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What Went On During The First Weekend of the Sahrqiah Season

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The Sharqiah Season kicked off on Thursday night and turned to be a huge success as expected; in which thousands of visitors made it despite the unstable weather of high winds and slight rain.

Visitors were treated with musical performances, skateboarders show, motorbikes and fireworks, all of which are just the beginning of the 17-day festival. The Sharqiah Season will feature more than 80 events in the Eastern Province cities, and it is one of the 11 festivals that are scheduled for the Kingdom in 2019.

The event is organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, with the General Entertainment Authority, the General Culture Authority and the General Sports Authority.

The opening night was impossible to miss, with the skies being lit with searchlights that marked the two sites of large areas that were set up on the Corniche: one for entertainment, and the other for a cultural village.

While Arabic singers Mohammed Abdo and Rashed Al-Majed entertained the crowds this past weekend, International music acts including Pitbull, Akon, Amr Diab and DJ Tiesto are set to perform next weekend.

In Dammam’s Life Park, the Montreal troupe Cirque Eloize played to a full-house on the opening night.

Montreal troupe Cirque Eloize

‘Battle of the Champions’ also took place at King Abdullah Adventure Park, a competition that brought together the top 12 skateboarders from around the world, to compete for the first position.

20 year-old Moaiyad Al-Salmi says that: “To practice on a ramp like this is a dream come true,” he also added, “We need a proper skate park built here, something that would bring the community of Saudi and non-Saudi skaters together. If we had events like this every weekend, and skate parks like this everywhere, we would find a Saudi competing for the World Series.”

Sharqiah Season is on until the 30th of March, and upcoming events include sports events such as the RedBull Air race and Formula 1 H20 boat race, as for musical concerts, performances include Akon, Amr Diab, French Monatana, Pitbull and Deadmau5.

 

 

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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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