Saudi Arabian pavilion a hit at handicrafts show in Morocco

Updated 08 May 2013
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Saudi Arabian pavilion a hit at handicrafts show in Morocco

Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at the 1st Commercial Handicrafts Exhibition of the OIC member states, which was held recently in Morocco, witnessed a huge visitor turnout exceeding 100,000 visitors, the most prominent of which were Moroccan Deputy Prime Minister Abdellah Baha and Moroccan Minister of Traditional Industries Abdul Samad Gayoh, in addition to representatives of Islamic countries participating in the exhibition and a number of ambassadors, writers and intellectuals of different nationalities.
Traditional Saudi products fascinated the exhibition’s visitors, particularly the handicrafts of Madina, Makkah, Riyadh, and Al-Ahsa, which saw a large turnout because it symbolized Islamic heritage that Saudi Arabia constantly works to maintain.
Dr. Ali Al-Anbar, general supervisor of the National Program for Handicraft Development at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), pointed out that several national agencies and societies concerned with the promotion and traditional handicrafts have partaken in the Kingdom’s pavilion, including the SCTA’s National Project for Development of Handicraft (Bari), Al-Nahda Women’s Association, The Women’s Multipurpose Cooperative Society “Herfah” in the Qassim region, Fatat Al-Ahsa Charitable Society, Seleslah Center for Creative Saudi Handcrafts of Al-Faisaliah Women’s Charitable Society in Jeddah, with the participation of Saudi interior designers and entrepreneurs in the heritage handicrafts industry, Howaida Simsim.
Al-Anbar indicated that the participation of Saudi Arabia in this exhibition, along with 15 Islamic states, has contributed in highlighting national cultural heritage and promoting it among visitors of various cultures at the exhibition.

The Saudi delegation was also briefed on the international experiences in the handicrafts development industry in order to benefit from them in developing the handicrafts industry in the Kingdom.


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.