As February begins in Saudi Arabia, a showcase of vibrant events promises entertainment for everyone. From the laugh-out-loud comedy of Russell Peters at the PNU Theatre in Riyadh to the adrenaline-pumping horse racing spectacle of the Saudi Cup 2024 at King Abdulaziz Racecourse, the month is packed with diverse experiences. Renowned singer-songwriter James Blunt takes center stage in the enchanting setting of AlUla, while the AlUla Arts Festival and Balad Al-Fann in Jeddah offer immersive celebrations of art, culture, and heritage. Explore the top events that will make your February in Saudi Arabia memorable and exciting.
Russell Peters Live at PNU Theatre, Riyadh
Date: February 24, 2024, at 8 p.m.
Venue: PNU Theatre, Riyadh
Join the global comedy superstar Russell Peters for a night of laughter as he brings his unique humor to the stage. The Emmy award-winning comic will showcase his latest world tour with signature audience interactions. Secure your tickets for this not-to-be-missed event here!
Saudi Cup 2024: Premier Horse Racing Event
Date: February 23-24, 2024
Venue: King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh
Witness the fifth renewal of the world’s most valuable horse racing event, the Saudi Cup 2024. The weekend features upgraded Group 1, 2, and 3 races, with a total purse increased to $37.6 million. The Saudi Cup itself offers a thrilling $20 million prize, making it a must-attend for horse racing enthusiasts.
James Blunt Live
Date: February 9, 2024
Venue: Maraya, AlUla
Immerse yourself in an evening of heartfelt ballads and classic pop tunes by renowned singer-songwriter James Blunt. The event, held in the captivating setting of AlUla, features songs from his latest album “Who We Used to Be.”
AlUla Arts Festival 2024
Date: February 9 to March 2, 2024
Lose yourself in the vibrant AlUla Arts Festival, featuring Desert X AlUla 2024 with site-responsive exhibitions, and the “More Than Meets the Eye” exhibition showcasing diverse works by local artists. The festival offers a city-wide celebration of the arts, including cutting-edge exhibitions, street art tours, and lively performances.
Balad Al-Fann in Jeddah
Date: Running until March 2024
Venue: Jeddah’s Historic District – Al Balad
Explore the beauty of Jeddah’s Historic District with Balad Al-Fann, featuring exhibitions, creative workshops, and performances that blend tradition and heritage with modern art. Programs include “SINDIBAD,” an exhibition exploring the multifaceted nature of land, and “Sonic Recall,” a program focusing on sounds, music, and cultural development in response to globalization.