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.


Saudi scouts in the US for world jamboree

Updated 22 July 2019
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Saudi scouts in the US for world jamboree

  • The 24th World Scout Jamboree runs from July 22 until August 2
  • 45,000 youths from more than 150 scout associations are participating

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Scouts Association will participate in the 24th World Scout Jamboree under the theme “Unlock a New World” at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, US.

The jamboree will run from July 22 until Aug. 2 with the participation of 45,000 young people representing more than 150 scout associations members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Dr. Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahad, vice president of the Saudi Arabian Scouts Association, said that the Kingdom’s delegation included more than 100 scouts and rover scouts between the ages of 14-17 and would include educational activities that promoted peace, intercultural understanding and life leadership skills.

He said that the jamboree slogan would also inspire scouts to become active citizens able to create a more sustainable world by identifying global issues such as climate change through activities including hiking and workshops so they could help themselves in a rapidly changing world.

The jamboree is the largest outdoor educational event organized by the Scout Movement, which serves more than 51 million youth worldwide.