Ad Diriyah ABB FIA Formula E E-Prix circuit
Prince Abdulaziz told journalists: "Formula E in Saudi Arabia feels very real today. In just a few days, the world's most modern motorsport will thrill crowds here in the heart of Saudi Arabia at this stunning UNESCO heritage site which honors the Kingdom's past.
"That is amazing in itself but take a look at what has been created off the track, the ambition of this partnership to bring the 'Saudia' Ad Diriyah E Prix to life is nothing short of inspiring.
"Remember, this isn't just a single race, this is the biggest festival of sport, music, entertainment and culture the Kingdom has ever seen, including six huge global acts performing here for the very first time.
"This is an exclusive event. Fans need to know the only way they can be part of this unforgettable experience is to buy their tickets.
"That is their key to unlocking the most amazing three days. The entire Ad Diriyah site, however, will be accessible only to ticket holders, so if you don't want to miss out, get your ticket now."
About the race
Driven by the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology, alternative energy solutions and thrilling racing in the heart of the Saudi capital of history – Ad Diriyah. Formula E redefines the very boundaries of what a sport can be through the unique fusion of entertainment, sustainability, technology and innovation. We are fighting climate change by offering electric vehicles as a solution to air pollution in city centers and breaking down the barriers to the electric vehicle market.
Consisting of eleven teams and 22 drivers, Formula E delivers world-class racing to twelve cities around the world throughout the seven-month Championship season, bringing racing rivalries to city streets set against some of the most iconic skylines in the world – such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and NOW in Ad Diriyah.
Old meets new. Racing in the ancient surroundings of Ad Diriyah, all 22 Gen2 cars and drivers will take to the 2.495km track to battle for the first victory of the season.
With 21 twists and turns, the drivers will skirt the historic town walls before heading back towards the start/finish line in the heart of the district. Who will emerge victorious? Join us to find out.
*Track is subject to FIA homologation
The 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix represents the biggest annual sporting, social and business networking opportunity yet created in line with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program. The three-day event promises an array of family entertainment each day, with stunning live performances from global and regional headline acts, which will be crowned by the race itself as the first of its kind for all-electric motorsport in the Middle East. A variety of ticketing options ensure that the event can be enjoyed by individuals and families or as a backdrop for your business needs from the comfort of the grandstands and the exclusive hospitality area.
On race day, December 15, the world’s favorite DJ David Guetta, US smash act OneRepublic will perform and close three amazing nights of world-class entertainment. The festival line-up will open on Thursday 13th December with global superstar Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo. Then on the eve of the opening race of season five, The Black Eyed Peas and Amr Diab will get the party started on Friday December 14, ahead of the 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix, as the biggest line-up of music ever seen in the Kingdom celebrates Formula E’s debut in the Middle East.
15 Reasons to Go
A ticket to the race is your key to unlocking a host of exhilarating, inspiring and unique activities across the three-day festival. Here are 15 reasons to buy yours.
1) Racing action…
2) ‘Live in Ad Diriyah’ it’s six of the biggest names in music
3) Relax and leave the car at home
4) A totally unique retail experience…
5) Take a trip back in time…
6) Enjoy the future of entertainment in the Allianz E-Village…
7) Get your culture on…
8) Entertainment for all the family….
9) Visit the souq
10) A Jeddah dining institution comes to Ad Diriyah…
11) Renowned Japanese cuisine, via London, to Ad Diriyah…
12) Classic Italian dining amid an ancient site and a futuristic sport…
13) Eat and be entertained by lasers…
14) Stay refreshed, keep shopping…
15) Long opening hours
*For more information about 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix including schedule and tickets, please visit: http://fiaformulae.com/Ad-Diriyah.Tickets can also be purchased at point of sale units in Riyadh Park Mall, Oud Square and Doos Carting (only Grandstand tickets from Doos) and Seven Car Lounge.
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