Souk Okaz, A Must Visit Ancient Cultural Fest and Market


Souk Okaz is a significant national event, where the historical significance of Saudi is retrieved. 

The Souk Okaz festival, located just outside the city of Taif in the Makkah region, opened its doors on Wednesday, June 27 for more than two weeks of presentations, arts and craft exhibits and literary readings. The 12th modern edition of the ancient gathering is said to take on additional significance as it marks the launch of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) strategic campaign to publicise and grow the Kingdom’s tourism sector. Events geared to various Saudi tourism destinations are scheduled throughout the 17-day event and will kickstart the broader tourism campaign.


The Souk Okaz festival is organized by SCTH in cooperation with a number of governmental bodies and is under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz. It is expected to draw more than two million tourists annually.

SCTH Chairman Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has said that this year’s version will be exceptional in the number and diversity of activities and the number of outstanding participation.souk-okaz-5

“Souk Okaz is a significant national event, where we retrieve the historical significance of this country. This event that is relived is one of the important moments in this country’s history as well as the history of Islam, and one of the vital aspects that attracted economic prosperity to the region,” Prince Sultan said.


Harking back to its roots as a meeting place for discussion, storytelling, and trade as far back as the stone age, Souk Okaz’s identity is infused with the literary traditions of the region. This year’s schedule includes presentations of stories from the lives of ancient Arabia’s legendary Arab poets such as Tarafa bin Al-Abd, Amr bin Kalthoum, Al A’sha, Qais bin Sa’eda, and Zuhair bin Abi Salma. Recognising the profound importance of literature in contemporary Saudi Arabia, Souk Okaz will also host some 15 competitions for poets and writers with the aim of nurturing literary creativity and talent.

Among the competitions are the Okaz International Poetry Award for Standard Arabic language poetry (Okaz Poet), Okaz International Handicraft Award, Okaz Creativity Award, Okaz Photography Award, Young Okaz Poet Award, Okaz Folklore Art Award, Okaz Children Folk Art Award, Okaz Theatrics and Creativity Award, Okaz Fine Arts Award, and Okaz Entrepreneurship Award.


Last year, Souk Okaz introduced a programme called Narrator’s Tent which featured six narrators from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and four from Saudi Arabia recounting important historical events around the Arabian Peninsula. The Tent attracted more than 500,000 visitors.souk-okaz-9

SCTH’s research into the history of Souk Okaz triggered valuable archaeological discoveries that indicated that the souk had been an event as far back as the Stone Age and that it was an important forum in the history of Arabs before the advent of Islam. In ancient times, it was more than a cultural and trade fair, serving as a point of social and political gatherings for the people of the region, SCTH said.


The ancient souk was a cultural platform where sheikhs met their tribes, initiated agreements and exchanged prisoners. It would provide opportunities for reconciliation, declaration of alliances and ending hostilities. It was also known for horse racing and fencing and was a large commercial market visited by traders coming from Syria, Persia and Yemen, among other countries, and a forum where titles were given to poets, knights and tribes.

Twitter: @soqokaz

Source: CIC
Photo Credits: CIC/sooqokaz


Events & Happenings

What’s up Riyadh?


Well, well, we are finally back with our The How, Where, What of Riyadh for the Week”.

And the good news is that some exciting events have rolled into town! Here’s what to look out for this week in Riyadh (June 26-30)

Who’s Bad (The Ultimate Micheal Jackson Concert Experience)


For the music enthusiasts out there, your Thursday just got a whole lot more interesting!

Happening on the 29th of June, fans of the late King of Pop unite to witness the world’s longest running tribute to Micheal Jackson.

Get the details here: The Ultimate Micheal Jackson Concert Experience

Hollywood Circus


A month-long treat that covers all of the fun circus activities enjoy the shows and performance and your favorite snacks from the 15th of June till the 14th of July, this event is bound to provide endless fun for all the members of the family.

Get the details here: Hollywood Circus

Moscow Stadium

screen-shot-1439-10-13-at-11-09-49-amYou’ll find a ton of sports activities for your little ones here at Riyadh’s very own world cup. The event offers activities from football to archery and much more.

Get the details here: Moscow Stadium

Ayed’s Concert

Photo Credits: AlRiyadh

Photo Credits: AlRiyadh

Happening at the Ritz Carlton, Luxury Events will be featuring upcoming artist Ayed to provide you with a night filled with auditory treats, grab that one friend and head out to enjoy!

