Currently, the 40-day ‘Sea and Culture’ festival of fun and entertainment is going on. It started on June 8 and will continue until July 18. This is the first time international shows and plays are being aired in the Kingdom.
The festival is an entertainment program that aims to present the city as a top visitor’s destination while encouraging partnerships with local businesses. The organizers are also hoping to generate up to 20,000 jobs and volunteering opportunities for Saudis through the festival.
The festival started with a concert by Emirati singer Ahlam, known as the Queen of the Gulf. The second day featured popular Saudi vocalist Mohammad Abdo followed by Egyptian star Amr Diab on the third day.
Other events for the festival include street music performances and parades, spectacular flame mountain and laser shows, award-winning international visual arts displays with 3-D special effects lights show inspired by the Baroque art, and a glow garden exhibiting customized art pieces showing marine wildlife of the Red Sea.