10 amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend: November 2 to 4

Hello, November…

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 November 2

Enjoy an interactive football museum

Riyadh Season welcomes The Legends Experience, a cool new interactive football museum, where fans can view and enjoy some of the most important moments in the history of the sport. The venue also houses the largest integrated collection of rare historical football pieces.

The Legends Experience, Boulevard City, daily 4pm to midnight. The tickets start from SAR50 and can be purchased here. @riyadhseason

Experience a fusion of flavours at The Hidden Table

Brace yourself for an exciting culinary escapade where every bite is an adventure in itself. Enter The Hidden Table, a premium dining experience showcasing a variety of Saudi fusion ingredients by renowned international and Saudi chefs. This weekend, you can experience the artistry of fusion dining and the vibrancy of Saudi cuisine with a set menu curated by Chef Taleen Miliani and French chef Jean-François. Look forward to unexpected flavour combinations, delightful surprises, and a whirlwind of taste sensations that will make your taste buds do a happy dance.

The Hidden Table, Nov 2 to 4, 8pm to midnight, Tuwaiq Palace, Riyadh. SAR1,500 per person. Book your spot here.

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 tonight with French DJ and producer duo Zendid, who’ll be performing for the first time in Saudi Arabia, Tarek Antabi and H.O.A. as they lay down the hottest tunes.

FOWG: Rooftop Experience in Riyadh, Nov 2, 10pm to 2am, 4.04 KAFD, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13519. The ticket price starts from SAR499 and can be purchased here. @mdlbeast

Let the music play

The International Opera Festival is back with a line-up of some of the most internationally renowned opera performing artists. Held over three nights at the Princess Noura University, this year’s performances will feature Soprano Sarah Brightman and Italian operatic tenor Vittorio Grigolo on the first night; Euriell, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe on the second night; and closing off with the Opera Gala, starring Allison Langer, Victoria Simmonds, David Butt Phillip and Morgan Pearse, who’ll be accompanied by the British National Symphony Orchestra. The festival will also include an exhibition showcasing several pieces associated with the productions of the legendary artist Franco Zeffirelli, an icon in the world of opera.

International Opera Festival, Nov 2 to 4, 9pm to 11.35pm, Conference and Seminar Centre, Princess Noura University, Red Hall. The art exhibition is open from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. The tickets start from SAR75 and can be purchased here. @music_moc

Friday November 3

The region’s largest fashion and lifestyle conference returns


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Hia Hub is back for its third edition. Don’t miss out on the five-day program of insightful discussions, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, interactive exhibitions, live performances, and more at Hia Hub 2023. Not-to-be-missed sessions include panels by co-creative directors of Oscar De La Renta, Yoon Ahn, Nojoud Al Rumaihi, Dexter Navy, Hindash, Andrea Wazen, Joana Jamil, and the founder of the trendy Personage concept store, Princess Deema bint Mansour Al Saud. There’s also a special evening with fashion icon and supermodel Kate Moss on November 5.

Hia Hub, Nov 3 to 7, 2.30pm to midnight, JAX District, Diriyah, Riyadh. Get your passes here. @hiahubofficial

Dive into authentic Thai flavours

Thai food lovers rejoice. Friday November 3 is the last night for you to be transported to the Land of Smiles. Hyatt Place Riyadh Sulaimania presents guest Chef Jutamas from Park Hyatt Bangkok who will ensure that each diner gets to experience what real Thai food is all about with dishes such as pad thai, green curry chicken and more. Enjoy these in the intimate setting of the hotel’s Gallery Café.

Thai Night with Chef Jutamas, until Nov 3, 7pm to 11.30pm, Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania, Riyadh 12234. Tel: 011 283 1234. @hyattplaceruh

Rave on and party past midnight


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Housed in a stunning space on the outskirts of Riyadh that’s set with laser lights, Glitch is hosting its signature party on Friday November 3 at Al Amaaria Village. Flex your streetwear drip and get wavy with the sleek spins of Afterlife producer and superstar Colyn. Your favourite local talents Dish Dash, RDJ, Ashmawy, Darko Delix and Sabbagh will also be spinning. Get ready for a vibe like no other and dance the night away.

Glitch, Nov 3, 6pm to 3am, Al Amaaria Village, Al Amaaria 13934. The tickets for the second release are priced at SAR395 for general admission, SAR699 for VIP, SAR1,500 for backstage, SAR5,000 for a VIP table for eight, and SAR10,000 for a backstage table for eight. The tickets and packages can be purchased here. 18 years and above only. @glitchksa

Saturday November 4

Gourmet food for everyday living

Looking for quick, hearty and delicious eats in a chic, laidback space? Jones the Grocer in KAFD has got you covered. Like the food it serves, this popular Australian gourmet grocer and café makes you feel right at home, with a retail space and cheese room that keeps you coming back for more. The comfortable atmosphere and convivial vibes also add to the draw of Jones the Grocer in KAFD, as you can easily while away an afternoon there with your friends over a no-frills meal (portions are generous, too) and refreshing mocktails.

Jones the Grocer, KAFD, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13519, daily 7am to 12.30am. @jonesthegrocersa

Be enchanted by the Crazy Pizza spinning show

Thin, blistered, decadent, and cool – that’s the way of the yeast-free pizza at Crazy Pizza. And to keep you in good company, a new spinning pizza show brings the place to life. Watch as the expert chefs skilfully toss and spin pizzas in the air, creating a captivating display for diners to enjoy. Come for the pizza, stay for the spinning shows (which will only be available until November 8).

Crazy Pizza, Diplomatic Quarter, Oud Square, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12511, daily noon to midnight. Tel: 9200 07275. @crazypizza.saudi

An experience of art, healing and enchantment


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Discover the magic of ‘Heal’ – a conceptual art exhibition by Atrum Art Gallery, celebrating the theme of healing. Immerse yourself in transformative art and explore new perspectives. Book your tickets now.

Heal Exhibition, Nov 2 to 7, 6pm to 11pm, KAFD, Area 1, Financial Plaza, Riyadh. SAR150 per person. @atrum.sa

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