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 event of 2022 pioneering season.
Royal Greens Golf & Country Club will host the current Open Champion Cameron Smith and 12 major winners among the 48-man field, which also includes past Saudi International winners Dustin Johnson, Harold Varner III, and Graeme McDowell. The first-of-its-kind individual and team format sees the professionals compete in 12 teams of four with a shotgun start accompanied by on-course music and entertainment to ......read more
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 the latest trends and happenings pertinent to the industry, the two-day event is taking place at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Organised by Informa Connect, the Saudi Event Show features seminars showcasing case studies and success stories from within KSA and across the Middle East region to harness local knowledge as well as global best practices and innovation.
“The Saudi Event Show ......read more
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 is the most requested feature to date, Twitter wanted to both share an update on its progress and give people on the platform a heads up that, even if they’re not in a test group, everyone will still be able to see if a Tweet has been edited.
What is Edit Tweet?
Edit Tweet is a feature that lets people make changes to their Tweet after it’s been published. Think of it as a short period of time to do things like fix typos, add ......read more
• AZIMUTH amplified by MDLBEAST announces participating artists including Damian Lazarus, DJ Snake, Parov Stelar
• Tickets on sale today at experiencealula.com
• Get ready for a celebration of music and art at AZIMUTH against the majestic backdrops of AlUla
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 1st September 2022: AlUla Moments announced the line-up of artists for AZIMUTH in AlUla at a live show at Riyadh Boulevard City on the 1st of September. In a world first takeover, the 82 screens at Riyadh Boulevard broadcasted a five-minute performance by the Saudi Violinist and DJ, KAYAN who played a sublime set against a backdrop of AlUla’s iconic Elephant Rock. The moment brought the Boulevard to life with shoppers and diners enjoying the music and the spectacular scenery of AlUla. Dancers appeared from the crowd ......read more
• NEOM congratulates its partner, the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, on securing back-to-back ABB FIA Formula E Teams’ and Drivers’ Championships following a decisive weekend of racing in Seoul, South Korea
• With the partnership concluding at the end of Formula E Season 8, NEOM and the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team have created a legacy in the sport and led the race to a new future by supporting the development of NEOM
• Reflecting on the shared success, organizational performance expert Katherine Bond analyzes the impact of a core objective of the partnership, to support the development of NEOM’s future leaders
NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, August 31, 2022: With the conclusion of Formula E Season 8, NEOM and the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team celebrated ......read more
Feature is now available globally, after being tested amongst a select global feedback group back in May
Dubai, UAE - 31 August, 2022: Today, Twitter is launching Twitter Circle, a new way to share Tweets with a smaller group to everyone on the platform. With Twitter Circle, people will now have the flexibility to choose who can see and engage with their content on a Tweet-by-Tweet basis. This means that they can have more intimate conversations and build closer connections with a smaller crowd.
The beta version was tested in a small feedback group in May, allowing users to create personalized tools that empower people to tailor how, when and with whom they engage with. Starting today, this feature will be available on iOS, Android, and Twitter.com globally.
Selecting your ......read more
Youngest European professional champion and rising star joins Golf Saudi as the organisation’s latest ambassador of 2022
20, August 2022: German professional golfer and Europe’s youngest golfer to win a professional golf tour event, Chiara Noja, is the latest international ambassador to join Golf Saudi in 2022, following on from icons of the women’s game including Anna Nordqvist, Anne Van Dam and Carlota Ciganda. One of the in-form players of the past twelve months, German Chiara Noja will not only feature in Golf Saudi owned events going forward but more importantly will aid the organistion in its ongoing journey to bring the great game of golf to new audiences, particularly young girls and women, both globally and within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
News of Chiara’s ambassadorship was announced ......read more
August 17th, 2022 – UAE: Three of Saudi Arabia’s brightest golfing talents will be going for glory and continuing their learning journey in different conditions as they tee it up in this week’s International Series Korea at the picturesque Lotte Skyhill Country Club Jeju, on the scenic Korean island of Jeju.
