8 top-tier things to do this weekend: May 25 to May 27

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This week kind of flew by but that means just one thing, everyone’s favourite three days are back. The next 72 hours are whatever you want them to be and if you aren’t so sure about your weekend plans, we’ve got your back. Here are the top things to do this weekend in Riyadh.

Thursday May 25

Check out the social gathering by Kam Ya Ma Kan


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If you’re after a cool new hang-out, you need to check out this social gathering. Grab your gang and head out to Al Ammarya. You get to make your own pizza, have drinks, and just chill out.

Social gathering by Kan Ya Ma Kan, Kan Ya Ma Kan Farm, Al Ammarya, 7pm to 2am. @kymk.sa

Have dinner at L’ami Dave

Described as a homage to luxurious fine dining in Paris, L’ami Dave is the latest opening in Mansard Riyadh. This old-world glamour is a dazzling time capsule set to transport you to the golden age of the French capital. Expect waiters smartly dressed in black tie attire and a textured dining room designed to be photographed, with high ceilings, rich brocade upholstery and delicate gold accents. The extensive menu boasts a wealth of updated French classics like escargots de Bourgogne, carpaccio de boeuf with black truffle, and a luxurious Cote de Boeuf.

L’ami Dave, Mansard Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel, 4248 Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Road, 7pm to 11pm Mon to Sat. @lamidaveriyadh

Friday May 26

Hang out at LIVE

Riyadh is no stranger to incredible cafes, we have so many. And LIVE is one of the hidden gems in the city. Hosting game nights, displaying amazing artworks, and more, this is one Instagrammable spot.

LIVE, Al-Amasi, Al Malqa, daily 4.30pm to midnight. @livehome.sa

Celebrate Africa Day at Diplomatic Quarter


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It’s time for Africa. The Diplomatic Quarter is celebrating Africa Day this weekend and you can join in on the celebration. You can dig into authentic dishes, watch live shows, visit cool interactive corners and shop for traditional crafts too.

Africa Day, Grassy Park, Diplomatic Quarter, until May 26, 6pm to 11pm. @saudidq

Have coffee at NOOA


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After another calming coffee experience? NOOA is the place to be if you’re after a place to rejuvenate and relax for a bit. Guests can expect striking visual attractions that beautifully portray the city, cinematic lighting with relaxing music and velvet seats, plus a delicious menu.

NAC Riyadh, Laysen Valley, 8.30am to midnight. @nooasaudi

Saturday May 27

Brunch out at Nozomi Riyadh

Weekends were made for brunching. And when a once-a-month type of affair approaches, you have to check it out. Enter Nozomi Riyadh. Tuck into high-quality delicious food and see a skilled sketch artist at work too.

Nozomi Brunch,  7448 King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, 12.30pm to 4.30pm. @nozomiksa

Take part in the France & Fashion Days

There’s a free fashion event in town. Happening at L’Art pur Gallery, the Saudi Fashion Commission, French Embassy and Alliance Française are putting together a brand-new exhibition together. There will be conferences, exhibitions, and workshops that will be open to all, so get ready.

France & Fashion Days, L’Art pur Gallery, until May 28, 2pm to 7pm. Register here. @franceinksa

Watch Kandahar in cinemas

The first Hollywood film to be shot in Saudi Arabia’s very own AlUla is out now. The movie is based on a true story and revolves around a CIA agent and his translator. The duo must escape the desert after an intelligence leak to the elite special forces.