11 amazing things to do in Riyadh this week: March 12 to March 15

Fill up your week with these brilliant activities…

A new week means four new days to enjoy all the incredible things to do in Riyadh.

If you’re looking for some top-tier things to do this week, you’ve come to the right place for sure. Whether you’re after new restaurants to try out or want to do some pre-Ramadan preps, we’ve got you covered.

Here are some incredible things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday March 12

Shop for the new Ramadan collection by Rituals

Available in stores now, Rituals has just released a brand-new Ramadan collection called the All New Comfort line. Scents include Suede Vanilla, Smooth Violet, or Cotton Blossom. The collection is available in stores and online.

Visit: @ritualscosmeticsgcc

Check out the Palmeras Arabian Nights Festival

After a brand-new festival to hang out at in Riyadh? No sweat. You can head over to the Palmeras Arabian Nights Festival in Riyadh. At the event, you can check out everything from classic cars theatre shows, to an open bazaar, and a Ramadan tent.

Palmeras Arabian Nights Festival, until Tue March 21Omar Ibn Abd Al Latif, King Khalid International Airport, daily 4pm to 2am. You can book your tickets here for SAR20. @pan.festival

Sip on coffee at the new Urth Caffe


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One of Riyadh’s all-time favourite cafes, Urth Caffe has just opened a new branch. The cosy spot’s interior includes exposed brick walls, black-and-white snapshots of the city and more, plus warm colours spread across the space. Don’t forget to order the crowd-favourite matcha latte or the month special San Sebastian cheesecake.

Urth Caffe, Mode Mall, Al Olaya, Sat to Thu 8am to midnight, Fri 1pm to midnight. @urthcaffesaudi

Munch on baked goods at 2 sis Bakery

If you’ve been after a new bakery to try out, give 2 sis Bakery a chance. Owned by two sisters, Nada and Mona AlOtaibi, the venue started off as a small food truck and has since reached heights of success. The new pinky-perfect location has opened on  Al Qana Street. You can try out the special croissants which are available in flavours like strawberry, pistachio, chocolate and so many more.

2 sis Bakery, Al Qana Street, Al Munisiyah District, Sat to Thu 6am to 11pm, Fri 2pm to 11pm. @2.sis.bakery

Monday March 13

Explore the JAAK Ramadan pop-up


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With Ramadan being this close, you’ve got to start preparing. Luckily for you, JAAK is putting on another pop-up starting on Monday March 13 until Wednesday March 15. Here you can check out seasonal collections by local and regional brands like Johara Jewellery, Maisoon and Labels. The event will be held at Sima Space on Tahlia Street.

JAAK Ramadan pop-up, until Wed Mar 15, Sima Space, Tahlia Street, daily 4pm to 11pm. @jaakevents

Top it all off at topped [off]


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The latest of the cafe openings in Riyadh topped [off] is a super chill spot in Riyadh’s As Sahafah district. The cafe is decked out with cutesy signboards throughout the space saying things like “Life is better between two pieces of bread” and “Got yummy things for you.” Sip on iced lattes and Americanos. and dig into a “flexible menu that changes around the clock.”

topped [off], Al Thoumamah Rd, As Sahafah, Sun to Thu 2am to midnight, Fri to Sat noon to midnight. @toppedoff_sa

Tuesday March 14

Eat Italian food at Monopoly

No, not the world-famous board game. A new Italian restaurant has opened up in the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), get ready for some cheese pulls. The KAFD venue is the brand’s second location, having one already up and running in the Diplomatic Quarter. Dress up and head out to the fine-dining venue today and try out the crowd’s favourite seafood risotto and original Italian tiramisu.

Monopoly, King Abdullah Financial District, Al Aqiq, daily 4pm to midnight. @monopolysaudi

Pick up a racket at The Garage


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Padel has been making waves in the city for a while now. The sport is widely popular with the locals, and to add to the hype, Riyadh’s first neon padel courts have arrived. Grab your racket and get ready to swing.

The Garage, Book now @the.garage.sa

Wednesday March 15

Catch Adonis at Anghami Labs


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Popular Lebanese pop-rock band Adonis will be performing a gig at Riyadh’s Anghami Lab in Boulevard Riyadh City. The spot is like a rooftop lounge, stage and studio. The venue aims to be a fusion of Arabic and International cultures and cuisines. Get ready to sing.

Adonis at Anghami Labs, Boulevard Riyadh City. Tickets are available through The Chefz app or at +966 54 938 8084. @anghamilabriyadh

Experience Clásico Nights at COYA


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Book a table at COYA to enjoy a brand-new entertainment experience. Starting Wednesday March 15 and Saturday, March 18 the venue will be hosting Clásico Nights. Jam out the musical stylings of a saxophonist, a violinist and a DJ too. You can also chow down on the seafood platters that are making a comeback during the event.

Clásico Nights at COYA, until Sat Mar 18, 8710 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, As Sulimaniyah, 9pm onwards. Book your spot here. @coyariyadh

Prep for Ramadan at Huna Takhassusi


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Get ready to shop till you drop at Huna Takhassusi. The Panorama Mall location will be hosting a pre-Ramadan pop-up starting Wednesday March 15 to Friday March 17. You can shop for brands like Bleu La Soi, By M. Designs, and Murassa for all you pre-Ramadan preps.

Huna Takhassusi, until Fri Mar 17, Panorama Mall, 4pm to 10pm. @iam.huna

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