10 of the best things to do in Jeddah Season this June

Make the most of the month…

Whether you want concerts or cosplay, safaris or a shooting simulator, Jeddah Season is packed with entertainment. The season has more than 2,900 events and continues until the end of June. So, make the most of the festivities – here are the best things to do in Jeddah this June.

Be dazzled by the magician Ahmed El Bayed

The Jeddah born magician, Ahmed El Bayed, is performing his show Breath in his hometown. Bayed is a master of illusions and is an award-winning magician. His illusions have notched him more than 47 million views on YouTube, and this is your chance to be wowed by his tricks. All tickets include entry into City Walk.

City Walk, Jeddah, SAR100 to SAR250, to Jun 4, 7.30pm to 8.15pm, 10pm to 12.30am. jeddahseason.sa

Catch Egyptian singers Tamer Ashour and Ramy Sabry

The Egyptian singers Tamer Ashour and Ramy Sabry are coming to Jeddah on Wednesday June 1. Expect Tamer to perform his hits, from Zikrayat Kaddaba (Lying Memories) to Ekhtarna Leh (Why We Chose). While Sabry first performed in Saudi Arabia in 2019 and is now returning to the kingdom.

Benchmark Stadium Jeddah, from SAR300 to SAR1,550, Jun 1, 8pm to midnight. jeddahseason.sa

Challenge yourself at Battle Park

It’s time to take aim. It’s all a little Laser Quest meets Hunger Games – just without the actual violence – at Battle Park in historical Jeddah. The combat experience is a shooting simulator, which includes guns, targets and grounds big enough for you and your friends to hide, shoot and score.

Battle Park, Historic Jeddah, until Jun 27, daily 5pm to midnight. jeddahseason.sa

Get your cosplay on at Anime Village

If you know your Totoro from your Ponyo, then you’ll be buzzing at Anime Village in City Walk. The zone has Japanese stores selling anime-themed memorabilia, food and drinks. Join one of the workshops, which range from origami to calligraphy classes. While you’re there, don’t miss the cosplay parade with impressive costumes.

City Walk, Jeddah, from SAR75 to SAR200, until Jun 30 6pm to 2am. jeddahseason.sa

Go on a safari at Jeddah Jungle

Jeddah Jungle is Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo and it’s bringing the animal kingdom to the kingdom. On your visit, you will have the chance to see more than 1,000 species of wild creatures and more than 200 species of rare birds. The African-inspired zoo even gives you the opportunity to ride in a safari unimog or a private jeep, and on the ride you may – fingers crossed – spot seven different kinds of wild cats and other animals.

Jeddah Jungle, Jeddah, from SAR150, until Jun 24, daily 2pm to 7pm. ticketmx.jeddahseason.sa

Explore Jeddah Art Promenade for free

One of the best ways to soak up the festival atmosphere is by visiting Jeddah Art Promenade. The beachfront spot on the Red Sea is hosting acts and activities, from dancers to VR games. Stick around for the daily fireworks – we recommend watching them from the viewing tower, which is 80 meters high and offers spectacular views. Best of all: it is now free to enter the promenade.

Jeddah Art Promenade, to Jun 30, 4pm to 2am. jeddahseason.sa

Party the night away with J Balvin and DJ Sebastian Ingrosso

Watch the Columbian hitmaker J Balvin and French DJ Sebastian Ingrosso at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium on Friday June 3. J Balvin has collaborated with stars including Cardi B, Pharell Williams and Sean Paul, and DJ Sebastian Ingrosso has remixed songs for Daft Punk, Beastie Boys, Bloc Party, and Nero. Tickets are set to go on sale soon and prices have yet to be announced.

Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Al-Wazeeriyah, Jeddah, from SAR115, Jun 3, 8pm to midnight. jeddahseason.sa

Scare yourself silly at the Haunted House

We dare you to try this experience. Historic Jeddah is filled with history, but these stories come to scary life at the Haunted House. Be prepared to get creeped out by the characters inside the Hijazi homes. Visitors must be aged 12 years or above.

7351 Abu Inabah, 3138, Jeddah, SAR30, until 27 Jun, 6pm to midnight. jeddahseason.sa

Walk on water with e-foiling

E-foiling is a cool sport that mixes surfing with skateboarding, and now, thanks to Jeddah Season, you have the chance to give it a go. Hop onto an electronic foiling board, which lets you glide over the water. The surfboards is roughly 80cm above water level, and makes you feel like you are flying. Participants must be 13 years old or over, and the water sports take place at Jeddah Yacht Club.

Jeddah Yacht Club, Jeddah, daily noon to 4.30pm, until Jun 16. ticketmx.jeddahseason.sa

Watch Arab artists Angham and Ayed in concert

The artists Angham and Ayed performed during Riyadh Season, and are now bringing their show to Jeddah Season. Ayed, 27 years old, is a Saudi born singer, while Angham is an Egyptian singer and actress. Angham is a legend – she released her first album in 1987 and in 2020 she was the most streamed Arab artist in MENA.

Benchmark Stadium, from SAR325, Jun 4, 8pm to midnight. jeddahseason.sa

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