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What You Should Know About Jeddah’s Al-Balad



Jeddah’s Al-Balad district has been successfully highlighting parts of the Kingdom during this Jeddah Season, visitors of the historical areas were certainly stunned as they walked down a journey through the rich heritage, culture and art of the city.

The season continues to entertain more and more visitors and enchant them with exceptional performances, workshops and exhibitions that showcase the evolution of the city.

During this month, the season featured a lineup of musicals, street art, athletics, comedy shows and local dance performances, all accompanied by a wide range of retail options and a remarkable choice of cuisine.

Al-Balad district also included a number of new attractions that kept visitors very entertained and on their feet. Here is what went on during some of them in case you have missed it!

Bait Al-Dahaleezi — immersive theater

The new immersive theater called Bait Al-Dahaleezi takes visitors into an artistic realm of mystery and fantasy, where they also get to test their courage. The theater is inspired by Al-Balad folklore, and is now being supervised by Sidra Events Management, produced by the Jeddah Season team and directed by Todd Albert Nims. 

Christie’s auction

The world renowned auction house hosted during the Jeddah Season is the Kingdom’s first international art auction. “Art for Al-Balah‘ celebrated artists from across the region and was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Hafez Gallery.

Arab artists generously donated a number of their beautiful pieces in order to help the auction raise the funds needed to build a heritage museum that shall preserve the culture of Al-Balah.

The profit made from the charity auction will contribute in establishing a new heritage museum in Jeddah’s historic district in addition to supporting The Help Center, which is a non-profit organization that provides customized educational support to children with special needs.

The season is offering a summer experience like never before, in Al-Balad until July 18 so make sure you attend one of the activities before they come to an end tomorrow.




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International Orchestra Delivers Remarkable Performance in Rose Village




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




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




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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