11 fun things to do in Riyadh this week: March 24 to March 27

It’s yet another busy week…

Spending Ramadan in Riyadh, especially with the weather we’ve been having, is an experience unlike any other. There’s so much happening, and here’s your guide to the best things to do in Riyadh this week.

Sunday March 24

Check out the Ramadan tent at Via Riyadh

True luxury has taken centre stage in Via Riyadh. This Ramadan, the Riyadh Season zone will be debuting a brand-new Ramadan tent. “Majlis, Ramadan Nights” will be the perfect fusion of luxury, culture, and culinary excellence, colouring the atmosphere with the warmth of the season.

Ramadan tent at Via Riyadh, AlHada, 5pm to 2am. Book your spot here.

Shop the Ramadan collection by COS


For this year’s Ramadan, COS’ collection marries everyday functionality with special occasion flair. It is a perfect choice if you want to celebrate Ramadan in soothing, relaxed, and modern attire.

COS, various locations. @cosstores

Monday March 25

Have iftar at Il Baretto

Il Baretto tiramisu

Head to Il Baretto for a specially curated set iftar menu priced at SAR184. The menu features Italian and traditional delights alongside refreshing Ramadan beverages. The beloved Italian restaurant will also be serving its classic a la carte offering for suhoor. That’s not all. If you’re looking for a Ramadan gift for your loved ones, have Il Baretto’s tiramisu – made of decadent layers of light, whipped cream, coffee, delicate chocolate and fluffy sponge – delivered via The Chefz app.

Il Baretto, KAFD, Al Malqa, Riyadh 13521. Tel: 9200 12508. Ramadan hours: 5.45pm to 2am. @ilbarettosa

Discover the power of colour

Attend a workshop with the incredible Interior design expert Nawaf Al-Nassar where he will dive into the psychology of colour, its impact on our well-being, and the art of creating a harmonious and personalized home at the Diryah Auditorium for just SAR25.

Colour workshop with Nawaf Al-Nassar, Diriyah Auditorium. @biennale_sa

Have suhoor at House of Grill Suhoor

The famous House of Grill in Fairmont Riyadh will be the place for suhoor as dusk falls. A family-style set menu with traditional and international fare is available for SAR350 per person in an intimate setting where tradition meets contemporary. The food is expertly prepared to create a delightful pre-dawn meal in a tranquil and opulent atmosphere.

House of Grill, Business Gate, Qurtubah. @houseofgrillksa

Spend Ramadan nights at Boulevard World

Stroll around the different country pavilions and admire the details and decorations that showcase the diversity and beauty of the world. Boulevard World is decked out in crescents and stars decor, and it will be serving up dates, Saudi coffee, and more throughout the month. Family-friendly activities will also be available so you and the kids can completely enjoy the Ramadan spirit.

Boulevard World, Hittin, 5pm to 2am. Book your spot here@blvdworldsa

Enjoy the At-Turaif Workshops

Check out one of the At-Turaif workshops this month. The program includes hands-on discovery workshops exploring and honouring Diriyah’s cultural heritage. From decorative design to calligraphy, ink-making, and stamp-making.

Tuesday March 26

Check out Souq AlMawsim

Set within At-Turaif’s beautiful park, Souq Al-Mawsim centres on Diriyah’s unique culture and heritage. It is the place to source seasonal, locally grown fresh produce, local craft items, and special finds from its many stalls. The souq, with its line-up of performances and cultural activations, makes a great day out for families and groups of friends.

Souq Al-Mawsim, until Apr 11, 9.30pm to 2.30am, At-Turaif Park. Free entry but a ticket is required and can be booked here@diriyahseason

Head out to Diriyah Nights

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, live performances, poetry, and theatrical performances weaving a rich tapestry of cultured festivities and theatrical marvels.

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

Wednesday March 27

Experience Ramadan in Riyadh

A Day in Ramadan

Organised by the Scientist’s Gift Organisation, the ‘A Day in Ramadan’ initiative aims to give first-hand insight into the holy month of Ramadan. You’ll get to do a tour of the Al Rajhi Mosque, the largest mosque in Riyadh, enjoy an iftar meal, and observe worshippers praying in congregation. Please note that participants need to be dressed modestly, and women are required to wear an abaya and a head scarf.

A Day in Ramadan, until Mar 28, 5pm to 9pm, Riyadh. Meeting location: Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, 7084 Al Akheyar, Al Jazirah, Riyadh 14251. Tel: 056 503 5002. Register your spot here.

Check out the Impressionist Art Gallery Opening Night

Head to Sociale Cafe and Gallery for a night full of enchanting artwork. Explore captivating creations, meet fellow art enthusiasts, and discover a world of possibilities as the cafe opens commission inquiries.

Sociale Cafe, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, daily 4.30pm to 2.15am. @sociale.cafe