DiplomaticQuarter: British Embassy in Riyadh launches photo competition to mark Saudi National Day

UK Deputy Ambassador to KSA Richard Oppenheim. (Photo/Social media)
Updated 19 September 2019

DiplomaticQuarter: British Embassy in Riyadh launches photo competition to mark Saudi National Day

RIYADH: The British Embassy in Riyadh has launched a photo competition to mark the upcoming 89th Saudi National Day.

UK Deputy Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Richard Oppenheim announced the contest titled “The Kingdom through my lens,” and said: “The competition celebrates the strategic relationship between the two kingdoms — the UK and Saudi Arabia — and I look forward to some great images from both our countries.”

To run alongside the competition, the embassy also launched the UKinSaudiArabia Instagram channel.

To take part, contestants are invited to submit a picture of their favorite place in Saudi Arabia or the UK to the embassy’s Twitter and Instagram accounts @ukinsaudiarabia and complete the entry form. The last date for submissions will be Oct. 12.

At the end of the competition two winning entries will be chosen, one photo from Saudi Arabia and one from the UK. The winners will receive one return flight ticket to London and a VIP shopping experience at Bicester Village courtesy of competition partners Almosafer and VisitBritain.

The contest is open to all citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia. Photographs should be based on the theme and follow competition rules.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.