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Jaguar Roar Back to Dominate the Podium in First Formula E Race in Brazil – 2023 Julius Baer SÃO Paulo E-Prix Report

• Mitch Evans claims first win of the season for Jaguar TCS Racing in first-ever ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race in Brazil • Sam Bird joins teammate Evans on the podium with third place in 2023 Julius Baer São Paulo E-Prix • Envision Racing’s Nick Cassidy claims second place putting a prowl of Jaguar powertrains on the podium    Riyadh, Dubai, and São Paulo. Sun. 26 Mar. 2023 – Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) led home a one-two-three for the Jaguar powertrain, with Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) and Sam Bird (Jaguar TCS Racing) crossing the line together. The trio finished just half a second apart to close out an enthralling inaugural Julius Baer São Paulo E-Prix in front of more than 23,000 passionate motorsport fans.   It was a flat out push to the more

Video Creates Ramadan's ‘Unity' Spirit

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  To celebrate the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, W7Worldwide Marketing Communications Consultancy Agency recently launched a short but imaginative video, which is themed on Islamic unity. (Check the video here: )   The 75-second video, titled “Ramadan unites us” shows a boy merrily watching the dawning of the holy month, which is gradually taking in its fold all the Islamic countries — symbolically depicted here by their flags — in the spirit of Arab and Islamic unity.   The visual depiction gives a feel of the spiritual month as the video moves along various country flags by asserting Ramadan unites us: “in decorations, in joyful spirit and in our wishes.”   While the innovative video gives a message of Islamic solidarity, more

AlUla Camel Cup Kicks Off with Elite Camel Racing, Desert-inspired Fashion, and Ancient Culture and Heritage Fused with Modernity

ALULA, 14 March 2023:  A cherished homegrown sport, desert-inspired fashion, traditional music and arts, dining outlets brimming with local produce, and ancient culture and heritage fused with modernity all contributed to kicking off the AlUla Camel Cup, the pinnacle of camel racing.  Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), the inaugural event runs until this Friday, March 17. The AlUla Camel Cup is organised by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) as part of the AlUla Moments calendar in collaboration with the Saudi Camel Racing Federation (SCRF). more

Ladies First Club Members Returned to Compete in Last Month's Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by PIF PRO-AM

Graduates of Golf Saudi’s Ladies First Club returned to Royal Greens two years on from taking their first steps in the game 20 March, (Jeddah): Six Saudi women made history last month when they took part in the 2023 Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by Public Investment Fund Pro-Am. For the last two years, each has been part of Golf Saudi’s Ladies First Club coaching programme before they had the chance to show their skills alongside some of the best players in the world.   Ladies First Club was announced in November 2020 during the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International, the first major professional sporting event for women-only to take place in Saudi Arabia.  More than 1,000 women registered their intent to learn golf within the first few days of the initial announcement, and the more

Women-only Rally Jameel Comes to a Celebratory End in Al-Qassim

Jeddah, March 13, 2023: Rally Jameel, the first world-class navigational rally in the region exclusively for women, has successfully concluded with all 82 participants safely making it to Al- Qassim, the final stage of the roughly 1,600 kilometres five-day long rally. Ewelina Chlebowska of Poland and her co-driver Hanna Riehle of Germany from the team Sandstorm Express won first place in the second edition of the rally in their Toyota FJ Cruiser.    Coming in the second and third place are Camilia Liparoti of Italy and her co-driver Rosa Romero of Spain from CAT Racing in their Toyota Fortuner and Annie Seel and her co-driver Catalina Floberg of Sweden from Seel Motorsport, in their Toyota Fortuner.   Munir Khoja, ‏Managing Director of Branding, Marketing Communications and Sponsorship, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, more

Formula E Showcases Variety of Female Roles across the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Riyadh, Dubai and London, 09 March 2023: Formula E’s FIA Girls on Track programme is a proven route of entry into Formula E, with several women in the championship having participated in the immersive one-day experience and developed a career in the electric series. The initiative has hosted nearly 2,000 girls at track so far, with further Season 9 activations at Formula E races in São Paulo and Jakarta.    Aligned to the FIA Girls on Track initiative that Formula E has been delivering alongside the FIA, Formula E is dedicated to raising not only the profile of female roles within motorsport, but their diversity and routes of entry.   Formula E highlights the diverse number of female roles from across the all-electric championship, from General Counsel and Engineers to Tyre and Logistics more

