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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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 https://diriyahseason.sa    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia. Mon. 23 Jan. 2023 – Organisers of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship races in Saudi Arabia ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 CNNBusinessArabic.com 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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.”

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Formula E Reveals New Winners' Trophy Inspired by Power, Energy and Innovation of the Gen3 Era

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 12, Jan. 2023: Ahead of the first race of Season 9 in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this Saturday (14 January) in Mexico City, Formula E has revealed a new set of race winners’ trophies with an iconic design inspired by technology and electrification as part of their new brand identity.  London-based studio Beta Design Office designed and engineered the trophy to coincide with the debut of Formula E’s new GEN3 race car – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built.   The energy burst-like design of the new trophy is heavily inspired by the power features of the GEN3 – the third-generation Formula E car racing at the very limit of innovation and pushing the boundaries of development in EV technology. The first electric ......read more

Four in a Row for BRX as Loeb's Dakar Charge continues in empty Quarter

French star extends stage-winning run for Bahrain Raid Xtreme to close in on second, as Al Attiyah retains overall lead in Saudi 12th January, 2023:  After a fourth successive stage victory for Bahrain Raid Xtreme, Sebastien Loeb aims to extend his winning run as the Dakar Rally continues its dramatic passage through the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia tomorrow. Partnered by Fabian Lurquin in his BRX Prodrive Hunter, Loeb’s victory on today’s 247km 11th stage, his fifth in this year’s event and 21st overall, moved him within reach of outright second place with three days remaining. It was another day to underline the power and versatility of the Prodrive Hunters, with Guerlain Chicherit and Alex Winocq recovering from a difficult time yesterday to take second place, within 2mins 16 secs of the nine-time ......read more

Loeb Completes Hat-Trick of Dakar Stage Wins for BRX

French star shines again for Bahrain Raid Xtreme while Al Attiyah retains overall lead as rally enters Empty Quarter in Saudi 11,  January 2023: Sebastien Loeb completed a superb hat-trick of stage wins for Bahrain Raid Xtreme today as the Dakar Rally ventured into the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia for the first time. Loeb and Fabian Lurquin took their BRX Prodrive Hunter to a third successive victory on the 114km tenth stage from Haradh to Shaybah, with a margin of 3 mins 4 secs from the Audi of Mattias Ekstrom and Emil Bergkvist. Loeb’s 20th Dakar stage success was his fourth so far in this year’s event and the fifth for BRX, coming just 24 hours after an impressive 1-2-3 finish by the Prodrive Hunters. The result strengthened his grip on third place overall, as Nasser Al Attiyah clocked the fourth ......read more

Loeb makes it Back-to-Back Dakar Stage Wins for BRX

Prodrive Hunters secure 1-2-3 result in Saudi on another big day for Bahrain Raid Xtreme, as Al Attiyah extends overall lead 10th January, 2023:  Sebastien Loeb gave Bahrain Raid Xtreme a second successive stage victory in the Dakar Rally today as Prodrive Hunters dominated proceedings with a 1-2-3 result in Saudi Arabia. Partnered by Fabian Lurquin, Loeb secured his third win in this year’s event on the 358km ninth stage from Riyadh to Haradh to boost his challenge for a podium finish in his BRX Prodrive Hunter. Loeb was fastest from the start, and set the pace for almost the entire day, briefly conceding the lead to the Prodrive Hunter of Vaidotas Zala at one point, eventually beating the Lithuanian into second place by 57 secs. This was despite a 2 min 10 secs road section time penalty. Stage three winners ......read more

Tickets on Sale Now to See New Teams and New Race Car at Formula E Races in Diriyah Later This Month

• Just three weeks to go until Diriyah hosts the first double-header race weekend of the new Gen3 era in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January • Only night races in Season 9 will feature the biggest names in motorsport including Formula E newcomers McLaren and Maserati, plus Jaguar, Porsche and Nissan among the 11 teams and 22 drivers • World’s fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car – the Gen3 – will make its Middle East debut in Diriyah • Full day of family entertainment ahead of each race including race simulators in the gaming arena, live music performances and much more • Tickets available now starting at 100 SAR from https://diriyahseason.sa     DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia and DUBAI, UAE10 January ......read more

Tickets on Sale for the Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (9th January 2023) –The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC), Promoter of FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2023, is delighted to announce that tickets for the world’s fastest street race are now fully on sale. A limited number of discounted ‘early bird’ tickets had already been available but from today tickets for all categories are on sale to fans at home and abroad, with a 15% discount on all Grandstand and General admission tickets on offer for a limited time only!   The return of F1 to Jeddah on the weekend of March 17th – 19th, will be the third time in less than 16 months that the pinnacle of motorsport will race on the world’s fastest and longest street circuit, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.   This will be the third visit to Saudi Arabia for the world’s ......read more

