7 amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend: June 1 to 3

Welcome to June…

The capital is bursting with fun activities; from cool cafes and restaurants to all the fun things to do in June. Read on to find out how else you can make the most out of this weekend in Riyadh.

Thursday June 1

Pack your bags for a family-friendly staycation

Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road

Looking to treat the family? Book a night or two at the Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road. More than just a city centre hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road is offering its new Family Staycation Package available every weekend, providing the whole fam with a home away from home. Enjoy a 50 per cent discount off the second room for children below 16 years old. With the option of booking connecting rooms, children and parents are able to enjoy their own space whilst staying nearby. The hotel boasts an array of amenities and services, including an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre, and on-site dining options such as Circles Lounge, the all-day cosy and elegant lounge, and Seven Restaurant, the signature all-day dining destination located on the ground floor. Located near popular attractions like Riyadh Park, U Walk, and premium shopping malls, Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road offers stunning views of the city from its outdoor terrace. Staycation mode: On.

Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road, Al Murooj District, Olaya Street, Riyadh 11491. Tel: +966 11 521 0000.

Nomadic Nights at MNKY HSE


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MNKY HSE presents Nomadic Nights from June 1 to 10, where they’ll bring the most talented DJs to its iconic themed night. Enjoy tantalising Latin American cuisine, handcrafted mocktails and live DJ sets all week long. Are you ready to party the night away?

Nomadic Nights, June 1 to 10, MNKY HSE, 6927 Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Rd, Hittin, Riyadh 13512, Mon to Wed 6.30pm to 1am & Thurs to Sat 6.30pm to 2am. Tel: 8004400041. @mnkyhseksa

Friday June 2

Enjoy some delectable brunch fare at Beefbar


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Rise and shine, brunch lovers. Head to Beefbar this weekend and tuck into its newly launched brunch menu. Available every Friday and Saturday, its new spread sees a plethora of delectable dishes. Expect a lavish affair with a luscious set menu that’s perfect for two to four guests.

Beefbar Brunch, every Fri and Sat, 1pm to 5pm, 8712 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, Riyadh 12223. SAR490. Tel: 9200 04146. @beefbar_riyadh

Find out more about the world beyond the sea

The much-anticipated remake of the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid is finally diving into our screens and we’re about to experience a part of that world. Get ready to experience the exciting adventures of Ariel under the sea and beyond.


Escape to Desert Sound underground music scene

Happening on Friday June 2, Desert Sound is having its last hurrah before Riyadh’s blazing-hot summers begin. This time, they are taking the party to an incredible indoor venue atop a mountain, so get ready for an unforgettable night of music and awesome vibes. Headliners include London-based DJ & Producer Pawsa, plus local talents like Dishdash, Jeme, Mishal and Basha.

Desert Sound, June 2, 7pm to 3am. Get your tickets here. SAR400 for general admission and SAR800 for VIP. @desertsound.co

Saturday June 3

The most private workout you’ll get


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Crowded gyms putting you off your fitness routine? Too afraid to set foot inside a gym? Forget waiting around for equipment or feeling self-conscious on the gym floor. This gym pod – the first of its kind in the world – located in the DQ invites you in for a private workout sesh, with no eyes on you except your own. Other conveniences in this private gym space include a changing room, virtual classes conducted through videos on the flat screen TV, and free water. To book the space, simply download the Tag Pod app, book your session and scan your QR code to enter.

Tag Pod Gym, Al Safarat, Diplomatic Quarter, 7am to midnight. Tel: 054 065 9090. @tagpod.sa

Check out Marks & Spencer’s brand-new look at Al Nakheel Mall

M&S Food Hall

Fans of Marks & Spencer’s food hall will be pleased to hear that the revamped store now has the addition of its food range. It stocks about 1,300 food items including products from Picard, the iconic frozen food leader in France, available exclusively at Marks & Spencer. Reward yourself with a treat or two at the bakery aisle, and once you’re done browsing, make a pit stop at M&S Cafe to unwind and relish in the delectable menu.

Marks & Spencer, Al Nakheel Mall.

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