2024-04-23

Things To Do in Riyadh

Enjoy sunset views, fresh flowers and quiet places to read a book

Self-care is so important, but it’s often ignored in our busy lives. This is the time to make a change. Treat yourself because you deserve it. Full stop. As important as it is to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, it’s as important to show yourself the same care and appreciation. Whether it’s going to relaxing with a pampering sesh, leisurely stroll, getting outdoors for some one-on-one competition, going out for a blow-of-budget dinner at a new Riyadh restaurant or even a staycation, we recommend you put aside a little time for yourself and enjoy some things to do alone in Riyadh. Then make it a promise to do it more regularly.

Take a walk in the DQ

Diplomatic Quarter
Diplomatic Quarter

Being active has no many benefits. There’s nothing quite like going for a walk in the peaceful lanes of the Diplomatic Quarter for things to do alone in Riyadh. Whether you’re looking for a serious cardio workout, or a light walk while listening to some tunes, the DQ is the place to do just that. Keep going courtesy of a takeaway coffee from one of the many cafés in the area. The simple enjoyments of life. 
Diplomatic Quarter, Al Safarat. 

Sip coffee with a book at Fenaa Alawwal

Hot Stone Spa

Want to catch up on some reading? Fenaa Alawwal is a new creative space that recently opened in the Diplomatic Quarter, and it seems like a a great spot for reading if you’re after some quiet things to do alone in Riyadh. Grab one of the many book selections (or bring your own), order a cup of coffee from the in-store café with a side of cake, and get to reading. 
Open Mon-Thu 9am-10pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sun (closed),

Relax at Hot Stone Spa

Hot Stone Spa
Hot Stone Spa

One of the oldest spas in the city, Hot Stone Spa promises to have you feeling refreshed and calm from start to finish. Splurge on the many services including massages, hair treatments and facials. You could also have a seat in the steam room or enjoy a Moroccan bath aka hammam. 
Open Sun-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat (closed). Ar Rahmaniyyah, Al Takhassusi,

Get a fresh fade at The Art of Shaving

The Art of Shaving
The Art of Shaving

Gents, we haven’t forgotten about you. Pamper yourself with a fresh trim at The Art of Shaving for things to do alone in Riyadh. Enjoy everything from haircuts to colouring by master barbers that we leave you looking sleek and feeling good. You can also get in on some smooth skin with hydrating toners infused with lemon. 
From SAR30. Open Sat-Thu 10am-Midnight, Fri 4pm-midnight. Al Mohammadiyyah, 

Exhale at Soul Warrior Studio

Yoga
Yoga

Yoga is always a popular choice for things to do alone in Riyadh. Recharge with energising yoga at Soul Warrior Studio at Recreation Centre. One of the best yoga studios in the city, choose from a variety of classes including Aerial Yoga and Calm Your Mind. We’re feeling more relaxed just writing about it. 
Recreation Center, off King Abdul Aziz Road, Riyadh, 

Practice your swing at Nofa Golf Resort

Golf
Golf

Go golfing at Nofa Gulf Resort to work on that pro swing. Challenge yourself to a single game at one of the top golf clubs in Riyadh. You can also check out the safari park to see views of gazelles, antelopes and more. 
Open daily, 7am-5pm. Exit 857, Riyadh Makkah Highway, nofaresorts.com

Stay at Mansard Riyadh for the weekend

Mansard Riyadh
Mansard Riyadh

Have a weekend staycation at Mansard Riyadh. Watch shows while ordering in room service. Take a dip in the pool and enjoy morning brunches at Sadelle’s. Go the extra mile and book a whole villa for things to do alone in Riyadh. 
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Have super at Signor Sassi

Signor Sassi
Signor Sassi

After foodie things to do alone in Riyadh? You could go all out for at fine-dining restaurant Signor Sassi. Enjoy comforting Italian eats such as seabass, bruschetta burrata or overbaked truffle pizza with parmesan from the As Sulaimaniyah eatery.
Open Sat-Wed 1pm-midnight, Thu-Fri 1pm-1am. As Sulaimaniyah, @signorsassiriyadh. 

Shop culture at Souq Al Zal

Souq Al Zal
Souk Al Zal

Get lost in the lanes of Souk Al Zal while exploring all the cultural antiques at the many stores in the area. Make the most of your trip and head to the Masmak Palace Museum for that added touch of history. It’s your trip so you get to go at your own pace for things to do alone in Riyadh – just make sure that you get in everything before closing time.
Open daily, 3.30pm-10.30pm. Ad Dirah. 

Embrace history at The National Museum of Saudi Arabia

The National Museum of Saudi Arabia
The National Museum of Saudi Arabia

Further your cultural experience by making a stop at the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, and journey on a quest to discovery. Browse the four exhibition halls dedicated to man and the universe across 1,500 square metres. 
SAR10. Open Mon-Wed 9am-7pm. Thu 9am-10pm. Fri 2pm-10pm. Sat 9am-7pm. Closed Sun. King Saud Rd, Historical Centre, @saudimuseum.

Watch the sunset at Skybridge

Things to do alone in Riyadh: Skybridge
Skybridge

Check out the sunset from 300 metres above at Kingdom Tower’s Skybridge. Enjoy the panoramic views of the capital. To head to the bridge, you’ll need to buy a SAR65 ticket to get to the 99th floor experience. 
From SAR65. Floor 99, Kingdom Tower. 

See a movie at VOX Cinema

Things to do alone in Riyadh: VOX cinemas
VOX Cinemas

Catch the latest movie for things to do alone in Riyadh at VOX Cinema and go the extra mile by viewing it at one of the VOX Gold experiences to enjoy the new menu items by Mona Mosly including kibbeh nachos, crispy shrimp boas and more. Popcorn

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