Othman Almulla, the first professional Saudi golfer, is in the field along with amateurs Faisal Salhab and Saud Al Sharif, two of the brightest hopes in the game, for the second of two back-to-back $US1.5 million marquee tournaments on the Asian Tour calendar after jetting out to Jeju from Singapore via Seoul.
All three will be hoping to put in strong performances in alien conditions to show the strides that Saudi golf has been making in recent times.
Almulla said: “It been quite an interesting ......read more
The Jeddah-born driver happy to have experienced and finish the tough race for SPS Automotive Performance
Riyadh, 4th August 2022: Saudi racer Reema Juffali expressed her delight to have finished “one of the most difficult” motorsport races as she claimed victory in the Bronze Cup class at the 24 Hours of Spa.
Lining up for SPS Automotive Performance team in Belgium, Reema shared driving duties with team-mates Valentin Pierburg, George Kurtz and Tim Müller in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #20.
Having produced a commanding performance to secure pole position, the quartet had to overcome a number of obstacles during the race including extensive repairs to their shock absorber before a not-at-fault collision with another team in the pit lane.
But they eventually battled back into the lead with Reema ......read more
Two top 16 performances in England showcases Saudi Arabia’s talent, with an international win a realistic target for the remainder of 2022
03, August 2022: Golf Saudi’s highest ranked amateur golfer has continued to showcase his world-class ability with two top performances in England. Tied 15th in the Tilmann trophy at Castle Royle Golf and Country Club, followed by a 16th place in the world-renowned Walton Heath Trophy have helped Salhab prepare positively for a busy Asian Tour swing as part of the upcoming International Series.
Salhab, who was victorious in two events during 2021 in the MENA region, has started to make waves on the international stage. Shooting a low score of 65 (six under-par) in the opening round at Castle Royle, it is clear that the 25 year old has found the sweet spot when it ......read more
• Juffali and team-mate Adam Christodoulou were forced to withdraw from Race Two of the International GT Open in Hungary due to damage. Theeba Motorsport looks to regroup as a team ahead of Red Bull Ring return in September.
Riyadh/Dubai, 19 July 2022: Theeba Motorsport Founder and Saudi driver, Reema Juffali, said “time to regroup” after the team had to retire from Race One of the International GT Open in Hungary.
At the Hungaroring on 9 July, Juffali and her team-mate, Adam Christodoulou, sustained weekend-ending damage following a collision during Race One in Hungary.
Despite the unfortunate result, Juffali had a positive outlook, saying: “we showed so much promise over the first half”.
Praising her team-mate, Adam Christodoulou, Juffali ......read more
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Friday 15 July 2022: The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns to the Big Apple this Saturday and Sunday with the New York City E-Prix on the streets of the Red Hook neighbourhood of Brooklyn.
Going into this weekend’s double-header of races with Rounds 11 and 12 of the biggest-ever 16-race season it looks to be a four-horse race in both the Drivers’ and Teams’ World Championship.
Edoardo Mortara (ROKiT Venturi Racing), Jean-Éric Vergne (DS TECHEETAH), Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-EQ), and Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) are ahead of the drivers’ pack while their respective teams hold the exact same position in the standings.
Mortara fired himself to the top of the Drivers’ World Championship last time out in Marrakesh, with a third win of the season after ......read more
Edoardo Mortara Wins Marrakesh E-Prix: Round 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
• ROKiT Venturi Racing driver Edoardo Mortara tops podium for the third time this season with victory in Marrakesh
• António Félix da Costa starts in Pole Position and finishes in second place
• Mitch Evans successfully launches a late bid for the podium to finish in third
• Mortara tops the Drivers’ Championship after a braking problem in Qualifying meant leader Stoffel Vandoorne had to battle from the back of the grid to eighth and just four points
4, July 2022 – Edoardo Mortara hit the top of the Drivers' World Championship with victory in the Marrakesh E-Prix Round 10 as the ROKiT Venturi Racing driver fended off severe pressure from DS TECHEETAH ......read more
• Season 9 provisional calendar announced today by Formula E and the FIA features 18 races in 13 iconic world cities
• More races in more world cities than any previous season will mark the beginning of Gen3 era in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
• Fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built, the Gen3 will debut in front of the passionate Formula E fanbase in Mexico City
• Hyderabad and São Paulo set to host Formula E races for the first time, with a double-header in Jakarta
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA. 30, June 2022. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will expand in Season 9 and the debut of the Gen3 race car to include more E-Prix races in more world cities with more race teams on the Formula E grid than ever ......read more
Juffali and team-mate Adam Christodoulou impress at Paul Ricard with Theeba Motorsport finishing first in the Pro-Am class in Race Two and taking fifth spot in the opening race.
