Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi - Alkhobar fest will have 'something for everybody'  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 08/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The Alkhobar Festival, which will kick off on Jan. 16, will be a grand affair, with activities and events for all age groups, Essam Al-Mulla, chairperson of Alkhobar Municipality, said on Tuesday



He said that the eight-day festival, which is being held under the theme "Live Your Mood," would go on unhindered and would be a grand success despite the construction and maintenance works going on at the Alkhobar Corniche



"We are expecting millions of visitors at the festival, and all the places earmarked for events have been done up so that citizens, expatriates and visitors from other Gulf countries can enjoy the festive atmosphere," Al-Mulla said



"We have identified six places, including the Alkhobar waterfront, Half-moon Beach, Green Hall, SCITECH, and commercial complexes like Alrashid Mall and Venice mall, where 35 activities will be held.



The festival, the first of its kind in Alkhobar, is being held under the patronage of EP Gov. Prince Saud Bin Naif.



"We were keen on having activities that would attract children, youngsters and adults.



Al-Mulla said the festival will open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day until Jan. 24





The festival will include fireworks both at the inaugural and concluding ceremonies, with Alkhobar waterfront occupying the prime place. It will also include a green falcons' air show that will take place over two days and a festival stage where plays, entertainment shows, Eastern Province folklore performances, acrobatic showsand football skills will be staged. There will also be professional skating and several amusement activities


He said: "The festival village will be spread over an area of 25,000 sqm. It will include a children's exhibition, a productive families' exhibition, a Graffiti art gallery, murals, and a fine arts exhibition, as well as a gallery on Alkhobar, which will contain information on the history of the city.

He said: "Activities on the half-moon beach will include events for both families and youngsters, such as soccer beach and navy games, besides a village of sculpture with sand, which will the first of its kind in the Eastern Province. There would also be car races, a safari village for children and a car painting show.

These activities will be held in four different places along the half-moon beach, Al-Mulla said, adding that the green hall would host different events, which will meet the expectations of EP people and visitors alike, including a play for adults, standup comedy and poetry event.

He also spoke about SCITECH, which will have various events, including traditional food, cultural seminars, a gallery on treasures of the sea, Alharamain gallery, Holy Khaba curtain (Kishwah) gallery and Holy Qur'an printing

He said the adults play will be held in green hall, while the children's play will be held at the Angry Bird stage at Alrshid Mall

Al-Mulla called on people including expatriates to come and enjoy the Alkhobar tourism festival 2014 activities. "I hope everyone will enjoy the new and different activities," he added

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 1 2016 - Middle East aims Arab tourists despite fall in visitor numbersMENAFN
(MENAFN) Middle East nations are targeting Arabs, particularly from the Gulf, whereas many visitors remain cautious on visiting the region with war in Iraq and Syria.Moreover, Egypt saw a 40 percent ...

 May 1 2016 - Oman to build oil storage near Duqm port at USD 300mnMENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman aims to build a main oil storage terminal on its southeastern coast, spending between USD 300 and 400mn of the first phase.Moreover, it will be built by a subsidiary of state-owned Oman ...

 May 1 2016 - King Abdullah Port to boost economy in KSAMENAFN
(MENAFN) King Abdullah Port will play an important role in pushing the economy and specifically the trade in Saudi Arabia.Additionally, the port acts like a barometer and a catalyst for the growth of ...

 May 1 2016 - Bahrain to benefit from Jordan's health sectorMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahrain affirmed keenness to benefit from Jordan's health legislation expertise and to start mega health projects in cooperation with Jordan.Furthermore, the Bahraini lawmakers discussed ...

 May 1 2016 - Dubai to build new bridge at Jebel Ali Zone at USD 28.58mnMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai will build a new bridge project which will link the South and North of Jebel Ali Zone.Moreover, the project which will be undertaken in cooperation with the Jebel Ali Zone will cost ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar's Ezdan Holding net profit grows 12 percent in Q1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Real Estate Ezdan Holding Group posted a net profit of USD 160.82mn for Q1 of 2016, up 12 percent compared to USD 143.39mn posted last year.Moreover, the group is working to issue USD 2bn ...

 May 1 2016 - Yemen foes hold 'productive' direct talks on key issues: UNThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Yemen's United Nations envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed arrives for a press conference at the ministery of information in Kuwait City on April 30 2016. Yemen's warring parties ...

 May 1 2016 - Arab League Council to hold emergency meeting at Qatar's request on Wednesday to discuss situation in AleppoThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Cairo: The General Secretariat of the Arab League has decided holding of an emergency meeting of Arab League Council at the level of permanent delegates on Wednesday ...

 May 1 2016 - Prospects for Syria political solution 'in danger': opposition chiefThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Anas Al Abdeh (C) attend the 28th general meeting of Syrian Opposition and the National ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar- Iraq forces in major offensive on Islamic State-held townThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Iraqi pro-government forces and Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units hold position on April 30 2016 as they launch an operation to retake the town of al-Bashir ...

 May 1 2016 - 'Enterprise Challenge Qatar' winners honouredThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) DOHA: The ‘Enterprise Challenge Qatar’ 2016 a competition to develop the spirit of entrepreneurship among young people has recognised the winners of the Schools ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar takes part in Quran recitation and memorisation contest in MalaysiaThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: Qatar is participating in the 58th International Al Quran Recitation and Memorisation Assembly in Malaysia represented by Reciter Al Numan Imran Abdul Hamid who is ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar's contributions to Sudan's economic stability praisedThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Khartoum: Sudanese Minister of Investment Mudesir Abdul-Ghani yesterday hailed Qatar’s contributions to achieving economic stability in Sudan. Abdul-Ghani told the ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar- Ashghal to open two permanent lanes on Mesaieed Road 1 and divert trafficThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will open two permanent lanes that are 2.5km long on Mesaieed 1 Road which is the link road between Hamad Port and the ...

 May 1 2016 - 102 Qataris gain leadership skillsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Chairperson Board of Directors QLC and Minister of State for Defence Affairs and Vice Chair QLC Board with Qatari ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar- Katara to train SU-Q studentsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti (right) General Manager Cultural Village Foundation and Dr Ivan Ninov Executive Dean Stenden University Qatar after the signing ceremony held ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar- HBKU Press unveils QScience Collections to boost researchThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: QScience.com the online open access platform of HBKU Press is providing a new service that helps increase the impact of published articles. QScience Collections is a ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar- Ooredoo tv includes MBC Pro Sports HD channels with Saudi Premier League coverageThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: Ooredoo’s innovative new entertainment service Ooredoo tv has launched the ‘MBC Pro Sports HD’ catalogue enabling viewers to access four new channels. ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar- Marine environment reviewedThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: The Ministry of Municipality and Environment hosted a Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Marine Environmental High Risk Areas (MEHRAs) and Place of Refuge Project ...

 May 1 2016 - Qatar- Canadian journalist to speak at NU-Q graduation ceremony todayThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Renowned Canadian journalist Lyse Doucet will be the commencement speaker at its 2016 graduation ceremony. DOHA: Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) will welcome ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help