Mark your calendars for October 28th as Riyadh Season 2023, themed ‘Big Time,’ is all set to kick off. This year’s edition is promising to be bigger, bolder, and more diverse than ever before.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA), Turki Al-Sheikh, recently unveiled exciting plans for this year’s Riyadh Season. With the goal of creating more than 200,000 jobs and involving nearly 2,000 local and international companies, Riyadh Season 2023 is poised to take the entertainment scene by storm.
One of the most anticipated elements is the ‘Disney Castle,’ a centenary celebration of Disney that will make its debut this season. In addition, the ‘Legend Museum,’ featuring rare artifacts and interactive experiences, and a unique sports club with world champion Mike Tyson are among the attractions.
The season will also host sporting events like the ‘Riyadh Season Cup’ and the ‘Crown Jewel’ wrestling festival with World Champion John Cena. Tennis enthusiasts can look forward to the ‘Riyadh Tennis Season Cup,’ featuring top-ranked male and female champions.
For shopaholics and foodies, there’s the ‘Boulevard World’ area, boasting an impressive 1,180 stores, 120 restaurants and cafes, and various entertainment options. ‘Wonder Garden,’ the largest mobile amusement park in the region, will offer over 85 games and experiences.
The season also introduces three new free zones, including ‘Souk Al-Awalain,’ which features heritage markets and a weekly auction, and an expanded ‘Riyadh Zoo.’ These areas promise diverse cultural experiences and musical band shows.