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Your guide to the 87th Saudi National Day

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Saudi National Day is more than just fireworks.


The long weekend needs to be planned out well in advance. Here’s a list of all the events happening in the 3 main cities.

Keep your Snapchat ready to show-off an amusing day. 

*Disclaimer: It’s not Saudi National Day if you don’t get stuck in traffic. 

1. Esht Ya Watan

Electronic games, talent shows, historical talks, exhibition of strange cars, children’s activities and more will be available at this event.

Time: 9.00 pm – 12.00 am

Date: 21-23 September

Location

Riyadh: Aucha Event Hall
More info here.

2. The Saudi National Box

A surprise event with a lot of unique activities in the Kingdom has never seen before.

Date: 23 September

Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Location

Riyadh: King Fahad Library Park

Jeddah: Walking track at Palestine Street

Dammam: Seaside

3. Raise The Green Flag

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Presenting the biggest International Celebration using high definition 3D effects and fireworks in the spirit of the National Day.

Date: 23 September

Time: 9:50 pm – 12:00 am

Location: Kingdom Tower

Free entrance

4. Malhamat Watan (The Epic National Day)

Learn about the art and history of Saudi Arabia.

Date: 23 – 24 September

Time: 8:30 PM (Doors open : 04:00 pm)

Location

Jeddah: King Fahad Stadium

5. Alwatan Festival for Cars

Car show fest as a celebration for the national day

Date: 23- 24 September

Time: 7:00pm – 12:00am

Location

Riyadh: Dirab Park

Free entrance

6. Music Festival

Introducing an extraordinary event with a fusion of art and patriotism.

Date: 23 September

Time: 7 PM – 1 AM (Doors open 6 PM)

Location

Jeddah: King Abdullah Sports City (Al Johara Stadium)

For men

7. Entertainment Boulevard

A family event that presents multiple activities such as theatrical performances and parades. More than 20,000 people will show up for this event.

Date: 23 – 24 September 19

Time: 12:00AM – 6:00PM

Location: Al-Tahlia Street

8. National Day Fireworks

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An outstanding firework celebration to tell the story of the founders of the Kingdom and their brave solders. It will spread the joy of the national day and making the people proud to be a part of such amazing celebration.

Date: 23 September

Time: 9:15PM – 9:45PM

Location

Riyadh: Diriyah

Jeddah: Corniche near Red Sea Mall

Khobar: Corniche

9. Celebrations in the Sky

Aviators display their flying skills including fireworks and laser shows.

Date: 23 September

Time: 5: 30 – 6: 30 PM

10:30 – 11:30 PM

Location

Jeddah: Rosewood Jeddah Hotel

10. The Joy of the Nation (Farhat Watan)

The goal of this event is to revive Saudi history by displaying the talented work of artists, fashion and jewelry designers.

Date: 21 – 24 September

Time: 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location

Riyadh: Durrat Riyadh Al-Faisalaiya Resort

11. Kolna Salman

A play written and directed by Bakheet Al Ameri that welcomes people of all ages.

Date:  September 21-23

Time: 8.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Location

Jeddah: Jeddah Society for Arts and Culture
For more information, call +066-12-6064340

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