Jazz festival rocks Riyadh

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The Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority had encouraged the festival to showcase jazz culture over the next three days. (AN photo by Iqbal Hossain)
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The Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority had encouraged the festival to showcase jazz culture over the next three days. (AN photo by Iqbal Hossain)
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The Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority had encouraged the festival to showcase jazz culture over the next three days. (AN photo by Iqbal Hossain)
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The Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority had encouraged the festival to showcase jazz culture over the next three days. (AN photo by Iqbal Hossain)
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The Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority had encouraged the festival to showcase jazz culture over the next three days. (AN photo by Iqbal Hossain)
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The Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority had encouraged the festival to showcase jazz culture over the next three days. (AN photo by Iqbal Hossain)
Updated 23 February 2018
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Jazz festival rocks Riyadh

RIYADH: The first-ever Groovz Jazz Festival rocked Riyadh on Thursday night.
More than 2,000 people enjoyed art, food and music at the Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel, with bands from the US, Britain and the Middle East ensuring a jazzy vibe.
Guests were able to sample their favorite outdoor food while enjoying the music.
Time Entertainment CEO Obad Awad told Arab News the Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority had encouraged the festival to showcase jazz culture over the next three days.
He said that despite being announced only five days ago, the event drew a capacity crowd on its first day.
“We are expecting many more people during the next two days and will be making special arrangements to accommodate more visitors,” he said.
Rana Al-Mohamed, a Saudi businesswoman, told Arab News the festival offered jazz-lovers a rare chance to meet.
Omar Al-Ahsan, a graduate student from Britain, said: “We are really happy about this event and expect many more like it in the coming months.”


Saudi air force completes ‘Red Flag’ military exercise in US

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Saudi air force completes ‘Red Flag’ military exercise in US

LONDON: The Royal Saudi Air Force concluded its “Red Flag” military exercise in the US on Saturday, which saw more than 800 sorties carried out by the unit.
The air force conducted a number of combat scenarios in a real combat environment in which Saudi pilots demonstrated their high combat capability and rapid ability to deal with enemy targets and destroy them.
The Commander of the air force participating in the exercise, Col. Masoud bin Nasser bin Shri said that participation in the exercise aimed to deepen the bonds of cooperation and exchange of experiences between the air forces of the participating countries, and increase the level of combat readiness and skill and develop of its officers.

Col. Bin Shri confirmed that the air and technical crews achieved outstanding success and high level of accuracy and professionalism, with all flights successful.
He added that these exercises would be of great benefit to the participants of the air crews, and technical and administrative crews to develop their skills and skills and gain self-confidence and good practice in real life battle situations.