8 fun things to do in Jeddah this weekend: May 2 to May 4

Your ultimate weekend guide…

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 2

Check out Lucaland

If you love your furry friends, head down to Lucaland in the Red Sea Mall where you can enjoy all sorts of games with a ton of different breeds.

Lucaland, Red Sea Mall, daily 4.30 to 10pm. @lucalandsa

Chill out Medd Café

Need a short coffee break? You can chill out at Medd Café, Jeddah’s first speciality coffee shop. Located on the ground floor of huna Alhabib, it is a tranquil spot and a perfect place to decompress. The good thing is that there’s also a separate entrance for the public to get their caffeine fix.

Medd Café, huna Alhabib. @meddcoffee

Friday May 3

The Social Bakery

Exposed brick walls and traditional farmhouse-style interiors. The Social Bakery is a one-stop shop for all your pastry and coffee needs. Freshly baked pastries, flatbreads and of course delicious brewed coffee, you can’t go wrong and you’re guaranteed to impress your friends.

The Social Bakery, Abdul Maqsud Khojah, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah, open daily 8am to 10pm. Tel: (0)55 448 5571 @thesocialbakery.ksa

Dance the night away at Groove on the Grass

Happening on Friday May 3, the pioneering music and arts festival was born in Dubai and has been travelling across Saudi Arabia in Jeddah and Riyadh for a while. The festival will see local and international stars taking the stage for the season finale of Groove on the Grass.

Groove on the Grass, KAEC, Juman Park. Book your tickets here@grooveonthegrass.ksa

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Hosting its first-ever solo exhibition titled ‘Consecrated Networks,’ ATHR will be welcoming in Basmah Felemban. The exhibition will be showcasing combinations that include numbers, geometry, proportions and harmonisations.

Consecrated Networks, Serafi Mega Mall, until Tue May 14. Free. @athrart.

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.

Saturday May 4

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 is able to interpret his own lightness. Accompanying the exhibition is ATL4S, a performance and live demonstration by the artists, on Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27.

ETH3R: An Interactive Digital Art Exhibition, Apr 24 to May 11, Hayy Jameel, Salaat Hayy. @hayyjameel

Visit the Jeddah Obhur Waterfront

Incredible things you can look forward to in the area include a sea promenade, sandy beaches, plenty of open green areas, stunning pedestrian pathways, cycling tracks, and multi-purpose plazas. Managed by the Jeddah Municipality, the area is the perfect getaway for that wonderful break with your family. You and the kiddos can also enjoy kids’ playgrounds, swimming beaches, a marina, food carts, and retail zones. There will also be dancing fountains, a fishing pier, and so much more.

Visit: jeddah.gov.sa