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Shisha spots around Riyadh with beautiful outdoor seating

Grab your pals and chill out with shisha…

Love a good shisha session? Whether you’re down for wacky new flavours or something more authentic, we’ve narrowed down these spots with beautiful outdoor terraces that you can head to the next time you’re out with friends or family.



Grab a chair and choose your flavour – from lemon mint and watermelon mint to sweet melon and gum and cinnamon. This relaxed outdoor spot in Sulimaniyah is one of the best outdoor shisha places in the city and has a great food and drinks menu to boot.

Calamantina Restaurant, Prince Mashari Ibn Abdulaziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12221, Sat to Thurs 9am to 3am & Fri 1pm to 3am. SAR99 for shisha. 



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Chifty’s outdoor terrace offers picturesque views of the cityscape, where you can truly enjoy the spirit of the evening mood blending with the vibrant city. Head here for delicious dishes and live music performances, coupled with the best of aromatised shisha under the illuminated open lounge.

Chifty, 5802 6134 Makkah Al Mukarramah Branch Road, Umm Al Hamam Al Sharqi, Riyadh 12321, Mon, Wed to Fri 8am to 4pm & 7pm to 1am, Tues, Sat to Sun 8am to 4pm & 7pm to midnight. Tel: 050 665 3660. @chifty.sa

Downtown Cafe

Nothing brings together a group of people like game night, and this shisha spot is perfect for football fans. Watch your favourite team play on the different screens and enjoy a lounge-style menu and an extensive range of drinks. Plus, the atmosphere at Downtown Cafe is always lively.

Downtown Cafe, Musa Ibn Nusai St, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12241, daily 7.30am to 4am. Tel:011 293 2767. Shisha price starts from SAR79. @downtowncafe5

Elevate Lounge

Looking for a chilled spot to smoke shisha? Elevate’s laid-back atmosphere, complete with its intimate terrace, makes it an ideal hideout from the hustle and bustle of the city. Once you’re settled in, choose from its range of classic fruit flavours, and enjoy a comfortable night puffing away on its pipes.

Elevate Lounge, Levels Mall, Northern Ring Rd, Almasiaf, Riyadh 11564, daily 6pm to 3am. Tel: 011 200 0044. SAR150 for shisha.



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This upscale venue offers unique and creatively shaped shishas with views of the city skyline from its gorgeous terrace. Plus, Huqqa’s party vibes and inviting ambiance make it an excellent choice for celebrating special occasions with friends.

Huqqa Riyadh, Cenomi U Walk, An Nakheel, Riyadh 11564, daily 8am to 1am. @huqqariyadh

Lo Gray Lounge

Popular with the young crowd is this hip and laid-back shisha lounge located in Olaya. With its lively atmosphere, colourful mocktails, and live band almost every night, Lo Gray Lounge has a cool vibe. There’s indoor and outdoor seating but it gets busy, so if you want to secure the best spot, arrive earlier in the evening.

Lo Gray Lounge, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12241, daily 9am to 3am. Tel: 059 215 3843. Shisha price starts from SAR69. @logray.sa



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Not too further away is this casual coffee shop frequented by shisha enthusiasts. Polone is the place to be if you’re in the mood for friendly vibes, good coffee, and a cosy ambience. Enjoy your shisha fix as you chill in the comfortable seating and its outdoor terrace, the perfect setting to unwind.

Polone, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12241, Sun to Thurs 8am to 3am, Fri & Sat 1pm to 3am. @polone.sa

10:10 Lounge

The poolside experience at 10:10 Lounge in Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is a perfect location for a laid-back shisha evening under the stars. Sample an array of Arabic-influenced tapas with hot and cold mezzes that you can share with your friends, as you round it off with Arabic tea and different flavoured shishas.

10:10 Lounge, Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter, Abdullah Alsahmi St, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12511, daily noon to 2am. @1010lounge

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