Saudi Arabia citizens can celebrate the country’s National Day in the Metaverse! The three-day celebration takes place in the Decentraland metaverse between September 22 – 24th. From traditional NFT outfits to an open-air museum, this immersive certainly experience pays homage to Saudi Arabia’s fascinating culture and history.
How is Saudi Arabia celebrating its National Day in the Metaverse?
September 22nd marks the first day of celebration for Saudi Arabia’s 92nd National Day. This year, though, citizens will be able to enjoy the event virtually too – right in the heart of Decentraland.
The Saudi-based advertising agency The Bold Group carefully planned the event with King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah). The result? An authentic combination of culture, history, and entertainment.
Event attendees will be able to explore an open-air museum that showcases Saudi Arabia’s cultural beauty. Furthermore, collectors will be able to buy wearable NFTs inspired by Saudi national attire.
Accordingly, The Bold Group will also offer limited-edition POAP collectibles. These NFTs serve as proof of attendance at the first Saudi Arabia National Day Web3 celebration.
“Fusing our past with our future, we are honoring the storied history of the Kingdom, preserving our heritage and displaying it with pride for people to engage within the new digital realm,” said The Bould Group’s Co-Founder Abeer Alessa.
Are Saudi Arabia citizens more accepting of NFTs?
Earlier this summer, an NFT collection titled “The Saudis” made waves among collectors. The 5,555 pixelated-style avatars had scored the highest OpenSea sales volume 24 hours after its launch.
Its popularity was probably due to NFT Twitter personality Farokh too, as the influencer purchased multiple collectibles at once. Nevertheless, Saudi Arabia is clearly keen on innovation and that includes the NFT sector.
Speaking on the metaverse event, Ziad AbuRjaily – The Bold Experience Unit’s Creative Tech Director – said:
“The idea is to usher the Saudi National Day, a historically traditional celebration, into the new era of technology. It was inspired by the challenge of convening people across the Kingdom’s 13 different regions to celebrate Saudi Arabia in one virtual space.”