7 amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend: March 14 to 16

Hello, weekend…

Get ready to strap in for another busy weekend with plenty of unmissable events and experiences around the capital. Here is our shortlist of seven amazing things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

Thursday March 14

Check out the floating market at BLVD World

It’s lively and full of stalls selling food and fruits, and it’s colourful – exactly how people imagine a floating market in Thailand would look like (minus the boats), with the opportunity to capture the perfect photo. Some of the authentic Thai food you must try when at the floating market includes grilled seafood, Tom Yam fried rice, and mango sticky rice. The best part? Most of the vendors feature some of Dubai’s best Thai restaurants, so you won’t find them anywhere else in Riyadh.

Floating Market, Boulevard World, 5pm to 2am. Tickets are required to enter Boulevard World. @blvdworldsa

Shop Harvey Nichols’ Ramadan collection

Looking for the perfect and modest look this Ramadan? Discover Ramadan Caravan at Harvey Nichols Riyadh. Its curated collections bring together fashion encompassing prominent Saudi and regional labels, sophisticated home decor, and thoughtful gifts to transform your Ramadan celebrations.

Ramadan Caravan at Harvey Nichols, Al Faisaliah Mall, King Fahd Road, Riyadh. @harveynicholsriyadh

Friday March 15

Speed into a world of immersive racing

Are you ready for a thrilling adventure? Hop into an electric kart and race around the track while interacting with virtual game elements projected on the track. BattleKart combines video gaming, augmented reality, and go-karting to create one unforgettable experience.

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

Elevate your Ramadan experience at the KAFD Ramadan Tent


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Head to the KAFD Ramadan Tent 2024 for an unforgettable blend of culinary delights and cultural experiences. Enjoy a grand Iftar and Suhoor experience, where guests can revel in a traditional Futoor canon and Suhoor announcements by a Musahharati. Relax in the aromatic ambience of the Shisha Lounge, where a variety of coffee, sweets, and shisha flavours await, and explore the vibrant bazaar featuring diverse Saudi brands. There will also be live Qanoon music and a Ramadan-themed play area for the little ones.

KAFD’s Ramadan Nights, Mar 14 to Apr 11. SAR375 for Iftar (entry is after 5pm) & SAR299 for Suhoor (entry is after midnight). Book your tickets here. @kafd

Saturday March 16

Get trippy at House of Hype


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Housed within the popular Boulevard City zone, this entertainment park offers immersive experiences and places to explore. You can play games, discover surprises, shop exclusive products, and win prizes, including 46 creator experiences, 29 immersive attractions, and 32 gaming experiences. Inspired by video games, fashion, music, and social media trends, House of Hype is a mind-bending whirl of experiences you will never forget.

House of Hype, Boulevard City, daily 5pm to 2am. Tickets start from SAR89 and can be purchased here. @houseofhype____

Have iftar at Flamingo Room by tashas

Fabulous dining spot Flamingo Room is whipping up a four-course Ramadan set menu feast, specially designed for a minimum of two diners. For SAR400 per person, it features Arabic coffee, dates and soup, along with warm Loukoumades, fried calamari, beetroot quinoa salad, mushroom orzo, rib-eye steak, seafood and more. Otherwise, step inside the enchanting tent-style African Lounge upstairs or dine under the stars on its outdoor terrace with panoramic views of At-Turaif, and enjoy ‘The Journey’ three-course set menu, priced at SAR400 for two.

Flamingo Room by tashas, Bujairi Terrace, 6pm to 3am. @flamingoroomksa / @african__lounge

Paint like a French artist

French art has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages when the country produced some of the finest Romanesque and Gothic works ever seen. If you’re interested in learning about painting or improving your painting skills, this workshop is ideal for you. The evening will take you through painting exercises and you will learn how to apply gold leaves to your works.

Painting Workshop, Mar 16, 8pm to 10pm, Alliance Française, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh. Register here. SAR300 for non-members and SAR280 for members. It is Suitable for adults and kids above six years old. @alliancefrancaise_ksa