Riyadh Car Exhibition concludes with sales reaching $52.5 million

Classic and rare car shows took place, in addition to auctions of classic, luxurious, modified and futuristic cars. (AN photo)
Updated 03 December 2019

Riyadh Car Exhibition concludes with sales reaching $52.5 million

  • 92 cars were sold during the exhibition, at a value amounting to SR197 million

RIYADH: The Riyadh Car Exhibition concluded after having achieved many record-breaking figures.

According to the chairman of the General Authority for Entertainment and the president of Riyadh Season, Turki Al Sheikh, 92 cars were sold during the exhibition, at a value amounting to SR197 million ($52.5 million), with the number of attendees exceeding 100,000.

The exhibition was the third event of Riyadh Season. Classic and rare car shows took place, in addition to auctions on classic, luxurious, modified and futuristic cars. It also included drift and shows as well as a performance by the police, and other entertainment events.

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The car exhibition managed to break two Guinness World Records, for the farthest distance traveled by a human cannonball, and for the highest ‘Hot Wheels’ track.

Many visitors enjoyed the presence of classic and rare cars, getting to learn about their characteristics and features. They were struck by the 2030 car made specifically for the Riyadh Car Exhibition with world-class specifications and unique features, being the only model in the world.

The car exhibition managed to break two Guinness World Records, for the farthest distance traveled by a human cannonball, and for the highest “Hot Wheels” track.

Riyadh Season began on Friday, Oct. 11 and will last until the end of January 2020. It will offer cultural, sporting and artistic events to visitors, as well as plays and other festivals.


Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

Updated 06 December 2019

Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has become a leader in the field of archaeological research in the past five years, a major exhibition in Rome was told.

Abdullah Al-Zahrani, director-general of archaeological research and studies at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said that 44 international archaeological missions had been carried out this year in the Kingdom.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the “Roads of Arabia: Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages” exhibition, which opened at the National Museum of Rome on Nov. 26.

The groundbreaking exhibition was inaugurated by Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini.

Al-Zahrani said that the Kingdom “has become one of the most advanced countries in terms of archaeological disclosures.”

“Recent discoveries by local and international missions have highlighted the Kingdom’s historical status and cultural depth as the cradle of the beginnings of human civilizations,” he said.

Archaeological discoveries continue to “instil the civilized dimension of the Kingdom,” he said.

“The religious, political, economic and cultural stature that Saudi Arabia enjoys is an extension of its long cultural heritage, in addition to its distinctive geographical position as a bridge and hub of cultural interaction between East and West that made it a meeting point for international land and sea trade routes throughout all ages,” he added.