Fun-packed program of events and initiatives for children

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More than 150 events are taking place at a number of locations in the city. (SPA)
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More than 150 events are taking place at a number of locations in the city. (SPA)
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More than 150 events are taking place at a number of locations in the city. (SPA)
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More than 150 events are taking place at a number of locations in the city. (SPA)
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More than 150 events are taking place at a number of locations in the city. (SPA)
Updated 23 June 2019
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Fun-packed program of events and initiatives for children

  • The Jeddah event is one of 11 tourism seasons this year covering all regions of the Kingdom

JEDDAH: Jeddah Season festival organizers have put together a fun-packed program of events and initiatives for children.
Designed to help youngsters make some great memories, the entertainment includes cartoons, water park events, educational shows during which they can unleash their imagination by taking part in games, and live shows featuring many beloved characters.
The focus is on adventure, fun and suspense, with plenty of opportunities for children to take on exciting challenges and develop skills such as drawing.
Jeddah Season is part of the Saudi Seasons initiative.


It aims to highlight the development opportunities in the Kingdom, shed light on the city’s status as the country’s tourism capital, support the events sector as one of the most important industries for the national economy, strengthen the state’s efforts in empowering young Saudis, provide work opportunities for local emerging and medium-sized companies, and attract international companies to the Saudi market.
Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.

 

BACKGROUND

The focus is on adventure, fun and suspense, with plenty of opportunities for children to take on exciting challenges and develop skills such as drawing.

More than 150 events are taking place at a number of locations in the city, including King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Jeddah event is one of 11 tourism seasons this year covering all regions of the Kingdom, including: The Eastern Province (Sharqiah) Season, Ramadan Season, Eid Al-Fitr Season, Taif Season, Eid Al-Adha Season, National Day Season, Riyadh Season, Diriyah Season, Al-Ula Season and Hail Season.


Music festival finale at Jeddah Season eclipses all expectations

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Music festival finale at Jeddah Season eclipses all expectations

  • Attendees filled King Abdullah Sports City despite the heat, but nothing could prepare them for what was to come
  • Fans were wowed by performances including 50 Cent, Tyga, DJ Steve Aoki and Janet Jackson

JEDDAH: Seven megastars closed the Jeddah Season with a bang for the Jeddah World Festival on Thursday.

Attendees filled King Abdullah Sports City despite the heat, but nothing could prepare them for what was to come. 

R3wire and Varski appeared on stage and cheers erupted from the crowd. They played remixes of songs like “We Will Rock You” by Queen and The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” before mixing “One Kiss” by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris.

Once the mood was set, superstar singer Janet Jackson stormed onto the stage. She sang and danced to hits like “All For You” and her latest track “Made for Now.”

After her powerful performance, she was replaced by English heart-throb Liam Payne. Once a part of One Direction, Payne is now a solo artist.

He performed a mix of songs, showing his vocal range and inspiring the crowd to sway with him when he sang a cover of “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran.

“The crowd here in Jeddah is amazing,” he said while performing.

After a short intermission, American rapper Tyga delivered his second performance in Jeddah after his debut on July 12.

The audience was waiting especially for him, and when he appeared on stage people made sure to show the rapper all their love with loud cheers.

Tyga performed some of the fans’ favorite tracks, including “Ice Cream Man”, “Taste”, “Rock City” and “Hookah.”

Without a moment’s rest, rapper Future began to spit fire on the stage as soon as Tyga stepped off. The rapper, 35, performed his famous tracks like “Jumpman”, “Low Life” and “Mask Off.”

Legendary rapper 50 Cent then transported the audience to the early 2000s as he performed his tracks “P.I.M.P” and “Candy Shop” before the crowd exploded with energy when the intro to “In Da Club” began to play. 

Although Chris Brown’s time on stage was short-lived and bittersweet, with the singer only performing four tracks, fans still swayed to the rhythm of his huge hit “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga.

Lastly, legendary DJ and producer Steve Aoki set the stage alight with an immense set-list.

The crowd jumped and surged to the beat of his opening track, “Moshi Moshi,” before moving to another classic, “Bella Ciao.”

Even though members of the crowd were exhausted after being at the venue for seven hours, their energy was refuelled as Aoki hyped them up with his high-octane performance.

Aoki created a brand new track with Saudi singer Daliah Mubarak and remixed two special songs for the Jeddah World Festival, including a mix of Egypt’s beloved singer Abdel Halim Hafez.