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10 top things to do in Riyadh this week: November 26 to November 29

New week, new plans…

The capital is constantly bursting with an wide variety of incredible things to do, and this week is no different. Explore new Riyadh Season zones, a fusion of cultures, and so much.

Here are the top things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday November 26

Explore South Korean culture

If you’ve been looking for a brand-new activity to do this week, you need to check out a first-of-its-kind show that combines the Saudi and Korean cultures, hosted by The Royal Institute for Traditional Art (TRITA) and South Korea’s School of Performing Arts at the Korea National University of the Arts.  Happening at the Princess Noura University Theater (Red Hall), you can expect a show that will be performed by 50 performers that reflect the cultural diversity of the Kingdom, which includes: Al-Samari, Al-Daha, Al-Liwa, Al-Khatwa, and Al-Khabiti.

Saudi Korean Arts, Princess Noura University Theater (Red Hall), until Nov 28, 7.30pm. Book your tickets here, starting at SAR25. @trita_sa

Enjoy the last few days of the Phantom of the Opera

If you’re ready to be transported back to the 1800s with a thrilling tale of love, romance, and horror, you need to check out The Phantom of the Opera in Riyadh. With only 12 shows remaining of this unforgettable musical, which debuted in Riyadh for the very first time, theatre lovers should secure their tickets now for a final chance to immerse themselves in the magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic masterpiece.

The Phantom of the Opera, Oct 14 to Dec 5, The Arena, Gharnatah, Riyadh 13241. Tickets can be purchased here

Monday November 27

Relive your childhood classics at Disney: The Castle


As part of Riyadh Season 2023, the iconic Disney: The Castle at Boulevard Riyadh City is a live musical experience that brings you closer than ever to the iconic music of Disney’s beloved animated worlds. At this magical family festival, celebrate music from Disney’s most popular animated films through captivating performances in immersive musical worlds and exhilarating mini-concerts in front of the towering Disney Castle. Entry to Boulevard Riyadh City is free but tickets are required for the Disney: The Castle experience.

Disney: The Castle, weekdays 5pm to 12.30am & weekends 5pm to 1.30am, Boulevard Riyadh City. The ticket price starts from SAR125 and can be purchased here@riyadhseason

Immerse yourself in street art at the Riyadh Street Art Festival

Taking to the streets starting Wednesday November 15 until Wednesday December 6, the Riyadh event will be gathering artists and creators from all over the world to create and explore street art. The art-centric event aims to highlight a range of contemporary art practices in the Kingdom, empower the local and international artistic community, and provide street artists with a platform to showcase their artwork.

Riyadh Street Art Festival, until Dec 6, 7pm to midnight, Al Mughrizat, Exit 9. Free entry but tickets are required for you to enter@visualarts_moc

Attend the Saudi Games opening ceremony featuring DJ Snake


The nation’s largest sporting event is racing in, and if you think it’s not going to make some noise as it returns, think again. A major Saudi Games 2023 opening ceremony featuring the celebrated DJ Snake has just been announced as the sporting event makes a comeback.

Saudi Games 2023 opening ceremony, King Fahd International Stadium. Book your tickets starting at SAR35 here. @thesaudigames

Tuesday November 28

Discover a wealth of timeless tales at the Riyadh poetry exhibit

The new exhibition is one of the activities being held under the Year of Arabic Poetry 2023 initiative launched by the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition showcased Arabic calligraphy paintings created by Saudi and Arab artists, which included famous lines from Arabic poems drawn from different periods.

The Riyadh poetry exhibit showcases the evolution of Arabic poetry across five stages: the pre-Islamic era, the Islamic era, the Umayyad era, the Abbasid era, the era of states and emirates, and the modern era of Arabic poetry.

Riyadh poetry exhibit, King Abdulaziz Public Library, Al Futah, daily 8am to 8pm except Fri. @kaplibrary

Have breakfast at NUE by Nomad

Nue by Nomad

Enter Nomad’s latest concept, NUE by Nomad, which has just opened in Riyadh at an accessible location of Olaya. It is the first outlet to open outside of Bahrain. Just a stone’s throw away from Olaya Towers office buildings, and with Centria Mall visible from its front door, this place is in a desirable location.

NUE by Nomad, 3074 Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12213, soft opening hours daily 8am to 10pm. @nomadeatery.sa

Wednesday November 29

Have a feast at the Saudi Feast Food Festival

The largest festival of its kind in the Middle East, at the Saudi Feast Food Festival, you can sample various dishes from all regions of the Kingdom made by local and international chefs. You can look forward to incredible recreational, cultural, and educational activities for all ages in the gorgeous winter weather.

Saudi Feast Food Fesitval, King Saud University, until Dec 2, daily 4pm to midnight. Book your tickets starting at SAR35 here

Explore Wonder Garden by Riyadh Season

Wonder Garden will feature more than 70 rides and experiences, two arcade halls, 15 stores, 26 restaurants and more than 60 roaming acts and shows.You can chill out by the Flamingo Lake and admire over 50 gorgeous flamingos, check out the Bloom subzone where flowers inspire art installations; and enjoy a giant wheel. You can even be one with nature at the stunning Butterfly Garden.

Wonder Garden, Al Malqa, weekdays 4pm to 1am, weekends 4pm to 2am. riyadhseason.com

Have coffee at Brew Crew


Established in 2016, Brew Crew is a proudly local brand championing some of the best coffee in town. Sustainability is at the heart of the operation, as the coffee beans are always well-traced back to farmers. The venue provides an immaculate atmosphere for working, catching up with friends and more.

Brew Crew, 7514 Nahr Al Nile, 3276, Al Mughrizat, daily 6.30am to midnight. @brewcrew.sa