For the first time in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah will host a multicultural festival that takes visitors on a virtual tour of 50 countries.
The global village will be set up across an area of more than 45,000 square metres inside Atallah Happy Land Park along the city’s famous waterfront every day from 5 p.m. to midnight between Feb. 28 and March 29.
Suzan Eskander, director-general of International Image – the organising company – confirmed that the event had received support from the General Entertainment Authority.
“There will be pavilions for participants from five Gulf Cooperation Council states, 10 Arab countries, 18 African countries, 10 European countries and four countries from the Americas,”
She added that folk dances from each country will be showcased with performers dressed in traditional costumes, while paintings portraying heritage and culture would be on display.
“Visitors can also enjoy dishes and traditional products from different countries,” she told the paper.
The event hopes to enhance tourism and boost the local economy and is part of the kingdom’s efforts to diversify its economy with entertainment as one of the key sectors.
Source Credit: Gulf Business