9 incredible things to do in Riyadh this week: February 26 to March 1

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After some inspo to make this week count? Things to do in Riyadh never go stale. You’ve got four new days to enjoy all that Riyadh has to offer. Whether you’re after new restaurants to tuck into, or some events you can check out you’ve come to the right place.

Here are all the top things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday February 26

Watch the Paul vs Fury fight

The wait is finally over. Diriyah Season’s Paul vs Fury match is set to happen on Sunday February 26 at the Diriyah Arena. That’s not all though as the first professional Saudi female boxer Ragad AlNaimi will also be making her debut, and you can also catch the rumble between Badou Jack ‘Jack the Ripper’ will go up against Ilunga Makabu who’ll be defending his WBC Cruiserweight World Championship title.

Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury: The Truth, Feb 26, 8pm (doors open at 6pm), Diriyah, Riyadh. Book your tickets here. The price starts from SAR180. @diriyahseason

Enjoy the last few days of The Groves

The Groves

A firm favourite with the locals, this Riyadh Season zone will be closing its doors in March. It’s not all sad though as you can still book your tickets through the app and enjoy the zone until then. Soak in the chill vibes, walk through spacious pathways, and reserve your spot at one of the top-tier restaurants too.

The Groves, Al Khuzama Park, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh, 4.30pm to 1.30am (Gate closes at 12.30am). The tickets for general entry are SAR50 from Sun to Wed and SAR75 from Thu to Sat. Tickets and reservations can be booked via Groves mobile app. @the_groves_sa

Sunday February 27

Go shopping at the Diriyah Seasonal Market

Things to do in Riyadh: Diriyah Seasonal Market

In honour of Founding Day, Diriyah hosted an array of events. One of which was the Diriyah Seasonal Market. The open space is the place to be if you’re looking to source seasonal, locally-grown fresh produce, as well as local craft items. You can also sway to the live musical performances while you shop and snap a shot at the photo booth.

Diriyah Seasonal Market, Al-Turaif, 4pm to midnight. A general Diriyah pass is required to enter the event. @visitdiriyah

Check out the Founding Day musical play extension

After a play that highlights the history of Saudi Arabia? Grab the gang and head down to Princess Noura University. Happening at the Conference and Seminar Center, the musical celebrated the importance of Founding Day.

Founding Day musical play, Princess Noura University, until Mon Feb 27, 9pm to midnight. The tickets start at SAR50 for the silver category, SAR100 for gold, and SAR150 for VIP. @mocsaudi


See and shop at the Jaak Ramadan pop-up in King Abdullah Financial District


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It’s never too early to start preparing for Ramadan. You can check out the Jaak Ramadan pop-up in King Abdullah Financial District. Tickets are available at the door, and you can shop for seasonal abayas, dresses, jewellery, and perfumes.

Jaak Ramadan pop-up, King Abdullah Financial District, 4pm to 11pm. The tickets are SAR100 at the door. @jaakevents

Tuesday February 28

Reserve your spot at the Nozomi re-opening

It’s back. One of Riyadh’s all-time favourite Japanese restaurants is reopening in the city this week. And you can now book in to reserve a table and be there for the big bash. The new Riyadh location aims to provide a unique dining experience and has set up shop at Century Corner in Al Olaya. Grab those chopsticks.

Nozomi, Century Corner. Reservations open on Tue Feb 28. @nozomiksa

Catch the Fahd Ibrahim and Ahud concert


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Missing the concerts in Riyadh? Grab your tickets for Fahd Ibrahim and Ahud concert at The Warehouse. The JAX district venue will be hosting the local artists on Tuesday. Ticket prices cost SAR117 and doors open at 8.30pm. Prep those vocal cords.

Fahd Ibrahim and Ahud concert, JAX Diriyah, 8.30pm (doors open), Tue Feb 28. @twh_ksa

Wednesday March 1

Check out the Elvis: Live from Graceland

An exhibition celebrating the life of rock and roll legend Elvis? Count us in. The exhibition is happening over at The Arena. The event aims to shed light on Elvis’ extensive career and personality, showcases clothing items and more.

Elvis: Live from Graceland, The Arena Riyadh Venue for Exhibitions, 4pm to 11pm, until Mon Mar 20. @mocsaudi

Dig into burgers at Nabob


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There’s a brand-new burger restaurant in town. Currently, in its soft opening stage in Riyadh’s Sulimaniyah district, Nabob serves up traditional fries and beef burgers. The venue has futuristic decor and a casual vibe. Grab a few friends and check it out.

Nabob, 2237 Makkah Al Mukarramah Br Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Sun to Tue closed, Wed to Saturday 8pm to midnight. @nabob_sa

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