400 events across Saudi Arabian cities to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr

Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) announced it will organize 400 events across 23 cities on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 11 June 2018
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400 events across Saudi Arabian cities to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) announced that it will organize 400 events across 23 cities on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, which is is set for the end of the week.
The events include fireworks, carnivals, folklore and circus performances, as well as many other diverse methods of celebration.
Under the Twitter hashtag #TogetherInEid , the authority said it will announce within the coming two days more details on social media platforms regrading its “Entertainment Calendar.”
GEA is responsible for the nation’s expanding entertainment sector. Throughout the year, and specifically during seasonal holidays, the authority works on organizing quality and international events that enrich and give citizens and residents of the Kingdom the opportunity to enjoy their holidays.


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Taif for camel festival’s closing ceremony

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Taif for camel festival’s closing ceremony

TAIF: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Taif for the closing ceremony of the Crown Prince Camel Festival on Saturday, accompanied by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Chairman of the Bahraini Olympic Committee Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. Several other officials were present.

As patron of the Crown Prince Camel Festival, Crown Prince Mohammed was in Taif to oversee the closing ceremony of the festival, and donated SR 10 million to the camel racing field in the city on Saturday. 

The Crown Prince Camel Festival was named as the largest event of its kind all over the world by the Guinness Book of Records, having broken records after hosting 11,186 races along 787 routes.