Philippines Confirms 3 More Deaths from Coronavirus, 552 New Cases    Indonesia Reports 467 New Coronavirus Cases, 28 Deaths    Saudi Arabia Supports Yemenis with 27 Water and Environmental Sanitation Projects at a Cost Exceeding USD193 Million    Russia Reports 9,035 New Coronavirus Infections    HRH Crown Prince Congratulates Italian President on Republic Day    The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Joint Coalition Forces Intercept and Destroy Two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Launched by the Terrorist Iran-backed Houthi Militia Toward the Kingdom    Yemeni Minister of Education looks forward to donors conference's support for educational process in his country    Yemeni Minister of Public Health and Population stresses importance of Donors' Conference in supporting Yemen to face difficult challenges    SRO resumes trips today    Five-star Bayern Edge Closer to 30th League Title    Al-Jadaan: Gradually Reopening Economic Activities Affirms Government's Role in Supporting Economic Development and Is A Positive Step Towards Improving Economic Performance    SAR to Resume Trips from May 31    Saudi Railways Organization to Resume Trips from May 31    Gamers Without Borders Championship continues its competitions for world professional video gamers    Three Saudi Female Athletes Review their Experiences    Saudi Taekwondo wins gold medal in virtual world championship    Saudi Surgeon Managed to Remove Kuwaiti Girl's Brain Tumor, as French Physician Declined, in the last Moments    KSA Ministry of Health Leads Advance Clinical Studies, on 4 Innovative Techniques for Coronavirus Treatment    SPIMACO Addwaeih Localizes Technology for Biological Drugs in Alliance with Amgen US Company within its Initiatives to Achieve Drug Security    Bangladesh reports first coronavirus death    Senior Scholars Council Issues Decision No. 246 Regarding Attendance of Friday Prayer and Prayers at Mosques in a Case of Spread of Epidemic or Fear of its Spread    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Addresses Citizens and Muslims on Eid Al-Fitr    Custodian of Two Holy Mosques addresses Citizens and Muslims on the Advent of Holy Month of Ramadan    Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Launches Awareness Message on Sacrifice Day    Newcastle Beat West Ham 3-0 for their first Win of the Season    Mourinho insists Ibrahimovic must be good enough for Manchester United    Reforms have saved the economy from possible recession, say analysts    The King and Crown Prince congratulates Moldova's President    More than 1,5 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia, so far    MWL allocates SR 7 million for Eid sacrifice project in 47 countries    Saudi Campaign provides educational and training services for Syrians in Al-Za'tari camp    Saudi student goes missing in Kentucky, US    Harvey lashes Texas US coast with high wind, torrential rain    North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills    Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee given five-year jail sentence for bribery    Known days    "MODON" Signs MoU with Chinese Goldwind Company for wind-turbines manufacturing in the Kingdom    Flyadeal, Saudi Arabia's new low-cost airline, scheduled to launch on September 23, reports    Mastercard launches Masterpass in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia    Honda among 27 Japan players named for World Cup qualifiers    Joker, Harley Quinn movie in works with 'Crazy Stupid Love' filmmakers    Madhuri Dixit to venture into Marathi films as a producer    Consumers warned against using some brands of face powder, hair products    How 'GOT' makers made the frozen lake in 'Beyond the Wall'    Shraddha Kapoor wants people to help the needy    Neymar targets improvement after phenomenal home debut    Politicizing the pilgrimage    Rakhi 2017: "Bond of Love" between a brother and his sister    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Saudis spend 35 percent of Eid budget on entertainment
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 03 - 07 - 2017

DAMMAM — Saudis spend around 35 percent of their budget on entertainment during Eid, Al-Madina newspaper reported.
Essa Al-Showqabi, father of two children, said he preferred to send his kids to indoor entertainment rather than outdoor events.
"The indoor entertainment is confined to limited space and that makes it easier for me to watch my kids. Moreover, the weather was very hot during Eid and spending the day outdoors was not a good idea. Outdoor activities depend greatly on the weather. If the weather was not a pleasant one, I wouldn't want to waste my time outdoors," said Al-Showqabi.
He said a lot of money was spent on the children's entertainment during Eid.
"There should be discounts and special offers during Eid to enable all families to participate. The children want to play for three to four hours and that could make a dent in the wallet. I only have two children but others may have three or more," said Al-Showqabi.
He added many entertainment cities and establishments increased their prices during high seasons.
"They may need to increase the prices to provide better services when the demand is high. But their prices need to be affordable to everyone," said Al-Showqabi.
Salim Al-Marzouqi, father of three, said owners of entertainment establishments enjoyed full control over pricing.
"They raise the prices on popular rides and they raise the prices in general during festive seasons. They even raise the prices on the weekends. They raise the prices of games by a minimum of SR1. They even raise the prices at their facilities such as restaurants," said Al-Marzouqi. Tariq Al-Azizi is a supervisor of an indoor entertainment establishment in Al-Khobar.
"It is hard to please everyone. People want our prices to be very low as they used to be in the past. But that is no longer possible due to the new economic constraints. We have made a small increase in the prices but they are still affordable," said Al-Azizi.
He said the average amount parents spend on their children in the establishment is SR225 a day.


Clic here to read the story from its source.