Riyadh Car Exhibition concludes with sales reaching $52.5 million

Classic and rare car shows took place, in addition to auctions of classic, luxurious, modified and futuristic cars. (AN photo)
Updated 03 December 2019

Riyadh Car Exhibition concludes with sales reaching $52.5 million

  • 92 cars were sold during the exhibition, at a value amounting to SR197 million

RIYADH: The Riyadh Car Exhibition concluded after having achieved many record-breaking figures.

According to the chairman of the General Authority for Entertainment and the president of Riyadh Season, Turki Al Sheikh, 92 cars were sold during the exhibition, at a value amounting to SR197 million ($52.5 million), with the number of attendees exceeding 100,000.

The exhibition was the third event of Riyadh Season. Classic and rare car shows took place, in addition to auctions on classic, luxurious, modified and futuristic cars. It also included drift and shows as well as a performance by the police, and other entertainment events.

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The car exhibition managed to break two Guinness World Records, for the farthest distance traveled by a human cannonball, and for the highest ‘Hot Wheels’ track.

Many visitors enjoyed the presence of classic and rare cars, getting to learn about their characteristics and features. They were struck by the 2030 car made specifically for the Riyadh Car Exhibition with world-class specifications and unique features, being the only model in the world.

The car exhibition managed to break two Guinness World Records, for the farthest distance traveled by a human cannonball, and for the highest “Hot Wheels” track.

Riyadh Season began on Friday, Oct. 11 and will last until the end of January 2020. It will offer cultural, sporting and artistic events to visitors, as well as plays and other festivals.


Saudi housing minister hands over new Riyadh units to tenants in Sakani program

Updated 26 January 2020

Saudi housing minister hands over new Riyadh units to tenants in Sakani program

  • Diyar Al-Saad housing project occupies ​133,000 square meters in Al-Jawan in northern Riyadh

RIYADH: Housing Minister Majid Al-Hogail on Saturday handed over housing units to beneficiaries of the Sakani program, as part of the first phase of the Diyar Al-Saad housing project in the residential suburb of Al-Jawan in northern Riyadh.

Diyar Al-Saad is a Housing Ministry project implemented in partnership with the private sector, and can accommodate more than 100,000 people. It is providing nearly 600 housing units, including villas and townhouses.

Al-Hogail toured the project and inspected completion rates. He stressed the need to speedily complete the remaining stages so as to meet deadlines in preparation to hand units over to beneficiaries.

Diyar Al-Saad occupies ​133,000 square meters and includes educational, health, commercial and recreational services sites, in addition to parks.

Infrastructure for water, electricity, telecommunications, sewage and rain drainage has been completed.

Diyar Al-Saad is one of 16 projects providing a total of 30,000 housing units in Riyadh at prices ranging from SR250,000 ($66,639) to SR750,000.