Saudi cultural events set to bring history to life at Bujairi

Updated 10 November 2017
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Saudi cultural events set to bring history to life at Bujairi

RIYADH: The first Saudi Antiquities Forum, organized by the SCTH, will be accompanied by a number of artistic, cultural, touristic and social event at King Abdul Aziz Historic Center (KAHC) and the Bujairi neighborhood in Diriyah.

The events at KAHC include: Educational and awareness-raising plays about archaeological excavations and discovery; folk shows; as well as a display of full-length models representing Saudi archaeological and heritage sites, such as Madain Saleh, Salwa Palace, Jeddah Historic District, Al-Okhdood, and Al-Rajajeel.

There will be artisan events and handicraft shows, popular food parlors, men’s costume shows, modern architecture, historical stories about the Kingdom’s civilization and a colors exhibition.

Al-Bujairi Quarter will host a number of events including historic camel convoys, historic fashion shows, architecture displays, historic poems, and photographs illustrating everyday life and activities inspired by historical and cultural heritage.


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.