8 cool things to do in Jeddah this weekend: April 21 to 23

Get ready for a fun-filled weekend…

Whether you’re buying a Ramadan-inspired gift or watching a famous hedgehog onscreen, there are so many cool things to do in Jeddah. Here’s your weekend, sorted.

Thursday 21 April

Dress like a celeb with the new Kendall and Kylie collection

Ladies, if you find yourself double tapping the Kardashians latest outfits, you’ll want to head over to the Red Sea Mall. The Kendall + Kylie collection has exclusively landed here with on-trend items. This may well be the closest you get to being the sixth Kardashian sister.

Red Sea Mall, Ash Shati, Jeddah, 10am to 1am Sat to Thu, 1pm to 1am Fri, Tel: (0)12 215 1551. redseamall.com 

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

Fly high in an aerial hammock strength class


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Whether you’re a beginner or know you hammocks from your swings, 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-minunte class with Raghdah Madani. 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, 11pm Apr 21. locastudios.com

Watch Sonic: The Hedgehog 2


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Calling all gamers. Who thought a blue hedgehog could be so popular? Sonic: The Hedgehog 2 is already getting positive reviews and is released on Thursday April 21. The action adventure story follows Sonic as he battles the manic Dr Robotnik and Knuckle the Echidna. If you want to power up your cinema experience, go to Jeddah’s newest cinemas – AMC. It’s next level, as it has an IMAX Cinema and luxe recliners.

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

Friday 22 April

Dig into a traditional iftar at The Venue

There are so many iftars and so little time. We suggest checking out The Venue hotel, as it has gone full iftar with its palatial Ramadan tent, Al Dakkah. Grand in scale, it has spectacular views of the Jeddah Corniche. The iftar offer takes you on a journey through Hijazi, Egyptian and Levant cuisine. While the extras are what make this a memorable night, from storyteller Ahmed Al Sayyad to raffle prices.

Corniche Rd, Ash Shati, Jeddah, 6pm to 9pm, SAR 300 per person. Tel: (0)12 613 9000. the-venue.com.

Have suhoor and shisha at La Plage Beach Resort

La Plage Beach Resort is one of Jeddah’s most impressive beach clubs and packed with activities to keep everyone entertained. During the holy month of Ramadan, La Plage Beach Resort are offering a suhoor and shisha for only SAR100. The offer is open to members and their guests. If you are interested in making this your go-to beach club, you can enquire about annual memberships.

La Plage Beach Resort, Obhor Road, North Obhor, Jeddah, SAR100 for members and their guests@laplage_events

Saturday 23 April

Jump around at Bounce Jeddah

If you want to keep the family entertained, keep this on your radar. Showing off some skills at Bounce Jeddah, and spring from one trampoline to the next. The venue currently has a special offer, too: you can enjoy two hours for SAR120.

Bounce Jeddah, Muhammad Zaidan, Behind Homeworks Nass Town, Jeddah, from SAR75, 9pm to 2am. Tel: 9200 06744. bounce.sa

Shop for Ramadan-inspired pieces at Homegrown Market


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This swoon-worthy concept store has been running since 2014 and is packed with stylish items. The new collection of Ramadan-inspired items make for beautiful gifts. Checkout the elegant jewellery collection, which has items ranging from Phases of the Moon bracelets to Blue Quran necklaces.

Homegrown Market, Prince Saud Al-Faisal Street, Rawdah District, Jeddah. homegrownmkt.com.

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