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Updated November 2023

The Riyadh season, launched in 2019, reigns as the foremost among the 11 Saudi seasons. A grand spectacle of unmatched allure, it draws fervent crowds from around the world, with an aim to elevate the city’s status as a major tourist destination and attract visitors from around the world.

It typically features a wide range of events, including concerts, sports events, art exhibitions, cultural festivals, and other entertainment activities. With a mix of traditional Saudi Arabian culture and modern entertainment, Riyadh season offers a unique and captivating experience for visitors.

Riyadh Season 2023

The much-awaited return of Riyadh Season has been officially announced, promising to deliver another extravagant showcase. Riyadh Season 2023 is set to kick off on October 28, 2023, with a grand opening ceremony, followed by a heavyweight boxing match between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou, touted as the clash to find out who is the “Baddest Man on the Planet.”

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Top Riyadh Season 2023 events

The Riyadh Season is always brimming with events and activities, with more than 8,500 activity days and experiences in the last one. Anticipate a comparable atmosphere and a lineup of scintillating events for this edition of Riyadh Season too. We will update this article with more events as soon as they become official.

Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou: Boxing Match

This boxing extravaganza is set to be the grand event that kicks off the next Riyadh Season on October 28, 2023. Scheduled to take place right after the opening ceremony, the fight pits undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson Fury against former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. The match will be played under professional boxing rules in a conventional ring. This fight is being promoted as the clash to find out the “Baddest Man on the Planet” and is set to be one of the most lucrative fights in boxing history.

The event was announced as the grand opener of the next Riyadh Season by Turki Alalshikh, the Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, on Twitter.

Boulevard Riyadh City

The Boulevard Riyadh City, one of the largest zones at the Riyadh Season, is set to be featured once again this year. The Boulevard Riyadh City area includes gardens, a dancing fountain, cafes, famous restaurants and shops, as well as theatres and the largest cinema in the Kingdom. The Boulevard, as it is also called, will be active throughout the Riyadh Season 2023.

In a mere 120 days, this expanded venue will be the setting for a remarkable lineup of 33 international shows and concerts, featuring some of the world’s most renowned artists and offering unmatched global experiences. This expansion poses a significant challenge to Boulevard World.

Disney Castle

The Disney Castle is coming to Riyadh Season for the first time this year, as a celebration of the completion of 100 years of the entertainment giant. The Disney Castle will feature the most beloved Disney hits like Frozen, Mickey Mouse, the Little Mermaid and Aladdin, indulging in live performances and interactive sessions. You can also grab a bite, browse limited-edition merchandise and take a special souvenir photo to remember your trip to Boulevard City’s Disney Castle.

The Disney Castle’s events are set to be held on November 22, 2023.

Riyadh Motor Festival

The Riyadh Motor Festival makes a return this year after a triumphant show the previous time. It provides an interactive platform for the latest technologies and trends in the automotive industry, in addition to many shows and entertainment events for car enthusiasts to have an unforgettable experience!

The festival begins on December 5, 2023.

Riyadh Season Cup

After a marquee event in the previous Riyadh Season featuring Paris Saint Germain playing a joint team of Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal, the Riyadh Season Cup is set to be featured once again. This year as well, some of the biggest franchises and names from the football world are expected to be in attendance. The matches will be held on February 2, 5 and 8, 2024.

WWE Experience

The WWE Experience Centre will be an interactive zone showcasing some of the best in the wrestling world. Fans will get to witness their favorite WWE stars and their matches from close quarters. Additionally, WWE will be hosting a live event in Saudi Arabia on November 4, 2023, featuring its current roster and some of the biggest stars from its two brands – Raw and Smackdown.

Turkish Super Cup Match

The fourth edition of Riyadh Season has announced its involvement in and support of the Turkish Super Cup match scheduled for December 30, 2023. This match will feature Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe and will be held at Al-Awwal Park Stadium in the Saudi capital. The event will feature various activities and accompanying events, which will include the participation of a well-known Turkish artist. The announcement of the artist’s participation is planned to be made prior to the event.

The decision to host the Turkish Super Cup has been made in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, thereby adding it to the list of important events that Riyadh Season will be hosting.

Dog Festival 

The grandest international dog competition is poised to make its largest-ever debut at Riyadh Season’s 200,000 square-metre Boulevard Hall. The show will showcase over 250 dogs participating in various categories. Running from 01 November to 30 December, the championship will host competitions for pups, encompassing a beauty contest along with events in categories such as Saluki Race, IGP, Agility, and Dog Show.


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