Disney Castle Opens with Fanfare in Riyadh

Riyadh, the much-anticipated Riyadh Season 2023 commenced with the dazzling opening of "The Disney Castle" in Boulevard City, offering a new entertainment experience. The Castle, covering an area of around 20,000 square meters, features a variety of attractions including a nightly 20-minute concert, screenings of the movie "Encanto," and themed experiences based on the movie "Frozen" and the underwater world of "Ariel," the mermaid.

According to Saudi Press Agency, in addition to these attractions, the Castle's activities encompass "Jimba" drumming performances from "The Lion King," exclusive Disney merchandise, and photo opportunities in the magically themed areas of The Disney Castle. Visitors are also invited to enjoy a 90-minute immersive experience that takes them through the worlds of famous Disney cartoons.

The festival at The Disney Castle celebrates beloved animated films with interactive performances in front of a towering 30-meter-high castle stage. Chip MacLean, the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Business Affairs for the Disney Music Group (DMG), expressed his enthusiasm for launching this first-of-its-kind show at the festival, part of Riyadh Season 2023. He highlighted that the success of this event is a result of the creative efforts and collaboration of a talented team.

The Riyadh Season, now in its fourth edition under the theme "Big Time," showcases a range of global entertainment options and unique events, featuring a lineup of celebrities. Tickets for the events in Boulevard City are available through the WeBook website and the provided link.

A Journey into Bedouin Culture

Tabuk, The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has unveiled Tayma Camp, a unique cultural experience designed to immerse visitors in the traditional Bedouin way of life, located between Khaybar and Tayma City.

According to Saudi Press Agency, the camp offers an authentic Bedouin lifestyle experience, allowing visitors to engage with the customs, traditions, and heritage of the Bedouin people. Set in a tranquil desert environment, the camp provides a variety of cultural activities, including camel riding, falconry, and an exploration of traditional handicrafts and regional cuisine. The aim is to offer a comprehensive experience that captures the essence of Bedouin heritage. Alongside recreational activities, the camp also focuses on the area's rich history, featuring a theatrical portrayal of King Nabonidus' journey and historical sites such as the Ancient Temple of Salm and Qasr Alradahm. Souq AlNajem, a historic marketplace in Tayma, is also part of the tour, showcasing the region's economic and commercial heritage.

Japan Festival 2023 in Riyadh Attracts Over 1000 Visitors

Riyadh - The “Japan Festival 2023,” organized by the Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia, JETRO Riyadh Office, and the Japanese Association, in cooperation with the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, concluded successfully at the Cultural Palace in Riyadh.

According to Saudi Press Agency, The two-day festival saw an attendance of over 1000 people, including Saudi families and residents. Visitors enjoyed a showcase of Japanese culture, including artistic and cultural shows, a display of Japanese products, and a Japanese speech competition featuring Saudi teams.

“Japan Festival 2023” Opens in Riyadh with Cultural Exhibitions and Performances

RIYADH: Riyadh welcomed the start of the "Japan Festival 2023" on Friday at the Cultural Palace. The event, a collaboration between the Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, JETRO Riyadh Office, and the Japanese Association, is held in cooperation with the Royal Commission for Riyadh City.

According to r Saudi Press Agency, the two-day festival, concluding on November 18, has attracted a substantial number of visitors, including Saudi families and residents of the Kingdom. The festival showcases a diverse range of Japanese culture and entertainment, aiming to strengthen cultural ties between Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Visitors to the festival can explore an exhibition featuring several Japanese companies. The event also features a blend of artistic and cultural displays, including anime singing concerts. These concerts are dedicated to some of Japan's most iconic characters, such as Captain Tsubasa and Grendizer, drawing in anime enthusiasts.

Additionally, the festival offers a glimpse into Japanese martial arts and self-defense techniques, with Aikido and Karate performances by children from the Japanese School. These demonstrations provide a unique opportunity for attendees to experience the discipline and artistry of these traditional practices.

Riyadh Season Attracts 1 million Visitors in First Week

Riyadh, The Riyadh Season 2023, a prominent entertainment event in Saudi Arabia, has successfully drawn in one million visitors during its first week. The announcement was made by Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA). This year's edition, themed "Big Time," commenced on October 28 and has since been a significant attraction.

According to Saudi Press Agency, the season's opening week was marked by a host of diverse activities and events, including the highly anticipated "The Battle of the Baddest." In this global fight, Tyson Fury triumphed over Francis Ngannou, securing the Riyadh Season Belt. The variety of entertainment options available throughout the week allowed visitors to experience the cultural richness of different global zones. These zones featured a wide range of activities, including competitions, games, dining experiences, concerts, theatrical performances, and international exhibitions, catering to a global audience.

Ministry of Culture Invites Applications for ‘Emerging New Media Artists’ Program at Diriyah Art Futures Center

Riyadh—The Ministry of Culture has initiated a call for applications for its 'Emerging New Media Artists' Program, which will be hosted at the soon-to-open Diriyah Art Futures (DAF) Center.

According to a new release by Saudi Press Agency, the program is designed for emerging artists from both the region and worldwide. The program will offer participants access to advanced professional equipment, a production budget, and an array of multidisciplinary learning resources, including personal mentorship from international digital artists.

The initiative is a collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and Diriyah Company, which will unveil Diriyah Art Futures as the world's first center solely dedicated to New Media arts. The aim of DAF is to boost creativity across an assortment of visual art fields through education, empowerment, and an environment that stimulates artistic innovation.

Situated in the historical region of Diriyah, the new center intends to invigorate the art scene in Saudi Arabia while also elevating Diriyah's status as an international cultural hub.

Designed in association with Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France, the Emerging New Media Artists Program will span one year and focus on supporting creative production training.

The ministry's release specified that the application process is currently open and encouraged candidates who are 35 years or younger, at either the graduate or postgraduate completion stage, and have a background in developing and producing digital and new media arts, to apply.

For further details, prospective applicants are directed to the official website: https://daf.moc.gov.sa/en/