Red Sea Mall is Guinness record holder

Updated 19 November 2012

Red Sea Mall is Guinness record holder

JEDDAH: Guinness Book for World Records team in the Middle East announced this week the Red Sea Mall has made a new record for the biggest polystyrene ship model in the world.
The ship is 13.6 meters high, 18.4 meters long and 4.5 meters wide. It broke the old record, which was 13 meters high, 8.5 meters long and 2 meters wide.
The announcement took place in the mall and was attended by mall officials, media and prominent figures in the society along with large shopping crowd that visited the mall to witness the announcement. The event was aired life on Mix FM radio.
Mohammad Alawi, CEO of Red Sea Corp., said he is proud of his mall’s achievement claiming it would place the country’s name on the top of the creative art field.
“The Red Sea Mall always have committed to support art and innovation,” said Alawi.
“The Red Sea Mall has made many artistic initiatives that highlighted number of creative Saudi artists,” he said.
He said the mall was a platform for them to reach a large number of audiences.
The mall administration decided to register the ship model in Guinness Book for World Record after professional artists built it for the competition “Find the Treasure.”
The Red Sea Mall’s largest polystyrene ship is considered one of the most successful events in the Middle East and North Africa this year. Red Sea Mall was nominated for the Middle East and North Africa Shopping Center golden award.

The Six : Oscar nominated films from the Middle East

Oscar nominated films from the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
Updated 23 January 2019

The Six : Oscar nominated films from the Middle East

DUBAI: Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” has been nominated for an Oscar, but it isn’t the only film from the region to be recognized by the academy over the years.

‘Battle of Algiers’
This Italian-Algerian film was nominated in two separate years — in 1967, for Best Foreign Language Film and in 1969 for its screenplay and director.

‘Paradise Now’
The 2005 Palestinian drama was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film award in 2006 and revolved around two childhood friends seeking to carry out suicide attacks in Tel Aviv.

‘Days of Glory’
Director Rachid Bouchareb led this old-fashioned World War II platoon movie that was nominated for an Oscar in 2007.

‘Outside the Law’
This 2010 Algerian war drama is a follow up to ‘Days of Glory’ and is set during the fight for Algerian independence. It was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2011.

‘Ave Maria’
This 2015 Palestinian film is a humorous look at an encounter between a Jewish family and Palestinian nuns in the West Bank. It was nominated in the Live-Action Short Films category in 2016.

‘The Insult’
Directed by Ziad Doueiri, the 2018 Best Foreign Language Film nominee revolved around the aftermath of a clash between a Palestinian refugee and a Lebanese Christian.