7 amazing things to do in Riyadh this week: June 18 to June 21

It’s the last week before Eid…

If you’re after things to do this week in Riyadh, just before the Eid holiday, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re after cool new restaurants to try out or an exhibition to see, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the things to do this week.

Sunday June 18

Attend the Scripts and Calligraphy exhibition


If you’re after a cool new exhibition to check out in Riyadh this week, you can explore the aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy by checking out a collection of historical, classical and contemporary artworks put on by the Ministry Of Culture.

Scripts and Calligraphy exhibition, Irqah Hospital, until September 2, daily 11am to 11pm. @mocsaudi

Tuck into Italian eats at Annabella Ristorante Italiano


If you’re after a chill casual spot for Italian eats, head on over to Annabella Ristorante Italiano. The spot pays homage to its Italian roots within its menu and cutesy modern decor. A restaurant concept by Chef Nicola Offredi, Annabella Ristorante Italiano serves pizza straight from the wood-fired oven, cheesy pasta and more.

Annabella Ristorante Italiano, Levels Mall, 8089 Northern Ring Rd, Almasiaf, daily 12pm to 1.30am. @annabellaksa

Monday June 19

Check out Elements Artisanal Bakery

Elements Artisanal Bakery

An offsite venue managed by Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre has just opened at Via Mercato in Via Riyadh. It perfectly showcases the hotel’s product range and culinary craftsmanship. Its treats are made using only the finest whole-wheat organic flour and grains and classic recipes with a long fermentation process to create wholesome bread.

Elements Artisanal Bakery, daily noon to 12.30am, Via Mercato, Via Riyadh, 2941 Al Hada, Makkah Almukarrama Road, Riyadh 12912.

Have steak at Brute


A newcomer to the Riyadh dining scene, Brute recently opened its doors in foodie destination Ramla Terraza. Complete with multiple dining areas for every mood, one thing all the spaces have in common is the incredibly lively atmosphere. The extensive menu covers everything from super starters to delicious desserts, but if you order just one thing, get the order the Ancho Rib-Eye (SAR220) from the Argentinian Cuts portion of the menu. It’s mind-blowingly good.

Brute Riyadh, Ramla Terraza, RJ5F+PG5, 7713 King Fahd Rd, As Sahafah, daily 12.30pm to 1pm. @brute_ksa

Check out a female-networking platform


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The Female networking platform WILD is coming back to the city this week in Laysen Valley. Hosted at Sumosan, the event will be centred around self-leadership. Speakers, which include representatives from the University of Jeddah and Coach, Saudi Entertainment Ventures SEVEN, and Red Sea Global, will be sharing personal stories of how they became successful leaders.

WILD, Laysen Valley, Sumosan, 6pm to 8.30pm. @wildwomenlead

Tuesday June 20

Enjoy live music by Rebbi at Bagatelle


Bagatelle Riyadh recently opened its doors, and it’s already a spot to beat. Gorgeous royal blue doors, amazing posters and blue accents throughout the space welcome you in, and the delicious food makes you stay. And now the stunning space will also be welcoming live music every Tuesday by the amazing London-born singer Rebbi.

Live music at Bagatelle, MJRM+P2R, Wadi Al Amariyah, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, daily 1pm to 1am. @bagatelleriyadh

Wednesday June 21

Dig into wagyu at Wagyumafia


Wagyumafia is the brainchild of self-taught chef-turned-wagyu expert Hisato Hamada and entrepreneur Takafumi Horie. Paying homage to the famous Japanese Wagyu beef, the Riyadh spot is set to be a 14-seater culinary members club, serving up an Omakase menu using renowned butchery techniques.

Wagyumafia, MJ8G+MFM, Al Hada, daily 6pm to 11.30pm. @wagyumafia.sa

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