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7 great things to do in Riyadh this week: September 19 to 22

Here’s what’s going down this week…

There’s plenty of great things on the cards for everyone this week. Here are our top picks for things to do in Riyadh.

Sunday September 19

1. Eat some National Day donuts

Share the love and celebrate Saudi National Day this year by sending your nearest and dearest some bite-size delights to help spread the love and national spirit. Krispy Kreme has created a special National Day sleeve, in line with this year’s theme, for every box of donuts. Also, look out for its special offers – buy a dozen donuts and get the second box for half price.

Krispy Kreme, various locations including Kingdom Tower, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12271, Sat to Thurs 9am to 11pm & Fri 1pm to midnight. @krispykrememe

Monday September 20

2. Check out Decathlon’s first branch in Riyadh


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For everything you need to be living your best sporty life, just head to Decathlon Riyadh. The global sports equipment and apparel retailer has just opened in Al Hamra Mall. The store provides a range of footwear, apparel and equipment products for men, women, and kids from over 80 different sports. The best part of this store? The active stations around the store allow visitors to try the products out themselves (and squeeze in some fun and exercise) before making the purchase.

Decathlon Riyadh, Al Hamra Mall, King Faisal Dt., Riyadh 13215. @decathlonksa

3. Have a blast at a drive-in cinema

Drive-in cinemas are back in Riyadh. It does so much more than just show the best of Arabic and international films. It’s also a family-friendly, classic drive-in theatre experience that expands the boundaries of your wildest imagination and brings a nostalgic feeling. There’s also a whole range of food trucks serving classic cinema snacks and confectionary to complete your drive-in experience.

Muvi Cinemas Drive-In Riyadh, Al Aarid, Riyadh 13337. Book your tickets here.

Tuesday September 21

4. Naila Gallery celebrates National Day


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In celebration of the upcoming Saudi National Day, Naila Art Gallery will be showcasing artworks that sum up what National Day means to those who call the Kingdom home. The exhibition will also shed light on how far the country has come and the artists’ common aspirations for Saudi Arabia.

Naila Art Gallery, Takhassusi St, Al Mathar Ash Shamali, Riyadh 11564, Sat to Thurs 2pm to 10pm. Tel: 011 880 5352. @gallerynaila

5. Try Yauatcha’s National Day-inspired menu

From now to October 2, Yauatcha has specially created dishes that give a patriotic nod to the colours of the Saudi Arabia flag, as part of the National Day menu. The set menu begins with a rich chicken spinach soup, followed by a dim sum platter. For mains, the spicy chicken and steamed seabass with ginger sauce are best savoured with the egg white fried rice. Then, of course, there is always room for dessert, which comes in a striking green apple-shaped treat with caramelised apple filling.

Yauatcha Riyadh, Mode Al Faisaliah, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11433, daily 12.30pm to 11.30pm. SAR250 per person for the National Day set menu, with a minimum of two guests. Tel: 9200 06555. @yauatchariyadh

Wednesday September 22

6. Snag a seat at a women’s fashion show

Titled “Exceptional Women”, this fashion show features Saudi women’s clothing in a modern-heritage style. Also, expect live music by a well-known artist and a folk dance performance.

Exceptional Women Fashion Show, Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa, King Fahd Road, Exit 6, Durrat, Riyadh, 8pm to 12.30am. Ticket price ranges from SAR253 to SAR1,265 per person. Book your tickets here.

7. Pamper yourself at The Spa / Nail Shop’s latest branch


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Whether you seek a relaxation of mind, body, spirit or you simply want to be pampered, book a session at The Spa / Nail Shop’s new branch in U Walk. There’s the manicure and pedicure package, and the spa’s treatments include body scrubs, cooling facials, body massages, and more.

The Spa / Nail Shop, U Walk, An Nakheel, Riyadh 12373, Sat to Thurs 2pm to 10pm. Tel: 050 736 4908. @thespasa

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