Photo Gallery: Yanbu Flower Festival 2017

Yanbu did it again. Just like in 2014, they were honored by the Guinness World Records of having the ‘Largest Carpet of Flowers’ in this year’s Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival. This record was previously held by Mexico.

The prestigious award was announced during the commencement program of the festival last March 14, 2017 and was awarded to the committee who organized the event. .

The largest carpet of flowers/plants is 16,134.0 m² (173,665 ft² 115 in²), and was created by Yanbu Flower Festival (Saudi Arabia), in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, on 14 March 2017.

The carpet of flowers comprises some 1.8 million flowers of 14 different types. The Yanbu Flower Festival is hosted by the Royal Commission of Yanbu. –

Guinness World Records

The theme of this year’s festival is the Saudi 2030 vision. These words can actually be seen right at the middle of the flower carpet when viewed at a higher altitude. Unfortunately, I don’t have any means to capture the whole area of the carpet.

To those of you who haven’t visited the festival yet, the event will run through from March 14 to April 8, 2017.  The park is open from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Below are some photos of the flower festival  and things you should expect during your visit. Have a glimpse of our version of this year’s spring in the desert.