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What to Expect From Al-Soudah Season

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Al-Soudah Season in Asir region is part of the 2019 Saudi Seasons initiative and is launching on August 1st in the the beautiful area of Al-Soudah that sees natural beauty, ranging from forests and highlands to its incredible climate.

Here’s what you should expect to take place during the festivities of this season!

6 Arab artists will lit the season up with a number of concerts, starting with Kadem Al Saher who will perform on the second day of the season and Superstar Ahlam on the 16th of August in Talal Maddah Theater. 

 

On the third day, Rashed Al Majed will take on the stage alongside the artist Al Aseel. On the final and last day, the Kuwaiti artist Nawal will perform with Abady El Gohwar. 

As for the activities, the season will include a number of daredevil ones for adrenaline junkies, such as bungee jumping, slingshot and zip-lining, in addition to an amazing wing-suit show.

It is worth mentioning that this season is part of the “2019 Saudi Seasons” initiative which is a result of efforts from several public institutions under the leadership of a higher committee headed by His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, deputy prime minister and chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs and chairman of the events committee.

The committee includes the Ministry of Culture, the General Entertainment Authority, and the General Sports Authority, the general commission for exhibitions and conventions and in coordination with all specialized institutions.

Al-Soudah Season is just one of the many seasons that are being held in light of this initiative, other seasons include Taif, Al Diriyah, Season national day, Al-Ula season and more yet to launch over the upcoming months.

 

 

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International Orchestra Delivers Remarkable Performance in Rose Village

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The city of Taif has witnessed a remarkable performance from Ukrainian and Russian musicians who played symphonies by Mozart and Beethoven at the Rose Village in Arrudaf Park. 

The show made sure to take on the theme of Ward village and therefore had the musicians dressed as white flowers and imitated rose ones, the thing that made the show extra special and personalized.

 

The musicians played from a height of seven meters, and still managed to delight the entire crowd with their amazing performance of the famous symphonies.

The reason behind having such a huge event as Ward village is to promote and show recognition for the rose as an icon to the city.

“The festival’s content was elaborated, and all the activities and events organized so as to promote the value, and the social and economic significance of Taif’s roses,” Mashaal Al-Rashid, head of the company organizing the Rose Village Festival, stated.

The orchestra were chosen carefully as they were selected from a number of countries after having delivered several performances in many capitals.

 

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Saudi Technical Students to Participate in a Global Competition

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Students and experts from Saudi Arabia will showcase their innovative skills in the ‘WorldSkills‘ competition for aircraft maintenance and welding, taking place in Kazan, Russia on Thursday.

The competition will include representatives from 75 different countries across the world and will last for 6 days.

“This is a biennial global competition during which more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries compete in 56 various categories,” said the CEO of Colleges of Excellence Dr. Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri. 

“The competition covers industrial and service professions with the highest international standards to promote technical and vocational training and raise awareness about the impact of such training.

“This competition aims to shed light on the importance of technical skills, encourage young people to acquire them, discover their skills and develop them and find cooperation opportunities among contestants and different sectors,” he added.

The following are the qualified participants from international technical colleges and strategic partnership institutes: Idris Abduljalil Al-Haji from the International Aviation Technical College (IATC) in Riyadh, Hassan Hussain Al-Rashid from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services, aircraft maintenance expert Ibrahim Khalid Yamani from IATC, and welding expert engineer Ghazi Mohammed Al-Mustanir from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services.

We wish the students the best of luck and we certainly have faith in them that they will give us utter pride.

 

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Ward Village: The Hero Event of This Taif Season

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Ever since its launch, the Taif Season has turned the entire city into a magnet attracting visitors from all the surrounding regions, and the main hero of the events this year and the one proving to be the most popular is the Ward Village. 

Rose Village has so far has been bringing daily around 10,000 people to Arrudaf Park, where they get to spend the entire day there enjoying the live entertainment and shows.

“By the end of August, when the total number of those who visited our village is disclosed, I am sure the figures will be surprising. For the time being, we can say that we receive about 10,000 people per day. The exact number will be announced at the end of Taif Season,” a spokesman said.

What makes the event special is that the village is bringing together art, dance performances and music all together by blending them with the fragrant roses in the summer resort.

The village also brought one of Europe’s leading entertainment troupes and bands who helped create an amazing atmosphere for visitors and added a touch of joy for visitors.

 

“Some activities are repeated three times a day to cater for the flow of visitors who come at different times,” he added.

Activities include the rose lab, where attendees get to learn all about the rose oil industry and how fragrances are made, it includes all the steps from when the rose is picked to condensation and, finally, bottling.

 

Another show you don’t want to miss out on is the horrible rose shows, yep I didn’t misspell that, the horrible rose introduces to multiple rooms with dim lighting, sound effects and characters from horror movies! The surprises inside are what make the visitors’ experiences unforgettable.

 

You can also pitch in and help in making the local traditional handmade products, and create a sentimental souvenir with a memory that will last forever.

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