusfestival.org @cirquedusoleil @cirquedusoleilcasting #cirquedusoleil #cirquedusoleilcasting #cirquedusoleilovo #cirquedusoleiltotem #cirquedusoleilindia #cirquedusoleilcrystal #cirquedusoleiljoya #cirquedusoleilatsea #cirquedusoleilvolta #cirquedusoleilcasting #cirquedusoleillasvegas #cirquedusoleilluzia #cirquedusoleilcorteo #cirquedusoleilzumanity #cirquedusoleilalegria #cirquedusoleiltoruk #cirquedusoleilamaluna #cirquedusoleilmakeup #cirquedusoleilo #cirquedusoleilkooza #cirquedusoleilbrasil #cirquedusoleillove #cirquedusoleilbazzar #cirquedusoleilka #cirquedusoleilvarekai #cirquedusoleilkurios #cirquedusoleilparamour #cirquedusoleilmystere #cirquedusoleilavatar #cirquedusoleilsep7imodia #cirquedusoleilmexico

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Cirque Du Soliel BAZZAR is “an eclectic lab of infinite creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers and musicians craft an awe-inspiring spectacle.” The troupe of performers are heading your way back to Saudi Arabia give you the time of your life.

Cirque Du Soliel will be in town for four weeks at Expo Land starting next month.

When: Nov. 1 – Dec. 7

Time: Shows at 4:20 p.m./ 6:15 p.m./ 8:30 p.m./ 10:25 p.m.

Tickets: Ranging from 75 SR to 500 SR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Express How You Feel About the Pandemic in Ithra’s International Covid-19 Exhibition

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The King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has launched a new exciting international Covid-19 exhibition that features a collective introspection on the pandemic.

The exceptional exhibition expresses different perspectives on the pandemic through a collection of thoughts, memories and feeling. In a way, really opening the stage to people’s various experiences.

For the  actual show which will go live in July, Ithra is looking for brand-new artworks, images, or documentation that symbolizes the pandemic.

Ithra is currently inviting submissions for the gallery will go live to the public in July. If you believe you have something to share, don’t hesitate to apply at this link.

“Join a global exhibit and share with us those personal objects and the stories behind them in Ithra’s upcoming COVID-19 Exhibit. It could be a photograph that put a daily smile on you, a musical instrument that became your getaway, perhaps the pen you used to write your journal, or even a mug, item of clothing or a toy. If you have a particular object that you turned to for comfort, inspiration, or even in frustration during the COVID-19 pandemic we want to hear from you.” The website wrote calling out for artists.

“While this is an unprecedented time, it is also an unprecedented moment of global solidarity,” said Laila Faddagh, Ithra’s head of museums. “Art is about connecting people through culture — and culture is based on the exchange of ideas and identities — but we connect maybe even more easily through common objects.”

“Ithra is in Saudi Arabia, but, as a leading center for global culture, we want to include people from around the world. In the spirit of welcome, warmth and empathy — especially now during the pandemic — it is an opportunity to connect with everyone, from anywhere.” He added.

Share with us your thoughts on the exhibition and if you’re planning on taking part of such a magnificent movement.

 

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Year of Arabic Calligraphy Extended Into 2021

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Year of Arabic Calligraphy Extended Into 2021

The Ministry of Culture has announced the extension of the Year of Arabic Calligraphy campaign into 2021 due to the current crisis of the coronavirus pandemic.

Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan tweeted the announcement earlier on Sunday.

 

“Due to the exceptional circumstances, and what the world is witnessing in the coronavirus pandemic, the Year of Arabic Calligraphy 2020 has been extended into 2021. We will overcome this crisis and continue to fulfill our dreams,” the minister tweeted.

The year-long celebration was designed to show the true identity of Saudi Arabia and to be a source of inspiration for artists around the world. In addition to highlighting the importance and historical significance of Arabic calligraphy.

The year of Arabic calligraphy will also play a vital role in passing down the language through generations, the generations that are close to losing their mother language.

Artists were invited to submit ideas and project proposals that highlights Arabic calligraphy, and winners were to be provided partial or full financial media and logistical sponsorship from the ministry.

“The impact of the current circumstances and the Kingdom’s efforts in limiting the spread of the coronavirus necessitated the postponement of many cultural events organized by the Ministry of Culture.” The ministry’s official spokesman, Abdulkareem Al-Hameed, said.

Let us all look at this extension as an opportunity for us all who are interested to join, to have the time to come up with different artistic ideas to take part and win not as an unfortunate news.

Visit the Ministry’s website for more information.

 

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Organizers of Expo 2020 Dubai Are Studying A Potential One-Year Postponement

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Organizers of Expo 2020 Dubai Are Studying A Potential One-Year Postponement

The long-awaited global event Expo 2020 Dubai was set to kick start six months from now, but due to the current unfortunate events, organizers of the event are currently looking into postponing the event till next year.

 

In a conference call that brought together members of the event’s steering committee, which comprises local government officials and foreign country representatives, all agreed that a delay is indeed needed and that the Paris-based based Bureau International des Expositions, or BIE, should study this option. The BIE awards the global event and its member states will have the final say regarding the matter.

“The World’s Greatest Show” was expected to witness the arrival of around 11 million overseas visitors who were eager to come and enjoy the event’s unique medley culture, business, trade, and technology featuring pavilions from 192 countries.

“The global situation is fast moving, and remains unpredictable,” the event’s managing director, Reem Al Hashemi, said in a statement issued on state news agency WAM.

For years now, organizers and officials have regarded the showcase exhibition as the perfect boost for Dubai’s economy and billions of dollars have already been spent on marketing, building hotels and facilities for the global event.

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