9 wonderful things to do in Riyadh this week: April 9 to April 12

Iftars, chuckles, and so much more…

It’s week three of Ramadan, and things are yet to slow down. It’s only getting more exciting here in Riyadh, there are Gargee’an celebrations and so much more to do this week. We won’t keep you waiting here though, read on below to find out all the top things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday April 9

Have iftar at Bujairi Terrace

Bujairi Terrace is one of, if not the, most stunning locations in Riyadh. It’s one of our favourites here at What’s On Saudi Arabia, and each of its over 20 restaurants. Walk through the gorgeous walkways paved through the signature mud-brick architecture and then make your way to a venue of your choosing and dig into some remarkable fare and take in the views too.

Bujairi Terrace, Diriyah, daily 4pm to 3am. @bujairiterrace

Dig into iftar at Elemental

Elemental is a high-end restaurant and lounge serving up good food and good vibes in the two-floored establishment. Located on Tahlia Street, this bright venue should be high on your list of things to do in Riyadh this week. For Iftar, the set menu includes mushroom or lentil soup, salad, and more. The venue also serves bespoke drinks made by the charming in-house bartender.

Elemental Restaurant & Lounge, PM2R+JJX, Al Olaya, Sat to Wed 6pm to 2am, Thu to Fri 6pm to 3am. @elemental.ksa

Monday April 10

Chuckle at the Comedy Pod


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Laughter is the best medicine, so if you’ve been feeling a little under weather lately, the Comedy Pod is just what you need. This will be the second show happening this week and you can check it out at huna Riyadh Park from 10.30pm to 12.30am.

huna Riyadh Park,  QJ4J+G9W، QJ4J+FCF, Al Aqiq, 10.30pm to 12.30am. @iam.huna

Sip on post-iftar coffee at Trunk Coffee


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We know Riyadh loves its coffee, and there’s a trending venue almost every week. And this week, we’re looking at Trunk Coffee as the top option. The venue does more than serve coffee though, here you can also have ice cream, hasawi cookies, and then of course some good coffee too.

Trunk Coffee, Salat Albsateen market, An Nakheel, Sat to Mon 4pm to 3am, Tue 4pm to 3.30pm, Wed to Fri 4pm to 3am. @trunkcoffeesa

Tuesday April 11

Try out the Ramadan collection by Lilou Artisan Patisserie 

Artisan pastries are definitely one way to go when it comes to celebrating Ramadan. Lilou Artisan Patisserie has a special Ramadan menu that you and your loved ones can dig into. Sweet options include Saffronette Glacé (made with agaili cake, mohalabia ice cream and caramel), Kunafa Cheesecake Balls, and Jood cake. You can also try out all sorts of kibbeh like potato, jareesh and authentic Persian grilled chicken if you’re after a more main course option.

Lilou Artisan Patisserie, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Musaed Bin Jalawi St, Al Olaya, daily 1pm to 6pm, 7.30pm to 1am. @lilouartisanpatisserieksa

Visit KAFD’s Gargee’an celebrations


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Gargee’an is a semi-annual festival happening every Ramadan, and this year, the King Abdullah Financial District is joining in on the fun. You can pose at the 360 photo booth, enjoy a henna corner, and listen in on storytelling live shows.

KAFD’s Gargee’an celebrations, Alwadi, KAFD, daily 10pm to 2am. @kafd

Shop the Massimo Dutti Ramadan collection

Massimo Dutti just launched its Ramadan collection and you can shop it in stores and online now. Featuring vibrant prints and gorgeous colours, this is the collection you want to shop if you want easy breezy fashion items this summer.


Wednesday April 12

Check out the last few days of the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition

If you love shiny things and diamond rings, you can check out the last few days of the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition right now. On at Riyadh’s National Museum of Saudi Arabia under the theme of “time, nature and love,” the exhibition is divided into three segments: Time, Nature, and Love, each of which reflects Maison’s core values.

Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love’ Exhibition, The National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Halls 1 & 2, Sat to Thu 10am to 3pm, 10pm to 1pm, Fri 10pm to2am, Closed Sun. The event is free, but a ticket is required to enter.

Feast on II Barretto’s Ramadan set menu


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Italian restaurants are super popular in Riyadh and II Baretto has to be one of the top choices. Dig into a four-course menu which features  Saudi coffee, dates, pizza, Penne all’Arrabbiata and ice cream too.

II Baretto, KAFD 5.08 KAFD, 2822 – 6591, daily 5pm to 1am. @ilbarettosa

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