Saudi General Entertainment Authority attends World Government Summit in Dubai

Updated 12 February 2017
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Saudi General Entertainment Authority attends World Government Summit in Dubai

RIYADH: The Saudi General Entertainment Authority is also participating in the World Government Summit (WGS) 2017 taking place in Dubai.
The WGS is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of government worldwide.
Amr Al-Madani, CEO of the authority, said: “We are at the start of an exciting journey in Saudi Arabia, as we build an entertainment industry that gives people happy memories and puts smiles on their faces… the challenge for us now is to ensure these experiences are available for everyone in our country.
After attending the Global Dialogue for Happiness at the WGS, Al-Madani said: “It was fascinating to hear insights at the Summit from leading experts on what can be done to elevate levels of people’s happiness.”
He said that we would be make efforts to implement strategies discussed at the Summit for the promotion and sustainable growth of the entertainment industry in Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize on Wednesday the launch of the “Qiddiya” Project which is the new entertainment, sports and cultural destination in the Kingdom.
The project will be built in Al-Giddiya area, some 40 km west of the capital, Riyadh.
The foundation stone ceremony of will be attended by a host of local and international officials, as well as a number of decision-makers, major investors and representatives of the regional and international companies, marking the launch of the project’s formal infrastructure. The first phase will be completed by 2022.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Tounsi, Secretary General of the Foundation Council of the Qiddiya Project of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) said that the inauguration of this vital project is a real translation of the aspirations of the Kingdom’s wise leadership and its relentless efforts to develop mega projects that would contribute effectively to achieve many direct and indirect economic returns, and to advance sustainable development for the benefit of the homeland and the citizen, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
“About two-thirds of the Kingdom’s population is under the age of 35. There is a great need for Qiddiya Project to provide them with entertainment. The project will save about $30 billion, which will be used to develop the domestic economy and create new job opportunities for Saudi youths,” he added.
For his part, Michael Reininger, Chief Executive of Qiddiya, said, “we are delighted to be a key contributor to boost the Kingdom’s economic development and investment, not only for the entertainment industry but also to projects that will develop the capabilities the young Saudi people.”