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Exciting Things To Do In Saudi Arabia In 2024

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Explore the Kingdom’s New Year calendar, showcasing the best things to do in Saudi Arabia in 2024. From cultural events to musical nights!

Events To Look Out For

Welcome to Saudi Arabia’s 2024 colorful tapestry! This new year, over fifty events are scheduled for 2024 in Saudi Arabia that you don’t want to miss.

Mark your calendars. Because we have curated the top 10 unmissable celebrations for a memorable 2024, start to end. From traditional festivals to modern extravaganzas, explore the diverse and exciting happenings that promise an unforgettable experience.

Join us to enjoy the New Year like never before! Discover the ultimate guide to the best events and things to do in Saudi Arabia in 2024. Let the festivities and excitement begin!

Discover Wintertime at Tantora

Coming up at number one on our list is a winter festival happening in the old town of Al-’Ula. It is an innovative cultural festival with music, art, and food. Focusing on culture, it provides a unique blend of events, ranging from fashion to a citrus festival, that reflect the finest of AlUla.

The UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra’s Tales After Dark program is always a hit. This is an ongoing event to kick-start the new year like no other!

Date: 21 December 2023 – 27 January 2024

Venue: Old Town Al-’Ula, Saudi Arabia.

Key Highlights: Tales After Dark; Jamil and Bouthaina musical; Live performances of stories; performances at Maraya; Food; Live music program; Citrus Festival.

Ticket Prices: Starting from 27 SAR

How to Buy: Click Here! 

Contact: Website | @alulamoments and @experiencealula

Diriyah E-Prix – Riyadh

Ready your engine. Get Set. Go! We bring you things to do in Saudi Arabia 2024, a highly anticipated event worldwide, “Diriyah E-Prix.” Formula E returns with a bigger and better thrill this new year. 

Happening again for the sixth time, Diriyah E-Prix is a single-seater electric car race. The yearly FIA Formula E World Championship is held in Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You also don’t want to miss the after-race concerts of artists like One Republic and Alesso.

Date: 26 January 2024 – 27 January 2024

Venue: Riyadh Street Circuit, Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Key Highlights: Formula E electric car race; One Republic; Alesso; Backstreet Boys; Riyadh.

Ticket Prices: Starting from 100 SAR

How to Buy: Click Here! 

Contact: Website | Instagram

Light Festival: Noor Riyadh

Noor means light. Noor Riyadh is the world’s largest light festival and has returned for its third edition. Enjoy the beautifully lit festival with friends, family, and colleagues.

Riyadh is currently aglow with a spectacular citywide showcase of light art, immersive building projections, and captivating performances across five vibrant hubs. Delight yourself in the festival of light ad art happening right now!

Date: 30 November 2023 – 2 March 2024

Timings: 11:00 am – 12:00 am

Venue: JAX District, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Key Highlights: Light Festival; Art; Family Event; Artistic; Featuring 32 artists worldwide.

Ticket Prices: Free

How to Buy: Click Here! 

Contact: Website | Contact Us | Instagram | Facebook

Tuwaiq Sculpture: You Don’t Want To Miss

Our list of things to do in Saudi Arabia in 2024 wouldn’t be complete without this spectacular event. Hosted and curated by the same organizers (Riyadh Art) as Noor Riyadh, Tuwaiq Sculpture is an annual Sculpture Symposium.

It brings local and international artists together to create public artwork in a live setting. It features 30 artists from 20 countries with a permanent display of their work around Riyadh.

Date: (Symposium: 14 January – 8 February 2024); (Exhibition: 12 February – 24 February 2024)

Venue: Get Directions 

Key Highlights: Sculpture Art; Art; Public; Artistic; Symposium.

Ticket Prices: Free

How to Buy: Click Here! 

Contact: Website | Contact Us | Instagram | Facebook

Riyadh Season Cup: A Sporting Extravaganza

An impossible is becoming possible for all football enthusiasts: a face-off between Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. There will be three clubs participating in the highly anticipated football tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr, Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami, and Neymar’s Al Hilal are said to participate.

Date: Inter Miami vs. Al Hilal (29 January 2024)

Inter Miami vs. Al Nassr (1 February 2024)

Al Nassr vs. Al Hilal (8 February 2024)

Venue: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Key Highlights: Riyadh Season Cup; Lionel Messi; Christiano Ronaldo; Saudi Giants.

Ticket Prices: Starting from 375 SAR.

How to Buy: Click Here! 

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Thrill

Witness top Formula 1 racers speed across the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in this thrilling event. Enjoy fan zones, activities, after-race concerts, and more. Jeddah is the second race in the schedule, following the Sakhir and Bahrain races, respectively.

Date: 7 March 2024 – 9 March 2024

Venue: طريق الكورنيش،، الشاطئ،, Jeddah 23512, Saudi Arabia

Key Highlights: Car Race; Luxury Cars; The Fan Zones.

Ticket Prices: Starting from 100 SAR

How to Buy: Click Here! 

Contact: Website | Instagram | Playstore | App Store   

Fly High at the AlUla Skies Festival

Embark on an adventure at the AlUla Skies Festival – your ultimate destination for exciting things to do in Saudi Arabia in 2024. Experience drone shows, stargazing, and thrilling balloon rides! Catch the bird’s eye view of the city’s landscape.

You don’t want to miss the popular helicopter tour. If heights aren’t your preference, no problem – there’s so much to enjoy on the ground, too!

Date: 10 April 2024 – 27 April 2024

Venue: Old Town Al-’Ula, Saudi Arabia. 

Key Highlights: Riyadh Season Cup; Lionel Messi; Christiano Ronaldo; Saudi Giants.

Ticket Prices: TBD

How to Buy: TBD

Contact: Website | Follow @experiencealula on all social media to get ticket updates.

Esports World Cup

Get your virtual gear ready for the Esports World Cup! Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or a spectator, this revamped event was once known as Gamers8. It’s now set to make history with the largest prize pool in esports.

Date: Summer 2024

Venue: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Key Highlights: Riyadh Season Cup; Lionel Messi; Christiano Ronaldo; Saudi Giants.

Ticket Prices: TBD

How to Buy: TBD

Contact: Website | Instagram

Groove Under the Stars at Azimuth

Prepare to groove under the stars at Azimuth, an annual music festival in AlUla, during the Saudi National Day weekend. This vibrant event in the historic oasis brings together local and international talents, creating a night of non-stop dancing.

Past line-ups featured renowned artists such as DJ Snake, Jason Derulo, Peggy Gou, Cairokee, and Cosmicat. Dance from sunset to sunrise and end the year with a groove!

Date: September 2024

Venue: Old Town Al-’Ula, Saudi Arabia.

Key Highlights: Dance all night; DJ Snake; Azimuth; Jason Derulo.

Ticket Prices: TBD

How to Buy: TBD

Contact: Check the Website for updates.

MDLBEAST Soundstorm 2024

Experience Riyadh’s liveliest weekend at MDLBEAST Soundstorm, with 100+ artists on multiple stages. Enjoy diverse music genres, with each year surpassing expectations. This New Year will be no different, making it a definite on the list of things to do in Saudi Arabia in 2024.

Soundstorm 2023 featured stars like Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, and Metallica in the rock ‘n roll category. Take your dancing boots out to groove, move, and jump with the exciting music!

Date: December 2024

Venue: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Key Highlights: MDLBEAST; Soundstorm 2024; Riyadh; Live Performances; David Guetta.

Ticket Prices: TBD

How to Buy: TBD

Contact: Website | Instagram | Playstore | App Store | Spotify 

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