5 Of The Best National Day Events In Riyadh That You Can’t Afford To Miss


Riyadh knows how to bring on the festivities like no one else. And when it comes to celebrating National Day, the city kicks it up a notch. From dazzling fireworks to vibrant parades and cultural showcases that will leave you in awe, Riyadh has a slew of exciting events that you absolutely can’t miss. So, grab your Saudi flag, put on your patriotic gear, and get ready to join in on the fun, ‘cus here are the best National Day events that Riyadh has in store for you!

1. Fireworks Extravaganza

What’s a celebration without some fireworks? Riyadh takes its fireworks game seriously on National Day. Head over Boulevard Riyadh City for a jaw-dropping display that will light up the night sky. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture photos to slay the ‘gram!

When? 9PM, 23 Sept.
Where? BLVD Riyadh City


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2. Grand National Day Parade

A National Day parade will take place on the streets of Riyadh, and it will go on for kilometres. Think armoured vehicles, horses, and musical bands playing patriotic songs. Prepare to be swept away by the sense of unity and patriotism that fills the air.

When? 4PM, 22 Sept.
Where? Intersection of Prince Saudi Bin Abdullah St. and Prince Mohammed Bin Saad Bin Abdulaziz St.

3. Air Show

As is every year, the air shows have always lived up to the hype by performing daredevil stunts and adding colour to the blue sky.

When? 4:30 PM, 23 Sept.
Where? Umm Ajlan Park

4. Ezz Al Watan II

There’s honestly not much that has been revealed about this event – the only thing in the public domain as of now is that it’s a spectacle that’s being organised by the Ministry of Interior.

When? 21- 24 Sept.
Where? Riyadh Front

5. Drone Show

Saudi Arabia’s drone game is in a league of its own, remember the way the FIFA Club World Club logo was unveiled in Jeddah a few weeks ago? If you want to see a dazzling display like that again you can always catch a drone show that’s due to be held on National Day.

When? Starts at 2PM, 23 Sept.
Where? BLVD Riyadh City


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