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.
Beaches of the Kingdom Are About to Get Cleaner with This New Campaign
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.
Winter Season Set to Kick Off With Over 300 Touristic Experiences in 17 Destinations!
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.
Oasis Riyadh: A 3-Month Long Event Worth of Fun Activities & More to Kick Off!
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!