‘Imagine’: The countdown starts for Riyadh Season

Updated 04 October 2019

‘Imagine’: The countdown starts for Riyadh Season

  • Riyadh Season runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15 and will cover 12 main zones of the capital

RIYADH: Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of the Board of the General Entertainment Authority and chairman of Riyadh Season, officially launched the countdown to the start of the season.

Reflecting its theme “Imagine,” Riyadh Season will bring the world to Saudi Arabia’s booming capital city and make dreams come true.

One of the biggest seasons in the Kingdom’s Saudi Seasons, Riyadh Season runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15 and will cover 12 main zones of the capital and 6 branches around the city.

The zones are (1) Riyadh Boulevard, (2) Riyadh Front, (3) Riyadh Car Exhibition, (4) Riyadh Winter Wonderland, (5) Riyadh Sports Arenas, (6) Diplomatic Quarters, (7) Al-Muraba’a, (8) Al-Malaz, (9) Wadi Namar, (10) Riyadh Beat, (11) Riyadh Safari and (12) Riyadh Sahara within the capital city of Riyadh.

Al-Sheikh announced the countdown in a video on his personal twitter account @Turki_alalshikh where he said that Riyadh Season will be one of the biggest seasons in the country, covering 14 million square meters and offering more than 100 events, programs and activities catering to a wide range of age groups and interests.

The Saudi Seasons were launched with the aim of transforming the Kingdom into one of the most important tourist and entertainment destinations in the world, to enhance the Kingdom’s position on the global tourism and leisure map, and to enhance the entertainment industry as a component of the national economy supporting the Saudi 2030 Vision.


Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

  • The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness

RIYADH: The minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on Tuesday, adopted a plan to establish the Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institute will begin receiving applications for the fall of 2020, targeting 1,000 students and trainees in long- and short-term programs.
The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness.
The institute also aims to encourage artists through programs or partnership with relevant sectors.
The institute is part of the Academies of Arts’ initiative, which was announced in the Ministry of Culture’s first package last March, and the among the quality of life program’s initiatives. The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs, with the first being specialized in heritage and traditional arts and crafts.