The Formula E continues in Saudi Arabia, and yesterday the drivers got the chance to explore and have a taste of the local community during this festive times of the E-Prix.
They have visited Masmak Fort that was built back in 1865, as well the UNESCO world site of Ad Diriyah, the place that is hosting the new race track.
One of the drivers from the UK, Oliver Turvey, said that he’s been enjoying the unique culture of Saudi Arabia and is very appreciative that he learned more about the fort’s legacy and history. He also added that he is really looking forward to showing the audience how fast and strong electric cars are.
Other racers also expressed their awe of the track, including Tom Dilmann who as well was anticipating the race and couldn’t wait to show the world the capabilities of electric cars.
Prince Khalid bin Sultan and President of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation attended the race among a huge crowd and cheered for the participating teams.
One thing worthy of highlighting is that children from King Faisal elementary and Trbiyah Namouthajiyah Schools took part of the race by putting drivers through their paces.
It is fair to say that the event was quite a turn up, from the race itself to the unbelievable performances of the worldwide stars, to simple family activities that included zip lining, a net climbing wall, and a horse corral for the younger kids. Everything was well catered which proves Saudi Arabia’s capability of hosting major events.
The Region’s Largest Music Festival MDL is Coming to Riyadh
Riyadh Season keeps on getting more lit and to make things even hotter, the MDL electronic music festival is coming to Riyadh for its first edition ever with a number of the world’s very best EDM superstars and DJs including David Guetta, Tiesto, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Black Coffee, and Steve Aoki.
The region’s largest music cultural festival will take place on December 19th and until the 21st and it will witness 18 global superstar headliners, 28 international dance acts and 24 local and regional performers.
The stars include global EDM and DJ stars, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki and R3hab, alongside the biggest homegrown Saudi artists, including the country’s first female EDM DJ, Cosmicat, and the Saudi DJ duo, Dish Dash.
Saudi DJ, Ahmad Alammary, member of the festival team, said, “MDL Beast is more than just a festival. Empowered by innovation and technology in live entertainment, MDL Beast is also a platform with multiple objectives including ongoing seasonal local and global events, online and radio channels, recording studios, and a non-profit foundation promoting music education and therapy. We’re confident MDL Beast will be like nothing seen before and we cannot wait to experience this transformative musical milestone.”
Riyadh’s Upcoming Concerts That You Can’t Afford to Miss
It doesn’t matter what type of music you listen to or which artist is your favorite because either way, this season of Riyadh will surely satisfy your taste by bringing your favorite artist.
The concert game is still going strong with more artists making their first debut appearance in the Kingdom, or others returning to perform once again on their favorite land as a host.
Now, here are some of the upcoming concerts you need to mark your calendars for!
El Hadaba Amr Diab
El Hadaba returns for another lit night on December 14th at Abu Bakur Salem Stage, tickets will be available starting tonight so make sure to be the first to reserve!
The Chainsmokers & Hamaki Night
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All international superstars will perform on December 15th, you can now book your ticket through this link.
Saad Lamjarred, Miryam Fares and Miami Band
Moroccan pop-star Saad Lamjarred finally returns to stage, joined by the Lebanese star Myriam fares and Miami Band, the concert will be held at Mohammed Abdu’s stage in Riyadh Boulevard, and it is set to take place on the 18th of December.
You can book your tickets through this link.
Assala Nasri, Majed El Mohandes and Waleed El Gilani
On Friday the 13th of December, you can get to enjoy an oriental night with these Arab superstars. Click on this link to purchase your ticket.
David Guetta, Tiesto and More stars!
MDL Beast is the region’s largest music and cultural festival happening in Riyadh, from December 19-21, and it has announced a great lineup of musicians with 18 global superstar headliners, 28 international dance acts and 24 local and regional performers, including global EDM and DJ stars, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki and R3hab.
Check their Instagram page now for more information.
The Kingdom Is Hosting The World’s Very First Desert Polo Tournament
The Kingdom is set to host AlUla Desert Polo, the first of its kind to be held in partnership with the Saudi Polo Federation and also the world’s very first ever desert polo tournament.
The tournament is set to make its debut early next year on January 16th till the 18th, which will take part of the Winter at Tantora Cultural Festival.
The tournament will take place at one of Saudi’s most exquisite locations, the UNESCO heritage site in AlUla which will open to the public in October, the Desert Polo is also considered as a milestone in Saudi Arabia’s sporting and social journey.