10 fun things to do in Riyadh this week: March 17 to March 20

Here’s everything happening this week…

Looking for things to do this week in Riyadh? You’ve come to the right place. From incredible Ramadan tents to sweet treats, and so much more, here’s everything you need to do this week.

Sunday March 17

Check out the KAFD Ramadan Tent

King Abdullah Financial District is one of Riyadh’s top foodie destinations, so it comes as no surprise that for Ramadan too, the area is pulling out all the stops. Look forward to the traditional Futoor canon and a Musahharati informing people at suhoor time. Ramadan activities also include a dining area with live Qanoon music. a bazaar, a kid’s zone in our Ramadan tent, and a relaxing lounge.

KAFD Ramadan Tent, Alwadi, book your spot at SAR375 for iftar and SAR299 for suhoor here.

Have dessert at Pierre Hermé Boutique

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. @pierreherme.fsriyadh

Monday March 18

Attend a workshop on facing crowds

For the seventh edition of AlMashtal’s ‘Exit Zero,’ you can look forward to a workshop tailored to learning and practising the most important methods and techniques for professional communication with audiences, conducted by Bandar AlOsaimi.

Exit Zero by AlMashtal, Mar 18,  P St, Al Safarat, 10pm to midnight. @almashtal.house

Visit Souq Al-Mawsim


Set within At-Turaif’s beautiful park, Souq Al-Mawsim focuses on Diriyah’s unique culture and heritage. It’s the perfect place to source seasonal, locally-grown fresh produce, and check out local craft items and special finds from across its many stalls.

Souq Al-Mawsim, Al-Turaif Park, daily 9.30pm to 2am. Entry is free but you do need a ticket, get yours here.

Hop into your electric kart at BattleKart


Fans of classic racing games like Mario Kart are in for a real treat. BattleKart at the GameOn Entertainment Centre in Riyadh is the first interactive e-karting venue in the Middle East. It will transport you and your friends to immersive virtual worlds, where you can race through futuristic landscapes, overcome virtual obstacles, and unleash fantastical weapons.

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

Tuesday March 19

Celebrate Ramadan Season in Riyadh

Ramadan Season is one of the best parts of Ramadan. The experience offers a different menu every week prepared by professional chefs. Offering iftar and suhoor, Al-Thuraya Dining represents the social aspect of Ramadan. Book your SAR150 spot here.

Al-Thuraya Dining, JPJ6+8PM، Ad Dirah, Al Safa Square, daily 5.30pm to 8pm. Book your SAR150 spot here

Go to Gymkhana for iftar


Gymkhana’s Ramadan set dinner is a delightful seasonal offering. Sample Samosa and Pakoras accompanied by Imli and Mint Chutney, then proceed to the main event: the tender Chicken Tikka or Goat Qeema. Dip into creamy Prawn Curry and Butter Masala and pile on a heaping amount of lamb Biryani. Finish your meal with a taste of traditional Indian sweets or a dish of fresh fruit.

Gymkhana Riyadh, Via Riyadh, daily 5pm to 2am. @gymkhana.sa

Wednesday March 20

For the very first time, enjoy Diriyah Nights in Ramadan

Diriyah Nights

Wander along the walkways illuminated by glittering lights and explore the enchanting site, which brings together the best of local and global contemporary art and design, exceptional food, and live music, dance, poetry, and theatrical performances.

Diriyah Nights, Bujairi Park, daily 5.30pm to 4.30am. Book your SAR150 tickets here

Have a sweet treat at Crome London


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, daily 5pm to 3am. @crome.london 

Have suhoor at Intercity

This is the first time in years that Ramadan is happening in winter/spring, and to make the most of the weather, we recommend heading outdoors for Suhoor under the stars. Enjoy an exquisite Suhoor buffet at Al Naslah Restaurant on the roof.

Suhoor at Intercity, Jarir Street, 12.30am to 2.30am. Book your spot for SAR81. @intercityhotelriyadh