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What You Need to Know About this Year’s Saudi Design Week

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Saudi Design Week has finally made its return with the theme of designing happiness and the biggest program ever made to transform the Riyadh Front into the Kingdom’s creative hub.

The event opened yesterday and welcomed a number of well-known designers and until the 9th of November, the event will host several workshops, exhibitions, design forum, design market and many more activities set to happen during this year’s edition.

“We have seen the growth of SDW over the last 6 years, and are inspired by its impact on the youth and the design industry as a whole,” Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF), which is a strategic partner to Saudi Design Week, said in a statement.

Also joining as partners are Mercedes Benz and the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), commenting on the partnership was Ithra’s head of programs Abdullah Al-Rashid, who said: “Ithra’s participation in Saudi Design Week as a strategic partner falls under the center’s commitment to support Saudi talent and to showcase creative content across local and global platforms.”

“Saudi Design Week provides visitors with the opportunity to experience the societal benefit of design in an innovative and interactive way. The event, similar to Ithra, additionally supports in contributing toward bolstering the Kingdom’s knowledge-based economy as well as its social and cultural diversification per Vision 2030 vision.” He added.

We can’t wait to see the SDW showcase the artistic and innovative creations of participants, in addition to highlighting the positive impact that creative designs leave on society by helping create happiness.

The Saudi Design Week was first established in 2014, by Oasis Magazine’s founders Basma and Noura Bouzo, with the aim of providing a platform that is much needed for local and regional talents to showcase their creations.

The event opened to the public on the 6 November and will continue till the 9th of November. For more details, click here.

 

 

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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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