2024-04-12

Fun Things you MUST Do This Weekend

urn up the volume on great gigs, cooling treats and a new action mission you’re looking for perfect ways to spend the weekend in Riyadh? How about 22? If you’re on the hunt for  fun activites and great eateris to try out, we’ve got you covered with all of the top things to do in Riyadh this weekend. See you out in the city.

Sample the new omakase menu at CLAP

CLAP has introduced an Omakase menu for August. Omakase means “I’ll leave it up to you”, you will get the chef’s recommendations for SAR350. It’s a great chance to try the permanent home of the relatively new  Ramla Terrazzo restaurant the Best Japanese category.
SAR350. Open daily 12.30pm-12.30am. Ramla Terraza, As Sahafah, 

Join Shelby at a Peaky Blinders event

Things to do at Gamers8 2023: Peaky Blinders exhibition
Things to do at Gamers8 2023: Peaky Blinders exhibition

Tommy Shelby has just invited you to his Camden warehouse, and he has a tempting offer. Are you in? Find out more at the interactive Peaky Blinders The Rise exhibition. Tickets to the ’20s event are available from SAR60. The Gamers8 zone opens on Friday August 4. By order of the Peaky Blinders, you need to head here. 
From SAR60. Opens Fri Aug 4. From 6pm. Boulevard Riyadh City, Hittin,

See DJ Snake and three more acts this Friday

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: DJ Snake
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: DJ Snake

Prepare to see DJ Snake at the weekly Gamers8 concerts as he spins crowd-favourites at the Mohammed Abdo Arena. The Friday gig will also have Algerian singer Cheb Khaled, Egyptian artist Ahmed Saad and Saudi DJ Omar Bassad. Tickets are available from SAR199, and gates will open at 6pm. Are you ready for some bops at Riyadh Boulevard City?
From SAR199. Fri Aug 4. 6pm. Riyadh Boulevard City, Hittin, .

Celebrate Nakhati’s first birthday with gelato

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Nakhati
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Nakhati

Congratulations are in order because home-grown gelato brand Nakhati is celebrating its first birthday this weekend. You could mark the milestone with a cooling treat. The Al Nakheel menu has a variety of rotating flavours that you can get in a cone, cup or even the popular hot bun. How about a scoop of date mamoul, lemon mint sorbet or go vegan? You could even make a gelato shake or affogato.
Sat-Thu 9am-midnight, Fri 1pm-midnight. Al Nemer Center, Al Nakheel, 

Groove at YellowPlus music festival

Things to do in Riyadh: YellowPlus
Things to do in Riyadh: YellowPlus

Prepare to dance at YellowPlus headlined by DJs 8Kays and Øostil as well as Saudi artists Dish Dash, Jeme, Melon, NarkBeat, RDJ, Virgo and Darko Delix at Alammariah Hills Resort Riyadh. The two-day music festival is located 35 kilometres away from the King Khalid International Airport in the dessert. Tickets are available from SAR350.
From SAR350. Thu Aug 3-Fri Aug 4. Al Amaria Hills, Aba Al Kibash, 

See art at Misk’s free summer exhibition

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Misk
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Misk

Stay cool and get inspired at the Misk Art Institute’s free exhibition. This is the first inaugural summer exhibition at the creative space. Themed around traditions, you can check out work from 33 local artists across a range of mediums. 
Free. Until Thu Aug 31. Open Sat-Thu 4pm-10pm. Fri (closed). Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall, An Namudhajiyah, 

Chuckle at Riyadh Laughs

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Riyadh Laughs
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Riyadh Laughs

Looking for a proper giggle this weekend? Riyadh Laughs is Boulevard Riyadh City’s latest comedy series taking place at Muvi Cinemas until Saturday November 11. Consisting of 50 shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tickets start from SAR175 with shows beginning at 8.15pm. Grab your mates and get ready to laugh until your stomach hurts. 
From SAR175. Until Sat Nov 11. Thu-Sat. 8.15pm. Muvi Cinemas, Boulevard Riyadh City, Hittin.

