What’s on this week…7 leisure things to do
Discover the best Riyadh has to offer over the weekend and more. A new art exhibition is on offer and a restaurant with live entertainment that you will enjoy. And a summer camp to keep the children busy.
Here are seven leisure things to do in Riyadh this week.
July 17 Sunday
Pamper your tresses
Al Manahil Salon’s hair experts will make you happy with the result for ladies who want a complete color change or a quick trim. Plus, you get a free hair trim every Sunday with any hair services.
- Sat to Thurs 10 am to 9 pm & Fri 2 pm to 9 pm.
- Al Manahil, Diplomatic Square, Ibn Zahr Street, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12512,
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The Jax Arts Festival
Admire interactive art from artworks motivated by Saudi history and local culture and a video display of art and sound with the visuals of a voyage through the Kingdom’s different regions and the Italian Renaissance.
The festival has six exhibitions based on the five senses: touch, smell, taste, hearing, and sight. There are musical performances partnered with International and local restaurants.
- Free entry, until July 23, 5 pm to midnight
- Jax Arts Festival, Diriyah Biennale Foundation,
- Book your tickets here.
July 18 Monday
Boxing camp for children
A budding little boxer in the family? It’s time to sign the young champ for the SPNBX junior boxing summer camp. SPNBX is a Fitness Studio.
The budding champions get a great workout and learn boxing fundamentals. The center infuses self-discipline and mental focus in the children. It is a fun and engaging session.
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- For ages ten to 13. Charges SAR1889 per child,
- Boys’ camp on Mon & Wed 2 pm to 3 pm.
- Girls’ camp on Sun & Tues 1 pm to 2 pm.
- SPNBX Fitness Studio,
- Junior Boxing Summer Camp, Turki AlAwwal Road, Al Mohammadiyyah, Riyadh 12362.
- Tel: 050 484 4491.
July 19 Tuesday
Buffet lunch at Fairmont’s The 365
Torn between sushi, pasta, and Mexican food? The 365 at Fairmont Riyadh Hotel serves a variety of international and local favorites.
The variety comes with unlimited servings of meat skewers, seafood, biryani, and burritos. People with sweet tooth will love their honey cakes, berry panna cotta, and tarts.
- The 365
- Lunch 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Fairmont Riyadh.
- Business Gate Qurtubah Area, Riyadh 11552.
- Tel: 011 826 2626.
Learn to dance the salsa
Salsa classes are fun and full of energy. They are a fantastic way to improve your fitness and grow your confidence. All this and you improve your dance skills at the same time.
Salsa Riyadh Dance is offering a one-day boot camp for enthusiastic beginners on July 22. This is a must-avail opportunity for anyone keen on giving salsa dancing a go.
You will move from basic steps and foot patterns of salsa, basic turns, and change of positions, individually and in couples.
- Salsa Riyadh Dance,
- Al Nada District.
- Sign up here.
- For ages 20 to 38.
July 20 Wednesday
Craft and pottery
Bring your friends and try your hands at the potter’s wheel in a relaxed and fun environment. Keramos Studio specializes in making and selling art clay and craft items.
These pieces are reminiscent of Saudi folk heritage and Islamic art. The studio offers one-day and five-day workshops for children, women, and men.
The classes teach an excellent mix of pottery techniques so you can make your own vase, cup, or bowl.
- Wed to Sat 2 pm to 11 pm. Keramos Studio,
- Uthman Ibn Affan Road, An Narjis, Riyadh 11564,
- Tel: 055 433 9469.
Shadow Lounge; dinner and show
Takhassousi, Shadow Lounge combines wonderfully simplicity and elegance to create an atmosphere everyone can enjoy. You’ll enjoy their live shows by global artists.
These include singers, saxophonists, and dancers. Dinner tables afford the finest possible view, and a menu ranging from burgers, steaks, risotto, and pasta accompany the entertainment.
- Live shows start at 9 pm from Mon to Sat.
- Sat to Wed 4.30 pm to 1.30 am, Thurs & Fri 5.30 pm to 2.30 am.
- Shadow Lounge.
- Al Takhassousi, Al Mohammadiyyah, Riyadh 12362,
- You can make Reservations via The Chefz app.