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Here are 6 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss Out On This Month

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Saudi Arabia truly ended 2019 on a high note, I mean talk about ending the year with the biggest music festival in the region! Now, it’s time we welcome 2020 with open arms and with more festivals in store, we’re sure it’s going to be yet another lit year for the Kingdom.

Here are 6 festivals happening this month that you don’t want to miss out on:

International Town Festival

Riyadh is hosting an international town festival which will give visitors a culture experience like nothing before! The event will kick off on the 27th of January and until the 2nd February, with so many events and things to do from trying new cuisines to dancing to cultural performances.

The festival will also include art galleries and several folklore shows from countries across the world.

Riyadh Oud Festival

Ready for more concerts? Well, this year’s Oud Festival will bring you a lineup of incredible artists, and will also include several galleries that will showcase the history of Oud.

Wanna know more about what concerts to expect? Click here.

Art Alley Festival

The festival will showcase a group of artists who have plans of turning the front view of various buildings in KAFD into one enormous screen to view a number of events and cinematic scenes from the Riyadh Season.

There will also be a red carpet to honor some Saudi artists, and activities will include a cinematic bazaar as well.

Al Ula Balloon Festival

The festival kicked off on January 2nd and is on until January 11th 2020 with more than 60 hot air balloons taking visitors to the skies and  for some aerial views of AlUla’s stunning landscape and rich heritage sites.

Abqaiq Safari Festival

Get to discover the Kingdom’s ‘Desert Heritage’ through this festival that offers a unique safari festival for both residents and visitors to Saudi Arabia.

During the festival, you will get to enjoy camel safaris, falconry competitions, desert trips, and more.

Where: Abqaiq Safari Festival in Salsal, Abqaiq
When: 2 – 18 January, 2020, from 4pm to 10pm
More information: saudievents.sa

The Jeddah Shopping Festival

Unleash the shopaholic in you during this Jeddah Shopping festival, which will feature the best deals and discounts on not only fashion but also entertainment and top-notch restaurants.

When: 26 January – 26 February, 2020
More information: evensi.com

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Red Sea Film Festival Closing Ceremony Glamour

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Yasmine Sabri, Dorra Zarouk, Naomi Campbell, Irina Shayk, Allessandra Ambrosio, Candice 
Swanepoel, the night was ravished by the most appealing starlets and icons of fashion. Our 
Arab Cinema female Moguls had stunned the night and slayed with their fashion and beauty, 
each Diva had her dazzle, and radiance she sparkled and walked in the Red carpet of the 
closing ceremony. Laila Elwi, Hend Sabri, Yousra all had lustered, and turned our heads, with 
their sensational appearances. The Red Sea film festival had concluded its first session 
yesterday, with a momentous success. A participation of 16 films, 18 short movies, 21 virtual 
and technical projects, that collided the most phenomenal creations of Arab and 
international cinema. The closing night had our jaws dropping, as we could see our favorite 
starlets lustering in the most stylish. Haute couture. Naomi Campbell was all dress in an 
enchanting white dress, bejeweled with a chiffon cape, designed by Alexander McQueen. 
The fashion icons had us head over toes as Yasmine Sabri was dressed in a pink Rami Kadi 
dress, with a cape, and diamond details and feathers, Dorra, Hend Sabri and Salma Abu Dief 
all where styled elegantly by the amazing Lebanese tony ward. Tony Ward’s design’s were 
remarkable that night as observed asymatry, capes, strass, bold colors, and playfulness with 
fabrics. The closing ceremony was a night of mystique and amusement, as all celebrities and 
fashion starlets amused us in their gowns being conservative as possible. These fashionists, 
and movie moguls had our enchantment over the top by ther glitz and strass in their gowns.
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Vintage Cars Pop in Jeddah

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In five days, an international motor show, will take place in Jeddah. The Jeddah superdome, 6th December and until 10th of December, will be one of the biggest international motor shows. The exhibition is sponsored by the ministry of transport and logistics and organized by the Salah company. The Jeddah Superdome, has set a world Record for being the largest freestanding dome in the world, in contrast to the Tokyo Dome which formerly held the title, with 206 meters. Located on the Madinah Road, West of King Abdallah sport City, the Jeddah Superdome has an internal area of 24,000 square meters, and a height of 46 meters, with a diameter of 210 meters, a parking space that accommodates 5200 viceless. The exhibition includes many experiences such as drifting, with professional drivers, on dedicated racks, go karting, off road experience with SUVs with professional drivers in a dedicated circuit, and an opportunity to drive the car of your dreams. In addition to restaurants, cafes that suit all of your tastes. The exhibition includes many important car agencies and exclusive launches of many vintage and antique cars presented for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to an auction of rare classic cars, with more than 35 luxury and rare cars on display. The auction was held by the Silverstone auctioneers, the biggest UK classic car auction house. The event is the biggest in its name, and the car industry, featuring the oldest cars, but unfortunately nothing was sold.

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Beaches of the Kingdom Are About to Get Cleaner with This New Campaign

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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.

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