Crown Princes meet as Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed travels to Saudi Arabia for Formula E races

Sheikh Mohamed met Mohammed bin Salman as Saudi Arabia hosts the opening race of the electric vehicle championship

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The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi joined a star-studded list of spectators outside Riyadh on Saturday as Saudi Arabia hosted the Formula E racing championship for the first time.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, met Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, at the weekend that the country hosted one of its biggest sporting events to date.

The Ad Diriyah E Prix has attracted race fans and concert goers in recent days and even some rain on Friday evening failed to dampen the spirits of those who came to see Egyptian pop star Amr Diab and US supergroup The Black Eyed Peas perform.

Saudi Arabia hosted the first ABB FIA Formula E Championship of the season as the sport continues to attract new fans and growing interest.

New race features including Attack Mode – which gives drivers' cars a turbo boost for a brief period – have also thrilled spectators.

Antonio Felix da Costa clinched the top spot on Saturday while, off the track, veteran DJ David Guetta and American pop-rockers One Republic will close the concert.


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