Bring on the weekend…  

Whether you’re after a culture fix or cool exercise classes – a yoga-meets-cycling one? – there are plenty of great things to do in Jeddah this weekend. Here’s our top picks.

Thursday 28 April

Get a dose of culture at ATHR Gallery

 

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When you want to get a crash course in the local art scene, visit ATHR Gallery. Maan Editions Round Two is its current exhibition, and it is on a mission to make art more accessible and gives emerging artists a platform. Do your part by visiting the exhibition or buying an artwork.

ATHR Gallery, 5th Floor, Office Tower Serafi Mega Mall Street, Jeddah, 10am to 2pm, 5pm to 9pm Sun to Thu, 3pm to 9pm Sat. Tel: (0)12 284 5009, athrart.com

Try a pole strength class

 

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Get your sweat on at a pole strength class – all levels are welcome at Loca Studios. The founders are keen for you to have a great time, as they’ve gone so far as to label themselves as the happiest gym on Earth. Put a smile on your face and try out the 60-minute class with Ghadah Alturk. If you’re keen to join a class, you can get a membership ranging from seven days to one year, and one-off passes for a class.

Loca Studios, Al Mohammadiyyah, Jeddah, from SAR74.75, 10pm Apr 28. locastudios.com

Friday 29 April

Try the new tea menu at Koa

 

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Pinkies at the ready, Koa have launched a new afternoon tea menu. Sip your way through the lovely blends while admiring the interiors, which look like something straight out of Architectural Digest. Love a good cuppa? Make your way down between 2pm and 6pm daily. This gets the double tap.

Koa, Atelier La Vie, King Abdul Aziz Rd, No. 28, Jeddah. Tel: (0)12 662 9999. @dineatkoa

Watch Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

 

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If you know your Hufflepuff from your Ravenclaw, you’ve probably been counting down the days to the latest spin-off from the world of Harry Potter. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law, we follow Professor Dumbledore as he tries to stop the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

AMC, Stars Avenue 9, Jeddah, from SAR35, from Apr 28amccinemas.com

Saturday 30 April

Shop for Eid gifts at EFREEZ

If a thing of beauty is a joy forever, then EFREEZ – which is packed with beautiful objects – may well be our happy place. Browse through the handmade objects, from jewellery to ceramics. They’ve just added Eid-inspired plates designed with stars and moons, which make for pretty gifts.

EFREEZ Art Studio, 10.30am to 6.30pm, Sun to Thu. efreez.com

Join a combined cycle and yoga class

 

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When you can’t make up your mind about what exercise class to join, this might just be the anwer. You’ll be in a spin and feeling zen, as this 60-minute session switches things up by starting with a cycling class and ending with a yoga one – don’t worry, it’s not at the same time.

Pulse Studios KSA, U Shape Center, Jeddah, 5pm, Apr 30. Tel: 055 503 4104. @pulsestudiosksa

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