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Jeddah Season welcomes four million visitors

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Jeddah Season is the festival that keeps on giving, and the latest visitor figures show that it has been a spectacular success. According to the official Saudi Press Agency, more than four million people have visited the festival since it launched in May.

The festival began at the start of May, and marked the first day of Eid Al Fitr. The last figures showed that two million visitors attended the festival in May. If you’re keen to see what millions already know, then make sure you visit soon, as Jeddah Season is drawing to a close at the end of June.

The visitors have been made up of residents and tourists, all of whom belong to different age groups and nationalities. The festival also coincided with the footballing star Lionel Messi being announced as the official brand ambassador for Saudi Arabia’s tourism, and saw Messi visit some of the city and the festival’s sights.

Jeddah Season is part of the country-wide Saudi Seasons festival initiative, which includes Riyadh Season from November and Sharqiyah Season in March. Jeddah Season returned for the first time since 2019, bringing with it a roster of 2,800 events that will take place across the months of May and June.

The last edition of Riyadh Season was also a success, as it welcomed over 15 million visitors over a six month period. The festival broke cultural grounds, as it hosted the kingdom’s first cosplay event and concerts from the likes of Sean Paul, Pitbull and Amr Diab.

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