10 amazing things to do in Jeddah: May 30 to June 1

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When you live in Jeddah, you’re never short on incredible things to do. Be it new activities or cafes to check out, there is always something to do around the corner. Here are the best things to do in Jeddah this weekend.

Thursday May 30

View Ahaad Alamoudi: Moving Mountains at Hayy Jameel

Moving Mountains (2024) by Ahaad Alamoudi, commissioned by Art Jameel, courtesy of the artist

Moving Mountains (2024) by Ahaad Alamoudi, commissioned by Art Jameel, courtesy of the artist

The first-ever institutional solo exhibition by Saudi artist Ahaad Alamoudi, this showcase – curated by Rotana Shaker – explores and expands upon Alamoudi’s deep interest in unpacking our relationships to rapidly changing societies and cultures. Bringing together new works, commissioned by Art Jameel, with existing works, ‘Moving Mountains’ situates Saudi Arabia’s natural and urban landscapes as sites of possibility, punctured by effort and powered by fantasy. Alamoudi’s humorous and hopeful interpretations of familiar tropes and symbols invite visitors to navigate large-scale installations, performances, and videos through fluidity in form and meaning.

Ahaad Alamoudi: Moving Mountains, Ground Floor, Hayy Arts, Hayy Jameel

Summer vibes at Acqua E Scale


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Summer’s here and what better to celebrate than by enjoying nights of delicious Italian cuisine, refreshing pizzas, and trending music?

Acqua E Scale, Prince Sultan Rd, Ar Rawdah, Sun to Wed 4pm to 1am, Thu 4pm to 2am, Fri 1pm to 2am, Sat 1pm to 1am. @acquaesale.sa

Cool Inc turns one

Cool Inc has brought us so much joy (and most importantly so many incredible restaurants) in the one year it’s been around. To celebrate, we can enjoy 20 per cent off on the a la carte menu at Emmy Square.

Emmy Square, Al Kurnaysh Br Rd, Ash Shati, Sun to Thu noon to midnight, Fri 2pm to midnight, Sat 1pm to midnight. @emmysquaredpizza_sa

Friday May 31

Indie music night at Makan Pro

We love supporting local artists here at What’s On. So when we see a night dedicated to celebrating local musicians like We Are Strangers and Malik Zubailah, you best believe we’re going to turn up.

Indie Night, Makan Pro, 6288 Ismail Al Jawhari, Al Basateen, 9pm. Tickets are for SAR75. @makan.pro

The King’s Cup Final

Eyes on the grass. The King’s Cup Final is happening in Jeddah this weekend. Ronaldo’s AlNassr will be taking on AHilal in the el classico tournament of the Kingdom.

The King’s Cup Final, King Abdullah Sports City, Fri May 31, 9pm.

Get a workout in at Karve

Karve is known and loved in London for its body-transforming, high-intensity Pilates workouts. And now you can try it for yourself in Saudi Arabia as Karve has landed in Jeddah. Officially welcome their self-described ‘Karvers’ from Friday May 17, the industrial-looking, New York loft-inspired Pilates studio is located at Jeddah’s Midtown Plaza on Prince Sultan Road.

Karve Jeddah, Midtown Plaza, Prince Sultan Road, Jeddah, from SAR287.50. @karve.ksa

Saturday June 1

Check out lululemon’s free yoga event

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In celebration of International Day of Yoga, the Shangri-La Ballroom at Shangri-La Jeddah will be transformed into a lululemon yoga destination this weekend. Newbies and advanced yogis can choose from two sessions. Get your Yoga Flow to the beats of live music with Lana Nazer from 5pm to 5.45pm, and then fuel up with healthy bites and delicious refreshments. Or if you’re more into the spiritual side of the practice, the Guided Meditation yoga with Khaled Nahfawi, Jeddah lululemon Ambassador with expertise in the nine emotions of yoga, vinyasa, and meditation, from 6pm to 6.45pm could be the session for you.

Jeddah yoga event, Shangri-La Ballroom, Shangri-La Jeddah. Sign up  here for Jeddah.

Discover Japan at Akiba Cafe


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Japanese culture has long been a draw in Jeddah. And now you can discover everything about travelling/studying there. Learn all about travelling to the country, student housing, and travel apps. You can also look forward to making onigari, origami, and more all for free.

Akiba Cafe, 23435, 2555 Abdul Maqsud Khojah, Ar Rawdah, Sat to Thu 8am to midnight, Fri 4.30pm to midnight. @akibacafeksa

Immerse yourself in the grand tapestry of European culture


The 3rd European Film Festival (EUFF) in Saudi Arabia is taking place now until Thursday June 6 at the VOX Cinemas in Riyadh’s Century Corner and Jeddah Park in Jeddah. EUFF is a window into the intriguing world of European cinema and also offers a platform to Saudi filmmakers. Cinemaphiles can look forward to a showcase of handpicked, critically acclaimed masterpieces from across 21 European countries.

European Film Festival, until June 6, VOX Century Corner, Riyadh & VOX Jeddah Park, Jeddah. @voxcinemasksa

Deep dive into the roots of Jeddah

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At the Taybet Museum, visitors can take a deep dive into the heritage and culture of Islam starting at the basis of the five pillars of Islam. The exhibits include intricate re-creations of the pilgrimage to Makkah, including the Kaaba. The museum also features exhibits about the development of Jeddah and how Saudi Arabia was formed.

Taybet Museum, Raihanat Al Jazirah, Al Faisaliyyah, District, open Sat to Thu 8am to midday and 5pm to 9pm. Tel: (0)50 567 5465 visitsaudi.com