Every year on 23 September, Saudi Arabia celebrates its national holiday. An opportunity for the Kingdom to pay tribute to Saudi culture and history through celebrations each richer than the next. Overview of this year’s program.
Announced by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) as a record season of events for the Kingdom, the 89th Saudi National Day promises to be a great one. From September 19 to 23, Saudi Arabia will organize its annual celebration during which fireworks displays, concerts, festivals and international performances will mark the season and pay tribute to the Kingdom’s culture and history.
Events on the program
To mark the event, the festivities, most of them free of charge will be held in the 13 regions of the Kingdom. In Jeddah, a fireworks display of up to 300 meters accompanied by sound effects and laser will illuminate the Al-Hamra ledge. In Dhahran, Cirque du Soleil, the world’s largest theatre producer, will present a show specially designed for the occasion.
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The other Saudi cities will not be outdone, with some 40 local and international artists performing 14 acrobatic, sports, music, dance and falconry shows over the five days at various venues such as Al-Jouf University Stadium in Sakaka and King Abdullah Sports City in Dammam.
Medina and Taboo will also host five forums, at which several speakers will present inspiring events for visitors.
Saudi National Day in the United Arab Emirates
As a testament to the strong ties between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Saudi nationals from the Emirates will also be able to celebrate their national holidays from Dubai or Abu Dhabi, which organize several days of festivities.
Thus, the Burj Khalifa, the highest tower in the world, will be in the colors of Saudi Arabia and will offer a show on the Saudi anthem. Visitors will also be able to travel to City Walk for a star-studded show featuring Balqees Fathi on September 19 or a Shamma Hamdan concert at La Mer on September 20.