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WATCH: In first, Egyptian superstar Amr Diab braces Saudi stage marking Formula E

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Egyptian singing legend Amr Diab braced the stage in Riyadh as part of the kingdom’s recreational activities for the Formula E-Prix race, which started on Thursday.

Hundreds of fans flocked to the arena, singing along with the singer’s famous songs, known to many in the Arab world.

“It’s a huge honor for me to be here for the first time in the kingdom. I would like to thank everyone who helped bring me here, most of all the top poet and my friend Turki al-Sheikh,” Diab said.