Saudi Arabia to mark 90th National Day with large festivities

An air show will be the biggest ever for National Day celebrations

Saudi Arabia celebrates its 90th national day on Wednesday, marked with an air show, concerts and fireworks displays across the country.

Wednesday was announced as a holiday – and Thursday for private sector employees – and the air show will be the largest for National Day celebrations, with 60 military and civilian aircraft.

Saudi TV Channel will broadcast the event at 4pm local time (5pm UAE) and the festivities will epitomise the motto "Himma Hatta Al Qimma", or Passion to the Top, to reflect Saudi cohesion, loyalty and pride.