AlHilal to AFC Champions League Final…AGAIN

Saudi Arabia:  Saudi football club AlHilal achieved a historic victory Sunday 26th Feb over Qatari host AlDuhail, after a clean 7-0 in the semi-finals of the 2022 AFC Champions League, held at AlThumama Stadium in Qatar. The victory qualified the Saudi team for the ninth final in its history, and the second in a row. AlHilal will meet Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds in a familiar final that both teams shared in 2017 and 2019. Record shattering match At the kickoff, AlHilal took advantage of AlDuhail's confusion with star midfielder, Mohamed Knno, passing Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo a quick one scoring the first goal in the 2nd  minute, and AlHilal continued to extend his control when Brazilian wing, Michael Delgado, set off and prepared a perfect pass for Ighalo, who scored a second goal in the 10th more

Formula E Star Antonio Felix Da Costa Ranks South African Victory among his Best

Dubai and Riyadh, 7th March 2023: Formula E driver Antonio Felix Da Costa has described his recent Cape Town E-Prix victory among the greatest wins of his career and is determined to bring more success to his new team TAG Heuer Porsche.   The 31-year-old Season Six champion went into the race on the back of a third-place finish in Hyderabad but having started in 11th, he worked his way through the top 10 and top three by Lap 20.   On Lap 21, Da Costa then performed a stunning overtaking manoeuvre on Jean-Éric Vergne to seal a memorable race win.   It was his first win for Porsche since moving to the team last year and when reflecting back, the Portuguese said the manner of the victory is among his best.   He said: “The last couple of months have been slightly tricky and took a small toll on me so more

Net Zero Carbon since Inception: Formula E Publishes Season 8 Sustainability Report

• Formula E’s Season 8 Sustainability Report covers the biggest season yet for the first sport in the world to be Net Zero Carbon since inception, achieved in line with the 2020 definition of Net Zero Carbon • With 16 races, 10 world cities, four continents and launch of the GEN3 - the world’s most efficient race car - Formula E remains committed to its Net Zero Carbon efforts in line with the highest standards available  • Titled ‘Racing For Better Futures’, the report highlights work with UNICEF, local communities, advancing electric vehicle (EV) technological frontiers and the FIA Girls on Track diversity programme • Initiatives build on world-leading sustainability commitments on environmental impacts, carbon reduction, social progress and technological more

Bahrain's Al Hashemi Crowned Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup Champion in AlUla

• GCC rider produced a strong performance on Leon to claim victory and hold off a Spanish one-two which featured highest-placed female Maria Ponton Alvarez in second place     March 4, 2023:  Mohamed Abdulhameed Al Hashemi from Bahrain held off a strong Spanish challenge to claim overall victory in the 2023 edition of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup, the flagship endurance equestrian event which took place at Saudi Arabia's ancient city of AlUla, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra.   Al Hashemi completed the four loops of the challenging 120km route on his ride Leon in a classified time of 05:47:54, at an average speed of 20.696 km/h, finishing 20 minutes ahead of Spain’s Maria Ponton Alvarez, the highest placed female in second place on Bolchoi El Akim more

Local Riders Prepare for Major AlUla Endurance Event

 The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2023 takes place on March 4 at Fursan Village    AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – March 3, 2023: Five local riders from the AlUla area are getting ready to mix it in a world-class field of 200 skilled riders from 40 countries at the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2023, AlUla’s flagship endurance event taking place on Saturday March 4. The Endurance Cup is a 120km endurance event, held in partnership with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation (SAEF) and Federation Equestre Inernationale (FEI), that gets underway at Fursan Village.     Local rider Oday AlHarbi could not wait for the event to get started. Speaking from the Fursan Village stables where he was preparing with his more

Inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale Highlights Value of Public-Private Partnerships through Diverse Alliances

