X Jeddah festival offers unique experience

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X Jeddah is offering a variety of exciting plays starring a host of Saudi and Gulf artists. (SPA)
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X Jeddah is offering a variety of exciting plays starring a host of Saudi and Gulf artists. (SPA)
Updated 06 July 2019

X Jeddah festival offers unique experience

  • The carnival includes a zoo with many species of exotic animals and birds including toucans, parrots, flamingos, and giant tortoises

RIYADH: The X Jeddah festival, currently being held at the Jeddah Waterfront, comprises a variety of free multicultural activities and events, ranging from musical performances to performing arts, comedy segments to virtual reality games, as well as shopping, cafes and exceptional dining experiences.
It is held throughout the day, while guests can enjoy worldwide touring shows all along the Waterfront from 5 p.m. until midnight.
For theater lovers, X Jeddah is offering a variety of exciting plays starring a host of Saudi and Gulf artists, including performances by Kuwaiti actress Shjoun Al-Hajri in “I Wish,” a play based on the novel “Matilda” by Roald Dahl.
The theater also offers stand-up comedy shows by a group of Saudi youth, as well as “Love Factory” shows, and magic shows by the “Laughter Factory.”
The Marina Area will host multicultural musical and dance performances, including Colombian and African bands, and drums and percussion shows accompanied by lighting and laser displays, and other shows garnered from different places around the world.

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• X Jeddah offers a variety of exciting plays starring a host of Saudi and Gulf artists, including performances by Kuwaiti actress Shjoun Al-Hajri.

• The theater offers stand-up comedy shows by a group of Saudi youth, as well as ‘Love Factory’ shows, and magic shows by the ‘Laughter Factory.’

• The Marina Area will host multicultural musical and dance performances, including Colombian and African bands. The carnival also offers several different cultural shows weekly, including Spanish, African, Chinese, American and Indian.

Interactive entertainment is also offered by the Spanish Fun Carnival, inspired by the carnivals held in the Spanish city of Valencia every year to celebrate spring. Visitors will watch a fireworks show, giant puppets, and art.
The carnival also offers several different cultural shows weekly, including Spanish, African, Chinese, American and Indian.
There is an area is dedicated to exciting activities including flying in an air tunnel, bungee jumping, and a strongman competition.
The carnival also includes a zoo with many species of exotic animals and birds including toucans, parrots, flamingos, and giant tortoises.


Saudi heath ministry reports 12 new coronavirus deaths

Updated 28 min 43 sec ago

Saudi heath ministry reports 12 new coronavirus deaths

  • The new cases have raised the total number to 76,726
  • The ministry urged people to respect social distancing

RIYADH: Twelve more people have died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia and 1,931 new cases have been discovered, the health ministry said Tuesday.
The new cases have raised the total number to 76,726 and the overall virus-related death toll to 411. 
The ministry urged people to respect social distancing, specifically important to protect the elderly and patients. 
It said the Kingdom is ahead of a transitional phase preparing to return to normal life. 
It reassured people saying that the Saudi health sector is strong and has a long expertise.
Earlier Tuesday, the Kingdom announced that the curfew would be eased and restrictions on peoples’ movement and businesses would be relaxed.