Main theater attracts visitors to ‘Jeddah Eid and Sea’ Festival

A scene from a theatrical play in Jeddah.
Updated 18 July 2017

Main theater attracts visitors to ‘Jeddah Eid and Sea’ Festival

JEDDAH: The main theater at the North Jeddah Eid and Sea Festival has attracted a large number of visitors and residents of Jeddah through a diverse array of performances.
Performances at the theater include a comedy skit showcasing a group of talented Saudis, stand-up comedy highlighting social issues in a lighthearted and comedic nature, and an informative performance about overcoming fears of the sea and its secrets.
Many visitors have enjoyed the air conditioned tents at the festival, which has also included light and sound shows by the Kawabees group in a fun and entertaining manner.
Other theatrical performances include “Abbas Clinic,” which highlights and supports initiatives and regulations in the Kingdom in line with the “A Nation Without Violations Campaign,” and promoting awareness about conserving and protecting the sea.


Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

Updated 8 min 42 sec ago

Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

  • Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis and 30 percent will be Saudi citizens
  • The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and health of pilgrims

RIYADH: Requests from people of 160 nationalities in the Kingdom have been screened electronically to select who will perform Hajj this year, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Sunday.

The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and good health of pilgrims.

The deadline for all applications was July 10 and the main criterion for selection is good health.

Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom and the remaining 30 percent will be Saudi citizens.