2024-05-23

9 exciting things to look forward to in Saudi Arabia this June

It’s a new day and a new month

The year’s flying by. We’re already halfway in, and while things usually slow down in summer, it doesn’t seem to be the case for 2023. The country’s just getting started, and we’re excited to see how the month pans out. For now, though, there are some amazing things we’re already counting down to. Here are the top things to look forward to in Saudi Arabia this June.

June 2 to June 6: Check out the Charlie Chaplin show in Jeddah

If you grew up hearing the name Charlie Chaplin at home, you’re definitely not alone. The English comic, actor, filmmaker, and composer is known for the era of silent movies with his screen persona, the Tramp. And if you’ve always wanted to learn more about the legendary performer, now’s your chance. Jeddah Calendar is putting on a play dedicated to him called Charlie. The cool comedy event will happen at City Walk as part of the Jeddah Events Calendar. You can prepare for belly laughs from June 2 until June 6.

Charlie Chaplin show in Jeddah, City Walk, June 2 to June 6. 

June 2: Catch Hamaki in concert in Jeddah

Hamaki is one of the most sought-after Egyptian artists in the region. His concerts are super vibrant and lovely, and he’s been to Saudi many times over, even snagging a performance at MDLBEAST Soundstorm last year. This time around, he’s headed to the Red City and you can get your tickets now.

Hamaki in Jeddah, King Abdulaziz Road, 8.30pm.

Until June 10: 180 Beach Club in Khobar

The temps are already in the 40s, and you know what that means. It’s officially beach season. And when the pristine blue waters at the 180-degree beach club call, you have to listen. Here you can enjoy an indoor lounge area, a beach swimming area with full privacy, and up to 300 sun beds so you can tan away. There will also be a DJ, live shows, jet skis, kayaks, soccer, and volleyball. Sounds like the perfect destination to us.

180 Beach Club in Khobar, Al-Azizyah Beach.

Until June 10: Nomadic Nights at MNKY HSE Riyadh 

Welcome to Nomadic Nights by MNKY HSE. From June 1 to 10, you can check out the most talented DJs at the iconic themed night. Enjoy tantalising Latin American cuisine, handcrafted mocktails and live DJ sets all week long. Are you ready to party the night away?

Nomadic Nights, June 1 to 10, MNKY HSE, 6927 Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Rd, Hittin, Riyadh 13512, Mon to Wed 6.30pm to 1am & Thurs to Sat 6.30pm to 2am.

June 13: ROKA Jeddah opens

Chopsticks at the ready, acclaimed Japanese restaurant ROKA lands in Jeddah this June. Now established as one of Riyadh’s best restaurants for leisurely lunches and sophisticated dinners, ROKA is heading to the coast, opening in the coming months at Cascade retail and entertainment complex, within Jeddah Walk.

ROKA Jeddah, Jeddah Walk, Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Street (Tahlia St), opening June 13 2023.

June 15: Wagyumafia opens

WAGYUMAFIA is an exclusive dining concept with special members-only offerings for wagyu gourmands. Its Riyadh venue marks the brand’s maiden foray into the region. Taking signature elements from its Tokyo restaurants, WAGYUMAFIA Riyadh offers an omakase menu with signature dishes, as well as original creations available only in Riyadh.

June 16: Origins by Madhaus in Riyadh

Happening Friday June 16, you can get in on the real Madhaus experience. Presenting international headliner NAKADIA, along with NOA, Narkbeat, Moses, and Ziad Ghosn, the Origins is set to be one of the coolest techno events in town.

Until June 30: Take the Giant Swing in AlUla

If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie (like us) you need to check this out before June ends. You get harnessed up and hike up some 70 metres over the rocks and reach the launch point of the Giant Swing. From there, you’re locked in safely to the wire and sent on your way. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even take a running leap from the edge of the mountain.

Giant Swing in AlUla, AlUla Adventure Hub.

June Opening TBC: Wadi El Nile

MJS Investments’ latest restaurant venture (after RÜYA Riyadh), Asmak Wadi El Nile is the place to be if you’re at all into seafood. The venue is super expansive with booth and table seating choices, along with a solid nautical theme throughout the space.

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