Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation
Enjoy a traditional Saudi Arabian dinner buffet feast with dessert. Meet other ICDC members and enjoy a special cultural presentation with a question and answer session with the embassy staff.

Event Date

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
601 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W
Washington DC 20037

Requested Attire

Business attire is requested. The event will proceed rain, shine or snow. Due to expenses incurred for presenting the event we are unable to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the event.

Event Description

We cordially request the pleasure of your company at a very special reception at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. We invite you to an evening of Saudi Arabian culture and cuisine along with the opportunity to meet the embassy staff as well as other ICDC members with an interest in international cultures. 

Presentation of Customary Clothing and Media Presentation
The evening features a presentation of customary clothing from Saudi Arabia along with a Media Presentation giving you insight into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including its people, culture, and customs. 

Question and Answer Session with the Embassy Staff 
Feel free to ask anything you ever wanted to know about customs, lifestyle, politics in Saudi Arabia in the Question and Answer Session following the Media Presentation. 

Traditional Saudi Buffet
Please join us for a traditional Saudi Buffet prepared by the Embassy's caterer. The dinner buffet of Saudi Arabian culinary delights will be presented after the cultural presentation. 

Dinner Buffet of Traditional Cuisine (the menu is subject to change)

  • Grape Leaves Stuffed w/ Rice & Lebneh (dry yogurt) 
  • Tabouleh Salad 
  • Hummus 
  • Tomato, Peppers, Cucumber, Olives, Feta, Salad
  • Kibbeh: Ground meat and spinach infused with Middle Eastern spices
  • Boneless Breast of Chicken Kabob with onions and colorful peppers
  • Wedding Rice (Basmati) with pine nuts and raisins 
  • Rack of Lamb with Cucumber Sauce
  • Fried eggplant and cauliflower in lemon brown butter with tomato and herbs
A Fresh fruit display with Melons, Pineapple, Kiwi, Strawberries, and Grapes along with traditional Saudi desserts. An assortment of fruit juices, water, and soda will also be served. Please note that due to cultural reasons, alcohol will not be served during this embassy reception.

The event will be held rain, shine, or snow.

Tickets

  $55.00 - Discounted ticket for ICDC members:
Enjoy a presentation giving you insight into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people, culture, & customs. The evening concludes with a dinner buffet of Saudi delicacies prepared by the embassy chef.

$75.00 - General Admission Ticket for ICDC members:
Enjoy a presentation giving you insight into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people, culture, & customs. The evening concludes with a dinner buffet of Saudi delicacies prepared by the embassy chef.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable.

Event Agenda (May change)

7:00 PM Admission Commences
7:20 PM Cultural Presentation
8:00 PM Dinner is served
9:15 PM Event Concludes

Map/Parking

All attendees must bring photo ID for admission to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.