General Entertainment Authority backs Monster Jam in Riyadh

Updated 17 November 2017

General Entertainment Authority backs Monster Jam in Riyadh

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority has announced its support for the Monster Jam motorsport event, which will take place at the King Fahd International Stadium March 17-18.
Organized by Feld Entertainment Inc. and Live Entertainment, the popular live motorsport event further expands the choice of entertainment options available to citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia. Tickets can be purchased at Munch Bakery outlets, the Fire Grill restaurant and online at www.TicketmasterKSA.com starting at SR30.
For decades, Monster Jam has been one of the biggest and most successful touring shows in the United States and around the world. The show will feature legendary drivers in 4-meter tall, 5-ton Monster Jam trucks. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, the vehicles generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly across 130 feet, a distance greater than 14 cars side by side, and up to 35 feet in the air.
Amr Al-Madani, CEO of the General Entertainment Authority, said: “As we continue on our journey to build the entertainment offering in the Kingdom. The General Entertainment Authority is proud to support one of the best live motorsport shows in the world. The event is a great example of affordable and accessible entertainment in Saudi Arabia.”
He added: “Monster Jam is just one of a number of upcoming events that the General Entertainment Authority is helping to bring to the Kingdom that cater to all groups in our society and at an affordable price. More exciting announcements will be made in the coming weeks and months.”
Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. on both days, with the shows scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
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Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.