7 cool things to do in Jeddah this weekend: June 16 to 18

Your weekend, sorted… 

Goodbye week, hello weekend. Jeddah Season is the festival that keeps on giving, and this weekend there are comedy shows and concerts to keep you entertained. Plus, as the kingdom has dropped its Covid-19 rules, you can relax a little bit more. There’s lots of fun to be had in the city, so here are the best things to do in Jeddah this weekend.

Thursday 16 June

Try a cool exercise class


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If you’re after a workout with a difference, join this aerial stretch and flip class with Ghazal Albakri. Over 45 minutes, you will combine aerial skills with stretching, so you can, well, feel the stretch. The female-friendly gym are all about empowering women, and you’ll feel like a superwoman by the end of the class.

Pulse Studios KSA, U Shape Center, Jeddah, 6.30pm, Jun 16. Tel: (0)55 503 4104. @pulsestudiosksa

Watch the comedy show, Takeover

Have a laugh at the Jeddah Comedy Club. The comedy show, Takeover, is part of Jeddah Season and a one-off chance to watch some local comics. Don’t be shy, as during the show there’ll be a chance for some audience improvisation.

Takeover, Historic Jeddah, Jeddah, SAR115, 8pm to 11pm Jun 16. jeddahseason.sa

Friday 17 June

Catch two amazing Arabic stars in concert

Watch two Arab superstars in their prime. Elissa and Saad Lamjarred come together for this special, one-off concert. Elissa is a Lebanese singer and one of the highest-selling female artists in the Middle East, and Lamjarred hails from Morroco and has more than three billion views on YouTube.

Super Dome, Jeddah, SAR345, 8pm to midnight Jun 17. jeddahseason.sa

Sip on the new summer drinks at CAF Café


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Cool down at CAF Café. The popular Middle East brand are a socially driven, specialty coffee shop. If you can’t stand the heat, then sip on one of its new summer drinks, which include ice blends of coffee. The flavours include vanilla, caramel and chocolate.

CAF Café, King Abdulaziz Road, Jeddah, 24 hours. cafcafe.com

Visit Hayy Jameel’s latest exhibition

The Distance from Here at Hayy Jameel, and focuses on the idea of transition – both physical and metaphorical – when it comes to arts in the country. Get ready to be wowed by a wide range of mediums, from installations to photography. Plus, if you want to explore the themes in depth, there will be artistic talks and workshops.

The Distance from Here, Hayy Jameel, Al Muhammadiyah District, Jeddah. artjameel.org

Saturday 18 June

Be wowed by the new film, Jurassic World Dominion


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The Jurassic era comes to an epic end pairing up two generations for the first time ever in the series. Jurassic Park Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live – and hunt – alongside humans all over the world. If you want the full dino-tastic experience, book tickets for AMC’s IMAX screen.

AMC Cinema, Stars Avenue 9, Jeddah, from SAR55, from June 9. amccinemas.com

Eat at the pop-up pizza restaurant, Emmy Squared

Brooklyn’s in the house. Emmy Squared has been cooking up a storm since 2016, and now this restaurant from Brooklyn, New York is coming to Jeddah. These game changer pizzas – the clue is in the name – are cut as squares rather than triangles, but the moorish magic comes from its fluffy focaccia-like dough (aka frico crust) that is topped with caramelised crispy cheese.

Emmy Squared, Jeddah Yacht Club, Jeddah, Sun to Thu 6pm to 1am, Fri to Sat 1pm to 4pm, 6pm to 1am, to 30 Jun. jeddahseason.sa

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