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
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Did you miss out on the one on one interview sessions with Stacy Clark, casting director of Cirque du Soleil? Don’t worry, we have some fantastic group sessions open to ALL artists in a group format scheduled: 12.30pm Wed 27th and Fri 29th of November in the Workshop BigTop @ Australian Circus Festival. With over 1,500 artists performing across 21 shows in operation, plus seasonal and short-term projects and new creations in the pipeline, the Cirque du Soleil casting team is kept busy! Join Director of Casting, Stacy Clark in an interactive chat, as she demystifies the casting process and highlights the diverse and varied profiles the Casting team recruits all year round. Come armed with your questions to ensure a dynamic exchange! To find out more details about the Australian Circus Festival, visit: www.australiancircusfestival.org @cirquedusoleil @cirquedusoleilcasting #cirquedusoleil #cirquedusoleilcasting #cirquedusoleilovo #cirquedusoleiltotem #cirquedusoleilindia #cirquedusoleilcrystal #cirquedusoleiljoya #cirquedusoleilatsea #cirquedusoleilvolta #cirquedusoleilcasting #cirquedusoleillasvegas #cirquedusoleilluzia #cirquedusoleilcorteo #cirquedusoleilzumanity #cirquedusoleilalegria #cirquedusoleiltoruk #cirquedusoleilamaluna #cirquedusoleilmakeup #cirquedusoleilo #cirquedusoleilkooza #cirquedusoleilbrasil #cirquedusoleillove #cirquedusoleilbazzar #cirquedusoleilka #cirquedusoleilvarekai #cirquedusoleilkurios #cirquedusoleilparamour #cirquedusoleilmystere #cirquedusoleilavatar #cirquedusoleilsep7imodia #cirquedusoleilmexico
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.
What You Need to Know About AlUla’s First Interactive Exhibition
Desert X in collaboration with the Royal Commission for AlUla have announced on Saturday the participating artists in the interactive exhibition, the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia which open on January 31st and will run until March 7.
Desert X began in 2017, in California’s Coachella Valley, as a way to blend between modern art and the desert community. This will be Desert’s X very first international collaboration and the event will take part of AlUla’s Winter at Tantora festival.
The event will bring together a plurality of voices and is co-curated by Saudi curators Raneem Farsi and Aya Alireza with Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield.
Participating artists in the event will include Lita Albuquerque (US); Manal AlDowayan (Saudi Arabia); Zahrah AlGhamdi (Saudi Arabia); Nasser AlSalem (Saudi Arabia); Rashed AlShashai (Saudi Arabia); Gisela Colon (Canada); Sherin Guirguis (Egypt); Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim (UAE); Nadim Karam (Lebanon); eL Seed (France); Wael Shawky (Egypt); Muhannad Shono (Saudi Arabia); Superflex (Denmark) and Rayyane Tabet (Lebanon).
The event will play a role in bringing together three continents and will serve as a gateway between the East and West, and with that marking an exciting moment for the Kingdom.
Line-up For Dakar Rally Closing Party Revealed and it’s Epic
The renowned Dakar Rally is currently underway and it’s bringing the world’s top professional racers to the desert of Saudi Arabia, not only that but the line-up for the Dakar Rally Final Party concert has also been revealed and it is epic!
Happening on January 17th, the closing party will take place in Qiddiya where the winners from each category of the Rally will be crowned on the final podium of the event.
The event is bringing to the stage the international stars DJ Snake, Wiz Khalifa and Young Thug.
General admission tickets for the closing concert start from SAR150 ($40) while VIP packages are available for SAR1,250.
The Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia kicked off on the 5th and will last till January 17th, featuring more than 500 pilots from 62 countries who started their 7,800 kilometer journey in Jeddah and will finish in the new city of Qiddiya.
RSIFF Giving 5 Female Directors Their Breakthrough in the Industry
Organizers of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) are giving the chance to five Saudi female directors to work on a unique new movie project entitled ‘Untitled Omnibus Feature.’
The movie which is produced and funded by the RSIFF is expected to be the breakthrough for the aspiring directors Hind Alfahhad, Jowaher Alamri, Noor Alameer, Sara Mesfer, and Fatima Al-Banawi, proving once again that the film festival is working as a platform to support young Saudi filmmakers.
The project is a huge platform for Saudi women in the movie industry and will debut at the inaugural festival in March 2020. To make things even more interesting, award-winning Palestinian filmmaker Suha Arraf is screenwriting supervisor on the portmanteau film.
The five uprising directors Hind Alfahhad, Jowaher Alamri, Noor Alameer, Sara Mesfer and Fatima Al-Banawi will work individually on creating short films which will then be combined into an omnibus documentary feature.
“This project provides powerful first-person accounts of contemporary life in Saudi, from Saudi women, at a time of fascinating change,” festival director Mahmoud Sabbagh said.
“We believe in film’s capacity to advance diversity and integration. Supporting innovative new works is central to this mission. There is no better way to work toward this than by creating opportunities for Saudi filmmakers to tell their own stories.” He added.
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