All the car brands that were doing business in the Kingdom had their presence at the show, especially the Chinese manufacturers!

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Riyadh Motor Show 2023 started on 05 Dec 2023 in the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, as part of the Riyadh Season, with the participation of more than 50 leading companies in the automotive industry. It was a 5-day event, which I attended on the 4th day.

Travelled from Dammam to Riyadh which is a 450km/3.5hr drive, to attend the event. Also, this was my first ever large-scale auto show attended.

As a part of the auto show, many related programs were also happening. Unfortunately, I could not attend any other events at the auto show due to a tight schedule.



I found almost all the brands doing automotive business in Saudi at the event. Starting from cars, spare parts, tires, battery suppliers, insurance providers, etc. I spent my time only in the cars section, and I will share herewith all that I saw.

All the car brands that were doing business in the Kingdom had their presence at the show, especially the Chinese manufacturers! Chinese car brands saw huge growth in the Kingdom market post covid. As per some recent news reports, more than 40% of the cars sold in FY2023 in the kingdom are Chinese!

All the displayed cars were open and completely accessible to the visitors. No one blocked anyone from checking out the cars inside out. Due to the same reason, it was mostly crowded and it was difficult even to click good pics of the cars. Nevertheless, I have done my best.

(NB: Only the Mercedes Benz platform was not open to the public. They had very limited and restricted entry so I could not check it out closely!)

Entry was free but subject to booking through the app.

Reached the venue at 05 PM, with my EADO who happily cruised to the 1,54,000 km mark on the way to Riyadh.

Entrance to Riyadh Arena

The Arena

And the Riyadh Motor Show 2023!

Warm welcome by Porshe and Ferrari.

We were served hot coffee, which was a good relief in this chilled December. Also, they gave us an “M” stamp!

The Geely robot served us a bottle of water too.

Started with the Geely showroom.

Geely Auto is a leading automobile manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China, and was founded in 1997 as a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.eely Auto is currently the seventh largest automobile manufacturer in China, with 1.328 million sales in China in 2021. Globally, the group sold over 2.2 million cars in 2021,and over 17,926 plug-in electric vehicles in January 2022.

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