From Jeddah Season to restaurant deals…

It’s the start of the new month and not just any month, but one that welcomes Jeddah Season and its many cultural activities. Across the city there are also lots of cool things to do, from big brunches to spa deals. So if you need inspiration, here are the best things to do in Jeddah this weekend.

Thursday 5 May

Be dazzled by Cirque du Soleil’s new show

Roll up, roll up. Cirque du Soleil’s Fuzion has opened. The world famous circus company have created a show specially for Jeddah Season 2022, and tickets are now on sale. Get ready to be wowed by the circus group – it is famous for its modern take on traditional circus shows, which includes acrobatic stunts, dazzling costumes and impressive sets.

Cirque du Soleil’s Fuzion, King Abdullah Sport City Stadium, International Airport, Jeddah, Mon to Thu 9pm to 11pm, Fri to Sat 4pm to 6pm, 9pm to 11pm, from SAR85. May 2 to May 26.

Listen to a live DJ at Myazu Saudi

 

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If you like your sushi with a side of tunes, then head to Myazu Saudi. During Eid, the resident DJ will be performing from 10pm to 2am. The sophisticated spot oozes understated elegance – in the way that the Japanese excel at – with gold and red hues, dim lighting and glamorous mocktails. Sharing is caring, so eat your way through the modern menu that serves tempura, dumplings, sushi, maki rolls and robata.

Myazu Saudi, Al Basateen Mall, Prince Modammed bin Abdulaziz Street, Al Rawdah District, Jeddah, daily 1pm to 1am. Tel: (0)92 001 0434. myazu.com

Friday 6 May

Catch live shows and fireworks at Jeddah Art Promenade

As Jeddah Season gets underway, one of the best ways to soak up the atmosphere is by visiting Jeddah Art Promenade. The beachfront spot on the Red Sea will host 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.

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

Have big brunch at Jeddah Hilton

Start the weekend off with a long, leisurely brunch at Jeddah Hilton’s Amwaj. Grab a table by the window and gaze over the Red Sea. Come with empty stomachs, as this international brunch brings together dishes ranging from seafood to roasts.

Amwaj, Jeddah Hilton, 1pm to 5pm, Fri. hilton.com

Watch Downton Abbey: A New Era

If you’ve finished binging on Bridgerton and can’t wait for the next season of The Crown, Downton Abbey: A New Era may hit the spot. The new movie is released this week and welcomes back Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery. This installment follows the Crawley family and staff as they prepare to welcome a very special guest – the royal family.

Muvi Cinema, Mall of Arabia, Nuzha District, Jeddah, from Dhs55. muvicinemas.com 

Saturday 7 May

Dine at Pampas in Assila Hotel

 

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There’s a new chef in town. The Columbian chef, Felipe Motoya, is heading up the kitchen at Pampas in the Assila Hotel. There is an emphasis on bringing top quality ingredients to Jeddah at this sophisticated spot. The Argentinian restaurant serves steakhouse grilled meat and seafood, including top quality Angus steaks and rib eye steaks.

Pampas, Assila Hotel, Sun to Fri, 6pm to 1am. Tel: (0)12 231 9800. marriott.com

Spend the day at Oia Beach – thanks to its new packages

 

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Oia is one of the newer beach clubs on the block. When you can’t make it to Santorini, this may well be the next best thing. 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. Previously, if you wanted to visit, you had to apply for membership, which needed to be approved by management. Now, the beach club have launched new membership packages for the summer that include female, weekday and friends’ packages, and they start from SAR17,250.

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

Unwind with a special spa deal

It’s pamper time. Royal Greens Golf & Country Club is offering a special spa deal this Eid. The package includes an oriental radiance hammam for one hour, manicure and pedicure for 45 minutes and an Elemis skin solutions session for 30 minutes – all for SAR500. The offer is valid until May 9 and must be booked in advance.

Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, Al Murooj, King Abdullah. Tel: (0)12 422 7800. royalgreens.net

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