Fire breaks out in Jeddah hospital; 1 injured

Updated 21 November 2012
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Fire breaks out in Jeddah hospital; 1 injured

Civil Defense late Monday extinguished a fire that broke out on the ground floor of Buqshan Hospital in Jeddah. No casualties were reported. A woman in labor was moved to Al-Musaediya Hospital along with two babies who were moved from the Intensive Care Unit.
The fire started at the kitchen, according to workers. “The 111 patients were evacuated. Two babies were referred to Al-Musaediya Hospital,” said Brig. Turki Al-Harthi, director of Civil Defense in Jeddah.
Dr. Sami Badawoud, Jeddah Health Affairs director, said one firefighter was injured and moved to King Fahd Hospital.
The fire broke out at 11 p.m. at the kitchen. The patients were moved to higher floors after electrical fittings were checked. About eight Civil Defense teams and the Red Crescent rushed to the scene while traffic police cleared Tahliaya Road for rescuers and firefighters.
Brig. Al-Harthi said Jeddah Gov. Prince Meshal bin Majid visited the patients.


Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

Updated 23 April 2018
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Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

  • Al-Futtaim Group to invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years
  • Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region

JEDDAH: Vox Cinemas, a subsidiary of Majid Al-Futtaim Group, won the second license to operate cinemas in the Kingdom.

The company received the license from the Minister of Culture and Information and Chairman of the General Authority for Audiovisual Media, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad.

Al-Futtaim Group will invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years.

This will help achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision when it comes to diversifying the economy and local production.

Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region and the leading regional cinema operator in the Kingdom.

Al-Futtaim Group is planning on opening its first movie theater in the Kingdom during the coming days. It will be in Riyadh Park Mall within the largest Magic Planet Family Entertainment Center in the region.

It consists of four screens, including the first IMAX screen for young people's movies and VOX KIDS, which is dedicated to children’s entertainment.