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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SAUDI ARABIA WILL HAVE MOVIE THEATERS AND CINEMA'S SOON?

One of the largest mall operators in Saudi Arabia, the ARABIAN CENTRES, currently with 19 shopping centers in highly populated cities of Saudi Arabia like Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Jubail, and Al Khobar and Dharan revealed according to news report that it's new mall under construction will allocate space for CINEMA.

According to reports, 10 new malls are under development and will have space for movie theater and cinema's. Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 program, an ambitious program that will sprint Saudi Arabia to the new heights and become globally competitive includes plan for entertainment and at some stage will issue entertainment licenses that will make cinema and movie theater legal across the country.
DO'S AND DONT'S WHEN YOU ARE IN SAUDI ARABIA DO'S AND DONT'S WHEN YOU ARE IN SAUDI ARABIA     Saudi Arabia has been known for its strict rules and adamant implementation of the law.If you are an OFW planning to work in Saudi Arabia,you must know the do's and dont's while staying at the Kingdom. We gathered these  information based on experiences and we put it in the form of images so that you may be aware and easily understand what to do and how you should act in an Arab territory that requires strict compliance of the law and spare yourself from getting into any trouble. Read on:   PORK,PORK PRODUCTS OR ANY FOOD CONTAINING PORK IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN ANY PART OF SAUDI ARABIA.     THERE ARE NO CINEMAS OR THEATERS IN ANY MALLS IN SAUDI ARABIA    ISLAM IS THE ONLY RELIGION RECOGNIZED IN ANY PART OF THE KINGDOM AND PRACTICING ANY RELIGION IN ANY FORM IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.    WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE ANY VEHICLE IN SAUDI ARABIA    PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS AND WEBSITES ARE BANNED  IN SAUDI ARABIA AND MERE POSSESSION OF SUCH IS SUBJECTED TO STRICT PROSECUTION.      ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IS BANNED IN SAUDI ARABIA.IF YOU ARE CAUGHT WITH THESE IN YOUR POSSESSION,YOU WILL BE "GENEROUSLY AWARDED" WITH LASHES BEFORE THEY GET YOU DEPORTED.    YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE PHOTOS ESPECIALLY OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN WITHOUT PERMISSION     EATING ,DRINKING AND EVEN SMOKING IN PUBLIC IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN.YOU MAY END UP IN JAIL AND GET LECTURES ON THE BELIEFS OF ISLAM.     NO TAKING OF PHOTOS OF THE KINGS PROPERTY OR BUILDINGS OWNED BY THE STATE.YOU MAY BE SUSPECTED AS TERRORIST AND GET INTO SERIOUS TROUBLE.     MEN AND WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MINGLE WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX.ALWAYS BEAR IN MIND.     BEWARE OF SPORTING STYLISH HAIRSTYLES AND COLORS WHEN YOU ARE IN SAUDI ARABIA.     EARRINGS ARE ONLY MEANT TO BE WORN BY WOMEN WHEN YOU ARE IN SAUDI ARABIA.MEN ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO WEAR RINGS AND WATCHES.     IF YOU ARE A WOMAN AND YOU WANT TO GO OUT IN SAUDI ARABIA,WEARING ABAYA AND TARHA IS A MUST.     PLAYING LOUD DISCO MUSIC IS NOT ALLOWED IN PUBLIC PLACES IN SAUDI ARABIA SUCH AS PARKS AND STREETS.     SOME MOBILE APPLICATIONS THAT CAN BE USED FOR CALLNG OR MESSAGING ARE BANNED IN SAUDI ARABIA ,LIKE SKYPE,VIBER AND WHATSAPP.     GAY ACTS AND HOMOSEXUALITY IS STRICTLY PHOHIBITED IN SAUDI ARABIA.     UNWED COUPLES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MEET OR LIVE UNDER ONE ROOM.    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IS STRICTLY ENFORCED  FOR MURDER,RAPE AND ACT OF TERRORISM IN SAUDI ARABIA.     HIV/AIDS POSITIVE EXPATS ARE  PROMPTLY DEPORTED FROM THE KINGDOM.     IF YOU ARE CAUGHT WITH EVEN A SMALL AMOUNT OF PROHIBITED DRUGS,YOU WILL BE SENTENCED TO DEATH BY BEHEADING.      