Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, DJ Snake set for Dakar rally closing performance

Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, DJ Snake set for Dakar rally closing performance
Wiz Khalifa. (Shutterstock)
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Updated 18 January 2020

Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, DJ Snake set for Dakar rally closing performance

Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, DJ Snake set for Dakar rally closing performance
  • Khalifa will be making his debut in Saudi Arabia to perform some of his biggest hits

QIDDIYA: Following two weeks of unmissable action during the world’s toughest endurance race, Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 fans will be treated to an exceptional closing performance, taking the excitement off the track and onto the stage with the introduction of three headline acts to round off 13 days of high-octane action.

Hip-hop superstar Wiz Khalifa, Grammy Award-winning rapper Young Thug and renowned producer DJ Snake will take to the stage on Friday to bring the curtain down on Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020’s epic grand finale.

Khalifa will be making his debut in Saudi Arabia to perform some of his biggest hits, including “Black and Yellow,” “We Dem Boys” and “See You Again,” which reigned at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks.

He has performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, Wu-Tang Clan and Fallout Boy. 

Young Thug, best known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion sense, will take the crowds on a journey of his scintillating melodies with songs including “Best Friend,” “Hot” and “This is America.” He rose to fame after featuring on the 2017 hit song “Havana” by pop singer Camila Cabello, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2018, becoming his first No. 1 single.

DJ Snake will bring a catalogue of his infectious hits to the Kingdom, including “Magenta Riddim,” “Get Low” and “Taki Taki,” his famed collaboration featuring Selena Gomez.

 


Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities
Madinah is believed to be the first city with a population of more than 2 million to be recognized under the organization’s healthy cities program. (SPA)
Updated 24 January 2021

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities
  • The holy city gained World Health Organization accreditation after meeting all global standards

JEDDAH: The Saudi city of Madinah has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) as among the world’s healthiest cities.
The holy city gained the accreditation after a visiting WHO team said that it met all the global standards required to be a healthy city.
Madinah is believed to be the first city with a population of more than 2 million to be recognized under the organization’s healthy cities program.
A total of 22 government, community, charity and volunteer agencies helped prepare for the WHO accreditation.
The city’s integrated program included a strategic partnership with Taibah University to record government requirements on an electronic platform for the organization’s review.
The WHO also recommended that the university provide training to other national city agencies interested in taking part in the healthy cities program.

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• Madinah is believed to be the first city with a population of more than 2 million to be recognized under the organization’s healthy cities program.

• A total of 22 government, community, charity and volunteer agencies helped prepare for the WHO accreditation.

A committee chaired by the university’s president, Dr. Abdul Aziz Assarani, supervised 100 members representing the 22 government, civil, charity and volunteer agencies.
Criteria included meeting goals set by the Madinah Region Strategy Project and the launch of a “Humanizing Cities” program.
According to WHO, “a healthy city is one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.”