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.


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.