8 fun things to do in Riyadh this week: November 12 to November 15

Enjoy the weather…

Since November hit, the temperatures have been dropping, meaning that everyone’s favourite time of the year is here. So, get outdoors, and enjoy the cool breeze sweeping over Riyadh right now. Here are the most fun things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday November 12

Enjoy Indonesian week at Suwaidi Park

Suwaidi Park by Riyadh Season is officially open for business. The free zone is now celebrating Indonesian week, during which you can enjoy daily parades, shows, and concerts presented by the most-known artists.

Suwaidi Park, 2485 Al Hadeeqa, 7288, As Suwaidi, until November 12. webook.com

Check out Bread Ahead

Bread Ahead

Riyadh people, listen up. London’s popular Bread Ahead bakery is finally here in Riyadh. Located in the heart of Riyadh’s Hittin, the new space encompasses a dine-in area, a bakery and a baking school that has become popular at the Jeddah site. From bread making to pastry courses, cakes, doughnuts and beyond, it will be the ideal place to experience artisan baking classes whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned baker.

Bread Ahead, Prince Mohammed bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, Hittin, Riyadh 13512, Sat to Wed 7am to midnight, Thurs 7am to 1am & Fri 7am to 11am & 1pm to 1am. @breadaheadksa

Monday November 13

Check out the ‘Echoing the Land’ exhibition

Art lovers, this one’s for you. Misk Art Institute is hosting an exhibition showcasing the work of 20 pioneering Saudi artists under the theme of ‘Echoing the Land.’ View 55 artworks from the years 1959 to 1989, inspired by the artist’s surroundings, and explore and uncover the multifaceted aspects of Saudi Arabia.

Echoing the Land at Misk Art Institute, Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Arts Hall, daily 4pm to 10pm. @miskartinst

Tuesday November 14

Dive into a world of pink

The experience aims to revive the history of the Barbie brand and provide fun and entertainment for fans of all ages. Including a fun interactive show experience for kiddos and adults alike, what looks to be a ball pit and so much more.

Barbie land, Boulevard Riyadh City, daily 5pm to 1am. Book your SAR45 ticket here.

Try chocolate tasting at Sociale Cafe

If you’re after a brand-new experience, you need to check out this chocolate-tasting workshop at Sociale Cafe. Led by certified chocolatier and chocolate taster Ola Prospector, here you can learn about the origin of cacao and how it impacted society worldwide.

Chocolate tasting at Sociale Cafe, Tahlia Street, Al Olaya, 8pm to 10pm. Book your SAR150 spot online here

Enjoy ‘A Taste of Saudi Seafood’

A Taste of Seafood Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh

Set on the first floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, The Grill offers fine dining in majlis-style seating. The elegant restaurant is currently presenting its newest ‘A Taste of Saudi Seafood’ seven-course experience. Held every Tuesday from 6pm to midnight, the exclusive dining experience showcases the abundance of local seafood available in Saudi Arabia and combines it with global flavours.

A Taste of Saudi Seafood, every Tues, 6pm to midnight, The Grill, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, First Floor. The seven-course set menu is priced at SAR350+ per guest. Tel: 011 211 500. @fsriyadh

Wednesday November 15

Eat outdoors at Kayzo


Kayzo Riyadh provides a casual and relaxed atmosphere and serves excellent Japanese food. Coming to you from the people behind the upper-class restaurant Japanese restaurant Myazu, Kayzo is a simpler and more casual dining venue. Head on outdoors to the umbrellaed outdoor deck and order up classics like the Beef Takikomi Gohan Rice, a six-piece California Roll, and Prawn Chilli Garlic Gyoza.

Kayzo Riyadh, Oud Square, Diplomatic Quarter, daily 2pm-11.30pm. Tel: 9200 14156. @kayzosaudi

Explore new cultures on the last day of the Food Culture Festival

Coming to the capital on Wednesday November 8 until Sunday November 12, the festival will celebrate the diverse food culture from all over the world at the Grassy Park in the Diplomatic Quarter. The festival aims to enhance awareness of local and international food cultures, open up doors for cultural exchange and communication, and create educational experiences about culinary arts.

Food Culture Festival, Grassy Park, Diplomatic Quarter, November 8 to November 12, 5pm to midnight. @mocculinary