Final exit: Over 200,000 overstayers leave Kingdom

Updated 19 September 2013
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Final exit: Over 200,000 overstayers leave Kingdom

A total of 222,299 people who had overstayed their visit visas, and other non-work visas, have left the Kingdom since the beginning of the amnesty period, according to the Passports Department.
The department said 859,027 foreign workers left the country on exit-and-return visas during the same period.
Checks will take place on the streets and at public places after the grace period ends on Nov. 3, said department spokesperson Lt. Col. Ahmad Al-Luhaydan.
Undocumented expatriates who are not eligible for the current amnesty will not be allowed to leave, he said.
A person needs to prove his identity either by fingerprinting or by producing their original passport or iqama to benefit from the amnesty, he said.
Cases of huroob (where workers run away from their employers), which were reported after the amnesty began, would not benefit from the amnesty, he said.
These workers will not be able to transfer to other sponsors, he said.


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.