7 brilliant things to do in Jeddah this week: July 16 to 19

There’s something for everyone…

Check out our pick of the best things to do in Jeddah this week, from eating out and heading to the cinema to fun family activities.

Sunday July 16

A magical wonderland at Red Sea Mall


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Whether you’re a Frozen fanatic or Mickey Mouse mad, you can discover ‘a whole new world’ at the Disneyland Paris event held at the Red Sea Mall. Look forward to different interactive games and entertainment, including an enchanted treasure hunt, puzzles, virtual reality activities, and a photo session opportunity with a backdrop of a reproduced seven-metre-high Disneyland Paris castle. Be sure to visit as Sunday July 16 is the last day for you to visit this once-in-a-lifetime magical experience.

Red Sea Mall, Ash Shati, Jeddah 21146, Sun to Wed 10am to 1am, Thurs & Sat 10am to 2am & Fri 1pm to 2am. @redseamallksa

The perfect thirst quencher


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If you are a Matcha and boba tea lover, then The Boba Bar is the place to go visit. In addition to boba drinks, it also sells mojito with popping pearls, matcha latte, and soft serve. Everything here is made with love, and it shows in every delicious sip. We also recommend the taro boba – the flavour is amazing without being overwhelmingly sweet but still satisfying enough for those who want their taste buds satisfied. Definitely worth the hype we say.

The Boba Bar, Box Park, Al Zahra, Jeddah 23523, Sat to Mon & Wed 3pm to midnight, Tues 5pm to midnight, Thurs & Fri 3pm to 1am. @thebobabar.sa

Monday July 17

Swing, putt and chip your day away

Royal Greens golf course

Less than two hours’ drive away, the Royal Greens & Golf Country Club at KAEC provides a challenge for players of all levels. Golfers will also enjoy its serene natural beauty – beautifully manicured fairways and greens, enhanced by the carefully created wadi while a tranquil lake feature at hole 18 makes for a triumphant finish to the course. Other facilities include a driving range, swing studios, putting greens and a pro shop.

Royal Greens & Golf Country Club, King Abdullah Economic City, Al Murooj, KAEC 23981, Sun to Wed 8am to 9pm, Thurs 8am to 11pm, Fri & Sat 7am to 11pm. Book your tee time here. Visitor rates start from SAR345. @royalgreens_ksa

Catch Tom Cruise’s latest “Mission: Impossible”

“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning” (Part One) marks Tom Cruise’s seventh mission as Ethan Hunt, the hair-changing, death-defying IMF agent who’s always saving the world from near-certain doom, be it nuclear Armageddon or a new, nefarious world order. In the latest entry, he and his crew must track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity if it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than the mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Rating PG15, 2h 45mins. Book your tickets here.

Tuesday July 18

Let kids work, learn and play


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Give a unique real-life experience for your kids at KidZania Jeddah. From role-playing and earning money to even receiving an official KidZania PaZZport, this kid-sized town brings children a fun and safe environment to live their dreams today.

Kidzania, Mall of Arabia, Gate 6, Second Floor, Nuzhah District, Jeddah 23532, Sat to Wed 10am to midnight, Thurs 10am to 1am & Fri 2pm to 1am. @kidzaniajeddah

A sizzling summer BBQ


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Come start your summer right at Dar Zaid Patio and enjoy its barbeque set menu. It includes main courses such as grilled lamb chops and rosemary chicken, side dishes from grilled corn and vegetables to rice and mashed potato, and drinks.

Summer BBQ Nights, Maison de Zaid, Sun to Wed 7pm to 1am, Abdul Maqsud Khojah, Ar Rawdah District, Jeddah 23425. Tel: 054 374 5284. Barbeque menu starts at SAR62 per person, SAR179 for two persons, and SAR330 for four. @maisondezaid

Wednesday July 19

Saddle up

Have you always wanted to have a go at horse riding? Trio Ranch has a reputation for equestrian disciplines and runs a full equestrian programme, including show jumping, polo, dressage, and riding for beginners through to advanced riders. It’s time to take the reins.

Trio Ranch, Al Beroni Street, Bryman, Jeddah 23641, Mon to Sat 7am to 9.30am & 5pm to 9.30pm. @trioranchksa

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