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30 joyful things to do this June in Saudi Arabia 

Whether you’re after boxing, bakeries or burger joints, here are the best things to do in the Kingdom.

Hello Saudi, hello June. The new month means new events across sports, screens and showbiz. The events include blockbuster boxing, fantastic films and marvellous menus. Plus, Eid Al Adha takes place, and sees celebrations across the country. Here are the best things to do in Saudi Arabia in June. Saudi, we’ve got your back.

Saturday 1 June 

Watch the 5 vs 5 Riyadh Season Boxing Tournament 

Saudi Arabia is becoming known for hosting blockbuster boxing events. Now, it is set to host the 5 vs 5 Riyadh Season Boxing Tournament. Taking place at the Kingdom Arena on 1 June, the event welcomes fighters from Matchroom and Queensberry. The line-up includes Artur Beterbiev against Dmitry Bivol and Nick Ball against Ray Ford.

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5 vs 5 Riyadh Season

Sunday 2 June 

Visit the Ladies’ Day at Mangrove Resort in Jeddah

Calling all ladies. Mangroves Resort has launched its Ladies’ Day, which runs until 30 June. The offer includes a welcome drink and food. The facilities include a ladies’ gym and spa, bowling alley, football pitch and more. Tickets start from SAR 201.

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Monday 3 June 

Try the new business lunch menu at Mr Chow in Riyadh

Give lunch an upgrade and head to the celebrity favourite, Mr Chow. Located in KAFD, Riyadh, the restaurant has launched a new business lunch menu. The menu includes Chicken Satay, Lobster Shumai, and Salt and Pepper Prawns. The menu starts from SAR 159 for two courses, and is served daily between midday to 5.30pm.

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Mr Chow Riyadh

Tuesday 4 June 

Visit the Perfume of the East exhibition in Riyadh

Saudi National Museum has opened Perfumes of the Middle East. Located in Riyadh, the exhibition explores the link between scents and the region. The exhibition brings together 200 items and looks back at the art, history and traditions of perfume making. Tickets start from SAR 29, and the exhibition runs until 14 September. 

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Wednesday 5 June 

Check out the newly opened Forno Del Buffone in Riyadh

What do you know about Italian food? Well, Forno Del Buffone in Riyadh asks diners to put aside their preconceptions. Located in Al Nakheel, it includes freshly baked pizzas hot from the wood-fired oven and daily-made pasta that tastes like a trip to Italy.

GO: Follow @fornodelbuffone on Instagram for more information.

Forno Del Buffone

Thursday 6 June 

Watch Bad Boys: Ride or Die in the cinema

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back with Bad Boys: Ride or Die. The film, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, sees the Miami cops on the run. The cast also includes Jacob Scipio, Vanessa Hudgens and Eric Dane. FACT’s Editor-in-Chief has already seen the film, which he says ups the comedic antics of the dynamic duo.

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film and TV shows in June

Friday 7 June

Party the night away on Praia Beach

Soak up the sea, sand and sounds. As the sunsets, the volume is turned up on Praia Beach. The DJs include Bkr, Blacky, Chills and Marien Baker. The event starts at 8pm and finishes at 3.30am. Tickets start from SAR 181.

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Saturday 8 June 

Try the new Turkish breakfast at Rüya Riyadh 

Rüya Riyadh has launched a Turkish breakfast menu, which celebrates food from the country. The menu includes freshly baked bread and cheeses ranging from Aged Goat Cheese to Exine White Cheese. Condiments include honeycomb, olives and toasted sesame. Dishes include Menemen, Pide and Sucuklu Yumurta. Plus, desserts range from an Orange Almond Revani to a fruit platter. The menu starts from SAR 148 per person and is served on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. 

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Sunday 9 June 

Eat your way around Via Riyadh’s restaurants

Via Riyadh is the new luxury destination that keeps on giving. The venue boasts celebrity chefs, world-famous fashion brands, and a five-star hotel – The St. Regis Riyadh, no less. We’re big fans of the 17 restaurants, which range from the legendary Wolfgang Puck’s Spago to the rising star Hisato Hamada’s Wagyumafia and the FACT award-winning Gymkhana.

GO: Visit for more information. 