Riyadh/Dubai, 24 May 2022: Theeba Motorsport founder and Saudi driver Reema Juffali said “she couldn’t be happier” after the team clinched its first victory in the Pro-Am class in Round Two of the International GT Open in France.
At the Circuit Paul Ricard, Juffali and her team-mate Adam Christodoulou capped off Theeba Motorsport’s first competitive weekend on a high as the duo battled to first place and third overall in Race Two after qualifying 13th.
One day earlier, the pair had finished fifth in their class and seventh overall in Race One, scoring their first solid points having taken ......read more
• Tickets for the Aramco Team Series London presented by Public Investment Fund available from just £5 as world-class field returns to the Centurion Club, June 16-18th
• Team and individual format forms part of a huge summer of golf in the UK
• Georgia Hall: “Any time you get to tee it up on home soil it’s very special indeed”
May 19th, 2022: Three of the UK’s biggest women’s golf stars have been confirmed for the Aramco Team Series London presented by Public Investment Fund, taking place at Centurion Club on June 16-18th.
Georgia Hall, Charley Hull and Bronte Law, all part of victorious Solheim Cup campaigns in recent years, will headline the $1m Aramco-backed team and individual event that returns to London for a second successive year on the ......read more
May 14, 2022: Australian-Thai star Whitney Hillier captained her mixed fourball to a three-shot victory in the Ladies European Tour’s debut Aramco Team Series – Bangkok presented by Public Investment Fund.
Team Hillier, captained by the Australian, whose mother is Thai, led by one after strong opening round performances from Hillier, team-mate Krista Bakker of Finland, and the group’s amateur player, Bangkok businessman Pattanan Amatanon.
However, it was the team’s third professional player and other Bangkok local, Chonlada Chayanun, who led the charge on Friday’s deciding day, shooting a five-under-par 67 to help secure the fourball victory in the first ATS event of the season.
“I’m so proud of my team,” said Hillier, after securing the first victory of her ten ......read more
May 12, 2022: The CEO of golf’s Ladies European Tour (LET), Alexandra Armas, has heaped praise on Aramco and Golf Saudi for the role they have played in helping build the Tour’s strongest season on record.
Armas was speaking ahead of Thursday’s first day of the Aramco Team Series – Bangkok presented by Public Investment Fund, the newest of now six Kingdom-backed tournaments on the LET’s annual global schedule.
The Tour CEO stressed that both had been a “key partner” in elevating women’s golf.
Armas said: “Our partnership with Aramco and Golf Saudi has definitely been key in the development of the Tour over the last few years. I mean, through Covid in 2020, these players only had 19 tournaments and were playing for €11 million. Now, in 2022, we have 34 tournaments and ......read more
5 May 2022 – ABT Sportsline has confirmed it will return to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from the beginning of the Gen3 era, starting in 2023.
The German outfit will enter as a customer team and makes its way back to Formula E having been a fixture throughout the championship's first seven seasons. Despite a hiatus in Season 8, ABT can still count itself among the most successful teams in Formula E history, with 47 podiums and 1,380 points to its name.
The team won the first ever Formula E race in Beijing in 2014 while Lucas di Grassi steered to the Drivers' title in 2017. ABT sealed the Teams' crown a season later and partnered with Audi between 2017 and 2021.
“Formula E has always had a big place in our hearts and we have never made a secret of the fact that we want to be back,” says ......read more
The Jeddah-born driver registers her first professional career win after securing back-to-back victories in the Pro-Am class in Portugal.
Dubai, 3 May 2022: Saudi female racing driver Reema Juffali “feels it’s going to be a good season” for her after registering back-to-back victories in the Pro-Am class in her maiden International GT Open in Portugal.
