7 Fun Things in Riyadh on Weekend: February 3 to 5

Fun things to do in Riyadh this weekend & packed with fun, from fitness festival, global tech exhibition to tantalizing dining destinations.

Let The Weekend Begin…

Are you looking for a fun-filled weekend? Riyadh has you covered. Riyadh’s weekend social calendar is packed with fun, from a fitness festival and global tech exhibition to tantalizing dining destinations. These are the seven fun things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

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Thursday, February 3

A Global Tech Exhibition

Interested in new technology? Its positive and unlimited potential? Well, here’s your chance, you can attend the event closure of the inaugural LEAP summit.

The interactive booths with their futuristic set-up will draw you into the future of technologies.

Register here, LEAP 2022, Riyadh Front Expo Centre, 10 am onwards. 

Singing and Dancing at Hotel Cartagena

What’s better than music live? This Thursday evening, guests of Hotel Cartagena can experience a live band against the background of the restaurant’s rainforest décor.

The musical experience complements the dishes like Lobster creole empanadas, Hamachi tiradito, and Puerto Rican braised short ribs.

Spice your evening with a house mocktail, the Last Train to Bogota, or basil and cucumber-infused beverage spiked with juniper berries and lime, and enjoy the show.

Hotel Cartagena, U Walk, An Nakheel, Riyadh, daily 6.30 pm to 1.30 am. Tel: 9200 33801. @hotelcartagenari Riyadh

A Dreamy Arabian Night-Themed Dinner

Hilton’s DoubleTree presents an Arabian-night-themed grand culinary adventure of the hearty Arabic cuisine.

Enjoy the buffet spread of authentic taste and traditional Arabic recipes at the hotel’s Open restaurant.

Doubletree by Hilton, Hilton Riyadh, Al Muroj Business Gate, Northern Ring Road, Al Wadi Ar Riya, Riyadh 11552, Every Thursday, 7 pm to 11 pm. SAR199 per person. Tel: 011 528 5100. @doubletreebyhilton_riyadh

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Friday, February 4, 

Fitness Challenge

SandClash makes its long-awaited return to the Kingdom with the two-day CrossFit Competition and Fitness Festival designed to challenge athletes.

International fitness enthusiasts of all ages and genders will compete to win the title of the fittest.

Spectators are invited to experience the fun and enjoy the festive atmosphere, filled with contests, live entertainment, lifestyle activities, and food stalls.

SandClash 2022 SFA, The Arena (near Granada Shopping Centre), Imam Abdullah Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Road, Gharnatah, Riyadh 13241, Feb 4-5, 7 am to 10 pm. Buy your tickets here. @sandclash.ksa

Try The Vegan Brunch at Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi is bringing you healthier but no less hearty brunch creations. The brunch menu also features gluten and nut-free items.

A plant-based menu is barbecued jackfruit tacos, chocolate chip pancakes, and Japanese-inspired ramen. 

Wabi Sabi, 8256 3851, King Muhammad V, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12223, daily 9.30 am to 11.30 pm. Tel: 011 239 9991. @wabisabiksa

Saturday, February 5

The World’s Longest Mobile Roller Coaster

Enjoy the fun and thrilling new ride at Riyadh Season’s Winter Wonderland; with its height of 52 meters and a top speed of 110 kph.

Sky Loop’s spiral track is full of twists and turns through a sharp ascent and turns. It’s a high-speed and great ride. P.S.- ride on an empty stomach.

Winter Wonderland, Until March 31, 4 pm onwards. Tickets weekdays SAR55 and weekends SAR110. Book tickets here. @riyadhseason

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A Day at The Massage

The outstanding facilities and heavenly treatments at the Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya haven of Sokoun Spa are hard to beat.

The new luxury sanctuary for women consists of premium wellbeing facilities to help women relax, rejuvenate and escape from the hectic city lifestyle.

It has everything from a solid Swedish massage and lomi lomi Polynesian massage to Moroccan and Rhassoul Hammam. Also on offer is a salon service for a pampered session with the girlfriends.

Sokoun Spa and Fitness Centre, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Olaya St, Riyadh 11433, Spa: daily 9 am to 11 pm, Gym: daily 6 am to midnight. Tel: 011 288 1234. @hyattregencyriyadholaya

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