Riyadh season

Riyadh Season is a huge entertainment festival that will take places in Riyadh from 11 October until the end of January 2020. It is one of 12 festivals organized by Saudi Entertainment Authority and it‘s going to be open for international Visitors.

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 other activities from all over the world, and in major festivals as Jeddah season or Riyadh Season the festival would also have huge musical concert with popular international music performers in addition to local ones.

Why are there 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.

International visitors

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What‘s going to be there during Riyadh Season?

Riyadh is having the biggest festival ever in Saudi Arabia! Riyadh season will be all around Riyadh with 12 festival zones!

Zones of Riyadh Season
Riyadh Season Zones Map

You can download the Riyadh Season official app for iOS here and for Android here or scroll down to learn more about Riyadh Season activities.

(Please note, that the starting date of each venue is according to official beginning of Riyadh season, this doesn‘t mean that the venues will be fully ready in the first days)

BTS Concert

BTS Saudi Arabia

BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF is coming to Riyadh – Saudi Arabia for Riyadh Season festival (October – December)!!!

🎟: Tickets will start to be on sale on Monday 16 September 2019 at TicketsmasterKsa.com  price starts at 200 Saudi Riyals. It‘s going to be in a stadium that has a capacity of over 60,000 seats!

⏱: concert will be on 11 October 2019 |

📍: King Fahd international stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Click here

Falconry Exhibition

You have a great chance to learn about falcons and hunting in arab culture through an exhibition that will be held in Riyadh during #riyadhseason in fact, it‘s the biggest exhibition of its kind ever!

It will include a falcons auction, lectures about various topics about hunting and environmental sustainability, hunting tools, kids zone, there will also be a simulation showing some hunting trips and last but not least arabic poetry ceremonies by some well known poet of the region.

There is also a section where visitors who can take photos with well trained falcons🦅

Inside the Venue, visitors will feel like being out in Nature. The interior & exterior of the exhibition are extraordinary!

The exhibition aims to preserve the cultural heritage and emphasize its importance in our modern life.

🎟: Free admission for Single/Families.

⏱: 11 – 15 October 2019 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

📍: Riyadh front, Airport road, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. click here

Riyadh‘ Winter Wonderland

Get ready to fully immerse yourself in all things festive in Riyadh Winter Wonderland, where array of attractions, activities and entertainment for visitors of all ages are waiting for you.

With spectacular rides and attractions, including the largest ice rink in the middle east, street food Riyadh‘s Winter Wonderland will be one of the main festival‘s venue of Riyadhseason

🎟: Entry to Riyadh‘s Winter Wonderland will be for 25 SR for families and singles. Tickets can be purchased online via Ticketmx . Most attractions and shows inside will require you to purchase a ticket.

⏱: 22 October – 15 January 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

📍: Opposite to king abdullah financial district, King Fahd Road, Al Ghadeer district, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Click here

The Night Garden

During Riyadh season, a world of enchantment comes to Al Murabba Gardens at king Abdulaziz Historical Center. The place has been turned into magical NightGarden, where the Tree of Wisdom talks and fairies fly before your eyes. Take this unbelievable journey with the whole family and watch magic unfold. Prepare your best camera because you will take a lot of photos there!

Al Murabba is another main Venue of RiyadhSeason where you can enjoy eating some fine dine from all over the world (brought to Saudi Arabia exclusively for Riyadhseason) in vibrantly illuminated gardens of Al Murabba while listening to live music 🎶

⏱: 15 October – 15 December 2019 | 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

List of restaurants:

  • maytalima
  • caviar kaspia
  • margotto e baciare
  • indianaccent
  • mirazur
  • beefbar
  • spagobh
  • Anis
  • Tetou by PJ
  • Billionaire
  • Mayata
  • and many others

🎟: unfortunately, food is not Free.

📍: King Abdulaziz Historical Center, Al Murabba, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Nabd AL Riyadh

Another main festival zone is “Nabd Al Riyadh“, which literally means “Riyadh Pulse”. This zone will focus more on Saudi traditions and folklorics from all over the kingdom.

There will be 3D light show, shows inspired by saudi culture, folkloric dances, exhibitions, food and exclusive shops for Riyadh Season.

⏱: 15 October – 22 December 2019 | 05:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Time varies for each activity)

📍: Ad deerah District, where Al Masmak and Souq ez zall are located. Click here