Biennale underscores the role of private-public sector partnerships in value creation for the culture and creative sector Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1st March 2023:  Fifteen renowned private and public entities have joined forces with Diriyah Biennale Foundation (DBF) for the inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale (IAB), which is being hosted at the Aga Khan Award-winning Western Hajj Terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. Taking place until April 23, the first-of-its-kind exhibition is designed to take visitors on a multi-sensorial experience through the past, present and future of the Islamic Arts. Themed ‘Awwal Bait’, meaning the ‘First House’ in reference to the Holy Ka’bah in Makkah, the Biennale features over 40 established and emerging artists from around the globe, over 50 new more

VOX Cinemas Introduces New Ticket Pricing Initiative in Saudi Arabia

• Prices for Standard and Premium View seats have been significantly reduced • Movie lovers will be able to enjoy the best value cinema ticket in the Kingdom at just SAR35   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 27 February 2023: VOX Cinemas, the dedicated cinema arm of Majid Al Futtaim, introduced a new ticket pricing initiative which was rolled out across Standard experiences at all of its 15 cinemas in Saudi Arabia last week (23 February 2023). Under the two-tier pricing strategy, a Premium View ticket has been reduced from SAR54 to SAR45 and Standard View, which was previously SAR 45, is now SAR35, making it the best value cinema ticket in the Kingdom.    In line with its customer-centric culture, VOX Cinemas is offering moviegoers a consistent price at its Standard experience in Saudi Arabia regardless of the more

Water Entertainment Set to Boost Saudi Vision Plan

The General Entertainment Authority has granted licences to more than 24 theme parks and 421 entertainment centers. Riyadh:   As Saudi Arabia continues to develop and diversify its economy, reducing dependence on oil, the water park industry in the Kingdom is gaining momentum. With Vision 2030 prioritizing tourism, developers are becoming more creative about how to incorporate aquatics into the entertainment space. The growing number of water parks and aquatic entertainment sites indicates that property developers are finding new ways to integrate water rides into venues to create experiences that surprise and delight guests from all over the world.  The total number of entertainment venues in the Kingdom is expected to exponentially grow, with licenses being granted for more than 24 amusement parks and 421 more

Da Costa Delivers Stunning Win in First Formula E Race in South Africa - 2023 Cape Town E-Prix

• António Félix da Costa wins the first ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race in South Africa with an audacious overtake move - twice • Jean-Éric Vergne takes second with Nick Cassidy in third on a track delivering the fastest lap in Formula E history • South African celebrities including Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi, DJ Black Coffee, and rugby world cup winner Francois Pienaar attended the 25,000 sell-out event    Riyadh, Dubai, and Cape Town, 26 Feb. 2023 – António Félix da Costa won the first-ever ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race in Cape Town to claim his first win for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team thanks to an audacious overtaking manoeuvre executed not once but twice to take the lead.    The Season 6 champion returned to form in the more

Formula E Debuts in South Africa - How to Watch the 2023 Cape Town E-Prix

• ABB FIA Formula E World Championship races in South Africa for the first time this Saturday, 25 February • The 2023 Cape Town E-Prix takes place on the streets close to the exotic city beaches with Table Mountain providing an iconic backdrop • Porsche lead the way in the Drivers’ and Teams’ championship standings after four races of the 16-race season   Riyadh, Dubai and Cape Town, 24 Feb. 2023: Cape Town will host the next race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this Saturday (25 February), the first time the series has raced in sub-Saharan Africa and the second of three consecutive races in new host cities.    Table Mountain will be the spectacular backdrop for Round 5 on the streets of Cape Town this weekend, following an unforgettable debut race in Hyderabad, India, more

Top 10 Things to do in AlUla on the Saudi Founding Day Weekend

AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 21 February 2023: The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) and the French Agency for AlUla Development (Afalula) present Palimpsest of Time: Explorations in Creative Practice from 17 February to 18 March 2023. Palimpsest of Time presents a survey of the AlUla Artist Residencies alongside an exhibition and open studio featuring artists who have participated in the current and previous editions of the programme. Set across two venues the programme is on show in Madrasat Addeera and Mabiti, AlUla. Founded in 2021, the AlUla Artist Residency is now in its second season and has, to date, welcomed 26 multidisciplinary artists from the region and abroad to pursue their artistic endeavours through experimentation in the unique and rich setting of AlUla. With interdisciplinarity and collaboration at its core, the programmes more

