Saudi embassy in Moscow issues guide to fans attending World Cup

Russian police guard the access to Argentina's base camp after the squad arrives in Bronnitsy, near Moscow, on Sunday, June 10, 2018, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Russia first match against Iceland at Spartak stadium in Moscow on June 16. (AFP / JUAN MABROMATA)
Updated 10 June 2018
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Saudi embassy in Moscow issues guide to fans attending World Cup

  • Saudi citizens are required to register their passports at the Saudi Embassy through the Saudi Foreign Ministry’s website.  
  • Saudis are also warned that smoking indoors is not allowed, and carrying cash in foreign currency is a must, since Saudi riyals are not accepted. 

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Moscow has issues a guide list for citizens planning to attend the FIFA World Cup matches in Russia.

A statement published on local newspapers said Saudi citizens are advised to carry their passports all the time along with a FAN ID, an identification document required by the Russian authorities.

It also said citizens should register their residential address at the Immigration and Passport Department, while advising them to ensure the accuracy of their personal data.

Upon arrival, citizens should register their passports at the embassy through the Foreign Ministry’s website.  

It also urged citizens to avoid crowded areas, walking late at night, and to stay away form suspicious individuals. 

The embassy encouraged the citizens attending the football matches to cheer for their national team, and avoid any racial, national, religious remarks at or outside the stadium. 

It also advised passegners not to carry on more than $10,000 or 9,000 euros while traveling, otherwise they have to inform authorities. 

It advised them to avoid stopping taxi cars on street and to rely instead on authorized taxi-calling apps such as UBER, GETT and YANDEX. 

It reminded citizens that smoking indoors is not allowed, and carrying cash in foreign currency is a must, since Saudi riyals are not accepted. 


Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cultural Exhibition in Moscow, organized by the General Culture Authority on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup, has concluded its activities and events.
The four-day exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, who were informed about Saudi culture, art and heritage through short films, traditional costumes, folkloric shows, and books translated into Russian.
There were also various pavilions, including for Arabic calligraphy, Saudi hospitality, Arabic coffee, henna and fine art, as well as one aimed at children. Seven films by young Saudi directors were screened, and were well received by audiences.
Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition.
The exhibition was part of the General Culture Authority’s efforts to inform people about Saudi culture, art and identity.