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6 exciting things to do in Riyadh this weekend: July 29 to 31

Who’s ready for it?

Yay, the weekend is almost upon us. If you’re looking for things to do, we’ve rounded up our top picks to make the most of your weekend in the capital.

Thursday July 29

Raise a wing in honour of National Chicken Wing Day


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Ah, chicken wings – a diet staple that should be celebrated. Everyone knows that wings are a highlight of the Buffalo Wild Wings menu, which packs a punch with its flavours and seasonings. Definitely try the ‘Caribbean Jerk’ flavour, and maybe grab a black cherry limeade to enjoy with the wings. We suggest going to the Exit 7 branch as there’ll be a live DJ from 9pm to midnight.

Buffalo Wild Wings, various locations including King Fahd Branch Rd, As Sahafah, Riyadh 11564, daily 12.30pm to 2am. Tel: 9200 29902 & Exit 7, 4206 Northern Ring Branch Rd, Al Wadi, Riyadh 13313, Sat to Wed 12.30pm to 1am, Thurs & Fri 12.30pm to 2am. Tel: 011 810 9384. @bwwingsksa

Head to Roka for an unforgettable dining affair


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If you haven’t heard, the award-winning Japanese restaurant, Roka, is now open. Pull up a pew at the dining counter and watch as the chefs prepare dishes like paper-thin yellowtail sashimi with truffle yuzu dressing; the oh-so-delicious black cod miso; and plenty of skewers; sushi and crispy tempura.

Roka Riyadh, 5140 Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243, daily 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Tel: 9200 12327. @rokariyadhofficial

Friday July 30

Let the good times roll

Bowl, dine and unwind at Bob’s latest outlet at U Walk. Bob’s appeals to both kids and adults with an eight-lane bowling alley equipped with a variety of lighting effects and concert-volume sound. A family-friendly menu features everything from nachos and chicken quesadilla to burgers and steaks.

Bob’s, U Walk, Sat to Thurs 11am to 2am & Fri 2pm to 2am. Sar99 per person per game of bowling. Tel: 055 111 4286. @bobs.sa

Take the next step in your artistic journey


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Uncover your creativity at home with online art courses organised by Mawhub Art Gallery. Learn skills like oil painting, acrylic pouring art, decoupage, and still life sketching and shading. You will be guided by professionals and join a community of learners unlike any other.

Mawhub Art Gallery – Online Art Classes, Sar200 for four classes. Tel: 057 067 6036. @mawhub.arts

Saturday July 31

Indulge yourself in a spa day at Eforea Spa & Healthclub

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For times when we’re beyond exhausted and in dire need of rejuvenation, we troop to Eforea Spa & Healthclub. The calming cocoon located inside Hilton Riyadh Hotel offers a whole gamut of relaxing treatments. No matter if you’re enjoying a stress-relieving massage, or one of their signature facials to give your skin a boost, you’ll leave knot-free and glowing with buttery soft skin. End your luxe experience at the relaxation lounge or head to the steam room.

Eforea Spa & Healthclub, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, 6623 Eastern Ring Rd, Ghirnatah, Riyadh 13241, daily 9am to 9pm. Available for both women and men. Tel: 011 408 8686. @hiltonriyadh

Let’s head to the cinema


For a fun, family-friendly voyage, join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’. It’s a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element. Also, hitting the screens this week is ‘The Virtuoso’, a neo-noir crime thriller film about a professional assassin who takes a challenging small-town assignment.

Book your tickets here.