8 amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend: August 25 to 27

Your weekend sorted…

Looking for ways to spend the weekend in Riyadh? You’re in the right place. If you’re planning a Spanish brunch experience with friends, why not check out Azure at Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya? Alternatively, there is a summer dance festival for the ladies, electrifying concerts at Boulevard Riyadh City, the latest K-movie to catch in the cinemas or play some good golf.

Here are eight amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

Thursday August 25

1. Catch the latest K-movie at VOX Cinemas

Four years after the events of the Garibong district roundup operation, Geumcheon Police’s Major Crimes Unit is given a mission to repatriate a fugitive who fled to Vietnam. Beast cop Ma Seok-do and Captain Jeon Il-man intuitively realise that there’s something wrong with the suspect’s willingness to turn himself in and uncover crimes committed by a terrifying killer named Kang Hae-sang. Ma and his unit begin their investigation across two countries and follow the bloody breadcrumbs left behind by Kang. Another exciting and tension-filled roundup.

The Roundup, Rating R18, 1h 46min. Book your tickets here.

2. Beat the heat with a frosted coffee shake

BlackTap coffee shake

Coffee lovers, meet Black Tap’s summertime special – the Classic Coffee Shake. Sweet, creamy, and amazingly tasty, this frosted coffee shake is the perfect combo for when you need to cool off and get your caffeine fix.

Black Tap, KAFD, 3.04 Al Aqiq, Riyadh 11564, Sat to Tues 12.30pm to midnight & Wed to Fri 12.30pm to 1am. @blacktapksa

3. Attend the Gamers8 concert


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For those who have gotten tickets for the seventh week of the Gamers8 concert, you’ll be in for an unforgettable night of music. The Engineers, a trio of DJs and producers, will be the first to enter the spotlight on centre stage, followed by Lebanese sensation Myriam Fares. The night will also feature top performances from one of the best-selling groups of all time, the Black Eyed Peas, before DJ Snake closes the show. All regular tickets are sold out, but VIP tickets are still available.

Gamers8, NXT LVL Arena, Boulevard Riyadh City, 8pm to 1am. Book your tickets here. The price for VIP tickets starts from SAR1,500. @gamers8_en

Friday August 26

4. Have a fiesta at Fiesta Andalucia brunch


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Celebrate the culture and food of Spain’s Andalucia region at Azure’s brunch buffet, featuring live cooking stations. The menu presents an array of mouth-watering Andalucian delights, including tapas, paella, and grilled lamb leg. Wash it down with good ol’ sangria, all whilst you sit back and enjoy some Spanish music – a sophisticated way to spend a Friday afternoon.

Fiesta Andalucía Brunch, Aug 26, 12.30pm to 4pm, Azure, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya. SAR256+ per person, half price for children ages seven to 12, and free for children below six. Reservations can be made here. Tel: 053 341 1234. @azureriyadh

5. Take part in the Summer Dance Festival


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Here’s to all you female dance enthusiasts. Syrup Stage and Sawsan, the talented dancer and choreographer, will be organising the Summer Dance Festival for some fun dance activities and dazzling performances. So, gather your crew, jive with the cool sounds and show off your dance moves.

Summer Dance Festival, Aug 26, 8pm to midnight, Syrup Lounge, 9038 Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Road, An Narjis, Riyadh 11564. Book your tickets here. SAR160 per person. @syrupllc

6. Get revved up at the go-kart track

Buckle up for a white-knuckled race to the finish line against your family and friends. Doos Karting at Boulevard Riyadh City boasts electric karts and indoor and outdoor racetracks with multi-level spiral ramps. You’ll also get a game card for every purchase of your go-kart ride, as the place has an area dedicated to arcade games, including a super-slick air hockey setup that reminds you why dinging around a puck is so much fun.

Doos Karting, Boulevard Riyadh City, daily 4pm to 2am. SAR180 for indoor track and SAR230 for outdoor track. Tel: 9200 08311. @dooskarting

Saturday August 27

7. Work on your golf game at Nofa

Nofa Golf Club

Make the most of your practice time this summer at Nofa Golf Club – home to one of the top golf courses in Saudi Arabia set against stunning views of the surrounding desert, enhanced by the lush greenery and a safari park between holes 8 and 9. For only SAR250 on Fridays and Saturdays, you’ll get an 18-hole round of golf, a buggy hire, practice balls for use at the driving range, and complimentary beverages.

Nofa Golf Club, Tibrak 19714, daily 7.30am to 5.30pm, Summer Green Fee Package, until Aug 31. SAR100 on Sun to Thurs, SAR250 on Fri & Sat. @nofaresorts

8. Challenge your kids to a friendly game of dodgeball


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Get the little ones to try out Sky Zone’s dodgeball trampoline court. Let them show off their acrobatics as they dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge off the walls and beds of the trampolines. They’ll love the chance to take on their friends and see who can prevail as the dodgeball champion.

Sky Zone, Almakan Mall, Prince Muhammad Ibn Saad Ibn Abdulaziz Rd, Al Malqa, Riyadh 13521, Sat to Thurs 4pm to 11.30pm & Fri 2pm to midnight. @skyzonealmalg

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