The Riyadh season is considered as one of the biggest festivals in the kingdom! Every city has grown on the ancient roots of its own heritage and traditions, and through those roots it crystallizes its identity that distinguishes it from other cities of the world. The city’s fame is also measured in terms of its special seasonal events and activities.
The importance of these events aren’t less than the importance of Ancient City. With this concept, The Riyadh Season idea sprounded for the first time in 2019, only to grow even bigger with more events till now. But when does the season start?
An Overview about Riyadh Season 2021
Due to the reason that Riyadh City is the capital of Saudi Arabia, and considering the fact that Riyadh is the economic center to the Persian Gulf and the Middle East in general, recently, and what’s known by the name of “Riyadh Season” emerged.
11 festival seasons have sprung so far, which are held at the level of the Kingdom as a whole as a goal is to make it a world-class tourist destination. The festivals started on the 20th of October, and will continue till the end of March 2022.
Buying Riyadh Season Tickets and Linking Them Through Twakkalna App
The rank of Minister and the current chairman of General Authority for Entertainment , Turki Al-Sheikh, ensured the importance of linking Riyadh’s Season tickets with Twakkalna App , as a primary condition under the required terms of entering any of the events that are held at the Festivals.
And he also clarified that purchasing the tickets and connecting them with the app helps fighting against the Black Market. As will to guarantee everyone’s safety.
Twakkalna App also elucidates the steps of buying the tickets and the way to link them through the app, which can be done in 2 ways:
The Steps to Link Directly
- Purchase Riyadh Season ticket
- Clink on “Share With the App” option
- The ticket will appear through “Festivals Services”
The Steps to Link the Tickets Through Twakkalna App Code
- Purchase Riyadh Season Ticket
- Request to enter Twakkalna verification code “OTP”
- Login to the app then click on the code
- The ticket will appear in the “Festival Services” page
Riyadh Season Festivals
Riyadh’s Season festivals and activities are diversified with various cultures. Some are cultural Folklorian, and some are musical materializing with various concerts, other includes activities such as malls, and many more..
Multiple questions might accrue to your mind, like what type of activities are in this season? What is the nature of Riyadh Season festivals? Here, we will provide you with a guide to answer the questions you have in mind.
Riyadh Season Schedule
- Concerts and theaters will continue starting from the beginning of November till the 31st of March 2022
- To those who enjoy Magic Games, “Champions of Magic” show will start at the 2nd of November till the 17th of November
- As for Riyadh Games Festival, it’ll start from 12th November till the 21st
Leisure Activities During the Season
If you admire leisure activities and entertainment, Riyadh Season 2021 is your ideal destination par excellence! A package of fun activities will be waiting for you and for all the family and friends members from different ages. And here we will mention a few;
Riyadh Season Boulevard
The Boulevard is considered to be the visitors gathering area and the perfect destination to spend the happiest times with family and friends. And it’s one of the most important festivals of the season, it includes all types of activities and fun festivals, such as watching movies in the classic outdoor cinemas.
Thus, work has been done to increase its space than it was in the first season. The price of an entry ticket for Riyadh Season Boulevard is 50 Saudi riyals except for Mondays, entry is free, and as for children that are less than 12 years old their entry is always free.
The festival starts from 2 P.M till 5 A.M
Winter Wonderland Riyadh
Winter Wonderland is the world wide Amusement Park, it’s one of the most famous amusement parks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It features a lot of advanced games that are waiting for you to light up your mood and get you out of the boredom of winter, Where the amusement park is held on a huge area with all the magic games and entertainment that you dream of, it also includes the largest skating rink in the Middle East, in addition to other diverse and entertaining activities that satisfy all tastes and ages!
Winterland activities started on October 17th and will continue until March 31st, 2022. Tickets cost 110 riyals.
Riyadh Season continues to amaze the visitors with its countless events. Aside from the services given in the most entertaining and comfortable ways, we find Via Riyadh. It has been announced on Twitter’s official account that Via Riyadh will include an international hotel containing 15 restaurants, 8 are international restaurants. And 7 fancy movie theaters, all that apart from international shops.
One of the most prominent in Riyadh Season is the Rush Festival. It’s considered the biggest electronic games festival in the season.
The events started from the 22nd of October till 26 of the same month. With gatherings to debate and exchange experiences and advice between gamers.
Al-Murabaa Area provides the most various and delicious cooking from different international cultures. It contains 7 different international tastes in one place that have worldwide popularity. And there are chefs and musical theatres that started along with the event on October 7.
