Now that Riyadh Season is finally upon us, tourists and Saudis can now choose from over 100 events happening across cities over the upcoming few months.
With so much happening and so many entertainment activities going on, it will get difficult to choose and you surely want to see and enjoy everything that is offered during this season. Best thing to do is prioritize, so here are 7 of the most exciting activities, events happening this Riyadh Season.
1. Winter Wonderland
For the 1st time in Middle-east, the famous Winter Wonderland will be coming all the way from #London to 🇬🇧Riyadh
لاول مرة في تاريخ الشرق الاوسط ، ونتر وندرلاند الشهيرة ستتواجد في الرياض قادمة من لندن🇬🇧
— SAUDI VIBES™ 🌴🇸🇦 (@ItentertainSa) October 11, 2019
Even though Riyadh isn’t the city to witness snow and winter activities, there’s a first time to everything! Winter Wonderland is coming all the way from the UK to Riyadh to take you on a journey to a world of fantasy and delight with endless festive entertainment, activities, plays, and much more.
Visitors can enjoy snow parks, penguins and ice-skating rinks, for a city that isn’t known to have winter attractions, visitors are in for big surprises!
Operating Day(s): Sundays and Thursdays
Time: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Tickets: Bought at the gate for 40 SR.
— حمود الخالدي (@7mwd39) October 13, 2019
Are you a fan of WWE? Was your dream as a young kid to meet WWE wrestlers? If the answer is yes, then good news because WWE will be making their way to King Fahd International Stadium later this month, with many of the wrestling legends we grew watching!
When: Oct. 31
Time: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: Any Virgin Megastore branch. Prices range from 25 SR to 2,000 SR.
3. Wonders of the World
The Wonder of the World event introduces the ‘biggest and most intricate’ legos designs that Riyadh has ever seen! You can get to create your own masterpieces and take home a DIY lego kit.
Operating Day(s): Daily (Oct. 20 – Jan. 15)
Time: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Tickets: Virgin Megastore branch or at the entrance for 45 SR.
4. The Illusionists
The Illusionists a group of illusionists, magicians, mind readers and more. Seven of them will make an appearance in shows at the Riyadh Winter Wonderland.
Operating Day(s): Daily until Nov.17
Time: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Tickets: Prices range from 100 SR to 450 SR.
5. The Color Run
Deluxe AND VIP tickets for the #Happiest5K on the Planet in Riyadh have SOLD OUT! Don’t miss out and book your Regular tickets now at https://t.co/74atockCgy#TheColorRunKSA #سباق_الألوان #الوانك_مالها_حدود@RiyadhSeason @GEA_SA @Enjoy_Saudi @SunsilkArabia pic.twitter.com/mr29QTPwym
— TheColorRunKSA (@TheColorRunKSA) October 18, 2019
The Color Run is known to be the happiest 5K on the planet, and is one of the most entertaining events ever. As runners, who start their journey in white, get doused with colors at every 1-KM checkpoint.
When: Oct. 26
Time: 7 a.m. – 12 pm.
Tickets: Between 50 SR to 100 SR.
6. Anime Expo
All the way from Japan to Riyadh, the Anime Expo is coming with the characters of your favorite anime including One Piece, Death Note and Detective Conan.
When: Nov. 14 – 16
Time: 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.
7. Cirque Du Soliel BAZZAR
Cirque Du Soliel BAZZAR is “an eclectic lab of infinite creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers and musicians craft an awe-inspiring spectacle.” The troupe of performers are heading your way back to Saudi Arabia give you the time of your life.
Cirque Du Soliel will be in town for four weeks at Expo Land starting next month.
When: Nov. 1 – Dec. 7
Time: Shows at 4:20 p.m./ 6:15 p.m./ 8:30 p.m./ 10:25 p.m.
Tickets: Ranging from 75 SR to 500 SR.
Saudi Red Sea Film Festival to Screen 11 Movies Online
The Kingdom’s Red Sea International Film Festival will screen 11 movies that have been specially selected as part of its program to highlight the emerging cinematic talents of the Kingdom.
The movies will be previewed online over two weeks on the festival’s official YouTube channel.
The movies selected are “Shame” directed by Abdulla Al-Bin Hamdha, “A DIY of a Dream 101” by Qamar Abdulmalik, “Nonself Portrait” by Asad Badawi, “Extraction of Lunar” by Lulua Al-Dehaiemi, “The Time Has Come” by Ayman Al-Ali, “Algari” by Ahmed Al-Hasawi, “Dissonance” by Moodi Al-Zamil, “A Breath” by Razan Alsagheer, “Remember Me” by Mohammed Hammad, “Color of Sunset” by Haidar Daoud, and “The Sleep Sun Station” by Anhar Salem.
The 11 films picked will be screened digitally between November 18 and 30, they are of different genres and lengths. Each will be available to watch for one week.
Also worth mentioning is that the movie “Last Visit” directed by Abdulmohsen Al-Dabaan and produced by Mohammed Al-Hamoud, opened in Saudi cinemas on Wednesday.
Who will be tuning in to the movies online?
Misk Art Institute Launches Imprint Exhibition Featuring Work By Female Saudi Artists
Mist Art Foundation, which was established by Saudi Arabia’s Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launched ‘Imprint’ Exhibition, a digital, film and photography exhibition and it features incredible work by female Saudi artists!
The exhibition has been curated by Latifa Abdul Rahman Al Khalifa and it features some amazing work done by Middle Eastern artists, including 17 from Saudi Arabia, including Saudi women.
“Imprint offers viewers a mirror of sorts – the opportunity to view themselves reflected in the artwork through the multiple interpretations presented in various media.” Says Al Khalifa.
“The artistic perspectives offer a study of Gulf identity while simultaneously examining Arab identity.” She added.
The Mist Art Foundation aims at highlighting the local culture and supporting Saudi artists, by providing them with a platform to display their work and give them the exposure they deserve.
“Our aim at Misk Art Institute is to empower and provide talents the platform they need to express themselves.The creativity of these individuals is a reflection of our culture and a continuation of a journey that was initiated by a long line of pioneering artists.
“Now is the time for these young talents, this is their moment, and we are here to make it happen”, said Reem Alsultan, MAI CEO.
“Imprint” will run until 28th January 2021 and the exhibition is taking place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Fine Arts Gallery. So hurry up and catch while you still can!
The Kingdom’s Mawhiba Launched a Platform For Saudi’s Creative Minds
The global conference “Imagine the Future” was held yesterday on the sidelines of the G20 Summit and in collaboration with the G20 Saudi Secretariat, with the participation of international experts in various fields including tech, science and education.
The conference took place on the on the opening day of the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) under the title of “Imagine the Future.”
During the conference, these international experts gave speeches that encourage the youth to look into new opportunities for a diverse future.
Dr. Saud bin Said Al-Mathami, secretary-general of Mawhiba, gave the opening speech, and said the world now understand that talents and creative minds are the ones responsible for the prosperity of nations.
“We are heading toward a re-skilling revolution, and there will be great demand for higher cognitive skills in domains of creativity, innovations and entrepreneurship,” he said.
“They are not consumers of technology, but they are the ones who produce it,” he said, adding that Mawhiba membership is open to all those in the world who are interested in enabling giftedness and creativity.
Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, another chairman of the board of trustees of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), said that innovations achieved by the youth are what help share the Kingdom’s future, and the Saudis have already gone “beyond the idea of imagining.”
“There is nothing better than training, educating and enabling the young to be the leaders of the future and the day they will have to develop for themselves,” he said.
Vision 2030 aims to help the youth reach their full potential, so that they can give back their best.
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