12 unmissable things to do this weekend in Jeddah: June 13 to June 15

The 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 13

Groove Night at Makan Music Center

If you’re ready to get groovy, head on down to Makan Music Center and get your boogie on with the Jeddah-based band TGT, it’s an open mic, so step right up and sing your favourite song. You can get the SAR75 tickets here.

Groovy Night,  6288 Ismail Al Jawhari, Al Basateen, Thu Jun 13, 9pm. @makan.pro

Discover TeamLab Borderless Jeddah

Spanning approximately 10,000 square metres, teamLab Borderless Jeddah, the first-ever teamLab Borderless museum to launch in the Middle East, will be permanently established on the shores of Alarbaeen Lagoon, overlooking the panoramic views of Jeddah Historic District, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

teamLab Borderless Jeddah, 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

Storytelling at Hummingbird

One of the most popular gatherings at Humming Tree is the storytelling event. As humans, we are all born storytellers, and this week, the event will be all about celebrating the “blessings in disguise” that we have received from life as it happens.

Humming Bird, Al Misk, Al-Hamra’a, Thu Jun 13, 5.30pm. Tickets cost SAR50 here 

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 14

MC CMTY’s birthday bash


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Jeddah’s favourite events company is celebrating its birthday this weekend, and you can join in on the fun. Register here and head to AlSeqala restaurant for a good time.

MC CMTY’s birthday bash, Abhur Bay, 5pm to midnight. @mc.cmty

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

Shop, eat, and chill at Homegrown Market

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

Deep dive into the roots of Jeddah

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At the Taybet Museum, visitors can take a deep dive into the heritage and culture of Islam starting at the basis of the five pillars of Islam. The exhibits include intricate re-creations of the pilgrimage to Makkah, including the Kaaba. The museum also features exhibits about the development of Jeddah and how Saudi Arabia was formed.

Taybet Museum, Raihanat Al Jazirah, Al Faisaliyyah, District, open Sat to Thu 8am to midday and 5pm to 9pm. Tel: (0)50 567 5465 visitsaudi.com

Saturday June 15

Book an Eid Al-Adha staycation


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Embrace the spirit of Eid this weekend and book yourself an extra-long staycation at the perfect address. There’s something for everyone, kiddos can have a good time at the dedicated kids’ club and play areas including a sensory toddler corner, while you can tuck into various restaurants, check out the outdoor pool and deck.

Shangri-La Jeddah, Ash Shati, until Sat Aug 31. shangri-la.com 

Check out the new VOX cinema

Out to catch a flick? Why not check out the brand-new 13-screen multiplex VOX Cinemas at Jeddah Park? Head out to the luxe GOLD auditorium, the immersive IMAX with laser experience, and the exclusive private theatre, which is ideal for celebrations and private groups.

VOX Cinemas, Jeddah Park. ksa.voxcinemas.com

Cool down at Water Village

When it comes to summer in Jeddah, you just know it’s going to be hot. Luckily for you, you can cool down at Water Village. Slip and slide all over with the fam and have a good time.

Water Village, Prince Majid Park, Ar Rabwah. Tickets cost SAR39 here.   

Tuck into Myra’s all-new crookie


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The viral crookie has landed in Jeddah at none other than the top pastry spot in the city, Myra Jeddah. Tuck into a blend of crispy croissant and decadent cookie, and enjoy your time.

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