Taking place until December 30, this Riyadh Season zone takes eating out to new heights…

There is something exciting about discovering new cuisine, but some destinations literally take dining to elevating heights. Enter Riyadh Sky – this year’s new addition to Riyadh Season.

It consists of premium restaurants on the roofs of three of Riyadh’s famous landmarks – the Majdoul Tower, Riyadh Water Tower, and the city of art and entertainment Merwas in Boulevard Riyadh City zone. Expect soaring views of the city skyline from these rooftop restaurants, perched high above the streets of the Saudi capital.

These pop-up restaurants will only be available until Friday December 30, so here are the three breathtaking experiences you won’t want to miss.

Anghami Lab

 

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Anghami Lab is found on the rooftop of Merwas – the largest art and entertainment factory in the Arab world, located at Boulevard Riyadh City. The 5,000-square-meter space features a lounge, stage, and a fully-fledged recording studio, offering a definite feel-good vibe, live performances, original music, and warm hospitality.

The restaurant offers a modern menu filled with Mediterranean flavours and an exotic selection of mocktails and beverages served by world-class bartenders and mixologists. Served with a backdrop of stunning views, as well as thumping beats from the Lab’s resident and guest DJs who deliver Arabic Pop and International hits, here you find all the ingredients needed for a night to remember. Anghami Lab also hosts hologram-based shows featuring timeless performances by the region’s top celebrities to add a whole new dimension to the experience.

Clap

Nestled on the 53rd and 54th floors of the Majdoul Tower, Clap is one of the highest rooftop restaurants in Riyadh. Fun fact: Majdoul Tower, one of the prominent modern landmarks in Riyadh known to locals as the twisted tower, has a unique 135-degree design.

Up on the 53rd floor, you’ll find a beautiful open-air terrace offering superb views over the Riyadh skyline. A perfect spot to enjoy refreshing mocktails, Clap also offers a tasty selection of Japanese food, made perfect for sharing. Here you can tuck into everything from small plates and sashimi to sushi rolls and more indulgent mains.

For a more memorable experience, the 54th floor offers both indoor and outdoor seating on a helipad, offering amazing 360-views over the Riyadh skyline, and has its own menu. Apart from food and drinks, Clap also serves a large slice of vibes and a line-up of local and international DJs. They’ve also got a saxophonist and dancers, so you’ll be able to soak in the views while listening to some banging tunes and enjoying the live entertainment. Truly a top rooftop venue for many occasions.

Hellenika

Our favourite Greek restaurant from Khobar has made its way to the capital. Offering a magical view of the skyline from the 16th floor of Riyadh Water Tower, this elegant restaurant comes with both indoor and outdoor seating, and thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, the views over Riyadh are prime everywhere. Up here, you can indulge in a selection of traditional Greek fare with an innovative twist, served as nibbles, small plates and larger dishes from the grill.

 

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While toe-tapping to the sounds of live music, kick back with a tantalising drink, mingle among friends, and embrace the vibrancy of Greek culture at this lively venue. At around 10pm every day, Hellenika commences a plate-breaking ceremony with diners, a Greek custom during celebrations. Truly a spectacle.

Fun fact: Did you know that Riyadh Water Tower, which is 61 meters high, has been the most famous symbol of the capital for decades? It was built in 1971 during the momentum of urban development.

Riyadh Sky, until Dec 30, 6pm to 1am. Reservations can be made via The Chefz mobile app. @riyadhseason

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