‘Inspiration Road’: A unique journey to Saudi Arabia’s past with a promise of a bright future

The ‘Tariq Al Himm’ (Inspiration Show) at the Green Halls forms part of the activities of the National Day Season in Saudi Arabia. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 25 September 2019

‘Inspiration Road’: A unique journey to Saudi Arabia’s past with a promise of a bright future

  • The show presents some 200 artists, 25 professional performers, an opera singer, 45 performers of the traditional Saudi Ardeh (sword) dance, 10 musical compositions with the help of 60 musical and high-tech instruments

RIYADH: The international theatrical show “Tariq Al Himm” (Inspiration Show) is being held at the Green Halls as part of the activities of the National Day Season in Saudi Arabia.
The show, which started on Saturday, will continue until Monday.
The show starts at 9:30 p.m. everyday. It takes the audience on a unique journey depicting the Kingdom’s path to progress and presenting its many artistic moments that renew pride in the country’s past, confidence in the present, and guarantee of a bright future.

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The show presents some 200 artists, 25 professional performers, an opera singer, 45 performers of the traditional Saudi Ardeh (sword) dance, 10 musical compositions with the help of 60 musical and high-tech instruments.

The show presents some 200 artists, 25 professional performers, an opera singer, 45 performers of the traditional Saudi Ardeh (sword) dance, 10 musical compositions with the help of 60 musical and high-tech instruments.
Three international events — “Cirque du Soleil” in Dammam, “Star Island” in Jeddah, and “Tariq Al Himma” in Riyadh — are taking place as part of the 89th National Day Season.


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.