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What Events are taking place this Weekend During the Sharqiah Season

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This weekend of the Sharqiah Season has A LOT in store for you, with an impressive line up of entertainment programs, from concerts to a film festival to an air race.

The action kicks off with the annual Film Festival, that will be happening from the 21st of March at the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in Dhahran. The festival aims at promoting local productions, with around 143 productions and scripts being submitted this year in the film festival.

Besides the motion picture competition, the festival will also include a panel discussions and specialized workshops. In this fifth edition, the film event will be honoring two Gulf cinematic giants: the late Saudi actor Lutfi Zini and UAE’s Masoud Amralla Al Ali.

All participating films will be shown during the film festival, and there will be a Golden Palm award handed to the best documentary about a Saudi city and best poster. A winners’ presentation will be held during the closing ceremony, and then the films will be screened at the Ithra center.

Now, to the long anticipated Red Bull Air Race Event, that will happen starting from today and till the 23rd. The Air Race Demo will provide the audience with a warm-up for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019 season finale, that is taking place in Saudi Arabia next November.

The Color Run is also happening this Saturday, and it will kick off between 5 a.m. and noon with rest areas that will be offering refreshments and entertainment between stops. The run is one you don’t want to miss, make sure you dress up in an old white shirt; because it will be doused with colors at the end of every KM.

Last but not least, the Music Festival will feature performances by a number of mega stars at Dammam’s Life Park, including US rapper Pitbull and Canadian DJ Deadmau5 will take to the stage on March 21. While Amr Diab and US-Moroccan rapper French Montana, and American singer Akon will take on the stage March 22.

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On March 22nd, regional artists Assala Nasri and Mutrif Al-Mutrif will perform, while Nabil Shuail and Hatem Al-Iraqi take on the stage on March 23, all concerts are to be held at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Center in Al-Qatif.

Sharqiah Season is the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment that are planned for this year, and will be running until the end of the month with more than 83 different events taking place across nine different cities in the region.

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Beaches of the Kingdom Are About to Get Cleaner with This New Campaign

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Beaches of the Kingdom are about to get cleaner with the ‘Let’s Make Them Cleaner’ initiative, which was launched on Friday by the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

Professional divers are taking part of the campaign as volunteers who are ready to clean the beaches and seabeds of Saudi Arabia, in order to save the marine environment from pollution.

The initiative is one of the events launched for Saudi and International Volunteer Day, which is celebrated every year on the 5th of December.

Entitles ‘Ataa Watan,’ the event covers several programs and activities across Saudi Arabia, they were held in partnership with government bodies and NGOs.

So far, the ministry launched five initiatives throughout this year, as part of the Voluntary Work Platform it launched on March 31, 2020.

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Winter Season Set to Kick Off With Over 300 Touristic Experiences in 17 Destinations!

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Residents and visitors of the Kingdom are getting ready to welcome the new year with a number of touristic experiences, as the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) announced the kick off of its latest season of adventures on the 10th of December.

The season will until March 2021 and will offer 300 touristic experiences in 17 destinations in the Kingdom and 200 private sector establishments will take part.

Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said that the winter season is part of the Saudi tourism system’s efforts with its partners to provide visitors with an amazing tourism experience, it’s a way for them to fall in love with the incredible winter climate of the Kingdom and discover its geographical diversity.

The minister also reassured visitors that the STA is extremely keen on coordinating with health authorities to implement precautionary measures against COVID-19 in order to ensure a safe tourism experience.

The STA is also quite keen on maintaining and implementing all the precautionary measures against the virus, in coordination with the health authorities.

“The authority’s efforts and initiatives are continuous with the launch of the Saudi winter season under the slogan ‘Winter is Around You’.” STA CEO Fahd Hamidaddin said.

“We count a lot on the creativity and efforts of the media to present the bright image of what the Kingdom has to offer; its charming nature and rich cultural heritage, the generosity and hospitality of its people, and its many landmarks, sites, and destinations that contribute into make the Kingdom a unique experience for all.” He added.

The tourist experience will cover campsite adventures, local cuisine, hiking, relaxation, beach activities and rural and adventure activities.

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Oasis Riyadh: A 3-Month Long Event Worth of Fun Activities & More to Kick Off!

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Saudi Arabia is getting ready to celebrate the New Year with three months worth of celebrations!

The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and the International Company for Organizing Events and Activities, in cooperation with Seven Experience and Rotana audio and video company, has announced their latest project for luxury entertainment and it is set to kick off in the Kingdom’s desert.

The GEA will launch the “Oasis Riyadh” event in January and it will last for three months. The event falls under the “Ideas for Entertainment” initiative, launched by Turki Al-Shikh, chairman of the Board of Directors of GEA.

This is only the beginning! As there are 19 more entertaining ideas that Al-Shikh promised to throw, with precautionary measures in mind of course! The events will take place on a large area in one of the wild areas north of Riyadh, so that social distancing can be maintained.

According to organizer, visitors will get to enjoy a fun atmosphere with a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including concerts, sports games, and activities suitable for various visitors, with the presence of a group of the most famous international restaurants.

The event will include pavilions who will get to display and sell a wide range of unique products that goes along with the event’s theme.

The winter events will see performances from Saudi artists, featuring many aesthetic elements and entertainment nature.

We can’t wait for these festivities to kick off and we certainly can’t wait to witness what the new year will hold!

 

 

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