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 29 November 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.


King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

Updated 10 December 2018
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King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites.

In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne.