Riyadh Book Fair starts 11-day run tomorrow

Updated 03 March 2014

Riyadh Book Fair starts 11-day run tomorrow

The Ministry of Culture and Information will launch the Riyadh International Book Fair Tuesday at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC) to boost nationalization initiatives and provide a platform for interaction between intellectuals, writers and the public.
The 11-day book fair will open its doors for visitors on Mar. 5 and for students from Mar. 9-13, 2014.
The Riyadh International Book Fair is one of the largest literary carnivals in Riyadh with the participation of more than one million visitors annually. Visitors often buy a large number of books and participate in the seminars involving several senior intellectuals.
The International Book Fair offers a 20 percent discount for special visitors at the exhibition.
Dr. Saleh bin Ghamdi, director of the Riyadh International Book Fair said, “There is a special pavilion for Saudi individuals who wish to display and market their products.”
This wing is being held for the second time as an encouragement from the Ministry of Culture and Information for young authors, he added.
The Riyadh book fair serves as a great networking platform for publishers, writers and scholars as well as academic institutions.
It is a great opportunity for students, writers, publishers, Saudi entrepreneurs and intellectuals to discuss the latest trends for the future.


Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 13 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 260,393
  • A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 34 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,482 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 86 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 77 in Jeddah, 63 in Hail and 60 in Hufof.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 260,393 after 3,124 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.