Report: Digital Transformation Pushing PR industry to Embrace Smart Strategies

The rapid evolution of digital technology with associated uncertainties is driving the industry to embrace smart strategies, says the PR consultancy firm.     Jeddah - February 21, 2023:   W7Worldwide, a leading homegrown PR consultancy agency, released a report, titled “Making the PR Impact in the Digital Age,” on February 13 in Jeddah, focusing on the state of the PR industry, its relations with market forces, its challenges, and contributions to Vision 2030 in the face of technological changes in the world. (You can check the report here:   The W7Worldwide report, which shines a spotlight on useful data, is also a telling commentary on the impact digital has brought about on traditional media, which is “fast going out of fashion.” It is being replaced by more

Formula E Driver Jean-Eric Vergne Relishes Hyderabad E-Prix Victory after Overcoming Challenging Drive in All-Electric Gen3 Car

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 February 2023: Formula E driver Jean-Eric Vergne believes winning the Hyderabad E-Prix was even more impressive given that he had to adapt his approach to suit the new all-electric Gen3 cars.   The DS PENSKE driver became the first-ever winner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race in India, despite having less than 0.5 per cent energy left in the Gen3 car which has been introduced in this year’s competition.   The Gen3 vehicle is the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built and is the pinnacle of high performance and efficiency, while its batteries are among the most advanced, sustainable batteries ever made.   Having been behind the wheel in four races this season, including the double-headers at Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah E-Prix at the more

AlUla Arts Festival Returns for Its Second Edition with a Saudi First Exhibition on Andy Warhol, Guided Art Hikes around Wadi Alfann, Public and Performance Art and More

• AlUla Arts Festival runs from February 16 to 28, activating multiple venues in the stunning ancient city within the central theme of Living in Colour • Visitors can experience immersive art and follow a trail of curated public art installations across AlJadidah, AlUla’s arts district  • Part of broader AlUla Moments calendar, AlUla Arts Festival boasts art exhibitions, exclusive performances, guided tours, and more   AlUla, Saudi Arabia, February 9, 2023 – The AlUla Arts Festival returns for its second edition on February 16, with an expansive program of events, exhibitions, and creative initiatives taking place across 12 days in the stunning landscape of the ancient city of AlUla.   Inaugurated in 2022 as part of the broader AlUla Moments calendar of events and festivals, more

Formula E Develops New Sonic Identity Featuring Unique Sound of the Gen3 Race Car

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 9 February 2023:  Formula E has reimagined its entire music and sound suite used across broadcast and digital channels, inspired by the power of electric acceleration and incorporating the sound of the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built – the GEN3. The new sonic identity is part of an overall refresh of the Formula E brand, unveiled at the 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix in January, and aligned to the beginning of the GEN3 era in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.     The GEN3 is the third-generation Formula E race car and represents a huge leap in technology that pushes the boundaries of EV development. Incorporating the unique sound of the GEN3 into the new sonic identity was a key creative objective.  Tom Player of Lost Track more

Formula E Driving Evolution in Live Broadcast Coverage of Major Sports Events

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 7 February 2023:  Formula E is pioneering a new broadcast production facility in London that delivers state-of-the-art coverage of its live motor racing action from around the world while reducing the environmental impact typical of major live international sports events on TV. Now in its ninth season, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will race in Hyderabad this Saturday, the first time the series has visited India, after the thrilling double-header races in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. The race will air live in the UK on Channel 4 and Eurosport from 9am GMT, and in the GCC region on SSC 2, Dubai Sports,, and the Formula E YouTube, the Formula E Website and the Formula E App. Beginning this season, the live international race feed distributed to more than 40 broadcasters more

Through Art, We Impact Ministry of Economy and Planning Launches ‘Art X Economy' initiative to Educate Youth and bring Saudi Arabia's Transformation to Life through Creativity

“Through Art, We Impact”   Ministry of Economy and Planning launches ‘Art X Economy’ initiative to educate youth and bring Saudi Arabia’s transformation to life through creativity   The ‘Art X Economy’ initiative – presented by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Economy and Planning and powered by the Visual Arts Commission at the Ministry of Culture – has been launched to educate youth about the Kingdom’s transformation through vibrant artworks combining creativity with data.    The initiative brings together the best-in-class insights of the Ministry of Economy and Planning – a key driver of the Kingdom’s economic journey – with the work of the Ministry of Culture to enrich lives and build understanding between more