The visitors can navigate between destinations through lighted paths at night, in addition to the presence of artworks for the Saudi National Museum. The trip to the Al-Murabba area does not stop for one time only, as visitors can book a stay inside a world-renowned hotel, in addition to that, there are stores for Saudi brands.
One of the regions of the Riyadh season, which specializes in events related to the world of rare animals and birds; It contains more than 250 rare birds. In addition, it contains a tree tower in the middle of the place, which is a giant tree that visitors can climb on, to enjoy seeing Riyadh Safari through the telescope.
It also includes water games, such as water bikes and boats, and RiyadhSafari offers visitors safari trips of approximately 45 minutes, on a tour accompanied by specialized guides, to introduce visitors to the place and see different types of animals.
The Riad Safari event started on the 26th of October and will continue until the 25th of December. The ticket price is 55 SAR.
A zone specialized in combat competition activities, and a review of movements through virtual shows, with an area of more than 300,000 square meters, and the Combat Field area attracts fans of military games and shooting competitions; It contains 12 squares for throwing. In addition, the Combat Field area contains a dedicated gun shop, as well as five showrooms in the same area.
Part of the activities have also been devoted to teaching Drone pilots, through simulators, and real fields accompanied by real pilots. In addition, there are centers for the maintenance of ancient weapons, experiments for medieval combat, a horse track, and special sites to try the rodeo game; Which simulates riding raging bulls and horses.
Last but not least, the most important historical sporting event by the Riyadh Season is an unprecedented football event, and in honor of the late Diego Armando Maradona, the capital, Riyadh, will host a historic match between Barcelona and Boca Juniors of Argentina, under the name of the Maradona Cup.
Another match will be held between Paris Saint-Germain, the French club, which is armed with the most famous international stars, with a team that will bring together the stars of the Saudi club Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr, as it will be under the leadership of coach Arsène Wenger.
Riyadh Season Restaurants
One cannot entertain without food! Hereon, we’re going to mention the most famous restaurants of the season. If you find enjoyment at coffeehouses and restaurants, and experiencing unfamiliar tastes, here are the list of international restaurant that’ll make you strive for more:
Da Paolino Restaurant
Da Paolino restaurant serves traditional Italian food like Pizza and other kinds of desserts. If you are looking for an enthusiastic and unique taste, you will love to head to this restaurant.
It is a British restaurant that has a rustic character, and offers a variety of foods from fine meats, aside to seafood, in a distinctive and wonderful atmosphere based on modern lights.
Don Julio Restaurant
The Argentinean restaurant, which serves the finest types of meat, with high nutrition values on natural herbs, and if you want to try the most delicious steak dishes, you should go to Don Julio; It is famous for serving steak meals.
Oplaisir is one of the most famous French restaurants, where visitors will enjoy the calm Parisian atmosphere accompanied by the sound of music. It serves the most famous Parisian pastries; and of course the famous Macaron and other amazing desserts.
Mall events in Riyadh season
One of the most important features of the Riyadh Season is that it focuses on highlighting and displaying folklore and folk arts in a consistent and organized way, as it attracts various types of folklore groups from all over the Kingdom. Among these activities are:
Layali Al-Diriyah (Al-Diriyah Nights)
The Najd region is one of the most important regions in Saudi Arabia, as it includes large areas of Riyadh and the regions of Hail and Qassim. The Arabs knew the Najd desert in the past was associated with special meals that belonged to the culture. Like Al-Qursan, Al-Henini and Kabsa, these are served fresh at Diriyah Nights.
Layali Adan (Adan Nights)
This event takes you on a journey in the happy Yemen, where fancy Yemeni food dishes are served to the tunes of the authentic Arabic oud and the sweet notes of the Qanun instrument.
Layali Al-Mahrousa (Al-Mahrousa Nights)
The Nights of El-Mahrousa event takes you from where you do not know to the land of Kenana, the mother of the world, as the Arabs like to call it.
What is like walking through it in the lanes of ancient Egypt to the rhythm of Egyptian folk art, which is accompanied by dishes of Egyptian Koshary and stuffed pigeons!
The motto of the Riyadh season is the word “Imagine more” in an aim to unleash the astonishment and imagination of the splendor of its activities, indicating that the new season will carry a lot of excitement and events, as it represents a qualitative leap in highlighting the new face of Saudi Arabia full of modernization and openness.
The number of Riyadh Season visitors exceeds 7 million, so don’t miss the opportunity for the rest of the activities at the beginning of the new year, and hurry to visit the Riyadh Season website to learn more about Riyadh Season tickets prices and dates! You can browse the dates and events of the Riyadh season through the official website.
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