Get the details here: Ayed’s Concert

New Do in the City

Magic Circuit- Riyadh Park’s Indoor Go-Kart


Right beside the Vox cinemas, this new go-karting circuit is small but does the job. It’s already quite a hit among the crowd and it’s open for both men and women (providing you meet the height requirement). It’s a great alternative to the outdoor track at Dirab Motorsports especially if you just want to have a quick adrenaline rush. The last time we watched, women were at the top of the leaderboard (woohoo!).

Price: 50 SR per player
Web: magic-circuit


Fitness, Health Activities

Places to Learn Aerial Yoga in Riyadh

Photo Credits:

By Areej Sejiny

If you enjoy yoga and want to take it to another level, Aariel yoga is for you!

So what is Aerial yoga?

It’s an anti-gravity yoga that uses a hammock, which is a fabric that looks like a long sling that hangs from the ceiling to help to do various yoga poses mid-air. You can do simple yoga poses while having the fabric support your entire body, or do more complicated poses while hanging upside down with the fabric supporting you only by your feet!


Aerial yoga has many benefits like improving flexibility and helps heal back problems since you can move more freely and hang upside down which helps relieve stress in your spine and muscles.

No idea how you will actually do it?


Here are the two well-known fitness centers that offer Aerial yoga:

  • Spectrum for Woman
    It offers Ariel yoga classes for both kids and adults.

Location:  Olaya | Ghadeer | Qurtoba
Tel: +966-11-216-5522

Instagram: spectrum4women

  • Al Manahil Ladies Center
    This place offers aerial yoga along with a number of best services at one place.

Location: Dareen St, Al Safarat
Tell: +966-11-488-1069
Instagram: al_manahil



Women Hit the Streets & Drive into History Books


Ready, steady, it’s finally happening!

Not even waiting for daybreak today, women in Saudi took the wheel in the early hours past midnight, driving in cities across the Kingdom.

As the clock ticked past midnight earlier, scores of women drivers, armed with their new Saudi driving licenses, drove along busy Tahlia and other streets in the capital Riyadh.
The long-awaited shift in policy means that millions of women will have the right to get behind the wheel. According to the General Department of Traffic’s Director, Major General Mohammed Al Bassami, all preparations for women in Saudi Arabia to start driving have been completed.

The historic decision in September 2017 by King Salman bin Abdulaziz to allow women to drive starting today, June 24 has won praise around the world. The decision is in line with the Vision 2030 blueprint for the future, spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Women’s empowerment is an important element in Vision 2030 and the future of Saudi Arabia. Women’s leadership is one of the most important elements allowing them to become a key element in Saudi social and economic life.

Scores of women took driving lessons at a number of driving schools around the Kingdom, including Princess Noura University in Riyadh. Over the weekend, a number of community-oriented events in Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah, and Tabuk took place as part of several events being held in the lead-up to the lifting of the ban on women driving. The events, held with the participation of government and civic organizations, aimed to raise awareness of safe driving habits and how best to use the road safely, and provide an introduction to traffic laws. The events are under the supervision of the General Department of Traffic.

A ceremony honoring 40 new female graduates trained for traffic accident investigation and management took place June 21 in Riyadh. The Saudi General Directorate of Traffic and Najm Insurance Services celebrated the graduation of the first class of women investigators in the lead-up to women taking the wheel.



Style & Shopping

Herfah By Naeema


Dancing to the beat of our own drum.

The Fashion Brand with a Cause has launched its Spring/Ramadan ’18 Collection.

Herfah by Naeema is bringing Saudi luxury to the world through ethically made contemporary designs that celebrate culture, preserve heritage, and transcend time. As a brand we are committed to celebrating the craftsmanship of our region through working with skilled female artisans. These artisans use traditional weaving and embroidery techniques that have been practiced for generations. We want to see this knowledge, craftsmanship, and heritage live on throughout our region and beyond.

The release of Saudi Arabian RTW label, Herfah by Naeema’s RTW Spring/Ramadan ‘18 Collection celebrates how culture influences us and inspires individual creativity. The campaign highlights artists including dancers, oud players and visual artists from across the Middle East, demonstrating that there are many different ways to express your individuality and culture.

