K-pop superstars BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in October

BTS made history when they performed at the Grammy Awards. (File/AFP)
Updated 16 July 2019

K-pop superstars BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in October

  • They will perform on October 11 at the King Fahd International Stadium
  • The Saudi show is part of the group’s record-breaking world tour “Love yourself: Speak yourself”

DUBAI: Global superstars BTS confirmed on Sunday that they will be performing in Saudi Arabia for the first time, just days after another K-pop group debuted in the Kingdom.

Set to happen on October 11 this year, BTS will be performing at the King Fahd International Stadium as part of Riyadh Seasons. The Saudi show is part of the group’s record-breaking world tour “Love yourself: Speak yourself.”

 

 

The K-pop sensation made history earlier at the Grammy Awards in the US as the first Korean act to perform at the glittering ceremony.

Ticket details will be announced at a later date.


Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

  • Volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques
  • The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier

DUBAI: Islamic authority in Qassim region have approved 205 mosques to perform Friday prayers according to new regulations, state news agency SPA reported.

The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier, and khutbas – religious address delivered by the imam – to last at maximum for 15 minutes.

Also, volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques.

Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, have opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday, May 31, as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh called on Muslims to respect ongoing safety measures inside mosques, such as bringing their own prayer mats, wearing masks and washing hands prior to entering the vicinities.

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20.