8 terrific things to do in Jeddah this weekend: April 14 to 16

Goodbye week, hello weekend…

Whether you’re after an iftar with a difference or making the most of the last days of winter, there are so many terrific things to do in Jeddah. Here are the eight best things to do in Jeddah this weekend.

Thursday 14 April

Get your cultural fix at Hayy Jameel

Hay Jameel’s inaugural exhibition, On The Table: Memory, Environment, Place will give you plenty of food for thought. It’s a chance to think of the relationship between stories and food. More than 30 artists are taking part and creating work that reflects on the foodie theme.

Art Jameel, Arwa bint Abdulmutalib Street, Al Muhammadiyah District Jeddah, until April 25, hayy.artjameel.org

Watch the new adventure movie, The Lost City


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Grab the popcorn and settle into fun film, The Lost City, which boasts an A-list cast. Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock star in the family-friendly film. The story follows a romance novelist who gets kidnapped while on a book tour, which sees her go on a jungle adventure. Watch the film at one of Jeddah’s newest cinemas – AMC Cinemas – which boasts an IMAX screen. If you’re feeling extra, book yourself into one of the luxe recliners.

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

Friday 15 April

Book yourself onto a boot camp


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This fitness studio offers training for a lot of different work out routines, from Pilates to HIIT to yoga. If you want to get yourself into shape, the boot camp offers an intensive 45-minute workout where you can work up a sweat.

Pulse Studios KSA, U Shape Center, Jeddah, 9.30pm, Apr 15. Tel: 055 503 4104. @pulsestudiosksa

Cycle your way around the city

When the sunsets and the weather cools, it’s time to get on your bike. The aptly named, Brave Cyclists ride their way around the city. This month, Fridays are for family groups and include a 20km route. The group provide training for beginners as well as a bike, helmet. Register in advance here.

5.30pm, Fridays until Apr 29. @bravecyclists

Sign up to one of Jeddah’s newest beach clubs


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OIA is one of the newer beach clubs on the block. You’ll feel like you’re on a Greek island, thanks to the whitewashed buildings and accents of blue. Adventurous types will love it– you can go sailing, kayaking or hit the floating water park. The top-notch restaurants include Pareya with burgers and salads, and 21 Grams with artisanal coffees. As for entry passes, you have to apply for membership.

OIA Beach, 8984 Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Street, Obhur. Tel: (0)55 532 5649. oiabeach.com

Spoil yourself with Sinless’ new desserts


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Calling all vegans. Sinless is a place where you can eat guilt free, as it’s all about healthy food. The restaurant has a vegan-friendly menu and just introduced a vegan pistachio cake and cookie dough ice cream. And, as you know the dishes are made with natural ingredients, you can relax.

Sinless, Al Kayal, Al Rawdah, Jeddah, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: 053 923 0360. @eatsinless

Saturday 16 April

Mark the full moon with a yoga session

This is one yoga class you’ll want to have in your orbit. Karama Yoga is hosting Full Moon Circle, which gives you the chance to practice yoga during the full moon. The aim is to help you connect with yourself, all while feeling the stretch. The session includes meditation, yoga and a chance to socialise with like-minded individuals.

Karama Yoga, Al Mohammadiyyah, Jeddah 23618, SAR200, 10.40pm, Apr 16. WhatsApp: 050 868 6446. karama-yoga.com

Try an iftar with a difference at Beit Ward

While we love an iftar buffet, we’re swooning over Beit Ward’s Insta-worthy iftar. The Lebanese restaurant has tons of greenery from hanging plants to wheelbarrows with plants, which make it picture perfect. The iftar setmenu is for four people is a full-on affair. The soups include lentil and pumpkin, and each day there is hot and cold mezze, from fattoush to kibbeh. While the main courses vary on a day to day basis, from fishy Friday to paella Wednesdays. The best bit: each main comes with a choice of lamb rice or chicken kabsa.

King Abdul Aziz Road, Jeddah. Tel: (0)54 080 5011. beitwardksa

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