Diriyah Season is one of 12 festivals organized by Saudi Entertainment Authority.
This series of Festivals in Saudi Arabia is known as Saudi-Seasons. It is a new entertainment concept in Saudi Arabia where a big festival takes place every couple of months in a different Saudi city.
It started in the Eastern Region in early 2019 and went to different locations later. The festival highlights the unique characteristics of the host city so that people can have a different experience in each festival. It also has many activities from all over the world, and in major festivals as Jeddah season, Riyadh Season or Diriyah Season the festival would also have huge musical concert with popular international music performers in addition to local ones.
Why are there these Saudi Seasons?
Saudi Seasons are part of “Quality of Life Program” which is one of 13 programs of Saudi Vision 2030 that aims to increase the quality of life in the kingdom. It‘s one of many socio-economic reformations the nation Is taking towards realizing the Saudi Vision 2030.
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“Diriyah Season is an unmissable set of international sports and entertainment events, happening at a UNESCO heritage sight, Diriyah, the birth place of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sports fanatics, entertainment seekers, foodies and shoppers, don’t miss out on a month of energy, excitement, elegance, and memorable moments as the world comes to Diriyah!”
22 November – 21 December 2019
Diriyah Season‘s events
There will be several international sports events during Diriyah Season, tickets will be on sale separately for each event
Diriyah E-Prix 2019
The Diriyah E-Prix 2019 is the first race of Season 6 of the FIA ABB Formula E Championship, the world’s premier all-electric motorsport series which is contributing massively to the development of new technologies, renewable energies and electric vehicles. The race which is another unique example of the historic steps the country’s leadership is taking to implement its Vision 2030, marks the second year of a 10-year partnership between ABB FIA Formula E and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF) and will be staged again by promoter CBX.
⏱: 22 – 23 November 2019
🎟: Tickets can be purchased from here
Clash on the Dunes
Clash On The Dunes – the first-ever World Heavyweight Title fight in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will take place on the 7th of December 2019, as part of Diriyah Season, where the current unified world heavyweight champion holding the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles Andy ‘The Destroyer’ Ruiz Jr, and Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua, the 2012 Olympics gold medalist, go head – to – head in a revenge clash of epic proportions.
⏱: 7 Dec 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
🎟: tickets will be announced soon (diriyahseason.sa)
Diriyah Tennis Cup
The Diriyah Tennis Cup is the first professional tennis tournament ever to be staged in Saudi Arabia. This history-making event will take place across three days from December 12-14, featuring eight of the finest men’s players on the planet, all playing for the coveted Diriyah Tennis Cup.
⏱: 12 – 14 December 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
🎟: tickets will be announced soon. (diriyahseason.sa)
Diriyah Equestrian Festival
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the second edition of the Diriyah Equestrian Festival 2019 (DEF) which will see the world’s best equestrian athletes descend on the historic Al Diriyah district for two weekends of elite sportsmanship. Taking place on 13-14 th December and 20- 21 st December at the state-of-the-art Al Duhami Farm facility, the event will see Saudi Arabia’s leading equestrian athletes complete alongside international competitors in equestrian and showjumping. With the purpose of promoting the horse sport luxury lifestyle by bringing tradition and history though world-class showjumping.
⏱: 12 – 14 & 19 – 21 Dec 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
🎟: Tickets will be announced soon.(diriyahseason.sa)