Barbie blues: Here's where you can enjoy Barbie vibes in Riyadh

All the pinky-perfect places to go to…

If you’ve been bummed out about the release of the Barbie movie being delayed in Saudi Arabia, you can still get in on the hype by heading off to all the cool places with incredible Barbie vibes in Riyadh. These pinky places are just what you need to cheer you right up.

Avindar Lounge


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There is a lot going on at Avindar Lounge. As soon as you walk in, you will be greeted by lush foliage, gorgeous pink blooms, and wooden décor. A pink telephone booth and hanging birdcages add to its whimsical vibe. Sip on coffees and teas as you nibble on all-day brunch bites, pizzas, and pasta.

Avinder Lounge, Anas Bin Malak, Al Malqa, daily 24-hours. @avindar_6

Barbie dreamhouse


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Gamers8 2023 is officially happening in the city right now and it has brought along a super cool Barbie dreamhouse, where you can experience their dream careers, design your own Barbie doll, and so much more.

Ticket price: SAR25 (weekdays) & SAR35 (weekends). gamers8.gg


It doesn’t get more Barbie than this. Loved for its pretty pink interiors, people not only flock here for the food, pastries, and speciality coffee but to also take plenty of photos against the flower walls. The incredibly picture-perfect spot is the absolute epitome of all the Barbie vibes you could possibly look for. All of the spaces are filled with cutesy neon signs, beautifully structured architectural frameworks, and flower walls.

EL&N London, The Zone, Al Muhammadiyah, Sat to Wed 9am to midnight, Thu to Fri 9am to 2am. @elan_cafe


Pretty in pink, Elna Café is every Instagrammer’s dream. Its many Insta-worthy corners include walls full of pink blooms, a pink car, and a pink swing decorated with a giant pink teddy bear with pink flowers. You’ll also find platters of pretty pastries and cakes on display, all ready to tempt your taste buds.

Elna Café, Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Rd, Al Mohammadiyyah, Sat to Thu 6.30am to midnight, Fri 1pm to 1am. @elna.cafe

Lena Lu Bomboloni


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Flying in from Australia, Lena Lu is an artisan doughnut shop you need to check out. The venue is known for its speciality Bomboloni (Italian-filled doughnut) with an Australian twist. Dig into delicious doughnuts and grab your phones since the spot is also super Instagrammable, the pinky-perfect location makes for a perfect backdrop.

Lena Lu Bomboloni, Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Rd, Lumiere Mall, Sat to Wed 9am to 12.30am, Thu 9am to 1.30am, Fri 2pm to 1.30am. @lenalu.ksa

Secret Garden by L’ETO

Offering up some of the finest pastries and cakes in the city, the flower-themed cafe also has the dreamiest of decors. Featuring prominent flower walls, an airy ambience and a little bit of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Secret Garden by L’ETO, Riyadh Park Mall, level 1, Riyadh Northern Ring road, 2886, Al Aqiq 2891, daily 9am to midnight. @lovesecretgarden.ksa

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