9 incredible things to do in Riyadh this week: April 16 to April 19

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It’s the last week of Ramadan and if you want to end the month on high, we have just the plans for you. We’re talking about everything from doughnuts to speedy test drives. These are the best things to do in  Riyadh this week.

Sunday April 16

Bite into doughnuts at Lena Lu


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Flying in from Australia, Lena Lu is an artisan doughnut shop you need to check out. The venue is known for its speciality Bomboloni (Italian-filled doughnut) with an Australian twist. Dig into delicious doughnuts and grab your phones since the spot is also super Instagrammable, the pinky-perfect location makes for a perfect backdrop.

Lena Lu Bomboloni, Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Rd, Lumiere Mall, daily 5pm to 1am. @lenalu.ksa

Do some aerial yoga at Reverie


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If you’ve been after a brand new way to work, Reverie is where you want to go. Swing away and try your hand (and body) at aerial yoga. There are multiple experienced coaches on hand to help you along. You can WhatsApp 053 853 3370 to find out all about the coaches’ schedules and pick the time that fits you.

Reverie, Said Ibn Zayd Rd, Qurtubah, daily 9pm to 2am. @reverie.ksa

M0nday April 17

Try out the new Ashjar Cafe branch

Ashjar Cafe is one of the most popular ones in town. The venue has been trending for quite some time now, for everything from its gorgeous outdoor seating to great drinks, Ashjar Cafe is well-loved among many Riyadh residents. The new King Abdullah Financial District branch serves ice cream, coffee and more.

Ashjar Cafe, Al Aqiq, daily 5.30pm to 3am. @ashjarcafe

Slurp up ramen at Haku


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The weather’s been a little moody lately, and when it’s raining cats and dogs, a warm bowl of ramen is needed – and that’s exactly what Haku does best. The spot knows how to take care of picky eaters too, according to popular public opinion the best item on the menu is beef ramen, so don’t forget to order a bowl once you’re there.

Haku Riyadh, Anas Ibn Malik Rd, Alyasmin, daily 4pm to 2.30am. @hakuksa

Tuesday April 18

Sip on hot chocolate at System


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It’s been raining a lot here in Riyadh lately this week (not that we’re complaining), and if you want to cosy up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate, System is the best way to go.

System, Al Takhassusi, daily 7pm to 2am. @systemksa

Challenge yourself at Escape Mission


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Designed for two to eight people, Escape Mission is one of the latest escape room openings in Riyadh. Grab your gang and head on down to Al Wurud. Escape room options include Dr Fizz’s Lab, The Butcher and The Little Girl. You need to get out of the room in under 60 minutes.

Escape Mission,  King Abdulaziz Rd, Al Wurud, daily 4pm t0 midnight. @escapemissionsa

Order the Romansiah Ramadan box


After a traditional iftar for the last week of Ramadan? Don’t feel like cooking? It’s all good. Pick up your phone and order the Ramadan box. The box features a quarter chicken and rice, harira soup and sambosas.

Al Romansiah, Various locations including King Abdul Aziz Branch Rd, Almasiaf, daily 10.30am to 12.30am. @alromansiahksa

Wednesday April 19

Dig into Annabella  Ristorante Italiano’s lunch buffet


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Italian food is so well-loved in Riyadh, so if you’re after a cool place to check the cuisine out, Annabella is where you want to go to twirl your pasta at. The Iftar buffet is for SAR165, for all the carbs you could possibly want.

Annabella Ristorante Italiano, Levels Mall,  8089 Northern Ring Rd, Almasiaf, daily 5pm to 3am. @annabellaksa

Visit the Porsche pop-up

Got a need for speed? Porsche Saudi Arabia currently has a pop-up store in Riyadh Front where you can experience a speedy test-drive. Strap yourself in.

Porsche Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Front. @porschesaudiarabia

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