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The much-anticipated Riyadh Season, a cultural extravaganza in Riyadh, commenced on 28 October, 2023, amidst grand celebrations. The event has already surpassed expectations, with a staggering 1 million visitors in the first week, according to sources from Wego.

The Riyadh Season, an annual event since 2019 under the Saudi Seasons initiative, is a celebration of the city’s vibrant spirit and rich heritage. The 2023 edition has been met with widespread acclaim, attracting crowds from across the kingdom and the globe to witness some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names.


This year’s Riyadh Season kicked off with a dazzling opening ceremony featuring famous artists like Skrillex, Lil Baby, and Becky G, amongst others. This was followed by a boxing match between undefeated champions Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou, dubbed the Battle of the Baddest. The much-anticipated bout was closely contested, with Tyson Fury managing to secure a victory. Some of the big names in attendance were Cristiano Ronaldo, Mike Tyson and Kanye West. 

The success of the inaugural week of Riyadh Season 2023 has set the bar high for the upcoming weeks. Major events are already lined up, including a performance by international pop icon Post Malone on 17 November and the Disney Castle Family Festival commencing on 22 November. Tickets can be booked online through the Riyadh Season’s exclusive ticketing website, Webook.

Riyadh Season is a key component of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, demonstrating the Kingdom’s commitment to embracing diverse forms of entertainment and culture. As Riyadh Season 2023 continues, visitors can anticipate more captivating experiences and unforgettable memories.