6 fabulous things to do in Jeddah this week: April 28 to May 1

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Plan your week the right way and use our handy guide of the best things to do in Jeddah this week. Whether you’re looking for events in the city or you’re planning a few days ahead, we’ve got everything from family-friendly activities to a new art exhibition that’ll keep your calendar filled.

Sunday April 28

See the glitz and glamour at Saudi Luxury Week 2024

Saudi Intl Luxury Week Jeddah

The Saudi International Luxury Week 2024, the country’s premier watch and jewellery event, is back. Indulge in a curated selection of jewellery sourced from every corner of the globe, offering the rare chance to acquire exclusive pieces that epitomise sophistication and exclusivity. Don’t miss your chance to experience luxury at its finest.

Saudi International Luxury Week 2024, Apr 27 to 30, 4pm to 11pm Jeddah Hilton. Free entry but you need to register your visit here. @saudiluxuryweek

An evening stroll along the Jeddah Promenade


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Take a stroll along the Jeddah Promenade and soak up the lively vibes. Enjoy the stunning scenery and traditional foods, and shop for unique handmade goods. Look out for the various cultural events, live performances, and activities suitable for all ages, ensuring a truly unique and immersive experience.

Jeddah Promenade, Ash Shati, Jeddah. Free entry. @jeddahpromenade

Monday April 29

Step inside an immersive art exhibition

Artist Paul Marlier collaborates with dancer Jeanne Morel to bring his digital and immersive artworks to Jeddah’s home for the arts. From the biometrics data of the dancer, captured during her movement in extreme environments and microgravity, the artist generates pieces in which each spectator can interpret his own lightness.

ETH3R: An Interactive Digital Art Exhibition, Apr 24 to May 11, Hayy Jameel, Salaat Hayy. Free and no registration is required. @hayyjameel

Tuesday April 30

Fancy burgers?


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There’s no better pleasure than the first bite of the perfect burger. And a new burger joint has just opened up: Lou is the perfect way to start the week with a classic burger experience. Less is more here with its pared-back menu of two beef burgers available.

Lou Burger, Al Khayat Centre 2, Al Andalus, Jeddah 23322, Sun to Wed 5pm to 1am & Thurs to Sat 5pm to 2am. @lou.jeddah

Watch a new movie

Movie night overdue? This week, grab a popcorn and catch the “Challengers”. If you like a swoony romantic triangle of a sports movie, step up for this tantalising film, now in theatres. It stars the talented trio of Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist as tennis pros in a tangle of mischief off the court and on.

Vox Cinema, Red Sea Mall, Jeddah. Book your tickets here. @voxcinemasksa

Wednesday May 1

Attend the first-ever Saudi Smash

Saudi Smash 2024

Strap in for the crème de la crème of table tennis extravaganza. Saudi Smash will take place from Wednesday May 1 to Saturday May 11, marking the first professional table tennis event to be held in the country. Catch the qualifying matches from Wednesday May 1 to Friday May 3 and immerse yourself in the festivities at the Saudi Smash Park. The venue will be abuzz with live entertainment, delectable food and beverage options, and interactive fun for all ages.

Saudi Smash 2024, May 1 to 11, Qualifying matches: May 1 to 3, 10.30am, Sports Hall King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah. Book your tickets here.

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