Top 10 things to do this Riyadh weekend in Sept. 22-24

Ten Activities for the National Day Weekend

As Saudi Arabia celebrates its 92nd National Day on Friday 23rd September weekend, there are many things to do in Riyadh as tomorrow Thursday 22nd September is a long weekend.

Experience the largest National Day celebrations in the history of the Kingdom over this three-day weekend.

September 22, Thursday

Stay at JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh

A stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh in the South View Room will get you an extra day until September 25th. The offer of the five-star hotel is valid for the booking of two nights.

The Staycation package includes breakfast at the new signature all day dining restaurant, 10% discount at the spa and late check out at 4pm.

The Spa Moments package for SAR992 combines a 60-minute classic massage and a European hammam. If you add SAR92 you will have access to the outdoor pool for 60 minutes.

The hotel has separate facilities for men and women. These include the sauna, steam rooms and indoor plunge pool.

  • The spa offer is valid until the end of September.
  • .South facing rooms start at SAR 1,230 per night.
  • Spa timing daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh, Tel: 011 511 7741. Marriott.com

Laughter is the best medicine

Smile laugh; It’s live comedy night. Smile Entertainment, the pioneer of stand-up comedy in Saudi Arabia, is tuning in to Riyadh.

The laugh list includes Mishal Samman from the ‘Late Late Show with the Fame of James Cordenformer Edinburgh Fringe and Markus Birdman.

Khalid Khalifa, Saudi-English comedy pioneer, Ken Garr of Hollywood Improvisation and Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

British comedian and comedy writer Stephen Grant. Get a front row seat and enjoy being the target for the stand up comics.

  • 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.,
  • Book your tickets here.
  • Rating R18.
  • The ticket price starts from SAR195. @smileentksa
  • AMC King Abdullah Financial District 1, Riyadh. Rating R18.

Celebrate Saudi National Day with a cake from Chunk

Saudi Arabia’s beloved bakery celebrates the kingdom’s 92nd birthday with a tart and sweet flavor, a limited edition national day cake made with black lemon and vanilla, cardamom.

The unique topping is the most decadent feature of the creation.

  • National Day Cake, SAR290,
  • Daily, 8 a.m. to midnight. @hello_chunk
  • Chunk Bakery & Cafe, various locations.

Exclusive Cirque du Soleil show for Saudi National Day

The Cirque show celebrates Saudi National Day with Cirque’s signature aerialists, acrobats and incredible stage design.

  • The ticket price starts from SAR25.
  • Please book your tickets here,
  • Or you can buy them at Virgin Megastore Riyadh at Al Nakheel Mall, Panorama Mall and Riyadh Park Mall.
  • Cirque du Soleil, until September 24, 8pm, Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University Grandstand, Airport Road, King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh 11564.

September 23, Friday

Check out the festival fireworks

Saudi Arabia, on September 23 at 21:00, massive fireworks will go off simultaneously in 18 cities, lighting up the kingdom’s skies.

The 300 meter high displays will light up the Saudi sky as residents and citizens watch the fireworks and honor the national day.

  • September 23, 9:00 p.m. to 9:05 p.m.
  • National Day Fireworks, Al-Thaghr Plaza, Hittin, Riyadh,
  • Find the best place to see the fireworks here. @enjoy_saudi

Parade of the Royal Guard

The Saudi Royal Guard Command brings you a parade through the main streets of Riyadh, a cavalry show and a national procession. The Saudi royal anthem band and classic cars will follow the royal guard.

  • Sept. 23, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
  • Royal Guard Convoy, Qurtubah Power Station, Riyadh 13413 (near Riyadh Front Exhibition & Convention Center).
  • Find the place here. @enjoy_saudi

MNKY HSE celebrates Saudi’s 92nd National Day

MNKY HSE is hosting a special DJ activity by guest DJ Boyka to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s 92nd birthday this weekend in Riyadh. Feast on Latin American dishes and enjoy live entertainment all night long.

The menu has too many options to choose from, we recommend ordering the menu instead.

  • September 23, 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.,
  • MNKY HSE,
  • 6927 Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Rd, Hittin, Riyadh 13512. Tel: 800 440 0041.
  • @mnkyhseksa

Saturday, 09/24

National Day celebrations at the Saudi Aviation Museum

Aviation enthusiasts, the museum is hosting an exciting Saudi National Day event full of family-friendly activities this weekend in Riyadh.

And while you admire the military planes, don’t forget to shop for goodies from the various vendors.

  • 22 to 24 September, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.,
  • national day,
  • Saqer-Al-Jazirah Royal Saudi Air Force Aviation Museum (Riyadh), Eastern Ring Rd, King Abdullah Dt., Riyadh 12451.
  • Tel: 053 775 5788.

National Day celebrations in the Diplomatic Quarter

Visit the festive Carnival in the Diplomatic Quarter and celebrate the Kingdom’s history and heritage. The festival will have many things like folklore show, interactive games and live music in Riyadh.

  • September 21-24,
  • 7 p.m. to midnight,
  • National Day Event, Grassy Park, Diplomatic Quarter, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12511.
  • @saudidq

Aseeb Najd, for traditional Saudi food

Aseeb Najd in the Al Yasmin district brings you some of the best authentic Saudi cuisine in fun activities to do in Riyadh this weekend.

The new sophisticated restaurant, with its luxurious, modern architecture and impressive interior, reflects the culture and heritage of the kingdom.

Enjoy the best Najdi specialties and local dates served with delicious Arabic coffee.

  • Daily 19:00 to 24:00. Aseeb Najd, Alyasmin, Riyadh 13325,
  • Tel: 9200 28226/055 400 3213.
  • @aseeb.najd