Riyadh Season 2023 “Big Time” – Events, Venue, Tickets & More

Riyadh Season 2023 is launching on October 28 with the exciting theme “Big Time.”

Turki Al-Sheikh, the head of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, has just shared the inside scoop on what’s coming up – it’s not just about fun but also boosting the local economy.

The stage is all set for this year’s Riyadh Season, the fourth edition of Riyadh Season is going to be the biggest event of the year.

Read on to learn more about this epic event Riyadh Season 2023.

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What is Riyadh Season?

It started in 2019 as part of Saudi Arabia’s big dream called Vision 2030, which aims to make the country more diverse and tourist-friendly.

Every year, Riyadh Season pops up with a special theme, offering tons of fun stuff to do, like concerts, sports, and cultural events.

It’s become a bit of a sensation, turning Riyadh into a vibrant and exciting place to be.

So, it’s safe to say, it’s a fairly new but beloved addition to the city’s calendar.

Riyadh Season 2023 Tickets and Exciting Venue

Riyadh Season 2023 is introducing a revamped website and an enhanced ticketing system, streamlining the process for visitors to join in the excitement.

There’s also a thrilling new venue in the mix—Boulevard Hall, constructed in only two months, offers an enormous 200,000 square meters of space and can host 40,000 people at once – Arab News.

With the best technology and meeting global standards, it’s all set to host various events, including international soccer matches.

The fourth Riyadh Season edition plans to generate 200,000 jobs and empower 2,000 local and global firms.

(You can also explore our detailed article on the best places to visit in Riyadh.)

Events in Riyadh Season 2023

Riyadh Season 2023

The clock is ticking, and Riyadh Season 2023 is set to make a BIG impact on the entertainment world.

This amazing event will offer visitors a wide range of experiences taking place at fantastic venues in Riyadh.

Riyadh Season’s Grand Kickoff

Battle of the Baddest - Riyadh Season

After their epic London face-off, Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou are set to kick off Riyadh Season on October 28th with the ‘Battle of the Baddest’, competing for the first-ever Riyadh Commemorative Belt.

It’s going to be epic!

World of Barbie

Barbie world

BLVDcity is your passport to an entirely new world of experiences.

It will host unique experiences, 60% of which are new.

The ‘Barbie’ world, dedicated to reviving the iconic brand’s history, is among the highlights.

It’s a nostalgic adventure waiting for you.

Riyadh Season Cup

Riyadh Season Cup

The ‘Riyadh Season Cup’ is not just about football; it’s about bringing the world’s top football clubs and legendary players together for an exhilarating points league.

Join the roar of the crowd as Neymar’s Al-Hilal and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr take center stage in this epic showdown.

Legends Museum by LaLiga

Legends Museum by LaLiga

LaLiga’s legendary ‘Legends Museum’ from Madrid is showcasing over 30,000 rare football treasures in Riyadh.

It’s a paradise for football enthusiasts, and every exhibit tells a story that’ll leave you in awe.

WWE’s Crown Jewel

WWE Crown Jewel

Prepare for a night of high-octane entertainment as WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ event rolls into Riyadh.

You might even see John Cena doing the ‘You Can’t See Me’ move in real life.

So, get your popcorn and your wrestling-themed costume ready.

Riyadh Tennis Season Cup

International Padel tournament

The ‘Riyadh Tennis Season Cup’ will showcase the world’s top-ranked male and female champions, along with a major international Padel tournament. 

Mike Tyson Boxing Club

Mike Tyson Boxing Club

The Mike Tyson Boxing Club in Riyadh will groom the next generation of ring champions under the guidance of award-winning trainer Joe Gallagher. 

The punches are powerful, and the sweat is real.

Shows and Concerts

Shows and Concerts

More than 30 international shows and concerts featuring the world’s most renowned artists are set to dazzle Riyadh.

So, get ready to dance, sing, and maybe shed a few tears (of joy).

Awards Ceremony

Joy Awards

This season will host the fourth edition of the Joy Awards, the largest awards ceremony in the Middle East.

