Saudi humor strikes as sports authority chief looks for next local wrestler

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Saudis, known for their strong presence on Twitter, used humor to respond to the kingdom’s sports authority chief after he asked his 1.2 million strong followers who among them would be Saudi Arabia’s next professional wrestler.The Tweet comes just over a month before the WWE, in partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority, hosts the Greatest Royal Rumble event at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on April 27.Turki Al-Asheikh asked Saudis in response to the WWE MENA ...

WATCH: Lion attacks Saudi girl because of her butterfly hairclip

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A lion attacked a five-year-old Saudi girl during the Jeddah Spring Festival after cornering her inside a cage full of panicked children. The lion’s trainer, Faisal Assiry, told Al Arabiya that the animal was attracted by the girl’s yellow butterfly hairclip, and did not bite her or harm her in any way like some people thought after watching the video. The video shows many panicked children running from the lion inside the cage. Assiry added that the children were playing with the ...

A beacon of light to free minds from shackles of ignorance

Saturday, 24 February 2018

When passing through a quite alley in the city of Jeddah, a small villa drew my attention and it evoked in me visions of the artistry Bahrain has long embraced — a place where art lovers reside in their own imaginary realms; an odd mélange of mad fervor and aesthetic excellence. The villa had a low wooden wall and a large door from which one could catch a glimpse of a hastily furnished salon. This home of art — the Misk Institute — reminded me of Mahmoud Darwish’s ...

Hassan Al Mustafa

Saudi Arabia terminates Jeddah airport concession agreement

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority has terminated a concession agreement with Singapore’s Changi Airports International and its local Saudi partner to operate the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) awarded the contract last April for a period of up to 20 years. It did not elaborate on its reason for cancelling the agreement. Changi and its partner, the Saudi Naval Support Company, ...

Now book cruise boats in Jeddah using an app

Friday, 16 February 2018

Now cruise boats in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, can be booked through a smartphone app. A license to this effect was issued by the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to ride-hailing app company Careem. The new app service is expected to reduce the cost of renting a cruise boat by 50 percent compared to the usual fare, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The facility to book cruise boats through a smartphone app will be available at Jeddah Corniche in the beginning, according to Rumaih Al-Rumaih, president ...

Art Jameel announces design of 17,000 sq. meter Creative Hub in Jeddah

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

A new creative hub that will bring together and nurture Saudi Arabian artists, playwrights, photographers, filmmakers, entrepreneurs and others, along with the enthusiastic audiences that support them is to be opened in the Spring of 2019 in north of Jeddah. Art Jameel, an organization that supports heritage, education and the arts, on Monday announced the details of its new 17,000-square-metre development. Called ‘Hayy: Creative Hub’, it is located in north Jeddah with excavation ...

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia’s first cinema brand hosts family film festival

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Jeddah – CINEMA 70, Saudi Arabia's first cinema brand, has been presenting a series of international family movies, as cinemas prepare to make a comeback in the kingdom. The six-day family movie festival, organized with the support of General Entertainment Authority, started at the Jeddah Culture and Arts Society on Friday. Organizers said the movies be accompanied by various activities and events. Captain Underpants and The Emoji Movie were the first movies to be screened. Al ...

VIDEO: Saudi non-profit trains female relatives of convicts on trade skills

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Mecca – A Saudi based non-profit organization is currently helping female inmates and relatives of jailed Saudi prisoners with the necessary trade skills like sewing to help them integrate with society. Tarahom, meaning “Compassion,” is a national organization that was established in several Saudi cities with the aim to look after the care and welfare of prisoners and their families. The committee also provides other projects, such as waste recycling, for inmates inside prisons ...

PHOTOS: Saudi women-only motor show opens in Jeddah

Friday, 12 January 2018

Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom’s first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.Pink, orange and yellow balloons hung in the mall’s showroom as women posed for photos and selfies in front of the cars. One woman in the driver’s seat fixed her face cover. Another wrapped her turquoise-painted fingernails around the steering wheel, feeling it out.In a decree issued in September, King ...

WATCH: How Saudi women will attend their first league match in Jeddah

Thursday, 11 January 2018

For the first time on January 12 the King Abdullah Sport City stadium will open its doors for Saudi women to attend the Saudi professional League game scheduled between Al Ahli club of Jeddah and al- Batin. Images released on Twitter show the preparations ahead of the league game on Friday where signage was placed showing the women’s entrance and even including a women’s smoking section. A special section has been assigned for women who smoke according to the images released. The ...

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