Happening Now in Saudi Arabia

Jan 12-Mar 8, 2024: Jeddah: Enjoy the first Blue Horse Festival, which takes place from 4pm to midnight on King Salman Beach. Depending on the tickets you purchase (gold, silver, bronze) you have access to a variety of activities, including quad biking on the sand, horseback riding, paint fights, volleyball, DJ-led beach parties, and more.

Feb 3, 2024 to March 3, 2024: Riyadh: Lovers of abstract art will enjoy the “Imagine Picasso” immersive art exhibition, which will feature projections of paintings from top galleries (e.g., MoMa, Musee Picasso, etc.). For tickets see: Imagine Picasso

Feb 15-Mar 9, 2024: Yanbu: If you ever thought you can't enjoy beautiful flowers in the desert, you're mistaken! Head to the Red Sea coast to take in the Yanbu Flower and Garden Festival. In addition to abundant flowers, the event features bird and butterfly gardens, a recycling garden, and a strawberry farm.

Feb 23-24, 2024: Riyadh: The world's richest horse race, the Saudi Cup, happens at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse. The main event alone offers US$20 million in prizes, with horses competing from Japan, Argentina, the USA, and Europe. Other activities during the even include music, art, food, and more.

Feb 24, 2024: Riyadh: The year's first mega MMA event will be held at the Kingdom Arena, and will feature Professional Fighters League (PFL) Champions vs Bellator Champions. The event will also include the first-ever female MMA fight in Riyadh!

Feb 27, 2024: Riyadh: Following up on the first ever Riyadh International Jazz Festival (Feb 7-9), famous American Jazz and Soul singer, China Moses, will be performing for one night only at the Fenaa Alawwal Centre in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter (DQ). Click on the preceding the link for tickets.

Mar 1-3, 2024: Jeddah: LIV Golf Jeddah, featuring some of golf's biggest stars, returns to the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. Beyond the course, enjoy daily fireworks, the Beach Club activities, and more!

April to May 2024: Riyadh: A must-see: the first opera performed in Saudi Arabia. Titled Zarqa Al Yamama, the opera will be performed by international and locally trained talents. The story is "... an ancient tale about a legendary Jadis woman with the gift of foresight. She sees a rival army threatening to destroy her people. The story unfolds as she makes efforts to warn her leader and advisers of the imminent danger ahead." Exact dates not yet set.

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