Saudi Arabia's recently announced entertainment plan seems to be coming to life in full swing.
Over the weekend, it was announced that two concerts are going to be held in the kingdom as part of its first-ever International Golf Tournament, which will be taking place between Jan 31 and Feb 3.
Organized under the country's General Entertainment Authority, one of the shows is set to be headlined by international star Mariah Carey and DJ Tiesto. The other will feature Jamaican singer Sean Paul and Yemeni-Emirati singer Balqees.
To say that people were divided over the fact that these celebrities will be performing in the country is an understatement.
Thousands were angered by the announcement and thought hosting such concerts violates the ultra-conservative kingdom's culture and traditions.
A few were focused on Carey in specific, stating the way she dresses and performs is unacceptable in the country.
Not everyone was against the upcoming concerts, though. Here's a little of what Saudis had to say on the matter:
Some were completely against the concerts
To say the least
"Imam of Mecca's holy site, I don't know what your stance is on hosting Mariah Carey in Saudi Arabia. Is this how you uphold the teachings of our religion and our social values and traditions? Never forget the day you took part in the Entertainment Authority's press conference, it's going to be like you're legalizing every corrupt thing adopted by its officials."
Others were super excited about them
"Mariah Carey is coming to Jeddah and I don't know what to feel."
Some want to attend both concerts
"It's hard to choose which one to attend, Mariah Carey or Sean Paul!"
The Saudi 80's generation had a special request
Saudi Arabia is welcoming a new era in entertainment sector
As part of the new plan, the authority announced it will be licensing and organizing functions on a scale never seen before in the kingdom.
These include musical, sports, and gaming events, in addition to other cultural and religious activities.
In 2016, Saudi Arabia established its Entertainment Authority in a bid to enhance several of the country's sectors and industries. In the few months after its launch, the kingdom's cultural and entertainment scenes started changing and are now evolving further.
All decisions and moves made by the authority came as part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, an initiative focused on diversifying the country's economy.