GEA participates in Jeddah Season with dazzling international performances

Jeddah Season will provide a wide array of seasonal job opportunities and volunteer opportunities for young people. (SPA)
Updated 12 June 2019

GEA participates in Jeddah Season with dazzling international performances

  • •Running for 41 days, the events are being held at King Abdullah Sports City, Obhur, Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), Al-Hamra district and Jeddah Waterfront

JEDDAH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) is participating in the Jeddah Season through a rich array of events, with international entertainments to suit all ages.

The events will take place at five main locations in Jeddah between June 8 and July 18.

GEA’s Jeddah Season encompasses 30 events designed to meet the expectations of entertainment enthusiasts of all tastes and preferences, and to position Jeddah as one of the prime entertainment destinations in the Kingdom.

The Jeddah Season will launch today in Obhur with dazzling fireworks. A series of musical concerts will be organized at the indoor hall in King Abdullah Sports City, featuring Arab stars including Ahlam on June 8, Mohammed Abdu on June 9, and Amr Diab on June 10. There will also be live performances and talent shows in malls within the “XJED” region, as well as a wide selection of family restaurants, cafes, and shopping centers.

Obhur will also witness a car parade and Mobile Theme Park activity featuring carnival and arcade games, in addition to events including Circus 1903, which will present acrobatic and musical performances, a theatrical performance with fire and water shows, and theatrical plays including “Three Days in Sahel” starring Mohammed Hineidi, “King Lear” starring Yahya Fakhrani, and “Kulaha Ghalat.”

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PHOTOS: AL-BALAD JEDDAH SEASON

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The waterfront will also feature a magical performance titled “Stories of Pain and Hope” presented by baroque music genius Antonia Vivaldi and his international orchestra, where music will be combined with a 3D cartoon show. Moreover, King Abdullah Sports City will witness a concert by the famous Korean Band “Super Junior.”

Children will also get their fair share of entertainment with a series of cartoon character performances at the Waterfront tent, featuring the “Care Bears” and “Ice Age”. They can enjoy “Sponge Bob” at the Azazia mall, in addition to live performances featuring the characters of “Shimmer and Shine” at the Red Sea Mall and an educational show and exhibition for children and families at Arab Mall.

Furthermore, comedy lovers will be delighted by a selection of comedy show options including the “Laugh Factory”, known as the No. 1 comedy club in America, at the Jeddah Waterfront. Al Shallal Theme Park will also host several comedy shows including “Cinderella” and a stand-up challenge, in addition to performances by comedians Talal Al Sheiki, Mohammed Sultan, Abdulrahman Al Somali, and Abdulkhaleq bin Rafea.

GEA invites residents and visitors in Jeddah to enjoy Jeddah Season’s unforgettable experience, which will enrich their summer vacation and will be complemented by Jeddah’s beautiful scenery and unique location, adding value to a fulfilling and enjoyable time for the entire family.


Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

  • Volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques
  • The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier

DUBAI: Islamic authority in Qassim region have approved 205 mosques to perform Friday prayers according to new regulations, state news agency SPA reported.

The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier, and khutbas – religious address delivered by the imam – to last at maximum for 15 minutes.

Also, volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques.

Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, have opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday, May 31, as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh called on Muslims to respect ongoing safety measures inside mosques, such as bringing their own prayer mats, wearing masks and washing hands prior to entering the vicinities.

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20.