13 marvellous things to do in Riyadh this weekend: October 26 to 28

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 13 marvellous things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

Thursday October 26

Check out Sociale’s Fall Gallery

Sociale Cafe, home to gorgeous artworks, an expansive space, and a calm atmosphere is debuting brand-new artworks for its Fall Gallery from now to January 15, 2024. Sip on amazing coffee and marvel at the stunning pieces by Zuhair Tolah, Dana Lawand, and many other brilliant artists.

Sociale Cafe, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, daily 8am to 12.45am. @sociale.cafe

A night of finger-licking American BBQ

American BBQ Night

Delve into an unforgettable culinary experience at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre with American BBQ Nights. Served a la carte on Thursday nights at The Grill, the feast begins with a basket of Corn Jalapeno Pull-a-part Bread served with bacon butter, and appetisers, including Crispy Blue Swimmer Crab Cakes and Spiced Grilled Corn Ribs. Choose your mains from Low and Slow US Beef Brisket and Hickory Smoked US Beef Short Ribs to Cajun Spice Barbecue Chicken. Of course, no barbeque would be complete without an abundant array of sides, such as Baked Sweet Potato, Crispy Onion Rings, Southern Coleslaw, as well as mouthwatering desserts. Let’s eat.

American BBQ Nights at The Grill, every Thurs 6pm to midnight, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, First Floor. SAR350 per guest. For reservations, please call 011 211 5500. @fsriyadh

Catch a movie at the newest VOX Cinemas

vox cinemas century corner riyadh

Centrally located at Century Corner Riyadh, a premium lifestyle destination, the 10-screen cinema features five Standard auditoriums as well as signature concepts, including THEATRE, where guests can enjoy gourmet food in a luxurious setting and a 10-seater Private Cinema, which is perfect for social gatherings and family entertainment. Guests can also choose from a wide selection of cinema snacks at the Candy Bar.

Vox Cinemas, Century Corner, 4255 King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12331. @voxcinemasksa

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. Get your groove on at tonight’s FOWG Hip Hop night with DJs Nileboi, Laty, and Shaolin as they lay down the hottest tunes.

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 27

Start your day the right way


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Discover LA’s go-to breakfast spot, right here in Riyadh. With its neighbourhood charm, rustic décor, and open kitchen, Joan’s is a bright and welcoming space, perfect for meeting friends or working solo. Be sure to try its standout Breakfast Burrito, packed with scrambled eggs, beef bacon, cheese, and hash browns, and served with guacamole and salsa.

Joan’s On Third, Via Riyadh, Al Hada, Riyadh 12912, daily 9am to 11.30pm. Make your reservations here. @joansonthird_sa

Head down to the Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games

Enjoy the ultimate showdown at the third edition of the World Combat Games. On Friday October 27, there will be kickboxing from 3pm to 7.30pm, arm-wrestling from 10am to 1pm and 4.30pm to 8.20pm, as well as fencing from 10am to 11.40am. Visitors will also be treated to an array of family-friendly activities at the WCG23 fanzone.

Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games, until Oct 30, King Saud University Sports Arena, Riyadh 12371. Tickets can be purchased here. SAR15 for the general admission ticket. @wcgriyadh2023 Witness the first-ever women’s professional golf tournament

The greens at Riyadh Golf Club are usually a picture of tranquillity, but you can expect the atmosphere to heat up from Friday October 27 to Sunday October 29 when the Aramco Team Series makes its debut in Riyadh. Think golf is purely a gentlemen’s sport? Here to prove you wrong are some of the best female golfers in the world, who will be looking to set the stage during the fifth and final round of the Aramco Team Series. Seize the chance to catch the likes of the Korda sisters, Lexi Thompson, Georgia Hall, Chiara Noja and Charley Hull in action.

Aramco Team Series presented by PIF – Riyadh, Oct 27 to 29, 7am to 11pm, Riyadh Golf Club, Al Aarid, Riyadh 13352. The ticket price starts from SAR75 and can be purchased here. @aramcoteamseries

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.

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.

Experience the delights of the Straits of Malacca cuisine

Al Faisaliah Hotel is hosting a luxurious and delicious experience featuring the flavours of Straits of Malacca, showcasing delights from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia at its La Brasserie restaurant. Bring your appetite – you’re going to need it.

Strait of Malacca, La Brasserie, Al Faisaliah Hotel, Oct 26 Dinner Buffet SAR275 per person 7pm to 11.30pm & Oct 27 Brunch Buffet SAR397 per person 1pm to 5pm. Tel: 011 273 2005. @labrasserieruh

Saturday October 28

Elevate your lunchtime experience at Scott’s


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Scott’s of Mayfair now offers its award-winning seafood menu for lunch every Friday and Saturday, starring light seafood favourites such as sashimi, sea bass and tuna ceviche, and spicy salmon tartare. Ideal for long, indulgent lunches or opulent mid-day catch-ups with friends.

Scott’s, Via Riyadh, Makkah Al Mukarramah Rd, Al Hada, Riyadh 12912. Lunch menu available every Fri from 2pm and every Sat from 1pm. @scotts.saudi

The highly anticipated Riyadh Season is here

From brand-new Riyadh Season 2023 zones to revamped old favourites, this year’s edition of the massive citywide festival is set to be one for the ages. Starting on Saturday October 28, Riyadh Season will open with a massive ceremony and is set to feature globally renowned artists. The new edition of Riyadh Season will feature cool zones like Suwaidi Park, Souq AlAwaleen, The Groves, Roshn Front, Riyadh Zoo, Wonder Garden, Via Riyadh, Riyadh Food Truck Park, Kingdom Arena, Boulevard World, and Boulevard Riyadh City.

Tickets can be purchased via Riyadh Season’s brand-new ticketing platform, WeBook. @riyadhseason

The Battle of the Baddest Fight Night is on

The two mega giants, Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou (former UFC heavyweight champion) will be facing each other in the ring on Saturday October 28 following the opening of Riyadh Season. The winner walks away with the title of The Baddest Man On The Planet. Tickets for the major fight are available in eight categories, starting at SAR100 for G5 and going up to SAR3,500 for the Royal type. VIP tickets start from SAR1,000 and provide exclusive pros such as amazing viewing points of the ring.

Fury vs Ngannou, Oct 28, 4pm, Kingdom Arena. Get your tickets here. @riyadhseason

Dine at Mamo Michelangelo and get a chance to meet Mamo

Looking for one of the best Provençal and Italian cuisines in Riyadh? Mamo Michelangelo Restaurant in Al-Faisaliah Hotel is the place to go. Our favourites from the menu include the delicious Burrata, lamb shoulder perfectly cooked in the wood-fired oven, as well as signature dishes such as truffle focaccia and truffle ravioli. Don’t forget to order the decadent tiramisu for dessert, too. Oh, and if you’re in luck, you’ll also get the chance to say “Hi” to Mr Mamo himself – the restaurant’s creator who’s also a brilliant artist and chef. He will be at his Riyadh restaurant from October 27 to 31, so take this chance to come and meet him.

Mamo Michelangelo Restaurant, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212, daily 12.30pm to midnight. Tel: 9200 00874. @mamomichelangeloksa

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