7 top things to do in Jeddah this weekend: March 14 to March 16

There’s a lot to do this Ramadan weekend…

If you’re looking for things to do in Jeddah this weekend, you’re coming to the right place. From Ramadan tents, top iftars, and theme parks, here’s what’s on this weekend.

Thursday March 14

Check out Al-Mirkaz

The Al-Mirkaz Ramadan tent by Leylaty Group is back with a spectacular, contemporary, arabesque-inspired design and luxurious style. The lavish buffet offers guests a wide range of Saudi, Oriental, European, Chinese, and Indian cuisines.

Al Mirkaz Ramadan Tent, Leylaty Group, Al Khalidiyyah, Jeddah 23422. Make your reservations here. Tel: 012 606 6666. @leylatygroup

Visit the world’s first 3D-printed mosque in Jeddah

3D-printed mosque in Jeddah

Situated in the Al-Jawhara suburb of Jeddah, the mosque is part of the National Housing Co.’s portfolio and is named after the late renowned Saudi equestrian Abdulaziz Abdullah Sharbatly. Saudi businesswoman Wajnat Abdulwahed spearheaded the innovative construction of the new mosque, which she dedicated in memory of her late husband.

Experience a suhoor like no other at Alieia

Alieia Jeddah

The venue aims to replicate the vibe of a refined fish tavern on the Greek islands, using only the highest quality ingredients to create Greek staples like fresh fish, grilled meat, and a variety of other seafood options, and of course, no Mediterranean meal would be complete without warm pieces of fresh bread and homemade dips.

Alieia Jeddah, Al Kurnaysh Branch Road, Ash Shati, daily 10pm to 2am. @alieia.me

Friday March 15

Visit Tropical Land

Want to be one with nature? Enjoy an unforgettable experience among the trees and the sounds of nature on the narrow and rugged paths. View flamingos, monkeys, parrots, and more in a playground inspired by a jungle.

Tropical Land, Jeddah Park by Cenomi, 8.30pm to 2am. Book your SAR70 ticket here

Saturday March 16

Have iftar at San Carlo Ciccheti

Break your fast at the elegant San Carlo Ciccheti, with its iftar three-course set menu served from 6pm to 10pm. At an affordable price of SAR125 per person, the spread includes chicken salad, feta salad, truffle soup, lobster soup, diavola pizza, veal Milanese, and more.

San Carlo Ciccheti, 6pm to 10pm, Al Basateen Mall, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz St, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23431. SAR125 per person. Tel: 9200 04060. @cicchettisaudi

Enjoy Ramadan Nights at Hayy Jameel

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

Get a free pass to Al Shallal Theme Park

Adrenaline junkies, this one’s for you. At AlShallal Theme Park, has a variety of rides that both families and friends can enjoy. Spread over an area of 60,000 square meters with a wide range of games and fun activities, the theme park also offers skating and boat riding.

AlShallal Theme Park, Al Kurnaysh Br Rd, Ash Shati, daily 8.30pm to 2.30am. alshallal.com.sa

Have boba at The Boba Bar

There’s never a bad time for boba, and especially not when it’s made by The Boba Bar in Jeddah. A Boba-Matcha speciality shop, The Boba Bar is the perfect spot to chill out at with friends after iftar.

The Boba Bar, Al Zahra, 8.30pm to 3am. @thebobabar.sa