The Kingdom :: A Saudi Celebration Day in Vancouver, Canada (Video)

Saudi students are choosing Canada as one of their top destinations to obtain undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, as they get accepted to join King Abdullah Scholarship program. This program provides the means to best world universities to pursue studies that lead to degrees (bachelors, masters and doctorate) and medical fellowships. Academic disciplines and scholarships are selected on the needs of government ministries, national corporations and the private sector. This selection aims to fulfill the requirements of work markets across the kingdom in regions, universities and industrial cities. The Program is commissioned with qualifying Saudi youth to take an active role in development in all fields in government and private sectors. 

The Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Canada will be hosting an event in the heart of downtown Vancouver to exhibit the Saudi Arabian unique culture to the Canadian society.


The event will be in exhibition hall A of the east building of the convention centre. At the centre of the hall there will be a huge tent brought from Saudi Arabian desert specially for this event to demonstrate the hospitality of the Saudi people.

The exhibition will contain many booths that present different aspects of life in Saudi Arabia. Come over to learn about Mecca, the holy city on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, which is the most sacred place in Islam. Also Medina, the second holy city that has the prophet’s mosque and where he lived for the last 20 years of his life. Moreover, learn about the beauty of the Arabian Calligraphy, and get your name written on a decorated card as a personalized gift from the organizers to you.

The stage is a central spot in that event. Come and enjoy live performances of different dances and folklores from different regions of Saudi Arabia: central (Sword Dance), western, and southern region. Also enjoy the rhythm of live songs and poetry, by a group of singers and poets from Saudi Arabia. Finally, enjoy the interactive presentation with live footage that portrays the typical Saudi daily life and teach you about the most important event that attracts the world media every year (The Hajj) which is attended by 3 million people every year from all around the globe.

The celebration will be run by Saudi students volunteers from over 16 Saudi clubs across Canada. About 200 volunteers will be prepared to impressively organize that event and enthusiastically run each part of it.