12 amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend: February 29 to March 2

Have a good one…

Get ready to strap in for another busy weekend with plenty of unmissable events and experiences around the capital. Here is our shortlist of 12 amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

Thursday February 29

Check out the first-ever competitive winter sports in the region

It’s the last day of the inaugural SnowBlast KSA Cup. The global event – promising to be a spectacular celebration of winter sports – brings out 30 legends of skiing and snowboarding pros and Olympic medallists who will be darting down the 150-metre slopes with precision and speed. Each contestant will perform three jumps, with the scores from their best two attempts being tallied by an international panel of judges. There will also be a guest star appearance, Tanner Hall, arguably the greatest all-around skier of our time. Snowboarding and skiing competitions aside, get ready to be swept away in the snowy spectacle. The experience is made even more magical by family-friendly activities, such as playing in the snow, building your very own snowman friend and spinning around the tubing lanes.

SnowBlast KSA 2024, Feb 26 to 29, 4pm, Al Malqa, Riyadh 13516 (Next to the Kingdom Arena). Purchase your tickets here. @riyadhseason

The Clash is coming this weekend


All the best to all the participants of SandClash 2024, a thrilling three-day fitness competition taking place at The Arena. Featuring the highest number of athletes ever, new competing divisions, and bigger rewards, the weekend promises an exhilarating blend of competition, entertainment, and vendors from around the world. Meanwhile, for those interested in coming down and supporting your friends or just wanting to get into the vibe, tickets are still available.

SandClash 2024 in Riyadh, Feb 29 to Mar 2, The Arena, Granada, Riyadh. The tickets start from SAR30 and can be purchased here. @sandclash.ksa

Try African Lounge’s new sharing set menu

In the heart of Bujairi Terrace, you’ll find a charming spot perched on top of the inimitable Flamingo Room by Tasha’s – all part of the Flamingo Collection. African Lounge has launched an exciting new set menu of savoury dishes and decadent desserts that is perfect for two. Priced at SAR580, ‘The Journey’ set menu focuses on local, seasonal ingredients imbued with flavours from around the world and pairs perfectly with African Lounge’s creative beverage menu, which includes aromatics like rooibos tea, kaffir lime, calamansi, and mandarin, along with a wide selection of delicate artisan teas – all while taking in the beautiful scenes around you. This intimate space offers the perfect hideaway for glamorous get-togethers or date nights.

African Lounge, Bujairi Terrace, Diriyah, Riyadh 13711, daily 6pm to midnight. Tel: 9200 13254. @african__lounge

Party it up with DJ RDJ


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If rolling into a Thursday night with high-energy beats sounds like the typical start to a weekend, then DJ RDJ has made it something to look forward to even more. Head on down to The Warehouse at JAX District for the Melotech XTENDED Series, featuring DJ RDJ’s exclusive extended 4-hour set, alongside Darko Delix and Sabbagh. Don’t miss this exceptional fusion of music and ambience, where each beat will elevate your experience to new heights.

Melotech Presents: XTENDED Series, Feb 29, 8pm to 3am, The Warehouse, JAX District. SAR250 for general admission and SAR5,000 for a VIP table for eight guests. Tickets can be purchased here. @MelotechRecords

Experience two nights of techno music magic

Fans of techno music, this one’s for you. Experience two nights of music magic at Ammaria Village Resort with an international star ensemble with UAE’s headliner DJ MK. Ravers can also look forward to fun activities, including face painting and roaming performances, as well as an array of food and beverage options.

Ritzy Sound, Ammaria Village Resort, Feb 29 & Mar 1, 8pm to 3am. The ticket price starts from SAR199 and can be purchased here. @platinumlistsaudia

Get ready to elevate your Thursday at FOWG


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Ever wanted to dance under the stars with the city’s skyline as your backdrop? Then, you’re in for a treat. Get ready for an epic musical night with MDLBeast at KAFD’s hottest rooftop experience. Soak in Riyadh’s best views and hottest vibes and enjoy beats by DJ Aseel, DJ Kanary, and Mosh Music.

