Top destinations in Saudi to spend New Year’s Eve 2023

The end of 2022 is fast approaching and with New Year’s Eve around the corner, people worldwide are considering where to spend the very beginning of 2023. On the top of their list are spots they can create fond memories with loved ones or even solo; and luckily Saudi doesn’t have a shortage of those! In this article, we share with you some of the best places around the Kingdom to ring in the new year.


This time of year in the Kingdom boasts pleasant weather and a cozy atmosphere, it also coincides with Riyadh Season which brings about events such as Boulevard Riyadh City going until the 22nd of Jan and takes place across 9 zones catering to people of all tastes with exciting adventure, music, shopping, sports and more events. A magical light art display is brought to you by Noor Riyadh through their annual exhibition with this year’s titled ‘We Dream of New Horizons’; it’s sure to be a marvelous sight to behold.


Start the year with a luxurious spa experience at Maison De Joelle in Riyadh and Jeddah. With an air of sophistication and serenity, this exclusive beauty house offers a variety of services to treat yourself to. Another relaxing activity is meditation and yoga in the natural and ancient beauty of AlUla city, stay at one of the magical resorts surrounded by sand dunes, rock formations and archaeological sites with poignant history and take the time to welcome 2023 with a clear mind!


If the mood strikes for something more exciting while in AlUla on New Year’s, you’re in luck! The fourth edition of the biggest music festival in the region, Winter at Tantora, will be taking place this time until the 21st of January. It celebrates culture, art and music through the merging of local and global talents. The festival is part of AlUla Season which also presents a variety of many more world-class events.


Over at the city dubbed Bride of the Red Sea, Jeddah Waves is ongoing until the 20th of March and offers all kinds of water sports and activities to get your adrenaline rushing. For something more relaxing, Jeddah’s waterfront is amazing in the cooler months where you can go cycling, picnic with family and friends, stay the night at one of the corniche huts or admire the art sculptures by local and international artists along the path. A visit to Jeddah is incomplete without trying at least one of the iconic restaurants by the corniche with a stunning view of the Red Sea. Some of our recommendations are Aromi restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine, Al Safina for international cuisine, Ginger Leaf for Indian and Lumiere for French.


There’s so much more to do in the Kingdom to celebrate the beginning of a fresh new year! Sana Tourism is here to help you explore options and ensure you celebrate in the best way; we take care of all the details so all you have to do is enjoy your time. Contact us now for inquiries.

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