5,000 live entertainment events planned this year in Saudi Arabia

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Saudis of all ages can look forward to an unprecedented year of culture and entertainment in the Kingdom as the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) prepares to announce its 2018 entertainment calendar on Thursday.

More than 5,000 diverse live entertainment and cultural events designed to appeal to all sections of Saudi society have been planned this year.

The General Entertainment Authority, one of the entities supporting the Quality of Life Vision Realization Program, aims at setting goals and devising strategies that contribute to the development of the entertainment industry in the Kingdom by diversifying investment opportunities and creating a diverse and sustainable sector.

It also helps in achieving the Vision 2030 goals through the significant contribution of the entertainment sector to the economy and its positive impact on economic diversification and the gross domestic product (GDP) annually.

In planning its 2018 entertainment calendar, the General Entertainment Authority has taken into consideration various standards to ensure the diversity and high quality of the activities so to suit the interests of all segments and categories of society.

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