6 fantastic things to do in Jeddah this weekend: November 24 to 26

See out the month of November in style…

Wondering how to spend your weekend? Fear not: we have rounded up some of the coolest happenings in Jeddah this weekend. Between art workshops, Italian restaurants, and a winter wonderland, there are enough fun things to do to keep the whole crew entertained.

Without further ado, here are six fantastic things to do in Jeddah this weekend.

Thursday, November 24

Unleash your inner child at Atallah Happy Land Park

For a fun-filled day with the whole family, Atallah Happy Land is the ideal place for all ages to enjoy. One of the biggest theme parks in Jeddah, Atallah Happy Park has over 100 rides, bowling alley, an ice skating rink, climbing walls, a musical fountain, and a 6D theatre.

Atallah Happy Land Park, Corniche Road, Beside Sheraton Hotel, Jeddah. Daily from 5pm to 2am. Sar30 per person. Free entry for children under 100cm. jeddah.platinumlist.net

Watch the sunset at King Fahd’s Fountain

Visible from all across the city, King Fahd’s fountain is an iconic Jeddah landmark. If you haven’t yet watched the fountain during sunset, make your way down to experience the magical scene before wandering down the corniche to explore the many food offerings, including Italian restaurant Caffe Aroma or Culture Cafe for panoramic views.

Friday, November 25

Transport to the Italian Riviera at San Carlo Cicchetti

One of the finest Italian restaurants, Cicchetti is a reinterpretation of the Venetian culinary custom. Its delicious, authentic menu features small plates designed for sharing. Try the octopus salad, ravioli burrata, and beef short ribs washed down with a delicious passion fruit mocktail.

San Carlo Cicchetti, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz St, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23431. 1pm to 1am. Tel:(0)9200 04060. @cicchettisaudi

Get festive at Optical Illusion’s winter wonderland

Cameras at the ready. This fun Optical Illusions pop-up in Jeddah has five main zones: fun zone, candy land, underground zone, winter wonderland, and an optical illusions room. Children can get creative with the arts and crafts area, solve riddles to find your way out of the underground zone, play giant snakes and ladders, and snap photos inside the rooms with flipped furniture.


Saturday, November 26

Visit Hayy Jameel’s latest exhibition and collage workshop for little ones

Inspired by Hayy Arts’ latest exhibition The Mountains Quiver in Anticipation, the workshop will have young visitors (aged 8 years and above) exploring four different types of landscapes, cutting out shapes, and creating their own ripped paper sceneries. There’s limited spaces so make sure you reserve a spot here.

Hayy Jameel, Saturday, Novmeber 26. 4pm to 6pm. 8 years and above. Sign up here. @hayyjameel 

Cheer on the Green Falcons at Urth Café


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After Saudi’s extraordinary first game, you won’t want to miss a second of the Green Falcon’s next match against Poland, at 8pm on Saturday. Watch from the big screen at Urth Cafe with a buzzing atmosphere and tasty bites from their exclusive World Cup menu.

Urth Caffe, La Prestige Mall, Jeddah. Tel:(0)9200 07498. urthcaffe.sa

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