Yanbu to Bloom Again With Flower Festival Starting February 15th

Did you know this event won the Guinness World Record back in 2014 for having 'the largest carpet of flowers'?

By: THURSD. | 07-02-2024 | 4 min read
Floral Events
Fields of flowers at Yanbu

The Flower Festival Garden, located in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, is regarded as one of the city's most diverse, innovative, and prosperous gardens, featuring a variety of bright wild roses as well as the rarest seasonal plants distributed in various shapes. This year, this event returns, starting from February 15th till March 9th. Keep reading to learn about the wonderful floral amusements this festival has.

The Yanbu Flower Festival in Saudi Arabia is Worth Visiting

In the heart of Saudi Arabia, where the arid desert landscape meets the vibrant colors of nature, the Yanbu Flower Festival emerges as a celebration of floral beauty. This annual extravaganza transforms the coastal city of Yanbu into a mesmerizing show of colors, drawing visitors from across the region to witness the blooming spectacle.

Yanbu's annual flower festival, which begins on February 15, will feature bird and butterfly gardens as well as a variety of activities for both local and international visitors. According to the organizers, the show, which runs until March 9 at Celebration Park in Yanbu Industrial City, will feature a variety of colorful floral landscapes created by young Saudi gardeners.


Flowers invdaing the Yanbu Flower Festival
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Abdulhadi Al-Juhani, CEO of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, said recently:

“The festival is designed to cater to the interests of Yanbu Industrial City’s vibrant community while contributing to the ambitious goals outlined in Saudi Vision 2030. We aim to offer unique opportunities for economic growth and position Yanbu Industrial City as a noteworthy tourist destination.”


Colorful flourishing flowers at the Yanbu Flower Festival
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A Floral Oasis in the Desert

Yanbu, known for its industrial significance, takes on a new identity during the Flower Festival as it becomes a haven of floral diversity. The festival typically takes place during the winter months when the weather is mild and pleasant, providing the perfect backdrop for an outdoor celebration. The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, the organizer of the event, selects a picturesque location to showcase nature's beauty. The festival grounds are detailedly landscaped and adorned with a variety of flowers, creating a surreal atmosphere for visitors.


Flower oasis at the Yanbu Flower Festival
An amazing flower oasis at the Yanbu Flower Festival in Saudi Arabia
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The centerpiece of the Yanbu Flower Festival is undoubtedly the stunning options of flowers that decorate the landscape. Visitors can marvel at arranged flower beds, showcasing a diverse collection of local and exotic blooms. From vibrant tulips and roses to indigenous desert flowers, the festival is a visual feast for nature enthusiasts and casual admirers alike. On the other hand, this is what Hani Owidah, president of the festival had to say about the festival:

“Preserving the environment and sustainability are top priorities of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, and we are keen for the festival to be closely linked to the strategic goals of the Saudi Green Initiative and to promote sustainable environmental practices while committing to environmental conservation. These initiatives include implementing a diligent recycling program, launching environmentally friendly initiatives, and educational workshops on environmental conservation.”


House decorated with flowers at Yanbu
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Thematic Gardens and Exhibits

One of the unique aspects of the Yanbu Flower Festival is the incorporation of thematic gardens and exhibits. These specialized areas highlight specific flower varieties, gardening techniques, and horticultural innovations. Visitors can stroll through themed sections like the Rose Garden, Desert Oasis, and Fragrance Alley, each offering a distinct sensory experience.


Visitor at the Yanbu Flower Festival
A happy visitor at the Yanbu Flower Festival


Beyond the floral displays, the Yanbu Flower Festival offers a rich cultural experience. Traditional music, dance performances, and art exhibitions celebrate the region's heritage, creating a harmonious blend of nature and culture. Local artisans and craftsmen often showcase their talents, providing visitors with the opportunity to take home unique souvenirs.

Over and above that, for those interested in learning more about horticulture and gardening, the event also organizes educational programs and workshops. Experts share insights into sustainable gardening practices, flower cultivation, and the preservation of local flora. These sessions aim to inspire a deeper appreciation for nature and environmental conservation.


A part of the flower fields at Yanbu Saudi Arabia
Photo by @aepurex


One of the key aspects of the event is that it welcomes visitors from all over the world who are willing to join the fun and most importantly see the beauty that surrounds us on an everyday basis. The Yanbu Flower Festival is a family-friendly event, with activities catering to visitors of all ages. Children can enjoy interactive exhibits, face painting, and storytelling sessions, making it a wholesome experience for families to enjoy together.


Yanbu Flower Festival sign made with flowers
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Lastly, the festival provides a space for local companies to showcase their products and services, aimed at boosting this sector of the region’s economy. Over 2,000 people from the local community have been working as volunteers to set up and promote the show, having been trained in various aspects of event management. If you're going to be in Saudi, you might as well visit this gem of a place!

Find more information on the Yanbu Flower and Garden Festival website.



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