Rave on and party past midnight at these immersive music experiences

Amazing nights out in Riyadh and Jeddah…

The nightlife scene in Saudi Arabia may not always be first of mind when listing some of the best party spots. However, bubbling under the surface is the Kingdom’s best-kept underground party paradise – a world filled with great music, talented DJs, creative and innovative producers, and a thriving music community that is taking centre stage.

Whether it’s in a warehouse, on a rooftop, or tucked in an unexpected location, these subterranean spots in Riyadh and Jeddah are hot for a whole new party vibe and a night of euphoria.


November 2: FOWG at KAFD


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Nightlife institution MDLBeast knows just how to turn mundane spaces into epic rave fests. Its latest pop-up rooftop experience, FOWG, is held every Thursday at KAFD. If you’ve ever wanted to dance under the stars with the city’s skyline as your backdrop, you’re in for a treat. Follow its socials for first dibs on its next rager featuring guest DJs and their unmissable line-up of club bangers. On Thursday November 2, the headliners include French DJ and producer duo Zendid, who’ll be performing for the first time in Saudi Arabia, Tarek Antabi and H.O.A.

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

November 3: Glitch


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Housed in a stunning space on the outskirts of Riyadh that’s set with laser lights, Glitch is probably one of the most foolproof parties going because the programming is almost always spot-on. It will host its signature party on Friday November 3, and continues to promise a wild and fun night every time. 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 in a place where it feels entirely safe to be yourself.

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

November 16: Madhaūs


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Held monthly, Madhaūs is the epitome of underground parties. While not tied to a specific physical space, it runs events at venues around town – including Riyadh Golf Club and most recently, the cool warehouse space at JAX District. No matter where the party is, expect fine tunes from an epic roster of DJs and artists lined up to keep you dancing into the early hours of the weekend and an outrageously good time. Ready to get mad with Madhaūs? Stay updated on its Instagram page.

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November 2: Balad Social


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Join MDLBeast’s intimate gathering of Jeddah’s music heads on Bait Zainal’s rooftop in the heart of historic Al-Balad. With iconic views, carefully curated tunes by the finest homegrown and international DJs, and crave-worthy bites, gather your crew and put on your dancing shoes for a night of music, mingling and fun. Homegrown music label Gabu is taking over Balad Social with the freshest house beats,  serving back-to-back sets with local legends like Anmarz, Baloo and Vinyl Mode. So, glam up, grab your friends, and get ready to get Social.

Balad Social, Nov 2, 10pm to 2am, Bait Zainal, Al Balad, Jeddah. The tickets are priced at SAR199 for ladies, SAR249 for gentlemen, and SAR449 for every couple (one lady and one gentleman), and they can be purchased here. @mdlbeast

November 3: What The Duck – A Fusion of Music and Art


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Get ready to dive into an extraordinary experience like no other. Blended Entertainment proudly presents ‘What The Duck’, a series of conceptual events that will blow your mind. Immerse yourself in a world where music and art collide in the most sensational way imaginable. Think electrifying beats of top electronic music artists and DJs, such as Dewalta from Berlin, Vinyl Mode and Hats & Klaps, with a twist of art. Mark your calendars and don’t miss the highly anticipated night, set to take place on Friday November 3 at the mesmerising North Beach in Jeddah.

What The Duck, Nov 3, 5pm to 2am, North Beach, Jeddah. The general admission tickets are priced at SAR375 for females, SAR600 for males, and SAR675 for every couple (one male and one female). The tickets can be purchased here. 21 years and above only. @we.r.whattheduck

November 10: Groove in Jeddah

Groove On The Grass is back, and it’s in Jeddah this time. The music and arts festival has decided to move closer to the city this season and will showcase two distinctive vibes across two stages. If you’re on the hunt for fresh soundscapes, you’ll be pleased to know that the talented DJ and producer Argy will perform for the first time in the Kingdom. On the stages, you can also catch Fred Lenix, Dish Dash, Cosmicat, Chills, DJ Viva, Anmarz, Vinyl Mode, Hats & Klaps, Deain, and Mat B & Saz.

Groove on the Grass Jeddah, Nov 10, 5pm to 3am, Al Foorosia Horse Park, Al Frosyah, Jeddah 23783. The tickets for the first release are priced at SAR275 for general admission and SAR495 for VIP and can be purchased here. 18 years and above only. @grooveonthegrass.ksa

November 10: North Beach with DJ Aseel


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Brace yourselves for an unforgettable night with the one and only maestro of music, the international sensation adored by every corner of the Gulf region, the man who knows how to make your heart race and your feet move like never before – DJ Aseel. Get ready to surrender to the rhythm and let your souls dance to his upbeat tunes. Get your culinary fix at the F&B zone while grooving to traditional Arabian music with a unique flavour. And for those seeking the ultimate experience, prepare to be amazed by the exclusive VIP area. They’ve got your every need covered, from gastronomic pleasures to luxurious comfort.

North Beach with DJ Aseel, Nov 10, 8pm to 1am, North Beach, Jeddah. SAR200 for general admission and SAR500 for VIP. The tickets can be purchased here. 21 years and above only.

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