7 wonderful things to do this week in Riyadh: May 21 May 24

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As the new week approaches, there are a ton of exciting activities you need to do. There is a new restaurant to check out, space launches, and so much more. Here are some wonderful things to do this week in Riyadh.

Sunday May 21

Check out the Saudi Towards Space exhibition


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Saudi is launching two astronauts into space this week, and one of them is Saudi’s very first female astronaut, Rayyanah Barnawi. In preparation for the launch, King Abdullah Financial District is putting on a new exhibition to celebrate. The event will include experiments, engaging workshops, and more.

Saudi Towards Space exhibition, KAFD, Al Malqa. Book your free ticket here

Book a table at Robata Riyadh

From the people behind the incredibly popular Japanese restaurant Myazu, we’re getting a brand new Japanese fireside-cooking-centric venue called Robata Riyadh. The spot is opening at The Canopy this week, and you need to book a spot in.

Robata Riyadh, The Canopy, Hittin. @robatasaudi

Monday May 22

Try out L’ami Dave


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L’ami Dave is a charming new fine-dining French restaurant in the heart of Riyadh. Setting up in the gorgeous Mansard Riyadh, this venue is perfectly designed 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

Have brekkie at Arabita

If you’re after a brand-new breakfast restaurant, you need to check out Arabita. You can dig into a tasty breakfast sandwich, coffee or tea all for only SAR15.

Arabita, Abi Bakr As Siddiq Rd, An Nafal, Sat to Thu 6am to 4pm, Fri 6am to 11.30am, 12.15pm to 4pm. @arabita_sa

Tuesday May 23

Work out at Tag Pod


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Looking for a new way to work out? Book a session at Tag Pod, where you’ll have access to a private yet convenient space which is the first smart private gym experience in the Middle East. You can book a virtual personal trainer and work out in the Diplomatic Quarter.

Tag Pod, Alradaef St, Al Safarat. @tagpod.sa

Wednesday May 24

Get your hands dirty at a live 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

Practice your do-re-mis for Karaoke Night at Syrup Lounge


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Syrup Lounge is one of the coolest spots you can hit up at any time of the week. And if you’re ready to break out your do-re-mis? Head down to Syrup this Wednesday and sing your heart out.

Syrup Lounge, Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Road, An Narjis, 9pm to midnight. SAR50. @syrupllc

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