12 top things to do in Riyadh this week: February 18 to February 21

It’s Founding Day week…

If you’ve been itching to get out and make the most of this week, we’ve got good news for you. A lot is happening in town this week, let us be your guide. Here are all the top things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday February 18

Catch the free Tuwaiq Sculpture Festival exhibition

Just a week after the sculptures were made, Tuwaiq Sculpture 2024 unveiled its gorgeous artworks under the theme of “Dimensions of Movement.” The Tuwaiq Sculpture exhibition will be happening at ROSHN Front until Saturday February 24.

Tuwaiq Sculpture Festival exhibition, ROSHN Front, until Sat Feb 24. riyadhart.sa.

Try the Chinese New Year set menu at Yauatcha


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Happening until February 19 is an exciting celebration of the Chinese New Year at Yauatcha Riyadh, and you can enjoy a special set menu for the occasion. Tuck into  green dim sum, noodles and more.

Yauatcha Riyadh, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Sat to Thu noon to 11.45pm, Fri 1pm to 11.45pm. @yauatchariyadh

Check out world-renowned macrons at Pierre Hermé

Luscious, fragrant and delicate, macarons like his rose-lychee-raspberry morsel serve as sufficient proof as to why he has been touted as the “Picasso of Pastry”. And great news for Pierre Hermé fans in Riyadh – the macaron maestro has now opened a new Pierre Hermé Paris patisserie at the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre in a partnership that marks the chef’s first outpost in Saudi Arabia.

Pierre Hermé Paris Boutique, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, daily 10am to 11pm. @pierreherme.fsriyadh

Monday February 19

You can still celebrate the season of love with LPM

French Riviera-inspired restaurant LPM Riyadh has introduced an exclusive dessert for Valentine’s Day, the Tarte Tropézienne à la Fleur d’Oranger. The limited edition dessert is LPM Restaurant & Café’s contemporary take on one of the French Riviera’s most loved sweet delicacies, the Tarte Tropézienne, originally inspired by Brigitte Bardot and it’s only available until February 29.

LPM Riyadh,  Al Motassem Street, Al Olaya, Sun to Thu 12.30pm to 11pm, Fri to Sat 1pm to 11pm. @lpmriyadh

Step into the immersive Picasso exhibition

The ‘Imagine Picasso’ Exhibition goes beyond the traditional art exhibition format, offering a unique exploration into Pablo Picasso’s creativity, as a pivotal artist of the 20th century. By employing the latest advanced display techniques and technologies, the exhibition seeks to revive more than 200 of Picasso’s creations, giving attendees a distinctive, rich artistic experience, and allowing them to learn about Picasso’s world from a new creative perspective.

Imagine Picasso Exhibition, until Mar 3, Weekdays 4pm to midnight & Weekends 2pm to midnight, Laysen Valley, Riyadh. Tickets can be purchased here. SAR50 for kids & SAR100 for adults. @laysenvalley

Make the most of the weather at Terhaab Al Thumamah

Experiencing winter in Riyadh is one of the pleasures of this little life. And if you’re looking for a brand-new destination to enjoy the season with your loved ones, Terhaab Al Thumamah Riyadh is where you want to go. Complete with an entertainment area with multiple recreational sports activities and gaming facilities, it’s set to be fun for the whole family.

Terhaab Al Thumamah Riyadh, 5M52+G4 Ath Thumamah, daily 2.30pm to 2.30am. Book your SAR20 ticket here, SAR800 for a camp here.

Tuesday February 20

Now wrestle…

Wrestling fans, the first WWE Experience in the world is set to make its grand entrance as part of Riyadh Season. Step into the WWE Experience, 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 will also be 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

Have dinner at Marble Steakhouse


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Saudi restaurant chain Marble, specialising in high-quality meat and smoked dishes, has been recognised as the best restaurant for three consecutive years at the 2024 Middle East & North Africa’s (MENA) 50 Best Restaurants. A meat lovers haven in the Saudi capital, the restaurant located at Turki Square has claimed the number 22 spot. Book your spot for dinner today.

Marble Steakhouse, Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Rd, Sat to Thu noon to 2am, Fri 1pm to 2am. @marblecuisine

Unwind at Urth Caffe

Urth Caffe is a homely, relaxed cafe with venues all over Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar. From all-day breakfasts to freshly baked sweet treats and speciality teas, it’s a chilled-out spot for a casual bite at its many locations, with a contemporary design and an inviting atmosphere.

Urth Caffe, KAFD, Riyadh, daily 7am to 12.30am, @urthcaffesaudi 

Wednesday February 21

Check out the Riyadh Toy Festival

Happening until Friday March 8 at Boulevard Riyadh City, the Riyadh Toy Festival returns every year with a world of toys, exciting experiences, and more. The festival offers 12 entertainment experiences and more than 200 minutes of unique activities. It also offers unlimited learning opportunities at workshops and live shows for different visitors and age groups.

Riyadh Toy Festival, Boulevard Riyadh City. Book your SAR45 ticket here

Put the phones away at Ki Saudi


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If you’re tired of constantly taking photos for the ‘gram and need time to disconnect from the online world, Ki Saudi is the incredible new venue you want to go to. Ki opened its doors in Riyadh’s most-happening district, Hittin, recently, serving Japanese fare in a casual fine-dining venue with an entirely offline experience for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Ki Saudi, 7500 Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Rd, daily 4pm to 11.45pm. @ki.saudi

Tuck into special French Toast at Crome


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French toast, we think, like many of the little things in life, is an underappreciated treat. Be it the fluffy, soft, and crispy bread or the delicious toppings, it’s the perfect excuse for eating a ton of sugar for a meal (traditionally breakfast). Enter London’s first cafe dedicated to French toast, Crome in Riyadh, for the first time.

Crome London Riyadh,  Park Mall, Al Aqiq, Second Floor, Sat to Wed noon to midnight, Thu to Fri noon to 1am. @crome.london