6 incredible things to do in Jeddah this weekend: December 8 to 10

Your weekend guide is here… 

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 music festivals to dinner and a show, this weekend’s line up is not short of amazing things to do.

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

Thursday, December 8

Burn calories with the whole family at Bounce

Forget the gym, this indoor trampoline park is a freestyle playground and training camp for toddlers, teenagers, families, and professional athletes consisting of a slam-dunk area, free-jumping, perfomance trampolines, dodgeball, and even an obstacle course. A fun way to burn calories with spend quality time with the family.

Near Nass Town Mall, on the corner of Madinah Al-Munawarah Road and Al Muhammad Zaydan Road
Jeddah. Saturday to Wednesday 2pm to 10pm. Thursday and Friday 4pm to 12am. SAR120 for two hour superpass. bounce.sa

Go on a bike ride along the beach

Hit up the cycle tracks on Jeddah’s Waterfront surrounded by beautiful scenery and art. With 4500-metre long sports track is perfect for a gentle jog or cycle as you take in the sea breeze and sunlight. The brightly colored light bicycles, equipped for individuals or groups, are available for rent for minutes or hours.

Friday, December 9

Don’t miss the epic Balad Beast festival

The beast is in town! Raising the roof, the music and arts festival, Balad Beast, is taking place on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. Landing inside the walls of Jeddah’s Old Town, known as al-Balad, the two-day fest will light up the neighbourhood’s iconic backdrop from noon to night. The epic line-up includes hip-hop rapper Busta Rhymes; British DJ Carl Cox; Fresh Prince of Bel Air star DJ Jazzy Jeff; Hustlin’ rapper Rick Ross; American singer Lupe Fiasco; techno musical duo Tale of Us; and hip-hop producer DJ Premier. Local DJs such as Cosmicat, Dish Dash, Baloo, Biirdperson, Arabstract, and Mishaal Tamer will also be raising the roof across the UNESCO-heritage sites.

Balad Beast, Jeddah Old Town, Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. mdlbeast.com

Try the all-you-can-eat buffet at Fish Market restaurant

With breathtaking views over the famous King Fahad fountain, Fish Market restaurant is the ideal spot for a relaxed weekend lunch. Every Friday, the restaurant offers guests an open buffet brunch with a selection of fresh seafood, oysters, live lobster, and more, which is then cooked to your preference.

InterContinental Hotel Jeddah, Jeddah 23212. Every Friday from 12pm. Tel:(0) 12 229 5555. ihg.com

Saturday, December 10

Catch a groundbreaking film at Hayy Cinema

Hayy Jameel facade

Hayy Jameel has launched Saudi Arabia’s first independent picturehouse in collaboration with Red Sea Film Festival. It will show films from the Kingdom, the Arab world and further afield that would not necessarily get screened in multiplexes to offer audiences in the Kingdom something new. As part of its official opening, Hayy Cinema’s opening programme will feature Egyptian master Youssef Chahine’s groundbreaking films on his approach to filmmaking during the 1970s through to the late 80s, and you can also check out an archival exhibition that highlights renowned photographer Gamal Fahmy’s contribution to the revolutionary force of filmmaking in the region.

Hayy Cinema, Hayy Jameel, 7829 Al Muhammadiyah District, Jeddah 23615. @hayyjameel

Enjoy an evening of live jazz music at Don Giovanni

The new fine dining Italian restaurant Don Giovanni presents a live jazz band. every weekend. Enjoy the jazzy sounds with delectable dishes such as the calamari, beef tenderloin Wagyu, saffron risotto and burrata sauce, and black truffle tagliatelle.

Don Giovanni, Tahlia Street, Fayfa Avenue, Jeddah 23431. Weekends from 8pm. Tel:(0)12 224 9898. sevenrooms.com

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