As part of Saudi Arabia’s 93rd National Day festivities, which were launched with the participation of government and private agencies in all Saudi regions, citizens and residents are eagerly waiting for the major national celebrations on this occasion. The celebrations include a majestic military parade and exciting air shows over the skies of several Saudi cities and governorates to express pride in the Kingdom’s present and the achievements it has attained to build the future under Saudi Vision 2030.
Military units, vehicles and horses are participating in the military parade in Riyadh at 4 p.m., in addition to musical bands from the Saudi Royal Guard Command, the Ministry of National Guard, and the General Directorate of Border Guard. The parade starts at Prince Mohammed bin Saad bin Abdulaziz Road and ends in Um Ajlan Park in the Kairouan neighborhood, recalling the nation’s achievements during previous decades.
The National Day activities, which this year bear the slogan “We Dream and We Achieve,” will comprise many shows, including the “We Race Dreams” show of military and civilian aircraft led by the Kingdom’s flag in the skies of Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Khobar. Other air shows will be presented in Taif, Al-Baha, Asir and Tabuk on September 23.
In the same context, air shows will be held over the eastern Corniche in Dammam, Al-Fanateer Corniche in Jubail, and King Abdullah Environmental Park in Al-Ahsa on September 19. Other air shows will be held over the northern Jeddah Corniche on September 20, over the Khobar Corniche on September 27, around King Saud Air Base in Hafr Al-Batin on September 30, and around Al-Jawf Air Base on October 2.
The celebrations also include an air show in which military aircraft accompany civilian aircraft. Saudi Arabian Airlines is participating with a Boeing 787 aircraft, while Flynas is participating with an Airbus Neo 320 aircraft in three cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, and Al-Khobar.
In the air shows, the Royal Saudi Air Force uses Typhoon, F-15S, Tornado, and F-15C aircraft in 13 cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al-Jawf, Jubail, Al-Ahsa, Taif, Al-Baha, Tabuk, Abha, Khamis Mushayt, Al-Khobar, and Hafar Al-Batin. The Saudi Falcons team will also present formations and air shows in the skies of several cities.
The Royal Saudi Navy presents naval shows in the Eastern and Western Fleets on September 23. The Naval Forces in Jeddah will display a number of naval vessels and boats of the Special Marine Security Group. Additionally, there will be an air show with helicopters, a military parade with vehicles, another for riders and infantry, a cavalry parade, and an exhibition dedicated to equipment and weapons.
Al-Fanateer Corniche in Jubail also witnesses an air show with helicopters, a parade with military vehicles and another for riders, free jumping with the Saudi flag, marine boat displays, and a military skills faction, in addition to traditional shows, and activities dedicated to children.
Government and private agencies participate in the air shows, including the Royal Guard Command, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of National Guard, the Presidency of State Security, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Matarat Holding Company, the Saudi Air Navigation Services Company, the Saudi Aviation Club, Saudia Airlines, Flynas, and the Saudi Broadcasting Authority, which will broadcast the main show on National Day live on Al Saudiya Channel.