Riyadh Weekend This August From 4 to 6

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Ten exciting activities for your Riyadh weekend in August. Plan a ladies night out, art exhibition, concerts, Arabic movie, hangout for teens.

Ten fun activities in Riyadh this first weekend of August.

Here are ten exciting activities for your Riyadh weekend this August. If you’re in Riyadh, you are in the right place to plan a ladies night out.

Explore the Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal Hotel or Syrup Lounge. Then, there are the art exhibition, concerts, a fabulous Arabic movie, and a hip new hang out for teens.

August 4 Thursday

The Misk art exhibition 

The exhibition philosophically ponders your home, earth, and fondest memories.

“Re-appearing Imaginaries” showcases 11 artists from various backgrounds exploring different mediums that examine what it means to slow down.

The exhibits mull what ‘home’ means to different people. It highlights the stress of losing valuable information – and the finite existence of the person.

  • Re-appearing Imaginaries Exhibition,
  • Until August 15,
  • Sat to Thurs 4 pm to 10 pm,
  • Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall.
  • @miskartexhibition

Fifty percent off buffet dinner for ladies

Bring your girlfriends to the Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal Hotel and enjoy the Ladies’ Night offer.

Every Thursday, you ladies get 50 percent off on the dinner buffet. Enjoy a sumptuous spread of Middle Eastern and international dishes.

  • Ladies Night,
  • Every Thurs, 7 pm to 10.30 pm,
  • Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal Hotel, Old Airport Road, Al Wizarat, Riyadh 11484.
  • Tel: 011 874 9200.
  • @crowneplazaminhal 

The Gamers8 concert. It’s playing on

In Riyadh, this August weekend’s top four stars at the Gamers8 concert are Saudi Arabia’s fastest-rising star, Dafencii, Egyptian rapper Afroto, and globally acclaimed Wizkid, a singer and songwriter.

Additional features are DJs B2B, Afrojack, and R3HAB, a multi-platinum DJ producer.

  • Gamers8,
  • NXT LVL Arena, Boulevard Riyadh City,
  • 7.15 pm to 1 am.
  • Book your tickets here.
  • The price starts from SAR150.
  • @gamers8_en

August 5 Friday

Have a spa day; Recharge and unwind

Reserve your spa spot and make it your perfect getaway at the Shaza Afiya wellness center at Shaza Riyadh hotel.

Pamper yourself with a body massage and hydrating facials. Top off the massage with manicures, pedicures, or other offerings. The spa offers additional features like jacuzzis, sauna, and snacks.

  • Ladies’ Spa, Shaza Afiya Wellness Center,
  • Daily 9 am to 6 pm. 
  • Shaza Riyadh, Eastern Ring Branch Rd, Al Jazirah, Riyadh 14251.
  • Tel: 011 834 9000.
  • @shazariyadh

Beat the Heat with Yauatcha’s ice cream

Yauatcha’s creamy ice cream is shaking things up. It has introduced its wonderfully new creamy flavors like pecan coffee, hazelnut, pistachio, and date.

But their honeycomb vanilla will more than satisfy a sweet tooth for that extra oomph and indulgent feel.

  • Yauatcha Riyadh, Mode Mall,
  • Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212,
  • Daily noon to midnight.
  • Tel: 9200 06555.
  • @yauatchariyadh

You can’t miss this Arabic movie. Watch it at VOX Cinemas

Egyptian action-comedy, 3amohom, has enjoyed the biggest box office opening ever for an Arabic movie in Saudi Arabia.

To those who have not seen it yet, the film is about a boxer and sports coach, Sultan, played by Mohamed Emam.

Sultan is in a romantic relationship with Ghalia (Huda Al-Mufti), who works with his friend Saeed (Mohamed Salam) in a sports center.

They happen to save the life of Hajj (Sayed Ragab), and then they discover a dollar counterfeiting operation. The film is a must-see flick, don’t miss it.

August 6 Saturday 

Enjoy a Cuppa at a bookstore

The Quaint little bookshop is tucked away at the Back Yard complex of the Book Club. It carries an assortment of books.

Recommended: Top Ten Books Of All Time

Its abundant natural light and takeaway coffee cause you to stay and browse. It only sells Arabic titles. You can hang out, bring your favorite book, and grab a cuppa.

  • Book Club, Back Yard,
  • King Abdul Aziz Branch Rd, Al Yasmin,
  • Fri 4 pm to 11 pm, Sat to Thurs noon to 11 pm.
  • Tel: 059 527 1745.
  • @book_club77

Enjoy your your teen days out

Want more things to do with kids in Riyadh? Are they moping around the house complaining about running out of stuff to do?

Then, check out this newly opened spot in Qurtubah. Teen’s Area features exciting and thrilling activities such as roller-skating, trampolines, bowling, laser tags, and VR to keep them occupied.

  • Teen’s Area,
  • Qurtubah, Riyadh,
  • Daily 6 pm to 2 am.
  • @teens_ksa

Italian mocktails, savor the heritage and the art

Il Baretto Riyadh’s show-stopping bar boasts some genuinely fantastic mocktails. The signature mocktail, ‘Dante,’ is the essence of Italian heritage, art, and culture.

The legendary Italian poet Dante Alighieri inspires the signature drink. The Gianni Politi, another resonant concoction, references the contemporary artist behind the painting ‘Roma Roma Roma.’

The artwork hangs in the restaurant’s main dining room. Other signature cocktail highlights are Muse, a delicate cocktail made of Bôtan Citrus, lavender syrup, and lemon juice.

Lussuria, a layered, spicy beverage, and Firenze, with ingredients like melon cordial and chamomile lime. 

  • Il Baretto Riyadh,
  • King Abdullah Financial District, KAFD 5.08, Riyadh 13519,
  • Sun to Wed 12.30 pm to 4 pm & 7 pm to midnight,
  • Thurs to Sat 1 pm to 4.30 pm & 7 pm to midnight.
  • @ilbarettosa

Have a ladies night out at the Syrup Lounge

Bring your friends, and put on your party best for a fun night at Syrup Lounge. Ladies get to enjoy multiple activities, karaoke singing, games, Henna drawing, and taking memorable photos in the photo booth.

  • Ladies Night,
  • Aug 6, 9 pm to midnight,
  • Syrup Lounge, 9038 Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Road, An Narjis, Riyadh 13324.
  • Early Bird Price SAR75 & Regular Price SAR100.
  • Tel: 011 228 8006.
  • @syrupllc

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