9 top things to do in Jeddah this weekend: February 29 to March 2

There’s a lot going on…

With Ramadan being just around the corner, it’s safe to say a lot is going on in the Red Sea city. From fun bazaars to music events, here are all the top things to do in Jeddah this weekend.

Thursday February 29

Shop at Hayy Jameel

Held by Homegrown Market, a popular concept in Jeddah, is hosting a Ramadan Bazaar until tomorrow (Friday March 1). Explore top abaya and thobe options, decorations, and Ramadan baskets too.

Ramadan Bazaar at Hayy Jameel, Al Mohammadiyah, 4pm to 10pm. @homegrown_hayy

Go dancing at the 80’s Night

Bored? Put your dancing shoes on and head out to 80’s Night at Siddharta Lounge. Bust a move to iconic tunes, sample delicious Asian-meets-Mediterranean food, and get your pictures taken by the crazy decorations.

80’s Night, Siddharta Lounge, 8pm. Entry is for SAR850 per couple. @siddhartaloungejeddah

Visit the Obhur Waterfront

If you’re looking for a new, perfect family-friendly destination, look no further. The brand-new Obhur Waterfront in Jeddah is where you want to go. Covering an area of 205,000 square meters, the gorgeous newly redeveloped area opened to the public last week. Incredible things you can look forward to in the area include a sea promenade, sandy beaches, plenty of open green areas, stunning pedestrian pathways, cycling tracks, and multi-purpose plazas.

Visit: jeddah.gov.sa

Dance away at Balad Social


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Join in on an evening full of carefully curated tunes by the finest homegrown and international DJs and scenic views at the gorgeous Bait Zainal rooftop. This time around, Matthew Deekay and Zone+ will be performing.

Balad Social, 10pm to 2am, Bait Zainal, Al Balad, Jeddah. The ticket prices start from SAR199 and can be purchased here

Friday March 1

Check out LIV Golf

LIV Golf Jeddah

The highly anticipated LIV Golf Jeddah returns to the Middle East, promising an extraordinary experience at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. The event will once again bring global golf superstars to Saudi Arabia, captivating fans of all ages with a perfect blend of world-class golf and off-course entertainment in the vibrant King Abdullah Economic City. Don’t miss the Fan Village, featuring a fun kids’ zone, golf-themed games, interactive activities, and live action on large video screens, as well as the LIV Golf Beach Club, back by popular demand.

LIV Golf Jeddah, Mar 1 to 3, Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, King Abdullah Economic City. The tickets start from SAR111 and can be purchased here@livgolf_league

Head out to the Farmer’s Market

After a cool place to go shopping at? Check out this farmer’s market by the Ministry of Culture’s Culinary initiative at the ROSHN Waterfront.

Farmer’s Market in Jeddah, ROSHN Waterfront, 4pm to 11pm. @mocculinary 

Tuck into Gelato from Jeddah’s favourite

If you have been to Jeddah but didn’t stop at Como Gelato, you didn’t really visit Jeddah. The gelateria is located on Prince Sultan Road and has been in the city for over 15 years. Flavours change regularly but one that is always available and that we highly recommend is their signature, Como.

Como Gelato, Lillian Towers, Prince Sultan Road, open 9am to 1am. @comogelato

Saturday March 2

Run at the half marathon in AlBalad

Does it get more beautiful than running around Al Balad in the heart of Jeddah, surrounded by iconic landmarks and bustling markets? Mark your calendar for the Jeddah Historic Half Marathon, which will be held on Saturday March 2. Experience the Unesco World Heritage Site with hundreds of other runners. The race will fittingly start at the historical gate of Bab Jadid at 6am.

Jeddah Historic Half Marathon, Mar 2, 6am to noon, Around Al Balad. The participation fee starts from SAR34.50, and those interested in the race can register here@jeddahalbalad.sa

Head out to Mangrove Beach

Life is certainly a beach when you visit Mangrove Beach. The luxury beach club is oh-so-elegant and includes a spa, bowling alley, football ground, children’s play area and water activities. If you’re looking for a single-sex space, there are also ladies-only pools and gyms. The accommodation options include villas, bungalows and apartments. Best of all: it’s all spread out across a sprawling space, so everything from the accommodation to sun beds are spaced out enough to give you a sense of privacy. Visitors must apply for membership.

Mangrove Beach,Obhur Al-Shamaliyah, Jeddah. Tel: (0)12 622 4389. mangrovebeach.com