8 amazing things to do in Jeddah this week: June 2 to 5

Plenty of exciting activities on offer…

From enjoying a new film 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 June 2

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

The finest of European cinema

The 3rd European Film Festival (EUFF) in Saudi Arabia is taking place now until Thursday June 6 at the VOX Cinemas at Jeddah Park. 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 Jeddah Park, Jeddah. @arabiapictures

Monday June 3

Have lunch at Maritime at The Jeddah EDITION


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…and meet renowned chef Cédric Vongerichten, recognised by Zagat as one of the top 30 chefs under 30. His distinguished career at the most prestigious restaurants echoes his prolific chef and restaurateur father, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. He helms The Jeddah EDITION’s signature restaurant Maritime, which showcases French-Asian fusion flavours. Caviar-topped shrimp dumplings bathed in a lemongrass beurre blanc, anyone? PSA: Chef Cédric will only be here till Tuesday June 4, so make sure to pop by and say hi.

Maritime, The Jeddah EDITION, Ground Floor. @jeddahedition

Shop, eat, and chill at Homegrown Market


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Love supporting 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

Tuesday June 4

Get your zen on at Karama Yoga


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Since opening in 2016, this has been a popular place for yoga enthusiasts. Whether you’re after a couple’s yoga, solo yoga, or group yoga, Karama Yoga has a class to suit all your stretching needs. Drawing on techniques from hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, and vinyasa yoga, the emphasis here is on relaxation. Classes are conducted in person or online, and sessions are in English and Arabic.

Karama Yoga, 7750 Hira St, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23514, Sun to Thurs 8am to 10.30pm, Fri 9am to noon & 5pm to 10.30pm, Sat 9am to 10.30pm. @karama_yoga

Have plenty of garlic noodles at Crustacean


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Euro-Vietnamese fusion restaurant Crustacean is now open along Jeddah Yacht Club & Marina. The Beverly Hills institution is known for chef-owner Helene An’s signature garlic noodles. But that’s not all there is to Crustacean. The menu delivers enticing seafood dishes such as her signature garlic roasted king crab; steamed truffle sea bream; or half-roasted Maine lobster served with An’s famous garlic noodles that are positively addictive. Not only is the menu as impressive as it sounds, but the décor is equally alluring, with a koi-filled stream flowing through the dining room.

Crustacean, Yacht Club, Al Kurnaysh Br Rd, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23613, Mon to Sat 6pm to midnight. @crustacean_sa

Wednesday June 5

Improve your mornings with buttery layers of laminated pastry


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From humble beginnings in Borough Market to the shores of Jeddah. Not only does Bread Ahead offer incredible baking classes where guests can learn the ins and outs of tarts, croissants and more, but you can also sit down at the café and enjoy a savoury Danish or delicious pizza.

Bread Ahead, King Abdulaziz Service Rd, Al Zahra, Jeddah 23424, Sat to Wed 7am to midnight, Thu 7am to 1am, Fri 7am to 11.30am & 1pm to 1am. Tel: 053 843 4670. @breadaheadksa

Adventure awaits at Al Shallal Theme Park

Shallal theme park

Looking for a fun family evening? 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

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