Spago by Wolfgang Puck

Monday 10 June 

Visit teamLab Borderless Jeddah on the opening day

teamLab Borderless Jeddah is breaking boundaries with its new experience. Opening on 10 June, the event includes experiential artwork and cutting-edge technology. Explore 80 artworks in interactive galleries, from 3D environments to immersive installations. Tickets start from SAR 450.

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teamLab Borderless Jeddah

Tuesday 11 June 

Eat out at the new Japanese restaurant Ricci San

Chopsticks at the ready. The Japanese restaurant, Ricci San, has opened in Jeddah. Located on Jeddah Promenade, the menu spans sushi, sashimi and catch of the day, and the drinks showcase Japanese flavours.

GO: Visit for more information. 

Ricci San Jeddah

Wednesday 12 June 

Book a table at the new restaurant MANKO in Jeddah

Peruvian meets Asian at the new restaurant, MANKO. The original MANKO can be found in Paris, France, and it has made its debut in Saudi Arabia on Jeddah Walk. The menu showcases a fusion of flavours. The options cover antichuchos, ceviche, ensalada, manko rolls, nigiri, para picar, sashimi, tiraditors and more. 

GO: Follow @manko.ksa on Instagram for more information. 

MANKO in Jeddah

Thursday 13 June 

Treat yourself at the new Montblanc Suite 4810

The Kingdom Centre in Riyadh is home to a range of shops, from luxury fashion to home items. Now, the Montblanc Suite 4810 has come to the capital. Spanning 2,600 feet, the high-end boutique is home to a range of accessories, bags, fragrances, stationery and watches. The venue includes the brand’s latest collection, which is presented elegantly across the store. Plus, it is home to a gift corner, pantry and VIP Room.

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Montblanc Riyadh

Friday 14 June 

Celebrate the Year of the Camel at Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh

Did you know that 2024 was the Year of the Camel? To mark the occasion, Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh, has launched a special menu. La Brasserie’s dishes include a Camel Kabsa, and The Globe’s dishes include a Camel Loin Pithiver. Executive Chef Ahmed Fazli Abdulrahman, explained: “This exclusive menu is our tribute to the nationwide celebration. With the launch of our ‘Year of the Camel’ dishes, we are delighted to play a leading role in encouraging guests to explore and appreciate the exquisite gourmet creations that can be crafted from camel meat and camel milk products.”  

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Saturday 15 June 

Celebrate Eid Al Adha 

Eid Al Adha is expected to fall on 15 June and could contain a three-day public holiday. If that is the case, Saudi Arabia is expected to get 16 to 19 June off of work. Eid Al Adha commemorates Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ishmail. The festival observes how Prophet Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmail, as an act of obedience to Allah. However, before the sacrifice took place, Allah stopped Ibrahim and he was given a lamb to kill in his son’s place. The holiday is celebrated during Hajj, which is the pilgrimage to Makkah. 

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Eid fireworks in Saudi Arabia

Sunday 16 June 

Sign up for Hiking in the Sunset in AlUla 

If you’re after an adventure, then head to Hiking in the Sunset in AlUla. The event runs until 30 September, and takes place in the dramatic landscape. Visitors will be able to join a guided three-hour hike, which starts at 4:30pm. Tickets start from SAR 265.

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Monday 17 June 

Hiking under the stars

Hiking Under the Stars in AlUla runs until 30 September, and takes place in the deserts and canyons surrounding the ancient city. Visitors will be able to join a guided three-hour hike across four kilometres. Tickets start from SAR 265.

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Tuesday 18 June 

Check into the new Radisson Hotel and Residence Riyadh Olaya

If you’re looking for a way to spend Eid Al Adha, how about a special staycation. Radisson Hotel and Residence Riyadh Olaya has recently opened and is located in Al Yasmin. The hotel includes 201 guest rooms and apartments, plus a fitness centre, pool and spa.

GO: Visit for more information. 

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Wednesday 19 June 

Unwind at the new Kayanee wellness store

If you need some me-time, head to the newly opened Kayanee wellness store. Located in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter, it offers stylish and supportive fitness clothing that is on-trend, high-quality, and modest. 

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Thursday 20 June 

Watch the Saudi Arabian film Norah

It’s not often that Saudi Arabia is showcased onscreen. Norah is set in the Kingdom during the 1990s, and follows a teacher who arrives in a small village. The film stars Maria Bahrawi and Abdullah Al Sadhan. 

