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The Riyadh Season is the world’s most important and largest entertainment event, in addition to breaking several records that qualified it to enter the Guinness Book of Records, the importance of this event, which began in 2019, is that the world awaits it every year.
Riyadh season 2019
General Entertainment Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, headed by Turki Al-Sheikh, held the Riyadh Season for its first launch in 2019. One of the objectives of this event is to stimulate tourism in Saudi Arabia, and indeed, this event has greatly developed the tourism sector inside the Kingdom.
The festival was launched on October 11, 2019, and was spread over 12 regions, including Riyadh Boulevard, the Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh Safari, Riyadh Sahari, and others.
More than 100 various daily events were presented, including the Real Madrid Exhibition, Riyadh Winter Wonderland, Joy Entertainment Industry Forum, Ferrari Festival, Saudi Anime Exhibition, PUBG Challenge World Cup, and many others.
Riyadh season 2020
Riyadh season is supposed to be held annually, but due to the Corona pandemic that dominated the world and disrupted almost everything, the launch of the season in 2020 was postponed.
Riyadh season 2021
The second launch of the Riyadh Season took place on October 20, 2021 AD, the inauguration took place with the display of two large pictures of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Saudi monarch, with an introduction presented by Turki Al Sheikh. This season bore a slogan called (Imagine More), the number of attendees was more than 250,000 attendees, the opening parties were very huge with a parade of about 1,500 people in fancy dress, and there were approximately 2,760 drones.
About 7,500 diverse activities were presented, including Arab and international concerts, a concert by George Wassouf and Wael Jassar, Arab and international theatrical performances, the Hack event, which was considered the largest global event for cybersecurity, WWE wrestling championship, combat experiences, and other fun activities.
These events were spread over 14 recreational areas in Riyadh, including Riyadh City Boulevard, Al-Athria, Riyadh Oasis, Riyadh Spring, Riyadh Front, Combat Field, Winter Wonderland, and others.
On November 4, 2021, Turki Al-Sheikh announced that the Riyadh Season had broken Guinness World Records as the world’s largest comprehensive entertainment event.
Riyadh season 2022
The third launch of the Riyadh season took place on October 21, 2022 AD, and the inauguration took place in Riyadh Vibes with a huge show with about 3,200 drones, which was the largest show that was presented with this number of drones. A concert was also presented by the British Anne-Marie Rose, and other diverse performances, this season bore a slogan called (Beyond Imagination).
About 8,500 various events were presented, including Be a Star, Crown Jewel, Trio Arabic Night, Riyadh Season Cup, Black Hat, and concerts, including a concert by Tamer Ashour and Bahaa Sultan.
These events were spread over 15 recreational areas in Riyadh, including Boulevard World, VIA Riyadh, Souq Al Zel, Winter Wonderland, Al Suwaidi Park, Sky Riyadh, Imagination Park, Fun Festival, and others.
During this season, many Guinness World Records were broken, including Lake Lagoon as the world’s largest artificial lake, Grendizer as the world’s largest metal figure, and Merwas as the largest music studio.
The whole world is waiting for the fourth launch of the International Riyadh Season in 2023 AD.