7 wonderful things to do in Riyadh this weekend: July 28 to 30

Happy weekend…

If you’re looking for ways to spend the weekend in Riyadh, you’re in the right place. From a mummy-and-child yoga class and an essential oil workshop to a Havana Night-themed party and an indoor concert, here are seven wonderful things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

Thursday July 28

1. Dance the night away at Hotel Cartagena

If dinner, drinks, and mind-blowing live music are your idea of a great night out, head straight to Hotel Cartagena at U Walk for its Havana Night. DJ Anthony will spin electrifying mixes to keep you on your feet all night.

Havana Night with DJ Anthony, Hotel Cartagena, U Walk, July 28, 9pm. Tel: 9200 33801. @hotelcartagenariyadh

2. Attend the Gamers8 concert


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Topping the bill in week three of the Gamers8 concert is Belgian DJ and record producer Lost Frequencies, American rapper Lil Pump, and Ozuna, singer and songwriter from Puerto Rico. The night also features top performances from local DJs Malkin B2B with EMAD.

Gamers8, NXT LVL Arena, Boulevard Riyadh City, 7.15pm to 1am. The price starts from SAR150. Book your tickets here. @gamers8_en

Friday July 29

3. Get your tickets for the DC League of Super-Pets

Catch the family event of the summer. Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, when Superman is kidnapped, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission.

Book your tickets here.

4. Check out this new Italian gem at Fairmont Riyadh

Southern Italian dishes are the main event at Pesto. Set on the ground floor of Hotel Fairmont Riyadh, this new restaurant focuses on simplicity and quality. You’ll find salads, burrata, risotto, pasta, pizza, seafood, and desserts, among other dishes on the menu. Pesto is Italian comfort food at its finest in an unpretentious, warm setting.

Pesto, daily 6.30pm to 11pm, Hotel Fairmont Riyadh, Airport Road, Business Gate Qurtubah Area. Tel: 011 826 2626. @fairmontriyadh

5. Enjoy mega deals on Noon.com’s Big Yellow Sale

Noon.com Big Yellow Sale

It’s your last chance to snap up this massive sale on noon.com. With up to 80 per cent off thousands of products, the Big Yellow Sale is packed with all sorts of deals on categories spanning fashion, beauty, home and kitchen essentials, baby gear and toys, as well as big-ticket electronic items.

Big Yellow Sale, until July 29. noon.com

Saturday July 30

6. Bond through mum-and-child yoga

Practising yoga with children is one way to build a great relationship with them. This Mummy & Me yoga class will practice staying in the present moment, in touch with the body and centred on one’s being. An authentic emotional connection between mother and child (only for those between five and nine years old) is cultivated in this class, and you both will leave the class feeling calm, peaceful, and connected.

Mummy & Me Yoga Class, July 30, 11.30am, Pure Yoga, Pure Centre, Al Muhammadiyah, Riyadh 12364. Book through the Pure Yoga app. SAR175 per mum and one child aged between five and nine years. @pureyogasa

7. Join a fun, hands-on essential oil workshop

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Essential oil lovers, come and explore the world of essential oils and learn the basics and benefits of essential oil blends. Expect an interactive display where you’ll get to mix and create your own unique fragrance.

Essential Oil Workshop, July 30, 5.30pm to 8.30pm, To The Moon Studio, King Abdullah Dt., Riyadh 12451. Register here. SAR280 per person. @tothemoon.sa

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