Surprises in store for the big day

A street in the capital is decked with the Saudi national flag ahead of Tuesday’s celebrations.

A street in the capital is decked with the Saudi national flag ahead of Tuesday’s celebrations.

There will be surprises galore for this year’s celebration of the 84th National Day in the capital featuring a variety of entertainment and cultural programs in landmark locations.

“It is part of the Riyadh governorate’s efforts to make the National Day a truly memorable and joyful event,” according to the organizers.

Fireworks will light up the night sky at designated spots while a variety of innovative entertainment programs have been lined up for the spectators.

The Riyadh municipality under the direct supervision of Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz will organize a number of events of national significance at eight separate venues in the capital.

According to the organizers, the program, which kicks off on Tuesday afternoon will include video presentations, laser shows, fireworks and military performances. There are in addition to several recreational activities, heritage and sports programs suitable for all members of the family.

Meanwhile, Riyadh Traffic Department announced its preparation for the event to be manned by 1,100 officers who will make sure traffic moves without hindrance on all roads.

As part of its preparations for the National Day, the RTD has released an advisory preventing motorcycle convoys from using the roads as they cause traffic congestion. In addition, altering the color of vehicles, writing or pasting photos on them will be regarded as traffic violations punishable with seizure of the vehicles.

According to a source, the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh will be among places where the celebrations start at eight in the evening on Tuesday. Another important site is the King Abdullah Park in Malaz where the festivities will begin at 5 p.m. continue into the night.

As usual, King Abdulaziz Historical Center, one of the tourist attractions, will showcase the typical Arabian tent, heritage products, textiles, handicrafts and children’s theater.


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