This weekend of the Sharqiah Season has A LOT in store for you, with an impressive line up of entertainment programs, from concerts to a film festival to an air race.
The action kicks off with the annual Film Festival, that will be happening from the 21st of March at the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in Dhahran. The festival aims at promoting local productions, with around 143 productions and scripts being submitted this year in the film festival.
Besides the motion picture competition, the festival will also include a panel discussions and specialized workshops. In this fifth edition, the film event will be honoring two Gulf cinematic giants: the late Saudi actor Lutfi Zini and UAE’s Masoud Amralla Al Ali.
All participating films will be shown during the film festival, and there will be a Golden Palm award handed to the best documentary about a Saudi city and best poster. A winners’ presentation will be held during the closing ceremony, and then the films will be screened at the Ithra center.
Now, to the long anticipated Red Bull Air Race Event, that will happen starting from today and till the 23rd. The Air Race Demo will provide the audience with a warm-up for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019 season finale, that is taking place in Saudi Arabia next November.
The Color Run is also happening this Saturday, and it will kick off between 5 a.m. and noon with rest areas that will be offering refreshments and entertainment between stops. The run is one you don’t want to miss, make sure you dress up in an old white shirt; because it will be doused with colors at the end of every KM.
Last but not least, the Music Festival will feature performances by a number of mega stars at Dammam’s Life Park, including US rapper Pitbull and Canadian DJ Deadmau5 will take to the stage on March 21. While Amr Diab and US-Moroccan rapper French Montana, and American singer Akon will take on the stage March 22.
On March 22nd, regional artists Assala Nasri and Mutrif Al-Mutrif will perform, while Nabil Shuail and Hatem Al-Iraqi take on the stage on March 23, all concerts are to be held at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Center in Al-Qatif.
Sharqiah Season is the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment that are planned for this year, and will be running until the end of the month with more than 83 different events taking place across nine different cities in the region.
Red Sea Film Festival Closing Ceremony Glamour
Vintage Cars Pop in Jeddah
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.
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.