Amazing! flower power carpets at Saudi Arabia’s Yanbu festival

The show that drew hundreds of thousands of visitors! The Yanbu Festival

Every year, Yanbu creates the largest flower carpet in the world and is a horticulturist dream. It stretches to a staggering 10712.75 Square Metres big. The 12th annual show has just got bigger and better each year and visitors  have expressed how extremely well organised and managed the show is.

It’s purpose… to not only make people environmentally aware of all the variety plants of flowers there are, but to also raise awareness of how fragile our world has become.  Not only was the Yanbu Festival a huge success but it showed nature at its most beautiful.


The festival aims to allow people to be environmentally aware of different plants and flowers and how to grow them. (AN photo)


MADINAH: More than a million visitors are expected to attend the 24-day Yanbu Flower and Garden Festival, which opened on Thursday, and view the largest flower carpet in the world.

Already, in the first three days since opening, there have been 110,000 visitors to the largest flower festival in the Kingdom on the Red Sea coast.

Saleh Al-Zahrani, director of the Operation and Maintenance Department at the Royal Commission for Yanbu, said this year a flower tapestry using thousands of different colored blooms have been used to represent hills, which spread over 45,000 square meters.

Al-Zahrani said that Saudi Arabia regained world record for the largest carpet of flowers. “Reclaiming its title from 2014, the carpet of flowers spreads over an area of 16,300 square meters. Entering the Guinness Book of Records further motivated us to move forward so as to be recognized on the world scene of flower festivals,” he added.

In addition to providing beautiful displays, the festival, organized by the Royal Commission for Yanbu, aims to allow people to be environmentally aware of different plants and flowers and how to grow them.

Twenty-six artists from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Georgia, and France will be taking part in the competition to paint a picture of the Saudi team’s participation in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.



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