Saudi King Salman attended on Tuesday evening the annual celebration of Saudi Ardha traditional dance as part of the Janadriyah Festival.
The festivities are part of the 32nd National Festival of Heritage and Culture held at the Saudi Pavilion in Riyadh.
The Saudi ‘Ardha’ dance used to be performed in times of war and victory; but now it is like the official dance of the country.
It is performed in all occasions, in which the king and the princes share the celebrations with the citizens and express sentiments of joy and peace.
King Salman was welcomed by Prince Abdul Ilah bin Abdulaziz, Special Advisor of the king, Prince of Riyadh Region, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Prince Meteeb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Prince Khalid bin Abdul Aziz bin Ayyaf, Minister of the National Guards and Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture.
Also, Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Advisor at the Royal Court, Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Interior and Deputy Minister of the National Guard and Vice-Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Festival, and Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri.