8 exciting things to do in Jeddah this week: July 23 to 26

There’s something for everyone…

Check out our pick of the best things to do in Jeddah this week, from seeing a new film, eating out and having a staycation to fun family activities.

Sunday July 23

Never too young to learn to box

Parents looking to entertain their kids during this summer holiday, fret not. Now entering the ring: boxing. Arena Heroes offers a boxing camp for boys ages 11 to 16 years old. This gym’s experienced trainers teach children a range of skills, including footwork, self-defense, and countermoves. Plus, your child will get a free pair of premium leather boxing gloves upon joining.

Arena Heroes Boxing Camp, Al Nahdah, Jeddah. Tel: 055 231 3709 / 012 613 2525. SAR1,563 for five days a week; one hour per day. @arena_heroes

Try Café Bateel’s new menu

Cafe bateel

As a new season sets in, the new menu at Café Bateel is a celebration of wholesome dishes with authentic flavours inspired by the Mediterranean summer. Chef Nicholas Cuadrado has crafted a unique menu that explores a symphony of flavours, quality and freshness to highlight the best of Mediterranean cuisine. The new menu now includes a host of exciting culinary creations to tease the palate of their diners starting from Green Shakshuka, Truffle Scrambled Eggs, Sicilian Seafood Pasta, Red Snapper Primavera, Strawberry and Pistachio Tiramisu, and much more without leaving the cool, refreshing drinks behind on the new menu.

Available at all locations across KSA. @café.bateel

Monday July 24

Get tickets now to see Chris Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

Christopher Nolan’s most ambitious and urgent movie yet, this sweeping, epic thriller delves deep into the psyche of a singular American mind: the brilliant scientist behind the world-shattering invention that represented the total sum of human ingenuity, an invention that would remake civilisation, even as its very existence threatened the future of mankind. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin, this biographical thriller tells the story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb. And if you’re wondering is Oppenheimer Nolan’s best film yet, read our spoiler-free review here.

Oppenheimer, Rating R15, 3h. Book your tickets here.

Rocking padel in Jeddah


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If you are looking for somewhere to play padel in Ar Rawdah district, this is a great spot to have on your radar. PAD-L Suites has six outdoor private courts that are available to rent for late afternoon and evening games.

PAD-L Suites, Abdullah Dahlan, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 21332, daily 4pm to midnight. Tel: 055 569 1232. @padlksa

Tuesday July 25

The perfect summer camp for young artists and yogis


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If you mix creative art, yoga, mindfulness, and a whole lot of fun altogether, you will find it at Tahreek Space’s Art & Yoga summer club. An engaging and fulfilling experience for kids over the summer. Your little ones can look forward to other fun activities and daily snacks will be provided, too.

Art & Yoga Summer Club, 11am to 2.30pm for children ages six to nine & 4pm to 7.30pm for children ages ten to 14, Tahreek Space, The Hub Mall, Ground Floor, Prince Sultan Rd, As Salamah. Tel: 055 902 3599. Sign up here. @tahreek.space

A day of fun and amusement at Boost


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Take a break from shopping at Gold Moor Mall and head on over to Boost to explore a world filled with thrilling rides and exciting arcade games. This indoor theme park doesn’t disappoint with its selection of attractions, including bowling and trampoline, catering to different age groups, from the young to the young at heart.

Boost, Gold Moor, Ahmad Al Attas, 7216, Jeddah 23425, Sun to Fri 4pm to 1am & Sat 2pm to 1am. @boostsaudi

Wednesday July 26

A game of mini golf

Groovy Golf is Saudi Arabia’s first dedicated indoor mini-golf course, and it features three unique mini-golf courses – a KSA landmarks course, an arcade game course, and an English countryside course. Whether it’s the colourful Pac-Man or a medieval castle you’re seeking, Groovy Golf is on par. Don’t forget to stop by the snack bar for yummy shakes and burgers on your way in, out, or even both.

Groovy Golf, Lilian Tower 2, Prince Sultan Rd, As Salamah, Jeddah 23436, Mon to Sat 4pm to 1am. Tel: 056 254 8527. @groovygolf_sa

Summer stay-cay at Rosewood Jeddah

Rosewood Jeddah deluxe room

Escape the summer heat and indulge in a luxurious getaway at Rosewood Jeddah with its exclusive summer offer. When you book from now to August 15, you’ll get to enjoy incredible savings of up to 20 per cent on the best available rate. You’ll also receive a special amenity upon arrival, setting the tone for a remarkable stay, and a complimentary daily breakfast for two. Other perks include a 20 per cent discount on theme nights or buffet meals at the hotel’s dining venues, a complimentary upgrade, and early check-in and late check-out of up to 4pm (subject to availability). Whether it’s a romantic escape or a family vacation, Rosewood Jeddah’s summer festival offer guarantees an unforgettable experience.

Rosewood Jeddah Summer Promotion, applicable for stays until August 31. Tel: +966 12 260 7111. Book the summer offer here. @rosewoodjeddah

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