Saudi Arabia forms first Ministry of Culture
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Everyone Active
Unlimited earning potential
Camberwell Leisure Centre, London, UK
Chesterton Sports Centre
£18,426 - £18,795 per annum, pro rata
Chesterton Community College and Sports Centre, Cambridge UK
Sefton Council
Band D (scp 5-6 £19,321 - £19,698)
Sefton, Liverpool, UK
star job
VOYA Products Ltd
Competitive
Europe
star job
Xercise4Less
Competitive
Rugby, UK

Saudi Arabia forms first Ministry of Culture

Job opportunities
Sefton Council
Band D (scp 5-6 £19,321 - £19,698)
location: Sefton, Liverpool, UK
VOYA Products Ltd
Competitive
location: Europe
Leicester Grammar School
Competitive
location: Leicester, UK
more jobs

As part of its efforts to encourage tourism and significantly improve its leisure offering, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced plans to form its first-ever dedicated Ministry of Culture.

Cultural reform is a major area of focus under the rule of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with recent months seeing several first for the country, including its the opening of its first theatre in three decades and the announcement of plans to create a national opera house.

King Salman made the announcement on 3 June, issuing a royal decree as part of a larger cabinet reshuffle, declaring the creation of the new authority, which will be led by Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud.

“The mission of this ministry is to cater toward culture in all its fields. Culture is part of the soft power which we hope to cultivate in service to country and national identity," said Al-Saud.

“Our vision, without a doubt, is part of the Saudi Vision 2030 and the ministry will be the main sponsor for all the advancement of culture in various fields, enhancing the Saudi and urban identities.”

The ministry was previously part of the Ministry of Information and Culture. Now as its own entity, it will be able to focus more on the "implementation of specific cultural activities", according to the government.

In other areas of leisure, the kingdom is developing its first major theme park under the Six Flags banner, and is developing a number of National Geographic attractions across the country, as well as developing science centres and investing in heritage tourism. Last month, the government revealed plans to invest SAR50bn (US$13.3bn, €11.2bn, £9.9bn) into entertainment, health, sports and education initiatives, as the country attempts to modernise and improve its citizens' quality of life.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
As part of its efforts to encourage tourism and significantly improve its leisure offering, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced plans to form its first ever Ministry of Culture.
VAT,HAM,AAC,PRO,DEV
THUMB27049_289692.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,108
26 Jan 2021
Sport England has vowed to tackle inequality and create a nation of "more equal, inclusive and connected communities" through physical activity. Revealing its 10-year strategy ... More
26 Jan 2021
The Donald Trump baby blimp, which was flown over London's Parliament Square in July 2018 during the then-US president's visit to the UK, has found ... More
26 Jan 2021
A museum charting the history of transport and motor vehicles is set to anchor a new tourism destination near Perth, Scotland. The museum, in West ... More
25 Jan 2021
Fitness instructors, personal trainers, coaches and other self-employed physical activity workers in Wales are being given extra financial support through Sport Wales. The grassroots sports ... More
20 Jan 2021
Sign the petition by clicking here. HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition calling for gyms to be in the first wave of ... More
22 Jan 2021
The failure to tackle the UK's obesity crisis is down to successive governments being guilty of weak policy design, lack of effectiveness and botched implementation. ... More
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
22 Jan 2021
Les Mills has launched a new digital content solution to support health and fitness operators in engaging their members outside the four walls of their ... More
21 Jan 2021
Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room exercise sessions to guests staying at citizenM hotels around the ... More
21 Jan 2021
The Hong Kong government has revealed plans to provide the historic Ocean Park theme park with a further HK$2.8bn (US$361m, €298m, (£265m) worth of investment ... More
21 Jan 2021
Nuffield Health has launched a series of free, online classes focused on emotional wellbeing. The classes have been made available on the healthcare charity's digital ... More
20 Jan 2021
For over 30 years, ASPA International has designed and built high-quality spas for the hotel, health and wellness sectors. During the 2020 lockdowns, it conceived, ... More
20 Jan 2021
Resistance training is just as beneficial for men and women over the age of 50, a new study has found. Research by the University of ... More
MyZone Group Ltd
MyZone Group Ltd
19 Jan 2021
Fitness, sport and leisure sector professionals who have continued to deliver services to their communities throughout the pandemic are to be celebrated at industry networking ... More
19 Jan 2021
Design specialist BRC Imagination Arts (BRC) has been selected to design and produce the World Food Center Experience in Ede, the Netherlands. The attraction will ... More
19 Jan 2021
Broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough, will front a new virtual app which will allow users to explore exotic plants and animals in their ... More
1 - 15 of 43,108
Technogym
Technogym