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Saudi Arabia to hold largest ever National Day celebrations

Programme will include music concert featuring 11 GCC artists including Mohammed Abdu, Abdul Majeed Abdullah and the UAE's Hussain Al Jassmi

Saudi Arabia to hold largest ever National Day celebrations
Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority is set to launch 27 entertainment programmes in celebration of the country’s 87th national day on September 23, some of which will take place for the first time and on a large scale never before seen in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority is set to launch 27 entertainment programmes in celebration of the country’s 87th national day on September 23, some of which will take place for the first time and on a large scale never before seen in the kingdom.

The programmes will stretch across 17 towns and cities including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Khobar and Madinah.

They are aimed at highlighting the occasion and providing nationals with a platform to express their “deep love and gratitude to their leadership and country,” the authority said.

The celebrations are in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision to reduce its dependence on oil and diversify its economy in sectors such as entertainment and tourism. They will include fireworks, air and water shows, as well as a series of festivals revolving around cultural and educational themes.

A music concert featuring 11 GCC artists, including Mohammed Abdu, Abdul Majeed Abdullah and the UAE’s Hussain Al Jassmi, will also be held as part of the event.

Furthermore, the programme will include a segment in memory of Saudi Arabia’s martyrs, dedicated to their families.