2024-04-24

5 fun things you cannot miss this weekend in Jeddah

From a pastel-coloured festival on the corniche to a meaty menu made for sharing to a new beach experienceBy So, you are looking for the best things to do this weekend in Jeddah? Look no further. The Red Sea city is filled with exciting things to do, whether you’re a culture vulture, foodie looking for a new restaurantor you always want to spend your time on the Jeddah Corniche (we don’t blame you). From summer festivals, bowling with slurpees, fresh menus and everything in between, here are five fantastic things to do in Jeddah this weekend. We’ll see you out there exploring the city.

Grab brekkie from Ext. Seventeen

Jeddah best things to do this weekend: Ext. Seventeen
Jeddah best things to do this weekend: Ext. Seventeen

Start your weekend right at Ext. Seventeen. The female-run eatery specialises in Saudi-inspired flavours. Head over for shakshouka, apple pancakes, and labneh toast with sundried tomatoes. The Al Yamamah venue won Best Breakfast 
Open daily 8am-5pm. Al Yamamah, @extseventeen.

Bowl and slurp slushies at Sparky’s

Jeddah best things to do this weekend: Sparky's
Jeddah best things to do this weekend: Sparky’s

A trip to the bowling alley is not complete without some snacking in between turns. Sparky’s understands this and is now offering a free slushies of your favourite flavours with each round of bowling for a limited time. Bowling starts from SAR80 per person at the Red Sea Mall venue. Lace up your shoes and get ready for a brain freeze.
From SAR80. Sat-Wed 10am-11pm, Thu 10am-12.30pm, Fri 2pm-12.30pm. Red Sea Mall, Ash Shati, ksa.sparkysme.com/en.

Share the Tomahawk menu with friends at Pampas

Jeddah best things to do this weekend: Pampas
Jeddah best things to do this weekend: Pampas

The chic Latin-American restaurant has introduced a new steak and tapas set menu that you can enjoy as the sun dips down the horizon from the picturesque spot on the 17th floor. It features – you guessed it – a wagyu tomahawk T-bone steak and tapas as well as beverages and desserts. The three-course menu and can feed about 4 to 6 people for SAR999, and you and your friends will likely not walk out of the restaurant hungry.
From SAR999. Open daily noon-1am. Assila, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Al Andalus, @assilahotel.

Embrace summer at ILIOS

Jeddah best things to do this weekend: OIA ILIOS summer experience
Jeddah best things to do this weekend: OIA ILIOS summer experience

ILIOS is back. OIA Beach Resort is hosting the summer experience starting from Friday August 18 to Saturday August 19 from 1pm to 7pm. You’ll see live performances, participate in DIY activities and more. The festival has limited bookings, and you can make yours via WhatsApp. If you miss this weekend, you can catch the event the following weekend.
Reservations open. Fri Aug 18- Sat Aug 19. 1pm-7pm. OIA Beach Resort, North Obhur, oiabeach.com(056 026 5474).

Have a pastel-coloured evening at Summer Vibes

Jeddah Promenade Summer Vibes 2023
Jeddah best things to do this weekend: Jeddah Promenade Summer Vibes 2023

The Instagram-ready Summer Vibes festival is in full swing with a shopping bazaar, food court, and dedicated activities for you and your little ones. With the multicoloured palm trees, surfboards, and draped cabanas the festival has fully embraced the season. Head down to Ash Shati over the weekend to stroll through the free event. 
Free. On now. Jeddah Promenade, Ash Shati

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