Grab your pals and chill out with shisha…

Love a good shisha session? Whether you’re down for wacky new flavours or something more authentic, we’ve narrowed down these spots with beautiful outdoor terraces that you can head to the next time you’re out with friends or family.

Al Balcon

Al Balcon

Embrace blissful poolside evenings at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh’s new shisha lounge, Al Balcon. Located on the first floor of the well renowned Kingdom Tower, the casually chic outdoor poolside lounge transports guests away from the buzz of the busy city.

An ideal place to wind down and catch up with friends over sunset drinks or dinner, Al Balcon guests can choose from its tempting menu, including delectable mezze, mini chicken shawarma, beef sliders and tasty indulgences such as rose water mahalabiya and mango coconut panna cotta.

The shisha offerings include traditional favourites such as double apple, grape or mint, to the more exotic, including watermelon or mastica gum fakher, among others. It sure sounds like the perfect ending to a workday.

Al Balcon, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, Hugayat Tower, 9597 Al Urubah Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12214, Weekdays 6pm to 1am, Weekends 6pm to 3am. Tel: 011 211 5500. @fsriyadh



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Chifty’s outdoor terrace offers picturesque views of the cityscape, where you can truly enjoy the spirit of the evening mood blending with the vibrant city. Head here for delicious dishes and live music performances, coupled with the best of aromatised shisha under the illuminated open lounge.

Chifty, 5802 6134 Makkah Al Mukarramah Branch Road, Umm Al Hamam Al Sharqi, Riyadh 12321, Mon, Wed to Fri 8am to 4pm & 7pm to 1am, Tues, Sat to Sun 8am to 4pm & 7pm to midnight. Tel: 050 665 3660.

Don Puro


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Located on the ground floor of Ascott Rafal Olaya hotel, Don Puro’s sleek and contemporary design creates the perfect background for a relaxing evening. The classy shisha lounge offers 13 shisha flavours, such as lemon mint, candy drops and cinnamon gum. So, just sit back and smoke up while indulging in the mouth-watering array of international and continental cuisines.

Don Puro, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, As Sahafah, Riyadh 11496, Sat to Wed 5pm to 12.30am & Thurs to Fri 5pm to 2.30am. Tel: 050 064 7090. @donpuro.ksa

Elevate Lounge


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Looking for a chilled spot to smoke shisha? Elevate’s laid-back atmosphere, complete with its intimate terrace, makes it an ideal hideout from the hustle and bustle of the city. Once you’re settled in, choose from its range of classic fruit flavours, and enjoy a comfortable night puffing away on its pipes.

Elevate Lounge, Levels Mall, Northern Ring Rd, Almasiaf, Riyadh 11564, daily 6pm to 3am. Tel: 011 200 0044.

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