8 superb things to do in Riyadh this week: March 6 to 9

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 eight superb things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday March 6

1. Shop the PUMA x Batman limited-edition collection

PUMA x Batman collection

PUMA has joined forces with DC Comics to bring a full limited-edition collection to fans. Expect a whole range of sleek new looks, giving us Batman, Batmobile, and Bat emblem graphics and bringing them to various styles of accessories and ready-to-wear apparel products, including hoodies, T-shirts, T7 tracksuits, shorts, leggings, and hats.

PUMA x Batman collection

Also released as part of the collection are special Batman ULTRA and FUTURE Z football boots. Upcoming footwear pieces slated to launch later this year include a twist on the classic PUMA Suede, the Fierce 2 inspired by Selina Kyle’s Catwoman, a black RS-X with red accents, an all-black Mayze with red formstrip highlights, and two Court Rider styles that pay homage to Batman and Catwoman.

The PUMA x Batman collection will be available at PUMA.com, PUMA Stores and select retailers worldwide.

2. Check out a French stand-up comedy scene

What better way to have a good laugh than at stand-up comedy shows? The French Embassy is hosting a French live show featuring comedians Ayoub Marceau, Nino Arial, Charly Nyobe and Rodrigue, who will dominate the stage with a mic and quick wit.

French Embassy, Diplomatic Quarter, Mar 6, 8.15pm. SAR380 per person. For 18 years and above. Tel: 055 268 3049. @theriyadhcomedyclub

Monday March 7

3. A pampering session that will ease your stress away

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 also dedicated to giving you the best experience of your life. You’re in good hands. Pick a treatment and indulge. 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

4. Dine at COYA


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If you’re in the mood for ceviches and anticuchos, then let the newly opened COYA tempt your tastebuds. The restaurant is a showcase for belting Peruvian that’s joyously vibrant and flavourful – not simply the famous ceviches, but also grilled meats, colourful salads and much, much more. Look out for our review soon.

COYA Riyadh, 8710 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, As Sulimaniyah, 4237, Riyadh 12223, daily 1pm to 4pm & 6.30pm to midnight. Tel: 9200 10352. @coyariyadh

Tuesday March 8

5. Celebrate International Women’s Day at David Burke

March 8 marks Happy International Women’s Day. Ladies will get to enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne when you dine for breakfast or dinner at David Burke restaurants. Plus, you may receive roses, too.

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

6. Gather your girlfriends and set sail on a cruise

MSC Cruise

If you’re looking for a more relaxing way to celebrate with your girl squad, why not set sail with MSC Bellissima? Those aboard the four-night cruise will disembark on March 8 from Jeddah and travel to the beautiful Aqaba in Jordan. There will be some pretty awesome female-centric activations aboard the ship, including yoga sessions, fashion shows and non-stop entertainment. You can be sure an unforgettable trip is on the horizon. So, ship back and relax with your girls.

For more information, visit MSCcruisesksa.com. Price starts from SAR998. @msccruises_sa

Wednesday March 9

7. Indulge in ROKA’s special mocktail and dessert

ROKA Riyadh

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 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 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

8. Immerse yourself in art at Diriyah Biennale

Running until March 11, the biennale presents works of over 60 Saudi and international artists and explores the theme of social transformation. Don’t miss Richard Long’s ‘Red Earth Circle’ at the entrance, first made by the seminal British land artist in 1989, which is displayed alongside Maha Malluh’s ‘World Map’, where tapes of religious sermons have been coloured and assembled to create an image of the world, evoking both textile patterns and pixels.

Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, Jax District, Jax 01, 7120 Muhammad Ibn Rashid Al Uraini, Al Diriyah, Al Jadidah, 2598, Riyadh 13732. Until Mar 11, 2022. Sat to Thurs 11am to 11pm & Fri 2pm to 11pm. Reserve your ticket here.

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