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Be Part of History During This Diriyah Season

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Diriyah Season returns on November 22nd with a set of international sports and entertainment events that will cater to the sports fanatics, the entertainment seekers and even foodies and shoppers.

It’s a month that is expected to be filled with excitement, energy and unforgettable moments, and here are the events that will take place soon at the UNESCO heritage sight.

Diriyah E-Prix 2019

The Diriyah E-Prix 2019 is the first race of Season 6 of the FIA ABB Formula E Championship, the world’s premier all-electric motorsport series. This isn’t the first year for the Kingdom to host the remarkable event, it is the second one of a 10-year partnership between ABB FIA Formula E and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF) and will be staged again by promoter CBX.

For more details about the race and tickets, click here.

Clash on the Dunes

This is the Kingdom’s very first World Heavyweight Title fight and it is taking place on the 7th of December. The fight will witness current unified world heavyweight champion holding the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles Andy ‘The Destroyer’ Ruiz Jr, and Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua, the 2012 Olympics gold medalist, as they go head to head in one epic fight.

“This is the first-ever Heavyweight World Title fight to be held in the Middle East – a once in a lifetime event not to be missed!”

For more details about the race and tickets, click here.

Diriyah Equestrian Festival

The Diriyah Equestrian Festival will be welcoming more than 100 female and male equestrian riders to compete in the second edition of the festival, which will be held northwest of Riyadh in the UNESCO protected area of Al-Diriyah.

The six-day festival taking place in the historic town of Diriyah will be held from December 12-14 and December 19-21, allowing equestrians to challenge and compete with Saudi riders. Participants will also be competing for a chance to qualify as individual riders in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic.

For more details about the race and tickets, click here.

Diriyah Tennis Cup

This is the Kingdom’s first time to stage a professional tennis tournament! The three-day event will be held from December 12-14, featuring eight of the finest men’s players on the planet, all playing for the coveted Diriyah Tennis Cup.

The tournament will bring players to an elegant outdoor state-of-the art newly installed hard court in the stunning area of Diriyah, allowing sports enthusiasts to enjoy a one of a kind experience.

 

 

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Line-up For Dakar Rally Closing Party Revealed and it’s Epic

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The renowned Dakar Rally is currently underway and it’s bringing the world’s top professional racers to the desert of Saudi Arabia, not only that but the line-up for the Dakar Rally Final Party concert has also been revealed and it is epic!

Happening on January 17th, the closing party will take place in Qiddiya where the winners from each category of the Rally will be crowned on the final podium of the event.

The event is bringing to the stage the international stars DJ Snake, Wiz Khalifa and Young Thug.

General admission tickets for the closing concert start from SAR150 ($40) while VIP packages are available for SAR1,250.

The Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia kicked off on the 5th and will last till January 17th, featuring more than 500 pilots from 62 countries who started their 7,800 kilometer journey in Jeddah and will finish in the new city of Qiddiya.

Hurry up and click on this link to purchase your tickets!

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RSIFF Giving 5 Female Directors Their Breakthrough in the Industry

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Organizers of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) are giving the chance to five Saudi female directors to work on a unique new movie project entitled ‘Untitled Omnibus Feature.’

The movie which is produced and funded by the RSIFF is expected to be the breakthrough for the aspiring directors Hind Alfahhad, Jowaher Alamri, Noor Alameer, Sara Mesfer, and Fatima Al-Banawi, proving once again that the film festival is working as a platform to support young Saudi filmmakers.

The project is a huge platform for Saudi women in the movie industry and will debut at the inaugural festival in March 2020. To make things even more interesting, award-winning Palestinian filmmaker Suha Arraf is screenwriting supervisor on the portmanteau film.

The five uprising directors Hind Alfahhad, Jowaher Alamri, Noor Alameer, Sara Mesfer and Fatima Al-Banawi will work individually on creating short films which will then be combined into an omnibus documentary feature.

“This project provides powerful first-person accounts of contemporary life in Saudi, from Saudi women, at a time of fascinating change,” festival director Mahmoud Sabbagh said.

“We believe in film’s capacity to advance diversity and integration. Supporting innovative new works is central to this mission. There is no better way to work toward this than by creating opportunities for Saudi filmmakers to tell their own stories.” He added.

 

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‘Leila, the Land of Imagination’ Riyadh Season’s Grand Finale

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Riyadh Season is wrapping up its outstanding calendar and is coming to an end soon but leaving us with one grand finale to mark a truly epic season that met everyone’s expectations and catered to each segment.

The strategic partner Balich Worldwide Shows has announced the show  “Leila, the Land of Imagination” in cooperation with the General Entertainment Authority, the show which will be held on the 16th of January, is expected to be the most memorable show of the entire festival!

The show will take place at King Fahd Stadium, it aims at celebrating the vibrant future of the Saudi society with its strong roots and magnificent lives. This essence of Saudi Arabia will be showcased through the eyes of an adventurous and dreamy 10-year old girl who was selected to lead the show, the young girl is named Leila which means ‘Daughter of the night.’

“The team, led by Creative Director Anghela Alò, has conceived a young and pure lead character named Leila: the symbol of Saudi Arabia today, but also of a new generation embarking on a constant changing journey towards Vision 2030. Leila will dream, imagine her future and face her fears looking at the world without any prejudice.” Balich Worldwide Shows announced on their official Instagram page.

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We are thrilled to announce that Riyadh Season has been extended: the Grand Finale show "Leila, the Land of Imagination” will be staged with some new surprising elements on January 16th at King Fahd Stadium as a spectacular and amazing celebration! . . The team, led by Creative Director Anghela Alò, has conceived a young and pure lead character named Leila: the symbol of Saudi Arabia today, but also of a new generation embarking on a constant changing journey towards Vision 2030. Leila will dream, imagine her future and face her fears looking at the world without any prejudice. . . @riyadhseason @enjoy_saudi @timeentsa @anghela_alo #bws #show #liveshows #event #ceremony #showbusiness #liveentertainment #entertainment #creativity #stagemanager #setdesign #casting #lightingdesign #performingarts #performance #costumedesign #eventproduction #choreographer #dance #creativedirector #riyadhseason #leila #followleila #enjoysaudi #ksa #ceremonies #riyadh #riyadhlife #saudiarabia #kingfahdstadium

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Leila simply symbolize the new evolved and empowered generation of Saudi Arabia, who are changing day by day and soon will reach the vision of 2030. Leila is a girl who even though is ambitious, still looks at the world with pure innocence and respect to the norms and values of her culture.

In order to amplify the message of the show, the creators used an innovative communication project raised together with the storytelling to communicate directly with the target using social media platforms and for the first time ever, in a larger scale live show!

Follow the show on Instagram and book your tickets now through this link.

 

 

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