As the curtains gradually draw in for 2021, we’re definitely not ready to let go of it yet. While 2020 halted most outdoor activities and pushed us into a new pandemic world, the only wish we had for 2021 was, “Please be better,” and we’ve all come such a long way. Exhilarating concerts and other highly-awaited events are finally making a comeback after a year hiatus and we hope you treat yourself to a much-deserved break.

And, to help you with that, we’re giving you all the best spots and things to do in Saudi before we commence the new year:

1. Winter Wonderland

Riyadh season is back and so are all the unlimited fun events that we can relish until 31st March 2022. We’re starting with Winter Wonderland that will give you all the joyous rides you need and is perfect for family and friends.

2. MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM

Located at the heart of Saudi Arabia, the four-day music festival is just what every music lover is looking forward to. Scheduled from 16th until 19th of December, the headliners for the event include David Guetta, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner, and Steve Aoki as well as regional artists Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, and Carl Cox. Make sure to check out its VIB (Very Important Beast) ticket that gives you an all-inclusive pass to delicious food, onsite parking, relay screens, premium lounges, and so much more.

3. Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah

Start December with an enthralling Formula One event at the Jeddah Corniche Waterfront. Falling in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 policy, the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is en route to becoming the country’s largest sporting event. The inaugural show also includes a lineup of global artists such as Justin Bieber, A$AP Rocky, Jason Derulo, and David Guetta.

4. IL BARETTO

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The London-born restaurant Il Baretto is opening its doors in Riyadh at the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) on 19th November. The newly-launched restaurant offers a rich range of Italian cuisine which includes Veal Milanese, Whole Seabass, Lobster Linguine, Salmon Carpaccio, and wood-fired northern Italian pizza.

5. Misk Art Week

Head your way to Prince Faisal bin Fahd Fine Arts Hall in Riyadh to enjoy a wide array of events and exhibitions that will feature international as well as local artists. Misk Art Week, a five-day programme, aims to spotlight the works of artists on a public platform.

“The evolution of Misk Art Week over the past five years reflects the overall growth of the art scene in Saudi Arabia,” said Reem Al Sultan, the chief executive of Misk Art Institute. “We are proud to play a key role in this development, by nurturing local talent and unlocking opportunities for the creative community.”

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