Istamara delivery by post

Updated 29 April 2016
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Istamara delivery by post

RIYADH: The Wasil service, which aims to send car registration cards by post to owners, has been launched.
“With the new service, motorists will save time since they don’t have to personally claim their new car registration cards (istamara) from the Traffic Department,” said Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Zahrani, Traffic Department director.
The new service came upon the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior. To avail the service, the car owner applies for renewal of istamara through the Abshir program.
“In the first phase, the renewed istamara will be delivered to the owner by Saudi Post in Riyadh,” Al-Zahrani said. “We want to ensure that the information about the new service is disseminated to the maximum number of people,” he added.
Expats have welcomed the service. “It will save us a big hassle,” a Filipino resident said. He said it shows that the government keeps trying to introduce newer services that help citizens and residents.


Cirque du Soleil heads to Saudi in special one-off show

Updated 11 September 2018
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Cirque du Soleil heads to Saudi in special one-off show

  • More than 80 artists will take the stage at the King Fahd International Stadium for the show
  • About 250 costumes have been specially made to respect local traditions

MONTREAL: Cirque du Soleil will stage a show in Saudi Arabia for the first time later this month, the high-flying acrobatic troupe announced Monday.
The show will take place in the Saudi capital on Sept. 23 to coincide with the country's national day, public relations director Marie-Helene Lagace told AFP.
More than 80 artists will take the stage at the King Fahd International Stadium for the show, which will also be shown on Saudi state television. Cirque says it will be one of its biggest one-off productions ever.
About 250 costumes have been specially made to respect local traditions and conform to "the artistic standards for which we are known," Lagace said.
The announcement of Cirque du Soleil's appearance in Saudi Arabia was first made in Los Angeles in April, Lagace noted. But it was unclear whether the show would go on given the diplomatic tensions.
At the behest of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia has reopened movie theaters and allowed women and men to attend some concerts together.