International artists light up Saudi Arabia’s capital with sold-out show

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Fireworks lit up the sky as Egyptian singer Amer Diab, Moroccan-American rapper French Montana, and DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike all took the stage on Thursday to perform their hit songs at a sold-out show in Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh.

French Montana opened up the show and sang several of his hit songs, like “Unforgettable,” “All The Way Up,” and “Famous.”

Fans shared videos and pictures of the performances on social media. One Twitter user took to the platform to share a video, and captioned it “What a magical night.”

The rapper was followed by Diab, one of the most popular singers in the Middle East. Fans sang along to hit songs like “Yetalemo,” “Tamally Ma’ak,” and “Nour el Ein.”

After the concert, the singer thanked fans for an “unforgettable night” on Twitter, adding that he is always happy to be in the Kingdom.

Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike were the last to perform, and had fans dancing for hours to techno beats.

Riyadh Season

The much-anticipated concert, which took place in the Riyadh Boulevard, is part of Riyadh Season, the Kingdom’s biggest entertainment event that is expected to bring more international stars and an array of exclusive shows.

The season is one of the Kingdom’s 11 festival seasons that occur throughout the year, and will run from October 11 to December 15.

The seasons aim to transform Saudi Arabia into a tourist destination, and provide the country’s residents and visitors with year-round entertainment events, in line with the country’s Vision 2030 economic reform plan.

The WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia, which featured the first-ever women’s match to be held in the Kingdom, was the most recent event held for Riyadh Season.

Other events include the Joy Entertainment Awards, which were attended by Jackie Chan and Jason Momoa, and a sold-out show by international K-pop boyband sensation BTS, who kicked off Riyadh Season with a bang.

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