8 wonderful things to do in Riyadh this weekend: March 30 to April 1

Plan your weekend with this guide…

Get the scoop on all the wonderful things to do in Riyadh this weekend. From Ramadan deals to family-friendly activities, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out how else you can make the most out of this weekend in the capital.

Thursday March 30

Enjoy special Ramadan offers at VOX Cinemas

VOX Cinemas

In the spirit of giving and togetherness during the holy month, VOX Cinemas is offering cinemagoers two movie passes for SAR50 on Standard seats in Standard experiences and SAR70 on Premium seats in Standard experiences. Look forward to an impressive line-up of must-see Hollywood and Bollywood movies during Ramadan, including The Three Musketeers, the latest movie adaptation of the beloved French classic; Scream VI, the continuation of the long-running horror franchise; and Bholaa, a Hindi action film about an ex-convict’s journey to reuniting with his daughter. Complementing the experience is VOX Cinemas’ dedicated Candy Bar, offering a variety of signature snacks, such as VOX Popcorn and its seven unique flavours, burgers, hotdogs, pizzas, and nachos.

To avail of this exclusive Ramadan offer, visit voxcinemas.com or the VOX Cinemas app. @voxcinemasksa

Soak up all the festivities at the Al Tamkeen Ramadan market


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Head on over to the Al Tamkeen Ramadan market and shop for all the treats you desire. There is a selection of vendors selling everything from Ramadan-inspired goods, apparel, and fragrances to sweet treats. Feeling peckish? There are plenty of delectable dining options, too.

Al Tamkeen Ramadan Market, until Apr 8, 9pm to 2am, The Boulevard, Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Rd. @altamkeensa

Friday March 31

Experience Ramadan nights at Diriyah


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Diriyah celebrates the holy month of Ramadan with a vibrant curation of events and activities. Start by exploring Bujairi Terrace, which has been transformed into a Ramadan-themed destination with beautiful décor, traditional gathering lounge seating, and a Ramadan market selling traditional arts and crafts. Next, head to At-Turaif and take in the breathtaking surroundings of the Unesco World Heritage Site, where there will be plenty of enriching activities, highlighting the district’s unique heritage and culture.

Diriyah, daily 4pm to 3am. Book your Diriyah Pass here. SAR100 per person (Can be redeemed up to the value of the ticket on food and drinks at all locations). @visitdiriyah

Check out this life-size Arabian souk made entirely of LEGO


This Ramadan, LEGO® Middle East has something special for the whole family. Explore an immersive Arabian Souk made entirely out of LEGO bricks – everything from jewellery to lanterns and spices. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience and who knows, the kids might just find a magic carpet.

The interactive exhibit runs until Apr 20, 8.30pm to 2.30am at Nakheel Mall in Riyadh. @legomiddleeast

An evening of fun and amusement at Planet X

You’ll feel like you’re stepping into a whole other world at this state-of-the-art, multi-function entertainment centre. PlanetX doesn’t disappoint with its selection of games and attractions, catering to different age groups, from the young to the young at heart. Think VR games for when you want to escape reality, cracking the code under pressure in the exciting escape rooms, and thrilling rounds of arcade games to keep you entertained all day long.

Planet X, The Zone, Gate 2, 3422 Khalifah Ibn Badi, Al Mohammadiyyah, 7326, Riyadh 12364. Ramadan hours: daily 8.30pm to 2.30am. @planetx.sa

Saturday April 1

Come to Catch 22 for some delicious Ramadan deals

Catch 22

This Ramadan, family-friendly restaurant Catch 22 is offering a special Ramadan menu filled with irresistible offers. Take your pick from one of its Ramadan set meals starting from SAR78 if you dine in, which includes a choice of appetiser, salad or soup, a main course and a drink. And for SAR235, you’ll get a choice of two appetisers, salads or soups, three mains, and three drinks – perfect for sharing.

Catch 22, various locations, including The Zone and Nakheel Mall. @catch22.me

Channel your inner Hawkeye at the archery range

Challenge yourself to hit the bullseye from a 14-metre distance at this outdoor archery range at Ad Diriyah. If it’s your first time at archery, you’ll be surprised by how much fun it can be. They also have qualified instructors to teach you how to send the arrows flying. Just be sure to book your slot.

Archery Range, Mohammed, Al Faisaliyah, Riyadh 13712, daily 6pm to midnight. Tel: 055 880 8617. @archery_range

A cultural immersion experience


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Whether you’re looking for cultural immersion or simply to catch a glimpse of local life, HiHome provides a unique and first-hand experience for you to learn about the Kingdom and its people. In this local farm experience located in the AlThumama area, you will be served Arabic coffee made using the host’s secret family recipe, along with fresh dates from the farm. You’ll also get to roam around the palm trees on the host’s farm and learn about the different types of trees that produce dates. And to wrap up your experience, you’ll have a taste of the iconic kabsa, a traditional Saudi dish.

Saudi Family Farm Experience in Althumama by HiHome, 7pm to 9pm. Book your spot here. SAR399 per person. @hihome.sa

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