12 fun things to do in Riyadh this week: September 10 to September 13

Four new days to enjoy the city…

It’s a summery Sunday out here in Riyadh, and there’s so much you can do in the city this week. Whether you’re after cool activities to check out or a new restaurant to try, we’ve got you covered.

Here are all the top things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday September 10

Try out Sisi’s Eatery

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Sisi’s Eatery specialises in Viennese cuisine. The all-day diner prides itself on serving handcrafted cuisine, traditional baked goods, speciality coffees and plenty of cakes. Breakfast will be the focus here. Journey through a menu of both international favourites and Austrian classics with a modern twist.

Sisi’s Eatery Riyadh, Al Nakheel Mall, First Floor, Gate 7 (New Extension), daily 9am to midnight. @sisiseatery

Catch your favourite Disney stories come to life on ice


This weekend, Disney On Ice presents “100 Years of Wonder” skates into Riyadh at the BLVD Arena in Boulevard Riyadh City. Relive magical Disney stories with all your favourite characters in a family experience featuring classic Disney songs, incredible stunts and world-class skating, leaving your whole family captivated with memories to last a lifetime.

Disney On Ice, Aug 24 to Sept 20, Boulevard Riyadh City, BLVD Arena, Weekdays 5pm & 9pm, Weekends 2pm, 6pm & 10pm. Book your tickets here. The price ranges from SAR95 to SAR485. @riyadhseason

Head down to Mohalla’s second branch

Mohalla Riyadh Front

Have a thing for curry, spice and everything nice? Mohalla Riyadh, Dubai’s homegrown Indian street food concept, has opened a new outlet at the popular leisure destination, Riyadh Front. Mohalla’s new space is 20 per cent bigger than its original sister venue at The Esplanade in Riyadh, with a capacity to seat 180 guests.

Mohalla, Riyadh Front, King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh 11564, Sat to Wed 1pm to 1am, Thurs & Fri 1pm to 2am. @mohallaksa

Monday September 11

Check out the new items on Beefbar’s menu

Beefbar is a venue that keeps you coming back. And now the restaurant is introducing brand-new menu items including a refreshing compressed watermelon salad and an indulgent wagyu tataki. Dig in.

Beefbar Riyadh,  8712 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, daily 1pm to 12.30am. @beefbar_riyadh

Enjoy VOX Cinemas’ Monday offer

Vox Cinemas MAX Auditorium

If you’re going out to catch a movie this week, a blockbuster deal awaits you. Every Monday, when you get a ticket the next one will only cost you SAR10 if you use the MONDAY10 on the offers page.


Grab a sandwich at Boga Superfoods


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Boga has quickly become the go-to local chain restaurant in the region for healthy delicious food. Expect a modern take on traditional salads and subs with several vegan options. It is also really accessible, both in terms of price and by just how many branches there are across the city.

Boga Superfoods, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz Street, daily 24-hours. @boga.ksa

Sip on matcha at Sadelle’s

Undoubtedly, Sadelle’s is a lot of people’s favourite spot in Riyadh for a number of reasons, it’s gorgeous, the food is always amazing, and the vibes are kind of unmatched. The restaurant’s decor blends modern and vintage elements to create an elegant but relaxed atmosphere. Salmon pink, soothing pastel blue and Kelly green shades, pillars and flooring inlaid with marble, and brass detailing offer a glamorous old-world European vibe. And if you’re already not sold, the matcha here is incredible too.

Sadelle’s Riyadh, Prince Mohammed Ibn Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Rd, Ar Rabi, daily 7am to 11.30pm. @sadellesriyadh

Tuesday September 12

Check out Flamingo Room by tashas


Bujairi Terrace is set to welcome the first Flamingo Room by tashas in Riyadh. Opening Thursday September 7, Flamingo Room by tashas is the ultimate hotspot to experience African glamour offering a chic yet relaxed dining experience – from afternoon tea to dinners. The contemporary menu will showcase mostly fresh seafood prepared in a classical yet decadent expression and infused with the most interesting flavours of the season.

Flamingo Room by tashas, Bujairi Terrace, Diriyah, Riyadh. @flamingoroomksa

Try out Urth Caffe’s monthly specials


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The latest menu for the summer menu at the incredibly popular Urth Caffe upholds the same amazing flavours you’ve come to be used to. Dine on delights such as Pot Roast Benedict (SAR66), Creamy Broccoli Soup (SAR35.5), and Marinara Pizza (SAR65).

Urth Caffe, various locations in Riyadh, including Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243, Sat to Thurs 7am to 1am & Fri 6am to 1am. @urthcaffesaudi

Wednesday September 13

Head to Joan’s On Third


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Joan’s on Third, the popular Los Angeles marketplace and cafe that Joan McNamara opened as a small catering kitchen, has debuted its first location in Saudi Arabia. Located in Via Riyadh, the luxurious new address in Riyadh, Joan’s on Third is an ample marketplace-like space with a few different counters and a handful of communal seating.

Joan’s on Third, Via Riyadh, Sun to Thu 2pm to midnight, Fri & Sat 2pm to 1am. @joansonthird_sa

Go to Diriyah for free


If you haven’t heard yet, access to At-Turaif and luxury fine-dining destination Bujairi Terrace is completely free until the end of September and you don’t need a pass to enter the area. For At-Turaif, entry is subject to availability, and for Bujairi Terrace, it’s highly recommended to have a reservation set up ahead of visiting.

Free access to Diriyah, At-Turaif and Bujairi Terrace, until Sep 30, daily 5pm to midnight (At-Turaif), Thu to Sat 10am to 1am (Bujairi Terrace). @visitdiriyah

Check out Chifty


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

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