8 brilliant things to do in Jeddah this week: July 2 to 5

Have a great week ahead…

As we ease into July, it is always good to get it off to a great start with fun things to do in Jeddah over the week. Here are some ideas and suggestions.

Sunday July 2

Start your week with the Sunday BBQ Shaokao from Shang Palace

If you’re a fan of Shang Palace’s famous BBQ Peking duck, you need to try the restaurant’s Sunday offering, BBQ Shaokao. Come by on Sunday evenings to rediscover the iconic dish cooked in three styles: traditional, tea-smoked and Cantonese. The BBQ duck will be served with pancakes, hoisin BBQ sauce, cucumber, leeks, and spring onions, while other Chinese BBQ specialities will also be available.

Available every Sunday, with a half price on the BBQ duck. Shang Palace, Shangri-La Jeddah, 4th floor, Ash Shati, Corniche Road, Jeddah 23611, Sun to Thurs 4pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 1pm to 1am. @shangpalace_jeddah

Check out an art exhibition

Jeddah’s home for the arts, Hayy Jameel, presents ‘Silent Hands’, a new group exhibition exploring questions of work and leisure in Asia and its diasporas. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, drawings, and videos, and the selection reflects the diverse ways that artists engage space and place to explore questions of identity, memory, history, technology, and desire.

Group Exhibition: ‘Silent Hands’, Hayy Jameel, until Oct 16, Sun, Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am to 8pm, Fri 2pm to 10pm & Sat noon to 8pm. @hayyjameel

Monday July 3

A full day of fun out at sea


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Looking for water sports activities that will fill you with adventure? Enter the adrenaline-infusing Jeddah Waves, where you’ll find the most entertaining water activities all in one spot. Think aquatic activities such as jet skiing, speed boats, kayaking, flyboarding, SEABOB scooters, schiller water bikes and banana boats. You can also take a trip out to sea to swim and snorkel on one of the many boats available to charter. There are also beach courts where you can play volleyball, beachside food trucks, and cabanas and gazebos scattered across the beach area, offering cooling shade.

Jeddah Waves, until Dec 31, 10am to 6pm. Get your tickets here. The price starts from SAR100. @jeddahwave

Indulge in the irresistible flavours of Wagyu ramen


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Made in Japan and born in Hong Kong, the members-only restaurant Wagyumafia is now redefining ramen to the next level in Saudi Arabia. So, if you are looking for a hip and lively Wagyu Ramen bar, head down to Mashi No Mashi with its unique waterfront location at the beautiful Jeddah Yacht Club. It’s known not only for ramen but for the concoction of Ozaki beef in its full-bodied broth and decadent toppings, exclusively sourced from a wagyu farm in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture. With its bold attitude, Mashi No Mashi, meaning eat more and more in Japanese, will have you slurping like a boss.

Mashi No Mashi, Jeddah Yacht Club, Sun to Thurs 6pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 2pm to 1am. Make your reservations here. @mashinomashijeddah

Tuesday July 4

Stop by Bateel’s flagship boutique on Fayfa Avenue

Bateel Faya flagship boutique

Luxuriously designed, the flagship boutique spans two floors and features a new Bateel retail concept for the Kingdom. A first for the brand, the space has a premium seating area within its ground and mezzanine levels for coffee aficionados to indulge in the brand’s signature coffees. Here, you’ll also find new gourmet offerings on its menu, including indulgent desserts, refreshing beverages, and refined Saudi coffee offered across both levels. The ground level also boasts an array of Bateel’s exclusive product ranges, including signature organic dates, single-origin chocolates, biscuits, nuts, date-inspired creations that are crafted using the finest ingredients, as well as a wide selection of luxury gift sets. Aside from the brand’s pre-packed gourmet coffee and nuts, we love the new fillable pouches, where you can choose from the brand’s array of premium nuts and whole coffee beans.

Bateel Flagship Boutique, daily 8am to midnight, Fayfa Avenue, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23431. @bateelgourmet

Shoot, hide and capture at this paintball spot

Love laser tag, but keen on something a bit higher impact? Opt for paintball, where you can spend an evening pelting your friends with capsules filled with dye. The field here is filled with obstacles like tyres, hollow metal barrels and barricades. There’s no shortage of places for you to hide and sneak up on your opponents.

Midan X Paintball, The Track Circuit Jeddah, Al Sawari, Jeddah 23828, daily 5.30pm to 12.30am. Book your spot here. Tel: 056 789 2750. Price per person: 100 shots for 97 riyals & 200 shots for 174 riyals. @x_midan

Wednesday July 5

Duck and dive in dodgeball

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Most people remember dodgeball from our Physical Education class, but this sport is so much more than just a school activity. If you’re looking to compete and meet new friends or have a roster of friends ready to play, sign up for the weekly dodgeball training. Players of all experience and skill levels will find a place here to improve their skills and have a blast.

Dodgeball Training, July 5, 8pm to 10pm, Al Faisaliyyah, Jeddah 23441. Register here.

Have 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

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