8 awesome things to do in Jeddah this week: April 14 to 17

Welcome back from the holidays…

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 new restaurant openings that’ll keep your calendar filled.

Here are eight awesome things to do in Jeddah this week.

Sunday April 14

Head to Jaco Beach for a relaxing family day

Jeddah beach

School’s out for the day, so why not check out a beachside family carnival at Jaco Beach? For a full day of fun and frolic by the sea, join in the fun of beach activities, carnival games, dancing and so much more.

Sasa Family Carnival, April 14 to 19, 10am to midnight, Jaco Beach, Durrat Al-Arous, Tel: 058 068 6240. SAR50 for kids & SAR120 for adults. Book your tickets here.

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

Monday April 15

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the deep

Fakieh Aquarium

Fakieh Aquarium is a must-visit for ocean lovers and curious minds alike. You can explore unique ecosystems and meet fascinating marine creatures, including those found in the Red Sea. Engage with interactive exhibits, watch the mesmerising dance of a sea dragon, and walk through oceanarium tunnels as stingrays glide overhead.

Fakieh Aquarium, Al Kurnaysh Br Rd, Al Nawras, Jeddah 23413, daily 1pm to 1am. SAR55 per child & SAR65 per adult. Book your tickets here.

Mochi, anyone?


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Hailing from Thailand, Kane Mochi is one of those places you’ll be dying to return to the second you leave. Choose from 23 flavours and get ready to enjoy the gooey, chewy goodness that is mochi.

Kane Mochi, daily 1.30pm to 2am, Ar Rawdah District, Jeddah 23434. @kanemochi.sa

Tuesday April 16

Get your hustle on at the new huna Alhabib


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Spanning four storeys, huna Alhabib’s large space is designed for collaboration, with private offices, hot desks, meeting rooms, and more. Each floor comes equipped with a fully stocked pantry and there’s a lounge area on the second floor – so you’ll have ample space for work and creativity. Just grab your laptop and park yourself to get work done.

huna Alhabib, King’s Road Tower, Jeddah 23522. Tel: 055 820 4256. @iam.huna

All-new entertainment nights at Roka

Roka Entertainment Nights

If you fancy something a little more exciting than your typical date night or mundane dinner experience, shimmy over to Roka for an exclusive Entertainment Night every Tuesday from 6pm. Expect an Izakaya speakeasy-style casual dining experience that combines music, dance, food, and drink in one glittering package.

Roka Jeddah, Mon to Wed 6pm to midnight, Thurs 6pm to 12.30am, Fri 1pm to 12.30am & Sat 1pm to midnight, Cascade at Jeddah Walk, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz St, Al Khalidiyyah, Jeddah 23421. Tel: 9200 12327. @rokarestaurant.ksa

Wednesday April 17

Catch the beloved family-favourite ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’

Comedy icon Jack Black returns to his role as Po, the world’s most unlikely kung fu master, with a hilarious, butt-kicking new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved family-favourite, action-comedy franchise: Kung Fu Panda 4. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy.

Book your tickets here. @voxcinemasksa

Enjoy an indoor forest experience

Situated at Jeddah Park Mall, this indoor forest represents an extraordinary, tangible experience of walking through a verdant and lavish rainforest. Here, you can see a wide range of birds and amphibians. Without a doubt, the most cheerful experience is listening to these birds chirping and watching them fly from one branch to another, all through the pavilion. It’s also a great experience for visitors to have a comprehensive idea of what flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest would look like.

Tropical Land, Cenomi Jeddah Park, Aziziyah, Jeddah 233334, Sat to Thurs 10am to 11pm & Fri 3pm to 11pm. Book your tickets here. SAR70 per child & SAR80 per adult. @tropical.land.sa

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