Remember MDL Beast? The region’s biggest musical event that just took place earlier in the Kingdom! Well, if you do then you must be craving more good music, right?
The next big event is happening this weekend in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla! From Thursday the 5th of March till Saturday, music, food, film, history and art will all be celebrated at the UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the epic Azimuth festival.
— Tinie Tempah (@TinieTempah) March 1, 2020
This remarkable three-day event is part of the larger festival Winter at Tantora, which has been taking place since last December.
A line-up of outstanding international stars will perform during the festival, including electronic music legend Jean Michel Jarre, international chart-toppers The Chainsmokers, British rapper Tinie Tempah and K-Pop sensation Super Junior D&E.
Just six days till @TinieTempah @TheChainsmokers @jeanmicheljarre @SJofficial @OmarBasaad and more descend upon ancient AlUla for the party of a lifetime! 🤩🤩🤩 Get your tickets from 500SAR now at https://t.co/Ewcx9Ya8uq #AzimuthFestival pic.twitter.com/X8XoarN89M
— AzimuthFestival فعالية السّمت (@AzimuthFestival) February 29, 2020
Music isn’t the only highlight of the festival, because apart from it, a group of chefs led by Brazilian chef Alex Atala will be cooking up come culinary magic for all the foodies, who will crave some good food as they tune in to some of the greatest hits.
Not only that, but also a number of world-class art installations by British contemporary artists Lauren Baker and the conceptual art studio Shuster & Moseley led by Claudia Moseley and Edward Shuster will be displayed, making it an event that will truly satisfy the inner artist of everyone.
وسّعوا آفاقكم في العلا حيث يلتقي الفن بالطبيعة!! 🤩⚡🌈 سيقوم الفنانان شاستر وموسلي بإستعراض فنهما واستكشاف الطبيعة ودمجها مع التقنية في صحراء العلا. احجزوا الآن لتخوضوا تجربة مليئة بالسحر! pic.twitter.com/Ncdifyb9F6
— AzimuthFestival فعالية السّمت (@AzimuthFestival) February 26, 2020
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room, the Brilliance of Souls, will also be installed in the Maraya concert hall!
To spice things up, guests to the festival will also be granted access to the inaugural Desert X AlUla exhibition, hosted in AlUla. The very first site-responsive exhibition of its kind in Saudi Arabia.
You can purchase the event pass at SR500 only for Friday and get to enjoy all the performances. The pass will also grant you access to the festival, shuttle bus transport between the Winter Park and the Azimuth site every 30 minutes, a locker and a complimentary drink. There are of course more packages that you can check out on their official Instagram page.
هل أنتم قريبون بالفعل من موقع الفعّالية؟ ندعوكم للاطلاع على عروضنا الشاملة للنقل البري بدءاً من 1,828 ريال سعودي. عيشوا أجواء الموسيقى والفن والطعام بين أحضان مدينة العلا التاريخية. تفضّلوا بزيارة الموقع الالكتروني https://t.co/hgbW7cCHLX لمعرفة المزيد وحجز تذاكركم الآن. pic.twitter.com/BoAIVEvIuU
— AzimuthFestival فعالية السّمت (@AzimuthFestival) February 18, 2020
مستعدون للدخول إلى الصحراء المتلألئة بإضاءة النيون!! 💜🔮🤩تجسّد الفنانة البريطانية لورن بيكر اجهزتها المميزة بفن إضاءة النيون في العلا خصيصاً لفعّالية السّمتاحجزوا تذاكركم الآن وكونوا على إستعداد!#فعالية_السّمت#حيث_تلتقي_الثقافات_بالتاريخ pic.twitter.com/suEoFa2Kq9
— AzimuthFestival فعالية السّمت (@AzimuthFestival) February 26, 2020
Three continuous days of back-to-back live music, unforgettable gastronomic experiences and world-class art, happening in the magical site of AlUla!
For more details, the full line-up and tickets, click here.
Beaches of the Kingdom Are About to Get Cleaner with This New Campaign
Beaches of the Kingdom are about to get cleaner with the ‘Let’s Make Them Cleaner’ initiative, which was launched on Friday by the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.
Professional divers are taking part of the campaign as volunteers who are ready to clean the beaches and seabeds of Saudi Arabia, in order to save the marine environment from pollution.
The initiative is one of the events launched for Saudi and International Volunteer Day, which is celebrated every year on the 5th of December.
Entitles ‘Ataa Watan,’ the event covers several programs and activities across Saudi Arabia, they were held in partnership with government bodies and NGOs.
So far, the ministry launched five initiatives throughout this year, as part of the Voluntary Work Platform it launched on March 31, 2020.
Winter Season Set to Kick Off With Over 300 Touristic Experiences in 17 Destinations!
Residents and visitors of the Kingdom are getting ready to welcome the new year with a number of touristic experiences, as the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) announced the kick off of its latest season of adventures on the 10th of December.
The season will until March 2021 and will offer 300 touristic experiences in 17 destinations in the Kingdom and 200 private sector establishments will take part.
Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said that the winter season is part of the Saudi tourism system’s efforts with its partners to provide visitors with an amazing tourism experience, it’s a way for them to fall in love with the incredible winter climate of the Kingdom and discover its geographical diversity.
The minister also reassured visitors that the STA is extremely keen on coordinating with health authorities to implement precautionary measures against COVID-19 in order to ensure a safe tourism experience.
The STA is also quite keen on maintaining and implementing all the precautionary measures against the virus, in coordination with the health authorities.
“The authority’s efforts and initiatives are continuous with the launch of the Saudi winter season under the slogan ‘Winter is Around You’.” STA CEO Fahd Hamidaddin said.
“We count a lot on the creativity and efforts of the media to present the bright image of what the Kingdom has to offer; its charming nature and rich cultural heritage, the generosity and hospitality of its people, and its many landmarks, sites, and destinations that contribute into make the Kingdom a unique experience for all.” He added.
The tourist experience will cover campsite adventures, local cuisine, hiking, relaxation, beach activities and rural and adventure activities.
Oasis Riyadh: A 3-Month Long Event Worth of Fun Activities & More to Kick Off!
Saudi Arabia is getting ready to celebrate the New Year with three months worth of celebrations!
The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and the International Company for Organizing Events and Activities, in cooperation with Seven Experience and Rotana audio and video company, has announced their latest project for luxury entertainment and it is set to kick off in the Kingdom’s desert.
The GEA will launch the “Oasis Riyadh” event in January and it will last for three months. The event falls under the “Ideas for Entertainment” initiative, launched by Turki Al-Shikh, chairman of the Board of Directors of GEA.
This is only the beginning! As there are 19 more entertaining ideas that Al-Shikh promised to throw, with precautionary measures in mind of course! The events will take place on a large area in one of the wild areas north of Riyadh, so that social distancing can be maintained.
According to organizer, visitors will get to enjoy a fun atmosphere with a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including concerts, sports games, and activities suitable for various visitors, with the presence of a group of the most famous international restaurants.
The event will include pavilions who will get to display and sell a wide range of unique products that goes along with the event’s theme.
The winter events will see performances from Saudi artists, featuring many aesthetic elements and entertainment nature.
We can’t wait for these festivities to kick off and we certainly can’t wait to witness what the new year will hold!