As a country still new to international tourists, Saudi Arabia offers a bouquet of unique experiences. The land and its diverse and beautiful culture are deep, and thus any attempt to experience it all within a few days would be superficial. Going through history books or an encyclopaedia is one rudimentary way to get a sense of culture; attending an event is another. So here is World Travel Magazine’s list, in a particular order, of the various events you can visit in Saudi Arabia to better understand the country and have the experience of a lifetime.

The Experiences & Events that showcase Saudi Arabia’s culture

1. Saudi Design Festival 2022

Are you someone who appreciates design in all its forms? Does scrutinising architectural art give you a sense of relaxation? Then the Saudi Design Festival is the thing for you. In fact, it is one of the top things to do in Riyadh in 2022. This design festival is the first of its style in Saudi Arabia, presented by the Architecture and Design Commission. It is currently taking place in Riyadh, a city that has been transformed into a centre for creative dialogue. The Design Festival is organised by the Oasis Company and aims to introduce the transformational powers that design possesses.

It celebrates design and creates Arabia’s presence on the world’s design map. You can stroll through the festival and take in the magnificence of local artists in their element. Several exhibitors will be presenting at the festival, from Prince Sultan University to Elixir Bunn and Sa Stockholm Studio. You can visit the exhibits between January 10 and January 29 and purchase tickets on their official website.