Pitbull, Akon and Deadmau5 to perform in Dammam for Sharqiah Season

Pitbull (left) and Akon. (Wikimedia Commons/Shutterstock)
Updated 14 March 2019
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Pitbull, Akon and Deadmau5 to perform in Dammam for Sharqiah Season

  • French Montana and Amr Diab will also perform as part of Asharqiah Music Festival in Life Park
  • Event is one of almost a hundred to take place throughout Eastern Province in the month of March

ALKHOBAR: Sharqiah Season kicks off on Thursday morning, and the surprises are still coming. The festival’s official Twitter account has announced the addition of two new concerts to the roster of international acts scheduled to perform in Dammam.
Pitbull and Deadmau5 will co-headline a concert next Thursday, March 21, while Friday, March 22 features a star-studded lineup of Akon, French Montana and Amr Diab. Both concerts will take place in Dammam’s Life Park. Tickets to both events can be purchased via TicketingBoxOffice, with options available for single-day or two-day passes.
The Asharqiah Music Festival is only one of nearly a hundred events planned throughout the Eastern Province for the duration of Sharqiah Season, which runs from March 14 to 30, with sporting events, celebrations of cultural heritage and musical performances in more than four places, including Alkhobar, Jubail and Al-Ahsa.
Those more interested in hearing Arabic music can look forward to performances by oud player Naseer Shamma and singers Assala Nasri and Nabil Shuail, as well as many others.


King Salman attends closing ceremony of King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near Riyadh

Updated 23 March 2019
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King Salman attends closing ceremony of King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near Riyadh

RIYADH: King Salman on Saturday attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh.

The king was received on his arrival by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, and a number of officials.

The king welcomed Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s representative Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saadi, Kyrgyz Premier Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, representative of the King of Bahrain for Charity Works and Youth Affairs Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa and other guests at the camel festival’s closing ceremony. The king then handed prizes to winners of the festival. King Salman and the attendees also watched a folk dance performance.

Saudi Camel Club Chairman Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin said that the king’s patronage of the closing ceremony was the culmination of efforts to organize the festival and consolidate its heritage.