6 cool things to do in Jeddah this weekend: May 19 to 21

The weekend is here…

Whether you want to unwind or work out, Jeddah has got your back. There are cool new sporting activities – e-foiling, anyone? – and family-friendly fun galore. Here are the best things to do in Jeddah this weekend.


Visit the new family-friendly zone, Jeddah Pier

If you know that the words Peppa Peg or Paw Patrol will get the kids in your life excited, then this one is for you. Jeddah Season is in full swing and has opened a new zone, Jeddah Pier. The zone is a gigantic amusement park, which includes rollercoasters, entertainment shows and play areas.

Jeddah Pier, Jeddah, daily 5pm to 2am. ticketmx.jeddahseason.sa

Watch a Japanese anime movie


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Jujutsu Kaisen is already making history, as it become the fourth highest grossing anime film in the North America. If you love your fantasy, you’ll love this. The story follows Yuta Okkotsu, a student who gains control of a powerful spirit. He gets enrolled in the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School by Jujutsu Sorcerers, so that he can control his newfound powers. There are multiple screenings across AMC Cinemas in Jeddah, but we’d recommend the IMAX.

AMC Stars Avenue 9, Jeddah, from SAR85, 11pm and 1.15am, May 19. amccinemas.com 


Challenge yourself 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

Munch your way through Helen Bakery’s new cookies


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Whether it’s cakes or cookies, Helen’s Bakery are specialists when it comes to sweet treats, as they’ve been baking them since 1993. The bakery recently launched crunchy chocolate cookies on the menu, and they are available in boxes with 12 pieces in all of its branches.

Helen’s Bakery, Kayal Street, Prince Sultan Street, Jeddah. Tel: (0)12 697 7729. helensbakery.com


Join a yoga class at Olympia Gym Jeddah


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Olympia Gym Jeddah deserves a gold medal, as it has been serving the Jeddah community for more than ten years. Located in Olympia Sports Arena, this is one of Jeddah’s most impressive gyms, as it has separate men’s and women’s areas. The gym runs a dedicated yoga class at 5pm this Saturday – if you are interested in joining, you do have to get a membership pass or package.

Olympia Gym Jeddah, Al Kurnaysh Road, Ash Shati, Ash Shati, Jeddah, 5pm Sat. Tel: (0)12 661 1163. olympia.care

Undwind at Dessange Jeddah

Dessange Jeddah, one of the city’s popular hair and beauty salons, has a special pampering package – you can book two treatments for SAR350. The services you can choose from include a Morrocan bath, manicure and pedicure, relaxation massage for 30 minutes, aloe vera and coconut hair treatment or a haircut.

Dessange, Al Nahdaa, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah. Tel: (0)55 600 8012. @dessange_jeddah

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