6 amazing things to do in Jeddah this weekend: October 6 to 8

Short of things to do this weekend? Here’s 6…

From stargazing in the desert to 12-hour long raves, this weekend is not short of things to do in Jeddah. If you are looking for inspiration on how to spend your weekend, look no further…

Thursday, October 6

Ladies night at Fogo de Chao

Ladies, get the gang together for a delicious dinner at this renowned Brazilian steakhouse. The contemporary restaurant spans across two floors with an outdoor terrace and open kitchen. Every Thursday from 4pm for SAR199, ladies can enjoy the best of Brazilian cuts, market table, feijoada station with seasonal salads, mini dessert, and mocktails.

Fogo de Chao, Al Zahra, Jeddah 23424, Saudi Arabia. Thursdays 4pm. SAR199. fogome.com / @fogodechaoksa

Hiking and stargazing in Moon Valley

Approximately a one-hour scenic drive away from Jeddah, this peaceful escape is the perfect weekend break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you are looking to go for a hike up the rocky terrain or lie under a sky of stars all night, this hidden gem is ideal for nature enthusiasts.

Moon Valley, Ghran 25598. 

Friday, October 7

Get your groove on at this 12-hour party

A phenomenal line-up of DJs are coming to KAEC this weekend for a 12 hour party. Located at La Sun Expo Centre, DJs such as Vinyl Mode, Cosmicat, and DJ Sobia will take to the decks for this 12-hour event. Taking place on Friday from 3pm, tickets are available online from SAR275.

La Sun Expo Centre, King Abdullah Economic City 23965, Saudi Arabia. Friday, October 7. 3pm to 3am. SAR275. ticketingboxoffice.com

Enjoy a proper Napoli pizza at L’Antica Pizzerie da Michel

In the mood for pizza? Originating from Napoli, Da Michele is one of the most famous restaurants in the world thanks to hit movie Eat Pray Love. Located in the heart of Jeddah, the authentic pizzeria has mastered the art of traditional Italian cooking. What to eat? Truffle arancini and calamari to start, their burrata pizza and linguine lobster come highly recommended and for children, you can’t go wrong with a Mickey Mouse pizza.

Le Prestige Mall, King Abdul Aziz Rd, Ash Shati, Jeddah 21563. Sunday to Wednesday 4pm to 12am. Thursday to Saturday, 1pm to 12am. @damichele_sa

Saturday, October 8

Dazzle your senses at this intriguing optical illusion event

Looking to do something out-of-the-ordinary this weekend? This mysterious optical illusion event may be the perfect option for you and the family. Taking place until Tuesday, November 15, expect loads of exciting things to do such as optical illusions, giant decorations, adventure area, cafes, and plenty of Instagrammable moments. 

Ahmad Al Attas, Al Zahra, Jeddah 24235. 5pm to 1am. SAR60. 12 years and above. ticketmx.com

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at Esso

From eggs benedict and shakshuka to açai bowls and waffles, Esso has a delicious range of sweet and savoury options to satisfy your weekend cravings. The trendy and modern cafe has a chilled out atmosphere where you could spend hours drinking coffee and catching up with friends.

Esso Coffee, King Abdul Aziz Rd, Jeddah 23514. Daily 7am to 2am. linktr.ee/essocoffeeksa

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