6 brilliant things to do in Jeddah this weekend: March 9 to 11

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There’s nothing like a weekend full of adventure and well-deserved relaxation after a long week of work. From Shrek The Musical to a coffee championship, we have you covered.

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

Thursday, March 9

Take part in a latte art championship

The second edition of the Jeddah chocolate and coffee expo is taking place this weekend with tons of fun activities for the whole family including a latte art championship, make-your-own coffee, contests and prizes, a kids’ corner, a coffee culture area, a challenge square, and more. The expo is taking place Wednesday to Sunday at the Hilton Hotel, from 4pm.

Jeddah Chocolate and Coffee Expo, Jeddah Hilton Hotel. March 8 to 11. 4pm onwards. SAR35. jeddah.platinumlist.net

Sing along at Jeddah’s very own Central Perk for the last time


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Don’t even have a pla this weekend? Jeddah’s very own Central Perk announced on Instagram that it will be closing down after its finale musical night on Thursday. Sing-along to Taylor Swift from 9pm to 12am, for SAR50 entry.

Monica’s, Hasan Naib Al Haram, Al Andalus, Jeddah 23326. Daily 8am to 1am.  Tel:(0)54 414 5656. @monicas.sa

Friday, March 10

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at this much-loved café

Run by two siblings, Siblings restaurant and café is known for its flavoursome dishes, homemade cakes, and refreshing drinks. What to try? The menu has something to suit all tastes including fried chicken and waffles, crab bagel, black truffle toast, and steak and eggs. Open from 8.15am daily, Siblings is one of the best places to enjoy breakfast and brunch in Jeddah.

Siblings Restaurant & Cafe, 2603 Al Imam Malek, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23435, daily 8.15am to 1am. @siblings.sa

Dance the night away at this epic party

An incredible lineup of DJs is landing in Jeddah’s Juman Park this weekend for one night only. DJ Panda, DJ BKR, DJ Soul, DJ Dasha Mell, and DJ IGX will be performing at Night Dreams on Friday, March 10 from 8pm until late. Tickets are on sale now from SAR400.

Juman Park, KAEC, Jeddah. Friday, March 10. 8pm. SAR400. jeddah.platinumlist.net

Saturday, March 11

See Shrek the Musical live

All the way from the Kingdom of Far Far Away, the Broadway hit, Shrek The Musical is taking place at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology between Wednesday, March 8 and 11, 2023, with a total of five shows. Shrek fanatics, prepare for non-stop laughing as Shrek, his noble steed Donkey, Princess Fiona, and the rest of the well-loved characters (‘do you know the muffin man?’) embark on a magical and musical adventure. Tickets are on sale on Platinumlist, with prices at SAR160 (general) and SAR300 (premium).

Shrek the Musical, Auditorium, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah. Wednesday March 8 to Sunday, March 11. SAR160 (general) and SAR300 (premium). jeddah.platinumlist.net

Take a day trip to the ‘Maldives of Jeddah’

Bayada Island, around a 40-minute boat ride from the city, is known for its turquoise coral-filled waters, picture-perfect white sand, and gives the Maldives a run for its money. The five hour day trip from Jeddah to Bayada Island includes snacks, drinks, and is supervised by a snorkel coach and all the gear. As well as snorkeling, there are so many different activities on offer including water volleyball, fishing, and of course swimming in the crystal clear water. Get your tickets online in advance, weekend trips start at either 7am until 12pm or 1pm until 6pm.

Al Haddad Scuba, Jeddah. 7am to 12pm or 1pm to 6pm. SAR390. jeddah.platinumlist.net

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