Since Riyadh Season’s launch on October 20, the event has welcomed 3 million visitors so far, according to a tweet shared on Saturday by Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority. Its opening witnessed a grand parade, drone shows, and an alluring firework show that embellished the skies of Riyadh. Among the 7,500 extraordinary events expected to be held this year, the event has already hosted Rush Festival for video gaming, Toy Festival for children to meet their favorite characters, and Jewelry Salon, which exhibited the world’s most expensive mask.
— TURKI ALALSHIKH (@Turki_alalshikh) November 21, 2021
Nine out of fourteen zones in the festival have been open to the public, showcasing fun-filled activities scattered across Boulevard Riyadh City, Combat Field, Riyadh Season Winter Wonderland, Riyadh Front, Al-Murabaa, Riyadh Safari, The Groves, Qariat Zaman, and Al-Salam Tree, which only recently opened to the public.
The 2021 WWE Crown Jewel Championship was also held here on November 18, introducing the return of superstars like Brock Lesnar, who stepped in for a match against Roman Reigns. Other battles included the “No Holds Barred” match, along with the King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown final.
Continuing until November 28 is the Riyadh Car Show, which will display 600 of the rarest cars in the world. The show also hosted global auctions curated by the British Silverstone auction company, scoring 15 million Saudi Riyals of sales within the second day of its opening. The festival will also host the Ferrari Scuderia World Festival on Nov 26-27.
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Launched under the slogan “Imagine more!”, the Riyadh Season has revealed on its official website that this year has opened several career doors in the region, marking the qualitative boom in the country’s economy, foreign investment, and Guinness World Records certificates. Other expected attractions this time around include 70 Arabic concerts, six international concerts, 350 theatrical performances, ten exhibitions, 18 Arabic plays, and six international plays, two international WWE matches, and 200 restaurants and cafes.