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Taif Rose Festival

Hundreds of thousands of people each year visit the cool and green summer-tourist resort city to enjoy captivating views and celebrate the fruits and flowers that grow in its fertile valley, including more than 200 rose plant varieties.


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Jeddah Summer Festival

For more than ten years, the Red Sea port town of Jeddah, on the western edge of Saudi Arabia, has hosted a festival that begins with fireworks on the Corniche waterfront, and includes a circus, musical performances, and children’s theatre.


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Janadriyah

A yearly cultural festival held outside Riyadh, the festival is a celebration of Saudi Arabia’s food, culture, heritage and history, including exhibits of carpet weaving, pottery and woodcarving from the different regions of the Kingdom. One of the nation’s most popular sports—camel racing—takes place during the festival as well.


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International Date Festival

In the city of Buraidah, 300 kilometres north of Riyadh, the centre of town is transformed into a vast marketplace for fresh and dried dates, the tasty delicacy of the Arab world. Sellers and buyers flock to this renowned city to celebrate the tiny, sweet fruit, and on offer are date-related products, including cookies, jams, and breads.


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King’s Cup Camel Race

Janadriyah begins with an annual camel race in which hundreds of animals and riders compete to win the King’s Cup, with a purse of hundreds of thousands of dollars. There are several races on subsequent days that are open to the public.


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