STARING AND TOUCHING SAUDI WOMEN EVEN UNINTENTIONALLY  IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.     ALL ESTABLISHMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO CLOSE DURING PRAYER TIME.        BIBLE,ROSARY,OR ANY RELIGIOUS ITEMS OTHER THAN FOR ISLAM ARE PROHIBITED IN SAUDI ARABIA.     MEN WEARING SHORTS AND SANDOS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE MALLS IN SAUDI ARABIA.    YOU MUST SETTLE AND PAY ALL YOUR LOANS AND DEBTS BEFORE GOING OUT OF SAUDI ARABIA FOR FINAL EXIT.  WALKING AND ROAMING AROUND WITHOUT PASSPORT,NATIONAL ID OR IQAMA CAN LEAD YOU TO A BIG TROUBLE OF LANDING IN JAIL OR WORST,DEPORTATION.      WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SWIM IN ANY SAUDI BEACHES.  AMULET,TALISMAN OR ANYTHING RELATED TO BLACK MAGIC OR WITCHCRAFT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN SAUDI ARABIA.WITCHCRAFT IS PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.     ALSO READ:   SAUDI PRINCE,EXECUTED FOR MURDER     SAUDI ARABIA NEEDS THE OFWS   REMINDERS TO OFWS IN SAUDI ARABIA    EXPATS ARE OUR BROTHERS AND PARTNERS IN PROGRESS--SAUDIS   NEW SAUDI VISA FEES    PRESIDENT DUTERTE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN JUST 100 DAYS   ©2016 THOUGHTSKOTO    Saudi Arabia has been known for its strict rules and adamant implementation of the law.If you are an OFW planning to work in Saudi Arabia,you must know the do's and dont's while staying at the Kingdom. We gathered these  information based on experiences and we put it in the form of images so that you may be aware and easily understand what to do and how you should act in an Arab territory that requires strict compliance of the law and spare yourself from getting into any trouble. Read on:   PORK,PORK PRODUCTS OR ANY FOOD CONTAINING PORK IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN ANY PART OF SAUDI ARABIA.     THERE ARE NO CINEMAS OR THEATERS IN ANY MALLS IN SAUDI ARABIA    ISLAM IS THE ONLY RELIGION RECOGNIZED IN ANY PART OF THE KINGDOM AND PRACTICING ANY RELIGION IN ANY FORM IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.    WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE ANY VEHICLE IN SAUDI ARABIA    PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS AND WEBSITES ARE BANNED  IN SAUDI ARABIA AND MERE POSSESSION OF SUCH IS SUBJECTED TO STRICT PROSECUTION.      ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IS BANNED IN SAUDI ARABIA.IF YOU ARE CAUGHT WITH THESE IN YOUR POSSESSION,YOU WILL BE "GENEROUSLY AWARDED" WITH LASHES BEFORE THEY GET YOU DEPORTED.    YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE PHOTOS ESPECIALLY OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN WITHOUT PERMISSION     EATING ,DRINKING AND EVEN SMOKING IN PUBLIC IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN.YOU MAY END UP IN JAIL AND GET LECTURES ON THE BELIEFS OF ISLAM.     NO TAKING OF PHOTOS OF THE KINGS PROPERTY OR BUILDINGS OWNED BY THE STATE.YOU MAY BE SUSPECTED AS TERRORIST AND GET INTO SERIOUS TROUBLE.     MEN AND WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MINGLE WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX.ALWAYS BEAR IN MIND.     BEWARE OF SPORTING STYLISH HAIRSTYLES AND COLORS WHEN YOU ARE IN SAUDI ARABIA.     EARRINGS ARE ONLY MEANT TO BE WORN BY WOMEN WHEN YOU ARE IN SAUDI ARABIA.MEN ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO WEAR RINGS AND WATCHES.     IF YOU ARE A WOMAN AND YOU WANT TO GO OUT IN SAUDI ARABIA,WEARING ABAYA AND TARHA IS A MUST.     PLAYING LOUD DISCO MUSIC IS NOT ALLOWED IN PUBLIC PLACES IN SAUDI ARABIA SUCH AS PARKS AND STREETS.     SOME MOBILE APPLICATIONS THAT CAN BE USED FOR CALLNG OR MESSAGING ARE BANNED IN SAUDI ARABIA ,LIKE SKYPE,VIBER AND WHATSAPP.     GAY ACTS AND HOMOSEXUALITY IS STRICTLY PHOHIBITED IN SAUDI ARABIA.     UNWED COUPLES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MEET OR LIVE UNDER ONE ROOM.    