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6 Events to Catch Before the End of December

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December, a month of joy and festivities and this year the Kingdom has several exciting events in store for you, from festivals to concerts and exhibitions and because we don’t want you to miss any of the fun, we have put together a list of the most important events happening this December.

The Opening Weekend Of The Winter At Tantora Festival

 

The second edition of the cultural festival Winter At Tantora will kick off this weekend at the stunning historic site of Al-Ula, the festival will welcome a star-studded line up of some of the biggest names in the music industry and a number of exciting events. For more details on what to expect from the festival, click here.

Where: Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
When: 19 – 22 December, 2019 (opening weekend only)
More information: Click here.

Be Part of the Region’s Biggest Music Event MDL Beast Festival

The BIGGEST names in the DJ and EDM world are going to perform live in Riyadh during the region’s biggest music event the MDL Beast Festival. It’s a once a lifetime event that will see the likes of David Guetta, Tiesto, Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki.

An epic line-up for an awesome crowd! For more details on the event, click here.

Where: King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
When: 19 – 21 December, 2019
More information: mdlbeast.com

Your last chance to attend the Diriyah Equestrian Festival

Catch the final weekend of the Diriyah Equestrian Festival and get to witness thirteen female equestrians making history by competing alongside male counterparts for the first time in history.

Where: Al Duhami Farm, Riyadh
When: 12 – 21 December, 2019
More information: diriyahseason.sa

Fashion Capsule Collection At Al-Turaif

The authentic luxury brand Abadia is launching a new brand concept store and will showcase the A/W19 collection, which celebrates the rich history and cultural heritage of the Kingdom.

Where: Al Turaif, Riyadh
When: 20 December 2019
More information: abadia.me

Attend a Photography Exhibition showcasing the beauty of the Kingdom

Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Kingdom through the eyes of artists and head over to the Colours of Saudi photography programm which include several interesting activities that celebrate the heritage of the Kingdom and its beauty.

These activities include photographer’s tours and a travelling exhibition showcasing the winning photos from the competition, a scientific program, which involves training workshops and practical sessions displaying the latest fads and trends in the world of photography and film.

Where: Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Riyadh
When: 17 – 21 December, 2019 from 4pm to 10pm
More information: 10times.com

Attend The King Abdulaziz Falcon Festival

The King Abdulaziz Falcon Festival is a national event organized by the Saudi Falcon Club and it resembles the culture of Saudi Arabia, it aims at preserving and strengthening the rich background of the Kingdom with falconry but in a fun and exciting way.

Where: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
When: 1 – 16 December, 2019, from 8am to 10pm
More information: spa.gov.sa

 

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Beaches of the Kingdom Are About to Get Cleaner with This New Campaign

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Beaches of the Kingdom are about to get cleaner with the ‘Let’s Make Them Cleaner’ initiative, which was launched on Friday by the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

Professional divers are taking part of the campaign as volunteers who are ready to clean the beaches and seabeds of Saudi Arabia, in order to save the marine environment from pollution.

The initiative is one of the events launched for Saudi and International Volunteer Day, which is celebrated every year on the 5th of December.

Entitles ‘Ataa Watan,’ the event covers several programs and activities across Saudi Arabia, they were held in partnership with government bodies and NGOs.

So far, the ministry launched five initiatives throughout this year, as part of the Voluntary Work Platform it launched on March 31, 2020.

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Winter Season Set to Kick Off With Over 300 Touristic Experiences in 17 Destinations!

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Residents and visitors of the Kingdom are getting ready to welcome the new year with a number of touristic experiences, as the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) announced the kick off of its latest season of adventures on the 10th of December.

The season will until March 2021 and will offer 300 touristic experiences in 17 destinations in the Kingdom and 200 private sector establishments will take part.

Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said that the winter season is part of the Saudi tourism system’s efforts with its partners to provide visitors with an amazing tourism experience, it’s a way for them to fall in love with the incredible winter climate of the Kingdom and discover its geographical diversity.

The minister also reassured visitors that the STA is extremely keen on coordinating with health authorities to implement precautionary measures against COVID-19 in order to ensure a safe tourism experience.

The STA is also quite keen on maintaining and implementing all the precautionary measures against the virus, in coordination with the health authorities.

“The authority’s efforts and initiatives are continuous with the launch of the Saudi winter season under the slogan ‘Winter is Around You’.” STA CEO Fahd Hamidaddin said.

“We count a lot on the creativity and efforts of the media to present the bright image of what the Kingdom has to offer; its charming nature and rich cultural heritage, the generosity and hospitality of its people, and its many landmarks, sites, and destinations that contribute into make the Kingdom a unique experience for all.” He added.

The tourist experience will cover campsite adventures, local cuisine, hiking, relaxation, beach activities and rural and adventure activities.

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Oasis Riyadh: A 3-Month Long Event Worth of Fun Activities & More to Kick Off!

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Saudi Arabia is getting ready to celebrate the New Year with three months worth of celebrations!

The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and the International Company for Organizing Events and Activities, in cooperation with Seven Experience and Rotana audio and video company, has announced their latest project for luxury entertainment and it is set to kick off in the Kingdom’s desert.

The GEA will launch the “Oasis Riyadh” event in January and it will last for three months. The event falls under the “Ideas for Entertainment” initiative, launched by Turki Al-Shikh, chairman of the Board of Directors of GEA.

This is only the beginning! As there are 19 more entertaining ideas that Al-Shikh promised to throw, with precautionary measures in mind of course! The events will take place on a large area in one of the wild areas north of Riyadh, so that social distancing can be maintained.

According to organizer, visitors will get to enjoy a fun atmosphere with a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including concerts, sports games, and activities suitable for various visitors, with the presence of a group of the most famous international restaurants.

The event will include pavilions who will get to display and sell a wide range of unique products that goes along with the event’s theme.

The winter events will see performances from Saudi artists, featuring many aesthetic elements and entertainment nature.

We can’t wait for these festivities to kick off and we certainly can’t wait to witness what the new year will hold!

 

 

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