It’s a night of glitz, glamour, and recognition that’s sure to be the talk of the town.

CR7 Experience

CR7 Experience

Riyadh Season will feature the CR7 experience – a museum dedicated to football legend Ronaldo.

It’s like a date with Cristiano Ronaldo, except it’s more about football and less about candlelit dinners. 😉

433 Experience

433 experience

A groundbreaking event where football stars from around the world will come together.

This unique gathering offers a range of exciting digital experiences that will immerse you in the world of football like never before.

Also, the “433 Experience” is making history by hosting the inaugural Global 433 Awards.

A Disney Castle

Disney Castle

Riyadh Season 2023 has exciting exhibitions, like Ana Arabiya, Riyadh Toy Festival, Dogs Festival, Riyadh Car Show, ConCon Conference, and the Middle East’s very first Disney castle.

It’s all part of Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration with dazzling performances inspired by Disney’s beloved animated films.

Expect magic, wonder, and probably a few adults secretly pretending to be kids again.

Reconnect with your inner child —we won’t judge! 😉

Dancing Fountains

Dancing Fountains

The dancing fountains are making a stunning comeback, now with cutting-edge interactive visuals using international technology.

It’s like watching a water ballet but with lasers and holograms.

Water you waiting for?

House of Hype

House of Hype

The House of Hype offers an unmatched virtual world that blends the real world with virtual reality, promising mind-bending experiences.

It’s so immersive that you might forget which world you’re in. 

Cats ‘n Cups by Mocha

Cats n Cups

A special ‘Cat cafe‘ is making its debut for the season, welcoming feline friends from around the world. 

It’s a purr-fect opportunity for some serious kitty therapy.

Blippi Wonders

Blippi Wonders

For the little adventurers, the season presents ‘Blippi Wonders,’ an enormous adventure filled with learning and fun for kids.

It’s so fun that your kids won’t even realize they’re learning.

You might even catch yourself singing along to catchy educational tunes.

Zero Latency Experience

The Zero Latency Experience

The “Zero Latency Experience” is an exhilarating 3D interactive adventure which allows visitors to interact with digital content in a realistic way.

This world will blur the line between reality and fantasy.

Five Nights at Freddy

Five Nights at Freddy

For those who seek spine-tingling thrills, get ready to encounter the enigmatic and eerie “Five Nights at Freddy” experience, right here at Boulevard City.

Wonder Garden

Wonder Garden

‘Wonder Garden’ is where fun knows no bounds.

A massive mobile amusement park with four gardens and over 85 games and experiences, conveniently located north of Riyadh, like an enhanced ‘Winter Wonderland.’

Culinary Treats and Luxury

Riyadh Season 2023

AlMurabaa will become a permanent destination for restaurants brought from all over the world, including a new Fouquet hotel and restaurant.

Also, the new St. Regis Hotel in VIA Riyadh is open for the first time in the Kingdom, bringing luxury dining options.

And there’s a tasty surprise too – the ‘Food Trucks‘ festival with over 100 mobile food trucks from cities like New York, London, and Tokyo.

It’s a feast for foodies!

The Groves

The Groves

The third edition of this area will include new innovative experiences.

Diverse Attractions

Riyadh Season 2023

Explore three new free zones: ‘Souk Al-Awalain’ for traditional marketplaces, an expanded ‘Riyadh Zoo’ for animal lovers, and ‘Al-Suwaidi Park’ for cultural experiences and live music performances.

The ‘Treasure’ competition adds an exciting twist to the festivities with prizes totaling SR6 million.

Closing Thoughts

As we gear up for Riyadh Season 2023, the EXCITEMENT is off the charts.

With a theme as audacious as “Big Time,” this season is going to be a blast, packed with entertainment, culture, and innovation galore.

It’s a reminder that Riyadh is not just a city; it’s a world of entertainment and cultural richness.

So, don’t forget to circle October 28th on your calendar because you won’t want to miss this EPIC season.

It’s kind of like they say, “Go Big or, well, maybe just stay home, but why would you when Riyadh’s throwing the party of the year?” 🙂

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