Saudi wrestling fans in for a treat with WWE’s ‘Greatest Royal Rumble’ set for Jeddah

The Greatest Royal Rumble - one of the biggest matches in WWE history - is set for Jeddah on April 27. (Photo: WWE.com)
Updated 06 March 2018

Saudi wrestling fans in for a treat with WWE’s ‘Greatest Royal Rumble’ set for Jeddah

JEDDAH: The Greatest Royal Rumble — tipped to be one of the biggest matches in WWE history — is set for April 27 in Jeddah.
Usually comprising 30 or 40 wrestlers, the Saudi crowd are going to be treated to a 50-man event with the likes of John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura scheduled to feature in the wrestling bonanza, however not all of them will be participating in the Royal Rumble match.
A Royal Rumble winner has the opportunity to face the champion of their choice at Wrestlemania, and WWE’s most recent winner Shinsuke Nakamura will square off with AJ Styles at Wrestlemania in April.
The event is part of a 10-year strategic multi-platform partnership between the wrestling company and the Saudi General Sports Authority in support of Vision 2030. And the agreement will see Saudi wrestling fans enjoying other WWE events such as “Tag Team,” “Raw Title”, and “Peace.”
According to WWE chairman and CEO, Vince MacMahon, WWE is planning to organize the events using different methods, in terms of production and output, that will allow for a unique presentation for the Saudi Arabian public.

“The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a spectacle of historic proportions,” said McMahon. “Our partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority reflects a long-term commitment to present WWE’s world-class entertainment to a global audience on a grander scale than ever before.”
The signing of the international agreement continues the Kingdom’s bold move to boost its entertainment industry by hosting landmark sporting events, including the hosting earlier this year of the Race of Champions as well as the upcoming World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight final.
Ticket and broadcast information for the “Greatest Royal Rumble” will be available in the coming weeks.


KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

Updated 07 June 2020

KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

ARSAL, Lebanon:  The Al-Amal Medical Center in Lebanon’s Bekaa governorate continued to provide medical services to Syrian refugees with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

It is part of a project to strengthen health services for Syrian refugees and the host community in the town of Arsal.

In May, 4,575 patients visited the clinics and received 8,123 free health services across specialized departments, in addition to receiving help from laboratory, pharmacy and nursing services.

General health clinics received 396 patients, eye clinics had 506 patients, the emergency department 595 patients, dental clinics 325 patients, pediatric clinics saw 347 patients, with 125 vaccinations provided.

ENT clinics received 412 patients, orthopedic clinics 311 patients, heart clinics had 240 patients, urology clinics 472 patients, gastroenterology clinics 180 patients, gynecological clinics 271 patients, gland and diabetes clinics 65 patients, and psychiatric clinics 68 patients.

The Al-Amal Medical Center is following the necessary procedures and precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to provide services to patients in a safe medical environment.

Awareness campaigns were carried out to familiarize people with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and they were provided with items for personal hygiene.

The medical director of the project, Dr. Tariq Shandab, said that the center aimed to serve more than 45,000 people and provide them with healthcare in a variety of fields, in addition to having an emergency department that worked around the clock and an integrated pharmacy to provide free medicine to all patients.

Shandab expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian services provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, to the Syrian refugees and their host community.

 

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