Saudi Arabia postpones sporting and recreational events until Monday

Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh – Saudi Arabia has postponed all recreational and sporting events and festivities scheduled to be held from Friday to Monday May 13-16 in all parts of the Kingdom following the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Sports and the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) announced on Friday that all their activities and events have been suspended following a directive from higher authorities.

The Culture Ministry said the suspension of its cultural activities includes the concert of legendary Arab singer and musician from Iraq Kadim Al Sahir and famous Saudi singer Zena Emad, which was due to take place on Friday. “The new date of the event and the ticket refund mechanism for those who wish will be announced soon,” the ministry said.

The Ministry of Tourism also announced the suspension of all tourist events and activities from Friday to Monday. The Ministry of Sports announced that it was suspending sports competitions for a period of three days, starting on Friday. Based on this decision, the remaining games of the 27th round of the Professional League have been postponed, the ministry said in a statement on its Twitter account. The General Entertainment Authority has suspended all concerts and entertainment shows from Friday to Monday as a mark of respect for the late leader of the United Arab Emirates.

James C. Tibbs