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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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Top Arab Female DJs to Keep on Your Radar

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Let loose and dance your worries away on the tunes of these Arab female DJs whose sounds have uplifted the spirits of many, and March being the month of women, we wanted to take the chance and celebrate these Arab female DJs who are rocking concerts.

Enjoy your next favorite playlist!

DJ Cosmicat

DJ Cosmicat, in one of the very few Saudi female DJs, she is spinning the hottest tunes as one of the DJs contributing greatly to the music scene in the Kingdom.

The Jeddah-based artist has successfully made it as one of the most talented acts in the Kingdom’s Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. She rose to the surface after the region’s largest music festival MDL Beast that was just recently held in Riyadh, now thanks to the festival, she’s now on every favorite list of every EDM enthusiast.

Simi & Haze

Sama and Haya Khadra are Saudi-born Palestinian identical twins, not only did they make it as an in demand DJs but they have also made it as fashion icons. The twins are Coachella regulars and you will find them casually hanging out with the Hadids sisters, the Jenner clan and other A-listers.

DJ Akladios

The Egyptian DJ is among the popular DJs in Cairo, she rocked parties in not only Egypt but Europe as well! With that, she was able to create a global fanbase for her fresh mixes of tech-house music.

Tala Mortada

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The Lebanese DJ is one of the big names in Beirut’s club scene, she spins the grooviest of tunes behind the decks of the city’s busiest clubs.

Sonya

Sonya is a Dubai-based DJ who has dominated the party scene in not just the UAE but across the world as well, her upbeat, house, funk and hip-hop mixes are guaranteed to keep you up and dancing! And with high sense of fashion, she was able to land herself gigs at some of the most high-end fashion houses including YSL, Louboutin, Versace and more.

 

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Lojain Omran Set to Conquer the World of Drama

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For all you fans of Lojain Omran, you’d be excited to hear that this year looks quite promising for the talented TV presenter and social media guru! Breaking news claims that Lojain Omran has signed an exclusive contract with the Saudi Cinematic and TV drama for both 2020 and 2021. What?

Artistic producer ,Sadiq Al- Sabbah, announced yesterday that the Saudi Media has gone to interview the talented Lojain. Sadiq tweeted throughout the day about the exciting news regarding Lojain starting her new cinematic career.

 

Lujain Omran Instagram

Lojain had also posted on her Instagram account the exact picture stating that she is extremely happy and thankful for this grateful opportunity. “I am thankful for having the opportunity to sign a contract an enter the media for the coming 2020 & 2021. I want to thank Sabah Ekhwan and everyone who stood behind me to reach this dream of ming. I’m excited for what is yet to come and can’t wait for you to share this journey with me.”

Lojain’s social media handles are booming with congratulations and support from her fans. It is impressive that she has the talent to be both an astounding television presenter and a cinematic role model! Are you guys ready?

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The First Female Golf Tournament in Saudi Arabia

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Maha Haddioui

Breaking news! The first female golfer in the Arab world is set to compete on tour. Moroccan Maha Haddioui expresses genuine happiness at the fact that she’s part of an extraordinary event happening in this current century. Also, she’s quite surprised that women’s golf has come to Saudi Arabia.

She’s never dreamt of seeing this happen in Saudi Arabia let alone being a part of it, great changes are happening. Maha is predicting this tournament to be a big step forward for the women of Saudi Arabia and on a global scale.

Moroccan Maha has been playing on the (LET), Ladies European Tour, ever since 2012. In this Aramco Saudi Ladies International golf tournament, she’ll be competing for the share of $1 million prize within the time span of two weeks. This is super exciting because finally women are getting what they deserve; the chance to participate and be good at any sport they desire.

The golf tournament is said to take place at the infamous Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in (KAEC) King Abdullah’s Economic City on March 19th through the 22nd  for one of the century’s biggest professional women’s competition!

The tournament aims in showing a perfect example of the new opportunities that are now set for Arab women by starting off with the 31 year old Maha. Middle East as a whole is trying to push female sports and females as a whole to a new level altogether.

“I never thought in my life I would go to Saudi to play golf. For me, I thought I’d go to Saudi to do Umrah or go to Makkah. Now, to be able to represent Arab women’s golf in Saudi is something amazing — and something I would never have thought to happen.”

She has a point right there, you’re only expected to do religious things in Saudi Arabia, never did anyone expect to be doing anything other than that.

“I’m just happy to play in new events no matter where they are, but for me it being in an Arab country means a lot. Playing a professional women’s event in Saudi Arabia is amazing and a big step forward as proof that things are really moving forward in a really good way and I am so proud to be part of that, and have the LET be part of that.”

There you have it people, you’re set to witness a huge change in history and we’re glad they’re starting with women.

Do you think the tournament will proceed or do you have a hunch that they might postpone it for health precautions due to the Coronavirus? We’ll just have to wait and see. Make sure to tune in for more information of the tournament!

 

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