Saudi’s 89th National Day is today and the green and white themed activities are taking over the social media as citizens of the Kingdom and other regions join in to celebrate such a memorable day.
Here is how people have been celebrating and commemorating National Day so far and no, Saudi Arabia isn’t celebrating alone!
1. Airport celebrations in Dubai
Dubai International Airport wanted to make Saudis, who come to Dubai to celebrate the long weekend, welcome and special and so here is how they welcomed the arrival of Saudi nationals.
شاهد بالفيديو ..
كيف استقبل مطار دبي الرحلة القادمة من الرياض تزامناً مع اليوم الوطني السعودي؟
— أخبار السعودية (@SaudiNews50) September 19, 2019
The arrivals terminal were decorated in green and white as Saudis were greeted with little gifts and souvenirs.
فريق #هويتي في #مطارات_دبي الذي يتضمن ممثلين عن الشركاء الاستراتيجيين، يستقبل الاخوة الزوار السعوديين القادمين الى الامارات عبر #مطار_دبي_الدولي بالورود والهدايا التذكارية احتفالا بمناسبة #اليوم_الوطني_السعودي #الامارات_والسعودية_قلب_واحد #الإماراتي_سعودي_والسعودي_إماراتي pic.twitter.com/0djg0m1BjH
— Dubai Airports (@DubaiAirports) September 19, 2019
2. Aramco’s Special Video
Saudi Aramco, the Kingdom’s national petroleum and natural gas company, produced an ad specially dedicated to celebrate the day and even with its recent release, the clip earned millions of views.
The video showcases the Kingdom’s past achievements and the glorious future Saudi Arabia expects, through a boy who makes his way around the country.
عزك لقدام وأمجادك ورا.#نستاهلك_يا_دارنا #همة_حتى_القمة
في #اليوم_الوطني89، تحتفل #أرامكو السعودية بوطنٍ نفخر بإنجازاته. هنا لحظات من ذاكرة المملكة العربية السعودية منذ تأسيسها وحتى يومنا الحالي.
رتوت تغريدتنا حتى تصلك معلومة عن أحد مشاريع المملكةhttps://t.co/SsmtcPl01Y pic.twitter.com/CiBND9pfer
— أرامكو (@Saudi_Aramco) September 19, 2019
3. Dazzling fireworks
What’s even a celebration without the usual dazzling shows of fireworks lighting up the skies of the Kingdom? Even though the main fireworks were scheduled to take place in Jeddah and Riyadh tonight, other smaller displays took place in different locations across the country.
As for the main event in Jeddah, 700,000 fireworks are set to be fired from Al-Hamra Corniche.
— جود (@juod_66) September 21, 2019
4- Dubai Celebrations
If you happen to spending the holidays in Dubai then make sure to be around the Dubai Marina or JBR for the fireworks display over The Beach and Bluewaters, with an Ain Dubai backdrop.
Or head over to Dubai Festival City Mall where an ‘Imagine show’ is set to be turned into a fire, lasers and lights show, and will play Saudi music until Monday night.
We also can’t wait to see Burj Khalifa lit with the Saudi flag tonight! Along with a special Dubai Fountain rendition of the country’s national anthem.
Look! Even Google celebrated the 89th Saudi National Day, with an animated doodle of the Kingdom’s distinctive green flag.
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!