5 freaky fun events in Riyadh to get spooked in this weekend

It’s time to get into a spooky mood…

We’re already creeping towards the end of October, and you know what this means – that it’s spooky season. If you’re looking for fun things to do this weekend, we’ve got treats and thrills for all, from kid-friendly pumpkin-themed events and activities to spine-chilling experiences. So, are you ready for the greatest fright night of the year?

Dress to impress


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Love dressing up in a costume? Fa-boo-lous. Let loose your freaky inner self at Syrup Lounge’s Friday Karaoke Costume Edition. Bring your friends and sing and dance the night away. Don’t forget to come dressed in your finest threads for free entry. Plus, the best-dressed reveller goes home with 10 free tickets worth SAR1,500. Meanwhile, the little ones can enjoy a kid-friendly experience in the afternoon with fun games and a costume competition. Other highlights include face painting, a karaoke session, bracelet making, and a chance to win fantastic gifts and prizes.

Kids’ Club Costume Edition, Fri Oct 28, 4.30pm to 6pm & 6.30pm to 8pm, SAR120 per child & Friday Karaoke Costume Edition (for adults), Fri Oct 28, 9pm to 1am, Syrup Lounge, 9038 Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Road, An Narjis, Riyadh 13324. @syrupllc

Ghouls just want to have fun

Get psyched for Boulevard Riyadh City’s Horror Weekend and brace yourself for the event’s scare zones. Go crazy with costume ideas, too. Whether you’re going for spooky, hilarious or heroic, you’ll want to show up in costume because those who do so will get free entry. Oh, and look out for the fireworks display on Thursday October 27 at 9pm.

Horror Weekend, Oct 27 & 28, 4pm to 2am, Boulevard Riyadh City, Hittin, Riyadh 13516. Book your tickets here. The entry ticket is priced at SAR50. Free entry for kids under 12 years old. @blvdruhcity

Party with the beautiful and the doomed


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Step into a world of mystery at MNKY HSE for a spellbinding party. Start your night with mocktails and indulge in an exquisite selection of Latin American dishes with an exclusive set menu. Throw on a costume for maximum fun.

MNKY HSE, Oct 27 & 28, 6927 Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Rd, Hittin, Riyadh 13512. Set menu for SAR500 per person. Tel: 800 440 0041. @mnkyhseksa

It’s just another freaky Friday


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404, the coolest hangout spot in Riyadh, will transform into a nightmarish space and be adorned with spooky décor. Better yet, dress up in your zaniest costume and grab your wildest friends to jive the night away with tunes spun by a live DJ. Besides the atmospheric lighting and creepy creatures, you can still enjoy the various games and activities throughout the night and play bowling, board games, and more.

404, Al Muruj, Riyadh 12283, Oct 28, 5pm to 2am. Only for 18 and above. The entry ticket is priced at SAR35 per person. @wefound404

Off you go into the woods if you dare

Amplify your eerie experience this weekend at Riyadh Season’s Winter Wonderland. The Dead Woods experience takes you deep into the woods, and you just might bump into a ghost or two. But will you be able to find your way out?

Dead Woods Experience, until Dec 22, Weekdays 4pm to 1am & Weekends 4pm to 2am, Winter Wonderland. The ticket for the Dead Woods Experience is separate from Winter Wonderland and to be purchased inside. @riyadhseason

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