Citrus festival kicks off in Al-Ula

Updated 17 December 2012
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Citrus festival kicks off in Al-Ula

A vibrant array of citrus fruits welcomed locals and tourists alike at the first National Citrus Festival that kicked off in Al-Ula, Madinah region, on Saturday. Vistors got to savor different types of citrus fruits and familiarize with traditional techniques and methods used by local farmers in citrus production.
The event was held under the patronage of Madinah Gov. Prince Abdul Aziz bin Majed, who inaugrated it.
At the venue, Prince Abdul Aziz was received by Ahmed bin Nasser Al-Hussein, governor of Al-Ula; Mohammed Shiha, undersecretary for Agriculture Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture; Saleh bin Abdullah, undersecretary of services of Madinah Province; Ibrahim Alhajeli, director of Ministry of Agriculture office in Madinah, and a number of other officials. After cutting the ribbon to mark the festival’s inauguration, Prince Abdul Aziz toured a number of stalls displaying various types of citrus fruits. He also viewed the corporate and productive families lounges, as well as the photo and art gallery.
On behalf of the region’s farmers, a speech was delivered by farmer Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, in which he offered thanks to the sponsor of the event.
In his speech, undersecretary for Agriculture Affairs of Agriculture Ministry Shiha highlighted the importance of citrus trees, its economic value, in addition to its medicinal and nutritional values.
The Madinah governor presented shields and souvenirs to participants of the festival, while he was presented with a commemorative gift.


Riyadh film-lovers get ready for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ release in the Kingdom

Updated 26 April 2018
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Riyadh film-lovers get ready for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ release in the Kingdom

  • “Avengers: Infinity War” is expected to set box-office records around the world
  • Three screenings in Riyadh over the weekend

RIYADH: Once more a Marvel movie will open to the Saudi public at the new AMC cinema in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District.
Only this time, it is a new release.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is expected to set box-office records when it opens in movie theaters around the world on Thursday, and Saudi Arabia will be a participant in this worldwide phenomenon.
It is the first new release to be screened in a public cinema in 35 years; on April 18, Marvel’s “Black Panther” made history as the first movie to open in the new cinema.

Three screenings of the movie Avengers will take place during the weekend for the public: at 12.20pm, 3.40 p.m. and 8.20 pm.
Tickets can be bought online at https://cinema.noon.com/en-sa/avengers for 75SR.
They are selling out pretty quick, so get yours while they last.