Eight fun activities for this long week in Riyadh. Let’s finish November out on a high note.
The biggest gaming festival, MDLBeast’s annual music conference with exciting live DJ sets, a terrific place to see the World Cup action, and much more are all fantastic choices if you’re searching for things to do this week in Riyadh.
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- November 27, Sunday
- November 28, Monday
- November 29, Tuesday
- November 30, Wednesday
November 27, Sunday
Play at the Rush gaming festival
Get set to play. For Riyadh Season 2022, the biggest gaming and e-sports event in Saudi Arabia will return. Gamers will get access to the newest technology, engage with one another offline and online, and experience it firsthand.
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Enjoy live entertainment acts, DJ sets, an augmented reality experience, and a cosplay competition with prizes worth SAR 100,000 for the winners.
- Rush Gaming Festival, Riyadh Front,
- From 4 pm to midnight through November 30.
- Get your tickets here. Ticket prices start from SAR50.
Shop at the pop-up store in Cactus District.
Today is the last day of the Cactus District pop-up event at the Jareed Hotel if you need to get your local shopping fix. Cactus District is a three-day seasonal pop-up event created by Bahraini entrepreneur Zainab Al Ebrahim for those unfamiliar.
That brings together a hand-picked assortment of high-end regional and international fashion, jewelry, home, and beauty brands to cater to a fashion-forward lifestyle.
HAN Makeup by professional makeup artist Hessa Al Ajaji, who wants to offer premium quality makeup brushes and products for everyday use to girls of all ages.
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As well as Qatar-based ready-to-wear label 1309 and Dubai-based brand Hiba Jaber for individualized jewelry is a few of the brands and designers taking part in this edition.
- Cactus District,
- November 27, 5 pm – 11 pm,
- Jareed Hotel, The Living Room, 2nd Floor, Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Road, The Boulevard Riyadh, Riyadh 11321.
November 28, Monday
Join a workshop to make soap.
Here is an easy-to-learn class on the fundamentals of soap-making if you want to make gorgeous all-natural soap that is wonderful for your skin and a super fun way to spend an afternoon.
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Additionally, you’ll discover the various varieties of soap and how to manufacture natural hand soap perfumed with enticing essential oils and dried flowers. The best part is that you’ll take two pieces of the soap you made home with you.
- Into, 4395 Prince Muhammad Ibn Saad Ibn Abdulaziz Rd, 7080, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13516,
- It will host a soap-making workshop on November 28 from noon to 2 pm.
- SAR350 per person. Register here.
Participate in XP Music Futures.
Make relationships during the day and give everyone energy at night. At XP, the evening program helps you discover new favorites, such as live performances and DJ sets.
At the same time, the daytime programming allows you to participate in the industry-led discussion about the future of music in the area.
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Speakers include Dutch superstar DJ Hardwell, singer, DJ, and producer Cassy, ex-member of the electronic music group “Major Lazer,” Jillionaire, and DJ, producer, and label owner Mathew Jonson, all of Berlin.
- JAX, Diriyah, and Riyadh will host XP Music Futures from November 28 to 30.
- Get tickets here. Ticket prices start from SAR150.
November 29, Tuesday
Enjoy a tasty cannibal romance tale.
In the movie Bones And All, Taylor Russell plays the marginalized Maren, and Timothee Chalamet plays the disenfranchised drifter Lee, who are both genetically predisposed to cannibalism.
As the two set off on a 3,000-mile trip over American backroads, love begins to bloom between them.
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However, all paths lead back to their horrific pasts and a decisive battle that will decide whether their love can endure their differences, despite their best attempts.
- Drama, 2 hours and 11 minutes,
- Bones and All (R18). Get tickets here.
Admire the acrobatic feats at OVO
Purchase your tickets for the highly animated and acrobatic OVO production. This fascinating encounter is a colorful incursion into an insect’s new day.
OVO explores the wonder of biodiversity in all its vibrancy and contrasts through jaw-dropping acrobatics that emphasizes the unique personalities and skills of chosen insect species.
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OVO emanates remarkable flair to pique the interest, from powerful crickets leaping off trampolines to a captivating spider contorting inside her web.
- Cirque du Soleil OVO, Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, Grandstand,
- November 27 & 29, 8 pm, November 30, 4 pm & 8 pm.
- Book your tickets here. The ticket price starts from SAR50.
November 30, Wednesday
At the recently opened Qariat Zaman zone, travel back in time.
This week, a brand-new Riyadh Season zone will be available. The “ancient village,” also known as Qariat Zaman, serves as a time machine that whisks visitors back to the heyday of the past.
While purchasing antiques and listening to traditional music, learn about history. Numerous outstanding individuals in the theatre and arts are brought together by its variety of events.
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Additionally, visitors can take in dance performances, exhibits of traditional artwork, and historical legends and stories about Saudi traditions and heritage.
- Until January 22, Prince Bandar Ibn Abd AlAziz, Riyadh 13233,
- Qariat Zaman, from 4 pm to midnight (near King Fahd Stadium).
- Entry is free. However, you are required to book your visit here.
Visit Yauatcha to watch World Cup action.
Mexico and Saudi Arabia will face off on November 30 at 10:00 pm. So why not show up in Yauatcha and support the Green Falcons? The games will get displayed on a screen on the terrace area.
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Additionally, there is a wide selection of good food, including a special World Cup set menu. Indeed, you’ll eat well while taking in the excitement.
Yauatcha, Mode Mall, Prince, daily noon to midnight.