Riyadh screens premiere of American animated film

“Hotel Transylvania 3” revolves around Dracula and his family, who take a vacation on a cruise ship. (Sony Pictures)
Updated 13 July 2018
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Riyadh screens premiere of American animated film

  • The screening was held in the presence of Saudi musician and “Arabs Got Talent” co-host Qusai Kheder, who was involved in the Arabic version of the film

RIYADH: A special Arabic-dubbed screening of the American animated movie “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” was held on Thursday at Vox Cinemas in Riyadh Park. 

The screening was held in the presence of Saudi musician and “Arabs Got Talent” co-host Qusai Kheder, who was involved in the Arabic version of the film. 

“Hotel Transylvania 3” revolves around Dracula and his family, who take a vacation on a cruise ship. 

Dracula starts a romance with the ship’s captain, who is voiced by Lebanese TV presenter Raya Abirached.

Kheder, who voices Stan the fish, said: “I really enjoyed performing the Arabic version of the movie. It is a great experience to interpret the language from English to Arabic. It is a family movie, not only for kids.” 

He expressed happiness that the premier took place in Saudi Arabia.


Saudi novelist receives Naguib Mahfouz medal

Omaima Al-Khamis, a Saudi writer receives Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for her novel at the American University (AUC) in Cairo, Egypt December 11, 2018. (REUTERS)
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Saudi novelist receives Naguib Mahfouz medal

  • Al-Khamis, born in 1966 in Riyadh, studied Arabic literature at the King Saud University and was listed for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2010

JEDDAH: Saudi novelist Umaima Al-Khamis has received the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2018 for her latest novel “Masra Al-Gharaniq fi Mudub Al-Aqiq” (Voyage of the Cranes in the Cities of Agate).
The American University in Cairo Press (AUC) made the announcement on Wednesday. The awards are announced annually on the birth anniversary of the Egyptian Nobel laureate. Al-Khamis, born in 1966 in Riyadh, studied Arabic literature at the King Saud University and was listed for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2010.
In her acceptance speech, Al-Khamis paid tribute to Naguib Mahfouz and described him as a great writer who taught the “magic and craft of” storytelling.