‘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.


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.