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Winter Wonderland Moves to Riyadh for the First Time

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12 OCT 2019

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Source: Fatima Al-Saleh

From Hyde Park opposite Dorchester Hotel in London to the heart of Riyadh, in front of one of its most iconic landmarks, King Abdullah Financial District, Winter Wonderland will transfer the celebrated people, on October 20th till January 15th, 2020, to a unique world of entertainment and joy during the Riyadh season. Huge outdoor skiing arena, circus shows, an amusement park and an international gift store all at the Winter Wonderland.

As the weather starts to improve in Riyadh winter season that resembles London’s weather, residents and visitors from neighboring countries are eagerly anticipating this event. It will include theatrical performances, Marvel's world, Real Madrid club exhibition, and illusionist acts. “Wonderland” also includes many large games, such as the Ferris wheel, which enables its passengers to enjoy spectacular views.

The touristic Riyadh season, the largest in the Kingdom, is expected to attract around 20 million visitors. Festivals and events will be held in 12 different zones in Riyadh, including the Diplomatic Quarter, Janadriyah, Riyadh Boulevard, King Fahd International Stadium, Al-Murabba, Malaz, Wadi Hanifa, Nova, Qasr Al-Hakam, Al-Thumama, and Diriyah. The season, which begins under the banner «Imagine», includes 12 districts distributed throughout the capital Riyadh, 6 of them are main zones, and the other 6 zones are sub-regions, on an area of 14 million square meters. The season includes activities such as singing, sports and entertainment, as well as the most famous restaurants and chefs in the world, where there will be 31 restaurants. The 'Riyadh Season' is part of the 'Saudi seasons', which aims to transform the Kingdom into one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, to discover the richness of Saudi Arabia's past, its unique and diverse culture, and the charm of its scenic nature, and to enhance the role of entertainment within an economic system supporting the 'Vision 2030'.