7 amazing things to do in Riyadh this week: March 5 to 8

What’s on this week…

Discover some of the best things to do in Riyadh over the next few days. So, whether you’re after fun activities for the entire family, brilliant dining deals, or ways to kickstart your week, we’ve got you covered.

Here are seven amazing things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday March 5

Nothing beats a good green tea


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If there’s one flavour that will never truly go out of style, then it’s got to be matcha. SoMatcha is a cute little business nestled away in a nook of Shorofat complex that specialises in – yes, you guessed it – matcha beverages. Whether you prefer hot or cold, the drinks here have a velvety mouthfeel and retain the astringency that most people seek in matcha lattes. Another plus is that SoMatcha is a work-friendly space – perfect for anyone looking to find their focus or finish that book you’ve been procrastinating.

SoMatcha, Shorofat Park, An Nada, Riyadh 13317, Sat to Wed 6am to midnight, Thurs 6am to 2am & Fri 1pm to 2am. @somatcha.me

A theatrical show to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s culture

For an original, live theatrical spectacle that explores the culture of Saudi Arabia, check out ‘Terhal’. Featuring acrobatics, stunts, aerial performance, and dazzling special effects alongside traditional Saudi art and dance, you’ll be taken on an adventure that explores ambitions, dreams, and the vital role the Kingdom’s heritage and people play in shaping the future. The journey follows Saad, a young Saudi studying in Riyadh. He travels across time and place to encounter friends, danger, and the intensity of nature, all to discover that the key to the future lies in the country’s heritage. As a result, ‘Terhal’ isn’t just a captivating piece of theatre, but a theatrical celebration of the beauty and talents contemporary Saudi Arabia shares with audiences for the first time ever.

Terhal, until Mar 19, 8pm & 11pm, Diriyah 13714. Book your tickets here. The ticket price starts from SAR200. @mocsaudi

Monday March 6

Take cake sculpting to a new level


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If you’ve ever wondered how to make and decorate a sculpted cake, then this is the class for you. Dorothy Klerck, an international multi-award-winning cake artist, best known for her life-like, life-size animal sculptures, will provide a step-by-step guide on how to design and build a sturdy structure, create templates for cutting your cake into the perfect shape, sculpt techniques to achieve realistic animal details, and finish off covering in fondant. In this three-day workshop, you’ll also learn painting skills to achieve a beautifully finished cake that you can take home at the end of class.

Creating 3D Cakes with Dot Klerck, Mar 6 to 8, 5pm to 10pm. Tel: 053 057 7704. Register here. SAR3,900 per person. @know.sa

Tuesday March 7

Experience the thrill of a simulated free fall


Enjoy a gravity-defying experience and take flight with the Superfly sessions, exclusively at Boulevard World. Thrill-seekers can fly without wings and take in the breathtaking views of Boulevard World Lake, the largest man-made lake in the world. It is not an experience for the faint of heart, but if you’re an adrenaline junkie, it’ll do the trick nicely.

Superfly, daily 3pm to 10pm, Boulevard World, Superhero Sub-zone. Book your Superfly tickets here. SAR150 (includes entry to Boulevard World). @riyadhseason

Ladies, round up your crew for ladies’ night at Kayzo


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This Japanese restaurant serves up great vibes all week long, and even more so on Tuesdays with ladies’ night deals. Unwind with your girlfriends, treat yourself to prawn chilli garlic gyoza, a variety of maki rolls, crispy short rib and more, and enjoy a complimentary dessert.

Kayzo, Oud Square, Diplomatic Quarter, daily 2pm to 11pm. Tel: 9200 14156. @kayzosaudi

Wednesday March 8

Celebrate the inspiring women in your life with Yauatcha’s afternoon tea

Yauatcha afternoon tea

Happy International Women’s Day. Gather the inspiring women in your life – whether it’s a family member or your best friends – and head out to Yauatcha for a relaxing afternoon of indulgence with its Afternoon Tea menu. The exclusive tiered set features a selection of sweet and savoury treats, and be sure to pair your spread with a pot of fragrant artisan tea.

Yauatcha, daily noon to midnight, Mode Mall, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212. @yauatchariyadh

The bells of Notre Dame are chiming in the heart of Riyadh

Riyadh Season presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, this Arabic version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame will showcase a sweeping score and powerful story. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bellringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris revelling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be oppressed by all but the beautiful Romani woman, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. Audiences are guaranteed to be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical, Mar 8 to 10, 9pm to 12.30am, Bakr Al Sheddy Theater, Boulevard Studios in Boulevard Riyadh City. Book your tickets here. The ticket prices start from SAR75. @riyadhseason

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