Adverse weather conditions due to affect various regions in Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall lashed Jeddah on Thursday and Friday. (SPA)
Updated 10 November 2018
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Adverse weather conditions due to affect various regions in Saudi Arabia

  • Heavy rainfall, accompanied by thunder and lightning, lashed Riyadh and Jeddah on Thursday and Friday
  • The Civil Defense urged residents to take extra care when driving on slippery roads

JEDDAH: Adverse weather conditions are due to affect various Saudi Arabian regions on Saturday.
Thunderstorms and strong winds are expected to affect the Eastern Province, Qassim, Riyadh, Hail, the Northern Borders region, Madinah, Tabuk, and Al-Jawf.
Forecasters also said that there is a possibility of thunderstorms in Jazan, Asir, and Makkah.

Thunderstorms and dust storms are expected to affect the city of Najran and the western parts of the region from 8.20p.m. on Saturday to 2a.m. on Sunday.

All schools in Al-Qurayyat, Al-Jawf province will be closed on Sunday due to bad weather, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding are forecasted in the Al-Baha region on Saturday between 11a.m. and 7p.m.
Earlier on Thursday and Friday, heavy rainfall, accompanied by thunder and lightning, lashed Riyadh and Jeddah.
The Civil Defense urged residents to abide by safety instructions and guidelines, such as taking extra care when driving on slippery roads and avoiding low-lying flooded areas.


King of Latin pop Enrique Iglesias launches Ad Diriyah festival

Spanish superstar Enrique Iglesias performs at the launch of a three-day festival of music, culture and motorsport on Thursday in Ad Diriyah, near Riyadh. (Twitter)
Updated 14 December 2018
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King of Latin pop Enrique Iglesias launches Ad Diriyah festival

  • Enrique Iglesias took the stage in an outdoor arena in historic Ad Diriyah
  • The cheers were deafening, the excitement electric and the performance magical

RIYADH: Spanish superstar Enrique Iglesias launched a three-day festival  of music, culture and motorsport on Thursday with a stunning concert at an outdoor arena in historic Ad Diriyah.

The king of Latin pop took the stage by storm and stole the hearts of thousands in the crowd, whose screams could be heard from a long way away. “I love you Enrique,” a group of girls in the audience shouted.

As he waved his hand back and forth in the air, the crowd started doing the same while jumping up and down. The cheers were deafening, the excitement electric and the performance magical. 

No theatrics were excluded as displays of fireworks and lasers wowed the audience. The singer asked the crowd if they spoke Spanish, and everyone screamed “Yes.”

While stage smoke poured into the arena a female performer sang a duet with Iglesias, who then delighted the crowd with some impromptu salsa dancing in front of the stage.

Fans waved their uplifted phones with their screens and flashes along with the music, while others tried to capture the performance.

“You can run, you can hide but you can’t escape my love,” sang Iglesias while the crowd screamed.

Earlier the R&B singer, songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo persuaded the crowd to put on their dancing shoes with an energetic set.

“Saudi, whassup! This is a dream come true for me! Since we are in Saudi Arabia I want to do things a little different,” he told the audience. He said his mother taught him to never visit empty handed, so his gift to Saudi Arabia was the debut performance of a new song.

Thursday’s entertainment will be followed on Friday by shows from Arab music star Amr Diab and the Black Eyed Peas. The climax of the festival comes on Saturday with the Saudia Ad Diriyah Formula E Grand Prix motor race, followed by headline performances by OneRepublic and the megastar DJ/producer David Guetta.