10 amazing things to do in Jeddah this weekend: June 6 to June 8

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 June 6

Swifties’ Night


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Swifties, listen up. Get ready for a The Tortured Poets Department release party at Makan Pro.  Join in on an epic evening of karaoke, sing-alongs, and exciting games with cute prizes.

Swifties Night, Makan Pro, 6288 Ismail Al Jawhari, Al Basateen, 8pm. @swifties_night

Summer pop-up at Hayy Jameel


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At Homegrown Market’s Hayy Jameel branch, you can explore exclusive collections, enjoy great vibes, and celebrate the summer season this weekend. You can discover restaurants like Moon Shell, vegan ice cream at Nabati, and live t-shirt printing.

Homegrown Market, Al Mohammadiyyah, daily 5pm to 10pm. @homegrown_market

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

Enjoy a ladies’ day at Mangrove Beach Resort

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

Friday June 7

Gaming day at Akiba Cafe


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Gamers, listen up. There’s a cool event happening in Akiba Cafe. For SAR20 you can enjoy a ton of games and a lot of fun too.

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

Saudi Arabia’s first World Pool Championship

World Pool Championship Cup

The 2024 edition makes its first-ever appearance in the Kingdom from today (Monday June 3) to Saturday June 8 at the Green Halls in Jeddah, welcoming 128 of the planet’s premier cueists for six days of action-packed competition. The field, which includes the world’s top 100 alongside 28 wildcard entrants, will battle it out for historic glory with a record-breaking prize pool and the sport’s pinnacle title at stake.

2024 World Pool Championship, June 3 to 8, 7pm, Green Halls, Jeddah. Tickets are priced from SAR25 and can be purchased here.

Get your zen on at Karama Yoga

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

Saturday June 8

Check out Fakieh Aquarium

Fakieh Aquarium

Tour around the Fakieh Aquarium and discover more than 200 aquatic species, including sharks, groupers, stingrays, sea horses, and moray eels. The aquarium also offers a range of shops, restaurants, and activities such as the penguin and dolphin shows, making it a great place for the whole family to go on an educational adventure.

Fakieh Aquarium, Next to Al Kurnaysh Rd, Al Nawras, Jeddah 23413, Sat to Thu 10am to 11pm, Fri 12pm to 11pm. SAR55 per person for the aquarium tour here.

Have dinner at Manko

Opening its doors early last month, Manko Jeddah is poised to become one of the most lively venues in the city. Located in Al Khalidiyyah, the gorgeous restaurant serves Peruvian cuisine inspired by European, Japanese, Chinese and African cuisines.

Manko Jeddah, Jeddah Walk, Al Khalidiyyah, noon to 1am. @manko.ksa

Step up your Pilates game

Unlike your typical zen-like pilates studio, KARVE promises a “new style of workout” with pulsating music and dimmed lights. Using custom-designed reformer machines, the 50-minute classes are fun and fast-flowing, focusing on strength training and driving the metabolism through mindful, resistance-based movements. You’ll finish every session with five minutes of mindfulness and breathwork to help you wind down.

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