That’s entertainment: MBS’s gamble on pleasing the masses

When it comes to the changes in Saudi society now being driven forward by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) the question of entertainment is not being taking lightly. A favoured MBS vehicle, the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), continues to garner attention among Saudis with a regular line-up of events promoted to the general public via its Roznamah Tarfiyah (Entertainment Calendar) Twitter and Facebook feeds. 03/08/2017 Issue 1,042 Read More

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