National Day celebrations — The 92nd National Day, which comes on September 23, is being celebrated across the whole country of Saudi Arabia national day‘s biggest events ever.
The General Entertainment Authority’s (GEA) Board of Directors Chairman Turki Al-Sheikh announced on Saturday, September 17, the beginning of a massive nine-day celebration with the theme “It Is Our Home,” which will last through September 26 throughout the Kingdom.
National Day celebrations
The magnificent air and maritime exhibitions are the festival’s main attraction. One of the biggest air and marine exhibits ever seen during National Day festivities will be presented by both military and civilian sectors, with fighter planes, helicopters, civil aircraft, ships, and boats.
Largest air show with 34 events
Under the theme “A homeland salute,” Saudi fighter planes, military, and commercial aircraft will participate in the largest air show in the country’s history, which will include 34 activities spread over 13 major cities.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is putting on air displays in 14 locations over the period of ten days using Typhoon, F-15S, Tornado, and F-15C planes.
The Royal Saudi Naval Forces Command will also take part in a national parade that features military vehicles, a motorcycle squad, and a horsemen’s show, as well as a naval show that showcases the newest marine equipment, boats from the Naval Special Security Group (NSSG), and finally, an aerial parade by helicopters.
The 13 cities of the Kingdom, including Riyadh, Jeddah, Al-Khobar, Dammam, and Jubail, Al-Ahsa, Taif, Tabuk, and Abha, as well as Sarat Ubaidah, Tamniyah, Khamis Mushait, and Al-Baha, will host the National Day air shows.
On National Day, the Royal Saudi Naval Forces will conduct events on the Al Fanateer Beach in Jubail and the waterfront in Jeddah, where there will be a sizable parade of the private maritime security group vessels.
At the start of the air show, the Ministry of National Guard will take part with a number of helicopters alongside security aviation helicopters, one of which will fly the Saudi flag on a tour that lasts for several minutes.
The Border Guard Command is taking part in the festivities in the Makkah and Eastern Province regions with a parade of a variety of marine vehicles, such as ships and boats, beginning at the southern end of the waterfront on the northern Corniche in Jeddah and sailing towards the north and back in the same direction, as well as at the landmark of the water tower towards the south in the city of Al-Khobar and back in the same direction along the waterfront.
Through military displays that will feature a theatre of operations with the distinguished involvement of security sectors and a live musical performance by military bands, the Ministry of Interior takes an outstanding role in the celebrations.
The Saudi royal anthem band and vintage automobiles driven by the Royal Guard will participate in a grand procession through the streets of Jeddah and the capital city of Riyadh. The occasion would be marked by the start of a parade and cavalry of the Royal Guard on a tour of the major roadways.
Cirque du Soleil circus show
The four-day event, titled “The Wealth of a Homeland,” will take place at the Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University theatre in Riyadh from September 21 to 24, and will feature outstanding performances created especially for this year’s National Day.
In order to tell the tale of the rich national culture for the Kingdom, its people, its values, and its future aspirations, Cirque du Soleil, which has been operating for seven months, weaves an amazing artistic and surreal tapestry in a world where the impossibility becomes possible, where gravity-defying acrobatics and daring performances are unveiled for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
With captivating storytelling and breathtaking performances, Cirque du Soleil transports viewers on an immersive and enlightening journey throughout the Kingdom that spans more than 24 allegoric hours. As the title “The Wealth of a Nation” suggests, the show also highlights the beauty, spirit, and culture of the Saudi people.
National Operetta in Madinah
The Kingdom’s 13 regions will host festivals honouring its history and genuine national heritage. These festivals will be launched in public parks and will feature a variety of entertainment events, interactive activities, heritage-related shows, and crafts. Festivals and events will not be restricted to Riyadh and Jeddah.
On September 23, the operetta will include more than 200 performers and exhibitors who will take part in a variety of folkloric acts accompanied by sound effects.
In the national operetta, performers Nayef Al-Badhe and Ibrahim Al-Hakami will take the stage. A historical display detailing the history of Saudi Arabia and its areas is presented in conjunction with the opera.
There will be a range of musical performances in the five core cities of Riyadh, Abha, Al-Qassim, Jeddah, and Al-Ahsa. The events will feature performances by well-known musicians from the Middle East and North Africa, including Mohammed Abdu, Abadi Al-Johar, Rabeh Saqer, Majed Al-Muhandis, Ahlam, Angham, and Ahmed Saad.
The National Operetta, which will tell the story of Saudi Arabia throughout its history using cutting-edge technologies displaying inventive folkloric paintings and the opening of the historical exhibition to further outline Saudi Arabia’s history, will be held at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Sports City in Madinah.