From leading art galleries to comedy clubs to exquisite culinary experiences…

The countdown to the launch of Hayy Jameel, a breath-taking 17,000 square metres centre, opening in Jeddah, is ongoing – and more exciting details about what can be expected in the inaugural season have been revealed.

The first wave of the homegrown partner tenants joining the creative space during its opening season this winter has now been confirmed.

The carefully curated Hayy Residents list covers a very broad range of concepts from fields of art, design, culinary arts, publishing, and a lot more.

Expect a new take to a leading contemporary art gallery

Athr, one of the most iconic contemporary art galleries of Saudi Arabia, will bring a new gallery experience to Hayy Jameel. Look forward to immersive, multi-sensory installations by Superblue.

There’s also a comedy club

Al Comedy Club, Saudi Arabia’s first comedy club, established by stand-up comedian Yaser Baker in 2012, is bringing a performance venue and a space for interactive workshops designed by industry professionals to develop a new generation of storytellers.

Check out some of the best homegrown design houses

Al Mohtaraf is a multi-disciplinary design house that offers over 35 years of editorial design, branding, and corporate identity expertise. Another design studio setting base at Hayy Jameel is Jeddah-based Dahr by architect and furniture designer Albara Osama Saimaldahar. Saimaldahar focuses on materials from the country’s natural landscape, marrying elements of craft with architecture. In addition, Hayy Jameel will see the launch of Riwaq, Dahr’s first permanent location and site for collaborations with local and international brands and designers.

You’ll have access to local and regional designers

 

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Homegrown Market, a Jeddah-based concept store and online platform for budding designers, will also host a lot of independent brands. Expect everything from fashion and beauty to hand-crafted accessories to even culinary works of art.

Sign up for classes at the baking institute

Aysh Academy, founded by pastry chef Sumaia Showail, who has trained with world-renowned chefs, brings baking workshops to Jeddah. It aims to modernise the traditional approach to baking.

In addition to the Hayy Residents, there will also be other creatives spaces and programs and even a cinema.

Visit: artjameel.org / @hayyjameel

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