8 amazing things to do in Jeddah this week: May 12 to 15

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From enjoying thrilling theme parks to indulging in the city’s culinary delights, this week’s guide is packed with exciting activities that are sure to keep you entertained.

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

Sunday May 12

Kickstart your day with breakfast at Myra


The day that Myra launched its all-day dining menu was a fine day indeed. Luckily for us, you can now enjoy them throughout the week thanks to the return of its breakfast menu. Located in the S Square complex, Myra’s breakfast menu is available to eat in, takeaway or for delivery, so it doesn’t matter if you’re in a rush or have an hour to spare. Diners can order its popular pepperoni Danish or roasted vegetable brioche bun, along with other indulgent treats such as an array of pastries, brioche, salads, and chocolate delights.

Myra, S Square, 7750 Hira St, Ash Shati, District 3362, Jeddah 23514, daily 8am to 1am. @myra.ksa 

Adventure awaits at Al Shallal Theme Park

Looking for a fun family evening over the mid-term break? Where better to do so than at Al Shallal Theme Park, located on Jeddah Corniche? Whether you’re after adrenaline-boosting rollercoasters, kid-friendly rides or shopping and dining experiences, you’ll find it all here. There’s even an ice-skating rink for guests to enjoy every single day, a lake for riding boats around, a 5D cinema, bowling and arcade games to unleash your inner gamer.

Al Shallal Theme Park, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23413, Sun to Thurs 5pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 5pm to 2am. Free entry but you are required to purchase the wristband for SAR79 for the rides and attractions. @shallalpark

Monday May 13

A day trip to the beach

Soak up the sun at Coco Beach Resort, where a private beach awaits a day of tan topping. Snag yourself a lounger, dip in the sea, and relax – perfect for those seeking a laid-back beach experience.

Coco Beach Resort, daily 9amto 6pm, Prince Abdullah AlFaisal St, Al Lulu, Jeddah 23821. Book your spot here. @cocobeach.jed

Watch a new film

Movie night overdue? This week, grab a popcorn and catch the “Land of Bad”. If you like war movies with plenty of action, explosions, stunts and more, step up for this tantalising film starring Liam Hemsworth and Russell Crowe, now in theatres. If you prefer a more kid-friendly film, “The Little Mermaid” makes a great family movie night. What everyone remembers, though, are the songs: even if you haven’t seen it since the VHS era, you can still recite “Under the Sea” from memory with 100 per cent accuracy.

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

Tuesday May 14

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

Rent a bike on the corniche

While the Jeddah Corniche is a beautiful expanse of food trucks and glamorous hotels, there is also a dedicated space for walking or cycling along the 30-kilometre seaside venue. Rent a bike and wander around the stunning area, stop off for a drink or a bite to eat or race your friends from one end to the other. On a good day, you might be able to spot sting rays and fish in the water.

You can rent a bike from various stalls; Prices vary.

Wednesday May 15

Enjoy a relaxing hammam at Zagora

Choose from a royal or traditional hammam treatment and get ready to feel perfectly pampered. Each wellness area includes two harmonious treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and a pool. Located at the stunning Venue Hotel, this seaside hotel is situated on Jeddah’s corniche with breathtaking views of the Red Sea.

Zagora Spa, The Venue Hotel, Jeddah. Tel:(0)12 613 9000. @thevenuejeddah

In the mood for modern Vietnamese fare?


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Head down to Crustacean at the Jeddah Yacht Club. Created by Chef Helene An, also known as the “Mother of Fusion”, the fine dining destination blends traditional Vietnamese cuisine with modern-day innovation. Indulge in the grilled Vietnamese satay, seared tuna Tiato complete with black truffle poke sauce, spicy steamed shrimp and lobster dumplings, and most importantly, AN’s famous garlic noodles.

Crustacean, Mon to Sat 6pm to midnight, Jeddah Yacht Club. Tel: 013 663 7000. Reservations can be made here. @crustacean_sa

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