Saudi Arabian Events

Check out the season’s Saudi Arabian Events that simply cannot be missed

Saudi Arabia stands as a distinguished centre for cutting-edge events and attractions, placing a strong emphasis on future advancements. As the year 2023 comes to a close, with notable international attention drawn through events like Riyadh Fashion Week, explore the top five upcoming events to savour before the new year, as well as stepping into 2024 with flair.

١. MDLBEAST Soundstorm 2023

MDLBEAST Soundstorm, the globally acclaimed music festival, has hosted renowned artists like Bruno Mars and David Guetta. Originating in 2019, it has transformed into an international extravaganza, uniting music lovers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for three days of music, art, and culture. With past performances by Steve Aoki and DJ Snake, the festival showcases top-tier global and regional talent. Having welcomed over 730,000 guests, MDLBEAST Soundstorm promises a more electrifying experience from December 14 to 16, 2023, in Riyadh.

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٢. Noor Riyadh Light Festival

Noor Riyadh, the largest light art festival globally, is scheduled to illuminate Riyadh from November 30 to December 16, 2023. Themed “The Bright Side of the Desert Moon,” the festival will showcase more than 120 artworks created by artists from over 35 nations, including Saudi Arabia. Encompassing the city, it will present expansive light art installations, building projections, and live performances. The JAX District is chosen as the venue for the exhibition “Refracting Identities, Shared Futures.” With an extensive array of over 500 community engagement programs, Noor Riyadh is committed to ensuring art is accessible to everyone.

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٣. Dakar Season 11-Day Enduro Tour

The legendary Dakar Rally instils in fans the racing spirit that other motorsports simply cannot match. The adrenaline-pumping sport presents a version of itself in Saudi Arabia. Called ‘Dakar Season 11-Day Enduro Tour’, it promises to be a racy affair.

You can ride 4-stroke enduro bikes from KTM, GASGAS and Husqvarna, which are ideal for conquering the dunes in the region. Be sure not to arrive in 2-stroke bikes, for they are not designed for long-distance riding and do not perform well in the sand.

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٤. Winter at Tantora

Merging music, art, sports, and cultural festivities, Winter at Tantora, from December 21, 2023 to January 27, 2024, makes a triumphant return as the inaugural festival that sets the tone. Genuine AlUla celebrations offer a captivating journey through four themed weekends, featuring geological discoveries, art displays, musical showcases, and avant-garde fashion.

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٥. Richard Millie Alula Desert Polo

The extraordinary third instalment of the pioneering modern polo tournament, hosted on a unique desert sand field, is back with even more grandeur. From January 17 to January 20, 2024, the tournament, will draw renowned polo players and celebrity spectators from both the local and international scenes, this year’s edition promises to surpass all expectations. Immerse yourself in opulent hospitality within a vibrant atmosphere, offering lounge access, entertainment, and other exciting amenities.

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Sakina Juzar, a journalist specializing in culture and lifestyle, possesses an enthusiasm for the art of narrative and meticulous documentation. Her craft delves into a combination of fashion, culture, and society, both within the Middle East and on a global scale and provide a unique perspective for the same. Furthermore, Sakina curates an Instagram blog, @thelockedword, where she indulges in poetry and discourse on mental well-being.