As the hotter weather cools down in the northern hemisphere, people are getting ready for the chilly (or at least, chillier) weather and all the travel experiences that come with it. In Saudi Arabia, the cooler months are among the best times to visit the country. One of the reasons is for the monumental event that is Riyadh Season.
Riyadh Season is a state-sponsored entertainment and sports festival that happens in Saudi Arabia’s capital every year from October to March. It started in 2019 as part of Saudi Vision 2030, the broad national effort to increase tourism in the country, and has since exploded in popularity and size. The event is organized by different zones and attractions, which range from highlighting Saudi culture to showcasing various athletic spectacles, as well as international food and entertainment. If you’re planning a trip to Saudi Arabia this winter, make sure to spend a few days exploring this sprawling festival. Here’s what to look forward to during Riyadh Season 2023.