Exciting Events Lined Up for Jeddah Season
The ‘Jeddah Season: Festival of Sea and Culture’ is currently ongoing in Saudia Arabia until July 18, and the Kingdom has lined out some pretty exciting events and activities for guests to participate during the 40-day extravaganza.
Sites like King Abdullah Sports City (KASC), Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah will be hosting various events suitable for all age groups. These are some of the events to look forward to.
JEDDAH WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES
The XJED Festival will enrich the Jeddah Waterfront with fun activities throughout seven areas! Throughout these areas, visitors can choose to listen to local and international bands as you eat, shop for kafiyas, enjoy a cup of coffee, watch comedy shows by the Laughter Factory, watch spectacular fire and water shows next to a series of restaurants along Lake XJED, attend exciting shows at the Marina Theatre, and participate in the gaming area!
KANZ AL-BALAD SCAVENGER HUNT
One of the highlighted events is the Kanz Al-Balad scavenger hunt for families and children which will be held throughout the festival from 5 pm to 11 pm. It was noted that the activity is aimed to help participants learn more about Jeddah, and improve their creativity and problem-solving skills. Participants are split into groups and tasked to find hidden objects with the help of clues.
AL-OZWA STREET PERFORMANCE
If you’re into comedy and history, this one’s for you. This interactive play is set 100 years ago about a young man named Omar who while preparing for his engagement ceremony encounters a dilemma unrelated to his engagement. It’s interactive in such a way that he needs the audience’s help to get him out of the trouble he is in. The show timings are 6.15 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.45 pm and 10 pm throughout the festival.
There will also be a car parade touring the street which includes cars and decorated carriages aesthetically lit up. It is said that helium balloons will fly over the procession too. According to Raed Abuzinada, the general supervisor of Jeddah Season, he said the festival is part of a national initiative to promote the tourism sector, which is a major contributor to the Saudi economy.
For more information, head over to the official Saudi Tourism website.
Sources: Arab News