Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 6 December 2019

Shaggy and Pitbull headed to Saudi Arabia as part of Ad Diriyah season

The stars will take to the stage on Friday, November 29

Pitbull will return for a performance in Saudi Arabia this month, have first played in the kingdom in March. Supplied
Pitbull will return for a performance in Saudi Arabia this month, have first played in the kingdom in March. Supplied

Prepare to get on the floor in Saudi Arabia, as American rapper Pitbull is coming to the kingdom.

The Miami-born artist, who has collaborated with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo and Christina Aguilera, will perform at the Diriyah Music Festival at the Diriyah Circuit on Friday, November 29, as part of the country's Ad Diriyah season.

The month-long celebration includes musical performances and events such as the Diriyah E Prix, before concluding on Saturday, December 21.

Pitbull, whose work traverses the genres of R&B, hip-hop, pop and reggaeton, performs in both English and Spanish and has a whopping array of Billboard, Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards to his name. The star most recently performed in Saudi Arabia in March, as part of the Sharqiah Season in Dammam.

He is joined on the bill on November 29 by Jamaican reggae star and DJ, Shaggy, as well as Puerto Rican singer Don Omar.

Shaggy first rose to fame in the 1990s with tracks such as Oh Carolina and Boombastic, and has gone to win two Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album, in 1996 and 2019. He's also worked with stars including Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny, as well as Eve and Cyndi Lauper.

Omar, meanwhile, released his first solo album in 2003 and has since become one of Latin America's biggest selling artists, with hits such as Taboo, Ojitos Chiquitos and Danza Kuduro and two Latin Grammys.

News of the trio's performance comes a day after American pop rockers Imagine Dragons were revealed to be playing in the kingdom as part of the Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

The Radioactive band will take to the stage on Friday, November 22 at Ad Diriyah, a heritage site north-west of Riyadh, and are joined on the bill that night by Norwegian-British DJ Alan Walker and UK electronic stars Clean Bandit.

Colombian Grammy Award winner Maluma, meanwhile, will perform on Saturday, November 23, supported by Lebanese Canadian R&B singer Massari.

Tickets for the November 29 concert featuring Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar are on sale at www.diriyahseason.sa.

Updated: November 20, 2019 10:50 AM

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