X Jeddah festival offers unique experience

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X Jeddah is offering a variety of exciting plays starring a host of Saudi and Gulf artists. (SPA)
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X Jeddah is offering a variety of exciting plays starring a host of Saudi and Gulf artists. (SPA)
Updated 06 July 2019
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X Jeddah festival offers unique experience

  • The carnival includes a zoo with many species of exotic animals and birds including toucans, parrots, flamingos, and giant tortoises

RIYADH: The X Jeddah festival, currently being held at the Jeddah Waterfront, comprises a variety of free multicultural activities and events, ranging from musical performances to performing arts, comedy segments to virtual reality games, as well as shopping, cafes and exceptional dining experiences.
It is held throughout the day, while guests can enjoy worldwide touring shows all along the Waterfront from 5 p.m. until midnight.
For theater lovers, X Jeddah is offering a variety of exciting plays starring a host of Saudi and Gulf artists, including performances by Kuwaiti actress Shjoun Al-Hajri in “I Wish,” a play based on the novel “Matilda” by Roald Dahl.
The theater also offers stand-up comedy shows by a group of Saudi youth, as well as “Love Factory” shows, and magic shows by the “Laughter Factory.”
The Marina Area will host multicultural musical and dance performances, including Colombian and African bands, and drums and percussion shows accompanied by lighting and laser displays, and other shows garnered from different places around the world.

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• X Jeddah offers a variety of exciting plays starring a host of Saudi and Gulf artists, including performances by Kuwaiti actress Shjoun Al-Hajri.

• The theater offers stand-up comedy shows by a group of Saudi youth, as well as ‘Love Factory’ shows, and magic shows by the ‘Laughter Factory.’

• The Marina Area will host multicultural musical and dance performances, including Colombian and African bands. The carnival also offers several different cultural shows weekly, including Spanish, African, Chinese, American and Indian.

Interactive entertainment is also offered by the Spanish Fun Carnival, inspired by the carnivals held in the Spanish city of Valencia every year to celebrate spring. Visitors will watch a fireworks show, giant puppets, and art.
The carnival also offers several different cultural shows weekly, including Spanish, African, Chinese, American and Indian.
There is an area is dedicated to exciting activities including flying in an air tunnel, bungee jumping, and a strongman competition.
The carnival also includes a zoo with many species of exotic animals and birds including toucans, parrots, flamingos, and giant tortoises.


Saudi Cabinet stresses commitment to Hajj services

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Saudi Cabinet stresses commitment to Hajj services

  • The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah has benefited over 52,000 pilgrims

NEOM: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed topics related to the services provided to Hajj pilgrims, and to the service of the Two Holy Mosques.

Chaired by King Salman, the Cabinet discussed his directive to host thousands of pilgrims from all over the world each year as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah. The program has benefited more than 52,000 pilgrims since its inception in 1996. 

Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah said the opening of water projects in Makkah and the holy sites reflects the Saudi leadership’s care and attention, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The opening of the water projects, which cost a total of more than SR1.3 billion ($346.6 million), coincides with this year’s pilgrimage season.

The Cabinet condemned the Israeli demolition of dozens of houses in East Jerusalem, making hundreds of Palestinians homeless.

It urged the international community to intervene to stop this aggression and Israel’s attempts to change the legal and demographic character of the city.

The Cabinet was briefed on regional and international developments, including Iran’s violations of international law, such as the interception of civilian ships in the Arabian Gulf.

The Cabinet praised the results of the 50th ordinary session of the Council of Arab Information Ministers chaired by Saudi Arabia.

Participants stressed the role of Arab media in consolidating citizenship, strengthening national identity, and combating terrorism and extremist thought.

The Cabinet expressed its condolences to Japan’s government and people on the deadly fire in the city of Kyoto, and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Al-Shabanah said local affairs discussed by the Cabinet included the King Abdullah International Parks project in Riyadh.

The Cabinet praised the crown prince’s support for sports, and the distribution of SR2.5 billion to sports clubs.