7 superb things to do in Jeddah this week: June 23 to 26

Plenty of exciting activities on offer…

From enjoying a cultural day out 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 six superb things to do in Jeddah this week.

Sunday June 23

Enjoy a ladies’ day at Mangrove Beach Resort


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Mangrove Beach Resort, with an abundance of sun loungers, offering pool and beach-side tanning opportunities, invites ladies to start the week strong. From 9am to 5pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, ladies can enjoy a meal, dessert, or shisha with drinks for SAR250. Or if you’re a group of five ladies, you can book the chalet for SAR2,000, which includes meals, drinks and shisha.

Mangrove Beach Resort, Ladies Day every Sun, Tues & Thurs, 9am to 5pm, Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St, Obhur Al Shamaliyah, Jeddah 23815. Tel: 056 941 4666. SAR200 entry. Book your spot here@mangrovebeach.sa

Monday June 24

Immerse yourself in Hayy Jameel’s exciting exhibitions

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Planning a cultural day out in the city? Discover some of the best exhibitions at Hayy Arts in Hayy Jameel, which includes 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 with rapidly changing societies and cultures. The latest exhibition, ‘Salt-Kissed: Of Vessels That Have Sailed The Red Sea’, is a collection of untold narratives anchored by the stories of eight ships that once sailed the Red Sea, bearing witness to the idiosyncrasies within its swarming body.

Hayy Jameel, 7829 Al Muhammadiyah District, Jeddah 23615, Mon, Wed, Thurs & Sun noon to 10pm, Fri & Sat 2pm to 10pm. Both exhibitions are on display until Oct 26. @hayyjameel

The need for speed


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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engine. Strategically located between the Jeddah Corniche Circuit and the main Jeddah Highway, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit (JCC) Karting facility features a fleet of 50 state-of-the-art karts, cutting-edge racing equipment and technology for racers who want clean, wholesome fun and to test their skills on the 1.2-kilometre racing track. Aside from providing adrenaline-filled karting experiences, there’s also a merchandise outlet for motorsport fans and a cosy coffee shop to relax and socialise.

JCC Karting, 6548 King Abdul Aziz Rd, Jeddah 23611, Mon to Sat 5pm to midnight. Tel: 055 177 2853. @jcckarting

Tuesday June 25

Wander, explore, and discover this new museum

Step into a world of wonders at teamLab Borderless Jeddah. Expect a sensory overload inside this digital art museum that exhibits some 80 independent yet intricately interrelated works.

teamLab Borderless Jeddah, Opens June 10, Sat to Wed 1pm to 11pm, Thurs & Fri 3pm to 2am, Culture Square, Jeddah Historic District, Jeddah. Ticket starts from SAR50 and can be purchased here. @teamlab_borderless_jeddah

Check out the Jeddah skyline


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Welcome to The Roof, the newest rooftop hangout spot in Jeddah known for its dreamy Mediterranean beach club-inspired escape, laid-back atmosphere, and casual menu of wood-fired Greek dishes with wider Mediterranean influence, all with views of the Red Sea skyline and F1 track. This idyllic rooftop oasis at The Jeddah EDITION is limited to hotel guests only during the day, but opens to the public come evening.

The Roof, The Jeddah EDITION, Fourth Floor, 7044 Al Kurnaysh Br Rd, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23613. Tel: +966 12 514 0000. @jeddahedition

Wednesday June 26

Enjoy luscious souffle pancakes


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It’s debatable whether a jiggly stack of souffle pancakes, a dollop of whipped cream and maple syrup is too indulgent for a weekday breakfast (or dessert). We obviously think not. At Fuwa, it is popular for its Japanese pancakes paired with hearty boba drinks. Crowd-pleasers include cheesecake, taro and its latest flavour, the tiramisu. What a masterpiece.

Fuwa, Box Park Centre, Al Zahra, Jeddah 23523, Sat to Wed 7am to 12.45am, Thurs 7am to 2am & Fri 1pm to 2am. @fuwapancakes

Support homegrown brands

With more than 150 brands from around the region, Homegrown Market sells clothes, jewellery, stationery, homeware, fragrances, and more. While you’re there, grab a cup of delicious iced matcha.

Homegrown Market, Prince Saud Al Faisal, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23432, Sat to Thurs 10am to 10pm & Fri 5pm to 10pm. @homegrown_market