Featuring stunning elegant lines embellished with traditional Saudi handwoven sadu, the collection explores the balance of traditional heritage and modern luxury design. Flowing fabrics in dusty pink, white, beige and contrasting reds exude beauty and effortlessness. Sustainability has been considered at every stage of the design process, incorporating dead stock fabrics, a slow fashion philosophy and fair trade detailing into a versatile and modern collection. Each design tells a beautiful story.


Events & Happenings

More Entertainment in Saudi to Look Out For


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is serious about its plans to have fun, committing to invest US$ 64bn in the next 12 years to develop its entertainment offerings to help provide innovative leisure opportunities for all citizens and tourists.

The Kingdom is currently reforming its policies and regulations to promote the rise of the entertainment sector by lifting the ban on cinemas, concerts, festivals, and shows, and enabling other forms of entertainment and tourism.

Entertainment KSA Event will take place on 3 – 5 September 2018 in Riyadh and will bring together the key government agencies developing and investing in the sector and developers and operators of cinemas, malls, family entertainment centers and theme & water parks to explore the opportunities for developing world-class entertainment options for the Kingdom. They will meet solution providers and examine leading products and services for their projects.

This is the right time and place to invest

In March 2017, GEA announced 28 events for 2017 Spring Break in KSA. At the same time, Saudi Arabia is pumping US$ 2.7 billion into new entertainment projects.

The government estimates that movie theatres will contribute to over $24 billion (90 billion Riyals) to the economy, with about 300 cinemas and 2,000 screens to be built in the country creating more than 30,000 jobs by 2030.

Saudi plans to increase visitors from 8 million to 30 million/year by 2030

Why take part in Entertainment KSA?              

This event will gather over 150 attendees through an interactive platform designed for all those who are involved in the entertainment sector.

The event will also include the Saudi Digital Games B2B Matchmaking Focus Day that will bring together the Kingdom’s entertainment providers with the digital gaming industry to identify opportunities for collaboration.

For further information about the event, please visit

ACM – Advanced Conferences & Meetings, part of IFP Group, is a premium B2B conferences company focused on the requirements of the MENA region. ACM’s specialized events and world-class conferences are highly tailored networking and learning opportunities, bringing senior decision makers together and providing up-to-the-minute information on industry trends, government initiatives, technological advances and developments in regulation. As such, ACM conferences act not only as extremely effective tools for gaining a business advantage but also as high-level platforms for change in the industries they serve. Some of the sectors ACM has specialized in Construction and Infrastructure, Energy and Utilities, Smart Mobility and Transport, Security and Law Enforcement, Technology and Innovation.

Reinforced by profound industry insights and a keen eye for developments in the region, ACM conferences harbor an ideal environment for small, medium and multinational companies to unravel business opportunities, learn about government initiatives, discover latest technologies, promote and sell their products whilst nurturing relations with existing and potential clients.



Establishment of a Milestone in the Destination’s Progress


Incorporation is a crucial milestone in the destination’s progress.

Qiddiya, the entertainment, sports and cultural destination being built 40km outside Riyadh, has officially been incorporated as a standalone company, the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), cementing another key component in its progress toward phase one of completion, scheduled for 2022.

On the heels of the official Qiddiya Ground-breaking Ceremony last month, the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment has officially incorporated and registered the project as a closed joint-stock company, wholly owned by the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and subject to Saudi law.

The project was announced by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund, on 7th April, 2017. Located just 30 minutes from the capital, Riyadh, the project broke ground on 28th April and phase one is set to open in 2022.

The Public Investment Fund has announced Qiddiya as one of three giga-projects and part of Saudi’s Vision 2030 to create a vibrant society, a thriving economy, and an ambitious nation. Covering 334 square kilometers – 2.5 times the size of Walt Disney World – Qiddiya will shape tomorrow’s multi-sector economy, help secure sustainable growth and improve the quality of services to citizens.

Qiddiya will anchor the epicenter of an entirely new economic sector in Saudi that will support the emergence of supplementary sectors and services as it develops.  And, by providing a world-class entertainment option inside the Kingdom, QIC will allow the domestic economy to recapture the thirty billion dollars spent annually by Saudis on foreign tourism. These funds will remain in the Kingdom to be reinvested for the benefit of citizens.