Start your engines at Aramco Sim Racing

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Il Baretto

Try Il Baretto’s new seasonal menu

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Il Baretto
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Il Baretto

Have an Italian summer at the KAFD space from 12.30pm to 11.30pm daily. Some dishes on the menu include a four-cheese gnocchi, a homemade gnocchi alla Bolognese. You can also sip your way through three new summer drinks including the Amalfi, Portofino, and True Italian Bliss. 
Open daily 12.30pm-11.30pm. KAFD

Experience Japan in the capital at Japamura

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Japamura
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Japamura

Haven’t had the chance to make it to Japan yet? Don’t worry, you can now at Gamers8‘s Japamura. The zone is bringing with it anime, Japanese eats, clothing and plenty of popular culture. Tickets are available for SAR45 starting from 7.45pm onwards. 
SAR45. 7.45pm. Boulevard Riyadh City, 

Dig into Beefbar’s new brunch menu

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Beefbar brunch
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Beefbar brunch

We’re always after a new spot for brunch. The As Sulaimaniyah restaurant has a new set brunch menu for SAR490 for two to four people to enjoy. The menu is available on Friday and Saturday and includes truffle scrambled eggs, beefy benedicts, and a rainbow avo toast. 
SAR490. 1pm-5pm. As Sulaimaniyah, 

Take the kids to Hello Park

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Hello Park
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Hello Park

Hello Park is an immersive digital park located in Panorama Mall. The space has everything from multimedia games and colourful projections to installations for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets start at SAR25 for adults and SAR80 for kids. 
From SAR25. Open Sun-Wed 8.30am-11pm, Thu 8.30am-11.30pm, Fri 2pm-11.30pm, Sat 10.30am-11pm. Panorama Mall,

Have a brunch buffet at Al Faisaliah Hotel

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: La Brasserie
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: La Brasserie

How does a full spread of choices for brunch sound? La Brasserie, located at Al Faisaliah Hotel, does a buffet-style brunch from 1pm to 5pm on Friday for SAR396 for adults and SAR198 for kids seven to 12. Enjoy interactive stations, a salad station and dessert area. Let’s get brunching. 
From SAR198. Fri Jun 9. 1pm-5pm. Al Faisaliah HotelKing Fahad Road, 

Join a music class at Music House

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Music House

Looking to hit all the right notes? Music House is a dedicated space for enhancing or developing your musical skills. Whether you want to sing, or play an instrument like the piano, violin or saxophone, there are a range of lessons available. All you need to do is register online. 
Open Sun-Thu noon-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Al Malqa,  

Play arcade games at Sala Hub

Things to do in Riyadh: Sala Hub

Boulevard Riyadh City has so much variety, including the games at Sala Hub. The whole family can get their game on. From racing cars to dunking hoops, you likely won’t be bored here. 
Open daily. Boulevard Riyadh City, Hittin, 

Visit Bujairi Terrace for free

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

Listen up, there’s now free Diriyah Summer Access. You don’t even need a ticket. The usual Diriyah Entry Pass fee starting at SAR100 has been scraped this summer. So, you can explore Bujairi Terrace and Turaif (subject to availability) without a ticket. 
Free. Sat-Wed 10am-midnight, Thu-Fri 10am-1pm. Diriyah, 

Take aim at the Archery Range

Things to do in Riyadh this week: Archery board with arrows
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Archery Range

It’s time to take aim at the Archery Range. If you’re looking to pick up a new skill, the Archery Range will have you on target in no time. You’ll be able to join target practise sessions, shooting your way to becoming the next Robin Hood. Maybe.
Open daily 4pm-10pm. Mohammed, Al Faisaliyah,

Discover at THE LINE exhibition

NEOM THE LINE
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: NEOM THE LINE exhibition

This is your chance to see the free THE LINE exhibition in Riyadh. The popular event has been extended into the summer. Discover more about the city of the future at the free event. Just remember to book your ticket. Yes, we said it was free.
Free. Until Sat Aug 19. Diriyah Biennale Foundation, Diriyah, 

Swing a racket at Al Manahil

Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Al Manahil

Channel your inner Rafael Nadal at Al Manahil’s tennis court. Open from 9am to 9pm on Saturday to Thursday, Al Manahil Sports Club offers tennis classes for players of any level. Learn the basics then you’ll be aiming like a pro in no time. 
SAR1,200 (12-month membership). Diplomatic Quarter,

Take the family to Via Riyadh

Via Riyadh
Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: Via Riyadh

Via Riyadh is here, and more and more eateries have opened including Gymkhana, Wagyumafia and Yakinkumafia. Plus, Scott’s is opening this weekend. You could spend your days off shopping and dining at new spots in the area. Figure out where you’re going with our Via Riyadh restaurant guide. 
Via Riyadh,

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