Saudi Arabia is the Middle-East country with almost 14 regions in it. It is all diverse with the sea, desserts and greenery are mostly known for the Muslim center point in Makkah and Madinah. Economically known for its oil reservoirs Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has to celebrate its 89th National day this September, 23rd

Why they Celebrate the National day?

According to historians, on 23rd of September, the country previously known as the Kingdom of Najd and Hejaz was renamed with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932 by royal decree. It was named by its founder King Abdul Aziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud).


What’s Special for the 89th National Day?

This year Saudi Arabia (KSA) will officially complete 89 years of renaming. As per the Saudi economist plans for arranging various seasons for a tourist attraction to align in with their economy plan Saudi Vision 2030 to diversify Saudi Arabia economy. Read more: List of Discount & Promotional offers on 89th National Day of Saudi Arabia 2019

They have made drafts for 11 different seasons this year. Among them is the season of National celebration, a hub of entertainment from 19th to 23rd September.


Summary of Events taking place on 89th Saudi National day of Celebration

S.No. Events Comments
1 Fireworks Read below for detailed activities including Google Map locations and Timings of the events.
2 National Day Show
3 Entertainment Sets
4 Concerts
5 Inspirational Forum

What is the National Celebration Season?

In the unique season of entertainment beginning from 19th till 23rd September the country’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has announced over 70 different events across the different regions of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to celebrate the day with passion and patriotism. Read more: Four-day Saudi National Day 2019 holiday confirmed by the Ministry


What is the Slogan for the Festivity?

In a conference in Riyadh on Sunday, Amr Banaja GEA KSA said that the festivities are going to hold under the famous slogan “Himma Hatta El-Qimmah,” said by Crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman.

The countrymen are unified under this slogan which means “Strength till the end” said in context when the Prince remarked Saudi’s strength to Tuwaiq Mountain near Riyadh. Read more: Saudi Arabia Tourist visa opening in September 2019


Are there Holidays for the Season?

According to the Saudi Gazette, The Saudi Ministry of Civil Services has announced a four day holiday across Saudi Arabia starting from Thursday, September 19 evening till Tuesday, September 24 morning. Since Sunday, 22 was between the two holidays so the official holiday was announced. It will be observed in both the private and public sectors.

Smartphone Apps

GEA has developed almost 150 smartphones apps to help people track National Day events. About 40,000 have been downloaded so far by the people.


All you need to know about the Celebration

The grand season of celebrations will have light shows, music, art, firework and concerts all across the country expected to be entertained by two million residents. The GEA said, “We are keen towards organizing the largest international events as an honor to the dear country.”

The celebrations are planned to be organized in a way to exhibit the unity, cohesion and leadership of the people of the nation.

1). Fireworks

Huge fireworks are confirmed to occur throughout the season. About 700,000 fires will be shot at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. A firework show will be held in Jeddah at the AL-Hamra Corniche & other cities which will be accompanied with sounds, music, lighting and laser show.


Date City Timings Location
19-23 Sept 2019 Jeddah 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Jeddah 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Buraydah 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Hail 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Al-Ahsa 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Al-Bahah 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Jazan 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Madinah 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Khobar 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Abha 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Skaka 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Arar 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Riyadh 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Riyadh 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here
19-23 Sept 2019 Tabouk 10:00 pm – 10:05 pm Click here



2). National Day Show

As a part of 5 day Dhahran exhibition, an international show, especially for the national day, will be presented by the world largest theatrical producer “Cirque du Soleil” confirmed by Arab News.

3). Entertainment sets

14 different shows on aerobatics, music, dance and sports will be put forward by 40 different international artists. A major aero show will be held in Riyadh, Jeddah and Eastern Province. While residents of Alkhobar, Riyadh and Jeddah will enjoy the falcon show.


4). Concerts for the season

8 different concerts will be held across the kingdom by national and international singers. Local and Gulf artists will sing various patriotic songs. The concerts are scheduled in 5 days as follows:

Days Date Events
Day-1 September 19, 2019 Al-Jouf University Stadium in Sakaka with performances by Khaled Abdulrahman and Nabil Suhail.
Day-2 September 20, 2019 King Khalid Sports City in Tabuk staged by artists Abdullah Al-Rowaished and Aseel Abu Bakr.
Day-3 September 21, 2019 Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Musaed Stadium in Hail where Majid Al-Mohandes and Dalia Mubarak will perform.
Day-4 September 22, 2019 Two concerts will be performed Buraidah and Jazan:
  • King Abdullah Sports City in Buraidah by artists Rashid Al-Majid and Balqees Fathi
  • Prince Sultan Cultural Center in Jazan by “The Artist of Arabs” Mohammed Abdo and Turki.
Day-5 September 23, 2019 Three concerts will be held in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.
  • King Fahd Cultural Center in Riyadh by singers Hussein Al-Jasmi and Abadi Al-Jawhar.
  • In Jeddah, Rabeh Saqr and the artist Waad will perform at King Abdullah Sports City.
  • In Dammam and the Green Halls in Riyadh, Kuwaiti singer Nawal and the artist Ayed will entertain the audience.



5). Inspirational Forums for the season

Inspirational leaders will talk to the public and inspire them with their experiences and words through these forums which will hold in 5 different cities. The schedule will be as such,

Days Date Location of Events
Day-1 September 19, 2019 In Madinah and Tabuk.
Day-2 September 21, 2019 In Abha and Buraidah.
Day-3 September 23, 2019 In Hail.



GEA expectations on this event

Amr Banaja, GEA thanked the security authorities for their efforts to make the season a success, and all government, private and nonprofit sectors for their contribution. The programs were mostly free to entertain people, though there were some concerts for which tickets could be purchased online.

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