Air force jet crashes in Dhahran

Updated 12 February 2013
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Air force jet crashes in Dhahran

JEDDAH: A Tornado warplane of the Royal Saudi Air Force crashed during a routine exercise on Monday in Dhahran, an official source at the Ministry of Defense said.
The plane encountered technical problems soon after taking off from King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran on Monday afternoon, which caused it to crash.
It was not clear if the pilot ejected, but the source said no casualty was reported.
Last December, an F-15 fighter jet of the RSAF crashed into Gulf waters while on a training mission in the Eastern Province, while a an aircraft of the RSAF's Saudi Hawks Team, also on a routine training mission, was approaching the runway at King Faisal Air Base in the northwestern province of Tabuk when it crashed due to a technical glitch.


Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

Updated 23 April 2018
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Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

  • Al-Futtaim Group to invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years
  • Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region

JEDDAH: Vox Cinemas, a subsidiary of Majid Al-Futtaim Group, won the second license to operate cinemas in the Kingdom.

The company received the license from the Minister of Culture and Information and Chairman of the General Authority for Audiovisual Media, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad.

Al-Futtaim Group will invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years.

This will help achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision when it comes to diversifying the economy and local production.

Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region and the leading regional cinema operator in the Kingdom.

Al-Futtaim Group is planning on opening its first movie theater in the Kingdom during the coming days. It will be in Riyadh Park Mall within the largest Magic Planet Family Entertainment Center in the region.

It consists of four screens, including the first IMAX screen for young people's movies and VOX KIDS, which is dedicated to children’s entertainment.