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Friday 21 June 

Get swept away by the restaurants at Jeddah Yacht Club

If you want to stay up to date with the latest dining trends, then head over to Jeddah Yacht Club. The trendy area is home to the Italian restaurant Le Vésuvio, Brooklyn pizza place Emmy Squared, French restaurant Le Comptoir de Nicole, Japanese eatery Mashi No Mashi and Vietnamese hotspot Crustacean. You are spoilt for choice.

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Mashi No Mashi

Saturday 22 June 

Catch UFC Fight Night in Riyadh

Saudi is ready to rumble. UFC Fight Night takes place on 22 June at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh. The headliners include Robert Whittaker and Khamzat Chimaev. The line-up also includes Sergei Pavlovich against Alexander Volkov, and Johnny Walker against Volkan Oezdemir.

GO: Visit for more information. 

UFC Fight Night

Sunday 23 June 

Work out at the newly opened KARVE Pilates in Jeddah

Start the week off with a sweat at KARVE Pilates. Located in Jeddah, the newly opened venue offers 50-minute workouts, from low to high intensity. The classes include Reformer Pilates, which focuses on building slow-twitch muscle fibres, promoting increased strength and boosting the metabolism.

GO: Follow @karve.ksa on Instagram for more information.

KARVE Pilates Jeddah

Monday 24 June 

Check out the new burger joint OKLA

It’s not often that you hear of a rapper turned restauranteur. Mutah Beale was previously part of Tupac’s rap group, Outlawz. He converted to Islam and moved to Saudi Arabia and is behind a range of restaurants. His latest is OKLA, which specialises in smash burgers.

GO: Follow @oklaburger1 on Instagram for more information. 

Okla Riyadh

Tuesday 25 June

Dine at the newly opened Jon and Vinny’s

Jon and Vinny’s, hailing from Los Angeles, California, has opened in Al Dabbab, Riyadh. The concept brings Italian cuisine to the Kingdom. Created by the friends, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the aim is to make Italian food that is reminiscent of nonnas – aka Italian grandmas. The pizzas include a Breakfast Pizza 2.0 with potato, egg and red onion; La Woman with local burrata, tomato basil and olive oil; and The Rosy with tomato and olive oil crust. 

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Jon & Vinny's

Wednesday 26 June 

Visit the recently opened Bundt Bakery in Jeddah 

Jeddah, we have some freshly baked news. Bundt Bakery has expanded from Riyadh to Jeddah. Located in The Village Mall, Al Asalah, it prides itself on its classic bundt cakes. Options include Dates Chocolate Nut Cake, Lemon Raspberry Cake and Vintage Carrots Vanilla Cake. Plus, they come in mini bundt sizes and in fun flavours.

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Bundt Bakery in Jeddah

Thursday 27 June 

Catch a special exhibition on the Red Sea at Hayy Jameel

Salt-Kissed: Of Vessels That Have Sailed The Red Sea showcases stories from the Red Sea. Running until 7 October at Hayy Jameel in Jeddah, it has been curated by Ahmed Al-Aqra and Abed Alrahman Shabaneh. Learn about eight ships that once sailed the Red Sea and the history of trade routes, coastal communities and colonial legacies.

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Friday 28 June 

Check into the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Middle East

If you’re already planning your next getaway, put Saudi Arabia on your list. Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has opened in the Red Sea. Designed by the British architects, Foster + Partners, it includes 63 one- to three-bedroom overwater and beach villas. Plus, it offers spectacular site-specific experiences, from snorkelling to stargazing. 

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Saturday 29 June 

Shop at the first Aesop in Saudi Arabia

Fashionistas, the first Aesop store has opened in Saudi Arabia. Located on the lower ground floor of Via Riyadh, it covers skin care, hair and fragrances. The store boasts a sleek yet simple design with brown to beige tones. Visitors can also book facials and leave feeling refreshed. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

Aesop Riyadh

Sunday 30 June 

It’s your last chance to visit the WADI Al Reem Festival 

If you’re after family-friendly fun, then visit WADI Al Reem Festival. Running until 30 June, it brings together circus performers, from acrobats to dancers. The children’s entertainment covers circus, music and more. Tickets start from SAR 10.

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