Filipinos highlight tourism potential

Updated 13 April 2013
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Filipinos highlight tourism potential

Filipino students at King Saud University (KSU) have been helping the Philippines Embassy to promote the western Pacific nation as a tourist destination.
“Twenty-four scholars took part in the 7th People Heritage Exhibition at KSU recently, with other foreign students participating,” Mohamad A. Guinomla, Philippine Embassy cultural officer, told Arab News yesterday.
The students organized a colorful booth, displaying posters of favorite destinations in the Philippines. Hundreds of tourism brochures, pamphlets and CDs provided by the embassy were distributed to guests.
Guinomla and the Filipino scholars welcomed Abdullah bin Salman Al-Salman, KSU vice president for educational and academic affairs, during the opening ceremony of the event.
Filipino students entertained the university official with a native Philippines dance called tinikling. They also played ethnic musical instruments.


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.