10 amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend: October 19 to 21

Cheers to the weekend…

Yes, the weekend is finally here. If you still haven’t made plans yet, we’ve rounded up a few options for you. Gear up and grab your crew for a day of fun adventure and activities in Riyadh.

Here are ten amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

Thursday October 19

Check out the last day of ‘Made in Saudi’ Expo

It’s the second edition of the ‘Made in Saudi’ exhibition. Themed ‘Saudi Craftsmanship’, the expo showcases the Kingdom’s best products and services for local and international investors. It features workshops, conferences, and informative discussions on future industry trends. Entry is free but you need to register your visit here.

Saudi Made Exhibition, Oct 16 to 19, 4pm to 11pm, Roshn Front, Riyadh 13413.

Delicious surprises at the relaunched Kayzo by Myazu

Vibrant and bold, the relaunched Kayzo by Myazu offers an eclectic experience of modern Japanese food and beverages that defy traditions. Nothing here is basic; it seems like the restaurant’s quest to push culinary boundaries and to wow you even with the most unassuming of dishes.

Kayzo by Myazu, Oud Square, Diplomatic Quarter, daily 1pm to 11pm. @kayzosaudi

Party high in the sky


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Did someone say rooftop party in Riyadh? For all you party folks, this gig is about to elevate your nightlife experience – literally. MDLBeast presents FOWG, part of its rooftop series in Riyadh. If you’ve ever wanted to dance under the stars with the city’s skyline as your backdrop, you’re in for a treat. The line-up for FOWG’s third event showcases Riyadh’s very own DJs Majid, Gooner and Mishal. From the moment the first beat drops, you’ll be transported to a world of non-stop energy and electrifying rhythms.

FOWG: Rooftop Experience in Riyadh, Oct 19, 9pm to 2am, 4.04 KAFD, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13519. The ticket price starts from SAR499 and can be purchased here. @mdlbeast

Friday October 20

Indulge in a delectable Friday brunch buffet

JW Marriott’s beautiful garden kicks off the weekend with its Flavours Unite by JW brunch from 1pm to 5pm on Fridays. There are live cooking stations, selections of hot and cold mezze, and an array of sweet treats, which can all be enjoyed in the hotel’s indoor and outdoor settings. The brunch will feature the best of JW Steakhouse, JW Glass Garden and Kitchen on Three. Read about our experience here.

Flavours Unite by JW, every Fri, 1pm to 5pm, JW Marriott Hotel, King Fahd Rd, Sahafah District, Riyadh 11564. SAR350 per person. @jwmarriottriyadh

Experience the thrill of the West End’s most enduring love story

The Phantom of the Opera Riyadh

The West End’s most haunting love story has made its way to Riyadh. Hear the music of the night at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational, spellbinding musical. The Phantom of the Opera tickets are available here.

Phantom of the Opera in Riyadh, until Dec 5, various timings, The Arena Riyadh Venue for Exhibitions. The price for the ticket starts from SAR350 and can be purchased here.

Get ready for a Spooktacular night with a twist


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Join Syrup Lounge for a hauntingly good time filled with chilling performances, unique SFX face painting, and an epic costume competition. So, don your most creative, spooktacular and glamorous costume for a chance to win the best-dressed prize.

Al Hala Ween, Oct 20, 9pm to 1am, Syrup Lounge. Tickets start from SAR100. For 10 years and above. @syrupllc

An epic rave party at JAX


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Get ready to go mad this weekend as madhaūs presents ‘Reflexions’ at JAX District. The stage will be graced by world touring duo Teenage Mutants from Drumcode, who will be performing in Saudi Arabia for the first time. Complementing the line-up will be local DJs Moses, Noa, Narkbeat, and Darko Delix to deliver an all-out, high-octane party. So, don’t miss out on the loudest, wildest and maddest party in Riyadh.

madhaūs Reflexions, Oct 20, from 7.30pm, Diriyah Biennale Foundation, JAX District. Book your tickets here. The price starts from SAR380. @therealmadhaus

Saturday October 21

Start your Saturday right with Nofa’s brunch

Family-friendly resort Nofa Riyadh hosts a relaxed Saturday brunch featuring international cuisine prepared at live cooking stations and plenty of entertainment, including face painting, camel rides, a bouncing castle and other fun kids’ activities.

Family Saturday Brunch, 11am to 4pm, Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort. SAR350 for adults and SAR175 for kids. Tel: 058 289 5714. @radissoncollectionriyadh

Check out the chi SPACCA burger pop-up


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This unique burger pop-up introduces five mouth-watering burger options every week, including Nancy Silverton’s version of a classic cheeseburger with the Spacca Smash Burger, a premium dry ageing option with the Dry Age Beef Burger, a Fried Chicken Thigh Burger. Vegetarian options are also available with the Fried Portobello Mushroom Burger and if you prefer sandwiches, you can check out the Dry Age Striploin Sandwich.

chi SPACCA Burger Pop-Up, every Sat, 1pm to 4pm, Via Riyadh, Al Hada. @chispacca.sa

An immersive look at the Prophet’s Hijrah trek

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.

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