Loeb Poised to Lead another Dakar Charge by BRX

Al Nasser manager Garcia presents French star with Cristiano Ronaldo shirt on visit to Bahrain Raid Xtreme in Saudi 9th January, 2023: Sebastien Loeb is ready to lead another charge by Bahrain Raid Xtreme in the Dakar Rally, with a prized Al Nassr shirt carrying the name of superstar signing Cristiano Ronaldo safely tucked away. The shirt was presented to Loeb by Rudi Garcia, manager of Ronaldo’s new Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr, when he paid a visit to the BRX team at the end of the eighth stage from Al Duwadimi to Riyadh on Sunday evening. Garcia then stepped inside the cockpit of Loeb’s BRX Prodrive Hunter to check out the car which the nine-time World Rally Champion and co-driver Fabian Lurquin had earlier taken to their second stage victory of the 45th Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. It was also the fourth day ......read more

Loeb Powers Bahrain Raid Xtreme to Dramatic Dakar Rally Stage Victory

French ace climbs again in Prodrive Hunter as penalty drops Sainz while Al Attiyah extends overall lead  January 09, 2023: Sebastien Loeb recorded a dramatic stage victory for Bahrain Raid Xtreme in the Dakar Rally today after another classic battle with Carlos Sainz and overall leader Nasser Al Attiyah in Saudi Arabia. Loeb and Fabian Lurquin in their BRX Prodrive Hunter won the 346km eighth stage from Al Duwadimi to Riyadh by 2 mins 11 secs from Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel to climb to fourth place in the overall rankings. Sainz and Lucas Cruz had led the stage for much of the day, but dropped two places when they collected a five-minute penalty after finishing in their Audi for speeding in a restricted zone. The result saw nine-time World Rally Champion Loeb continuing his rise up the rankings following a series of ......read more

BRX Duo Hit Top Three on Dakar Stage as Al Rajhi takes the Honours in Saudi

Loeb continues his climb in Prodrive Hunter while Al Attiyah stays out in front Hail, Saudi Arabia: 7th January, 2023:  Lithuanian Vaidotas Zala and Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit secured two top three finishes for Bahrain Raid Xtreme in the Dakar Rally today as Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al Rajhi won the seventh stage from Riyadh to Al Duwadimi.  Partnered by Portuguese co-driver Paulo Fiuza, Zala was second fastest to Al Rajhi’s Toyota on the day, as Chicherit and Alex Winocq in another of the Prodrive Hunters set the third best time over the demanding 333 km stage. Sebastien Loeb’s ninth place on the stage alongside Fabian Lurquin in their BRX Prodrive Hunter saw the Frenchman continue his climb back up the overall standings to fifth following his earlier misfortunes. Qatar’s Nasser Al Attiyah ......read more

Loeb leads Bahrain Raid Xtreme Recovery as Al Attiyah builds big Dakar Rally Lead

Trio of Prodrive Hunters finish in top five as three top challengers hit trouble in Saudi Hail, Saudi Arabia: 6th January, 2023:  Sebastien Loeb led another powerful recovery by Bahrain Raid Xtreme in the Dakar Rally today, as Nasser Al Attiyah gained a huge overall lead when his three closest rivals were removed from contention. Loeb and Fabian Lurquin in their BRX Prodrive Hunter set the second fastest time on the 358km sixth stage from Ha’il to Riyadh to collect more valuable points in the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC). Making it a rewarding day all round for the Prodrive Hunters, Guerlain Chicherit and Alex Winocq took fourth place on the day, with Lithuanians Vaidotas Zala and Paulo Fiuza recording the fifth best time.  Loeb’s climb into sixth place overall was a tribute to his powers of ......read more

Late Setback Hits Loeb's BRX Charge as Al Attiyah Stretches lead in Dakar Rally

French star must bounce back again to chase championship points for Bahrain Raid Xtreme 5th January, 2023:  Sebastien Loeb’s bid for a second successive Dakar Rally stage win was frustrated by another late setback for Bahrain Raid Xtreme today as Nasser Al Attiyah stretched his overall lead in Saudi Arabia. After a thrilling victory 24 hours earlier in his BRX Prodrive Hunter, Loeb was locked in an epic battle with Al Attiyah and Stephane Peterhansel on the 375km fifth stage, as all three held the lead at various points, with just seconds separating them. But with just 20km remaining, Loeb and co-driver Fabian Lurquin came to a halt for 15 minutes with mechanical problems, and eventually finished ninth on the day, a meagre reward for their contribution to another classic Dakar episode. Taking the stage in his ......read more

