Colorful shows lined up as Eid celebrations take off in Saudi Arabia

Updated 04 June 2019

Colorful shows lined up as Eid celebrations take off in Saudi Arabia

  • Eid Al-Fitr celebrations will begin in the Kingdom on June 4
  • Saudi singers Rabeh Saqer and Mohammed Abdo, and Egyptian singer Angham will be performing in Riyadh.

JEDDAH: This year’s Eid Al-Fitr holidays hold many exciting surprises, with more than 300 events and 900 performances across the Kingdom from today until June 8, from concerts to circus acts, and from shopping festivals to fireworks shows. 

Eid Al-Fitr celebrations will begin in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday as the Kingdom concluded its month-long Ramadan fast after official sighting of the crescent moon Monday night.

Saudi singers Rabeh Saqer and Mohammed Abdo, and Egyptian singer Angham will be performing in Riyadh. The capital will also witness a magic tricks performance from American magician Rob Lake. 

Children will be catered for with performances of Ice Age, Barney, Baby Shark, Paw Patrol, Shimmer and Shine. Al-Ahsa will experience the music of Kuwaiti singer Abdallah Al-Rowaished and Lebanese pop star Nawal Al-Zoghbi. Al-Hofuf in Al-Ahsa will be sparkling with fireworks during the festival. 

The Eastern Province will enjoy the voices of Emirati singer Hussain Al-Jassmi, Syria’s Assala Nasri, Iraqi singer Waleed Al-Shami and Egypt’s Mohamed Hamaki.

The Shadow Land show and Hollywood Circus will also enthral visitors in the Eastern Province.

Taif will host Saudi singers Khalid Abdulrahman, Jaber Al-Kaser and Rami Abdullah, and Iraq’s Hatem Al-Iraqi. Children can enjoy theater performances including “Go Ninja” and “Fireman Sam.”

Among other performances, Jeddawis can enjoy the exciting events of “Hello Summer” and “The Shadow Show.” Saudi actor Fayez Al-Malki will star in a theater performance in Madinah. Other cities in the Kingdom such as Aseer, Jazan and Qassim will also host exciting events for Eid.


Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

Updated 07 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed Saturday sorrow over the shooting in Florida that killed three and injured several others.

The shooting by a Saudi aviation student took place at the US naval base in Pensacola, Florida. The attacker was shot and killed by police.

The organization condemned the attack in a statement, and stressing that the shooter did not represent the tolerant Islamic values of the Saudi people and all Muslims who believe in “tolerance and moderation.”

The Secretary-General of the OIC, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.