9 amazing things to do in Riyadh this week: March 26 to March 29

Iftars, shopping, and exhibitions…

It’s the first full week of Ramadan and the city is lighting up with all the top things to do. There’s Ramadan Season happening, which is the Ministry of Culture’s latest addition to the events in Riyadh, set menus and more to explore.

Keep reading to know all the best things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday March 26

Experience the Amara tent at Hilton Riyadh Hotel and Residences

If you want to do iftar right, try the Amara tent. The buffet will be serving appetisers like freshly baked loaves of bread, salads, plus live stations for shawarma and pizza. You can also catch a live carving of Lamb Ouzi and Jordanian Mansaf. You can then end the meal on a sweet note with items like Um Ali and Chocolate Souffle.

Amara Ramadan Tent by Hilton Riyadh Hotel and Residences,6623 Eastern Ring Rd, Ghirnatah, daily sunset to 2am. Reserve your spot for SAR375 by calling +966 11 234 6666. @hiltonriyadh

Visit Ramadan Season’s Ramadan Tent

Organised by the Ministry of Culture, Ramadan Season’s Ramadan Tent is one of the coolest ones we’ve seen. The space offers a unique Iftar experience with dishes from all over the world. Once you’re done eating, you explore zones dedicated to art, sports, games, competitions, cooking, and costumes. You can book your spot starting at SAR50.

Ramadan Season’s Ramadan Tent, East of King Abdullah Center, daily 5pm to 8pm (iftar), 8pm to 3am (activations), 12am to 3am (suhoor). Book your spot here. @ramadanseasonsa

Monday March 27

Head out to the Ramadan Gathering

Combining a world of art and fashion with luxury restaurants and cafes, you can enjoy an experience with music, art and shopping.

Ramadan Gathering, Al-Yamamah University, daily 8pm to 2am. Book your ticket for SAR75 here.

Grab a racket at the Padel Zone

Padel’s been sweeping across the city for a while now. It might just be the city’s favourite sport, and this Ramadan you can check out the Padel zone at the Ramadan Tent by Ramadan Season. Grab your favourite racket and challenge your friends to a game for 60 minutes. Who’s going to win?

Padel Zone, Al Ghadir, daily 7pm to 3am. Book your spot for SAR50 here. @ramadanseasonsa

Dig into the LPM Iftar menu


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Located in the heart of Olaya, and serving French Mediterranean cuisine, LPM Riyadh has a special set menu for a minimum of two people. The set menu serves a choice of appetisers, like burrata with tomatoes and basil, a choice of mains like Arrabbiata pasta, and of course dessert too.

LPM Riyadh,  Al Motassem Street, Al Olaya, daily 6pm to 8pm. SAR255 (minimum two people). @lpmriyadh

Tuesday March 28

Marvel at the Ramadan Sky in Turaif



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If you’re after a brand-new way to enjoy your evenings, look up (no, really). With this educational and spiritual program, you can learn all about the sky and its association with the times of Iftar and Imsak during Ramadan.

Discover the Ramadan Sky, At-Turaif Mosque Rooftop, daily 6pm to 2am. @visitdiriyah

Shop the new COS seasonal collection


A new seasonal collection has launched just in time for Ramadan. The ready-to-wear capsule wardrobe by COS features linen and T-Shirt printed and plain maxi dresses. Your iftar and suhoor looks just got a whole a lot more fun.

COS, various locations, including Riyadh Park and Granada Mall in Riyadh. You can also browse the collection here.

Wednesday March 29

Check out The Art Library exhibition

There’s a cool new exhibition you need to check out by Misk. Held in partnership with Rizzoli International Publications and editor Mona Khazindar, the exhibition is dedicated to publishing a series of books contextualizing the artistic methods and journeys of prominent Arab artists.

The Art Library, Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Arts Hall, until June 15 daily 9pm to 1am. @miskartinst

Try out ROKA’s set menu


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One of Riyadh’s top Japanese restaurants, ROKA is hosting a three-course set menu for iftar. Your dining experience begins with a refreshing drink and a selection of sweet dates for SAR195. Followed by miso soup, tori kara-age (tender fried chicken served with a bonito dip), tai no miso-yaki (sea bream fillet marinated in ryotei miso and red onion) or gyu no nin-nikunome no kamameshi (beef brisket served with garlic stem, shishito, and poached egg).

ROKA, 5140 Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, daily 6pm to 1am. SAR195 per person. @rokariyadhofficial

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