Loeb gives Bahrain Raid Xtreme Second successive Dakar Rally Stage Victory

French star wins classic battle with Peterhansel as Al Attiyah extends overall lead in Saudi Saudi Arabia: 4th January, 2023:  Sebastien Loeb gave Bahrain Raid Xtreme a second successive stage victory in the Dakar Rally today after a spectacular battle in Saudi Arabia with the event’s most prolific winner. Loeb, whose overall victory hopes have been ruined by a spate of punctures and yesterday’s rear suspension failure, produced a superb drive alongside Fabian Lurquin in their BRX Prodrive Hunter to edge out Stephane Peterhansel’s Audi by 13 seconds on the 425km fourth stage. Starting and finishing in Hail, the stage presented a classic battle between nine-time World Rally Champion Loeb and 14-time Dakar winner Peterhansel, with the BRX driver finally grabbing the lead after 327 km, and holding it to the ......read more

Chicherit Fights back with Superb Win as Rain hits Dakar Rally

Terranova adds to BRX recovery as Al Attiyah grabs overall lead before weather cuts short action in Saudi. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: 3rd January, 2023: Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit presented Bahrain Raid Xtreme with a brilliant comeback victory in the Dakar Rally today as rain and poor visibility cut short the third stage in Saudi Arabia. Chicherit and Alex Winocq in their Prodrive Hunter recorded a memorable stage win by 3 mins 26 secs from the Toyota of South African Henk Lategan, with Argentinian Orly Terranova a close third on the day in his BRX Prodive Hunter. Overnight leader Carlos Sainz dropped to eighth place after his Audi was stopped for 30 minutes, while defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah also lost time before taking a 13 mins 20 secs outright lead from Saudi’s Yazeed Al Rajhi. From early morning, rain created ......read more

French Ace Relishing Battle ahead as Bahrain Raid Xtreme Go for Glory in Saudi

Loeb makes solid start on Dakar victory trail Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:   The 45th Dakar Rally is under way in Saudi Arabia, and Sebastien Loeb has given immediate notice of his desire to secure victory for Bahrain Raid Xtreme. Partnered by Fabian Lurquin in his BRX Prodrive Hunter, Loeb is aiming to go one better after finishing runner-up in Saudi last year, and the nine-time World Rally Champion made a confident start on today’s 13-km prologue on the shores of the Red Sea. Outpacing defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah by 11 seconds, the Frenchman was second quickest on the stage, just one second away from Mattias Ekström in his Audi RS Q e-tron. Guerlain Chicherit and Alex Winocq, impressive winners of the Rallye du Maroc in October, set the fifth fastest time in their Prodrive Hunter, with the other ......read more

Polo Returns Bigger and Better in AlUla this January

Tickets now available for the Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo taking place across three days of action from January 26-28  World renowned players are flying in to compete in the only polo desert tournament in the world AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - December 29, 2022:   The Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo, the world’s only modern polo tournament to be staged in a desert, will return to AlUla from January 26 – 28, 2023 in partnership with Polo Club Saint-Tropez – Haras de Gassin. Tickets are now on sale for the third edition of the event taking place across three days of world class polo action from January 26-28. This year will see the event grow with eight teams now confirmed led by some of the greatest players in polo history.  The tournament is played out in a purpose-built desert ......read more

AppGallery Announces the Winners in the 2nd Edition of the Tarbi3ah Baloot Tournament

The in-person event held in Riyadh over a period of 5 days, with a prize pool of SAR 200,000 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 29 December 2022: The winners of the second AppGallery Tarbi3ah Baloot competition were revealed by Huawei, one of the biggest technology companies in the world. The total prize money awarded was SAR 200,000, which is more than their initial tournament's prize fund of SAR 100,000, which took place in Ramadan 2022. The qualification round of the well-known Arabic card game was held at the Huawei flagship store in Riyadh from the 20th till the 24th of December. The 2nd edition of the tournament, organized in collaboration with Tarbi3ah Baloot, challenged game enthusiasts to outwit and outplay their opponents in order to qualify and advance to the finals. Building on the success of previous online tournaments in the ......read more

