VOX Cinemas’ first public screening in Kingdom supports people with Alzheimer’s disease

Vox Cinemas City Center in Fujairah, UAE. (Wikimedia Commons)
Updated 28 February 2018
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VOX Cinemas’ first public screening in Kingdom supports people with Alzheimer’s disease

RIYADH: UAE based VOX Cinemas will make its first screenings to the public in Saudi Arabia this week with a program that aims to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease within the Gulf Cooperation Council region.
Showing from March 1-3 at Digital City in Riyadh, the screenings will support the Alzheimer’s Disease Association’s ‘Mzwalah City’ initiative. The project seeks to identify practical roles that members of the Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Association can play in the community.
The satirical Saudi cartoon Masameer from Saudi film producers Myrkott will be screened as well as content from fellow local producer Telfaz Company.
Entrance fees for the event will be donated to the Mzwalah City project.
Mohamed Al Hashemi, Business Development Director at Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, the leisure and entertainment company that owns and operates VOX Cinemas, said: “Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Association does incredible work, I can think of no better way for VOX Cinemas to introduce itself to Saudi Arabia than to help shine a light on this important social topic.”
VOX Cinemas, with 29 cinema complexes and 294 screens across the Middle East and North Africa, is the region’s largest and most rapidly growing cinema chain.


Saudia boss issues tribute to cabin crew killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks

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Saudia boss issues tribute to cabin crew killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks

  • The airline announced on Monday that the two cabin crew had been killed in the attacks
  • The death toll in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday and includes many nationalities

DUBAI: The director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines has paid tribute to the two cabin crew who were killed in Sunday’s terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

Cabin manager, Ahmed Zain Jaafari, steward Hani Maged Othman, were in one of the hotels when one of the attackers detonated his device on Sunday - a third crew member was slightly injured.

The two were initially unaccounted for, but on Monday night the airline released a statement confirming they had died.

In a statement issued to the airline’s staff and on the Twitter account on Tuesday, director general Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser praised the two for their service to the company and country.

“Myself, the entire management team and all of the team members of Saudi Arabia Airlines are with very heavy hearts, filled with deep sorrow as the airline confirms that two of its cabin crew members have passed away in the explosions which took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka,” Al-Jasser said in the statement.

“Each have a long tenure supporting the airline. These two gentlemen whole-heartedly served their country and SAUDIA with great pride and loyalty. All of us mourn for Ahmed and Hani, who are our brothers for eternity and our hearts are filled with pain for the indescribable loss that their families are facing.”