GEA participates in Jeddah Season with dazzling international performances

Jeddah Season will provide a wide array of seasonal job opportunities and volunteer opportunities for young people. (SPA)
Updated 12 June 2019

GEA participates in Jeddah Season with dazzling international performances

  • •Running for 41 days, the events are being held at King Abdullah Sports City, Obhur, Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), Al-Hamra district and Jeddah Waterfront

JEDDAH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) is participating in the Jeddah Season through a rich array of events, with international entertainments to suit all ages.

The events will take place at five main locations in Jeddah between June 8 and July 18.

GEA’s Jeddah Season encompasses 30 events designed to meet the expectations of entertainment enthusiasts of all tastes and preferences, and to position Jeddah as one of the prime entertainment destinations in the Kingdom.

The Jeddah Season will launch today in Obhur with dazzling fireworks. A series of musical concerts will be organized at the indoor hall in King Abdullah Sports City, featuring Arab stars including Ahlam on June 8, Mohammed Abdu on June 9, and Amr Diab on June 10. There will also be live performances and talent shows in malls within the “XJED” region, as well as a wide selection of family restaurants, cafes, and shopping centers.

Obhur will also witness a car parade and Mobile Theme Park activity featuring carnival and arcade games, in addition to events including Circus 1903, which will present acrobatic and musical performances, a theatrical performance with fire and water shows, and theatrical plays including “Three Days in Sahel” starring Mohammed Hineidi, “King Lear” starring Yahya Fakhrani, and “Kulaha Ghalat.”

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PHOTOS: AL-BALAD JEDDAH SEASON

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The waterfront will also feature a magical performance titled “Stories of Pain and Hope” presented by baroque music genius Antonia Vivaldi and his international orchestra, where music will be combined with a 3D cartoon show. Moreover, King Abdullah Sports City will witness a concert by the famous Korean Band “Super Junior.”

Children will also get their fair share of entertainment with a series of cartoon character performances at the Waterfront tent, featuring the “Care Bears” and “Ice Age”. They can enjoy “Sponge Bob” at the Azazia mall, in addition to live performances featuring the characters of “Shimmer and Shine” at the Red Sea Mall and an educational show and exhibition for children and families at Arab Mall.

Furthermore, comedy lovers will be delighted by a selection of comedy show options including the “Laugh Factory”, known as the No. 1 comedy club in America, at the Jeddah Waterfront. Al Shallal Theme Park will also host several comedy shows including “Cinderella” and a stand-up challenge, in addition to performances by comedians Talal Al Sheiki, Mohammed Sultan, Abdulrahman Al Somali, and Abdulkhaleq bin Rafea.

GEA invites residents and visitors in Jeddah to enjoy Jeddah Season’s unforgettable experience, which will enrich their summer vacation and will be complemented by Jeddah’s beautiful scenery and unique location, adding value to a fulfilling and enjoyable time for the entire family.


Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

Updated 23 August 2019

Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

  • Chechen president hails Kingdom’s support for Islamic unity, moderation
  • Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Friday sermon

GROZNY: The minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance headed the Saudi delegation to the opening of what Chechen authorities said is the largest mosque in Europe on Friday.
Upon his arrival at Grozny International Airport, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said the construction of the Fakhr Al-Muslimeen Mosque is a source of happiness.
The marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe.
The opening was held under the patronage of Chechen President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, with the participation of Islamic delegations from a number of countries.
Al-Asheikh was received by Salah Mezhiev, advisor to Kadyrov and Chechnya’s supreme mufti, as well as other officials. Al-Asheikh said Saudi Arabia works hard to spread moderation throughout the Islamic world.
Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the first Friday sermon to be given in the mosque at the request of President Kadyrov.
Kadyrov welcomed the Saudi delegation and congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
He hailed Saudi support for Islamic unity, spreading moderation and combating all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, also attended the opening of the mosque.
The mosque's grounds, planted with flowers and sprinkled with fountains, can host an additional 70,000 worshippers, local authorities said.