RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Fireworks lit up the sky above Riyadh on Friday for only the second time in the Saudi Arabia’s history after COVID-19 celebrations last year.
‘On the screens of Boulevard Riyadh City, we counted from 10 till we reached 2022. Together we celebrated new beginnings in which we further live out out imagination’, a Twitter video caption read on the Riyadh Season account.
Many people gathered to celebrate together at Riyadh City Boulevard, a popular leisure destination with a number of restaurants, stores and gaming centers.
One reveler, Lamia Ahmed, told Reuters she was ‘very happy’ with the ‘fantastic celebrations’, which would only normally be found in foreign countries.
This was the first time New Year’s Eve celebrations were held at the newly opened destination.
Launched on October 20, Boulevard Riyadh City zone, located in the north of the capital Riyadh, is one of the top tourist destinations of Riyadh Season 2021. Visitors can find all types of entertainment including various activities, in addition to a dancing fountain, global toys centers, restaurants, cafes and several theaters for plays and music performances.
Also a part of the Riyadh Season celebration, 14 top Arab celebrities took to the stage to perform during one of the largest concerts held on New Year’s Eve. The event was held at the Mohammed Abdo theater, a venue names after the legendary Saudi Arabian singer.
Some of those who performed during the event named ‘Riyadh Trio Night’ included Ahlam, Mohammed Abdo, Asala, Nawal al – Kuwaitiyah, Majid al – Mohandes and others.