Who’s ready for the weekend?

The weekend is here and there’s a lot happening in Jeddah to help you rewind and recharge. Here are five interesting things you can do this weekend in Jeddah.

Thursday October 28

1. Watch one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest rapper perform live

Saudi Arabian rapper, Dr Fire, is performing live at Jeddah’s hottest place for gigs right now, The Music Space, this weekend. The Music Space also serves delicious food and beverages – who doesn’t want a great musical experience while dining in style? Tickets are currently still available and can be bought online. He will perform on both Thursday and Friday.

The Music Space, An Nahdah Jeddah, tickets starting at SAR150, doors open 9 PM. 055 567 0337. @themusicspace.ksa

Friday October 29

2. Catch a Cinema Al Hara screening

 

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It’s the last weekend to catch a public screening for Cinema Al-Hara, the first-of-its-kind community outreach program by Red Sea International Film Festival, bringing movies and workshops on filmmaking to various neighborhoods of Jeddah.

Check out their instagram page for updates and on where you can find the next screening.

3. Have a unique coffee shop experience

 

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There are so many unique coffee shops in Jeddah that it takes a lot for one to stand out, but Tamped manages to accomplish it. If great coffees, a whole range of mojitos, and delicious sandwiches isn’t enough to excite you – you should check out their ‘private coffee rooms’. The coffee shop has a public seating area as well as an option to book one of their private room which are great when you want to hang out with a group of friends but want to skip the crowd. The rooms are comfortable, luxurious, and can easily accommodate at least half a dozen friends.

Tamped, Al Hamra Jeddah, Sat to Thurs 7.30am to 2am, Fri 1pm to 2am. 054 422 2726. @tamped.sa

Saturday October 30

4. Enjoy a ladies-only beach day 

Ladies, this one is for you. Pick and drop service, welcome beverages, snacks, an air-conditioned relaxation room, and a view of the beautiful Red Sea, and a buffet dinner to wrap up the evening – is there a more relaxing way to spend the weekend? The beach trip is being arranged by Let’s Go, a local tourism and events agency. You can find more details on their Instagram page.

5. Experience a larger-than-life Turkish cuisine

Khayal, the biggest Turkish restaurant in Saudi Arabia, serves an authentic Turkish cuisine and is a meat-lover’s galore. You can order meter long kebabs (ideal for sharing but if you think you have it in you to handle one all on your own, go for it) and delicious kunafahs. Perfect cheat day meal.

Khayal, Amir Sultan Road, Jeddah, 24 hours. Tel: 012 662 9999 @khayalrest