BRX Primed for Toughest Test as Dakar Stretches into Empty Quarter

Loeb raring to go as he leads four-car challenge by Bahrain Raid Xtreme in Saudi 28th December, 2022: Bahrain Raid Xtreme head into their third Dakar Rally on Saturday with a four-car team of sustainably-fuelled Prodrive Hunters tested, developed and ready for the biggest adventure in the world of motorsport. The 45th edition of the rally tackles some of the toughest desert terrain seen in recent years, and after winning two of the four World Rally Raid Championship events in 2022, the BRX team is raring to go, with car updates, new staff and a hunger for what lies ahead in Saudi Arabia. After taking runner up spot 12 months ago, Sebastien Loeb returns to action with Fabian Lurquin looking to build on last year’s performance in the Prodrive Hunter T1+ that gave BRX eight stage podium finishes overall.  Argentine ......read more

It's a Record-Breaking First Season for Premier Padel as the Sport goes Global in 2022

PREMIER PADEL’S FIRST SEASON CONCLUDES WITH TOURNAMENTS ON 5 CONTINENTS, ALL-TIME RECORD ATTENDANCES, BROADCAST STATISTICS AND PRIZE MONEY FOR THE PLAYER-DRIVEN TOUR 25, DECEMBER 2022:  Premier Padel concluded its first official season in Milan with great success, after a record-breaking year that has further elevated the sport of padel to unprecedented levels of global exposure, tournament attendance and professional support in all areas.  Premier Padel, governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP), backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA), and supported by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), has considerably boosted the sport’s growth and potential. Through the establishment of a global circuit, Premier Padel has partnered with an extensive portfolio of international broadcasters and ......read more

Golf Saudi Signs-off on Its Best Year yet

Golf Saudi successfully rolled-out its first-ever National Golf Week, further enhanced its eco-credentials and hosted an array of global events 20 December, 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: In just a twelve month period Golf Saudi has reached thousands of Saudis as part of its Mass Participation programme, introducing them to the game for the first time. The organisation has also launched the world’s first Arabic golf club industry education pathway in order to discover and develop the future leaders within Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing club industry. Golf Saudi’s commitment to its National Golf Sustainability Strategy, which is comprised of a mandate to create Social, Green and Economic agendas within the industry and is also the first of its kind globally, remains unwavering by virtue of the fact that three of its ......read more

Revealed: 65.24cm (2 Ft 1.68 in) Afshin Ghaderzadeh Declared World's Shortest Man

Afshin discovered to be 6.86cm shorter than the previous record holder, Edward Niño Hernandez Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2022, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™, the global authority on record-breaking, can today announce that 20-year-old Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh is the new Shortest man as verified on Tuesday, 13 December 2022, with a height of 65.24 cm (2 ft 1.68 in). Afshin was born in a remote village in Bukan County, West Azerbaijan Province in Iran.  The previous shortest man was Edward Niño Hernandez, who was born on 10 May 1986 in Bogotá, Colombia, measured 72.1 cm (2 ft 4.38 in) tall, as verified on 29 February 2020. Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, along with Official Adjudicator Kanzy El Defrawy were in attendance on the day of measurement in the GWR Dubai ......read more

SEVEN Partners with Clip ‘n Climb to bring Fun Climbing Experiences to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

● First Clip ‘n Climb branded stand-alone venue in Saudi Arabia to open at SEVEN’s upcoming entertainment destination in Al Hamra in Riyadh  ● SEVEN announces more than ten Clip ‘n Climb attractions will be featured in its entertainment destinations across the Kingdom in the next three years ● The strategic partnership with Clip ‘n Climb will position Saudi Arabia as their flagship market in the Middle East    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; December 14, 2022: Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Clip ‘n Climb, the creator and market leader in fun climbing, to build and operate Clip ‘n Climb entertainment attractions in more than ten upcoming ......read more

Stars in Cartier | Red Sea Film Festival

December 9th, (Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) – Cartier is pleased to announce that the following attendees wore Cartier at the Red Sea Film Festival Closing Ceremony on December 8th YASMINE SABRI Panthère de Cartier earrings, White gold, onyx, emeralds, diamonds Panthère Jewelry Watch, White gold, diamonds, leather Panthère de Cartier ring, Platinum, emeralds, onyx, diamonds   FATIMA AL BANAWI Agrafe earrings, Rose gold, diamonds Agrafe bracelet, Rose gold, diamonds   MOHAMMED AL TURKI Pasha de Cartier Skeleton watch, steel Clash de Cartier ring, white gold   THOMAS DOHERTY Santos de Cartier watch, steel Love bracelet, white gold Juste un Clou Bracelet ,white gold Love ring, white gold ANAS BUKHASH Santos de Cartier watch, steel Love bracelet, white gold Love ring, white ......read more

