Jeddah summer fest to attract 1m visitors
Jeddah, May 26, 2014
More than a million visitors from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf are set to attend the Jeddah annual summer festival, which will kick off on June 5, said a report.
The 24-day event to be held in 30 commercial malls will feature SR2.5 million ($666,480) worth of prizes including 15 cars, said the organisers in the Saudi Gazette report.
The events during the festival will include the opening fireworks display at Nawrus Al-Ahlam and sports competitions including beach soccer, football, boat rowing, skating and a strongest man event.
Other highlights will include the children’s entertainment village, stand-up comedy, car decorating competition and art and theatre activates for kids. The largest kabsa dish will also be cooked at the festival and is expected to be named a Guinness record, said the report.
Awareness events will also take place during the period, including lectures on how to overcome phobias, asthma, drugs and smoking as well as how to maintain women’s health.
The information centres would be managed by disabled people for the second year in a row, with them receiving visitors and tourists and distributing event brochures and maps, it added.