7 fun things to do in Riyadh this weekend: September 14 to September 16

It’s time to unwind…

If you’ve had a tough week and have been counting down the days to the weekend, it’s finally here. There’s so much to see and do this weekend, so grab your favourite bunch and have nights out on the down. Here are the best things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

Thursday September 14

huna x hunna art gallery


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huna is one of the most creative places in Riyadh, and if you want to start the weekend off on an arty note, this is where you want to go. The carefully curated art exhibition is at huna Takhassusi, featured artists include Aidha Badr, Alia Zaal, and Eman Ali.

huna x Hunna, huna Takhassusi. Thu to Fri 8am to 3am. @iam.huna


Camel milk and meat are both big parts of Saudi culture and for the very first time, we have a company that’s specialising in camel dairy products. Noug Riyadh by Sawani is bringing a new camel dairy concept to Riyadh.

Noug Riyadh, Anas Ibn Malik Road, Al Malqa, daily 5pm to midnight. @noug.ksa

Friday September 15

Head off to Flamingo Room

Flamingo Room by tashas entrance

Visitors to Flamingo Room by tashas are greeted by stunning interiors with an elegant colour scheme of peach, salmon pink, and ocean turquoise complemented by lavish gold accents. Expect quirky little touches displayed around the restaurant. A vast floral ceiling fixture, an abstract interpretation of the African baobab tree. Luxuriously fabric-ed walls as far as the eye can see.

Flamingo Room by tashas, Bujairi Terrace, Diriyah, daily 7pm to 1am. Opens Sept 15. 

Enjoy the last few days Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice is always a truly magical family experience.​ So, deck out the whole family in Mickey Mouse ears and get ready for a frozen good time as your favourite Disney characters are brought to life by professional ice skaters.8

Disney On Ice, until 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

Saturday September 16

Have dinner at II Baretto


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II Baretto is one of the most popular places for Italian food in Riyadh, and for Saudi National Day, the restaurant is partnering up with acclaimed Saudi artist Abdulmohsen AlRowais. The venue will come to life with the green of Saudi’s date palm trees, earthy brown from the ancient Najd patterns, vivid orange of the Sadu and purple from the Kingdom’s beautiful and fragrant lavender fields.

II Baretto, KAFD, daily 12.30pm to 11.30pm. @ilbarettosa

Check out the Hijrah exhibition

The aim of the display is to shed light on the Hijrah journey that took place more than one thousand four hundred years ago.

You’ll be seeing everything from the diverse and rich sections of history including antiquities, and documentaries in a narrative sequence of the events of migration from the pre-Islamic stage, up to the eight days of the journey with its conditions and facts, all the way to Medina.

The best part is that it’s free, and you can book your tickets here.

Migration: In the Footsteps of the Messenger, National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Mon to Sat 9am to 7pm, Thu 9am to 10pm, Fri 2pm to 10pm. Book your free tickets here@saudimuseum

Check out 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.