6 wonderful things to do in Riyadh this week: February 27 to March 2
What’s on this week…
Whether you’re after a new restaurant or ways to kickstart your week, we have got you covered. Here are six wonderful things to do in Riyadh this week.
Sunday February 27
1. Visit the Saudi-Kyrgyz exhibition
Organised by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic, the exhibition aims to develop bilateral relations through several events. These will include a business forum, an array of Kyrgyz products, tourism promotion, and mass cultural events. There will also be a host of entertainment, such as a special concert with the Kyrgyz folklore ensemble, opera, works of masters and artisans, and the storytelling of the Epic Manas, a classic centrepiece of Kyrgyz literature.
Saudi-Kyrgyz Exhibition, Digital City, Gate 4, Towers Square, Plaza, Riyadh, until February 27, 4pm to 10pm. The entrance is free.
Monday February 28
2. Check out this new variety store that’s like no other
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Flying Tiger, which was founded in Copenhagen in 1995, opened its first KSA store in Riyadh last week. Located at Al Nakheel Mall, the newest Flying Tiger location is filled with incredibly adorable, clever, and/or useful items. For those of you who haven’t experienced the joy of a Flying Tiger store, the global Danish design store doesn’t just sell stuff. They want to surprise you, inspire you and make you smile, which is why their product lines encourage play, creativity, and social interaction. So, to them, it is not just a ball; it’s the ball game you play with your loved ones that counts.
Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Al Nakheel Mall, Sat to Thurs 9.30am to 11.30pm & Fri 3pm to 11.30pm. @flyingtigerksa
3. Make your way to Riyadh Oasis
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It’s your last chance to dine on dishes from some top international restaurants at Riyadh Oasis. Among them is Dubai’s beloved Greek dining concept, OPA. In signature Opa style, the venue features charming white interiors, traditional music of the islands, plus Zorba dancing and Greek plate smashing. The flavourfully diverse menu will feature OPA’s most renowned dishes, like a buttery Kleftiko – a braised lamb shoulder; OPA salad; fresh fish dishes and traditional Hellenic pastries.
Oasis Riyadh, until February 28. Reservations can be made via The Chefz app. @oasiszonesa
Tuesday March 1
4. Shop noon’s first Big Yellow Sale of the year
Save up to seventy per cent on thousands of items from electronics, home, beauty, and fashion on noon.com. Enjoy price drops on the latest Sony Playstation 5 and mobile phones. Prices for baby essentials will also be reduced to one riyal, and smart home security cameras will be available from SAR99 during the Big Yellow Sale. noon provides efficient next-day delivery services and guaranteed quality from a wide range of trusted retail partners. Plus, SABB customers can enjoy twenty per cent off for orders over SAR200. So, get shopping.
Big Yellow Sale, Until March 2. Noon.com
5. Get your tickets to see the Dog movie
Everyone loves a good dog movie, and if you add Channing Tatum, it’s a must-watch. Putting military working dogs in the spotlight, “Dog” is about the relationship between Army Ranger Briggs (Tatum) and Lulu, a Belgian Malinois. Tatum’s character is tasked with transporting the canine soldier to her former handler’s funeral in a comedic and tumultuous race down the Pacific Coast.
Dog, Comedy, Rating R12, 1h 40min. Book your tickets here.
Wednesday March 2
6. ROKA Riyadh celebrates women with a special mocktail and dessert
In celebration of international women’s day and mother’s day, contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant, ROKA Riyadh, celebrates women throughout the month of March with a special mocktail and a unique dessert. The award-winning restaurant is rolling out rozu dezato, a curated drink made of raspberry, pomegranate, lychee, and rose foam for this occasion. To add a sweet note to the celebration, ROKA offers the uniquely crafted konattsu-iri chokorēto to passhonfurūtsu no sandē dessert, a tasty mixture of chocolate and passion fruit sundae with a touch of cocoa crumble served with coconut sorbet.
ROKA, 5140 Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243 7053, Sun to Wed 1pm to 4.30pm & 6.30pm to midnight, Thurs to Sat 1pm to 12.30am. Tel: 9200 12327. @rokariyadhofficial
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