6 incredible things to do in Jeddah this weekend: January 5 to 7

Your weekend guide is here… 

The first week of the year is almost complete and we’ve compiled a list of the coolest happenings in Jeddah so you can make the most of your weekend, from a pottery class to new karaoke bar, 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, January 5

Watch the new Avatar: The Way of Water at the cinema

Avatar is now out in cinemas across Saudi Arabia and if you haven’t yet heard – it’s pretty epic. Insider tip: watch it in IMAX for the full 3D visual spectacle.

VOX Cinema, Red Sea Mall, Jeddah. Book now: ksa.voxcinemas.com

Sing your heart out at at The Chord karaoke lounge


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Love to sing? Smash out those cheesy karaoke favourites at The Chord, open from 5pm to 12am. The karaoke lounge offers guests the chance to book out one of their private rooms with a group of friends and enjoy their delicious menu from pizzas to tacos.

The Chord, Abdul Rahim Al Abbasi, Maqsoud Khoja, Jeddah 23435. Monday to Saturday. 5pm to 12am. Sundays closed. Tel:(0)50 353 0202. @thechord.sa

Friday, January 6

Start your weekend with breakfast at Maison de Zaid


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As far as Jeddah breakfast places go, this is a classic choice. The breakfast menu at Maison de Zaid offers a jazzed-up version of avocado on toast, served with perfectly poached eggs, roasted capsicums and asparagus, fluffy pancakes drenched with pistachio sauce, and an Arabic breakfast platter. The coffee menu is extensive, along with teas, detox juices, and a hot chocolate for those with a sweet tooth.

Maison de Zaid, Abdul Maqsud Khojah, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23435, Sat to Wed 7am to 1am, Thu 7am to 2am, Fri 7am to 11.30am & 1pm to 2am. Tel: 054 374 5284. @maisondezaid

Make your own coffee cup at this pottery class

In this unique pottery experience at Adar Art Club, each person will create their own clay cup, paint it, and sip the first coffee from it. The guided class takes one hour and is priced at SAR170 per person.

Adar, Link Building, Prince Sultan Road, Jeddah 23431. SAR170 per person. Tel:(0)54 874 1911. To book visit: koalendar.com / @adar_hub

Saturday, January 7

Catch up with friends at Geek board game cafe

Geek Cafe is a Japanese-inspired restaurant – and the ideal place to be if you are a fan of anime and manga. You’ll find more than 1,000 anime action figures and 300 manga publications on display, as well as a dedicated reading hall, and board game section. The food and drink options are limited with nods to Japanese cuisine and culture with a variety of sweet treats, Japanese cheesecake, Mochi, and more.

Prince Sultan Rd, Al Basateen, Jeddah 23717. Daily 4pm to 12am. @geek.dimension.cafe

Enjoy all-you-can-eat dim sum at this 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

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