‘The Marvel Experience’ to appear in Jeddah, Riyadh for the first time

The General Entertainment Authority is announcing the “Marvel Experience,” to be held in Riyadh and Jeddah. (Supplied)
Updated 03 February 2019
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‘The Marvel Experience’ to appear in Jeddah, Riyadh for the first time

  • Jeddah will host the first edition of the unique event
  • Bryan Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel, was enthusiastic about sharing the world of Marvel with Saudi citizens

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority is announcing the “Marvel Experience,” to be held in Riyadh and Jeddah in a first-of-its-kind step for Saudi Arabia.
Jeddah will host the first edition of the unique event, which will overlook the city’s coastal side, in a compound set up temporarily to host 3D animation shows and virtual reality games.
The Executive Chairman of the General Authority for Entertainment, Mr. Amr Panajh, stressed the Authority’s keenness to provide entertainment options that are suitable for all segments of society by selecting the best entertainment content according to international standards, incorporating and educational and interactive aspect to enrich the visitors’ experience.
Rick Leicht, CEO of Hero Ventures, said the group was delighted to host the Marvel Experience in the Kingdom.
Bryan Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel, was enthusiastic about sharing the world of Marvel with the Kingdom’s residents and enabling them to take on the exciting adventures of Marvel’s world.


Hajj Ministry: More than 7.46m Umrah visas issued so far

Updated 25 May 2019
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Hajj Ministry: More than 7.46m Umrah visas issued so far

  • The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan
  • The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience

RIYADH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 7,463,259, of which 6,964,943 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry.
There are 925,246 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 679,929 in Makkah and 245,317 in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Most pilgrims — 6,185,504 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 671,356 entered by land and 108,083 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (1,530,855) followed by Indonesia (934,827), India (635,675), Egypt (524,728), Algeria (353,425), Yemen (323,083), Turkey (300,517), Malaysia (26,9554), Iraq (268,179) and Jordan (194,908).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 10,852 Saudis including 8,978 males and 1,874 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.