Official Press Release

Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority Plans to Make the Kingdom a Global Entertainment Destination

RIYADH, 23 January 2019 – The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has revealed that 2019 will mark the start of a new phase for the entertainment sector in Saudi Arabia with a staggering number of projects and events lined up, including live performances, international exhibitions, Ramadan competitions, e-gaming events, and even the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax…

The General Culture Authority and the British Council celebrate successful conclusion of first-ever Creative Futures Forum in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, 05 February, 2019: The General Culture Authority and the British Council are celebrating the successful conclusion of the first ever Creative Futures Forum in Riyadh, which convened from 03-04 February at the King Fahad Cultural Centre. The two-day event attracted over 200 delegates, including key decision makers, arts professionals and students from a variety…

King Salman Unveils Major Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program

RIYADH, January 10, 2019 – King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has inaugurated the Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program2018-2025, supporting the Kingdom’s food security initiative.   The program targets eight sectors including smallholdings and traditional agriculture; production, processing and marketing of Arabic coffee; beekeeping and honey production; rose cultivation and marketing; fruit production and…

Budget 2019

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Presides Over Council of Ministers Meeting to Approve the General Budget of the State for Fiscal Year 2019

Riyadh, December 18, 2018 – Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers, chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, approved the state budget on Tuesday for the fiscal year 1440/1441H (2019) in a session held at Al Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. King Salman addressed citizens in a speech in which he announced the budget. We here…

Janadriyah Festival showcases Saudi Culture Against Backdrop of Modernisation

JANADRIYAH, Saudi Arabia, December 21 – King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia inaugurated Janadriyah National Festival of Culture and Heritage, the most important event on Saudi Arabia’s cultural calendar, on Thursday. Indonesia is the official guest of honour at the 33rd edition of the festival. The festival runs for three weeks at Janadriyah, about 40 kilometres northeast of…

Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) Launches Energy, Water, Education, and Transportation Projects in Al-Mahra, Yemen

  RIYADH, December 19, 2018 – The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) launched this week a series of projects in the energy, water, education and transportation sectors in Al-Mahra Governorate. the easternmost province of Yemen. The education sector enjoyed the largest share of the projects, where 192,000 books were printed for elementary…