WWE Superstars Gear up for Colossal Royal Rumble Showdown

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, 27 January 2023: This weekend will see colossal battles inside the WWE Ring as Royal Rumble makes its entrance for 2023 with championships on the line and more than 60 WWE superstars set to face off on Sunday, 28 January. In the main event encounters, this year’s Royal Rumble will raise the stakes higher than ever, with the winner of both the male and female headline matches guaranteed a World Championship match at WrestleMania 39 in Hollywood in April.    In the 30-man Royal Rumble contest, Superstars from across eras, including Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Rey Mysterio, Sheamus, and current United States Champion Austin Theory, will battle it out for the ultimate spot as the last wrestler standing. Meanwhile, the 30-woman Royal Rumble match will see Superstars, including Liv Morgan and Rhea more

Formula E Driver, Dan Ticktum Joins Fans to Preview Formula E: Unplugged Series in Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 26 January 2023:  Ahead of this weekend’s CORE Diriyah E-Prix double-header, Nio 333 racing driver, Dan Ticktum, attended a special screening event organised by Formula E, with the support of Saudi Ministry of Sport, to preview the second season of Formula E: Unplugged, which will be coming to screens in MENA soon.    Hosted at the VOX Kingdom Cinema, 30 guests were invited for drinks and canapés ahead of a special 30 minute 'best of' episode, showcasing all the best moments of the series. Formula E commentator, Jack Nicholls hosted a Q&A session with the NiO 333 driver, which was then followed by exclusive interviews.  The six-part behind-the-scenes docuseries on the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E World Championship follows drivers and teams in the most competitive season more

Ready, Set, Go: The Second Edition of Rally Jameel Returns

• The first women’s only navigational rally, Rally Jameel, returns for its second edition from 07 - 11 March 2023 • Applications are open to participants globally via the Rally Jameel website • This year’s track will start and pass through some of the Kingdom’s landmark scenery from AlUla to Hail to AlQassim • The platform is an integral part of Saudi Arabia’s initiatives to further women’s empowerment and advances the motorsports ecosystem   Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, the authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia since 1955, today announced details of the second edition of Rally Jameel – the region’s first-ever women’s-only navigational rally. The pioneering event will be hosted alongside Bakhashab Motorsport and is set to take place more

Formula E Racing Drivers Sam Bird, René Rast and Jake Hughes Meet with Players from Saudi Pro League Champions Al Hilal Ahead of 2023 Core Diriyah E-Prix

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 25 January 2023:  Formula E racing drivers Sam Bird, René Rast and Jake Hughes met some of Saudi Arabia’s biggest football heroes ahead of the 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix this weekend.    René Rast and Jake Hughes from NEOM McLaren Formula E team and Sam Bird from Jaguar TCS Racing joined a training session with reigning Saudi Pro League champions and 18-time winners Al Hilal for a kickabout in Riyadh.   The drivers got a chance to test their skills alongside the club’s first-team players including Saudi Arabia international Salem Al Dawsari, who scored the winner in the country’s 2-1 win against Argentina at the FIFA 2022 World Cup. They also met Saudi Arabia’s national captain Salman Al Faraj.   The 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix is a double-header of races in the ABB more

A Continued Local Partnership Between Mobily and 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 24 January 2023 - Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has signed a partnership agreement to sponsor the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season nine of the 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix, taking place on January 27 – 28 - organized by local promoter CBX, Ministry of Sport and the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation. This agreement follows the great success of season eight of the event, for which Mobily was the local partner. The agreement was signed by HH Princess Nouf bint Khalid Al Saud, Director General of Marketing at the Ministry of Sportsæ Nora Al Shiha - SVP, Corporate Brand & Communications Mobily at Mobily’s head office, alongside, Carlo Boutagy - Founder & CEO – CBX, and Formula E's event director, Nacho Calcedo, plus a number of senior representatives of all concerned more

Lifestyle Brand Core Named Title Sponsor of the Formula E 2023 Core Diriyah E-Prix