The Qiddiya Investment Company was incorporated on 10th May 2018 and will drive the development of Qiddiya, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pre-eminent entertainment destination, home of inspiration, discovery, and engagement.

Backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, Qiddiya is a transformational project that will be built 40km from downtown Riyadh, with a total area of 334 sq. km.

Visitors will have access to more than 300 ground-breaking recreational and educational facilities across five innovatively designed pillars focusing on: high-end theme parks, water and snow-based activities; numerous sports arenas capable of hosting international competitions and world-class training facilities and academies; desert and asphalt tracks for motorsport enthusiasts; outdoor and adventure activities alongside nature and animal experiences; and an array of historical, cultural and educational activities and events. There will also be a range of real estate options and community services.

A core element of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, Qiddiya will unlock tremendous opportunity, enabling economic diversification, while enhancing the quality of life for Saudi citizens.

Twitter: @Qiddiya

Source: CIC


Events & Happenings

Qiddiya: The Future Iconic Entertainment Destination of the Kingdom


King Salman presides over Ground-breaking Ceremony for the new entertainment, sports and cultural destination west of the Saudi capital.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz, officially launched Qiddiya, the entertainment, sports and cultural destination that will be the first of its kind in the Kingdom yesterday. Spanning an area of 334 square kilometers, the new destination is just 40 kilometers west of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The Ground-breaking Ceremony was conducted in the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund, as well as several princes and ministers and an audience of 300 dignitaries from around the world. King Salman placed the last baton of the Qiddiya logo, triggering a spectacular firework show that lit up the sky outside the capital and dramatically illuminated the Tuwaiq Mountain cliffs overlooking the site.

The Public Investment Fund (PIF), which supports the project, affirmed that Qiddiya is a cultural, recreational and social achievement that strengthens the rich fabric of Saudi Arabia and meets the growing needs of Saudi citizens to develop their hobbies, test their talents and enjoy domestic tourism and leisure activities. Qiddiya will also be a significant addition to the Saudi economy and will enhance national income sources. More importantly, it is the center of a completely new economic sector that will also lead to the emergence of additional sectors and services as it develops.

The Ground-breaking Ceremony included the national anthem at the arrival of King Salman at the ceremony site, followed by a recitation from the Holy Quran, and then by an opening address from the CEO of Qiddiya, Michael Reininger.

Saudi rising talent then took the stage with Aa’ed Yousef performing a song with lyrics written by Prince Bader bin Abdulmohsen as a present to King Salman. The display of Saudi talent highlighted the opportunity that Qiddiya will present to develop the abilities of young Saudis.

The Ceremony included a three-act show that took the audience through time, examining Saudi Arabia’s past, present, and future growth.

The first act began with a story about an elderly man’s memories of Saudi Arabia as he reflected on what life was like for him as the country developed. He then moved on to his thoughts about the present day, the changes that are taking place, and then to the future, the country’s wise leadership and the direction the country is now moving in, as it realizes its potential and works to realize the goals of Vision 2030.

The second act featured a video focusing on the tourist attractions that visitors will find at Qiddiya, from theme parks and nature encounters to sporting activities. The audience was immersed, through a spectacular visual presentation projected onto the walls of the venue, in a display of what will be offered at Qiddiya.


The show ended with Act 3 as King Salman placed the last piece of the Qiddiya logo, which will be the inspiration guiding the project.

The CEO of Qiddiya, Michael Reininger, commented: “In creating Qiddiya, we are building a brighter future. One filled with culture, sports, entertainment, and the arts that responds to the Saudi people’s desire for new and accessible activities that enrich their lives.”

Reininger added: “Qiddiya will also create a self-sustaining ecosystem. Based on our five cornerstones, which are parks and attractions; motion and mobility; nature and environment; sports and wellness; and culture, arts, and education, our development will be supported by retail, residential, and hospitality offerings to form a fully-integrated entertainment destination.”

The Qiddiya area of 334 km2

The Qiddiya area of 334 km2

“With nearly two-thirds of the Kingdom’s population under 35 and over 7 million people residing within 40 kilometers of this location, international investors are taking note of this powerful, untapped market, right here, on the doorstep of Riyadh,” he said.

Reininger also noted that Qiddiya – with a land area that is 2.5 times the size of Walt Disney World, or 100 times the size of Central Park in New York – aims to attract 17 million visitors by 2030.

