Music, Fitness, and lots more
Happy weekend. If music is your scene, check out an invite-only boutique music festival in Riyadh. There’s more this weekend, fitness classes, brunches, and breakfasts.
Here are six brilliant options this weekend in Riyadh.
May 5, Thursday
Boogie at the boutique music festival
This weekend in Riyadh, freaks of Nature, the boutique two-day dance music festival, arrives at Ammariyah. They feature local and international electronic music artists performing unique sets.
The festival has visual artists, an entertainment village, pop-up stores, and food vendors. There’s something for everyone. The tickets for the by-invitation-only music festival start from SAR700.
- Freaks of Nature, Ammariyah, 6 pm onwards, Thursday, May 5 to Frida, May 6, from SAR700.
Sweat it at Riyadh’s top studio
Were you looking for a new fitness class in Riyadh? Sign up to 1-Rebel, a top fitness studio from London? There’s currently an Eid promotion offering, SAR1,495, for two months of unlimited classes.
There’s a separate male club, Sahafa, in Orchid Center and the different female-only club called Rabi in Elite Center.
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Reshape, you can test your skills at Rebel’s signature ‘Rumble’ and ‘Reflex’ sessions at both studios. Rabi also has ‘Ride’ classes. Guys can checkout ‘Reshape’ at Sahafa.
- Two-month unlimited pass SAR1,495. 1rebel.com/sa
- 1Rebel, Orchid Center, for men
- Elite Center for ladies only
May 6, Friday
Sumptuous brunch; Riyadh’s best
If you are looking for an upmarket Friday brunch in Riyadh, Al Orjouan at The Ritz-Carlton is a sophisticated and cozy all-rounder.
Savor delicious Antipasti filled with a selection of cold cuts, smoked salmon, marinated vegetables, fresh patisseries, and a hearty spread of contemporary dishes and local delights.
Children get special-sized dishes.
- Friday Buffet Brunch noon to 5 pm.
- Sar325 for adults & Sar160 for children aged six to 12. Tel: 011 802 8333. @ritzcarltonruh
- Al Orjouan, The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, Makkah Al Mukarramah Rd, Al Hada Area, Riyadh 11493.
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Live, Egyptian star Tamer Hosny
Singer Tamer Hosny of Egypt performs live at Riyadh’s Abu baker Salem stage on May 6, Friday, as part of an Eid entertainment line-up.
The singer, actor, and producer, with 22 million Instagram followers, will perform his top hits, including Bent El Eh, Kol Mara, and Aktar Haga.
- Abu Baker Salem stage, Riyadh Boulevard, 8 pm onwards, Friday, May 6, from SAR 275.
May 7, Saturday
All-day breakfast at Chapter
This café offers you breakfast delights all day long. The light-filled, open venue is a lively hub of activity.
Locals keen to taste the renowned breakfast menu with their morning coffee swarm the café. There will likely be a queue, but it moves quickly.
- Daily 7 am to 6 pm. Tel: 050 231 2406. @chapter.sa
- Chapter 8113 Ath Thumamah Road, Ar-Rabi, Riyadh 13315 4083,
Cakes and sweets from The Baker Boys
Chocolate brownies, basque cheesecake, pecan pie, and baklava cheesecake. The Baker Boys is a new dessert shop in Riyadh.
Based in Rahmaniyyah The just-launched bakery delivers locally via the hunger-station app.