7 fantastic things to do in Riyadh this weekend: June 22 to 24

Have a great one…

Looking for things to do in the capital? This weekend, catch a new exhibition, explore the various dining destinations, treat yourself to a special Eid Al Adha collection to celebrate the festivities, or partake in an exciting music festival. Not sure where to start? Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites below.

Thursday June 22

Don’t miss the Scripts and Calligraphy exhibition

If you’re after a cool new exhibition, check out a collection of historical, classical and contemporary artworks celebrating the heritage of Arabic calligraphy.

Scripts and Calligraphy Exhibition, Irqah Hospital, until Sept 2, daily 11am to 11pm. Entry is free but you need to book your visit here. @mocsaudi

Satisfy your seafood cravings

Enjoy a special seafood buffet at Seven Restaurant every Thursday. The buffet begins with a salad bar featuring a variety of crisp, vibrant greens. Then head to the live cooking station, where you can customise your seafood plate with a tempting selection of shrimp, fish, crab, and more. The main course showcases a diverse range of dishes, including crispy calamari, grilled fish marinated in a zesty lemon butter sauce, seafood tramadol, and other delightful delicacies. End things on a sweet note with an indulgent spread of desserts, featuring chocolate eclairs, cheesecakes, and brownies. Yum.

Seafood Night, Seven Restaurant, every Thurs 7pm to 11pm, Courtyard by Marriott Northern Ring Road. SAR230 for adults and SAR115 for children. @courtyardriyadhnorthernring

Friday June 23

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. @viamercato.sa

A hip-hop festival experience


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Hip-hop fans, this one’s for you. Enjoy a rad weekend filled with great music and unique experiences at The Warehouse.

Fri June 23, 8.30pm to midnight, The Warehouse, JAX District. Register here. SAR59 per person. @twh_ksa

Saturday June 24

Wander through The Line’s immersive exhibition


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If you still haven’t heard, The Line exhibition has been extended into summer. It offers an enriching and engaging experience that takes visitors on an unparalleled journey, detailing urban living plans being implemented in NEOM’s futuristic city and its unique architectural features. In addition, visitors receive an in-depth view of NEOM’s sectors and its surrounding natural landscapes, where people and technology will come together harmoniously with nature.

The Line Experience, until Aug 19, Sun to Wed 9am to 11pm, Thurs & Sat 9am to midnight, Fri 3pm to midnight. Free entry, but you must register your visit here. @discoverneom

Get ready this Eid Al Adha with REDTAG

REDTAG Muruj-Eid collection

Shop an entire, elegant Eid Al Adha outfit at REDTAG with its latest collection in collaboration with influencer Muruj al Rahili. The special Eid collection is largely characterised by a palette of earthly colours and pastels, florals, and subtle ornamentations for a festive feel. What’s more, you’ll get to enjoy 20 per cent off using the code ‘Muruj’ when you shop the collection online. Happy shopping.

Visit: Redtagfashion.com

Experience the world’s best Wagyu

Love Wagyu? Members-only restaurant Wagyumafia is now open in Via Riyadh. Seating just 14 lucky diners, you’ll have front-row access to the chefs for that feeling of exclusivity but with the conviviality of being in the heart of the restaurant. So, if you’ve ever wanted to sample the rarest cuts from the most prized breed – the Ozaki Wagyu beef from Miyazaki, Japan, celebrated for its rich marbling and unctuous texture, make your bookings as soon as possible, as it’s only open to non-members for a limited time.

Wagyumafia, Via Riyadh, Al Hada, Riyadh 12912, daily 6pm to 11.30pm. @wagyumafia.sa