Saudi Arabia’s first multi-player VR gaming in Riyadh

Zero Latency has opened Saudi Arabia’s first next-generation VR gaming center in Riyadh.
Updated 19 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s first multi-player VR gaming in Riyadh

Next-generation multi-player virtual reality (VR) gaming has arrived in Saudi Arabia.
Zero Latency — a company that develops warehouse scale, free-roam, multiplayer VR gaming — is available now at its new arena in the Salma Center, Riyadh. It provides a large-scale immersive experience over 600 square meters of floor space.
VR gaming is where a person can experience being in a three-dimensional environment and interact with that environment during a game. The arena offers an experience where guests, along with their friends, family or colleagues, enter the virtual world together and experience what it is like to walk on a new planet or fight for survival, working as a team to fight off zombies or alien robots.
Doran Davies, CEO of Zero Latency in the Middle East, said: “Residents of Riyadh are always on the lookout for fun activities, the latest trends in gaming technology and new entertainment experiences to enjoy. Zero latency is a perfect fit for the Saudi market given the community’s hunger for new technology and entertainment.
“Our offering is unique in the market as we’ve eliminated the motion sickness sometimes associated with VR experiences using a combination of technology and proprietary software, hence the name Zero Latency."
Tickets cost SR150 ($40) for an hour-long experience, including a briefing, and are available at the venue or on the website.


muvi Cinemas opens its doors to audiences in Jeddah

Updated 11 August 2019
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muvi Cinemas opens its doors to audiences in Jeddah

  • The first audio and visual experience of its kind in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: “muvi Cinemas”, the first nationally owned and operated cinema in Saudi Arabia, opened its doors on Saturday and welcomed its first audiences at Mall of Arabia in Jeddah. 

This Saudi cinema is operated by Next Generation Company and is filled with outstanding Saudi talents. 

Saudi Media Minister Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah inaugurated the first branch of the cinema chain at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah on August 6, 2019.

The first muvi Cinema in Jeddah accommodates 1,950 guests in 15 screens and offers 21 seats for audiences with special needs. 

Muvi Suites feature luxurious, fully-motorized reclining leather chairs with footrest to sit back and relax. (Supplied photo)

Muvi offers many first-of-its-kind experiences in the Kingdom, including the use of Barco’s high-resolution laser projectors to offer the ultimate visual quality on the largest screen in the Kingdom, as well as the use of the first Dolby Atmos surround system in the Kingdom for the best-in-class audio experience for blockbusters. These technologies can be enjoyed at the Xperience screen, which also offers seats with smartphone chargers and extended legroom.

Another new experience for audiences can be enjoyed at ScreenX, which offers a truly immersive blockbuster experience for those who do not want to just watch a film, as several multi projectors work in tandem to project a realistic panoramic image on the main screen and on the side walls simultaneously, so that audience feel as if they are right the movie.

For those looking for the ultimate luxury cinema experience, Muvi Suites offers a special experience with the best amenities, audio and visual experiences and a private lounge. These suites feature luxurious, fully-motorized reclining leather chairs with footrest to sit back and relax. The most-luxurious suites are designed to ensure uninterrupted viewing pleasure on the large screen. 

Audiences can meet their family and friends at the exclusive private lounge for snacks before the movie starts or have their meals in the comfortable chairs with sliding tables. Muvi Suites accommodates 102 guests in 3 screens.

In ScreenX, several multi projectors work in tandem to project a realistic panoramic image on the main screen and on the side walls simultaneously. (Supplied photo)

Muvi will soon launch the Junior screen, in which children enter a special entertainment room to express their creative ideas and drawings, dive into the safe ball pit and then enter the main screen through a special “slide” to watch their movie. 

Encouraged by Muvi for their innovations, their drawings will be displayed on the big screen before each show. Junior offers comfortable and colorful seating for children, with the possibility of hosting family events.

Muvi Cinemas’ management confirmed an expansion plan to launch 250 new screens across the Kingdom within 24 months to offer unique and exclusive experiences for all guests, and recruit and train more local talents.

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