Racing in the SPS Automotive-run #18 Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO, Reema could not have asked for a better start to her first full GT3 Series at Estoril. Sharing driving duties with British team-mate Adam Christodoulou, the duo were in top form and finished on the podium in both encounters as Reema secured her first professional career win.
Following her dream opening weekend debut, Reema said her results in Portugal will give ......read more
The 32-year-old professional racer and successful businessman recently competed in the local Rali Terras D'Aboboreira in Amerante, gaining valuable in-country race experience ahead of the major WRC 2 Rally de Portugal event in the country next month
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 April 2022: Saudi professional rally driver Rakan Al Rashed hopes his recent participation in the local Rali Terras D'Aboboreira series will prepare him for next month’s WRC 2 Rally de Portugal race.
The 32-year-old, who is also a successful business professional and entrepreneur, used the local series event as an acclimatisation experience, expecting that the priceless on-ground local knowledge gained during the race will stand him in good stead for the fourth round of the WRC 2 championship, starting May ......read more
The Jeddah-born driver to line up at International GT Open season-opener in Portugal this weekend for SPS Automotive Performance.
Dubai, 28 April 2022: Saudi female racing star Reema Juffali is looking forward to competing in her first full season in a GT3 series when she lines up in this weekend’s International GT Open Championship in Portugal.
Juffali will again be part of the SPS Automotive Performance team for the season-opening race in Estoril – her first competitive outing since finishing an impressive second-place in the GT3-AM class at this year’s Dubai 24 Hours race in January.
She will alternate at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 car #18 with British team-mate Adam Christodoulou, an experienced GT3 driver and winner of the 2016 Nürburgring 24 Hours.
With a ......read more
The 32-year-old professional racer and successful businessman recently competed in the local Rali Terras D'Aboboreira in Amerante, gaining valuable in-country race experience ahead of the major WRC 2 Rally de Portugal event in the country next month
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26 April 2022: Saudi professional rally driver Rakan Al Rashed hopes his recent participation in the local Rali Terras D'Aboboreira series will prepare him for next month’s WRC 2 Rally de Portugal race.
The 32-year-old, who is also a successful business professional and entrepreneur, used the local series event as an acclimatisation experience, expecting that the priceless on-ground local knowledge gained during the race will stand him in good stead for the fourth round of the WRC 2 championship, starting May 19th.
“It was ......read more
20 April 2022 – Over the past couple of years, Guinness World Records™ witnessed an exceptional interest in the world record title of Tallest stack of M&M's®, which has just been topped up by an additional piece to become 7 in total, as achieved by Ibrahim Sadeq, a 29 years old from Iraq.
In a video of unbelievable gravity-defying way, Sadeq was able to stack the 7 chocolate sweets on top of each other in no more than 2 minutes. An attempt that took so much more to be achieved by the previous record holders over the years.
“I am using a mix of mind and body focus but people usually define it as a gravity defying act,” said the Iraqi national from his hometown in city of Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar Governorate in Iraq.
Sadeq is the current record holder for the Most eggs balanced on the back of hand, an ......read more
Guinness World Records reveals the world’s tallest family is an average of 203.29 cm tall
April 14, 2022: The Trapp family from Duluth, Minnesota has achieved the Guinness World Records title for tallest family. The family is an average of 203.29 cm (6 ft 8.03 in) tall.
The heights of each family member measure at:
• Kristine Trapp, mother: 191.2
• Scott Trapp, father: 202.7
• Savanna Trapp, daughter: 203.6
• Molly Steede, daughter: 197.26
• Adam Trapp, son: 221.71
“I love saying I’m the shortest person in the world’s tallest family at 191.2 cm!” joked Kristine.
They also joke that they are easy to find in a group of people; “just look up.”
Scott and Kristine ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 12 April, 2022: Following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw, Hisense, the Official Sponsor of this quadrennial tournament, has outlined plans to provide regional football fans with hyper-realistic stadium-like at-home viewing experiences through the comfort of their home during the largest international sports event, which is taking place from November 21st until December 18th.
