Plan Your Visit2023-09-11T20:29:02+03:00


What is Athar Festival?2023-08-21T12:21:07+03:00

Athar Festival is a gathering for the creative marketing industry that comprises a young talent academy, a 2-day festival and an awards ceremony.  Athar Festival is Saudi Arabia’s meeting place for the creative community – it is a place to come to be inspired and to inspire; celebrating Saudi’s marketing excellence and exploring how creativity is at the forefront of Saudi’s vision for the future. As well as a reflection of Saudi creativity, the festival is an opportunity to hear from international leaders for learning, development, inspiration, and innovation.

What date is the Athar Festival taking place?2024-04-18T16:17:06+03:00

The Athar Festival 2024 will be held on 05 – 06 November at the Crowne Plaza, RDC, Riyadh. Subscribe to our newsletter below to keep yourself updated:

Where will the Athar Festival take place?2024-04-18T16:14:58+03:00

The festival will take place in Riyadh at the Crowne Plaza RDC, please subscribe to our newsletter for updates on the festival.

Do I need a visa to attend Saudi Arabia?2024-06-07T12:08:22+03:00

To enter Saudi Arabia, visitors will need to obtain a visa. Depending on your nationality there are a number of options – an e-visa, a visa on arrival or applying via an embassy or consulate.  To determine your visa status and which option is best for you, please visit the here. If you require an official invitation letters from the organisers please reach out to

Are there special offer rates for students or young talent?2024-06-07T12:08:51+03:00

Yes, we offer discounted rates for working professionals 30 years and under and to full-time university students.  However, guests booking this category must meet certain criteria and provide proof of age to avail discount.

In which language will the Festival take place?2023-08-21T12:35:33+03:00

The festival will take place in predominantly English language, however we will have some sessions taking place in Arabic and translation services will be provided for those sessions.

Is there a dress code for the event?2023-08-21T12:36:22+03:00

The dress code is “Business Casual” or “National Dress” for the Festival and “Black Tie” or “National Dress” for the Awards Ceremony.

Are there any laws or regulations I should consider?2023-08-21T12:38:50+03:00