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2019 Recap: Highlights and Moments that Will Never Be Forgotten

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2019 is coming an end and closing its last page tonight and looking back at this year, we can really say that it was one hell of a year for the Kingdom!

It witnessed many firsts and saw incredible performances from international superstars, from all the seasons that were hosted to the countless concerts and exhibitions, we can fairly say that 2019 was one epic year and here are some this year’s highlights and grand moments that we will never ever forget.

The Kingdom celebrating New Year’s Eve for the first time!

For the first time in its history, the Kingdom will celebrate New Year’s Eve and that indeed will be a great closure to 2019, proving that this year has been indeed the year of change.

The Kingdom finally welcoming tourists!

Saudi Arabia opening up for tourists and finally issuing visas might just be the greatest thing to happen in 2019, and soon after this happened, influencers were quick to visit the city for the first time and shared with the world some epic pictures that showcase the beauty of the Kingdom that was kept hidden away for centuries.

Basically every moment from MDL Beast

The Kingdom hosting the largest music festival in the region was one of the most epic events! MDL Beast brought the biggest names in EDM music from David Guetta, Tiesto, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Black Coffee, to Steve Aoki and more!

The event also attracted a huge number of influencers and celebrities who came all the way to the Kingdom to witness the making of historical moments.

Breaking Guinness World Records

The first one was during the Crown Prince Camel Festival, when the Kingdom broke the record by creating a giant statue of a camel. The second one was awarded for Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival for being the world’s largest falcon racing tournament ever.

Launching the Red Sea International Film Festival

Another great leap for the Kingdom and that is encouraging aspiring filmmakers who are eager for a platform to showcase their work in, Saudi Arabia launched the Red Sea International Film Festival which will be an annual film festival held in Jeddah.

The first edition will kick off in 2020.

Women of Saudi Arabia Rocking this year

Women of Saudi Arabia also ruled this year with Dania Akeel becoming first Saudi woman to obtainher Speed Bikes Competition license following her application for the Saudi Arabian Motorsport Federation, and then there was also Reema Juffali who became the first Saudi female racer to compete at the Diriyah Circuit. 

The Joy Forum 19

Organized by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), the major industry event saw a number of mega stars and entertainment pioneers from across the world, such as Indian actor and film producer Shah Rukh Khan; Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director Jackie Chan and Belgian actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme.

The Launch of Winter Wonderland

The famous Winter Wonderland came all the way from UK to Riyadh on October 20 and brought visitors snow parks, penguins and ice-skating rinks, for a city that isn’t known to have winter attractions, visitors were in for big surprises!

Now, of course the Kingdom witnessed way more grand moments and highlights, we can go on and on about the concerts alone and we will never be able to remember all! One thing we know for sure is that 2019 proved to be one lit year and showed the world a side of Riyadh that no one ever imagined to see. Here’s a recap of some of the concerts that took place.

Happy new year everyone! We can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for us.

 

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Famous Wordle Game Has and Arabic Version

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The popular game, Wordle now is back and better than before, as it has an Arabic Version. The online game, that is played consisting of five letters and a word is now in a Arabic version players and fans are above the moon. The game is made by software engineers Abdellatif Al Sharif and Amr Keleg, who customized the game accordingly to the Arabic language. In recent twitter posts we have seen several users posting about the game stating excitement and content of the game. In addition, the game has more features, like a dark mode, and keeps tracks of wins and losses. This game gives you the benefit of entertainment while learning about the Arabic language.

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Kylie Jenner Instagram makes History As She is the First Woman with 300Million Followers

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Kylie Jenner our iconic socialite and beloved social figure reaches a whopping 300 million followers on her Instagram. After Ariana Grande, Selena, and football player she is the second most followed person on the app. As she promotes her lifestyle brands, makeup products and announces her news on her platform. In her posts and stories she displays her motherhood journey, her glamorous sisters, and her latest news. Accordingly, to her latest post, she had showed her pregnancy and baby pump, in addition to her love of parenting and spending time with her family and fiancé Travis. Moreover, some fans could be speculating that she had already bared her child. Though the social figure is living a peaceful life that she had highly anticipated for.

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Hobbies to enjoy in 2022

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Each year, we have different versions of ourselves, as we tame our minds and change our perspectives. Each day, comes with a new beginning, and new habits that we embarked on or tried to change. As a new year and improved self is occurring each year, we don’t hesitate to try something exciting and new in our humdrum everyday lives. Either a beneficial habit, or a new experience, we could have step to create a more healthier life style for ourselves. In reality, the alternated habits could lead to a better lifestyle and achievement of goals to a higher perspective in our life which we had always dreamed of. Take a look on these hobbies you could try out and see if you could embark any of them for a sophisticated lifestyle.

Cooking

Either for yourself or your family, this skill is an essential. Cooking a healthy 5 course meal is a necessity, rather than ordering food, or eating anything try consuming a healthy meal prepared by yourself. Go through recipes, indulge yourself about the best superfoods, and nutrients good for your gut. All of this is essential for a better lifestyle and a lighter way to live.

Reading

The food to the mind. We all need to have a food for thought, reading and embarking on new thoughts, immersing ourselves on novels is an influential need for our mind. Opening new pathways of thoughts, and educating our mind about skills, or self-help will take us on adventures and a new world we could never imagine. Take a step and fill your mind with new things, maybe you could find help. A recommendation for self-help books to read every day is “101 Essays that Will Change the Way You Think”

Meditating

In a fast-paced world full of nonstop work, we all have to keep up with the flow. Stress and negative energy are surrounding us we need to find a getaway by meditation and relaxation from all the peer pressure surrounding us. Relaxing and zoning out is a necessity for our mind, and well-being to function. In addition, it will also boost our productivity.

Painting

Focusing on creating something will also help in relaxing and boosting your inner productivity. This can immerse your self in a different world. Musing colors and sitting back, while painting will help you to relax and have a great time with yourself.

Cardio

Exercise is essential for the heart, and mind. Breathing in and out and having fresh oxygen circulating your body will refresh your mind and inner wellbeing. Having a fresh morning jog will boost your day up.

Learn a Language

I still can’t emphasize the amount of importance of educating or tackling a new skill as it advances the mind and its productivity. Acquiring skills and knowing new words, will strengthen the brain and its capacity, in addition to cognitive abilities.

Play games

Relaxation and cognitive enhancement are a must. Since mind wellness and mental health are two highly combines links that should be together. Relaxing yourself and focusing in a certain puzzle will boost your cognitive abilities and overall health.

In closure, our inner selves and minds are important just as our bodies. We need to take care of our mentality and relax every day. Each day we need to find a way to entertain ourselves, and zone out, from the stress and pressure. So, we can come back again stronger.

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