10 brilliant things to do in Riyadh this weekend: March 7 to March 9

Hello, weekend…

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

Thursday March 7

Get trippy at House of Hype

Housed within the popular Boulevard City zone, this entertainment park offers immersive experiences and places to explore. You can play games, discover surprises, shop exclusive products, and win prizes, including 46 creator experiences, 29 immersive attractions, and 32 gaming experiences. Inspired by video games, fashion, music, and social media trends, House of Hype is a mind-bending whirl of experiences you will never forget.

House of Hype, Boulevard City, daily 4pm to 12.30am. Tickets start from SAR89 and can be purchased here. @houseofhype____

Visit the largest car festival in the Middle East

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, Until Mar 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

Party it up at Anghami Lab with DJ Juliet Fox


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Still have yet to check out Anghami Lab, the rooftop entertainment venue at Boulevard City in Riyadh? Here’s your last chance to do so as it’s wrapping up the season with ‘Resonance’, an event in collaboration with Madhaūs. Headlining the March 7 bash is global sensation Juliet Fox, who will make her debut in Saudi Arabia. A force to be reckoned with in the techno realm, Juliet Fox has conquered dance floors worldwide with sold-out performances at renowned venues and festivals, including Printworks London, DGTL, and Tomorrowland. Fresh off her Australia tour alongside legend Carl Cox, Juliet is set to unleash her signature madness in Riyadh. Joining her are Madhaūs’ resident maestros Moses and Noa, ready to enchant with their exquisite sounds, plus regional star Julian Mesa and rising talent Mania.

Resonance featuring Juliet Fox, Mar 7, 9pm to 3am, Anghami Lab, Fountain Gate, Boulevard City, Riyadh. Tickets can be purchased here. SAR400 per person. @therealmadhaus

Friday March 8

Check out the immersive e-karting arena

Are you ready for some thrilling adventure? Hop into an electric kart, race around the track, while interacting with virtual game elements projected on the track. BattleKart combines video gaming, augmented reality and go-karting to create one unforgettable experience.

BattleKart Riyadh, 2pm to 2am, 3112 Al Bahar Al Arabi, Ishbiliyah, Riyadh 13226. The ticket is priced at SAR120 per person and can be purchased here. @battlekart_ruh

It’s the last day of Asayel by Diriyah Season

For those who have yet to catch the Asayel Theatrical Horse Show, Friday March 8 will be your last chance. Expect first-class show effects, dance and acrobatic interludes, rousing music, and unique riding skills. ‘Asayel’ is mesmerising – bringing out the child in everyone as we watch the horses trot, canter, and gallop in unison without missing a beat.

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

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

Get ready to rumble

Brace yourself for an adrenaline-fueled spectacle at the Knockout Chaos Boxing event, where the world’s fiercest champions collide. Anthony Joshua will fight Francis Ngannou in a 10-round boxing match, taking place in Riyadh’s Kingdom Arena. Why you should watch it? Both fighters are ranked in the WBC’s Top Ten, making a Joshua vs Ngannou showdown appealing to boxing and MMA fans worldwide. The winner could position themselves for a future bout against the victor of Fury versus Usyk.

Knockout Chaos Boxing, Mar 8, 5pm to 3.30am, Kingdom Arena, Riyadh. The tickets start from SAR80 and can be purchased here. @riyadhseason

Saturday March 9

Get a taste of Ralph’s Coffee


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Ralph’s Coffee is finally coming to Riyadh with not just one, but two branches. And ahead of its permanent location, there’s a Ralph’s Coffee pop-up truck stationed in King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), where you can head to try out what the hype is about.

Ralph’s Coffee, KAFD. @ralphscoffee

Watch the Show Jumping League finale

Jumping gets our hearts pumping. The Saudi Equestrian Federation organises the Show Jumping League finale, which equestrian enthusiasts can watch at Al Janadriyah.

Final Jahez League, Mar 8 & 9, 4pm to 10pm, Al Janadriyah. Free entry for general admission but you need to book your tickets here.

Take part in the Ramadan decoration workshop

Are you ready to infuse your home with the spirit of Ramadan? Sociale Café is organising an exclusive craft and DIY workshop where you’ll learn to create beautiful Ramadan decorations that illuminate the essence of the coming blessed month.

Ramadan Decoration Workshop, Mar 9, 8pm to 10pm, Sociale Café, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12223. Tel: 011 210 2664. @sociale.cafe