6 amazing things to do in Jeddah this weekend: March 16 to 18

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There’s nothing like a weekend full of adventure and well-deserved relaxation after a long week of work. From workshops to live music, we have you covered.

Here are six incredible things to do in Jeddah this weekend: 

Thursday, March 16

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at Esso

From eggs benedict and shakshuka to açai bowls and waffles, Esso has a delicious range of sweet and savoury options to satisfy your weekend cravings. The trendy and modern cafe has a chilled out atmosphere where you could spend hours drinking coffee and catching up with friends.

Esso Coffee, King Abdul Aziz Rd, Jeddah 23514. Daily 7am to 2am. linktr.ee/essocoffeeksa

Experience Cuban music at this Havana night


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Time for tapas? Jeddah’s newest Mediterranean restaurant Tapas recently opened its doors and this Friday they’re hosting a night of live Cuban music. Tuck into a range of Mediterranean-inspired dishes including lamb chops with mashed potatoes, spicy crab salad, and penne burrata.

Tapas, Babylon Center, 2994 Sari Br Rd Al Zahra, 3202, Jeddah 23424. March 17, 9pm to 12am. Tel:(0)55 664 6356. @tapas.ksa

Friday, March 17

Make your own mosaic motifs

Taking place at the inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale 2023 (IAB), learn all about the history of mosaics – one of the oldest and most celebrated artistic traditions. The three-day workshop is SAR150 and is recommended for families. The workshop will motivate you to think creatively and develop your own designs, colour schemes, and cut materials using multiple cutting techniques so that you will leave with your own mosaic artwork at the end of the workshop. Sign up here: iab2023.org

Western Hajj Terminal, King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah. Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 18. 5pm to 7.30pm.  iab2023.org

Enjoy a relaxing hammam at Zagora

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Regenerate your skin with a soapy scrub at Zagora spa. Choose from a royal or traditional hammam treatment and get ready to feel perfectly pampered. Each wellness area includes two harmonious treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and a pool. Located at the stunning Venue Hotel, this seaside hotel is situated on Jeddah’s corniche with breathtaking views of the Red Sea. After your treatment,  indulge in a wholesome meal at Astro terrace lounge.

Zagora Spa, The Venue Hotel, Jeddah. Tel:(0)12 613 9000. the-venue.com

Saturday, March 18

Get festive at AlBalad’s Ramadan souq

The Holy Month is just around the corner and from March 13 to March 22 you can visit the Ramadan Souq in Historic Jeddah to create long-lasting family memories. Visitors can explore the children’s area, watch a movie at the theatre, try Saudi coffee, and get in some last-minute Ramadan shopping.

Historic Jeddah, Lake Al-Arbaeen Park, March 13 to March 22, 4pm to 12am. 

Create the perfect Mother’s Day gift at a flower arrangement workshop


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Mother’s Day is coming and if you’re looking for the perfect gift to treat the special woman in your life, look no further… This Saturday, Homegrown Market is hosting a flower arrangement workshop, where you can create your own bouquet and even customise the vase for SAR317. You can bring your friends or even mamas along too. Sign up here: homegrownmkt.com

Homegrown Hayy, Hayy Jameel branch. Saturday, March 18. 5pm to 6pm. SAR317. homegrownmkt.com

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