During the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw, Hisense unveiled the regional debut of its super smart 100L9G TriChroma Laser TV – the brand’s latest large-screen from the groundbreaking TriChroma Laser TV series. Significant figures that attended the substantial event included, H.H. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Qatar, Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Abdullah Al Farhan Al Saud, Fatma Samoura, ......read more
• Jaguar TCS Racing’s Mitch Evans wins Round 5 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Rome, matching his Round 4 victory on Saturday
• Jean-Éric Vergne claims second place putting the DS TECHEETAH racer at the top of the Drivers’ standings
• Envision Racing’s Robin Frijns takes third in Round 5 going up to second in the Drivers’ standings just two points behind rival Vergne
• Almost 20,000 ticket holders attended the Rome E-Prix double-header weekend
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Monday 11 April 2022 – Jaguar TCS Racing's Mitch Evans claimed back-to-back victories in the Rome E-Prix double-header of races with a dramatic win in Round 5 following Saturday’s first place finish in Round 4 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The ......read more
• Formula E and specialist brand partner stichd announce long term licensed product and retail partnership from this season
• New product collections are in development for fans of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and race teams with a classic selection available now and an extended range to come marking the new era of Gen 3 racing
• New e-commerce site launched on 6th April
• At-track retail stores open from the Rome E-Prix weekend on 9 and 10 April
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 8 April 2022 – Formula E and stichd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Puma SE Group, on Wednesday announced the specialist brand partner in fashion essentials, lifestyle apparel and accessories as well as football and motorsport fanwear, has been appointed to produce high quality ......read more
Iconic group and R&B star to close spectacular F1® race weekend in Jeddah on Sunday, March 27th
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:– The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) – Promoter of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2022 – is thrilled to confirm that multiple Grammy winning and million-selling supergroup, Black Eyed Peas and R&B megastar, Chris Brown, will perform on Sunday 27th March after the Formula 1® race in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has concluded.
The concert will again take place on the Main Stage of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, F1®’s newest, longest and fastest street circuit.
Over the past 25 years, the iconic Los Angeles trio Black Eyed Peas—will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo—have earned six GRAMMY® Awards and achieved sales of 35 million albums and ......read more
• 24-year-old sets new LET record with birdies on each hole from four through 11
• Eight-birdie run one better than previous Tour record, held by five players
• Stunning run propelled Epson Tour player to a sixth-place finish in Jeddah
March 21, 2022: Breakout US golf star Kelly Whaley set a new Ladies European Tour record with an incredible EIGHT birdies in a row on Sunday’s final day at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund.
The 24-year-old went -8 from the fourth hole through 11, en route to equaling Royal Greens’ course-record 63.
It was the first time in history any player has bagged more than seven consecutive birdies in a regular season LET event.
Whaley – who turned pro in 2019 and was competing in her first ever event outside the ......read more
• World #25 seals second LET win, to add to only other – the 2018 Women’s Open
• Kristyna Napoleaova (CZR) and Johanna Gustavsson (SWE) come joint second
• American Kelly Whaley equals course record 63 with an LET tournament record 8 consecutive birdies
March 21, 2022: England’s Georgia Hall delivered a measured final round 71 to win the $1million Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund by five shots at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, on the Jeddah coast.
After being congratulated on the final green by Solheim Cup team member and good friend Emily Kristine Pedersen, a clearly delighted Hall showed how much the win – her first on the Ladies European Tour since her only other Tour victory, the 2018 ......read more
JEDDAH (SAUDI ARABIA) – March 17, 2022: Yesterday saw the ceremonial start of Rally Jameel, the region’s first-ever women-only motorsport event and initiative from Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, marking a historic moment in the Kingdom’s 2030 plan to empower its people, and especially Saudi Arabia’s women.
The ceremony, which was held in the historic Al-Qashla Palace in the city of Hail, was opened by His Royal Highness, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, Prince of Hail, who said: “The city of Hail is an iconic site that carries history, culture and adventure, and is also known for hosting international events celebrating our area’s rich culture. We host all kinds of sports in this region, especially extreme sports, and are always passionate in nurturing our local talent. This is especially true of ......read more
• $1million Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF to take place March 17-20th
• LET will visit Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City twice in 2022, for ASLI & Aramco Team Series - Jeddah
• Event will again provide one of the biggest prize-funds on the Ladies European Tour
March 2, 2022: The Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund is returning for 2022, with a new date and the biggest early-season purse in what will be a record-breaking year for the Ladies European Tour (LET).
