Ad Diriyah to stage major Ramadan cultural event

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A broad range of cultural activities will be held in Al-Bujairi neighborhood throughout the Ramadan period, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (SPA)
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A broad range of cultural activities will be held in Al-Bujairi neighborhood throughout the Ramadan period, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (SPA)
Updated 12 May 2019

Ad Diriyah to stage major Ramadan cultural event

  • The traditional souq will offer hand-made souvenirs of the event

AD DIRIYAH: A historic Saudi town is to host a major cultural event to mark the holy month of Ramadan.
The Ad Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) announced its launch of “Layali Ad Diriyah” (Ad Diriyah nights) to showcase the birthplace of Saudi Arabia through arts, crafts and heritage displays.
A broad range of cultural activities will be held in Al-Bujairi neighborhood throughout the Ramadan period, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
For drama lovers, old movies and Ramadan series will be played, and Saudi adults will be transported back to their childhoods at a display of hand-made authentic toys. The traditional souq will offer hand-made souvenirs of the event.


Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

  • Representatives from the World Health Organization, UK National Health Service, IBM and many other industry leaders to speak at online event.
  • The ‘Riyadh Declaration’ will provide a roadmap for using digital innovations to fight this pandemic and those of the future.

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will this month host one of the world’s largest health care summits that aims to unite global efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The event will bring together health care leaders and innovators from across the world to foster new collaborations and discuss the vital role of digital health in fighting pandemics.

Taking place online on Aug. 11-12, the Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit (RGDHS) will host directors from the World Health Organization and the UK’s National Health Service, IBM’s chief health officer, and Australia’s deputy chief medical officer.

The event’s flagship talk will be hosted by the Kingdom’s Minister of Health Dr. Tawfig Al-Rabiah, and will introduce the “Riyadh Declaration” — a roadmap for accelerating digital health innovations to fight the current and future pandemics.

Dr. Bandar Al-Knawy, president of the RGDHS, said the event was far more than a health care conference.

“It is a global digital platform bringing together people who have the ability to work collaboratively to accelerate our response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“Health care professionals must now seize this opportunity to build on previous strides forward in digital health.”