Monster Trucks Crash in Riyadh


Backed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Entertainment (GAE), the Feld Entertainment Inc. and Live Entertainment have brought the popular live motorsport, Monster Jam, to the Kingdom at the King Fahd International Stadium today, 17th of March 2017.

This two-day show is one of the biggest and most celebrated touring shows in the USA and the world for over a decade. It features legendary drivers in four-meter tall, five-ton Monster Jam truck, which are built for short, high-powered bursts of speed. These super vehicles generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. They can also fly across 130 feet, a distance greater than 14 cars side by side, and up to 35 feet in the air.

The Monster Jam motorsport event is one of the biggest and most celebrated touring shows in the USA and the world. It's worth reiterating that it made history earlier tonight because it kicked off the first of its two-day series that features storied drivers in four-meter tall, five-ton Monster Jam trucks; quad bikers; and motorcross riders. The experience is summed up to a one hell of a ride. So if you're up to an adrenaline-pumping show, you can (still) purchase passes for its second day right at the stadium's ticket booths. #storiesofthewanderingfeet #storiesofthewanderingfeetandmind #instalike #instagood #monsterjam2017 #monsterjam #motorsport #riyadh #riyadhguide #travel #travelnotebook #supercross #ksa

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Monster Jam is only one of the upcoming events that GAE is working on to bring to the Kingdom. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that returned to KSA in November last year was another successful event made possible by GAE.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has, once again, proven its continuous efforts on introducing the general public to a new form of entertainment all for strengthening the country’s economy and global competitiveness and in harmony to its Saudi Vision 2030 (“Let the show begin: Word-class entertainment comes to Saudi Arabia“).

The stereotypical picture of the cultural entertainment in the Kingdom is indeed changing into a new face—one that is modern and open-minded.

#monsterjam2017 #monsterjam #riyadh #riyadhguide #travelersnotebook #motorsport #motorcross #supercross 

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5 thoughts on “Monster Trucks Crash in Riyadh

  1. I saw the videos on IG. These monster trucks seem so massive from how you describe, being over 4 metres tall, yet they can fly and go the distance, defying gravity. I think we can all learn from that – no matter who we are, anything is possible 🙂

    From your snippets, it does look like every bit of a show with many literal ups and downs, twists and turns. Very skilled driving. This is the first time I’ve heard of motorsports show in Saudi, of this kind. Even in Australia, this post isn’t that notable…yet. Ad you said, open-minded is a great way to describe Saudi’s approach to entertainment. You’d think this kind of show is all rough and tumble – it is but at the same time it is a show, a performance where behind every maneuver there is something who practised very hard to make it all come together 🙂

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    • Yes, Mabel. I could just imagine the dedication those drivers have in order to be masters of their craft. It’s death-defying indeed which makes the experience all the more thrilling.

      I’m happy that the Saudi government is now keen at bringing and promoting tourism like Dubai. Baby steps…

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