Saudis attending the Noor Riyadh lighting festival held at Al Salam Park in the Saudi capital Riyadh as part of Riyadh Season activities. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: Saudi Arabia has announced that more than three million people have visited the Riyadh Season activities in less than a month, local media reported.

Turki Al Sheikh, chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), has said that the number of visitors has crossed the mark of 3 million in less than a month since the start of the season on October  21.

In a statement on his official Twitter account, Al Sheikh said: “Within less than a month and with the support and planning of our inspiring leader, the Crown Prince, we have reached more than 3 million visitors at the Riyadh Season... and what is coming is greater and beyond imagination.”

The number of visits hit one million within one week after the start of mega event, and on November 7, after 16 days, the number reached two million.

Along with other activities, including “World War VI,” “The Horror Weekend” was among the most alluring events to take place following the season’s start.

Boulevard Riyadh City, one of the 15 entertainment zones of Riyadh Season, hosts 25 Middle Eastern and international plays, including 7 Saudi plays, most notably “The philosopher” and “The Flaming Arrow”. There are also weekly musical events.

The Riyadh Season now contains 15 zones, each with its own unique entertainment character, the most famous of which is the “Boulevard Globe” section, which incorporates the cultures and atmospheres of numerous nations around the world, represented by the US, France, Greece, India, China, Spain, Japan, Morocco, and Mexico, in addition to the Italian Venice, where all of these countries are displaying their experiences via restaurants, shops, and other venues.