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7 wonderful things to do in Riyadh this week: July 24 to 27

What’s on this week…

Discover some of the best things to do in Riyadh over the next few days. Don’t miss the last day of Prime Day deals, plus a ceviche masterclass to attend and even a summer camp to keep the little ones occupied.

Here are seven wonderful things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday July 24

1. Shop and save on Prime Day

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It’s the last day of the Prime Day deals on Amazon.sa. With savings across every category, there are deals for all members, including on Samsung, Bose, and DeLonghi, as well as Microsoft and LEGO for parents shopping for toys their kids will love; and other brands for everyone in between, including deals from Amazon US and UK. Prime members can also connect with local sellers during Prime Day by shopping the curated ‘Shop Local’ collection. What’s more, Prime members using SNB Mastercard debit or credit cards for Prime Day orders can enjoy an additional discount of up to 20 per cent off, with a maximum value of SAR100.

Prime Day, until July 24. Amazon.sa

Monday July 25

2. Relax your mind and body with a sound meditation


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Sound meditation is a great way to relax, de-stress, and reset your mind. Join this immersive sound experience guided by Ghalia Madani, a highly experienced fitness trainer, registered yoga teacher, and meditation practitioner. Following the meditation is a trippy experimental performance to magnify the sound journey’s healing impact.

Sound Journey: Immersive Sound Experience by Ghalia Madani, July 25, 7.30pm to 10.30pm, AlMashtal House, P St, Al Safarat, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh 12523. SAR280 per person. Get your tickets here. @almashtal.house

3. Enjoy a bubble party at Gamers8


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Get the summer party started with lots of soap bubbles at Gamers8’s Bubble Nights. Expect lifestyle activation areas such as bubble soap machines, a pit ball for adults, and much more. Festivalgoers will also be treated to incredible live performances from DJs Agha, Baloo, Nomad and Malkin.

Bubble Nights at Gamers8, NXT LVL – Mohammed Abdo Arena, Boulevard Riyadh City, July 25 & 26, 8.30pm to 1am. Tickets start from SAR70. Buy your tickets here. @gamers8_en

Tuesday July 26

4. Beat the kids’ boredom with a holiday camp at Bounce


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Gather the little scientists and engineers. Bounce has partnered with Engineering for Kids for this summer camp on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The camps aim not just to target logic and reason but also creativity and innovation. But that’s not all. The kids will also participate in the adventure challenge course at Bounce and other awesome games.

Bounce Holiday Camp, Sun to Thurs, 9am to 2pm or 3pm to 8pm, 4466 Khurais Br Rd, Ar Rawdah, Riyadh 13211. For boys aged three to 10 and girls from three to 13. Daily rates start from SAR250 and SAR1,000 weekly. Tel: 92000 6744. @bouncemideast

5. Check out the second Crazy Pizza in Riyadh


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Thin, blistered, decadent, and cool – that’s the way of the yeast-free pizza at Crazy Pizza. And if you still haven’t checked out its new space in the Diplomatic Quarter’s Oud Square, you’ll love the mix of local Arabian architecture and modern, rich brick-coloured exterior. To keep you in good company, a live DJ brings the place to life.

Crazy Pizza, Diplomatic Quarter, Oud Square, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12511, daily noon to midnight. Tel: 9200 07275. @crazypizza.saudi

Wednesday July 27

6. Give aqua classes a go

Did you know that not only are aqua fitness classes fun and a social way of staying active, but you’ll also burn up to 300 calories an hour? Refreshing and invigorating, get all the benefits of a great workout with this aqua class. Build strength and stamina while going easy on your joints.

Aqua Class, every Wednesday, 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Crowne Plaza Riyadh Al Waha Indoor Pool. SAR50 per person. Booking is essential. Tel: 058 218 2524. @riyadh_women_gettingfit 

7. Attend a ceviche masterclass


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If you want to learn how to prepare the best ceviche, join COYA’s ceviche masterclass and get all the tips and tricks. The experience includes an intimate masterclass with Head Chef Yves, where you’ll learn how to make three types of ceviche, followed by a sumptuous main and side dish to complement the delicious ceviche you will be preparing. To end the evening in true Peruvian style, you’ll also be treated to the famed Chicha Morada dessert.

Ceviche Masterclass, July 27, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, COYA, Al Dabbab Street, Al Sulaimaniyah, Riyadh 12243. SAR400 per person. Tel: 9200 10352. @coyariyadh

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