Colorful shows lined up as Eid celebrations take off in Saudi Arabia

Updated 04 June 2019
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Colorful shows lined up as Eid celebrations take off in Saudi Arabia

  • Eid Al-Fitr celebrations will begin in the Kingdom on June 4
  • Saudi singers Rabeh Saqer and Mohammed Abdo, and Egyptian singer Angham will be performing in Riyadh.

JEDDAH: This year’s Eid Al-Fitr holidays hold many exciting surprises, with more than 300 events and 900 performances across the Kingdom from today until June 8, from concerts to circus acts, and from shopping festivals to fireworks shows. 

Eid Al-Fitr celebrations will begin in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday as the Kingdom concluded its month-long Ramadan fast after official sighting of the crescent moon Monday night.

Saudi singers Rabeh Saqer and Mohammed Abdo, and Egyptian singer Angham will be performing in Riyadh. The capital will also witness a magic tricks performance from American magician Rob Lake. 

Children will be catered for with performances of Ice Age, Barney, Baby Shark, Paw Patrol, Shimmer and Shine. Al-Ahsa will experience the music of Kuwaiti singer Abdallah Al-Rowaished and Lebanese pop star Nawal Al-Zoghbi. Al-Hofuf in Al-Ahsa will be sparkling with fireworks during the festival. 

The Eastern Province will enjoy the voices of Emirati singer Hussain Al-Jassmi, Syria’s Assala Nasri, Iraqi singer Waleed Al-Shami and Egypt’s Mohamed Hamaki.

The Shadow Land show and Hollywood Circus will also enthral visitors in the Eastern Province.

Taif will host Saudi singers Khalid Abdulrahman, Jaber Al-Kaser and Rami Abdullah, and Iraq’s Hatem Al-Iraqi. Children can enjoy theater performances including “Go Ninja” and “Fireman Sam.”

Among other performances, Jeddawis can enjoy the exciting events of “Hello Summer” and “The Shadow Show.” Saudi actor Fayez Al-Malki will star in a theater performance in Madinah. Other cities in the Kingdom such as Aseer, Jazan and Qassim will also host exciting events for Eid.


King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman. (AFP)
Updated 30 min 52 sec ago
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King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

  • The Justice Ministry will participate in the 22nd diplomatic session of The Hague Conference on Private International Law

RIYADH: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks.
The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the ministry launched an e-notarization system to provide several services that dispense with paperwork and spare clients the need to visit notarial offices for low-risk powers of attorney.
The ministry also conducted 193,229 verification operations through its various electronic channels.
The Justice Ministry will participate in the 22nd diplomatic session of The Hague Conference on Private International Law.
The meeting, which takes place until July 2, will discuss and approve the final version of The Hague convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
A delegation from the Kingdom’s foreign affairs, justice and interior ministries will take part in the session alongside representatives of 83 states, and international organizations including the EU.
The meeting will conclude a series of gatherings held over a number of years to discuss the convention’s articles. Saudi Arabia is also party to another convention aimed at enforcing foreign arbitral awards.
The system for the implementation of foreign judgments in Saudi courts is one of the most important elements in stimulating trade and investment between the Kingdom and member countries of the relevant conventions and enhances the international status of the Saudi judiciary.