Riyadh Season extended to January 2020

Turki Al-Sheikh. (Twitter)
Updated 19 November 2019

Riyadh Season extended to January 2020

  • Riyadh Season visitors got to experience major events that are taking place for the first time in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Due to high demand and the amazing turnout of Riyadh Season, the Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority Turki Al-Sheikh announced the season will be extended to late January via Twitter on Monday.

He wrote: “We have reached 7,650,000 visitors in a month (for Riyadh Season). And under the Crown Prince’s directives, we’re extending the season until late January.”

He concluded the tweet by congratulating the public.

Riyadh Season is one of 11 Saudi Seasons that aim to promote Saudi Arabia as a tourism hub, as well as enhance the quality of life for the people of the Kingdom.

The season began on Oct. 11 and was scheduled to conclude on Dec. 15, before the announcement to be extended was made yesterday.

Combining 100 lavish events and more than 3,000 activities, the season covered over 12 different locations in Riyadh to attract people of all places.

Riyadh Season visitors got to experience major events that are taking place for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

With K-pop group BTS, international and Arabic artists, Michelin star chefs and sports events like WWE Crown Jewel and the Super Classico, Riyadh has been lit up like never before.

 


Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,257 new coronavirus cases and 32 new fatalities from the disease.

The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 289,947. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 3,199. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 88 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 65 reported in Dammam and 63 in al-Hafouf.

There have been a further 1,439 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 253,478