7 great things to do in Riyadh this week: November 13 to 16

What’s on this week…

Happy new week ahead. Here, we’ve rounded up seven great things to do in Riyadh. From a new dining spot and the latest Marvel film to catch in the cinemas to magic tricks and family-friendly activities at the different Riyadh Season zones, there are enough fun things to do to keep the whole crew entertained.

Sunday November 13

1. Catch the latest Marvel movie at VOX Cinemas

A poignant tribute that satisfyingly moves the franchise forward, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks an ambitious and emotionally rewarding triumph for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. So, catch the film in theatres now. What’s more, if you were to purchase a ticket at any VOX Cinemas (except Kingdom Centre) on Sundays, you can get a second ticket for just SAR10.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Rating PG12, Action/Adventure, 2h 41min. Book your tickets here. @voxcinemasksa

Monday November 14

2. Be captivated by Darcy Oake’s jaw-dropping illusion

World-renowned illusionist Darcy Oake presents new and never-seen-before feats of magic, illusion, mind reading and death-defying escapes. One of the highlights of his jaw-dropping tricks is when the illusionist transforms a dove into a girl. Audiences will also get to participate in some of Oake’s performances. So, catch it before it ends on November 14, as his show is guaranteed to leave you speechless.

Illusionist Darcy Oake, until Nov 14, 6pm & 9pm, Boulevard Riyadh City, Global Theatre. Book your tickets here. The ticket price starts from SAR75. @riyadhseason

3. Celebrate Meraki’s 5th anniversary


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Meraki’s Greek Fest is back. Immerse yourself in the culture and warmth of Greek hospitality to celebrate Meraki’s fifth anniversary with an abundance of its signature and special dishes and live Greek music. So, if you love a celebration of fun and Greek culture, be sure to book your table now.

Meraki – Greek Fest, Nov 14, from 7pm, Al Faisaliah Hotel, North Wing, First Floor, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212. Tel: 9200 01050. @merakiriyadh

Tuesday November 15

4. Experience The Line exhibition at JAX

Ever wondered what it will be like to live in NEOM’s The Line city? You now have the chance to see how it looks at The Line Exhibition at Diriyah’s JAX district. During your visit, you will experience detailed designs, architectural models, and informative films explaining the project in all its glory. The six-month-long exhibition in Riyadh offers a far more enriching and engaging experience that takes visitors on a remarkable journey, giving you an in-depth view of NEOM’s sectors and its surrounding natural landscapes where people and technology will come together in harmony with nature. There will also be guided tours available in Arabic and English.

The Line Exhibition, until Apr 29, 2023, Sun to Wed 9am to 11pm, Thurs & Sat 9am to midnight, Fri 3pm to midnight. Tickets are free for all ages 12 years and above, but you must register your visit here. @discoverneom

5. Celebrate the Philippines week at Al Suwaidi Park

As part of one of Riyadh Season’s 15 entertainment zones, Al Suwaidi Park has transformed into a cultural hub. So, get ready to experience a different culture every week, along with a variety of entertainment, musical shows and events. From now until November 19, the park will be showcasing Filipino culture, food and heritage as part of its Philippines week. Expect lots of handicrafts, live shows, games and other cultural activities. Visitors are also encouraged to don a traditional outfit.

Culture Week at Al Suwaidi Park, until Dec 5, 4pm to midnight, 2485 Al Hadeeqa, 7288, As Suwaidi, 7288, Riyadh 12791. Free entry but you must book your tickets here. @riyadhseason

Wednesday November 16

6. A visit to Riyadh Zoo

As part of the Riyadh Season, Riyadh Zoo has opened with a new look and many exciting new experiences. Featuring more than 1,300 animals from 190 species in six sub-zones, each area will offer family-friendly activities that will amaze you – from giraffes and kangaroo feeding, an adventure in the owl house, and interacting with turtles and other farm animals to wall climbing, an animals’ visual reality experience, and playing tug of war with the white lions.

Riyadh Zoo, until Jan 8, 10am to 5pm, Al Malaz, Riyadh 12832. Book your tickets here. SAR5 for kids below 10 years old and SAR10 for adults. @riyadhseason

7. Dine at award-winning restaurant The Maine

Running for six weeks, The Maine Mayfair pop-up is set to be one of the hottest tickets in town, replicating the elegant brasserie look and feel at its temporary home in the Al Murabaa District. Indulge in its signatures alongside a new array of brasserie classics, such as premium cuts of meat and fresh seafood cooked to order. Plus, diners will enjoy a variety of jazz acts that promise to transport you back to the golden era of music as you sip fruity mocktails and dine on The Maine’s well-perfected menu.

The Maine Mayfair Pop-Up, until Dec 18, 6pm to 3am, Al Murabaa. Reservations are to be made via The Chefz app. @riyadhseason

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