Formula E to Race in Portland, Oregon in 2023

• ABB FIA Formula E World Championship maintains USA race on Season 9 calendar with debut in Portland, Oregon in June 2023 • All-new Gen3 car – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built – to make first USA appearance in Portland • FIA World Motor Sport Council approved the Portland race at a meeting in Italy today • Ticket sale information to be announced early in the new year   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 8 December 2022 – The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is set to race for the first time in Portland, Oregon on 24 June next year following approval at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting today.   The Portland race will be Round 12 in the updated Season 9 calendar of 16 races in 11 world cities, which also includes ......read more

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Saudi Motorsport Company awarded Motorsport Promoter of the Year at Prestigious Autosport Awards ...…

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (December 5th) – The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) has been awarded the first Motorsport Promoter of the Year Award at the 2022 Autosport Awards which took place in London last night.   The prestigious annual event celebrates the highest achievements in the motorsport world and the Motorsport Promoter of the Year award was a brand-new category for the 2022 ......read more

Seventh Edition Of The PIF Saudi Open Gets Underway Next Week…

Tournament to take place at Riyadh Golf Club between 8th – 10th December 30 November, 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: History will be made next week when the Asian Development Tour (ADT) comes to Saudi Arabia for the first time. The PIF Saudi Open, which is due to get underway next Thursday between 8th - 10th December, at Golf Saudi managed Riyadh Golf Club, will see a large prize fund of ......read more

Official Dakar Rally Presentation Confirmed for December 1st…

45th edition of the most prestigious and challenging endurance rally raid presents brand-new route through stunning Saudi Arabian landscape   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (November 22, 2022) -The 45th edition of the world-famous Dakar Rally will be returning to Saudi Arabia from December 31st, 2022, to January 15th, 2023, for the season-opening round of the FIA World Rally-Raid ......read more

FIA World Touring Car Cup Set for Season Finale in Saudi Arabia…

WTCR prepares to race in Jeddah for first time after Mikel Azcona extends championship lead in Bahrain   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (November 14th) Mikel Azcona has extended his FIA World Touring Car Cup championship lead to 60 points following a fantastic weekend at the Race of Bahrain. The BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse driver won Race 1 from pole position on Friday and continued his ......read more

Four Saudi Golf Courses Officially Certified by Geo Foundation…

 Another important step, as the official body for the development of golf in Saudi Arabia demonstrates its commitment to its National Golf Sustainability Strategy     08 November, 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi has once again shown its commitment to sustainability, by announcing during this week’s Aramco Team Series-Jeddah that three of its golf clubs have ......read more

Jeep Middle East and Juventus F.C. Gives 30 Jeep Owners in Saudi Arabia the Chance to Meet ...…

• 30 lucky Jeep vehicle owners across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were invited to meet Juventus player Federico Chiesa at an exclusive virtual meet and greet • The meet and greet builds upon a series of virtual sessions that were launched last year with Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, October 21, 2022: As part of its longstanding partnership with ......read more

PUBG Mobile Esports Unveils 2022 PUBG Mobile Pro League Middle East And Africa Fall Championship ...…

Top 16 squads from across the Middle East and Africa battle it out for the title and a chance to qualify to PUBG MOBILE GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP (PMGC)   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 12 October 2022: The 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League Middle East and Africa (2022 PMPL MEA) Fall championship officially kicks off on October 12th for four consecutive days full of exciting and competitive battles. ......read more

World's Top Golfers Set To Arrive In Jeddah For First Groundbreaking LIV Golf Event In The Middle ...…

Innovative golf league is transforming the golf scene globally with a new team and individual format, 54-hole events, and shotgun starts Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (October 02, 2022): LIV Golf prepares to make its Middle Eastern debut in Saudi Arabia from October 14-16 where the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah will bring 48 of the world’s best golfers to the country to compete in the penultimate ......read more

Saudi Event Show Looks Towards the Future of the Events and Entertainment Industry…

Strategic partnerships, sustainability and talent development will be key growth pillars  20th September 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Event Show, taking place from 19th to 20th September is bringing together the who’s who of the region’s MICE and entertainment industry in the Kingdom. Featuring over 25 free-to-attend live seminars taking place at the exhibition covering ......read more

Twitter rolls-out testing of most requested update: The Edit Button…

Edit Tweet testing to be expanded to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks UAE, 1st September: Today, Twitter rolls-out internal testing of the Edit Tweet feature before expanding to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks. The screenshot below may look a lot like an edited Tweet. That’s because it is, and people could be seeing more of them soon.   Given that this ......read more

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