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8 amazing things to do in Jeddah this week: July 9 to 12

There’s something for everyone…

Check out our pick of the best things to do in Jeddah this week, from seeing an art show, eating out and shopping to fun family activities.

Sunday July 9

Enjoy Bateel’s delicious hot chocolate

Cafe Bateel hot chocolate

No excuses are ever needed for a hot chocolate. It is universally comforting, whether you’re aged five or 45. In celebration of World Chocolate Day, Café Bateel launches two exclusive beverages, Hot Almond Chocolate and Hot Raspberry Chocolate, for customers to indulge in. The Hot Almond Chocolate is expertly blended to reveal a smooth flavour profile, with rich undertones of dried fruits and nuts. It’s served alongside a White Dulcey Almond Rocher, a blend of creamy Dulcey chocolate and crispy almonds. For those seeking a deeper, more intense chocolate experience, the Hot Raspberry Chocolate is a must-try. Paired with the Milk Raspberry Ganache Truffle, this beverage fuses the smoothness of rich chocolate with the vibrant notes of raspberry for a unique flavour.

The two exclusive beverages are available across all Café Bateel locations in KSA until July 9. @cafe.bateel

A cool summer camp that your kids will love

School’s out for summer. Now what? If you’re wondering how to keep your tots entertained, it’s still not too late to sign them up for the Young Explorers Club at Hayy Jameel for ages seven to 11. In this five-day programme, they will learn how to experience the world through different lenses and discover new ways of creating art through observation, play, critical linking, and teamwork.

The Young Explorers Club Summer Camp, Hayy Jameel, July 9 to 13, 11am to 4pm. For seven- to 11-year-olds. Register here. SAR1,000 (daily lunch included). @hayyjameel

Monday July 10

Flex your bowling skills

Looking to go bowling in Jeddah? Whether you’ve got a passion for the game or you’re just looking to escape the heat, The Round is your best bet. Neon lights, a wicked soundtrack, and funky bowling lanes ensure you’re in for a good time here. And if you enjoy jamming it out with your mates, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s a music-themed night every Tuesday.

The Round Bowling Alley, An Nahdah, Jeddah 23523, Sat to Thurs 1pm to 3am & Fri 3pm to 3am. @theroundsa

LA’s Madeo has made its way to Jeddah Yacht Club


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If you’re looking to dine somewhere new, check out LA Italian eatery, Madeo. Expect fresh local ingredients with timeless Tuscan recipes. Wondering what to try? The Penne Madeo is one of their all-time bestsellers.

Madeo Ristorante, Jeddah Yacht Club & Marina, 2473 Al Kurnaysh Br Rd, 7190, Jeddah 23613, Sun to Thurs 6pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 2pm to 1am. @madeoristorante.sa

Tuesday July 11

Save plenty of riyals from the Amazon Prime Day sale

Amazon Prime sale

Amazon’s annual Prime Day event is set to return for its third edition on Amazon.sa with hundreds of thousands of deals available exclusively for Prime members. Starting at 00:01am on July 11 at www.amazon.sa/primeday for 48 hours of epic deals, Prime Day will offer Prime members in Saudi Arabia great savings during the summer season across over 30 product categories, including electronics, gaming, fashion, beauty, kitchen, home, health, sports, and Amazon Devices. Happy shopping.

Wednesday July 12

Enjoy a yacht party

A yacht rental from @yacht.albader allows you to embark in style on a fun-filled day cruise. Pick from sunset-watching to barbecue gatherings, snorkelling and diving activities – the list is endless.

Tel: 056 662 4547. @yacht.albader

Experience an enchanting getaway with Rosewood Jeddah

Rosewood Jeddah

Whether you’re after chill and chic or fabulous and fun, Rosewood Jeddah is made for a relaxing staycation. The hotel boasts luxurious rooms, offering breathtaking views of the Red Sea and the city skyline, while its suites feature private balconies for added privacy and relaxation. For the ultimate pampering session, make your way to the hotel’s exquisite spa and enjoy a range of treatments to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. The fully equipped fitness centre with state-of-the-art amenities is readily available for those looking to maintain their fitness routine. If you plan on booking a fabulous staycation to treat yourself, look no further. From now to July 15, you can enjoy up to 25 per cent off the best available rate, complimentary daily breakfast for two at Habsburg, and a range of other benefits. Guests can also enjoy a 20 per cent discount on the hotel’s theme nights or buffet meals for two, allowing them to embark on a culinary journey like no other.

Rosewood Jeddah, Corniche Road, PO Box 11097, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 21453. Tel: +966 12 260 7111. Book the offer here. @rosewoodjeddah

An architecture exhibition to visit and enjoy

A touring exhibition from the Saudi Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, ‘Accommodations’ displays rare found images, archival material, urban plans, architectural models, renders, sketches and ephemera that trace the history of shelters, examining how the built environment and urban fabric adapt to accommodate shifting social conditions. Unfolding in three parts, it investigates a hotel, an island, and a home. Through exploration and retrospection, the exhibition encourages visitors to question how the meaning and use of such spaces alter over time.

Accommodations Exhibition, until Aug 7, Hayy Jameel, Ground Floor, Hayy Arts, Sun to Thurs 10am to 8pm, Fri 2pm to 10pm & Sat noon to 8pm. @hayyjameel

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