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King Abdullah Economic City, March 18th, 2018:

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is preparing to host the Kingdom’s largest International Jazz Festival on Thursday and Friday 22-23 March 2018.

Ten internationally acclaimed modern masters of jazz will participate in the festival’s first edition, which will be held on the stage in Juman Park. The outdoor festival will also feature food trucks offering a variety of cuisines throughout the two days of the event.

For this event is supported by the General Entertainment Authority, which seeks to encourage different arts and open up new and diverse horizons for the Kingdom’s entertainment industry. Saudi Arabia’s entertainment sector has recently witnessed great development and momentum in which KAEC is playing leading part by hosting festivals, concerts and other events.

A robust entertainment industry comes within the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to raise the sector’s contribution to the country’s GDP from three percent to six percent. The objectives also aim to localize 50 percent of the entertainment sector, as Saudis spend around 80 billion SAR annually on entertainment outside the Kingdom.

KAEC is hosting a number of festivals due to its eagerness to achieve cultural diversity. The city features facilities designed to host different events, including its coastal beach located within a nature reserve and its green, spacious public parks and walkways. The city also boasts a variety of restaurants and the Bay La Sun Hotel, in addition to various entertainment and leisure facilities such as Juman Park, which is one of the most important attractions in the Bay La Sun District, offering the city’s residents and visitors a great variety of entertainment facilities and activities for the whole family, all within a vibrant setting of natural beauty.

Tickets are available at all branches of Virgin Megastore, or through the below link:

For more information about the Jazz Festival, visit:

About King Abdullah Economic City

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is the largest privately-funded new city in the world. Situated on the west coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KAEC covers an area of 181 square kilometers of land, approximately the size of Washington DC. KAEC comprises King Abdullah Port, the Coastal Communities residential districts, the Haramain Railway district and the Industrial Valley. The city is under development by Emaar, The Economic City, a publicly listed Saudi joint-stock company established in 2006.