David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas and Amr Diab among headlining acts at Saudi Arabia’s E-Prix

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Six of the world’s biggest music acts - including the Black Eyed Peas - are set to perform in a three-day music festival in Saudi Arabia during the Saudia E-Prix next month. (Supplied)
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OneRepublic are set to perform at the 'Saudia' Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Supplied)
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Amr Diab is set to perform at the 'Saudia' Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Supplied)
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David Guetta is set to perform at the 'Saudia' Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Supplied)
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Jason Derulo, who is set to perform at the 'Saudia' Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Supplied)
Updated 14 December 2018
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David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas and Amr Diab among headlining acts at Saudi Arabia’s E-Prix

  • Six of the world’s biggest music acts are set to perform in a three-day music festival in Saudi Arabia during the Saudia E-Prix next month
  • The event will be taking place at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah as part of the celebrations around Formula E

JEDDAH: Six of the world’s biggest music acts are set to perform in a three-day music festival in Saudi Arabia during the Saudia E-Prix next month.

The event will be taking place at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah as part of the celebrations around Formula E’s debut in the Middle East.

Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo will be performing on Dec. 13, the Black Eyed Peas and Amr Diab the following day, and One Republic and David Guetta on Dec. 15 at the end of the Formula E race day.

Access to the complimentary concerts is exclusive to Formula E ticket holders with Dec. 13 and 14 starting at $80 for single day tickets, and Dec. 15 from $100 for race day and concert access. Combined three-day tickets start from $250.

The all-electric Formula E motor racing series will be the first in the Middle East, involving the next generation cars.

The city-based series said it had reached a 10-year agreement with the Saudi Arabian General Sports Authority and national motor federation.

Women drivers will also compete against male counterparts in the “Rookie Test” for up and coming drivers after the inaugural of the E-Prix race on Dec. 15.

The Rookie Test will take place on Dec. 16 at the newly transformed ancient site into Formula E race track, the Kingdom’s General sports authority said.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.