8 incredible things to do in Riyadh this week: May 14 to May 17

Four new days to enjoy…

If you’ve been after plans for this week, you can finally relax because we’ve definitely got covered on that end. There are new collections launching, exhibitions you need to check out, and so much more.

Without further ado, here are all the incredible things to do this week in Riyadh.

Sunday May 14

Shop the new New Balance collection

Love working out? Need some new gear? You’ll be happy to know that New Balance is launching a brand-new collection you can shop in stores and online. Hoodies, sweats, and amazing sneakers await. You can head out to Foot Locker at Riyadh Park to enjoy the collection through fun activations until May 31.


Monday May 15

Check out the Passion exhibition


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Riyadh loves its art, and if you’re into a bit of art yourself, you can check out the Naila Art Gallery exhibition this week. You can catch artist Mr Elif Alver’s Passion exhibition on opening night.

Naila Art Gallery, Al Takhassousi, Al Mathar Ash Shamali, 10am to 10pm. @gallerynaila

Dig into Juice Time’s ice cream

Summer seems to be already here in Riyadh, and while you can be sad about the temps going up, you can always look forward to some pretty amazing ice creams. And Juice Time just started serving ice cream in the most summery flavour, Mango. Dig in.

Juice Time, Multiple locations including Al Malaz, Sat to Thu 9am to 2am, Fri 1pm to 2am. @juicetimeksa

Tuesday May 16

Try out Le Meridien Butcher’s Night


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Looking for a way to spend Tuesday night? You could head out to one of the many themed nights at Le Meridien. Calling all meat lovers, on Tuesdays, you can try out the Butcher’s Night and dig into quality meat cuts in a gorgeous ambience.

Butcher’s Night at Le Meridien, Al Wurood, 6.30pm to 10.30pm. @lemeridienriyadh

Attend the French concert

Concerts are an amazing way to spend your evenings and especially when it’s hosted at the Cultural Palace in the Diplomatic Quarter. The concert will be taking you on a musical journey through the Mediterranean by the EU Delegation to Saudi Arabia.

French concert by EU Delegation to Saudi Arabia, Cultural Palace, Diplomatic Quarter. eueventsinksa.eu

Wednesday May 17

Stare at sparkles at Saudi Luxury Week


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Saudi Luxury Week has finally hit Riyadh, and you can check it out right now. You can browse over 120 international fine and high-end jewellery brands at Al Faisaliah Hotel.

Saudi Luxury Week, Al Faisaliah Hotel, Al Olaya, 4pm to 11pm. Until May 19. @saudiluxuryweek

Enjoy a life painting session

Caught the art bug? You can unleash on a blank canvas at the live painting session at the Syngery Art Hub. You’ll be guided along by artist Mohammed Alfuhayad and the theme will be “Still Life.” And if you get a little tired you can always get a cuppa.

Live painting session, Synergy Art Hub, 7pm to 10pm. SAR35. @synergy_art_hub

Hang out at ROKA’s Izakaya Nights

Out for a night on the town? ROKA’s bringing a cool new experience to Riyadh, Izakaya Nights. The nights are a part of Japanese culture and are informal gatherings with family, friends, and loved ones to get together and wind down after the day over food.

Izakaya Nights at ROKA Riyadh, 5140 Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, 6.30pm. @rokarestaurant.ksa

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