• Saudi-based lifestyle brand CORE is new title sponsor of Rounds 2 and 3 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship • 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix is a double-header of races this Friday and Saturday (27 & 28 January) featuring the Middle East debut of the GEN3 – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built  • CORE is a brand based in Saudi Arabia geared towards placing lifestyle and wellness at its centre  • 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix is the only event on the Formula E calendar held under floodlights illuminated by low-power LED technology • Tickets for the event are available now at    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia. Mon. 23 Jan. 2023 – Organisers of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship races in Saudi Arabia more

Diriyah Biennale Foundation's Inaugural Edition of Islamic Arts Biennale to Spotlight 18 Saudi Arabian Artists

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19th January,2022:  Hosted by the Diriyah Biennale Foundation, one of the key highlights of the inaugural edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale taking place between January 23rd and April 23rd 2023 will be the 18 Saudi artists and art collectives, over 40 artworks, and over 200 artefacts from Saudi Arabian institutions that will be presented at the repurposed Western Hajj Terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. Under the theme of Awwal Bait (First House), the exhibition will explore how the holy Ka’bah in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Al-Madinah al-Munawwarah inspires Muslims – on both cultural and metaphysical levels – to create a sense of belonging in their own home, their own ‘bait’, wherever that may be.   For its inaugural more

Musical Superstars Lined Up for Intimate AlUla Concert Series

• Caesar of Arabic music Kadhim AlSahir to play at Maraya on 19 January • Lebanese piano star Guy Manoukian to team up with Ara Malikian on 26 January   AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - January 19, 2023:  Some of the most popular names on the regional and international music scene have been lined up for a series of intimate concerts at AlUla in the coming weeks, with Iraqi legend Kadhim AlSahir, Lebanese pianist Guy Manoukian, and Spanish violinist virtuoso Ara Malikian. AlSahir, the ‘Caesar of Arabic music’ plays at Maraya, the world’s largest mirror building and a stunning musical venue set in the desert canyon of Ashar Valley, on Thursday 19 January. Famed Lebanese pianist Guy Manoukian then teams up with celebrated Spanish violinist Ara Malikian for an extraordinary concert under the more

Travis Scott Confirmed to Join Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023 Weekend Line up

Award-winning US rapper is first music act confirmed for this year’s spectacular event in March   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (January 18th)– The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) – Promoter of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 – is thrilled to confirm that multiple Grammy nominated US rapper, Travis Scott, will perform at this year’s event taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 17th-19th March 2023.   The concert will take place on the Main Stage of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, F1®’s longest and fastest street circuit.     With over 40 billion total streams, dozens of gold, platinum, and multiplatinum certifications and eight GRAMMY award nominations to his name, Travis Scott is deserved of the title ‘global phenomenon’.    Following more

Team Audi Sport with Good Individual Results and a Few Setbacks at Dakar Rally

• 14 stage podiums and seven top-three placings in the overall standings • Electric drive concept of low-emission race car highly efficient • Board member Oliver Hoffmann: “We’ll be back in 2024”   Saudi Arabia – January 17, 2023: Team Audi Sport shaped the 2023 Dakar Rally with innovation and performance right up to the end. The Audi RS Q e-tron, with its electric drive concept, scored a total of 14 podium results on 15 event days, including the prologue. In addition, the Audi drivers led the rally in Saudi Arabia with the prototype for three days for the first time.  Oliver Hoffmann, Board Member for Technical Development at Audi, visited the motorsport team on the final weekend in Saudi Arabia and lauded many achievements: “The pace of our innovative Audi RS Q more

Loeb Set Sights on Abu Dhabi after Record-Breaking Dakar Charge

16th January, 2023:  World Rally-Raid Championship leader Sebastien Loeb has quickly set his sights on next month’s Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge after his record-breaking run with Bahrain Raid Xtreme in the Dakar Rally.   Loeb, partnered by Fabian Lurquin, carries a two-point advantage over Nasser Al Attiyah into the second round of the championship in the UAE where he will be looking to build on his historic display in Saudi Arabia in the BRX Prodrive Hunter.   After a succession of early punctures on stage two dropped him to 31st overall, the nine-time World Rally Champion fought back brilliantly, winning a record six Dakar stages in a row, and seven in total, on his way to a second successive runner up finish yesterday behind Al Attiyah.   The points gained from those stage wins put Loeb at more

