Diriyah season is coming back this October

On Oct. 20, a host of top sports, culture, and entertainment events will kick off the second edition of Diriyah Season, according to the organizers.

This year’s season will end on February 22, and it will again boost the Kingdom’s burgeoning tourism industry by attracting large numbers of local and international visitors and creating thousands of jobs for young Saudis. Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the Diriyah Season committee, said, “We are delighted to announce the imminent launch of the Diriyah Season 2022 in the historic city, which features a rich historical heritage and deep-rooted geography listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.”

The success of 2019, which showcased the Formula E racing and world heavyweight boxing championship, inspired the government to hold events in Diriyah once again. “Here I invite all fans, both inside and outside the country, to participate and appreciate this season, and what it has to offer.

The former Diriyah season was held over one month with 196 national and international athletes, four global sports events and 16 top live music performers.