9 amazing places to celebrate International Women's Day in Riyadh

This one’s for the ladies…

March 8 marks International Women’s Day in Riyadh and worldwide, and it’s time to celebrate the ladies in your lives.

Whether you’re after a cool coffee spot to try out (for free), or an exhibition celebrating women, we’ve got you covered.

Here are the best ways to celebrate International Women’s Day in Riyadh.

Enjoy a discounted cuppa at Lavenda Cafe

Lavenda Cafe can be found in Riyadh’s Qurtubah district and for International Women’s Day in Riyadh, you and gals can enjoy 30 per cent off on the bill. There will also be special gifts and surprises you can check out too.

Lavenda Cafe, Al Thoumamah Rd, Qurtubah, Sat to Thu 6am to 2am, Fri 12.30pm to 2am. @lavendacafe

Enjoy a free coffee at Cacti Cafe

Love yourself some speciality coffee? You can now celebrate the day by sipping on a free cup of coffee at Cacti Cafe on Wednesday March 8. The cafe is open all day so you can enjoy coffee till all odd hours of the night.

Cacti Cafe, Al Thoumamah Rd, Qurtubah, daily 24-hours. @cacti_sa

Check out an exhibition in the Diplomatic Quarter (DQ)


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If you’re all about art, this one’s for you. Get ready to check out a visual art exhibit a the Cultural Palace in the DQ. Artworks will be under the theme of “Honouring Her.” Are you ready?

Honouring Her, Wed Mar 8, Cultural Palace, DQ, 4pm to 1opm. @saudidq

Dig into a set menu at Hua.Lan


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Grab your bestie and head out to Hua.Lan. Here, you can enjoy a four-course set menu for SAR400. Try out appetisers like crispy duck salad, or prawn oats, dim sum options like Szechuan dumplings and main courses like kung pao chicken and sweet & sour chicken. Don’t forget to leave room for the special date praline dessert.

Hua.Lan Restaurant, until March 22, Midtown Complex, Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, Sat to Wed noon to midnight, Thu to Fri noon to 1am. @hualan_restaurant

Grab your chopsticks for pink sushi at Koi Riyadh


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After a sushi place to celebrate? Make your way down to Digital City’s Koi Riyadh. Sip on a special drink and a pink two-piece sushi platter too.

Koi Riyadh, Digital City, Sun to Thu 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 5pm to midnight, Fri 5pm to midnight, Closed Sun. @koiriyadh

Take the afternoon off at Yauatcha Riyadh


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Grab your best gal pals and take the afternoon off(you deserve it), and check out Yauatcha. The spot is hosting a special afternoon tea for the occasion. The afternoon tea at Yauatcha Riyadh is served from noon to 6pm. Pinkies up.

Yauatcha Riyadh, Wed Mar 8, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, noon to 6pm. @yauatchariyadh

Raise a glass at Chingari

Chingari, a restaurant concept by one of Riyadh’s most popular Indian restaurants, Red Chilli will be getting in on the International Women’s Day fun. Here you can toast to the incredible women around you (or to yourself) with a complimentary “Wonder Women” pink drink.

Chingari by Red Chilli, Near National Guard, Makkah Al Mukarramah Br Rd, Ar Rabwah, daily 12.30pm to 12.30am. @chingari.ksa

View a “Saudiat” exhibition at Wrd Art Gallery


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Continuing until Thursday March 9 is a new exhibition for your viewing pleasure. The exhibition focuses on empowering women and on display are works from a majority of local female artists like Tagreed Albagshi and Areej Alrabiah. Girl power.

Wrd Art Gallery, until Thu Mar 9, Al Olaya Street, Sun to Thu 10am to noon, 4pm to 10pm. @wrdartgallery

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