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A number of foreign tourists attended the practice run of the Red bull Air Races in Dammam. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The atmosphere was festive at the Red Bull Air Races with a DJ playing. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The atmosphere was festive at the Red Bull Air Races with a DJ playing. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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A number of foreign tourists attended the practice run of the Red bull Air Races in Dammam. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The King Abdulaziz International Center for Culture was lit up during Thursday night 5th Saudi Film Festival. The building can be seen from several kilometres away giving all in Dhahran an amazing view. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The King Abdulaziz International Center for Culture was lit up during Thursday night 5th Saudi Film Festival. The building can be seen from several kilometres away giving all in Dhahran an amazing view. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The King Abdulaziz International Center for Culture was lit up during Thursday night 5th Saudi Film Festival. The building can be seen from several kilometres away giving all in Dhahran an amazing view. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The King Abdulaziz International Center for Culture was lit up during Thursday night 5th Saudi Film Festival. The building can be seen from several kilometres away giving all in Dhahran an amazing view. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The 5th Saudi Film Festival was attended by all ages, some who inspire to become future Saudi filmmakers themselves. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The King Abdulaziz International Center for Culture was lit up during Thursday night 5th Saudi Film Festival. The building can be seen from several kilometres away giving all in Dhahran an amazing view. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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A five-star reception awaited attendees of the 65th Saudi Film Festival. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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A five-star reception awaited attendees of the 65th Saudi Film Festival. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The venue and red carpet at the 5th Saudi Film Festival. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Saudi celebrity actor Mariam Al-Ghamdi who began her career in 1983, on the red carpet at the 5th Saudi Film Festival. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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Filmmakers and stars from the UAE film industry also attended the 5th Saudi Film Festival. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
Updated 21 March 2019

Fifth Saudi Film Festival and Red Bull Air Race feature at Sharqiah Season

EASTERN PROVINCE: A film festival and a spectacular air race are just some of the events that are taking in the Eastern Province as part of Sharqiah Season.

 The fifth annual Saudi Film Festival is taking place between March 21 and 26 at the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in Dhahran.

Organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA) in Dammam, in partnership with Ithra, the movie fest will honor Saudi and Gulf cinema figures and include 10 training workshops and 10 seminars.

The long-awaited Red Bull Air Race demo comes to Dammam from March 21 to 23. The event, organized along with the General Sports Authority, will provide spectators with a warm-up taster for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019 season finale, to be held in Saudi Arabia in November.