Saudi Arabia is experiencing an economic slump due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse of oil prices.
Watching soap operas is a cherished pastime in many Arab homes.
A very small number of people circled the Kaaba in Mecca on Sunday after Saudi Arabia lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place for months.
In 2019, 2.5 million pilgrims made the journey to Mecca, Islam's holiest site. This year, numbers have been restricted to not more than 10,000.
His health is closely monitored as he presides over one of the world's top oil-producing countries and a large economy.
Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under the coronavirus blockade on Friday.