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With Rappers, Race Cars and Raves, Saudi Arabia Learns How to Party

https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-rappers-race-cars-and-raves-saudi-arabia-learns-how-to-party-11640610116


The Soundstorm MDLBeast music festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December.
Iman Al-Dabbagh for The Wall Street Journal


Middle East

Four-day music festival featured top international performers such as David Guetta


The Soundstorm MDLBeast music festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December.
Iman Al-Dabbagh for The Wall Street Journal

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—This conservative Islamic kingdom is rapidly trying to ease its staid social norms, allowing women to drive and travel freely in recent years, opening doors to tourists and tolerating music blaring from modern coffee shops.

Now: Dance parties in the desert.

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