2024-04-23

Riyadh Season 2023

The BIG festival is back…

And just like that, it’s time for Riyadh Season 2023. And this year the major festival is set to return next month, and here’s everything we know so far

The birthplace and spiritual home of Islam, Saudi Arabia, is synonymous with pilgrimages, rich attractions and stirring symbolism. In 2019, as Saudi Arabia opened its doors to international travellers for the grand celebratory festival of the Saudi Season, it re-established itself from what was once a tourist’s final frontier into a hotspot

Happening on Saturday October 28, Riyadh Season will open with a massive ceremony and is set to feature globally renowned artists

When is Riyadh Season 2023?

The opening ceremony will take place in a newly constructed Boulevard Hall which is set to be an exceptional 200,000 square metre multi-purpose building constructed in under 60 days (yes, you read that right).

The new identity and logo have been announced, and for 2023 the festival will be held under the theme ‘Big Time.’ The new logo highlights six months of the year in vibrant colours. The visual showcases the exuberant events that are to follow within this period of the year for the new season.

The season will also welcome more than 35 international shows and concerts featuring top-tier artists from all over the world

When is Riyadh Season 2023?

The Riyadh Season is a city-wide celebration of the city in itself and in the larger context, Saudi Arabia and its people. Held as part of the Saudi Seasons initiative since 2019, it is one of the many initiatives taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to boost economic and tourist activity, with a focus on non-religious tourism. The event is conducted during winter across a span of five months, between October to March.

Riyadh Season 2023 will also be welcoming exhibitions like Ana Arabiya, Riyadh Toy Festival, Dogs Festival, Riyadh Car Show, the ConCon Conference, and the Riyadh Season Football Cup featuring local clubs like Al Hilal, and Al Nassr and a global club too.

The season will also host the biggest wrestling festival in the world ‘Crown Jewel’ with the participation of John Cena.

Foodies, listen up. The capital will also be welcoming more than 100 food trucks from around the world including New York, London, and Tokyo, so get ready to munch on some tasty treats.

The season will also launch an all-new treasure hunt combining virtual and actual reality, the prize will be one of the largest in the world. We’re talking nearly SAR6,000,000.

What are the Riyadh Season 2023 venues?

The Riyadh Season has multiple venues, each of which has different themes and appeals towards worldwide cultures. The venues and themes of the next Riyadh Season are yet to be announced. We will update this article as soon as they are officially announced.

What events can we expect for Riyadh Season 2023?

The Riyadh Season is always brimming with events and activities, with more than 8,500 activity days and experiences in the last one. A similar atmosphere and scintillating events are expected for the Riyadh Season 2023 as well, with the organizers anticipating a footfall of over 12 million

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As for Riyadh Season 2023 events, there has been only one event announced at the time of writing

Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou: Boxing Match

The upcoming boxing spectacle is poised to mark the commencement of the upcoming Riyadh Season. Following the opening ceremony, the event will feature an eagerly anticipated bout between the undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and the former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

Keep an eye on this space as we will promptly add more events as soon as they are announced. To give you an idea of the grandeur you can expect at Riyadh Season, here is a glimpse at some of the most exciting events held at the last Riyadh Season:

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Area 51

AREA 51 featured VR games, music, and sculptures created by some of the world’s best artists from Las Vegas to Riyadh. The Spine, Dueling Axes, Wink World, and many other acts performed during the event.

Winter Wonderland

The Winter Wonderland returned in last year’s Riyadh Season. Beginning on Saturday, October 22, and lasting until Thursday, December 22, the two-month event featured theatre performances, wandering performances, and a wintery atmosphere. More than 80 rides, arcades, shops, and restaurants were housed in the area, in addition to the numerous notable Riyadh Season 2022 events.

WWE Crown Jewel

On Saturday, November 5, Mrsool Park Stadium hosted one of the biggest Riyadh Season 2022 events, the WWE pay-per-view event Crown Jewel. The WWE Universal Championship match featured a knockout between WWE Champion Roman Reigns and Logan Paul. 

Riyadh Season 2023 tickets

Most of the events at Riyadh Season are offered free of charge, while some require tickets. The tickets for the same are available through websites and online ticket portals. Ticket details and prices will be listed on the Riyadh Season social media handles and official website as well, once these details are officially announced.

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We will update them when they are announced

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