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


OIC, GCC chiefs discuss boosting cooperation

Updated 10 July 2020

OIC, GCC chiefs discuss boosting cooperation

RIYADH: The secretaries-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met in Riyadh for talks on further strengthening ties between the two bodies.

Head of the OIC, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, congratulated his GCC counterpart, Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf, on his appointment to the position earlier this year.

During the meeting, they discussed joint implementation mechanisms for the OIC-GCC cooperation agreement and exchanged views on regional issues relevant to member states of both organizations.

Meanwhile, Al-Othaimeen spoke by phone with the former GCC secretary-general and current Bahraini minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani. Their conversation touched on the OIC’s efforts to help stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in member states.

In relation to the organization of this year’s Hajj season, Al-Zayani praised the decisive actions of Saudi Arabia aimed at protecting Muslim pilgrims from the health threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

 

 

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