6 cool things to do in Riyadh this weekend: April 7 to 9
Looking for some activities to fill your weekend? We’ve got you covered. Riyadh’s social calendar is packed with things to do, from unique Ramadan experiences to an adventure at Riyadh Season’s biggest zone.
Here are six cool things to do in Riyadh this weekend.
Thursday April 7
1. Enjoy a ladies’ night at the Ramadan Bazaar
If you’re looking for a fun ladies’ night to spend with your gal-pals, this Ramadan Bazaar, organised by AlWadi Stables, a female-only equestrian academy, is the one. Expect a relaxed vibe here. There will be an outdoor manicure and pedicure and vendors selling food and drinks, clothes, perfumes, accessories and more.
Ramadan Bazaar (ladies only), Al Wadi Stables, Riyadh 12934, April 7, 8pm to midnight. Registration fee: SAR20 per person. Tel: 050 459 9105. @alwadi_stables
2. Embrace the spirit of Ramadan with a delectable outdoor iftar
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Gather your family and friends outdoors and enjoy the pleasant evenings at Nofa Riyadh. The vibe here is absolutely delightful, plus you’re surrounded by the lush alfresco garden. You can depend on the skilled chefs for an iftar menu featuring traditional Ramadan flavours.
Nofa Resort Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel, Riyadh Makkah Highway, Exit 857, Riyadh, 66223, Saudi Arabia. Tel: 011 521 2300. @radissoncollectionriyadh
Friday April 8
3. Ready, set, yoga
Nothing quite lifts the spirit like a cleansing session of yoga. Zen-seeking warriors can pop by the Indian Embassy for a sweat-dripping workout that welcomes both beginners and experienced practitioners.
Yoga with Sowmya, Indian Embassy Multi-Purpose Hall, Diplomatic Quarter, April 8, 7.30am to 8.30am. DM @riyadh_women_gettingfit for more details.
4. Experience art and suhoor at the farm
If you’re looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Riyadh and want a relaxing suhoor experience while connecting with nature and creative-minded souls, then The Farm is just what you’re looking for. There will be a guided art experience where you can paint creatively. Other activities include a game of pool, table tennis and football, a yoga session, and playing the guitar and piano together.
Saturday April 9
5. Enter Boulevard Riyadh City for free
@whatsonksa It’s hard to believe this is all in one destination. Have you checked out the Boulevard at #RiyadhSeason yet? #whatsonksa #riyadh #saudiarabia ♬ Midnight City – M83
In celebration of the holy month, entrance to Boulevard Riyadh City is free throughout Ramadan. Triple in size this year, it is one of the biggest zones in Riyadh Season, and each of the sub-areas features its own set of activities, restaurants, events, and stores that are catered to all visitors.
6. Satisfy your sugar cravings at a new dessert spot
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On top of juices, coffees, and soft serve, this sleek monochrome cafe offers salads, croissants and sandwiches, while dessert offerings include cronuts, French toast, Dutch pancakes and puffs. Yes, the desserts are tasty. But for our money, the salted peanut butter cronut at this hot spot is absolutely the way to go.
Moo Riyadh, River Walk, Hail Street, Riyadh 12475. Ramadan hours: 5pm to 3am. Tel: 055 606 6112. @moo.riyadh
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