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IS STRICTLY ENFORCED  FOR MURDER,RAPE AND ACT OF TERRORISM IN SAUDI ARABIA.     HIV/AIDS POSITIVE EXPATS ARE  PROMPTLY DEPORTED FROM THE KINGDOM.     IF YOU ARE CAUGHT WITH EVEN A SMALL AMOUNT OF PROHIBITED DRUGS,YOU WILL BE SENTENCED TO DEATH BY BEHEADING.      STARING AND TOUCHING SAUDI WOMEN EVEN UNINTENTIONALLY  IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.     ALL ESTABLISHMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO CLOSE DURING PRAYER TIME.        BIBLE,ROSARY,OR ANY RELIGIOUS ITEMS OTHER THAN FOR ISLAM ARE PROHIBITED IN SAUDI ARABIA.     MEN WEARING SHORTS AND SANDOS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE MALLS IN SAUDI ARABIA.    YOU MUST SETTLE AND PAY ALL YOUR LOANS AND DEBTS BEFORE GOING OUT OF SAUDI ARABIA FOR FINAL EXIT.  WALKING AND ROAMING AROUND WITHOUT PASSPORT,NATIONAL ID OR IQAMA CAN LEAD YOU TO A BIG TROUBLE OF LANDING IN JAIL OR WORST,DEPORTATION.      WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SWIM IN ANY SAUDI BEACHES.  AMULET,TALISMAN OR ANYTHING RELATED TO BLACK MAGIC OR WITCHCRAFT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN SAUDI ARABIA.WITCHCRAFT IS PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.     ALSO READ:   SAUDI PRINCE,EXECUTED FOR MURDER     SAUDI ARABIA NEEDS THE OFWS   REMINDERS TO OFWS IN SAUDI ARABIA    EXPATS ARE OUR BROTHERS AND PARTNERS IN PROGRESS--SAUDIS   NEW SAUDI VISA FEES    PRESIDENT DUTERTE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN JUST 100 DAYS   ©2016 THOUGHTSKOTO
Last January 30, 2017, a concert for public was held at Jeddah Saudi Arabia. 
A concert for public was held after 7 years at the Red Sea Port, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Al Jasser says innovation is a key pillar of Arabian Centres’ growth strategy, as it targets second-tier cities in Saudi Arabia.
Khaled Al Jasser, CEO and heading the Arabian Centres
Al Salaam Mall is one of five Arabian Centres' properties in Jeddah.

According to Al Jasser, they are working out for the permit of the cinema's and Al Salaam Mall in Jeddah is one of them.
 “It is new. It has been only a few months since the government has announced that it will allow cinemas in the country and that is probably one of the options most of our new malls will be equipped with — the facility to entertain.”
While the ultimate aim will be to operate the cinemas under its own company, Al Jasser concedes that Arabian Centres may have to bring in an existing cinema operator in the early stages.
“All options are open, and at the minute we are getting our license. I’m sure there will be lots of options. We could do it in-house, but definitely we will need an expertise to do it in the first phase,” he says.
While the licensing process is unchartered territory, Al Jasser is confident authorities will finalise it in the near future.
“The government is very keen to do it and they have appointed a minister to run that [entertainment]. We are waiting for them to give us the green light,” he says.
“Our malls are ready, and even in the old ones we could convert some of the facilities to host them.”
Al Jasser says there is undoubtedly a demand for cinemas in the kingdom.
“There is a huge, huge demand. People are desperate to see [them open], especially locally. You know that whenever Saudis go to Bahrain or Dubai, they go to these places a lot. I’m sure the demand is there. We are hoping that it will [be] done very soon.”
But Saudi Arabia's religious authority Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, says cinemas, song concerts are corrupting and harmful. Cinemas and public concerts are already banned in the kingdom, but gov’t promised a shake-up of the cultural scene with a set of ‘Vision 2030’ reforms.
The head of the government's General Authority for Entertainment, Amr al-Madani, stirred debate last week when he raised the possibility of opening cinemas and staging concerts this year.



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