6 cool things to do in Jeddah this weekend: May 26 to 28

Welcome to the weekend…

This weekend it’s all about big names, from Hollywood actor Tom Cruise to Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. So take your pick from movies, menus, music and Jeddah Season fun that is still filling the city. Here are the best things to do in Jeddah this weekend.

Thursday 26 May

Explore Jeddah Art Promenade for free

If you’re on the hunt for a freebie, then head over to Jeddah Season’s Jeddah Art Promenade. The festival has now announced that it is free to enter the promenade, which is packed with 95 stores, restaurants, cafes, children’s activities and – to ensure your evening ends with a bang – a nightly fireworks display.

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

Watch the new Top Gun movie


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The wait is finally over. Whether you’ve been waiting since the multiple Covid-related postponed release dates for the sequel or 35 years since the original, Top Gun is finally flying into the cinemas. The nostalgia fest brings back the adrenaline, as we catch up with Pete Mitchell (played by Tom Cruise) who is now a US captain in the navy and teaching a class of pilots.

Vox Cinema, Hitteen Dt, Exit 2, Prince Turki Ibn Abdelaziz Al Awwal Road, Al Thaghr, Jeddah, from SAR65. ksa.voxcinemas.com

Friday 27 May

Dine at Marina Social by Jason Atherton

The three-Michelin starred British chef already has restaurants across the world in London, Dubai and Hong Kong. Jason Atherton is no stranger to Saudi Arabia, as he already has a restaurant in Al Ula. If you want to see what all the fuss is about, book yourself a fine dining experience at this pop-up.

Jeddah Yacht Club, Jeddah. https://ticketmx.jeddahseason.sa/ar/g/20/jeddah-season

Enjoy live music at the Arabic Night

Get into the groove at The Music Space – a popular music hotstpot for established and emerging artists. The performance hotspot hosts live music and DJ nights. This Saturday, it will be celebrating Arabic music with singer Lana.

The Music Space, 3456 King Abdul Aziz Rd, An Nahdah, Jeddah, SAR200, May 27 9.30pm. Tel: (0)55 567 0337. themusicspace.sa

Saturday 28 May

Admire the models at Darwich Salamah Museum

Get your cultural dose at this Jeddah gem. Is it a home? Is it a museum? Well, Darwich Salamah Museum is both and more. The museum is named after a Royal Saudi Air Force pilot whose career ended after his plane crashed into the Arabian Gulf. After the accident, he found a new side hustle: creating model cars, planes and mosques, which are on impressive display for all to see.

Darwich Salamah Museum, 3029 Al Ruboua Al Arabiah, Al Hamra District, Jeddah, daily 4.15pm to 6.15pm.Tel: 12 620 5566. @darwishalisalamah

Shop at the new Givenchy exhibition

It’s time to treat yourself. Head down to the Red Sea Mall and visit the new Givency pop-up exhibition meets shop. The chic space includes high-end fragrances, and the assistants are on hand for you to select your signature scent.

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

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