Saudi National Day Festival

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Date:

20 September 2019 - 23 September 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: open

Location:

Please see the below individual events for their location within Ithra.

Audience

Suitable for

Celebrate National Day at Ithra with engaging performances and activities for all ages

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Events

  • Performing Arts

Plaza

Fan al-Sawt

Admission

Fan al-Sawt is considered one of the most important forms of Gulf performance arts that thrived in the east coast of the Kingdom.

  • Talks

Library

Talk by Dr. Ibrahim Al-Mutraf

Admission

  • Screenings

Cinema

Born a King

Admission SAR 35

An extraordinary real life story set in 1919 , BORN A KING is a coming-of-age story about Faisal, a 14 year old teenage Arab prince who is dispatched from the deserts of Arabia to London by his warrior father, Prince Abd Al-Aziz, on a high stakes diplomatic mission to secure the formation of his country. In London he must negotiate with some of the pre-eminent figures of the age, including Lord Curzon and Winston Churchill, while forming a friendship with Princess Mary who helps guide him through the corridors of power.

  • Activity

Gallery 4

Explore the Wildlife in the Arabian Peninsula

Admission

Discover the wildlife of the Arabian Peninsula through a self-guided discovery tour in the Rihlaat Gallery. Receive your backpack and start your journey!

  • Screenings

Cinema

50 Thousand Photographs

Admission SAR 15

Turki, a young man who has lost his father at a young age and doesn't know what he looks like, visits a local photo collector who owns 50,000 photographs of the town people in search of his fathers photo.

  • Activity

Library

Folk Tales

Admission

In this segment, children travel through time and explore some folktales from the Kingdom's beautiful heritage, passed down from generation to generation.

  • Activity

Children's Museum

Face Painting

Admission

  • Performing Arts

Theater

Saudi in Symphony

Admission Starting from SAR 100

In celebration of Saudi National Day, Ithra presents a concert showcasing excerpts from the critically acclaimed film ‘Joud,’ with accompaniment from the London Contemporary Orchestra, who performed the original score to the film.

The concert will also feature songs from revered Arab artists, including Tariq Abdulhakim, Abdulrab Idries, Talal Maddah and Mohammed Abdo.

  • Performing Arts

Lush garden

Al-Ajl Performance

Admission

Al-Ajl performance art has flourished among the locals of the west coast of the Arabian Peninsula for over 300 years. It is performed by Red Sea sailors, both at sea and especially when returning to port..Today, this art celebrates their contribution to culture

  • Performing Arts

Lush garden

Ardhah Folklore Dance

Admission

This Najdi folk performance originated as a type of war dance, particularly during the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the founder, King Abdulaziz Al Sa'ud. The dance now graces various celebratory occasions.

  • Tour

Museum

Highlighting Saudi Artist Tour

Admission Museum Entry Ticket

Guided tour around artworks made by 11 local artists who used their art to explore universal questions about time and space to initiate discussion and inspire thoughts about questions regarding the spacetime surrounding us.

  • Tour

Gallery 1

Walk with the artists Moath Alofi

Admission Free with museum general entry ticket

Join Moath Alofi on a tour of his latest artworks in Zamakan exhibition. Take a journey through current works ranging from new exploration and documentation of forgotten villages in Saudi Arabia.

  • Activity

Children's Museum

Asiri "Colors From Nature"

Admission

An art show at the Children's Museum where a portrait is decorated with traditional Asiri patterns and colors, inspired by the mountains of Asir.

  • Screenings

Cinema

Son of Sidra

Admission SAR 15

After being physically abused by his father for no reason, Thamer decides to punish his father by stealing his money without his knowledge. His sister Shima sympathizes with him which led her grandmother to convince her that the money was stolen by the son of sidra and tells her the ancient myth about a boy who was once buried under the sidra tree and takes revenge on the villagers by stealing their belongings.

  • Activity

Children's Museum

Treasure Hunt

Admission

Are you ready to explore the facts of Saudi Arabia in a new and fun way? Join us on a Treasure Hunt.

  • Performing Arts

Lush garden

Fireworks

Admission

  • Workshops

Energy Exhibit

Earth Layers

Admission

The Kingdom's earth layers contain many treasures and riches that have helped build and develop the economy. In this workshop, children will learn about earth rocks, how they formed the earth's layers, and the importance of geology in the discovery of oil and minerals.

  • Screenings

Cinema

"Son of Sidra" Film Screening and Director Q&A

Admission SAR 15

After being physically abused by his father for no reason, Thamer decides to punish his father by stealing his money without his knowledge. His sister Shima sympathizes with him which led her grandmother to convince her that the money was stolen by the son of sidra and tells her the ancient myth about a boy who was once buried under the sidra tree and takes revenge on the villagers by stealing their belongings.

  • Performing Arts

Ewan

Live Cooking With Chef Doha

Admission

  • Performing Arts

Energy Exhibit

Whiteboard Performance

Admission

The Whiteboard Group will perform “Matar al-Bahar” play at the Energy Exhibit Theater. The performance will include a play, songs and an interactive talk with the attendees.

  • Performing Arts

Lush garden

Simsimiya Performance

Admission

A type of marine performance art that flourishes on the west coast, particularly in Yanbu, Al-Wajh and Amlaj. It employs a stringed instrument known as Simsimiya.

  • Activity

Museum

Saudi Art Inspiration

Admission

Participants have the opportunity to explore and experiment with art techniques that inspired Saudi artists.

  • Tour

Energy Exhibit

Saudi between Today and Yesterday

Admission

What happened between today and yesterday? Explore the evolution and history of the energy and oil industry in Saudi Arabia.

  • Activity

Children's Museum

Lavender Sachets

Admission Children Museum Entry Ticket

 In this workshop, children will learn to make lavender sachets.

  • Activity

Children's Museum

Perfumes from our Nature

Admission

A station where participants will create their own perfumes by choosing different scents from the local environment.

  • Activity

Children's Museum

Spice Rhythms

Admission

After exploring spices in their natural forms, children make a musical instrument from them.

  • Activity

Children's Museum

Mashmoom Brush

Admission

An art space where you can paint by using plants with different patterns.

  • Activity

Children's Museum

Spice Match

Admission

Children will learn the smells, colors and forms of spices produced in the Kingdom through a matching game.

  • Activity

Energy Exhibit

Look Closer

Admission

Experience the world of science at the Energy Exhibit's Trolley Show, packed with a variety of family-friendly scientific experiments that are bound to inspire budding scientists of every age. The moveable trolley is designed to encourage children to make connections with science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities.

  • Performing Arts

Plaza

Live Music Show "Faisal Alomari"

Admission

In this segment, artist Faisal Alomari sheds light on the most important composers who have played a prominent role in the aesthetic development of Saudi art throughout history.

  • Workshops

Children's Museum

Spiced playdough

Admission

Participants will create an organic playdough, they will add to it their favorite species and some colors to have their special playdough.

  • Activity

Children's Museum

Leaves Trolley

Admission

Have you ever taken a closer look at leaves? Let’s learn more about the different types of leaves and our local environment.