7 fun things to do in Riyadh this week: July 3 to 6

What’s on this week…

Discover some of the best things to do in Riyadh over the next few days. There’s a new hotel for your staycation list, summer camps for the little ones, and family-friendly attractions to check out.

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

Sunday July 3

1. Treat yourself to gourmet chocolates

You have to check out this Saudi brand that offers a mind-boggling range of chocolates, coffee and nuts that will leave you spoilt for choice. From the sleek packaging to the lingering flavour of luscious chocolate, Florian by deemah makes the perfect gift for anyone and any occasion.

Florian by deemah, Uthman Ibn Affan Rd, 7984, Riyadh 13313, Sat to Thurs 9am to 11pm & Fri 3pm to 11pm. @florian_ksa

2. Sign your kids up for a summer camp


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The Artal Summer Camp serves boys and girls ages three to 12 years of age. Children get to engage in various sports such as gymnastics, yoga, and Zumba. Campers can also participate in activities such as pottery, cooking class, water play and candle making.

Artal Summer Camp, July 3 to Aug 4, 9am to 2pm, Artal Preparatory School, Al Shaikh Hamad Al Thani, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12333. SAR1,900 per week with a minimum of two weeks’ registration. Tel: 011 293 2234 / 050 830 7830. @artalschools

Monday July 4

3. Go on a nature walk at night

Organised by Riyadh Women Getting Fit, the Monday night walks are suitable for all fitness levels. Take a stroll through the Diplomatic Quarter, which is well lit with streetlights all along the route.

Monday Night Walks, every Monday 8.15pm. Meet-up location: Starbucks, Oud Square, Diplomatic Quarter. @riyadh_women_gettingfit

Tuesday July 5

4. Check out the new Aleph store

The opening of the latest Aleph store at The View Mall marks the 14th store in Saudi Arabia and the seventh in Riyadh. Aside from being Apple’s authorised reseller, Aleph offers a high level of customer service and a range of products, including iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, as well as other gadgets and accessories.

Aleph, The View by Arabian Centres, Gate 1, Sun to Wed 10am to 11pm, Thurs & Sat 10am to 11.30pm & Fri 2pm to 11.30pm. @alephksa

5. Enjoy midweek deals at Al Watan Park


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Now that school’s out, how about bringing the family to Al Watan Park for the dozens of accessible rides. The theme park features old-time classics like the miniature Ferris wheel and some adventurous rides where kids pilot their own flying planes. Better yet, you can enter for free from Sunday to Wednesday if you purchase a game ticket (SAR10) or the game’s wristband (SAR40). You can also beat the heat and enjoy a great stay in one of its chalet rentals, which includes a swimming pool, for just SAR180 from Saturdays to Thursdays.

Al Watan Park, Riyadh Water Tower, King Saud Rd, Al Futah, Riyadh 12632, daily 4pm to midnight. Tel: 050 033 8844. @alwatan_p

Wednesday July 6

6. Pop by Sarabeth’s for brunch


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The award-winning bakery and café from New York is known for its fresh-baked pastries, comfort food, and inviting atmosphere. You’ll find croissants and scones alongside indulgent fluffy French toasts, eggs benedict and stacks of pancakes on the menu.

Sarabeth’s, U Walk, King Saud University, 4587 Riyadh 12373, daily 9am to midnight. Tel: 9200 33770. @sarabeths.sa

7. Enjoy a getaway without leaving the city

Mansard Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is a new kid in town, having only opened its doors last month. A serene sanctuary amidst the downtown hustle and bustle, the stylishly designed hotel consists of luxuriously appointed rooms and suites. Planning a staycation for the whole family or with a group of friends? Book a night in the three-bedroom suite that comes with a huge whirlpool tub.

Mansard Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel, 4248 Prince Mohammed Ibn Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Road, Riyadh, 13315-6721, Saudi Arabia. Room rates start from SAR1,755 per night. Tel:+966 11 829 0900. @radissoncollectionmansard

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