2024-04-25

8 awesome things to do in Jeddah this week

Everything wonderful from dolphin shows and hikes to new dishes you need to try Looking for the very best things to do in Jeddah this week? This is where you need to be. Forget about waiting until the weekend, the fun starts now. Get ready to fill up your diary for the next five days with the best things to do from new restaurants to family fun to sporting events. Here are eight things to do in Jeddah this week you don’t want to miss. We’ll see you out there enjoying the city.

Try Section-B’s Buffalo Chicken Burger

Sink your teeth into Section B’s Buffalo Chicken burger. The crispy chicken is dipped in Buffalo sauce and placed in toasted buns with cheese slices and slaw. The home-grown eatery is known for its classic burgers and has won Best Burger 
Open Sun-Wed noon-1am, Thu-Sat noon-2am.

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Catch a dolphin show at the Fakieh Aquarium

Head down to the Fakieh Aquarium to watch dolphins performances daily. Shows happen at 7.30pm and 9.15pm. You can see the dolphin show and explore the aquarium for SAR70. (The entrance ticket for just the aquarium is SAR55.) Kids under the age of two can enter the aquarium for free. Fakieh aquarium is the only public aquarium in Saudi, and while you’re there you can check out seahorses and sharks before your dolphin show. Don’t mind getting wet? There’s a splash zone.
SAR70 (aquarium and show). Open daily noon-midnight. 7.30, 9.15pm (shows),  fakiehaquarium.com.

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Get your next adrenaline rush at Al Shallal Theme Park

Al Shallal Theme Park has a tonne of attractions and rides for the family to have a screaming good time. Go fully upside down on the Power Surge, experience free falling from a height of 35 metre on the Super-Shot, and accelerate to 100km/h on the Sling-Shot. You can head to the pirate ship for some fun swaying after screaming your lungs out on the roller coaster. The Tea Cups and Tour de France are fun rides for your little ones. You can get a wristband for SAR75 that gives you access to all rides except the zipline (SAR23), and the arcade (from SAR10). 
From SAR10. Open Sun-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am.

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Experience Tuscany in Madeo

The famous West Hollywood eatery is dishing up North Italian flavours in the Red Sea city and is one of the new restaurants at the Jeddah Yacht Club. Madeo is all about serving Italian flavours using fresh and locally soured ingredients. The Bufala ala Caprese is served with fresh heirloom, tomatoes and the classic margherita pizza is served topped with tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil. The Penne Madeo comes with parmigiana reggiano and the Risotto al Porchini is topped with fresh porchini mushrooms before being served. 
Open Sun-Thu 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat 2am-1am. Jeddah Yacht Club,

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Try your hand at kite-surfing in the Red Sea

Submit to the wind and waves on the shallow beach of the Red Sea. Using the wind to your advantage and speeding across the waves is not the easiest sport to get a hang of, but the thrill of mastering it is unlike any other. You can kite-surf on the Red Sea beach all year around except in December when the winds become unpredictable. You can buy the kiteboarding equipment online from Saudi Kiteboarding.
Open daily. .

Grab a bite at the Beach House

Head to the Jeddah Yacht Club and have a meal in the cabana of the Beach House. Enjoy boho vibes and stellar views. The new restaurant has a mixed menu of oriental and western foods, grills, pastries, and hot and cold drinks. The atmosphere is heightened with live music at night.
Open daily 5pm-10am. Jeddah Yacht Club,

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Check out the Corniche Circuit activities

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit has many activities for you during the off-season. When Formula 1 cars aren’t speeding around, it’s your turn to run, jump and more on the seaside track. The sporty events are free and suitable for friends and family. Every day from 5pm-10pm there are rotating events including cycling, rollerblading and running. You can also participate in Family Sports Days which are often wheel-chair friendly.
Free. Sun-Sat. 5pm-10pm. Jeddah Corniche Circuit,

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Cool off at Cosmo

Matcha, but make it summer. Catch a break from the summer heat at Cosmo with a strawberry matcha. You can also try the mango matcha and the matcha bubble tea for SAR28 each. In a city filling up with matcha drinks, these stand out for being different. 
From SAR28. Sat-Thu 8am-1am, Fri 9am-2.00am. Ar Rawdah,

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