8 fantastic things to do in Riyadh this week: June 5 to 8

Let’s welcome the new week with a big smile on your face…

Discover some of the best things to do in Riyadh over the next few days. So, whether you’re after a new film in the cinemas, a painting workshop, or ways to kickstart your week, we’ve got you covered.

Here are eight fantastic things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday June 5

1. Dig into Yauatcha’s new menu items

Yauatcha new menu June

Chinese food lovers will want to make a trip to Yauatcha soon for its latest new menu items. The new dishes include lamb brisket salad, wok-tossed lobster with truffle, chicken char siew Cheung Fun (rice rolls), and golden squash dumplings. So, order up.

Yauatcha, Mode Mall, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212, daily noon to midnight. @yauatchariyadh

2. Discover your inner musical talent

At Music House, they have music lessons for every interest – piano, violin, guitar, drums, and even singing for all ages. Kids and adults alike will enjoy these private coaching classes, especially those who are very passionate about music. The instructors also have extensive performing and teaching experience, enabling them to share a wide breadth of musical knowledge with their students.

Music House, Anas Ibn Malik Rd, Al Malqa, Riyadh 13524, daily 11am to 11pm. @musichouseksa

Monday June 6

3. Clinch that business deal over a good meal


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Encore is an elegant all-day dining restaurant right in the heart of Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter. Located within Core Social Wellness Club, the menu’s inspiration at Encore is described as Eurasian cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Try their business lunch menu (from SAR150 per person) – you can choose between the two or three-course lunch set, which comes with mains like beef ragout rigatoni pasta or grilled seabass.

Encore Restaurant, Core Social Wellness Club, Diplomatic Quarter, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12512. Tel: 050 801 9750. @encorerestaurants

4. Relive the magic of Harry Potter

For a limited period only, don’t miss the re-releasing of ‘Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets’, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, in the cinemas. The second instalment follows Harry and his friends as they face new challenges in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Book your tickets here.

Tuesday June 7

5. Get your walking workout indoors

Thinking of ways to increase your step count during the day? Walking indoors is always an option when trying to get your fitness on. The Riyadh Women Getting Fit community is organising a mall walk at Nakheel Mall to encourage people to increase their physical activity through exercising in a relaxed and climate-controlled environment. You’ll have plenty of time to walk before the shoppers arrive and then spend time enjoying coffee at one of the cafés after your walk.

Mall Walk at Nakheel Mall, Every Sun & Tues, 9.30am to 10.30am. Meeting time: 9.25am in front of Muvi Cinema at (new wing) Nakheel Mall. DM @riyadh_women_gettingfit or WhatsApp 058 218 2524 for more info.

6. Enjoy Ladies’ Night at Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa

If you’re looking for a ladies’ night special in Riyadh, gather your girlfriends at Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa and enjoy 50 per cent off everything, including food and beverages and spa treatments. We like the sound of that.

Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa, King Fahd Road, Exit 6, Durrat, Riyadh. Tel: 011 411 8800. @durrat_alriyadh_resort

Wednesday June 8

7. A fun day out for your teens


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Want more things to do with kids in Riyadh? Are they moping around the house complaining about running out of stuff to do? Check out this newly opened spot in Qurtubah. Teen’s Area features exciting and thrilling activities such as roller-skating, trampolines, bowling, laser tags and VR to keep them occupied. Plus, it’s girls’ day on Wednesdays, so get the girl gang to take advantage of exclusive access to Teen’s Area to enjoy the games and loads of excitement with their friends.

Teen’s Area, Qurtubah, Riyadh, daily 6pm to 2am. @teens_ksa

8. Stimulate your creativity and learn how to paint

This is a “Realism Art” painting class that doesn’t require the commitment to a course. Instead, you will join a cosy atmosphere and a touch of tropical vibes with lots of coffee. The workshop is for females of any ability wanting to boost their confidence and painting techniques. You will be guided through the process of creating your masterpiece, with painting tips along the way. All materials will be provided in this workshop.

Let’s Paint Together, June 8, 7.30pm, Respire Lounge, Riyadh 13315. SAR150 per person / SAR280 for two people. Tel: 050 005 0564. @lets.paint.together

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