The ground-breaking event will tee-up at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, King Abdullah Economic City, in just over two weeks’ time – March 17-20th.
It returns with a $1million prize-purse and a superstar field led by ......read more
Renowned Saudi artist Rex Chouk to decorate run off areas
Modifications to track sightlines planned at Turns 2, 3, 14 and 21
Start time brought forward by half hour to 8pm local time
Main Grandstand sold out for Race Sunday
Further development of the JCC complex, including new Marina, underway
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – February 28, 2022: With just one month to go, the Saudi Motorsport Company - Promoter of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2022 - is finalising its preparations ahead of the return of the greatest drivers in the world to Jeddah on the weekend of March 25th – 27th.
Last year’s inaugural F1® Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia produced one of the races of the season, accompanied by a world-class live entertainment schedule that ensured it was the biggest sporting and ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2022 – With merely hours until to the thrilling WWE Elimination Chamber begins on Saturday evening in Jeddah, an epic tag team showdown featuring the best of SmackDown awaits as Ronda Rousey joins forces with Naomi to lay down some justice against SmackDown Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair and Sonya Deville in Saudi Arabia.
Following her incredible return to WWE with her victory in Royal Rumble, Rousey is set to get a first attempt to take down Charlotte Flair in Jeddah ahead of their championship showdown at Wrestlemania 38 in April. This is one of many targets on Flair’s back, with all eyes across SmackDown looking to topple The Queen and take her crown as the SmackDown Women’s Champion.
The match also features a personal vendetta for ......read more
MDLBEAST’s talent booking arm goes from strength to strength
February 14, 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: After delivering milestone events at the end of 2021 and building on them with more incredible experiences already in 2022, Saudi music-entertainment company, MDLBEAST, sees not only the local market but the wider Middle East region as key to growth for its “MDLBEAST Presents” talent booking and event management arm.
From securing global artists James Blunt, Wyclef Jean, and Craig David for the DIRIYAH E-PRIX, to bringing Justin Bieber, Tiesto, Jason Derulo, and David Guetta for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after race concerts, ‘MDLBEAST Presents ‘has quickly built a reputation as the leading full-service talent booking provider for the region.
It comes as the live-event sector continues to ......read more
Jeddah - February 14, 2022: The UNESCO proclaimed Feb. 13 as World Radio Day in 2011, which was later adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2012 as an international day, celebrated by radio stations across the world.
On the occasion of World Radio Day this year, W7Worldwide released a short video, highlighting the evolution of radio in Saudi Arabia, how it has kept pace with the evolution of society, as well as the incredible ability of radio to reach the largest number of people despite their diversity.
The 50 second-video reminds us that the sound of the radio is ever present in our vehicles, no matter where we are, and it is a constant companion on the road, thanks to its rich and diverse programs.
Abdulrahman Inayat, Co-Founder and Director of W7Worldwide Marketing Communications Constancy Agency said that, ......read more
American bags first title since 2016 with phenomenal fairway putt on final hole
February 07, 2022: King Abdullah Economic City: American Harold Varner III drained a colossal 92-foot putt for an 72nd hole eagle and the PIF Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers title – beating close friend Bubba Watson by a single stroke.
Varner III needed only a birdie four to take two-time Masters champion Watson to a play-off on the final day of the $5million tournament, being played at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City.
However, his snaking effort from the fairway of the closing hole was judged to perfection, dropping into the cup to his elation, sparking scenes of wild celebration between the Ohio-native and his caddie, Chris Rice.
“I'm just ......read more
February 4th, King Abdullah Economic City: Three hundred students were treated to a superstar-led golf lesson on the last stop of the Saudi International Trophy Tour, ahead of the tournament getting underway at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club yesterday.
Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Patrick Reed of the USA visited The World Academy in King Abdullah Economic City, the last stop on the four-school tour that has seen visits from national and international stars of the game, plus a Golf Saudi initiative teaching schoolchildren the basics of the sport, across the Kingdom.
The innovative ‘Starting New at Golf’ (SNAG) certification programme includes all the basics of golf, helping to teach beginners and build-up their skills. SNAG has become popular globally, as it can be played both indoors and outdoors, ......read more
• Fahad Al-Otaibi records fun preview video to launch Kingdom’s flagship golf event
• “Voice of Arabic football” brings his iconic style to a whole new sport for first time
• PIF Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers started Thursday
**The video can be found on the tournament’s Instagram & Facebook pages. Click here to download it**
February 3, King Abdullah Economic City: The Arab world’s “voice of football” Fahad Al-Otaibi could be looking at a career change after lending his iconic commentary to Saudi Arabia’s flagship golf event the PIF Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers.
The superstar commentator – known around the world for his passion-packed narration to the biggest games in club and ......read more
Colombian 3rd in Stage 1 sprint at Winter Park
Fernando Gaviria made a promising start to his 2022 season with 3rd place on Stage 1 of the Saudi Tour, with teammate Felix Gross finishing just behind in 6th place.
The 198km route, with start and finish around Winter Park, was largely flat with a gravel section coming inside the final 20km.
The fastest ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 29, January 2022 – Reigning champion Nyck de Vries took the first chequered flag of Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship after an enthralling Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia.
The Mercedes-EQ driver finished on top of the podium ahead of teammate Stoffel Vandoorne and Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti) under the lights of Diriyah, and in front of an ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday 27 January 2022 - Some of the best drivers in motorsport have gathered at one of the world's most picturesque sporting locations ahead of Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Reigning World Champion Nyck De Vries from the Mercedes EQ team was joined by Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti), Oliver Rowland (Mahindra), Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS ......read more
19 January 2022 - Amazon in Saudi Arabia and the UAE joins forces with MTE (MENATech), a GGTech Entertainment Group company to launch Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports, the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first educational esports league.
Amazon’s involvement in the tournament across the UAE and Saudi Arabia will help upscale the competition, increasing visibility and ......read more
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia. 18 January 2022: Formula E and Etihad Etisalat Co (Mobily) have today announced a new partnership with the Diriyah E-Prix races of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, beginning with the upcoming double-header race weekend on 28 and 29 January, in support of sustainability in sports.
The partnership reflects Mobily’s commitment to support and ......read more
‘Power of the Game’ podcast which gives listeners the chance to hear more about Saudi Arabia’s growing reputation as golf’s most dynamic market nominated for coveted award
18 January, 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi’s ‘Power of the Game’ podcast has been shortlisted alongside some of the top names in the sports podcasting world ahead of this ......read more
Loeb ensures Al Attiyah is left with tense last day test
14, January, 2022: Bahrain Raid Xtreme secured a trio of top ten stage finishes in the Dakar Rally as Nasser Al Attiyah was left to face a tense last day test before securing a fourth triumph in the event.
Sebastien Loeb initially recorded the second fastest time on the 346-km penultimate stage around the south-western town of ......read more
Victory Sees Saudi National Team Player Qualify For 2022 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers
13 December, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Leading Saudi amateur golfer Faisal Salhab was this weekend crowned champion of the sixth edition of the Saudi Open. Collecting his trophy during a special prize giving ceremony organised by Golf Saudi, the Saudi Golf Federation and ......read more
Tournament to take place at Riyadh Golf Club between 9th – 11th December
09 December, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Prince Khalid bin Saud Al-Faisal, advisor to the Saudi Golf Federation and Mohammed Al-Issa, Executive Manager of the Saudi Golf Federation both oversaw the launch of the sixth Saudi Open Golf Championship today. The tournament is due to get underway tomorrow between 9th ......read more
World’s fastest and longest circuit due for completion in days, with construction of F1®’s newest track set to be finalised in record time.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – November 21, 2021: With just two weeks to go until the inaugural FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 makes its long-awaited debut, anticipation is beginning to rise for the moment ......read more