Update from Bahrain Raid Xtreme after Today's Stage 13 at Dakar Rally

Sébastien Loeb “We’ve done it again. The goal is to keep the second place until the end and to score important points for the (World Rally-Raid) championship, but now it’s a new record with six victories in a row on the Dakar so I’m very happy.  “That’s seven for us this year. Everything has gone so well for over a week now with very good stages enabling us to get back to second place, but now we need to finish. The dunes today were softer than previous days plus it was 150 kilometres of dunes for the whole route, so there was no chance to rest. It was hot in the car, no fast sections so it was much harder today.” Gus Beteli - BRX Team Principal “Another impressive performance by Seb, Fabian, the whole Bahrain Raid Xtreme team and at the Prodrive base in the UK to clinch more

Jake Dennis Wins First Race of the Gen3 Era 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix

• Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship begins with victory for the UK’s Jake Dennis in Mexico City • Pascal Wehrlein claims second ahead of Lucas di Grassi in third • First race of the all-new GEN3 race car sees four Porsche-powered cars finish in the top ten • Rounds 2 and 3 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday 27 January and Saturday 28 January   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  - 16 Jan 2023 - Avalanche Andretti Formula E team driver Jake Dennis produced a dominant drive to win the 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix and the first race for the world’s fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car, the GEN3. Dennis climbed from second on the starting grid to win the race ahead of TAG Heuer Porsche more

CNN Business Arabic is Now Live

- CNN Business Arabic delivers global economic, business and finance news and analysis to millions of Arabic speakers across the globe   Dubai, 15 January 2023: CNN Business Arabic (CNNBA) has officially launched today. The dedicated digital business platform is set to be the go-to source of business and economic news, facts and analysis in Arabic, covering areas of interest to the world’s Arabic speakers. The new media outlet covers a wide range of sectors including sustainability, green investment, cryptocurrency, Web 3.0, real estate, energy, technology and more. CNNBA is available online at and on leading social media platforms.   CNN Business Arabic is operated by International Media Investments (IMI) in partnership with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), combining regional and more

Real Madrid Beat Valencia to Reach Spanish Super Cup Final

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 14, 2023:   After a back-and-forth battle with 1-1 draw, Real Madrid beat Valencia yesterday on penalties and booked their place in the final of the Spanish Super Cup, at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. A tournament which is brought by Ministry of Sport as part of the sporting events in 2nd Diriyah Season. In front of huge number of football fans, Real Madrid was able to achieve the precious victory. This win earned them a place in the final match that will be held next Sunday 15th January at 10:00pm Riyadh time in the same stadium. Football fans are looking forward to the winner of the second semi-final that will bring together Barcelona and Real Betis today at 10:00pm Riyadh time, which will reveal the team that qualifies to face Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final. The more

Master of the Empty Quarter – Loeb makes it Five Dakar Stage Wins in a Row for BRX

French ace climbs to second overall with seventh stage victory for Prodrive Hunters, as Al Attiyah retains overall lead in Saudi Shaybah, Saudi Arabia: 13th January, 2023:  Sebastien Loeb has earned a vast array of titles in his career, and he now has a new one as master of the Empty Quarter after a fifth straight Dakar Rally stage win for Bahrain Raid Xtreme in Saudi Arabia. Victory on today’s 185km 12th stage, which crossed some of the most spectacular and challenging desert terrain on earth, lifted Loeb and Fabian Lurquin into second place overall in their BRX Prodrive Hunter with two days remaining. As on the first part of the Shaybah Empty Quarter Marathon stage yesterday, which he won despite stopping to change a wheel, the nine-time World Rally Champion was in control from start to finish as he got home with 3 more

Update from Bahrain Raid Xtreme after Today's Stage 11 at Dakar Rally

Quote from Gus Beteli - BRX Team Principal “Seb drove brilliantly today to give us here at Bahrain Raid Xtreme another stage victory to now make six from eleven stages so far. “That’s proof of the hard work that everyone here on the rally, and those back at Prodrive International, have done since the start of this project. We’re now within striking distance of second overall too.” “With Guerlain making second place, it was another good day for BRX, although frustrating for Vaidotas after a strong start to the stage. However, there are sure to be some further twists and turns over the remaining three days before Sunday.” more

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