6 brilliant things to do in Jeddah this weekend: Jun 2 to 4

Bring on the weekend…

Whether you’re after fantastic food, concerts galore or some Potter magic, there are lots of fun things to do in Jeddah this weekend. So here are the best things to do in Jeddah right now.

Thursday 2 June

Enjoy the seafood night at Rosewood Jeddah’s Hasburg


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This is definitely the catch of the day. While you’re looking over the Corniche and the Red Sea, dig into an impressive seafood menu at Rosewood Jeddah’s Hasburg. Every Thursday, the restaurant runs a seafood night and you can take your pick from seafood classics, including shellfish and pretty paellas.

Rosewood Jeddah, Corniche Street, Al Shatie District, Jeddah, SAR305, Thu 7pm to midnight. Tel: (0)12 260 7111. rosewoodhotels.com

Relive the magic of Harry Potter


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If you know your Gryffindor from your Hufflepuff, then you’ll be excited to hear that Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets is returning to the cinema. The second installment follows Harry and his friends, as they face a new set of challenges in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The film is rereleased in cinemas on June 2.

Muvi Cinemas, Al-Nuzhah District, Gate 5 Mall of Arabia, Jeddah. muvicinemas.com

Friday 3 June

Dine at the newly opened Japanese restaurant, Kimono


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Kimono have opened its first restaurant in Jeddah. The restaurant is set in Jeddah Season’s impressive Anime Village, which has Japanese food, concerts and cosplay. This is the stuff that sushi dreams are made of – it also serves sashimi, nigri and maki, plus salads, soups and baos.

7940, Ash Shati District, Jeddah, daily 4pm to 1am. Tel: (05)5 888 6730. kimono.sa

Party the night way to international hitmakers

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

Saturday 4 June

Be dazzled by a Jeddah magician

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

Try the new peking duck at Toki


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Bring your friends or family together at Toki and try the new addition to the menu: the sharing delicacy, the peking duck. The award-winning chef, Peter Lau Chee Wei, makes the kind of Chinese food that will have you coming back for more. Plus, there are quirky treats like the chocolate hazelnut crunch dumplings, which are filled with Nutella and hazelnut roasted paste.

Toki, Al Khalidiyyah, Jeddah, Sun to Wed 1pm to 11.30pm, Thu to Sat 1pm to 1am. Tel: (0)50 466 5658. tokiksa.com

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