10 amazing things to do in Riyadh this week: March 27 to 30

What’s on this week…

Whether you’re after plays and musicals, a new restaurant, or ways to kickstart your week, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten amazing things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday March 27

1. Dine and socialise at BB Social


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BB Social Dining has officially opened its doors at huna Takhassusi. The mostly Asian-inspired menu is split into bites, bao, bowls and BBQ. Every dish is designed for sharing, which is where the “social dining” theme comes in. Everything here is tasty, from cauliflower popcorn and wagyu katsu to beef pho and Harissa lamb chops. Come hungry and come in a group to make sure you can work your way through as much as possible.

BB Social Dining, huna Takhassusi, Panorama Mall, Al Mathar Ash Shamali, Riyadh 12332, daily noon to midnight. @bbsaudi

2. Win exclusive Free Fire x BTS merchandise and take pictures with BTS

Free Fire x BTS

Garena Free Fire game is hosting exclusive on-ground activation zones at Riyadh Front to celebrate its collaboration with group pop icon BTS. BTS fans can look forward to taking pictures together with Free Fire x BTS elements on the special green-screen background photo booth. Visitors then can get the physical copy on-site and download the digital version, where they can edit with special BTS stickers. You can also play the ‘Spin The Wheel’ game to win exclusive Free Fire x BTS merchandise. To enter the booth, visitors must have registered an account on Free Fire. Pre-registrations are highly recommended as you are guaranteed quicker entry into the zone.

Free Fire x BTS Themed Activation Zone, Riyadh Front, until April 2. Download Free Fire on the Apple iOS App or Google Play store.

Monday March 28

3. Check out the Boulevard Riyadh City

The Riyadh Season is coming to an end soon. If you still haven’t been to Boulevard Riyadh City, the biggest entertainment zone for the Riyadh Season now’s the time to do so. What’s more, the General Entertainment Authority has announced that the entry fee from March 28 to 30 will be reduced to SAR25 only. So, come on down.

Boulevard Riyadh City, Hittin, Riyadh 13343, March 28-30, 4pm to 2am. SAR25 per person.  @riyadhseason

4. Shop Diesel’s new sustainable denim line

Diesel Library

Debuting for spring/summer 2022, Diesel Library is focusing on a genderless and new responsible evolution for the Diesel denim product category. The collection offers a wide range of evergreen and longer-lasting denim items, including trousers, jackets, tops, skirts, and more. Every piece in the Diesel Library is designed to minimise impact, incorporating responsibly sourced cotton and other environmentally preferred materials and trims, as well as washes and finishes designed to limit water and chemical usage. Its total denim looks are built to outlive trends and last for many years to come.

The collection will be available in Diesel stores worldwide and on diesel.com

Tuesday March 29

5. Watch the Swan Lake ballet


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Don’t miss this mesmerising classical ballet. With Tchaikovsky’s famous score, Swan Lake is a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy, and romance into four acts. It features Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form.

Swan Lake Ballet, Riyadh Front, Cultural Square, Stage A, Hall 3, March 29 to 31, 8pm to 10.30pm. The price starts from SAR200. Book your tickets here.

6. Pick a treatment and indulge

Sokoun spa

Soothe your stress and pamper yourself with relaxing spa treatments at the brand-new Sokoun Spa for women at Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya. Using only the best ingredients, the spa greets you with exotic scents of essential oils from the moment you arrive. The professional team is dedicated to giving you the best experience of your life. Be rest assured that you’re in good hands. The hotel also has a separate spa and fitness centre for men.

Sokoun Spa and Fitness Centre, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Olaya St, Riyadh 11433, Spa: daily 9am to 11pm, Gym: daily 6am to midnight. Tel: 011 288 1234. @hyattregencyriyadholaya

7. Be swept away by the magic of Broadway


Love Broadway musicals? Join four of Broadway’s top performers as they celebrate the world’s most famous plays and musicals like ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Cats’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and more.

Magnificient Broadway, Riyadh Front, Cultural Square, Stage C, Hall 3, March 29 to 31, 11.30pm to 12.30am. The price starts from SAR150. Book your tickets here.

Wednesday March 30

8. Score a strike at bowling

Gather some friends. A new bowling alley has opened at Villagio Mall. Beyond the six bowling lanes at Mr. Bowling, you can keep yourself entertained with the billiard table (SAR35 per hour) and VR game experiences (SAR50 for one person & SAR25 for two).

Mr. Bowling, Villagio Mall, Gate 6, Second Floor, Al Bathaa, daily 11am to midnight. SAR35 per game of bowling.

9. Indulge in ROKA’s special mocktail and dessert

ROKA Riyadh

Contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant, ROKA Riyadh, celebrates women throughout the month of March with a special mocktail made of raspberry, pomegranate, lychee, and rose foam. To add a sweet note to the celebration, ROKA offers the uniquely crafted dessert, a tasty mixture of chocolate and passion fruit sundae with 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

10. Enjoy a jazz musical

Jazz fans, you’re in for a treat. “A Jazzy Tale” musical showcases the evolution of jazz from its early days to our modern-day and its deep interconnection with humanity. You’ll enjoy classics by jazz legends, meticulous choreography inspired by the various jazz dance styles and scenography reflecting the different eras.

A Jazzy Tale, Riyadh Front, Cultural Square, Stage B, Hall 2, until March 31, 10pm to 11.30pm. The price starts from SAR100. Book your tickets here.

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