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Drone League race final to be held in King Abdullah Economic City

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The eyes of millions of fans of drone racing will be on King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Makkah on Friday to follow up on the final race of the Drone Racing League, which will be hosted by the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones.

The event is being organized with the direct support of the federation’s chairman Saud al-Qahtani, who is also an advisor at the royal court.

Executive Director of the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones, Nouf al-Rakan, said this event confirms the serious and ambitious steps that aim to achieve Vision 2030 and complete the kingdom’s regional and international leadership in the fields of technology and sports in particular.

Nouf Al-Rakan said the federation is working in full swing to draft legislations, rules and laws that will contribute to ending obstacles facing the daughters and sons of the kingdom and who are interested in this sports.

Modern sport

She said that this comes as an extension of the role to introduce the society to this modern sport, attract international expertise, host international competitions and support Saudis to master this sport.

She also expressed pride in the Saudi youth who have participated in the training workshops held by specialists and experts in the field of manufacturing drones, and commended their enthusiasm and capability to build a model of a drone that will participate in the final race on Friday.

Friday’s race is the seventh and final race in 2018’s Drone Racing League and which races began in tours in the US and were later held in France and Germany.

The entry is free and can be ensured by booking tickets online with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones.