Plan a fun-filled weekend. Were you looking for some weekend activities? Riyadh’s social calendar has got you covered with music, sports, and exciting restaurants.
Batman Is In Town
See the new Warner Bros Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson in the double role as Gotham City’s vigilante and his alter ego, the reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne. Batman investigates the city’s hidden corruption as the Riddler; a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures.
Explore The History of Arab-Islamic Art
The reopened Al-Faisal Museum for Arab-Islamic Art is showcasing 36 rare manuscripts. The exhibition titled “Asfar” is exhibiting “Kalila and Dimna” (1346), ancient animal fables translated into Arabic by Ibn Al-Maqaffa. A Mamluk-era 14th-century Qur’an from Cairo and a copy of the Qur’an printed in 1694 in Europe. The first Qur’an published in Europe was in the 15th century. The Museum has continued its permanent gallery, with 92 new pieces of Arab-Islamic art.
Admission is free. Al Faisal Museum, No. 38, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212 7390. Sat to Thurs, from 9 am to 9 pm.
Your bad hair days are gone. The frizzy and flat locks will be put to rest at Metanoia Spa, with their newly launched hair treatments and services. The Kevin Murphy scalp detox treatment at SAR168 leaves your hair silky-smooth and shiny. And why not the nails, too?
Metanoia Spa, Tel: 011 422 3314; 2123 Abdulwahid Ibn Ahmad, An Nakheel, 7385 Riyadh 12385. Sat & Mon to Thurs 11 am to 10 pm. Fri 1 pm to 10 pm. @metanoia_spa
Italian Restaurant Signor Sassi
The London-based iconic Italian restaurant is now open in the heart of Riyadh. Perfect for high-powered business lunches or a cozy date or celebrations for weekends. Signor Sassi features classic Italian food with elegant décor. From succulent meat dishes, delicate antipasti, and traditional pasta to beautifully served seafood.
Riyadh Signor Sassi. 2605 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12234.
Daily 1 pm to 4 pm, and 6.30 pm 12.30 am. Tel: 9200 11877. @signorsassiriyadh
The Riyadh Marathon
The race day is almost here. The participants and visitors will enjoy a weekend full of activities and great music by MDLBeast at the Marathon Village.
Fees start from SAR79. Riyadh Marathon. 2022, King Saud University, March 4 & 5, 6 am to 11 pm.
To register, visit Riyadhmarathon.org @riyadhmarathon_
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Enjoy Arabic Indie and Alternative Music
Arab-Indie music fans, cannot miss the inaugural Wasla Music Festival in Riyadh. The line-up of indie and alternative artists, including Egyptian rock legends Cairokee, indie pop and folklore sensation Hamza Namira, and world-famous Algerian singer-songwriter Souad Massi. Bring a mat to sit on the grass, and a warm coat.
Wasla Music Festival. The Hidden Valley, Khayalat Abu Suwaytif 13923, Riyadh.
March 4 & 5, 7.30 pm. The ticket price starts from SAR250. waslafestival.co
Moroccan Food at Its Best
Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya’s 56th Avenue Diner hosts Casablanca Night specials every Friday. Experience exotic and traditional spices and seasonings – from garlicky hummus and plenty of sweet mint tea to flavorful tagines and fall-off-the-bone, tender lamb shank. Moroccan-style lanterns, rugs, and cushions are scattered throughout, creating an atmosphere comparable to an old home in Morocco.
Hyatt Regency, 56th Avenue Diner, Riyadh Olaya, Every Friday till March 25, 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
SAR256 per person, half price for children six to 12 years.
Reservations via online booking. Tel: 053 341 1234. @56thavenuediner
The Turkish Spring Festival
The one-day-only Spring Festival at the Turkish Embassy in DQ is back. A variety of traditional goods and handicrafts will be on display. Plus, you’ll get to sample an assortment of Turkish delicacies.
Turkish Spring Festival. Turkish Embassy, Diplomatic Quarter. March 5, 1 pm to 5 pm.
SAR25 per person, free for kids under ten years old.
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The Biggest Perfume Expo
As part of the Riyadh Season festivities, the exhibition showcases more than 200 regional and international brands. You’ll get to witness the launch of new scents from various brands for the first time and have the opportunity to create a fragrance of your choice.
The Perfume Expo, Riyadh Front, until March 14, from 1 pm. The ticket price starts from SAR25. Book your tickets here.
ROKA’s Dessert and Special Mocktail
ROKA Riyadh celebrates women during this month of March with a unique mocktail and a special dessert. The award-winning restaurant’s Rozu-de-zato is a curated drink of pomegranate, raspberry, lychee juice, and rose foam. As a sweet note to the celebration, ROKA has crafted delicious chocolate and passion fruit sundaes dusted with cocoa crumble and served with coconut sorbet.
ROKA. Tel: 9200 12327.
5140 Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243 7053.Sun to Wed 1 pm to & 6.30 pm to midnight, Thurs to Sat 1 pm to 12.30 am. @rokariyadhofficial
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