6 super fun things to do in Riyadh this weekend: September 30 to October 2

From an outdoor go-karting to a hearty lunch…

The weekend is almost here. In case you have not made any plans yet, we’ve rounded up some of the best things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

Thursday September 30

Unleash your inner diva and join the chair dance workshop


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Ladies, it’s time to strut it at this exciting chair dance workshop. In the 90-minute session, you will learn the basics of using a chair as a prop in dancing and explore your body by expressing emotion through movement. So, jump into the hot seat and feel the burn as you work your way through this easy-to-follow dance form.

Syrup Lounge, 9038 Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Road, An Narjis, Riyadh 13324, 7pm to 8.30pm. SAR170 (includes one drink) per person. Book your tickets here. Tel: 011 22 88 006. @syruplounge

Race at an outdoor karting track


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Racing here is the real deal, and you have the choice between various karts to match your skills, from 9hp to 13hp karts. In addition, the track is entirely outdoors, so you can race exactly as the racing gods intended – under glowing floodlights.

FunXtreme Go-Karting, Dirab Park, Jabal Ajyad Rd, Dahiat Namar, Riyadh 14977, Tues to Sat 6pm to midnight. Price starts from SAR90 per person. Tel: 058 379 9955. @funxtreme

Friday October 1

Weekend lunch at Billionaire

Savour a delicious lunch at this hotspot and get a taste of luxury dining with a twist. Packed with fabulous fare bursting with flavour, the menu features contemporary Italian and new-Asian dishes. So, bring along friends and family and toast to a fine experience with great food and chilled-out vibes.

Billionaire Riyadh, Dabab St, Sulaimaniya, Riyadh 12243, Every Fri & Sat from 1pm. Tel: 9200 11916. @billionaireriyadh

Get your game on

This board game café is where you can have drinks, buy quirky figurines, and of course, play funky board and card games. Whether you fancy a game of Dungeons & Dragons or want to channel your inner spy with Codenames Pictures, this place has it all. Look out for their weekly tournaments, too.

TCG Master, 7529 Al Muhandis Masaid Al Anqari, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12245, daily 5pm to 1am. Tel: 011 269 0299. @tcgmastersa

Saturday October 2

Enjoy ancient healing practices of the soothing sound bath with a cacao ceremony

Spend the morning immersed in the rhythm of togetherness. Take part in the sacred Cacao ceremony, yoga, and breathing exercises while enjoying the sound bath of gongs, drums and singing bowls. This session is designed to be an intimate and transformative healing circle, creating a safe space for a deep encounter with yourself. You get to switch off and retreat inwards, helping you learn more about yourself and understand where you are and where you’re headed.

Into, 4395 Prince Muhammad Ibn Saad Ibn Abdulaziz Rd, Riyadh 13516, 10am to 1pm. Ladies only. SAR800 per person. Tel: 011 206 0303. @into_ksa

Catch the theatrical production Treasure Island

Set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cut-throat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition. Filled with unforgettable characters, including Long John Silver, the most famous pirate of them all, Treasure Island comes alive as an epic theatrical adaptation of one of the world’s great adventure stories.

Treasure Island, Princess Nourah University Hall, Airport Road, King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh 11564, October 2 to 4, 8pm to 11pm. Ticket price starts from SAR200 per person. Book your tickets here.

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