Thursday, August 11 2022

Jeddah’s 2022 season in Saudi Arabia saw a record six million visitors over the festival’s 60 days, officials said on Saturday as the two-month extravaganza drew to a close.

The visitors were of various nationalities and ages from inside and outside Saudi Arabia, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

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The event began on May 2, marking the first day of Eid al-Fitr after the holy month of Ramadan, and saw a variety of entertainment offerings.

Held under the slogan “Our Good Days”, the second edition of the festival features a total of around 2,800 activities over a two-month period.

Based on the Kingdom’s new vision for the entertainment industry, Jeddah Season included 70 interactive experiences, over 60 player entertainment offerings, seven Arabic plays, two international plays, five marine experiences and events, and four international exhibitions. , an interactive waterfall, and more than 90 shops and restaurants.

The season has created many opportunities and partnerships for the private sector, as well as a wide range of employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women working in the event areas.

During the season, more than 80% of all workers were Saudi, whether employed in shops, restaurants, cafes, markets or other organizational and logistical services.

Earlier this month, the general manager of Jeddah’s 2022 season in Saudi Arabia, Nawaf Qumosan, said the festival had created more than 74,000 jobs for Saudi citizens.

The Managing Director praised the Kingdom’s entertainment industry, saying the season has contributed a lot to the industry’s vision for the future and improved the quality of life in the community, attracting investment and realizing returns economic.

The festival has had a positive economic, social and cultural impact on residents and tourists of Jeddah and contributed significantly to the economic recovery of the city through the increased participation of small and medium-sized businesses, he said. .

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