6 awesome things to do in Jeddah this weekend: November 17 to 19

Time to start planning your fun-filled weekend… 

Still wondering what to do this weekend? Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill or indulge in an all-you-can-eat brunch, we have you covered.

Here are six fantastic things to do in Jeddah this weekend.

Thursday, November 17

Shop, eat, and chill at Homegrown Market’s second new branch


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Homegrown Market is a trendy concept store showcasing popular homegrown Arab brands. Check out their second branch newly-opened at Hayy Jameel. With more than 150 brands from around the region, Homegrown Market sells clothes, jewellery, stationary, homeware, fragrances, and more. While you’re there grab a cup of delicious iced matcha.

Hayy Jameel, Al Muhammadiyah District, Jeddah 23615. Daily, 2pm to 10pm. homegrownmkt.com

Indulge in fine Italian cuisine at this new restaurant


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Serving a variety of classic Italian dishes, Sonyo is a trendy new restaurant located in Atelier La Vie Mall. Make sure you try their truffle pizza, burrata pasta, and creme brûlée.

Atelier La Vie Mall, King Abdulaziz Branch Rd, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23514. 5pm to 12am. @sonoyo.sa

Friday, November 18

Learn a new skill at Jeddah Yacht Club


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Make Fridays special and get involved in the wonderful world of sailing, with Jeddah Yacht Club Sailing Academy’s Friday morning sailing club. The courses are suitable for children aged between eight and 17 and an ideal way to learn a new skill and start the weekend right.

Jeddah Yacht Club. Jeddah 23613. Tel:(0)50 7667823. @jeddahyachtclub

Experience this new family-friendly brunch at Assila

From 1pm to 5pm, enjoy a fun-filled family afternoon with Assila’s Friday brunch. Expect live cooking stations, seafood, farm-to-table dishes, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and more.

AlBrunch, TwentyFour restaurant, Assila Hotel, Jeddah 23326. Friday 1pm to 5pm. SAR290, children SAR145. Tel:(0)59 192 134. marriott.com

Saturday, November 19

Solve the mysteries at Transition Escape

You and your teammates need to solve the puzzles, break the chain, and escape before time runs out. Are you up to the challenge? Choose between the scary Flight 9 (medium difficulty) or mysterious Flight 12 (hard).

2759 Hadiqat Rami, Street, Jeddah 23437. Tuesday to Saturday, 5pm to 1am. Mondays closed. 15 years and above or 12 years with an adult. SAR180 per person (for two persons), SAR150 per person (for three to four persons), or SAR135 (for five to six persons). transitionescape.com

Take a day trip to the ‘Maldives of Jeddah’

Bayada Island, around a 40-minute boat ride from the city, is known for its turquoise coral-filled waters, picture-perfect white sand, and gives the Maldives a run for its money. The five hour day trip from Jeddah to Bayada Island includes snacks, drinks, and is supervised by a snorkel coach and all the gear. As well as snorkeling, there are so many different activities on offer including water volleyball, fishing, and of course swimming in the crystal clear water. Get your tickets online in advance, weekend trips start at either 7am until 12pm or 1pm until 6pm.

Al Haddad Scuba, Jeddah. 7am to 12pm or 1pm to 6pm. SAR390. jeddah.platinumlist.net

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