Here are Ten unique activities for your Riyadh weekend this week of August…
Are you looking for fun activities this weekend in Riyadh? It can be a Friday Brunch at Brasserie at Al Faisaliah Hotel or fitness classes, concerts, and the latest movie at the cinema.
August 11, Thursday
Sweat it out while having fun
If it is a fun workout that gets you exhilarated and pumped up, Zumba is your answer. Work off your worries at Saray Spa and lose yourself in the music while your body gets back in shape at the ultimate dance fitness party.
- Aug 11, 18 & 25, 7.30 pm,
- Zumba Indoor Fitness Class, Saray Spa,
- Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Hotel, Abdullah Al Sahmi Street, Diplomatic Quarter.
- Tel: 055 085 9933.
Gamers8 concert continuous
For its fifth weekend of August in Riyadh, the Gamers8 concert showcases local DJ Cosmicat and Lebanese singers Marshmello and Nancy Ajram. The show also features top Egyptian rapper Marwan Pablo.
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- NXT LVL Arena, Boulevard Riyadh City,
- 8 pm to 1 am.
- Book your tickets here.
- The price starts from SAR200.
AlUla summer of wellness
Hop on to a plane to AlUla for the weekend in Riyadh. Habitas AlUla invites guests to enjoy the summer with their new three-day wellness programs.
The eco-hotel collaborates with renowned health gurus with holiday packages, including sunrise trail hikes, power yoga, HIIT fitness training, and meditating under the stars to sound healing.
The programs include visits to heritage sites, like Hegra, the first Unesco site in Saudi Arabia, and the Old Town from Thursday to Sunday. Or, the guests can also chill out at the resort’s infinity pool.
The three-night Habitas AlUla villa’s Summer Wellness Workshop includes taxes and daily meals at Tama restaurant. It consists of a three-day wellness program and a guided sunrise hike.
- Thurs to Sun, until September 30.
- SAR4,500 per couple or SAR 3,600 per person.
- Habitas AlUla Summer Wellness Workshop.
- Book your stay here.
NOFA offers a great culinary and musical combination
Bring your family for dinner and live music at Nofa Riyadh. The Radisson Collection Resort Riyadh has weekend offers throughout August at its exquisite property with a great atmosphere and live music.
Dig into the international features of grilled meats, seafood, and rich desserts. What’s clever is that you don’t have to be a hotel guest to attend the live music nights.
- Thurs & Fri throughout August,
- 8 pm to midnight,
- Live Music Performance,
- A minimum charge of SAR250 per person.
- Nofa Resort Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel, Riyadh Makkah Highway, Exit 857, Riyadh, 66223.
- Tel: 011 521 2300 / 058 289 5714.
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August 12, Friday
La Brasserie Friday brunch
This August weekend in Riyadh, enjoy a leisurely brunch at La Brasserie. Here guests are offered a menu varying from delicious light appetizers to comforting main courses and desserts. There’s a fantastic array of live cooking stations on offer, too.
- La Brasserie, Friday Brunch,
- 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm,
- Al Faisaliah Hotel, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212.
- SAR397 per person.
- Tel: 011 273 2005.
Strawberry picking at a local farm
What’s better than eating red, juicy strawberries you picked for yourself? At Hanging Strawberry Gardens, you get to choose what you take home. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that you will remember for a long time.
- Hanging Strawberry Gardens, Al Amariah, Riyadh 13726,
- Fri 7 am to 10.30 am & 1.30 pm to sunset.
- SAR30 for each box of strawberries.
- Tel: 053 791 3881.
Idris Elba’s latest film, “Beast”
The “Beast” is a new thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters. They find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion, intent on proving he’s the apex predator of the savannah.
Elba plays the character of Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband. He returns to South Africa and meets his first wife on a safari trip with their daughters.
Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley) is the Safari manager, an old family friend, and a wildlife biologist. The holiday takes a dramatic turn as a fearsome fight for survival ensues.
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A vengeful lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.
August 13, Saturday
Therapeutic yoga magic
Improve your posture and, clear your mind, develop energy and vitality through therapeutic yoga.
Therapeutic yoga is a fusion of the most potent yoga postures, mobility and flexibility drills, corrective exercises, and myofascial release techniques to leave you feeling more open and comfortable in your own body and mind.
- Therapeutic Yoga Classes,
- Every Sat 11.30 am to 12.45 pm,
- Enchanted Art Centre, Al-Thumamah Valley St, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12214.
- Book your session here.
- SAR125 per class. Ladies only.
Bounce at the GO trampoline park
Are you looking for kid-friendly activities this weekend in Riyadh? GO family entertainment center has reopened at Sahara Mall.
The indoor playground boasts an indoor football field, bowling club, arcade games, and a soft play area. Let them leap and soar across the trampoline zones if you’ve got energetic kids.
- Sat to Wed 3 pm to 11 pm, Thurs & Fri 3 pm to midnight
- GO Non-Stop Fun,
- Sahara Mall, King Abdulaziz Road, and King Abdallah Road Intersection, Riyadh 12272.
- Tel: 055 123 1518.
Indulge your taste buds at the newest Japanese restaurant in town
The beautiful Sumosan’s sleek interior and buzzy dining space are the latest addition to Riyadh’s Japanese dining scene. The menu revolves around high-quality sushi, sashimi, and an innovative Japanese cuisine menu.
So come hungry – the thinly sliced sashimi served with a touch of citrus dressing, tuna, truffle rolls, and salmon rice pizza are some of the must-order dishes.
- Mon to Sat 6.30 pm to 12.30 am.
- Sumosan Riyadh, Laysen Valley, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Building 25, Riyadh 12329,
- Tel: 9200 21225.