Visitors to Qiddiya will have access to groundbreaking entertainment, sporting, and cultural attractions across innovatively designed facilities focusing on: theme parks and entertainment centers; sports amenities capable of hosting international competitions, and training academies; desert and asphalt tracks for motorsport enthusiasts; water and snow-based recreation; outdoor and adventure activities alongside nature and safari experiences; and an array of historical, cultural and educational activities and events. There will also be malls, restaurants, cafes, hotels and real estate projects, and services to cater for all segments of society.

The project will allow the domestic economy to recapture billions of dollars spent annually by Saudis on foreign tourism, by providing world-class entertainment options to the Saudi people. These funds will remain in the Kingdom to be reinvested for the benefit of citizens.

About Qiddiya
The vision of Qiddiya is to be the iconic entertainment destination of the Kingdom, the home of activity, discovery, and engagement. Backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, Qiddiya is a transformational project that will be built 40km from downtown Riyadh, with a total area of 334 km2. Visitors will have access to ground-breaking recreational and educational facilities across six innovatively designed clusters focusing on high-end theme parks and entertainment centres; numerous sports arenas capable of hosting international competitions and world-class training facilities and academies; desert and asphalt tracks for motorsport enthusiasts; water and snow-based activities; outdoor and adventure activities alongside nature and animal safari experiences; and an array of historical, cultural and educational activities and events. The first phase of the development is to be completed in 2022.

Twitter: @Qiddiya



Events & Happenings, News

3, 2,1. It’s Movie Time in Saudi Arabia!


Riyadh inaugurates its first public cinema in a historic launch.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday, marked a milestone with the launch of the first public cinema in decades, where the Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther was screened for the first time in more than 35 years.

The Development and Investment Entertainment Company (DIEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), oversaw the launch of the Kingdom’s first public cinema in collaboration with AMC Entertainment at a newly set up cinema complex at KAFD.

DIEC and AMC Entertainment commemorated the historic moment with a gala event hosting prominent local and international guests. Following the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony, guests filed into the cinema to watch the 2018 American superhero film at the KAFD Conference Center.

The theatre is to open to the public this week, and details on how to obtain tickets will be announced on Friday 20 April 2018

As part of Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform programme under Vision 2030, spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Ministry of Culture and Information announced a landmark decision in December to allow commercial cinemas to operate in the Kingdom from early 2018, for the first time in more than 35 years.

Commenting on the cinema launch, Dr. Alawwad, Minister of Culture and Information, said: “The return of cinema to Saudi Arabia marks an important moment in the Kingdom’s modern-day history and cultural life, as well as in the development of the Kingdom’s entertainment industry.”                                                                 

He added: “Today, we mark a major step in fulfilling our commitment to improving the lives of all in the Kingdom, a key pillar of Vision 2030. Cinema has always played an important role in bringing cultures together and Saudi Arabia is ready to play its part. Through clear and transparent regulatory frameworks, we will ensure that both international and Saudi filmmakers have an opportunity to showcase their work across our country.

Saudi Arabia Plans to open about 350 cinemas and 2,500 screens by 2030, generating approximately $1 billion in box office spend each year and transforming the Kingdom into the 11th largest market in the world. This is expected to create a substantial number of jobs in the Kingdom, around 30,000 permanent and around 130,000 temporary, by 2030.

Three more screens at KAFD’s theatre will open in the third quarter of 2018, marking the beginning of a partnership that could see 30 to 40 cinemas in approximately 15 cities in Saudi Arabia over the next five years, and 50 to 100 cinemas in about 25 Saudi cities by 2030.



Food, Food News

Inside the Kitchen: A Celebration of Culinary Arts


The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh brings a celebration of culinary arts to the city.

Guests visiting the festival will get to experience different ingredients and cuisines including the Turkish, Italian and Chinese as well as master the art of creating luscious chocolate while enjoying the hotel’s latest beverage menu by the Master Mixologist Naci Kusadali.

The Culinary Gentlemen joining the executive Chef Esat Akyildiz and his team bring their breadth of experience to the table, inviting visitors to learn masterful techniques from the greats: Chef Gianni Mallao, Executive Chef of Hotel Ronuzzino will be bringing over two decades of Italian cooking mastery. Guests will have the chance to taste an authentic 4-course signature Menu prepared by Chef Gianni at Azzurro restaurant, as well as learn some of his ordinary secrets through an Italian Cuisine cooking class.


