Saudis promised ‘Ultimate Day Out’ when Saudi International golf tournament returns to the Kingdom

Tournament posters during the Saudi International at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City during last year's event. (Getty Images/File Photo)
Updated 09 January 2020

Saudis promised ‘Ultimate Day Out’ when Saudi International golf tournament returns to the Kingdom

  • Off-course spectator village will run in tandem throughout and will be packed with interactive, fun experiences
  • Three unforgettable live concerts, with the as-yet-annnounced, secret line-up

RIYADH: With just three weeks left until the Saudi International golf tournament begins in King Abdullah Economic City, visitors are being advised to start planning for what organizers are promising will be ‘The Ultimate Day Out’ for families and groups of all ages.

The tournament is placing a special focus on developing the country’s future golfing pedigree, and is encouraging children, men and women to come along and give the game of golf a try.

While live golf, involving some of the game’s biggest names, will take center-stage, the off-course spectator village will run in tandem throughout and will be packed with interactive, fun experiences, plus a delicious selection of food trucks and pop-ups.

Once the sun sets, there will be three unforgettable live concerts, with the as-yet-annnounced, secret line-up set to include globally renowned DJs and award-winning international artists.

Partner support as the tournament heads into its second year remains as strong as ever with SoftBank Investment Advisers, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Rolex, Saddik & Mohamed Attar, Saudi Cargo and Invest Saudi all committing to the championship for another year, with Samba joining for 2020.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at SAR50 per day or 160 SAR for a full tournament pass (four days). Exclusive concert tickets will be available soon.

For more tournament information, visit www.golfsaudi.com/en-us/saudi-international


Saudi envoy meets Sudanese religious affairs minister

Updated 03 July 2020

Saudi envoy meets Sudanese religious affairs minister

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments Nasreldin Mofreh received at his office on Thursday the Saudi ambassador to Sudan, Ali bin Hassan Jafar.

The meeting discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation and joint coordination.

Mofreh reiterated the Sudanese government’s support for the Kingdom’s decision to accommodate a limited number of pilgrims of various nationalities for Hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said that this decision was in accordance with Islam, and showed the awareness of the Kingdom’s leadership and its concern for the safety of pilgrims.

Mofreh praised the Kingdom’s efforts to serve pilgrims, and commended its constant support on all levels.

The envoy confirmed the Kingdom’s concern to strengthen and develop cooperation between the two countries.