7 superb things to do in Jeddah this week: March 10 to March 13

We’re on the cusp of Ramadan…

Looking for something to do during the week or what’s on in the days ahead? From vibrant Ramadan celebrations to new cafés, we have you covered. Read on for all the best things to do in Jeddah this week.

Sunday March 10

Indulge in the finest French patisserie at Myra

Myra is a reimagined patisserie concept in the heart of Jeddah that serves the most exquisite pastries. It’s a cosy space, but it’s full of love. Take a front-row seat by the open kitchen and witness the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into making everything on the menu, from flaky croissants and cakes to savoury dishes and salads.

Myra Jeddah, S Square, Hira St, Jeddah, daily 8am to 1am. Opening hours may change during Ramadan. @myra.ksa

Shop at the new Crate & Barrel and CB2 stores

CB2 Jeddah

If you’re looking to spruce up your home, Crate & Barrel has stylish furniture, textiles, kitchenware, and home decor to transform your space (just in time for Ramadan). Next door is CB2, the younger offshoot of Crate & Barrel, which offers a hip selection of modern, minimalist, and mid-century furniture that has made it a go-to for apartment dwellers and first-time homeowners alike. Jeddah-based customers will have access to in-house design services through The Design Desk at Crate & Barrel and CB2’s Interiors, where they will help you create mood boards and 3D room renderings. It’s a one-stop shop for interior design.

Crate & Barrel and CB2, Red Sea Mall, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23612.

Monday March 11

Celebrate Flag Day

Saudi Arabia marks Flag Day on March 11. The national flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a symbol of strength, sovereignty, and national unity since the foundation of the Saudi state in 1727. For nearly three centuries, the flag has been a beacon, haven, banner, and testimony of the unification campaigns that the Saudi state has undergone. So, get the Saudi flags ready and wave them high and proud.

Tekzone’s ‘Crazy Monday’ is back


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Experience endless hours of fun and entertainment at Tekzone. The futuristic family entertainment centre offers a wide range of games for all ages, including top-of-the-line Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), as well as rides, arcades, and a soft play area. The best part? You can enjoy two hours of unlimited playtime on all park games and attractions for just SAR59 on Mondays.

Tekzone, Red Sea Mall, Second Floor, Gate 4, Ash Shati, Jeddah 21146, daily 2pm to midnight. Opening hours may change during Ramadan. @tekzoneksa

Tuesday March 12

Tuck into the Ramadan specials at ROKA

Experience a contemporary Japanese iftar at ROKA with a set menu for SAR195 per person. A stand-out dish includes the aromatic rice hotpot accented with Japanese mushrooms, miso butter, and a touch of shaved truffle. Meanwhile, the Suhoor experience features main courses like the grilled T-bone steak accompanied by wasabi salsa, a rich veal jus, and oyster mushrooms. Don’t miss its Ramadan mocktail, the Nomi-Mono, a delightful blend of espresso coffee, dates, milk cordial, and a hint of almond essence.

ROKA Jeddah, daily 6pm to 1.30am, Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz St, Al Khalidiyyah, Jeddah 23421. @rokarestaurant.ksa

Wednesday March 13

Enjoy Ramadan Nights at Hayy Jameel

The inaugural Ramadan Nights at Hayy Jameel brings a diverse programme of workshops, film screenings, eateries and shopping opportunities celebrating the essence of community, culture and wellbeing. For culture lovers, explore Hayy Markets for a spot of retail therapy and support Jeddah creative entrepreneurs, showcasing artisanal crafts and products inspired by local tradition and heritage. There will also be an array of local food and beverages, children’s activities, film screenings, games, performances, sound healing, poetry and storytelling sessions.

Ramadan Nights, Mar 13 to Apr 4, Hayy Jameel, Jeddah. Free and open to the public, but registration may be required for some activities. @hayyjameel

Check out Bart’s French toast


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This pretty-in-pink spot specialises in French toast, and by that we mean the menu is literally just sweet French toast. The thick slices of toast are fried while maintaining a perfectly fluffy centre and drenched in either Nutella, Kinder or Salted Caramel. And yes, they’re all sinfully delicious.

Bart, Prince Sultan Road, Al Mohammadiyyah, Jeddah 23623, Sun-Thu 6am to 2am, Fri & Sat 1pm to 2am. Opening hours may change during Ramadan. @bart_ksa

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