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.

51 thoughts on “Photo Gallery: Yanbu Flower Festival 2017

    1. Hello Mel, yes it is actually a whole year preparation, from the design down to every little details of the festival. It is really amazing to see different flowers thriving in the dessert.

      It’s not advisable to take photos with many people in this place, so we made sure to beat the crowd and took photos before the place will be filled with visitors.

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    1. As they say, “good things take time… if you are made to wait, it is to please you and serve you better”… 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and yes that flower carpet looked amazing… 🙂

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  1. Yellow po~ haha..
    I was just gathering pictures for our project about Yanbu.. and Mashaa Allah.. I can’t.. I just can’t..
    leave without saying anything.. =))

    I LURV the way how you took those amazing pix! X3

    Thank you soo much for showing them how nice this place can be.. keke..

    TC always @}-

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  2. Looks gorgeous! Its too bad that there isn’t a facility to climb any tall building there to have a look at it with all its glory! Reminds me of Brussels Flower Carpet. That has a balcony access ticket issued to the buildings around it!

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    1. You are right on that. It would be nice if there was a tall structure somewhere where we could take a better picture of the carpet. But this place is so open and no such structure exist as of now. You’ll be needing a drone with a camera installed in it to be able to take that picture. You have to get permission from the organizers to be able to do that though. Thanks for dropping by… 🙂

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