The executive Chef Esat Akyildiz Chef will join Chef Okan Demir, Chef de Cuisine of Ritz Carlton Bustan Palace in Oman to bring the mastery of Turkish Cuisine to titillate your taste buds. They will be heading The Turkish cooking class at Al-Orjouan restaurant the Turkish night in Wednesday, the seafood Turkish night on Thursday.

Chef Ben Kuah is a veteran Chef who is specializing in Chinese cuisines primarily Cantonese and Sichuan will lead the Chinese cooking class at Hong restaurants as well as presenting 4-course authentic Menu that will be presented at the first time in Riyadh with unique and authentic recipes.

Executive Pastry Chef, Kemal Ozcan will sweeten the festival with special signature high tea offerings at Chorisia Lounge. With over 18 years of experience working for top luxury hotels, pastry lovers shouldn’t miss his Chocolate Master Class where he will present the secret of chocolate preparing for Chocolate lovers.

Bringing all these experiences together, guest chefs will be participating in the Grand Brunch on the weekend of April 27 – 28, where they will have their own live cooking stations from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.

This first of its kind event will have top chefs converging in Riyadh to offer master classes and sumptuous gastronomic experiences that will satisfy the foodies of the city.

(Click on the tabs for details about the activity)


April 24

Chinese Cuisine Cooking ClassTurkish Cuisine Cooking Class4-course Signature MenuSignature High TeaCeviche

With Chef Pen

Venue: Hong
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Price: SR 195/person

Apron, meal and beverages.


4-course Signature Menu

Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
Price: SR 350/person

A welcome signature serve and beverages.

With Chef Okan Demir

Venue: Al Orjouan
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Price: SR 195/person

Apron, meal, and beverages included.

International Buffet

Venue: Al Orjouan
Time: 7 pm – 12 am
Price: SR 245/person

Beverages not included.

With Chef Gianni Mallao

Venue: Azzurro
Time: 7 pm – 12 am
Price: SR 350/person

A welcome signature serve and beverages included.

Venue: Chorisia Lounge
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm
Price: SR 150/person

Venue: Turquoise
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

A special a la carte menu

April 25

4-Course Signature Menu4-Course Signature MenuPeruvian Cuisine Cooking ClassChocolate Cooking ClassCeviche

By Chef Pen

Venue: Hong
Time: 6 – 11 pm
Price: SR 350/ person

A welcome signature serve and beverages included.

By Chef Gianni Mallao

Venue: Azzurro
Time: 7 pm – 12 am
Price: SR 350/ person

A welcome signature serve and beverages included.

By Chef Okan Demir

Venue: Al Orjouan
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Price: SR 195/person

Apron, meal, and beverages included.

Turkish Night

Time: 7 pm – 12 am
Price: SR 275/person

A welcome signature serve and beverages included.

By Chef Kemal

Venue: Chorisia Lounge
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Price: SR 195/person

Apron, meal and beverages included.

Venue: Turquoise
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

A special a la carte menu.

April 26

4-Course Signature MenuItalian Cuisine Cooking ClassPeruvian Seafood NightPastry Cooking ClassCevicheLive Kunafa with Chef

By Chef Pen

Venue: Hong
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
Price: SR 350/ person

A welcome signature serve and beverages included.

By Chef Gianni Mallao

Venue: Azzuro
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Price: SR 195/person

Apron, meal, and beverages included.

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

By Chef Okan Demir

Venue: Al Orjouan
Time: 7 pm- 12 am
Price: SR 295/person

Beverages included.

By Chef Kemal

Venue: Chorisia Lounge
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Price: SR 195/person

Apron, meal, and beverages included.

Signature High Tea

Time: 3 pm -6 pm
Price: SR 150/person

Venue: Turquoise
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm

A special a la carte menu.

Venue: Sweets of Arabia
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

A special kunafa preparation.

April 27 - 28

The Grand Brunch

The Ritz-Carlton Chefs Festival’s weekend special with all the guest chefs.

The Ritz-Carlton Chef Festival is a curation of refined gastronomic adventures, you shouldn’t miss.
For details regarding the event, call: +966-11-8028333

Location: Ritz Carlton, Riyadh
Web: ritzcarlton/