Alshaiba will perform live at Ithra for Saudi National Day along with a series of other instrumentalists where he will play some of his most evocative music from around the Kingdom and beyond.

Ahmed Alshaiba is on a mission to help the world appreciate one of the oldest and most beautiful musical instruments ever conceived: the oud. One of his specialisms in playing versions of contemporary music, including Western popular music, on the oud which are featured on his YouTube channel. His covers include music as diverse as Michael Jackson, Luis Fonsi and Clean Bandit. He has also reinterpreted Arabian favorites including Ya Rayah and Nour El Ain and created a medley called “My Trip Around the Arab World,” which is a stirring series of oud instrumentals of traditional songs from each Arabian country. His musical influences include German jazz, which he encountered in Egypt, Middle Eastern musician Farid al-Atrash and Spanish guitarist Paco De Lucia. He has played live concerts all over the world.

Dates & Location

Thursday 23rd - 25th September, 2021

Thu, Fri, Sat: 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM,



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SAR 150

20% Discount for Ithra members. Starting from 150 SAR.

Ticket Details:

  • Entrance to the Seeing and Perceiving exhibition and to the Children’s Museum (Green Saudi program) is subject to capacity. Tickets are available to pick up at the box office with no additional cost.

  • This ticket includes entry to the Ahmed Alshaiba Concert, all the National Day activities and Ithra exhibitions.

  • Entry to the restaurants requires a National Day ticket or a ticket to the Ahmed Alshaiba Concert.

  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.