6 fun things to do in Jeddah this weekend: Nov 3 to 5

Hello weekend… 

As yet another week flies by, we’ve compiled a list of the coolest happenings in Jeddah so you can make the most of your weekend, from a good old-fashioned plate smashing session to all-you-can-eat dim sum.

Here’s our list of the best things to do in Jeddah this weekend:

Thursday, November 3

Family fun and food at Cool de Sac

Let the children run wild at this fun play venue featuring an indoor playroom, PlayStation corner, mini football yard, Lego station, and a children’s gym. Entry is SAR40 for one hour or SAR70 for two hours and includes a kids’ meal.

Prince Sultan Rd, Lilian Towers, Jeddah. SAR40 for one hour. Daily, 2pm to 11.30pm. Tel:(0)557301688. @cooldesac_ksa

Get your tickets for the Aramco Team Series finale next week

The final leg of the elite women’s golf tournament, Aramco Team Series 2022, will return to the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City from Thursday, November 10 to Saturday, November 12. It’s free of charge for all visitors but prior registration online is essential. Visitors can expect plenty of happenings for all the family including live music by local musicians, food and drink, the first-ever night golf in the Kingdom, a fan-dedicated activity zone, as well as witness some of the best golfers in the world battle it out for the fifth championship title.

Thursday, November 10 to Saturday, November 12. Free of charge. aramcoteamseries.com / @aramco_series

Friday, November 4

Try the new brunch at Shangri-La Hotel

This new brunch is all that and dim sum! For SAR188, guests can devour unlimited dim sum, a main dish such as sweet and sour chicken, a choice of rice or noodles, and a dessert, finished with delicious traditional Chinese tea. The epic deal is available every weekend from 1pm to 4pm until the end of the year at Shangri-La Hotel.

Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Burj Assila, Corniche Road, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23611. Every Friday and Saturday, 1pm to 5pm. Until December 31st. SAR188 per person. Tel:(0)12 696 8888. sevenrooms.com

Have a smashing time at Paplo’s restaurant

Paplo’s is a Greek-style restaurant with sensational food and entertainment. Open from 4pm every day, guests can take part in a good old-fashioned plate smashing session every weekend. Opa! Every dish is cooked to perfection, we recommend trying the burrata, truffle rigatoni, and barbecue ribs.

Paplo’s, Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz, Al-Andalus District, Jeddah 23322. Daily 4pm to midnight. Tel:(0)54 144 4254. @paplos.sa

Saturday, November 5

Catch up with Friends at Jeddah’s very own Central Perk

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If you don’t even have a pla this weekend, pivot to Jeddah’s very own Central Perk, modeled after the hit American sitcom Friends. 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, and costume parties. What to eat? Try Joey’s half and half pizza or Monica’s spaghetti.

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

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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