10 amazing things to do in Riyadh this week: March 3 to March 6

And so, the first week of March begins…

Lining up plans in Riyadh? The first week of March brings along a ton of top activities, like theatrical horse shows, new menus and so much more. Here are the best things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday March 3

Check out Asayel by Diriyah Season

Diriyah Season, Saudi Arabia’s coveted festival celebrating all things about the history of the country, has just launched a brand-new ‘Asayel’ experience. The theatrical horse show showcases the long-standing relationship between a man and a horse.

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

Monday March 4

Take part in the sit-down improv at Sociale

If you’ve been looking for a unique way to spend your Monday evening, this is where you want to go. Unleash your inner performer and enjoy the art of spontaneous creativity. Refine your quick-thinking skills while also getting to know the people around you.

Sit-down Improv at Sociale Cafe, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, daily 8am to 12.45am. Book your SAR50 spot here

Witness the beginning of Rally Jameel

Rally Jameel

Rally Jameel, Saudi’s first-ever all-women navigation rally, is returning to the Kingdom for the third consecutive year, coinciding with International Women’s Day. With over 100 participants from 36 countries, including 22 local teams, this year’s rally offers a journey through Saudi Arabia’s most picturesque cities. Covering a distance of 1,600 kilometres, Rally Jameel will start from Hail to King Abdullah Economic City and pass through AlUla, Umluj, and lastly, Yanbu.

Rally Jameel, Mar 4 to 8. @rallyjameel

Tuesday March 5

Go French at Café de L’Esplanade

This upscale French restaurant is Café de L’Esplanade’s first branch outside France. The fusion-style brasserie menu serves up classics like French onion soup, château filet, and veal ribs, but you can also look forward to Thai curry shrimps, spicy lobster pasta, and vegan curry.

Café de L’Esplanade, Bujairi Terrace, daily 10am to 11.30pm. @cafedelesplanadesa

Attend the largest tech conference in the Kingdom


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Returning for its third year, LEAP is always one of the world’s most-attended tech events. Happening at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center in Malham, LEAP is where you want to go to keep up with what’s relevant and what’s coming in the world of technology.

LEAP, 792P+JQ, Malham. Register for your spot here.

Tuck into 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 in Riyadh, Riyadh Park Mall, Sat to Wed 9am to midnight. @crome.london 

Wednesday March 6

Relax at yoga on the roof


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One of the coolest activities, on Wednesday, you can look forward to yoga on the roof. Grab your best yoga mat and pants and get ready to enjoy an evening under the stars.

Yoga on the Roof by Bonjour Saudi, DM @bonjoursaudi to reserve your spot.

Sip on juice at Joe & The Juice

Located within Little Riyadh, one of the zones that arrived with the last Riyadh Season, you’ll find Joe & The Juice DQ. Open daily for the early risers from 7am and welcoming guests until the night owls depart at 1am, you’ll find it among neighbours including Parkers, described as a French restaurant with an American touch.

Diplomatic Quarter, Al Idrisi, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12513, 7am to 1am daily.

Take the kids to the Big Fun Museum

Visit the Big Fun Museum for a whole world of fun and illusion waiting to be discovered. This new attraction features three immersive adventures in one place – Fairy Forest, Museum of Emotions, and Museum of Illusions. The right place to have a great time with friends and family.

Big Fun Museum, Park Avenue, Gate 4, Sun to Wed noon to midnight, Thurs noon to 2am, Fri 3pm to 2am, Sat 1pm to midnight. Tickets start from SAR80 and can be purchased here@bigfun_family