Updated 14 November 2021
Arab News

6 can’t miss cultural events happening in December

6 can’t miss cultural events happening in December

December is gearing up to be packed full of events and festivities across the Kingdom. Read on for the cultural happenings worth clearing your calendar for.


  • Red Sea International Film Festival

    The inaugural film festival is taking place in Jeddah from Dec. 6 -15. Festivalgoers can expect a roundup of films from around the Arab world and beyond.


  • MDLBeast Soundstorm

    The electronic music festival, featuring highly-acclaimed DJs from around the world, is set to take place over four days in Riyadh from Dec. 16.


  • AlUla Moments

    The heritage site will host four festivals, which are Winter at Tantora, AlUla Skies, AlUla Arts and the AlUla Wellness Festival, commencing on Dec. 21, 2021.


  • Tuwaiq Symposium

    Twenty sculptors from around the world are coming together to produce a series of permanent public sculptures in a live setting that will be on view in Riyadh from Dec. 7-10, before moving to outdoor locations across the city.

  • Misk Art Week

    Kicking off on Dec. 1 in Riyadh, the five-day event will feature workshops, talks, masterclasses and more.


  • Ad Diriyah Biennale

    More than 60 artists are set to showcase their work at the event, which will kick off on Dec. 11.