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9 exciting things to do in Riyadh this week: May 7 to May 10

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Riyadh’s the type of city where you can’t sit still. Its vibrance makes you want to be out there and do something every day. And that is where we come in. You don’t need to hunt about for all the things you can get up to this week when you have us around. Make plans and enjoy all the things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday May 7

Check out THE LINE exhibition for free

The Line facade

It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest-developing nations in the world. To prove it further, the country is currently constructing what’s being called “The City of the Future,” THE LINE. And if you want to know all about the brand-new vertical city, you’ll be happy to know that there’s currently an exhibition on in Riyadh that showcases everything about the city. You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of what it’s going to be like to live in THE LINE and learn more about the unique vertical city too. And did we mention the exhibition is free?

THE LINE exhibition in Riyadh, Diriyah Biennale Foundation, Diriyah, daily 1pm to 8pm. Until Sat Aug 19. Book your free spot here

Bop along to Jazz Nights at Le Meridien


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Love yourself some live music? Head out to Le Meridien’s Latitude 24 and enjoy jazz nights throughout the week starting at 8pm. The bar is located in the lobby and serves everything from coffees created by an in-house master barista to mocktails.

Latitude 24, King Abdullah Road, Al Olaya, Sun to Fri 8pm to 11pm. @lemeridienriyadh

Monday May 8

Join in on a hyper-realistic drawing workshop


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Always wanted to get into drawing? Now’s your chance to register and attend a hyper-realistic drawing workshop with renowned Saudi artist Nourine Hammad. You’ll be learning everything from intricate sketching and shading techniques to blending and highlighting techniques too.

Hyper-Realistic Drawing Online Workshop, Zoom, noon to 4pm. Book your spot in here.

Get your hands dirty at an art workshop


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Caught the art bug? Whether you’re a little Van Gogh in the making or a novice at art, you need to check out this art workshop at Sima Space. The event is going to be happening every Monday moving forward and you need to be over 10 years of age to register.

Art Workshop, Sima Space, Al Mathar Ash Shamali, every Mon 6pm to 8pm. Book in your spot for SAR285 here. @blankcanvasriyadh

Tuesday May 9

Enjoy an evening with Chef Sanjay


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Who wouldn’t want to be in the presence of culinary greatness? Distinguished Chef and Culinary Director of Meraki Sanjay will be visiting Meraki Riyadh and sharing his absolute favourite Mediterranean dishes and you can be right in the centre of all the action.

Evening with Chef Sanjay, Meraki Riyadh, Al Olaya, 8pm. SA385. @merakiriyadh

Book a spot at Bagatelle

Dining hotspot Bagatelle Riyadh is finally open, and you can book in a spot for anytime this week. The international brand comes from the South of France and has branches in cities like Doha, Bahrain, Buenos Aires, and more.

Bagatelle Riyadh, Wadi Al Amariyah, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, daily 1pm to 1am. @bagatelleriyadh

Wednesday 10

Snag a spot at Via Riyadh

Via Riyadh is set to be one of the most luxurious destinations in Riyadh. Complete with a five-star hotel, amazing international restaurants, and a shopping area too, Via Riyadh might just be the destination of the summer. The destination is officially going to be open to the public on Thursday May 11, and you can already book a spot at these spots already.

Book now via viariyadh.com/dine

Dig into business lunch at LPM Riyadh


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LPM is finally bringing its coveted business lunch to Riyadh. Popular for its counterparts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the French Mediterranean restaurant’s Riyadh branch is finally getting its version. You can dig into Vegetable Terrine, Sea Bream Fillet and so much more.

Business Lunch at LPM Riyadh, Al Motassem Street, Al Olaya, Sun to Thu 12.30pm to 3.30pm. @lpmriyadh

Join Tish Tash Mum’s Club

After a unique morning here in Riyadh? Why not try Tish Tash’s Mum’s Club? Activities include everything from breakfast, Lululemon-sponsored workouts, brand workshops, pampering at the spa and Nail Shop, and bouncy castle for the kiddos, to shopping. It’s SAR75 per adult, SAR40 per kid (aged five to 12), and for the tiny tots below four, entry is free.

Tish Tash Mum’s Club, Wadi Qortuba Compound, 9am to 1pm. Email: [email protected] to registe

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