King Salman orders help to injured in Sanaa Great Hall incident

Updated 13 October 2016

King Salman orders help to injured in Sanaa Great Hall incident

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has directed King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) to coordinate with the Arab coalition, the legitimate Yemeni government and UN organizations to facilitate the transfer of the injured who need to be treated abroad following the Great Hall incident in Sanaa. 
This directive is just an extension of the center’s humanitarian initiatives undertaken by the Kingdom to help the brotherly Yemeni people.
Following the royal order, Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser to the Royal Court and supervisor general at KSRelief, signed on Wednesday an agreement renewing a joint project between the center and the Sudanese Red Crescent.
Under the agreement, the Sudanese side will provide more logistic support, including medical teams, to the Health Ministry’s hospitals situated near the Saudi-Yemeni border where injured Yemenis will be treated under direct KSRelief supervision.
The royal gesture is just one in a chain of humanitarian operations undertaken to help Yemeni people.
In September, KSRelief transferred 43 wounded Yemenis from Taiz to Sudan for treatment at its expense.

Spectacular shows celebrate Saudi National Day in style

Updated 21 September 2019

Spectacular shows celebrate Saudi National Day in style

  • Public will be treated to festivals, concerts and firework displays

RIYADH: With the celebrations for Saudi Arabia’s National Day is in full swing this weekend, there is no shortage of events taking place across the Kingdom.

Among the most interesting and spectacular are three international shows being staged in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam, including a special performance by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.

“Tariq Al-Himma” will take the audience on a unique and extraordinary artistic journey through the past, present and future of Saudi Arabia, in a show filled with national pride. You can catch the hour-long performance at the Green Halls in Riyadh from September 21 to 23, starting at 9:30 p.m. each night. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Al-Hamra Corniche in Jeddah is the location for “Star Island” on September 23 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thousands of fireworks will paint the sky with dazzling colors, accompanied by sounds, light effects and laser beams.

The world’s most popular circus show, Cirque du Soleil, presents a specially created hour-long show for Saudi National Day at the Dhahran Expo in Dammam. Featuring 40 artists performing a variety of acrobatic routines, the show begins at 9 p.m. each night until September 23.

The season of events marking the celebration of the Kingdom’s National Day, which falls on September 23, includes more than 40 entertainment, cultural and sporting events and activities across the country. They include festivals, concerts, firework displays, youth forums and public celebrations.