The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, Counselor Turki bin Abdul Mohsen Al Sheikh, announced that, with the support and empowerment of Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the entertainment events that the authority has held since 2019 until the first quarter of this year 2023 received more From 120 million visitors, a record number that comes as a culmination of the Crown Prince’s support for this vital and promising sector.
Counting these numbers is part of what the commission has accomplished during this period. Where it organized the largest competition for the Holy Qur’an and the call to prayer in the world, and also issued 11,136 licenses for various entertainment and support activities after the launch of the new licensing system in 2019 for 9 entertainment and support activities; While 470 entertainment destinations have been licensed in more than 42 cities and governorates in the Kingdom, and more than 1,402 restaurants have been licensed in 50 cities and governorates in the Kingdom with more than 3,728 permits, in addition to licensing more than 3,738 establishments in the areas of recreational and support activities.
And Al-Sheikh indicated that the activities amounted to 8,732 during the aforementioned period, including activities, entertainment shows, and live performances in restaurants and cafes, pointing out that the number of days of events amounted to more than 76 thousand days; It included more than 1381 concerts.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, Counselor Turki Al-Sheikh
Also, from 2019 until the first quarter of this year, more than 82 plays were held, with approximately more than 350 theatrical performances, and more than 6,610 talents of performers were enabled to participate in events and live shows in restaurants and cafes, and one of the most important art festivals interested in the entertainment industry was held. (Joy Awards) in three copies, in addition to organizing one of the most important festivals for playing the oud in the world with unprecedented prizes in three copies, in addition to a large chess tournament and two balot tournaments (the cards).
In terms of football, the Super Clasico Championship was held between Brazil and Argentina, the Maradona Cup between Barcelona and Boca Juniors, the Riyadh Season Cup between PSG and Al Hilal Stars and Al Nasr. , I am an Arab, games and more.
He noted the authority’s sponsorship of many television programs and series, including Ramez, Tash Ma Tash, Saudi Idol, and the Body Guard play, in addition to holding more than 12 poetry evenings, and organizing more than five free wrestling shows (WWE), and the largest and most modern Mirwas Studio in the world was established. Equipped for music recording, podcasting and cinematography, which includes 22 studios in one building, which is certified as the best studio in the world by Guinness World Records.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority pointed out that the authority has obtained several Guinness World Records certificates. Which contributed to the creation of a very large number of direct and indirect jobs, praise be to God.