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What to Expect From this Year’s Eid Season

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We are days away from one of the most joyful holidays, and this Eid season has a lot in store for you and your family, that it is guaranteed that you will celebrate it the right way.

Eid Season this year intends on reflecting all the joyful aspects of Saudi Arabia, and to celebrate the holidays in an exceptional way.

There are definitely a lot in store for you this Eid in Riyadh, from concerts, to theater shows to exhibitions and much more,

Here is a glimpse of what awaits you this season!

On the 5th of June, Angham returns once again to perform alongside Rabeh Saqr at King Fahad Cultural Centre, while on the very next day, Mohamed Abdo takes on the stage for yet another musical night. And on the 8th of June, Rashed Majed will bless us with one more musical concert.

And as for theater shows, the Egyptian comedian and super star Mohamed Heneidy will perform his latest play ‘Talt Ayam Fel Sahel‘, starting from June 5th till the 7th at Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University. 

International shows are also coming your way, for a true one of kind experience that children won’t forget, shows like Ice Age, Power Rangers and Barney will take place.

I told you, the events are countless, and your calendar will be a busy one! So stay tuned, as we fill you in with more details.

 

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Reema Juffali: Saudi Arabia’s First Female Racer to Take Part in Diriyah Circuit

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Women of Saudi Arabia have been proving their capabilities each and everyday ever since the Kingdom opened up so many ways for them to shine, and now a Saudi woman is about to hit yet another milestone.

Our heroine this time is 27 year-old Reema Juffali who is the first Saudi female racer to be competing at this year’s forthcoming international series. Juffali was the first Saudi female race licence holder who just competed in last Saturday’s TRD 86 Cup at Yas Marina Circuit.

Now, Juffali is about to make history this month by participating in the Diriyah Circuit, she will be competing along the official race for the Diriyah E Prix and will be acting as the VIP driver for the doubleheader-opening weekend taking place at the UNESCO World Heritage site

“I’ll be joining Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY as a VIP Driver for the upcoming support race to the fiaformulae in Diriyah. I’m really looking forward to racing on home soil for the first time.” Juffali expressed her excitement on her official Instagram page.

“To be the first Saudi woman to drive in an international race series back home is something that I never imagined…hopefully we’ll get a lot of girls and women to start thinking about racing, there’s no limit to the kind of career path that you want to take.” She said.

Watch the full IGTIV video below to know more about the racer and the upcoming competition.

 

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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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What to Expect From This Year’s Winter at Tantora Festival

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The countdown begins for one of the Kingdom’s most anticipated festivals, Winter at Tantora is set to take place from Dec. 19 to March 7. The festival will witness the arrival of numerous international performers, coming all the way to dazzle the audience.

The second edition of Winter at Tantora Festival is expected to host several remarkable performances by some of the world’s most known celebrities and international groups, all of whom will be performing for the first time at Winter at Tantora. 

The list of performances will include a British Jazz band, in addition to international artists and contemporary musicians who will combine between some of the classics we love with the dynamic and diverse ones.

The festival will see a performance from the multi-media theatrical production Jameel Buthainah on Feb. 14, a Caracalla dance inspired by the glamour and rich history of AlUla.

Activities aren’t limited to concerts only but also includes AlUla Balloon Festival, vintage aircraft flights, vintage car experiences and the Fursan Endurance Race, the second largest endurance horse race in the world. As the festival tries to add more events and focus on sports, fashion and cuisine besides music and arts.

AlUla will officially open to the public in October 2020, but you can get an exclusive sneak peek of the stunning destination by attending this year’s Winter at Tantora festival.

Tickets are currently on sale, through this link.

 

 

 

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