What We Are Watching Today: ‘Born A King’

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The movie can be caught in Vox Cinemas across the Kingdom. (Supplied)
Updated 28 September 2019

What We Are Watching Today: ‘Born A King’

  • The movie can be caught in Vox Cinemas across the Kingdom

From the first scene of the movie, the audience travels back in time to 1919. With the majority of the viewers from Saudi Arabia, the film took them to the roots of their nation.
The audience is shown the old Saudi Arabia and how it was at the time. The houses are made from clay, and the film is filled with beautiful landscapes and actors that portrayed their roles perfectly.
“Born A King” was partly shot in Riyadh and Diriyah and sees a teenage Faisal, who later became king of Saudi Arabia, as the young hero sent by his father to lead negotiations in London with the fate of his nation resting on his shoulders.
The grace with which the prince carried out his duties and never forgot his origins left the audience with a sense of pride. The movie is highly recommended not just for the Saudis but for everyone who enjoys historic events, particularly those interested in the history of the Middle East.
The movie can be caught in Vox Cinemas across the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia announces reinstatement of coronavirus restrictions in Jeddah for 15 days

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia announces reinstatement of coronavirus restrictions in Jeddah for 15 days

  • Restrictions will come into effect from Saturday, are a response to an evaluation of the health situation
  • The curfew in Jeddah will be between 3 p.m. and 6 a.m. and mosques will close once again

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has announced a series of restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Jeddah that will last for 15 days.
The restrictions will come into effect from Saturday and are a response to an evaluation of the health situation in the city by the relevant authorities.
The curfew in Jeddah will be between 3 p.m. and 6 a.m. as of Saturday and mosques will close once again.
Employees of ministries, government agencies and private sector companies in the city will not work from the office.
Restaurants and cafes will no longer serve food and drink on their premises and gatherings of more than five people are prohibited.
Domestic flights and train journeys will continue to operate and people can enter and exit the city outside of the curfew.
Those people who were exempted from previous restrictions continue to be exempted from the current restrictions provided that they comply with the relevant procedures.
The interior ministry added the number of critical cases in Riyadh is being monitored and appropriate action will be taken should the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise as has been the case recently.

Meanwhile, the health ministry announced 2,591 new cases of COVID-19, 31 deaths from the disease and 1,651 new recoveries from it on Friday.