Riyadh’s events and happenings to mark International Women’s Day…

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on March 8. The day pays tribute to the accomplishments and achievements of women around the world.

If you’re planning to celebrate and inspire the leading ladies in your life, here are six of the best places to commemorate IWD in Riyadh. From sparking meaningful conversation to having a pampering session and serving lush mocktails, we’ll help you prep for a get-together or a soiree that will leave everyone feeling confident, energised, and empowered. Ready?

AlMashtal Space

Saudi Women Stories, the first storytelling and women’s empowerment platform in Saudi Arabia, is hosting a panel event celebrating women in tech. Join founder & CEO of Saudi Women Stories, Sheikha Aldosary, as she chairs a discussion with two inspiring women who have made waves in the tech world. The panel of experts will discuss “Women in Technology and Digital Sphere: Breaking the Bias in Saudi Arabia”.

Almashtal Creative Space, Diplomatic Quarter, P Street, Riyadh 12523. March 8, 5pm to 7pm. Please RSVP to [email protected] @saudiwomenstories

David Burke

Local favourite David Burke invites diners to raise a glass to influential women. Not only will ladies get to enjoy a complimentary glass of Saudi champagne when you dine for breakfast or dinner at any of the restaurants, but you’ll also receive roses.

David Burke, two locations: Riyadh Front, Gate 3, Sat to Wed 8am to midnight, Thurs & Fri 8am to 12.30am, Tel: 050 062 0101 & The Zone, Gate 2, Sat to Wed 8am to midnight, Thurs & Fri 8am to 1am. Tel: 011 210 2080. @davidburkeksa

Lakum Artspace

 

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The British Embassy in Riyadh, in collaboration with Lakum Artspace – and in alignment with the 2030 vision of empowering women – announces an amazing art exhibition by 20 Saudi female artists from Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar and Abha on their ‘Impressions of the UK’. Come and celebrate their art and their bright future.

‘Impressions of the UK’ Art Exhibition, Lakum Artspace, Al Urubah Branch Road, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Riyadh 12328, March 7, 7pm to 9pm, March 8 & 9, 10am to 9pm. @lakumartspace

ROKA

ROKA Riyadh

Take a trip to ROKA and celebrate IWD with its special mocktail of raspberry, pomegranate, lychee, and rose foam. Sweet tooths can also delight in their uniquely crafted dessert, a tasty mixture of chocolate and passion fruit sundae with a touch of cocoa crumble served with coconut sorbet. The special mocktail and dessert are available throughout the month of March.

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

Spa Station

 

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Pamper yourself with some relaxing beauty services and enjoy self-indulgence. To celebrate IWD, the gorgeous humans at Spa Station are offering manicures and pedicures for just SAR150 in the comfort of your home.

Spa Station, the offer is valid for March 8 only. Tel: 054 433 9920. @spa_station

Yauatcha

 

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Make a reservation at Yauatcha on March 8, where DJ Pink Bunny will be whipping up a lively atmosphere with her music playlist from 8pm to midnight. Plus, the ladies in your party will get to enjoy the special “Women at Cha” set menu. The celebrations at Yauatcha don’t just stop there. Ladies will be pleased to know that the curated menu is available till March 12, and you get to enjoy a 25 per cent discount every Monday till the end of March in celebration of IWD.

Yauatcha Riyadh, Mode Mall, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11433. Women at Cha set menu is available from March 8 to 12. Book your table here. @yauatchariyadh

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