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.


Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

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Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

JEDDAH: Support for Sudan in the wake of a new deal on civilian rule was among items discussed during a meeting between leading Islamic and European officials in Saudi Arabia.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, received Finnish foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, in Jeddah. Finland currently holds the rotational presidency of the Council of the EU.
Al-Othaimeen and Haavisto had a constructive exchange of views on common issues with particular focus on Sudan after civilian and military leaders signed an agreement aimed at installing a civilian administration.
The deal came after three months of deadlock since Omar Bashir was deposed as president, and the two officials discussed ways to back Khartoum in its transitional phase.
The secretary-general commended the role of Finland and the EU in promoting peace, security, stability and development in different parts of the world and expressed the OIC’s readiness to engage in issues of mutual interest.
Haavisto praised the role of the OIC in promoting the culture of peace, dialogue and understanding, noting the organization’s vast experience in leading peace building initiatives among its member states in collaboration with other partners.