6 amazing things to do in Jeddah this weekend: December 1 to 3

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Round off your week with our lineup of cool and exciting happenings in the city including the Red Sea film festival, ladies’ night, family fun park, and more .

If you’re looking for the best things to do in Jeddah this weekend, we’ve got you covered:

Thursday, December 1

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

Watch the exciting world cup at Monica’s


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The one with the world cup…From the iconic orange sofa and rug downstairs, to a foosball table and Monica’s kitchen upstairs, the café is full of Friends memorabilia. The café holds plenty of fun events such as chess tournaments, karaoke nights, costume parties, and live streaming of all the world cup games. What to eat? Order any smoothie or mojito and get nachos for SAR1 only!

Monica’s, Hasan Naib Al Haram, Al Andalus, Jeddah 23326. Daily 8am to 1am.  Tel:(0)54 414 5656. @monicas.sa

Friday, December 2

Warm up with a cup of tea at Locals Café

Although the rain has stopped, we still feel particularly excited to cosy up with a warm cup of tea. Guaranteed to brighten up your mornings, this pet-friendly cafe displays secondhand books for you to enjoy over a coffee and croissant. The library is run by the Monochrome Bookstore and guests can buy the books to give them a second life. Open from 7am, the menu features dishes such as grilled sandwiches, avocado on toast, and freshly bakes cookies.

Locals cafe, Ibrahim Al Jaffali, Al Andalus, Jeddah 23326, 7am to 11pm. @locals_cafe.sa

Get excited for an unforgettable gaming experience at Tekzone

Tekzone is a unique, futuristic, and fun park with over 70 attractions and games, ranging from arcades and rides to Virtual Reality and a soft play area. The park, located in Red Sea Mall, offers something for everyone, even grown ups. Play packages start from Sar149 per person.

Tekzone, Red Sea Mall, 2nd floor, Gate 4, Ash Shati, Jeddah, daily 2pm to midnight. Package price starts from SAR149 & SAR8 for rubber bracelet. Tel: 012 261 7570. @tekzoneme

Saturday, December 3

Attend the highly-anticipated Red Sea Film Festival

Film lovers, the second edition of Red Sea International Film Festival is here. Taking place from Tuesday, December 1 to Saturday, December 10, Saudi’s first international film festival returns to Jeddah for the second edition, at the Ritz Carlton hotel. Those who wish to attend the cinema event can apply for a gold pass online for SAR480, which includes access to four film screenings per day.

Red Sea International Film Festival, Ritz Carlton Jeddah. Tuesday, December 1 to Saturday, December 10. redseafilmfest.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

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