FOWG: Rooftop Experience in Riyadh, Feb 29, 9pm to 1am, 4.04 KAFD, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13519. The ticket price starts from SAR249 and can be purchased here. @mdlbeast

Friday March 1

Feast on an Andalusian brunch buffet

Prepare for a feast at the Andalusian Brunch Buffet, part of Azure’s Andalusian Week led by award-winning guest chefs Juan and Franco. Enjoy sangria (and other complimentary mocktails) paired with tapas, paella, lamb leg, and many more Andalusian delights.

Andalusian Brunch Buffet, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Azure, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya Hotel. SAR250 per person. Tel: 053 341 1234. @azureriyadh

Watch the 2024 Premier Padel tournament

Padel tournament Riyadh

The Riyadh Season P1 Premiere Padel tournament, marking its first appearance in Riyadh, is set to be a highlight in the padel world. It brings together the best players globally, promising a week of top-tier competition and thrilling matches. This event, part of the Riyadh Season, signifies a major push to elevate padel’s profile both regionally and internationally. The schedule for the Riyadh Season P1 Premier Padel Tournament can be found here.

Riyadh Season P1 Premier Padel Tournament, Feb 26 to Mar 2, Padel Rush, Hittin, Riyadh 13516. The tickets start from SAR20 and can be purchased here. @riyadhseason

Rave in the ruins of an abandoned hospital


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Nightlife institution MDLBeast knows just how to turn mundane spaces into epic rave fests. Enter ERGA, where you can rave in the ruins of the now-defunct Irqah Hospital in Riyadh. It’s an audio-visual spectacular where the music takes you on a mental sonic trip across various sounds and styles. Featuring two separate dance floors known as The Ward and The ER, its location is the most dystopian one ever seen. Headlining on Friday March 1 will be DJs Magdalena, Shaque, Tjizza, Dabous, and Saoud. Get ready to be warded and pump up the volume for some sick beats.

ERGA, Mar 1, 9pm to 2am, Irqah Hospital, Riyadh 12586. The ticket price starts from SAR149 and can be purchased here. @mdlbeast

Saturday March 2

Visit the largest car festival in the Middle East

Seven Concours car show

There’s nothing like a shared love of cars to bring like-minded people together. Whether you want classic cars or supercars, the SEVEN Concours 2024 car show has something here for every enthusiast. The world’s rarest, most luxurious, and fastest cars will be on display in one venue alongside a feast of additional attractions to entertain and inspire show-goers of all ages.

Seven Concours 2024, Mar 1 to 7, 4pm to midnight, Riyadh Imagination Park, King Khalid Rd, Ar Rihab, Riyadh 13717. Tickets start from SAR45 for general admission and SAR450 for VIP, and they can be purchased here. @riyadhseason

A must-see show for all equine enthusiasts

‘Asayel’ weaves the magic of Diriyah through man’s bonding with his most trusted ally – Asayel, the horse. Choreographed to a specially-arranged musical score, blending dramatic action, poetic motion, and awe-inspiring acrobatics, this new equestrian theatrical show – part of Diriyah Season – is truly a world-class show appealing to all ages, and not just those who are enthused about horses.

Asayel Theatrical Horse Show, until Mar 8, 4pm to 5pm & 9pm to 10pm, Mayadeen Theatre, Diriyah 13714. The tickets start from SAR75 and can be purchased here. @diriyahseason

Pop by the WWE Experience at BLVD City

Wrestling fans can now visit the first WWE Experience in the world. Step inside, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a variety of themed rooms, each telling a unique story through historical photos, and a life-sized wrestling ring. There’s also a dedicated area paying homage to The Undertaker himself. Stepping into this section feels like entering a graveyard-themed sanctuary dedicated to the iconic wrestler.

WWE Experience, BLVD City. The ticket starts from SAR75 and can be purchased here. @riyadhseason

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