From Fireworks to Concerts, Here’s What Went Down On New Year’s

Hera Shabbir

Riyadh’s skies lit up with fire works for just the second time in the history of the Kingdom.


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The Kingdom had decided to halt celebrations last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but also lit up its skies for 2020 celebrations.
Many people from all over the city had gathered in Boulevard Riyadh City to ring in the new year.

The destination, a popular hub with numerous restaurants, stores and gaming centers, was the center of everyone’s cameras.

ย Boulevard Riyadh City hosted the city’s New Year celebrations,ย  in which residents were able to enjoy beautiful fireworks, all boulevard attractions, and a concert featuring 14 Arab singers!

Celebrations started with Boulevard Riyadh City hosting the 10-second countdown to midnight.

The night also featured a star-studded concert of 14-Arab artists held at the Mohammed Abdo theater.

Singers included Mohammad Abdo, Alhlam, Asala, Nawal al-Kuwaitiyah, Majid al-Mohandes and many more.

Kingdom Tower also lit up in celebration of the new year with beautiful fireworks seen across the city.


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The Kingdom also implemented COVID-19 protocols of face masks, social distancing and temperature checks, allowing events to go on.


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