2024-04-12

All the fun things you don’t want to miss in Riyadh this week

Make these 17 amazing events and activities part of your plans

Looking for great ways to spend the next five days? How about 17 fun choices for things to do in Riyadh this week? If you want to know about the latest and greatest things to do in Riyadh, these are it. From the newest openings to top food options or interesting places to visit, Time Out always has you covered. Here are the best things to do in Riyadh this week.

Dine at the newly opened Scott’s in Via Riyadh

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Scott's
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Scott’s

If you’re craving seafood this week, you should reserve a table at Via Riyadh’s latest addition, Scott’s. A Mayfair favourite — and one of London’s oldest restaurants — Scott’s is open daily from 6pm to 11pm so head over for a plush dinner. Don’t forget to try the oysters and smoked salmon.
Open daily 6pm-11pm. Via Riyadh, Al Hada,.

Listen to a live violinist at Beefbar with your dinner

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Beefbar
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Beefbar

Enjoy the melodies of a live violinist and DJ every with your dinner every Wednesday, including this Wednesday July 19 from 8.30pm, at Monte Carlo-born Beefbar. The fine-dining French steakhouse puts a luxury twist on street food classics and was awarded Highly Commended for Best Steakhouses in Riyadh at the . Add to the night with the mini wagyu beef sliders, miso black beef, and rock corn (aka popcorn tempura). 
Wed. 8.30pm. As Sulaimaniyah

See Afrojack hit the decks

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Afrojack
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Afrojack

Turn up the speakers: Dutch DJ and music producer Afrojack is taking to the Mohammed Abdu Arena stage at Boulevard Riyadh City on Friday July 21 for the third week of Gamers8 concerts. Metro Boomin, Moayed, Dafencii, and Wegz are also performing. 
From SAR169. Fri Jul 21. Mohammed Abdu Arena, Boulevard Riyadh City,.

Have a gourmet Indian meal at Gymkhana

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Gymkhana
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Gymkhana

The fine-dining spot is one of the newest additions to come to Via Riyadh. Promising a journey through bold flavours in an Insta-worthy place, you can taste items from the original London menu that have helped make it a favourite in the UK. The venue draws inspiration from elite clubs of India where members of high society eat, socialise and play sport, but the restaurant is focused on the first two so best leave the sportswear at home.
Open Sun-Thu 6pm-midnight. Fri 2pm-midnight. Sat 1pm-midnight. Via Riyadh, Al Hada

Explore your dream career at the Barbie Dreamhouse

Things to do in Riyadh in July: Gamers8 Barbie Dreamhouse
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Barbie Dreamhouse

Hello, Barbie. The Barbie Dreamhouse has landed at Gamers8. Head over to Boulevard Riyadh City’s Kids Dome starting now and you and the family can explore different career. Tickets are available on gamers8.gg from SAR30. 
From SAR30. From 7.45pm. Kids Dome, Boulevard Riyadh City, Hittin. gamers8.gg.

Check out a slice of LA in Riyadh at Joan’s on Third

Joan's on Third Riyadh
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Joan’s on Third

Joan’s on Third is now open at Via Riyadh. The popular LA food marketplace and café has come to Saudi for the first time. It is open daily from 2pm to midnight. Shop the gourmet stalls then have a seat at one of the tables for a meal. 
Open daily 2pm-midnight. Via Riyadh, Al Hada, viariyadh.com.

Cycle your way down the turns in Wadi Hanifa

Wadi Hanifa
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Cycling in Wadi Hanifa

What could be better than a cycle under the stars enjoying the cooler temperatures at Wadi Hanifa? Grab your bike and make your way through the many pathways in the area. Don’t have one? You could always rent a bike from the many bikes for hire spots in Riyadh. 
Open Sat-Wed 9am-11pm, Thu-Fri 9am-1am. Al Masani’a. 

Kick some ball at Goal Junior

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Goal Junior

Take your little ones to play at Goal Junior for some footie fun. These are outlets in Al Rabwa and Sahara Mall where kids can enjoy up to 15-minute games.
Various locations including Al Rabwa and Sahara Mall, goaljunior.com.

Head to Bujairi Terrace for free

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Bujairi Terrace
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Bujairi Terrace

Entrance to Bujairi Terrace is currently free as part of the new Diriyah Summer Access pass. You and the whole family can now explore the foodie destination and dine at eateries including Maiz, Hakkasan Takya, and Long Chim without having to pay a ticket. Restaurant reservations are still recommended.
Free. Sat-Wed 10am-midnight, Thu-Fri 10am-1pm. Diriyah, .

Play padel at Padel Rush

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Padel Rush
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Padel Rush

It’s time to feel the rush at Padel Rush. For a bit of active living during the week, get in on a game of padel at this Boulevard Riyadh City-based space and enjoy a 90-minute game from SAR210 from 9am to 2pm. 
From SAR210. Open Mon-Sun 9am-2am. Boulevard Riyadh City, Hittin, .

Start your engines at Doos Karting

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Doos Karting

Are you ready to hit the road – or should we say track? Feel the rush of adrenaline at Doos Karting’s indoor track. Take on the twists and turns in the road for SAR140 per person. 
SAR140. Boulevard Riyadh City, Hittin, 

Dine at ROKA’s Izakaya Nights

Things to do in Riyadh this week: ROKA
Things to do in Riyadh this week: ROKA

Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6pm until midnight, ROKA welcomes you to enjoy Izakaya Nightsfeaturing a traditional Japanese dining experience known to bring family and friends together through the sharing of food. The nights also include a DJ and live percussionist. 
Open Tue-Wed 6pm-midnight (Izakaya Nights). As Sulaimaniyah, .

See if you can break out at Escape KSA

Escape the room at Escape KSA
Things to do in Riyadh this week: Escape KSA

See if you have the skills and smarts to get out of Escape KSA’s many themed rooms before you run out of time. Choose from four different VR escape room challenges or four live escape rooms. You’re on the clock. Tick tock, tick tock.
From SAR60 (per person). Open daily 3.30pm-2.30pm. The Zone, Takhassusi, 

Discover at the National Museum

Things to do in Riyadh this week: National Museum of Saudi Arabia

If you’re after a feast of history without a price tag on it, the National Museum of Saudi Arabia has four halls for you to explore without spending a riyal. You could enjoy the whole day marveling at the themed halls. Later, stroll around the outdoor park.
Open Mon-Wed 9am-7pm, Thu 9am-10pm, Fri 2pm-10pm, Sat 9am-7pm. Closed Sun. King Saud Rd, Historical Centre,

Explore THE LINE exhibition

THE LINE NEOM: THE LINE Exhibition Riyadh  will showcase the destination
Things to do in Riyadh this week: THE LINE

THE LINE exhibition has been extended, and now it’s your chance to see it again in Diriyah. Learn all about the ground-breaking vertical city. Even if you’ve been to the exhibition previously, it is well worth going again, especially because it’s free. 
Free. Until Sat Aug 19. Diriyah Biennale Foundation, Diriyah, .

Sightsee at Salwa Palace

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Salwa Palace

A visit to Salwa Palace is insightful, as you’ll be able to see incredible Saudi history IRL. The palace marks the establishment of the first Saudi state and showcases historical architecture. Take in the surrounding sights of Bait Al Mal and Al Turaif Mosque.
Turaif, Diriyah

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