From dinner with live entertainment to family-fun activities…
Looking for some activities to fill your weekend? We’ve got you covered. Riyadh’s social calendar is packed with things to do, from festivals to a Mediterranean feast and a DJ performing at one of the best restaurants in the city. Here is our pick of six great things to do in Riyadh this weekend.
Thursday January 13
1. Drift away at Autoville Riyadh
Calling all Fast & Furious fans. Here’s your chance to sit beside Fast & Furious live stunt drivers Michelle Westby and Jonathan Irwin in the famous Mona Lisa Nissan S15 and Nissan 350z from Tokyo Drift. Get ready to experience the thrill ride as a passenger in a supercar.
Tokyo Drift Ride Alongs, Autoville, Dirab Motor Park, Jabal Ajyad Rd, Dahiat Namar, Riyadh, until Jan 14, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm. SAR750 for the Tokyo Drift Ride Alongs and SAR100 for general entry. Buy your tickets here. @autoville_riyadh
2. Head to Billionaire for a perfect night out
Billionaire Riyadh is sure to give you one memorable night out with plenty of entertainment. Expect an exquisite dining experience of Italian and new-Asian dishes with an innovative live show that brings together music, dance, food, and drink in one glittering package. Plus, they’ve added a variety of new and exciting performances perfectly orchestrated to keep you entertained from 8pm to 12.30am from Mondays to Saturdays.
Billionaire Riyadh, Dabab St, Sulaimaniya, daily 7pm to 1am. Tel: 920 011 916. @billionaireriyadh
Friday January 14
3. Check out the Saudi Design Festival
The first Saudi Design Festival brings together local talent in the region to celebrate great design, connect, reimagine the future and cement Saudi’s presence on the global design map. There’s a wealth of exhibitions and events taking place, from an eco-friendly concept store to 3D canvases. You don’t want to miss this if you’re into contemporary arts.
Saudi Design Festival, JAX District, Diriyah, until Jan 29, 5pm onwards. SAR75 on weekends. @saudidesignfestival
4. Feel good vibes with DJ Don Edwardo
One of our favourite restaurants in Riyadh gets turned up with dance music from DJ Don Edwardo. So, head on over to Yauatcha’s rooftop for some party vibes as you tuck into an array of modern Chinese fare.
Saturday January 15
5. Enjoy Meraki’s Garden Brunch
End your weekend right with a leisurely garden brunch at Meraki. The menu will celebrate Mediterranean, family-style cooking in a warm and hospitable setting. Brunchers looking for a tipple can choose from Meraki’s innovative mocktail menu. We highly recommend the Poseidon, a unique combination of mandarin, lime and salty air foam.
Garden Brunch, Meraki, Al Moatasem Street, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212, every Sat, 1pm to 4pm. Tel: 9200 01050. @merakiriyadh
6. A family-fun day out at Ebda Adventure Park
Ebda Adventure Park offers fun-filled activities for kids of all ages. There is rock climbing, trampolining, and a fantastic play cage. Whip out your cameras and snap away as your brave kids tackle balancing beams and zip lines. Trainers are also on hand to help supervise the children.
Ebda Adventure Park, Boulevard Riyadh City, daily 4pm to 1am. @ebdaadventureparks