US star Khalid to hit the stage at Bahrain F1 Grand Prix

The artist will make his regional concert debut as part of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix. (File/AFP)
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Updated 25 February 2020

US star Khalid to hit the stage at Bahrain F1 Grand Prix

DUBAI: US RnB star Khalid is set to hit the stage as part of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix next month.

The “Young, Dumb and Broke” singer will close out the concert series on March 20 alongside DJ Don Diablo while Dutch EDM star Afrojack will hit the stage on March 19.



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[#F1 #BahrainGP] Put it in drive! Superstar singer and songwriter Khalid will be the third artist performing live at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020! His show will be the first of two on the Saturday night of the race weekend. Get your tickets now! --- حلبة البحرين الدولية تعلن عن حفلها الغنائي الأبرز للنجم العالمي "خالد" وذلك يوم السبت 21 مارس خلال استضافتها لـ"سباق الأضواء" سباق جائزة البحرين الكبرى لطيران الخليج للفورمولا وان 2020. --- +973 1745 0000 --- #Bahrain #BahrainEvents #Sakhir #Motorsport #Formula1 #Concert #Khalid

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Access to the concerts are free for racegoers — tickets for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix start at $179.

The final race will take place on March 22 at the Bahrain International Circuit.


Sheikh Zayed Book Award winners announced despite lack of ceremony

The winner of each category took home a prize of $204,192. File/Shutterstock
Updated 08 April 2020

Sheikh Zayed Book Award winners announced despite lack of ceremony

DUBAI: Today, the winners of the 2020 Sheikh Zayed Book Award were announced, despite the awards ceremony not going ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A record-breaking year for submissions saw seven awards go to recipients hailing from six countries: the UK, US, the Netherlands, Iraq, Tunisia and Palestine.

A total of 1,900 nominations from 49 countries - 22 Arab and 27 foreign countries - were submitted for the 14th  Sheikh Zayed Book Award across its nine categories.

Salma Khadra Al-Jayussi, 94, was awarded Cultural Personality of the Year for her contribution to Arabic literature and culture.

The prize for literature went to Tunisian poet Moncef Ouhaibi for his book “Belkas ma Qabl Al-Akheera.”

Meanwhile, The Young Author award went to Iraqi writer and academic Hayder Qasim for his book “ilm Al-Kalam Al-Islami fi Derasat Al-Mustashrikeen Al-Alman.”

Palestinian-American author Ibtisam Barakat clinched the Children’s Literature award for her book “Al-Fatah Al-Laylakeyyah.”

Other winners included Tunisian translator Mohamed Ait Mihoub, Dutch author Richard van Leeuwen and London’s Banipal Magazine.

The winner of each category took home a prize of $204,192.