EVENTS

PLACES TO GATHER AND CELEBRATE

Hosting events as wide-ranging as open air screenings to global sporting events and live performances from iconic names, Diriyah Gate will be home to numerous event spaces and plazas. These will include a – 15,000 seat entertainment arena, the Samhan Amphitheater, the Diriyah Mud-Brick Cinema and more.

 

EVENT NUMBERS

Diriyah Seasons Total Number
FORMULA-E
2018
40K
2019
80K
ADDIRIYAH CLASSIC
2019
30K+
2020
28K+
DIRIYAH NIGHTS
2019
65K+

Diriyah is host to an array of dynamic and innovative events including……

14
Dec 2018

FORMULA E FORMULA E

The three-day Saudi Formula E Diriyah Race festival, in which 11 teams and 22 GEN electric cars drove through the 2.495 KM race track. Diriyah witnessed theses various activities and leisure that brought history,confidence, entertainment and technology together in one place.

Arabnews
14 - 15
Feb 2019

CLASSIC CARS SHOW CLASSIC CARS SHOW

Diriyah Festival for Classic Cars In its fourth season, witnessed a distinguished display of rare cars personally used by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him – in his life stages, and more than 600 old rare cars belonging to Saudi owners from all over the Kingdom, also from all a...

Arabnews
30
Apr 2019

ATM ATM

Diriyah Gate Development Authority attended to “Arabian Travel Market” alongside the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH). One of the mega-projects featured at the Saudi pavilion is the Diriyah Gate project. Led by the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA), it is expected to become a globally renowned landmark a...

Eye of Riyadh
11
May 2019

DIRIYAH NIGHT DIRIYAH NIGHT

Diriyah opened its doors to visitors during the days of Ramadan, through the “Diriyah Nights” festival, an interactive Ramadan atmosphere full of activities and events inspired by the spirituality of this holy month in an innovative way. Adding Al-Hosh cinema, which regains the history of cinema in Saudi Arabia.This event highlights the...

Arabnews
27
Sep 2019

TENTPOLE MOU SIGNING & EVISA TENTPOLE MOU SIGNING & EVISA

Established in July 2017, Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) is tasked with preserving Diriyah’s history, celebrating its community and developing the historic site into a hub for Saudi culture and heritage, and tourism. To that end, Diriyah Gate Development Authority signed landmark deals with Aman, a luxury resort developer, and the ...

PR Newswire
08
Oct 2019

EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION

DIRIYAH — The jewel of the Kingdom, the land of kings and heroes, the cradle of the first Saudi State, Diriyah, and equestrian sports share a great history, from which were born knights on horseback, tournaments, and epic legends that formed the nucleus at the dawn of this blessed state. To this day, Diriyah still represents through its histo...

Saudi Gazette
08
Oct 2019

ARDAH ARDAH

Diriyah Gate Development Authority has launched the “ Diriyah Beit-Ardah” in cooperation with the cooperation of the national center of Saudi display within its social initiative, which is the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The initiative aims to teach the young generation the Art of Ardah (A Saudi traditional Dance).

Sabq Online Newspaper
16
Nov 2019

TAJALLAT – MISK ART TAJALLAT – MISK ART

The Misk Institute of Arts organized a “Tajallat” exhibition of creative arts, which was held in Diriyah, the jewel of the Kingdom. “Tajallat” presents a fair-like setup of local and international galleries, art exhibitions, workshops and talks with the aim to empower local artists and raise community awareness about the pow...

Arabnews
20
Nov 2019

LAUNCH EVENT LAUNCH EVENT

The royal ceremony launch of the Diriyah Gate project was celebrated under the patronage of His majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may god protect him- A ceremony laying the foundation stone of the Diriyah Gate project, aimed at restoring the historical area as a cultural heritage project and returning it to its glory days in the pas...

Arabnews
22
Nov 2019

DIRIYAH SEASON DIRIYAH SEASON

The Diriyah season was launched, including many different sports and entertainment events, targeting more than one million visitors throughout the season on December 21st 2019. The season witnessed its first major sport event by launching the Formula E Race that was held on the Diriyah Circuit Square, with the performance of international champions ...

Arabnews
22 - 23
Nov 2019

FORMULA E FORMULA E

Within the activities of the Diriyah Season, the formula E- Race was held at the historic Diriyah Circuit, which was launched on the 22th & 23rd of November 2019. The opening hosted its sixth season of the Formula E World Championship, in which 12 teams participated.

Arabnews
04
Feb 2020

MOU DGDA X SAUDI GOLF MOU DGDA X SAUDI GOLF

Diriyah Gate Development Authority and Saudi Golf Development Authority signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance their cooperation in developing a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Greg Norman in the heart of Diriyah, the jewel of the kingdom.

Arabnews
11
Feb 2020

DANIELLE AINSLIE APPOINTMENT DANIELLE AINSLIE APPOINTMENT

Danielle Atkins has been appointed chief marketing and communications officer of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA). A key element in the Vision 2030 reform plan’s aim to modernize the Kingdom, engage Saudi citizens and welcome guests from all over the world through all its giga-projects. Atkins will lead with a view to placing the...

Arabnews
21
Feb 2020

WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN EMPOWER

As Chief of the Marketing department at Diriyah Gate Development Authority, Mrs. Danielle Atkins commented: ‘If you want to see Vision 2030 in 2020 just come to my office. DGDA really does embody Vision 2030 in 2020’ One of Saudi Arabia’s giga-projects and most beloved sites is the home of the founding fathers, Diriyah. In one yea...

Arabnews
21
Feb 2020

GRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATE PROGRAM

Diriyah gate development authority launched the “ Graduate Development Program “ in its first edition, which seeks to provide Saudi University graduates from Diriyah district with a wide range of training and professional opportunities in all fields, as it was designed to bridge the gap between university stage and professional life. The ...

Arabnews
24
Feb 2020

CLASSIC CARS 2020 CLASSIC CARS 2020

Diriyah has embraced the ” Classic Cars Festival “ in its fifth edition, providing various entertainment and events, with the showcase of more than 500 vintage cars.

Saudi Press Agency
26
Feb 2020

TURFA TURFA

The Arabian horse museum located at At-Turaif historical district in Diriyah launched a statue of the authentic Arabian mare “ Turfa “ a gift that was presented by the founder King Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud – may god rest his soul- on the coronation of king George VI 83 years ago.

Arabnews